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  1. Feeding preference of the South American endemic anomuran Aegla platensis (Decapoda, Anomura, Aeglidae)

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    Colpo, Karine Delevati; Ribeiro, Liara Colpo; Wesz, Bruna; Ribeiro, Ludmilla Oliveira

    2012-04-01

    In order to determine the feeding preference of Aegla platensis in streams and the importance of microorganisms in its detritivore diet, we carried out two experiments designed to evaluate the food preferences of A. platensis (1) among leaves with different levels of microbial colonization and (2) among insect larvae (Chironomidae, Simuliidae, Hydropsychidae) and microbially conditioned leaves. A. platensis preferred animal over plant food items; when only leaves were offered, this aeglid preferred the leaves with higher levels of microorganism conditioning.

  2. 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.

  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; Federico Giri; Pablo A. Collins

    2015-01-01

    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 use...

  4. Phylogeny of the Anomura (Decapoda, Crustacea): Spermatozoa and spermatophore morphological evidence

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    Tudge, Christopher C.

    1997-01-01

    A phylogenetic analysis of selected anomuran, thalassinidean, and other decapod crustacean taxa, based on spermatozoal ultrastructural characters and spermatophore morphological characters, was performed and the following relationships of the taxa are elucidated from the trees produced. The Anomura are not a monophyletic assemblage, with the lomoid Lomis being exclusive of the remainder of the anomuran taxa, and the thalassinid Thalassina included in the anomuran clade. The synapomorphy joini...

  5. Perfil metabólico de Aegla platensis Schmitt, (Crustacea, Aeglidae, Anomura submetida a dietas ricas em carboidratos ou proteínas Metabolic profile of Aegla platensis Schmitt, (Crustacea, Anomura submitted to carbohydrate-rich or high-protein diets

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    Bibiana Della P. Ferreira

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o efeito de uma dieta rica em carboidratos e uma dieta rica em proteínas sobre o metabolismo de Aegla platensis, um caranguejo anomuro de água doce. Os animais foram coletados no Arroio do Mineiro, município de Taquara, Rio Grande do Sul, em agosto/2002 e janeiro/2003, e foram alimentados durante 15 dias com carne bovina crua e arroz branco, em aquários aerados. O fotoperíodo foi controlado: 12 horas claro - 12 horas escuro. Glicose, proteínas, lipídios e triglicerídios foram dosados na hemolinfa; glicogênio e lipídios foram dosados no hepatopâncreas, brânquias e músculo. Em Aegla platensis, mantida em condições de laboratório, em todos os tecidos estudados pode ser observado que o aporte regular de alimento, bem como o tipo de dieta administrada determinaram um perfil diferenciado de resposta metabólica entre os sexos e o período de realização dos experimentos (inverno e verão.The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a carbohydrate-rich and a high-protein diets on metabolism of Aegla platensis, a freshwater anomuram crab. The animals were collected in Mineiro Creek, Taquara city, Rio Grande do Sul, at august/2002 and january/2003, and were feed during 15 days with crude bovine meat and white rice, in an aerated aquarium. The photoperiod was controlled: 12 hours day - 12 hours night. Glucose, proteins, lipids and triglycerides were dosed in haemolymph; glycogen and lipids were dosed in hepatopancreas, gills and muscle tissues. In Aegla platensis, maintained in laboratory conditions, in all studied tissues can be seen that the regular food intake, as well as the kind of administered diet determinated a differential profile of metabolic response between sexes and the period of the experiments performance (winter and summer.

  6. Deep-Sea decapod crustaceans (Caridea, Polychelida, Anomura and Brachyura) collected from the Nikko Seamounts, Mariana Arc, using a remotely operated vehicle "Hyper-Dolphin".

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    Komai, Tomoyuki; Tsuchida, Shinji

    2014-01-01

    Samples and images of deep-water benthic decapod crustaceans were collected from the Nikko Seamounts, Mariana Arc, at depths of 520-680 m, by using the remotely operate vehicle "Hyper-Dolphin", equipped with a high definition camera, digital camera, manipulators and slurp gun (suction sampler). The following seven species were collected, of which three are new to science: Plesionika unicolor n. sp. (Caridea: Pandalidae), Homeryon armarium Galil, 2000 (Polychelida: Polychelidae), Eumunida nikko n. sp. (Anomura: Eumunididae), Michelopagurus limatulus (Henderson, 1888) (Anomura: Paguridae), Galilia petricola n. sp. (Brachyura: Leucosiidae), Cyrtomaia micronesica Richer de Forges & Ng, 2007 (Brachyura: Inachidae), and Progeryon mus Ng & Guinot, 1999 (Brachyura: Progeryonidae). Affinities of these three new species are discussed. All but H. armarium are recorded from the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone for the first time. Brief notes on ecology and/or behavior are given for each species. PMID:24870636

  7. Distribución de cangrejos ermitaños (Anomura: Paguroidea en el mar Caribe colombiano Hermit crabs (Anomura: Paguroidea distribution patterns in the Colombian Caribbean Sea

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    Bibian Martínez Campos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Los cangrejos ermitaños son un grupo representativo de la fauna marina del Caribe colombiano, además, son importantes en el mantenimiento del equilibrio dinámico, en los ecosistemas por sus interacciones ecológicas y también por el impacto en la estabilidad de las redes tróficas. Sus patrones de distribución se identificaron mediante análisis multivariados de clasificación y ordenación espacial, se usaron registros históricos desde 1916 hasta el 2006. Los resultados indican diferencias por profundidad entre la fauna costera y la del talud continental y diferencias en la distribución latitudinal, en donde se encontraron tres grupos: Noreste, Centro y Suroeste, sustentados por diferencias en la composición faunística. Con base en los mapas de ecosistemas marinos de Colombia, se determinó que los principales factores que afectan su distribución son la influencia del talud Caribaná (profundidad, la temperatura de las masas de agua, las praderas de pastos marinos de la Guajira y las condiciones particulares de las ecorregiones Archipiélagos coralinos y Darién. Se identificó la distribución mundial de las especies colombianas y su afinidad geográfica, y se encontró mayor afinidad con el Atlántico norte y las Antillas que con el Atlántico sur y el Golfo de México, asimismo, las subprovincias geográficas que incluyen a Colombia son zonas de transición dentro de la subprovincias septentrionales y australes del Gran CaribeHermit crabs (Anomura: Paguroidea distribution patterns in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. 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 policies definition. With this aim, this study analyzed the distribution patterns of hermit crabs in

  8. 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

  9. 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 Tuchina

    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.

  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. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Salinity

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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 salinity data. *These services are for testing and evaluation use...

  12. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Wind

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  13. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Conductivity

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  14. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Currents

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  15. 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

  16. Distribuição temporal do ermitão Clibanarius vittatus (Anomura, Diogenidae no litoral do Paraná Temporal distribution of the hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus (Anomura, Diogenidae from Paraná State coast, Brazil

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    Sara R. Sampaio

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Um estudo sobre a flutuação temporal da estrutura populacional do ermitão Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc, 1802 foi realizado no Baixio Mirim, Baía de Guaratuba, Estado do Paraná, Brasil (25°52'S, 48°36'W. Clibanarius vittatus é uma espécie largamente estudada, entretanto estudos da biologia populacional desta em diferentes regiões são escassos. Coletas mensais foram realizadas na zona entremarés, de abril/2005 a março/2006. Foram obtidos 1187 ermitões, dos quais, 949 machos, 22 indivíduos intersexo, 204 fêmeas não ovígeras e 12 fêmeas ovígeras. O comprimento do escudo cefalotorácico (CEC foi medido e agrupado em 10 classes de tamanho. Machos ocorreram em 10 classes de CEC, enquanto fêmeas e intersexos em apenas seis. A razão de sexos total e mensal foi a favor dos machos. Todas as categorias demográficas estiveram presentes o ano inteiro, com exceção dos intersexos e das fêmeas ovígeras. Estas foram pouco frequentes e ocorreram do final da primavera até o outono, e em agosto de 2005. O período reprodutivo foi considerado contínuo-sazonal, com maior intensidade nos meses mais quentes. A razão de sexos nesta população, que é diferente das demais estudadas, corrobora a teoria de migração proposta para esta espécie. O presente estudo constitui o primeiro registro do período reprodutivo desta espécie em águas rasas de clima subtropical quente.A study on the temporal fluctuation of the population structure of the hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc, 1802 was carried out at Baixio Mirim tideflat, Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, southern Brazil (25°52'S, 48°36'W. Clibanarius vittatus is a species widely studied, but studies of population biology of these hermit crabs in different regions are scarce. Samplings were done in the intertidal zone, monthly, from April/2005 to March/2006. A total of 1187 hermit crabs were obtained, among which, 949 males, 22 intersexes, 204 non-ovigerous females and 12 ovigerous females

  17. El mar que nos rodea

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    García Olmedo, Francisco

    2007-01-01

    En palabras de Herman Melville: “Hay un no se sabe qué grato misterio acerca del mar, cuyos suaves y terribles movimientos parecen hablar de un alma oculta en su fondo.” Sobre este misterio escribió Rachel Carson (Pennsylvania, 1907 - Maryland, 1964) su libro El mar que nos rodea hace ya más de medio siglo. Una primera idea no sólo del contenido sino también del tono poético de libro puede obtenerse de la lectura de su largo párrafo final: “En su significación más amplia, el concepto de los a...

  18. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Water Temperature

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  19. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Air Temperature

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  20. 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...

  1. 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. PMID:25003233

  2. Renal nerves and nNOS

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

    2008-01-01

    ). 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...

  3. ¿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.

  4. A seven-year professional development journey from learning Nature of Science (NOS) to teaching NOS

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    Ho, YL; Wong, SL

    2011-01-01

    In the first section of the proposal, we provide some background of the science curricular reform in Hong Kong, in which the role of nature of science (NOS) has become more prominent. In relation to this, we summarise in the second section, our effort in the past decade in preparing science teachers to develop their students’ understanding of NOS. We then describe in the third section the design and implementation of a series of physics lessons by the second author, Lay, on the topic light wa...

  5. SS focused technology: Gateways and NOS's

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    Hartenstein, R.

    1985-01-01

    The extensions and enhancements of the fiber optic data bus technology supported by the Space Station Focused Technology Program are discussed. This includes the operating software for the network called the Network Operating System (NOS); gateways and bridges for multiple network topologies; and very large scale topology implimentations to shrink the size and power of the Bus Interface Unit (BIU) down to more manageable dimensions. CMOS is being investigated for the lower speed (parallel) logic. Gallium arsendide is being studied for the high speed (serial) logic.

  6. A Linguagem Motion Graphics nos Videoclipes Brasileiros

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    Herom Vargas; Luciano Souza

    2013-01-01

    Com o desenvolvimento das tecnologias digitais de edição, animação e pós-produção, a linguagem motion graphics se configurou como ferramenta criativa nas relações entre som e imagem. Este artigo tem como objetivo identificar e analisar aspectos inovadores da utilização da linguagem motion graphics nos videoclipes de artistas brasileiros, no período de 1990 a 2010. Por meio de categorias de avaliação relacionadas 1) aos softwares de composição visual, 2) à evolução da linguagem do clipe no per...

  7. Clustering behavior of hermit crabs (Decapoda, Anomura in an interdital rocky shore at São Sebastião, Southeastern Brazil Agrupamentos de ermitões (Decapoda, Anomura na região entremarés de um costão rochoso em São Sebastião, sudeste brasileiro

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    A. TURRA

    2000-02-01

    identificadas e avaliadas quanto sua adequação e condição (danos físicos e incrustrações. Os agrupamentos ocorreram principalmente em áreas expostas ao ar e foram dominados ou compostos unicamente por indivíduos de Clibanarius antillensis. Paguristes tortugae, Pagurus criniticornis e Calcinus tibicen também ocorreram nos agrupamentos, mas em menor abundância. Um único agrupamento monoespecífico de P. criniticornis foi registrado em poças de marés. A grande maioria dos ermitões estavam inativos, com exceção de alguns indivíduos que estavam submersos em poças de marés. A maioria dos indivíduos C. antillensis estava agrupada (70,88%. Indivíduos isolados foram maiores que os agrupados e utilizaram principalmente conchas de Tegula viridula, as quais mostraram-se mais adequadas para os ermitões dessa população. Indivíduos agrupados usaram conchas menos incrustadas que os isolados. No geral, o comportamento de agrupamento de ermitões na Praia Grande apresentou os mesmos padrões de distribuição de tamanho e sexo e de utilização de conchas que os já descritos na literatura, embora o tamanho dos agrupamentos nessa área tenha se apresentado menor.

