Shanna Bitencourt

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Capsaicin, the active component of chili pepper, has been reported to have antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects on a variety of cell lines. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the effects of capsaicin during HSC activation and maintenance. Activated and freshly isolated HSCs were treated with capsaicin. Proliferation was measured by(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are potent modulators of immune responses. Sepsis is the association of a systemic inflammatory response with an infection. The aim of this study was to test the ability of MSCs derived from adipose tissue, which have immunomodulatory effects, and to inhibit the septic process in an experimental model of mice. Three(More)
Calyptranthes tricona is a species (Myrtaceae) native to South Brazil. Plants belonging to this family are folkloric used for analgesia, inflammation, and infectious diseases. However, little is known about the toxic potential of C. tricona. The present study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant activity of C. tricona ethanol and hexane leaf extracts, as well(More)
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