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The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence and time-course of apoptosis in soleus skeletal muscle during the first 48 hours of unloading. Fifty Charles River mice were randomly divided into five groups (n=10 each) according to the time of hindlimb suspension (HS). Mice were suspended for 0 (Control), 6 (6HS), 12 (12HS), 24 (24HS), and 48(More)
The widespread use of the nonselective contact herbicide paraquat (PQ) has been the cause of thousands of deaths from both accidental and voluntary ingestion. The main target organ for PQ toxicity is the lung. No antidote or effective treatment to decrease PQ accumulation in the lung or to disrupt its toxicity has yet been developed. The present study(More)
The nonselective contact herbicide, paraquat (PQ), is a strong pneumotoxicant, especially due to its accumulation in the lung through a polyamine uptake system and to its capacity to induce redox cycling, leading to oxidative stress-related damage. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the occurrence of apoptotic events in the lungs of male Wistar(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is a widespread obligate intracellular pathogen genetically non-tractable for which transcriptomics is a fundamental tool to better understand its biology. However, the suitability of endogenous controls for normalization of transcriptomic data in this bacterium still needs validation. We aimed to assess the stability of 10 genes for(More)
Oligopeptide-binding protein (OppA) is the periplasmic component of the major oligopeptide transport system of enteric bacteria. Genetic and biochemical evidence suggests that OppA plays a role in the uptake of aminoglycoside antibiotics in Escherichia coli K-12. Forty-six (82%) of 56 aminoglycoside-resistant mutants of E. coli K-12 selected in vitro had(More)
INTRODUCTION Conventional risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction is usually based on the extent of myocardial damage and its clinical consequences. However, nowadays, more aggressive therapeutic strategies are used, both pharmacological and invasive, with the aim of changing the course of the disease. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether the(More)
AIM Up to now, few studies regarding the impact of motocross heats on functional and physiological variables have been addressed so far. The aim of the present study was to analyze physiological and functional changes induced by a simulated off-road motocross heat. METHODS Fifteen motocross riders (28.3+/-7.9 yrs; 71.1+/-7.0 kg; 169.0+/-4.0 cm; 53.5+/-3.7(More)