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  1. Influência da Serra do Mar na distribuição e biologia de Aeglidae (Crustacea, Anomura) na porção leste do Estado do Paraná

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    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Um estudo sobre os padrões de distribuição dos eglídeos (Crustacea, Anomura, Aeglidae) com ocorrência no Estado do Paraná e a variação intraespecífica morfológica de Aegla schmitti dentre populações isoladas pelo conjunto de montanhas da Serra do Mar foi realizado. A análise do padrão de distribuição foi realizado principalmente com base em visitas à coleções científicas, porém coletas adicionais foram realizadas, especialmente nas bacias hidrográficas dos rios Iguaçu, Ribeira do Igua...

  2. Indução do crescimento ovariano em Aegla uruguayana (Crustacea, Anomura, Aeglidae mediante a incorporação de neuroreguladores ao alimento Induction of ovarian growth in Aegla uruguayana (Anomura, Aeglidae by means of neuroregulators incorporated to food

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    Daniela da S. Castiglioni

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O efeito estimulante da spiperona e da naloxana sob a maturação ovariana foram avaliados em fêmeas de Aegla uruguayana Schmitt, 1942 e, para isto, tais neuroreguladores foram incorporados ao alimento e administrados a uma dose de 10-8 mol/animal a cada sessão de alimentação. Fêmeas adultas foram coletadas com puçá em um arroio próximo à cidade de Salto, Província de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dez fêmeas foram sacrificadas, medidas, pesadas e os seus ovários foram retirados e pesados para a determinação do índice gonadossomático (IG. As demais fêmeas (30 foram divididas em três grupos experimentais - (a controle: alimentadas com pellets controle composto por ração para peixe - 34% de proteína e 43% de proteína; (b spiperona: alimentadas com pellets controle enriquecidos com spiperona; (c naloxana: alimentadas com pellets controle enriquecidos com naloxana. Após 7 semanas as fêmeas foram sacrificadas e avaliado o IG. Os ovários e o hepatopâncreas foram quantificados quanto aos níveis de lipídeos totais e colesterol. A naloxana produziu um aumento significativo nos níveis de lipídeos tanto nas gônadas como no hepatopâncreas em relação ao grupo controle. A spiperona produziu aumento significativo nos níveis de lipídeos nas gônadas e no hepatopâncreas e de colesterol no hepatopâncreas quando comparados ao controle. Os níveis de lipídeos foram significativamente menores na hemolinfa das fêmeas que foram alimentadas com pellets com spiperona e maiores nas fêmeas tratadas com naloxana quando comparadas as fêmeas que foram alimentadas apenas com ração. A spiperona e a naloxana, ao inibir os efeitos da dopamina e dos opióides endógenos, provavelmente causaram a secreção do hormônio estimulante das gônadas e a inibição do hormônio inibidor das gônadas, causando, portanto indução do desenvolvimento ovariano. Tal hipótese é reforçada pelos aumentos do índice gonadossomático verificado nestes

  3. Shape and size variations of Aegla uruguayana (Anomura, Aeglidae under laboratory conditions: A geometric morphometric approach to the growth

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    Valeria P. Diawol

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Crustacean growth studies typically use modal analysis rather than focusing on the growth of individuals. In the present work, we use geometric morphometrics to determine how organism shape and size varies during the life of the freshwater crab, Aegla uruguayana Schmitt, 1942. A total of 66 individuals from diverse life cycle stages were examined daily and each exuvia was recorded. Digital images of the dorsal region of the cephalothorax were obtained for each exuvia and were subsequently used to record landmark configurations. Moult increment and intermoult period were estimated for each crab. Differences in shape between crabs of different sizes (allometry and sexes (sexual dimorphism; SD were observed. Allometry was registered among specimens; however, SD was not statistically significant between crabs of a given size. The intermoult period increased as size increased, but the moult frequency was similar between the sexes. Regarding ontogeny, juveniles had short and blunt rostrum, robust forehead region, and narrow cephalothorax. Unlike juveniles crabs, adults presented a well-defined anterior and posterior cephalothorax region. The rostrum was long and stylised and the forehead narrow. Geometric morphometric methods were highly effective for the analysis of aeglid-individual- growth and avoided excessive handling of individuals through exuvia analysis.

  4. Method of capture and population structure of Aegla georginae Santos and Jara, 2013 (Decapoda: Anomura: Aeglidae in a tributary of the Ibicuí River in southern Brazil

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    C. E. Copatti

    Full Text Available Abstract In the current study, we investigated population aspects of Aegla georginae in the Ibicuí River Basin by considering different capture methods and the implication of these data in the analysis of population dynamics. We sampled 1774 individuals: 1259 males (21 and 97 juveniles and 1029 and 113 adults in trap and handnet, respectively, 512 females (05 and 140 juveniles, 184 and 64 adults, and 81 and 38 ovigerous in trap and handnet, respectively and 03 unsexed individuals (02 and 01 in trap and handnet, respectively. The frequency distribution in size classes shows a bimodal model for both sexes. The carapace length (CL in males and females varied from 3.11 to 26.00 and 3.73 to 22.36 mm, respectively. Males presented significantly larger sizes than females. The relative abundance between males and females was significantly different from 1:1 with more males than females in most sampling periods (p 0.05. Juveniles were recorded in all seasons, and reproduction occurs throughout the year. The population structure is similar to the model known for aeglids, and the capture methods affected the analysis of A. georginae, where the grouped data and trap captures presented greater abundance of individuals than handnet and males predominate in the larger size classes, and females in the intermediary size classes. Therefore, an integrated view of the capture methods is the best model for studying the population dynamics of aeglids.

  5. Distribución de macroinvertebrados (Plecoptera y Aeglidae en ecosistemas fluviales de la Patagonia chilena: ¿Muestran señales biológicas de la evolución geomorfológica postglacial? Distribution of macroinvertebrates (Plecoptera and Aeglidae in fluvial ecosystems of the Chilean Patagonia: Do they show biological signals of the postglacial geomorphological evolution?

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    CLAUDIO VALDOVINOS

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La Patagonia chilena incluye uno de los sistemas hídricos más complejos de Sudamérica y uno de los menos intervenidos del mundo, los cuales fueron intensamente modelados por la actividad glacial del Cuaternario. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar si en esta área existen zonas de endemismo de macroinvertebrados bentónicos fluviales y analizar los patrones de diversidad de organismos de alta (Plecoptera y baja vagilidad (Aeglidae. Entre el 2006 y 2009 se muestrearon 183 sitios entre 42°50' y 54°43' S, focalizándose en las principales cuencas. Los muéstreos se realizaron con una red "kicknet", cubriendo una superficie de fondo de 8 m². En toda el área se registraron 30 especies de Plecoptera y dos de Aeglidae. Se identificó una zona de endemismo en la cuenca del río Aysén, sustentada por el plecóptero Ceratoperla fazi y el cangrejo Aegla neuquensis. Esta última especie correspondería a una población relictual procedente de los ríos de la estepa Argentina, que habría quedado atrapada en la Patagonia chilena, luego que se invirtiera el flujo del cauce del río que originalmente fluía hacia el Atlántico. Un marcado cambio latitudinal en la diversidad de especies fue evidente a lo largo del área de estudio (R² = 0.72, P The Chilean Patagonia includes one of the most complex hydrological systems of South America and one of the least modified systems of the world. These systems were intensely modified by the glacial activity of the Quaternary. The objectives of this study were to determine whether or not in this area exists zones of endemic benthic fluvial macroinvertebrates, and to analyze the patterns of diversity of species composed by organisms of high (Plecoptera and low (Aeglidae vagility. A collection of 183 selected sites, located between the latitude 42° 50' and 54°43' S, were sampled during 2006 and 2009. The sampling was focused on the main river basins and a "kicknet" was used to cover a surface of 8 m² at

  6. Illustrated key for the identification of the mole crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea of the Cuban sea waters

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    Rogelio Lalana

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available An illustrated key to the identification of the families, four genera and 5 species, as well as a possible additional genus, of the Cuban waters mole crabs (Anomura, Hippoidea are presented. One of these is a new record for Cuba. The general and Cuban distribution of each species and their habitat, are also given.

  7. Brain architecture in the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita clypeatus (Anomura, Coenobitidae, a crustacean with a good aerial sense of smell

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    Hansson Bill S

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background During the evolutionary radiation of Crustacea, several lineages in this taxon convergently succeeded in meeting the physiological challenges connected to establishing a fully terrestrial life style. These physiological adaptations include the need for sensory organs of terrestrial species to function in air rather than in water. Previous behavioral and neuroethological studies have provided solid evidence that the land hermit crabs (Coenobitidae, Anomura are a group of crustaceans that have evolved a good sense of aerial olfaction during the conquest of land. We wanted to study the central olfactory processing areas in the brains of these organisms and to that end analyzed the brain of Coenobita clypeatus (Herbst, 1791; Anomura, Coenobitidae, a fully terrestrial tropical hermit crab, by immunohistochemistry against synaptic proteins, serotonin, FMRFamide-related peptides, and glutamine synthetase. Results The primary olfactory centers in this species dominate the brain and are composed of many elongate olfactory glomeruli. The secondary olfactory centers that receive an input from olfactory projection neurons are almost equally large as the olfactory lobes and are organized into parallel neuropil lamellae. The architecture of the optic neuropils and those areas associated with antenna two suggest that C. clypeatus has visual and mechanosensory skills that are comparable to those of marine Crustacea. Conclusion In parallel to previous behavioral findings of a good sense of aerial olfaction in C. clypeatus, our results indicate that in fact their central olfactory pathway is most prominent, indicating that olfaction is a major sensory modality that these brains process. Interestingly, the secondary olfactory neuropils of insects, the mushroom bodies, also display a layered structure (vertical and medial lobes, superficially similar to the lamellae in the secondary olfactory centers of C. clypeatus. More detailed analyses with

  8. Central projections of antennular chemosensory and mechanosensory afferents in the brain of the terrestrial hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus; Coenobitidae, Anomura

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    Oksana eTuchina

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Coenobitidae (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguroidea is a taxon of hermit crabs that includes two genera with a fully terrestrial life style as adults. Previous studies have shown that Coenobitidae have evolved a sense of spatial odor localization that is behaviorally highly relevant. Here, we examined the central olfactory pathway of these animals by analyzing central projections of the antennular nerve of Coenobita clypeatus, combining backfilling of the nerve with dextran-coupled dye, Golgi impregnations and three-dimensional reconstruction of the primary olfactory center, the antennular lobe. The principal pattern of putative olfactory sensory afferents in C. clypeatus is in many aspects similar to what have been established for aquatic decapod crustaceans, such as the spiny lobster Panulirus argus. However, there are also obvious differences that may, or may not represent adaptations related to a terrestrial lifestyle. In C. clypeatus, the antennular lobe dominates the deutocerebrum, having more than one thousand allantoid-shaped subunits. We observed two distinct patterns of sensory neuron innervation: putative olfactory afferents from the aesthetascs either supply the cap/subcap region of the subunits or they extend through its full depth. Our data also demonstrate that any one sensory axon can supply input to several subunits. Putative chemosensory (non-aesthetasc and mechanosensory axons represent a different pathway and innervate the lateral and median antennular neuropils. Hence, we suggest that the chemosensory input in C. clypeatus might be represented via a dual pathway: aesthetascs target the antennular lobe, and bimodal sensilla target the lateral antennular neuropil and median antennular neuropil. The present data is compared to related findings in other decapod crustaceans.

  9. Atividade nictimeral e tempo de digestão de Aegla longirostri (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura Diel activity and digestion time of Aegla longirostri (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura

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    Carolina C. Sokolowicz

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi caracterizar o ritmo de atividade e tempo de digestão em Aegla longirostri Bond-Buckup & Buckup, 1994. Os animais foram coletados em Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. Em laboratório, os animais foram transferidos para aquários individuais (5L. Para testar a atividade locomotora e alimentar dos aeglídeos um grupo de animais permaneceu sob luminosidade constante durante 12 horas, enquanto outro grupo permanecia no escuro, essa condição sendo invertida a cada 12 horas. As observações foram realizadas a cada 6 horas. Para determinar o tempo de digestão os animais foram alimentados e a cada 30 minutos um indivíduo era sacrificado. Aegla longirostri mostrou menor atividade em períodos de luminosidade, o que aconteceu nos dois grupos de animais. Essa espécie leva aproximadamente 5 horas para concluir a digestão extracelular. Os resultados sugerem que A. longirostri possui hábitos noturnos e provavelmente se alimenta sempre que há recursos disponíveis.The aim of this work was to characterize the diel activity rhythm and time of digestion in Aegla longirostri Bond-Buckup & Buckup, 1994. The individuals were collected in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. In laboratory, the animals were kept in individuals glass aquariums (5L. To test locomotor and feeding activity of the aeglids, a group remained under constant luminosity for 12 hours, while another group was mantained in the dark, this condition being reversed at each 12 hours. The observations were taken at every 6 hours. For the determination of digestion's time the animals were fed, and one individual was sacrificed at each 30 minutes. Aegla longirostri showed lower activity in periods of light time. This condition was recorded for both groups of animals. This species takes approximately 5 hours to conclude its extracellular digestion. The results suggest that A. longirostri has nocturnal habits and probably feeds whenever resources are available.

  10. Reproductive behavior of intertidal hermit crabs (Decapoda, Anomura in southeastern Brazil Comportamento reprodutivo de ermitões (Decapoda, Anomura entremarés no sudeste brasileiro

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    Alexander Turra

    2005-06-01

    registradas. Encontros agonísticos entre machos para disputar fêmeas e o comportamento de guarda foram mais comuns a C. sclopetarius, C. vittatus e Pagurus criniticornis. Durante a guarda os machos claramente tocavam os quelípodos, pedúnculos oculares e as margens da abertura das conchas das fêmeas. Este comportamento de guardar e, simultaneamente, estimular as fêmeas em uma posição oblíqua (OGAP nunca havia sido registrado e, no presente estudo, foi mais conspícuo em C. sclopetarius e C. vittatus. Pagurus criniticornis não apresentou o comportamento típico da família Paguridae denominado "jerking" (machos sacudindo as fêmeas. Cópulas múltiplas em um mesmo par foram registradas para todas as espécies enquanto apenas em uma ocasião uma fêmea de C. vittatus foi copulada por dois machos diferentes. Após a cópula os machos continuavam segurando as fêmeas por algum tempo até que elas eram deixadas inativas e, em algumas vezes, totalmente ou parcialmente enterradas no substrato. Os machos foram maiores que as fêmeas nos pares que acasalaram em todas as espécies estudadas e dois indivíduos (de um total de 23 de C. antillensis, um (de 5 de C. sclopetarius e um (de 3 de C. vittatus, que acasalaram com sucesso fertilizando os ovos das fêmeas, foram identificados como intersexo, com gonóporos tanto maculinos quanto femininos.

  11. Tu nos aposte protege

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    Frederiksen, Britta Olrik

    2007-01-01

    Aspirationen af p, t og k i dansk er stedmoderligt behandlet af den gren af den historiske sprogforskning der bygger på skriftligt kildemateriale. Skrivemåden tu nos aposte protege for tu nos ab hoste protege 'bekyt du os mod fjenden' i en tilskrift fra anden halvdel af 1300-tallet i...

  12. Comparative brain architecture of the European shore crab Carcinus maenas (Brachyura) and the common hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus (Anomura) with notes on other marine hermit crabs.

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    Krieger, Jakob; Sombke, Andy; Seefluth, Florian; Kenning, Matthes; Hansson, Bill S; Harzsch, Steffen

    2012-04-01

    The European shore crab Carcinus maenas and the common hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus are members of the sister taxa Brachyura and Anomura (together forming the taxon Meiura) respectively. Both species share similar coastal marine habitats and thus are confronted with similar environmental conditions. This study sets out to explore variations of general brain architecture of species that live in seemingly similar habitats but belong to different major malacostracan taxa and to understand possible differences of sensory systems and related brain compartments. We examined the brains of Carcinus maenas, Pagurus bernhardus, and three other hermit crab species with immunohistochemistry against tyrosinated tubulin, f-actin, synaptic proteins, RF-amides and allatostatin. Our comparison showed that their optic neuropils within the eyestalks display strong resemblance in gross morphology as well as in detailed organization, suggesting a rather similar potential of processing visual input. Besides the well-developed visual system, the olfactory neuropils are distinct components in the brain of both C. maenas and P. bernhardus as well as the other hermit crabs, suggesting that close integration of olfactory and visual information may be useful in turbid marine environments with low visibility, as is typical for many habitats such as, e.g., the Baltic and the North Sea. Comparing the shape of the olfactory glomeruli in the anomurans showed some variations, ranging from a wedge shape to an elongate morphology. Furthermore, the tritocerebrum and the organization of the second antennae associated with the tritocerebrum seem to differ markedly in C. maenas and P. bernhardus, indicating better mechanosensory abilities in the latter close to those of other Decapoda with long second antennae, such as Astacida, Homarida, or Achelata. This aspect may also represent an adaptation to the "hermit lifestyle" in which competition for shells is a major aspect of their life history. The shore

  13. Brain architecture of the largest living land arthropod, the Giant Robber Crab Birgus latro (Crustacea, Anomura, Coenobitidae: evidence for a prominent central olfactory pathway?

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    Krieger Jakob

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Several lineages within the Crustacea conquered land independently during evolution, thereby requiring physiological adaptations for a semi-terrestrial or even a fully terrestrial lifestyle. Birgus latro Linnaeus, 1767, the giant robber crab or coconut crab (Anomura, Coenobitidae, is the largest land-living arthropod and inhabits Indo-Pacific islands such as Christmas Island. B. latro has served as a model in numerous studies of physiological aspects related to the conquest of land by crustaceans. From an olfactory point of view, a transition from sea to land means that molecules need to be detected in gas phase instead of in water solution. Previous studies have provided physiological evidence that terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobitidae such as B. latro have a sensitive and well differentiated sense of smell. Here we analyze the brain, in particular the olfactory processing areas of B. latro, by morphological analysis followed by 3 D reconstruction and immunocytochemical studies of synaptic proteins and a neuropeptide. Results The primary and secondary olfactory centers dominate the brain of B. latro and together account for ca. 40% of the neuropil volume in its brain. The paired olfactory neuropils are tripartite and composed of more than 1,000 columnar olfactory glomeruli, which are radially arranged around the periphery of the olfactory neuropils. The glomeruli are innervated ca. 90,000 local interneurons and ca. 160,000 projection neurons per side. The secondary olfactory centers, the paired hemiellipsoid neuropils, are targeted by the axons of these olfactory projection neurons. The projection neuron axonal branches make contact to ca. 250.000 interneurons (per side associated with the hemiellipsoid neuropils. The hemiellipsoid body neuropil is organized into parallel neuropil lamellae, a design that is quite unusual for decapod crustaceans. The architecture of the optic neuropils and areas associated with antenna two

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  15. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Currents

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  16. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Salinity

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  17. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Conductivity

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  18. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Wind

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  19. A Internet que nos protege

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    Luana Negrelly Saraiva

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma análise das relações interpessoais nos canais de chat, pretende-se mostrar a Internet como um espaço de proteção da mesma sociedade repressora que a criou, abrindo portas para o desenvolvimento e o resgate dos valores humanos.

  20. AFLATOXICOSE EM SUÍNOS

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    Luciana Silveira Flôres Schoenau

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO É descrito um surto de aflatoxicose em suínos Duroc de 2 a 6 meses, que consumiam ração contaminada por 519 ppb de aflatoxinas. A morbidade foi de 97%. A mortalidade foi alta, mas não determinada com exatidão. Os sinais clínicos incluíam recusa do alimento, pouco ganho ou perda de peso, diarreia e icterícia. Lesões subagudas e crônicas foram observadas em 4 porcos necropsiados. Nas lesões subagudas o fígado era escuro, com áreas centrolobulares hemorrágicas deprimidas, havia edema da parede da vesícula biliar e bile viscosa. Nos casos crônicos o fígado apresentava-se firme e amarelo-alaranjado. Havia líquido citrino nas cavidades e edema no cólon espiral. Havia avermelhamento da mucosa gástrica da região fúndica. Alterações subagudas eram necrose e hemorragias centrolobulares, hepatomegalocitose, fibrose e hiperplasia ductal. Nos casos crônicos havia fibrose, hiperplasia ductal, megalocitose e degeneração gordurosa hepatocelular. O diagnóstico de aflatoxicose foi feito baseado nos sinais clínicos, nos achados morfológicos e na presença de níveis significativos de aflatoxina na ração dos porcos (B1 = 484,3ppb, B2 = 110,8ppb, G1 = 343,7ppb e G2 = 99,2ppb. Frangos submetidos à mesma alimentação também desenvolveram lesões da toxicose.

  1. Pontos referenciais nos acessos cranianos

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    Sebastião Gusmão

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento da topografia cranioencefálica permite delimitar os acessos cranianos. Sistematiza-se os pontos referenciais, definidos em relação aos pontos craniométricos, usados nos diferentes acessos cranianos. Dos 22 pontos referenciais descritos, os doze primeiros estão em relação com a base do crânio e os demais com a convexidade.

  2. A epilepsia nos tumores cerebrais

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    Luís Marques-Assis

    1969-03-01

    Full Text Available De 411 casos de tumores cerebrais foram estudados 86 (19,4% que apresentaram manifestações epilépticas. A epilepsia foi estudada quanto à duração, ao tipo de manifestação e à severidade, em relação à natureza e à localização dos tumores cerebrais. A análise dos resultados permitiu aos autores chegarem às seguintes conclusões: 1 a epilepsia incidiu em 19,4% dos casos; 2 o oligodendroglioma, as metástases carcinomatosas e o glioblastoma multiforme foram, pela ordem, os tumores mais epileptogênicos; 3 as áreas frontal, parietal e temporal foram, nessa ordem, as localizações mais epileptogênicas; 4 os carcinomas metastáticos predominaram nos casos com epilepsia com menos de um ano de evolução, enquanto que os astrocitomas predominaram nos casos com mais de três anos; quanto à topografia, predominou a região frontal no primeiro grupo e a temporal, no segundo; 5 nas formas mais severas de epilepsia predominaram os oligodendrogliomas e os meningeomas, quanto à natureza, e a região frontotemporal e a foice, quanto à localização; 6 os craniofaringeomas e os meduloblastomas foram os tumores que mais freqüentemente determinaram o aparecimento de convulsões puras; nesses casos, a sela túrsica e a fossa posterior foram as sedes mais freqüentes; 7 os carcinomas metastáticos e os meningeomas, quanto à natureza, e as regiões frontoparietal e parietal, quanto à localização, foram os mais freqüentemente encontrados nos casos com crises de tipo bravais-jacksoniano.

  3. PODE A ARTE NOS SALVAR?

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    Rodrigo Rizério de Almeida e Pessoa

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento do caráter técnico-científico-industrial da civilização moderna trouxe consigo um renovado interesse em se discutir o homem e seu lugar no mundo. Durante o século XX, seja na arte, literatura ou filosofia, não faltaram vozes anunciando para o futuro o fim do homem ou a submissão de seu pensamento a níveis cada vez maiores de alienação. O interesse ou mesmo a necessidade de se questionar um modo de resistência capaz de trazer o homem de volta a si mesmo deu origem a diferentes leituras acerca do lugar do homem no mundo moderno. Entre elas, destacamos a interpretação da essência humana desenvolvida por Martin Heidegger. Segundo o autor alemão, cumpre-nos romper com o tradicional paradigma da subjetividade, que orientou o modo como a modernidade entendeu o ser do homem. Ora, a intenção dessa pesquisa é justamente demarcar as consequências dessa ruptura com a subjetividade para a compreensão do homem e enfim problematizar as suas implicações teóricas ou filosóficas mais gerais. De fato, desde que o homem se arvorou o título de “senhor da terra” parece que ele se encontra em todos oslugares, quando, na verdade, é justamente no domínio da técnica que ele se encontra o mais distante de si mesmo ou de sua essência. Para reencontrar-se consigo mesmo, faz-se necessário a preparação para o advento do novo homem, e está reservada à arte, ao que parece, abrir caminhos na densa floresta que separa o homem de sua autenticidade. Cabe a nós, portanto, questionar se e em que medida a arte pode cumprir essa tarefa, ou se, ao contrário, estamos esperando dela mais do que pode oferecer.

  4. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Water Temperature

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have water temperature data. *These services are for testing and...

  5. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Water Level

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have water surface height above a reference datum. *These services are for...

  6. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Barometric Pressure

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have barometric pressure data. *These services are for testing and...

  7. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Air Temperature

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have air temperature data. *These services are for testing and evaluation...

  8. Multifaceted NOS Instruction: Contextualizing Nature of Science with Documentary Films

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    Bloom, Mark; Binns, Ian C.; Koehler, Catherine

    2015-01-01

    This research focuses on inservice science teachers' conceptions of nature of science (NOS) before and after a two-week intensive summer professional development (PD). The PD combined traditional explicit NOS instruction, numerous interactive interventions that highlighted NOS aspects, along with documentary films that portrayed NOS in context of…

  9. mNos2 deletion and human NOS2 replacement in Alzheimer disease models.

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    Colton, Carol A; Wilson, Joan G; Everhart, Angela; Wilcock, Donna M; Puoliväli, Jukka; Heikkinen, Taneli; Oksman, Juho; Jääskeläinen, Olli; Lehtimäki, Kimmo; Laitinen, Teemu; Vartiainen, Nina; Vitek, Michael P

    2014-08-01

    Understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying Alzheimer disease relies on knowledge of disease onset and the sequence of development of brain pathologies. We present a comprehensive analysis of early and progressive changes in a mouse model that demonstrates a full spectrum of characteristic Alzheimer disease-like pathologies. This model demonstrates an altered immune redox state reminiscent of the human disease and capitalizes on data indicating critical differences between human and mouse immune responses, particularly in nitric oxide levels produced by immune activation of the NOS2 gene. Using the APPSwDI(+)/(+)mNos2(-/-) (CVN-AD) mouse strain, we show a sequence of pathologic events leading to neurodegeneration,which include pathologically hyperphosphorylated tau in the perforant pathway at 6 weeks of age progressing to insoluble tau, early appearance of β-amyloid peptides in perivascular deposits around blood vessels in brain regions known to be vulnerable to Alzheimer disease, and progression to damage and overt loss in select vulnerable neuronal populations in these regions. The role of species differences between hNOS2 and mNos2 was supported by generating mice in which the human NOS2 gene replaced mNos2. When crossed with CVN-AD mice, pathologic characteristics of this new strain (APPSwDI(+)/(-)/HuNOS2(tg+)/(+)/mNos2(-/-)) mimicked the pathologic phenotypes found in the CVN-AD strain.

  10. Cristais de gases raros nos metais

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    Durante a fissão, o aumento de volume do combustível no caroço dos reatores nucleares deve-se ao acúmulo de bolhas de gases raros encerrados nos produtos de fissão do urânio. Agora, uma equipe de pesquisadores franceses demonstrou que essas bolhas, supostamente gasosas, eram na verdade sólidos cristalinos quando o bombardeio de íons nos materiais se realizava em temperatura ambiente, e que a elevação da temperatura provoca uma transformação sólido/líquido, perfeitamente reversível. Descobrira...

  11. Pharm GKB: Acute necrosis of liver NOS [PharmGKB

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    Full Text Available MeSH: Massive Hepatic Necrosis (D047508) SnoMedCT: Acute necrosis of liver NOS (197273006) UMLS: C0001364 (C...000011090) Common Searches Search Medline Plus Search CTD Pharm GKB: Acute necrosis of liver NOS ...

  12. Renal nerves and nNOS

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    Kompanowska-Jezierska, Elzbieta; Wolff, Helle; Kuczeriszka, Marta

    2008-01-01

    It was hypothesized that renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) are involved in the acute inhibition of renin secretion and the natriuresis following slow NaCl loading (NaLoad) and that RSNA participates in the regulation of arterial blood pressure (MABP......). This was tested by NaLoad after chronic renal denervation with and without inhibition of nNOS by S-methyl-thiocitrulline (SMTC). In addition, the acute effects of renal denervation on MABP and sodium balance were assessed. Rats were investigated in the conscious, catheterized state, in metabolic cages...... of acutely and chronically denervated rats were less than control (15% and 9%, respectively, P renal denervation (14.5 +/- 0.2 vs. 19.3 +/- 1.3 mIU/l, P

  13. ¿Las emociones nos distraen?

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    Antonia Pilar Pacheco-Unguetti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available ¿Leerás este artículo hasta el final sin interrupciones? Puede que, mientras lo intentas, recibas algún mensaje de whatsapp, se abra una ventana emergente en tu ordenador con una oferta de viajes al Caribe o el cartero llame dos veces a tu puerta. También puede ser que simplemente no tengas un buen día y te resulte especialmente difícil concentrarte. Vivimos expuestos a multitud de estímulos distractores externos, algunos tan inesperados o extraños que entorpecen irremediablemente nuestra concentración en una tarea (distracción por novedad. Pero la distracción también puede tener una causa interna y cómo nos sentimos puede influir en cuánto nos distraemos.

  14. Lesão muscular nos atletas

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    Barroso,Guilherme Campos; Thiele,Edilson Schwansee

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo tem por objetivo demonstrar a fisiologia, o diagnóstico e o tratamento das lesões musculares com foque nos atletas, suas demandas e expectativas. As lesões musculares estão entre as queixas mais comuns no atendimento ortopédico, ocorrendo tanto em atletas como em não atletas. Estas lesões caracterizam um desafio para os especialistas, haja vista a lenta recuperação que afasta o atleta dos treinamentos e competições, as frequentes sequelas e a recorrência das lesões. A maior parte ...

  15. O riso nos desenhos do cartunista Lage

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    Cabral, Alexandre da Costa

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho trata as Caricaturas de Hélio Roberto Lage sob análise Semiótica da corrente gremasiana das tiras de humor Ânsia de Amar e suas características gerais; e também nas charges, desvelando o sentido das piadas nas ilustrações. Objetivando a compreensão deste tema foram perscrutadas as categorias que envolveram o objeto de produção do caricaturista estudado. Essas categorias envolvem a história e os conceitos das vertentes da Caricatura, os fatores de motivação para o riso nos desenh...

  16. COMPOSTAGEM DE DEJETOS DE SUÍNOS

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    Eduardo Gonçalves Xavier

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A compostagem, como forma de tratamento para os dejetos de suínos, pode ser uma alternativa viável para gerenciar osefluentes desta importante atividade agropecuária. Deste modo, foi conduzido um estudo em condições de campo em 16 granjas deprodutores de suínos, no sistema de integração com a Perdigão Agroindustrial S/A Regional RS no Sistema Vertical Terminador(SVT, onde os produtores recebem os animais na saída da creche e realizam as fases de crescimento e terminação. Odelineamento experimental utilizado foi o completamente casualizado, com os seguintes tratamentos: Tratamento 1-substratocomposto por serragem, Tratamento 2-substrato composto por maravalha, Tratamento 3-substrato composto por cama de aviário eTratamento 4-Sistema convencional de tratamento de dejetos. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos às unidades experimentais(granjas de maneira aleatória, onde cada tratamento teve quatro repetições. Foram analisadas as variáveis meteorológicas,temperatura do processo de compostagem, volume de dejetos produzidos e análise físico-química do composto e dos dejetoslíquidos. Os dados coletados foram submetidos à análise com o uso de um programa estatístico, sendo que as médias dostratamentos foram comparadas através do uso de contrastes ortogonais. Houve efeito de tratamento para as variáveis volume ematéria seca dos dejetos. Conclui-se que o sistema muda as características físicas dos dejetos, reduz o volume e concentranutrientes.

  17. Expression of zebrafish nos2b surrounds oral cavity.

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    Poon, Kar-Lai; Richardson, Michael; Korzh, Vladimir

    2008-06-01

    Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) catalyzes the production of nitric oxide (NO), and is one of the factors establishing innate immunity. In zebrafish, Nos2 is represented by nos2a and nos2b. Here, we report the cloning and expression pattern of the zebrafish nos2b gene, which does not seem to participate in induced immune response. nos2b was mapped to zebrafish linkage group 15. The spatial and temporal expression pattern of nos2b in embryonic zebrafish was analyzed by whole-mount in situ hybridization. nos2b is expressed constitutively in two primordia located along the ventral midline. The first group of cells contributes to the neurohypophysis. Initially at the level of the ventral hindbrain, the second group of cells migrates closely with the thyroid primordium to its final position at the basihyal by 3 dpf. Thus, the analysis of expression pattern of nos2b reveals complex morphogenetic movements resulting in its expression surrounding the oral cavity.

  18. iNOS-dependent sweating and eNOS-dependent cutaneous vasodilation are evident in younger adults, but are diminished in older adults exercising in the heat.

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    Fujii, Naoto; Meade, Robert D; Alexander, Lacy M; Akbari, Pegah; Foudil-Bey, Imane; Louie, Jeffrey C; Boulay, Pierre; Kenny, Glen P

    2016-02-01

    Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) contributes to sweating and cutaneous vasodilation during exercise in younger adults. We hypothesized that endothelial NOS (eNOS) and neuronal NOS (nNOS) mediate NOS-dependent sweating, whereas eNOS induces NOS-dependent cutaneous vasodilation in younger adults exercising in the heat. Further, aging may upregulate inducible NOS (iNOS), which may attenuate sweating and cutaneous vasodilator responses. We hypothesized that iNOS inhibition would augment sweating and cutaneous vasodilation in exercising older adults. Physically active younger (n = 12, 23 ± 4 yr) and older (n = 12, 60 ± 6 yr) adults performed two 30-min bouts of cycling at a fixed rate of metabolic heat production (400 W) in the heat (35°C). Sweat rate and cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) were evaluated at four intradermal microdialysis sites with: 1) lactated Ringer (control), 2) nNOS inhibitor (nNOS-I, NPLA), 3) iNOS inhibitor (iNOS-I, 1400W), or 4) eNOS inhibitor (eNOS-I, LNAA). In younger adults during both exercise bouts, all inhibitors decreased sweating relative to control, albeit a lower sweat rate was observed at iNOS-I compared with eNOS-I and nNOS-I sites (all P 0.05). We show that iNOS and eNOS are the main contributors to NOS-dependent sweating and cutaneous vasodilation, respectively, in physically active younger adults exercising in the heat, and that iNOS inhibition does not alter sweating or cutaneous vasodilation in exercising physically active older adults.

  19. Regulation of eNOS-derived superoxide by endogenous methylarginines.

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    Druhan, Lawrence J; Forbes, Scott P; Pope, Arthur J; Chen, Chun-An; Zweier, Jay L; Cardounel, Arturo J

    2008-07-08

    The endogenous methylarginines, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and N (G)-monomethyl- l-arginine (L-NMMA) regulate nitric oxide (NO) production from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). Under conditions of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH 4) depletion eNOS also generates (*)O 2 (-); however, the effects of methylarginines on eNOS-derived (*)O 2 (-) generation are poorly understood. Therefore, using electron paramagnetic resonance spin trapping techniques we measured the dose-dependent effects of ADMA and L-NMMA on (*)O 2 (-) production from eNOS under conditions of BH 4 depletion. In the absence of BH 4, ADMA dose-dependently increased NOS-derived (*)O 2 (-) generation, with a maximal increase of 151% at 100 microM ADMA. L-NMMA also dose-dependently increased NOS-derived (*)O 2 (-), but to a lesser extent, demonstrating a 102% increase at 100 microM L-NMMA. Moreover, the native substrate l-arginine also increased eNOS-derived (*)O 2 (-), exhibiting a similar degree of enhancement as that observed with ADMA. Measurements of NADPH consumption from eNOS demonstrated that binding of either l-arginine or methylarginines increased the rate of NADPH oxidation. Spectrophotometric studies suggest, just as for l-arginine and L-NMMA, the binding of ADMA shifts the eNOS heme to the high-spin state, indicative of a more positive heme redox potential, enabling enhanced electron transfer from the reductase to the oxygenase site. These results demonstrate that the methylarginines can profoundly shift the balance of NO and (*)O 2 (-) generation from eNOS. These observations have important implications with regard to the therapeutic use of l-arginine and the methylarginine-NOS inhibitors in the treatment of disease.

  20. Face and emotion recognition in MCDD versus PDD-NOS

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    Herba, Catherine M.; de Bruin, Esther; Althaus, Monika; Verheij, Fop; Ferdinand, Robert F.

    2008-01-01

    Previous studies indicate that Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder (MCDD) children differ from PDD-NOS and autistic children on a symptom level and on psychophysiological functioning. Children with MCDD (n = 21) and PDD-NOS (n = 62) were compared on two facets of social-cognitive functioning: id

  1. Pharm GKB: Acute cholecystitis NOS [PharmGKB

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    Full Text Available Overview Alternate Names: PharmGKB Accession Id: PA165108810 External Vocabularies MeSH: Cholecystitis, Acut...e (D041881) SnoMedCT: Acute cholecystitis NOS (197411000) UMLS: C0149520 (C0149520) MedDRA: Acute... cholecystitis (10000691) NDFRT: Cholecystitis, Acute [Disease/Finding] (N0000010952) Common Searches Search Medline Plus Search CTD Pharm GKB: Acute cholecystitis NOS ...

  2. Pharm GKB: Acute stress reaction NOS [PharmGKB

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    Full Text Available MeSH: Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute (D040701) SnoMedCT: Acute stress reaction NOS (268657003) UMLS: C02...36816 (C0236816) MedDRA: Acute reaction to stress (10001039) NDFRT: Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute [Dise...ase/Finding] (N0000011158) Common Searches Search Medline Plus Search CTD Pharm GKB: Acute stress reaction NOS ...

  3. Face and Emotion Recognition in MCDD versus PDD-NOS

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    Herba, Catherine M.; de Bruin, Esther; Althaus, Monika; Verheij, Fop; Ferdinand, Robert F.

    2008-01-01

    Previous studies indicate that Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder (MCDD) children differ from PDD-NOS and autistic children on a symptom level and on psychophysiological functioning. Children with MCDD (n = 21) and PDD-NOS (n = 62) were compared on two facets of social-cognitive functioning: identification of neutral faces and facial…

  4. Comparison of different methodologies for DNA extraction from Aegla longirostri

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    João Vitor Trindade Bitencourt

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare some DNA extraction methodologies for Aegla longirostri. The protocols were based on the traditional phenol-chloroform DNA extraction methodology and using a commercial kit for DNA extraction. They differed in tissues used, the addition - or not - of beta-mercaptoethanol to the lysis buffer, times and methods for the animal's conservation (frozen, in ethanol or fresh. Individuals stored at -20°C for a long time supplied lower molecular weight DNA than those stored for a short time. The best yield for the specimens preserved in ethanol was obtained for 15 days storage in 95% ethanol. The kit resulted in a low quantity of high molecular weight DNA. The best protocol for DNA extraction from Aeglidae, and probably for other crustaceans should, therefore, utilize fresh specimens, with addition of beta-mercaptoethanol to the lysis buffer.Marcadores moleculares são ferramentas úteis para esclarecer dúvidas a respeito dos Aeglidae, único grupo de crustáceos Anomura de água doce. Essas técnicas dependem da obtenção de DNA de boa qualidade e sem contaminantes. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar algumas metodologias de extração de DNA de Aegla longirostri. Quatorze protocolos foram analisados, baseados na metodologia tradicional de extração de DNA com fenol-clorofórmio, exceto o protocolo K no qual se utilizou um Kit. Os procedimentos diferiram quanto aos tecidos utilizados e a adição de beta-mercaptoetanol ao tampão de lise. Avaliaram-se também diferentes tempos e maneiras de conservação. Indivíduos congelados apresentaram maior degradação do material obtido conforme o tempo em que ficaram congelados. Para os indivíduos conservados em álcool, aqueles mantidos em etanol 95% forneceram material de melhor qualidade. A utilização do Mini Kit resultou em uma quantidade muito pequena de DNA de alto peso molecular. O melhor protocolo para extração de DNA de Aeglidae utilizou músculos e br

  5. Subjetividade, alteridade e desamparo nos tempos atuais

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    Tiago Humberto Rodrigues Rocha

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho vai ao encontro do que foi realizado ao longo da teoria freudiana: contextualizar o homem em sua ordem social circundante e pensar as relações que se estabelecem na configuração do laço social. O objetivo é refletir sobre as possibilidades de outras articulações metapsicológicas, que permitam compreender a relação dos dispositivos contemporâneos criados para lidar com odesamparo, e as implicações de seu uso recorrente na condição desejante.Para tanto, nos deteremos a propósito das tensões entre as três instâncias do aparelho psíquico: id, ego e superego. Analisando as relações que estruturam o laço social, conseguimos repensar proposições psicanalíticas consagradas, tais como alteridade, desejo, pulsão e seus destinos.

  6. O amor nos tempos de Narciso

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    Izabel Cristina Rios

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute a dificuldade do encontro amoroso nos tempos atuais. Parte da leitura psicanalítica sobre as origens dos modos de amar na fase do desenvolvimento psicossexual chamada narcisismo primário, na qual o eu e o outro se constroem dentro de um contexto cultural. Ao longo da vida, a identidade continua sendo modelada pela interação do eu com o mundo em que vive. Do estudo de alguns aspectos do mundo atual, desenvolve a idéia de que a cultura contemporânea apresenta valores e modelos que não sustentam as relações intersubjetivas porque estimulam o modo narcísico de subjetivação. Valores como individualismo, consumismo, culto ao corpo e à imagem, produzem comportamentos que revelam a supremacia do eu. No mundo atual, cada um está voltado para si mesmo, e o outro, como alguém diferente do eu, não é desejável. Essa posição subjetiva impede o autêntico encontro amoroso e sua sobrevivência.

  7. Using a Professional Development Program for Enhancing Chilean Biology Teachers' Understanding of Nature of Science (NOS) and Their Perceptions About Using History of Science to Teach NOS

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    Pavez, José M.; Vergara, Claudia A.; Santibañez, David; Cofré, Hernán

    2016-05-01

    A number of authors have recognized the importance of understanding the nature of science (NOS) for scientific literacy. Different instructional strategies such as decontextualized, hands-on inquiry, and history of science (HOS) activities have been proposed for teaching NOS. This article seeks to understand the contribution of HOS in enhancing biology teachers' understanding of NOS, and their perceptions about using HOS to teach NOS. These teachers ( N = 8), enrolled in a professional development program in Chile are, according to the national curriculum, expected to teach NOS, but have no specific NOS and HOS training. Teachers' views of NOS were assessed using the VNOS-D+ questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of two modules about science instruction and NOS. Both the pre- and the post-test were accompanied by interviews, and in the second session we collected information about teachers' perceptions of which interventions had been more significant in changing their views on NOS. Finally, the teachers also had to prepare a lesson plan for teaching NOS that included HOS. Some of the most important study results were: significant improvements were observed in teachers' understanding of NOS, although they assigned different levels of importance to HOS in these improvements; and although the teachers improved their understanding of NOS, most had difficulties in planning lessons about NOS and articulating historical episodes that incorporated NOS. The relationship between teachers' improved understanding of NOS and their instructional NOS skills is also discussed.

  8. Inflexões subalternas nos cosmopolitismos vernaculares

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    Sneja Gunew

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    Full Text Available O conceito sobre o termo relativamentre novo, “cosmopolitismos vernaculares”, identifica as responsabilidades e os contextos globais ao mesmo tempo que reconhece que eles estão sempre enraizados e enredados em interesses locais, os quais incluem os grupos minoritários que competem dentro da nação. Este artigo examina o termo “europeu” com o objetivo de desnudar os debates revisionistas sobre o cosmopolitismo, especialmente em relação aos “cosmopolitismos vernaculares” que funcionam como uma maneira de incluir os “cosmopolitismos subalternos” por meio da desagregação do cosmopolitismo, num movimento análogo à noção de “processo democrático agnóstico” de Stuart Hall. O paradoxo da frase acima reflete o movimento duplo desses debates: no termo cunhado por Homi Bhabha o “doméstico” ou “nativo” vernacular está sempre em uma relação dialógica com a “ação a distância” do cosmopolitismo global. Exploro essa dinâmica ao focalizar os significados discrepantes de “europeu” e dos termos a ele associados. Neste artigo, meu argumento central é: os termos “oeste” e “europeu” devem ser desconstruídos para que não possam mais ser invocados, nos debates pós-coloniais, como incontestáveis categorias heurísticas como, por exemplo, o “oeste e o resto.” Os novos debates sobre cosmopolitismo abrem caminho para se reconhecer, como estados-nação e como parte da União Europeia, a heterogeneidade cultural de tais entidades geopolíticas. Reconhecer o cosmopolitismo dos grupos subalternos facilita esse empreendimento e ajuda a restabelecer uma perspectiva “planetária.”

  9. Regulation of eNOS enzyme activity by posttranslational modification.

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    Heiss, Elke H; Dirsch, Verena M

    2014-01-01

    The regulation of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) employs multiple different cellular control mechanisms impinging on level and activity of the enzyme. This review aims at summarizing the current knowledge on the posttranslational modifications of eNOS, including acylation, nitrosylation, phosphorylation, acetylation, glycosylation and glutathionylation. Sites, mediators and impact on enzyme localization and activity of the single modifications will be discussed. Moreover, interdependence, cooperativity and competition between the different posttranslational modifications will be elaborated with special emphasis on the susceptibility of eNOS to metabolic cues.

  10. Synthesis of 21-Thioureido or 21-Ureidocorticosteroids as NOS Inhibitors

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    PENG Jiu-He; HAN Chong; LI Bing-Jie; CHENG Jin-Pei

    2003-01-01

    @@ Aryl or alkyl thioureas are known as NOS inhibitors, [1~ 4] in this paper we reported the synthesis of 21-thioureido or 21-ureidocorticosteroids as potential NOS inhibitors. The title compounds were prepared from primary 21aminocorticosteroids and in vivo generated aryl isothiocynates. For comparison, 21-ureidocorticoids were synthesized in a similar way. Scheme 1 shows the preparation of 21-thioureido and 21-ureidoprednisolone. Other corticosteroids' 2 1-thioureido or ureido derivatives, such as hydrocortisone' s, methylprednisolne' s, dexamethasone' s, betamethasone' s, RS' s, cortisone' s and prednisone' s, were also prepared. Preliminary pharmacology evaluation showed that they possessed NOS inhibiting activities.

  11. A teoria fundamentada nos dados como abordagem da pesquisa interpretativa

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    Cassiani, Silvia Helena De Bortoli; Caliri,Maria Helena Larcher; Pelá,Nilza Teresa Rotter

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    Pesquisa interpretativa envolve os estudos da linha qualitativa e a pesquisa indutiva. Na classificação apresentada por LOWENBERG (1994) a teoria fundamentada nos dados é um tipo de pesquisa interpretativa situada como uma variante dentro do interacionismo simbólico. Face à pouca utilização desta metodologia nos estudos nacionais, este estudo teve por objetivo tratar da teoria fundamentada nos dados, enquanto referencial metodológico, apresentando e indicando seu método. As seguintes etapas f...

  12. Intracerebrally localized sarcoma NOS - an interdisciplinary challenge; Intrazerebral lokalisiertes Sarkom NOS - eine interdisziplinaere Herausforderung

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    Holzmeister, R.; Spiegl, K.; Hammer, J. [Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz (Austria). Abt. Radioonkologie; Schindler, C. [Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg, Linz (Austria). Inst. fuer Pathologie; Aichholzer, M. [Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg, Linz (Austria). Abt. fuer Neurochirurgie; Pichler, J. [Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg, Linz (Austria). Interne Ambulanz; Trenkler, J. [Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg, Linz (Austria). Inst. fuer Radiologie

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    Background: In the literature, surveys of malignant intracerebral nerve sheath tumors are very rare. Therapeutic guidelines do not exist. Case Report: A 28-year-old female patient presented with a tumor in the postcentral region of the left parietal lobe. The specimen could not be categorized into a common tumor entity and was classified as sarcoma NOS. Shortly after surgery, a recurrence occurred followed by a further excision. Due to the rapid tumor growth irradiation with CT-aided treatment planning has been started immediately afterwards. A dose of 5,400 cGy in 22 fractions was administered. Result: 2 weeks after treatment, the patient presented with a noticeable tumor regression (magnetic resonance imaging). She developed pulmonary metastases. A partial remission could be achieved by systemic chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the patient died because of an exacerbation of a hepatic encephalopathy. Conclusion: In cases of intracerebrally localized sarcomas NOS, the earliest possible start of radiotherapy after surgery seems useful because of the noticed radiosensitivity of these tumors. In regard of the local control, this tumor entity shows a documented excellent response to radiotherapy. Expectedly, distant metastases cannot be influenced. Interdisciplinary cooperation is mandatory to enhance the diagnostic process, the treatment decisions, and the results. (orig.)

  13. A ciência nos jornais

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    Isaltina Maria de Azevedo Mello Gomes

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo central deste artigo é apontar os fenômenos lingüí­sticos envolvidos na transposição de entrevistas realizadas com cientistas em textos jornalí­sticos publicados na imprensa diária. Tomamos como objeto de análise conjuntos de textos (entrevistas e matérias jornalí­sticas publicados no Jornal do Commercio, que nos permitiram identificar as principais operações lingüí­sticas e as repercussões dessa transformação no conteíºdo proposicional. Nossa análise mostra modificações substanciais entre a entrevista e o texto jornalí­stico, mas normalmente a idéia básica do texto original é preservada. Asimprecisões atribuí­das pelos cientistas aos textos jornalí­sticos de divulgação cientí­fica são muito mais uma questão de mudança da perspectiva de interesse do que propriamente distorção de informações. Mesmo se tratando de um estudo de caso, acreditamos que nossas conclusões indicam o que geralmente ocorre na retextualização de entrevistas em textos de divulgação cientí­fica para a imprensa diária.Abstract: The main purpose of this article is to point out linguistic phenomena involved in the transformation of interviews with scientists into news texts published by the daily press. For the analysis, we used sets of texts (interview-journalistic text published by the Jornal do Commercio, that permited us to identify the main linguistic operations and the effects of this kind of transformation on the propositional content. Our analysis showed substantial changes between interview and journalistic text, but, in general, the main idea from the original text is preserved. The inexactness attributed by scientists to scientific news texts are much more a question of a change in the point of interest than a question of informational distortion. Although a case study, we believe that our conclusions indicate what frequently happens in the transformation of interviews into texts of scientific

  14. Effect of Cerous Nitrate on NOS Activity and iNOS mRNA Level in Rat Liver

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    杨维东; 刘洁生; 王艇; 雷衡毅; 龚孟濂; 杨燕生

    2001-01-01

    The effect of cerous nitrate on activity of NOS and expression of iNOS in rat hepatocyte was studied by means of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The result shows that neither high (50 mg·kg-1) nor low(1 mg·kg-1) dose of cerous nitrate can induce the increase of expression of iNOS mRNA, but an increase of activity was observed after administration of cerous nitrate. Possible mechanism for these phenomena was discussed.

  15. NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA/NOS and USCGS Seabed Descriptions from Hydrographic Surveys database is a compilation of surficial sediment composition from multiple sources for over...

  16. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Verified, Hourly

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has verified (quality-controlled), hourly, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)....

  17. NOS CO-OPS Active Currents Data, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has surface Active Currents data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These raw data have not...

  18. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Visibility, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Visibility data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  19. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Air Temperature, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Air Temperature data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  20. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Verified, 6-Minute

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  1. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Water Temperature, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Water Temperature data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  2. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Relative Humidity, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Relative Humidity data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  3. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Verified, High Low

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has verified (quality-controlled), daily, high low water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services...

  4. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Conductivity, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Conductivity data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  5. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Rain Fall, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Rain Fall data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  6. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Wind, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Wind data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been subjected...

  7. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Preliminary, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has recent, preliminary (not quality-controlled), 6-minute, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and...

  8. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Preliminary, 1-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has recent, preliminary (not quality-controlled), 1-minute, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and...

  9. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Barometric Pressure, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Barometric Pressure data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  10. eNOS-uncoupling in age-related erectile dysfunction

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    Johnson, JM; Bivalacqua, TJ; Lagoda, GA; Burnett, AL; Musicki, B

    2011-01-01

    Aging is associated with ED. Although age-related ED is attributed largely to increased oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in the penis, the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect are not fully defined. We evaluated whether endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) uncoupling in the aged rat penis is a contributing mechanism. Correlatively, we evaluated the effect of replacement with eNOS cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) on erectile function in the aged rats. Male Fischer 344 ‘young’ (4-month-old) and ‘aged’ (19-month-old) rats were treated with a BH4 precursor sepiapterin (10 mg/kg intraperitoneally) or vehicle for 4 days. After 1-day washout, erectile function was assessed in response to electrical stimulation of the cavernous nerve. Endothelial dysfunction (eNOS uncoupling) and oxidative stress (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS) were measured by conducting western blot in penes samples. Erectile response was significantly reduced in aged rats, whereas eNOS uncoupling and TBARS production were significantly increased in the aged rat penis compared with young rats. Sepiapterin significantly improved erectile response in aged rats and prevented increase in TBARS production, but did not affect eNOS uncoupling in the penis of aged rats. These findings suggest that aging induces eNOS uncoupling in the penis, resulting in increased oxidative stress and ED. PMID:21289638

  11. Pedagogical Reflections by Secondary Science Teachers at Different NOS Implementation Levels

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    Herman, Benjamin C.; Clough, Michael P.; Olson, Joanne K.

    2017-02-01

    This study investigated what 13 secondary science teachers at various nature of science (NOS) instruction implementation levels talked about when they reflected on their teaching. We then determined if differences exist in the quality of those reflections between high, medium, and low NOS implementers. This study sought to answer the following questions: (1) What do teachers talk about when asked general questions about their pedagogy and NOS pedagogy and (2) what qualitative differences, if any, exist within variables across teachers of varying NOS implementation levels? Evidence derived from these teachers' reflections indicated that self-efficacy and perceptions of general importance for NOS instruction were poor indicators of NOS implementation. However, several factors were associated with the extent that these teachers implemented NOS instruction, including the utility value they hold for NOS teaching, considerations of how people learn, understanding of NOS pedagogy, and their ability to accurately and deeply self-reflect about teaching. Notably, those teachers who effectively implemented the NOS at higher levels value NOS instruction for reasons that transcend immediate instructional objectives. That is, they value teaching NOS for achieving compelling ends realized long after formal schooling (e.g., lifelong socioscientific decision-making for civic reasons), and they deeply reflect about how to teach NOS by drawing from research about how people learn. Low NOS implementers' simplistic notions and reflections about teaching and learning appeared to be impeding factors to accurate and consistent NOS implementation. This study has implications for science teacher education efforts that promote NOS instruction.

  12. Expression analysis of NOS family and HSP genes during thermal stress in goat ( Capra hircus)

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    Yadav, Vijay Pratap; Dangi, Satyaveer Singh; Chouhan, Vikrant Singh; Gupta, Mahesh; Dangi, Saroj K.; Singh, Gyanendra; Maurya, Vijay Prakash; Kumar, Puneet; Sarkar, Mihir

    2016-03-01

    Approximately 50 genes other than heat shock protein (HSP) expression changes during thermal stress. These genes like nitric oxide synthase (NOS) need proper attention and investigation to find out their possible role in the adaptation to thermal stress in animals. So, the present study was undertaken to demonstrate the expressions of inducible form type II NOS (iNOS), endothelial type III NOS (eNOS), constitutively expressed enzyme NOS (cNOS), HSP70, and HSP90 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) during different seasons in Barbari goats. Real-time polymerase chain reaction, western blot, and immunocytochemistry were applied to investigate messenger RNA (mRNA) expression, protein expression, and immunolocalization of examined factors. The mRNA and protein expressions of iNOS, eNOS, cNOS, HSP70, and HSP90 were significantly higher ( P < 0.05) during peak summer, and iNOS and eNOS expressions were also observed to be significantly higher ( P < 0.05) during peak winter season as compared with moderate season. The iNOS, eNOS, cNOS, HSP70, and HSP90 were mainly localized in plasma membrane and cytoplasm of PBMCs. To conclude, data generated in the present study indicate the possible involvement of the NOS family genes in amelioration of thermal stress so as to maintain cellular integrity and homeostasis in goats.

  13. Lo que los automóviles nos dicen.

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    Rogelio, Rodríguez Pellicer

    2012-01-01

    En el presente artículo reflexionamos sobre la presencia en nuestro día a día de los significados sociales, aquellos significados que otorgamos a lo que nos rodea por influencia de la cultura recibida. Para ello, partimos del significado denotativo que los automóviles estacionados en las vías públicas nos proporcionan, tanto a través de signos lingüísticos como de los no lingüísticos, y observamos que un artilugio tan habitual como un coche conlleva una gran variedad de significados connotati...

  14. The Characteristics and Regulatory Mechanisms of Superoxide Generation from eNOS Reductase Domain.

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    Hu Peng

    Full Text Available In addition to superoxide (O2.- generation from nitric oxide synthase (NOS oxygenase domain, a new O2.- generation site has been identified in the reductase domain of inducible NOS (iNOS and neuronal NOS (nNOS. Cysteine S-glutathionylation in eNOS reductase domain also induces O2.- generation from eNOS reductase domain. However, the characteristics and regulatory mechanism of the O2.- generation from NOS reductase domain remain unclear. We cloned and purified the wild type bovine eNOS (WT eNOS, a mutant of Serine 1179 replaced with aspartic acid eNOS (S1179D eNOS, which mimics the negative charge caused by phosphorylationand truncated eNOS reductase domain (eNOS RD. Both WT eNOS and S1179D eNOS generated significant amount of O2.- in the absence of BH4 and L-arginine. The capacity of O2.- generation from S1179D eNOS was significantly higher than that of WT eNOS (1.74:1. O2.- generation from both WT eNOS and S1179D eNOS were not completely inhibited by 100nM tetrahydrobiopterin(BH4. This BH4 un-inhibited O2.- generation from eNOS was blocked by 10mM flavoprotein inhibitor, diphenyleneiodonium (DPI. Purified eNOS reductase domain protein confirmed that this BH4 un-inhibited O2.- generation originates at the FMN or FAD/NADPH binding site of eNOS reductase domain. DEPMPO-OOH adduct EPR signals and NADPH consumptions analyses showed that O2.- generation from eNOS reductase domain was regulated by Serine 1179 phosphorylation and DPI, but not by L-arginine, BH4 or calmodulin (CaM. In addition to the heme center of eNOS oxygenase domain, we confirmed another O2.- generation site in the eNOS reductase domain and characterized its regulatory properties.

  15. Los medios de comunicación ¿nos igualan o nos diferencian?

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    Javier BALLESTA PAGÁN

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo presentamos los resultados obtenidos en una investigación llevada a cabo en los centros educativos de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria de la Región de Murcia donde se ha pretendido valorar el equipamiento, el acceso a la información y el consumo de medios de comunicación en el hogar, por parte del alumnado inmigrante en comparación con el autóctono. Los datos aportados de dicho estudio nos confirman que la mayoría de los recursos más utilizados en el hogar es menor en los hogares del alumnado inmigrante de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO respecto al resto de la muestra en general de los alumnos. Por otra parte, el acceso a los medios, para estos alumnos inmigrantes, corrobora que son considerados recursos de gran importancia como vehículos en su acercamiento al aprendizaje y al entretenimiento. En cuanto al uso personal de dichos medios de comunicación observamos que mientras el ordenador, el móvil y el DVD son muy utilizados, comprobamos cómo desciende su uso e interés cuando abordamos otros medios de papel impreso, entre los que destacamos el libro y el periódico. Sin embargo, el uso de la televisión es bastante similar en ambos colectivos. Con relación al acceso a Internet, los resultados analizados parecen confirmar que el hogar se convierte en el lugar adecuado para su uso en ambas muestras, por encima de otros espacios públicos o privados. Sin embargo, si comprobamos la disponibilidad de acceso al mismo en el hogar por parte del alumnado inmigrante, destacamos que es menor de la que disponen los hogares autóctonos. En relación con la lectura, el nivel lector de estos jóvenes inmigrantes es también menor, aunque no existe una gran diferencia, respecto de la muestra de alumnos autóctonos. Al valorar el uso que hacen de la biblioteca comprobamos que más de la mitad de los alumnos afirman ir a ella, pero preferentemente a la pública más que la biblioteca del centro o a la de otras

  16. Las Rocas Nos Cuentan (Rocks Tell Their Stories)

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    Llerandi-Roman, Pablo A.

    2012-01-01

    Many Earth science lessons today still focus on memorizing the names of rocks and minerals. This led the author to develop a lesson that reveals the fascinating stories told by rocks through the study of their physical properties. He first designed the lesson for Puerto Rican teachers, hence its Spanish title: "Las Rocas Nos Cuentan Su Historia."…

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    ..., Ph.D., Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1106, Kailua, HI 96734, has... of Marine Biology in Kaneohe, HI. Researchers would conduct hearing measurements using suction cup... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XB161 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 16992 and...

  18. First light of the NIRISS Optical Simulator (NOS)

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    St-Antoine, Jonathan; Albert, Loïc.; Doyon, René; Vallée, Philippe; Artigau, Étienne; Hernandez, Olivier; Thibault, Simon; Brousseau, Denis

    2016-07-01

    The Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) Optical Simulator (NOS) is a laboratory simulation of the single-object slitless spectroscopy and aperture masking interferometry modes of the NIRISS instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). A transiting exoplanet can be simulated by periodically eclipsing a small portion (1% - 10ppm) of a super continuum laser source (0.4 μm - 2.4 μm) with a dichloromethane filled cell. Dichloromethane exhibits multiple absorption features in the near infrared domain hence the net effect is analogous to the atmospheric absorption features of an exoplanet transiting in front of its host star. The NOS uses an HAWAII-2RG and an ASIC controller cooled to cryogenic temperatures. A separate photometric beacon provides a flux reference to monitor laser variations. The telescope jitter can be simulated using a high-resolution motorized pinhole placed along the optical path. Laboratory transiting spectroscopy data produced by the NOS will be used to refine analysis methods, characterize the noise due to the jitter, characterize the noise floor and to develop better observation strategies. We report in this paper the first exoplanet transit event simulated by the NOS. The performance is currently limited by relatively high thermal background in the system and high frequency temporal variations of the continuum source.

  19. Sildenafil Ameliorates Gentamicin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Rats: Role of iNOS and eNOS

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    Mohamed A. Morsy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, is used for the treatment of serious Gram-negative infections. However, its usefulness is limited by its nephrotoxicity. Sildenafil, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, was reported to prevent or decrease tissue injury. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential protective effects of sildenafil on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Male Wistar rats were injected with gentamicin (100 mg/kg/day, i.p. for 6 days with and without sildenafil. Sildenafil administration resulted in nephroprotective effect in gentamicin-intoxicated rats as it significantly decreased serum creatinine and urea, urinary albumin, and renal malondialdehyde and nitrite/nitrate levels, with a concomitant increase in renal catalase and superoxide dismutase activities compared to gentamicin-treated rats. Moreover, immunohistochemical examination revealed that sildenafil treatment markedly reduced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression, while expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS was markedly enhanced. The protective effects of sildenafil were verified histopathologically. In conclusion, sildenafil protects rats against gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity possibly, in part, through its antioxidant activity, inhibition of iNOS expression, and induction of eNOS production.

  20. Contribution of the nos-pdt operon to virulence phenotypes in methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.

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    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO is emerging as an important regulator of bacterial stress resistance, biofilm development, and virulence. One potential source of endogenous NO production in the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus is its NO-synthase (saNOS enzyme, encoded by the nos gene. Although a role for saNOS in oxidative stress resistance, antibiotic resistance, and virulence has been recently-described, insights into the regulation of nos expression and saNOS enzyme activity remain elusive. To this end, transcriptional analysis of the nos gene in S. aureus strain UAMS-1 was performed, which revealed that nos expression increases during low-oxygen growth and is growth-phase dependent. Furthermore, nos is co-transcribed with a downstream gene, designated pdt, which encodes a prephenate dehydratase (PDT enzyme involved in phenylalanine biosynthesis. Deletion of pdt significantly impaired the ability of UAMS-1 to grow in chemically-defined media lacking phenylalanine, confirming the function of this enzyme. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that the operon organization of nos-pdt appears to be unique to the staphylococci. As described for other S. aureus nos mutants, inactivation of nos in UAMS-1 conferred sensitivity to oxidative stress, while deletion of pdt did not affect this phenotype. The nos mutant also displayed reduced virulence in a murine sepsis infection model, and increased carotenoid pigmentation when cultured on agar plates, both previously-undescribed nos mutant phenotypes. Utilizing the fluorescent stain 4-Amino-5-Methylamino-2',7'-Difluorofluorescein (DAF-FM diacetate, decreased levels of intracellular NO/reactive nitrogen species (RNS were detected in the nos mutant on agar plates. These results reinforce the important role of saNOS in S. aureus physiology and virulence, and have identified an in vitro growth condition under which saNOS activity appears to be upregulated. However, the significance of the operon organization of nos-pdt and

  1. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase: From biochemistry and gene structure to clinical implications of NOS3 polymorphisms.

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    Oliveira-Paula, Gustavo H; Lacchini, Riccardo; Tanus-Santos, Jose E

    2016-01-10

    Nitric oxide (NO) is an important vasodilator with a well-established role in cardiovascular homeostasis. While mediator is synthesized from L-arginine by neuronal, endothelial, and inducible nitric oxide synthases (NOS1,NOS3 and NOS2 respectively), NOS3 is the most important isoform for NO formation in the cardiovascular system. NOS3 is a dimeric enzyme whose expression and activity are regulated at transcriptional, posttranscriptional,and posttranslational levels. The NOS3 gene, which encodes NOS3, exhibits a number of polymorphic sites including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs), microsatellites, and insertions/deletions. Some NOS3 polymorphisms show functional effects on NOS3 expression or activity, thereby affecting NO formation. Interestingly, many studies have evaluated the effects of functional NOS3 polymorphisms on disease susceptibility and drug responses. Moreover, some studies have investigated how NOS3 haplotypes may impact endogenous NO formation and disease susceptibility. In this article,we carried out a comprehensive review to provide a basic understanding of biochemical mechanisms involved in NOS3 regulation and how genetic variations in NOS3 may translate into relevant clinical and pharmacogenetic implications.

  2. EFICIÊNCIA NOS MERCADOS FUTUROS AGROPECUÁRIOS BRASILEIROS

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    MARCOS AURELIO RODRIGUES

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumoObjetivou-se testar a hipótese de passeio aleatório a contratos futuros agropecuários negociados na BM&FBOVESPA. Refutá-la, significa possível previsibilidade e, por conseguinte, osmercados não seriamfracamente eficientes. Correlações seriais e testes de razão de variância foram utilizados para verificá-las. Os resultados deram suporte à hipótese de passeio aleatório nos mercados futuros de café e da soja, eficientes na forma fraca, e evidências contrárias foram encontradas nos mercados do boi gordo, milho e etanol.

  3. Participação nos Lucros ou Resultados

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    Luiz Felipe Ferreira

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available A participação nos lucros ou resultados é uma forma de remuneração variável, pela qual não há incidência de encargos sociais, além de incentivar o aumento da produtividade, podendo assim ser utilizada pelas empresas como estratégia, para enfrentarem os desafios dinâmicos e competitivos em que atuam. Esta pesquisa caracteriza-se como sendo exploratória, com abordagem qualitativa e tem como objetivo conceituar e explanar as formas pela quais são praticadas a participação nos lucros ou resultados em empresas do setor alimentício em Santa Catarina, que foram escolhidas por meio do critério de acessibilidade e disponibilidade. Dos dados coletados, pode-se verificar que as empresas: COC Alimentos, Moinho Catarinense e Pepsico do Brasil utilizam a participação nos resultados e a Perdigão utiliza a participação mista. A Moinho Catarinense distribui para todos os empregados um salário nominal, como a CDC Alimentos, exceto para os gerentes. A Perdigão beneficia todos os empregados, sendo que 60% da distribuição é pelo lucro líquido e 40% por indicadores de desempenho. A Pepsico do Brasil distribui aos empregados operacionais 50% de um salário nominal e para os empregados da administração central um salário nominal, atrelado ao cumprimento de metas, especificadas no programa de participação nos lucros ou resultados.

  4. Ecocrítica e erotismo nos poemas de Magma

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    Santana, Patricia Maria dos Santos; UFRJ

    2013-01-01

    Olga Savary nos mostra, através da poesia registrada no livro Magma, que a força erótica e a interdependência do homem com a Natureza são fatores que regem seu trabalho criativo no que tange a valorização da mulher como um ser que tem domínio de seu próprio corpo e que sabe muito bem o que realmente quer. 

  5. Pragmatismo e os pragmáticos nos estudos organizacionais

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    Francis Kanashiro Meneghetti

    Full Text Available O objetivo central deste ensaio teórico é avaliar as contribuições do pragmatismo nos Estudos Organizacionais e, os específicos, avaliar se as contribuições teóricas de Charles Peirce e John Dewey possibilitam afirmar o pragmatismo como senso comum, ciência ou teoria do conhecimento; analisar as contribuições - possibilidadese limites - do pragmatismo como conhecimento científico; compreender os percursos do pragmatismo nos Estudos Organizacionais. Chaga-se a conclusão de que ser pragmático é diferente de conceber estudos articulados no campo epistemológico do pragmatismo. O sujeito pragmático vê na sua utilidade e na necessidade deação, o ponto de tensão que coloca em dúvida a veracidade dos pressupostos do pragmatismo como ciência. O que ocorre nos Estudos Organizacionais éa conversão do pragmatismo como conhecimento científico emsubordinação irracional à utilidade e à ação prática, sobretudo, no campo da economia, da política, da ciência, da cultura, da educação, e assim por diante.

