Sharon Ortiz

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The hypoglycemic effect of methanol leaf extracts from Cecropia obtusifolia and C. peltata was evaluated in healthy mice. A significant decrease (p < 0.05) in plasma glucose levels was recorded 2 and 4 h after a single oral administration of methanol extracts (1 g/kg). This effect was correlated with the chlorogenic acid contents in both species; C.(More)
UNLABELLED Glutamate (Glu) is the major excitatory transmitter in the vertebrate brain. Ligand-gated and G protein-coupled Glu receptors present in glial cells are presumably involved in neuronal function. Activation of Bergmann glial Glu receptors triggers a membrane to nuclei signaling cascade that regulates gene expression at the transcriptional and(More)
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