Rosendo Augusto Yunes

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A crude aqueous alcoholic extract of Mandevilla velutina (Apocynaceae) rhizomes produced a concentration-dependent displacement to the right of the concentration-response curve to bradykinin (Bk) in the isolated uterus of the rat. Schild analysis of the data revealed a linear relationship (r = 0.99) and yielded a pA2 value of 3.3 + 0.08 (- log g ml-1) but(More)
The plants of the genus Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae) are widely distributed in most tropical and subtropical countries, and have long been used in folk medicine to treat kidney and urinary bladder disturbances, intestinal infections, diabetes, and hepatitis B. In recent years, the interest in the plants has increased considerably. Substantial progress on(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effect of the methanolic extract from callus culture of Phyllanthus tenellus, P. corcovadensis and P. niruri in several models of pain in mice. The extracts (medium containing 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) of P. corcovadensis, P. niruri and P. tenellus (3-90 mg kg-1, i.p.) caused graded inhibition of(More)
Despite the progress that has occurred in recent years in the development of therapy, there is still a need for effective and potent analgesics, especially for the treatment of chronic pain. One of the most important analgesic drugs employed in clinical practice today continues to be the alkaloid morphine. In this review, emphasis will be given to the(More)
Drimanial, a new sesquiterpene isolated from the barks of the plant Drimys winteri (Winteraceae), given systemically, intraplantarly, or by spinal or supraspinal routes, produced pronounced antinociception against both phases of formalin-induced licking. The systemic injection of drimanial also inhibited, in a graded manner, the pain-related behaviours(More)
This study evaluated the antinociceptive effects of the selective and non-peptide CXCR2 antagonist SB225002 in mouse models of pain. As assessed in different tests of spontaneous nociception, intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of SB225002 caused consistent and dose-related reduction of acetic acid-induced abdominal constrictions, whereas it did not(More)
The antifungal activity of a complete series of 15 n-alkyl gallates and six analogues acting against a representative panel of opportunistic pathogenic fungi was studied in order to analyze their role in: the importance of the fungi tested, the importance of the hydroxyls, the influence of the chain length and the hydrophobicity of the compounds. It was(More)
The antinociceptive effect of the novel xanthoxyline derivative 2-(4-bromobenzoyl)-3-methyl-4-6-dimethoxy benzofuran) (BMDB), given i.p., p.o., s.c., subplantarly, intrathecally or by i.c.v. routes was assessed in five models of chemical and thermal nociception in mice, namely acetic acid-induced abdominal constriction, formalin and capsaicin-induced(More)
Chalcones, naturally occurring open-chain flavonoids abundant in plants, have demonstrated anticancer activity in multiple tumor cells. In a previous work, the potential anticancer activity of three naphthylchalcones named R7, R13 and R15 was shown. In this study, the mechanism of actions of these chalcones was originally shown. The chalcones presented(More)
Experiments were designed to address whether the pentacyclic triterpene tormentic acid isolated from the stem bark of the plant Vochysia divergens exerts oral anti-allodynic properties in two models of chronic pain in mice: neuropathic pain caused by partial ligation of the sciatic nerve and inflammatory pain produced by intraplantar injection of Complete(More)