  8. The effect of high protein diet and exercise on irisin, eNOS, and iNOS expressions in kidney.

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    Tastekin, Ebru; Palabiyik, Orkide; Ulucam, Enis; Uzgur, Selda; Karaca, Aziz; Vardar, Selma Arzu; Yilmaz, Ali; Aydogdu, Nurettin

    2016-08-01

    Long-term effects of high protein diets (HPDs) on kidneys are still not sufficiently studied. Irisin which increases oxygen consumption and thermogenesis in white fat cells was shown in skeletal muscles and many tissues. Nitric oxide synthases (NOS) are a family of enzymes catalyzing the production of nitric oxide (NO) from L-arginine. We aimed to investigate the effects of HPD, irisin and NO expression in kidney and relation of them with exercise and among themselves. Animals were grouped as control, exercise, HPD and exercise combined with HPD (exercise-HPD). Rats were kept on a HPD for 5 weeks and an exercise program was given them as 5 exercise and 2 rest days per week exercising on a treadmill with increasing speed and angle. In our study, while HPD group had similar total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels with control group, exercise and exercise-HPD groups had lower levels (p exercising rats had no change in irisin or eNOS expression but their iNOS expression had increased (p rat kidney irisin, eNOS, or iNOS expression. Localization of irisin, eNOS, and iNOS staining in kidney is highly selective and quite clear in this study. Effects of exercise and HPD on kidney should be evaluated with different exercise protocols and contents of the diet. İrisin, eNOS, and iNOS staining localizations should be supported with various research studies. PMID:27277302

  9. 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

  10. 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…

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

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    C.M. Herba (Catherine); E.I. de Bruin (Esther); M. Althaus (Monika); F. Verheij (Fop); R.F. Ferdinand (Robert)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractPrevious 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 fun

  12. convoca à imagem que nos afronta

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    Fabiana de Amorim Marcello

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, desarrollo el concepto del niño a partir de una perspectiva que privilegia analizar, en imágenes filmadas, no una voluntad de verdad a respecto del niño, mas una voluntad de potencia afirmativa del niño. En un primer momento, presento la diferencia entre voluntad de verdad (de saber sobre el niño y voluntad de potencia afirmativa del niño. Enseguida, fundamentada en autores como Foucault, Badiou y Xavier, traigo algunas discusiones de carácter metodológico sobre el concepto de imagen relacionándolas con el medio cinematográfico. Me apoyo en lecturas que abordan tal concepto como integralmente apartado de nociones de representación y de perspectivas que proceden como si la imagen pudiera dar cuenta, aprender en sí un “real” que le es exterior. Por fin, discuto brevemente algunos filmes y la forma como ellos nos lanzan al universo del niño potencia y a la dispersión de la imagen: al universo de la creación, de lo nuevo y de lo imprevisible

  13. 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.

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

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    Ballesta Pagán, Javier; Josefina LOZANO

    2009-01-01

    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 e...

  15. Vascular endothelial dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy is restored by bradykinin through upregulation of eNOS and nNOS.

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    Dabiré, Hubert; Barthélémy, Inès; Blanchard-Gutton, Nicolas; Sambin, Lucien; Sampedrano, Carolina Carlos; Gouni, Vassiliki; Unterfinger, Yves; Aguilar, Pablo; Thibaud, Jean-Laurent; Ghaleh, Bijan; Bizé, Alain; Pouchelon, Jean-Louis; Blot, Stéphane; Berdeaux, Alain; Hittinger, Luc

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    Little is known about the vascular function and expression of endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthases (eNOS and nNOS) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Bradykinin is involved in the regulation of eNOS expression induced by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. We characterized the vascular function and eNOS and nNOS expression in a canine model of DMD and evaluated the effects of chronic bradykinin treatment. Vascular function was examined in conscious golden retriever muscula...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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)....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has verified (quality-controlled), 6-minute, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)....

  11. 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, coo...

  12. Induction of ovarian growth in Aegla platensis (Crustacea, Aeglidae by means of neuroregulators incorporated to food

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    Alejandra V Cahansky

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The freshwater crab Aegla platensis was used as a model to induce ovarian growth by adding different neuroregulators to a pellet food formulation. Added compounds were the dopaminergic inhibitor spiperone or the enkephalinergic inhibitor naloxone, both of them at a dose of 10-8 mol/animal. Animals were fed on the enriched pellets twice a week. After 7 wk, the gonadosomatic index (GI was calculated as (gonad fresh weight / body fresh weight x 100. GI significantly increased only for those females fed on spiperone pellets, compared to a control group receiving pellets with no compound added. During the assayed period, spiperone would be reverting the arrest exerted by dopamine on the neuroendocrine stimulation of ovarian growth. On the other hand, for both spiperone and naloxone a higher GI was correlated to a higher lipid content of both gonads and/or hepatopancreas, suggesting an increased energetic demand in accordance with an active investment in reproduction. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (3: 1201-1207. Epub 2008 September 30.Se utilizó al anomuro de agua dulce Aegla platensis como modelo para inducir el crecimiento ovárico mediante el agregado de diferentes neuroreguladores a una formulación de alimento pelleteado. Los compuestos agregados fueron el inhibidor dopaminergico spiperona ó el inhibidor encefalinérgico naloxone, ambos a una dosis de 10-8 moles/animal. Los animales fueron alimentados dos veces a la semana con pellets enriquecidos con alguno de los neuroreguladores. Luego de 7 semanas, se calculó el índice gonadomático (IG como (peso gonadal fresco/ peso corporal fresco x 100. El IG mostró un incremento significativamente sólo en aquellas hembras alimentadas con pellets enriquecidos con spiperona, en comparación con un grupo control que recibió pellets sin agregado alguno. Durante el período ensayado, la spiperona estaría revirtiendo el arresto ejercido por la dopamina sobre la estimulación neuroendocrina del crecimiento ovárico. Por otro lado, para ambos grupos experimentales (spiperona y naloxone, un mayor valor de IG estuvo correlacionado a un mayor incremento del contenido de lípidos tanto en gonadas como en hepatopáncreas, sugiriendo una demanda energética incrementada en relación con una activa inversión en reproducción

  13. L'influence de nos représentations sur le genre dans nos actions quotidiennes

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    Capt, Céline; Boulé, Christophe

    2008-01-01

    A travers ce mémoire de recherche, j’ai porté mon attention sur la manière dont nous, professionnel/les, avons de prendre en compte la problématique genre dans nos actions quotidiennes et l’influence que cela a sur les usagers. Dans ce cas précis, les usagers concernés sont une population de jeunes préadolescents, adolescents âgés de 9 à 16 ans fréquentant un accueil de jour éducatif. La première partie du travail comporte un apport théorique sur les différents concepts que j’ai trouvés pert...

  14. Eating disorder NOS (EDNOS): an example of the troublesome “not otherwise specified” (NOS) category in DSM-IV

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    Fairburn, Christopher G.; Bohn, Kristin

    2005-01-01

    The “Not Otherwise Specified” (NOS) category within DSM-IV is designed for disorders of clinical severity that are not specified within broad diagnostic classes. “NOS” diagnoses are intended to be residual categories and they tend to be neglected by researchers. This can be inappropriate. The problems associated with certain NOS diagnoses are well illustrated by “Eating Disorder NOS” (sometimes termed EDNOS), which is the most common category of eating disorder encountered in routine clinical...

  15. A novel suicide gene therapy using iNOS

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    The role of NO in tumours is extremely complex; depending on the concentration it has major effects on vascular tone, endothelial proliferation, cell viability and radiosensitivity. As such, it is not surprising that its manipulation has been identified by many investigators as an exciting target for cancer therapy. The use of a gene therapy strategy utilising the iNOS gene to produce NO offers the potential for targeting NO production specifically within the tumour volume, combined with high NO-generating capacity. We have shown that iNOS gene therapy driven by a strong constitutive promoter (CMV) results in significant growth delay of the murine RIF-1 tumour in vivo. Due to the potent nature of NO any gene therapy strategy will require at lest one level of specificity. We have used the X-ray inducible WAF1/iNOS construct to confine NO generation to within the radiation field i.e. the tumour. A single injection of the X-ray inducible WAF1/iNOS construct followed, 16 h later, by an induction dose of 4 Gy X-rays resulted in significant enhancement of the cell killing effect of subsequent therapeutic doses of X-rays in the same tumour model. The effect was equivalent to a sensitiser enhancement ratio of ∼2.0, half the radiation dose being required to produce the biological effect when iNOS gene therapy was combined with radiation. Intra-tumoural injection of the WAF1/iNOS construct followed by 4 Gy X-rays also resulted in significant radiosensitisation in the HT29 xenograft model. We have so far demonstrated the cytotoxic and radiosensitising potential of iNOS gene therapy, however there are further benefits to the use of NO as an anti-cancer agent. These include anti-angiogenic effects and inhibition of tumour metastasis. Further studies will enable the design of a clinically appropriate protocol to be established

  16. 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.

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

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

    2015-10-01

    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.

  18. Adenoviral gene transfer of endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) partially restores normal pulmonary arterial pressure in eNOS-deficient mice

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    Champion, Hunter C.; Bivalacqua, Trinity J.; Greenberg, Stanley S.; Giles, Thomas D.; Hyman, Albert L.; Kadowitz, Philip J.

    2002-01-01

    It has been shown that mice deficient in the gene coding for endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) have increased pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. In the present study, the effect of transfer to the lung of an adenoviral vector encoding the eNOS gene (AdCMVeNOS) on pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance was investigated in eNOS-deficient mice. One day after intratracheal administration of AdCMVeNOS to eNOS−/− mice, there was an increase in eNOS protein, cGMP levels, and calcium-dependent conversion of l-arginine to l-citrulline in the lung. The increase in eNOS protein and activity in eNOS−/− mice was associated with a reduction in mean pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance when compared with values in eNOS-deficient mice treated with vehicle or a control adenoviral vector coding for β-galactosidase, AdCMVβgal. These data suggest that in vivo gene transfer of eNOS to the lung in eNOS−/− mice can increase eNOS staining, eNOS protein, calcium-dependent NOS activity, and cGMP levels and partially restore pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance to near levels measured in eNOS+/+ mice. Thus, the major finding in this study is that in vivo gene transfer of eNOS to the lung in large part corrects a genetic deficiency resulting from eNOS deletion and may be a useful therapeutic intervention for the treatment of pulmonary hypertensive disorders in which eNOS activity is reduced. PMID:12237402

  19. Exploring Elementary Science Methods Course Contexts to Improve Preservice Teachers' NOS of Science Conceptions and Understandings of NOS Teaching Strategies

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    Akerson, Valarie L.; Weiland, Ingrid; Rogers, Meredith Park; Pongsanon, Khemmawaddee; Bilican, Kader

    2014-01-01

    We explored adaptations to an elementary science methods course to determine how varied contexts could improve elementary preservice teachers' conceptions of NOS as well as their ideas for teaching NOS to elementary students. The contexts were (a) NOS Theme in which the course focused on the teaching of science through the consistent teaching…

  20. Participação nos Lucros ou Resultados

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    Luiz Felipe Ferreira; Letícia Fátima Nascimento

    2007-01-01

    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 resultado...

  1. 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

  2. Relationship Between Soil Type and N2O Reductase Genotype (nosZ) of Indigenous Soybean Bradyrhizobia: nosZ-minus Populations are Dominant in Andosols

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    Shiina, Yoko; Itakura, Manabu; Choi, Hyunseok; Saeki, Yuichi; Hayatsu, Masahito; Minamisawa, Kiwamu

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    Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains that have the nosZ gene, which encodes N2O reductase, are able to mitigate N2O emissions from soils (15). To examine the distribution of nosZ genotypes among Japanese indigenous soybean bradyrhizobia, we isolated bradyrhizobia from the root nodules of soybean plants inoculated with 32 different soils and analyzed their nosZ and nodC genotypes. The 1556 resultant isolates were classified into the nosZ+/nodC+ genotype (855 isolates) and nosZ−/nodC+ genotype (701...

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

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    Javier BALLESTA PAGÁN

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    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

  4. 77 FR 67631 - Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367 and 17364

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    ... species recovery in four facilities in the Southeast Region of the USFWS. Research would include nutrition... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC348 Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367 and... of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the...

  5. 76 FR 15300 - Endangered Species; File Nos. 16266 and 16291

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    ... from the NMFS recovery plan outline for this species. The permits would not authorize any takes from... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA306 Endangered Species; File Nos. 16266 and... requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et...

  6. 78 FR 17640 - Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367 and 17364

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    ... needed for achieving species recovery in four facilities located in the Southeast Region of the USFWS..., cryopreservation, and other methods for population conservation, recovery, or enhancement of the species in the... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC348 Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367...

  7. 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."…

  8. 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 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. PMID:26205811

  9. Effects of cyclooxygenase inhibitor pretreatment on nitric oxide production, nNOS and iNOS expression in rat cerebellum.