  6. Neoplasmas em suínos: 37 casos

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    Juliana S. Brum

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neoplasmas em suínos são raros. Esse trabalho descreve os neoplasmas encontrados em suínos na rotina diagnóstica de um laboratório de patologia veterinária localizado na Região Central do Rio Grande do Sul. Durante um período de 49 anos, 2.266 casos de várias afecções em suínos foram encontrados, dos quais 37 (1,6% eram neoplasmas. Em ordem decrescente de frequência, os seguintes neoplasmas foram encontrados: Linfoma (11/37, nefroblastoma (11/37, melanoma (8/37 e papiloma (2/37. Adicionalmente, um caso de cada um dos seguintes tumores foi observado: Adenoma hepatocelular, carcinoma hepatocelular, colangiocarcinoma, histiocitoma fibroso maligno e sarcoma granulocítico. O aspecto macroscópico e histológico desses tumores é descrito e a sua epidemiologia é comparada com os dados disponíveis na literatura para neoplasia suína.

  7. Exercise does not activate the β3 adrenergic receptor-eNOS pathway, but reduces inducible NOS expression to protect the heart of obese diabetic mice.

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    Kleindienst, Adrien; Battault, Sylvain; Belaidi, Elise; Tanguy, Stephane; Rosselin, Marie; Boulghobra, Doria; Meyer, Gregory; Gayrard, Sandrine; Walther, Guillaume; Geny, Bernard; Durand, Gregory; Cazorla, Olivier; Reboul, Cyril

    2016-07-01

    Obesity and diabetes are associated with higher cardiac vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion (IR). The cardioprotective effect of regular exercise has been attributed to β3-adrenergic receptor (β3AR) stimulation and increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation. Here, we evaluated the role of the β3AR-eNOS pathway and NOS isoforms in exercise-induced cardioprotection of C57Bl6 mice fed with high fat and sucrose diet (HFS) for 12 weeks and subjected or not to exercise training during the last 4 weeks (HFS-Ex). HFS animals were more sensitive to in vivo and ex vivo IR injuries than control (normal diet) and HFS-Ex mice. Cardioprotection in HFS-Ex mice was not associated with increased myocardial eNOS activation and NO metabolites storage, possibly due to the β3AR-eNOS pathway functional loss in their heart. Indeed, a selective β3AR agonist (BRL37344) increased eNOS activation and had a protective effect against IR in control, but not in HFS hearts. Moreover, iNOS expression, nitro-oxidative stress (protein s-nitrosylation and nitrotyrosination) and ROS production during early reperfusion were increased in HFS, but not in control mice. Exercise normalized iNOS level and reduced protein s-nitrosylation, nitrotyrosination and ROS production in HFS-Ex hearts during early reperfusion. The iNOS inhibitor 1400 W reduced in vivo infarct size in HFS mice to control levels, supporting the potential role of iNOS normalization in the cardioprotective effects of exercise training in HFS-Ex mice. Although the β3AR-eNOS pathway is defective in the heart of HFS mice, regular exercise can protect their heart against IR by reducing iNOS expression and nitro-oxidative stress.

  8. Galatheoid squat lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura from Korean waters

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    Jung Nyun Kim

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ten species of Galatheoidea (squat lobsters, belonging to two families, were collected in the Korean exclusive economic zone: Galathea balssi Miyake and Baba, 1964, Galathea orientalis Stimpson, 1858, Galathea pubescens Stimpson, 1858, and Galathea rubromaculata Miyake and Baba, 1967 belonging to Galatheidae; Bathymunida brevirostris Yokoya, 1933, Cervimunida princeps Benedict, 1902, Munida caesura Macpherson and Baba, 1993, Munida japonica Stimpson, 1858, Munida pherusa Macpherson and Baba, 1993, and Paramunida scabra (Henderson, 1885 belonging to Munididae. The present study comprises the morphological description of these ten species, including drawings and color photographs, a brief review of their regional records, and a key for their identification. Although all species are common in Japanese waters, G. balssi, G. rubromaculata, B. brevirostris, C. princeps, M. caesura, and M. pherusa are new to Korean marine fauna.

  9. Hermit Crabs (Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridea) from the Seychelles

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    McLaughlin, P.A.; Hogarth, P.J.

    1998-01-01

    A report on the hermit crabs collected during the Netherlands Seychelles Expedition, 1992-1993, supplemented by materials collected for Enterprise Oil and examined by one of the authors. Twentyseven species, representing three families, are recognized, including one new genus and four new species.

  10. Fluorinated indazoles as novel selective inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase (NOS): synthesis and biological evaluation.

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    Claramunt, Rosa M; López, Concepción; Pérez-Medina, Carlos; Pérez-Torralba, Marta; Elguero, José; Escames, Germaine; Acuña-Castroviejo, Darío

    2009-09-01

    In order to find new compounds with neuroprotective activity and NOS-I/NOS-II selectivity, we have designed, synthesized, and characterized 14 new NOS inhibitors with an indazole structure. The first group corresponds to 4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindazoles (4-8), the second to the N-methyl derivatives (9-12) of 7-nitro-1H-indazole (1) and 3-bromo-7-nitro-1H-indazole (2), and the latter to 4,5,6,7-tetrafluoroindazoles (13-17). Compound 13 (4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-3-methyl-1H-indazole) inhibited NOS-I by 63% and NOS-II by 83%. Interestingly, compound 16 (4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-3-perfluorophenyl-1H-indazole) inhibited NOS-II activity by 80%, but it did not affect to NOS-I activity. Structural comparison between these new indazoles further supports the importance of the aromatic indazole skeleton for NOS inhibition and indicate that bulky groups or N-methylation of 1 and 2 diminish their effect on NOS activity. The fluorination of the aromatic ring increased the inhibitory potency and NOS-II selectivity, suggesting that this is a promising strategy for NOS selective inhibitors.

  11. Suppression of eNOS-derived superoxide by caveolin-1: a biopterin-dependent mechanism.

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    Karuppiah, Kanchana; Druhan, Lawrence J; Chen, Chun-an; Smith, Travis; Zweier, Jay L; Sessa, William C; Cardounel, Arturo J

    2011-09-01

    In the vasculature, nitric oxide (NO) is generated by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) in a calcium/calmodulin-dependent reaction. In the absence of the requisite eNOS cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)), NADPH oxidation is uncoupled from NO generation, leading to the production of superoxide. Although this phenomenon is apparent with purified enzyme, cellular studies suggest that formation of the BH(4) oxidation product, dihydrobiopterin, is the molecular trigger for eNOS uncoupling rather than BH(4) depletion alone. In the current study, we investigated the effects of both BH(4) depletion and oxidation on eNOS-derived superoxide production in endothelial cells in an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanisms regulating eNOS oxidase activity. Results demonstrated that pharmacological depletion of endothelial BH(4) does not result in eNOS oxidase activity, whereas BH(4) oxidation gave rise to significant eNOS-oxidase activity. These findings suggest that the endothelium possesses regulatory mechanisms, which prevent eNOS oxidase activity from pterin-free eNOS. Using a combination of gene silencing and pharmacological approaches, we demonstrate that eNOS-caveolin-1 association is increased under conditions of reduced pterin bioavailability and that this sequestration serves to suppress eNOS uncoupling. Using small interfering RNA approaches, we demonstrate that caveolin-1 gene silencing increases eNOS oxidase activity to 85% of that observed under conditions of BH(4) oxidation. Moreover, when caveolin-1 silencing was combined with a pharmacological inhibitor of AKT, BH(4) depletion increased eNOS-derived superoxide to 165% of that observed with BH(4) oxidation. This study identifies a critical role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of eNOS uncoupling and provides new insight into the mechanisms through which disease-associated changes in caveolin-1 expression may contribute to endothelial dysfunction.

  12. Colonialismo e nacionalismo nos escritos de Marx sobre a Irlanda

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    Esta pesquisa tem como objeto a reflexão de Marx sobre o tema do colonialismo conduzido por países capitalistas ou, mais concretamente, pelo país capitalista que dominava o maior império colonial à época, a Inglaterra. De modo ainda mais específico, a pesquisa concentra-se nos escritos de Marx sobre a Irlanda. Esses escritos são examinados contra o pano de fundo de um conjunto mais amplo de escritos de Marx em torno do impacto do colonialismo britânico, expondo as contínuas reavaliações e rev...

  13. Pronounced hypothermic synergy between systemic baclofen and NOS inhibitor.

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    Rawls, Scott M; Baron, David A; Gomez, Teresa; Jacobs, Kyle; Tallarida, Ronald J

    2004-10-19

    Baclofen was administered to rats systemically (intraperitoneal, i.p.) by itself or with L-NAME. Baclofen (1-7.5 mg/kg, i.p.) evoked dose-dependent hypothermia. L-NAME (50 mg/kg, i.p.) was ineffective. For combined administration, L-NAME increased the relative potency of baclofen (F=10.77, p<0.05), indicating multiplicative interaction and synergism. The present data reveal a surprising and significant interaction between nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and baclofen-induced hypothermia.

  14. Medo de que? : uma historia do horror nos filmes brasileiros

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    Laura Loguercio Canepa

    2008-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho, examinam-se as manifestações do gênero horror nos longas-metragens sonoros brasileiros realizados entre 1937 e 2007, elaborando-se um panorama histórico desses filmes, desde os primeiros registros cinematográficos deste gênero de ficção no cinema nacional até os mais recentes, e propondo-se um modelo descritivo para as configurações do horror ficcional no cinema brasileiro. Para isso, partiu-se dos estudos de gêneros cinematográficos, de história do cinema mundial e de...

  15. Using a Professional Development Program for Enhancing Chilean Biology Teachers' Understanding of Nature of Science (NOS) and Their Perceptions about Using History of Science to Teach NOS

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    Pavez, José M.; Vergara, Claudia A.; Santibañez, David; Cofré, Hernán

    2016-01-01

    A number of authors have recognized the importance of understanding the nature of science (NOS) for scientific literacy. Different instructional strategies such as decontextualized, hands-on inquiry, and history of science (HOS) activities have been proposed for teaching NOS. This article seeks to understand the contribution of HOS in enhancing…

  16. Influence of intravascular low level He-Ne laser irradiation on iNOS, total-NOS, and ET-1 in acute spinal cord-injured rabbits

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    Yin, Zhenchun; Dong, Yinghai; Zhu, Jing

    2005-07-01

    Objective To research the influence of intravascular low level Laser irradiation (ILLLI) on total NOS, iNOS, and ET-1 in spinal cord following acute spinal cord injury (ASCI), and discuss the protective effects of ILLLI on neurons .Methods 72 rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: treatment group, injury group and control group. In treatment group and injury group, after laminectomy at the level of T-13, ASCI was performed by using Allen"s method with slight modification (6g×10cm) on rabbits. After injury, rabbits were treated immediately with He-Ne laser (power 5 mW, 1 hour per day for 10 days). At the day of 10th after treatment, total-NOS, iNOS, and ET-1 in spinal cord tissues were measured. Results The expression level of total-NOS, iNOS, and ET-1 in spinal cord in injury group were significantly higher than those in control group (Pspinal cord. It indicates that ILLLI can relieve the overexpression of total-NOS, iNOS, and ET-1 ,and thus can perform protective effects on neurons in the course of secondary spinal cord injury (SSCI) following ASCI

  17. Adaptive Runge-Kutta integration for stiff systems: Comparing Nosé and Nosé-Hoover dynamics for the harmonic oscillator

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    Graham Hoover, William; Clinton Sprott, Julien; Griswold Hoover, Carol

    2016-10-01

    We describe the application of adaptive (variable time step) integrators to stiff differential equations encountered in many applications. Linear harmonic oscillators subject to nonlinear thermal constraints can exhibit either stiff or smooth dynamics. Two closely related examples, Nosé's dynamics and Nosé-Hoover dynamics, are both based on Hamiltonian mechanics and generate microstates consistent with Gibbs' canonical ensemble. Nosé's dynamics is stiff and can present severe numerical difficulties. Nosé-Hoover dynamics, although it follows exactly the same trajectory, is smooth and relatively trouble-free. We emphasize the power of adaptive integrators to resolve stiff problems such as the Nosé dynamics for the harmonic oscillator. The solutions also illustrate the power of computer graphics to enrich numerical solutions.

  18. A sociologia funcionalista nos estudos organizacionais: foco em Durkheim

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    Augusto Cabral

    Full Text Available O tema que estrutura este ensaio é o da sociologia funcionalista, particularmente em termos de sua influência nos estudos organizacionais. O seu foco de análise é duplo. Em um primeiro momento, as obras de Durkheim. Em um segundo momento, o impacto e a supremacia dos enfoques funcionalistas nos estudos organizacionais. Embora seus segmentos estejam inter-relacionados, ele é composto de quatro partes. Na primeira, é feita uma análise histórica da emergência e sistematização das ciências sociais, de modo a traçar sua evolução até o surgimento dos trabalhos de Durkheim. Na segunda, tomando como referencial a obra de Burrell e Morgan (1979, é estudado o paradigma funcionalista em termos de sua origem e expoentes, com destaque para Comte e Spencer, visando chegar a uma compreensão inicial do pensamento de Durkheim e de sua sociologia. Na terceira, a vida e as principais obras de Durkheim são sumariadas e discutidas. Por fim, o status atual dos estudos organizacionais -vistos como um conjunto impreciso, elástico e eclético de teorias e pesquisas sociais voltados para os problemas das organizações -é analisado em termos de seus pressupostos epistemológicos e ontológicos subjacentes, como meio de explicitar a supremacia dos enfoques positivistas-funcionalistas.

  19. Coupled Nosé-Hoover lattice: A set of the Nosé-Hoover equations with different temperatures

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    Fukuda, Ikuo

    2016-07-01

    A simple scheme was presented to couple any number of the Nosé-Hoover equations with different heat-bath temperatures. In general, several practical procedures can be considered to realize such a coupling, where the system is under nonequilibrium. However, the current scheme provides an equilibrium distribution, namely, a smooth invariant measure for the present system. This is attained by a very simple idea, that is, a force scaling. The current scheme realizes coupled differential equations, analogous to coupled maps. Its theoretical possibilities, mathematical framework, and practical utilities are discussed. Numerical validations applying the method to a simple two-oscillator system are provided.

  20. Zinc regulates iNOS-derived nitric oxide formation in endothelial cells

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    Miriam M. Cortese-Krott

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aberrant production of nitric oxide (NO by inducible NO synthase (iNOS has been implicated in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease. Mechanisms responsible for the fine-tuning of iNOS activity in inflammation are still not fully understood. Zinc is an important structural element of NOS enzymes and is known to inhibit its catalytical activity. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of zinc on iNOS activity and expression in endothelial cells. We found that zinc down-regulated the expression of iNOS (mRNA+protein and decreased cytokine-mediated activation of the iNOS promoter. Zinc-mediated regulation of iNOS expression was due to inhibition of NF-κB transactivation activity, as determined by a decrease in both NF-κB-driven luciferase reporter activity and expression of NF-κB target genes, including cyclooxygenase 2 and IL-1β. However, zinc did not affect NF-κB translocation into the nucleus, as assessed by Western blot analysis of nuclear and cytoplasmic fractions. Taken together our results demonstrate that zinc limits iNOS-derived high output NO production in endothelial cells by inhibiting NF-κB-dependent iNOS expression, pointing to a role of zinc as a regulator of iNOS activity in inflammation.

  1. Zinc regulates iNOS-derived nitric oxide formation in endothelial cells.

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    Cortese-Krott, Miriam M; Kulakov, Larissa; Opländer, Christian; Kolb-Bachofen, Victoria; Kröncke, Klaus-D; Suschek, Christoph V

    2014-01-01

    Aberrant production of nitric oxide (NO) by inducible NO synthase (iNOS) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease. Mechanisms responsible for the fine-tuning of iNOS activity in inflammation are still not fully understood. Zinc is an important structural element of NOS enzymes and is known to inhibit its catalytical activity. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of zinc on iNOS activity and expression in endothelial cells. We found that zinc down-regulated the expression of iNOS (mRNA+protein) and decreased cytokine-mediated activation of the iNOS promoter. Zinc-mediated regulation of iNOS expression was due to inhibition of NF-κB transactivation activity, as determined by a decrease in both NF-κB-driven luciferase reporter activity and expression of NF-κB target genes, including cyclooxygenase 2 and IL-1β. However, zinc did not affect NF-κB translocation into the nucleus, as assessed by Western blot analysis of nuclear and cytoplasmic fractions. Taken together our results demonstrate that zinc limits iNOS-derived high output NO production in endothelial cells by inhibiting NF-κB-dependent iNOS expression, pointing to a role of zinc as a regulator of iNOS activity in inflammation.

  2. Expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia of the developing quail retina.

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    Sierra, Ana; Navascués, Julio; Cuadros, Miguel A; Calvente, Ruth; Martín-Oliva, David; Ferrer-Martín, Rosa M; Martín-Estebané, María; Carrasco, María-Carmen; Marín-Teva, José L

    2014-01-01

    Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which produce large amounts of nitric oxide (NO), is induced in macrophages and microglia in response to inflammatory mediators such as LPS and cytokines. Although iNOS is mainly expressed by microglia that become activated in different pathological and experimental situations, it was recently reported that undifferentiated amoeboid microglia can also express iNOS during normal development. The aim of this study was to investigate the pattern of iNOS expression in microglial cells during normal development and after their activation with LPS by using the quail retina as model. iNOS expression was analyzed by iNOS immunolabeling, western-blot, and RT-PCR. NO production was determined by using DAR-4M AM, a reliable fluorescent indicator of subcellular NO production by iNOS. Embryonic, postnatal, and adult in situ quail retinas were used to analyze the pattern of iNOS expression in microglial cells during normal development. iNOS expression and NO production in LPS-treated microglial cells were investigated by an in vitro approach based on organotypic cultures of E8 retinas, in which microglial cell behavior is similar to that of the in situ retina, as previously demonstrated in our laboratory. We show here that amoeboid microglia in the quail retina express iNOS during normal development. This expression is stronger in microglial cells migrating tangentially in the vitreal part of the retina and is downregulated, albeit maintained, when microglia differentiate and become ramified. LPS treatment of retina explants also induces changes in the morphology of amoeboid microglia compatible with their activation, increasing their lysosomal compartment and upregulating iNOS expression with a concomitant production of NO. Taken together, our findings demonstrate that immature microglial cells express iNOS during normal development, suggesting a certain degree of activation. Furthermore, LPS treatment induces overactivation of amoeboid

  3. Exercise-induced cardioprotection: a role for eNOS uncoupling and NO metabolites.

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    Farah, C; Kleindienst, A; Bolea, G; Meyer, G; Gayrard, S; Geny, B; Obert, P; Cazorla, O; Tanguy, S; Reboul, Cyril

    2013-11-01

    Exercise is an efficient strategy for myocardial protection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Although endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is phosphorylated and activated during exercise, its role in exercise-induced cardioprotection remains unknown. This study investigated whether modulation of eNOS activation during IR could participate in the exercise-induced cardioprotection against IR injury. Hearts isolated from sedentary or exercised rats (5 weeks training) were perfused with a Langendorff apparatus and IR performed in the presence or absence of NOS inhibitors [N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, L-NAME or N5-(1-iminoethyl)-L-ornithine, L-NIO] or tetrahydrobiopterin (BH₄). Exercise training protected hearts against IR injury and this effect was abolished by L-NAME or by L-NIO treatment, indicating that exercise-induced cardioprotection is eNOS dependent. However, a strong reduction of eNOS phosphorylation at Ser1177 (eNOS-PSer1177) and of eNOS coupling during early reperfusion was observed in hearts from exercised rats (which showed higher eNOS-PSer1177 and eNOS dimerization at baseline) in comparison to sedentary rats. Despite eNOS uncoupling, exercised hearts had more S-nitrosylated proteins after early reperfusion and also less nitro-oxidative stress, indexed by lower malondialdehyde content and protein nitrotyrosination compared to sedentary hearts. Moreover, in exercised hearts, stabilization of eNOS dimers by BH4 treatment increased nitro-oxidative stress and then abolished the exercise-induced cardioprotection, indicating that eNOS uncoupling during IR is required for exercise-induced myocardial cardioprotection. Based on these results, we hypothesize that in the hearts of exercised animals, eNOS uncoupling associated with the improved myocardial antioxidant capacity prevents excessive NO synthesis and limits the reaction between NO and O₂·- to form peroxynitrite (ONOO⁻), which is cytotoxic.

  4. Methylene Blue Attenuates iNOS Induction Through Suppression of Transcriptional Factor Binding Amid iNOS mRNA Transcription.

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    Huang, Chao; Tong, Lijuan; Lu, Xu; Wang, Jia; Yao, Wenjuan; Jiang, Bo; Zhang, Wei

    2015-08-01

    Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) critically contributes to the development of endotoxin-mediated inflammation. It can be induced by cytokines or endotoxins via distinct signaling pathways. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) triggers iNOS expression through activation of the inhibitor of κB-α (IκB-α)-nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) cascade, whereas interferon-γ (IFN-γ) acts primarily through Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1). Methylene blue (MB), an agent used clinically to treat numerous ailments, has been shown to reduce NO accumulation through suppression of iNOS activity. But it remains unclear whether MB affects iNOS induction. This knowledge gap is addressed in the present study using cultured cells and endotoxemic mice. With mouse macrophages, MB treatment prevented the LPS- and/or IFN-γ-stimulated iNOS protein expression. Real-time PCR experiments showed that iNOS mRNA transcription was robustly blocked by MB treatment. The inhibitory effect of MB on iNOS expression was confirmed in vivo in endotoxemic mice. Further analysis showed that MB had no significant effect on IκB-α degradation and NF-κB or STAT1 phosphorylation in LPS/IFN-γ-stimulated cells. The nuclear transport of active NF-κB or STAT1 was also not affected by MB treatment. But MB treatment markedly reduced the binding of NF-κB and STAT1 to their DNA elements. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays confirmed that MB reduced NF-κB and STAT1 bindings to iNOS promoter inside the cell. These studies show that MB attenuates transcriptional factor binding amid iNOS mRNA transcription, providing further insight into the molecular mechanism of MB in disease therapy.

  5. "Meninas": vidas em devir nos circuitos de vulnerabilidade social

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    Denise Cordeiro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo pretendemos discutir, a partir do filme Meninas, de Sandra Werneck, as trajetórias de vida e de trabalho de jovens pobres no Rio de Janeiro, nos circuitos de vulnerabilidade social. As aproximações do olhar cinematográfico vão expressar um "tempo comum", presente no referido documentário, que se materializa em nossas pesquisas: gravidez precoce, violência, desemprego, baixa escolaridade, pouca qualificação e inserção no tráfico de drogas, por exemplo. Nesses circuitos de vulnerabilidade, perguntamos como é possível ampliar a potência de vida dos jovens, que não perdem a possibilidade de escrever sua própria história. É nessa direção que caminha o presente estudo.

  6. Tecnologia dos sonhos em Artemidoro, Freud, Jung e nos Warlpiri

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    Abrahão de Oliveira Santos

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    Full Text Available Apresentaremos distintas tecnologias dos sonhos: em Artemidoro, Freud, Jung e nos Warlpiri. Artemidoro revela a mensagem onírica imprescindível à condução do cidadão, com os elementos das instituições, da cidade, do cosmo. Com Freud, no moderno mundo europeu, o sonho recebe o sentido da interioridade. Outra leitura é de Carl Jung. O uso dos sonhos tem seu sentido histórico, se relacionando com as práticas de governo, os modos de condução da vida e da cidade. Para além das tradições eurodescendentes e mentalistas vigentes, apresentaremos a tecnologia coletiva dos sonhos dos Warlpiri e uma nova possibilidade de lidarmos com a experiência onírica.

  7. O FANTÁSTICO NOS ROMANCES DE JOSÉ SARAMAGO

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    Pál Ferenc

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos romances de José Saramago abundam os elementos fantásticos desde o olhar mágico de Blimunda que vê o interior das pessoas até a morte suspendida temporalmente num país. O presente estudo analisa os assomos do fantástico nestes romances, aproveitando a teoria de Tzvetan Todorov e as afirmações de vários estudiosos brasileiros e portugueses,chegando a conclusão que com exepção do último romance, Intermitências da Morte, as obras do romancista português são alegorias onde os motivos ou momentos aparentemente fantásticos são na realidade maravilhosos ou estranhos e têm uma função de por em movimento da acção do romance.

  8. Lévi-Strauss nos 90 voltas ao passado

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    Lévi-Strauss Claude

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    Full Text Available Este artigo responde às críticas formuladas por Christian Delacampagne e Bernard Traimond em "A Polêmica Sartre/Lévi-Strauss Revisitada. Nas Raízes das Ciências Sociais de Hoje", publicado em Les Temps Modernes 596 (novembro-dezembro de 1997. Para fazê-lo, recorda inicialmente o caráter relativo da oposição entre "sociedades frias" e "sociedades quentes". Em seguida, refuta a tese de que Maurice Merleau-Ponty, sob a capa de um elogio, teria dirigido críticas veladas ao autor. Finalmente, reconhecendo o afastamento da antropologia de hoje em face das posições do autor, admite, sem se pronunciar sobre o valor desse movimento, que temas de ar sartriano ressurgem nos antropólogos contemporâneos.

  9. Inhibition of Rho protein stimulates iNOS expression in rat vascular smooth muscle cells.

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    Muniyappa, R; Xu, R; Ram, J L; Sowers, J R

    2000-06-01

    Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is upregulated in arterial injury and plays a role in regulating VSMC proliferation and restenosis. Inflammatory cytokines [e.g., interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta)] released during vascular injury induce iNOS. Small GTP-binding proteins of the Ras superfamily play a major role in IL-1beta-dependent signaling pathways. In this study, we examined the role of Rho GTPases in regulating iNOS expression in VSMCs. Treatment of VSMCs with mevastatin, which inhibits isoprenylation of Rho and other small GTP-binding proteins, produced significantly higher amounts of IL-1beta-evoked NO and iNOS protein compared with control. Similarly, bacterial toxins [Toxin B from Clostridium difficile and C3 ADP-ribosyl transferase (C3) toxin from Clostridium botulinium] that specifically inactivate Rho proteins increased NOS products (NO and citrulline) and iNOS expression. Toxin B increased the activity of iNOS promoter-reporter construct in VSMCs. Both toxins enhanced IL-1beta-stimulated iNOS expression and NO production. These data demonstrate for the first time that inhibition of Rho induces iNOS and suggest a role for Rho protein in IL-1beta-stimulated NO production in VSMCs.

  10. [Genetics of the neuronal NO synthase (NOS1) in the etiology of bronchial asthma].

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    Grasemann, H

    2001-08-01

    The free radical nitric oxide (NO) is endogenously produced by enzymes known as NO synthases. NO in the airways is involved in a number of pathophysiological processes, such as airway inflammation, allergic reactions, and asthma. Asthma is a multifactorial disease that is caused by environmental and genetic factors. Genome wide screening approaches in families revealed evidence for linkage between chromosomal region 12q and allergic diseases, increased serum IgE levels as well as the development of asthma. The gene encoding for neuronal NOS (NOS1) is an attractive candidate gene for asthma, not only because it is localized in chromosomal region 12q24. Experimental studies in animals and humans suggest that NOS1 plays an important role in asthma. For instance, in a murine model of allergic asthma, NOS1 has been shown to be important for the development of bronchial hyperresponsiveness, since mice deficient for the nos1 gene were less responsive to airway challenge than both wild-type mice and mice deficient for the nos2 gene. Case-control studies in humans revealed allelic associations between polymorphic markers in the NOS1 gene and the diagnosis of asthma. Furthermore, increased concentrations of NO in the airways of asthmatics are closely related to the size of an intronic (AAT)(n)-repeat polymorphism in the NOS1 gene. The purpose of this review is to summarize studies that provide evidence for an involvement of NOS1 in the genetics of asthma.

  11. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), a cofactor for nNOS, restores gastric emptying and nNOS expression in female diabetic rats

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    Gastroparesis is a debilitating disease predominantly affecting young women. Recently, dysregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in myenteric plexus neurons has been implicated for delayed solid gastric emptying/gastroparesis in diabetic patients. In this study, we have explored the role of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), a major cofactor for nNOS activity and NO synthesis in diabetic gastroparesis. Diabetes was induced with single injection of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg body wt, ip) in...

  12. Role of SIRT1 and FOXO factors in eNOS transcriptional activation by resveratrol.

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    Xia, Ning; Strand, Susanne; Schlufter, Frank; Siuda, Daniel; Reifenberg, Gisela; Kleinert, Hartmut; Förstermann, Ulrich; Li, Huige

    2013-08-01

    Many of the cardiovascular protective effects of resveratrol are attributable to an enhanced production of nitric oxide (NO) by the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). Resveratrol has been shown to enhance eNOS gene expression as well as eNOS enzymatic activity. The aim of the present study was to analyze the molecular mechanisms of eNOS transcriptional activation by resveratrol. Treatment of human EA.hy 926 endothelial cells with resveratrol led to a concentration-dependent upregulation of eNOS expression. In luciferase reporter gene assay, resveratrol enhanced the activity of human eNOS promoter fragments (3500, 1600, 633 and 263bp in length, respectively), indicating that the proximal promoter region is required for resveratrol-induced eNOS transcriptional activation. Knockdown of the NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) by siRNA prevented the upregulation of eNOS mRNA and protein by resveratrol. Forkhead box O (FOXO) transcription factors are established downstream targets of SIRT1. siRNA-mediated knockdown of FOXO1 and FOXO3a abolished the effect of resveratrol on eNOS expression, indicating the involvement of these factors. Resveratrol treatment enhanced the expression of FOXO1 and FOXO3a in EA.hy 926 cells. Reporter gene assay using promoter containing forkhead response elements showed increased FOXO factor activity by resveratrol. In electrophoretic mobility shift assay, the enhanced binding of nuclear proteins to the eNOS promoter regions by resveratrol could be blocked by antibodies against FOXO1 and FOXO3a. In conclusion, resveratrol enhances the expression and activity of FOXO transcription factors. The SIRT1/FOXO factor axis is involved in resveratrol-induced eNOS transcriptional activation.

  13. Depletion of arginine by recombinant arginine deiminase induces nNOS-activated neurotoxicity in neuroblastoma cells.

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    Lin, Shan-Erh; Wu, Fe-Lin Lin; Wei, Ming-Feng; Shen, Li-Jiuan

    2014-01-01

    The abnormal regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Recombinant arginine deiminase (rADI) is a selective NO modulator of iNOS and eNOS in endothelial cells, and it also exhibits neuroprotective activity in an iNOS-induced neuron-microglia coculture system. However, the effect of rADI on nNOS remains unknown. Addressing this issue is important for evaluating the potential application of rADI in neurodegenerative diseases. SH-SY5Y cells were treated with N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) to activate nNOS. NMDA increased NO production by 39.7 ± 3.9% via nNOS under arginine-containing conditions, but there was no significant increase in both arginine-free and rADI pretreated arginine-containing (citrulline) buffer. Subsequently, neither NMDA nor rADI alone caused cytotoxicity, whereas cotreatment with NMDA and rADI resulted in dissipation of the cell mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased cell viability. The mechanism of rADI cytotoxicity in the presence of NMDA is caused by the inhibition of NO production via nNOS mediated by the NMDA receptor, which was abolished when extracellular arginine was absent, even in the presence of citrulline. rADI not only reduced NO production but also caused cellular toxicity in nNOS-activated SH-SY5Y cells, suggesting a dual role for rADI in NOS-mediated neurotoxicity.

  14. Depletion of Arginine by Recombinant Arginine Deiminase Induces nNOS-Activated Neurotoxicity in Neuroblastoma Cells

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    Shan-Erh Lin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The abnormal regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS is associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Recombinant arginine deiminase (rADI is a selective NO modulator of iNOS and eNOS in endothelial cells, and it also exhibits neuroprotective activity in an iNOS-induced neuron-microglia coculture system. However, the effect of rADI on nNOS remains unknown. Addressing this issue is important for evaluating the potential application of rADI in neurodegenerative diseases. SH-SY5Y cells were treated with N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA to activate nNOS. NMDA increased NO production by 39.7 ± 3.9% via nNOS under arginine-containing conditions, but there was no significant increase in both arginine-free and rADI pretreated arginine-containing (citrulline buffer. Subsequently, neither NMDA nor rADI alone caused cytotoxicity, whereas cotreatment with NMDA and rADI resulted in dissipation of the cell mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased cell viability. The mechanism of rADI cytotoxicity in the presence of NMDA is caused by the inhibition of NO production via nNOS mediated by the NMDA receptor, which was abolished when extracellular arginine was absent, even in the presence of citrulline. rADI not only reduced NO production but also caused cellular toxicity in nNOS-activated SH-SY5Y cells, suggesting a dual role for rADI in NOS-mediated neurotoxicity.

  15. Nitric Oxide and eNOS Gene in Essential Hypertension

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    Kamna Srivastava

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Currently hypertension grips around 25% of the entire world population. More than 90% of the hypertensive patients suffer from essential hypertension. In Asian Indians hypertension is the predominant risk factor for Coronary Artery Disease among others. Nitric Oxide (NO is synonymous with endothelial derived relaxation factor. Acting via cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate it causes smooth muscle relaxation, prevents platelet aggregation and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. iNOS (inducible Nitric oxide synthase, nNOS(neuronal nitric oxide synthase and eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase are the three enzymes producing the gas nitric oxide in the human body. eNOS is the main source of NO under physiological conditions. It is known to have a number of polymorphisms. The most well known ones being the G to T polymorphism in exon 7, the T to C polymorphism in the promoter region and the a/b polymorphism in the intron 4. While the G to T polymorphism has been associated with hypertension in many races including the north Indian population, the association of other polymorphisms has been more of a controversy. Not much study has been done on the Asians especially those in India regarding these polymorphisms. Aims: To elucidate the association between the intron4a/b polymorphism in the eNOS gene and nitric oxide levels and essential hypertension. Objectives: 1. To determine the genotype frequencies of the above mentioned polymorphism in patients and controls2. To study the levels of NO in the plasma of the patients and controls3. To find out correlation if any between this polymorphism and plasma NO levels4. To find a correlation if any between this polymorphism and essential hypertension Materials and Methods: The study design was a case control study. 10 ml of venous blood was taken from 45 patients (selected from the department of Cardiology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, ages between 25 to 55 yrs and not on any

  16. Diesel Particulate Exposed Macrophages Alter Endothelial Cell Expression of eNOS, iNOS, MCP1, and Glutathione Synthesis Genes

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    Weldy, Chad S.; Wilkerson, Hui-Wen; Larson, Timothy V.; Stewart, James A.; Kavanagh, Terrance J.

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    There is considerable debate regarding inhaled diesel exhaust particulate (DEP) causing impairments in vascular reactivity. Although there is evidence that inhaled particles can translocate from the lung into the systemic circulation, it has been suggested that inflammatory factors produced in the lung following macrophage particle engulfment also pass into the circulation. To investigate these differing hypotheses, we used in vitro systems to model each exposure. By using a direct exposure system and a macrophage-endothelial cell co-culture model, we compared the effects of direct DEP exposure and exposure to inflammatory factors produced by DEP-treated macrophages, on endothelial cell mRNA levels for eNOS, iNOS, endothelin-1, and endothelin-converting-enzyme-1. As markers of oxidative stress, we measured the effects of DEP treatment on glutathione (GSH) synthesis genes and on total GSH. In addition, we analyzed the effect of DEP treatment on monocyte chemo-attractant protein-1. Direct DEP exposure increased endothelial GCLC and GCLM as well as total GSH in addition to increased eNOS, iNOS and Mcp1 mRNA. Alternatively, inflammatory factors released from DEP-exposed macrophages markedly up-regulated endothelial iNOS and Mcp1 while modestly down-regulating eNOS. These data support both direct exposure to DEP and the release of inflammatory cytokines as explanations for DEP-induced impairments in vascular reactivity. PMID:21920430

  17. Asiatic Acid Alleviates Hemodynamic and Metabolic Alterations via Restoring eNOS/iNOS Expression, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome Rats

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    Full Text Available Asiatic acid is a triterpenoid isolated from Centella asiatica. The present study aimed to investigate whether asiatic acid could lessen the metabolic, cardiovascular complications in rats with metabolic syndrome (MS induced by a high-carbohydrate, high-fat (HCHF diet. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with HCHF diet with 15% fructose in drinking water for 12 weeks to induce MS. MS rats were treated with asiatic acid (10 or 20 mg/kg/day or vehicle for a further three weeks. MS rats had an impairment of oral glucose tolerance, increases in fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, mean arterial blood pressure, heart rate, and hindlimb vascular resistance; these were related to the augmentation of vascular superoxide anion production, plasma malondialdehyde and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α levels (p < 0.05. Plasma nitrate and nitrite (NOx were markedly high with upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression, but dowregulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS expression (p < 0.05. Asiatic acid significantly improved insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, hemodynamic parameters, oxidative stress markers, plasma TNF-α, NOx, and recovered abnormality of eNOS/iNOS expressions in MS rats (p < 0.05. In conclusion, asiatic acid improved metabolic, hemodynamic abnormalities in MS rats that could be associated with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects and recovering regulation of eNOS/iNOS expression.

  18. Suggesting a NOS Map for Nature of Science for Science Education Instruction

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    Oh, Jun-Young

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    The aims of this research are 1) to explore the inter-relationships within the individual elements or tenets of Nature of Science (NOS), based on the dimensions of scientific knowledge in science learning, and 2) to consider Kuhn's concept of how scientific revolution takes place. This study suggests that instruction according to our NOS Flowchart…

  19. Location and Quantification of iNOS in Testis of Dahl Hypertensive Rats

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    Jing LIU; Rui-li LI; Huan-Ying ZHAO; Xiu-Ling YIN

    2004-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of hypertension on inducible isoform of nitrogen oxide syntheses (iNOS) expression and reproductive function in testes of Dahl hypertensive rats Method The iNOS expression in Dahl rat testes was localized and assayed semi-quan titatively by immunohistochemistry.Results iNOS was expressed and localized predominantly in the cytoplasm of Sertoli and Leydig cells in both normal and hypertensive rats. However, in the early stage of hypertension, the expression of iNOS was stronger in testes than that of the normal rats (P<0. 05). With the development, the staining intensity of iNOS decreased gradually in the late stage. Moreover, the level of testosterone decreased with the increase of blood pressure. But in vitro, there was no difference in the expression of iNOS between cultured Sertoli cells from normal rats and hypertensive rats.Conclusion High-salt food induced hypertension in Dahl rats, which was characterized by the high expression of iNOS in rat Sertoli and Leydig cells; excessive NO produced by iNOS reduced the level of testosterone in testicle artery, and may thus affect the reproductive function of rats testis.

  20. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS II) is constitutive in human neutrophils.

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    Cedergren, Jan; Follin, Per; Forslund, Tony; Lindmark, Maria; Sundqvist, Tommy; Skogh, Thomas

    2003-10-01

    The objective was to study the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS II) in and NO production by human blood neutrophils and in in vivo exudated neutrophils. Cellular expression of NOS II was evaluated by flow cytometry in whole blood, in isolated blood neutrophils, and in neutrophils obtained by exudation in vivo into skin chambers. Neutrophil NOS II was also demonstrated by Western blotting. Uptake of 3H-labelled L-arginine was studied in vitro and NOS activity measured in a whole cell assay by the conversion of 3H-arginine to 3H-citrulline. In contrast to unseparated blood cells, NOS II was demonstrable both in isolated blood neutrophils and exudated cells. The failure to detect NOS II by flow cytometry in whole blood cells thus proved to be due to the quenching effect of hemoglobin. Western blotting revealed a 130 kD band corresponding to NOS II in isolated blood neutrophils, but detection was dependent on diisopropylfluorophosphate for proteinase inhibition. L-arginine was taken up by neutrophils, but enzymatic activity could not be demonstrated. We conclude that human neutrophils constitutively express NOS II, but that its demonstration by FITC-labelling is inhibited by hemoglobin-mediated quenching in whole blood samples.

  1. Recensão de "Nos 50 anos de Árvore - Folhas de Poesia"

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    Recensão - COLÓQUIO "NOS 50 ANOS DE ÁRVORE - FOLHAS DE POESIA", Porto, 2003 - Nos 50 anos de Árvore - folhas de poesia : actas do Colóquio realizado em 16 de Maio de 2003. Porto : Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 2005. 128 p.. ISBN 972-8830-33-5

  2. NOS3 polymorphisms, cigarette smoking, and cardiovascular disease risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study

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    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) activity and cigarette smoking significantly influence endothelial function. We sought to determine whether cigarette smoking modified the association between NOS3 polymorphisms and risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. All 1085 incident coronary heart di...

  3. Pitiose em ovinos nos estados de Pernambuco e Bahia

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    Manuel V. Carrera

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A pitiose é uma doença infecciosa causada pelo oomiceto aquático P. insidiosum que acomete animais e o homem, especialmente habitantes de áreas úmidas. A enfermidade apresenta como característica principal a formação de lesões com aspecto granulomatoso nos hospedeiros. Neste trabalho, relatou-se a ocorrência da pitiose em ovinos nos estados de Pernambuco (PE e Bahia (BA, Nordeste do Brasil, bem como foi avaliada a eficácia de um imunoterápico frente a esta enfermidade. Amostras de sangue de 53 ovinos foram coletadas, sendo 49 animais oriundos de propriedades localizadas em PE e quatro animais provenientes da BA. Sete ovinos demonstraram sinais clínicos de pitiose ovina. Um dos animais foi submetido à eutanásia e sua cabeça e linfonodo submandibular foram coletados e enviados para análises laboratoriais. Seis ovinos foram submetidos à imunoterapia, sendo mantidos nas instalações do setor de ovinocultura da Univasf/Petrolina-PE durante o tratamento. As técnicas de ELISA, cultura fúngica e reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR foram utilizadas como métodos diagnósticos da pitiose ovina, sendo eficientes para confirmação dos casos clínicos no rebanho. Ao exame microscópico do material coletado da cavidade nasal de um animal eutanasiado, observou-se uma área focalmente extensa de necrose com presença de infiltrado difuso de neutrófilos íntegros e degenerados margeando a cartilagem. Somente um animal apresentou cura clínica, indicando uma eficiência no tratamento da pitiose de 16,7% (1/6. O aumento de casos de pitiose tem sido denotado em diversos municípios de PE e da BA. Neste contexto, o emprego do imunoterápico pode ser uma alternativa a ser pesquisada. Portanto, estudos futuros devem ser realizados para investigar o efeito da imunoterapia aplicada à pitiose em ovinos.

  4. Animal and human Ehrlichiosis/ Erliquiose nos animais e no homem

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    Odilon Vidotto

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by gram negative obligate intracellular bacterial organisms belonging to the Rickettsiales Order, Anaplasmataceae Family, Genus Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. These organisms may parasite leukocytes, erythrocytes or platelets, leading to abnormalities in many organs. Clinical signs are variable depending on the severity of the infection, host immune response, affected organs, the specific Ehrlichia species involved, and the presence of coinfection with other Ehrlichiae or tickborne disease. The incidence of ehrlichiosis has increased over the last years in both animals and men. The etiological diagnosis is important for adequate epidemiological monitoring. Most tests currently being used have limitations. The recent use of molecular biology diagnostic techniques allow the characterization of the specie or species that are infecting a given patient.A erliquiose é uma doença causada por bactérias gram negativas estritamente intracelulares, pertencentes a Ordem Rickettsiales, Família Anaplasmataceae, Gêneros Ehrlichia e Anaplasma. As diferentes erlíquias podem parasitar leucócitos, eritrócitos e plaquetas levando a alterações em vários órgãos. Os sinais clínicos variam com a severidade da infecção, a resposta imunológica do hospedeiro, os órgãos atingidos, a espécie de erlíquia envolvida e a presenca de co-infecção com outras erlíquias ou outros microrganismos transmitidos pelo mesmo vetor. A incidência de erliquiose vem aumentando nos últimos anos tanto nos animais como no homem. O diagnóstico etiológico é importante para o monitoramento epidemiológico, porém a maioria dos testes usados rotineiramente apresenta limitações. A recente introdução de técnicas diagnósticas que empregam biologia molecular permitem caracterizar quais espécies de erlíquia estão infectando o paciente.

  5. Obesity, inflammation, and exercise training: relative contribution of iNOS and eNOS in the modulation of vascular function in the mouse aorta

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    Josiane Fernandes da Silva

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background - The understanding of obsesity-related vascular dysfunction remains controversial mainly because of the diseases associated with vascular injury. Exercise training is known to prevent vascular dysfunction. Using an obesity model without comorbidities, we aimed at investigating the underlying mechanism of vascular dysfunction and how exercise interferes with this process.Methods - High-sugar diet was used to induce obesity in mice. Exercise training was performed 5 days/week. Body weight, energy intake, and adipose tissues were assessed; blood metabolic and hormonal parameters were determined; and serum TNFα was measured. Blood pressure and heart rate were assessed by plethysmography. Changes in aortic isometric tension were recorded on myograph. Western blot was used to analyze protein expression. Nitric oxide (NO was evaluated using fluorescence microscopy. Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides were used for inducible nitric oxide synthase isoform (iNOS knockdown.Results - Body weight, fat mass, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol fraction, insulin, and leptin were higher in the sedentary obese group (SD than in the sedentary control animals (SS. Exercise training prevented these changes. No difference in glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and heart rate was found. Decreased vascular relaxation and reduced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS functioning in the SD group were prevented by exercise. Contractile response to phenylephrine was decreased in the aortas of the wild SD mice, compared with that of the SS group; however, no alteration was noted in the SD iNOS-/- animals. The decreased contractility was endothelium-dependent, and was reverted by iNOS inhibition or iNOS silencing. The aortas from the SD group showed increased basal NO production, serum TNFα, TNF receptor-1, and phospho-IκB. Exercise training attenuated iNOS-dependent reduction in contractile response in high-sugar diet

  6. ChAT and NOS in human myenteric neurons: co-existence and co-absence.

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    Beck, Martin; Schlabrakowski, Anne; Schrödl, Falk; Neuhuber, Winfried; Brehmer, Axel

    2009-10-01

    Most myenteric neurons contain one of the two generating enzymes for major excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters: choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) or neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Two minor groups of myenteric neurons contain either both enzymes or neither. Our study had two aims: (1) to compare the proportions of neurons stained for ChAT and/or NOS in human small and large intestinal whole-mounts by co-staining with an antibody against the human neuronal protein Hu C/D (HU); (2) to characterize these neurons morphologically by co-staining with a neurofilament (NF) antibody. In small intestinal whole-mounts co-stained with HU, we counted more ChAT-positive (ChAT+) than NOS+ neurons (52% vs. 38%), whereas the large intestine exhibited fewer ChAT+ than NOS+ neurons (38% vs. 50%). Neurons co-reactive for both ChAT and NOS accounted for about 3% in both regions, whereas neurons negative for both enzymes accounted for 7% in the small intestine and 8% in the large intestine. Co-staining with NF revealed that, in both small and large intestine, ChAT+/NOS+ neurons were either spiny (type I) neurons or displayed smaller perikarya that were weakly or not NF-stained. Of all spiny neurons, almost one third was co-reactive for ChAT and NOS, whereas nearly two thirds were positive only for NOS. Neurons negative for both ChAT and NOS were heterogeneous in size and NF reactivity. Thus, neither the co-existence nor the co-absence of ChAT and NOS in human myenteric neurons is indicative for particular neuron types, with several qualitative and quantitative parameters showing a wide range of interindividual variability.

  7. A simbologia presente nos estilos de Karate-Dō

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    Brandel José Pacheco LOPES FILHO

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO objetivo deste estudo é interpretar os diferentes significados existentes nos emblemas/símbolos de estilos e escolas de Karate-Dō, analisando seus elementos internos e sua importância dentro dessa prática. Para sua realização, foram realizadas três etapas distintas: 1 catalogação e investigação dos estilos e escolas de Karate-Dō com maior representatividade histórica, cultural e política; 2 identificação dos símbolos utilizados por cada um desses estilos e escolas; e 3 análise de cada um desses símbolos. Essa análise torna-se importante para uma compreensão mais profunda dos diferentes significados envolvidos na prática do Karate-Dō, pois, apesar de seguirem um conjunto de valores comum a todos os Budō, as escolas possuem sua própria visão de mundo, utilizando seus símbolos para reforçar ou externar tais conceitos. A maior parte dos símbolos analisados demonstra um aprofundamento cultural em seus grafismos, sendo reconhecidos alguns elementos até de aspecto espiritual ou religioso. Esse simbolismo, em si, mostra um aspecto relevante para a compreensão do próprio fenômeno multicultural nomeado Karate-Dō.

  8. Institucionalizacao da saude publica paulista nos anos 1930-1940

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    Andre Mota

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi interpretar e compreender a institucionalização da saúde pública paulista nos anos 1930-1940, com base na história das especialidades médicas. Foram analisadas novas fontes documentais em diálogo com a literatura existente, levando à identificação de novos indícios relativamente à questão eugênica e à presença de crenças religiosas de médicos como um movimento social. Os médicos, à medida que se especializavam como sanitaristas, propunham um projeto para elevar a raça brasileira, mesclando discursos higienistas com ações sanitárias. São Paulo buscou a primazia nesse projeto, por se acreditar um Estado detentor de uma raça já constituída de “homens historicamente saudáveis”. Crenças religiosas influenciaram o debate e as decisões de época para a ordem sanitária. Historicamente, o discurso sanitário compõe questões técnico-científicas com as político-ideológicas e as culturais, produzindo uma mescla dos diferentes interesses e perspectivas de ordem corporativa da profissão.

  9. Assédio moral nos ambientes corporativos

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    Yumara Lúcia Vasconcelos

    Full Text Available Resumo:Esse artigo teve como objetivo caracterizar o assédio moral nos ambientes corporativos à luz do paradigma conceitual do que se concebe como "dignidade humana" e violação do princípio jurídico da boa-fé. Especificamente, visou identificar padrões na argumentação jurídica e no enquadramento de práticas nocivas à saúde mental do trabalhador. O estudo, de natureza qualitativa, tomou por base o estudo de situações jurídicas, orientando-se pela demanda por definição e caracterização da prática assediadora no âmbito organizacional e dos limites do conceito da dignidade humana. Como principal resultado, o estudo colocou em contraste a necessidade de contextualização do fato propulsor da denúncia e caracterização do assédio, sem olvidar a relevância do significado ou sentido atribuído pelo indivíduo ao fenômeno analisado.

  10. Identification of hamster inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) promoter sequences that influence basal and inducible iNOS expression.

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    Saldarriaga, Omar A; Travi, Bruno L; Choudhury, Goutam Ghosh; Melby, Peter C

    2012-07-01

    IFN-γ/LPS-activated hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) macrophages express significantly less iNOS (NOS2) than activated mouse macrophages, which contributes to the hamster's susceptibility to intracellular pathogens. We determined a mechanism responsible for differences in iNOS promoter activity in hamsters and mice. The HtPP (1.2 kb) showed low basal and inducible promoter activity when compared with the mouse, and sequences within a 100-bp region (-233 to -133) of the mouse and hamster promoters influenced this activity. Moreover, within this 100 bp, we identified a smaller region (44 bp) in the mouse promoter, which recovered basal promoter activity when swapped into the hamster promoter. The mouse homolog (100-bp region) contained a cis-element for NF-IL-6 (-153/-142), which was absent in the hamster counterpart. EMSA and supershift assays revealed that the hamster sequence did not support the binding of NF-IL-6. Introduction of a functional NF-IL-6 binding sequence into the hamster promoter or its alteration in the mouse promoter revealed the critical importance of this transcription factor for full iNOS promoter activity. Furthermore, the binding of NF-IL-6 to the iNOS promoter (-153/-142) in vivo was increased in mouse cells but was reduced in hamster cells after IFN-γ/LPS stimulation. Differences in the activity of the iNOS promoters were evident in mouse and hamster cells, so they were not merely a result of species-specific differences in transcription factors. Thus, we have identified unique DNA sequences and a critical transcription factor, NF-IL-6, which contribute to the overall basal and inducible expression of hamster iNOS.

  11. eNOS protects from atherosclerosis despite relevant superoxide production by the enzyme in apoE mice.

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    Padmapriya Ponnuswamy

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: All three nitric oxide synthase (NOS isoforms are expressed in atherosclerotic plaques. NOS enzymes in general catalyse NO production. However, under conditions of substrate and cofactor deficiency, the enzyme directly catalyse superoxide formation. Considering this alternative chemistry, the effects of NOS on key events in spontaneous hyperlipidemia driven atherosclerosis have not been investigated yet. Here, we evaluate how endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS modulates leukocyte/endothelial- (L/E and platelet/endothelial- (P/E interactions in atherosclerosis and the production of nitric oxide (NO and superoxide by the enzyme. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Intravital microscopy (IVM of carotid arteries revealed significantly increased L/E-interactions in apolipoproteinE/eNOS double knockout mice (apoE(-/-/eNOS(-/-, while P/E-interactions did not differ, compared to apoE(-/-. eNOS deficiency increased macrophage infiltration in carotid arteries and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1 expression, both in endothelial and smooth muscle cells. Despite the expression of other NOS isoforms (inducible NOS, iNOS and neuronal NOS, nNOS in plaques, Electron Spin Resonance (ESR measurements of NO showed significant contribution of eNOS to total circulating and vascular wall NO production. Pharmacological inhibition and genetic deletion of eNOS reduced vascular superoxide production, indicating uncoupling of the enzyme in apoE(-/- vessels. CONCLUSION: Overt plaque formation, increased vascular inflammation and L/E- interactions are associated with significant reduction of superoxide production in apoE(-/-/eNOS(-/- vessels. Therefore, lack of eNOS does not cause an automatic increase in oxidative stress. Uncoupling of eNOS occurs in apoE(-/- atherosclerosis but does not negate the enzyme's strong protective effects.

  12. Obesity, Inflammation, and Exercise Training: Relative Contribution of iNOS and eNOS in the Modulation of Vascular Function in the Mouse Aorta

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    Silva, Josiane F.; Correa, Izabella C.; Diniz, Thiago F.; Lima, Paulo M.; Santos, Roger L.; Cortes, Steyner F.; Coimbra, Cândido C.; Lemos, Virginia S.

    2016-01-01

    Background: The understanding of obsesity-related vascular dysfunction remains controversial mainly because of the diseases associated with vascular injury. Exercise training is known to prevent vascular dysfunction. Using an obesity model without comorbidities, we aimed at investigating the underlying mechanism of vascular dysfunction and how exercise interferes with this process. Methods: High-sugar diet was used to induce obesity in mice. Exercise training was performed 5 days/week. Body weight, energy intake, and adipose tissues were assessed; blood metabolic and hormonal parameters were determined; and serum TNFα was measured. Blood pressure and heart rate were assessed by plethysmography. Changes in aortic isometric tension were recorded on myograph. Western blot was used to analyze protein expression. Nitric oxide (NO) was evaluated using fluorescence microscopy. Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides were used for inducible nitric oxide synthase isoform (iNOS) knockdown. Results: Body weight, fat mass, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol fraction, insulin, and leptin were higher in the sedentary obese group (SD) than in the sedentary control animals (SS). Exercise training prevented these changes. No difference in glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and heart rate was found. Decreased vascular relaxation and reduced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) functioning in the SD group were prevented by exercise. Contractile response to phenylephrine was decreased in the aortas of the wild SD mice, compared with that of the SS group; however, no alteration was noted in the SD iNOS−/− animals. The decreased contractility was endothelium-dependent, and was reverted by iNOS inhibition or iNOS silencing. The aortas from the SD group showed increased basal NO production, serum TNFα, TNF receptor-1, and phospho-IκB. Exercise training attenuated iNOS-dependent reduction in contractile response in high-sugar diet–fed animals

  13. Tratamento adjuvante nos GISTs Adjuvant treatment in GISTs

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    Laercio Gomes Lourenço

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O tumor estromal gastrointestinal (GIST é o sarcoma mais comum do aparelho digestivo. Essa neoplasia ocorre devido à mutação do gene KIT com consequente ativação constitutiva da proteína KIT. O tratamento primário é cirúrgico e consiste na sua ressecção completa. Entretanto, alguns grupos de pacientes apresentam risco elevado de recorrência mesmo após operação com ressecção completa (R0, indicando diferenças no comportamento biológico. Estudos clínicos comprovaram a atividade clínica do mesilato de imatinibe, fazendo dele a primeira linha de tratamento padrão nos GISTs metastáticos ou irressecáveis, mudando muito o desfecho clínico dessa doença em relação aos benefícios anteriormente obtidos com a quimioterapia antineoplásica. MÉTODO: Foi realizada revisão da literatura com consulta nos periódicos das bases Medline/Pubmed, Scielo e Lilacs cruzando os descritores: tumor estromal gastrointestinal, Gist, tratamento, adjuvância. Além desta revisão foi adicionada a experiência pessoal dos autores. CONCLUSÃO: Melhor refinamento dos critérios de prognóstico tem permitido selecionar de forma mais adequada pacientes para o tratamento adjuvante com imatinibe. Os resultados de maior evidência até o momento respaldam o tratamento adjuvante por um ano, o que produz benefício significativo na sobrevida livre de recidiva, mas não na sobrevida global desses pacientes.INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST is the most common sarcoma of the digestive tract. This cancer occurs due to mutation of the KIT gene resulting in constitutive activation of KIT protein. The primary treatment is surgical and consists of complete resection. However, some groups of patients at high risk of recurrence even after surgery with complete resection (R0, indicate differences in biological behavior. Clinical studies have demonstrated the clinical activity of imatinib mesylate, making it the standard first

  14. Baclofen and NOS inhibitors interact to evoke synergistic hypothermia in rats.

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    Rawls, Scott M; Jacobs, Kyle; Tallarida, Ronald J

    2006-01-11

    Our laboratory recently demonstrated that a drug combination of baclofen and L-NAME, a nonspecific nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, evokes synergistic hypothermia in rats. These data are the first demonstration of synergy between a GABA agonist and NOS inhibitor. While the hypothermic synergy suggests a role for NOS in baclofen pharmacology, it is unclear whether the super-additive hypothermia is specific for baclofen and L-NAME or extends to drug combinations of baclofen and other NOS inhibitors. The site of action (central or peripheral) and isoforms of NOS that mediate the synergy are also unknown. Here, we confirm the hypothermic synergy with additional data and discuss potential mechanisms of the drug interaction. Baclofen (2.5, 3.5, 5 and 7.5 mg/kg, i.p.) was administered to rats by itself or with 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), a neuronal NOS inhibitor. 7-NI (10 mg/kg, i.p.) did not affect body temperature. For combined administration, 7-NI (10 mg/kg, i.p.) increased the relative potency of baclofen (F=18.9, P<0.05). The present data validate the hypothermic synergy caused by the drug combination of baclofen and L-NAME and implicate nNOS in the synergy. In a context broader than thermoregulation, NO production and transmission may play an important role in baclofen pharmacology.

  15. Electroacupuncture Delays Hypertension Development through Enhancing NO/NOS Activity in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

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    Hye Suk Hwang

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Using spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR, this study investigated whether electroacupuncture (EA could reduce early stage hypertension by examining nitric oxide (NO levels in plasma and nitric oxide synthase (NOS levels in the mesenteric resistance artery. EA was applied to the acupuncture point Governor Vessel 20 (GV20 or to a non-acupuncture point in the tail twice weekly for 3 weeks under anesthesia. In conscious SHR and normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY rats, blood pressure was determined the day after EA treatment by the tail-cuff method. We measured plasma NO concentration, and evaluated endothelial NO syntheses (eNOS and neuronal NOS (nNOS protein expression in the mesenteric artery. Systolic blood pressure (SBP and diastolic blood pressure (DBP were lower after 3 weeks of GV20 treatment than EA at non-acupuncture point and no treatment control in SHR. nNOS expression by EA was significantly different between both WKY and no treatment SHR control, and EA at GV20 in SHR. eNOS expression was significantly high in EA at GV 20 compared with no treatment control. In conclusion, EA could attenuate the blood pressure elevation of SHR, along with enhancing NO/NOS activity in the mesenteric artery in SHR.

  16. Identification and molecular characterization of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) gene in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus japonicus.

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    Jeong, Chang-Bum; Kang, Hye-Min; Seo, Jung Soo; Park, Heum Gi; Rhee, Jae-Sung; Lee, Jae-Seong

    2016-02-10

    In copepods, no information has been reported on the structure or molecular characterization of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) gene. In the intertidal copepod Tigriopus japonicus, we identified a NOS gene that is involved in immune responses of vertebrates and invertebrates. In silico analyses revealed that nitric oxide (NO) synthase domains, such as the oxygenase and reductase domains, are highly conserved in the T. japonicus NOS gene. The T. japonicus NOS gene was highly transcribed in the nauplii stages, implying that it plays a role in protecting the host during the early developmental stages. To examine the involvement of the T. japonicus NOS gene in the innate immune response, the copepods were exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and two Vibrio sp. After exposure to different concentrations of LPS and Vibrio sp., T. japonicus NOS transcription was significantly increased over time in a dose-dependent manner, and the NO/nitrite concentration increased as well. Taken together, our findings suggest that T. japonicus NOS transcription is induced in response to an immune challenge as part of the conserved innate immunity.

  17. PGE1 analog alprostadil induces VEGF and eNOS expression in endothelial cells.

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    Haider, Dominik G; Bucek, Robert A; Giurgea, Aura G; Maurer, Gerald; Glogar, Helmut; Minar, Erich; Wolzt, Michael; Mehrabi, Mohammad R; Baghestanian, Mehrdad

    2005-11-01

    Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), VEGF, and hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1alpha) are important regulators of endothelial function, which plays a role in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF). PGE1 analog treatment in patients with HF elicits beneficial hemodynamic effects, but the precise mechanisms have not been investigated. We have investigated the effects of the PGE1 analog alprostadil on eNOS, VEGF, and HIF-1alpha expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) using RT-PCR and immunoblotting under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. In addition, we studied protein expression by immunohistochemical staining in explanted hearts from patients with end-stage HF, treated or untreated with systemic alprostadil. Alprostadil causes an upregulation of eNOS and VEGF protein and mRNA expression in HUVEC and decreases HIF-1alpha. Hypoxia potently increased eNOS, VEGF, and HIF-1alpha synthesis. The alprostadil-induced upregulation of eNOS and VEGF was prevented by inhibition of MAPKs with PD-98056 or U-0126. Consistently, the expression of eNOS and VEGF was increased, and HIF-1alpha was reduced in failing hearts treated with alprostadil. The potent effects of alprostadil on endothelial VEGF and eNOS synthesis may be useful for patients with HF where endothelial dysfunction is involved in the disease process.

  18. (INTERSUBJETIVIDADE NOS ESTUDOS DE REDES SOCIAIS: DISSOLVENDO FRONTEIRAS

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    Sayonara Costa

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available As redes sociais da internet (RSI se multiplicam e todas elas, embora tenham esquemas enunciativos distintos, ampliam as possibilidades de por em cena (intersubjetividades. Muitos papeis sociais são desempenhados nesses ambientes digitais que dão guarida às múltiplas faces de um sujeito que se (desconstrói em meio a um processo heterogêneo. Diante disso, a pergunta que norteia esse ensaio é: Como estudar esse processo de (desconstrução da subjetividade em redes sociais? A proposição que defendemos neste trabalho é a de que o sujeito adepto das redes sociais da internet encontra-se em um tempo-espaço propício a excitações que vão muito além das percepções idiossincráticas de cada indivíduo. Em função disso, propomos que estudar as (intersubjetividades nas RSI pode ser produtivo se relacionarmos as noções de caosmose (Guattari, self (Goffman e enunciação linguística (Benveniste. A conclusão a que chegamos é a de que o viés da enunciação linguística pode ser uma alternativa metodológica que auxilie na conexão entre uma concepção mais transversalista da subjetividade e a tese de que a interação social assemelha-se a uma encenação teatral e, por isso, pode tomar rumos diversos, de acordo com roteiros pré-estabelecidos e socialmente partilhados nos cenários digitais das RSI.

  19. (INTERSUBJETIVIDADE NOS ESTUDOS DE REDES SOCIAIS: DISSOLVENDO FRONTEIRAS

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    Sayonara Costa

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available As redes sociais da internet (RSI se multiplicam e todas elas, embora tenham esquemas enunciativos distintos, ampliam as possibilidades de por em cena (intersubjetividades. Muitos papeis sociais são desempenhados nesses ambientes digitais que dão guarida às múltiplas faces de um sujeito que se (desconstrói em meio a um processo heterogêneo. Diante disso, a pergunta que norteia esse ensaio é: Como estudar esse processo de (desconstrução da subjetividade em redes sociais? A proposição que defendemos neste trabalho é a de que o sujeito adepto das redes sociais da internet encontra-se em um tempo-espaço propício a excitações que vão muito além das percepções idiossincráticas de cada indivíduo. Em função disso, propomos que estudar as (intersubjetividades nas RSI pode ser produtivo se relacionarmos as noções de caosmose (Guattari, self (Goffman e enunciação linguística (Benveniste. A conclusão a que chegamos é a de que o viés da enunciação linguística pode ser uma alternativa metodológica que auxilie na conexão entre uma concepção mais transversalista da subjetividade e a tese de que a interação social assemelha-se a uma encenação teatral e, por isso, pode tomar rumos diversos, de acordo com roteiros pré-estabelecidos e socialmente partilhados nos cenários digitais das RSI.

  20. Inducible nitric oxide synthase, Nos2, does not mediate optic neuropathy and retinopathy in the DBA/2J glaucoma model

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    Savinova Olga V

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nitric oxide synthase 2 (NOS2 contributes to neural death in some settings, but its role in glaucoma remains controversial. NOS2 is implicated in retinal ganglion cell degeneration in a rat glaucoma model in which intraocular pressure (IOP is experimentally elevated by blood vessel cauterization, but not in a rat glaucoma model where IOP was elevated by injection of hypertonic saline. To test the importance of NOS2 for an inherited glaucoma, in this study we both genetically and pharmacologically decreased NOS2 activity in the DBA/2J mouse glaucoma model. Methods The expression of Nos2 in the optic nerve head was analyzed at both the RNA and protein levels at different stages of disease pathogenesis. To test the involvement of Nos2 in glaucomatous neurodegeneration, a null allele of Nos2 was backcrossed into DBA/2J mice and the incidence and severity of glaucoma was assessed in mice of each Nos2 genotype. Additionally, DBA/2J mice were treated with the NOS2 inhibitor aminoguanidine and the disease compared to untreated mice. Results Optic nerve head Nos2 RNA levels varied and increased during moderate but decreased at early and severe stages of disease. Despite the presence of a few NOS2 positive cells in the optic nerve head, NOS2 protein was not substantially increased during the glaucoma. Genetic deficiency of Nos2 or aminoguanidine treatment did not alter the IOP profile of DBA/2J mice. Additionally, neither Nos2 deficiency nor aminoguanidine had any detectable affect on the glaucomatous optic nerve damage. Conclusion Glaucomatous neurodegeneration in DBA/2J mice does not require NOS2 activity. Further experiments involving various models are needed to assess the general importance of Nos2 in glaucoma.

  1. Association of the NOS3 intron-4 VNTR polymorphism with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

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    Staalsø, Jonatan Myrup; Edsen, Troels; Kotinis, Alexandros;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECT: The nitric oxide system has been linked to the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The authors performed a case-control study to investigate the association between SAH and common genetic variants within the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS3). METHODS: Three......-VNTR. Haplotype analysis revealed that no single haplotype containing the b-allele was responsible for the observed genotype effect. CONCLUSIONS: The authors' results suggest that the NOS3 27-bp-VNTR b/b genotype independent of other risk factors act in concert with male sex to substantially increase risk of SAH....... This effect is not mediated by any single NOS3 haplotype....

  2. Different processes lead to similar patterns: a test of codivergence and the role of sea level and climate changes in shaping a southern temperate freshwater assemblage

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    Barber Brian R

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Understanding how freshwater assemblages have been formed and maintained is a fundamental goal in evolutionary and ecological disciplines. Here we use a historical approach to test the hypothesis of codivergence in three clades of the Chilean freshwater species assemblage. Molecular studies of freshwater crabs (Aegla: Aeglidae: Anomura and catfish (Trichomycterus arealatus: Trichomycteridae: Teleostei exhibited similar levels of genetic divergences of mitochondrial lineages between species of crabs and phylogroups of the catfish, suggesting a shared evolutionary history among the three clades in this species assemblage. Results A phylogeny was constructed for Trichomycterus areolatus under the following best-fit molecular models of evolution GTR + I + R, HKY + I, and HKY for cytochrome b, growth hormone, and rag 1 respectively. A GTR + I + R model provided the best fit for both 28S and mitochondrial loci and was used to construct both Aegla phylogenies. Three different diversification models were observed and the three groups arose during different time periods, from 2.25 to 5.05 million years ago (Ma. Cladogenesis within Trichomycterus areolatus was initiated roughly 2.25 Ma (Late Pliocene - Early Pleistocene some 1.7 - 2.8 million years after the basal divergences observed in both Aegla clades. These results reject the hypothesis of codivergence. Conclusions The similar genetic distances between terminal sister-lineages observed in these select taxa from the freshwater Chilean species assemblage were formed by different processes occurring over the last ~5.0 Ma. Dramatic changes in historic sea levels documented in the region appear to have independently shaped the evolutionary history of each group. Our study illustrates the important role that history plays in shaping a species assemblage and argues against assuming similar patterns equal a shared evolutionary history.

