Teodor Mellen Vinagre

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are subproducts of the oxidative metabolism known to initiate chain reactions with polyunsaturated fatty acids that generate lipid peroxides (LPO). The objective of this work was to adapt the ferrous oxidation/xylenol orange (FOX) assay to measure LPO in invertebrate tissues i.e.: from polychaeta (Laeonereis acuta) and crab(More)
The objective of this work was to evaluate mechanisms of microcystin toxicity on crustacean species. Adult male crabs of Chasmagnathus granulatus (13.97+/-0.35 g) acclimated to low salinity (2 per thousand ) were injected with saline (control) or Microcystis aeruginosa aqueous extract (39.2 microg/l) at 24 h intervals for 48 h. After the exposure period,(More)
Ethics and Citizenship education has become the focus of considerable debate since the launch of the European Higher Education Area. That this is the case is interesting, as it is a type of education that forms part of the educational mission of universities, as its history plainly demonstrates. Ethics and Citizenship education cannot be analysed solely in(More)
Recent discoveries indicate that microcystins affect enzymes, such as Na(+),K(+)-ATPase, involved in ion regulation of aquatic animals, through K(+)-dependent phosphatase inhibition. In vitro studies showed the inhibitory effect of Microcystis aeruginosa extracts on Na(+),K(+)-ATPase and K(+)-dependent phosphatase activities in gills of Chasmagnathus(More)
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