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    Di Girolamo, G; Farina, M; Riberio, M L; Ogando, D; Aisemberg, J; de los Santos, A R; Martí, M L; Franchi, A M

    2003-07-01

    1. The therapeutic effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is thought to be due mainly to its inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, but there is a growing body of research that now demonstrates a variety of NSAIDs effects on cellular signal transduction pathways other than those involving prostaglandins. 2. Nitric oxide (NO) as a free radical and an agent that gives rise to highly toxic oxidants (peroxynitrile, nitric dioxide, nitron ion), becomes a cause of neuronal damage and death in some brain lesions such as Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, and Huntington's chorea. 3. In the present study, the in vivo effect of three NSAIDs (lysine clonixinate (LC), indomethacine (INDO) and meloxicam (MELO)) on NO production and nitric oxide synthase expression in rat cerebellar slices was analysed. Rats were treated with (a) saline, (b) lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (5 mg kg(-1), i.p.), (c) saline in combination with different doses of NSAIDs and (d) LPS in combination with different doses of NSAIDs and then killed 6 h after treatment. 4. NO synthesis, evaluated by Bred and Snyder technique, was increased by LPS. This augmentation was inhibited by coadministration of the three NSAIDs assayed. None of the NSAIDs tested was able to modify control NO synthesis. 5. Expression of iNOS and neural NOS (nNOS) was detected by Western blotting in control and LPS-treated rats. LC and INDO, but not MELO, were able to inhibit the expression of these enzymes. 6. Therefore, reduction of iNOS and nNOS levels in cerebellum may explain, in part, the anti-inflammatory effect of these NSAIDs and may also have importance in the prevention of NO-mediated neuronal injury. PMID:12871835

  10. 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

  11. Sympathetic activation increases NO release from eNOS but neither eNOS nor nNOS play an essential role in exercise hyperemia in the human forearm

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    Shabeeh, Husain; Seddon, Michael; Brett, Sally; Melikian, Narbeh; Casadei, Barbara; Shah, Ajay M.; Chowienczyk, Phil

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    Nitric oxide (NO) release from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) and/or neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) could be modulated by sympathetic nerve activity and contribute to increased blood flow after exercise. We examined the effects of brachial-arterial infusion of the nNOS selective inhibitor S-methyl-l-thiocitrulline (SMTC) and the nonselective NOS inhibitor NG-monomethyl-l-arginine (l-NMMA) on forearm arm blood flow at rest, during sympathetic activation by lower body negative pressure, and during...

  12. Participação nos Lucros ou Resultados

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    Luiz Felipe Ferreira

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    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.

  13. 49 CFR 173.187 - Pyrophoric solids, metals or alloys, n.o.s.

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    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Pyrophoric solids, metals or alloys, n.o.s. 173... Class 1 and Class 7 § 173.187 Pyrophoric solids, metals or alloys, n.o.s. Packagings for pyrophoric solids, metals, or alloys, n.o.s. must conform to the requirements of part 178 of this subchapter at...

  14. 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

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    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. PMID:27164904

  15. Relationship between soil type and N₂O reductase genotype (nosZ) of indigenous soybean bradyrhizobia: nosZ-minus populations are dominant in Andosols.

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    Shiina, Yoko; Itakura, Manabu; Choi, Hyunseok; Saeki, Yuichi; Hayatsu, Masahito; Minamisawa, Kiwamu

    2014-01-01

    Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains that have the nosZ gene, which encodes N2O reductase, are able to mitigate N2O emissions from soils (15). To examine the distribution of nosZ genotypes among Japanese indigenous soybean bradyrhizobia, we isolated bradyrhizobia from the root nodules of soybean plants inoculated with 32 different soils and analyzed their nosZ and nodC genotypes. The 1556 resultant isolates were classified into the nosZ+/nodC+ genotype (855 isolates) and nosZ-/nodC+ genotype (701 isolates). The 11 soil samples in which nosZ- isolates significantly dominated (P Andosols (a volcanic ash soil prevalent in agricultural fields in Japan), whereas the 17 soil samples in which nosZ+ isolates significantly dominated were mainly alluvial soils (non-volcanic ash soils). This result was supported by a principal component analysis of environmental factors: the dominance of the nosZ- genotype was positively correlated with total N, total C, and the phosphate absorption coefficient in the soils, which are soil properties typical of Andosols. Internal transcribed spacer sequencing of representative isolates showed that the nosZ+ and nosZ- isolates of B. japonicum fell mainly into the USDA110 (BJ1) and USDA6 (BJ2) groups, respectively. These results demonstrated that the group lacking nosZ was dominant in Andosols, which can be a target soil type for an N2O mitigation strategy in soybean fields. We herein discussed how the nosZ genotypes of soybean bradyrhizobia depended on soil types in terms of N2O respiration selection and genomic determinants for soil adaptation. PMID:25476067

  16. Relationship Between Soil Type and N2O Reductase Genotype (nosZ) of Indigenous Soybean Bradyrhizobia: nosZ-minus Populations are Dominant in Andosols

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    Shiina, Yoko; Itakura, Manabu; Choi, Hyunseok; Saeki, Yuichi; Hayatsu, Masahito; Minamisawa, Kiwamu

    2014-01-01

    Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains that have the nosZ gene, which encodes N2O reductase, are able to mitigate N2O emissions from soils (15). To examine the distribution of nosZ genotypes among Japanese indigenous soybean bradyrhizobia, we isolated bradyrhizobia from the root nodules of soybean plants inoculated with 32 different soils and analyzed their nosZ and nodC genotypes. The 1556 resultant isolates were classified into the nosZ+/nodC+ genotype (855 isolates) and nosZ−/nodC+ genotype (701 isolates). The 11 soil samples in which nosZ− isolates significantly dominated (P Andosols (a volcanic ash soil prevalent in agricultural fields in Japan), whereas the 17 soil samples in which nosZ+ isolates significantly dominated were mainly alluvial soils (non-volcanic ash soils). This result was supported by a principal component analysis of environmental factors: the dominance of the nosZ− genotype was positively correlated with total N, total C, and the phosphate absorption coefficient in the soils, which are soil properties typical of Andosols. Internal transcribed spacer sequencing of representative isolates showed that the nosZ+ and nosZ− isolates of B. japonicum fell mainly into the USDA110 (BJ1) and USDA6 (BJ2) groups, respectively. These results demonstrated that the group lacking nosZ was dominant in Andosols, which can be a target soil type for an N2O mitigation strategy in soybean fields. We herein discussed how the nosZ genotypes of soybean bradyrhizobia depended on soil types in terms of N2O respiration selection and genomic determinants for soil adaptation. PMID:25476067

  17. Violência nos espectáculos de futebol

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    Marivoet, Salomé

    1992-01-01

    Este estudo pretendeu conhecer a forma como se reveste o fenómeno da violência no desporto, em especial nos espectáculos de futebol, na sociedade portuguesa. Questiona-se a existência de hooliganismo, forma de violência organizada e premeditada, tal como o fenómeno se expressa nas sociedades do centro da Europa. Da análise aos incidentes, verificou-se o envolvimento de todos os intervenientes do espectáculo desportivo, embora a maioria seja protagonizada por adeptos individualizados onde os á...

  18. A auditoria interna nos municípios portugueses

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    Costa, Anabela Maria Carreira da.

    2009-01-01

    A crescente internacionalização e globalização da economia, o aumento da competitividade e as constantes alterações no ambiente de negócio, aumentou a importância das actividades de gestão de risco e governação, importância esta que se tem estendido às entidades da Administração Pública. Neste contexto de dinâmica e complexidade, que tem conduzido a reformas administrativas e financeiras nos municípios, a auditoria interna surge como um instrumento, alinhado com a estratégia mu...

  19. Efeito de peroxinitrito nos resíduos de actina

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    Silva, Dorinda

    2006-01-01

    Sabe-se que várias patologias estão associadas à existência de dano oxidativo nos tecidos. O peroxinitrito (ONOO-) é um dos agentes oxidantes referido em várias patologias, tais como na disfunção ventricular, na carcinogénese e em doenças neurodegenerativas. Para além destes estudos, verificou-se recentemente que a exposição dos filamentos de actina (F-actina) a fluxos submicramolares de peroxinitrito, provoca uma despolimerização destes filamentos com uma consequentemente inibição da estimul...

  20. Acções paliativas nos cuidados intensivos

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    Afonso, AR

    2012-01-01

    Trabalho realizado no contexto do estágio de Cuidados Intensivos do Internato Médico Complementar Introdução: Actualmente, mais de 70% dos óbitos ocorrem nos hospitais. Nas Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCIs), pelo arsenal tecnológico disponível, torna-se quase impossível morrer sem a anuência do médico intensivista. A prioridade da prática nas UCIs é salvar vidas, mas a medicina moderna tende a subestimar o conforto do doente terminal. Para que a dor ...

  1. nos Kornai’s Contributions to Economic Analysis

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    Lindbeck, Assar

    2007-01-01

    The publication of János Kornai’s memoirs, By Force of Thought, provides an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of Kornai’s great contributions to economic research. This paper discusses both his basic research strategy and some of his main research results. Kornai has usually dealt with great, system-oriented issues, and he has been more inspired by real-world observations than by scholarly work by others. The paper also emphasizes that Kornai’s two most celebrated characterizations of...

  2. 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.

  3. eNOS Gene Variant in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Milad Abolhalaj

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Subject & Aim. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS is one of the most important candidate genes in CAD. A functional polymorphism within eNOS gene is a 27 bp VNTR on its intron 4 which has been shown to be associated with various diseases. In this study we investigated eNOS VNTR polymorphism in addition to eNOS gene expression profile in patients with CAD. Material and Methods. The study comprised patients with angiographically confirmed CAD (CAD+ and individuals with normal coronary as CAD−. eNOS VNTR polymorphism frequencies were determined in both groups. In addition eNOS gene expression profile was examined using a quantitative real-time PCR. Results. We have found that aa genotype was significantly increasing the risk of CAD in our patients (aa versus ab + bb, , ; 95% CI: = 0.98 to 16.2. The differences in eNOS expression were not significant between patients and normal group; however in CAD+ patients eNOS expression was higher than the expression level of patients carrying other genotypes (. Conclusion. We have observed that eNOS gene polymorphism was associated with CAD in angiography-confirmed patients. However, the difference in eNOS gene expression was not statistically significant between patients and control which might be due to the contribution of other confounding factors which require further investigations.

  4. iNOS signaling interacts with COX-2 pathway in colonic fibroblasts.

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    Zhu, Yingting; Zhu, Min; Lance, Peter

    2012-10-01

    COX-2 and iNOS are two major inflammatory mediators implicated in colorectal inflammation and cancer. Previously, the role of colorectal fibroblasts involved in regulation of COX-2 and iNOS expression was largely ignored. In addition, the combined interaction of COX-2 and iNOS signalings and their significance in the progression of colorectal inflammation and cancer within the fibroblasts have received little investigation. To address those issues, we investigated the role of colonic fibroblasts in the regulation of COX-2 and iNOS gene expression, and explored possible mechanisms of interaction between COX-2 and iNOS signalings using a colonic CCD-18Co fibroblast line and LPS, a potential stimulator of COX-2 and iNOS. Our results clearly demonstrated that LPS activated COX-2 gene expression and enhanced PGE(2) production, stimulated iNOS gene expression and promoted NO production in the fibroblasts. Interestingly, activation of COX-2 signaling by LPS was not involved in activation of iNOS signaling, while activation of iNOS signaling by LPS contributed in part to activation of COX-2 signaling. Further analysis indicated that PKC plays a major role in the activation and interaction of COX-2 and iNOS signalings induced by LPS in the fibroblasts. PMID:22683859

  5. Soropositividade para brucelose em suínos em abatedouros

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    Diego C. Rosa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo investigar a soropositividade para brucelose em suínos em abatedouros. Foram coletados 910 soros de suínos, procedentes de 30 propriedades, abatidos em frigoríficos da região central do estado de São Paulo, e submetidos às provas de soroaglutinaçao com antígeno tamponado acidificado (AAT e 2-Mercaptoetanol (2-Me objetivando determinar a ocorrência da enfermidade nesta espécie. Do total de soros avaliados foram observados 25 (2,7% animais reagentes ao AAT pertencentes a 10 propriedades, caracterizando 36% de propriedades positivas. Dos animais positivos ao AAT, 16% apresentaram titulo de 25 (incompleto e 52% titulo de 25 na soroaglutinação lenta (SAL, 8% apresentaram titulo de 50 incompleto na SAL e 25 incompleto no 2-ME e 8% apresentaram titulo de 50 na SAL e 25 no 2-ME. Estes resultados demonstram o elevado percentual de propriedades positivas para brucelose nesta região e ressaltam a necessidade de implementação de programas oficiais efetivos para o controle da brucelose suína.

  6. Sodium nitroprusside has leishmanicidal activity independent of iNOS

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    Natália Yoshie Kawakami

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    Full Text Available Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania . Cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most common form, with millions of new cases worldwide each year. Treatments are ineffective due to the toxicity of existing drugs and the resistance acquired by certain strains of the parasite. METHODS: We evaluated the activity of sodium nitroprusside in macrophages infected with Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis . Phagocytic and microbicidal activity were evaluated by phagocytosis assay and promastigote recovery, respectively, while cytokine production and nitrite levels were determined by ELISA and by the Griess method. Levels of iNOS and 3-nitrotyrosine were measured by immunocytochemistry. RESULTS: Sodium nitroprusside exhibited in vitro antileishmanial activity at both concentrations tested, reducing the number of amastigotes and recovered promastigotes in macrophages infected with L. amazonensis . At 1.5µg/mL, sodium nitroprusside stimulated levels of TNF-α and nitric oxide, but not IFN-γ. The compound also increased levels of 3-nitrotyrosine, but not expression of iNOS, suggesting that the drug acts as an exogenous source of nitric oxide. CONCLUSIONS: Sodium nitroprusside enhances microbicidal activity in Leishmania -infected macrophages by boosting nitric oxide and 3-nitrotyrosine.

