Sandra Macedo - Ribeiro

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The effects of citrinin in the maintenance of the homeostasis of the reactive oxygen species in rat liver cells were evaluated. Citrinin (CTN) modifies the antioxidant enzymatic defences of cells through the inhibition of GSSG-reductase and transhydrogenase. No effect was observed on GSH-peroxidase, catalase, glucose 6-phosphate and 6 phosphogluconate(More)
Asparagine synthetase (AS) catalyzes the ATP-dependent conversion of aspartate into asparagine using ammonia or glutamine as nitrogen source. There are two distinct types of AS, asparagine synthetase A (AS-A), known as strictly ammonia-dependent, and asparagine synthetase B (AS-B), which can use either ammonia or glutamine. The absence of AS-A in humans,(More)
C6 rat glioma cells, like other tumor cells, grow optimally in Ca2+-or Mg2+-depleted 5% serum medium. However, the glucocorticoid hormone hydrocortisone renders these cells dependent on high concentrations of external Ca2+ for growth. Upon Ca2+ deprivation (30-80 microM Ca2+ medium) hydrocortisone-treated C6 cells undergo reversible cell-cycle arrest at(More)
The effects of amiodarone (AMD) on lipid peroxidation of rat liver mitochondria, the formation of superoxide anions at the respiratory chain level, and the cytosolic and mitochondrial enzymatic protective mechanisms of oxidative stress were studied. An attempt of classify AMD according to its toxic ability to interfere with the integrated function of(More)
The inhibition by citrinin (CTN) of lipid peroxidation of mitochondria, sub-mitochondrial particles (SMP) and microsomes was studied. This effect was reversed by the presence of high concentrations of Fe3+ (0.4 and 0.5 mM), suggesting chelation of the mycotoxin with iron or interference in the reduction of Fe3+.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acid etching time and technique on bond strength of a two-step etch-and-rinse adhesive system to dentin and enamel. Thirty human third molars were mesio-distally sectioned, parallel to the long axis of each tooth, in two halves. Buccal/lingual surfaces were abraded to obtain both flat exposed enamel and(More)
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