  3. Effect on eNOS/NO Pathway in MIRI rats with preconditioning of GFPC from Dang Gui Si Ni decoction

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    Guo-qiang Qian

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In order to discover whether the eNOS/NO (endothelial nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide pathway is involved in the protective mechanisms of ischemic myocardium of DGSND (Dang Gui Si Ni Decoction in MIRI (myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury SD rats. Materials and Methods: We made I/R (ischemia-reperfusion model by ligating the left anterior-descending branch of the coronary artery (LAD for 30 min and releasing the ligature for 120 min. eNOS (nitric oxide synthase mRNA (message ribonucleic acid and iNOS (inducible nitric oxide synthase mRNA were measured by the methods of real-time RT-PCR (Real time Polychainase Chain Reaction, peNOS (phosphorylated eNOS and iNOS protein were measured by the means of western blot. Results: In PPC group, real-time RT-PCR and western-blot analysis showed that eNOS mRNA and peNOS protein increased markedly (P < 0.05; iNOS mRNA and protein decreased significantly (P < 0.05. Conclusion: These results indicate that ischemic preconditioning (IPC of GFPC from DGSND plays a protective role in I/R heart through regulating the eNOS/NO signal pathway, which could increase the eNOS gene expression and decrease the expression of iNOS mRNA.

  4. 精神分裂症与NOS1多态性的关联研究%Association study of NOS1 gene polymorphisms and schizophrenia

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    王佳; 李涛; 马小红; 向波; 吴俊瑶; 王英成; 邓伟; 李名立; 王强; 何宗岭

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    Objective To assess the association between nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS1)gene polymorphisms and schizophrenia.Methods Twenty eight tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of NOS1 in 382 schizophrenic patients and 448 healthy individuals sampled from Chinese Han population were analyzed by a Illumina GoldenGate Genotyping Assay.Results One SNP (rs1520811) was found to be associated with schizophrenia,which however becomes negative after Bonferroni correction (P> 0.05).Further analysis has failed to identify any association between particular haplotypes and the disease.Conclusion Our results did not support a significant association between NOS1 gene polymorphisms and schizophrenia.%目的 探讨一氧化氮合酶1(nitric oxide synthase 1,NOS1)基因多态性与精神分裂症易感性的相关性.方法 选取NOS1区域的28个标签单核苷酸多态性(single nucleotide polymorphisms,SNPs)位点,应用Illumina GoldenGate定制芯片对382例汉族精神分裂症患者和448名正常人的DNA进行分型,并分析其与精神分裂症的相关性.结果 单位点分析提示SNP位点rs1520811与精神分裂症存在关联,但是经过Bonferroni多重校正后差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).单体型分析未发现单体型与精神分裂症的相关性.结论 未证实NOS1为精神分裂症的易感基因.

  5. CENTRALIDADE DA CRÍTICA AO TRABALHO: APONTAMENTOS SOBRE A CATEGORIA TRABALHO NOS MANUSCRITOS DE 1844 E NOS GRUNDRISSE DE MARX

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    * Mestre em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar). Professor Efetivo de Filosofia do Ensino Médio da Rede Estadual de Educação Básica do Estado de São Paulo.Apoio: CNPq Centralidade da crítica ao trabalho: apontamentos sobre a categoria trabalho nos manuscritos de 1844 e nos Grundrisse de MarxResumo: O objetivo do artigo é refletir criticamente acerca da categoria trabalho em dois momentos da teoria marxiana: os Manuscritos Econômico-Filosóficos, texto de juventude de Mar...

  6. Nox2-dependent glutathionylation of endothelial NOS leads to uncoupled superoxide production and endothelial barrier dysfunction in acute lung injury.

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    Wu, Feng; Szczepaniak, William S; Shiva, Sruti; Liu, Huanbo; Wang, Yinna; Wang, Ling; Wang, Ying; Kelley, Eric E; Chen, Alex F; Gladwin, Mark T; McVerry, Bryan J

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    Microvascular barrier integrity is dependent on bioavailable nitric oxide (NO) produced locally by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). Under conditions of limited substrate or cofactor availability or by enzymatic modification, eNOS may become uncoupled, producing superoxide in lieu of NO. This study was designed to investigate how eNOS-dependent superoxide production contributes to endothelial barrier dysfunction in inflammatory lung injury and its regulation. C57BL/6J mice were challenged with intratracheal LPS. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was analyzed for protein accumulation, and lung tissue homogenate was assayed for endothelial NOS content and function. Human lung microvascular endothelial cell (HLMVEC) monolayers were exposed to LPS in vitro, and barrier integrity and superoxide production were measured. Biopterin species were quantified, and coimmunoprecipitation (Co-IP) assays were performed to identify protein interactions with eNOS that putatively drive uncoupling. Mice exposed to LPS demonstrated eNOS-dependent increased alveolar permeability without evidence for altered canonical NO signaling. LPS-induced superoxide production and permeability in HLMVEC were inhibited by the NOS inhibitor nitro-l-arginine methyl ester, eNOS-targeted siRNA, the eNOS cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin, and superoxide dismutase. Co-IP indicated that LPS stimulated the association of eNOS with NADPH oxidase 2 (Nox2), which correlated with augmented eNOS S-glutathionylation both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, Nox2-specific inhibition prevented LPS-induced eNOS modification and increases in both superoxide production and permeability. These data indicate that eNOS uncoupling contributes to superoxide production and barrier dysfunction in the lung microvasculature after exposure to LPS. Furthermore, the results implicate Nox2-mediated eNOS-S-glutathionylation as a mechanism underlying LPS-induced eNOS uncoupling in the lung microvasculature.

  7. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Tide Prediction, 6-Minute

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  8. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, High Low Tide Prediction

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  9. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Tide Prediction, 60-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has High Low Tide Predictions from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). The official Tide and Tidal Current...

  10. NODC Standard Format NOS Coastal Wave Program (F182) Data (1979-1983) (NODC Accession 0014203)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data type was designed for analyzed wave data originating from the National Ocean Service (NOS) Coastal Wave Program. The data are organized into 3 record...

  11. Selective potentiation of NMDA-induced neuronal injury following induction of astrocytic iNOS.

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    Hewett, S J; Csernansky, C A; Choi, D W

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    Nitric oxide (NO) produced by the constitutive NO synthase (cNOS) in neurons has been implicated in mediating excitotoxic neuronal death. In our murine cortical cell culture system, NMDA neurotoxicity was not blocked by addition of the NOS inhibitors, NG-nitro-L-arginine or aminoguanidine. However, following activation of inducible NOS in astrocytes by interleukin-1 beta plus interferon-gamma, NMDA but not kainate neurotoxicity was markedly potentiated. This selective potentiation of NMDA neurotoxicity was blocked by NOS inhibition or antioxidants (superoxide dismutase/catalase or Tempol) and could be mimicked by NO generators (SIN-1 or SNAP) or the oxygen radical generator, pyragallol. These results raise the possibility that NO production by astrocytes may contribute to NMDA receptor-mediated neuronal death, perhaps through interaction with oxygen radicals.

  12. RBC-NOS-dependent S-nitrosylation of cytoskeletal proteins improves RBC deformability.

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    Marijke Grau

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBC possess a nitric oxide synthase (RBC-NOS whose activation depends on the PI3-kinase/Akt kinase pathway. RBC-NOS-produced NO exhibits important biological functions like maintaining RBC deformability. Until now, the cellular target structure for NO, to exert its influence on RBC deformability, remains unknown. In the present study we analyzed the modification of RBC-NOS activity by pharmacological treatments, the resulting influence on RBC deformability and provide first evidence for possible target proteins of RBC-NOS-produced NO in the RBC cytoskeletal scaffold. METHODS/FINDINGS: Blood from fifteen male subjects was incubated with the NOS substrate L-arginine to directly stimulate enzyme activity. Direct inhibition of enzyme activity was induced by L-N5-(1-Iminoethyl-ornithin (L-NIO. Indirect stimulation and inhibition of RBC-NOS were achieved by applying insulin and wortmannin, respectively, substances known to affect PI3-kinase/Akt kinase pathway. The NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP and the NO scavenger 2-(4-carboxyphenyl-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide (cPTIO were additionally applied as NO positive and negative controls, respectively. Immunohistochemical staining was used to determine phosphorylation and thus activation of RBC-NOS. As a marker for NO synthesis nitrite was measured in plasma and RBCs using chemiluminescence detection. S-nitrosylation of erythrocyte proteins was determined by biotin switch assay and modified proteins were identified using LC-MS. RBC deformability was determined by ektacytometry. The data reveal that activated RBC-NOS leads to increased NO production, S-nitrosylation of RBC proteins and RBC deformability, whereas RBC-NOS inhibition resulted in contrary effects. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: This study first-time provides strong evidence that RBC-NOS-produced NO modifies RBC deformability through direct S-nitrosylation of cytoskeleton proteins, most likely α- and

  13. (−)-Epicatechin activation of endothelial cell eNOS, NO and related signaling pathways

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    Ramirez-Sanchez, Israel; Maya, Lisandro; Ceballos, Guillermo; Villarreal, Francisco

    2010-01-01

    Recent reports indicate that (−)-epicatechin can exert cardioprotective actions, which may involve eNOS-mediated nitric oxide production in endothelial cells. However, the mechanism by which (−)-epicatechin activates eNOS remains unclear. In this study, we proposed to identify the intracellular pathways involved in (−)-epicatechin-induced effects on eNOS, utilizing human coronary artery endothelial cells in culture. Treatment of cells with (−)-epicatechin leads to time- and dose-dependent effects, which peaked at 10 min at 1 μmol/L. (−)-Epicatechin treatment activates eNOS via serine-633 and serine-1177 phosphorylation and threonine-495 dephosphorylation. Using specific inhibitors, we have established the participation of the PI3K pathway in eNOS activation. (−)-Epicatechin induces eNOS uncoupling from caveolin-1 and its association with calmodulin-1, suggesting the involvement of intracellular calcium. These results allowed us to propose that (−) epicatechin effects may be dependent on actions exerted at the cell membrane level. To test this hypothesis, cells were treated with the phospholipase C inhibitor U73122, which blocked (−)-epicatechin-induced eNOS activation. We also demonstrated inositol phosphate accumulation in (−)-epicatechin-treated cells. The inhibitory effects of the pre-incubation of cells with the CaMKII inhibitor KN-93 indicate that (−)-epicatechin-induced eNOS activation is at least partially mediated via the Ca2+/CaMKII pathway. The (−)-epicatechin stereoisomer catechin was only able to partially stimulate nitric oxide production in cells. Altogether, these results strongly suggest the presence of a cell surface acceptor-effector for the cacao flavanol (−)-epicatechin, which may mediate its cardiovascular effects. PMID:20404222

  14. Endogenous angiotensin II modulates nNOS expression in renovascular hypertension

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    T.M.C. Pereira

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO influences renal blood flow mainly as a result of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS. Nevertheless, it is unclear how nNOS expression is modulated by endogenous angiotensin II, an inhibitor of NO function. We tested the hypothesis that the angiotensin II AT1 receptor and oxidative stress mediated by NADPH oxidase contribute to the modulation of renal nNOS expression in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C hypertensive rats. Experiments were performed on male Wistar rats (150 to 170 g body weight divided into 2K1C (N = 19 and sham-operated (N = 19 groups. nNOS expression in kidneys of 2K1C hypertensive rats (N = 9 was compared by Western blotting to that of 2K1C rats treated with low doses of the AT1 antagonist losartan (10 mg·kg-1·day-1; N = 5 or the superoxide scavenger tempol (0.2 mmol·kg-1·day-1; N = 5, which still remain hypertensive. After 28 days, nNOS expression was significantly increased by 1.7-fold in the clipped kidneys of 2K1C rats and by 3-fold in the non-clipped kidneys of 2K1C rats compared with sham rats, but was normalized by losartan. With tempol treatment, nNOS expression increased 2-fold in the clipped kidneys and 1.4-fold in the non-clipped kidneys compared with sham rats. The changes in nNOS expression were not followed by changes in the enzyme activity, as measured indirectly by the cGMP method. In conclusion, AT1 receptors and oxidative stress seem to be primary stimuli for increased nNOS expression, but this up-regulation does not result in higher enzyme activity.

  15. Angiotensin II blockade causes acute renal failure in eNOS-deficient mice

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    Jürgen Schnermann

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    Full Text Available Compared with wild-type mice, adult endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS knockout mice (eight months of age have increased blood pressure (BP (126±9 mmHg vs. 100±4 mmHg, and an increased renal vascular resistance (155±16 vs. 65±4 mmHg.min/ml. Renal vascular resistance responses to i.v. administration of noradrenaline were markedly enhanced in eNOS knockout mice. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR of anaesthetised eNOS -/- mice was 324±57 µl/min gKW, significantly lower than the GFR of 761±126 µl/min.gKW in wild-type mice. AT1-receptor blockade with i.v. candesartan (1—1.5 mg/kg reduced arterial blood pressure and renal vascular resistance, and increased renal blood flow (RBF to about the same extent in wild-type and eNOS -/- mice. Candesartan did not alter GFR in wild-type mice (761±126 vs. 720±95 µl/min.gKW, but caused a marked decrease in GFR in eNOS -/- mice (324.5±75.2 vs. 77±18 µl/min.gKW. A similar reduction in GFR of eNOS deficient mice was also caused by angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibition. Afferent arteriolar granularity, a measure of renal renin expression, was found to be reduced in eNOS -/- compared with wild-type mice. In chronically eNOS-deficient mice, angiotensin II (Ang II is critical for maintaining glomerular filtration pressure and GFR, presumably through its effect on efferent arteriolar tone.

  16. Development of nNOS-positive neurons in the rat sensory ganglia after capsaicin treatment.

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    Masliukov, Petr M; Moiseev, Konstantin Y; Korzina, Marina B; Porseva, Valentina V

    2015-08-27

    To gain a better understanding of the neuroplasticity of afferent neurons during postnatal ontogenesis, the distribution of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) immunoreactivity was studied in the nodose ganglion (NG) and Th2 and L4 dorsal root ganglia (DRG) from vehicle-treated and capsaicin-treated female Wistar rats at different ages (10-day-old, 20-day-old, 30-day-old, and two-month-old). The percentage of nNOS-immunoreactive (IR) neurons decreased after capsaicin treatment in all studied ganglia in first 20 days of life, from 55.4% to 36.9% in the Th2 DRG, from 54.6% to 26.1% in the L4 DRG and from 37.1% to 15.0% in the NG. However, in the NG, the proportion of nNOS-IR neurons increased after day 20, from 11.8% to 23.9%. In the sensory ganglia of all studied rats, a high proportion of nNOS-IR neurons bound isolectin B4. Approximately 90% of the sensory nNOS-IR neurons bound to IB4 in the DRG and approximately 80% in the NG in capsaicin-treated and vehicle-treated rats. In 10-day-old rats, a large number of nNOS-IR neurons also expressed TrkA, and the proportion of nNOS(+)/TrkA(+) neurons was larger in the capsaicin-treated rats compared with the vehicle-treated animals. During development, the percentage of nNOS(+)/TrkA(+) cells decreased in the first month of life in both groups. The information provided here will also serve as a basis for future studies investigating mechanisms of sensory neuron development.

  17. Role of glypican-1 in endothelial NOS activation under various steady shear stress magnitudes.

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    Zeng, Ye; Liu, Jingxia

    2016-11-01

    Blood flow patterns in proatherogenic and antiatherogenic regions are rather different. We hypothesize that the laminar flow with steady shear stress increased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability while disturbed flow with low shear stress reduced it, which is mediating by glypican-1. Thus, we detected the expression of glypican-1 under different shear stress magnitudes, and tested whether the magnitude of shear stress determines the level of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) via glypican-1 by using phosphatidylinositol phospholipase C (PI-PLC). Results revealed that the expression of glypican-1 depends on the magnitude and duration of shear stress loading. Activation of eNOS in HUVECs is downregulated by 4dyn/cm(2) of shear stress, but is upregulated by 15dyn/cm(2). Removal of glypican-1 significantly suppressed the 15dyn/cm(2) shear stress-induced eNOS activity, and further reduced the 4dyn/cm(2)-inhibited eNOS activity. Therefore, eNOS activation depends on shear stress magnitudes and is mediated by glypican-1. The role of glypican-1 in mediating the eNOS activation under shear stress might involve in protecting the endothelial function against disturbed flow and enhancing the sensitive of the endothelial cell to laminar flow, supporting a potential role of glypican-1 against atherosclerosis.

  18. Activation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (eNOS Occurs through Different Membrane Domains in Endothelial Cells.

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    Jason Tran

    Full Text Available Endothelial cells respond to a large range of stimuli including circulating lipoproteins, growth factors and changes in haemodynamic mechanical forces to regulate the activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and maintain blood pressure. While many signalling pathways have been mapped, the identities of membrane domains through which these signals are transmitted are less well characterized. Here, we manipulated bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC with cholesterol and the oxysterol 7-ketocholesterol (7KC. Using a range of microscopy techniques including confocal, 2-photon, super-resolution and electron microscopy, we found that sterol enrichment had differential effects on eNOS and caveolin-1 (Cav1 colocalisation, membrane order of the plasma membrane, caveolae numbers and Cav1 clustering. We found a correlation between cholesterol-induced condensation of the plasma membrane and enhanced high density lipoprotein (HDL-induced eNOS activity and phosphorylation suggesting that cholesterol domains, but not individual caveolae, mediate HDL stimulation of eNOS. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-induced and shear stress-induced eNOS activity was relatively independent of membrane order and may be predominantly controlled by the number of caveolae on the cell surface. Taken together, our data suggest that signals that activate and phosphorylate eNOS are transmitted through distinct membrane domains in endothelial cells.

  19. The role of eNOS phosphorylation in causing drug-induced vascular injury.

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    Tobin, Grainne A McMahon; Zhang, Jun; Goodwin, David; Stewart, Sharron; Xu, Lin; Knapton, Alan; González, Carlos; Bancos, Simona; Zhang, Leshuai; Lawton, Michael P; Enerson, Bradley E; Weaver, James L

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    Previously we found that regulation of eNOS is an important part of the pathogenic process of Drug-induced vascular injury (DIVI) for PDE4i. The aims of the current study were to examine the phosphorylation of eNOS in mesentery versus aorta at known regulatory sites across DIVI-inducing drug classes and to compare changes across species. We found that phosphorylation at S615 in rats was elevated 35-fold 2 hr after the last dose of CI-1044 in mesentery versus 3-fold in aorta. Immunoprecipitation studies revealed that many of the upstream regulators of eNOS activation were associated with eNOS in 1 or more signalosome complexes. Next rats were treated with drugs from 4 other classes known to cause DIVI. Each drug was given alone and in combination with SIN-1 (NO donor) or L-NAME (eNOS inhibitor), and the level of eNOS phosphorylation in mesentery and aorta tissue was correlated with the extent of vascular injury and measured serum nitrite. Drugs or combinations produced altered serum nitrite levels as well as vascular injury score in the mesentery. The results suggested that phosphorylation of S615 may be associated with DIVI activity. Studies with the species-specific A2A adenosine agonist CI-947 in rats versus primates showed a similar pattern.

  20. Disrupted NOS signaling in lymphatic endothelial cells exposed to chronically increased pulmonary lymph flow.

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    Datar, Sanjeev A; Gong, Wenhui; He, Youping; Johengen, Michael; Kameny, Rebecca J; Raff, Gary W; Maltepe, Emin; Oishi, Peter E; Fineman, Jeffrey R

    2016-07-01

    Associated abnormalities of the lymphatic circulation are well described in congenital heart disease. However, their mechanisms remain poorly elucidated. Using a clinically relevant ovine model of a congenital cardiac defect with chronically increased pulmonary blood flow (shunt), we previously demonstrated that exposure to chronically elevated pulmonary lymph flow is associated with: 1) decreased bioavailable nitric oxide (NO) in pulmonary lymph; and 2) attenuated endothelium-dependent relaxation of thoracic duct rings, suggesting disrupted lymphatic endothelial NO signaling in shunt lambs. To further elucidate the mechanisms responsible for this altered NO signaling, primary lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) were isolated from the efferent lymphatic of the caudal mediastinal node in 4-wk-old control and shunt lambs. We found that shunt LECs (n = 3) had decreased bioavailable NO and decreased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) mRNA and protein expression compared with control LECs (n = 3). eNOS activity was also low in shunt LECs, but, interestingly, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression and activity were increased in shunt LECs, as were total cellular nitration, including eNOS-specific nitration, and accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Pharmacological inhibition of iNOS reduced ROS in shunt LECs to levels measured in control LECs. These data support the conclusion that NOS signaling is disrupted in the lymphatic endothelium of lambs exposed to chronically increased pulmonary blood and lymph flow and may contribute to decreased pulmonary lymphatic bioavailable NO.

  1. Adenovirus-mediated eNOS expression augments liver injury after ischemia/reperfusion in mice.

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    Arun P Palanisamy

    Full Text Available Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (l/R injury continues to be a critical problem. The role of nitric oxide in liver I/R injury is still controversial. This study examines the effect of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS over-expression on hepatic function following I/R. Adenovirus expressing human eNOS (Ad-eNOS was administered by tail vein injection into C57BL/6 mice. Control mice received either adenovirus expressing LacZ or vehicle only. Sixty minutes of total hepatic ischemia was performed 3 days after adenovirus treatment, and mice were sacrificed after 6 or 24 hrs of reperfusion to assess hepatic injury. eNOS over expression caused increased liver injury as evidenced by elevated AST and ALT levels and decreased hepatic ATP content. While necrosis was not pervasive in any group, TUNEL demonstrated significantly increased apoptosis in Ad-eNOS infected livers. Western blotting demonstrated increased levels of protein nitration and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic proteins bax and p53. Our data suggest that over-expression of eNOS is detrimental in the setting of hepatic I/R.

  2. Mutation screening of NOS1AP gene in a large sample of psychiatric patients and controls

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    Nygren Gudrun

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The gene encoding carboxyl-terminal PDZ ligand of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1AP is located on chromosome 1q23.3, a candidate region for schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD. Previous genetic and functional studies explored the role of NOS1AP in these psychiatric conditions, but only a limited number explored the sequence variability of NOS1AP. Methods We analyzed the coding sequence of NOS1AP in a large population (n = 280, including patients with schizophrenia (n = 72, ASD (n = 81 or OCD (n = 34, and in healthy volunteers controlled for the absence of personal or familial history of psychiatric disorders (n = 93. Results Two non-synonymous variations, V37I and D423N were identified in two families, one with two siblings with OCD and the other with two brothers with ASD. These rare variations apparently segregate with the presence of psychiatric conditions. Conclusions Coding variations of NOS1AP are relatively rare in patients and controls. Nevertheless, we report the first non-synonymous variations within the human NOS1AP gene that warrant further genetic and functional investigations to ascertain their roles in the susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

  3. Epigenetic regulation of nitric oxide synthase 2, inducible (Nos2) by NLRC4 inflammasomes involves PARP1 cleavage

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    Buzzo, Carina de Lima; Medina, Tiago; Branco, Laura M.; Lage, Silvia L.; Ferreira, Luís Carlos de Souza; Amarante-Mendes, Gustavo P.; Hottiger, Michael O.; De Carvalho, Daniel D.; Bortoluci, Karina R.

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    Nitric oxide synthase 2, inducible (Nos2) expression is necessary for the microbicidal activity of macrophages. However, NOS2 over-activation causes multiple inflammatory disorders, suggesting a tight gene regulation is necessary. Using cytosolic flagellin as a model for inflammasome-dependent NOS2 activation, we discovered a surprising new role for NLRC4/caspase-1 axis in regulating chromatin accessibility of the Nos2 promoter. We found that activation of two independent mechanisms is necessary for NOS2 expression by cytosolic flagellin: caspase-1 and NF-κB activation. NF-κB activation was necessary, but not sufficient, for NOS2 expression. Conversely, caspase-1 was necessary for NOS2 expression, but dispensable for NF-κB activation, indicating that this protease acts downstream NF-κB activation. We demonstrated that epigenetic regulation of Nos2 by caspase-1 involves cleavage of the chromatin regulator PARP1 (also known as ARTD1) and chromatin accessibility of the NF-κB binding sites located at the Nos2 promoter. Remarkably, caspase-1-mediated Nos2 transcription and NO production contribute to the resistance of macrophages to Salmonella typhimurium infection. Our results uncover the molecular mechanism behind the constricted regulation of Nos2 expression and open new therapeutic opportunities based on epigenetic activities of caspase-1 against infectious and inflammatory diseases. PMID:28150715

  4. Correlated NOS-Imu and myf5 expression by satellite cells in mdx mouse muscle regeneration during NOS manipulation and deflazacort treatment.

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    Anderson, Judy E; Vargas, Cinthya

    2003-06-01

    Satellite cells, muscle precursor cells in skeletal muscle, are normally quiescent and become activated by disease or injury. A lack of dystrophin and changes in the expression or activity of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS-I) affect the timing of activation in vivo. Nitric oxide synthase inhibition delays muscle repair in normal mice, and worsens muscular dystrophy in the mdx mouse, a genetic homologue of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. However, the potential role of activation and repair events mediated by nitric oxide in determining the outcome of steroid or other treatments for muscular dystrophy is not clear. We tested the hypothesis that the extent of repair in dystrophic muscles of mdx mice is partly dependent on NOS-Imu expression and activity. Myotube formation in regenerating muscle was promoted by deflazacort treatment of mdx dystrophic mice (PImu mRNA expression and activity were present in satellite cells and very new myotubes of regenerating and dystrophic muscle. Deflazacort treatment resulted in increased NOS-Imu expression in regenerating muscles in a strong and specific correlation with myf5 expression (r=0.95, PImu and myf5 expression in the diaphragm without affecting the diameter of non-regenerating fibres. These in vivo studies suggest that gains in NOS-Imu expression and nitric oxide synthase activity in satellite cells can increase the extent and speed of repair, even in the absence of dystrophin in muscle fibres. NOS-Imu may be a useful therapeutic target to augment the effects of steroidal or other treatments of muscular dystrophy.

  5. Sleep disturbances in pediatric bipolar disorder: A comparison between Bipolar I and Bipolar NOS

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    Argelinda eBaroni

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD in youths has been controversial, especially for the subtype BD Not Otherwise Specified (BD-NOS. In spite of growing evidence that sleep is a core feature of BD, few studies characterize and compare sleep disturbances in youth with BD type I (BD-I and BD-NOS. Sleep disturbances are frequently reported in clinical descriptions of children and adolescents with BD, however the reporting of the frequency and characteristics of sleep symptoms in youth with BD NOS and BD I during episodes remain poor. This study compares symptom of sleep disturbance as occurring in manic and depressive episodes in BD I and BD NOS youth using KSADS-PL interview data. The study also addresses whether symptoms of sleep disturbance vary in different age groups. Material and Methods: The sample consisted of 70 children and adolescent outpatients at an urban specialty clinic (42M/28F, 10.8±3.6 years old including 24 BP-I and 46 BP-NOS assessed using K-SADS-PL-parent interview. Results: Sleep disturbances including insomnia and decreased need for sleep were reported by 84.3% of the sample. Enuresis was diagnosed in 27% of sample. There were no significant differences in frequency of sleep symptoms between BD-I and BD-NOS. Regardless of BD subtype, current functioning was negatively correlated with decreased need for sleep but not insomnia, and regardless of BD subtype. Conclusion: The majority of youth with BD presents with sleep symptoms during mood episodes. BD NOS presents with the same proportion of sleep symptoms as BD I in our sample.

  6. Phosphomimetic modulation of eNOS improves myocardial reperfusion and mimics cardiac postconditioning in mice.

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    Terrence Pong

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Myocardial infarction resulting from ischemia-reperfusion injury can be reduced by cardiac postconditioning, in which blood flow is restored intermittently prior to full reperfusion. Although key molecular mechanisms and prosurvival pathways involved in postconditioning have been identified, a direct role for eNOS-derived NO in improving regional myocardial perfusion has not been shown. The objective of this study is to measure, with high temporal and spatial resolution, regional myocardial perfusion during ischemia-reperfusion and postconditioning, in order to determine the contribution of regional blood flow effects of NO to infarct size and protection. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used myocardial contrast echocardiography to measure regional myocardial blood flow in mice over time. Reperfusion after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury is improved by postconditioning, as well as by phosphomimetic eNOS modulation. Knock-in mice expressing a phosphomimetic S1176D form of eNOS showed improved myocardial reperfusion and significantly reduced infarct size. eNOS knock-out mice failed to show cardioprotection from postconditioning. The size of the no-reflow zone following ischemia-reperfusion is substantially reduced by postconditioning and by the phosphomimetic eNOS mutation. CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Using myocardial contrast echocardiography, we show that temporal dynamics of regional myocardial perfusion restoration contribute to reduced infarct size after postconditioning. eNOS has direct effects on myocardial blood flow following ischemia-reperfusion, with reduction in the size of the no-reflow zone. These results have important implications for ongoing clinical trials on cardioprotection, because the degree of protective benefit may be significantly influenced by the regional hemodynamic effects of eNOS-derived NO.

  7. Striatal NOS1 has dimorphic expression and activity under stress and nicotine sensitization.

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    Díaz, David; Murias, Azucena Rodrigo; Ávila-Zarza, Carmelo Antonio; Muñoz-Castañeda, Rodrigo; Aijón, José; Alonso, José Ramón; Weruaga, Eduardo

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    Nicotine exerts its addictive influence through the meso-cortico-limbic reward system, where the striatum is essential. Nicotine addiction involves different neurotransmitters, nitric oxide (NO) being especially important, since it triggers the release of the others by positive feedback. In the nervous system, NO is mainly produced by nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS1). However, other subtypes of synthases can also synthesize NO, and little is known about the specific role of each isoform in the process of addiction. In parallel, NOS activity and nicotine addiction are also affected by stress and sexual dimorphism. To determine the specific role of this enzyme, we analyzed both NOS expression and NO synthesis in the striatum of wild-type and NOS1-knocked out (KO) mice of both sexes in situations of nicotine sensitization and stress. Our results demonstrated differences between the caudate-putamen (CP) and nucleus accumbens (NA). With respect to NOS1 expression, the CP is a dimorphic region (27.5% lower cell density in males), but with a stable production of NO, exclusively due to this isoform. Thus, the nitrergic system of CP may not be involved in stress or nicotine addiction. Conversely, the NA is much more variable and strongly involved in both situations: its NO synthesis displays dimorphic variations at both basal (68.5% reduction in females) and stress levels (65.9% reduction in males), which disappear when nicotine is infused. Thus, the KO animals showed an increase in NO production (21.7%) in the NA, probably by NOS3, in an attempt to compensate the lack of NOS1.

  8. Activation of eNOS in endothelial cells exposed to ionizing radiation involves components of the DNA damage response pathway

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    Nagane, Masaki; Yasui, Hironobu; Sakai, Yuri; Yamamori, Tohru [Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0818 (Japan); Niwa, Koichi [Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Food and Cosmetic Science, Faculty of Bioindustry, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Abashiri 099-2493 (Japan); Hattori, Yuichi [Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194 (Japan); Kondo, Takashi [Department of Radiological Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194 (Japan); Inanami, Osamu, E-mail: inanami@vetmed.hokudai.ac.jp [Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0818 (Japan)

    2015-01-02

    Highlights: • eNOS activity is increased in BAECs exposed to X-rays. • ATM is involved in this increased eNOS activity. • HSP90 modulates the radiation-induced activation of ATM and eNOS. - Abstract: In this study, the involvement of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase and heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation was investigated in X-irradiated bovine aortic endothelial cells. The activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the phosphorylation of serine 1179 of eNOS (eNOS-Ser1179) were significantly increased in irradiated cells. The radiation-induced increases in NOS activity and eNOS-Ser1179 phosphorylation levels were significantly reduced by treatment with either an ATM inhibitor (Ku-60019) or an HSP90 inhibitor (geldanamycin). Geldanamycin was furthermore found to suppress the radiation-induced phosphorylation of ATM-Ser1181. Our results indicate that the radiation-induced eNOS activation in bovine aortic endothelial cells is regulated by ATM and HSP90.

  9. iNOS-dependent increase in colonic mucus thickness in DSS-colitic rats.

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    Olof Schreiber

    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate colonic mucus thickness in vivo in health and during experimental inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Colitis was induced with 5% DSS in drinking water for 8 days prior to experiment, when the descending colonic mucosa of anesthetized rats was studied using intravital microscopy. Mucus thickness was measured with micropipettes attached to a micromanipulator. To assess the contributions of NOS and prostaglandins in the regulation of colonic mucus thickness, the non-selective NOS-inhibitor L-NNA (10 mg/kg bolus followed by 3 mg/kg/h, the selective iNOS-inhibitor L-NIL (10 mg/kg bolus followed by 3 mg/kg/h and the non-selective COX-inhibitor diclofenac (5 mg/kg were administered intravenously prior to experiment. To further investigate the role of iNOS in the regulation of colonic mucus thickness, iNOS -/- mice were used. RESULTS: Colitic rats had a thicker firmly adherent mucus layer following 8 days of DSS treatment than untreated rats (88±2 µm vs 76±1 µm. During induction of colitis, the thickness of the colonic mucus layer initially decreased but was from day 3 significantly thicker than in untreated rats. Diclofenac reduced the mucus thickness similarly in colitic and untreated rats (-16±5 µm vs -14±2 µm. While L-NNA had no effect on colonic mucus thickness in DSS or untreated controls (+3±2 µm vs +3±1 µm, L-NIL reduced the mucus thickness significantly more in colitic rats than in controls (-33±4 µm vs -10±3 µm. The importance of iNOS in regulating the colonic mucus thickness was confirmed in iNOS-/- mice, which had thinner colonic mucus than wild-type mice (35±3 µm vs 50±2 µm, respectively. Furthermore, immunohistochemistry revealed increased levels of iNOS in the colonic surface epithelium following DSS treatment. CONCLUSION: Both prostaglandins and nitric oxide regulate basal colonic mucus thickness. During onset of colitis, the thickness of the mucus layer is initially reduced followed by an iNOS

  10. NCAM1, TACR1 and NOS genes and temperament: a study on suicide attempters and controls.

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    Giegling, Ina; Calati, Raffaella; Porcelli, Stefano; Hartmann, Annette M; Möller, Hans-Jürgen; De Ronchi, Diana; Rujescu, Dan; Serretti, Alessandro

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    Suicide, one of the leading causes of death among young adults, seems to be plausibly modulated by both genetic and personality factors. The aim of this study was to dissect the potential association between genetics and temperament in a sample of 111 suicide attempters and 289 healthy controls. We focused on 4 genes previously investigated in association with suicide on the same sample: the nitric oxide synthase 1 and 3 (NOS1 and NOS3), the neuronal cell adhesion molecule 1 (NCAM1), and the tachykinin receptor 1 (TACR1) genes. In particular, we investigated whether a set of genetic variants in these genes (NOS1: rs2682826, rs1353939, rs693534; NOS3: rs2070744, rs1799983, rs891512; NCAM1: rs2301228, rs1884, rs1245113, rs1369816, rs2196456, rs584427; TACR1: rs3771810, rs3771825, rs726506, rs1477157) were associated with temperamental traits at the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). No strong evidence was found for the association between TCI personality traits and the polymorphisms considered in the 4 genes, with the exception of an association between reward dependence trait and the rs2682826 SNP in NOS1 in the healthy sample. However, this result could be plausibly interpreted as a false-positive finding. In conclusion, our study did not support the thesis of a direct modulation of these genes on temperament; however, further studies on larger samples are clearly required in order to confirm our preliminary findings and to exclude any possible minor influence.

  11. Sociodemographic, neuropsychiatric and cognitive characteristics of pathological gambling and impulse control disorders NOS in Parkinson's disease.

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    Pontieri, Francesco E; Assogna, Francesca; Pellicano, Clelia; Cacciari, Claudia; Pannunzi, Sara; Morrone, Annalucia; Danese, Emanuela; Caltagirone, Carlo; Spalletta, Gianfranco

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    Despite of previous evidence supporting the association between impulse control disorder (ICD) and several demographic, clinical and therapeutic features in Parkinson's disease (PD), the relationships between pathological gambling (PG) or other variants of ICD (ICD-NOS) and specific neuropsychiatric or cognitive domains are not entirely defined. In this study, 155 PD patients without dementia or cognitive impairment underwent: i. the ICD diagnoses, using the Questionnaire for Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders, ii. the mood and anxiety disorders diagnoses, according to the DSM-IV-TR criteria, and iii. a comprehensive battery for measuring severity of psychopathology and neuropsychology domains. Patients were divided in those with pathological gambling (PG), ICDs not otherwise specified (ICD-NOS), or the lack of ICD (No-ICD). There was a progression in age and age at onset from the younger PG subjects throughout ICD-NOS to No-ICD. PG and ICD-NOS subjects had longer disease duration and were taking significantly higher dosages of antiparkinsonian drugs than No-ICD ones. PG subjects had significantly higher severity of depressive and anxious symptoms with respect to the other 2 groups. Both PG and ICD-NOS subjects suffer from increased severity of psychotic symptoms than No-ICD ones. The 3 groups did not differ in any cognitive measure. Our results support the concept that the different sociodemographic and neuropsychiatric profiles of PD patients are associated with different ICDs. Moreover, we clearly demonstrate the lack of relationship between ICD and cognitive performances in undemented PD patients.

  12. Inorganic polyphosphate suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression in macrophages.

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    Kana Harada

    Full Text Available In response to infection, macrophages produce a series of inflammatory mediators, including nitric oxide (NO, to eliminate pathogens. The production of these molecules is tightly regulated via various mechanisms, as excessive responses are often detrimental to host tissues. Here, we report that inorganic polyphosphate [poly(P], a linear polymer of orthophosphate ubiquitously found in mammalian cells, suppresses inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS, a cell wall component of Gram-negative bacteria, in mouse peritoneal macrophages. Poly(P with longer chains is more potent than those with shorter chains in suppressing LPS-induced iNOS expression. In addition, poly(P decreased LPS-induced NO release. Moreover, poly(P suppressed iNOS mRNA expression induced by LPS stimulation, thereby indicating that poly(P reduces LPS-induced iNOS expression by down-regulation at the mRNA level. In contrast, poly(P did not affect the LPS-induced release of TNF, another inflammatory mediator. Poly(P may serve as a regulatory factor of innate immunity by modulating iNOS expression in macrophages.

  13. TERMOS AMBIENTAIS E SOCIAIS NOS RELATÓRIOS DA ADMINISTRAÇÃO

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva verificar a tendência dos termos ambientais e sociais evidenciados nos relatórios da administração de 1997 a 2006 de empresas familiares brasileiras. Realizou-se pesquisa exploratória, com abordagem qualitativa, por meio de pesquisa documental e da técnica de análise de conteúdo nos RA de 1997 a 2006. No universo das 500 maiores empresas listadas na Revista Exame, edição 2006, identificaram-se 21 empresas familiares de capital aberto e de controle acionário brasileiro, mas dessas somente 16 publicaram seu RA nos dez anos considerados. Os resultados mostram que a oscilação na quantidade de páginas dos RA ao longo dos anos apresenta relação com algum evento ocorrido nas empresas. A evidenciação dos termos ambientais está mais relacionada às medidas tomadas para cuidar e preservar o meio ambiente do que aos passivos ambientais. A evidenciação dos termos sociais foi direcionada de maneira equilibrada ao público interno e externo. Conclui-se que há uma tendência nos termos ambientais e sociais evidenciados nos RA de 1997 a 2006 das empresas pesquisadas, ainda que tenham sido incorporados vários termos novos ao longo do período.

  14. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in the trigeminal vascular system and other brain structures related to pain in rats

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    Ramachandran, Roshni; Ploug, Kenneth Beri; Hay-Schmidt, Anders;

    2010-01-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) is considered to be a key mediator in the pathophysiology of migraine but the localisation of NO synthesizing enzymes (NOS) throughout the pain pathways involved in migraine has not yet been fully investigated. We have used quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting...... to measure the respective levels of mRNA and protein for nNOS and eNOS in peripheral and central tissues involved in migraine pain: dura mater, pial arteries, trigeminal ganglion (TG) trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC), periaqueductal grey (PAG), thalamus, hypothalamus, cortex, pituitary gland, hippocampus...... concentration in cortex. The same pattern of expression was also observed with the eNOS protein. In conclusion, we found both nNOS and eNOS located to areas relevant to migraine supporting the involvement of NO in migraine mechanisms....

  15. Mild mitochondrial uncoupling and calorie restriction increase fasting eNOS, akt and mitochondrial biogenesis.

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    Fernanda M Cerqueira

    Full Text Available Enhanced mitochondrial biogenesis promoted by eNOS activation is believed to play a central role in the beneficial effects of calorie restriction (CR. Since treatment of mice with dinitrophenol (DNP promotes health and lifespan benefits similar to those observed in CR, we hypothesized that it could also impact biogenesis. We found that DNP and CR increase citrate synthase activity, PGC-1α, cytochrome c oxidase and mitofusin-2 expression, as well as fasting plasma levels of NO• products. In addition, eNOS and Akt phosphorylation in skeletal muscle and visceral adipose tissue was activated in fasting CR and DNP animals. Overall, our results indicate that systemic mild uncoupling activates eNOS and Akt-dependent pathways leading to mitochondrial biogenesis.

  16. AFLATOXINAS - ASPECTOS CLÍNICOS E TOXICOLÓGICOS EM SUÍNOS

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    Carlos Augusto Mallmann

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    Full Text Available Aflatoxinas são metabólitos fúngicos produzidos por linhagens de Aspergillus flavus var. parasiticus encontrados ubiquitariamente nos substratos alimentares que compõe a dieta dos suínos. A aflatoxicose dos suínos é uma doença dependente da dose ingerida e do tempo de exposição, caracterizando-se principalmente pela atividade hepatotóxica desta micotoxina. Na suinocultura os maiores problemas são provocados por doses subclínicas onde esta intoxicação se manifesta na forma de prejuízos sobre o desempenho traduzidos principalmente por uma baixa conversão alimentar e por imunodepressão.

  17. Reflexões sobre o pesquisador nas trilhas da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo de natureza descritivo-reflexiva, objetivando apresentar as características do pesquisador que utiliza o método Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados e delinear reflexões sobre o desenvolvimento das aptidões do pesquisador para tornar-se um Teórico Fundamentado. A discussão teórica foi embasada nos referenciais dessa metodologia e apoiada na literatura. O artigo apresenta as principais demandas de estudos qualitativos com a Grounded Theory e importantes comportamentos, atitudes e características desenvolvidas pelos pesquisadores. Constata-se que a aprendizagem acerca da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados vai além da habilidade para operacionalizar um conjunto de procedimentos e técnicas. Implica, também, em desafios de transformação na postura como pesquisador e em novas formas de pensar e pesquisar, reunindo conhecimentos a partir dos dados para formar uma teoria.

  18. Experiência e imagens da infância nos contos de Miguel Sanches Neto

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    Alzira Fabiana de Christo

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    O tema desta tese é compreender a representação da infância nos contos de Miguel Sanches Neto a partir da fundamentação teórica que entende a experiência da infância como possibilidade para a mudança da sociedade e os rumos da própria História. Diante da vasta produção de pesquisa sobre a infância – quase sempre ligada a aspectos cronológicos e históricos – e sua relação com a arte e a literatura, nos pareceu importante investigar um campo que ainda vem ganhando espaço nos estudos literários:...

  19. Characterization of iNOS+ Neutrophil-like ring cell in tumor-bearing mice

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    Virtuoso Lauren P

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC have been identified as tumor-induced immature myeloid cells (IMC with potent immune suppressive activity in cancer. Whereas strict phenotypic classification of MDSC has been challenging due to the highly heterogeneous nature of cell surface marker expression, use of functional markers such as Arginase and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS may represent a better categorization strategy. In this study we investigated whether iNOS could be utilized as a specific marker for the identification of a more informative homogenous MDSC subset. Methods Single-cell suspensions from tumors and other organs were prepared essentially by enzymatic digestion. Flow cytometric analysis was performed on a four-color flow cytometer. Morphology, intracellular structure and localization of iNOS+ ring cells in the tumor were determined by cytospin analysis, immunofluorescence microscopy and immunohistochemistry, respectively. For functional analysis, iNOS+ ring subset were sorted and tested in vitro cell culture experiments. Pharmacologic inhibition of iNOS was performed both in vivo and in vitro. Results The results showed that intracellular iNOS staining distinguished a granular iNOS+ SSChi CD11b+ Gr-1dim F4/80+ subset with ring-shaped nuclei (ring cells among the CD11b+ Gr-1+ cell populations found in tumors. The intensity of the ring cell infiltrate correlated with tumor size and these cells constituted the second major tumor-infiltrating leukocyte subset found in established tumors. Although phenotypic analysis demonstrated that ring cells shared characteristics with tumor-associated macrophages (TAM, morphological analysis revealed a neutrophil-like appearance as detected by cytospin and immunofluorescence microscopy analysis. The presence of distinct iNOS filled granule-like structures located next to the cell membrane suggested that iNOS was stored in pre-formed vesicles and available for rapid

  20. Religião e patriotismo: o anticomunismo católico nos Estados Unidos e no Brasil nos anos da Guerra Fria

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    Carla Simone Rodeghero

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa e compara o anticomunismo católico no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos no período da Guerra Fria. Depois de situar o campo de estudos constituído no Brasil sobre o tema, discute as relações entre americanismo e anticomunismo, procurando situar o catolicismo norte-americano neste meio. Utiliza-se de uma produção recente sobre cultura da Guerra Fria nos Estados Unidos. Levanta, finalmente, uma série de elementos de comparação sobre a forma que o anticomunismo católico assumiu nos dois países.This article analyses and compares the Catholic anticommunism in the Brazil and in United States during the Cold War years. After showing the recent studies produced in Brazil about the fight against communism, it discusses the relationship between Americanism, anticommunism and Catholicism. This step is based on recent historical research about the Cold War culture in the United States. Finally, it makes comparisons between the forms that anticommunism assumed in each country.

  1. Effects of Paracetamol on NOS, COX, and CYP Activity and on Oxidative Stress in Healthy Male Subjects, Rat Hepatocytes, and Recombinant NOS

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    Arne Trettin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Paracetamol (acetaminophen is a widely used analgesic drug. It interacts with various enzyme families including cytochrome P450 (CYP, cyclooxygenase (COX, and nitric oxide synthase (NOS, and this interplay may produce reactive oxygen species (ROS. We investigated the effects of paracetamol on prostacyclin, thromboxane, nitric oxide (NO, and oxidative stress in four male subjects who received a single 3 g oral dose of paracetamol. Thromboxane and prostacyclin synthesis was assessed by measuring their major urinary metabolites 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B2 and 2,3-dinor-6-ketoprostaglandin F1α, respectively. Endothelial NO synthesis was assessed by measuring nitrite in plasma. Urinary 15(S-8-iso-prostaglanding F2α was measured to assess oxidative stress. Plasma oleic acid oxide (cis-EpOA was measured as a marker of cytochrome P450 activity. Upon paracetamol administration, prostacyclin synthesis was strongly inhibited, while NO synthesis increased and thromboxane synthesis remained almost unchanged. Paracetamol may shift the COX-dependent vasodilatation/vasoconstriction balance at the cost of vasodilatation. This effect may be antagonized by increasing endothelial NO synthesis. High-dosed paracetamol did not increase oxidative stress. At pharmacologically relevant concentrations, paracetamol did not affect NO synthesis/bioavailability by recombinant human endothelial NOS or inducible NOS in rat hepatocytes. We conclude that paracetamol does not increase oxidative stress in humans.

  2. NOS2 is critical to the development of emphysema in Sftpd deficient mice but does not affect surfactant homeostasis.

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    Lars Knudsen

    Full Text Available RATIONALE: Surfactant protein D (SP-D has important immuno-modulatory properties. The absence of SP-D results in an inducible NO synthase (iNOS, coded by NOS2 gene related chronic inflammation, development of emphysema-like pathophysiology and alterations of surfactant homeostasis. OBJECTIVE: In order to test the hypothesis that SP-D deficiency related abnormalities in pulmonary structure and function are a consequence of iNOS induced inflammation, we generated SP-D and iNOS double knockout mice (DiNOS. METHODS: Structural data obtained by design-based stereology to quantify the emphysema-like phenotype and disturbances of the intracellular surfactant were correlated to invasive pulmonary function tests and inflammatory markers including activation markers of alveolar macrophages and compared to SP-D (Sftpd(-/- and iNOS single knockout mice (NOS2(-/- as well as wild type (WT littermates. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: DiNOS mice had reduced inflammatory cells in BAL and BAL-derived alveolar macrophages showed an increased expression of markers of an alternative activation as well as reduced inflammation. As evidenced by increased alveolar numbers and surface area, emphysematous changes were attenuated in DiNOS while disturbances of the surfactant system remained virtually unchanged. Sftpd(-/- demonstrated alterations of intrinsic mechanical properties of lung parenchyma as shown by reduced stiffness and resistance at its static limits, which could be corrected by additional ablation of NOS2 gene in DiNOS. CONCLUSION: iNOS related inflammation in the absence of SP-D is involved in the emphysematous remodeling leading to a loss of alveoli and associated alterations of elastic properties of lung parenchyma while disturbances of surfactant homeostasis are mediated by different mechanisms.

  3. Role of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase in Diabetic Nephropathy: Lessons from Diabetic eNOS Knockout Mice

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    Takamune Takahashi; Harris, Raymond C.

    2014-01-01

    Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in many countries. The animal models that recapitulate human DN undoubtedly facilitate our understanding of this disease and promote the development of new diagnostic markers and therapeutic interventions. Based on the clinical evidence showing the association of eNOS dysfunction with advanced DN, we and others have created diabetic mice that lack eNOS expression and shown that eNOS-deficient diabetic mice exhibit advan...

  4. Intoxicação experimental de suínos por fumonisinas

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    Dilkin Paulo

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos da exposição oral prolongada (28 dias à fumonisina foram estudados em suínos jovens. Os animais foram divididos em três grupos experimentais e alimentados com ração ad libitum contendo: A 0mg de FB1.kg-1 (controle; B 10mg de FB1.kg-1; C 30mg de FB1.kg-1. Os suínos foram observados duas vezes por dia; seus pesos e consumo alimentar foram registrados semanalmente. Entre o 20º e 24º dia de intoxicação, os suínos do tratamentos C apresentaram diminuição do consumo de ração e ganho de peso, sinais característicos de edema pulmonar, razão pela qual um animal foi levado a óbito aos 23 dias de intoxicação. Após 28 dias, os animais foram necropsiados e os órgãos submetidos a análises macroscópica, histopatológica e ao estudo da morfologia e histologia intestinal. Nos suínos que apresentaram sinais clínicos de intoxicação, observaram-se lesões pulmonares, hepáticas e diminuição de altura das vilosidades e profundidade das criptas e hiperplasia glandular em segmentos intestinais. Conclui-se, portanto, que substanciais perdas de produtividade podem ser induzidas em suínos alimentados com ração contaminada com baixos níveis de fumonisinas.

  5. ROS mediated cytotoxicity of porcine adrenocortical cells induced by QdNOs derivatives in vitro.

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    Huang, Xian-Ju; Zhang, Hua-Hai; Wang, Xu; Huang, Ling-Li; Zhang, Ling-Yan; Yan, Cai-Xia; Liu, Yu; Yuan, Zong-Hui

    2010-05-14

    Quinoxaline 1,4-dioxides (QdNOs) derivatives, the potent synthetic antibacterial group used in food-producing animals, are assumed to have pro-oxidant properties. However, how oxidative stress mediated their adrenal toxicity is far from clear. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of three QdNOs, i.e. olaquindox (OLA), mequindox (MEQ), and cyadox (CYA), to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative cell damage in porcine adrenocortical cells. Multiple approaches such as cell activity assay, biochemical detectation, flow cytometry and fluorescent were used to study the integrated role of ROS homeostasis, mitochondrial redox metabolism and cell apoptosis as well as chemical stability of these drugs. The results showed that OLA and MEQ treatment evoked a significant dose and time-dependent cell damage in adrenocortical cells, well CYA displayed much less toxicity. As for the intracellular ROS production, OLA irritated a persistent and utmost release of ROS while MEQ made a similar but weaker reaction. CYA, however, had a short and unstable release of intracellular ROS. On the other hand, quinoxalinine-2-carboxylie acid (QCA), one of the metabolites of OLA and MEQ, did not cause any significant production of ROS and showed relatively lower toxicity than its parents. Moreover, an imbalance in the redox metabolism and mitochondrial membrane damage has been implicated in adrenal toxicity of QdNOs. ROS scavengers partially reversed QdNOs-induced mitochondrial damage, indicating that mitochondria may be a major target and critical for ROS-mediated cell death. In a word, these results suggested that ROS is a key mediator of QdNOs-induced cell death via mitochondria-dependent pathway in adrenocortical cells. The results provide a mechanism approach in understanding the characterize of adrenal damage caused by QdNOs in vitro, which would in turn, help in designing the appropriate therapeutic strategies of these kind of feed additives.

  6. Key role of endothelium in the eNOS-dependent cardioprotection with exercise training.

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    Farah, C; Nascimento, A; Bolea, G; Meyer, G; Gayrard, S; Lacampagne, A; Cazorla, O; Reboul, C

    2017-01-01

    Modulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation is recognized as a main trigger of the cardioprotective effects of exercise training on heart vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion (IR). However, this enzyme is expressed both in coronary endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes and the contribution of each one to such cardioprotection has never been challenged. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of eNOS from the cardiomyocytes vs. the endothelium in the exercise cardioprotection. Male Wistar rats were assigned to a chronic aerobic training (Ex) (vs. sedentary group; Sed) and we investigated the role of eNOS in the effects of exercise on sensitivity to IR or anoxia-reoxygenation (A/R) at whole heart, isolated cardiomyocytes and left coronary artery (LCA) levels. We observed that exercise increased eNOS activation (Ser1177 phosphorylation) and protein S-nitrosylation in whole heart but not at cardiomyocyte level, suggesting the specific target of endothelial cells by exercise. Consistently, in isolated cardiomyocytes submitted to the A/R procedure, exercise reduced cell death and improved cells contractility, but independently of the eNOS pathway. Next, to evaluate the contribution of endothelial cells in exercise cardioprotection, LCA were isolated before and after an IR procedure performed on Langendorff hearts. Exercise improved basal relaxation sensitivity to acetylcholine and markedly reduced the alteration of endothelium-dependent coronary relaxation induced by IR. Furthermore, inactivation of coronary endothelial cells activity just before IR, obtained with a bolus of Triton X-100, totally suppressed cardioprotective effects of exercise on both left ventricular functional recovery after IR and infarct size, whereas no effect of Triton X-100 was observed in Sed group. In conclusion, these results show that coronary endothelial cells rather than cardiomyocytes play a key role in the eNOS-dependent cardioprotection of exercise.

  7. O papel de imunoglobulinas na nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos

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    Larissa M.F. Gonçalves

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A leptospirose é uma antropozoonose endêmica em todo o mundo, que afeta o homem e várias espécies de animais domésticos e silvestres. No início da infecção há produção de IgM para o controle da infecção e após alguns dias, IgG são produzidas e provocam lise das leptospiras circulantes. Objetivou-se neste estudo identificar depósitos de antígeno de leptospiras e imunoglobulinas no tecido renal, para avaliar o papel de imunoglobulinas na patogênese da nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos. Foram colhidas 139 amostras de sangue e rim de suínos das cidades de Teresina/PI e Timon/MA, que foram avaliadas pela SAM, imunoistoquímica e PCR. Nefrite intersticial, fibrose, vasculite, tumefação do tufo glomerular e hipercelularidade difusa foram as principais alterações histopatológicas encontradas. A imunoistoquímica detectou antígeno de leptospira em 60 suínos. Depósitos de IgG, IgM e IgA foram observados no endotélio de capilares glomerulares, dos capilares intertubulares e na cápsula de Bowman, com marcação focal, difusa, global e segmentar. A deposição de IgM e IgA foi significantemente maior nos suínos infectados. Estranhamente depósitos de IgG foi significantemente maior nos suínos não infectados, onde não havia presença de antígeno de leptospiras e nem lesão túbulo-intersticial. Concluímos que antígeno de leptospiras no rim de suínos está relacionado a depósitos de IgM e IgA mas não a depósitos de IgG.

  8. A vast amount of various invariant tori in the Nosé-Hoover oscillator

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    Wang, Lei [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Department of Mathematics and Physics, Hefei University, Hefei 230601 (China); Yang, Xiao-Song, E-mail: yangxs@hust.edu.cn [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

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    This letter restudies the Nosé-Hoover oscillator. Some new averagely conservative regions are found, each of which is filled with different sequences of nested tori with various knot types. Especially, the dynamical behaviors near the border of “chaotic region” and conservative regions are studied showing that there exist more complicated and thinner invariant tori around the boundaries of conservative regions bounded by tori. Our results suggest an infinite number of island chains in a “chaotic sea” for the Nosé-Hoover oscillator.

  9. Circulating NOS3 modulates left ventricular remodeling following reperfused myocardial infarction.

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    Simone Gorressen

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO is constitutively produced and released from the endothelium and several blood cell types by the isoform 3 of the NO synthase (NOS3. We have shown that NO protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R injury and that depletion of circulating NOS3 increases within 24 h of ischemia/reperfusion the size of myocardial infarction (MI in chimeric mice devoid of circulating NOS3. In the current study we hypothesized that circulating NOS3 also affects remodeling of the left ventricle following reperfused MI.To analyze the role of circulating NOS3 we transplanted bone marrow of NOS3-/- and wild type (WT mice into WT mice, producing chimerae expressing NOS3 only in vascular endothelium (BC-/EC+ or in both, blood cells and vascular endothelium (BC+/EC+. Both groups underwent 60 min of coronary occlusion in a closed-chest model of reperfused MI. During the 3 weeks post MI, structural and functional LV remodeling was serially assessed (24 h, 4 d, 1 w, 2 w and 3 w by echocardiography. At 72 hours post MI, gene expression of several extracellular matrix (ECM modifying molecules was determined by quantitative RT-PCR analysis. At 3 weeks post MI, hemodynamics were obtained by pressure catheter, scar size and collagen content were quantified post mortem by Gomori's One-step trichrome staining.Three weeks post MI, LV end-systolic (53.2±5.9 μl; ***p≤0.001; n = 5 and end-diastolic volumes (82.7±5.6 μl; *p<0.05; n = 5 were significantly increased in BC-/EC+, along with decreased LV developed pressure (67.5±1.8 mm Hg; n = 18; ***p≤0.001 and increased scar size/left ventricle (19.5±1.5%; n = 13; **p≤0.01 compared to BC+/EC+ (ESV: 35.6±2.2 μl; EDV: 69.1±2.6 μl n = 8; LVDP: 83.2±3.2 mm Hg; n = 24; scar size/LV13.8±0.7%; n = 16. Myocardial scar of BC-/EC+ was characterized by increased total collagen content (20.2±0.8%; n = 13; ***p≤0.001 compared to BC+/EC+ (15.9±0.5; n = 16, and increased collagen type I and III subtypes

  10. Acute Myeloid Leukemia NOS | EU Clinical Trials Register [EU Clinical Trials Register

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  11. Brucelose em suínos : estudo caso no distrito de Castelo Branco

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    Martins, Manuel Vicente de Freitas

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    Foi realizado um estudo sobre a brucelose em suínos no distrito de Castelo Branco. De 1920 sangues colhidos no matadouro, 4,3 % dos soros foram positivos no teste do Rosa Bengala, enquanto apenas 0,68 % apresentaram títulos positivos (1+ ou mais na diluição 1:8) ao teste da Fixação do Complemento. Nenhum soro foi classificado como positivo no teste de Aglutinação Lenta em Tubo. Foram colhidos amostras de orgãos em 202 animais, 122 reprodutores e 80 suínos de engorda, não tendo sido isolada...

  12. Localization of NOS-like protein in guard cells of Vicia faba L. And its possible function

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    LIU Xin; WANG YouQun; JIA WenSuo; LOU ChengHou; ZHANG ShuQiu

    2007-01-01

    Using the immuno-fluorescence and immuno-gold electron microscope technology, localization of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-like proteins was determined in guard cells of Vicia faba L. NOS is mainly localized in nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplast, mitochondria and the cell wall of guard cells. Scorch and exogenous JA can enhance the level of nitric oxide (NO) and increase NOS activity in both leaf and epidermis, and the changing pattern of NOS activity was consistent with the change of NO. NOS inhibitor, L-NAME, inhibited JA-induced NO generation. From the results, we presumed that NO generation from NOS pathway is the main pathway in the stress and JA responses. The pharmacological experiment showed that increasing the Ca2+ at a suitable concentration promoted leaf NOS activity and the NO level, indicating that NOS activity together with the distribution of NO is Ca2+-dependent. NOS and NO are possibly involved in the regulation of stomatal movement thus playing an important role in plant stress responses.

  13. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), a cofactor for nNOS, restores gastric emptying and nNOS expression in female diabetic rats.

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    Gangula, Pandu R R; Mukhopadhyay, Sutapa; Ravella, Kalpana; Cai, Shijie; Channon, Keith M; Garfield, Robert E; Pasricha, Pankaj J

    2010-05-01

    Gastroparesis is a debilitating disease predominantly affecting young women. Recently, dysregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in myenteric plexus neurons has been implicated for delayed solid gastric emptying/gastroparesis in diabetic patients. In this study, we have explored the role of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), a major cofactor for nNOS activity and NO synthesis in diabetic gastroparesis. Diabetes was induced with single injection of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg body wt, ip) in female rats, with experiments performed on week 3 or 9 following induction, with or without 3-wk BH4 supplementation. Gastric pyloric BH4 levels were significantly decreased in diabetic female rats compared with control (18.6 +/- 1.45 vs. 31.0 +/- 2.31 pmol/mg protein). In vitro studies showed that 2,4-diamino-6-hydroxypyrimidine (DAHP), an inhibitor of BH4 synthesis, significantly decreased gastric NO release and nitrergic relaxation. Three-week dietary supplementation of BH4 either from day 1 or week 6 significantly attenuated diabetes-induced delayed gastric emptying for solids (3 wk: BH4, 67 +/- 6.7 vs. diabetic, 36.05 +/- 7.09; 9 wk: BH4, 57 +/- 8.45 vs. diabetic, 33 +/- 9.91) and diabetes-induced reduction in pyloric nNOS-alpha protein expression in female rats. Supplementation of BH4 significantly restored gastric nNOS-alpha dimerization in 9-wk-old diabetic female rats. In addition, BH4 treatment reversed (17.23 +/- 5.81 vs. 42.0 +/- 2.70 mmHg x s) the diabetes-induced changes in intragastric pressures (IGP) and gastric pyloric nitrergic relaxation (-0.62 +/- 0.01 vs. -0.22 +/- 0.07). BH4 deficiency plays a critical role in diabetes-induced alterations including delayed solid gastric emptying, increased IGP, reduced pyloric nitrergic relaxation, and nNOS-alpha expression in female rats. Supplementation of BH4 accelerates gastric emptying by restoring nitrergic system in diabetic female rats. Therefore, BH4 supplementation is a potential therapeutic option for female

  14. Carbon monoxide increases inducible NOS expression that mediates CO-induced myocardial damage during ischemia-reperfusion.

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    Meyer, Grégory; André, Lucas; Kleindienst, Adrien; Singh, François; Tanguy, Stéphane; Richard, Sylvain; Obert, Philippe; Boucher, François; Jover, Bernard; Cazorla, Olivier; Reboul, Cyril

    2015-04-01

    We investigated the role of inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase (iNOS) on ischemic myocardial damage in rats exposed to daily low nontoxic levels of carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant that impacts on mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular diseases. We have previously shown that CO exposure aggravates myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury partly because of increased oxidative stress. Nevertheless, cellular mechanisms underlying cardiac CO toxicity remain hypothetical. Wistar rats were exposed to simulated urban CO pollution for 4 wk. First, the effects of CO exposure on NO production and NO synthase (NOS) expression were evaluated. Myocardial I/R was performed on isolated perfused hearts in the presence or absence of S-methyl-isothiourea (1 μM), a NOS inhibitor highly specific for iNOS. Finally, Ca(2+) handling was evaluated in isolated myocytes before and after an anoxia-reoxygenation performed with or without S-methyl-isothiourea or N-acetylcystein (20 μM), a nonspecific antioxidant. Our main results revealed that 1) CO exposure altered the pattern of NOS expression, which is characterized by increased neuronal NOS and iNOS expression; 2) cardiac NO production increased in CO rats because of its overexpression of iNOS; and 3) the use of a specific inhibitor of iNOS reduced myocardial hypersensitivity to I/R (infarct size, 29 vs. 51% of risk zone) in CO rat hearts. These last results are explained by the deleterious effects of NO and reactive oxygen species overproduction by iNOS on diastolic Ca(2+) overload and myofilaments Ca(2+) sensitivity. In conclusion, this study highlights the involvement of iNOS overexpression in the pathogenesis of simulated urban CO air pollution exposure.

  15. Human umbilical cord expresses several vasoactive peptides involved in the local regulation of vascular tone: protein and gene expression of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Full-term human umbilical cord contains three blood vessels: two arteries coiled around a vein and surrounded by Wharton’s jelly, a mucous tissue with few mesenchymal stromal cells and abundant extracellular matrix. Umbilical vessels lack innervations, thus endothelial cells must play a role in the control of blood flow. The aim of this study was to investigate in human umbilical cord the expression of five peptides that could be involved in the regulation of vascular tone: Orphanin FQ, Oxytocin, Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP, endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS and inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS. The expression of these molecules in full-term human umbilical cord was investigated through immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. Immunoreactivity for Orphanin FQ was detected in Wharton’s jelly, vessel musculature and endothelium; Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS were expressed by the umbilical epithelium, Wharton’s jelly and endothelium, whereas iNOS only by endothelial cells. RT-PCR analysis showed transcriptional expression of Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS mRNAs. The presence of Orphanin, Oxytocin, ANP, eNOS and iNOS proteins was identified in the human umbilical cord. mRNA expression for Oxytocin, ANP and eNOS suggest that these molecules are synthesized by umbilical cord cells themselves. The expression of these vasoactive molecules could be part of a general mechanism locally regulating vascular tone. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 211–218

  16. The Langevin Limit of the Nosé-Hoover-Langevin Thermostat

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    Frank, J.E.; Gottwald, G.A.

    2011-01-01

    In this note we study the asymptotic limit of large variance in a stochastically perturbed thermostat model, the Nos\\'{e}-Hoover-Langevin device. We show that in this limit, the model reduces to a Langevin equation with one-dimensional Wiener process, and that the perturbation is in the direction of

  17. The Langevin limit of the Nosé-Hoover-Langevin thermostat

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    Frank, J.; Gottwald, G.A.

    2011-01-01

    In this note we study the asymptotic limit of large variance in a stochastically perturbed thermostat model, the Nosé-Hoover-Langevin device. We show that in this limit, the model reduces to a Langevin equation with one-dimensional Wiener process, and that the perturbation is in the direction of the

  18. Recapitulating the History of Sickle-Cell Anemia Research: Improving Students' NOS Views Explicitly and Reflectively

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    Howe, Eric Michael; Rudge, David Wyss

    2005-01-01

    This paper provides an argument in favor of a specific pedagogical method of using the history of science to help students develop more informed views about nature of science (NOS) issues. The paper describes a series of lesson plans devoted to encouraging students to engage, "unbeknownst to them", in similar reasoning that led…

  19. Effects of NOS inhibitor on dentate gyrus neurogenesis after diffuse brain injury in the adult rats

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    SunLi-Sha; XuJiang-ping

    2004-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of selective nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors on dentate gyrus neurogenesis after diffuse brain injury (DBI) in the adult rat brain. Methods Adult male SD rats were subjected to diffuse brain injury (DBI) model. By using systemic bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) to label dividing cells, we compared the proliferation rate of

  20. Animal Certifié Conforme: Déchiffrer nos Relations avec le Vivant

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    Full Text Available Review of Animal Certifié Conforme: Déchiffrer nos Relations avec le Vivant. Bernadette Lizet and Jacqueline Milliet, eds. 2012. Dunod/Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Pp 256. €22 (paperback. ISBN 9782100582853.

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    ... biology and ecology of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XS41 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 87-1851 and 555-1870 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

  2. Using Video Modeling to Teach Children with PDD-NOS to Respond to Facial Expressions

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    Axe, Judah B.; Evans, Christine J.

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    Children with autism spectrum disorders often exhibit delays in responding to facial expressions, and few studies have examined teaching responding to subtle facial expressions to this population. We used video modeling to train 3 participants with PDD-NOS (age 5) to respond to eight facial expressions: approval, bored, calming, disapproval,…

  3. Muscle fatigue, nNOS and muscle fiber atrophy in limb girdle muscular dystrophy.

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    Angelini, Corrado; Tasca, Elisabetta; Nascimbeni, Anna Chiara; Fanin, Marina

    2014-12-01

    Muscle fatigability and atrophy are frequent clinical signs in limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), but their pathogenetic mechanisms are still poorly understood. We review a series of different factors that may be connected in causing fatigue and atrophy, particularly considering the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and additional factors such as gender in different forms of LGMD (both recessive and dominant) underlying different pathogenetic mechanisms. In sarcoglycanopathies, the sarcolemmal nNOS reactivity varied from absent to reduced, depending on the residual level of sarcoglycan complex: in cases with complete sarcoglycan complex deficiency (mostly in beta-sarcoglycanopathy), the sarcolemmal nNOS reaction was absent and it was always associated with early severe clinical phenotype and cardiomyopathy. Calpainopathy, dysferlinopathy, and caveolinopathy present gradual onset of fatigability and had normal sarcolemmal nNOS reactivity. Notably, as compared with caveolinopathy and sarcoglycanopathies, calpainopathy and dysferlinopathy showed a higher degree of muscle fiber atrophy. Males with calpainopathy and dysferlinopathy showed significantly higher fiber atrophy than control males, whereas female patients have similar values than female controls, suggesting a gender difference in muscle fiber atrophy with a relative protection in females. In female patients, the smaller initial muscle fiber size associated to endocrine factors and less physical effort might attenuate gender-specific muscle loss and atrophy.