  7. Serum albumin induces iNOS expression and NO production in RAW 267.4 macrophages

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    Poteser, Michael; Wakabayashi, Ichiro

    2004-01-01

    We investigated the effects of serum albumin on inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression in RAW 267.4 macrophages. Crude fraction-V type albumin as well as bovine serum albumin filtrated for endotoxin induced concentration-dependent iNOS expression in macrophages. Accordingly, NO production (estimated by supernatant nitrite) was markedly (up to 10-fold) increased in the presence of albumin.Albumin-induced expression of iNOS protein was inhibited by cycloheximide and NO production was...

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

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    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 do...

  9. Smooth muscle NOS, colocalized with caveolin-1, modulates contraction in mouse small intestine

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    El-Yazbi, Ahmed F.; Cho, Woo Jung; Cena, Jonathan; Schulz, Richard; Daniel, Edwin E

    2008-01-01

    Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in myenteric neurons is activated during peristalsis to produce nitric oxide which relaxes intestinal smooth muscle. A putative nNOS is also found in the membrane of intestinal smooth muscle cells in mouse and dog. In this study we studied the possible functions of this nNOS expressed in mouse small intestinal smooth muscle colocalized with caveolin-1(Cav-1). Cav-1 knockout mice lacked nNOS in smooth muscle and provided control tissues. 60 mM KCl was used...

  10. Cultivo de macroalgas nos Açores… Oportunidades e desafios

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    Patarra, Rita F.; Buschmann, Alejandro H.; Abreu, Maria H.; Neto, Ana I.

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    As macroalgas marinhas têm uma grande diversidade de aplicações. Nos Açores, várias espécies têm sido usadas tradicionalmente para alimentação humana e para extração de agar, um ficocolóide aplicado na indústria alimentar e farmacêutica. As exigências no controlo da qualidade das matérias-primas e as práticas atuais de colheita de macroalgas marinhas selvagens na Europa exigem uma gestão eficaz deste recurso natural e, simultaneamente, tornam premente a necessidade de se implementarem métodos...

  11. A simbologia presente nos estilos de Karate-Dō

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    Brandel José Pacheco LOPES FILHO; Monteiro, Alberto de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    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 c...

  12. De «Freedom from...» libera nos, Domine

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    Miguel Turrión

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como base una traducción del inglés al árabe sobre el bienestar de los animales, defiendo la necesidad de adaptar las traducciones no solo a la lengua, sino también a la cultura de llegada, lo cual puede tener repercusiones positivas para los propios originales. También arremeto contra el uso indiscriminado de la jerga y del concepto de «libertad». ------------------------------------------------------------- De "Freedom from..." libera nos, Domine. Taking a translation about animal welfare from English into Arabic as a starting point, I make the case for adapting translations not only to the target language, but to the target culture as well. This, in turn, can provide useful feedback for the originals themselves. I also argue against the abusive use of jargon and of the concept of "freedom".

  13. ASPECTOS PECULIARES DO DESENVOLVIMENTO DO TIMO EM SUÍNOS

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    Mariana Sincai; Adrian Marcu

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    RESUMO O desenvolvimento morfometabólico do timo foi estudado na ontogenia pré e pós-natal em suínos. Os estudos indicam que o timo já está organizado muito cedo durante o período pré-natal, por volta dos dois meses de prenhez. Os estudos histoquímicos indicam uma intensa atividade secretora das células reticuloepiteliais e também dos corpúsculos tímicos. Os estudos histológicos no período pré-natal revelaram uma presença maciça de corpúsculos tímicos e a existência de algumas células mióides...

  14. Lévi-Strauss nos 90 voltas ao passado

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    Lévi-Strauss Claude

    1998-01-01

    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.

  15. Assessment of the effect of diode laser therapy on incisional wound healing and expression of iNOS and eNOS on rat oral tissue

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    Parichehr Ghalayani

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    Conclusion: Histological findings showed that diode laser needs several repeated irradiations for the acceleration of wound healing. The iNOS amount showed that increases are associated with better healing.

  16. Technical Specifications, Braidwood Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Docket Nos. STN 50-456 and STN 50-457). Appendix ''A'' to License No. NPF-59

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  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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    Poungrat Pakdeechote

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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. 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

  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. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS) deficiency affects energy metabolism pattern in murine oxidative skeletal muscle.

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    Momken, Iman; Fortin, Dominique; Serrurier, Bernard; Bigard, Xavier; Ventura-Clapier, Renée; Veksler, Vladimir

    2002-01-01

    Oxidative capacity of muscles correlates with capillary density and with microcirculation, which in turn depend on various regulatory factors, including NO generated by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). To determine the role of eNOS in patterns of regulation of energy metabolism in various muscles, we studied mitochondrial respiration in situ in saponin-permeabilized fibres as well as the energy metabolism enzyme profile in the cardiac, soleus (oxidative) and gastrocnemius (glycolytic) muscles isolated from mice lacking eNOS (eNOS(-/-)). In soleus muscle, the absence of eNOS induced a marked decrease in both basal mitochondrial respiration without ADP (-32%; P <0.05) and maximal respiration in the presence of ADP (-29%; P <0.05). Furthermore, the eNOS(-/-) soleus muscle showed a decrease in total creatine kinase (-29%; P <0.05), citrate synthase (-31%; P <0.01), adenylate kinase (-27%; P <0.05), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (-43%; P <0.01) and pyruvate kinase (-26%; P <0.05) activities. The percentage of myosin heavy chains I (slow isoform) was significantly increased from 24.3+/-1.5% in control to 30.1+/-1.1% in eNOS(-/-) soleus muscle ( P <0.05) at the expense of a slight non-significant decrease in the three other (fast) isoforms. Besides, eNOS(-/-) soleus showed a 28% loss of weight. Interestingly, we did not find differences in any parameters in cardiac and gastrocnemius muscles compared with respective controls. These results show that eNOS knockout has an important effect on muscle oxidative capacity as well on the activities of energy metabolism enzymes in oxidative (soleus) muscle. The absence of such effects in cardiac and glycolytic (gastrocnemius) muscle suggests a specific role for eNOS-produced NO in oxidative skeletal muscle. PMID:12123418

  1. 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.

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

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    Andre Mota

    2013-10-01

    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.

  3. O LÚDICO NOS ADULTOS: UM ESTUDO EXPLORATÓRIO NOS FREQÜENTADORES DO CEPE - NATAL/RN

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    Andréa Francos Ferreira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar a manifestação do fenômeno lúdico nos adultos, que freqüentam o Clube dos Empregados da Petrobrás em Natal/RN. Tal estudo está pautado sob a concepção e perspectiva do lúdico, enquanto fenômeno social. Para se atingir o objetivo utilizou-se uma metodologia caracterizada como qualitativa, sendo, também, do tipo exploratória. Os dados foram coletados, através de diversas visitas ao local, durante o mês de maio de 2003, dentre as quais foram utilizados questionários de entrevistas com o dirigente da Instituição e os com usuários do Clube, além de observação não-participante a qual utilizou-se de métodos descritivos visando colher detalhadamente as características do objeto em estudo. Os resultados obtidos vieram evidenciar e dar veracidade às afirmações feitas pelos estudiosos do lazer, de que o ser humano, à medida que vai se tornando adulto deixa para trás o significado do lúdico, devido ao uso da racionalidade exacerbada e, também, por causa das convenções impostas pela sociedade. Palavras-chave: CEPE/RN, Lúdico e Adulto.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Markovian Approximation for the Nos\\'e--Hoover method and H-theorem

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    Watanabe, Hiroshi

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    A Langevin equation with state-dependent random force is considered. When the Helmholtz free energy is a nonincreasing function of time (the H-theorem), a generalized Einstein relation is obtained. A stochastic process of the Nos\\'e--Hoover method is discussed on the basis of the Markovian approximation. It is found that the generalized Einstein relation holds for the Fokker--Planck equation associated with the stochastic Nos\\'e--Hoover equation. The present result indicates that the Nos\\'e--...

  7. Synthesis of nNOS-Capon interaction inhibitors: ZLc-002 and its derivatives

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    Authors: Ting-You Li, Lei Chang, Yu Ma & Dong-Ya Zhu ### Abstract nNOS-Capon interaction is involved in anxiety disorder, disrupting the nNOS-Capon interaction has been demonstrated to show anxiolytic-like effect. In this protocol, N-(2-carbomethoxyacetyl)-D-valine methyl ester, a nNOS-Capon interaction inhibitor, we named it ZLc-002, was prepared by condensation of D-valine methyl ester hydrochloride with methyl malonyl chloride. The synthesis of some analogues of ZLc-002 was als...

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  10. Technical Specifications, South Texas Project, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Docket Nos. 50-498 and 50-499): Appendix ''A'' to License Nos. NPF-76 and NPF-80

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  15. 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...

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

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

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  18. Basta implementar inovações nos sistemas educativos?

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    Moreira Adelson Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta referências para melhor compreender a implementação de mudanças na escola, sistematizando-as a partir de um estudo sobre a Reforma do Sistema Educativo na Espanha e a implantação de um Currículo Nacional na Inglaterra e País de Gales, conjugado a revisões de pesquisas desenvolvidas nesse campo. A Reforma do Sistema Educativo espanhol tentou equilibrar o caráter prescritivo de diretrizes gerais com o caráter aberto da atribuição de cada escola elaborar sua proposta curricular, a partir de seu contexto e no marco das diretrizes propostas. Seu estudo contribuiu, sobretudo, para explicitar a diversidade de visões e posicionamentos que emergem do contexto de uma inovação. Essa diversidade é sintetizada na forma de seis diferentes tensões. A implantação de um Currículo Nacional na Inglaterra objetivou estabelecer um maior controle sobre a escola por intermédio de um currículo detalhado e prescritivo, associado à aplicação de exames externos como instrumentos de avaliação da escola por meio do desempenho dos alunos nos testes. No caso da experiência inglesa, são expostas análises fundadas em um conjunto diversificado de dados de pesquisa. Essas pesquisas apontam resultados desastrosos no contexto escolar, com o empobrecimento da prática pedagógica, predominando atividades preparatórias para os exames externos. Apresentadas as referências, a partir do substrato proporcionado por essas duas experiências, o autor conclui propondo ir além da perspectiva de implementar inovações em direção a processos de desenvolvimento profissional e institucional, que constituem, na escola, uma maior capacidade de produzir e interagir criticamente com propostas e contextos de mudança.

  19. 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.

  20. KLF6 and iNOS regulates apoptosis during respiratory syncytial virus infection

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    Mgbemena, Victoria; Segovia, Jesus; Chang, Te-Hung; Bose, Santanu

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    Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly pathogenic lung-tropic virus that causes severe respiratory diseases. Enzymatic activity of inducible nitric oxide (iNOS) is required for NO generation. Although NO contributes to exaggerated lung disease during RSV infection, the role of NO in apoptosis during infection is not known. In addition, host trans-activator(s) required for iNOS gene expression during RSV infection is unknown. In the current study we have uncovered the mechanism of...

  1. Genetic elimination of eNOS reduces secondary complications of experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage

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    Sabri, Mohammed; Ai, Jinglu; Lass, Elliot; D'abbondanza, Josephine; Macdonald, R. Loch

    2013-01-01

    Delayed complications of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) such as angiographic vasospasm, cortical spreading ischemia, microcirculatory dysfunction, and microthrombosis are reported in both patients and animal models of SAH. We demonstrated previously that SAH is associated with increased oxidative stress in the brain parenchyma, and that this correlates with dysfunction of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) (homodimeric uncoupling). Uncoupling of eNOS exacerbated oxidative stress and enha...

  2. 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.

  3. Inatividade nos deslocamentos para o trabalho e fatores associados em industriários

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    Carla Menêses Hardman

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a prevalência e identificar fatores associados à inatividade física nos deslocamentos para o trabalho em trabalhadores da indústria do Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil. Dados para realização desse estudo transversal foram coletados numa amostra com 1.910 trabalhadores mediante utilização de questionário previamente validado. Informações sobre a prática de atividades físicas nos deslocamentos foram obtidas pelo tempo despendido e pelo modo como os sujeitos relataram que se deslocavam para ir ao trabalho, na maioria dos dias da semana. Análise dos dados foi realizada por regressão logística binária com modelagem hierárquica. Verificou-se que 84,2% dos trabalhadores são fisicamente inativos nos deslocamentos para o trabalho. Após ajustamento para fatores demográficos, socioeconômicos e outros fatores relacionados à saúde, observou-se tanto em homens quanto em mulheres que a renda familiar e o porte da empresa estavam diretamente associados à inatividade nos deslocamentos para o trabalho. Nos homens, a inatividade nos deslocamentos estava também diretamente associada à escolaridade e à diabetes autorreferida. Concluiu-se que a prevalência de deslocamento inativo é alta e está associada a fatores individuais, sociais e organizacionais.

