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This study examines the effect of new 1,5 benzodiazepines on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and ATPDase (apyrase) activities from cerebral cortex of adult rats. Simultaneously, the effects of the classical 1,4-benzodiazepine on these enzymes were also studied for comparative purpose. The compounds 2-trichloromethyl-4-phenyl-3H-1,5-benzodiazepin and(More)
In this study, teleostean fish Leporinus obtusidens (piava) were exposed to different concentrations of Roundup, a glyphosate (acid equivalent) herbicide: 0 (control), 3, 6, 10, and 20 mg/L for 96 h (short-term). Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was verified in brain and muscle tissues. Metabolic parameters in the liver and muscle (lactate, glycogen,(More)
The effects of clomazone (0.5 and 1.0 mg/L) according to nominal concentrations used in paddy rice fields (0.4-0.7 mg/L) on protein and carbohydrate metabolism and haematological parameters were evaluated in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) after 12, 24, 48, 96 and 192 h of exposure with a recovery period of 96 and 192 h. Liver glycogen increased(More)
Effects of increasing dietary protein were studied in matrinxa, (Brycon cephalus), an omnivorous teleost from the Amazon Basin in Brazil. Four isocaloric diets were formulated to contain 20%, 27%, 34% and 41% of crude protein (CP). Plasma glucose levels were significantly increased while triacylglycerols were significantly reduced at 41% of CP. Free fatty(More)
Fingerlings of the silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) were exposed to three herbicides widely used in rice culture in south Brazil: clomazone, quinclorac, and metsulfuron methyl. LC50 was determined and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was evaluated in brain and muscle tissue of fish exposed to different herbicide concentrations after 96h (short term). The(More)
The silver catfish Rhamdia quelen is a teleost species from South America that can resist cold winters and grow quickly in the summer, representing an important species for aquaculture in both temperate and subtropical climates. NTPDase and 5’-nucleotidase are enzymes responsible for the sequence of ATP dephosphorylation to adenosine in a variety of organs.(More)
Tissue accumulation of arginine (Arg), N-acetylarginine (NA), argininic acid (AA) and homoarginine (HA) occurs in hyperargininemia, an inborn error of the urea cycle. In the present study, we investigated the in vitro effects of Arg, NA, AA and HA on NTPDase1 and 5'-nucleotidase activities from synaptosomal cerebral cortex of rats. The results showed that(More)
We investigated NTPDase-like activity [ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (E-NTPDases)] in liver and kidney membrane from silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen), chicken (Gallus gallus) and rat (Rattus norvegicus) under different conditions and in the presence of several inhibitors. The cation concentration required for maximal activity was 0.5, 1.5(More)
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