Solange Guizzardi

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When grown on permeable supports, pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma CAPAN-1 cells establish very high values of transepithelial resistance (TER). The addition of ethanol produced a dose-related, reversible drop in the TER of these cells, ranging from 15% (with 1% ethanol) to 65% (with 10% ethanol). The ethanol effect was rapid and reversible. The resistance(More)
Intestinal Ca(2+) absorption is a crucial physiological process for maintaining bone mineralization and Ca(2+) homeostasis. It occurs through the transcellular and paracellular pathways. The first route comprises 3 steps: the entrance of Ca(2+) across the brush border membranes (BBM) of enterocytes through epithelial Ca(2+) channels TRPV6, TRPV5, and(More)
The disequilibrium between the production of reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) species and their elimination by protective mechanisms leads to oxidative stress. Mitochondria are the main source of ROS as by-products of electron transport chain. Most of the time the intestine responds adequately against the oxidative stress, but with aging or under(More)
This study tries to elucidate the mechanisms by which fructose rich diets (FRD) inhibit the rat intestinal Ca2+ absorption, and determine if any or all underlying alterations are prevented by naringin (NAR). Male rats were divided into: 1) controls, 2) treated with FRD, 3) treated with FRD and NAR. The intestinal Ca2+ absorption and proteins of the(More)
BACKGROUND Calcitriol (D) or 1,25(OH)2D3 inhibits the growth of several tumor cells including breast cancer cells, by activating cell death pathways. Menadione (MEN), a glutathione-depleting compound, may be used to potentiate the antiproliferative actions of D on cancer cells. We have previously shown in vitro that MEN improved D-induced growth arrest on(More)
A0, a Cu(II) thioxotriazole complex, produces severe cytotoxic effects on HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cells with a potency comparable to that exhibited by cisplatin. A0 induced a characteristic series of changes, hallmarked by the formation of eosin- and Sudan Black-B-negative vacuoles. No evidence of nuclear fragmentation or caspase-3 activation was detected(More)
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