  4. 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.

  5. Fenofibrate activates AMPK and increases eNOS phosphorylation in HUVEC

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    Fenofibrate improves endothelial function by lipid-lowering and anti-inflammatory effects. Additionally, fenofibrate has been demonstrated to upregulate endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has been reported to phosphorylate eNOS at Ser-1177 and stimulate vascular endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) production. We report here that fenofibrate activates AMPK and increases eNOS phosphorylation and NO production in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Incubation of HUVEC with fenofibrate increased the phosphorylation of AMPK and acetyl-CoA carboxylase. Fenofibrate simultaneously increased eNOS phosphorylation and NO production. Inhibitors of protein kinase A and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase failed to suppress the fenofibrate-induced eNOS phosphorylation. Neither bezafibrate nor WY-14643 activated AMPK in HUVEC. Furthermore, fenofibrate activated AMPK without requiring any transcriptional activities. These results indicate that fenofibrate stimulates eNOS phosphorylation and NO production through AMPK activation, which is suggested to be a novel characteristic of this agonist and unrelated to its effects on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α

  6. Converging evidence for an impact of a functional NOS gene variation on anxiety-related processes.

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    Kuhn, Manuel; Haaker, Jan; Glotzbach-Schoon, Evelyn; Schümann, Dirk; Andreatta, Marta; Mechias, Marie-Luise; Raczka, Karolina; Gartmann, Nina; Büchel, Christian; Mühlberger, Andreas; Pauli, Paul; Reif, Andreas; Kalisch, Raffael; Lonsdorf, Tina B

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    Being a complex phenotype with substantial heritability, anxiety and related phenotypes are characterized by a complex polygenic basis. Thereby, one candidate pathway is neuronal nitric oxide (NO) signaling, and accordingly, rodent studies have identified NO synthase (NOS-I), encoded by NOS1, as a strong molecular candidate for modulating anxiety and hippocampus-dependent learning processes. Using a multi-dimensional and -methodological replication approach, we investigated the impact of a functional promoter polymorphism (NOS1-ex1f-VNTR) on human anxiety-related phenotypes in a total of 1019 healthy controls in five different studies. Homozygous carriers of the NOS1-ex1f short-allele displayed enhanced trait anxiety, worrying and depression scores. Furthermore, short-allele carriers were characterized by increased anxious apprehension during contextual fear conditioning. While autonomous measures (fear-potentiated startle) provided only suggestive evidence for a modulatory role of NOS1-ex1f-VNTR on (contextual) fear conditioning processes, neural activation at the amygdala/anterior hippocampus junction was significantly increased in short-allele carriers during context conditioning. Notably, this could not be attributed to morphological differences. In accordance with data from a plethora of rodent studies, we here provide converging evidence from behavioral, subjective, psychophysiological and neuroimaging studies in large human cohorts that NOS-I plays an important role in anxious apprehension but provide only limited evidence for a role in (contextual) fear conditioning. PMID:26746182

  7. Intraesophageal manganese superoxide dismutase-plasmid liposomes ameliorates novel total-body and thoracic radiation sensitivity of NOS1-/- mice.

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    Rajagopalan, Malolan S; Stone, Brandon; Rwigema, Jean-Claude; Salimi, Umar; Epperly, Michael W; Goff, Julie; Franicola, Darcy; Dixon, Tracy; Cao, Shaonan; Zhang, Xichen; Buchholz, Bettina M; Bauer, Anthony J; Choi, Serah; Bakkenist, Christopher; Wang, Hong; Greenberger, Joel S

    2010-09-01

    The effect of deletion of the nitric oxide synthase 1 gene (NOS1(-/-)) on radiosensitivity was determined. In vitro, long-term cultures of bone marrow stromal cells derived from NOS1(-/-) were more radioresistant than cells from C57BL/6NHsd (wild-type), NOS2(-/-) or NOS3(-/-) mice. Mice from each strain received 20 Gy thoracic irradiation or 9.5 Gy total-body irradiation (TBI), and NOS1(-/-) mice were more sensitive to both. To determine the etiology of radiosensitivity, studies of histopathology, lower esophageal contractility, gastrointestinal transit, blood counts, electrolytes and inflammatory markers were performed; no significant differences between irradiated NOS1(-/-) and control mice were found. Video camera surveillance revealed the cause of death in NOS1(-/-) mice to be grand mal seizures; control mice died with fatigue and listlessness associated with low blood counts after TBI. NOS1(-/-) mice were not sensitive to brain-only irradiation. MnSOD-PL therapy delivered to the esophagus of wild-type and NOS1(-/-) mice resulted in equivalent biochemical levels in both; however, in NOS1(-/-) mice, MnSOD-PL significantly increased survival after both thoracic and total-body irradiation. The mechanism of radiosensitivity of NOS1(-/-) mice and its reversal by MnSOD-PL may be related to the developmental esophageal enteric neuronal innervation abnormalities described in these mice. PMID:20726721

  8. Technical specifications, Braidwood Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Docket Nos. STN 50-456 and STN 50-457): Appendix ''A'' to License No. NPF-70

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    The Braidwood Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Technical Specifications were prepared by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to set forth the limits, operating conditions, and other requirements applicable to a nuclear reactor facility as set forth in Section 50.36 of 10 CFR Part 50 for the protection of the health and safety of the public. 18 figs., 55 tabs

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

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    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.

  10. 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)

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    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.

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

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    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

  12. Outcome after BCG treatment for urinary bladder cancer may be influenced by polymorphisms in the NOS2 and NOS3 genes☆

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    Ryk, Charlotta; Koskela, Lotta Renström; Thiel, Tomas; Wiklund, N. Peter; Steineck, Gunnar; Schumacher, Martin C.; de Verdier, Petra J.

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    Purpose Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-treatment is an established treatment for bladder cancer, but its mechanisms of action are not fully understood. High-risk non-muscle invasive bladder-cancer (NMIBC)-patients failing to respond to BCG-treatment have worse prognosis than those undergoing immediate radical cystectomy and identification of patients at risk for BCG-failure is of high priority. Several studies indicate a role for nitric oxide (NO) in the cytotoxic effect that BCG exerts on bladder cancer cells. In this study we investigated whether NO-synthase (NOS)-gene polymorphisms, NOS2-promoter microsatellite (CCTTT)n, and the NOS3-polymorphisms-786T>C (rs2070744) and Glu298Asp (rs1799983), can serve as possible molecular markers for outcome after BCG-treatment for NMIBC. Materials and methods All NMIBC-patients from a well-characterized population based cohort were analyzed (n=88). Polymorphism data were combined with information from 15-years of clinical follow-up. The effect of BCG-treatment on cancer-specific death (CSD), recurrence and progression in patients with varying NOS-genotypes were studied using Cox proportional hazard-models and log rank tests. Results BCG-treatment resulted in significantly better survival in patients without (Log rank: p=0.006; HR: 0.12, p=0.048), but not in patients with a long version ((CCTTT)n ≧13 repeats) of the NOS2-promoter microsatellite. The NOS3-rs2070744(TT) and rs1799983(GG)-genotypes showed decreased risk for CSD (Log rank(TT): p=0.001; Log rank(GG): p=0.010, HR(GG): 0.16, p=0.030) and progression (Log rank(TT): p<0.001, HR(TT): 0.05, p=0.005; Log rank(GG): p<0.001, HR(GG): 0.10, p=0.003) after BCG-therapy compared to the other genotypes. There was also a reduction in recurrence in BCG-treated patients that was mostly genotype independent. Analysis of combined genotypes identified a subgroup of 30% of the BCG-treated patients that did not benefit from BCG-treatment. Conclusions Our results suggest that the

  13. Mapping of the genes encoding human inducible and endothelial nitrix oxide synthase (NOS2 and NOS3) to the pericentric region of chromosome 17 and to chromosome 7, respectively

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    Xu, W.; Liu, L.; Emson, P. (Babraham Institute, Cambridge (United Kingdom)); Charles, I.G.; Moncada, S. (Wellcome Research Labs., Kent (United Kingdom)); Gorman, P.; Sheer, D. (Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London (United Kingdom))

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    Nitric oxide (NO) is an important molecular messenger regulating the functions of a wide variety of cells and tissues. NO is synthesized from L-arginine by a variety of isoforms of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS). The authors have used Southern blotting analysis on DNAs obtained from a panel of human-rodent hybrid cell lines to map the gene encoding the inducible NOS (NOS2) to chromosome 17cen-17q11 and the gene encoding the endothelial form of NOS (NOS3) to chromosome 7. Fluorescence in situ hybridization using a NOS2 probe gave several signals in the 17p11-q11 pericentromeric region. 10 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

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

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    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

  15. 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.

  16. AFLATOXINAS - ASPECTOS CLÍNICOS E TOXICOLÓGICOS EM SUÍNOS

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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. 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

  18. Time-dependent generalization of the Nosé-Hoover thermostatting technique for molecular dynamics simulations

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    The Nosé-Hoover scheme demonstrates that molecular dynamics simulations can be used to calculate the properties of systems at constant temperature (i.e. canonical ensemble averages). There is interest in deterministic generalizations of Nosé-Hoover dynamics which are ergodic even for simple systems like the harmonic oscillator. Prompted by parallels with studies of the Duffing oscillator within control theory, we have investigated a non-autonomous version of the Nosé-Hoover oscillator in which the temperature is replaced by a weakly time-dependent function. This function is chosen so that its average over time coincides with the temperature desired. Calculations are facilitated by graphical programming with a MATLAB-Simulink platform. A time series analysis of our simple non-autonomous system yields the position and momentum distributions expected for the harmonic oscillator

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

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    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......-treatment data from 448 consecutive patients at three Danish psychiatric clinics for refugees. A10-item HoNOS version (physical problems and daily function items excluded) of pre-treatment data fit the Rasch model well. A cross validation showed excellent fit of the post-treatment data to the 10-item model......, indicating excellent psychome tric properties for treatment monitoring. Furthermore, no serious differential item functioning was found for the effects of gender, culture, and need for translation. Notably, the 10-item HoNOS was uni-dimensional in the refugee group which is contrary to findings using non...

  20. De Novo Lipogenesis Maintains Vascular Homeostasis through Endothelial Nitric-oxide Synthase (eNOS) Palmitoylation*♦

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    Wei, Xiaochao; Schneider, Jochen G; Shenouda, Sherene M.; Lee, Ada; Towler, Dwight A.; Chakravarthy, Manu V.; Vita, Joseph A.; Semenkovich, Clay F.

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    Endothelial dysfunction leads to lethal vascular complications in diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Here, we demonstrate that de novo lipogenesis, an insulin-dependent process driven by the multifunctional enzyme fatty-acid synthase (FAS), maintains endothelial function by targeting endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) to the plasma membrane. In mice with endothelial inactivation of FAS (FASTie mice), eNOS membrane content and activity were decreased. eNOS and FAS were physically ...

  1. 78 FR 24435 - Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Western Gulf of Mexico Planning...

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    ...BOEM announces the availability of the Proposed NOS for proposed WPA Sale 233. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 556.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides affected States the opportunity to review the Proposed NOS. The Proposed NOS sets forth......

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

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    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. Two functionally distinct pools of eNOS in endothelium are facilitated by myoendothelial junction lipid composition.

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    Biwer, Lauren A; Taddeo, Evan P; Kenwood, Brandon M; Hoehn, Kyle L; Straub, Adam C; Isakson, Brant E

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    In resistance arteries, endothelial cells (EC) make contact with smooth muscle cells (SMC), forming myoendothelial junctions (MEJ). Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is present in the luminal side of the EC (apical EC) and the basal side of the EC (MEJ). To test if these eNOS pools acted in sync or separately, we co-cultured ECs and SMCs, then stimulated SMCs with phenylephrine (PE). Adrenergic activation causes inositol [1,4,5] triphosphate (IP3) to move from SMC to EC through gap junctions at the MEJ. PE increases MEJ eNOS phosphorylation (eNOS-P) at S1177, but not in EC. Conversely, we used bradykinin (BK) to increase EC calcium; this increased EC eNOS-P but did not affect MEJ eNOS-P. Inhibiting gap junctions abrogated the MEJ eNOS-P after PE, but had no effect on BK eNOS-P. Differential lipid composition between apical EC and MEJ may account for the compartmentalized eNOS-P response. Indeed, DAG and phosphatidylserine are both enriched in MEJ. These lipids are cofactors for PKC activity, which was significantly increased at the MEJ after PE. Because PKC activity also relies on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium release, we used thapsigargin and xestospongin C, BAPTA, and PKC inhibitors, which caused significant decreases in MEJ eNOS-P after PE. Functionally, BK inhibited leukocyte adhesion and PE caused an increase in SMC cGMP. We hypothesize that local lipid composition of the MEJ primes PKC and eNOS-P for stimulation by PE, allowing for compartmentalized function of eNOS in the blood vessel wall. PMID:27106139

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

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    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.

