Zelaine Lima Silva

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OBJECTIVE The present study analyzed the effects of acute amphetamine (AMPH) treatment on immune-mediated lung inflammatory response in rats. METHODS There were four experiments. In the first and second experiments, rats were treated with AMPH (1 mg/kg) or 0.9% NaCl, and locomotor activity (experiment 1) and serum AMPH concentrations (experiment 2) were(More)
The effect of lipids administration by gavage (0.4% body weight) given daily during four weeks on the hypersensitivity reaction in trachea, upper and lower bronchi, liver, kidney, mesentery, and pancreas was investigated in male rats. The plasma exudation was assessed by using Evans blue (EB) dye extravasation method. There was a significant difference in(More)
We investigated the presence of PAF receptor subtypes in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract, airways, blood vessels and in murine macrophages. For this purpose we have used a competitive PAF receptor antagonist, yangambin (YAN), extracted from the Brazilian plant "louro de cheiro" (Ocotea duckei Vattimo). Rat duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon, stomach(More)
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