  4. The Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI): I. Construct validity.

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    Wilde, Elisabeth A; McCauley, Stephen R; Kelly, Tara M; Weyand, Annie M; Pedroza, Claudia; Levin, Harvey S; Clifton, Guy L; Schnelle, Kathleen P; Shah, Monika V; Moretti, Paolo

    2010-06-01

    The Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI) is a measure adapted from the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and is intended to capture essential neurological deficits impacting individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (see Wilde et al., 2010 ). In the present study we evaluate the measure's construct validity via comparison with a quantified neurological examination performed by a neurologist. Spearman rank-order correlation between the NOS-TBI and the neurological examination was rho = 0.76, p TBI compared favorably to the neurological examination items, with correlations ranging from 0.60 to 0.99 (all p TBI, and on the NOS-TBI neurological impairment was evident in all but one participant. This study documents the presence of measurable neurological sequelae in a sample of patients with TBI in a post-acute rehabilitation setting, underscoring the need for formal measurement of the frequency and severity of neurological deficits in this population. The results suggest that the NOS-TBI is a valid measure of neurological functioning in patients with TBI.

  5. Fluctuation theorem applied to the Nosé-Hoover thermostated Lorentz gas

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    Gilbert, Thomas

    2006-03-01

    We present numerical evidence supporting the validity of the Gallavotti-Cohen fluctuation theorem applied to the driven Lorentz gas with Nosé-Hoover thermostating. It is moreover argued that the asymptotic form of the fluctuation formula is independent of the amplitude of the driving force in the limit where it is small.

  6. Evidence of Aortopathy in Mice with Haploinsufficiency of Notch1 in Nos3-Null Background

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    Sara N. Koenig

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in humans. While the exact etiology is unknown, genetic factors play an important role. Mutations in NOTCH1 have been linked to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV and aortopathy in humans. The aim of this study was to determine if haploinsufficiency of Notch1 contributes to aortopathy using Notch1+/−; Nos3−/− mice. Echocardiographic analysis of Notch1+/−; Nos3−/− mice reveals effacement of the sinotubular junction and a trend toward dilation of the aortic sinus. Furthermore, examination of the proximal aorta of Notch1+/−; Nos3−/− mice reveals elastic fiber degradation, a trend toward increased matrix metalloproteinase 2 expression, and increased smooth muscle cell apoptosis, features characteristic of aneurysmal disease. Although at a lower penetrance, we also found features consistent with aortopathic changes in Notch1 heterozygote mice and in Nos3-null mice. Our findings implicate a novel role for Notch1 in aortopathy of the proximal aorta.

  7. Association of SP-D, MBL and I-NOS genetic variants with pulmonary tuberculosis

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    Vaid Mudit

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis . It is a multifactorial disease with both host as well as pathogen factors contributing to susceptibility and protection from the disease. Various reports have highlighted important roles of lung surfactant protein D (SP-D, mannan-binding lectin (MBL and I-NOS in innate immune defense against M. tuberculosis Aims : The present study investigated the role of polymorphisms in three candidate genes encoding Lung surfactant protein D, Mannan binding lectin and Inducible Nitric oxide synthase, in susceptibility and protection to pulmonary tuberculosis. Settings and Design : A case-control association study of SNP′s in lung surfactant protein D (SP-D, mannan-binding lectin (MBL and I-NOS with pulmonary tuberculosis in Indian population was carried out. This involved sequencing of all the coding exons of lung surfactant protein D (SP-D , while, exon 1 (collagen region and exon 4 (carbohydrate recognition domain of mannan-binding lectin (MBL and exons 2, 8 and 16 of I-NOS and their flanking intronic regions for single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA samples isolated from 30 pulmonary tuberculosis patients and 30 controls of Indian population. Statistical analysis: Various allele frequencies were calculated using online two by two table (home.clara.net/sisa/. Odds ratio and P values were calculated at 95% confidence interval (CI. Results : A total of fourteen single nucleotide polymorphisms (5 in SP-D , 5 in MBL and 4 in I-NOS were observed of which four (G459A SP-D , G274T I-NOS , G1011A and T357G MBL have not been reported earlier. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms viz. G459A of exon 7 of SP-D ( P =0.00, odds ratio (OR = 4.96, 2.18 P = 0.00 or= 3.85 1.66 P =0.00 or=4.04, 2.20< OR< 7.42 and G274T of intron 16 of I-NOS ( P =0.00 or=4.46, 2.40 Conclusion: The present study has led to identification of 4 SNP′s in SP-D , MBL and I-NOS associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

  8. Et si nos déchets devenaient la source de nouveaux produits. Notion d'économie circulaire

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    Notre objectif et nos recherches se concentrent sur l'utilisation des déchets agricoles et forestiers, les déchets végétaux et industriels et nos déchets ménagers pour produire une gamme de nouveaux produits, biocarburants ou molécules chimiques.

  9. Common Variation in the NOS1AP Gene Is Associated With Drug-Induced QT Prolongation and Ventricular Arrhythmia

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    Jamshidi, Yalda; Nolte, Ilja M.; Dalageorgou, Chrysoula; Zheng, Dongling; Johnson, Toby; Bastiaenen, Rachel; Ruddy, Suzanne; Talbott, Daniel; Norris, Kris J.; Snieder, Harold; George, Alfred L.; Marshall, Vanessa; Shakir, Saad; Kannankeril, Prince J.; Munroe, Patricia B.; Camm, A. John; Jeffery, Steve; Roden, Dan M.; Behr, Elijah R.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives This study sought to determine whether variations in NOS1AP affect drug-induced long QT syndrome (LQTS). Background Use of antiarrhythmic drugs is limited by the high incidence of serious adverse events including QT prolongation and torsades de pointes. NOS1AP gene variants play a role in

  10. ONE PROBABLE MECHANISM OF THE LEARNING-MEMORY DAMAGE BY LEAD: THE CHANGES OF NOS IN HIPPOCAMPUS

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    王静; 赵义; 杨章民; 张进; 李积胜; 司履生; 王一理

    2003-01-01

    Objective To study the effects of lead on the activity and expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and relationship between the effects of lead on learning-memory and changes of NOS in subfields of hippocampus. Methods Y-maze test was used to study the effects of lead on ability of learning-memory; NADPH-d histochemistry and immunohistochemistry methods were used to investigate the changes of NOS in subfields of hippocampus. Results Compared with the control group, the ability of learning- memory in lead-exposed rats was significantly decreased (P<0.05); the number of NOS positive neurons in CA1 region and dentate gyrus of lead-exposed rats was significantly decreased(P<0.05), but no marked changes in CA3 region; the number of nNOS positive neurons in CA1 of lead-exposed rats was also significantly decreased(P<0.05), but no obvious changes in CA3. Conclusion Lead could damage the ability of learning-memory in rats. Lead could decrease the activity and expression of NOS in hippocampus and had different effects on NOS in different subfields of hippocampus. The changes of NOS in hippocampus induced by lead may be the mechanism of the learning-memory damage by lead.

  11. eNOS uncoupling in the cerebellum after BBB disruption by exposure to Phoneutria nigriventer spider venom.

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    Soares, Edilene Siqueira; Mendonça, Monique Culturato Padilha; da Cruz-Höfling, Maria Alice

    2015-09-15

    Numerous studies have shown that the venom of Phoneutria nigriventer (PNV) armed-spider causes excitotoxic signals and blood-brain barrier breakdown (BBBb) in rats. Nitric oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule which has a role in endothelium homeostasis and vascular health. The present study investigated the relevance of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) uncoupling to clinical neurotoxic evolution induced by PNV. eNOS immunoblotting of cerebellum lysates processed through low-temperature SDS-PAGE revealed significant increased monomerization of the enzyme at critical periods of severe envenoming (1-2 h), whereas eNOS dimerization reversal paralleled to amelioration of animals condition (5-72 h). Moreover, eNOS uncoupling was accompanied by increased expression in calcium-sensing calmodulin protein and calcium-binding calbindin-D28 protein in cerebellar neurons. It is known that greater eNOS monomers than dimers implies the inability of eNOS to produce NO leading to superoxide production and endothelial/vascular barrier dysfunction. We suggest that transient eNOS deactivation and disturbances in calcium handling reduce NO production and enhance production of free radicals thus contributing to endothelial dysfunction in the cerebellum of envenomed rats. In addition, eNOS uncoupling compromises the enzyme capacity to respond to shear stress contributing to perivascular edema and it is one of the mechanisms involved in the BBBb promoted by PNV.

  12. Exercise training restores coronary arteriolar dilation to NOS activation distal to coronary artery occlusion - Role of hydrogen peroxide

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    Thengchaisri, Naris; Shipley, Robert; Ren, Yi; Parker, Janet; Kuo, Lih

    2007-01-01

    Objective - Exercise training has been shown to restore vasodilation to nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activation in arterioles distal to coronary artery occlusion. Because reactive oxygen species are generated during NOS uncoupling and the production of vasodilator H2O2 is increased during exercise in

  13. CD151 gene delivery increases eNOS activity and induces ECV304 migration, proliferation and tube formation

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    Zhen-zhong ZHENO; Zheng-xiang LIU

    2007-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the effects of CD151 on the activity of endothelial NO syn-thase (eNOS), and ECV304 migration, proliferation and tube formation. Methods:pAAV-CD151 and pAAV-anti-CD151 were constructed and used to transiently transfect ECV304 mediated with Lipofectamine 2000. After transfection, the ex-pression of CD151 was measured by Western blotting. Cell migration assay was performed using Boyden transwell; proliferation assay was evaluated using the 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5, diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) method, and tube formation test was examined on matrigel, eNOS activity was assayed by L-[3H]citrulline production from L-[3H]arginine. The involvement of eNOS was ex-plored using an eNOS inhibitor (L-NAME) and the effects in the process were observed. Results: CD151 promotes cell migration, proliferation and tube formation.In addition, CD151 increases eNOS activity. Moreover, cell migration, prolifera-tion and tube formation induced by CD151 are inhibited when L-NAME is used,which indicates that there is an involvement of eNOS in CD151-induced cell migration, cell proliferation and tube formation. Conclusion: CD151 promotes ECV304 migration, proliferation and tube formation. The mechanism is that CD151 increases eNOS activity. This result also suggests that eNOS is involved in the angiogenic effects of CD151.

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  18. Depressed nNOS expression during spine transition in the developing hippocampus of FMR1 KO mice

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    Qin Xu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO, synthesized as needed by NO synthase (NOS, is involved in spinogenesis and synaptogenesis. Immature spine morphology is characteristic of fragile X syndrome (FXS. The objective of this research was to investigate and compare changes of postnatal neuronal NOS (nNOS expression in the hippocampus of male fragile X mental retardation 1 gene knockout mice (FMR1 KO mice, the animal model of FXS and male wild-type mice (WT at postnatal day 7 (P7, P14, P21, and P28. nNOS mRNA levels were analyzed by real-time quantitative PCR (N = 4-7 and nNOS protein was estimated by Western blot (N = 3 and immunohistochemistry (N = 1. In the PCR assessment, primers 5’-GTGGCCATCGTGTCCTACCATAC-3’ and 5’-GTTTCGAGGCAGGTGGAAGCTA-3’ were used for the detection of nNOS and primers 5’-CCGTTTCTCCTGGCTCAGTTTA-3’ and 5’-CCCCAATACCACATCATCCAT-3’ were used for the detection of β-actin. Compared to the WT group, nNOS mRNA expression was significantly decreased in FMR1 KO mice at P21 (KO: 0.2857 ± 0.0150, WT: 0.5646 ± 0.0657; P < 0.05. Consistently, nNOS immunoreactivity also revealed reduced staining intensity at P21 in the FMR1 KO group. Western blot analysis validated the immunostaining results by demonstrating a significant reduction in nNOS protein levels in the FMR1 KO group compared to the WT group at P21 (KO: 0.3015 ± 0.0897, WT: 1.7542 ± 0.5455; P < 0.05. These results suggest that nNOS was involved in the postnatal development of the hippocampus in FXS and impaired NO production may retard spine maturation in FXS.

  19. Depressed nNOS expression during spine transition in the developing hippocampus of FMR1 KO mice

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    Xu, Qin; Zhu, Zhiwei; Xu, Jialu [Department of Children' s Health Care, Children' s Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou Zhejiang (China); Gu, Weizhong [Department of Pathology, Children' s Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou Zhejiang (China); Zhao, Zhengyan [Department of Children' s Health Care, Children' s Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou Zhejiang (China)

    2012-10-05

    Nitric oxide (NO), synthesized as needed by NO synthase (NOS), is involved in spinogenesis and synaptogenesis. Immature spine morphology is characteristic of fragile X syndrome (FXS). The objective of this research was to investigate and compare changes of postnatal neuronal NOS (nNOS) expression in the hippocampus of male fragile X mental retardation 1 gene knockout mice (FMR1 KO mice, the animal model of FXS) and male wild-type mice (WT) at postnatal day 7 (P7), P14, P21, and P28. nNOS mRNA levels were analyzed by real-time quantitative PCR (N = 4-7) and nNOS protein was estimated by Western blot (N = 3) and immunohistochemistry (N = 1). In the PCR assessment, primers 5′-GTGGCCATCGTGTCCTACCATAC-3′ and 5′-GTTTCGAGGCAGGTGGAAGCTA-3′ were used for the detection of nNOS and primers 5′-CCGTTTCTCCTGGCTCAGTTTA-3′ and 5′-CCCCAATACCACATCATCCAT-3′ were used for the detection of β-actin. Compared to the WT group, nNOS mRNA expression was significantly decreased in FMR1 KO mice at P21 (KO: 0.2857 ± 0.0150, WT: 0.5646 ± 0.0657; P < 0.05). Consistently, nNOS immunoreactivity also revealed reduced staining intensity at P21 in the FMR1 KO group. Western blot analysis validated the immunostaining results by demonstrating a significant reduction in nNOS protein levels in the FMR1 KO group compared to the WT group at P21 (KO: 0.3015 ± 0.0897, WT: 1.7542 ± 0.5455; P < 0.05). These results suggest that nNOS was involved in the postnatal development of the hippocampus in FXS and impaired NO production may retard spine maturation in FXS.

  20. A Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados nos estudos de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu da Enfermagem brasileira

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    Marcelle Miranda da Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo documental e quantitativo, que objetivou identificar as teses e dissertações defendidas nos Programas de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem do Brasil que utilizaram o referencial metodológico da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados (TFD e analisar os aspectos epistemológicos destacados. Os dados foram coletados no Banco de Teses da CAPES, no recorte temporal entre 1996 a 2010. Foram levantados 99 resumos. Realizou-se a leitura analítica dos mesmos para constituição do tema ou problema da pesquisa e do enquadramento teórico. O maior número de produção foi em 2005, na soma dos dois níveis acadêmicos, e 54% das defesas foram sediadas na USP. As áreas temáticas mais expressivas foram: Saúde da Criança/Adolescente; Gestão em Saúde/Enfermagem; Saúde Coletiva e Saúde da Mulher. O principal referencial teórico utilizado foi o Interacionismo Simbólico. A TFD compreende uma metodologia que pode ser empregada na enfermagem, capaz de contribuir no desenvolvimento de novas investigações para o seu aprimoramento contínuo.

  1. Topografia do Brasil profundo: votos, cargos e alinhamentos nos municípios brasileiros

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    André Marenco dos Santos

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    Full Text Available O propósito deste artigo é identificar os padrões preponderantes da competição política realizada nos municípios brasileiros. Pretende-se analisar dois problemas: em primeiro lugar, considerando-se a estrutura federativa do Estado brasileiro e a presença de governo dividido, busca-se identificar as forças que presidem as relações intergovernamentais entre governo federal, estadual e municipal. Em segundo lugar, procura-se analisar em que medida o incremento na competição eleitoral ao nível nacional tem contribuído para incentivar disputas locais e minar as bases tradicionais de poder nos mais de 5,5 mil municípios brasileiros.

  2. Contrato preliminar: eficácia nos negócios jurídicos complexos

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    A proposta desta dissertação é analisar criticamente o contrato preliminar nos negócios jurídicos complexos, com destaque para os graus de obrigatoriedade ou os níveis de predeterminação do conteúdo do contrato definitivo (fraco, médio e forte) e as consequências práticas do contrato preliminar nos negócios complexos. O ponto de partida do trabalho é a análise histórica e evolutiva da aplicação do contrato preliminar, seguida por uma apresentação de suas características f...

  3. Lack of association between endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3 gene polymorphisms and suicide attempts

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    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective The aim of this study is to investigate the association between two polymorphisms of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3 and suicide attempts. Methods We genotyped 186 suicide attempters and 420 unrelated healthy controls. The following polymorphisms were analysed: T-786C and 27-bp repeat in intron 4. Results No significant differences were found in genotype or in allelic distribution of the aforesaid polymorphisms. There were also no differences in the genotype distribution or allelic frequencies when separately assessing males and females or impulsive and non-impulsive attempters and normal controls. Estimated haplotype frequencies were similar in both groups. Conclusion Our data do not support the hypothesis that genetically determined changes in the NOS3 gene confer increased susceptibility for suicidal behavior.

  4. Montagem por interferência de rodas dentadas nos veios de redutores industriais

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    Dissertação para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Engenharia Mecânica Existem diversos tipos de fixação entre veios e rodas dentadas. Pode-se classificar esses tipos de fixação em dois grandes grupos: fixação por forma e por atrito. Nos tipos de fixação por forma incluem-se a fixação por intermédio de chavetas, de cavaletes, veios estriados e fixações poligonais. Nos de fixação por atrito, ou seja, os que utilizam o atrito entre os componentes como meio de fixação (e não o obstáculo com...

  5. Eficiência Adaptativa nos Mercados Futuros Agropecuários Brasileiros

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo analisar a eficiência dos mercados futuros agropecuários brasileiros, sob a hipótese adaptativa de mercado. Utilizando propostas recentes à não linearidade e razão de variância, encontrou-se que as elevadas rejeições à hipótese de diferença martingal se encontram nos mercados em que as intervenções governamentais se fazem presentes: milho e etanol. Nos mercados de café, boi gordo e soja ocorreram menores rejeições à hipótese martingal e, portanto, houve maior eficiência informacional. Essas evidências - consistentes com a hipótese adaptativa dos mercados -justificam operações de hedge dinâmicas, bem como a gerência de carteiras de investimentos de forma ativa.

  6. Diethyldithiocarbamate inhibits iNOS expression in human lens epithelial cells stimulated by IFN-gamma and LPS

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    De-xin LI; Si-ling WANG; Yoshimasa ITO; Jing-hai ZHANG; Chun-fu WU

    2005-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the biological activity of human lens epithelial cells (HLEC) in producing inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and nitric oxide (NO), and to assesse the effect of diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC) on iNOS mRNA levels and expression of NOS. Methods: The human lens epithelial cell line SRA 01/04 was used in this experiment. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to detect, respectively, iNOS mRNA expression and protein production. Results: A costimulation by interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was necessary for iNOS expression in HLEC. The expression of iNOS was significantly reduced in a dosedependent manner by adding DDC from 10 μmol/L to 1 mmol/L. Conclusion:The expression of iNOS in HLEC needs co-stimulation with IFN-γ and LPS and it is inhibited by DDC.

  7. Gallic Acid Enriched Fraction of Phyllanthus emblica Potentiates Indomethacin-Induced Gastric Ulcer Healing via e-NOS-Dependent Pathway

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    Ananya Chatterjee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The healing activity of gallic acid enriched ethanolic extract (GAE of Phyllanthus emblica fruits (amla against the indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration in mice was investigated. The activity was correlated with the ability of GAE to alter the cyclooxygenase- (COX- dependent healing pathways. Histology of the stomach tissues revealed maximum ulceration on the 3rd day after indomethacin (18 mg/kg, single dose administration that was associated with significant increase in inflammatory factors, namely, mucosal myeloperoxidase (MPO activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (i-NOS expression. Proangiogenic parameters such as the levels of prostaglandin (PG E2, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF, von Willebrand Factor VIII, and endothelial NOS (e-NOS were downregulated by indomethacin. Treatment with GAE (5 mg/kg/day and omeprazole (3 mg/kg/day for 3 days led to effective healing of the acute ulceration, while GAE could reverse the indomethacin-induced proinflammatory changes of the designated biochemical parameters. The ulcer healing activity of GAE was, however, compromised by coadministration of the nonspecific NOS inhibitor, N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, but not the i-NOS-specific inhibitor, L-N6-(1-iminoethyl lysine hydrochloride (L-NIL. Taken together, these results suggested that the GAE treatment accelerates ulcer healing by inducing PGE2 synthesis and augmenting e-NOS/i-NOS ratio.

  8. Gallic Acid Enriched Fraction of Phyllanthus emblica Potentiates Indomethacin-Induced Gastric Ulcer Healing via e-NOS-Dependent Pathway.

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    Chatterjee, Ananya; Chatterjee, Sirshendu; Biswas, Angshuman; Bhattacharya, Sayanti; Chattopadhyay, Subrata; Bandyopadhyay, Sandip K

    2012-01-01

    The healing activity of gallic acid enriched ethanolic extract (GAE) of Phyllanthus emblica fruits (amla) against the indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration in mice was investigated. The activity was correlated with the ability of GAE to alter the cyclooxygenase- (COX-) dependent healing pathways. Histology of the stomach tissues revealed maximum ulceration on the 3rd day after indomethacin (18 mg/kg, single dose) administration that was associated with significant increase in inflammatory factors, namely, mucosal myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and inducible nitric oxide synthase (i-NOS) expression. Proangiogenic parameters such as the levels of prostaglandin (PG) E(2), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), von Willebrand Factor VIII, and endothelial NOS (e-NOS) were downregulated by indomethacin. Treatment with GAE (5 mg/kg/day) and omeprazole (3 mg/kg/day) for 3 days led to effective healing of the acute ulceration, while GAE could reverse the indomethacin-induced proinflammatory changes of the designated biochemical parameters. The ulcer healing activity of GAE was, however, compromised by coadministration of the nonspecific NOS inhibitor, N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), but not the i-NOS-specific inhibitor, L-N6-(1-iminoethyl) lysine hydrochloride (L-NIL). Taken together, these results suggested that the GAE treatment accelerates ulcer healing by inducing PGE(2) synthesis and augmenting e-NOS/i-NOS ratio.

  9. VEGF and eNOS Expression in Umbilical Cord from Pregnancy Complicated by Hypertensive Disorder with Different Severity

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    Full Text Available Background. Reduced blood flow in hypertensive pregnancy may influence the production vasoconstrictors; subsequently the vessel remains in highly contracted state. NO is a vasodilator; VEGF influences its synthesis by regulating eNOS production. Aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of VEGF and eNOS in different severity of hypertensive pregnancy. Methods. Study was conducted in 4 groups with 40 members: group 1—control, group 2—gestational hypertension, group 3—mild preeclampsia, and group 4—severe preeclampsia. Fetal end of umbilical cord was taken and follows IHC staining protocol for VEGF and eNOS antibody. Staining intensity were measured by semiquantitative scoring method. Mann Whitney U test was used to compare each group. Results. Decreased expression of both VEGF and eNOS was found in hypertensive condition than in normal condition. Among hypertensive group, severe preeclamptic group showed more intensity in staining than gestational hypertension and mild preeclampsia. Conclusion. Reduction of VEGF and eNOS in gestational hypertension may lead to hypoperfusion and subsequent hypoxia of fetus in hypertensive pregnancy. The developed hypoxic state may upregulate the synthesis of VEGF and thereby eNOS. Increased expression of VEGF and eNOS in severe group may be a compensatory mechanism to dilate the blood vessels and to improve blood flow of fetus.

  10. Plgf-/-eNos-/- mice show defective angiogenesis associated with increased oxidative stress in response to tissue ischemia.

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    Gigante, Bruna; Morlino, Giulia; Gentile, Maria Teresa; Persico, Maria Graziella; De Falco, Sandro

    2006-05-01

    Neo-angiogenesis is a complex phenomenon modulated by the concerted action of several molecular factors. We have generated a congenic line of knockout mice carrying null mutations of both placental growth factor (PlGF) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), two genes that play a pivotal role in the regulation of pathological angiogenesis. In the present study, we describe the phenotype of this new experimental animal model after surgically induced hind-limb ischemia. Plgf-/-, eNos-/-, Plgf-/- eNos-/-, and wild-type C57BL/6J mice were studied. Plgf-/- eNos-/- mice showed the most severe phenotype: self-amputation, and death occurred in up to 47% of the animals studied; in ischemic legs, capillary density was severely reduced; macrophage infiltration and oxidative stress increased as compared to the other groups of animals. These changes were associated with an up-regulation of both inducible NOS (iNOS) expression and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein levels in ischemic limbs, and to an increased extent of protein nitration. Our results demonstrate that the deletion of these two genes, Plgf, which acts in synergism with VEGF, and eNos, a downstream mediator of VEGF, determines a significant change in the vascular response to an ischemic stimulus and that oxidative stress within the ischemic tissue represents a crucial factor to maintain tissue homeostasis.

  11. Association of polymorphisms in NOS3 with the ankle-brachial index in hypertensive adults.

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    Kullo, Iftikhar J; Greene, M Todd; Boerwinkle, Eric; Chu, Jian; Turner, Stephen T; Kardia, Sharon L R

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    We investigated the association of 14 polymorphisms in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS3) with ankle brachial index (ABI) in non-Hispanic white hypertensives belonging to hypertensive sibships. Subjects (n=659, mean age 61+/-9 years, 54% women) underwent measurement of ABI using a standard protocol, and the lowest of 4 ABI values was used in the analyses. Non-synonymous SNPs with a minor allele frequency >0.02 and tag SNPs selected based on a measure of linkage disequilibrium (r(2)) were genotyped. We reduced the chance of false positives by testing for replication, randomly selecting 1 hypertensive sib from each sibship to create Subset 1 (n=330) and Subset 2 (n=329). Multivariable linear regression models were used to assess the associations of single NOS3 polymorphisms and haplotypes with ABI after adjustment for covariates (age, sex, body mass index, smoking, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and diabetes). Two specific SNPs in significant LD with each other (rs891512 and rs1808593) were significantly associated with ABI in both subsets. Based on a sliding window approach with a window size of 2, estimated haplotypes from 2 SNP pairs (rs2070744-rs3918226 and rs1808593-rs7830) were also significantly associated with ABI in both subsets. In conclusion, specific NOS3 SNPs and haplotypes were associated with inter-individual variation in ABI, a non-invasive marker of peripheral arterial disease, in replicate subsets of hypertensive subjects. These findings motivate further investigation of the role of NOS3 variants in determining susceptibility to peripheral arterial disease.

  12. Fluctuation formula in the Nosé-Hoover thermostated Lorentz gas

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    Dolowschiák, M.; Kovács, Z.

    2005-02-01

    In this paper we examine numerically the Gallavotti-Cohen fluctuation formula for phase-space contraction rate and entropy production rate fluctuations in the Nosé-Hoover thermostated periodic Lorentz gas. Our results indicate that while the phase-space contraction rate fluctuations violate the fluctuation formula near equilibrium states, the entropy production rate fluctuations obey this formula near and far from equilibrium states as well.

  13. Resveratrol Prevented Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction in Rat Thoracic Aorta Through Increased eNOS Expression

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    Uğurel, Seda Sultan; Kuşçu, Nilay; Özenci, Çiler Çelik; Dalaklıoğlu, Selvinaz; Taşatargil, Arda

    2016-01-01

    Background: The cardiovascular benefits of Resveratrol (RVT) have been well established by previous experimental and clinical studies. Aims: The goal of this study was to test the effectiveness of RVT administration on the impaired endothelial function induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and to elucidate the role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)/Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) pathway. Study Design: Animal experiment. Methods: Endotoxemia was induced by intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg LPS, and the thoracic aorta was isolated six hours later. RVT was injected intraperitoneally 15 minutes before LPS administration. Six hours after LPS injection, potassium chloride (KCl), phenylephrine (Phe), acetylcholine (ACh), and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) were used to examine to vascular reactivity and endothelial function. eNOS, phospho-eNOS (p-eNOS) (Ser 1177), and SIRT1 expressions in thoracic aorta were evaluated by Western blot. Results: LPS administration significantly inhibited the relaxation response induced by ACh, while the relaxation to SNP was not significantly altered. Phe- and KCl-induced contractile responses in the thoracic aorta significantly decreased in LPS-injected group. eNOS and p-eNOS expression decreased significantly in arteries obtained from LPS group rats. The impaired vasoreactivity as well as decreased expressions of eNOS, p-eNOS, and SIRT1 in vessels from LPS-injected rats were improved by RVT treatment. Conclusion: The endothelium-dependent vasodilatation of the thoracic aorta was significantly inhibited by LPS administration, and RVT treatment may improve vascular endothelial function. The protective effect of RVT might be associated with increased eNOS expression and activity. PMID:27403381

  14. Bilirubin exerts pro-angiogenic property through Akt-eNOS-dependent pathway.

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    Ikeda, Yasumasa; Hamano, Hirofumi; Satoh, Akiho; Horinouchi, Yuya; Izawa-Ishizawa, Yuki; Kihira, Yoshitaka; Ishizawa, Keisuke; Aihara, Ken-Ichi; Tsuchiya, Koichiro; Tamaki, Toshiaki

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    Low serum bilirubin levels are associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases including peripheral artery disease. Bilirubin is known to exert its property such as antioxidant effect or the enhancement of flow-mediated vasodilation, however, bilirubin action on angiogenesis remains unclear. To investigate the molecular mechanism of bilirubin on angiogenic effect, we first employed C57BL/6J mice with unilateral hindlimb ischemia surgery and divided the mice into two groups (vehicle-treated group and bilirubin-treated group). The analysis of laser speckle blood flow demonstrated the enhancement of blood flow recovery in response to ischemia of mice with bilirubin treatment. The density of capillaries was significantly higher in ischemic-adductor muscles of bilirubin-treated mice. The phosphorylated levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and Akt were increased in ischemic skeletal muscles of mice with bilirubin treatment compared with vehicle treatment. In in vitro experiments by using human aortic endothelial cells, bilirubin augmented eNOS and Akt phosphorylation, cell proliferation, cell migration and tube formation. These bilirubin actions on endothelial cell activation were inhibited by LY294002, a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor. In conclusion, bilirubin promotes angiogenesis through endothelial cells activation via Akt-eNOS-dependent manner.

  15. Anemia nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca avançada

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    Juliano Cardoso

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Anemia está associada à pior evolução nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC. Entretanto, há poucos estudos sobre a anemia nos pacientes com IC avançada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as características da anemia na IC em fase avançada. MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos 99 pacientes hospitalizados para compensação de IC (CF IV/NYHA, com idade > 18 anos e FEVE 12 g/dl. A anemia foi marcador independente de mau prognóstico na análise multivariada (mortalidade 47% vs 24,6%, p = 0,016, risco relativo 2,54. CONCLUSÃO: Anemia acomete, aproximadamente, 1/3 dos pacientes com IC avançada, e a deficiência de ferro é uma importante etiologia. Pacientes anêmicos são mais idosos e apresentaram função renal mais deteriorada. A melhora da congestão não foi suficiente para melhorar a anemia na maioria dos casos. Nos pacientes com IC avançada, a anemia é marcador independente de mau prognóstico.

  16. Association of NOS3 gene variants and clinical contributors of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

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    Kuzmanić Šamija, R. [Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Split, Split (Croatia); Primorac, D. [School of Medicine Split, University of Split, Split (Croatia); Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek (Croatia); Eberly College of Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA (United States); St. Catherine Speciality Hospital, Zabok (Croatia); Rešić, B. [School of Medicine Split, University of Split, Split (Croatia); Pavlov, V. [Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Split, Split (Croatia); Čapkun, V. [Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split, Split (Croatia); Punda, H. [School of Medicine Split, University of Split, Split (Croatia); Lozić, B. [Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Split, Split (Croatia); Zemunik, T. [Department of Medical Biology, School of Medicine Split, University of Split, Split (Croatia)

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    The aim of this study was to analyze the association of different clinical contributors of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy with NOS3 gene polymorphisms. A total of 110 children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and 128 control children were selected for this study. Association of gender, gestational age, birth weight, Apgar score, cranial ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings with genotypic data of six haplotype-tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms and the most commonly investigated rs1800779 and rs2070744 polymorphisms was analyzed. The TGT haplotype of rs1800783, rs1800779, and rs2070744 polymorphisms was associated with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Children with the TGT haplotype were infants below 32 weeks of gestation and they had the most severe brain damage. Increased incidence of the TT genotype of the NOS3 rs1808593 SNP was found in the group of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy patients with medium and severe brain damage. The probability of brain damage was twice as high in children with the TT genotype than in children with the TG genotype of the same polymorphism. Furthermore, the T allele of the same polymorphism was twice as frequent in children with lower Apgar scores. This study strongly suggests associations of NOS3 gene polymorphism with intensity of brain damage and severity of the clinical picture in affected children.

  17. A Socioscientific Curriculum Facilitating the Development of Distal and Proximal NOS Conceptualizations

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    Schalk, Kelly A.

    2012-01-01

    This study reports the effects of an innovative introductory microbiology course for undergraduates that used a socioscientific issues (SSI)-based curriculum. The study illustrates how an SSI-based intervention provides learners with pragmatic opportunities for cultivating their scientific literacy subsuming the nature of science (NOS). Empirical data measured 26 undergraduates' distal and proximal knowledge of the NOS with respect to their ability to reason. The instruments used in this case study yielded qualitative data, which were coded using NVivo7 and inductively analyzed. All data analyses were subject to instrumental triangulation, inter-rater reliability, and member-checking. These analyses determined that undergraduates' formal epistemological knowledge of professional science matured. These changes accompanied improved reasoning skills and matured beliefs about the NOS. In particular, students' reasoning changed as they realized that scientific knowledge is never absolute or certain but tentative and subject to change. In general, the findings suggest that this SSI-based curriculum enhanced collegiate students' understanding of social issues that affect their lives. Implications of this research are discussed.

  18. Effect of magnesium supplementation on blood rheology in NOS inhibition-induced hypertension model.

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    Cengiz, Melike; Ülker, Pinar; Üyüklü, Mehmet; Yaraş, Nazmi; Özen, Nur; Aslan, Mutay; Özyurt, Dilek; Basralı, Filiz

    2016-01-27

    This study investigated the effects of magnesium on blood rheological properties and blood pressure in nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition-induced hypertension model. Hypertension was induced by oral administration of the nonselective NOS inhibitor N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 25 mg/kg/day) for 6 weeks and systolic blood pressure was measured by the tail-cuff method. The groups receiving magnesium supplementation were fed with rat chow containing 0.8% magnesium oxide during the experiment. At the end of experiment, blood samples were obtained from abdominal aorta, using ether anesthesia. Plasma and erythrocyte magnesium levels were determined by the atomic absorption spectrometer. RBC deformability and aggregation were determined by rotational ektacytometry. Plasma fibrinogen concentration was evaluated by ELISA. Whole blood and plasma viscosities were determined by viscometer and intracellular free Ca++ level was measured by using spectroflurometric method. Blood pressure was elevated in hypertensive groups and suppressed by magnesium therapy. Plasma viscosity and RBC aggregation were found to be higher in hypertensive rats than control animals and these parameters significantly decreased in magnesium supplemented hypertensive animals. Other measurements were not different between experimental groups. These results confirm that blood pressure, plasma viscosity and RBC aggregation increased in NOS inhibition-induced hypertension model and oral magnesium supplementation improved these parameters.

  19. O ENSINO DE TEATRO NOS CURSOS TÉCNICOS INTEGRADOS DO IFRN

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    Marinalva Nicácio de Moura

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho, apresentamos uma reflexão sobre a sensibilidade estética expressa no corpo e nos gestos da narração de história em sala de aula, com intuito de ensinar teatro. O desenvolvimento dessa reflexão se dá a partir da atitude fenomenológica inspirada no filósofo francês Maurice Merleau-Ponty, na qual o corpo deixa de ser só um instrumento para significar no acontecimento teatral, realizando uma comunicação sensível na reflexibilidade corpórea. Os gestos do narrador nos dão a ver e a pensar sobre a linguagem e a comunicação do corpo, oferecendo-nos processos sensíveis e modos criativos de aprendizagem. Nessa perspectiva, a reflexão sobre o fenômeno do acontecimento teatral realizado em sala de aula, apresenta a narrativa de história como processo educativo do corpo, configurando-se como uma aprendizagem do fazer teatral. Um conhecimento sensível que pode contribuir com as reflexões sobre teatro e educação.

  20. The Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI): II. Reliability and convergent validity.

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    McCauley, Stephen R; Wilde, Elisabeth A; Kelly, Tara M; Weyand, Annie M; Yallampalli, Ragini; Waldron, Eric J; Pedroza, Claudia; Schnelle, Kathleen P; Boake, Corwin; Levin, Harvey S; Moretti, Paolo

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    A standardized measure of neurological dysfunction specifically designed for TBI currently does not exist and the lack of assessment of this domain represents a substantial gap. To address this, the Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI) was developed for TBI outcomes research through the addition to and modification of items specifically relevant to patients with TBI, based on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale. In a sample of 50 participants (mean age = 33.3 years, SD = 12.9) TBI, internal consistency of the NOS-TBI was high (Cronbach's alpha = 0.942). Test-retest reliability also was high (rho = 0.97, p TBI total score was excellent (W = 0.995). Convergent validity was demonstrated through significant Spearman rank-order correlations between the NOS-TBI and the concurrently administered Disability Rating Scale (rho = 0.75, p TBI is a reliable and valid measure of neurological functioning in patients with moderate to severe TBI.

  1. Diagnosticos de enfermagem em pacientes classificados nos niveis I e II de prioridade do Protocolo Manchester

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    Cristiane Chaves de Souza

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou identificar possíveis diagnósticos de enfermagem em pacientes classificados nos níveis I e II de prioridade do protocolo Manchester. Trata-se de estudo descritivo retrospectivo, cuja amostra foi de 40 prontuários de pacientes classificados nos níveis I e II de prioridade. Para identificação dos diagnósticos de enfermagem dois especialistas analisaram sinais e sintomas registrados nos prontuários dos pacientes no momento da classificação de risco. No nível I de prioridade, os diagnósticos de enfermagem mais frequentes foram: dor aguda (65,0%, padrão respiratório ineficaz (45,0% e troca de gases prejudicada (40,0%. No nível II de prioridade foram: dor aguda (80,0%, náusea (10,0% e risco de desequilíbrio eletrolítico (10,0%. Percebeu-se que a utilização do protocolo de Manchester favorece a identificação de características definidoras e fatores relacionados/fatores de risco que subsidiam a elaboração de diagnósticos de enfermagem na classificação de risco.

  2. História Brasileira nos Estados Unidos: perspectivas teóricas e historiográficas

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    Desde o início nos anos 1990, os historiadores que trabalham com o Brasil nos Estados Unidos começaram a produzir estudos sob a influência da Nova História Cultural. Esses historiadores, influenciados pelas tendências da história, dos estudos literários e das ciências sociais nos Estados Unidos, na Europa e na América Latina, adotaram o estudo da cultura e passaram a questionar as tradicionais abordagens teóricas, metodológicas e  epistemológicas da história. Neste sentido, iremos discutir no...

  3. 77 FR 62316 - Holiday CVS, L.L.C., d/b/a CVS/Pharmacy Nos. 219 and 5195; Decision and Order

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    ... Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Holiday CVS, L.L.C., d/b/a CVS/Pharmacy Nos. 219 and 5195... Administration [Docket Nos. 12-37 and 12-38] Holiday CVS, L.L.C., d/b/a CVS/Pharmacy Nos. 219 and 5195; Decision... pharmacy than the ALJ did. Respondents argue that their dispensings of the prescriptions issued by...

  4. Engenho e temperamentos nos catálogos e no pensamento da Companhia de Jesus nos séculos XVII e XVIII

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    Marina Massimi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa entender as relações entre a potência psíquica do "engenho", algumas qualidades temperamentais específicas e as funções a serem exercidas pelo indivíduo possuidor destas características delineadas nos Catálogos da Companhia de Jesus ao longo dos séculos XVII e XVIII. Evidencia a presença destas associações como lugar-comum na literatura jesuítica da época, a importância do engenho como qualidade exigida para exercer ministérios relevantes na Ordem, e necessidade do indivíduo possuir uma complexão física adequada a estas exigências.

  5. Engenho e temperamentos nos catálogos e no pensamento da Companhia de Jesus nos séculos XVII e XVIII

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    O artigo visa entender as relações entre a potência psíquica do "engenho", algumas qualidades temperamentais específicas e as funções a serem exercidas pelo indivíduo possuidor destas características delineadas nos Catálogos da Companhia de Jesus ao longo dos séculos XVII e XVIII. Evidencia a presença destas associações como lugar-comum na literatura jesuítica da época, a importância do engenho como qualidade exigida para exercer ministérios relevantes na Ordem, e necessidade do indivíduo pos...

  6. Effect of NOS3 gene polymorphism on response to Tricyclic antidepressants in migraine attacks.

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    Aliasghar Molana

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder, characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches. Worldwide migraine affects nearly 15%. Studies suggest that genes involved in the production of nitric oxide (NO may act as genetic factors for migraine. NO synthase 3 (NOS3 by expressing enzyme NOS regulates endothelial derived NO. One class of medications used as first-line treatment in migraine prophylaxis is tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs. The aim of this study was to determine effects of NOS3 gene Glu298Asp polymorphism in the production of NO and response of patients to TCAs in migraine attacks.A total of 80 migraine patients were invited to participate in the study. Patients recorded the characteristics of their migraine attacks such as frequency of attacks and intensity of headaches for the 1(st month of the study. Then peripheral blood samples were taken from all subjects in order to determine patients' genotype distribution, mRNA expression level of NOS3 and NO content of plasma. Patients were then instructed to use 25 mg nortriptyline at night before bed for 3 months. At the end of 3(rd month of the treatment patients again recorded the migraine characteristics for 1 month and blood sampling was performed in order to determine the level of plasma NO.The patients' genotype distribution for TT, GT, and GG was 9, 24, and 47 subjects, respectively. Mean NO level in patients with TT genotype was less in comparison to GT and GG genotypes before and after use of TCAs (P < 0.05. Mean intensity of headaches in patients with TT genotype was lower in comparison to GT and GG genotypes before and after use of TCAs (based on verbal numerical rating scale. Mean frequency of migraine attacks after use of TCAs was significantly decreased in all genotypes of NOS3 Glu298Asp polymorphism particularly in TT genotype (P < 0.05.Presence of T allele of the Glu298Asp polymorphism may be a factor for TT genotype patients to produce less NO and is a favorable

  7. Transient Acidosis during Early Reperfusion Attenuates Myocardium Ischemia Reperfusion Injury via PI3k-Akt-eNOS Signaling Pathway

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    Xin Qiao

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we concluded that transient acidosis reperfusion conferred cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts through activating PI3K-Akt-eNOS pathway.

  8. National Ocean Service (NOS) Cartographic Codes for Bottom Character in the Gulf of Maine region (NOSGOM shapefile)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — These data were collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS, formerly the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) for the purpose of charting the coastal waters and...

  9. Archive of information about geosamples curated by NMNH collected during NOAA/NOS and USCGS hydrographic surveys

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Prior to August 2001, physical sediment samples collected by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) and NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) personnel during...

  10. Study on the NO Concentration and NOS Activity in the Serum and Tissues of Ducklings with Selenium Poisoning

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    WU Rui; KANG Shi-liang; XU Shi-wen; WANG Wei; LIN Hong-jin

    2003-01-01

    One-day-old healthy ducklings (n=100) were divided into control group and experimental group randomly, and selenium poisoning of ducklings was artificially caused by feeding ration containing 8 lng kg-1 Se every day. The dynamic changes of No content and NOS activity in the serum and tissues were determined by means of the method of nitric acid reductase. Results showed that the NO content and NOS activity in serum and tissues in experimental group increased significantly (P<0.05) and they were time-dependent.It was suggested that the high level of selenium in bodies could increase the NOS activity and NO content as it destroyed the metabolism of material and energy as well as structure and function of tissues and cells. These changes of NO content and NOS activity might be involved in the metabolism of selenium poisoning.

  11. Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors mimicking the human metabolic syndrome X in eNOS null mice.

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    Cook, S; Hugli, O; Egli, M; Vollenweider, P.; Burcelin, R.; Nicod, P; Thorens, B.; Scherrer, U

    2003-01-01

    AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The metabolic syndrome comprises a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors but the underlying mechanism is not known. Mice with targeted disruption of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) are hypertensive and insulin resistant. We wondered, whether eNOS deficiency in mice is associated with a phenotype mimicking the human metabolic syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: In addition to arterial pressure and insulin sensitivity (euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp), we measured t...

  12. Pharmacogenetic Association of NOS3 Variants with Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Hypertension: The GenHAT Study

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    Xue Zhang; Lynch, Amy I; Davis, Barry R.; Ford, Charles E.; Eric Boerwinkle; Eckfeldt, John H.; Catherine Leiendecker-Foster; Arnett, Donna K.

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    Nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) catalyzes production of NO in the endothelium and may play a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). We assessed the pharmacogenetic associations of three NOS3 polymorphisms and three antihypertensive drugs with CVD outcomes. Hypertensive subjects (n = 30,280) from a multi-center, double-blind clinical trial were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril treatment (mean follow up, 4.9 years). Outcomes included coronary heart disease (CHD: fatal CHD a...

  13. Diminished neurogenic femoral artery vasoconstrictor response in a Zucker obese rat model: differential regulation of NOS and COX derivatives.

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    Ana Cristina Martínez

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease is one of the macrovascular complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study addresses femoral artery regulation in a prediabetic model of obese Zucker rats (OZR by examining cross-talk between endothelial and neural factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Arterial preparations from lean (LZR and OZR were subjected to electrical field stimulation (EFS on basal tone. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS and cyclooxygenase (COX isoform expression patterns were determined by immunohistochemical labelling and Western blotting. Results indicate significantly reduced noradrenergic contractions in preparations from OZR compared with those of LZR. Functional inhibition of endothelial NOS (eNOS indicated a predominant role of this isoform in LZR and its modified activity in OZR. Neural (nNOS and inducible NOS (iNOS were activated and their expression was higher in femoral arteries from OZR. Neurotransmission modulated by large-conductance Ca2+-activated (BKCa or voltage-dependent (KV K+ channels did not seem compromised in the obese animals. Endothelial COX-1 and COX-2 were expressed in LZR and an additional adventitial location of COX-2 was also observed in OZR, explaining the higher COX-2 protein levels detected in this group. Prostanoids derived from both isoforms helped maintain vasoconstriction in LZR while in OZR only COX-2 was active. Superoxide anion inhibition reduced contractions in endothelium-intact arteries from OZR. CONCLUSIONS: Endothelial dysfunction led to reduced neurogenic vasoconstriction in femoral arteries from OZR. In a setting of obesity, NO-dependent nNOS and iNOS dilation activity could be an alternative mechanism to offset COX-2- and reactive oxygen species-mediated vasoconstriction, along with impaired endothelial NO relaxation.

  14. Endotoxin mediated-iNOS induction causes insulin resistance via ONOO⁻ induced tyrosine nitration of IRS-1 in skeletal muscle.

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    Geneviève Pilon

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: It is believed that the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS is implicated in the metabolic perturbations associated with both sepsis and obesity (metabolic endotoxemia. Here we examined the role of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS in skeletal muscle insulin resistance using LPS challenge in rats and mice as in vivo models of endotoxemia. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Pharmacological (aminoguanidine and genetic strategies (iNOS⁻/⁻ mice were used to counter iNOS induction in vivo. In vitro studies using peroxynitrite (ONOO⁻ or inhibitors of the iNOS pathway, 1400 W and EGCG were conducted in L6 myocytes to determine the mechanism by which iNOS mediates LPS-dependent insulin resistance. In vivo, both pharmacological and genetic invalidation of iNOS prevented LPS-induced muscle insulin resistance. Inhibition of iNOS also prevented insulin resistance in myocytes exposed to cytokine/LPS while exposure of myocytes to ONOO⁻ fully reproduced the inhibitory effect of cytokine/LPS on both insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and PI3K activity. Importantly, LPS treatment in vivo and iNOS induction and ONOO⁻ treatment in vitro promoted tyrosine nitration of IRS-1 and reduced insulin-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our work demonstrates that iNOS-mediated tyrosine nitration of IRS-1 is a key mechanism of skeletal muscle insulin resistance in endotoxemia, and presents nitrosative modification of insulin signaling proteins as a novel therapeutic target for combating muscle insulin resistance in inflammatory settings.

  15. Role of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase in Diabetic Nephropathy: Lessons from Diabetic eNOS Knockout Mice

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    Takamune Takahashi

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    Full Text Available Diabetic nephropathy (DN is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in many countries. The animal models that recapitulate human DN undoubtedly facilitate our understanding of this disease and promote the development of new diagnostic markers and therapeutic interventions. Based on the clinical evidence showing the association of eNOS dysfunction with advanced DN, we and others have created diabetic mice that lack eNOS expression and shown that eNOS-deficient diabetic mice exhibit advanced nephropathic changes with distinct features of progressive DN, including pronounced albuminuria, nodular glomerulosclerosis, mesangiolysis, and arteriolar hyalinosis. These studies clearly defined a critical role of eNOS in DN and developed a robust animal model of this disease, which enables us to study the pathogenic mechanisms of progressive DN. Further, recent studies with this animal model have explored the novel mechanisms by which eNOS deficiency causes advanced DN and provided many new insights into the pathogenesis of DN. Therefore, here we summarize the findings obtained with this animal model and discuss the roles of eNOS in DN, unresolved issues, and future investigations of this animal model study.

  16. Impact of Lifestyle Intervention on HDL-Induced eNOS Activation and Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Obese Adolescent

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    Full Text Available Background. Endothelial dysfunction occurs in obese children and adolescent and is regarded as a key step in the development of atherosclerosis. Important components for the development of endothelial dysfunction are reduced activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and an increase in cholesterol deposition in the vessel wall, due to reduced reverse cholesterol transport (RCT activity. High density lipoprotein (HDL exhibits antiatherosclerotic properties including modulation of eNOS activity and cholesterol efflux capacity. Lifestyle intervention programs can modify endothelial dysfunction in obese adolescents, but their impact on HDL-mediated eNOS activation and RCT is unknown so far. Methods. Obese adolescents (15±1 years, BMI > 35 kg/m2 where randomized either to an intervention group (IG, n=8; restricted diet and exercise or to a usual care group (UC, n=8. At the beginning and after 10 months of treatment HDL-mediated eNOS phosphorylation and cholesterol efflux capacity were evaluated. Results. Ten months of treatment resulted in a substantial weight loss (−31%, an improvement of endothelial function, and an increase in HDL-mediated eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation and RCT. A correlation between change in eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation or RCT and change in endothelial function was noted. Conclusion. A structured lifestyle intervention program improves antiatherosclerotic HDL functions, thereby positively influencing endothelial function.

  17. Human red blood cells at work: identification and visualization of erythrocytic eNOS activity in health and disease.

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    Cortese-Krott, Miriam M; Rodriguez-Mateos, Ana; Sansone, Roberto; Kuhnle, Gunter G C; Thasian-Sivarajah, Sivatharsini; Krenz, Thomas; Horn, Patrick; Krisp, Christoph; Wolters, Dirk; Heiß, Christian; Kröncke, Klaus-Dietrich; Hogg, Neil; Feelisch, Martin; Kelm, Malte

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    A nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-like activity has been demonstrated in human red blood cells (RBCs), but doubts about its functional significance, isoform identity and disease relevance remain. Using flow cytometry in combination with the nitric oxide (NO)-imaging probe DAF-FM we find that all blood cells form NO intracellularly, with a rank order of monocytes > neutrophils > lymphocytes > RBCs > platelets. The observation of a NO-related fluorescence within RBCs was unexpected given the abundance of the NO-scavenger oxyhemoglobin. Constitutive normoxic NO formation was abolished by NOS inhibition and intracellular NO scavenging, confirmed by laser-scanning microscopy and unequivocally validated by detection of the DAF-FM reaction product with NO using HPLC and LC-MS/MS. Using immunoprecipitation, ESI-MS/MS-based peptide sequencing and enzymatic assay we further demonstrate that human RBCs contain an endothelial NOS (eNOS) that converts L-(3)H-arginine to L-(3)H-citrulline in a Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent fashion. Moreover, in patients with coronary artery disease, red cell eNOS expression and activity are both lower than in age-matched healthy individuals and correlate with the degree of endothelial dysfunction. Thus, human RBCs constitutively produce NO under normoxic conditions via an active eNOS isoform, the activity of which is compromised in patients with coronary artery disease.

  18. Ivabradine Prevents Low Shear Stress Induced Endothelial Inflammation and Oxidative Stress via mTOR/eNOS Pathway.

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    Li, Bing; Zhang, Junxia; Wang, Zhimei; Chen, Shaoliang

    2016-01-01

    Ivabradine not only reduces heart rate but has other cardiac and vascular protective effects including anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. Since endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is a crucial enzyme in maintaining endothelial activity, we aimed to investigate the impact of ivabradine in low shear stress (LSS) induced inflammation and endothelial injury and the role of eNOS played in it. Endothelial cells (ECs) were subjected to LSS at 2dyne/cm2, with 1 hour of ivabradine (0.04μM) or LY294002 (10μM) pre-treatment. The mRNA expression of IL-6, VCAM-1 along with eNOS were measured by QPCR. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) was detected by dihydroethidium (DHE) and DCF, and protein phosphorylation was detected by western blot. It demonstrated that ivabradine decreased LSS induced inflammation and oxidative stress in endothelial cells. Western blot showed reduced rictor and Akt-Ser473 as well as increased eNOS-Thr495 phosphorylation. However, mTORC1 pathway was only increased when LSS applied within 30 minutes. These effects were reversed by ivabradine. It would appear that ivabradine diminish ROS generation by provoking mTORC2/Akt phosphorylation and repressing mTORC1 induced eNOS-Thr495 activation. These results together suggest that LSS induced endothelial inflammation and oxidative stress are suppressed by ivabradine via mTORC2/Akt activation and mTORC1/eNOS reduction.

  19. Vasoactive and radioprotective properties of isothiourea derivatives having NOS-inhibitory activity

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    Filimonova, Marina V.; Shevchenko, Ludmila I.; Ulyanenko, Stepan E.; Makarchuk, Victorya M.; Kuznetsova, Mary N.; Shevchuk, Aza S.; Lushnikova, Galina A.; Chesnakova, Ekaterina A. [Medical Radiological Research Center Health Ministry of Russia, 4, Korolev street, Obninsk, 249036, Kaluga region (Russian Federation)

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    We studied vasoactive and radioprotective properties of new original N-acyl, S-alkyl isothiourea derivatives which are potent inhibitors of nitric oxide synthases (preferably eNOS and iNOS). These compounds have a moderate toxicity (LD50 - 400-550 mg/kg), and are stable in aqueous solutions. In hemodynamic studies, these compounds exhibited high vasotropic activity. The use of these compounds in doses of 5-15 mg/kg (0,01-0,03 LD{sub 50}) in the experimental animals in a state of the severe hemorrhagic or endo-toxic shock causes a potent vasopressor effect, accompanied by a significant and continuous rise in blood pressure. The increasing of vascular tone developed over 2-5 min after injection and persisted for at least 60-90 minutes, excelling at least 3-5 times the duration of α1-adreno-mimetic vasopressor action. The rapid increase in vascular tone under the influence of these compounds in normo-tonic animals caused protective baroreflex to prevent high blood pressure. At doses of 10-15 mg/kg the reflex reaction was mild, but at higher doses (30-40 mg/kg) the reaction was fierce and prolonged, and was accompanied by severe bradycardia, decreasing of the cardiac output and a significant weakening of the peripheral blood flow. In all cases, the hemodynamic response was reflexive and easily eliminated by atropine. The ability of these compounds to induce circulatory hypoxia was the basis for the study of their radioprotective properties. The study of radioprotective effect on the survival of animals exposed to lethal doses of γ-radiation (10 Gy) and on the survival of hematopoietic clonogenic cells showed that these compounds in doses of 80-150 mg/kg (0,2-0,3 LD50) have considerable radioprotective action, which is comparable with the protective effect of the maximum tolerated dose of cystamine. The factor of change in dose for γ-radiation, estimated by the LD{sub 50}, was 1,42-1,58. We also investigated the ability of the test compounds, due to their hypoxic

  20. Renal medullary ETB receptors produce diuresis and natriuresis via NOS1.

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    Nakano, Daisuke; Pollock, Jennifer S; Pollock, David M

    2008-05-01

    Endothelin-1 (ET-1) plays an important role in the regulation of salt and water excretion in the kidney. Considerable in vitro evidence suggests that the renal medullary ET(B) receptor mediates ET-1-induced inhibition of electrolyte reabsorption by stimulating nitric oxide (NO) production. The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that NO synthase 1 (NOS1) and protein kinase G (PKG) mediate the diuretic and natriuretic effects of ET(B) receptor stimulation in vivo. Infusion of the ET(B) receptor agonist sarafotoxin S6c (S6c: 0.45 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1)) in the renal medulla of anesthetized, male Sprague-Dawley rats markedly increased the urine flow (UV) and urinary sodium excretion (UNaV) by 67 and 120%, respectively. This was associated with an increase in medullary cGMP content but did not affect blood pressure. In addition, S6c-induced diuretic and natriuretic responses were absent in ET(B) receptor-deficient rats. Coinfusion of N(G)-propyl-l-arginine (10 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1)), a selective NOS1 inhibitor, suppressed S6c-induced increases in UV, UNaV, and medullary cGMP concentrations. Rp-8-Br-PET-cGMPS (10 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1)) or RQIKIWFQNRRMKWKK-LRK(5)H-amide (18 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1)), a PKG inhibitor, also inhibited S6c-induced increases in UV and UNaV. These results demonstrate that renal medullary ET(B) receptor activation induces diuretic and natriuretic responses through a NOS1, cGMP, and PKG pathway.

  1. Bilirubin inhibits iNOS expression and NO production in response to endotoxin in rats.

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    Wang, Weizheng W; Smith, Darcey L H; Zucker, Stephen D

    2004-08-01

    The inducible isoform of heme oxygenase (HO), HO-1, has been shown to play an important role in attenuating tissue injury. Because HO-1 catalyzes the rate-limiting step in bilirubin synthesis, we examined the hypothesis that bilirubin is a key mediator of HO-1 cytoprotection, employing a rat model of endotoxemia. Bilirubin treatment resulted in improved survival and attenuated liver injury in response to lipopolysaccharide infusion. Serum levels of NO and tumor necrosis factor alpha, key mediators of endotoxemia, and hepatic inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression were significantly lower in bilirubin-treated rodents versus control animals. Both intraperitoneal and local administration of bilirubin also was found to ameliorate hindpaw inflammation induced by the injection of lambda-carrageenan. Consistent with in vivo results, bilirubin significantly inhibited iNOS expression and suppressed NO production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 murine macrophages. In contrast, bilirubin treatment induced a threefold increase in LPS-mediated prostaglandin synthesis in the absence of significant changes in cyclooxygenase expression or activity, suggesting that bilirubin enhances substrate availability for eicosanoid synthesis. Bilirubin had no effect on LPS-mediated activation of nuclear factor kappaB or p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, consistent with a nuclear factor kappaB-independent mechanism of action. Taken together, these data support a cytoprotective role for bilirubin that is mediated, at least in part, through the inhibition of iNOS expression and, potentially, through stimulation of local prostaglandin E2 production. In conclusion, our findings suggest a role for bilirubin in mollifying tissue injury in response to inflammatory stimuli and support the possibility that the phenomenon of "jaundice of sepsis" represents an adaptive physiological response to endotoxemia. Supplementary material for this article can be found on the

  2. Lactate dilates cochlear capillaries via type V fibrocyte-vessel coupling signaled by nNOS.

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    Dai, Min; Yang, Yue; Shi, Xiaorui

    2011-10-01

    Transduction of sound in the inner ear demands tight control over delivery of oxygen and glucose. However, the mechanisms underlying the control of regional blood flow are not yet fully understood. In this study, we report a novel local control mechanism that regulates cochlear blood flow to the stria vascularis, a high energy-consuming region of the inner ear. We found that extracellular lactate had a vasodilatory effect on the capillaries of the spiral ligament under both in vitro and in vivo conditions. The lactate, acting through monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1), initiated neuronal nitric oxide (NO) synthase (nNOS) and catalyzed production of NO for the vasodilation. Blocking MCT1 with the MCT blocker, α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamate (CHC), or a suppressing NO production with either the nonspecific inhibitor of NO synthase, N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), or either of two selective nNOS inhibitors, 3-bromo-7-nitroindazole or (4S)-N-(4-amino-5[aminoethyl]aminopentyl)-N'-nitroguanidine (TFA), totally abolished the lactate-induced vasodilation. Pretreatment with the selective endothelial NO synthase inhibitor, L-N(5)-(1-iminoethyl)ornithine (L-NIO), eliminated the inhibition of lactate-induced vessel dilation. With immunohistochemical labeling, we found the expression of MCT1 and nNOS in capillary-coupled type V fibrocytes. The data suggest that type V fibrocytes are the source of the lactate-induced NO. Cochlear microvessel tone, regulated by lactate, is mediated by an NO-signaled coupling of fibrocytes and capillaries.

  3. O conceito de trabalho nos manuscritos econômico-filosóficos de Karl Marx

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    Farias, Tarcisio Fagner Aleixo

    2010-01-01

    Este estudo tem o objetivo de compreender a teia conceitual que permeia a noção de trabalho apresentada por Marx nos Manuscritos Econômico-filosóficos. Relacionamos a noção de trabalho enquanto atividade produtiva humana a três outros conceitos: essência humana; estranhamento e liberdade. Na relação entre trabalho e essência humana o trabalho deve ser visto de maneira geral, como a atividade de metabolismo entre o homem e a natureza, e nesse sentido ele é a marca peculiar dos homens perante o...

  4. Topografia do Brasil profundo: votos, cargos e alinhamentos nos municípios brasileiros

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    O propósito deste artigo é identificar os padrões preponderantes da competição política realizada nos municípios brasileiros. Pretende-se analisar dois problemas: em primeiro lugar, considerando-se a estrutura federativa do Estado brasileiro e a presença de governo dividido, busca-se identificar as forças que presidem as relações intergovernamentais entre governo federal, estadual e municipal. Em segundo lugar, procura-se analisar em que medida o incremento na competição eleitoral ao nível na...

  5. Nietzsche para pensar o mal nos filmes sobre a ditadura militar brasileira

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    Stigger, Helena

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Depois de anunciada a morte de Deus, refutamos a verdade absoluta e, em seu lugar, passamos a adotar o perspectivismo. Deste modo, podemos compreender a atenção que a filmografia brasileira, nestes últimos anos, tem reservado à produção de filmes sobre a ditadura militar, pois a tortura e a repressão não são atos aceitos em nossa sociedade. Assim, utilizando- se da teoria nietziana como metodologia no sentido de revelar a moral representada nos filmes sobre a ditadura militar, podemos analisar como o mal está caracterizado nestas obras

  6. Inserção profissional: os desafios nos primeiros anos de ensino

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    2012-01-01

    A problemática da inserção profissional dos novos professores tem sido largamente estudada sob várias perspetivas das quais destacamos, as dificuldades enfrentadas no início do seu desempenho como docentes (Alen y Sardi, 2009) Krichesky y Merodo (2009), o vinculo entre inserção e identidade profissional (Martineau y Portelance, 2005), o desenvolvimento da competência ética nos novos professores (St. Vincent 2011) e as trajetórias de emprego, entre outras.Os resultados destas pesquisas têm rev...

  7. Interações imunocerebrais e implicações nos transtornos psiquiátricos

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    OBJETIVO: Nesta revisão será focado o papel das citocinas no sistema nervoso central e suas implicações para o quadro depressivo. Posteriormente, serão discutidos os principais achados sobre medidas de citocinas em pacientes com depressão maior. MÉTODO: Foi realizada uma pesquisa no Pubmed selecionando estudos entre 1999-2007, utilizando as seguintes palavras-chave: "depression, cytokine"; "depressive disorder, cytokine". Focou-se nos estudos de medidas de citocinas pró-inflamatórias em pacie...

  8. A missão nos dois primeiros séculos do cristianismo

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    Corbellini, Vital

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    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da missão como anúncio de Jesus Cristo aos povos num determinado tempo: os primeiros dois séculos. Esse período é importante, porque se colocaram as bases da missão que provinha do Oriente, mas que se espalhou pouco a pouco na Ásia, Europa e África do Norte. Diversos motivos porporcionaram a conversão à doutrina cristã nos povos, bem como muitas pessoas se empenharam em divulgar a pessoa de Jesus Cristo

  9. Association of Polymorphisms in NOS3 with the Ankle-Brachial Index in Hypertensive Adults

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    Kullo, Iftikhar J.; Greene, M. Todd; Boerwinkle, Eric; Chu, Jian; Turner, Stephen T; Kardia, Sharon L.R.

    2007-01-01

    We investigated the association of 14 polymorphisms in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS3) with ankle brachial index (ABI) in non-Hispanic white hypertensives belonging to hypertensive sibships. Subjects (n = 659, mean age 61±9 y, 54% women) underwent measurement of ABI using a standard protocol, and the lowest of 4 ABI values was used in the analyses. Non-synonymous SNPs with a minor allele frequency > 0.02 and tag SNPs selected based on a measure of linkage disequilibrium (r2)...

  10. Metáforas sobre el exilio en "Dios nos quiere contentos" de Griselda Gambarro.

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    Ariadna Castellarnau

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la novela Dios no nos quiere contentos, de la escritora argentina Griselda Gambaro, desde la perspectiva de la literatura de exilio. Esto significa trazar una lectura de la obra no tanto desde lo vivencial (como trasunto literario de la propia experiencia de la autora como desterrada durante el período de la última dictadura militar argentina como desde lo universal: analizando la experiencia del exilio como un hecho en abstracto, aplicable a cualquier contexto nacional e histórico, a través de las metáforas sobre las que trabaja Gambaro.

  11. Investigar o desenvolvimento musical da criança nos primeiros anos de escolaridade

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    Mota, Graça

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    Este artigo discute, em geral, os problemas que se colocam na investigação em contexto de sala de aula e, em particular, na investigação sobre o desenvolvimento musical. Na primeira parte apresentam-se algumas perspectivas teóricas acerca da avaliação das capacidades mus icais de crianças nos primeiros anos de escolaridade, bem como investigação nesta área do conhecimento. Na segunda parte discutem-se alguns exemplos práticos extraídos de um estudo levado a cabo pela autora, tendo...

  12. Envolvimento nos direitos humanos e sistemas de valores Involvement in human rights and value systems

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    Full Text Available Com base no modelo da análise quantitativa das representações sociais, o estudo (N = 300 tratou do posicionamento de estudantes universitários em relação aos Direitos Humanos (DHs e à ancoragem social desse posicionamento nos sistemas de valores dos estudantes. Os resultados mostram que as representações dos estudantes sobre o envolvimento nos DHs envolvem quatro princípios organizadores: pessoal-abstrato; pessoal-concreto; governamental-abstrato; governamental-concreto. Em relação à ancoragem social dos princípios organizadores do envolvimento nos DHs, observou-se que os valores pós-materialistas se relacionaram positivamente com o envolvimento pessoal-abstrato, enquanto a adesão aos valores religiosos implicou maior envolvimento no princípio pessoal-concreto. Além disso, a adesão aos valores materialistas levou a uma avaliação mais positiva do envolvimento do Governo Brasileiro nos DHs, ao passo que os valores pós-materialistas contribuíram com uma avaliação mais crítica desse governo. As discussões abordam a centralidade dos valores na formação das representações sociais dos DHs.Based on the quantitative analysis model of social representations, a study (N=300 was carried out concerning the opinion of university students on Human Rights (HR, and the social link of this positioning in the students system of values. The results show that the students representations of the involvement in HR comprise four organizing principles: personal-abstract; personal-concrete; governmental-abstract; governmental-concrete. With regard to the social anchorage of the organizing principles of involvement in HR, it has been observed that post-materialist values were positively related to the involvement personal-abstract, whereas adherence to religious values implied a greater involvement in the personal-concrete principle. In addition, adherence to materialist values led to a more positive appraisal of the Brazilian Government

  13. POLÍTICAS CURRICULARES NO BRASIL NOS GOVERNOS FHC E LULA: CONTINUIDADE?

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    Mariclei Przylepa

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva problematizar as políticas curriculares elaboradas e efetivadas nos governos FHC e Lula, a partir do contexto de reforma de Estado materializada na década de 1990. Nessa direção o estudo inicia abordando a política curricular no contexto da reforma de Estado, evidencia a proposta educacional do governo FHC, discute sua política curricular, via parâmetros curriculares nacionais, e finaliza analisando a política curricular implementada no primeiro ano do governo Lula.