  5. Irisin improves endothelial function in obese mice through the AMPK-eNOS pathway.

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    Han, Fang; Zhang, Shuxian; Hou, Ningning; Wang, Di; Sun, Xiaodong

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    Irisin is a novel hormone secreted by myocytes. Lower levels of irisin are independently associated with endothelial dysfunction in obese subjects. The objective of this study was to explore whether irisin exerts a direct vascular protective effect on endothelial function in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice were given chow or a high-fat diet with or without treatment with irisin. Aortic endothelial function was determined by measuring endothelium-dependent vasodilatation (EDV). Nitric oxide (NO) in the aorta was determined. The effect of irisin on the levels of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), Akt, and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) phosphorylation in endothelial cells was determined. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were used to study the role of irisin in the AMPK-eNOS pathway. Acetylcholine-stimulated EDV was significantly lower in obese mice compared with control mice. Treatment of obese mice with irisin significantly enhanced EDV and improved endothelial function. This beneficial effect of irisin was partly attenuated in the presence of inhibitors of AMPK, Akt, and eNOS. Treatment of obese mice with irisin enhanced NO production and phosphorylation of AMPK, Akt, and eNOS in endothelial cells. These factors were also enhanced by irisin in human umbilical vein endothelial cells in vitro. Suppression of AMPK expression by small interfering RNA blocked irisin-induced eNOS and Akt phosphorylation and NO production. We have provided the first evidence that irisin improves endothelial function in aortas of high-fat-diet-induced obese mice. The mechanism for this protective effect is related to the activation of the AMPK-eNOS signaling pathway. PMID:26371167

  6. Changes of NO, NOS and AIF gene in mouse testis induced by low dose radiation

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    Objective: To study changes of NO content, NOS activity and AIF gene in mouse testis induced by low dose radiation. Methods: To measure changes of NO content and NOS activity in mouse testis tissue after irradiation with 0 ∼ 0.2 Gy with enzymic method. At the same time, they were measured after 0 ∼ 24 h irradiation with 0.075 Gy; We also observe changes of apoptosis inducing factor(AIF) gene in mouse testis tissue after irradiation with 0 ∼ 0.2 Gy with real-time PCR and Western blot, and AIF mRNA and protein expressions were measured after 0 ∼ 24 h irradiation with 0.075 Gy. Results: The content of NO and activity of NOS in mouse testis tissue increased with the dose increasing after 12 h irradiated with different dose X-rays, it increased with the dose raising and reached the maximum with 0.075 Gy (P<0.05), and kept high level with 0.1 and 0.2 Gy. AIF mRNA increased with dose raising, it reached the peak value when dose was 0.1 Gy; but AIF protein expression reached maximum with 0.075 Gy. The NO content and NOS activity increased with time prolongation after irradiation with 0.075 Gy, NO content reached peak value at 24 h, but NOS activity at 12 h, AIF mRNA and protein increased with time prolongation. mRNA reached maximum at 24 h, but protein at 12 h. Conclusions: After irradiation with low dose radiation, NO content, NOS activity and AIF gene expression in mouse testis spermatogenic cells increased and had time and dose effect regularity. (authors)

  7. NOS2 Is Critical to the Development of Emphysema in Sftpd Deficient Mice but Does Not Affect Surfactant Homeostasis

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    Knudsen, Lars; Atochina-Vasserman, Elena N.; GUO, CHANG-JIANG; Pamela A Scott; Haenni, Beat; Beers, Michael F.; Ochs, Matthias; Gow, Andrew J.

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    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 m...

  8. Antioxidant diet and sex interact to regulate NOS isoform expression and glomerular mesangium proliferation in Zucker diabetic rat kidney.

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    Slyvka, Yuriy; Malgor, Ramiro; Inman, Sharon R; Ding, Julia; Heh, Victor; Nowak, Felicia V

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    Oxidative stress contributes substantially to the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Consumption of an antioxidant-fortified (AO) diet from an early age prevents or delays later development of DN in the Zucker rat female with type 2 diabetes. We hypothesize this is due to effects on mesangial matrix and renal nitric oxide synthase (NOS) distribution and to sex-specific differences in NOS responses in the diabetic kidney. Total glomerular tuft area (GTA) and PAS-positive tuft area (PTA), endothelial (e), neuronal (n) and inducible (i) NOS were quantified in males and females on AO or regular (REG) diet at 6 and 20 weeks of age. eNOS was observed in glomeruli and tubules. nNOS predominantly localized to tubular epithelium in both cortex and medulla. iNOS was expressed in proximal and distal tubules and collecting ducts. Sex, diabetes duration and AO diet affected the distribution of the three isoforms. GTA and PTA increased with duration of hyperglycemia and showed a negative correlation with renal levels of all NOS isoforms. AO diet in both genders was associated with less PAS-positive staining and less mesangial expansion than the REG diet, an early increase in cortical iNOS in males, and sex-specific changes in cortical eNOS at 20 weeks. These effects of AO diet may contribute to sex-specific preservation of renal function in females. PMID:26797190

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

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    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. Configurações da distinção escolar nos planos nacional e internacional

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    Torres, Leonor Lima; Quaresma, Maria Luísa

    2014-01-01

    A escola pública vive, atualmente, imersa na tensão entre os seus propósitos democráticos e igualitários e as demandas de uma sociedade assente nos ideais do mérito e da seletividade. Num contexto de competitividade escolar e laboral e de crescente valorização da performance individual, as escolas públicas têm vindo a consagrar, nos seus projetos educativos, instrumentos e/ou momentos de consagração pública dos alunos que se destacam quer do ponto de vista académico, quer em outras dimensões ...

  11. Small molecule inhibitors of PSD95-nNOS protein-protein interactions as novel analgesics.

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    Lee, Wan-Hung; Xu, Zhili; Ashpole, Nicole M; Hudmon, Andy; Kulkarni, Pushkar M; Thakur, Ganesh A; Lai, Yvonne Y; Hohmann, Andrea G

    2015-10-01

    Aberrant increases in NMDA receptor (NMDAR) signaling contributes to central nervous system sensitization and chronic pain by activating neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and generating nitric oxide (NO). Because the scaffolding protein postsynaptic density 95kDA (PSD95) tethers nNOS to NMDARs, the PSD95-nNOS complex represents a therapeutic target. Small molecule inhibitors IC87201 (EC5O: 23.94 μM) and ZL006 (EC50: 12.88 μM) directly inhibited binding of purified PSD95 and nNOS proteins in AlphaScreen without altering binding of PSD95 to ErbB4. Both PSD95-nNOS inhibitors suppressed glutamate-induced cell death with efficacy comparable to MK-801. IC87201 and ZL006 preferentially suppressed phase 2A pain behavior in the formalin test and suppressed allodynia induced by intraplantar complete Freund's adjuvant administration. IC87201 and ZL006 suppressed mechanical and cold allodynia induced by the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel (ED50s: 2.47 and 0.93 mg/kg i.p. for IC87201 and ZL006, respectively). Efficacy of PSD95-nNOS disruptors was similar to MK-801. Motor ataxic effects were induced by MK-801 but not by ZL006 or IC87201. Finally, MK-801 produced hyperalgesia in the tail-flick test whereas IC87201 and ZL006 did not alter basal nociceptive thresholds. Our studies establish the utility of using AlphaScreen and purified protein pairs to establish and quantify disruption of protein-protein interactions. Our results demonstrate previously unrecognized antinociceptive efficacy of ZL006 and establish, using two small molecules, a broad application for PSD95-nNOS inhibitors in treating neuropathic and inflammatory pain. Collectively, our results demonstrate that disrupting PSD95-nNOS protein-protein interactions is effective in attenuating pathological pain without producing unwanted side effects (i.e. motor ataxia) associated with NMDAR antagonists. PMID:26071110

  12. Burnout em fisioterapeutas a trabalhar nos hospitais da ARS do centro

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    Pais, Helena Isabel Cunha Proença Almeida

    2014-01-01

    Enquadramento: O fisioterapeuta, durante a execução das suas actividades profissionais, está exposto a cargas emocionais e físicas que o leva muitas vezes a um estado de exaustão emocional conhecido por Burnout Objectivos: Determinar a prevalência dos índices de burnout nos fisioterapeutas a trabalhar nos hospitais da Região de Saúde do Centro, determinar a influência das variáveis socio demográficas e profissionais e avaliar a influência das variáveis psicológicas no síndrome ...

  13. 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)

    2015-12-15

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. O impacto do diagnóstico de autismo nos pais

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    Costa, Sandra Cristina Pereira da

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    Enquadramento: A família é o grupo social primário, constituindo um suporte de extrema importância para que o indivíduo se desenvolva, se forme e aprenda a viver em sociedade. Quando nasce um filho com autismo, o impacto do diagnóstico nos pais faz com que o ciclo de vida familiar se altere, acarretando um esforço adicional para os pais, pois têm de se reorganizar para se adaptarem à família com uma realidade nova. Objetivo: Avaliar o impacto do diagnóstico de autismo nos pais e analisar d...

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

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    Armando Boito Jr.; Tatiana Berringer

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    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 d...

  17. TERMOS AMBIENTAIS E SOCIAIS NOS RELATÓRIOS DA ADMINISTRAÇÃO

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    Ilse Maria Beuren; Marines Lucia Boff

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    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 d...

  18. 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

  19. Identification of a negative response element in the human inducible nitric-oxide synthase (hiNOS) promoter: The role of NF-κB-repressing factor (NRF) in basal repression of the hiNOS gene

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    Feng, Xuesheng; Guo, Zhong; Nourbakhsh, Mahtab; Hauser, Hansjorg; Ganster, Ray; Shao, Lifang; Geller, David A.

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    Although nuclear factor (NF)-κB plays a central role in mediating cytokine-stimulated human inducible nitric-oxide synthase (hiNOS) gene transcription, very little is known about the factors involved in silencing of the hiNOS promoter. NF-κB-repressing factor (NRF) interacts with a specific negative regulatory element (NRE) to mediate transcriptional repression of certain NF-κB responsive genes. By sequence comparison with the IFN-β and IL-8 promoters, we identified an NRE in the hiNOS promoter located at −6.7 kb upstream. In A549 and HeLa human cells, constitutive NRF mRNA expression is detected by RT-PCR. Gel shift assay showed constitutive NRF binding to the hiNOS NRE. Mutation of the −6.7-kb NRE site in the hiNOS promoter resulted in loss of NRF binding and increased basal but not cytokine-stimulated hiNOS transcription in promoter transfection experiments. Interestingly, overexpression of NRF suppressed both basal and cytokine-induced hiNOS promoter activity that depended on an intact cis-acting NRE motif. By using stably transformed HeLa cells with the tetracycline on/off expression system, reduction of cellular NRF by expressing antisense NRF increased basal iNOS promoter activity and resulted in constitutive iNOS mRNA expression. These data demonstrate that the transacting NRF protein is involved in constitutive silencing of the hiNOS gene by binding to a cis-acting NRE upstream in the hiNOS promoter. PMID:12381793

  20. Consistency of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) at inpatient-to-community transition

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    Harvey, Richard; Phung, Dinh; Venkatesh, Svetha; Connor, Jason P

    2016-01-01

    Objectives The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) are mandated outcome-measures in many mental-health jurisdictions. When HoNOS are used in different care settings, it is important to assess if setting specific bias exists. This article examines the consistency of HoNOS in a sample of psychiatric patients transitioned from acute inpatient care and community centres. Setting A regional mental health service with both acute and community facilities. Participants 111 psychiatric patients were transferred from inpatient care to community care from 2012 to 2014. Their HoNOS scores were extracted from a clinical database; Each inpatient-discharge assessment was followed by a community-intake assessment, with the median period between assessments being 4 days (range 0–14). Assessor experience and professional background were recorded. Primary and secondary outcome measures The difference of HoNOS at inpatient-discharge and community-intake were assessed with Pearson correlation, Cohen's κ and effect size. Results Inpatient-discharge HoNOS was on average lower than community-intake HoNOS. The average HoNOS was 8.05 at discharge (median 7, range 1–22), and 12.16 at intake (median 12, range 1–25), an average increase of 4.11 (SD 6.97). Pearson correlation between two total scores was 0.073 (95% CI −0.095 to 0.238) and Cohen's κ was 0.02 (95% CI −0.02 to 0.06). Differences did not appear to depend on assessor experience or professional background. Conclusions Systematic change in the HoNOS occurs at inpatient-to-community transition. Some caution should be exercised in making direct comparisons between inpatient HoNOS and community HoNOS scores. PMID:27121703

  1. 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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    Aldo Gerbino

    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

  2. Reliability and Validity of the HoNOS-LD and HoNOS in a Sample of Individuals with Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disability and Severe Emotional and Behavior Disorders

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    Tenneij, Nienke; Didden, Robert; Veltkamp, Eline; Koot, Hans M.

