Samuel A. Perez

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The present study reports field data of ticks infesting wild carnivores captured from July 1998 to September 2004 in Brazil. Additional data were obtained from one tick collection and from previous published data of ticks on carnivores in Brazil. During field work, a total of 3437 ticks were collected from 89 Cerdocyon thous (crab-eating-fox), 58 Chrysocyon(More)
The interference of azelastine with pleurisy induced by antigen was investigated in actively sensitized rats. The antigenic challenge (ovalbumin, 12 micrograms/cavity) caused early plasma leakage, which peaked within 4 h, accompanied by intense neutrophil infiltration. Pleural exudate decayed 24 h after antigen provocation, when a long-lasting increase in(More)
The pro-inflammatory activity of enterolobin, a haemolytic protein from Enterolobium contortisiliquum seeds, was investigated. In doses ranging from 1 to 20 micrograms/site, enterolobin induced a dose-dependent paw oedema and pleurisy in rats. The effect was apparent after 15 min, peaked at 6 hr and decreased 24 hr after enterolobin was administered. One(More)
In previous research, we have observed that intrathoracic administration of platelet-activating factor-acether (PAF) promoted a delayed eosinophilia in the pleural cavity of rats that lasted for at least 96 h. We investigated the ability of pleural washings from rats previously injected with PAF (1 micrograms/cavity) to stimulate in vitro murine(More)
This study was undertaken to characterize the different phases of the allergic pleurisy induced by ovalbumin in actively sensitized rats. The reaction was triggered by the intrathoracic injection of ovalbumin (12 micrograms/cavity) into animals sensitized 14 days before. The challenge caused, at 30 min, a drastic mast cell degranulation and exudation which(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) has been shown, in the rat model of pleural inflammation, to induce the generation of an intermediate proteic factor able to cause eosinophil proliferation in vitro. This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of the anti-mitotic compound doxorubicin on PAF-induced eosinophilia in rats, in order to evaluate the(More)
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