Sérgio Britto Garcia

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We show here the localisation of myosin-V in whole mount preparations of the mucous-submucous and the muscular layers of rat small intestine by using an affinity purified antibody specific to the tail domain of myosin-V. Myosin-V immunostaining was intense in the submucous and myenteric nervous plexuses, allowing the visualisation of neuronal cell bodies(More)
The Wistar Audiogenic Rat (WAR) strain is a genetic model of sound-induced reflex epilepsy which was selected starting from audiogenic seizures susceptible Wistar rats. Wistar resistant rats were used as WAR's control in this study. In the acute situation, audiogenic seizures (AS) in WARs mimic tonic-clonic seizures and, in the chronic protocol, mimic(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the Brazilian Scaptotrigona sp propolis, a widely used folk medicine, in corneal wound healing and inflammation. METHODS Corneal epithelial defects of 1 mm in diameter were made in the right eyes of Wistar male adult rats by cauterization with silver nitrate sticks. Subsequently,(More)
The antidepressant fluoxetine has been under discussion because of its potential influence on cancer risk. It was found to inhibit the development of carcinogen-induced preneoplastic lesions in colon tissue, but the mechanisms of action are not well understood. Therefore, we investigated anti-proliferative effects, and used HT29 colon tumor cells in vitro,(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen in experimental acute distal colitis focusing on its effect on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, nitric oxide and hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha. METHODS Colitis was induced with a rectal infusion of 150 mg/kg of TNBS under anesthesia with Ketamine (50 mg/kg) and(More)
The number of myenteric neurons may be reduced by topical serosal application of benzalkonium chloride (BAC). We studied the effects of ageing in the population of neurons that survive after the application of BAC. Ten treated and ten control animals were killed at intervals of 2, 6, 12 and 18 months after the surgery. We performed myenteric neurons(More)
BACKGROUND Trypanosomiasis induces a remarkable myenteric neuronal degeneration leading to megacolon. Very little is known about the risk for colon cancer in chagasic megacolon patients. To clarify whether chagasic megacolon impacts on colon carcinogenesis, we investigated the risk for colon cancer in Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infected patients and rats.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the adaptive effects of three non-weight bearing exercise on bone mechanical properties. METHODS 24 male Balb/c mice (22-25g), were randomly divided into four groups (n=6): sedentary group (S); swimming group (N) which performed sessions five times per week for 60 min progressively; resistance group (R), which performed climbing(More)
OBJECTIVES The diffuse neuroendocrine system (DNES) participates in the systemic homeostasis and may work as a unified system with integrated functions but anatomically disperse. However, the mechanisms that are involved in the integration of the distant parts of the DNES are poorly known. This study is aimed on the effects of a pinealectomy on the(More)
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