    2009-01-01

    In this study, psychometric properties of the Health of the Nation Outcome scales (HoNOS) and Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD) were investigated in a sample (n = 79) of (young) adults with mild to borderline intellectual disability (ID) and severe behavior and mental health problems who were…

  3. 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 scientists to…

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

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    Daniel W. Gade

    2014-01-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  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. eNOS-dependent antisenscence effect of a calcium channel blocker in human endothelial cells.

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    Toshio Hayashi

    Full Text Available Senescence of vascular endothelial cells is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of age-associated vascular disorders such as atherosclerosis. We investigated the effects of antihypertensive agents on high glucose-induced cellular senescence in human umbilical venous endothelial cells (HUVECs. Exposure of HUVECs to high glucose (22 mM for 3 days increased senescence-associated- β-galactosidase (SA-β-gal activity, a senescence marker, and decreased telomerase activity, a replicative senescence marker. The calcium channel blocker nifedipine, but not the β1-adrenergic blocking agent atenolol or the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor perindopril, reduced SA-β-gal positive cells and prevented a decrease in telomerase activity in a high-glucose environment. This beneficial effect of nifedipine was associated with reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS and increased endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS activity. Thus, nifedipine prevented high glucose-induced ROS generation and increased basal eNOS phosphorylation level at Ser-1177. Treatment with N (G-nitro-L-arginine (L-NAME and transfection of small interfering RNA (siRNA targeting eNOS eliminated the anti-senscence effect of nifedipine. These results demonstrate that nifedipine can prevent endothelial cell senescence in an eNOS-dependent manner. The anti-senescence action of nifedipine may represent a novel mechanism by which it protects against atherosclerosis.

  8. 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

  9. "Como nos velhos tempos": o Rio de Janeiro e a memória da cidade.

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    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho pretende tecer algumas considerações sobre a imagem da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, na letra da música "Como nos velhos tempos", de Chico Anísio e Nonato Buza, buscando enfocar a urbe como texto e registro da memória de um tempo.

  10. 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

  11. Spinal Neuronal NOS Signaling Contributes to Morphine Cardioprotection in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rats.

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    Jiang, Lingling; Hu, Jun; He, Shufang; Zhang, Li; Zhang, Ye

    2016-09-01

    Morphine has been widely used as rescue treatment for heart attack and failure in humans for many decades. Relatively little has been known about the role of spinal opioid receptors in morphine cardioprotection. Recent studies have shown that intrathecal injection of morphine can reduce the heart injury caused by ischemia (I)/reperfusion (R) in rats. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying intrathecal morphine cardioprotection has not been determined. Here, we report that intrathecal morphine postconditioning (IMPOC) rescued mean artery pressure (MAP) and reduced myocardial injury in I/R. Pretreatment with either naloxone (NAL), a selective mu-opioid receptor antagonist, or nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors via intrathecal delivery completely abolished IMPOC cardioprotection, suggesting that the spinal mu-opioid receptor and its downstream NOS signaling pathway are involved in the mechanism of the morphine-induced effect. Consistent with this, IMPOC significantly enhanced spinal neural NOS phosphorylation, nitric oxide, and cGMP content in a similar time course. Intrathecal application of 1H-[1,2,4]oxadiazolo[4,3-a]quinoxalin-1-one, a specific inhibitor of guanylate cyclase, completely ablated IMPOC-induced enhancement of cardioprotection and spinal cGMP content. IMPOC rescue of MAP and ischemic injury is correlated with IMPOC enhancement of NOS signaling. Collectively, these findings strengthen the concept of spinal mu-opioid receptors as a therapeutic target that mediates morphine-induced cardioprotection. We also provide evidence suggesting that the activation of spinal NOS signaling is essential for morphine cardioprotection. PMID:27358482

  12. 76 FR 19476 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit Nos. 2 and 3; Exemption

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    ... COMMISSION Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit Nos. 2 and 3; Exemption 1... Operating License Nos. DPR-44 and DPR-56, which authorizes operation of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power... hereafter in effect. The facility consists of two boiling-water reactors located partly in Peach...

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  14. 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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    ... COMMISSION Atlantic Shipping Company, Inc. v. Di Nos Shipping, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Complaint and...) by Atlantic Shipping Company, Inc., hereinafter ``Complainant,'' against DI Nos Shipping, Inc... Respondent is in violation of the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 40901 and 40902, by operating as a...

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    ... COMMISSION Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, LLC, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Exemption 1.0 Background Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, LLC, the licensee, is the holder of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-53 and DPR-69 which authorizes operation of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear...

  17. 76 FR 39908 - Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2...

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  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Exposure to diesel exhaust up-regulates iNOS expression in ApoE knockout mice

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    Traffic related particulate matter air pollution is a risk factor for cardiovascular events; however, the biological mechanisms are unclear. We hypothesize that diesel exhaust (DE) inhalation induces up-regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which is known to contribute to vascular dysfunction, progression of atherosclerosis and ultimately cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Methods: ApoE knockout mice (30-week) were exposed to DE (at 200 μg/m3 of particulate matter) or filtered-air (control) for 7 weeks (6 h/day, 5 days/week). iNOS expression in the blood vessels and heart was evaluated by immunohistochemistry and western blotting analysis. To examine iNOS activity, thoracic aortae were mounted in a wire myograph, and vasoconstriction stimulated by phenylephrine (PE) was measured with and without the presence of the specific inhibitor for iNOS (1400 W). NF-κB (p65) activity was examined by ELISA. The mRNA expression of iNOS and NF-κB (p65) was determined by real-time PCR. Results: DE exposure significantly enhanced iNOS expression in the thoracic aorta (4-fold) and heart (1.5 fold). DE exposure significantly attenuated PE-stimulated vasoconstriction by ∼ 20%, which was partly reversed by 1400 W. The mRNA expression of iNOS and NF-κB was significantly augmented after DE exposure. NF-κB activity was enhanced 2-fold after DE inhalation, and the augmented NF-κB activity was positively correlated with iNOS expression (R2 = 0.5998). Conclusions: We show that exposure to DE increases iNOS expression and activity possibly via NF-κB-mediated pathway. We suspect that DE exposure-caused up-regulation of iNOS contributes to vascular dysfunction and atherogenesis, which could ultimately lead to urban air pollution-associated cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. - Highlights: → Exposed ApoE knockout mice (30-week) to diesel exhaust (DE) for 7 weeks. → Examine iNOS expression and activity in the blood vessels and heart. → DE exposure enhanced

  1. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Gene Polymorphism is Associated with Age Onset of Menarche in Sickle Cell Disease Females of India

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    Nishank, Sudhansu Sekhar

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    Background and Objective Females with sickle cell disease (SCD) often show late onset of menarche. In transgenic sickle cell mouse, deficiency of gene encoding endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) has been reported to be associated with late onset of menarche. Thus to explore the possible association of eNOS gene polymorphism with age of onset of menarche in SCD females, 3 important eNOS gene polymorphisms- eNOS 4a/b, eNOS 894G>T (rs1799983) and eNOS-786 T>C (rs2070744) and plasma nitrite...

  2. Clinical significance of changes of serum NO, NOS and TNF-α levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Objective: To study the clinical significance of changes of serum NO, NOS and TNF-α levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: The serum concentration of TNF-α was determined with radioimmunoassay (RIA) and NO, NOS contents were determined with chemical methods in 36 eases of rheumatoid arthitis as well as 35 controls. Results: Serum concentration of NO, NOS and TNF-α during acute attack in patients with rheumatoid arthritis were significantly higher than those in controls (P<0.01). After treatment for one week, serum NO, NOS and TNF-α levels were markedly decreased but still remained significantly higher than those in controls (P<0.05). Conclusion: Detection of serum NO, NOS and TNF-α levels were useful for assessment of therapeutic efficacy and were of important clinicals value. (authors)

  3. 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.

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

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    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Endogenous urotensin II selectively modulates erectile function through eNOS.

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    Roberta d'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Urotensin II (U-II is a cyclic peptide originally isolated from the neurosecretory system of the teleost fish and subsequently found in other species, including man. U-II was identified as the natural ligand of a G-protein coupled receptor, namely UT receptor. U-II and UT receptor are expressed in a variety of peripheral organs and especially in cardiovascular tissue. Recent evidence indicates the involvement of U-II/UT pathway in penile function in human, but the molecular mechanism is still unclear. On these bases the aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism(s of U-II-induced relaxation in human corpus cavernosum and its relationship with L-arginine/Nitric oxide (NO pathway. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Human corpus cavernosum tissue was obtained following in male-to-female transsexuals undergoing surgical procedure for sex reassignment. Quantitative RT-PCR clearly demonstrated the U-II expression in human corpus cavernosum. U-II (0.1 nM-10 µM challenge in human corpus cavernosum induced a significant increase in NO production as revealed by fluorometric analysis. NO generation was coupled to a marked increase in the ratio eNOS phosphorilated/eNOS as determined by western blot analysis. A functional study in human corpus cavernosum strips was performed to asses eNOS involvement in U-II-induced relaxation by using a pharmacological modulation. Pre-treatment with both wortmannin or geldanamycinin (inhibitors of eNOS phosphorylation and heath shock protein 90 recruitment, respectively significantly reduced U-II-induced relaxation (0.1 nM-10 µM in human corpus cavernosum strips. Finally, a co-immunoprecipitation study demonstrated that UT receptor and eNOS co-immunoprecipitate following U-II challenge of human corpus cavernosum tissue. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: U-II is endogenously synthesized and locally released in human corpus cavernosum. U-II elicited penile erection through eNOS activation. Thus, U-II/UT pathway may

  8. The nopaline synthase (nos) promoter is inducible by UV-B radiation through a pathway dependent on reactive oxygen species

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    The molecular mechanism of plant response to UV-B radiation was studied using the nopaline synthase (nos) promoter, which has been shown to be inducible by methyl jasmonate (MJ) and reactive oxygen species (ROS). In the leaves of transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) plants that carried a fusion between the nos promoter and the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (cat) gene, 2 h of UV-B treatment resulted in a transient increase in the level of cat mRNA, a maximum being reached at 6 h after the UV-B treatment. It was also found that MJ and UV-B enhance nos promoter expression via separate pathways. Diethyldithiocarbamic acid, a potent inhibitor of jasmonate production, had little effect on UV-B stimulation of the nos promoter. In contrast, antioxidants, such as dimethylthiourea, reduced glutathione, cysteine, N-acetylcysteine and DTT, blocked UV-B induction of the nos promoter, but did not affect MJ induction of the nos promoter. These results suggest that UV-B induction of the nos promoter is mediated via a pathway that requires reactive oxygen species and is distinct from the jasmonate or MJ mediating pathway. (author)

  9. Species-Dependent Post-Transcriptional Regulation of NOS1 by FMRP in the Developing Cerebral Cortex

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    Kwan, Kenneth Y.; Lam, Mandy M. S.; Johnson, Matthew B.; Dube, Umber; Shim, Sungbo; Rašin, Mladen-Roko; Sousa, André M. M.; Fertuzinhos, Sofia; Chen, Jie-Guang; Arellano, Jon I.; Chan, Daniel W.; Pletikos, Mihovil; Vasung, Lana; Rowitch, David H.; Huang, Eric J.; Schwartz, Michael L.; Willemsen, Rob; Oostra, Ben A.; Rakic, Pasko; Heffer, Marija; Kostović, Ivica; Judaš, Milos; Šestan, Nenad

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    SUMMARY Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading monogenic cause of intellectual disability and autism, results from loss of function of the RNA-binding protein FMRP. Here we show that FMRP regulates the translation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS1) in the developing human neocortex. Whereas NOS1 mRNA is ubiquitously expressed, NOS1 protein is transiently co-expressed with FMRP during early synaptogenesis in layer- and region-specific subpopulations of pyramidal neurons. These include mid-fetal layer 5 subcortically projecting neurons arranged into alternating columns in the prospective Broca’s area and orofacial motor cortex. Human NOS1 translation is activated by FMRP via interactions with coding region binding motifs absent from mouse Nos1 mRNA, which is expressed in mouse pyramidal neurons, but not efficiently translated. Correspondingly, neocortical NOS1 protein levels are severely reduced in developing human FXS cases but not FMRP-deficient mice. Thus, alterations in FMRP post-transcriptional regulation of NOS1 in developing neocortical circuits may contribute to cognitive dysfunction in FXS. PMID:22579290

  10. O papel da arte nos centros de atenção psicossocial - CAPS

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    Claudia Mara de Melo Tavares

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    Full Text Available Estudo sobre o uso da abordagem artística nos cuidados desenvolvidos nos Centros de Atenção Psicossocial (CAPS. Fundamentado em bases conceituais da Reforma Psiquiátrica, o objeto de estudo foi abordado por meio de uma pesquisa exploratória de campo, através da entrevista com profissionais dos CAPS. Os resultados encontrados indicam que atividades de base artística são utilizadas visando a uma interação positiva com o usuário do serviço na perspectiva de sua reabilitação psicossocial. Concluímos que o trabalho no CAPS atualiza a potencialidade criativa dos profissionais e usuários, sendo a arte tomada como uma estratégia de cuidar.