  14. Risco de brucelose zoonótica associado a suínos de abate clandestino

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    José Arimatéa Freitas; Glaucio Antonio Rocha Galindo; Eváldson Joaquim Corrêa dos Santos; Karine de Almeida Sarraf; Jefferson Pinto de Oliveira

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    Um total de 59 amostras de soros de suínos, procedentes de vários locais de abate clandestino, apresentaram ao "card test" e à soroaglutinação rápida anticorpos anti-Brucella e títulos de anticorpos sugestivos de infecção brucélica. Ações e medidas de vigilância sanitária são recomendadas para prevenir o risco potencial de infecção brucélica zoonótica.

  15. Da caligrafia à escrita: experiências escolanovistas com caligrafia muscular nos anos 30

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    A partir de uma análise da experiência com a caligrafia muscular, realizada nas Escolas Primária e de professores do Instituto de Educação, nos anos 30, o artigo pretende discutir como, apoiado em discursos escolanovistas, se foi constituindo, no Brasil, uma didática racional da escrita.Starting from the analyses of na experience on th teaching of muscular calligraphy, happened in the Primary School and Teacher Schhol of Instituto de Educação (Rio de Janeiro, 1930’s), this article intends to ...

  16. Branca de Neve multim?dia: a personagem na literatura, no cinema e nos quadrinhos

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    Objetivando estudar a categoria personagem e sua manifesta??o em tr?s diferentes m?dias, este trabalho analisa Branca de Neve e sua constru??o na literatura, no cinema, e nas hist?rias em quadrinhos. O corpus utilizado foi o conto Branca de Neve e os sete an?es, assinado pelos irm?os Wilhelm e Jacob Grimm; a anima??o de 1937, produzida pelos est?dios Disney, hom?nima; e o primeiro volume da miniss?rie As mil e uma noites, derivada da revista mensal F?bulas, de Bill Willingham. Nos tr?s primei...

  17. A relevância atual da infografia nos jornais Público e The Times

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    Fidalgo, Ana Cristina de Jesus

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    A infografia é vista constantemente no nosso dia a dia como principal objectivo de nos informar de uma forma gráfica e visual, relativamente a um determinado tema ou momento, trabalhando sempre com informações reais e verdadeiras. O aumento do número e da importância da infografia na comunicação social tem sido exponencial, e notavelmente, a partir das edições online das publicações. Este relatório está dividido em três partes. A primeira tenta enquadrar, muito brevemente, o tema da inf...

  18. IL-10 and NOS2 modulate antigen-specific reactivity and nerve infiltration by T cells in experimental leprosy.

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    Deanna A Hagge

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    Full Text Available Although immunopathology dictates clinical outcome in leprosy, the dynamics of early and chronic infection are poorly defined. In the tuberculoid region of the spectrum, Mycobacterium leprae growth is restricted yet a severe granulomatous lesion can occur. The evolution and maintenance of chronic inflammatory processes like those observed in the leprosy granuloma involve an ongoing network of communications via cytokines. IL-10 has immunosuppressive properties and IL-10 genetic variants have been associated with leprosy development and reactions.The role of IL-10 in resistance and inflammation in leprosy was investigated using Mycobacterium leprae infection of mice deficient in IL-10 (IL-10-/-, as well as mice deficient in both inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2-/- and IL-10 (10NOS2-/-. Although a lack of IL-10 did not affect M. leprae multiplication in the footpads (FP, inflammation increased from C57Bl/6 (B6NOS2-/-<10NOS2-/-. While IL-10-/- mice exhibited modest FP induration compared to B6, NOS2-/- and 10NOS2-/- mice developed markedly enlarged FP marking distinct phases: early (1 month, peak (3-4 months, and chronic (8 months. IFN-γ-producing CD4+CD44+ cells responding to M. leprae cell wall, membrane, and cytosol antigens and ML2028 (Ag85B were significantly increased in the evolved granuloma in NOS2-/- FP compared to B6 and IL-10-/- during early and peak phases. In 10NOS2-/- FP, CD4+CD44+ and especially CD8+CD44+ responses were augmented even further to these antigens as well as to ML0380 (GroES, ML2038 (bacterioferritin, and ML1877 (EF-Tu. Moreover, fragmented nerves containing CD4+ cells were present in 10NOS2-/- FP.The 10NOS2-/- strain offers insight on the regulation of granuloma formation and maintenance by immune modulators in the resistant forms of leprosy and presents a new model for investigating the pathogenesis of neurological involvement.

  19. Paradoxical regulation of ChAT and nNOS expression in animal models of Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis.

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    Winston, John H; Li, Qingjie; Sarna, Sushil K

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    Morphological and functional changes in the enteric nervous system (ENS) have been reported in inflammatory bowel disease. We examined the effects of inflammation on the expression of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and nNOS in the muscularis externae of two models of colonic inflammation, trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis, which models Crohn's disease-like inflammation, and DSS-induced colitis, which models ulcerative Colitis-like inflammation. In TNBS colitis, we observed significant decline in ChAT, nNOS, and protein gene product (PGP) 9.5 protein and mRNA levels. In DSS colitis, ChAT and PGP9.5 were significantly upregulated while nNOS levels did not change. The nNOS dimer-to-monomer ratio decreased significantly in DSS- but not in TNBS-induced colitis. No differences were observed in the percentage of either ChAT (31 vs. 33%)- or nNOS (37 vs. 41%)-immunopositive neurons per ganglia or the mean number of neurons per ganglia (55 ± 5 vs. 59 ± 5, P > 0.05). Incubation of the distal colon muscularis externae in vitro with different types of inflammatory mediators showed that cytokines decreased ChAT and nNOS expression, whereas H₂O₂, a component of oxidative stress, increased their expression. NF-κB inhibitor MG-132 did not prevent the IL-1β-induced decline in either ChAT or nNOS expression. These findings showed that TNBS- and DSS-induced inflammation differentially regulates the expression of two critical proteins expressed in the colonic myenteric neurons. These differences are likely due to the exposure of the myenteric plexus neurons to different combinations of Th1-type inflammatory mediators and H₂O₂ in each model.

  20. Toxicological Effect of Manganese on NF-κB/iNOS-COX-2 Signaling Pathway in Chicken Testes.

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    Du, Ye; Zhu, Yihao; Teng, Xiaojie; Zhang, Kun; Teng, Xiaohua; Li, Shu

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    Manganese (Mn) pollution can cause tissue and organ dysfunction and structural damage. The toxicity of Mn in poultry was reported, but inflammatory damage that Mn induced in the testicular tissue has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Mn poisoning on NF-κB/iNOS-COX-2 signaling pathway in chicken testes. One hundred eighty Hyline male chickens at 7 days of age were fed either commercial diet or MnCl2-added commercial diet containing 600, 900, and 1800 mg/kg Mn for 30, 60, and 90 days, respectively. The messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), nitric oxide (NO) content, iNOS activity, and histopathology were examined in chicken testes. The results showed that excess Mn upregulated mRNA expression of NF-κB, COX-2, TNF-α, and iNOS, NO content, and iNOS activity at 60th and 90th day. Mn had a time-dependent effect on NF-κB and TNF-α mRNA expression. Mn had a dose- and time-dependent effect on NO content and iNOS activity. Mn exposure induced chicken testis histological changes in dose- and time-dependent manner. It indicated that Mn exposure resulted in inflammatory injury of chicken testis tissue through NF-κB/iNOS-COX-2 signaling pathway.

  1. IL-17A synergizes with IFN-γ to upregulate iNOS and NO production and inhibit chlamydial growth.

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    Full Text Available IFN-γ-mediated inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression is critical for controlling chlamydial infection through microbicidal nitric oxide (NO production. Interleukin-17A (IL-17A, as a new proinflammatory cytokine, has been shown to play a protective role in host defense against Chlamydia muridarum (Cm infection. To define the related mechanism, we investigated, in the present study, the effect of IL-17A on IFN-γ induced iNOS expression and NO production during Cm infection in vitro and in vivo. Our data showed that IL-17A significantly enhanced IFN-γ-induced iNOS expression and NO production and inhibited Cm growth in Cm-infected murine lung epithelial (TC-1 cells. The synergistic effect of IL-17A and IFN-γ on Chlamydia clearance from TC-1 cells correlated with iNOS induction. Since one of the main antimicrobial mechanisms of activated macrophages is the release of NO, we also examined the inhibitory effect of IL-17A and IFN-γ on Cm growth in peritoneal macrophages. IL-17A (10 ng/ml synergizes with IFN-γ (200 U/ml in macrophages to inhibit Cm growth. This effect was largely reversed by aminoguanidine (AG, an iNOS inhibitor. Finally, neutralization of IL-17A in Cm infected mice resulted in reduced iNOS expression in the lung and higher Cm growth. Taken together, the results indicate that IL-17A and IFN-γ play a synergistic role in inhibiting chlamydial lung infection, at least partially through enhancing iNOS expression and NO production in epithelial cells and macrophages.

  2. Relationships between polymorphisms in NOS3 and MPO genes, cigarette smoking and risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

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    Yang, Jun; Ambrosone, Christine B; Hong, Chi-Chen; Ahn, Jiyoung; Rodriguez, Carmen; Thun, Michael J; Calle, Eugenia E

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    NOS3 and MPO genes encode endothelial nitric oxide synthase and myeloperoxidase (MPO), respectively, which generate nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species. Because cigarette smoking generates reactive species, we hypothesized that NOS3 and MPO polymorphisms could influence susceptibility to breast cancer, particularly among smokers. We examined the associations between NOS3 Glu298Asp and MPO G-463A polymorphisms and breast cancer risk by cigarette smoking among post-menopausal women in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. Included in this analysis were 502 women who provided blood samples and were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1992 and 2001 and 505 cancer-free controls who were matched to the cases by age, race/ethnicity and date of blood donation. Genotyping for NOS3 and MPO was performed using TaqMan, and unconditional logistic regression was used to compute odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). No statistically significant relationships were found between NOS3 and MPO genotypes and breast cancer risk. When considering smoking, variant NOS3 genotypes (GT and TT) were significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk among never smokers (OR = 0.67, 95% CI = 0.45-0.99), but were associated with higher risk among ever smokers (OR = 1.59, 95% CI = 1.05-2.41) and 2-fold increase in risk for those who smoked >10 cigarettes per day (OR = 2.19, 95% CI = 1.21-3.97). NOS3 genotypes appeared to be associated with risk of post-menopausal breast cancer among smokers, supporting the hypothesis that subgroups of women based upon genetic profiles may be at higher risk of breast cancer when exposed to tobacco smoke.

  3. Endothelial function does not improve with high-intensity continuous exercise training in SHR: implications of eNOS uncoupling.

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    Battault, Sylvain; Singh, François; Gayrard, Sandrine; Zoll, Joffrey; Reboul, Cyril; Meyer, Grégory

    2016-02-01

    Exercise training is a well-recognized way to improve vascular endothelial function by increasing nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. However, in hypertensive subjects, unlike low- and moderate-intensity exercise training, the beneficial effects of continuous high-intensity exercise on endothelial function are not clear, and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of high-intensity exercise on vascular function, especially on the NO pathway, in spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHR). These effects were studied on WKY, sedentary SHR and SHR that exercised at moderate (SHR-MOD) and high intensity (SHR-HI) on a treadmill (1 h per day; 5 days per week for 6 weeks at 55% and 80% of their maximal aerobic velocity, respectively). Endothelial function and specific NO contributions to acetylcholine-mediated relaxation were evaluated by measuring the aortic ring isometric forces. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression and phosphorylation (ser1177) were evaluated by western blotting. The total aortic and eNOS-dependent reactive oxygen species (ROS) production was assessed using electron paramagnetic resonance in aortic tissue. Although the aortas of SHR-HI had increased eNOS levels without alteration of eNOS phosphorylation, high-intensity exercise had no beneficial effect on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, unlike moderate exercise. This result was associated with increased eNOS-dependent ROS production in the aortas of SHR-HI. Notably, the use of the recoupling agent BH4 or a thiol-reducing agent blunted eNOS-dependent ROS production in the aortas of SHR-HI. In conclusion, the lack of a positive effect of high-intensity exercise on endothelial function in SHR was mainly explained by redox-dependent eNOS uncoupling, resulting in a switch from NO to O2(-) generation.

  4. Enhanced astrocytic nitric oxide production and neuronal modifications in the neocortex of a NOS2 mutant mouse.

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    Yossi Buskila

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: It has been well accepted that glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS produce nitric oxide (NO through the induction of a nitric oxide synthase isoform (NOS2 only in response to various insults. Recently we described rapid astroglial, NOS2-dependent, NO production in the neocortex of healthy mice on a time scale relevant to neuronal activity. To explore a possible role for astroglial NOS2 in normal brain function we investigated a NOS2 knockout mouse (B6;129P2-Nos2(tm1Lau/J, Jackson Laboratory. Previous studies of this mouse strain revealed mainly altered immune responses, but no compensatory pathways and no CNS abnormalities have been reported. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To our surprise, using NO imaging in brain slices in combination with biochemical methods we uncovered robust NO production by neocortical astrocytes of the NOS2 mutant. These findings indicate the existence of an alternative pathway that increases basal NOS activity. In addition, the astroglial mutation instigated modifications of neuronal attributes, shown by changes in the membrane properties of pyramidal neurons, and revealed in distinct behavioral abnormalities characterized by an increase in stress-related parameters. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The results strongly indicate the involvement of astrocytic-derived NO in modifying the activity of neuronal networks. In addition, the findings corroborate data linking NO signaling with stress-related behavior, and highlight the potential use of this genetic model for studies of stress-susceptibility. Lastly, our results beg re-examination of previous studies that used this mouse strain to examine the pathophysiology of brain insults, assuming lack of astrocytic nitrosative reaction.

  5. O Rio de Janeiro nos livros didáticos franceses: imagens degradadas, lugares à margem

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    Leonardo Moreira Ulhôa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é um desdobramento da tese de doutorado em que analisamos as imagens do Brasil nos livros didáticos franceses, considerando a produção da iconografia e o ativo papel que desempenham no ensino de Geografia. Na ocasião, constatamos que algumas cidades brasileiras nunca conseguiram desvencilhar de sua imagem o reflexo da balbúrdia urbana, uma vez que, arraigadas no predominante modelo da desordem e do caos, projetavam oblíquos olhares sobre as mazelas de nosso país. Nesse contexto, também se inserem as narrativas e as apocalípticas imagens do espaço urbano do Rio de Janeiro em tais obras, sendo frequentemente associadas à violência desenfreada, aos cenários de mendicância, ao descontrole populacional e às desigualdades socioeconômicas. A uniformidade desses discursos, geralmente em tons pejorativos, contribui para solidificar uma ideia bastante unilateral e particularizada sobre essa cidade. Diante disso, propusemo-nos a refletir sobre os sentidos implícitos que se encontram na construção iconográfica dos manuais escolares franceses, numa tentativa de abrir caminhos para decodificar alguns significados consagrados em relação ao Rio de Janeiro ao longo de décadas.

  6. O uso da música nos cuidados paliativos: humanizando o cuidado e facilitando o adeus

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    Natalie Hidemi Seki

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O convívio com uma doença ameaçadora da vida pode afetar o sujeito e a família em diversas dimensões - física, emocional, espiritual, social e econômica - e demandar cuidados sensíveis e atentos de uma equipe multidisciplinar ao enfrentar tal situação única e delicada. O artigo tem como objetivo refletir sobre as contribuições do uso da música nos cuidados paliativos e na humanização do cuidado da pessoa fora de possibilidades terapêuticas de cura. Com esse propósito, foi realizada pesquisa bibliográfica, mediante busca eletrônica de artigos indexados em bases de dados e por varredura manual dos periódicos não indexados considerados relevantes. A pesquisa mostra que o uso da música nos processos saúde-doença-cuidado pode promover conforto e qualidade de vida para a pessoa adoecida e ser um recurso de ajuda na relação da família com a despedida de seu ente querido. Pode também auxiliar na manutenção de uma equipe de saúde saudável e integrada.

  7. Examen quinquennal 2010 : confirmation de la dérive de nos salaires

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    Examen quinquennal 2010 : confirmation de la dérive de nos salaires Un examen général de nos conditions financières et sociales a lieu tous les cinq ans : « l’examen quinquennal », dont l’annexe A1 des Statut et Règlement du personnel décrit les principes et la procédure. L’objet de l’examen quinquennal est d’assurer que les conditions financières et sociales offertes par l’Organisation permettent à celle-ci d’engager, dans tous ses Etats membres, et de retenir en son sein les titulaires de la plus haute compétence et de la plus grande intégrité nécessaires à l’exécution de sa mission. L’examen quinquennal inclut, à titre obligatoire, les traitements de base (les salaires de base des titulaires, les mens...

  8. Pobreza multidimensional nos municípios da Região Nordeste

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    Janaina Ottonelli

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Na abordagem das capacitações de Sen (1981, 1985, 2000, 2001, a pobreza significa privação em diferentes aspectos da vida. O objetivo deste estudo é mensurar a pobreza multidimensional nos municípios da Região Nordeste por meio da teoria dos conjuntos fuzzy e dados do Censo Demográfico (IBGE, 2010. São utilizados 19 indicadores (funcionamentos distribuídos em quatro dimensões: educação, saúde, condições habitacionais e renda. Os resultados indicam pobreza, com destaque nas dimensões da renda e da educação, principalmente nos estados de Maranhão, Alagoas, Piauí e Paraíba. Políticas de redução da pobreza precisam considerar quais são as privações sofridas pelas pessoas e as particularidades do local onde vivem.

  9. SERT and nNOS expression in the choroid plexus of buffalo brain

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    G. Scala

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Serotonin (5-HT is a well recognized neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS. It regulates a variety of physiological functions such as sleep, pain, thermoregulation, feeding, sexual behaviour, and mood. An important component of the 5-HT system is the serotonin transporter SERT which regulates 5-HT homeostasis. Nitric oxide (NO acts as an intercellular messenger in the CNS, and exerts profound effects on the neuroendocrine functions and behaviour. Within neurons, NO is produced by the activity of one of the isoform of NO synthases present in the organism, namely neuronal NO synthase (nNOS. Although a different anatomical distribution of the central neurons synthetizing 5-HT and NO-producing neurons, functional interactions have been demonstrated between the central 5-HT- and NO-generating systems. Recent data indicate that NO may regulate both the intracellular amount of the amine and its intracellular availability by controlling the release and uptake of 5-HT. In this study, we demonstrated the expression of both SERT and nNOS in the choroid plexuses of buffalo brain by scanning electron microscopy (SEM and biochemical analyses. Our findings may provide some insights into the mechanism by which the choroid plexus specific barrier acts for the regulation of the most basic neural functions.

  10. Religando as arenas institucionais: uma proposta de abordagens multidimensionais nos estudos legislativos

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    Paulo Peres

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A área de estudos legislativos foi uma das linhas de pesquisa que mais se desenvolveram no Brasil nos últimos anos. Ela formou-se em torno da oposição entre as explicações "distributivistas" e as explicações "partidárias" do processo legislativo. Seus achados empíricos e seu debate teórico certamente trouxeram grandes contribuições à Ciência Política do país e, até mesmo, ao debate de política comparada. Não obstante, essa linha de investigação incorreu no problema de adotar abordagens monodimensionais do fenômeno. A explicação partidária promoveu certo "insulamento" do poder Legislativo em relação às outras arenas institucionais, analisando-o em função de sua autodeterminação. A abordagem distributivista investiu quase exclusivamente no sistema eleitoral como variável explicativa, deixando em segundo plano outras arenas institucionais. Diante disso, nossa proposta é analisar os limites dessas abordagens presentes nos estudos legislativos, de forma a destacar algumas lacunas explicativas que poderiam ser preenchidas por meio de uma agenda de pesquisas multidimensionais, que considerem, por exemplo, as organizações partidárias e o poder Judiciário.

  11. Participação efetiva do enfermeiro no planejamento: foco nos custos

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    Thais Cristina Albano

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma pesquisa que buscou verificar se os enfermeiros de uma instituição hospitalar privada da cidade de São Paulo-SP possuem visão de gerenciamento de custos e observar como ocorre a participação destes profissionais nos níveis de planejamento, com ênfase nos custos. Foram entrevistados 40 enfermeiros, durante seu turno de trabalho, através da aplicação de um questionário a respeito de gerenciamento de custos assistenciais e dos níveis de planejamento organizacional. Observou-se que 85% dos entrevistados afirmaram não participar do gerenciamento de custos assistenciais, sendo que 45% dos participantes não soube explicar a importância desse conhecimento. A maioria dos entrevistados (62,5% afirmou não participar do planejamento estratégico institucional e dentre os que participaram a maior parte não soube explicar sua participação.

  12. Brasil: classes sociais, neodesenvolvimentismo e política externa nos governos Lula e Dilma

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    Armando Boito Jr.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata da relação entre as classes sociais e a política econômica, a política social e a política externa nos governos Lula e Dilma. Durante esses governos houve uma mudança no interior do bloco no poder: a grande burguesia interna brasileira ascendeu politicamente e passou a apoiar-se em uma ampla frente política que abarca, inclusive, classes populares. Denominamos "neodesenvolvimentismo" o programa político dessa frente - a política de desenvolvimento possível nos marcos do capitalismo neoliberal. Os governos Lula e Dilma não romperam com esse modelo de capitalismo, mas introduziram, em decorrência das classes sociais que representam e nas quais se apoiam, mudanças importantes na economia, na política e na atuação internacional do Estado brasileiro.

  13. Coupled Nosé-Hoover equations of motions without time scaling

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    Fukuda, Ikuo; Moritsugu, Kei

    2017-01-01

    The Nosé-Hoover (NH) equation of motion is widely used in molecular dynamics simulations. It enables us to set a constant temperature and produce the canonical distribution for a target physical system. For the purpose of investigating the physical system under fluctuating temperature, we have introduced a coupled Nosé-Hoover equation in our previous work (Fukuda and Moritsugu 2015 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 48 455001). The coupled NH equation implements a fluctuating heat-bath temperature in the NH equation of the physical system, and also keeps a statistically complete description via an invariant measure of the total system composed of the physical system and a ‘temperature system’. However, a difficulty lies in that the time development of the physical system may not correspond to the realistic physical process, because of the need of a scaled time average to compute thermodynamical quantities. The current work gives a solution by presenting a new scheme, which is free from the scaled time but retains the statistical description. By use of simple model systems, we validate the current scheme and compare with the original scheme. The sampling property of the current scheme is also clarified to investigate the effect of function setting used for the distribution of the total system.

  14. O paradoxo dos documentos de identidade: relato de uma experiência nos Estados Unidos

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    Mariza Peirano

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available No mundo moderno, documentos são objetos indispensáveis, sem os quais não conseguimos demonstrar que somos quem dizemos que somos. Precisamos de provas materiais que atestem a veracidade da nossa autoidentificação. Este artigo relata a experiência de pesquisa sobre documentos de identidade nos Estados Unidos, por meio de dois eventos em que Eliot Spitzer, governador do estado de Nova Iorque de janeiro de 2007 a março de 2008, foi figura central, e nos quais os documentos foram um subtexto importante. Uma comparação com o caso brasileiro está presente ao longo do artigo, que termina examinando o fenômeno conhecido como ID theft.In the modern world, IDs are indispensable objects, without which we cannot prove that we are who we say we are. We need material substantiation that attests to the authenticity of our self-identification. This paper is an account of an ethnographic experience about IDs and identification processes in the US, based on the examination of two events in which Eliot Spitzer, the New York State governor from January 2007 to March 2008, was a central figure. A comparison with the Brazilian scenario is present throughout the paper, and it ends by focusing on the ID theft phenomenon.

  15. Abordagem da amamentação nos primeiros anos do ensino fundamental

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    Dulce Maria Pereira Garcia Galvão

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Para analisar os currículos e os livros escolares adotados nos primeiros cinco anos do Ensino Fundamental na disciplina de Ciências quanto à presença ou não de termos relacionados à prática da amamentação, realizamos um estudo descritivo analisando o currículo e 16 manuais de 25 escolas públicas de três municípios do interior paulista, de setembro/2010 a fevereiro/2011. Definimos previamente alguns conceitos considerados imprescindíveis para ensinar e explicar à criança noções de amamentação. Verificamos que nenhum bloco temático do currículo aborda explicitamente a temática amamentação. Nove dos 16 conteúdos definidos estavam presentes em oito dos 16 livros. Da análise emergiu a categoria apoio e ajuda da família. Três obras utilizavam ilustrações associadas à alimentação artificial. No programa e nos manuais escolares existem diversas oportunidades de incluir este tema. Aconselha-se a integração dos conteúdos em todos os manuais de Ciências dos primeiros anos do ensino fundamental.

  16. Ilusão das imagens: olhar psicossocial sobre fumar nos filmes brasileiros

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    Rosa Vargas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo amplia o olhar psicossocial sobre o tabagismo. Descreve um quadro de ocorrências de imagens de produtos de tabaco e de seu consumo em uma amostragem de vinte filmes de longa-metragem brasileiros para exibição comercial. Nos resultados foram observadas imagens com esse conteúdo em metade dos filmes da amostra, e, em 70% daqueles em que ocorreram essas cenas, havia também a exibição relevante de embalagens de produtos ou marcas comerciais. Como conclusão, a utilização da mídia de entretenimento aparece entre os dados pesquisados como importante conteúdo a ser avaliado nos filmes. A presença nas telas, não apenas de imagens de consumo de cigarros e embalagens de produtos, mas também de marcas comerciais, pode contribuir para influenciar crianças e jovens a experimentar cigarros e reforçar o ato de fumar como comportamento normativo ou padrão entre as pessoas.

  17. Um mundo metafísico nos trópicos

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    Else Ribeiro Pires Vieira

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available A fonte torna-se a estrela inatingível e pura que, sem se deixar contaminar, contamina, brilha para os artistas dos países da América Latina... ilumina os movimentos das mãos, mas ao mesmo tempo torna os artistas súditos do seu magnetismo superior.. Silviano Santiago, Uma literatura nos trópicos Afastando-me do discurso crítico em torno das influências e do caráter tributário a ele inerente, sobre o qual nos adverte Santiago já em ensaio de 1971,1 afastando-me, igualmente, de Polarizações hierarquizadas como fonte/alvo, situando-me na fronteira fluida do transformar de escritas/reescritas e nela privilegiando áreas de permeabilidade entre os discursos e o seu jogo relacional, ofereço, neste texto, reflexões em torno da poesia metafísica inglesa traduzida entre 1978 e 1991 na sua interseção com outras produções textuais brasileiras no período de início da abertura política, gestação e nascimento da Nova República2 . Traduzir a Inglaterra, ler o Brasil. O que se traduz? Quem se traduz? Por que se traduz? Como se traduz?

  18. Acarbose Accelerates Wound Healing via Akt/eNOS Signaling in db/db Mice

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    Xue Han

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Refractory wound is a dreaded complication of diabetes and is highly correlated with EPC dysfunction caused by hyperglycemia. Acarbose is a widely used oral glucose-lowering drug exclusively for T2DM. Previous studies have suggested the beneficial effect of acarbose on improving endothelial dysfunction in patients with T2DM. However, no data have been reported on the beneficial efficacy of acarbose in wound healing impairment caused by diabetes. We herein investigated whether acarbose could improve wound healing in T2DM db/db mice and the possible mechanisms involved. Acarbose hastened wound healing and enhanced angiogenesis, accompanied by increased circulating EPC number in db/db mice. In vitro, a reversed BM-EPC dysfunction was observed after the administration of acarbose in db/db mice, as reflected by tube formation assay. In addition, a significantly increased NO production was also witnessed in BM-EPCs from acarbose treated db/db mice, with decreased O2 levels. Akt inhibitor could abolish the beneficial effect of acarbose on high glucose induced EPC dysfunction in vitro, accompanied by reduced eNOS activation. Acarbose displayed potential effect in promoting wound healing and improving angiogenesis in T2DM mice, which was possibly related to the Akt/eNOS signaling pathway.

  19. The Development of In-Service Science Teachers' Understandings of and Orientations to Teaching the Nature of Science within a PCK-Based NOS Course

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    Faikhamta, Chatree

    2013-04-01

    The nature of science (NOS) has become a central goal of science education in many countries. This study sought an understanding of the extent to which a nature of science course (NOSC), designed according to the conceptualization of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for teaching nature of science (NOS), affects in-service science teachers' understanding and learning of NOS, and their orientations towards teaching it. A qualitative research approach was employed as a research methodology, drawing upon pre- and post-instruction NOS questionnaires, field notes, and in-service teachers' weekly journal entries and assignments. Open-ended NOS questionnaires, used to assess participants' understandings of NOS, were analysed and categorized as either informed, partially informed and naive. Other qualitative data were analysed through an inductive process to identify ways in-service teachers engaged and learned in the NOSC. The results indicate that at the beginning of the course, a majority of the in-service science teachers held naive understandings of NOS, particularly with respect to the definition of science, scientific inquiry, and differences between laws and theories. They viewed implicit project-based science and science process skills as goals of NOS instruction. By engaging in the course, the in-service science teachers developed an understanding of NOS and orientations to teaching NOS based on various elements, especially reflective and explicit instruction, role modelling, and content- and non-content embedded instruction. The aim of this study is to help science teacher educators, consider how to support and develop science teachers' understandings of NOS while being mindful of PCK for NOS, and develop methods for teaching NOS frameworks.

  20. Identificação de artrite em suínos utilizando imagem termográfica

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    Daniela Espangue Graciano

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos sistemas intensivos de produção de suíno uma das afecções mais prevalentes são as artrites, que causam dor aos animais podendo afetar seu desempenho e bem-estar. Deste modo, o diagnóstico precoce torna-se importante para que se dispense aos animais tratamento adequado em tempo hábil. Objetivou-se com este estudo de caso, avaliar a eficiência do uso das imagens termográficas para identificação de artrite, ou de lesões em suínos. Foram utilizados cinco animais com suspeita de artrite nos membros posteriores. A temperatura superficial (TS dos membros posteriores foi registrada por meio de imagens termográficas utilizando o termovisor da Testo®. Foram calculadas as médias de 10 pontos da TS de cada membro posterior dos suínos, sendo posteriormente comparadas utilizando o teste t-Student, com confiabilidade de 95%. Os valores médios de TS foram menores (P≤0,05 no membro sadio (33,6°C, do que naquele com artrite (35,6°C evidenciando que, por meio de imagens termográficas, é possível a identificação de processos inflamatórios em suínos.

  1. Right Ventricular Adaptation Is Associated with the Glu298Asp Variant of the NOS3 Gene in Elite Athletes.

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    Zsolt Szelid

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO, an important endogenous pulmonary vasodilator is synthetized by the endothelial NO synthase (NOS3. Reduced NO bioavailability and thus the Glu298Asp polymorphism of NOS3 may enhance right ventricular (RV afterload and hypertrophic remodeling and influence athletic performance. To test this hypothesis world class level athletes (water polo players, kayakers, canoeists, rowers, swimmers, n = 126 with a VO2 maximum greater than 50ml/kg/min were compared with non-athletic volunteers (n = 155. Cardiopulmonary exercise tests and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI were performed to determine structural or functional changes. Genotype distribution of the NOS3 Glu298Asp polymorphism was not affected by gender or physical performance. Cardiac MRI showed increased stroke volume with eccentric hypertrophy in all athletes regardless of their genotype. However, the Asp allelic variant carriers had increased RV mass index (32±6g versus 27±6g, p<0.01 and larger RV stroke volume index (71±10ml versus 64±10ml, p<0.01 than athletes with a Glu/Glu genotype. Genotype was not significantly associated with athletic performance. In the non-athletic group no genotype related differences were detected. The association between the NOS3 Glu298Asp polymorphism and RV structure and dimension in elite athletes emphasizes the importance of NOS3 gene function and NO bioavailability in sport related cardiac adaptation.

  2. The NOS1 variant rs6490121 is associated with variation in prefrontal function and grey matter density in healthy individuals.

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    Rose, Emma J

    2012-03-01

    A common polymorphism within the nitric oxide sythanse-1 (NOS1) gene (rs6490121), initially identified as risk variant for schizophrenia, has been associated with variation in working memory and IQ. Here we investigated how this variation might be mediated at the level of brain structure and function. In healthy individuals (N=157), voxel based morphometry was used to compare grey matter (GM) volume between homozygous and heterozygous carriers of the \\'G\\' allele (i.e. the allele associated with impaired cognition and schizophrenia risk) and homozygous carriers of the non-risk \\'A\\' allele. Functional brain imaging data were also acquired from 48 participants during performance of a spatial working memory (SWM) task, and analysed to determine any effect of NOS1 risk status. An a priori region-of-interest analysis identified a significant reduction in ventromedial prefrontal GM volume in \\'G\\' allele carriers. Risk carriers also exhibited altered patterns of activation in the prefrontal cortex, caudate, and superior parietal lobe, which were characteristic of abnormal increases in activation in frontoparietal working memory networks and a failure to disengage regions of the default mode network. These functional changes suggest a NOS1-mediated processing inefficiency, which may contribute to cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. While the mechanisms by which NOS1 may influence brain structure and\\/or function have not yet been well delineated, these data provide further evidence for a role of NOS1 in risk for schizophrenia via an impact upon cognitive function.

  3. Effects of rat urotensin II on coronary flow and myocardial eNOS protein expression in isolated rat heart

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    LingLI; Wen-junYUAN; Ding-fengSU

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To examine the effects of urotensin Ⅱ, a recently discovered endogenous peptide, on coronary flow (CF),cardiac function, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression in isolated rat hearts. METHODS: Heart was isolated and perfused retrogradely via the aorta in Langendorff mode. Rat urotensin Ⅱ was administered in the perfusion solution. The eNOS content in myocardium was determined by Western blot. RESULTS: Rat urotensin Ⅱ had no effect on the heart rate, left ventricular systolic pressure, left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, or±dp/dt max. While rat urotensin Ⅱ dose-dependently increased CF. CF was increased by 11.43%, 6.67%, 6.62%,6.56%, 6.36%, and 5.86% respectively in a time-dependent manner at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 min after injection of rat urotensin Ⅱ 6.66×10-2μg. The maximal effect on CF was found at 5 min following urotensin Ⅱ administration.NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) did not prevent the increased CF in response to urotensin Ⅱ. Rat urotensin Ⅱ dose-dependently increased the cardiac eNOS protein expression and this effect was not inhibited by L-NAME. CONCLUSION: Rat urotensin Ⅱ did not alter cardiac function but increased CF and the amount of myocardial eNOS protein in the isolated rat heart. The increased CF was independent of the involvement of eNOS.

  4. Substrate-Tuned Catalysis of the Radical S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine Enzyme NosL Involved in Nosiheptide Biosynthesis.

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    Ji, Xinjian; Li, Yongzhen; Ding, Wei; Zhang, Qi

    2015-07-27

    NosL is a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) enzyme that converts L-Trp to 3-methyl-2-indolic acid, a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of a thiopeptide antibiotic nosiheptide. In this work we investigated NosL catalysis by using a series of Trp analogues as the molecular probes. Using a benzofuran substrate 2-amino-3-(benzofuran-3-yl)propanoic acid (ABPA), we clearly demonstrated that the 5'-deoxyadenosyl (dAdo) radical-mediated hydrogen abstraction in NosL catalysis is not from the indole nitrogen but likely from the amino group of L-Trp. Unexpectedly, the major product of ABPA is a decarboxylated compound, indicating that NosL was transformed to a novel decarboxylase by an unnatural substrate. Furthermore, we showed that, for the first time to our knowledge, the dAdo radical-mediated hydrogen abstraction can occur from an alcohol hydroxy group. Our study demonstrates the intriguing promiscuity of NosL catalysis and highlights the potential of engineering radical SAM enzymes for novel activities.

  5. The Association between NOS3 Gene Polymorphisms and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Susceptibility and Symptoms in Chinese Han Population

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    Yongqin Wu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Endothelial NOS (NOS3 has a potential role in the prevention of neuronal injury in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE. Thus, we aimed to explore the association between NOS3 gene polymorphisms and HIE susceptibility and symptoms in a Chinese Han population. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the NOS3 gene, rs1800783, rs1800779, and rs2070744, were detected in 226 children with HIE and 212 healthy children in a Chinese Han population. Apgar scores and magnetic resonance image scans were used to estimate the symptoms and brain damage. The association analyses were conducted by using SNPStats and SPSS 18.0 software. The genotype and allele distributions of rs1800779 and rs1799983 displayed no significant differences between the patients and the controls, while the rs2070744 allele distribution was significantly different (corrected P=0.009. For clinical characteristics, the rs2070744 genotype distribution was significantly different in patients with different Apgar scores (≤5, TT/TC/CC = 6/7/5; 6~7, TT/TC/CC = 17/0/0; 8~9, TT/TC/CC = 6/2/0; 10, TT/TC/CC = 7/1/0; corrected P=0.006 in the 1001 to 1449 g birth weight subgroup. The haplotype test did not show any associations with the risk and clinical characteristics of HIE. The results suggest that NOS3 gene SNP rs2070744 was significantly associated with HIE susceptibility and symptom expression in Chinese Han population.

  6. First Report of Two Diogenid Species of Hermit Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura from Korea

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    Jung, Jibom

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Two diogenid hermit crab species, Dardanus lagopodes and Diogenes deflectomanus, are newly reported from Korea. Dardanus lagopodes is distinguished from the other species of genus Dardanus in Korea by having setae with cream-colored tips on the cephalothorax and the following characteristics: ocular peduncles somewhat longer than antennular peduncles, and the pereopod without a longitudinal sulcus and scute-like projections. Diogenes deflectomanus is similar to D. nitidimanus but can be distinguished by having the fixed finger of the left cheliped bent slightly downwardly and the following characteristics: slightly shorter ocular peduncle, elongated left cheliped with small granules on the surface, right cheliped without calcareous teeth on the cutting edge of the dactylus, and the minute spine of post-median margin of the telson is not well developed. The geographical distributions of these two species are extended by the present study. In particular, D. deflectomanus in the current study is the first report outside Chinese waters. Now, 20 species of the family Diogenidae are known in Korean waters.

  7. Intersexuality in the porcellanid crab Pisidia longicornis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae

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    Luciane Augusto de Azevedo Ferreira

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Intersex specimens of Pisidia longicornis (Linnaeus, 1767 are recorded for the first time and their secondary sexual characters are analyzed. Of 145 specimens of P. longicornis examined in this study, six were identified as intersex individuals. Of these, three presented male secondary sexual characters, well-developed male gonopores and rudimentary female gonopores, whereas the other three had female secondary sexual characters, with female gonopores being more pronounced than the male ones. The present study provides the first record of intersex porcelain crabs.

  8. New record of Paralomis spinosissima Birstein & Vinogradov (Decapoda: Anomura: Lithodidae) from Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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    Olguín, Nicole; Ocampo, Emiliano H; Farias, Nahuel

    2015-05-14

    The lithodid crab Paralomis spinosissima is previously known only in Sub-Antarctic waters from South Georgia Island to the Drake Passage. Here we recorded a juvenile male obtained off shores of Mar del Plata (~37°S), Argentina. This new occurrence extends the distribution range of the species over 1300 km northwards in the Atlantic Ocean.

  9. A new hermit crab (Anomura, Paguroidea) from the upper Albian (Cretaceous) of Annopol, Poland.

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    Fraaije, René H B; Van Bakel, Barry W M; Jagt, John W M; Machalski, Marcin

    2015-05-06

    A new diogenid paguroid, Paguristes liwinskii sp. nov., is described from upper Albian phosphorite-bearing deposits near Annopol, along the east bank of the River Vistula (Wisła), east-central Poland. This new species constitutes an additional example of Early-Mid-Cretaceous macrofaunal shift, from marine reefal limestone to siliciclastic facies, triggered by the worldwide radiation of planktonic organisms. The species described here is the earliest known member of the genus Paguristes, previously recorded from the upper Santonian/lower Campanian to the Recent.

  10. Hermit crab (Decapoda, Anomura attraction to dead gastropod baits in an infralittoral algae bank

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    Juarez C. B. Pezzuti

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Hermit crabs use gastropod shells as shelter and are adapted to follow chemical cues released from tissues of dead or injured gastropods as a way to find new and more adequate shells. The species composition, crab size, shell types adequacy and physical condition were compared between attracted individuals and crabs collected in previous samples. The previous sampling was carried out in five areas before each experiment. Then, five baits of crushed gastropods in nylon net bags were installed in these areas. Three samples were taken at 30min intervals, capturing all crabs within a circle of 60cm diameter. Attraction of hermit crabs was tested for four different gastropod baits to verify specificity of the chemical cues. Clibanarius antillensis, Pagurus brevidactylus and Paguristes tortugae were collected in the study area. Pagurus brevidactylus, the smallest species, turned out to be more attracted than the 2 other species. The results showed that attracted crabs utilized more gastropod shell types than that collected in previous samples, however shell utilization pattern did not differ between them. Attracted animals were slightly smaller (shield length than those collected in the previous samples but did not present significant differences in shell adequacy and condition. The four experimental baits attracted the crabs in similar ways not indicating a specific response from the crabs. The fact that attracted animals were smaller suggested that the attraction to dead gastropods might enable the acquisition of a new and larger shell and, consequently, chains of shell exchange between the attracted crabs.Ermitões utilizam conchas de gastrópodes para abrigo. Conchas novas e mais adequadas podem ser encontradas pelos ermitões pois estes são atraídos por substâncias químicas liberadas pelos tecidos de gastrópodes feridos ou mortos. A adequação, condição e tipo das conchas e a composição de espécies e o tamanho dos ermitões foram comparados entre indivíduos atraídos e os coletados em amostras prévias. Estes últimos ermitões foram coletados em 5 áreas antes de cada experimento. Nestes experimentos, sacos de tela de nylon contendo um gastrópode amassado foram colocadas nas áreas de atração. Foram obtidas 3 amostras por área em intervalos de 30 minutos, coletando-se todos os ermitões dentro de um raio de 30cm em volta da isca. Foi testada a atração a iscas de 4 espécies de gastrópodes para observar a possibilidade de especificidade ao sinal químico. Clibanarius antillensis, Pagurus brevidactylus e Paguristes tortugae foram coletados na área de estudo. Pagurus brevidactylus, a menor espécie, mostrou ser mais atraída do que as outras duas espécies. Verificou-se que os ermitões atraídos utilizaram maior número de tipos de conchas do que os coletados nas amostras prévias, contudo o padrão de utilização de conchas não diferiu. Os ermitões atraídos foram ligeiramente menores (comprimento do escudo cefalotorácico do que os coletados nas amostras prévias mas não mostraram diferenças significativas na condição e adequação das conchas. Os 4 experimentos utilizando diferentes iscas atraíram os ermitões de forma semelhante não havendo indicação de resposta específica. O fato dos ermitões atraídos serem menores que os das amostras prévias sugere que a atração aos gastrópodes mortos pode possibilitar a aquisição de conchas novas e maiores e, conseqüentemente, a ocorrência de uma cadeia de trocas de conchas entre os ermitões atraídos

  11. A New Report of Two Species of Pagurid Hermit Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura from Korea

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    Won Kim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pagurus undosus and Pagurus parvispina, collected from the East Sea by fishery trap, are newly recorded from Korean waters. Pagurus undosus is distinguished from other hermit crab by its right cheliped slightly elevated medially, and with broad ridge formed by deep depressions mesial and lateral to midline. Pagurus parvispina is distinguished from other hermit crab by its right cheliped covered with large spine and long tufts of setae. These species live in cold water areas and their geographical distribution is extended southwardly by the present study. A specimen of the former species, P. undosus, was found living in a shelter formed by a sponge, similar to that observed in Pagurus pectinatus. Descriptions and figures of these two species are provided in this paper. Currently, 27 species of the genus Pagurus are recorded in Korean fauna.

  12. [Hermit crabs (Anomura: Paguroidea) distribution patterns in the Colombian Caribbean Sea].

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    Martínez Campos, Bibian; Hernando Campos, Néstor; Bermúdez Tobón, Adriana

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    Hermit crabs represent the marine life in the Colombian Caribbean, and are important for the dynamic equilibrium maintenance in ecosystems, the ecological interactions and their impact on food web stability. Generally, in order to come up with some conservation strategies, strong bio-geographical information is needed for poll cies definition. With this aim, this study analyzed the distribution patterns of hermit crabs in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. through classification and spatial ordination multivariate analyses, using historical records from years 1916 to 2006. Besides, the world distribution of Colombian species and their geographic affinity in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic were identified. The results show deep differences between coastal and continental slope faunas, and latitudinal differences in the assemblages, with the identification of three groups: Northeast. Center and Southwest. The differences in faunal composition that support these three groups were determined. Based on maps of the Colombian marine ecosystems, it was found that the main factors affecting the distribution of hermit crabs were the Caribaná slope (depth), water-mass temperature, Guajira sea-grass beds, and particular conditions of "Coralline Archipelagos" and "Darién" eco-regions. Colombian hermit crab fauna is more related to the North Atlantic and the Antilles, than to the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, geographical sub-provinces in which Colombia is included, these were found as transition zones among Northern and Austral subprovinces of the Greater Caribbean.

  13. A new species of Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1874 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from the Northwest Indian Ocean Ridge.

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    Dong, Dong; Li, Xinzheng; Zhou, Yadong; Wang, Chunsheng

    2016-08-23

    A new species, Munidopsis militaris n. sp., from the Carlsberg Ridge, Northwest Indian Ocean Ridge is described herein. The species belongs to a group of species having a pair of epigastric spines, mesial and lateral eye-spines, abdominal tergites unarmed, five or six spines on the lateral margin of the carapace, and a denticulate carina on the distolateral margin of the P1 fixed finger. It can be distinguished from its relatives by the spinous lateral margin of the palm and dorsal carinae on the P2-4 propodus. The Munidopsis fauna of the Indian Ocean Ridge is seldom reported on; this new species is the sixth member of this genus found inhabiting the Indian Ocean Ridge.

  14. Fisiopatologia das diarréias em suínos Pathophysiology of swine diarrhea

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    Fábio Augusto Vannucci

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    Full Text Available A diarréia é a principal manifestação clínica das infecções entéricas. O desequilíbrio entre os processos de absorção e secreção intestinal decorrentes de alterações no transporte de água e eletrólitos é determinante na patogênese dos processos diarréicos. Os mecanismos fisiopatológicos estão associados às características particulares de cada patógeno. Dessa forma, a interação específica entre os patógenos entéricos e o epitélio intestinal resulta em diferentes tipos de diarréias. Na produção de suínos, o conhecimento da fisiopatologia das infecções entéricas é fundamental no desenvolvimento de métodos de diagnóstico e, em um futuro próximo, na elaboração de estratégias de prevenção e controle dessas afecções. Com base nos processos fisiológicos característicos do trato gastrointestinal, esta revisão tem como objetivo descrever aspectos relevantes e atuais dos mecanismos fisiopatológicos das diarréias em suínos. Serão enfatizadas as alterações patológicas no transporte intestinal de íons e nutrientes decorrentes da ação de patógenos entéricos importantes na produção suinícola.Diarrhea is the main clinical manifestation of enteric infections. Imbalance between absorption and intestinal secretion process due to changes in the water and electrolytes transport is critical in the diarrheal diseases pathogenesis. The pathophysiological mechanisms are associated to specific characteristics of each pathogen. Therefore, specific interaction between enteric pathogens and intestinal epithelium result in different types of diarrhea. In swine production, the knowledge about the enteric infections pathophysiology is important for the development of diagnostic methods and, in a near future improvement of prevention and control strategies. The aim of this review is to describe different relevant aspects of the swine diarrhea pathophysiology based on the physiological processes typical of

  15. Análise quantitativa de fluoretos nos alginatos para uso odontológico

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    A. C.C. Spadaro

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    Este trabalho teve como proposta analisar quantitativamente o conteúdo de fluoretos nos alginatos para uso odontológico e a liberação de fluoretos de moldes desses alginatos em água milliQ, saliva artificial e ácido clorídrico 0,1 mol/l. Foram investigadas sete marcas de alginatos disponíveis comercialmente no Brasil, sendo analisados dois lotes de cada material. As concentrações de fluoretos nas diferentes amostras foram determinadas por potenciometria direta, utilizando o eletrodo seletivo combinado de fluoreto. Os materiais que apresentaram maiores concentrações médias de fluoreto total foram Hydrogum (7052,87µg/g, Jeltrate Plus (6519,68µg/g e Orthoprint (6218,18µg/g. Apenas os materiais das marcas Hydrogum e Jeltrate apresentaram diferenças nas concentrações de fluoretos entre os lotes um e dois. Os materiais apresentaram diferenças na liberação de fluoretos dos moldes, cujas maiores concentrações médias foram liberadas pelas marcas Hydrogum e Orthoprint. O meio influenciou na liberação de fluoreto, sendo que na saliva foi menor que na água e nesta foi inferior ao ácido. Os moldes dos materiais que mais liberaram fluoretos nos três meios (saliva, água e ácido foram os do Hydrogum e Orthoprint. Considerando que as concentrações de fluoretos encontradas nos alginatos são altas e que existem diferentes fontes de exposição aos fluoretos, há necessidade de constante monitoramento dos alginatos para uso odontológico. Palavras chaves: Fluoretos, alginato, intoxicação, hidrocolóide irreversível, material dentário.

  16. Deletion of UCP2 in iNOS deficient mice reduces the severity of the disease during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

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    Caroline Aheng

    Full Text Available Uncoupling protein 2 is a member of the mitochondrial anion carrier family that is widely expressed in neurons and the immune cells of humans. Deletion of Ucp2 gene in mice pre-activates the immune system leading to higher resistance toward infection and to an increased susceptibility to develop chronic inflammatory diseases as previously exemplified with the Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE, a mouse model for multiple sclerosis. Given that oxidative stress is enhanced in Ucp2-/- mice and that nitric oxide (NO also plays a critical function in redox balance and in chronic inflammation, we generated mice deficient for both Ucp2 and iNos genes and submitted them to EAE. Mice lacking iNos gene exhibited the highest clinical score (3.4+/-0.5 p<0.05. Surprisingly, mice deficient for both genes developed milder disease with reduced immune cell infiltration, cytokines and ROS production as compared to iNos-/- mice.

  17. A sociologia da saúde nos Estados Unidos, Grã-Bretanha e França: panorama geral

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    Everardo Duarte Nunes

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    Full Text Available O trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar um panorama geral da sociologia médica/sociologia da saúde nos Estados Unidos, Grã-Bretanha e França, das suas origens até hoje, situando a produção científica mais expressiva desse campo nesses países. A moderna sociologia médica/saúde emerge em diferentes momentos: nos Estados Unidos logo após a Segunda Guerra; na Grã-Bretanha, nos anos 60; e na França, na década de 1970. O estudo dessas trajetórias nacionais mostra que, na atualidade, constitui um campo estabelecido e em franco desenvolvimento com uma temática bastante diversificada e uma pluralidade de abordagens teóricas.

  18. miR-222 contributes to sex-dimorphic cardiac eNOS expression via ets-1.

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    Evangelista, Alicia M; Deschamps, Anne M; Liu, Delong; Raghavachari, Nalini; Murphy, Elizabeth

    2013-06-17

    It is well recognized that there is sex-dimorphic expression of mRNA and protein in the heart; however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is an important regulator of cardiac function, and the expression levels of eNOS differ between male and female hearts. The aim of this study was to examine whether expression of specific microRNA (miRNA, miR) in males and females contributes to changes in the expression of eNOS. miRNA was extracted from the myocardium of male and female C57BL/6 mice and subjected to an Affymetrix miRNA array. Decreased expression of miR-222 was discovered in females and confirmed by qRT-PCR from whole heart or isolated cardiomyocytes. The transcription factor V-ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog-1 (ets-1) was identified as a potential target of miR-222 using TargetScan, and fivefold increased ets-1 protein expression in females was confirmed by Western blot. Targeting of ets-1 by miR-222 was determined in HEK293 cells overexpressing luciferase under regulation of either the ets-1 3'-UTR, a null 3'-UTR control, or a scrambled ets-1 3'-UTR and treated with a small molecule miR-222 mimic or inhibitor. Additionally qRT-PCR confirmed that mRNA levels of the ets-1 transcriptional target, eNOS, were 25% higher in females. Compared with untreated myocyte controls, 50% inhibition of eNOS expression was achieved by treatment with a miR-222 mimic, compared with a 25% increase due to miR-222 inhibitor. Our findings indicate that sex-dependent miR-222 regulation alters the expression of the cardiac regulatory protein eNOS.

  19. Direct evidence of iNOS-mediated in vivo free radical production and protein oxidation in acetone-induced ketosis.

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    Stadler, Krisztian; Bonini, Marcelo G; Dallas, Shannon; Duma, Danielle; Mason, Ronald P; Kadiiska, Maria B

    2008-08-01

    Diabetic patients frequently encounter ketosis that is characterized by the breakdown of lipids with the consequent accumulation of ketone bodies. Several studies have demonstrated that reactive species are likely to induce tissue damage in diabetes, but the role of the ketone bodies in the process has not been fully investigated. In this study, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy combined with novel spin-trapping and immunological techniques has been used to investigate in vivo free radical formation in a murine model of acetone-induced ketosis. A six-line EPR spectrum consistent with the alpha-(4-pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-t-butylnitrone radical adduct of a carbon-centered lipid-derived radical was detected in the liver extracts. To investigate the possible enzymatic source of these radicals, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and NADPH oxidase knockout mice were used. Free radical production was unchanged in the NADPH oxidase knockout but much decreased in the iNOS knockout mice, suggesting a role for iNOS in free radical production. Longer-term exposure to acetone revealed iNOS overexpression in the liver together with protein radical formation, which was detected by confocal microscopy and a novel immunospin-trapping method. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed enhanced lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation as a consequence of persistent free radical generation after 21 days of acetone treatment in control and NADPH oxidase knockout but not in iNOS knockout mice. Taken together, our data demonstrate that acetone administration, a model of ketosis, can lead to protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation through a free radical-dependent mechanism driven mainly by iNOS overexpression.

  20. Recombinant arginine deiminase reduces inducible nitric oxide synthase iNOS-mediated neurotoxicity in a coculture of neurons and microglia.

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    Yu, Hao-Hsin; Wu, Fe-Lin Lin; Lin, Shan-Erh; Shen, Li-Jiuan

    2008-10-01

    Modulation of nitric oxide (NO) production is considered a promising approach to therapy of diseases involving excessive inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression, such as certain neuronal diseases. Recombinant arginine deiminase (rADI, EC3.5.3.6) catalyzes the conversion of L-arginine (L-arg), the sole substrate of NOS for NO production, to L-citrulline (L-cit) and ammonia. To understand the effect of the depletion of L-arg by rADI on NO concentration and neuroprotection, a direct coculture of neuron SHSY5Y cells and microglia BV2 cells treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) was used as a model of iNOS induction. The results showed that rADI preserved cell viability (4-fold higher compared with the cells treated with LPS/IFN-gamma only) by the MTT assay, corresponding with the results of neuronal viability by neuron-specific immunostaining assay. NO production (mean +/- SD) decreased from 67.0 +/- 1.3 to 19.5 +/- 5.5 microM after a 2-day treatment of rADI by the Griess assay; meanwhile, induction of iNOS protein expression by rADI was observed. In addition, rADI substantially preserved the neuronal function of dopamine uptake in the coculture. The replenishment of L-arg in the coculture eliminated the neuroprotective and NO-suppressive effects of rADI in the coculture, indicating that L-arg played a crucial role in the effects of rADI. These results highlight the important role of L-arg in the neuron-microglia coculture in excessive induction of iNOS. Regulation of L-arg by ADI demonstrated that rADI has a potentially therapeutic role in iNOS-related neuronal diseases.

  1. Targeting the tumour vasculature: exploitation of low oxygenation and sensitivity to NOS inhibition by treatment with a hypoxic cytotoxin.

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    Baker, Jennifer H E; Kyle, Alastair H; Bartels, Kirsten L; Methot, Stephen P; Flanagan, Erin J; Balbirnie, Andrew; Cran, Jordan D; Minchinton, Andrew I

    2013-01-01

    Many cancer research efforts focus on exploiting genetic-level features that may be targeted for therapy. Tissue-level features of the tumour microenvironment also represent useful therapeutic targets. Here we investigate the presence of low oxygen tension and sensitivity to NOS inhibition of tumour vasculature as potential tumour-specific features that may be targeted by hypoxic cytotoxins, a class of therapeutics currently under investigation. We have previously demonstrated that tirapazamine (TPZ) mediates central vascular dysfunction in tumours. TPZ is a hypoxic cytotoxin that is also a competitive inhibitor of NOS. Here we further investigated the vascular-targeting activity of TPZ by combining it with NOS inhibitor L-NNA, or with low oxygen content gas breathing. Tumours were analyzed via multiplex immunohistochemical staining that revealed irreversible loss of perfusion and enhanced tumour cell death when TPZ was combined with either low oxygen or a NOS inhibitor. Tumour growth rate was reduced by TPZ + NOS inhibition, and tumours previously resistant to TPZ-mediated vascular dysfunction were sensitized by low oxygen breathing. Additional mapping analysis suggests that tumours with reduced vascular-associated stroma may have greater sensitivity to these effects. These results indicate that poorly oxygenated tumour vessels, also being abnormally organized and with inadequate smooth muscle, may be successfully targeted for significant anti-cancer effects by inhibition of NOS and hypoxia-activated prodrug toxicity. This strategy illustrates a novel use of hypoxia-activated cytotoxic prodrugs as vascular targeting agents, and also represents a novel mechanism for targeting tumour vessels.

  2. Effect of exercise training on eNOS expression, NO production and oxygen metabolism in human placenta.

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    Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of combined aerobic and resistance exercise training during the second half of pregnancy on endothelial NOS expression (eNOS, nitric oxide (NO production and oxygen metabolism in human placenta. METHODS: The study included 20 nulliparous in gestational week 16-20, attending prenatal care at three tertiary hospitals in Colombia who were randomly assigned into one of two groups: The exercise group (n = 10 took part in an exercise session three times a week for 12 weeks which consisted of: aerobic exercise at an intensity of 55-75% of their maximum heart rate for 60 min and 25 mins. Resistance exercise included 5 exercise groups circuit training (50 repetitions of each using barbells (1-3 kg/exercise and low-to-medium resistance bands. The control group (n = 10 undertook their usual physical activity. Mitochondrial and cytosol fractions were isolated from human placental tissue by differential centrifugation. A spectrophotometric assay was used to measure NO production in cytosolic samples from placental tissue and Western Blot technique to determine eNOS expression. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and hydrogen peroxide were measured to determine oxygen metabolism. RESULTS: Combined aerobic and resistance exercise training during pregnancy leads to a 2-fold increase in eNOS expression and 4-fold increase in NO production in placental cytosol (p = 0.05. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and hydrogen peroxide production rate were decreased by 8% and 37% respectively in the placental mitochondria of exercising women (p = 0.05. CONCLUSION: Regular exercise training during the second half of pregnancy increases eNOS expression and NO production and decreases reactive oxygen species generation in human placenta. Collectively, these data demonstrate that chronic exercise increases eNOS/NO production, presumably by increasing endothelial shear stress. This adaptation may contribute to the beneficial effects of exercise on

  3. Ivabradine Prevents Low Shear Stress Induced Endothelial Inflammation and Oxidative Stress via mTOR/eNOS Pathway.

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    Bing Li

    Full Text Available Ivabradine not only reduces heart rate but has other cardiac and vascular protective effects including anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. Since endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS is a crucial enzyme in maintaining endothelial activity, we aimed to investigate the impact of ivabradine in low shear stress (LSS induced inflammation and endothelial injury and the role of eNOS played in it. Endothelial cells (ECs were subjected to LSS at 2dyne/cm2, with 1 hour of ivabradine (0.04μM or LY294002 (10μM pre-treatment. The mRNA expression of IL-6, VCAM-1 along with eNOS were measured by QPCR. Reactive oxygen species (ROS was detected by dihydroethidium (DHE and DCF, and protein phosphorylation was detected by western blot. It demonstrated that ivabradine decreased LSS induced inflammation and oxidative stress in endothelial cells. Western blot showed reduced rictor and Akt-Ser473 as well as increased eNOS-Thr495 phosphorylation. However, mTORC1 pathway was only increased when LSS applied within 30 minutes. These effects were reversed by ivabradine. It would appear that ivabradine diminish ROS generation by provoking mTORC2/Akt phosphorylation and repressing mTORC1 induced eNOS-Thr495 activation. These results together suggest that LSS induced endothelial inflammation and oxidative stress are suppressed by ivabradine via mTORC2/Akt activation and mTORC1/eNOS reduction.

  4. O papel de imunoglobulinas na nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos

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    Larissa M.F. Gonçalves; Carvalho,Sônia M. de; Ângela P. Campos; Micherlene S. Carneiro; Silva,Elis R.D.F.S.; Francisco A. L. Costa; Vanessa De Castro

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    A leptospirose é uma antropozoonose endêmica em todo o mundo, que afeta o homem e várias espécies de animais domésticos e silvestres. No início da infecção há produção de IgM para o controle da infecção e após alguns dias, IgG são produzidas e provocam lise das leptospiras circulantes. Objetivou-se neste estudo identificar depósitos de antígeno de leptospiras e imunoglobulinas no tecido renal, para avaliar o papel de imunoglobulinas na patogênese da nefropatia da leptospirose em suínos. Foram...

  5. NOS2 and CCL27: clinical implications for psoriasis and eczema diagnosis and management.

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    Garzorz, Natalie; Eyerich, Kilian

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    Chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema are a major medical challenge. Development of highly specific therapies for both conditions is opposed by the lack of translation of basic knowledge into biomarkers for clinical use. Furthermore, to distinguish psoriasis from eczema might be difficult occasionally, but specific and costly therapies would not be efficient in misdiagnosed patients. In the era of high-throughput 'omics'-technologies, comparing the molecular signature of psoriasis and eczema is a promising approach to gain insight into their complex pathogeneses and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Investigating patients affected by both psoriasis and eczema simultaneously, we recently constructed a disease classifier consisting of only two genes (NOS2 and CCL27) that reliably predicts the correct diagnosis even in clinically unclear cases. When such easy-to-handle approaches are combined with individual therapeutic response, we might reach the ultimate goal of personalized medicine in inflammatory skin diseases in near future.

  6. Proposta de um quadro de referência para integrar o consumidor nos conceitos de redes

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    O artigo apresenta uma proposta e defesa da inclusão do ator consumidor nos raciocínios e pesquisas sobre redes, a partir da teoria das redes sociais. A proposta decorre da análise e reflexão sobre 82 artigos de redes selecionados, cujos objetivos incluíam o consumidor. Esta análise mostrou que o consumidor está ausente como ator, tanto teoricamente, quanto nas sugestões gerenciais. Seu papel na rede é secundário e são raros os estudos sobre a gestão de sua participação. Entre as causas dessa...

  7. Psychomteric Validation of the Health of Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) in Traumatized Refugees

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    Palic, Sabina; Elklit, Ask; Makransky, Guido;

    Treatment seeking traumatized refugees in the west have diverse traumatic symptomatology. Some of their complaints include social isolation, cognitive impairment, psychosis-like symptoms, and impairment in family and occupational roles. There are no validated symptom or function measures for refu......Treatment seeking traumatized refugees in the west have diverse traumatic symptomatology. Some of their complaints include social isolation, cognitive impairment, psychosis-like symptoms, and impairment in family and occupational roles. There are no validated symptom or function measures...... for refugees other than those for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. This creates extensive problems in treatment monitoring and identification of appropriate treatment goals for this population with complex trauma. The psychometric properties of the HoNOS were evaluated by applying Rasch analysis to pre and post...

  8. Administrative Circulars Nos. 12 A and B (Rev. 1) – Education Fees

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    2007-01-01

    Administrative Circulars Nos. 12 A and B (Rev. 1) – "Education Fees" are now available on the intranet site of the Human Resources Department: http://https://hr-docs.web.cern.ch/hr-docs/admincirc/admincirc_fr.asp These circulars cancel and replace Administrative Circular No.12 – "Education Grant" of April 1981. Copies will shortly be available in Departmental secretariats. Administrative Circular No. 12 A is applicable to staff members (except former "local staff"), fellows and paid associates, recruited before 1st January 2007. It may be noted that, at the initiative of the Human Resources Department, a number of important simplifications have been introduced. These cover, in particular, lump sum payments to compensate for accommodation, meals and journey expenses. Administrative Circular No. 12 B is applicable to staff members, fellows, scientific associates recruited as of 1st January 2007, as well as to former "local staff" recruited prior to this date. If you requi...

  9. Administrative Circulars Nos. 12 A and B (Rev. 1) – Education Fees

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    2007-01-01

    Administrative Circulars Nos. 12 A and B (Rev. 1) – "Education Fees" are now available on the intranet site of the Human Resources Department: http://cern.ch/hr-docs/admincirc/admincirc.asp These Circulars cancel and replace Administrative Circular No.12 – "Education Grant" of April 1981. Copies will shortly be available in Departmental secretariats. Administrative Circular No. 12 A is applicable to staff members (except former "local staff"), fellows and paid associates, recruited before 1st January 2007. It may be noted that, at the initiative of the Human Resources Department, a number of important simplifications have been introduced. These cover in particular lump sum payments to compensate for accommodation, meals and journey expenses. Administrative Circular No. 12 B is applicable to staff members, fellows, scientific associates recruited as of 1st January 2007, as well as to former "local staff" recruited prior to this date. If you require any additional informa...

  10. Margem crítica e legitimação nos estudos para a paz

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    José Manuel Pureza

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Os Estudos para a Paz, constituídos historicamente como conhecimento crítico e, portanto, alternativo à ciência normal em Relações Internacionais, vieram, nos anos noventa, a ser cooptados pelas estruturas de regulação do sistema internacional como fundamento de muitas das opções postas em prática sobretudo no quadro dos processos de reconstrução pós-bélica. Neste contexto, o resgate da linhagem crítica dos Estudos para a Paz implica hoje duas opções radicais. A primeira é a da qualificação da paz pretendida como paz sustentável. A segunda é a da descolonização epistemológica dos Estudos para a Paz.

  11. Promoção dos parques temáticos nos websites

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    Bernardino, Ana Isabel Soares

    2013-01-01

    Esta dissertação pretende identificar os fatores críticos de sucesso em parques temáticos e o modo como estes fatores são explorados na promoção dos parques através dos seus websites. No âmbito do Turismo, a importância dos parques temáticos tem vindo, em geral, a aumentar. A Internet tem assumido uma grande relevância a nível da promoção turística nos últimos tempos, apresentando-se como uma nova oportunidade para os parques temáticos captarem o interesse do consumidor. Com base na rev...

  12. Religião e o discurso político neoconservador nos Estados Unidos

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    Leandro Ortunes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A relação entre religião e política por muitas vezes é encarada como antagônicas ou como termos sem relação. O apelo ao racionalismo e secularização do Estado esteve presente no mundo ocidental. No entanto, o que percebemos é que a religião ainda possui grande impacto na política. Descrevemos sobre a relação política e religião presente nos Estados Unidos, desde a era Reagan até a famosa doutrina Bush. Demonstraremos como na história o conservadorismo cristão protestante defendeu a politica externa dos Estados Unidos e apontaremos quais são os desafios propostos por essa linha de pensamento chamada neoconservadorismo.

  13. Reflexões sobre a metodologia de pesquisa nos estudos literários

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    Fabio Akcelrud DURÃO

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A relação entre literatura e pesquisa é conflituosa. Se por um lado é essa última que torna factível a inserção dos estudos literários na universidade, por outro, quando convertida em uma prática dominante, a pesquisa tende a deformar tanto obras quanto leitores. O presente artigo pretende caracterizar concisamente o campo de forças gerado pela ascensão da pesquisa nos estudos literários em diversos de seus aspectos mais relevantes, desde a configuração do ato interpretativo até o funcionamento dos aparatos educacionais.

  14. SENES SAPIENTES, SENHORES FUNDIÁRIOS, INTENDENTES E TRABALHADORES NOS CAMPOS ROMANOS

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    Matheus Trevizam

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, discutimos o tema dos atuantes na vida rural antiga tal qual descrita no Cato Maior, de Cícero, e no primeiro livro do De re rustica, de Varrão. Personagens como aquelas dos escravos, do senhor, do uillicus, dos trabalhadores livres (em suas terras ou nas terras alheias e do velho “agricultor”, conforme lemos no pequeno diálogo de Cícero, não participam igualmente quando consideramos as duas obras em conjunto. Cícero preferiu idealizar, concentrando suas descrições no idoso sábio nos campos (cujo modelo é Catão, o Velho, enquanto Varrão escolheu a via da documentação histórica, como convém a um texto que se identifica com o grupo dos escritos técnicos em Roma antiga.

  15. Envejecimiento y control cognitivo: ¿Dejamos de “controlar” cuando nos hacemos mayores?

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    Maryem Torres-Quesada

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Se sabe que con el paso de los años nuestro sistema cognitivo se deteriora y que una de las habilidades cognitivas que parece deteriorarse con la edad es el control cognitivo, entendido como aquella capacidad que regula nuestro comportamiento y que nos permite seleccionar la información que es necesaria para nuestro objetivo e inhibir la información irrelevante (p.ej., cuando buscamos en el supermercado el producto que necesitamos sin dejarnos distraer por todos los demás. Pero, ¿qué problemas produce este deterioro? Y lo más importante, ¿es irremediable o se puede hacer algo para impedirlo?

