Tiago de Oliveira Simões Pereira

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NPY is present in the retina of different species but its role is not elucidated yet. In this work, using different rat retina in vitro models (whole retina, retinal cells in culture, microglial cell cultures, rat Müller cell line and retina endothelial cell line), we demonstrated that NPY staining is present in the retina in different cell types: neurons,(More)
Several evidences suggest that glutamate may be involved in retinal neurodegeneration in diabetic retinopathy (DR). For that reason, we investigated whether high glucose or diabetes affect the accumulation and the release of [(3)H]-D-aspartate, which was used as a marker of the glutamate transmitter pool. The accumulation of [(3)H]-D-aspartate did not(More)
Activation of purinergic P2 receptors, which are expressed in neurons and microglial cells, normally induces an increase in intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and some of the inflammatory mediators and excitatory neurotransmitters found to be implicated in neuronal cell death observed in diabetic retinas are released in response to an(More)
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