Telma M. T. Zorn

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This article reviews the main events of embryo-implantation and decidualization in rodents. In common laboratory rodents the embryo attaches to the uterine epithelial lining, usually on days 4 to 6 of pregnancy. A progressive degree of proximity between trophoblast and epithelium occurs until the epithelial cells undergo apoptosis and detach from the(More)
BACKGROUND Envenoming by viper snakes constitutes an important public health problem in Brazil and other developing countries. Local hemorrhage is an important symptom of these accidents and is correlated with the action of snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs). The degradation of vascular basement membrane has been proposed as a key event for the(More)
The capacity of rat neutrophils to utilize glutamine was investigated by 1) determination of oxygen consumption in the presence of glucose or glutamine, 2) measurement of maximal activity of phosphate-dependent glutaminase, 3) Northern blot, Western blot, and immunocytochemical detection of glutaminase, and 4) measurement of glutamine utilization and also(More)
Evidence demonstrates that sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation causes osteopenia via β(2)-adrenoceptor (β2-AR) signaling. Here we show that female mice with chronic sympathetic hyperactivity owing to double knockout of adrenoceptors that negatively regulate norepinephrine release, α(2A)-AR and α(2C)-AR (α(2A) /α(2C)-ARKO), present an unexpected and(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the effects of GC-1, a TRbeta-selective thyromimetic, on bone development of hypothyroid rats. Whereas T3 reverted the IGF-I deficiency and the skeletal defects caused by hypothyroidism, GC-1 had no effect on serum IGF-I or on IGF-I protein expression in the epiphyseal growth plate of the femur, but induced selective effects on(More)
We investigated whether gender differences in renal damage in DOCA-salt hypertension are associated with effects of ovarian hormones and/or endothelin-1 (ET-1). Renal injuries and renal pre-pro-ET-1 mRNA expression were enhanced in male and female ovariectomized (OVX) DOCA rats versus female DOCA rats. Treatment with estrogen plus progesterone or(More)
Considering that inflammation contributes to obesity-induced insulin resistance and that statins have been reported to have other effects beyond cholesterol lowering, the present study aimed to investigate whether atorvastatin treatment has anti-inflammatory action in white adipose tissue of obese mice, consequently improving insulin sensitivity. Insulin(More)
In the present report we followed the distribution of hyaluronan during the phases of separation, migration, and colonization of the primordial germ cell migratory process. Hyaluronan was detected by the use of two cytochemical methods: (1) ruthenium hexammine trichloride (RHT) associated with enzymatic treatment with hyaluronate lyase and (2) a binding(More)
Primordial germ cells (PGCs), the ancestors of functional gametes in mammals, originate in an extragonadal location, and then migrate to and colonize the genital ridges during early organogenesis period. PGCs move actively from their original site, the wall of the hindgut, through the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the dorsal mesentery. This movement is(More)
In the pregnant mouse uterus, small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) are drastically remodeled within a few hours after fertilization, suggesting that ovarian hormone levels modulate their synthesis and degradation. In this study, we followed by immunoperoxidase approach, the presence of four members of the SLRP family (decorin, lumican, biglycan, and(More)