  16. Lesões em linfonodos de suínos causados por Mycobacterium grupo III (Runyon)

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    Cardoso,Marisa Ribeiro de Itapema; Bortolozzo,Fernando Pandolfo; Fernandes, Rejane Esteves; Wentz, Ivo; P. E. Bennemann; Borowski,Sandra Maria; Migliavacca, Flauri Ademir

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    Condenações de suínos no momento do abate devido a lesões tuberculóides causadas por micobactérias são descritas em diversos países, inclusive no Brasil. No presente trabalho, 146 animais de idades variando entre 2,5 e > 14 meses, provenientes de uma propriedade com problema de condenações por tuberculose foram abatidos e os linfonodos examinados quanto ao tipo de lesão macro e microscópica e à presença de micobactérias. Ao mesmo tempo, a ração, a água e a maravalha utilizadas na propriedade ...

  17. Relatos de estágio: vivências significativas nos ambientes do ensino fundamental

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    Leila Aparecida dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Este artigo é resultado de um estágio realizado em uma Escola Municipal Daniel Titton, na cidade de Claudia, localizada na Avenida Pedro Celestino s/n. zona urbana, que funciona nos período matutino, vespertino, e noturno. O objetivo deste estágio foi de construir conhecimento a cerca do desenvolvimento de atividades com uma turma sendo ela da 2ª série que contava com 28 alunos realizados no período de 16/04/2004 à 04/06/2004, com um total de 210 horas. Este estágio possibilitou a construção do conhecimento e os principais referenciais utilizados foi os PCNs do 1º a 4º ano.Palavras-chave: educação; estágio; ensino fundamental; construtivismo.

  18. Da caligrafia à escrita: experiências escolanovistas com caligrafia muscular nos anos 30

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    Full Text Available A partir de uma análise da experiência com a caligrafia muscular, realizada nas Escolas Primária e de professores do Instituto de Educação, nos anos 30, o artigo pretende discutir como, apoiado em discursos escolanovistas, se foi constituindo, no Brasil, uma didática racional da escrita.Starting from the analyses of na experience on th teaching of muscular calligraphy, happened in the Primary School and Teacher Schhol of Instituto de Educação (Rio de Janeiro, 1930’s, this article intends to discuss the construction of a rational didactic of writing, based on new school discourse.

  19. Tipos de argumentos utilizados nos anúncios publicitários das Havaianas

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, com base na Semântica Argumentativa, analisamos os recursos semântico-argumentativos presentes em 21 anúncios publicitários da marca Havaianas. Buscamos identificar quais os tipos de argumentos utilizados nesses anúncios baseado nos estudos teóricos de Perelman & Tyteca (1996, 2002, Fiorin (2015, Reboul (2004 e Abreu (2002 e, também, qual seria sua função no gênero "anúncio publicitário". As análises realizadas permitiram verificar como a linguagem é usada para persuadir o consumidor, principalmente por meio do uso de técnicas argumentativas específicas.

  20. O que os dados de mortalidade do Censo de 2010 podem nos dizer?

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    O Censo brasileiro de 2010 incluiu, em seu questionário, a pergunta sobre óbitos ocorridos no domicílio nos últimos 12 meses. Anteriormente, uma questão similar havia sido incluída na amostra do Censo de 1980, mas sendo pouco utilizada. O objetivo do artigo é fazer uma avaliação da qualidade da informação de mortalidade do Censo, em especial sobre a estrutura etária da mortalidade. Em relação à cobertura da enumeração dos óbitos, esta saltou de 40%, no Censo de 1980, para 80%, no de 2010. Os ...

  1. CULTURA LÃDICA DOCENTE EM JOGO: NOS RECÃNDIDOS DA MEMÃRIA.

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    A pesquisa Cultura lÃdica docente em jogo: nos recÃnditos da memÃria, Ã fruto de uma investigaÃÃo acerca da cultura lÃdica do docente de EducaÃÃo Infantil, com o objetivo de compreender como o professor relaciona sua cultura lÃdica com sua prÃtica docente. A metodologia teve por base a perspectiva qualitativa fenomenolÃgica e a pesquisa autobiogrÃfica, conjugada com a pesquisa âcolaborativaâ. Envolveu seis sujeitos, professores da EducaÃÃo Infantil, integrantes da rede de ensino pÃblico munic...

  2. ANÃ LISE COMPARADA ENTRE O MERCADO DE CRÉDITO AGRÃ COLA NO BRASIL E NOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

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    Almeida, Luciana Florencio de; ZYLBERSZTAJN, Decio

    2012-01-01

    Analisou-se, no presente estudo, de forma comparativa e qualitativa as estratégias para financiamento da produção agrícola no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos à luz de teorias que compõem o quadro teórico da Nova Economia Institucional combinado à literatura contemporânea sobre estratégias. Nos dois países, foi observada uma multiplicidade de arranjos híbridos caracterizados pela interdependência entre os agentes e as incertezas relativas à transação. O estudo evidenciou, ainda, as percepções dos ...

  3. Expression of COX-2, iNOS, p53 and Ki-67 in gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

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    Hong-Ling Li; Bing-Zhong Sun; Fu-Cheng Ma

    2004-01-01

    AIM:To assess the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2),nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), p53 and Ki-67 in gastric mucosaassociated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and clarify the relationship between COX-2 expression and iNOS or p53 expression in these patients.METHODS: The expressions of COX-2, iNOS, p53 and Ki-67 were detected in 32 gastric MALT lymphoma specimens and 10 adjacent mucosal specimens by immunohistochemical Envision method.RESULTS: COX-2 and iNOS expressions were significantly higher in gastric MALT lymphoma tissues than those in adjacent normal tissues. The expression of COX-2 was observed in 22 of 32 cases of MALT lymphoma tissues(68.8%). A positive cytoplasmic immunoreactivity for iNOS was detected in 17 of 31 cases (53.1%). COX-2 expression in gastric MALT lymphoma tissues was positively correlated with iNOS expression (r=0.448, P=0.010) and cell proliferative activity analyzed by Ki-67 labeling index (r=0.410, P=0.020).The expression of COX-2 protein did not correlate with age,sex, stage of disease, lymph node metastasis or differentiation.The accumulation of p53 nuclear phosphoprotein was detected in 19(59.4%) of tumors. p53 protein was expressed in 11 of 23 assessed LG tumors and in 8 of 9 assessed HG tumors.The difference of p53 positivity was found statistically significant between LG and HG cases (P=0.0302). The p53 accumulation correlated with advanced clinical stage (stage Ⅲ+Ⅳ vs stage Ⅰ+Ⅱ, P=-0.017). There was a significant positive correlation between COX-2 expression and p53 accumulation status (r=0.403, P=0.022). The mean PI of Ki-67 in each grade group were 36.0±7.73% in HG and 27.4±9.21% in LG. High-proliferation rate correlated with HG tumors (r=0.419, P=0.017). The correlation coefficient showed a significant positive correlation between PI and COX-2 expression in MALT lymphoma patients (r=0.410,P=0.020).CONCLUSION: COX-2 expresses in the majority of gastric MALT lymphoma tissues and correlates with cellular

  4. Expression of iNOS in early injury in a rat model of small-for-size liver transplantation

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    Wei-Wei Jiang; Lian-Bao Kong; Guo-Qiang Li; Xue-Hao Wang

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation has been widely accepted as the treatment of choice for end-stage liver disease. Large amounts of nitric oxide generated by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) have been shown to play an important role in many inlfammatory and immune reactions, but expression of iNOS in small-for-size liver transplantation is unknown. The aims of this study were to determine the time course of iNOS mRNA and protein as well as the redox state of liver biopsies in a rat model of small-for-size liver transplantation. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into a control group, a warm ischemia-reperfusion (IR) group, and a small-for-size liver graft group. Real-time RT-PCR and Western blotting were used to characterize the time course of the expression of iNOS mRNA and protein, respectively. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were used as markers to characterize the redox state of liver tissues, and the time courses of MDA and SOD levels were also measured. RESULTS: The expression of iNOS mRNA and protein levels in the warm IR and small-for-size graft groups both signiifcantly increased after reperfusion, and peaked at 3 hours. Moreover, the increase in MDA was accompanied by increased iNOS in the period of 1-24 hours after reperfusion. The MDA levels in the warm IR and small-for-size graft groups signiifcantly increased after reperfusion, peaked at 3 hours, and decreased thereafter. The direction of change in SOD was opposite that of the change in MDA.CONCLUSIONS: The expression of iNOS mRNA and protein is activated after reperfusion both in hepatic warm IR injury and small-for-size liver graft. Furthermore, the results of this study suggest that iNOS contributes to the damage in warm IR injury and small-for-size grafts via free oxygen radicals.

  5. Softwares educativos no contexto da alfabetização e do letramento nos anos iniciais do ensino fundamental

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    Rita de Cassia de Souza Landin

    2015-01-01

    Nos últimos anos observamos o aumento do número de computadores, internet, softwares e outras tecnologias e recursos tecnológicos de informação e comunicação nos ambientes escolares (ALONSO, 2008; KENSKI, 2007; 2012). O uso didático de recursos tecnológicos de informação e comunicação (TIC) pressupõe o desenvolvimento de saberes docentes (TARDIF, 2012) que viabilizem ao professor contemporâneo o trabalho pedagógico em meio à sociedade digital (KENSKI, 2012). Neste contexto, o processo de alfa...

  6. Acacia ferruginea inhibits inflammation by regulating inflammatory iNOS and COX-2.

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    Sakthivel, Kunnathur Murugesan; Guruvayoorappan, Chandrasekaran

    2016-01-01

    Inflammation is a local defensive reaction of a host to cellular injury or infection. Prolonged inflammation can contribute to pathogenesis of many disorders. Identification of naturally occurring phytoconstituents that can suppress inflammatory mediators can lead to the discovery of anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Acacia ferruginea is used traditionally to treat numerous ailments including hemorrhage, irritable bowel syndrome and leprosy. The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of A. ferruginea extract against acute (carrageenan) and chronic (formaldehyde) inflammation in Balb/c mice. Pre-treatment with A. ferruginea extract (10 mg/kg BW) for 5 consecutive days via intraperitonial (IP) administration significantly inhibited subsequent induction of paw edema in both models; the effects were comparable to that of the standard drug indomethacin. The results also showed the A. ferruginea extract significantly inhibited nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and iNOS expression (as measured in serum), diminished inflammation in - and neutrophil infiltration to - the paw tissues and led to a reduction in the number of COX-2(+) immunoreative cells (as evidenced by histologic and immunohistochemical analyses) in the paws relative to those in paws of mice that received the irritants only. Further, in vitro studies showed the extract could significantly scavenge free radicals generated as in DPPH and NO radical generating assays. Taken together, the results showed that A. ferruginea extract imparted potent anti-oxidant and -inflammatory effects, in part by maintaining oxidative homeostasis, inhibiting NO synthesis and suppressing iNOS and COX-2 expression and so could potentially be exploited as a potential plant-based medication against inflammatory disorders.

  7. A TV COMUNITÁRIA NOS LIMITES DA FRAGILIZAÇÃO DA SOCIEDADE CIVIL

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    Sérgio Luiz Gadini

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A emergência de TVs comunitárias no Brasil, a partir de meados dos anos 1990, vem ao encontro de uma histórica demanda pela democratização da informação. Com base na legislação da TV a cabo brasileira (Lei 8.977/95, aprovada com o apoio do Fórum Nacional pela Democratização da Comunicação, movimentos, entidades sociais sem fins lucrativos, sindicatos, associações comunitárias e ONGs passaram a instituir associações de usuários dos canais comunitários de TV que surgiram em dezenas de cidades do Brasil. Num país marcado por grandes dificuldades de organização da sociedade civil, tal iniciativa representou, por muitos anos, uma alternativa que parecia indicar um outro horizonte de mobilização social por questões de interesse público (como é o caso das concessões e acesso à mídia. Mas, a eleição de um governo federal teoricamente identificado com demandas e problemas sociais forjados ao longo de séculos de exclusão (como ocorreu com a escolha do presidente Lula, eleito pelo PT acabou por indicar alguns limites nos projetos sociais envolvendo a luta pela democratização da comunicação. Tão logo o governo petista expressou sua política comunicacional, a fragilização da sociedade civil passou a expressar alguns dos limites e desafios para se pensar na execução de projetos de comunicação popular, o que também apresentou reflexos nos canais de TVs comunitárias de diversas regiões do País.

  8. Prevalência de dor nos nadadores de São Vaetano do Sul

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    Bárbara Oliveira Venâncio

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: A natação é um esporte que vem se destacando nos últimos anos, sendo reconhecido que requer um elevado nível de treinamento e que gera sobrecarga musculoesquelética, a qual predispõe os nadadores a lesões. OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência e as regiões corporais com dor, correlacionando com o estilo principal e o tempo de prática nos nadadores do SERC em São Caetano do Sul. Método: Aplicação de um questionário com 19 perguntas em 71 atletas, sendo 30 do sexo feminino e 41 do masculino, nas categorias petiz (10 a 12 anos, infantil (12 a 14 anos, juvenil (14 a 16 anos, júnior (16 a 18 anos e sênior (a partir dos 18 anos. As variáveis foram analisadas pelo teste de igualdade de duas proporções e Mann-Whitney. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de dor foi de 74,6% (n = 53; p < 0,001, sendo 39,6% (n = 21 no ombro e 22,6% (n = 12; p = 0,059 na coxa e o nado costas foi o único estilo que não apresentou correlação com a dor (p = 1,000, bem como com o tempo de prática (p = 0,075. CONCLUSION: Na população estudada houve alta prevalência de dor, sendo as regiões do ombro e da coxa as mais acometidas, não tendo correlação nem com o nado costas e tampouco com o tempo de prática esportiva.

  9. COMPARAÇÃO DE DE SUÍNOS CONVENCIONAIS E SPF (Specific pathogen Free

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    Luiz Fernando de Oliveira e Silva Carvalho

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de qualificar e quantificar possíveis diferenças entre a produtividade de suínos convencionais e suínos SPF (Specific Pathogen Free. Foram mensurados e comparados, para tanto, a idade aos 100 quilos (IA, o ganho de peso diário (GPD, a conversão alimentar (CA e a espessura de toucinho (ET de um grupo com 42 machos, provenientes de granjas convencionais (grupo SC e outro com 113 machos, oriundos de granja SPF (grupo SPF. A média de peso corporal dos animais de ambos os grupos era de aproximadamente 30 quilos, ao início do experimento. A comparação entre as médias obtidas, para cada um dos parâmetros estudados, revelou produtividade estatisticamente significativa e superior em favor do grupo SPF. Assim, as IAs, os G PDs, as CAs e as ETs, obtidas para os grupos SPF e SC foram de, respectivamente, 150,49 e 156,4 dias, 897,78 e 955,19 gramas, 2,17:1 e 2,39:1 e 16,13 e 13,95mm. No grupo SPF, conforme evidenciado, observou-se um maior acúmulo de tecido adiposo, fato que sugere um menor dispêndio de energia para o combate a enfermidades crônicas, neste grupo de animais. Com base em projeção econômica dos resultados obtidos, os autores sugerem que a criação de animais SPF, embora possa exigir algum trabalho para sua implantação, é extremamente vantajosa, representando alternativa viável para a suinocultura brasileira.

  10. Gestão Social nos marcos neoliberais: única alternativa à democracia?

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    Marília Gonçalves Dal Bello

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho aqui apresentado tem como foco a gestão social nos marcos do neoliberalismo nos anos 1970, momento em que é colocada como estratégia para exaltar o mercado como instância de regulação econômica e política da vida social, em detrimento do cercear da participação da sociedade civil como instância participativa, tendo em vista a construção de uma gestão pública democrática. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é tecer uma discussão sobre as distorções teóricas e práticas em torno do termo sociedade civil, a fim de elucidar o sentido de participação, como lócus de proposições e disputas que permeiam a construção democrática. Isso se contrapõe a ideia de sociedade civil como sinônimo de solidariedade, voluntariado ou terceiro setor. A metodologia do trabalho associou-se à revisão bibliográfica, cujos referenciais contribuíram para uma apresentação crítica sobre a gestão social. Os resultados aqui apresentados apontam para a necessidade de uma maior consolidação dos espaços públicos e da sociedade civil como atores de fundamental importância para a construção de uma gestão pública democrática.

  11. Influencia do tabagismo isolado e associado a aspectos multifatoriais nos parametros acusticos vocais

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    Aline Gomes Lustosa Pinto

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O fumo pode interferir negativamente na qualidade vocal e outros fatores associados, como o uso profissional da voz, hábitos, etilismo e refluxo gástrico-esofágico, podem potencializar essa interferência. O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a associação do tabagismo e dos demais fatores aos parâmetros acústicos vocais. Forma de estudo: Estudo de coorte contemporâneo com corte transversal. Materiais e métodos: Participaram do estudo 80 adultos, entre 35 e 60 anos, classificados nos grupos fumante (GF e controle (GC. Foi realizada aplicação de questionário e gravação das vozes. A avaliação acústica foi realizada com o software Praat. Foram utilizados os testes Mann-Whitney, qui-quadrado e regressão linear simples. Resultados: O GF apresentou maior prevalência de etilismo, tosse, hábito de pigarrear e uso profissional da voz, assim como apresentou valores aumentados para relação ruído-harmônico (NHR, jitter e shimmer. Foi estabelecida correlação entre o gênero feminino e todos os parâmetros acústicos, assim como entre o RGE, o aumento do jitter e o hábito de fumar, o agravamento da frequência fundamental, o aumento do jitter, o shimmer e a NHR. Conclusão: O fumo interfere nos parâmetros acústicos de modo isolado e/ou associado ao etilismo, tosse, hábito de pigarrear, RGE e uso profissional da voz.

  12. Efeito do uso da tadalafila, inibidor da fosfodiesterase tipo 5, na isquemia-reperfusão renal : estudo experimental em suínos

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    Cláudio Miguel Pinto Morales

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos da tadalafila, um inibidor da fosfodiesterase tipo 5, nos valores teciduais renais de malondialdeído (produto da lipoperoxidação celular), nos níveis séricos de uréia e creatinina e na histologia renal em suínos submetidos à isquemia-reperfusão renal em rim único. Material e métodos: Doze suínos Large-White foram submetidos à uninefrectomia seguida por isquemia-reperfusão renal contralateral e separados aleatoriamente em dois grupos com ou sem tratamento com tadal...

  13. The Impact of the Social Norms of Education on Beginning Science Teachers' Understanding of NOS During their First Three Years in the Classroom

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    Firestone, Jonah B.

    An understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) remains a fundamental goal of science education in the Unites States. A developed understanding of NOS provides a framework in which to situate science knowledge. Secondary science teachers play a critical role in providing students with an introduction to understanding NOS. Unfortunately, due to the high turnover rates of secondary science teachers in the United States, this critical role is often filled by relatively novice teachers. These beginning secondary science teachers make instructional decisions regarding science that are drawn from their emerging knowledge base, including a tentative understanding of NOS. This tentative knowledge can be affected by environment and culture of the classroom, school, and district in which beginning teachers find themselves. When examining NOS among preservice and beginning teachers the background and demographics of the teachers are often ignored. These teachers are treated as a homogenous block in terms of their initial understanding of NOS. This oversight potentially ignores interactions that may happen over time as teachers cross the border from college students, preservice teachers, and scientists into the classroom environment. Through Symbolic Interactionism we can explain how teachers change in order to adapt to their new surroundings and how this adaptation may be detrimental to their understanding of NOS and ultimately to their practice. 63 teachers drawn from a larger National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study were interviewed about their understanding of NOS over three years. Several demographic factors including college major, preservice program, number of History and Philosophy of Science classes, and highest academic degree achieve were shown to have an affect on the understanding of NOS over time. In addition, over time, the teachers tended to 'converge' in their understanding of NOS regardless of preservice experiences or induction support. Both the affect

  14. eNOS polymorphisms and clinical outcome in advanced HCC patients receiving sorafenib: final results of the ePHAS study.

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    Casadei Gardini, Andrea; Marisi, Giorgia; Faloppi, Luca; Scarpi, Emanuela; Foschi, Francesco Giuseppe; Iavarone, Massimo; Lauletta, Gianfranco; Corbelli, Jody; Valgiusti, Martina; Facchetti, Floriana; Della Corte, Cristina; Neri, Luca Maria; Tamberi, Stefano; Cascinu, Stefano; Scartozzi, Mario; Amadori, Dino; Nanni, Oriana; Tenti, Elena; Ulivi, Paola; Frassineti, Giovanni Luca

    2016-05-10

    Sorafenib may reduce endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGF-R), leading to a decrease in nitric oxide production. In the Italian multicenter ePHAS (eNOS polymorphisms in HCC and sorafenib) study, we analyzed the role of eNOS polymorphisms in relation to clinical outcome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) receiving sorafenib. Our retrospective study included a training cohort of 41 HCC patients and a validation cohort of 87 HCC patients, all undergoing sorafenib treatment. Three eNOS polymorphisms (eNOS -786T>C, eNOS VNTR 27bp 4a/b and eNOS+894G>T) were analyzed by direct sequencing or Real Time PCR in relation to progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) (log-rank test). In univariate analysis, training cohort patients homozygous for eNOS haplotype (HT1:T-4b at eNOS-786/eNOS VNTR) had a lower median PFS (2.6 vs. 5.8 months, P < 0.0001) and OS (3.2 vs.14.6 months, P = 0.024) than those with other haplotypes. In the validation set, patients homozygous for HT1 had a lower median PFS (2.0 vs. 6.7 months, P < 0.0001) and OS (6.4 vs.18.0 months, P < 0.0001) than those with other haplotypes. Multivariate analysis confirmed this haplotype as the only independent prognostic factor. Our results suggest that haplotype HT1 in the eNOS gene may be capable of identifying a subset of HCC patients who are resistant to sorafenib.

  15. iNOS null MRL+/+ mice show attenuation of trichloroethene-mediated autoimmunity: contribution of reactive nitrogen species and lipid-derived reactive aldehydes.

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    Wang, Gangduo; Wakamiya, Maki; Wang, Jianling; Ansari, G A S; Firoze Khan, M

    2015-12-01

    Earlier studies from our laboratory in MRL+/+ mice suggest that free radicals, especially overproduction of reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and lipid-derived reactive aldehydes (LDRAs), are associated with trichloroethene (TCE)-mediated autoimmune response. The current study was undertaken to further assess the contribution of RNS and LDRAs in TCE-mediated autoimmunity by using iNOS-null MRL+/+ mice. iNOS-null MRL+/+ mice were obtained by backcrossing iNOS-null mice (B6.129P2-Nos2(tm1Lau)/J) to MRL +/+ mice. Female MRL+/+ and iNOS-null MRL+/+ mice were given TCE (10 mmol/kg, i.p., every 4(th) day) for 6 weeks; their respective controls received corn oil only. TCE exposure led to significantly increased iNOS mRNA in livers, iNOS protein in livers and sera, increased nitrotyrosine (NT) formation in both livers and sera, induction of MDA-/HNE-protein adducts in livers and their respective antibodies in sera along with significant increases in serum antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and anti-dsDNA in MRL+/+ mice. Even though in iNOS-null MRL+/+ mice, the iNOS and NT levels were negligible in both TCE-treated and untreated groups, TCE treatment still led to significant increases in MDA-/HNE-protein adducts and their respective antibodies along with increases in serum ANA and anti-dsDNA compared to controls. Most remarkably, the increases in serum ANA and anti-dsDNA induced by TCE in the iNOS-null MRL+/+ mice were significantly less pronounced compared to that in MRL+/+ mice. Our results provide further evidence that both RNS and LDRAs contribute to TCE-induced autoimmunity in MRL+/+ mice, and iNOS deficiency attenuates this autoimmune response.

  16. Berberine protects endothelial progenitor cell from damage of TNF-α via the PI3K/AKT/eNOS signaling pathway.

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    Xiao, Min; Men, Li Na; Xu, Ming Guo; Wang, Guo Bing; Lv, Hai Tao; Liu, Cong

    2014-11-15

    Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) dysfunction is closely correlated with the coronary artery injury induced by Kawasaki disease (KD). The level of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) elevated significantly in acute phase of KD which can damage the functions of EPCs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether berberine (BBR) can protect EPCs from the inhibition caused by TNF-α via the PI3K (Phosphatidyl Inositol 3-kinase) /AKT (Serine/threonine protein kinase B) /eNOS (endothelial Nitric Oxide synthase) signaling pathway. The cell proliferative ability of EPCs was determined by MTT (methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium) assays. Nitric oxide (NO) level was determined in supernatants. The mRNA level of eNOS, PI3K and AKT were measured by Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), and the protein levels of eNOS, phospho-eNOS (p-eNOS), Akt, phospho-Akt (p-Akt) and PI3K were analyzed using Western-blot. The results demonstrated that TNF-α inhibits the proliferative ability of EPCs. However, BBR improves the proliferative activity of EPCs inhibited by TNF-α. Blockade of PI3K by 2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one (Ly294002) and blockade of eNOS by l-NAME (NG-Nitroarginine Methyl Ester) attenuates the effect of BBR. BBR can increase the level of PI3K/Akt/eNOS mRNA and the protein level of PI3K, p-Akt, eNOS and p-eNOS, which can be blocked by PI3K inhibitor (LY294002) and eNOS inhibitor (l-NAME). Therefore, we concluded that impaired EPCs proliferation could be reversed by BBR via the PI3K/AKT/eNOS signaling pathway.

  17. Eicosapentaenoic Acid Protects against Palmitic Acid-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction via Activation of the AMPK/eNOS Pathway

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    Che-Hsin Lee

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have shown that free fatty acids are associated with chronic inflammation, which may be involved in vascular injury. The intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA can decrease cardiovascular disease risks, but the protective mechanisms of EPA on endothelial cells remain unclear. In this study, primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs treated with palmitic acid (PA were used to explore the protective effects of EPA. The results revealed that EPA attenuated PA-induced cell death and activation of apoptosis-related proteins, such as caspase-3, p53 and Bax. Additionally, EPA reduced the PA-induced increase in the generation of reactive oxygen species, the activation of NADPH oxidase, and the upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS. EPA also restored the PA-mediated reduction of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK phosphorylation. Using AMPK siRNA and the specific inhibitor compound C, we found that EPA restored the PA-mediated inhibitions of eNOS and AKT activities via activation of AMPK. Furthermore, the NF-κB signals that are mediated by p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK were involved in protective effects of EPA. In summary, these results provide new insight into the possible molecular mechanisms by which EPA protects against atherogenesis via the AMPK/eNOS-related pathway.

  18. Flavone inhibits nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, nitric oxide production and protein S-nitrosylation in breast cancer cells

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    Zhu, Wenzhen; Yang, Bingwu; Fu, Huiling; Ma, Long; Liu, Tingting; Chai, Rongfei; Zheng, Zhaodi [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Animal Resistant Biology, School of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014 (China); Zhang, Qunye, E-mail: wz.zhangqy@sdu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research Chinese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Health, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong (China); Li, Guorong, E-mail: grli@sdnu.edu.cn [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Animal Resistant Biology, School of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014 (China)

    2015-03-13

    As the core structure of flavonoids, flavone has been proved to possess anticancer effects. Flavone's growth inhibitory functions are related to NO. NO is synthesized by nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and generally increased in a variety of cancer cells. NO regulates multiple cellular responses by S-nitrosylation. In this study, we explored flavone-induced regulations on nitric oxide (NO)-related cellular processes in breast cancer cells. Our results showed that, flavone suppresses breast cancer cell proliferation and induces apoptosis. Flavone restrains NO synthesis by does-dependent inhibiting NOS enzymatic activity. The decrease of NO generation was detected by fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Flavone-induced inhibitory effect on NOS activity is dependent on intact cell structure. For the NO-induced protein modification, flavone treatment significantly down-regulated protein S-nitrosylation, which was detected by “Biotin-switch” method. The present study provides a novel, NO-related mechanism for the anticancer function of flavone. - Highlights: • Flavone inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in MCF-7 cells. • Flavone decreases nitric oxide production by inhibiting NOS enzymatic activity in breast cancer cells. • Flavone down-regulates protein S-nitrosylation.

  19. WISC-R subtest but no overall VIQ-PIQ difference in Dutch children with PDD-NOS

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    de Bruin, EI; Verheij, F; Ferdinand, RF

    2006-01-01

    VIQ-PIQ differences have been studied in children with autism and Asperger syndrome but have not been studied in a separate group of children with PDD-NO, although, PDD-NOS has a much higher prevalence rate than autism and deficits in communication and social interaction are severe. The Wechsler Int

  20. Ética nos esportes: revisitando a questão do doping à luz do debate sobre aprimoramento humano

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    Marcelo de Araújo

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    Full Text Available O uso de certas drogas e de certos procedimentos para fins de melhoramento do desempenho nos esportes é banido pelas autoridades esportivas. Mas como pretendo mostrar neste artigo, alguns dos principais argumentos contra o uso de tecnologias para aprimoramento nos esportes são problemáticos. Autores como, por exemplo, Michael Sandel se comprometem com uma concepção metafísica de natureza humana na defesa da manutenção das regras que proíbem o uso de doping. Essa concepção de natureza humana, como procuro mostrar no artigo, é incompatível com a ideia corrente segundo a qual seres humanos, tal como os conhecemos hoje, resultam de um gradual processo de evolução por seleção natural. Disso não se segue, porém, como procuro mostrar na última sessão do artigo, que nenhuma das regras que proíbem o uso de tecnologias para fins de aprimoramento nos esportes seja moralmente justificada. O artigo argumenta em prol de uma liberação moderada de algumas drogas e procedimentos para fins de melhoramento do desempenho nos esportes.

  1. INTERVENÇÃO DEMOCRÁTICA DO ESTADO NOS DOMÍNIOS ECONÔMICO, SOCIAL E CULTURAL

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    Zolandeck, João Carlos Adalberto; Faculdade Estadual de Direito do Norte Pioneiro

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    O fenômeno interventivo nos domínios econômico, social e cultural, na perspectiva do Estado Democrático de Direito. Significação e extensão dela no Estado Moderno. Breve enfoque sobre a intervenção do estado nas Constituições brasileiras.

  2. Triterpenoic Acids from Apple Pomace Enhance the Activity of the Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS).

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    Waldbauer, Katharina; Seiringer, Günter; Nguyen, Dieu Linh; Winkler, Johannes; Blaschke, Michael; McKinnon, Ruxandra; Urban, Ernst; Ladurner, Angela; Dirsch, Verena M; Zehl, Martin; Kopp, Brigitte

    2016-01-13

    Pomace is an easy-accessible raw material for the isolation of fruit-derived compounds. Fruit consumption is associated with health-promoting effects, such as the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Increased vascular nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, for example, due to an enhanced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity, could be one molecular mechanism mediating this effect. To identify compounds from apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) pomace that have the potential to amplify NO bioavailability via eNOS activation, a bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol/water (70:30) extract has been performed using the (14)C-L-arginine to (14)C-L-citrulline conversion assay (ACCA) in the human endothelium-derived cell line EA.hy926. Phytochemical characterization of the active fractions was performed using the spectrophotometric assessment of the total phenolic content, as well as TLC, HPLC-DAD-ELSD, and HPLC-MS analyses. Eleven triterpenoic acids, of which one is a newly discovered compound, were identified as the main constituents in the most active fraction, accompanied by only minor contents of phenolic compounds. When tested individually, none of the tested compounds exhibited significant eNOS activation. Nevertheless, cell stimulation with the reconstituted compound mixture restored eNOS activation, validating the potential of apple pomace as a source of bioactive components.

  3. The circadian deadenylase Nocturnin is necessary for stabilization of the iNOS mRNA in mice.

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    Shuang Niu

    Full Text Available Nocturnin is a member of the CCR4 deadenylase family, and its expression is under circadian control with peak levels at night. Because it can remove poly(A tails from mRNAs, it is presumed to play a role in post-transcriptional control of circadian gene expression, but its target mRNAs are not known. Here we demonstrate that Nocturnin expression is acutely induced by the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS. Mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEFs lacking Nocturnin exhibit normal patterns of acute induction of TNFα and iNOS mRNAs during the first three hours following LPS treatment, but by 24 hours, while TNFα mRNA levels are indistinguishable from WT cells, iNOS message is significantly reduced 20-fold. Accordingly, analysis of the stability of the mRNAs showed that loss of Nocturnin causes a significant decrease in the half-life of the iNOS mRNA (t(1/2 = 3.3 hours in Nocturnin knockout MEFs vs. 12.4 hours in wild type MEFs, while having no effect on the TNFα message. Furthermore, mice lacking Nocturnin lose the normal nighttime peak of hepatic iNOS mRNA, and have improved survival following LPS injection. These data suggest that Nocturnin has a novel stabilizing activity that plays an important role in the circadian response to inflammatory signals.

  4. Association between the eNOS gene polymorphisms and rheumatoid arthritis risk in a northern Chinese population

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    AN Jin-dan; LI Xin-yuan; YU Jian-bo; ZHAO Yu; JIN Zai-shun

    2012-01-01

    Background Several genetic polymorphisms in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene are associated with the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the two SNPs (T-786C and G894T) of the eNOS gene are associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk in a northern Chinese population.Methods In this study,the eNOS genes T-786C and G894T were studied in 196 cases with rheumatoid arthritis and 201 healthy controls with gender,age and ethnicity matched.The two SNPs were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP).The analyses of association were statistically compared using the chi-square test with SPSS software for Windows.Results The frequency of the -786C allele was significantly higher in the rheumatoid arthritis patients than in the healthy controls (19.64% vs.14.18%,P <0.05).However,the 894T allele of the eNOS gene was not increased in the rheumatoid arthritis patients compared to the healthy controls.Conclusions Individuals with the -786CC genotype have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.Further study with an increased samole size is necessary for the studv of the role of this SNP in rheumatoid arthritis.

  5. Violência e tecnologias de gênero: tempo e espaço nos jornais

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    2009-01-01

    Este texto busca compreender uma tecnologia de gênero que constrói "homens" e "mulheres", o masculino e o feminino, nas páginas dos jornais, sublinhando, nos discursos jornalísticos sobre violência, a violência própria dos discursos - a violência dessa tecnologia.

  6. Expression and localization of c-Fos and NOS in the central nerve system following esophageal acid stimulation in rats

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    Xiao-Wei Shuai; Peng-Yan Xie

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To determine the distribution of neurons expressing c-Fos and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in the central nerve system (CNS) following esophageal acid exposure, and to investigate the relationship between c-Fos and NOS.METHODS: Twelve Wistar rats were randomly divided into two equal groups. Hydrochloric acid with pepsin was perfused in the lower part of the esophagus for 60 min. As a control,normal saline was used. Thirty minutes after the perfusion,the rats were killed and brains were removed and processed for c-Fos immunohistochemistry and NADPH-d histochemistry.Blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and respiratory rate (RR) during the experimental procedures were recorded every 10 min.RESULTS: There were no significant differences in BP, HR and RR between the two groups. c-Fos immunoreactivity was significantly increased in rats receiving acid plus pepsin perfusion in amygdala (AM), paraventricular nucleus (PVN),parabrachial nucleus (PBN), nucleus tractus solitarius and dorsal motor nucleus of vagus (NTS/DMV), nucleus ambiguous (NA), reticular nucleus of medulla (RNM) and area postrema (AP). NOS reactivity in this group was significantly increased in PVN, PBN, NTS/DMV, RNM and AP. c-Fos and NOS had significant correlation between PVN, PBN, NTS/DMV, RNM and AP.CONCLUSION: Acid plus pepsin perfusion of the esophagus results in neural activation in areas of CNS,and NO is likely one of the neurotransmitters in some of these areas.

  7. Upregulation of BMSCs Osteogenesis by Positively-Charged Tertiary Amines on Polymeric Implants via Charge/iNOS Signaling Pathway

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    Zhang, Wei; Liu, Na; Shi, Haigang; Liu, Jun; Shi, Lianxin; Zhang, Bo; Wang, Huaiyu; Ji, Junhui; Chu, Paul K.

    2015-03-01

    Positively-charged surfaces on implants have a similar potential to upregulate osteogenesis of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) as electromagnetic therapy approved for bone regeneration. Generally, their osteogenesis functions are generally considered to stem from the charge-induced adhesion of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins without exploring the underlying surface charge/cell signaling molecule pathways. Herein, a positively-charged surface with controllable tertiary amines is produced on a polymer implant by plasma surface modification. In addition to inhibiting the TNF-α expression, the positively-charged surface with tertiary amines exhibits excellent cytocompatibility as well as remarkably upregulated osteogenesis-related gene/protein expressions and calcification of the contacted BMSCs. Stimulated by the charged surface, these BMSCs display high iNOS expressions among the three NOS isoforms. Meanwhile, downregulation of the iNOS by L-Can or siRNA inhibit osteogenic differentiation in the BMSCs. These findings suggest that a positively-charged surface with tertiary amines induces osteogenesis of BMSCs via the surface charge/iNOS signaling pathway in addition to elevated ECM protein adhesion. Therefore, creating a positively-charged surface with tertiary amines is a promising approach to promote osseointegration with bone tissues.

  8. Ginsenoside Rb1 Preconditioning Enhances eNOS Expression and Attenuates Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Diabetic Rats

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    Rui Xia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus is associated with decreased NO bioavailability in the myocardium. Ginsenoside Rb1 has been shown to confer cardioprotection against ischemia reperfusion injury. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Ginsenoside Rb1 exerts cardioprotective effects during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion in diabetic rats and whether this effect is related to increase the production of NO via enhancing eNOS expression in the myocardium. The myocardial I/R injury were induced by occluding the left anterior descending artery for 30 min followed by 120 min reperfusion. An eNOS inhibitor L-NAME or Rb1 were respectively administered 25 min or 10 min before inducing ischemia. Ginsenoside Rb1 preconditioning reduced myocardial infarct size when compared with I/R group. Ginsenoside Rb1 induced myocardial protection was accompanied with increased eNOS expression and NO concentration and reduced plasma CK and LDH (P<0.05. Moreover, the myocardial oxidative stress and tissue histological damage was attenuated by Ginsenoside Rb1 (P<0.05. L-NAME abolished the protective effects of Ginsenoside Rb1. It is concluded that Ginsenoside Rb1 protects against myocardium ischemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic rat by enhancing the expression of eNOS and increasing the content of NO as well as inhibiting oxidative stress.

  9. Pesquisa e Extensão em Saúde e a Aprendizagem nos Níveis Cognitivo e Afetivo

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar a aprendizagem nos níveis cognitivo e afetivo entre alunos bolsistas do programa PET-Saúde e alunos que não tiveram experiência em atividades de pesquisa e extensão. O método utilizado foi um estudo exploratório comparativo com 14 estudantes dos cursos de Medicina, Medicina Veterinária, Odontologia, Nutrição, Fisioterapia, Enfermagem e Educação Física da Universidade Regional de Blumenau. Os temas abordados foram integralidade do cuidado em saúde, pesquisa e extensão. Utilizou-se abordagem qualitativa por meio da técnica de entrevista semiestruturada. A análise foi realizada por meio da taxonomia de Bloom.Os Alunos envolvidos com as atividades de pesquisa e extensão no programa PET-Saúde atingiram maiores níveis da taxonomia de Bloom nos domínios cognitivo e afetivo em comparação com os outros estudantes. A experiência dos estudantes nos grupos PET-Saúde parece contribuir para uma aprendizagem diferenciada nos cursos da saúde.

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  11. The effects of androgen on penile reflex, erectile responseto electrical stimulation and penile NOS activity in the rat

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    1999-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the effects of androgen on penile erection through the reflex arc and penile corpus cavernosum,and study the respective roles of testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in penile erection ira rats. Methods:Male Sprague-Dawley rats were castrated and implanted with silastic brand silicone tube containing T or DHT, with orwithout daily injections of a 5a-reductase inhibitor, MKM-434. The penile reflex, erectile response to electrical stimula-tion (ES) of the cavernous nerves and penile nitric-oxide synthase (NOS) activity were observed under varying andro-genic status. Results: Penile reflex erection in the rat was, on the whole, related to serum T levels though the numberof glans engorgernents was not. The number of cups and flips was significantly decreased by castration, and restoredto the control level by T supplementation. Erectile response to ES and NOS activity in penile tissue was also related toserum T level. T administered together with a ,5a-reductase inhibitor no longer restored the number of reflex erection,erectile responses to ES and NOS activity in the corpus cavemosum. Conclusion: Androgen influenced the penile re-flex arc, corpus cavemosum, and the perinea] striated muscles, ha reflex erection, erectile response to ES and penileNOS activity in the rat, T seeras to be first conyerted to DHT, the more active androgen modality. (Asian JAndrol1999Dec; 1: 169-174)

  12. ERP correlates of selective attention and working memory capacities in children with ADHD and/or PDD-NOS

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    Gomarus, H. Karin; Wijers, Albertus A.; Minderaa, Ruud B.; Althaus, Monika

    2009-01-01

    Objective: We examined whether children (8-11 years) diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showing primarily hyperactive behavior, differed in selective attention and working memory (WM) abilities. Methods

  13. Pharmacogenetic association of NOS3 variants with cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension: the GenHAT study.

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    Zhang, Xue; Lynch, Amy I; Davis, Barry R; Ford, Charles E; Boerwinkle, Eric; Eckfeldt, John H; Leiendecker-Foster, Catherine; Arnett, Donna K

    2012-01-01

    Nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) catalyzes production of NO in the endothelium and may play a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). We assessed the pharmacogenetic associations of three NOS3 polymorphisms and three antihypertensive drugs with CVD outcomes. Hypertensive subjects (n = 30,280) from a multi-center, double-blind clinical trial were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril treatment (mean follow up, 4.9 years). Outcomes included coronary heart disease (CHD: fatal CHD and nonfatal myocardial infarction); stroke; heart failure (fatal, requiring hospitalization, or outpatient treatment); all-cause mortality; and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Main effects of NOS3 variants on outcome and genotype-treatment interactions were tested. For NOS3 -690 C>T (rs3918226), a higher hazard ratio (HR) was found in minor allele carriers for CHD (CC = 1.00, CT+TT = 1.12 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.00-1.26), P = 0.048). For NOS3 -922 A>G (rs1800779), a higher HR was found in minor allele carriers for heart failure (AA = 1.00, AG+GG = 1.10 (CI = 1.00-1.21), P = 0.046). Significant pharmacogenetic findings were observed for stroke and all-cause mortality. For -690 C>T, a lower HR was observed for stroke in minor allele carriers when treated with amlodipine versus lisinopril (CC = 0.85 (CI = 0.73-0.99), CT+TT = 0.49 (CI = 0.31-0.80), P = 0.04). For glu298asp G>T (rs1799983), a lower HR was observed for all-cause mortality in minor allele carriers when treated with amlodipine versus lisinopril (GG = 1.01 (CI = 0.91-1.13), GT+TT = 0.85 (CI = 0.75-0.97), P = 0.04). We observed significant associations with NOS3 variants and CHD and heart failure and significant pharmacogenetic effects for stroke and all cause mortality. This suggests that NOS3 variants may potentially provide useful clinical information with respect to treatment decisions in the future.

  14. Pharmacogenetic association of NOS3 variants with cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension: the GenHAT study.

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    Full Text Available Nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3 catalyzes production of NO in the endothelium and may play a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD. We assessed the pharmacogenetic associations of three NOS3 polymorphisms and three antihypertensive drugs with CVD outcomes. Hypertensive subjects (n = 30,280 from a multi-center, double-blind clinical trial were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril treatment (mean follow up, 4.9 years. Outcomes included coronary heart disease (CHD: fatal CHD and nonfatal myocardial infarction; stroke; heart failure (fatal, requiring hospitalization, or outpatient treatment; all-cause mortality; and end-stage renal disease (ESRD. Main effects of NOS3 variants on outcome and genotype-treatment interactions were tested. For NOS3 -690 C>T (rs3918226, a higher hazard ratio (HR was found in minor allele carriers for CHD (CC = 1.00, CT+TT = 1.12 (95% confidence interval (CI = 1.00-1.26, P = 0.048. For NOS3 -922 A>G (rs1800779, a higher HR was found in minor allele carriers for heart failure (AA = 1.00, AG+GG = 1.10 (CI = 1.00-1.21, P = 0.046. Significant pharmacogenetic findings were observed for stroke and all-cause mortality. For -690 C>T, a lower HR was observed for stroke in minor allele carriers when treated with amlodipine versus lisinopril (CC = 0.85 (CI = 0.73-0.99, CT+TT = 0.49 (CI = 0.31-0.80, P = 0.04. For glu298asp G>T (rs1799983, a lower HR was observed for all-cause mortality in minor allele carriers when treated with amlodipine versus lisinopril (GG = 1.01 (CI = 0.91-1.13, GT+TT = 0.85 (CI = 0.75-0.97, P = 0.04. We observed significant associations with NOS3 variants and CHD and heart failure and significant pharmacogenetic effects for stroke and all cause mortality. This suggests that NOS3 variants may potentially provide useful clinical information with respect to treatment decisions in the future.

  15. Reflexoes metodologicas sobre prevalencia da fluorose dentaria nos inqueritos de saude bucal

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    Claudia Helena Soares de Morais Freitas

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar limitações do estudo de fluorose dentária em inquéritos transversais. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados dos estudos Condições de Saúde Bucal da População Brasileira (SBBrasil 2003 e da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde Bucal (SBBrasil 2010. A estimativa de tendência epidemiológica da fluorose na população de 12 anos, aspectos da confiabilidade dos dados, bem como a precisão das estimativas, foram avaliadas nessas duas pesquisas. A distribuição da prevalência de fluorose foi feita segundo os domínios de estudo (capitais e regiões e o ano estudado. Foram expressos também os intervalos de confiança (IC95% para a prevalência simples (sem considerar os estágios de gravidade. RESULTADOS: A prevalência da fluorose dentária apresentou uma variação considerável, de 0% a 61% em 2003 e de 0% e 59% em 2010. Foram observadas inconsistências nos dados em termos individuais (por ano e por domínio e no comportamento da tendência. Considerando a expectativa de prevalência e os dados disponíveis nas duas pesquisas, o tamanho mínimo da amostra deveria ser de 1.500 indivíduos para se obterem intervalos de 3,4% e 6,6% de confiança, considerando um coeficiente de variação mínimo de 15%. Dada a subjetividade na natureza de sua classificação, exames de fluorose dentária podem apresentar mais variação do que aqueles realizados para outras condições de saúde bucal. O poder para estabelecer diferenças entre os domínios do estudo com a amostra do SBBrasil 2010 é bastante limitado. CONCLUSÕES: Não foi possível analisar a tendência da fluorose dentária no Brasil com base nos estudos de 2003 e 2010; esses dados são apenas indicadores exploratórios da prevalência de fluorose. A comparação fica impossibilitada pelo fato de terem sido utilizados modelos de análise diferentes nos dois inquéritos. A investigação da fluorose dentária em inquéritos de base populacional não é viável técnica nem

  16. Acute mechanical stretch promotes eNOS activation in venous endothelial cells mainly via PKA and Akt pathways.

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    Zhenqian Hu

    Full Text Available In the vasculature, physiological levels of nitric oxide (NO protect against various stressors, including mechanical stretch. While endothelial NO production in response to various stimuli has been studied extensively, the precise mechanism underlying stretch-induced NO production in venous endothelial cells remains incompletely understood. Using a model of continuous cellular stretch, we found that stretch promoted phosphorylation of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS at Ser¹¹⁷⁷, Ser⁶³³ and Ser⁶¹⁵ and NO production in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Although stretch activated the kinases AMPKα, PKA, Akt, and ERK1/2, stretch-induced eNOS activation was only inhibited by kinase-specific inhibitors of PKA and PI3K/Akt, but not of AMPKα and Erk1/2. Similar results were obtained with knockdown by shRNAs targeting the PKA and Akt genes. Furthermore, inhibition of PKA preferentially attenuated eNOS activation in the early phase, while inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway reduced eNOS activation in the late phase, suggesting that the PKA and PI3K/Akt pathways play distinct roles in a time-dependent manner. Finally, we investigated the role of these pathways in stretch-induced endothelial exocytosis and leukocyte adhesion. Interestingly, we found that inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway increased stretch-induced Weibel-Palade body exocytosis and leukocyte adhesion, while inhibition of the PKA pathway had the opposite effects, suggesting that the exocytosis-promoting effect of PKA overwhelms the inhibitory effect of PKA-mediated NO production. Taken together, the results suggest that PKA and Akt are important regulators of eNOS activation in venous endothelial cells under mechanical stretch, while playing different roles in the regulation of stretch-induced endothelial exocytosis and leukocyte adhesion.

  17. Rat vagus nerve stimulation model of seizure suppression: nNOS and ΔFos B changes in the brainstem.

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    Rijkers, K; Majoie, H J M; Aalbers, M W; Philippens, M; Doenni, V M; Vles, J S H; Steinbusch, H M W; Moers-Hornikx, V M P; Hopkins, D A; Hoogland, G

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    Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a moderately effective treatment for intractable epilepsy. However, the mechanism of action is poorly understood. The effect of left VNS in amygdala kindled rats was investigated by studying changes in nNOS and ΔFos B expression in primary and secondary vagus nerve projection nuclei: the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve (DMV), parabrachial nucleus (PBN) and locus coeruleus (LC). Rats were fully kindled by stimulation of the amygdala. Subsequently, when the fully kindled state was reached and then maintained for ten days, rats received a single 3-min train of VNS starting 1min prior to the kindling stimulus and lasting for 2min afterwards. In control animals the vagus nerve was not stimulated. Animals were sacrificed 48h later. The brainstems were stained for neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and ΔFos B. VNS decreased seizure duration with more than 25% in 21% of rats. No VNS associated changes in nNOS immunoreactivity were observed in the NTS and no changes in ΔFos B were observed in the NTS, PBN, or LC. High nNOS immunopositive cell densities of >300cells/mm(2) were significantly more frequent in the left DMV than in the right (χ(2)(1)=26.2, pvagus nerve was stimulated. We conclude that the observed nNOS immunoreactivity in the DMV suggests surgery-induced axonal damage. A 3-min train of VNS in fully kindled rats does not affect ΔFos B expression in primary and secondary projection nuclei of the vagus nerve.

  18. How Are the Perceptions of High School Students and Teachers on NOS as a Knowledge Type Presented in Schools in Terms of "Importance" and "Interest"?

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    Sahin, Canan Tunc; Koksal, Mustafa Serdar

    2010-01-01

    The common resources of the misunderstandings on nature on science (NOS) are textbooks, teachers and media. However, students with their affective characteristics such as value given to any task related to NOS might also be a resource for misunderstandings. With this idea in mind, the perceptions of teachers and their students in Anatolian Teacher…

  19. Measuring Outcomes in Mental Health Services for Older People: An Evaluation of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Elderly People (HoNOS65+)

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    Gee, Susan B.; Croucher, Matthew J.; Beveridge, John

    2010-01-01

    The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures is routinely used in mental health services in the New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. However, the psychometric properties of the HoNOS65+ for elderly people have not been extensively evaluated. The aim of the present study was to examine the validity, reliability, and…

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  1. Synthesis and evaluation of a fluorine-18 labeled antisense oligonucleotide as a potential PET tracer for NOS mRNA expression

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    de Vries, EFJ; Vroegh, J; Dijkstra, G; Moshage, H; Elsinga, PH; Jansen, PLM; Vaalburg, W

    2004-01-01

    Inducible NO synthase (iNOS) is overexpressed in inflammatory bowel diseases. An antisense oligonucleotide with good hybridization properties for iNOS mRNA was selected using RT-PCR. The oligonucleotide was reliably labeled with fluorine-18 using N-(4-[F-18]fluorobenzyl)-2-bromoacetamide. Cellular u

  2. O impacto da liquidez nos retornos esperados das debêntures brasileiras

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    Bruno Hofheinz Giacomoni

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, teve-se como objetivo identificar o impacto do risco de liquidez nos retornos excedentes esperados das debêntures no mercado secundário brasileiro. Foram realizadas análises de regressão em painel desbalanceado com dados semestrais de 101 debêntures ao longo de oito semestres (primeiro semestre de 2006 ao segundo semestre de 2009, totalizando 382 observações. Sete proxies (spread de compra e venda, %zero returns, idade, volume de emissão, valor nominal de emissão, quantidade emitida e %tempo foram utilizadas para testar o impacto do risco de liquidez nos yield spreads das debêntures. O yield spread foi controlado por até dez outras variáveis determinantes que não a liquidez (fator de juros, fator de crédito, taxa livre de risco, rating, duration, quatro variáveis contábeis e volatilidade de equity. A hipótese nula de que não há prêmio de liquidez para o mercado secundário de debêntures no Brasil foi rejeitada apenas para três das sete proxies (spread de compra e venda, valor nominal de emissão e quantidade emitida. Os prêmios encontrados são bastante baixos (1,9 basis point para cada 100 basis point de incremento no spread de compra e venda, 0,5 basis point para um aumento de 1% no valor do valor nominal de emissão e 0,17 basis point para cada menos 1.000 debêntures emitidas. De qualquer forma, houve perda na eficiência das proxies de liquidez após correção das autocorrelações e potenciais endogeneidades, seja por meio da inclusão de efeitos fixos, da análise de primeiras diferenças ou da utilização de um sistema de três equações. Esses resultados apontam para a suspeita de que o risco de liquidez não é um fator importante na composição das expectativas dos investidores no mercado secundário de debêntures.

  3. Determinantes do desenvolvimento do setor agropecuário nos municípios

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    Caio César de Medeiros Costa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Dada a importância do setor agropecuário para a economia brasileira, é fundamental conhecer os fatores determinantes do desenvolvimento agropecuário em seus municípios. Sob a luz de referencial teórico que aborda questões relacionadas aos fatores determinantes do desenvolvimento agropecuário e do desenvolvimento econômico local, neste estudo fez-se uso das metodologias de análise multivariada conhecidas como análise fatorial e análise de cluster. Utilizou-se o estado de Minas Gerais como recorte analítico. Foram selecionadas 22 variáveis para cada município, representando diferentes dimensões do desenvolvimento, visando verificar quais os fatores determinantes do desenvolvimento agropecuário. Após a análise fatorial, optou-se pela extração de seis fatores com raiz característica maior do que um e que respondem, em conjunto, por 62,25% da variância total dos dados: desenvolvimento econômico, investimento público, qualidade de vida, condições da atividade agropecuária, condições de meio ambiente e consumo, e condições de financiamento. Pela análise de cluster, foram criados cinco grupos, de acordo com o desempenho dos membros nos fatores. Os resultados corroboram os apontamentos literários em quase sua totalidade e, além disso, destaca-se e discute-se a existência de um ciclo positivo gerado pelo incremento dos fatores determinantes do desenvolvimento agropecuário e pelas vantagens competitivas. Neste estudo, aponta-se a importância do investimento público na promoção do desenvolvimento, reforçando o proposto por trabalhos anteriores de que o Estado desempenha papel fundamental para garantir condições que propiciem o desenvolvimento do setor agropecuário. Outra constatação factível é a de que fatores isolados, tais como as boas condições da agricultura e do meio ambiente, não são capazes de propiciar desenvolvimento para o setor nos municípios mineiros.

  4. Mortalidade de bovinos zebuínos por hipotermia em Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Bethania S. Santos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo descrever a ocorrência periódica de mortalidade de bovinos por hipotermia após inversão térmica no estado de Mato Grosso do Sul. São relatados 16 surtos encaminhados ao Laboratório de Patologia Animal da FAMEZ/UFMS, ocorridos de agosto de 2000 a julho de 2010, em 13 municípios do Estado. O diagnóstico de hipotermia baseou-se na ocorrência de mortes após queda brusca de temperatura acompanhada de chuvas e ventos, simultaneamente em diversas propriedades, nos sinais clínicos observados e na ausência de lesões macro e microscópicas significativas. Em todos os surtos houve uma queda brusca de temperatura, de até 29ºC, em intervalos de um a quatro dias associada a chuva e vento. Na maioria das vezes a morte dos bovinos ocorreu em locais onde havia escassez de pasto e ausência de abrigos naturais ou artificiais. Os bovinos afetados estavam magros, com baixo escore corporal, e, em grande parte dos casos, eram encontrados mortos nos cantos das invernadas e próximos a cercas no dia seguinte à queda brusca da temperatura. Foram afetados bovinos de diferentes idades. Os sinais clínicos se caracterizavam por cegueira, incoordenação, dismetria, fraqueza, decúbito esternal, movimentos de pedalagem, opistótono, tremores musculares, e dificuldade respiratória e morte. Em 30 bovinos necropsiados os principais achados macroscópicos foram edema subcutâneo, cavitário e pulmonar, e, em alguns casos, histologicamente havia eosinofilia neuronal. A hipotermia é uma importante causa de mortalidade quando bovinos com pobre estado nutricional, pouca disponibilidade e qualidade dos pastos e ausência de abrigos naturais, são submetidos a uma condição de mudança climática com queda brusca de temperatura combinada com ventos fortes e chuvas.

  5. Diabetes nos partos hospitalares em sistemas de saude publico e privado

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    Carla Regina de Souza Teixeira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar tendências da presença do diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus em partos hospitalares. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com dados analisados de partos hospitalares de gestantes residentes em Ribeirão Preto, SP, no período de 1998 a 2007. Os dados foram obtidos no Centro de Processamento de Dados Hospitalares da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, referentes à categoria diabetes mellitus na gravidez. Os dados analisados foram: faixa etária, tipo de parto (vaginal ou cirúrgico, duração da internação e tipo de assistência pública (SUS ou privada (saúde suplementar e particular. RESULTADOS: Houve aumento de 3,9 vezes na proporção de partos com menção de diabetes em relação ao total de partos (p = 0,01. Esse aumento foi de 4,5 vezes nos partos pela assistência pública (p = 0,01 e de 3 vezes na assistência privada (p = 0,01. Observou-se aumento da presença de diabetes em todas as faixas etárias, proporcionalmente mais acentuado nas mais baixas. A frequência de parto cirúrgico nas gestações com menção de diabetes diminuiu de 64,5% em 1998/1999 para 39,8% em 2006/2007 na assistência pública; e na privada a frequência se manteve sempre acima de 90%. CONCLUSÕES: Houve tendência crescente da presença de diabetes mellitus nos partos hospitalares ao longo dos biênios, apesar da tendência de diminuição do número de partos e aumento da população feminina em idade reprodutiva residente em Ribeirão Preto. Essa tendência necessita não só de sua identificação e tratamento, mas também de intervenções pré-gestacionais que possam revertê-la.

  6. Regional age-related changes in neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS, messenger RNA levels and activity in SAMP8 brain

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    Guidon Gérard

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nitric oxide (NO is a multifunctional molecule synthesized by three isozymes of the NO synthase (NOSs acting as a messenger/modulator and/or a potential neurotoxin. In rodents, the role of NOSs in sleep processes and throughout aging is now well established. For example, sleep parameters are highly deteriorated in senescence accelerated-prone 8 (SAMP8 mice, a useful animal model to study aging or age-associated disorders, while the inducible form of NOS (iNOS is down-regulated within the cortex and the sleep-structures of the brainstem. Evidence is now increasing for a role of iNOS and resulting oxidative stress but not for the constitutive expressed isozyme (nNOS. To better understand the role of nNOS in the behavioural impairments observed in SAMP8 versus SAMR1 (control animals, we evaluated age-related variations occurring in the nNOS expression and activity and nitrites/nitrates (NOx- levels, in three brain areas (n = 7 animals in each group. Calibrated reverse transcriptase (RT and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR and biochemical procedures were used. Results We found that the levels of nNOS mRNA decreased in the cortex and the hippocampus of 8- vs 2-month-old animals followed by an increase in 12-vs 8-month-old animals in both strains. In the brainstem, levels of nNOS mRNA decreased in an age-dependent manner in SAMP8, but not in SAMR1. Regional age-related changes were also observed in nNOS activity. Moreover, nNOS activity in hippocampus was found lower in 8-month-old SAMP8 than in SAMR1, while in the cortex and the brainstem, nNOS activities increased at 8 months and afterward decreased with age in SAMP8 and SAMR1. NOx- levels showed profiles similar to nNOS activities in the cortex and the brainstem but were undetectable in the hippocampus of SAMP8 and SAMR1. Finally, NOx- levels were higher in the cortex of 8 month-old SAMP8 than in age-matched SAMR1. Conclusion Concomitant variations occurring in NO levels

  7. Partial deletion of eNOS gene causes hyperinsulinemic state, unbalance of cardiac insulin signaling pathways and coronary dysfunction independently of high fat diet.

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    Cecilia Vecoli

    Full Text Available Abnormalities in eNOS gene, possibly interacting with high fat diet (HFD, affect peripheral vascular function and glucose metabolism. The relative role of eNOS gene, HFD and metabolic derangement on coronary function has not been fully elucidated. We test whether eNOS gene deficiency per se or in association with HFD modulates coronary function through mechanisms involving molecular pathways related to insulin signaling. Wild type (WT, eNOS-/- and eNOS+/- mice were studied. WT and eNOS+/- mice were fed with either standard or HF diet for 16 weeks and compared with standard diet fed eNOS-/-. Glucose and insulin tolerance tests were performed during the last week of diet. Coronary resistance (CR was measured at baseline and during infusions of acetylcholine (Ach or sodium-nitroprusside (SNP to evaluate endothelium-dependent or independent vasodilation, in the Langendorff isolated hearts. Cardiac expression of Akt and ERK genes as evaluation of two major insulin-regulated signaling pathways involved in the control of vascular tone were assessed by western blot. HFD-fed mice developed an overt diabetic state. Conversely, chow-fed genetically modified mice (in particular eNOS-/- showed a metabolic pattern characterized by normoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia with a limited degree of insulin resistance. CR was significantly higher in animals with eNOS gene deletions than in WT, independently of diet. Percent decrease in CR, during Ach infusion, was significantly lower in both eNOS-/- and eNOS+/- mice than in WT, independently of diet. SNP reduced CR in all groups except eNOS-/-. The cardiac ERK1-2/Akt ratio, increased in animals with eNOS gene deletions compared with WT, independently of diet. These results suggest that the eNOS genetic deficiency, associated or not with HFD, has a relevant effect on coronary vascular function, possibly mediated by increase in blood insulin levels and unbalance in insulin-dependent signaling in coronary vessels

  8. Expression of TLR4/iNOS pathway molecules in high-risk HPV-positive cervical cancer tissue and cell lines and its significance

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    Ding Wang; Zhi-Ying Li; Jiao Lu

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To study the expression of TLR4/iNOS pathway molecules in high-risk HPV-positive cervical cancer tissue and cell lines and its significance.Methods: 35 cases of patients with high-risk HPV-positive cervical cancer and 35 cases of healthy subjects receiving cervical biopsy were enrolled for study, and mRNA contents of TLRs and NOS in cervical tissue were analyzed. CaSki cell lines (HPV16-positive), Hela cell lines (HPV18-positive) and C33a cell lines (HPV-negative) were cultured, siRNA was transfected and contents of TLR4, NF-kB, iNOS and NO were detected.Results:mRNA contents of TLR4 and iNOS in high-risk HPV-positive cervical cancer tissue were significantly higher than those in normal cervical biopsy tissue, and comparison of mRNA contents of TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, TLR9, eNOS and nNOS with normal cervical biopsy tissue showed no significant differences; mRNA contents of TLR4, NF-kB and iNOS as well as NO levels in CaSki cell lines and Hela cell lines were higher than those in C33a cell lines; after transfection of TLR4 siRNA, mRNA contents of NF-kB and iNOS as well as NO levels in CaSki cell lines and Hela cell lines were lower than those transfected with negative control siRNA.Conclusions: Expression of TLR4/iNOS pathway molecules in high-risk HPV-positive cervical cancer tissue and cell lines increases, and TLR4 can increase iNOS expression and NO generation through NF-kB, thus participating in pathological process of cervical cancer caused by high-risk HPV.

  9. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene (Glu298Asp variant) in infertile men with asthenozoospermia.

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    Buldreghini, Eddi; Mahfouz, Reda Z; Vignini, Arianna; Mazzanti, Laura; Ricciardo-Lamonica, Giuseppe; Lenzi, Andrea; Agarwal, Ashok; Balercia, Giancarlo

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this study was to elucidate the missense Glu298Asp polymorphism within exon 7 of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene in infertile men with asthenozoospermia and its potential role in sperm motility. In this prospective controlled study conducted in our andrology unit, we investigated the frequency of the 894G>T polymorphism (Glu298Asp variant) within exon 7 of the eNOS gene in 70 infertile men and 60 healthy men. Sperm motion kinetics were assessed with computer-assisted semen analysis. The presence of G>T, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in exon 7 of the eNOS gene (NCBI SNP cluster rs1799983; GenBank accession number NG_011992; protein accession number NP_000594) was determined by allelespecific polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Sequencing analysis was used to confirm the specific genotype. The 894G>T eNOS allele (T) was found at a higher frequency in the patients with asthenozoospermia (60% vs 22.5% in the control group; P = .02). The percentage of progressive motile sperm (grade a + b) was lower in the asthenozoospermic infertile men with the homozygous eNOS (TT) genotype than in the wild-type eNOS (GG) (P = .02) and heterozygous eNOS (GT) genotypes (P = .01). However, the percentage of progressive motile sperm (grade a + b) was higher in the wild-type vs mutant eNOS (TT) (P = .03) and heterozygous eNOS (GT) genotypes (P = .04). Our findings suggest that the T allele encoding for aspartic acid of the eNOS (Glu298Asp) gene may contribute to poor sperm motility.

  10. IFN-γ regulates xanthine oxidase-mediated iNOS-independent oxidative stress in maneb- and paraquat-treated rat polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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    Singh, Deepali; Kumar, Vinod; Singh, Chetna

    2017-03-01

    Maneb (MB) and paraquat (PQ) provoke oxidative stress-mediated cell damage. Role of xanthine oxidase (XO) in oxidative stress and its association with nitric oxide (NO)/NO synthase (NOS) have been widely reported. While inducible NOS (iNOS) is implicated in MB+PQ-induced toxicity in rat polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs), role of XO and its alliance with iNOS have not yet been established. The study investigated the role of XO in MB+PQ-induced oxidative stress in rat PMNs and its regulation by iNOS and inflammatory cytokines. MB+PQ-augmented reactive oxygen species (ROS), superoxide, nitro-tyrosine, lipid peroxidation (LPO), and nitrite levels along with the catalytic activity of iNOS, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and XO. XO inhibitor, allopurinol (AP), alleviated MB+PQ-induced changes except nitrite content and iNOS activity. Conversely, an iNOS inhibitor, aminoguanidine, mitigated MB+PQ-induced LPO, nitrite, iNOS, and nitro-tyrosine levels; however, no change was observed in ROS, SOD, and XO. Nuclear factor-κB inhibitor, pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor, pentoxyfylline, and an anti-inflammatory agent, dexamethasone, attenuated MB+PQ-induced increase in XO, superoxide, and ROS with parallel reduction in the expression of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), TNF-α, and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in rat PMNs. Exogenous IFN-γ, TNF-α, and IL-1β enhanced superoxide, ROS, and XO in the PMNs of control and MB+PQ-treated rats; however, IFN- γ was found to be the most potent inducer. Moreover, AP ameliorated cytokine-induced free radical generation and restored XO activity towards normalcy. The results thus demonstrate that XO mediates oxidative stress in MB+PQ-treated rat PMNs via iNOS-independent but cytokine (predominantly IFN-γ)-dependent mechanism.

  11. Saberes sobre o trabalho: experiência e história nos canaviais

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    Marcela Sobreira Silva

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A agroindústria da cana no Brasil tem ampliado suas dimensões e seu domínio sobre seu território. Politicamente, tal aumento respalda-se na história que associa a produção da cana-de-açúcar ao desenvolvimento econômico e ao progresso nacional (Godoy, 2004. No presente artigo, interrogamos essa versão oficial a partir da história concreta, fruto da vida dos trabalhadores rurais e das experiências vividas nos canaviais. Trata-se de pesquisa desenvolvida durante o Mestrado em Psicologia da UFMG, que utilizou como instrumento metodológico o recolhimento de história de vida tal como proposto pela sociologia clínica, em diálogo com as abordagens teórico-metodológicas da psicossociologia do trabalho e ergologia. Mediante a narrativa de um trabalhador na lavoura de cana-de-açúcar, divisamos seus impactos no cotidiano dos sujeitos e na comunidade, revelando uma experiência que se constrói por meio do trabalho rural e traz para o centro dos acontecimentos as vidas e os dramas humanos omitidos na história oficial.

  12. Neurogliaform and Ivy cells: a major class of nNOS expressing GABAergic neurons

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    Caren eArmstrong

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Neurogliaform and Ivy cells are members of an abundant class of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS expressing GABAergic interneurons found in diverse brain regions. These cells have a defining dense local axonal plexus, and display unique synaptic properties, including a biphasic postsynaptic response with both a slow GABAA component, and a GABAB component, following even a single action potential. The type of transmission displayed by these cells has been termed ‘volume transmission,’ distinct from both tonic and classical synaptic transmission. Electrical connections are also notable in that, unlike other classes, neurogliaform family cells will form gap junctions not only with other neurogliaform cells, but also with members of other GABAergic cell classes. In this review we focus on neurogliaform and Ivy cells throughout the hippocampal formation, where recent studies highlight their role in feedforward inhibition, uncover their ability to display a phenomenon called persistent firing, and reveal their modulation by opioids. The unique properties of this class of cells, their abundance, rich connectivity, and modulation by clinically relevant drugs make them an attractive target for future studies in vivo during different behavioral and pharmacological conditions.

  13. Análise dos Fundamentos da Teoria Baseada nos Recursos

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    António José Pinto Pedrosa

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Frequentemente as hipóteses da teoria baseada nos recursos (RBV são testadas utilizando uma abordagem centrada na heterogeneidade dos recursos, permitindo apenas identificar que recursos ou capacidades específicas devem ser exploradas para alcançar a vantagem competitiva. Neste artigo, utilizamos uma abordagem conceptual procurando testar se as combinações de recursos e capacidades com valor, raridade e inimitabilidade, mais do que a sua especificidade, determinam maior vantagem competitiva e performance. Os resultados obtidos de 368 questionários validados por gestores de empresas de vários setores económicos portugueses corroboram as hipóteses de que, o aumento do valor, da raridade e da inimitabilidade das combinações testadas eleva a vantagem competitiva da empresa e, que a performance é alcançada por esta via. As conclusões são de interesse para o desenvolvimento da investigação no campo da gestão estratégica e, para os gestores possibilitando-lhes a tomada de decisões estratégicas com base no valor, raridade e inimitabilidade das combinações de recursos com capacidades da sua empresa. DOI:10.5585/riae.v13i2.2092

  14. The complex contribution of NOS interneurons in the physiology of cerebrovascular regulation

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    Sonia eDuchemin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Following the discovery of the vasorelaxant properties of nitric oxide (NO by Furchgott and Ignarro, the finding by Bredt and coll. of a constitutively expressed NO synthase in neurons (nNOS led to the presumption that neuronal NO may control cerebrovascular functions. Consequently, numerous studies have sought to determine whether neuraly-derived NO is involved in the regulation of cerebral blood flow. Anatomically, axons, dendrites or somata of NO neurons have been found to contact the basement membrane of blood vessels or perivascular astrocytes in all segments of the cortical microcirculation. Functionally, various experimental approaches support a role of neuronal NO in the maintenance of resting cerebral blood flow as well as in the vascular response to neuronal activity. Since decades, it has been assumed that neuronal NO simply diffuses to the local blood vessels and produce vasodilation through a cGMP-PKG dependent mechanism. However, NO is not the sole mediator of vasodilation in the cerebral microcirculation and is known to interact with a myriad of signaling pathways also involved in vascular control. In addition, cerebrovascular regulation is the result of a complex orchestration between all components of the neurovascular unit (i.e. neuronal, glial and vascular cells also known to produce NO. In this review article, the role of NO interneuron in the regulation of cortical microcirculation will be discussed in the context of the neurovascular unit.

  15. Mutagenesis of NosM Leader Peptide Reveals Important Elements in Nosiheptide Biosynthesis.

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    Jin, Liang; Wu, Xuri; Xue, Yanjiu; Jin, Yue; Wang, Shuzhen; Chen, Yijun

    2017-02-15

    Nosiheptide, a typical member of the ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides (RiPPs), exhibits potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. The precursor peptide of nosiheptide (NosM) is comprised of a leader peptide with 37 amino acids and a core peptide containing 13 amino acids. To pinpoint elements in the leader peptide that are essential for nosiheptide biosynthesis, a collection of mutants with unique sequence features, including N- and C-terminal motifs, peptide length, and specific sites in the leader peptide, was generated by mutagenesis in vivo The effects of various mutants on nosiheptide biosynthesis were evaluated. In addition to the necessity of a conserved motif LEIS box, native length and the N-terminal 12 amino acid residues were indispensable, and single-site substitutions of these 12 amino acid residues resulted in changes ranging from a greater-than-5-fold decrease to a 2-fold increase of nosiheptide production, depending on the sites and substituted residues. Moreover, although the C-terminal motif is not conservative, significant effects of this portion on nosiheptide production were also evident. Taken together, the present results further highlight the importance of the leader peptide in nosiheptide biosynthesis, and provide new insights into the diversity and specificity of leader peptides in the biosynthesis of various RiPPs.

  16. Prática alimentar nos dois primeiros anos de vida

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    Daniela Braga Lima

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se prática alimentar de crianças menores de dois anos. Estudo transversal desenvolvido em 2004-2005, a partir de dados do Estudo de Consumo Alimentar Populacional de Belo Horizonte/ECAP-BH. A amostra compreendeu 148 crianças menores de dois anos. Realizou-se entrevista em domicílio com mães/responsáveis e levantou-se os alimentos consumidos nas últimas 24 horas, incluindo leite materno e idade de introdução da alimentação complementar. Medianas de aleitamento materno exclusiva e total foram 60 e 150 dias, respectivamente. A introdução de outros tipos de leite e de alimentos não-lácteos ocorreu precocemente. Do ponto de vista nutricional, as dietas eram desbalanceadas e o ferro foi o nutriente mais deficiente no primeiro ano de vida. Os resultados evidenciam a necessidade da implementação de medidas de intervenção nos serviços de saúde do município para a promoção da alimentação complementar saudável.

  17. Genetic variation of polymorphic NOS STR locus in ten Indian population groups.

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    Shazia, A; Nithya, P; Seshadri, M

    2009-02-01

    The genotyping of 313 random individuals belonging to ten different population groups from three different states of India was performed for polymorphic pentanucleotide repeat present in the 5'-flanking region of nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS2A) to study the effect of geographical and linguistic affiliations on the genetic affinities among these groups. Likelihood ratio tests showed that all the ten populations for this locus were in Hardy Weinberg equilibrium. Eleven different alleles ranging from 7 repeat to 17 repeats and 46 different genotypes were observed. The observed and the expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.72-0.94 and 0.84-0.89, respectively. The discriminating power of this locus is > or = 0.86 and the polymorphism information content of this locus in ten population groups ranged from 0.80 to 0.85. High PIC, PD and PE value of this STR showed this marker to be informative and can be used for DNA typing and population studies. The eight populations from Kerala showed a lower GST value of 0.016 compared to the GST of ten populations (G(ST) = 0.019), thereby showing that the populations from the same state showed higher genetic proximity probably due to linguistic and geographical proximity between them.

  18. CATEGORIAS DE INFORMAÇÕES EVIDENCIADAS NOS RELATÓRIOS ANUAIS

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    Clea Beatriz Macagnan

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo teve como objetivo identificar as categorias e as subcategorias de informações evidenciadas nos relatórios anuais das empresas, classificadas como: nível 1, nível 2 e Novo Mercado de governança corporativa, no mercado de capitais brasileiro, pela BM&FBovespa. Desenvolveu-se uma análise de conteúdo, com base nas evidências qualitativas dos relatórios anuais das companhias, correspondente ao exercício encerrado de 31/12/07, publicados e coletados até o período de junho de 2008. Constatou-se que a maioria das empresas apresentam seus relatórios anuais com conteúdo claro, objetivo e adequado. Evidenciam itens obrigatórios, segundo a Lei nº 6.404/76 e os recomendados pela Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, conforme orientação nº 15/87. A pesquisa constatou que foram divulgadas informações de natureza voluntárias, o que indicaria comprometimento das companhias em informar a realidade do negócio e minimizar a problemática de assimetria de informação. Isso leva a inferir uma preocupação dos gestores em minimizar possíveis conflitos de agência entre esses e acionistas ou investidores.

  19. Revolução Russa de 1917 e seu impacto nos Andes centrais

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    Everaldo Oliveira Andrade

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse texto é o de apresentar o processo da revolução russa de 1917 e analisar o seu impacto nos países andinos centrais: Peru, Bolívia e Equador durante as duas primeiras décadas seguintes à revolução. Utiliza-se como hipótese teórica central a teoria do desenvolvimento desigual e combinado e sua possível aplicabilidade como instrumento de análise dos processos históricos analisados. A primeira seção deste artigo analisa o processo da revolução russa desde a passagem ao século XX até os primeiros anos da revolução, período em que ocorre um acirramento das contradições inter-imperialistas com impacto direto sobre o país. A segunda seção examina de que forma a revolução influenciou os processos locais na perspectiva do desenvolvimento desigual e combinado do capitalismo e de seus processos históricos tendo-se em conta a situação das economias nacionais, o desenvolvimento das lutas sociais e políticas desenvolvidas pelo movimento operário e as massas populares.

  20. Quem está motivado para aprender nos cursos oferecidos pelas empresas?

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    Luciana Mourão

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O mercado de trabalho tem se tornado mais competitivo e as organizações têm realizado programas de treinamento e desenvolvimento, buscando resultados eficazes em relação aos recursos humanos. Esta investigação teve como objetivo principal verificar se as características da clientela, do treinamento e das organizações influenciam nos resultados da motivação para aprender. A amostra foi obtida por conveniência, com 220 trabalhadores que estavam iniciando ações de capacitação em sete empresas privadas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Utilizaram-se escalas validadas para mensurar a motivação para aprender e as crenças sobre o sistema de treinamento. Foram realizadas análises descritivas e regressão múltipla padrão. Os resultados indicam que as crenças em relação ao sistema e tipo de treinamento, tipo de instrutor e tempo de empresa são preditoras da motivação para aprender. Foram discutidas implicações práticas dos resultados e sugerida agenda de pesquisa para a área.

  1. Forma e função nos gêneros de discurso

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    Vera Lúcia Paredes Silva

    2001-02-01

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    Este artigo apresenta reflexões sobre os gêneros do discurso e/ou tipos de texto. Em primeiro lugar, são discutidas as definições de discurso de acordo com os dois principais paradigmas correntes na lingüística - o formalista e o funcionalista. Em seguida, os conceitos de gênero do discurso (ou tipos de texto são relacionados a tais definições. Finalmente, oferece-se uma categorização de gênero em níveis, com base nos critérios estrutural e funcional. No primeiro nível, são examinados os traços lingüísticos dos textos, o que permite a identificação das estruturas do discurso; no segundo, considera-se o uso da estrutura em unidades comunicativas; e no terceiro, avalia-se o propósito comunicativo do autor.

  2. A velhice e a violência nos jornais de São Paulo

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    Beltrina Côrte

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa objetivou verificar quais as categorias sobre a velhice eram destaques nas capas e editorias dos jornais paulistas. Os dados foram categorizados e tabulados a partir de recortes de notícias dos jornais Folha de São Paulo (FSP, Jornal da Tarde (JT, Valor Econômico (VE e O Estado de São Paulo (OESP publicadas nos anos de 2004 e 2005. Observou-se que a valorização apresentou o maior número de imagens na primeira página e baixo percentual de manchetes textuais, o que demonstra que no caso a própria imagem fala de si. Palavras-chave: Velhice; Violência; Jornais ABSTRAC: This research aimed at determining which old age categories were featured on the covers and editorials of newspapers from Sao Paulo. Data from news clippings from Folha de Sao Paulo (FSP, Jornal da Tarde (JT, Valor Economico (EV and O Estado de Sao Paulo (OESP newspapers published in 2004 and 2005 were categorized and tabulated. It has been noticed that valuation was given the highest number of images on the front page and a low percentage of headline text, which shows that, this case, the image speaks for itself. Keywords: Old age; Violence; Newspapers

  3. Idade: A manifestação de Cronos nos jornais paulistanos

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    Maria Helena Villas Bôas Concone

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A leitura dos recortes de jornais analisados nos trouxe à lembrança o pequeno livro O Papalagui. O livrinho traz as muitas reflexões de Tuiávii, dentre as quais aquelas sobre o modo pelo qual o “branco” (o Papalagui lida com o tempo. Os comentários do chefe de Tiavéa acusam a preocupação “ocidental” com o tempo, como uma espécie de compulsão e de urgência, quando não de loucura: o tempo é dividido, demarcado, contado, reificado, usado; de fato, Tuiávii faz uma distinção entre o usufruir do tempo e o usar o tempo num sentido utilitário. Palavras-chave: Tempo; Cronos; Jornais paulistas; Idade Age: The manifestation of Chronos in Sao Paulo newspapers ABSTRACT: The reading of newspaper clippings analyzed brought to our mind the small book The Papalagui. The book includes the many reflections of Tuiavii, among which there are those on the way in which the “white” (the Papalagui deals with time. The comments from the Tiavea chief accuse “western” concern with time as a kind of compulsion and urgency, if not madness: the time is divided, marked, counted, objectified, used actually. Tuiavii distinguishes between enjoying time and using time in a utilitarian sense. Keywords: Time; Chronos; Sao Paulo newspapers; Age

  4. On the Fluctuation Relation for Nosé-Hoover Boundary Thermostated Systems

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    Mejía-Monasterio, Carlos; Rondoni, Lamberto

    2008-11-01

    We discuss the transient and steady state fluctuation relation for a mechanical system in contact with two deterministic thermostats at different temperatures. The system is a modified Lorentz gas in which the fixed scatterers exchange energy with the gas of particles, and the thermostats are modelled by two Nosé-Hoover thermostats applied at the boundaries of the system. The transient fluctuation relation, which holds only for a precise choice of the initial ensemble, is verified at all times, as expected. Times longer than the mesoscopic scale, needed for local equilibrium to be settled, are required if a different initial ensemble is considered. This shows how the transient fluctuation relation asymptotically leads to the steady state relation when, as explicitly checked in our systems, the condition found in (D.J. Searles, et al., J. Stat. Phys. 128:1337, 2007), for the validity of the steady state fluctuation relation, is verified. For the steady state fluctuations of the phase space contraction rate Λ and of the dissipation function Ω, a similar relaxation regime at shorter averaging times is found. The quantity Ω satisfies with good accuracy the fluctuation relation for times larger than the mesoscopic time scale; the quantity Λ appears to begin a monotonic convergence after such times. This is consistent with the fact that Ω and Λ differ by a total time derivative, and that the tails of the probability distribution function of Λ are Gaussian.

  5. Relationships between NOS2 and HO-1 in liver of rats with chronic bile duct ligation.

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    Flores, Olga; Criado, Manuela; Sánchez-Rodríguez, Angel; Hidalgo, Froilán; Collía, Francisco; López-Novoa, José Miguel; Esteller, Alejandro

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    An increased expression and activity of the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the liver has been observed in models of hepatic damage. Nitric oxide (NO) seems to be involved in HO-1 regulation. The aim of this work is to assess HO-1 induction and heme oxygenase (HO) activity in rats with bile duct ligation (BDL). We have assessed the effect of chronic inhibition of the NO synthesis by N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) on HO-1 induction and HO activity. In the BDL animals, compared with sham-operated ones, we found an increased plasma nitrite and bilirubin concentration, and a marked liver expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase and HO-1, assessed by both Western blot and immunohistochemistry. Chronic l-NAME treatment prevented plasma nitrite increase in animals subjected to BDL. BDL animals treated with l-NAME, compared with untreated BDL rats, showed an important decrease in HO-1 expression and in HO activity (assessed as a decreased plasma bilirubin and bilirubin excretion). In conclusion, our experiments show parallel changes in expression and activity of HO-1 and NOS2 activity in the BDL model of liver damage and suggest that increased NO production is involved in HO-1 overexpression.

  6. Coupled Nosé-Hoover equations of motion to implement a fluctuating heat-bath temperature

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    Fukuda, Ikuo; Moritsugu, Kei

    2016-03-01

    The Nosé-Hoover (NH) equation provides a universal and powerful computer simulation protocol to realize an equilibrium canonical temperature for a target physical system. Here we demonstrate a general formalism to couple such NH equations. We provide a coupled NH equation that is constructed by coupling the NH equation of a target physical system and the NH equation of a temperature system. Thus, in contrast to the conventional single NH equation, the heat-bath temperature is a dynamical variable. The temperature fluctuations are not ad hoc, but instead are generated by the newly defined temperature system, and the statistical distribution of the temperature is completely described with an arbitrarily given probability function. The current equations of motion thus describe the physical system that develops with a predistributed fluctuating temperature, which allows enhanced sampling of the physical system. Since the total system is governed by a prescribed distribution, the equilibrium of the physical system is also reconstructed by reweighting. We have formulated a scheme for specifically setting the distribution of the dynamical inverse temperature and demonstrate the statistical relationship between the dynamical and physical temperatures. The statistical features, dynamical properties, and sampling abilities of the current method are demonstrated via the distributions, trajectories, dynamical correlations, and free energy landscapes for both a model system and a biomolecular system. These results indicated that the current coupled NH scheme works well.

  7. PROTAGONISMO DOS ÍNDIOS NORTE-AMERICANOS NOS DESENHOS ANIMADOS DE WALTER LANTZ

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    RAFAEL DUARTE OLIVEIRA VENANCIO

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Condemned to a dubious media representation in early cinema through thenovels of the late nineteenth century, the North American Indians never had a high profile infilms of this period. However, an animator, Walter Lantz, has a high degree of characterizationof Native Americans in his work. The aim of this paper is to study the role of Native Americansin these cartoons and analyze the social implications of these choices, using the concepts ofapparatus and formula. Furthermore, the analysis will include a portrayal of the Americanmedia scene before and after Lantz, seeking disruptions and legacies.Condenados a uma duvidosa representação midiática no início do cinema graçasaos romances do final do século XIX, os índios norte-americanos nunca tiveram um grandedestaque nos filmes dessa época. No entanto, um realizador de desenhos animados, WalterLantz, possui um alto grau de caracterização de nativos norte-americanos em seus trabalhos. Oobjetivo do presente artigo é estudar o protagonismo dos índios norte-americanos nessesdesenhos animados, e analisar as implicações sociais dessas escolhas através do uso dosconceitos de dispositivo e fórmula. Além disso, a análise incluirá a retratação da cenamidiática norte-americana antes e depois de Lantz, buscando rupturas e legados.

  8. Formação para o SUS nos cursos de psicologia em Alagoas

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    Simone Maria Hüning

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a formação do psicólogo em Alagoas e sua relação com o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS, a partir da análise dos currículos dos quatro cursos de graduação em Psicologia do Estado. Construímos quatro eixos de análise das disciplinas a partir das ementas, conteúdos programáticos e bibliografias: 1 Clínica, psicopatologia e avaliação psicológica; 2 Biomédicas; 3 Interfaces socioculturais; 4 Fundamentos da pesquisa e atuação em Psicologia. Discutimos as formas de abordagem da saúde, problematizando sua relação com o princípio da integralidade do SUS. Os resultados indicam que na abordagem da saúde predominam conteúdos referentes à identificação e classificação de transtornos e psicopatologias, e uma concepção de sujeito individualista e fragmentada, baseada no modelo biomédico. Por sua vez, a abordagem da integralidade, quando presente nos currículos, possui o potencial de nortear mudanças na graduação, vinculando-se a cenários diversificados, como atuação multiprofissional e capacitação profissional generalista.

  9. O soldado português nos cancioneiros lírico e narrativo

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    Carlos Nogueira

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    Full Text Available Nos cancioneiros da guerra colonial portuguesa, o soldado e o povo dizem as suas vivências de dor, angústia e perplexidade, matizadas, por vezes, de um patriotismo que é, acima de tudo, abnegação e resignação, mas também, nalguns momentos, contestação irónica e vontade de mudança. Para estes, a poesia era mais do que ideologia. Num mundo em ruínas, era uma das raras liberdades individuais e coletivas, um dos raros lugares de alguma pacificação e salvação. O Estado Novo, pelo contrário, exalta e promove a capacidade de sofrimento físico e espiritual do soldado português e do povo. A cosmovisão oficial tem de contaminar a experiência pessoal. Daí os discursos e as composições que cantam o heroísmo, o sacrifício e a morte em combate.

  10. Indicadores do bem-estar em suínos Welfare indicators in swine

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    Raíssa Ivna Alquete de Arreguy Baptista

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A busca por produtos de qualidade exige do produtor mudanças no sistema de produção de suíno que priorizem, em particular, o bem-estar do animal. As mudanças são necessárias para atender à demanda da sociedade e ampliar os mercados internos e externos. O bem-estar na espécie suína pode ser avaliado por meio das respostas comportamentais, fisiológicas, ligadas à sanidade e à produção. Em função do exposto, o objetivo deste trabalho é revisar a literatura em relação aos critérios científicos utilizados para indicar o bem-estar da espécie suína nos sistemas de produção.In order to obtain good quality products, the swine production system should prioritize the animals welfare. Changes are necessary to meet society's demand and expand domestic and foreign markets. The swine's welfare can be assessed by behavioral and physiological traits related to health and production. Thus, our goal is to review in the literature what are the scientific criteria that are used to indicate the swine welfare in the production systems.

  11. A diversidade cultural presente nos vídeos em saúde

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    Alice Ferry de Moraes

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os vídeos, cada vez mais, são utilizados como suportes informacionais nas ações de intervenção social na área da saúde. Conhecer os elementos culturais existentes nos vídeos em saúde foi o objetivo deste trabalho, pois eles são facilitadores da transferência da informação. Estudos sobre o uso da informação em saúde no país, a força das imagens no processo cognitivo dos indivíduos e a necessidade de contextualização das informações repassadas serviram de base para a análise dos vídeos finalistas da III Mostra de Vídeos em Saúde, promovida pela Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz e realizada no Rio de Janeiro, em 1998. Com base na observação de alguns dados das fichas técnicas desses vídeos, foi possível identificar o meio cultural no qual eles foram produzidos. A diversidade cultural presente nas ações comunicacionais em todos os âmbitos, inclusive na promoção da saúde e na prevenção de doenças, é um elemento essencial para o progresso social.

  12. Nos réunions publiques d’octobre 2013 (deuxième partie)

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    Dans ce deuxième article nous continuons la discussion des thèmes abordés lors de nos réunions publiques. Nous nous intéressons au système de mérite et d’avancement, le MARS, et concluons avec quelques informations générales. MARS Exercice MARS 2013 À l’introduction du MARS en 2007, le principe de base pour la détermination du budget d’avancement était que chaque titulaire éligible à l’avancement  générait deux échelons lorsqu’il était dans les bandes a, b, ou c, et un échelon lorsqu’il était en bande ECE (extension de carrière exceptionnelle). À plusieurs reprises, soit pour remercier le personnel pour son travail pour le LHC, soit, plus tard, en utilisant les économies réalis...

  13. Estudo bibliométrico na base LISA: um enfoque nos artigos sobre os surdos

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    Romario Antunes da Silva

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    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta uma análise bibliométrica de uma lista de referências de artigos de periódicos localizados na base de dados LISA e tem por objetivo verificar como a literatura na Ciência da Informação aborda aspectos relacionados às pessoas com deficiência, especialmente pessoas com diferentes condições sensoriais auditivas. Foram utilizados os softwares Microsoft Word, Infotrans, Dataview, Mainview e Microsoft Excel para a análise bibliométrica da lista de referências. Obteve-se como resultado uma lista com os descritores mais utilizados nos periódicos, a relação dos periódicos mais importantes, os autores com maior produção, a produção dos autores por ano de publicação, as fontes por ano de publicação e, por fim, foi elaborada uma rede de relacionamento com os principais descritores. Conclui-se que o descritor “deaf” (surdo ainda é pouco utilizado e o maior número de artigos apresenta o termo “disabled people” (pessoa deficiente, que também é empregado para designar outras limitações sensoriais ou cognitivas.

  14. Nos réunions publiques d’octobre 2013 (première partie)

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    Vous étiez plusieurs centaines à avoir participé à nos réunions publiques du 1 au 8 octobre 2013 et nous vous en remercions. La présentation principale était précédée d’un hommage à Philippe Defert, vice-président de l’Association du personnel, récemment décédé. Philippe a été un membre actif de l'Association du personnel et un délégué au Conseil du personnel depuis 1992 (voir hommage Écho n°182). Ces réunions se sont terminées avec des remerciements pour Marcel Aymon, membre du Conseil du personnel pendant 25 ans et membre du Comité exécutif pendant presque autant d’années. Marcel a occupé quasiment sans interruption la fonction de Secrétaire au ...

  15. Reposicionamento de Marca de uma locadora de veículos: oportunidade nos grandes eventos

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    Alexandre Manduca

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como finalidade verificar como uma empresa brasileira de locação de veículos, a Unidas, buscou o reposicionamento da sua marca no mercado. São abordados temas referentes ao marketing e no que tange o reposicionamento de uma marca, além do planejamento estratégico é verificado também como a Unidas aproveitou eventos importantes no ano de 2013 para aumentar a ocupação da frota e testar sua capacidade de atendimento aos clientes, em vista disso do ano de 2014 à 2016 a empresa espera total reposicionamento identificando oportunidades nos grandes eventos como Copa do Mundo e Olimpíadas. A análise da ocupação da frota pode identificar o nível de lembrança e aceitação de seu público-alvo assim como ajudar a elaborar projeções futuras e preparar estratégias adequadas para atingir seus objetivos. A decisão de reposicionamento de marcas é tão comum e aplicada pela área de marketing das empresas, mas ainda pouco abordada pelos meios acadêmicos que em vista disso torna o presente trabalho de certa importância para consulta e até mesmo para desenvolvimento de outros temas acerca do assunto.

  16. Concentração de macronutrientes nos ramos frutíferos do caquizeiro

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    Hideaki Wilson Takahashi

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    Full Text Available Os estudos de nutrição mineral do caquizeiro, no Brasil, de forma sistematizada, são inexistentes e bastante escassos, sendo encontrados alguns trabalhos no Japão, Nova Zelândia e Austrália. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a nutrição mineral do caquizeiro cultivar Giombo, focalizando o estudo da variação da concentração de macronutrientes ao longo dos estádios de desenvolvimento nos órgãos que compõem os ramos frutíferos. O experimento foi conduzido em pomar comercial de caqui, cultivar Giombo, localizado no município de Faxina-PR. Os teores foliares de macronutrientes no estádio fenológico recomendado para avaliação do estado nutricional foram semelhantes aos da Austrália e do Japão e continham 20,30; 1,25; 30,55; 23,45; 3,85 e 3,05 g kg-1 de massa seca de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S, respectivamente.

  17. Polybacterial Periodontal Pathogens Alter Vascular and Gut BH4/nNOS/NRF2-Phase II Enzyme Expression.

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    Full Text Available Periodontal disease is a highly prevalent chronic inflammatory disease and is associated with complex microbial infection in the subgingival cavity. Recently, American Heart Association supported a century old association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease. We have recently shown that polybacterial periodontal infection led to aortic atherosclerosis and modulation of lipid profiles; however the underlying mechanism(s has not been yet demonstrated. Altered nitric oxide (NO synthesis and tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4, a cofactor for nitric oxide synthases (NOS has long been shown to be associated with vascular dysfunction and gastrointestinal motility disorders. We sought to examine the mechanism of periodontal infection leading to altered vascular and gastrointestinal smooth muscle relaxation, focusing on the BH4/nNOS pathways. In addition, we also have investigated how the antioxidant system (NRF2-Phase II enzyme expression in vascular and GI specimens is altered by oral infection. Eight week old male ApoEnull mice were either sham-infected or infected orally for 16 weeks with a mixture of major periodontal bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia to induce experimental periodontitis. Serum, vascular (mesenteric, stomach, and colon specimens were collected at the end of periodontal pathogen infection. Bacterial infection induced significant (p<0.05 reductions in the levels of BH4,in ratio of BH4:BH2+B and also in nitric oxide levels compared to sham-infected controls. In addition, we identified a significant (p<0.05 reduction in eNOS dimerization, nNOS dimerization and protein expression of BH4 biosynthesis enzymes; GCH-1, DHFR and NRF2 & Phase II enzymes in infected mice versus controls in both mesenteric artery and colon tissues. However, we found no differences in nNOS/BH4 protein expression in stomach tissues of infected and sham-infected mice. This suggests that a polybacterial

  18. The research of the express of swimming exercise towards the nNOSmRAN iNOS mRNA of the Diabetes Rats Brain%游泳训练对糖尿病大鼠脑nNOSmRNA,iNOS mRNA的表达研究

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    景旺; 王轲

    2011-01-01

    Aim To detect the effect of swimming exercise on the cognitive ability of rats with diabetics and the expression of iNOS mRNA and nNOS mRNA in brain. Methods The rat diabetes model was inducod by injecting streptozocin, and then the rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group, diabetes mellitus untreated group and swimming exercise group. After six weeks of swimming exercise treatment, memory was examined with the device of Morris water maze. The expression of iNOS mRNA and nNOS mRNA in brain was detected. Results The rats in swimming exercise group showed an increase of learning ability ( P < 0. 05 ) with more expression of nNOS mRNA ( P < 0. 05 ) and a weaker expression of iNOS mRNA ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusion Swimming exercise can decrease the expression of iNOS mRNA and increase the expression of nNOS mRNA, swimming exercise can improve diabetes rats' abilities of learning and memory.%目的 观察游泳训练对糖尿病大鼠学习记忆功能及iNOS,nNOS mRNA表达的影响.方法 选用雄性SD大鼠40只,随机分为正常对照组、模型对照组、游泳训练组.采用链脲佐菌素静脉注射复制糖尿病模型,游泳训练组运动6周后应用Morris水迷宫法观察游泳训练对糖尿病大鼠学习记忆的影响,并测定大鼠脑组织iNOS mRNA和nNOS mRNA的表达.结果 游泳训练组大鼠脑组织iNOS mRNA显著低于模型对照组,nNOS mRNA显著高于模型对照组.结论 游泳训练能增加糖尿病大鼠脑组织nNOS mRNA含量,降低iNOS mRNA.从而对糖尿病大鼠学习与记忆障碍有一定程度的改善.

  19. Prevenir antes de remediar : prevenção da violência nos relacionamentos íntimos juvenis

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    Saavedra, Rosa Maria Melim

    2011-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento em Psicologia (área de especialização em Psicologia da Justiça) A prevenção da violência nos relacionamentos íntimos, numa vertente mais proactiva de combate à problemática, foi, durante muito tempo, relegada para um segundo plano no âmbito da intervenção e investigação sobre este tema. Todavia e não obstante o adiamento na proliferação destes esforços, o quadro científico internacional apresenta-nos hoje programas de prevenção exemplares, dirigidos à popul...

  20. Doutrina e moralidade nos teatros de Anchieta e de Alencar: a questão do casamento

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    Fernandes., Luciana de Santana

    2010-01-01

    O trabalho, Doutrinação e moralidade nos teatros de Anchieta e de Alencar: a questão do casamento, configura-se como um estudo das representações do matrimônio, no discurso teatral jesuítico do século XVI, período no qual o casamento europeu chega ao Brasil, e na dramaturgia brasileira do século XIX, em especial, no discurso romântico de José de Alencar. Para tanto, debruçamo-nos sobre o teatro alencariano, com privilégio da comédia O que é o casamento?, penúltima peça de Alenc...

  1. Bem-estar de suínos confinados associado a comportamento, sistema imunológico e desempenho

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    2009-01-01

    Bem-estar animal é um tema de grande relevância na criação animal, pois envolve toda a cadeia produtiva, desde o nascimento até o abate, com conseqüências na qualidade dos produtos e nas preferências do consumidor. A introdução das técnicas de bem-estar animal nos sistemas convencionais de produção, especialmente aqueles voltados para exportação, e a avaliação destes resultados é de grande importância para o meio científico e comercial. Considerando um criatório industrial de suínos (com anim...

  2. Úlceras tropicales: la que se nos viene encima Tropical ulcers: that is upon us

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    Manuel Gago Fornells

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Las úlceras en piel propias de las llamadas enfermedades del trópico se consideran como de baja prevalencia en nuestras sociedades desarrolladas. Pero la úlcera tropical o fagedénica, aquella propia de la lepra o las que se manifiestan en diferentes parasitosis, cada vez nos llaman más la atención; en parte, por la teórica influencia de la inmigración en nuestra civilización y el miedo a la enfermedad de afuera que lleva implícita, en parte por el turismo aventurero que muchas veces las incorpora como recuerdo del viaje a tierras lejanas. La realidad es que este tipo de lesiones merece, tanto por su gravedad como por su impacto en nuestra cultura, de los cuidados que hasta el día de hoy las veía como algo lejano y ajeno, un interés concreto que las defina, concretice y clasifique. En cuanto al comportamiento de la cura en ambiente húmedo de estas úlceras, poco sabemos por propia experiencia y aún menos en su uso como parte del tratamiento en países de esta zona del mundo, donde una pobreza extensiva condiciona la disponibilidad de recursos para el cuidado. Pero ponerse en sobre aviso con la información suficiente, nos permitirá casi siempre identificar precozmente estas lesiones y, de la misma forma, encauzar el tratamiento local más efectivo.The sores in skin own of the so called diseases of the tropic, they are considered like of fall prevalencia in our developed societies. But the tropical sore or fagedénica, proper that one of the leprosy or those who demonstrate in different parasitosis, every time they are called us more the attention; partly for the theoretical influence of the immigration in our civilization and the fear of the disease of out that implicit ride, partly for the adventurous tourism that often incorporates them as recollection of the trip to distant lands. The reality is that this type of injuries deserves so much for his your gravity, since for his your impact in our culture of the elegant ones, that

  3. PAQUIMETRIA ULTRA-SÔNICA DE CÓRNEAS DE CANINOS E SUÍNOS

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    Duvaldo Eurides

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudaram-se trinta olhos de caninos, adultos, machos e fêmeas, mestiços, submetidos a eutanásia e cedidos pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG e trinta de suínos, seis meses, machos e fêmeas, mestiços, abatidos no frigorífico Boa Sorte, no município de Goiânia. Os olhos enucleados pela técnica de exenteração foram acondicionados individualmente em câmaras úmidas (Filatov com solução fisiológica 0,9% e mantidos em caixa de isopor por um período máximo de seis horas. Dividiu-se a córnea de cada olho, para efeito das leituras, em cinco áreas (central, nasal superior, nasal inferior, temporal superior e temporal inferior. Procedeu-se às leituras digitais com o paquímetro ultra-sônico de Storz em três pontos para cada área, totalizando quinze vezes em cada olho. Os resultados obtidos das médias gerais foram, para caninos, de 704,21 ± 67,11 m. Os valores médios diferenciaram-se para cada ponto, sendo que a média obtida nas áreas centrais (670,70 ± 75,29 m foi a menos espessa e nas nasais inferiores (715,50 ± 79,52 m a mais espessa. Para os suínos, os resultados apontaram 700,31 ± 30,08 m. Os valores médios diferenciaram-se para cada ponto, sendo que a média obtida nas áreas nasais inferiores (669,63 ±85,79 m foi a menos espessa e nas temporais superiores(731,47m ± 64,06m a mais espessa. O método foi eficiente, seguro e simples. Os valores obtidos nas condições deste trabalho são inéditos, mas só servem como valores de referência para estas amostras, pois são dependentes da idade,do peso, do sexo, da raça, da dieta e até do horário do exame,variáveis estas que não se consideraram neste trabalho. PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Cão, paquimetria ultra-sônica, paquímetro de Störz, suíno.

  4. A eletrencefalografia nos tumores intracranianos. Considerações sobre nove casos cirurgicamente verificados

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    Paulo Pinto Pupo

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    aspecto do cérebro na craniotomia fronto-partietal, cujo exame histopatológico revelou tecido cerebral próximo a glioma maligno. Finalmente, as observações 8 a 9, com EEG normal, são respectivamente de um adenoma da hipófise e de um neurinoma do acústico, tumores que não afetam direta ou indiretamente os hemisférios cerebrais. O material eletrencefalográfico apresenta alterações focais do tipo de ondas lentas, ondas extremamente lentas com figuras de reversão de fases, ondas teta ou disritmias epilépticas de início e predominância localizadas, nos casos de tumores bem delimitados, ou alterações difusas por todo um hemisfério com predominância em determinadas áreas e repercussão para áreas simétricas do hemisfério oposto, nos casos de tumores difusos e infiltrativos. Tais elementos mostram que o EEG, além do diagnóstico e localização dos tumores intracranianos, pode também fornecer elementos sobre o próprio tipo do tumor. Com tais resultados, os AA. consideram a eletrencefalografia um método de alto valor na semiologia dos tumores intracranianos.

  5. A protein complex of SCRIB, NOS1AP and VANGL1 regulates cell polarity and migration, and is associated with breast cancer progression.

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    Anastas, J N; Biechele, T L; Robitaille, M; Muster, J; Allison, K H; Angers, S; Moon, R T

    2012-08-09

    By analyzing public data sets of gene expression in human breast cancers we observed that increased levels of transcripts encoding the planar cell polarity (PCP) proteins SCRIB and VANGL1 correlate with increased risk of patient relapse. Experimentally, we found that reducing expression of SCRIB by short-hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) reduces the growth of human breast cancer cells in xenograft assays. To investigate SCRIB-associated proteins that might participate in the responses of breast cancer cells to altered levels of SCRIB, we used mass spectrometry and confocal microscopy. These studies reveal that SCRIB is present in at least two unique protein complexes: (1) a complex of SCRIB, ARHGEF, GIT and PAK (p21-activated kinase), and (2) a complex of SCRIB, NOS1AP and VANGL. Focusing on NOS1AP, we observed that NOS1AP colocalizes with both SCRIB and VANGL1 along cellular protrusions in metastatic breast cancer cells, but does not colocalize with either SCRIB or VANGL1 at cell junctions in normal breast cells. We investigated the effects of shRNA-mediated knockdown of NOS1AP and SCRIB in vitro, and found that reducing NOS1AP and SCRIB slows breast cancer cell migration and prevents the establishment of leading-trailing polarity. We also find that reduction of NOS1AP enhances anchorage-independent growth. Collectively these data point to the relevance of NOS1AP and SCRIB protein complexes in breast cancer.

  6. Modified Nosé-Hoover thermostat for solid state for constant temperature molecular dynamics simulation

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    Chen, Wen-Hwa; Wu, Chun-Hung; Cheng, Hsien-Chie

    2011-07-01

    Nosé-Hoover (NH) thermostat methods incorporated with molecular dynamics (MD) simulation have been widely used to simulate the instantaneous system temperature and feedback energy in a canonical ensemble. The method simply relates the kinetic energy to the system temperature via the particles' momenta based on the ideal gas law. However, when used in a tightly bound system such as solids, the method may suffer from deriving a lower system temperature and potentially inducing early breaking of atomic bonds at relatively high temperature due to the neglect of the effect of the potential energy of atoms based on solid state physics. In this paper, a modified NH thermostat method is proposed for solid system. The method takes into account the contribution of phonons by virtue of the vibrational energy of lattice and the zero-point energy, derived based on the Debye theory. Proof of the equivalence of the method and the canonical ensemble is first made. The modified NH thermostat is tested on different gold nanocrystals to characterize their melting point and constant volume specific heat, and also their size and temperature dependence. Results show that the modified NH method can give much more comparable results to both the literature experimental and theoretical data than the standard NH. Most importantly, the present model is the only one, among the six thermostat algorithms under comparison, that can accurately reproduce the experimental data and also the T 3-law at temperature below the Debye temperature, where the specific heat of a solid at constant volume is proportional to the cube of temperature.

  7. Spectroscopic, structural and theoretical studies of copper(II) complexes of tridentate NOS Schiff bases

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    Olalekan, Temitope E.; Ogunlaja, Adeniyi S.; VanBrecht, Bernardus; Watkins, Gareth M.

    2016-10-01

    Two newly synthesized Schiff bases (L4 and L5) were derived from the condensation reaction of 2-(methylthiomethyl)anilines and 4-methoxysalicylaldehyde. Coordination complexes of these and four previously reported NOS Schiff bases, Cu(L1)2-Cu(L6)2, were synthesized via the reflux reaction of the various Schiff base ligands with CuCl2·2H2O. The compounds were characterized by means of elemental analysis, FTIR and UV-Vis. The crystal structures of Cu(L1)2 and Cu(L2)2 were obtained by X-ray diffraction. The Schiff bases were coordinated to copper ion as monobasic tridentate ligands through the phenolic oxygen, azomethine nitrogen and thioether sulfur. The microanalyses of the coordination complexes were agreeable with bimolar binding of the ligands to the copper metal ion. The crystal structures of the copper complexes confirmed an octahedral geometry around the metal centre and showed they are mononuclear. The magnetic moment values indicated the presence of a lone electron in each copper(II) orbital and confirmed the mononuclearity of the complexes. The electronic spectra of the coordination compounds consist of the intraligand, charge transfer and d→d bands. Molecular modeling studies on the complexes (Cu(L1)2-Cu(L6)2) by employing DFT revealed that complex Cu(L5)2 possessed the smallest optimization energy as well as a small HOMO-LUMO energy gap which may best explain its higher polarizability as well as reactivity in comparison to the other complexes.

  8. Representação social do sexo nos jovens adultos portugueses

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    Alexandra Gomes

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi nosso objetivo medir a representação social do sexo através das evocações livres de 1138 jovens adultos portugueses, com idades entre os 18 e os 25 anos, explorando uma abordagem explicativa da possível influência desta representação social nos comportamentos sexuais de risco observados nesta faixa etária. As evocações foram recolhidas através de um questionário online, divulgado pelas universidades e escolas profissionais portuguesas. Foi realizada uma análise prototípica de representações sociais. Os resultados sugerem uma representação social do sexo romantizada, com um núcleo central baseado na ideia de amor e prazer, em que aspetos relacionados com o risco, como preservativo ou infeções sexualmente transmissíveis, pertencem apenas ao sistema periférico, considerando-se que aí são integrados como uma forma de preservar o núcleo central, mas sem interferir na forma como os participantes vivem as suas experiências sexuais. A associação entre a ideia de amor e preservativo parece estar mais associada à heurística de quem "ama protege" o que facilita a não utilização do preservativo, em vez de a aumentar. A representação social do sexo, centrada no amor e no prazer, poderá enquadrar as questões cognitivas, afetivas e comportamentais presentes na explicação e predição da utilização do preservativo, complementando os modelos sociocognitivos já conhecidos.

  9. Levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais nos quintais do Bairro Novo Horizonte, Ituiutaba, MG

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    H.S.N Liporacci

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar da maioria dos estudos etnobotânicos serem focados em populações tradicionais, as populações de áreas urbanas também vêm sendo investigadas. O presente trabalho realizou um levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais nos quintais de um bairro urbano, próximo à zona rural, no município de Ituiutaba, MG, visando resgatar e identificar o conhecimento local a respeito das plantas medicinais. Para isso, 40 residências foram visitadas e os dados coletados por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas realizadas com os moradores. Foram encontradas 72 espécies de plantas medicinais, distribuídas em 33 famílias botânicas, destacando-se Asteraceae e Lamiaceae pelo número de espécies. As cinco espécies mais citadas pelos moradores foram: Mentha sp., Cymbopogon citratus, Sedum dendroideum, Plectranthus barbatus, e Rosmarinus officinalis. O hábito herbáceo foi predominante, e a parte da planta mais usada foi a folha, enquanto a decocção foi o modo de preparo mais frequente. Por mais que existam particularidades entre os diversos costumes e culturas das comunidades locais no Brasil, foi observada similaridade entre os resultados encontrados neste trabalho com outros levantamentos realizados, reforçando a importância da preservação e divulgação do conhecimento popular.

  10. Paradigmas do jogar: Interação, corpo e imersão nos videogames

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    Emmanoel Ferreira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, produtores e desenvolvedores de videogames têm investido maciçamente na produção de jogos com imagens realistas, em alta definição. Pari passu, desde o surgimento dos videogames, a principal forma de interagir com um jogo eletrônico tem sido esta: jogador praticamente estático – exceto pelo movimento de seus olhos e suas mãos, que atuam no processo interativo a partir do controle de um gamepad, joystick, ou da combinação mouse/teclado – diante do monitor ou da TV. Este cenário, no entanto, tem sofrido importantes mudanças, a partir de acessórios que convidam o jogador a interagir com o dispositivo videogame não apenas com suas mãos, mas com todo o seu corpo, e a fazer maior uso do espaço físico ao seu redor, suscitando novas percepções e experiências por parte do jogador/usuário.

  11. Eqüidade e reformas na saúde nos anos 90

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    Cohn Amélia

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo analisa na primeira seção questões atuais colocadas para a agenda de estudos e debates sobre a Reforma Sanitária Brasileira da perspectiva da inclusão e da exclusão sociais. E numa segunda seção, à luz daquelas questões inicialmente discutidas, analisa uma experiência de parceria entre o setor público estatal (o Hospital das Clínicas ­ HC, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo e o Sistema Supletivo de Assistência Médica (SSAM. A tese apresentada é a do esgotamento do ideário original da Reforma Sanitária Brasileira, após a conquista do movimento consagrado na Constituição de 1988, e frente à nova realidade do país, com a conseqüente necessidade de se resgatar a ênfase na dimensão política nos estudos sobre saúde, colocando em destaque a questão da construção de identidades dos sujeitos sociais. A partir dela é analisada a experiência daquela parceria, mostrando como a existência da "dupla fila" ­ a dos usuários SUS e a dos usuários do SSAM ­ não implica discriminações no acesso à tecnologia, mas reproduz no interior do HC as discriminações já existentes na sociedade.

  12. Plantas tóxicas para suínos Toxic plants for swine

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    Cláudio Dias Timm

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    Full Text Available Revisam-se as intoxicações por plantas que ocorrem em suínos no Brasil, Uruguai e Argentina. Descrevem-se a intoxicação por sementes de Senna occidentalis, que causa necrose muscular segmentar e lesões hepáticas, e a intoxicação por sementes de Aeschynomene sp., caracterizada por áreas de degeneração focais e simétricas na substância branca do cerebelo. Mencionam-se, também, a intoxicação por Wedelia glauca e Xantium spp., que causam necrose centrolobular no fígado; a intoxicação por Amaranthus spp., que produz necrose tubular tóxica; a intoxicação por Solanum malacoxylon, caracterizada por calcificação dos tecidos moles; a intoxicação por frutos maduros de Melia azedarach, que causa sinais nervosos, digestivos e musculares; e a intoxicação por Crotalaria spectabilis, estudada experimentalmente no Brasil como causa de hepatite crônica.Poisonous plants for swine in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina are reviewed. Poisoning by seeds of Senna occidentalis, as a cause segmentar muscle necrosis, and by seeds of Aeschynomene sp., as a cause of symmetric focal degeneration in the white matter of the cerebellum, are described. Nefrosis due to Amaranthus spp., soft tissue calcification caused by Solanum malacoxylon, acute periacinar liver necrosis caused by Wedelia glauca and Xanthium spp., and nervous, digestive and muscular signs caused by the fruits of Melia azedarach, are also mentioned. The intoxication by Crotalaria spectabilis, studied experimentally in Brazil as a cause of chronic hepatitis, is also reveiwed.

  13. Tecnicas de fisioterapia respiratoria: efeito nos parametros cardiorrespiratorios e na dor do neonato estavel em UTIN

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    Renata Martins

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: verificar os efeitos de técnicas de fisioterapia respiratória (TFR na dor e na função cardiorrespiratória de recém-nascidos (RN clinicamente estáveis com prescrição de TFR, internados em unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal. MÉTODOS: ensaio clínico randomizado cego. Os RN foram alocados em três grupos: G1-controle; G2- fisioterapia convencional; G3-reequilíbrio tóracoabdominal. Neonatos do G2 e G3 receberam intervenção em atendimento único. Todos foram avaliados antes, imediatamente após e 15 minutos após o término da intervenção/repouso quanto aos parâmetros cardiorrespiratórios (saturação periférica de oxigênio/SpO2, frequências cardíaca/fc e respiratória/fr e dor (escalas específicas: NIPS, NFCS e PIPP. Para análise dos dados foram aplicados: testes qui-quadrado, Friedman, Kruskal- Wallis e, posteriormente, análise de comparações múltiplas, com p0,05 e em relação à dor houve mudanças significativas nas escalas NIPS (G1 e G2, p=0,037 e p=0,011, respectivamente e PIPP (G2, p=0,005. CONCLUSÕES: técnicas de fisioterapia respiratória não desencadearam dor, nem instabilidade cardiorrespiratória nos RN estudados.

  14. Presenas do sensvel nos processos interacionais Sensitive presences on interactional processes

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    Kati Eliane Caetano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O acionamento de componentes sensveis nas relaes comunicacionais, seja sob a ao de estratgias miditicas ou como decorrncia da estrutura interacional inerente s trocas em redes, reanima o debate sobre o papel da experincia esttica na comunicao, assim como, paradoxalmente, seu desdobramento na afirmao de uma crise da experincia esttica. Visando a superar uma oposio simplista entre sensao e cognio, o presente artigo retoma dois conceitos fundamentais de definio do esttico na comunicao, para redimension-los no mbito daquela polmica, quais sejam, o de estesia e, o de excepcionalidade, que passam a ser tratados nos termos de uma inteligibilidade do sensvel. Desse ponto de vista, a questo do sentido no se traduz em leituras de carter hermenutico; compreende, sim, formas de presena no mundo de que derivam regimes de significao que se manifestam sobre um modo musical e necessariamente interacional.The activation of sensitive components in communication relations, either under the action of mediatic strategies or as a result of the interactional structure inherent to network exchanges, reinvigorates the discussion about the role of aesthetic experience in Communication, as well as, paradoxically, its unfolding in the assertion of a crisis of the aesthetic experience. Aiming to overcome a simplistic opposition between sensation and cognition, the present study recaptures two fundamental concepts of the aesthetic definition in communication, in order to re-dimension them in the ambit of that polemic, may it the one of aesthesia or the one of exceptionality, which are then treated in terms of an intelligibility of the sensitive. From this point of view, the question of sense is not translated into hermeneutical character readings; it comprehends indeed forms of presence in the world from which regimes of signification derive, and which is manifested over a musical and necessarily interactional way.

  15. Educação Médica nos Tempos Modernos

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    Luiz Carlos Lobo

    Full Text Available O artigo enfatiza o aprendizado do aluno e a flexibilização do processo educacional, em regra muito centrado no professor. Propõe o desenvolvimento e a oferta, via internet, de módulos autoinstrucionais sobre a fisiologia e fisiopatologia dos vários sistemas orgânicos, enfatizando sua relação com a clínica, a discussão dos principais agravos à saúde da população e a interação do homem com seu meio físico, biológico e social. Tais módulos poderiam atuar como oportunidades de aprendizagem supletiva e núcleo de discussão dos temas por alunos e professores. Propõe a adoção de uma pedagogia híbrida, em que o aluno teria acesso ao conhecimento via internete a oportunidade de aplicá-lo na solução de problemas de saúde de uma população. Admitindo a limitação da formação profissional desenvolvida apenas no hospital de ensino, o autor propõe a participação ativa e comprometida dos alunos, sob supervisão permanente, nos vários níveis de atenção à saúde, atuando na comunidade, unidades de saúde da família, centros integrados de saúde, hospitais secundários e regionais. Essa proposta é particularmente oportuna no momento em que se cogita a criação de novas escolas de Medicina no País.

  16. Estudo de caso controle para avaliar o impacto do abuso sexual infantil nos transtornos alimentares

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    Felipe Paraventi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar se antecedente de abuso sexual na infância (ASI está associado com transtornos alimentares na vida adulta. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo de caso controle (N = 120 comparando mulheres com transtornos alimentares tratadas em ambulatório universitário especializado com um grupo controle de pacientes de clínica não psiquiátrica (ambulatório de oftalmologia. RESULTADOS: Este estudo encontrou maior prevalência de ASI na anorexia nervosa (AN comparada ao grupo controle (50% versus 14,8%; OR = 5,8 IC 95% = 1,3-25,6; p < 0,05, entretanto não identificou diferença estatística entre os grupos comparando com casos de bulimia nervosa (BN (26,7% versus 27% no grupo controle; OR = 0,99; IC 95% = 0,24-4,1 e com transtorno de compulsão alimentar periódica (TCAP, apesar da maior prevalência de ASI observada neste último em relação ao grupo controle (43,7% versus 27,3%; OR = 2,1 IC 95% = 0,5- 8,1. Considerando-se a presença de dois ou mais episódios de ASI, observou-se também maior prevalência em AN (35,7% versus 3,7% nos controles; OR = 14,4 IC 95% = 1,5-140,8; p < 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo mostrou forte associação da anorexia nervosa com antecedentes de abuso sexual na infância.

  17. Por uma Visão Crítica nos Estudos Turísticos

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    Alexandre Panosso Netto

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO presente artigo parte da observação de que os estudos turísticos estão passando por uma revisão das teorias desenvolvidas até o momento e das novas propostas que têm sido criadas nos últimos anos. A pesquisa em turismo ainda não conseguiu construir marcos conceituais estáveis e há carência de continuidade e complementaridade entre os estudos realizados, sendo estes, em grande maioria, com viés positivista. Isso ocorre, entre outros motivos, pelo desconhecimento de estudos realizados nos primórdios do desenvolvimento do turismo enquanto objeto de investigação. Além disso, há o desprezo quase que generalizado, por parte da corrente intelectual dominante, por tudo o que não seja publicado em língua inglesa. Essa crise dos estudos do turismo é reflexo de uma crise maior, que se manifesta em quatro aspectos principais: 1 a crise da universidade, 2 a crise na filosofia, 3 a crise dos valores culturais, humanos, morais e éticos e 4 a crise dos valores históricos. Os autores concluem que para construir tal conhecimento crítico nos estudos turísticos, será necessário basear-se nos valores e alicerces da Filosofia e da Epistemologia, caso contrário o conhecimento pouco avançará e ficará limitado às vontades e desejos de grupos “proprietários” do conhecimento turístico.Palavras-chave: turismo; crise; estudos críticos; filosofia; epistemologia. AbstractModelos de predição da natimortalidade em suínos

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    Santoro Kleber Régis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Analisaram-se 335 dados de partos e leitegadas, pertencentes a 102 fêmeas Large White, nascidos entre 1985 e 1996, nas estações de setembro a fevereiro e março a agosto, na cidade do Recife, Estado de Pernambuco. O objetivo foi comparar equações de regressão para predição da natimortalidade. Utilizaram-se os modelos com transformação angular (TA, modelo linear generalizado (MLG com distribuição binomial e ligação logit (BL, MLG com distribuição Poisson e ligação log (PL, MLG misto com distribuição binomial e ligação logit (BLM e MLG misto com distribuição Poisson e ligação log (PLM. Foram considerados nos modelos os seguintes fatores: peso médio dos leitões ao nascimento em quilos (P, idade da mãe ao parto em anos (I, número de machos nascidos (M e fêmeas nascidas (F. Os critérios para a seleção do melhor modelo foram a capacidade de predição e a análise de resíduos. O melhor modelo foi o MLG com distribuição binomial e função de ligação logit com as variáveis idade da mãe em anos, número de machos nascidos e número de fêmeas nascidas.

  18. Da Imperfeição: um marco nos estudos semióticos

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    Lúcia Teixeira

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Resenha A resenha apresenta a tradução brasileira que Ana Cláudia de Oliveira realizou do livro Da Imperfeição de A.J. Greimas. Além de conter uma sí­ntese dos conteúdos dos capí­tulos, propõe refletir sobre o impacto da obra nos estudos semióticos. Analisa o projeto teórico do autor, identificando suas principais questões e propostas, e avalia a repercussão da introdução do campo do sensí­vel nas investigações da semiótica, sempre voltadas para o sentido dos textos e do percurso do homem no mundo. Palavras-chave semiótica, sentido, texto. Abstract This review presents us the Brazilian translation that Ana Cláudia de Oliveira did from the book "De l-imperfection" (Da imperfeição by A. J. Greimas. Besides a synthesis of the ideas of the chapters, it also aims to discuss the impact of the work in the semiotic studies. It analyzes as well the author-s theoretical project, identifying its main questions and purposes. The review, in adition examines the reactions to the introduction in the field of the sensitive in the semiotic investigations, always turned to the meaning of the texts and to the human being-s journey in this world. Key words Semiotics, sense, text.

  19. DEMANDA E POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS PARA O ENSINO SUPERIOR NOS BRICS

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    Simon Schwartzman

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a expansão do ensino superior nos países chamados BRICS. A aspiração crescente pelo ensino superior obriga os governos a gerir os custos de funcionamento desse sistema. As respostas de cada país variam com sua história, cultura e regime político. Todos eles enfrentam problemas semelhantes, como escassez de recursos e o poder político de atores do sistema de ensino superior e fora dele. Cinco dilemas se apresentam aos países: 1 expansão, igualdade de acesso e diversificação das matrículas, taxas de participação, o número e os tipos de instituições; 2 limitações financeiras; 3 regulação do ensino superior privado; 4 como fazer com que as instituições de ensino superior prestem mais contas a seus alunos, funcionários e à sociedade como um todo; e 5 qualidade e relevância social da aprendizagem e pesquisa em instituições de ensino superior. Utilizando dados e evidências das pesquisas mais recentes, o artigo mostra respostas comuns, com algumas exceções em cada caso: diversificação institucional; políticas de ação afirmativa; crescimento das matrículas nas ciências sociais, humanidades, profissões sociais e Educação; pouco sucesso nas políticas de internacionalização.

  1. Arctigenin promotes apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells via the iNOS/NO/STAT3/survivin signalling.

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    Huang, Ke; Li, Li-an; Meng, Yuan-guang; You, Yan-qin; Fu, Xiao-yu; Song, Lei

    2014-12-01

    Arctigenin is a biologically active lignan extracted from the seeds of Arctium lappa and shows anticancer activity against a variety of human cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of arctigenin on ovarian cancer cell proliferation and survival and associated molecular mechanisms. Human ovarian cancer OVCAR3 and SKOV3 cells were treated with arctigenin, and cell proliferation and apoptosis were assessed. Western blot analysis was used to examine signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) phosphorylation and survivin and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression. The involvement of STAT3/survivin/iNOS/NO signalling in arctigenin action was checked. Arctigenin treatment resulted in a significant and dose-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation. Arctigenin-treated cells showed a 4-6 times increase in the percentage of apoptosis, compared with control cells. Pre-treatment with Ac-DEVD-CHO, a specific inhibitor of caspase-3, counteracted the induction of apoptosis by arctigenin. Arctigenin treatment significantly inhibited STAT3 phosphorylation and survivin and iNOS expression. Arctigenin-induced apoptosis was impaired by pre-transfection with survivin-expressing plasmid or addition of chemical nitric oxide (NO) donors. Additionally, exogenous NO prevented the suppression of STAT3 phosphorylation and survivin expression by arctigenin. Arctigenin treatment inhibits the proliferation and induces caspase-3-dependent apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells. Suppression of iNOS/NO/STAT3/survivin signalling is causally linked to the anticancer activity of arctigenin. Therefore, arctigenin may be applicable to anticancer therapy for ovarian cancer.

  2. Effects of Bilirubin on Alveolar Macrophages in Rats with Emphysema and Expression of iNOS and NO in Them

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    李建强; 赵卉; 宋满景; 徐永健; 张珍祥

    2004-01-01

    To explore the effects of bilirubin on alveolar macrophages (AM) and expression of iNOS and NO in them in emphysema model, the rats were pretreated with bilirubin before exposed to smoke. AM were isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and cultured. Pathological microscopic examination of AM and immunohistochemical analysis of iNOS were performed. Nitric oxide (NO) content in the samples was determined by nitrate reductase technique. The results showed both alveoli and alveolar septum appeared normal in size and shape in normal group. AM showed kidney-shaped nucleus and were rich in Golgi complexes and primary lysosomes in the cytoplasm. The inner membrane of mitochondrion was continuous. Most cristae of the mitochondria were intact. In model group, the alveoli were expanded, ruptured and bullaes were formed. Both the population and sizes of AM increased significantly. Secondary lysosomes were rich in the cytoplasm. Deformation and pyknosis of the nucleus, swelling of the mitochondrions and rupture of the inner mitochondrial membrane could also be seen. At high magnification, most of the mitochondrial cristae were broken, or completely lost at certain points. In bilirubin group, alveoli partly expanded and the population of AM also increased, with morphological changes being slighter than that in model group. Both NO contents and expression of iNOS in model group were higher than those in normal group (P<0.05). In bilirubin group the two indice were lower than those in model group (P<0.05). Our findings suggested that high expression of iNOS and high NO content in AM accelerate the development of emphysema associated with smoking in rats. Bilirubin may exert protective effects on AM and retards the development of emphysema in rats.

  3. CASUÍSTICA DE ALTE NUM HOSPITAL TERCIÁRIO – O QUE MUDOU NOS ÚLTIMOS 5 ANOS?

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    Daniel Meireles

    2016-07-01

    Conclusões: O ALTE cursa frequentemente com evolução favorável. Apesar de não haver recomendação ou consensos na literatura para a investigação etiológica, esta mantém-se uma prática comum, sem aparente modificação na abordagem nos últimos anos, em comparação com estudo prévio realizado em 2009.

  4. Immunomodulatory effects of royal jelly on aorta CD3, CD68 and eNOS expression in hypercholesterolaemic rats

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    Amal Attia El-Morsy Ibrahim

    2014-08-01

    RJ administration (300 mg/kg/day with CH, produced a counteractive effect, represented in recompense of biochemical alteration, CD4 and CD8 expression. RJ intake also amended the histological picture. The immunohistochemical picture revealed a decrease in CD3, CD86 and eNOS in the aortic tissue. These findings attributed to the significant immunomodulatory effect of RJ remedy suppress deleterious effects of hypercholesterolaemia.

  5. O FILME DE CONSPIRAÇÃO E A ASCENSÃO DA NOVA DIREITA NOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

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    Prof. Dr. Marcos Soares

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio discute o ciclo de “filmes de conspiração” que surgiu nos Estados Unidos a partir do lançamento de Rosemary’s Baby (1968 de Roman Polanski como alegoria da ascensão da Nova Direita no país no início da década de 1970, com ênfase especial no papel que o intelectual desempenhou no processo.

  6. Expression of inflammation related factors iNOS and ICAM-1 in endothelial cells induced by C-reactive protein

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    Xu-dong SONG

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase(iNOS and intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1(ICAM-1 in endothelial cells induced by C-reactive protein(CRP and its corresponding mechanisms.Methods Human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells(HUVEC were treated with different concentrations of CRP or with phosphate buffered solution as control,and RT-PCR was used for measurement of the expression of ICAM-1 mRNA induced by CRP in HUVECs.HUVEC were treated with CRP of 1mg/L,5mg/L,20mg/L,or with phosphate buffered solution,and expressions of ICAM-1 and iNOS protein in HUVECs were detected by cellular enzyme linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA.Results In groups of 1mg/L,5mg/L and 10mg/L CRP,no different effects on expression of ICAM-1 mRNA in HUVECs was found when compared with control group,whereas the expression of ICAM-1 mRNA was elevated in the group of 20mg/L CRP by 1.48 folds compared with that in control group.Similarly,in groups of 1mg/L and 5mg/L CRP there was no significant difference in the expressions of ICAM-1 and iNOS in HUVECs compared with that in control group(P > 0.05,whereas the expressions of ICAM-1 and iNOS protein were increased significantly in group of 20mg/L CRP compared with that in other groups(P< 0.01.Conclusions Although CRP may induce the expression of inflammatory factors in endothelial cells,the present experioment showed that CRP had no significant effects on inflammatory factors in endothelial cells at normal physiological level,and it gave inducible effects at higher concentration(20mg/L only.

  7. ANÁLISE DE CRESCIMENTO EM BRAQUIÁRIA NOS SISTEMAS DE PLANTIO SOLTEIRO E CONSÓRCIO COM LEGUMINOSAS

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    Tomas de Aquino Portes Castro

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho avaliou-se o efeito da competição no crescimento da gramínea forrageira Urochloa brizantha cv Marandu em consórcio com as leguminosas forrageiras Stylosanthes guianensis cv Mineirão e Neonotonia wightii cv Comum, nos sistemas de plantio solteiro e em consórcio.O delineamento experimental foi o em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, cujos tratamentos foram os seguintes: Braquiária em sistema solteiro de plantio; braquiária em consórcio com soja perene e braquiária em consórcio com estilozantes. Para a análise de crescimento foram colhidas plantas ao nível do solo aleatoriamente na parcela e, posteriormente, encaminhadas ao Laboratório de Fisiologia Vegetal da Embrapa – CNPAF. As taxas de crescimento da cultura (TCC braquiária nos sistemas consorciados de plantio foram inferiores em relação ao sistema solteiro, sendo que o estilozante contribuiu de forma mais expressiva para a redução dessa taxa. Considerando-se que a TCC máxima (kg.ha-1.dia-1 do braquiária foi obtida aos 84 DAE e que o IAF observado nessa mesma data correspondente ao IAF ótimo,demonstra-se que os consórcios não afetaram o ciclo da gramínea, mas sim os valores obtidos para TCC e IAF. Isso pode levar a concluir que existe competição interespecífica nos cultivos consorciados, o que interfere de forma diferenciada nos parâmetros avaliados. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Índice de área foliar, Neonotonia wightii, Stylosanthes guianensis, taxa de crescimento da cultura,Urochloa brizantha.

  8. Role of HSP-90 for increased nNOS-mediated vasodilation in mesenteric arteries in portal hypertension

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    Lukas; Moleda; Lars; Jurzik; Matthias; Froh; Erwin; Gbele; Claus; Hellerbrand; Rainer; H; Straub; Jürgen; Schlmerich; Reiner; Wiest

    2010-01-01

    AIM:To explore the role of heat shock protein-90 (HSP-90) for nitrergic vasorelaxation in the splanchnic circulation in rats with and without portal hypertension. METHODS: Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and HSP-90 were analyzed by immunofluorescence, western blotting and co-immunoprecipitation in the mesenteric vasculature and isolated nerves of portal-vein-ligated (PVL) rats and sham operated rats. In vitro perfused de-endothelialized mesenteric arterial vasculature was preconstricted with norepinep...

  9. Paradoxical regulation of ChAT and nNOS expression in animal models of Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis

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    Winston, John H.; Li, Qingjie; Sarna, Sushil K.

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    Morphological and functional changes in the enteric nervous system (ENS) have been reported in inflammatory bowel disease. We examined the effects of inflammation on the expression of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and nNOS in the muscularis externae of two models of colonic inflammation, trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis, which models Crohn's disease-like inflammation, and DSS-induced colitis, which models ulcerative Colitis-like inflammation. In TNBS colitis, we observe...

  10. ASPECTOS PATOLÓGICOS DA INTOXICAÇÃO DE SUÍNOS POR SEMENTES DE Crotalaria spectabilis (Fabaceae

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    Souza Adriana Coelho de

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 24 suínos desmamados, distribuídos em quatro tratamentos, com seis animais em cada. Os suínos dos tratamentos 1, 2, 3 e 4 receberam, durante 90 dias, ração com respectivamente: 0,0, 0,2, 0,4 e 0,6% de sementes de Crotalaria spectabilis. Os animais que morreram durante o período experimental foram necropsiados logo após a morte. Os sobreviventes foram sacrificados no último dia do experimento. Durante as necropsias, foram colhidos fragmentos do fígado, rim, pulmão e estômago, para realização de exame histopatológico. Os principais sintomas da intoxicação foram edemas subcutâneos, principalmente nos membros, na face e região do pescoço, mucosas oral e ocular pálidas, cerdas eriçadas, caquexia e apatia. O hidropericárdio foi a lesão macroscópica mais comum, acometendo vários animais que receberam a ração contaminada. As principais lesões microscópicas foram fibrose, proliferação de ductos biliares e megalocitose no fígado, broncopneumonia e bronquite crônicas, megalocitose de células epiteliais tubulares renais, nefrose e nefrite crônica, bem como gastrite e ulceração gástrica. Os resultados destes experimentos indicam que ração contaminada com sementes de C. spectabilis, nas proporções utilizadas, foi tóxica para suínos.

  11. Serum Proteome Changes in Healthy Subjects with Different Genotypes of NOS1AP in the Chinese Population

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    Feng Jiang; Congrong Wang; Rongxia Li; Quanhu Sheng; Cheng Hu; Rong Zhang; Qichen Fang; Yuqian Bao; Kunsan Xiang; Rong Zeng; Weiping Jia

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    Type 2 diabetes and its chronic complications have become a worldwide epidemic nowadays. However, its molecular mechanism is still unknown. We have previously identified a novel variant rs12742393 of NOS1AP for type 2 diabetes susceptibility in the Chinese population. In this study, we analyzed the total serum profiling among three genotypes of rs12742393 to discover potential crosstalk under the variant and the disease through proteomic analyses for the first time. We used OFFGEL peptide fra...

  12. Melhoramento do milho: II - Germoplasma utilizado nos trabalhos de seleção

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    G. P. Viegas

    1952-09-01

    linhagens muito promissoras derivadas do mesmo milho. Cumpre ressaltar ainda que, em Viçosa, do milho Tuxpan, foi isolada a L. 94-956, cujo comportamento é muito satisfatório. De par com as variedades, foram introduzidas também linhagens puras. Em 1941 e 1942, houve oportunidade de conseguir amostras de 153 linhagens nos Estados Unidos, obtidas nos principais centros de melhoramento do cereal em Wisconsin, Iowa, Mississippi, Illinois, Connecticut e North Carolina. De todo êsse material, apenas as conhecidas linhagens norte-americanas 38-11 e Hy portaram-se de modo relativamente satisfatório, nas nossas condições. O milho de procedência norte-americana é, em geral, muito precoce e tem pouca palha, o que o torna muito sujeito ao ataque do caruncho e da traça. De outras procedências, como da Argentina, por exemplo, também foram obtidas algumas linhagens. Com exceção das recebidas de outros centros do próprio país, devotados ao melhoramento do milho, - notadamente Viçosa, Piracicaba e Ipanema - as demais linhagens recebidas não se portaram bem nas nossas condições. Foram introduzidas ainda amostras de sementes de híbridos. Queremos nos referir especialmente às remessas feitas dos Estados Unidos, diretamente, ou por intermédio de firmas locais, interessadas. Êstes híbridos portaram-se, todos êles, muito mal. Atualmente, está sendo observado o comportamento dos híbridos simples sintetizados no México e na Colômbia, cruzados com híbridos obtidos no Brasil.In order to diversify the maize germplasm utilized in the breeding work conducted at the Instituto Agronômico, at Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, efforts were made to obtain corn samples from the most diversified origins. Seeds of numerous varieties, inbred lines and hybrids were introduced and their performance observed under local conditions. Until 1951, a total of 1405 samples were introduced, most of them being derived from various parts of Brazil. From the United States, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia

  13. A reciprocidade nos contratos: uma análise expressivista Contractual reciprocity: an expressivist analysis

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    Leandro Martins Zanitelli

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo se propõe a determinar por que a legislação contratual deve expressar o valor da reciprocidade.embora muito se venha debatendo sobre ajustiça ou oequilíbrio nos contratos e aproibição à estipulação de cláusulas abusivas, pouca atenção tem sido dispensada às questões de saber se e por que é importante que o valor da reciprocidade seja incorporado ao conteúdo expressivo da legislação contratual, isto é, que a lei, ao regrar a atividade contratual, torne patente sua adesão ao valor da reciprocidade como justiça nas trocas ou recusa à exploração de uma das partes pela outra. Segundo se defende aqui, a expressão legal do valor da reciprocidade-que pode acontecer se ja por intermédio de um princípio geral de equanimidade contratual, seja por requerimentos mais específicos, tais como o da observância do preço médio (ou“preço de mercado ou o da não estipulação de certas cláusulas - é importante por duas ordens de razões. Primeiro, o fato de a lei expressar o valor da reciprocidade é de se considerar importante porque o conteúdo expressivo da lei - aquilo que a lei expressa - é intrinsecamente importante. No caso da reciprocidade, sustenta-se mais adiante que a lei, ao manifestar o anseio de que haja certo ajuste entre o sacrifício realizado e a vantagem obtida pelos contratantes, acaba, indiretamente, por proclamar ideais mais basilares de igualdade e fraternidade. Em segundo lugar, a expressão em lei do valor da reciprocidade é importante devido às suas consequáncias. Essas consequáncias não se limitam às que resultem de limites impostos à liberdade contratual ou à recusa do órgão judicial a executar contrato siníquos, já que o endosso legal ao valor da reciprocidade pode influir sobre as razões de agir dos contratantes, contribuindo para que,ao invés de agir apenas para a maximização do próprio ganho, eles incluam a satisfação do interesse da contraparte entre as razões de

  14. iNOS-producing inflammatory dendritic cells constitute the major infected cell type during the chronic Leishmania major infection phase of C57BL/6 resistant mice.

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    Carl De Trez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Leishmania major parasites reside and multiply in late endosomal compartments of host phagocytic cells. Immune control of Leishmania growth absolutely requires expression of inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS/NOS2 and subsequent production of NO. Here, we show that CD11b+ CD11c+ Ly-6C+ MHC-II+ cells are the main iNOS-producing cells in the footpad lesion and in the draining lymph node of Leishmania major-infected C57BL/6 mice. These cells are phenotypically similar to iNOS-producing inflammatory DC (iNOS-DC observed in the mouse models of Listeria monocytogenes and Brucella melitensis infection. The use of DsRed-expressing parasites demonstrated that these iNOS-producing cells are the major infected population in the lesions and the draining lymph nodes. Analysis of various genetically deficient mouse strains revealed the requirement of CCR2 expression for the recruitment of iNOS-DC in the draining lymph nodes, whereas their activation is strongly dependent on CD40, IL-12, IFN-gamma and MyD88 molecules with a partial contribution of TNF-alpha and TLR9. In contrast, STAT-6 deficiency enhanced iNOS-DC recruitment and activation in susceptible BALB/c mice, demonstrating a key role for IL-4 and IL-13 as negative regulators. Taken together, our results suggest that iNOS-DC represent a major class of Th1-regulated effector cell population and constitute the most frequent infected cell type during chronic Leishmania major infection phase of C57BL/6 resistant mice.

  15. AB037. Icariside II improves human cavernous endothelial cells function by regulating miR-155/eNOS signal pathway

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    Guan, Ruili; Lei, Hongen; Yang, Bicheng; Li, Huixi; Wang, Lin; Guo, Yinglu; Xin, Zhongcheng

    2016-01-01

    Background To investigate the changes of miR-155/endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) signal pathway under the stimulation of age-BSA and glucose with or without icariside II (ICAII) intervention inhuman cavernous endothelial cells (HCECs). Methods Purified HCECs were first divided into three groups randomly: normal group + BSA (NC group), age-BSA + glucose group (DM group), ICAII treatment group (DM + ICAII group with different concentrations at 0.1, 1, 10 µM). Western Blot to detect the protein expression of eNOS and RAGE; real time PCR to detect the expression of miR-155 and eNOS; DAF-FM DA fluorescent probes assay and NaNO3/NaNO2 assay to detect the NO concentration. Lentivirus mediated miR-155 over-expression was constructed to observe the changes of eNOS and NO. Results The eNOS and RAGE expression in DM group is significantly reduced and increased respectively compared with that of NC group (P<0.05), while ICAII intervention could reverse this change effectively. The 10 µM of ICAII has the most powerful effect. MiR-155 has the highest fold changes among candidate miRNAs in diabetic like HCECs (P<0.05). MiR-155 increased and eNOS decreased remarkably in DM group, while ICAII intervention could inhibit the miR-155 expression, which led to the significantly higher eNOS expression and NO concentration (P<0.05). In lentivirus mediated miR-155 overexpression with or without ICAII intervention model, we found the similar trend with the above diabetic model. Conclusions MiR-155/eNOS signal pathway may be involved in the process of diabetic HCECs dysfunction. ICAII could promote the recovery of the endothelial dysfunction by regulating the miR-155/eNOS signal pathway.

  16. Right Ventricular Adaptation Is Associated with the Glu298Asp Variant of the NOS3 Gene in Elite Athletes.

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    Szelid, Zsolt; Lux, Árpád; Kolossváry, Márton; Tóth, Attila; Vágó, Hajnalka; Lendvai, Zsuzsanna; Kiss, Loretta; Maurovich-Horvat, Pál; Bagyura, Zsolt; Merkely, Béla

    2015-01-01

    Nitric oxide (NO), an important endogenous pulmonary vasodilator is synthetized by the endothelial NO synthase (NOS3). Reduced NO bioavailability and thus the Glu298Asp polymorphism of NOS3 may enhance right ventricular (RV) afterload and hypertrophic remodeling and influence athletic performance. To test this hypothesis world class level athletes (water polo players, kayakers, canoeists, rowers, swimmers, n = 126) with a VO2 maximum greater than 50ml/kg/min were compared with non-athletic volunteers (n = 155). Cardiopulmonary exercise tests and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) were performed to determine structural or functional changes. Genotype distribution of the NOS3 Glu298Asp polymorphism was not affected by gender or physical performance. Cardiac MRI showed increased stroke volume with eccentric hypertrophy in all athletes regardless of their genotype. However, the Asp allelic variant carriers had increased RV mass index (32±6g versus 27±6g, pgene function and NO bioavailability in sport related cardiac adaptation.

  17. Metformin inhibits vascular calcification in female rat aortic smooth muscle cells via the AMPK-eNOS-NO pathway.

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    Cao, Xiaorui; Li, Huan; Tao, Huiren; Wu, Ning; Yu, Lifeng; Zhang, Dawei; Lu, Xiaozhao; Zhu, Jinyu; Lu, Zifan; Zhu, Qingsheng

    2013-10-01

    Metformin exhibits diverse protective effects against diabetic complications, such as bone loss. Here, we investigated the effect of metformin on vascular calcification, another type 2 diabetes complication. In female rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMCs), we observed that metformin significantly alleviated β-glycerophosphate-induced Ca deposition and alkaline phosphatase activity, corresponding with reduced expression of some specific genes in osteoblast-like cells, including Runx2 and bone morphogenetic protein-2, and positive effects on α-actin expression, a specific marker of smooth muscle cells. Mechanistic analysis showed that phosphorylation levels of both AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) were increased with NO overproduction. After inhibition of either AMPK or eNOS with the pharmacologic inhibitors, compound C or Nω-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, NO production was lowered and metformin-meditated vascular protection against β-glycerophosphate-induced Ca deposition was removed. Our results support that metformin prevents vascular calcification via AMPK-eNOS-NO pathway.

  18. Sildenafil (Viagra) Protective Effects on Neuroinflammation: The Role of iNOS/NO System in an Inflammatory Demyelination Model

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    Raposo, Catarina; Nunes, Ana Karolina de Santana; Luna, Rayana Leal de Almeida; Araújo, Shyrlene Meiry da Rocha; da Cruz-Höfling, Maria Alice; Peixoto, Christina Alves

    2013-01-01

    We recently demonstrated that sildenafil reduces the expression of cytokines, COX-2, and GFAP in a demyelinating model induced in wild-type (WT) mice. Herein, the understandings of the neuroprotective effect of sildenafil and the mediation of iNOS/NO system on inflammatory demyelination induced by cuprizone were investigated. The cerebella of iNOS−/− mice were examined after four weeks of treatment with cuprizone alone or combined with sildenafil. Cuprizone increased GFAP, Iba-1, TNF-α, COX-2, IL-1β, and IFN-γ expression, decreased expression of glutathione S-transferase pi (GSTpi), and damaged myelin in iNOS−/− mice. Sildenafil reduced Iba-1, IFN-γ, and IL-1β levels but had no effect on the expression of GFAP, TNF-α, and COX-2 compared to the cuprizone group. Sildenafil elevated GSTpi levels and improved the myelin structure/ultrastructure. iNOS−/− mice suffered from severe inflammation following treatment with cuprizone, while WT mice had milder inflammation, as found in the previous study. It is possible that inflammatory regulation through iNOS-feedback is absent in iNOS−/− mice, making them more susceptible to inflammation. Sildenafil has at least a partial anti-inflammatory effect through iNOS inhibition, as its effect on iNOS−/− mice was limited. Further studies are required to explain the underlying mechanism of the sildenafil effects. PMID:23970812

  19. Sildenafil (Viagra Protective Effects on Neuroinflammation: The Role of iNOS/NO System in an Inflammatory Demyelination Model

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    Catarina Raposo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We recently demonstrated that sildenafil reduces the expression of cytokines, COX-2, and GFAP in a demyelinating model induced in wild-type (WT mice. Herein, the understandings of the neuroprotective effect of sildenafil and the mediation of iNOS/NO system on inflammatory demyelination induced by cuprizone were investigated. The cerebella of iNOS−/− mice were examined after four weeks of treatment with cuprizone alone or combined with sildenafil. Cuprizone increased GFAP, Iba-1, TNF-α, COX-2, IL-1β, and IFN-γ expression, decreased expression of glutathione S-transferase pi (GSTpi, and damaged myelin in iNOS−/− mice. Sildenafil reduced Iba-1, IFN-γ, and IL-1β levels but had no effect on the expression of GFAP, TNF-α, and COX-2 compared to the cuprizone group. Sildenafil elevated GSTpi levels and improved the myelin structure/ultrastructure. iNOS−/− mice suffered from severe inflammation following treatment with cuprizone, while WT mice had milder inflammation, as found in the previous study. It is possible that inflammatory regulation through iNOS-feedback is absent in iNOS−/− mice, making them more susceptible to inflammation. Sildenafil has at least a partial anti-inflammatory effect through iNOS inhibition, as its effect on iNOS−/− mice was limited. Further studies are required to explain the underlying mechanism of the sildenafil effects.

  20. Protection of neuronal cells from excitotoxicity by disrupting nNOS-PSD95 interaction with a small molecule SCR-4026.

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    Mo, Shi-Fu; Liao, Gao-Yong; Yang, Jie; Wang, Meng-Yu; Hu, Yang; Lian, Guo-Ning; Kong, Ling-Dong; Zhao, Yong

    2016-10-01

    Stroke is a major public health problem leading to high rates of death and disability in adults. Coupling of postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) plays an important part in neuronal damage caused by stroke. Recent studies suggest the possibility of alleviating post ischemia neuron damage by blocking ischemia-induced nNOS-PSD-95 association. Here, we report a small-molecular inhibitor of nNOS-PSD-95 interaction, SCR-4026, which exhibits neuroprotective activities in NMDA-induced or Oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced neuronal damage in primary cortical neurons cultures, and ameliorated focal cerebral ischemic damage in rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and reperfusion. Furthermore, we found that SCR-4026 was also able to promote neural stem cells to differentiate into neurons-like cells, which is potentially of great significance for neural protection. Taken together, SCR-4026 is identified as a novel small molecule that shows great potential in treating stroke.

  1. Enrique Dussel: contribuições para a crítica ética e radical nos Estudos Organizacionais

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    Maria Ceci Misoczky

    Full Text Available Nesse ensaio, vinculamo-nos ao esforço que alguns autores vêm realizando de elaborar uma crítica ética e radical nos Estudos Organizacionais (EO para libertar pelo menos algumas de suas partes da colonização pelo management. Nesse sentido, tomamos como referência as proposições criticamente situadas na América Latina da Filosofia da Libertação (FL elaboradas por Enrique Dussel. Na primeira parte, apresentamos uma visão abrangente desta vasta obra que se justifica pela apropriação parcial e mesmo incoerente que vem sendo realizada nos EO. Na segunda parte, discutimos algumas apropriações que vêm sendo feitas por autores vinculados aos EO no contexto latino-americano, com destaque para o brasileiro. Esse diálogo crítico é indispensável para que se libere o caminho para que a FL de Dussel contribua para o exercício de uma crítica que negue, lado a lado com as vítimas, a legitimidade de um sistema que explora e oprime e que, simultaneamente, se comprometa com a afirmação da vida humana em comunidade e, portanto, com a práxis da libertação.

  2. Marine Cyclotripeptide X-13 Promotes Angiogenesis in Zebrafish and Human Endothelial Cells via PI3K/Akt/eNOS Signaling Pathways

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    Zhong Pei

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Cyclotripeptide X-13 is a core of novel marine compound xyloallenoide A isolated from mangrove fungus Xylaria sp. (no. 2508. We found that X-13 dose-dependently induced angiogenesis in zebrafish embryos and in human endothelial cells, which was accompanied by increased phosphorylation of eNOS and Akt and NO release. Inhibition of PI3K/Akt/eNOS by LY294002 or l-NAME suppressed X-13-induced angiogenesis. The present work demonstrates that X-13 promotes angiogenesis via PI3K/Akt/eNOS pathways.

  3. Phosphorylation of endothelial NOS contributes to simvastatin protection against myocardial no-reflow and infarction in reperfused swine hearts: partially via the PKA signaling pathway

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    Xiang-dong LI; Yue-jin YANG; Yong-jian GENG; Jing-lin ZHAO; Hai-tao ZHANG; Yu-tong CHENG; Yi-ling WU

    2012-01-01

    Aim:The cholesterol-lowering drugs statins could enhance the activities of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and protect myocardium during ischemia and reperfusion.The aim of this study was to examine whether protein kinase A (PKA) was involved in statinmediated eNOS phosphorylation and cardioprotection.Methods:6-Month-old Chinese minipigs (20-30 kg) underwent a 1.5-h occlusion and 3-h reperfusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD).In the sham group,the LAD was encircled by a suture but not occluded.Hemodynamic and cardiac function was monitored using a polygraph.Plasma activity of creatine kinase and the tissue activities of PKA and NOS were measured spectrophotometrically.p-CREB,eNOS and p-eNOS levels were detected using Western blotting.Sizes of the area at risk,the area of no-reflow and the area of necrosis were measured morphologically.Results:Pretreatment of the animals with simvastatin (SIM,2 mg/kg,po) before reperfusion significantly decreased the plasma activity of creatine kinase,an index of myocardial necrosis,and reduced the no-reflow size (from 50.4%±2.4% to 36.1%+2.1%,P<0.01) and the infarct size (from 79.0%±2.7% to 64.1%±4.5%,P<0.01).SIM significantly increased the activities of PKA and constitutive NOS,and increased Ser133 p-CREB protein,Ser1179 p-eNOS,and Ser635 p-eNOS in ischemic myocardium.Intravenous infusion of the PKA inhibitor H-89 (1 μg·kg1·min-1) partially abrogated the SIM-induced cardioprotection and eNOS phosphorylation.In contrast,intravenous infusion of the eNOS inhibitor L-NNA (10 mg·kg1) completely abrogated the SIM-induced cardioprotection and eNOS phosphorylation during ischemia and reperfusion,but did not affect the activity of PKA.Conclusion:Pretreatment with a single dose of SIM 2.5 h before reperfusion attenuates myocardial no-reflow and infarction through increasing eNOS phosphorylation at Ser1179 and Ser635 that was partially mediated via the PKA signaling pathway.

  4. Rasch Validation and Cross-validation of the Health of Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) for Monitoring of Psychiatric Disability in Traumatized Refugees in Western Psychiatric Care

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    Palic, Sabina; Kappel, Michelle Lind; Makransky, Guido

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    Rasch analysis we evaluated the psychometrics of the Health of Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) in pre-treatment data of consecutive refugee patients (N = 448) from a Danish psychiatric clinic. Then, we carried out a cross-validation of the pre-treatment HoNOS model on post-treatment data from the same...... group. A revised 10-item HoNOS fit the Rasch model at pre-treatment, and also showed excellent fit within the cross-validation data. Culture, gender, and need for translation did not exert serious bias on the measure’s performance. The results establish good monitoring properties of the 10-item Ho...

  5. Viabilidade econômica da produção de biogás de dejetos suínos: um estudo de caso

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    da Silva Gomes, Tatiane Machado; Reiher, Augusta Pelinski

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho teve por objetivo verificar a viabilidade econômica do tratamento de dejetos de suínos em biodigestores. Especificamente, buscou-se quantificar a renda oriunda da produção de suínos e o quanto se agrega nela com a transformação dos dejetos nos biodigestores. Para isso, foram quantificados os custos, a receita e o lucro da suinocultura ex ante a implantação do biodigestor, parâmetros que serviram de base para a constatação da agregação de renda em cada situação formulada....

  6. Effects of melatonin on the expression of iNOS and COX-2 in rat models of colitis

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    Wei-Guo Dong; Qiao Mei; Jie-Ping Yu; Jian-Ming Xu; Li Xiang; Yu Xu

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the effects of melatonin (MT) on the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in rat models of colitis. METHODS: Healthy adult Sprague-Dawlay (SD) rats of both sexes, weighing 280±30 g, were employed in the present study. The rat models of colitis were induced by either acetic acid or 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) enemas. The experimental animals were randomly divided into melatonin treatment and model control group that were intracolicly treated daily with melatonin at doses of 2.5, 5.0, 10.0 mg.kg-1 and equal amount of saline respectively from 24 h following induction of colitis in rats inflicted with acetic acid enema and the seventh day in rats with TNBS to the end of study. A normal control group of rats treated with neither acetic acid nor TNBS but saline enema was also included in the study. On the 28th day of the experiment, the rat colon mucosal damage index (CDMI) was calculated, and the colonic prostaglandin E2(PGE2), nitric oxide (NO), as well as the iNOS and COX-2expression were also determined biochemically or immunohistochemically. RESULTS: CDMI increased to 2.87±0.64 and 3.12±1.12respectively in rats treated with acetic acid and TNBS enema,which was in accordance with the significantly elevated colonic NO and PGE2 contents, as well as the up-regulated colonic iNOS and COX-2 expression in both of the two rat models of colitis. With treatment by melatonin at the doses of 5.0 and 10.0 mg@kg-1, CDMI in both models of rat colitis was significantly decreased (P<0.05-0.01), which accorded synchronously and unanimously with the reduced colonic NO and PGE2 content, as well as the down-regulated expression of colonic iNOS and COX-2. CONCLUSION: Melatonin has a protective effect on colonic injury induced by both acetic acid and TNBS enemas, which is probably via a mechanism of local inhibition of iNOS and COX-2 expression in colonic mucosa.

  7. Investigating inquiry beliefs and nature of science (NOS) conceptions of science teachers as revealed through online learning

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    Atar, Hakan Yavuz

    teachers NOS conceptions. Developing desired understanding of nature of science conceptions and having an adequate experience with inquiry learning is especially important for science teachers because science education literature suggests that the development of teachers' nature of science conceptions is influenced by their experiences with inquiry science (Akerson et. al. 2000) and implementation of science lessons reflect teachers' NOS conceptions (Abd-EL-Khalick & Boujaoude, 1997; Matson & Parsons, 1998; Rosenthal, 1993; Trowbridge, Bybee & Powell, 2000; Turner & Sullenger, 1999). Furthermore, the impediments to successful integration of inquiry based science instruction from teachers' perspective are particularly important, as they are the implementers of inquiry based science education reform. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between the teachers' NOS conceptions and their inquiry beliefs and practices in their classrooms and how this relationship impedes or contributes to the implementation of inquiry based science education reform efforts. The participants of this study were in-service teachers who were accepted into the online Masters Program in science education program at a southern university. Three online courses offered in the summer semester of 2005 constituted the research setting of this study: (1) Special Problems in the Teaching of Secondary School Science: Nature of Science & Science Teaching, (2) Curriculum in Science Education, and (3) Colloquium. Multiple data sources were used for data triangulation (Miles & Huberman, 1984; Yin, 1994) in order to understand the relationship between participants' NOS views and their conceptions and beliefs about inquiry-based science teaching. The study revealed that the relationship between the teachers' NOS conceptions and their inquiry beliefs and practices is far from being simple and linear. Data suggests that the teachers' sophistication of NOS conceptions influence their perception of

  8. Intoxicação por selênio em suínos no Sul do Brasil

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    Danilo C. Gomes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available São descritos dois surtos de intoxicação por selênio em suínos na região Sul do Brasil. Foram acometidos leitões em fase de creche, entre 27 e 22 dias, com mortalidade variando de 16% a 15,3% (Surto 1 e 2 respectivamente. Os suínos apresentaram poliomielomalacia simétrica focal e lesões de casco, que inicialmente eram caracterizadas por uma linha avermelhada na borda coronária que evoluía nos suínos sobreviventes para desprendimento do casco. Os sinais clínicos iniciaram após seis dias (Surto 1 e 30 horas (Surto 2 da introdução da ração com alto teor de selênio. O surgimento dos sinais foi abrupto, caracterizado por andar cambaleante, com evolução para paralisia dos membros pélvicos e posteriormente tetraparesia. Macroscopicamente observaram-se focos circulares amarelados com áreas deprimidas mais escuras, restritas ao corno ventral da substância cinzenta em intumescências cervical e lombar. Microscopicamente essas áreas corresponderam à malacia da substância cinzenta, caracterizada por microcavitações, perda neuronal, cromatólise, neuronofagia, infiltrado de células Gitter, microgliose, astrócitos de Alzheimer tipo II e proliferação de células endoteliais evidenciadas na imunohistoquímica (IHQ para fator de von Willebrand. Ainda, no segundo surto, dois animais apresentaram vacuolização difusa do citoplasma de neurônios e em um suíno foram observados astrócitos gemistocíticos. Na IHQ para GFAP ficou evidenciada uma astrocitose e astrogliose. Além dessas alterações medulares, em dois suínos observou-se, polioencefalomalácia simétrica no tronco encefálico. Em amostras de ração, detectou-se 3,38ppm (Surto 1 e 154ppm (Surto 2 de Se/kg e em amostras de fígado foram encontradas dosagens superiores a 3,34ppm (variando de 3,34 até 10ppm. No Surto 2, após 44 dias da retirada da ração, foi realizada eutanásia de seis suínos para monitoramento de níveis hepáticos de selênio (dois suínos

  9. Microbioerosão em Biominerais Encontrados nos Parrachos de Maracajú, RN, Brasil.

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    Dimila Mothé Cordeiro dos Santos

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available A Área de Proteção Ambiental dos Recifesde Corais (APARC, localizada no litoral Norte doEstado, abrange a faixa costeira dos Municípiosde Maxaranguape, Rio do Fogo e Touros. Inclui aplataforma rasa em frente à linha de costa entre oCabo de São Roque até o Cabo Calcanhar na porçãonordeste do estado do Rio Grande do Norte (RN,possuindo uma área de aproximada de 32.500 ha.Os “parrachos”, pertencentes ao Grupo de Recifesdo Cabo de São Roque são, geralmente, paralelosà linha de costa. Devido à afluência turística paraos recifes costeiros foi criada, na localidade, umaÁrea de Uso Turístico Intensivo (AUTI, a fim depermitir a conservação do ecossistema. O presenteestudo objetiva conhecer a composição taxonômicae a freqüência da microbioerosão nos biomineraisde sedimento de fundo dos “parrachos”. O materialfoi obtido em 35 pontos de coletas distribuídosem locais próximos e mais afastados da AUTI,através de mergulho livre em maio de 2004, paraanálise das frações acima de 500 μm, em 10 cm3 desedimento. Os principais grupos são formas juvenisdos moluscos Lucina e Olivancillaria, inteirose fragmentados, foraminíferos Amphistegina,Discorbis, Rosalina, Quinqueloculina, Peneroplis ePyrgo, e espículas de esponjas. As microperfuraçõesalongadas, dicotômicas, ramificadas correspondemaos icnogêneros Fascichnus e Eurygonum, bem comocirculares produzidas por organismos heterotróficos.As microperfurações em diferentes biomineraissão indicativas de comportamento não-seletivo dosmicroorganismos. As análises apontaram variaçõesna composição taxonômica e taxas de bioerosãoentre as localidades, possibilitando concluir que aatividade turística na área pode ser apontada comofator limitante na distribuição das associações.

  10. Polioencefalomalacia em bovinos nos estados de Mato Grosso do Sul e São Paulo

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    Nakazato Luciano

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Trinta focos de polioencefalomalacia (PEM foram diagnosticados no período de agosto de 1993 a outubro de 1997. Vinte e nove focos ocorreram no estado de Mato Grosso do Sul (MS e um no estado de São Paulo (SP. Foram afetados bovinos de 4 a 84 meses de idade. A morbidade dos rebanhos afetados variou de 0,02% a 14,28% e a letalidade de 42,5% a 100%. A doença não apresentou uma sazonalidade e ocorreu em vários municípios do MS. Em todos os focos estudados os animais afetados eram criados em regimes de criação extensiva, com exceção de um foco. Os sinais clínicos observados foram exclusivamente nervosos e a evolução dos casos variou de 12 horas a 4 dias. A maioria dos animais tratados com tiamina e dexametasona recuperou-se. Histologicamente, as lesões consistiam de necrose laminar do córtex cerebral. Adicionalmente em 2 casos observaram-se hemorragias submeningeanas e corticais, e em 9 casos presença de infiltrado de eosinófilos. A dosagem de sódio no líquor apresentou-se elevada em um caso. A etiologia da PEM não está esclarecida, porém em alguns casos a intoxicação por cloreto de sódio/privação de água pode estar envolvida na etiologia da enfermidade. A PEM representa 4,78% dos casos de enfermidades de bovinos diagnosticadas no Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica da UFMS. Com bases nos resultados, verifica-se a importância da enfermidade no diagnóstico diferencial de outras doenças com quadro clínico neurológico no MS, principalmente a raiva, a meningoencefalite por herpesvírus bovino tipo 5 (HVB-5 e o botulismo.

  11. Ir ao cinema em São Paulo nos anos 20

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    Sheila Schvarzman

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available As críticas cinematográficas de Octávio Gabus Mendes publicadas na década de 1920 em Cinearte, revista carioca dedicada ao cinema, permitem conhecer o panorama do que era exibido em São Paulo, mas também as aspirações cinematográficas do crítico e os projetos para o cinema brasileiro.Mostram a relação entre as possibilidades de desenvolvimento do cinema brasileiro e as imagens que deveria mostrar do Brasil, e o papel central que as salas de cinema tinham na constituição da atividade cinematográfica no país. Pleiteando a constituição de salas ricas em bairros de freqüência burguesa, o cinema, nas aspirações do crítico, torna-se espaço de diferenciação social, e não de inclusão.Mostram já nos anos 20 a dicotomia entre as possibilidades de constituição do cinema popular, e as aspirações elitistas que deveriam norteá-lo tanto na constituição das imagens que deveria veicular, como na sua freqüentação e distribuição espacial na cidade.In the 20's, Octavio Gabus Mendes published film critics in Cinearte, a magazine on movies. His texts present an extensive coverage of the movie scene in São Paulo, as well as of his film-making ideas and his projects for Brazilian cinema. They show the relationship between the development of the Brazilian movie industry and the images they might construct about the country, and also the central role of movie theaters in the constitution of cinematographic activity in Brazil. As they look for rich theaters in rich places, movies might represent social exclusion rather than inclusion. In this process,we can see even in the 20's a dicothomy between the constitution of cinema as a popular activity and its elitist aspirations as shown by images, spaces and frequency.

  12. Batuque: a identidade nos corpos = Batuque: the identity in the bodies

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    Roselene de Fátima Coito

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Michel Foucault, ao abordar os usos da História como o uso paródico darealidade, o uso dissociativo da identidade e o uso sacrificial da verdade, leva-nos a refletir sobre o que é a História sob a ótica da genealogia, a qual revela que a origem como se concebe tradicionalmente, ou seja, linearmente, é questionável enquanto uma verdade atribuída por um conhecimento (ou um querer-saber que percorre a humanidade. O querer-saber de onde viemos e para onde vamos tem suscitado reflexões variadas sobre identidade, sobre História e sobre verdade. No entanto, o que é a identidade quando se lhe atribui um caráter genealógico? O filósofo francês, partindo de Nietzsche, propõe dois olhares para essa discussão: a emergência ou o ponto de surgimento com o possibilidade de reflexão sobre a origem, cujo termo em alemão é Entestehung, ou o corpo como superficie deinscrições dos acontecimentos, cujo termo em alemão é Herkunft. É partindo deste segundo olhar que discutiremos o batuque, uma dança africana acompanhada de música, como uma prática que institui e constitui a identidade do africano que veio habitar o Brasil.Analyzing the uses of History as the parodic use of reality, the dissociative use of identity and the sacrificial use of truth, MichelFoucault investigates the meaning of History from the perspective of genealogy. Genealogy discloses that origin as traditional conceived, as a linear factor, is problematic as a truth attributed by knowledge (or desire-knowledge involving mankind. The desire-knowledgeon our origin and our destiny has stimulated several reflections on identity, history and truth. Nevertheless, what does identity mean when a genealogical character is attributed to it? Based on Nietzsche’s suppositions, the French philosopher presents two explanations to this discussion: emergency or the point of arising as a possibility for reflections on origin (Entstehung in German, or the body as a surface of events

  13. Mediação e mediadores nos fluxos tecnoculturais contemporâneos

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    Marco Antônio de Almeida

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: As Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação estabeleceram uma rede global na qual sociedades com distintos modos de vida e histórias se entrecruzam, causando um profundo impacto nos modos de vida cotidiana dos indivíduos. Decorrem daí desafios inéditos para se pensar as ações de mediação da informação __ particularmente nesse território híbrido caracterizado pela convivência e intersecção dos processos culturais & tecnológicos.Objetivo: Analisar as mudanças sociais relacionadas ao terreno das práticas informacionais e culturais contemporâneas, buscando compreender aspectos dos processos culturais e de enraizamento social da tecnologia. Mapear alguns desafios para a mediação hoje, envolvendo questões tecnológicas, culturais e políticas. Discutir o campo das Humanidades Digitais como novo território de mediações.Metodologia: Revisão bibliográfica, observações de campo.Resultados: São apresentadas discussões clássicas e contemporâneas sobre a temática, e também a discussão intermediação versus desintermediação. Algumas ações de mediação são apresentadas como insumo para reflexão.Conclusões: As conexões entre cultura e tecnologia se tornam cada vez mais estreitas, e não podem ser analisadas de forma ingênua. O termo Humanidades Digitais, embora ainda seja uma etiqueta genérica, surge como um campo interdisciplinar disposto a dar guarida às reflexões e às práticas suscitadas pelas mudanças decorrentes da introdução das tecnologias digitais no universo da cultura e das Unidades de Informação e Cultura.

  14. Influência da atividade física nos componentes psicomotores em idosos

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analisar a influência da atividade física nos componentes psicomotores em idosos participantes do UNIATI-UniEvangélica. Método: tratou-se de um estudo de natureza descritiva com abordagem qualitativa, transversal, realizado com 80 idosos, de ambos os sexos, sendo que 60 praticam atividades físicas, 20 musculação, 20 hidroginástica, 20 ritmos, regularmente em um projeto na faculdade UniEvangélica (UNIATI, na cidade de Anápolis-GO e outros 20 sedentários. As informações foram coletadas a partir de testes da ficha de avaliação psicomotora de Rosa Neto,22 os quais avaliam alterações de comportamento mental psicológico e neurológico, controle evolutivo nas áreas da motricidade fina, coordenação global, equilíbrio, esquema corporal, organização espacial e temporal. Resultados: os idosos praticantes de atividades físicas obtiveram melhor desempenho em todos os testes, com diferenças significativas, comparando aos idosos não praticantes, tendo a grande maioria classificado em muito inferior na coordenação global, normal médio no equilíbrio, muito superior na classificação do esquema corporal, normal médio na organização espacial, muito superior na estruturação temporal e normal médio na classificação geral dos aspectos psicomotores, mostrando assim que os idosos praticantes de atividades físicas tem maior desenvoltura em relação às valências físicas e motoras, controle da postura, percepção e manutenção da imagem corporal, um bom equilíbrio, melhor domínio de si próprio fisicamente, socialmente e psicologicamente. Considerações finais: a prática de musculação, hidroginástica e ritmos influencia na melhora e manutenção dos componentes psicomotores, obtendo assim uma maior desenvoltura da coordenação global, esquema corporal, equilíbrio, organização espacial e temporal, na qual os idosos sedentários não obtiveram bons resultados.

  15. June 2013 Meteotsunami Captured by NOAA/NOS Coastal Water Level Stations

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    Bailey, K.; DiVeglio, C.; Welty, A.

    2014-12-01

    On June 13, 2013, a north-south oriented, long formation of strong storms passed eastward over the New Jersey coast. Three hours later, while the weather was calm, a sudden runup of water along the New Jersey and New England coasts was witnessed despite no nearby seismic activity. Post-event analysis revealed that a rare meteotsunami impacted the East Coast of the United States. The strong pressure jump associated with the storms generated an ocean wave that became amplified when the speed of the storms reached the speed of the wave, creating resonance. The wave approached the Mid-Atlantic shelf break and reflected back, explaining the time lag between the passing storms and the incoming wave. The National Water Level Observing Network (NWLON) stations maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) measured strong water level oscillations at several stations along the eastern seaboard. The detided one-minute data show the tsunami signal with maximum amplitudes ranging from 0.16 m at Nantucket Island, MA to 0.61 m. at Newport, RI. The Narragansett Bay stations captured the meteotsunami wave propagating northward and diminishing towards the innermost part of the Bay. The Atlantic City, NJ station captured the 3.2-mb pressure jump in the six-minute barometer data from the passing storms as well as the incoming wave that hit three hours later with a maximum amplitude of 0.47 m. Along the U.S. coast, harbor shape and orientation contributed to the strength of the tsunami wave, and some stations that were in shadowed areas did not measure a strong signal despite being in an area of measurable impact. Meteotsunamis pose a threat to the U.S. coastline, and without high-resolution observations and models these events cannot be quantitatively forecasted. NOAA does not currently have an operational warning system but the June 2013 meteotsunami provides an

  16. NOAA's Shoreline Survey Maps - Raster NOAA-NOS Shoreline Survey Manuscripts that define the shoreline and alongshore natural and man-made features

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NOS coastal survey maps (often called t-sheet or tp-sheet maps) are special use planimetric or topographic maps that precisely define the shoreline and alongshore...

  17. NOS ESRI Grid, St. Croix (Buck Island), 2006: 3M Multibeam Bathymetry of, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-06-03, UTM 20 NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of the north shore of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA...

  18. NOS TIFF Image, 3M Backscatter Mosaic La Parguera, Puerto Rico, 2006 : Project NF-06-03, UTM 19 NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 3 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the south west shore (La Parguera) of Puerto Rico. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in...

  19. Expression of gdnf and nos in adult zebrafish brain during the regeneration after spinal cord injury%成年斑马鱼脊髓损伤修复中脑gdnf 和nos 基因的表达

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    谢琳; 房萍; 林金飞; 潘洪超; 张帆; 申延琴

    2013-01-01

    成年斑马鱼(Danio rerio)具有很强的脊髓损伤后自主修复的能力,但目前其机制不明.为了研究斑马鱼中脑组织对脊髓再生的影响,文章应用成年斑马鱼脊髓损伤模型,采用实时定量PCR 方法和原位杂交技术,检测了斑马鱼脑中胶质细胞源性神经营养因子(gdnf)和一氧化氮合酶(nos)基因在脊髓损伤后4 h、12 h、6 d、11 d的表达情况,展示了这两种基因在斑马鱼脑内不同核团的动态表达变化.结果显示,成年斑马鱼脊髓损伤后,神经营养因子gdnf 基因在损伤急性期(4 h、12 h)和神经修复期(6 d、11 d)于斑马鱼脑内呈现显著性升高(P<0.05),而一氧化氮合酶基因nos 的表达于损伤急性期显著性升高 (P<0.05),随后下降,并在修复期 (11 d)显著降低(P<0.05).这表明,脊髓损伤后,高表达gdnf 基因同时低表达nos 基因的脑环境给脊髓损伤提供了良好的神经再生微环境,从而可能促进轴突的再生长及运动能力的恢复.%Recently, it is unclear about the mechanism of notable regenerated ability of adult zebrafish after spinal cord injury. To investigate the effects of brain on restoration from spinal cord injury, adult zebrafish spinal cord injury model was built and brain samples were dissected at different time points after the injury. Real-time quantitative PCR and in situ hybridization were applied to reveal the dynamics of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (gdnf) and nitric oxide synthases (nos) mRNA expression in various regions of zebrafish brain. The results showed that, compared to sham group at each time points separately, the expression of gdnf mRNA in adult zebrafish brain during both acute phase (4 h and 12 h) and chronic phase of neuroregeneration (6 d and 11d) increased significantly (P<0.05). The expression of nos mRNA in zebrafish brain enhanced during acute phase, and then reduced to the level lower than the sham group during the chronic phase of neuroregeneration

  20. Mapeamento de locos de características quantitativas nos cromossomos 5, 7 e 8 de suínos Mapping of quantitative trait loci mapping in chromosomes 5, 7 and 8 of swines

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    Katiene Régia Silva Sousa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se mapear QTL nos cromossomos 5, 7 e 8 e associá-los a características de carcaça, cortes de carcaça, qualidade de carne, desempenho e órgãos internos de suínos. Uma progênie F2 de 614 animais foi produzida do cruzamento de dois varrões da raça naturalizada brasileira Piau e 18 fêmeas comerciais (Landrace x Large White x Pietrain. A população foi genotipada para 14 marcadores microssatélites cobrindo os cromossomos 5, 7 e 8. Em seguida, foi construído o mapa de ligação para cada cromossomo. As análises de associação foram feitas usando o mapeamento de intervalo por regressão para detecção de QTL. Para características de carcaça e cortes de carcaça, foram mapeados 20 QTL nos três cromossomos, enquanto, para características de qualidade de carne, foram encontrados apenas três QTL nos cromossomos 7 e 8. Entre eles, QTL significativos a 5% no genoma foram encontrados para menor espessura de toucinho na região acima da última vértebra lombar, na linha dorsolombar no cromossomo 5; e para comprimento total do intestino delgado, peso da banha-rama e luminosidade no cromossomo 8. Para comprimento de carcaça pelo método brasileiro e comprimento de carcaça pelo método americano, QTL significativos a 1% no genoma foram encontrados no cromossomo 7. Os resultados encontrados facilitarão estudos futuros, como o mapeamento fino e a identificação de genes que controlam a composição corporal e a qualidade de carne e que poderão ser incorporados em programas de seleção assistida por marcadores para acelerar o melhoramento genético de populações de suínos, além de ajudar no melhor entendimento da fisiologia das características de produção de suínos.The aim of this experiment was to map QTL in chromosomes 5, 7 and 8 and to associate them to carcass traits, carcass cuts, meat quality, performance and internal organs of swines. An F2 offspring with 614 animals was produced from the matting of two Brazilian

  1. Cerebral and peripheral changes occurring in nitric oxide (NO synthesis in a rat model of sleeping sickness: identification of brain iNOS expressing cells.

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    Donia Amrouni

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The implication of nitric oxide (NO in the development of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT using an animal model, was examined. The manner by which the trypanocidal activity of NO is impaired in the periphery and in the brain of rats infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei (T. b. brucei was analyzed through: (i the changes occurring in NO concentration in both peripheral (blood and cerebral compartments; (ii the activity of nNOS and iNOS enzymes; (iii identification of the brain cell types in which the NO-pathways are particularly active during the time-course of the infection. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: NO concentration (direct measures by voltammetry was determined in central (brain and peripheral (blood compartments in healthy and infected animals at various days post-infection: D5, D10, D16 and D22. Opposite changes were observed in the two compartments. NO production increased in the brain (hypothalamus from D10 (+32% to D16 (+71%, but decreased in the blood from D10 (-22% to D16 (-46% and D22 (-60%. In parallel with NO measures, cerebral iNOS activity increased and peaked significantly at D16 (up to +700%. However, nNOS activity did not vary. Immunohistochemical staining confirmed iNOS activation in several brain regions, particularly in the hypothalamus. In peritoneal macrophages, iNOS activity decreased from D10 (-83% to D16 (-65% and D22 (-74% similarly to circulating NO. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: The NO changes observed in our rat model were dependent on iNOS activity in both peripheral and central compartments. In the periphery, the NO production decrease may reflect an arginase-mediated synthesis of polyamines necessary to trypanosome growth. In the brain, the increased NO concentration may result from an enhanced activity of iNOS present in neurons and glial cells. It may be regarded as a marker of deleterious inflammatory reactions.

  2. Inhibition of NOS-2 induction in LPS-stimulated J774.2 cells by 1, 5-isoquinolinediol, an inhibitor of PARP.

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    Olszanecki, R; Gebska, A; Jawień, J; Jakubowski, A; Korbut, R

    2006-03-01

    Activation of both poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of various forms of inflammation, therefore compounds which may simultaneously inhibit both pathways are of potential therapeutic interest. We tested the influence of potent inhibitor of PARP, 1, 5-isoquinolinediol (ISO), on NOS-2 induction in model of mouse macrophages (cell line J774.2) stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (1 microg/ml). Pretreatment with ISO (1-300 microM) resulted in dose-dependent inhibition of accumulation of NOS-2-derived nitrite in culture medium (IC(50) = 9,3 microM) as well as inhibition of NOS-2 protein induction in cultured J774.2 cells; ISO given 10 hours after LPS did not influence activity of NOS-2. Interestingly, another PARP inhibitor, 3-aminobenzamide (3-AB, 10-3000 microM), did not influence 24-hr nitrite accumulation in J774.2 cell culture, either administered 15 minutes prior to LPS or 10 hrs after LPS. Scavenging of reactive oxygen species by use of mixture of SOD and catalase (SOD/Cat, 100/300 - 1000/3000 U/ml) as well as cell permeable SOD-mimetic [Mn(III)TBAP, 1- 100 microM], did not influence NOS-2 induction in J774.2 cells. In summary, we identified 1, 5-isoquinoline as potent inhibitor of induction of NOS-2 in LPS-treated mouse macrophages. The exact mechanism of inhibitory action of this compound on NOS-2 induction requires further investigation.

  3. Toxoplasma gondii em suínos com ênfase na contribuição brasileira = Toxoplasma gondii in swine with emphasis in Brazilian contribution

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    Silva, Aristeu Vieira da

    2010-01-01

    Conclusões: a toxoplasmose em suínos é um problema real tanto na criação como produção de alimentos, o que resulta em grave problema econômico e de saúde pública. Apresenta prevalência variável em suínos no mundo e alta variabilidade genotípica, principalmente na América do Sul

  4. A NOS1 variant implicated in cognitive performance influences evoked neural responses during a high density EEG study of early visual perception.

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    O'Donoghue, Therese

    2012-05-01

    The nitric oxide synthasase-1 gene (NOS1) has been implicated in mental disorders including schizophrenia and variation in cognition. The NOS1 variant rs6490121 identified in a genome wide association study of schizophrenia has recently been associated with variation in general intelligence and working memory in both patients and healthy participants. Whether this variant is also associated with variation in early sensory processing remains unclear.

  5. HIF‑1 signaling pathway involving iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 mediates the neuroprotection provided by erythropoietin in the retina of chronic ocular hypertension rats.

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    Gui, Dongmei; Li, Yanfeng; Chen, Xiaolong; Gao, Dianwen; Yang, Yang; Li, Xun

    2015-02-01

    This study aimed to investigate the impacts of erythropoietin (EPO) on the electroretinogram b‑wave (ERG‑b), and on the mRNA and protein expression levels of hypoxia‑inducible factor‑1α (HIF‑1α), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase‑2 (COX‑2) and caspase‑9 in chronic ocular hypertension rats. Episcleral vein cauterization (EVC) was used to establish the chronic ocular hypertension rat model based on the intraocular pressure (IOP) value. ERG‑b and mRNA and protein expression levels of HIF‑1α, iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 in normal, EVC‑treated and EVC combined with EPO (EVC+EPO)‑treated rats were measured by electroretinography, RT‑PCR and western blotting, respectively. Moreover, the correlations of HIF‑1α with IOP, ERG‑b, iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 were evaluated. The mRNA and protein expression levels of HIF‑1α, iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 in EVC‑treated rats were increased significantly compared with normal rats. The peak expression levels of HIF‑1α, iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 were respectively obtained 7, 7, 7 and 14 days postoperatively. Compared with EVC‑treated rats, EPO administration weakened the mRNA and protein expression levels of HIF‑1α, iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9. The mRNA expression level of HIF‑1α demonstrated a significant positive correlation with IOP and ERG‑b. HIF‑1α was positively correlated with iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9 at the mRNA and protein levels. The protective effect of EPO on the retina of chronic ocular hypertension rats may be mediated by the HIF‑1 signaling pathway involving iNOS, COX‑2 and caspase‑9.

  6. Alteration in cardiac uncoupling proteins and eNOS gene expression following high-intensity interval training in favor of increasing mechanical efficiency

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    Ali Asghar Fallahi; Shahnaz Shekarfroush; Mostafa Rahimi; Amirhossain Jalali; Ali Khoshbaten

    2016-01-01

    Objective(s): High-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases energy expenditure and mechanical energy efficiency. Although both uncoupling proteins (UCPs) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) affect the mechanical efficiency and antioxidant capacity, their effects are inverse. The aim of this study was to determine whether the alterations of cardiac UCP2, UCP3, and eNOS mRNA expression following HIIT are in favor of increased mechanical efficiency or decreased oxidative stress. Mat...

  7. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) drives mTOR pathway activation and proliferation of human melanoma by reversible nitrosylation of TSC2

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    Lopez-Rivera, Esther; Jayaraman, Padmini; Parikh, Falguni; Davies, Michael A.; Ekmekcioglu, Suhendan; Izadmehr, Sudeh; Milton, Denái R.; Chipuk, Jerry E.; Grimm, Elizabeth A.; Estrada, Yeriel; Aguirre-Ghiso, Julio; Sikora, Andrew G.

    2014-01-01

    Melanoma is one of the cancers of fastest-rising incidence in the world. iNOS is overexpressed in melanoma and other cancers, and previous data suggest that iNOS and nitric oxide (NO) drive survival and proliferation of human melanoma cells. However, specific mechanisms through which this occurs are poorly defined. One candidate is the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, which plays a major role in proliferation, angiogenesis, and metastasis of melanoma and other cancers. We used the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay to test the hypothesis that melanoma growth is regulated by iNOS-dependent mTOR pathway activation. Both pharmacologic inhibition and siRNA-mediated gene silencing of iNOS suppressed melanoma proliferation and in vivo growth on the CAM in human melanoma models. This was associated with strong downregulation of mTOR pathway activation by Western blot analysis of p-mTOR, p-P70S6K, p-S6RP, and p-4EBP1. iNOS expression and NO were associated with reversible nitrosylation of TSC2, and inhibited dimerization of TSC2 with its inhibitory partner TSC1, enhancing GTPase activity of its target Rheb, a critical activator of mTOR signaling. Immunohistochemical analysis of tumor specimens from stage III melanoma patients showed a significant correlation between iNOS expression levels and expression of mTOR pathway members. Exogenously-supplied NO was also sufficient to reverse mTOR pathway inhibition by the B-Raf inhibitor Vemurafenib. In summary, covalent modification of TSC2 by iNOS-derived NO is associated with impaired TSC2/TSC1 dimerization, mTOR pathway activation, and proliferation of human melanoma. This model is consistent with the known association of iNOS overexpression and poor prognosis in melanoma and other cancers. PMID:24398473

  8. Roles of apolipoprotein E (ApoE and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS in inflammation and apoptosis in preeclampsia pathogenesis and progression.

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    Luyi Mao

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To investigate potential roles of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS and apolipoprotein (apoE in inflammation and apoptosis promoting pathological changes in preeclampsia in pregnant mice with apoE and/or iNOS knock out. METHODS: B6.129 mice were crossed to produce WT, apoE(-/-, apoE(+/-, iNOS(-/-, iNOS(+/- and apoE(-/-iNOS(-/- groups. Variants were confirmed by PCR. Serum lipid parameters (triglycerides, TG; total cholesterol, TC; high density lipoprotein, HDL; and low density lipoprotein, LDL, NO levels and placental electronic microscopic ultrastructures were evaluated, and blood pressure (BP, 24-hour urine protein and pregnancy outcomes were recorded for pregnant F1 generation mice. Placental expressions of inflammatory (tumor necrosis factor-α, TNF-α; interleukin-6, IL-6; nuclear factor-κB, NF-κb and apoptotic markers (Bcl-2 associated X protein, Bax, B-cell lymphoma/leukemia-2, Bcl-2, and Caspase-3 were evaluated via Western blot. RESULTS: Serum lipids, BP and 24-hour urine protein levels were shown to be significantly higher and parturition and placenta weights were lower in apoE(-/- and apoE(-/-iNOS(-/- groups (p0.05 showed no differences. In addition, placenta vascular endothelial and trophoblast cell morphological changes were demonstrated in both the apoE(-/-iNOS(-/- and apoE(-/- groups. CONCLUSION: Elevated lipid metabolism and inflammatory/apoptosis parameters suggest a potentially significant role of apoE in preeclampsia pathology, as well as a relationship between iNOS and preeclampsia progression.

  9. Synthesis of a Potent Aminopyridine-Based nNOS-Inhibitor by Two Recent No-Carrier-Added (18)F-Labelling Methods.

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    Drerup, Christian; Ermert, Johannes; Coenen, Heinz H

    2016-09-01

    Nitric oxide (NO), an important multifunctional signaling molecule, is produced by three isoforms of NO-synthase (NOS) and has been associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Selective inhibitors of the subtypes iNOS (inducible) or nNOS (neuronal) are of great interest for decoding neurodestructive key factors, and (18)F-labelled analogues would allow investigating the NOS-function by molecular imaging with positron emission tomography. Especially, the highly selective nNOS inhibitor 6-((3-((3-fluorophenethylamino)methyl)phenoxy)methyl)-4-methylpyridin-2-amine (10) lends itself as suitable compound to be (18)F-labelled in no-carrier-added (n.c.a.) form. For preparation of the (18)F-labelled nNOS-Inhibitor [(18)F]10 a "build-up" radiosynthesis was developed based on a corresponding iodonium ylide as labelling precursor. The such activated phenethyl group of the compound was efficiently and regioselectively labelled with n.c.a. [(18)F]fluoride in 79% radiochemical yield (RCY). After conversion by reductive amination and microwave assisted displacement of the protecting groups, the desired nNOS-inhibitor was obtained in about 15% total RCY. Alternatively, for a simplified "late-stage" (18)F-labelling procedure a corresponding boronic ester precursor was synthesized and successfully used in a newer, copper(II) mediated n.c.a. (18)F-fluoro-deboroniation reaction, achieving the same total RCY. Thus, both methods proved comparatively suited to provide the highly selective NOS-inhibitor [(18)F]10 as probe for preclinical in vivo studies.

  10. Programas cognitivos e passionalização do consumo nos media e na publicidade

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    José Luiz Aidar Prado

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo As sociedades do capitalismo globalizado, cuja lógica cultural é o multiculturalismo (como programa de equivalência das culturas faz empuxo para a individualização. Ser um indivíduo implica pertencer a um grupo, que, por sua vez, pede ao sujeito diferenciação; por outro lado, o grupo impõe, dentro de um campo de conflitos discursivos, um empuxo pela equivalência. Coloca-se aí um jogo entre equivalências e diferenças, sem que autoridades tradicionais possam criar consensos fortes. Tal autoridade se realiza erformativamente nesse campo discursivo conflitivo. O mercado, na época da cultura dos media e da publicidade, disciplina a busca dos indivíduos a partir das tecnologias discursivas, construídas com base em uma racionalidade estratégica, bombeando as formas semânticas e pragmáticas da cultura. Trata-se, por um lado, de fornecer programas nos media, regados pelo imaginário da publicidade e do marketing, para guiar os indivíduos aos seus objetos de desejo. Por outro, é o sistema que busca tornar íntimas as buscas de dispositivos, tratamentos, substâncias, produtos, objetos carregados de atratores ao gozo de consumo. Tais programas constroem regimes de visibilidade em que certos itens são tornados positivos (euforizados e podem vir às cenas nos media com seus modos de usar e suas receitas de vida boa, enquanto outros são disforizados e relegados ao ostracismo. O empuxo ao consumo é uma forma de modalizar a busca por essa individuação privilegiada a partir de uma apresentação passionalizada de valores, ligados a marcadores culturais. Palavras-chave: Programas cognitivos dos media; capitalismo globalizado; individualização; mapas cognitivos; consumo; publicidade. Resumen Las sociedades del capitalismo globalizado, cuya lógica cultural es el multiculturalismo (como programa de equivalencia de las culturas, hacen empuje para la individualización. Ser un individuo implica pertenecer a un grupo, que, a su vez

  11. The antinociception of oxytocin on colonic hypersensitivity in rats was mediated by inhibition of mast cell degranulation via Ca(2+)-NOS pathway.

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    Gong, Liping; Li, Jing; Tang, Yan; Han, Ting; Wei, Chuanfei; Yu, Xiao; Li, Jingxin; Wang, Rong; Ma, Xuelian; Liu, Kejing; Geng, Lingyun; Liu, Shaozhuang; Yan, Bing; Liu, Chuanyong

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    This study was conducted to investigate the effects of oxytocin (OT) on visceral hypersensitivity/pain and mast cell degranulation and the underlying mechanisms. We found that oxytocin receptor (OTR) was expressed in colonic mast cells in humans and rats, as well as in human mast cell line-1 (HMC-1), rat basophilic leukemia cell line (RBL-2H3) and mouse mastocytoma cell line (P815). OT decreased 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced visceral hypersensitivity, colonic mast cell degranulation and histamine release after mast cell degranulation in rats. Also, OT attenuated the compound 48/80 (C48/80)-evoked histamine release in P815 cells and inward currents, responsible for the mast cell degranulation, in HMC-1, RBL-2H3 and P815 cells. Moreover, these protective effects of OT against visceral hypersensitivity and mast cell degranulation were eliminated by coadministration of OTR antagonist atosiban or a nonselective inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), NG-Methyl-L-arginine acetate salt (L-NMMA). Notably, OT evoked a concentration-dependent increase of intracellular Ca(2+) in HMC-1, RBL-2H3 and P815 cells, which was responsible for the activation of neuronal NOS (NOS1) and endothelial NOS (NOS3). Our findings strongly suggest that OT might exert the antinociception on colonic hypersensitivity through inhibition of mast cell degranulation via Ca(2+)-NOS pathway.

  12. Activation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) signaling pathway in 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-induced neurotoxicity.

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    Jiang, Junkang; Duan, Zhiqing; Nie, Xiaoke; Xi, Hanqing; Li, Aihong; Guo, Aisong; Wu, Qiyun; Jiang, Shengyang; Zhao, Jianya; Chen, Gang

    2014-07-01

    2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) has been reported to cause alterations in cognitive and motor behavior during both development and adulthood. In this study, the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) signaling pathway was investigated in differentiated pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells to better understand the mechanisms of TCDD-induced neurotoxicity. TCDD exposure induced a time- and dose-dependent increase in nNOS expression. High levels of nitric oxide (NO) production by nNOS activation induced mitochondrial cytochrome c (Cyt-c) release and down-regulation of Bcl-2. Additionally, TCDD increased the expression of active caspase-3 and significantly led to apoptosis in PC12 cells. However, these effects above could be effectively inhibited by the addition of 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), a highly selective nNOS inhibitor. Moreover, in the brain cortex of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, nNOS was also found to have certain relationship with TCDD-induced neuronal apoptosis. Together, our findings establish a role for nNOS as an enhancer of TCDD-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells.

  13. Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Recreational Exercise in TNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats: Role of NOS/HO/MPO System

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    Zita Szalai

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available There are opposite views in the available literature: Whether physical exercise has a protective effect or not on the onset of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. Therefore, we investigated the effects of recreational physical exercise before the induction of colitis. After 6 weeks of voluntary physical activity (running wheel, male Wistar rats were treated with TNBS (10 mg. 72 hrs after trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS challenge we measured colonic gene (TNF-α, IL-1β, CXCL1 and IL-10 and protein (TNF-α expressions of various inflammatory mediators and enzyme activities of heme oxygenase (HO, nitric oxide synthase (NOS, and myeloperoxidase (MPO enzymes. Wheel running significantly increased the activities of HO, constitutive NOS (cNOS isoform. Furthermore, 6 weeks of running significantly decreased TNBS-induced inflammatory markers, including extent of lesions, severity of mucosal damage, and gene expression of IL-1β, CXCL1, and MPO activity, while IL-10 gene expression and cNOS activity were increased. iNOS activity decreased and the activity of HO enzyme increased, but not significantly, compared to the sedentary TNBS-treated group. In conclusion, recreational physical exercise can play an anti-inflammatory role by downregulating the gene expression of proinflammatory mediators, inducing anti-inflammatory mediators, and modulating the activities of HO and NOS enzymes in a rat model of colitis.

  14. Anti-inflammatory effect of recreational exercise in TNBS-induced colitis in rats: role of NOS/HO/MPO system.

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    Szalai, Zita; Szász, András; Nagy, István; Puskás, László G; Kupai, Krisztina; Király, Adél; Berkó, Anikó Magyariné; Pósa, Anikó; Strifler, Gerda; Baráth, Zoltán; Nagy, Lajos I; Szabó, Renáta; Pávó, Imre; Murlasits, Zsolt; Gyöngyösi, Mariann; Varga, Csaba

    2014-01-01

    There are opposite views in the available literature: Whether physical exercise has a protective effect or not on the onset of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, we investigated the effects of recreational physical exercise before the induction of colitis. After 6 weeks of voluntary physical activity (running wheel), male Wistar rats were treated with TNBS (10 mg). 72 hrs after trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS) challenge we measured colonic gene (TNF-α, IL-1β, CXCL1 and IL-10) and protein (TNF-α) expressions of various inflammatory mediators and enzyme activities of heme oxygenase (HO), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) enzymes. Wheel running significantly increased the activities of HO, constitutive NOS (cNOS) isoform. Furthermore, 6 weeks of running significantly decreased TNBS-induced inflammatory markers, including extent of lesions, severity of mucosal damage, and gene expression of IL-1β, CXCL1, and MPO activity, while IL-10 gene expression and cNOS activity were increased. iNOS activity decreased and the activity of HO enzyme increased, but not significantly, compared to the sedentary TNBS-treated group. In conclusion, recreational physical exercise can play an anti-inflammatory role by downregulating the gene expression of proinflammatory mediators, inducing anti-inflammatory mediators, and modulating the activities of HO and NOS enzymes in a rat model of colitis.

  15. Orientações para o diagnóstico de influenza em suínos

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    Rejane Schaefer

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve a colheita adequada de amostras, as técnicas/procedimentos disponíveis para o diagnóstico de influenza A em suínos, assim como os resultados e suas respectivas interpretações, para auxiliar médicos veterinários de campo na identificação dessa doença. Em suínos vivos, as amostras adequadas são: secreção nasal, fluido oral e sangue (soro. Para suínos mortos, colher preferencialmente amostras de pulmão com consolidação cranioventral. Secreção nasal e fragmentos de pulmão refrigerado são utilizados para detectar partícula viral viável (isolamento viral - IV ou ácido nucleico viral (RT-PCR convencional e RT-PCR em tempo real. As amostras não devem ser congeladas, pois o vírus é inativado a -20°C. A caracterização molecular dos isolados é feita pela análise filogenética obtida pelo sequenciamento de DNA. O soro é utilizado para a detecção de anticorpos (Acs por meio do teste da inibição da hemaglutinação e ELISA. O fluido oral pode ser utilizado para detecção de anticorpo (ELISA ou de vírus. Fragmentos de pulmão fixados em formol a 10% são examinados microscopicamente para identificar pneumonia broncointersticial e para detecção de antígeno viral pela imuno-histoquímica (IHQ. Para o sucesso do diagnóstico, as amostras devem ser colhidas de suínos que estão preferencialmente na fase aguda da doença, para aumentar as chances de detecção viral. As melhores opções para o diagnóstico de influenza A em suínos vivos são RT-PCR e isolamento viral de amostras de swab nasal ou fluido oral. Pulmão para análise por RT-PCR, isolamento viral ou IHQ é a amostra de escolha em suínos mortos. Testes sorológicos têm valor diagnóstico limitado e são utilizados apenas para determinar o estado imune do rebanho, não indicando doença clínica, pois os Acs são detectados 7-10 dias pós-infecção (fase subaguda. O diagnóstico de influenza é importante para avaliar o envolvimento

  16. Seabuckthorn Pulp Oil Protects against Myocardial Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury in Rats through Activation of Akt/eNOS

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    Suchal, Kapil; Bhatia, Jagriti; Malik, Salma; Malhotra, Rajiv Kumar; Gamad, Nanda; Goyal, Sameer; Nag, Tapas C.; Arya, Dharamvir S.; Ojha, Shreesh

    2016-01-01

    Seabuckthorn (SBT) pulp oil obtained from the fruits of seabuckthorn [Hippophae rhamnoides L. (Elaeagnaceae)] has been used traditionally for its medicinal and nutritional properties. However, its role in ischemia–reperfusion (IR) injury of myocardium in rats has not been elucidated so far. The present study reports the cardioprotective effect of SBT pulp oil in IR-induced model of myocardial infarction in rats and underlying mechanism mediating activation of Akt/eNOS signaling pathway. Male albino Wistar rats were orally administered SBT pulp oil (5, 10, and 20 ml/kg/day) or saline for 30 days. On the day 31, ischemia was induced by one-stage ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery for 45 min followed by reperfusion for 60 min. SBT pulp oil pretreatment at the dose of 20 ml/kg observed to stabilize cardiac function and myocardial antioxidants such as glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and inhibited lipid peroxidation evidenced by reduced malondialdehyde levels as compared to IR-control group. SBT pulp oil also improved hemodynamic and contractile function and decreased tumor necrosis factor and activities of myocyte injury marker enzymes; lactate dehydrogenase and creatine kinase-MB. Additionally, a remarkable rise in expression of pAkt–eNOS, Bcl-2 and decline in expression of IKKβ/NF-κB and Bax was observed in the myocardium. The histopathological and ultrastructural salvage of cardiomyocytes further supports the cardioprotective effect of SBT pulp oil. Based on findings, it can be concluded that SBT pulp oil protects against myocardial IR injury mediating favorable modulation of Akt-eNOS and IKKβ/NF-κB expression. PMID:27445803

  17. A formação social do arquitecto: Crise nos cursos de arquitectura, 1968‑1969

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    Gonçalo Canto Moniz

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A regulamentação da reforma do ensino da arquitectura em 1957 inicia um processo de transformações sucessivas no quotidiano dos cursos de arquitectura que irá culminar com uma crise no ano de 1969.Ao longo de uma década de funcionamento, a nova orgânica proposta pela reforma não conseguiu, na sua globalidade, introduzir uma nova pedagogia nem democratizar o funcionamento das escolas, ficando refém do autoritarismo do Ministério da Educação. No entanto, a sua rigidez científica e administrativa estimulou professores e alunos a desenvolver estratégias, quer de projecto, quer de reflexão e debate, que procuraram promover a função social do arquitecto atento aos problemas da sociedade e da cidade, por oposição ao arquitecto tecnocrático.Nos anos de 1968 e 1969 as duas escolas, tal como a universidade e a sociedade, politizam o seu discurso. Os estudantes e os professores reivindicam abertamente alterações profundas na gestão da escola, nos métodos pedagógicos e nos objectivos do ensino, exigindo a reforma da Reforma de 57.Este texto aborda os momentos críticos deste processo de consciencialização política e social dos estudantes, que procura recolocar o papel da Escola no debate sobre a formação e sobre a profissão de arquitecto. No final de 1969 as escolas de arquitectura estão em crise, porque a universidade está em crise, mas também porque a profissão está crise.

  18. Sonic Hedgehog gene delivery to the rodent heart promotes angiogenesis via iNOS/netrin-1/PKC pathway.

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    Rafeeq P H Ahmed

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that genetic modification of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs with Sonic Hedgehog (Shh transgene, a morphogen during embryonic development and embryonic and adult stem cell growth, improved their survival and angiogenic potential in the ischemic heart via iNOS/netrin/PKC pathway. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: MSCs from young Fisher-344 rat bone marrow were purified and transfected with pCMV Shh plasmid ((ShhMSCs. Immunofluorescence, RT-PCR and Western blotting showed higher expression of Shh in (ShhMSCs which also led to increased expression of angiogenic and pro-survival growth factors in (ShhMSCs. Significantly improved migration and tube formation was seen in (ShhMSCs as compared to empty vector transfected MSCs ((EmpMSCs. Significant upregulation of netrin-1 and iNOS was observed in (ShhMSCs in PI3K independent but PKC dependent manner. For in vivo studies, acute myocardial infarction model was developed in Fisher-344 rats. The animals were grouped to receive 70 microl basal DMEM without cells (group-1 or containing 1x10(6 (EmpMSCs (group-2 and (ShhMSCs (group-3. Group-4 received recombinant netrin-1 protein injection into the infarcted heart. FISH and sry-quantification revealed improved survival of (ShhMSCs post engraftment. Histological studies combined with fluorescent microspheres showed increased density of functionally competent blood vessels in group-3 and group-4. Echocardiography showed significantly preserved heart function indices post engraftment with (ShhMSCs in group-3 animals. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Reprogramming of stem cells with Shh maximizes their survival and angiogenic potential in the heart via iNOS/netrin-1/PKC signaling.

  19. O impacto das atitudes frente às mudanças organizacionais nos comportamentos de cidadania

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    Stanley Pacheco Almeida

    Full Text Available O presente estudo investigou o impacto das atitudes frente às mudanças nas organizações nos comportamentos de cidadania. A pesquisa contou com a participação de 304 funcionários de ambos os sexos, provenientes de duas empresas localizadas no Rio de Janeiro, sendo uma do segmento bancário e outra do segmento educacional, que responderam à Escala de Atitudes frente à Mudança Organizacional e à Escala de Civismo nas Organizações. Os resultados das análises de regressões múltiplas lineares hierárquicas evidenciaram que as atitudes de aceitação às mudanças tiveram um impacto positivo nos comportamentos de cidadania organizacional, que as atitudes de ceticismo frente às mudanças interferiram negativamente nos comportamentos de proteção ao sistema e de criação de clima favorável e que, quanto menor a idade, maior a propensão a apresentar comportamentos de cidadania organizacional voltados para o oferecimento de sugestões criativas para o sistema, de proteção ao sistema e de criação de clima favorável à organização. Tais resultados são discutidos à luz da teoria da troca social, e, à guisa de conclusão, são propostas algumas ações estratégicas destinadas a suscitar atitudes positivas em tempos de mudanças nas organizações, capazes, assim, de estimular os comportamentos de cidadania organizacional de seus membros.

  20. Microcystin-LR Induces Apoptosis via NF-κB /iNOS Pathway in INS-1 Cells

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    Kai Shen

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Cyanobacterial toxins, especially the microcystins, are found in eutrophied waters throughout the world, and their potential to impact on human and animal health is a cause for concern. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR is one of the common toxic microcystin congeners and occurs frequently in diverse water systems. Recent work suggested that apoptosis plays a major role in the toxic effects induced by MC-LR in hepatocytes. However, the roles of MC-LR in pancreatic beta cells have not been fully established. The aim of the present study was to assess possible in vitro effects of MC-LR on cell apoptosis in the rat insulinoma cell line, INS-1. Our results demonstrated that MC-LR promoted selectively activation of NF-κB (increasing nuclear p50/p65 translocation and increased the mRNA and protein levels of induced nitric oxide synthase (iNOS. The chronic treatment with MC-LR stimulated nitric oxide (NO production derived from iNOS and induced apoptosis in a dose dependent manner in INS-1 cells. Meanwhile, this effect was inhibited by the NF-κB inhibitor PDTC, which reversed the apoptosis induced by MC-LR. Our observations indicate that MC-LR induced cell apoptosis via an iNOS-dependent pathway. A well-known nuclear transcription factor, NF-κB, is activated and mediates intracellular nitric oxide synthesis. We suggest that the apoptosis induced by chronic MC-LR in vivo presents a possible cause of β-cell dysfunction, as a key environmental factor in the development of diabetes mellitus.