  11. EFEITOS DO CONSUMO DE PROBIÓTICOS NOS LÍPIDES SANGÜÍNEOS

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    Marla Simone Jovenasso MANZONI; Daniela Cardoso Umbelino CAVALLINI; Elizeu Antonio ROSSI

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    Esse trabalho tem por objetivo revisar os efeitos dos probióticos nos lípides sangüíneos, com ênfase nos possíveis mecanismos envolvidos nessa ação. A modulação dos lípides sangüíneos induzida por probióticos não é similar em animais e humanos devido, principalmente, às diferenças no metabolismo do colesterol entre as espécies. Os resultados dos estudos com animais e...

  12. 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...

  13. Recommendations on AECB draft licensing guides nos. 40,41,42

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  14. Functional deficits in nNOSmu-deficient skeletal muscle: myopathy in nNOS knockout mice.

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    Justin M Percival

    Full Text Available Skeletal muscle nNOSmu (neuronal nitric oxide synthase mu localizes to the sarcolemma through interaction with the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein (DAG complex, where it synthesizes nitric oxide (NO. Disruption of the DAG complex occurs in dystrophinopathies and sarcoglycanopathies, two genetically distinct classes of muscular dystrophy characterized by progressive loss of muscle mass, muscle weakness and increased fatigability. DAG complex instability leads to mislocalization and downregulation of nNOSmu; but this is thought to play a minor role in disease pathogenesis. This view persists without knowledge of the role of nNOS in skeletal muscle contractile function in vivo and has influenced gene therapy approaches to dystrophinopathy, the majority of which do not restore sarcolemmal nNOSmu. We address this knowledge gap by evaluating skeletal muscle function in nNOS knockout (KN1 mice using an in situ approach, in which the muscle is maintained in its normal physiological environment. nNOS-deficiency caused reductions in skeletal muscle bulk and maximum tetanic force production in male mice only. Furthermore, nNOS-deficient muscles from both male and female mice exhibited increased susceptibility to contraction-induced fatigue. These data suggest that aberrant nNOSmu signaling can negatively impact three important clinical features of dystrophinopathies and sarcoglycanopathies: maintenance of muscle bulk, force generation and fatigability. Our study suggests that restoration of sarcolemmal nNOSmu expression in dystrophic muscles may be more important than previously appreciated and that it should be a feature of any fully effective gene therapy-based intervention.

  15. Diesel exhaust exposure enhances venoconstriction via uncoupling of eNOS

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    Environmental air pollution is associated with adverse cardiovascular events, including increased hospital admissions due to heart failure and myocardial infarction. The exact mechanism(s) by which air pollution affects the heart and vasculature is currently unknown. Recent studies have found that exposure to air pollution enhances arterial vasoconstriction in humans and animal models. Work in our laboratory has shown that diesel emissions (DE) enhance vasoconstriction of mouse coronary arteries. Thus, we hypothesized that DE could enhance vasoconstriction in arteries and veins through uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). To test this hypothesis, we first bubbled DE through a physiological saline solution and exposed isolated mesenteric veins. Second, we exposed animals, whole body, to DE at 350 μg/m3 for 4 h, after which mesenteric arteries and veins were isolated. Results from these experiments show that saline bubbled with DE as well as inhaled DE enhances vasoconstriction in veins but not arteries. Exposure to several representative volatile organic compounds found in the DE-exposed saline did not enhance arterial constriction. L-nitro-arginine-methyl-ester (L-NAME), an eNOS inhibitor, normalized the control vessels to the DE-exposed vessels implicating an uncoupling of eNOS as a mechanism for enhanced vasoconstriction. The principal conclusions of this research are 1) veins exhibit endothelial dysfunction following in vivo and ex vivo exposures to DE, 2) veins appear to be more sensitive to DE effects than arteries, and 3) DE components most likely induce endothelial dysfunction through the uncoupling of eNOS

  16. Expressionsanalytische und behaviourale Phänotypisierung der Nos1 Knockdown Maus

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    Kittel-Schneider, Sarah

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    Der gasförmige Neurotransmitter Stickstoffmonoxid (NO) spielt eine Rolle bei verschiedenen physiologischen Vorgängen, aber auch psychiatrischen Erkrankungen wie Aggression, Ängstlichkeit, Depression und auch bei kognitiven Funktionen. Um mehr über die physiologische Rolle von NO herauszufinden untersuchten wir mittels Gen-Expressionsanalyse und Verhaltensversuchen Mäuse, bei denen die neuronale Isoform der Stickstoffmonoxidsynthase ausgeschaltet wurde. Die so genannte NOS-I ist die hauptsächl...

  17. The severity and status of eating disorder NOS: Implications for DSM-V

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    Fairburn, Christopher G.; Cooper, Zafra; Bohn, Kristin; O’Connor, Marianne E.; Doll, Helen A.; Palmer, Robert L.

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    “Eating disorder NOS” is the most common eating disorder encountered in outpatient settings yet it has been neglected. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of eating disorder NOS, establish its severity, and determine whether its high relative prevalence might be due to the inclusion of cases closely resembling anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. One hundred and seventy consecutive patients with an eating disorder were assessed using standardised instruments. Operational...

  18. Estudo da dose nos exames de tomografia computadorizada abdominal em um equipamento de 6 cortes

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    Sónia Isabel Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a dose efetiva recebida nos exames de tomografia computadorizada abdominal e estudar a influência das características dos pacientes na dose recebida. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram realizadas medições dos valores de dose com uma câmara de ionização em objetos simuladores, de forma a verificar se os valores obtidos estavam de acordo com os valores apresentados pelo equipamento de tomografia computadorizada e se estes não ultrapassavam os níveis de referência de dose recomendados. Posteriormente, foram medidos os valores de dose recebida pelos pacientes, com autonomia física, nos exames de tomografia computadorizada abdominal (n = 100 e a relação existente com as suas características antropométricas. Por último, foi simulada a dose nos órgãos por meio do método de Monte Carlo utilizando o software de simulação CT-Expo V 1.5, e estudado o efeito do controle automático de exposição nestes exames. RESULTADOS: As principiais características com influência direta na dose são a massa corporal, o perímetro abdominal e o índice de massa corporal do paciente, cuja relação é linear e positiva. CONCLUSÃO: A dose de radiação recebida nos exames abdominais depende de algumas características dos pacientes, sendo importante ajustar os parâmetros de aquisição às suas dimensões.

  19. Fetale Programmierung von Wildtyp-Nachkommen heterozygoter eNOS-Knockout-Mäuse

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    Kempiners, Nina

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    Introduction: Manifold epidemiological studies have shown that low birth weight and fetal deprivation are associated with disease in later life. This correlation has been shown especially for cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and obesity. On the experimental side studies with homocygous eNOS-knockout-mice could support these data. Unfortunately the existing experimental designs do not distinguish between fetal, maternal and paternal genotype. Moreove...

  20. 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.

  1. Anemia nos pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca avançada

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    Juliano Cardoso

    2010-10-01

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Plasma gelsolin improves lung host defense against pneumonia by enhancing macrophage NOS3 function

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    Yang, Zhiping; Chiou, Terry Ting-Yu; Stossel, Thomas P.

    2015-01-01

    Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) functions as part of the “extracellular actin-scavenging system,” but its potential to improve host defense against infection has not been studied. In a mouse model of primary pneumococcal pneumonia, recombinant human pGSN (rhu-pGSN) caused enhanced bacterial clearance, reduced acute inflammation, and improved survival. In vitro, rhu-pGSN rapidly improved lung macrophage uptake and killing of bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Francisella tularensis). pGSN triggers activating phosphorylation (Ser1177) of macrophage nitric oxide synthase type III (NOS3), an enzyme with important bactericidal functions in lung macrophages. rhu-pGSN failed to enhance bacterial killing by NOS3−/− macrophages in vitro or bacterial clearance in NOS3−/− mice in vivo. Prophylaxis with immunomodulators may be especially relevant for patients at risk for secondary bacterial pneumonia, e.g., after influenza. Treatment of mice with pGSN challenged with pneumococci on postinfluenza day 7 (the peak of enhanced susceptibility to secondary infection) caused a ∼15-fold improvement in bacterial clearance, reduced acute neutrophilic inflammation, and markedly improved survival, even without antibiotic therapy. pGSN is a potential immunomodulator for improving lung host defense against primary and secondary bacterial pneumonia. PMID:25957291

  4. 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)

    2014-08-15

    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.

  5. Buckling Reduces eNOS Production and Stimulates Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Arteries in Organ Culture.

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    Xiao, Yangming; Liu, Qin; Han, Hai-Chao

    2016-09-01

    Artery buckling alters the fluid shear stress and wall stress in the artery but its temporal effect on vascular wall remodeling is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the early effect of artery buckling on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression and extracellular matrix remodeling. Bilateral porcine carotid arteries were maintained in an ex vivo organ culture system with and without buckling while under the same physiological pressure and flow rate for 3-7 days. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-9, fibronectin, elastin, collagen I, III and IV, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2), and eNOS were determined using Western blotting and immunohistochemistry. Our results showed that MMP-2 expression level was significantly higher in buckled arteries than in the controls and higher at the inner curve than at the outer curve of buckled arteries, while collagen IV content showed an opposite trend, suggesting that artery buckling increased MMP-2 expression and collagen IV degradation in a site-specific fashion. However, no differences for MMP-9, fibronectin, elastin, collagen I, III, and TIMP-2 were observed among the outer and inner curve sides of buckled arteries and straight controls. Additionally, eNOS expression was significantly decreased in buckled arteries. These results suggest that artery buckling triggers uneven wall remodeling that could lead to development of tortuous arteries. PMID:26913855

  6. Expression of NRAMP1 and iNOS in Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis naturally infected cattle.

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    Delgado, F; Estrada-Chávez, C; Romano, M; Paolicchi, F; Blanco-Viera, F; Capellino, F; Chavez-Gris, G; Pereira-Suárez, A L

    2010-09-01

    Paratuberculosis (PTB) is a chronic disease caused by M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) that affects several animal species, and some studies have suggested that there may be a relationship between Crohn's disease and PTB. Significant aspects of PTB pathogenesis are not yet completely understood, such as the role of macrophages. Natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 1 (NRAMP1) and the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) molecules have shown nonspecific effects against several intracellular pathogens residing within macrophages. However, these molecules have been scarcely studied during natural infection with MAP. In this work, changes in NRAMP1 and iNOS expression were surveyed by immunohistochemistry in tissue samples from MAP-infected cattle and healthy controls. Our findings show strong specific immunolabeling against both NRAMP1 and iNOS molecules, throughout granulomatous PTB-compatible lesions in ileum and ileocaecal lymph nodes from paratuberculous cattle compared with uninfected controls, suggesting a relationship between the expression of these molecules and the pathogenesis of PTB disease. PMID:19345998

  7. Mémoriser grâce à nos sens Memorising through our senses

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    Nicole Mazô-Darné

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Notre mémoire dépend des apports sensoriels qui sont indispensables à la gestion cognitive. Il est probable que nous ne parviendrons jamais à découvrir la trace enregistrée d’un souvenir précis dans le cerveau. Ce qui est mémorisé, grâce à nos sens, c’est tout un ensemble de relations entre le corps et son environnement. Nos sens construisent donc nos souvenirs en les remaniant sans cesse. Mais chaque sens a-t-il la même importance ?Our memory depends on our senses, whose contribution is essential for cognitive management. It will probably be impossible to ever trace back the record of a specific memory in the brain. What is memorised, through our senses, is a network of relations between body and environment. Our senses build up our memories by constantly working on them. But does each sense have the same importance as the others ?

  8. Plasma gelsolin improves lung host defense against pneumonia by enhancing macrophage NOS3 function.

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    Yang, Zhiping; Chiou, Terry Ting-Yu; Stossel, Thomas P; Kobzik, Lester

    2015-07-01

    Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) functions as part of the "extracellular actin-scavenging system," but its potential to improve host defense against infection has not been studied. In a mouse model of primary pneumococcal pneumonia, recombinant human pGSN (rhu-pGSN) caused enhanced bacterial clearance, reduced acute inflammation, and improved survival. In vitro, rhu-pGSN rapidly improved lung macrophage uptake and killing of bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Francisella tularensis). pGSN triggers activating phosphorylation (Ser(1177)) of macrophage nitric oxide synthase type III (NOS3), an enzyme with important bactericidal functions in lung macrophages. rhu-pGSN failed to enhance bacterial killing by NOS3(-/-) macrophages in vitro or bacterial clearance in NOS3(-/-) mice in vivo. Prophylaxis with immunomodulators may be especially relevant for patients at risk for secondary bacterial pneumonia, e.g., after influenza. Treatment of mice with pGSN challenged with pneumococci on postinfluenza day 7 (the peak of enhanced susceptibility to secondary infection) caused a ∼15-fold improvement in bacterial clearance, reduced acute neutrophilic inflammation, and markedly improved survival, even without antibiotic therapy. pGSN is a potential immunomodulator for improving lung host defense against primary and secondary bacterial pneumonia. PMID:25957291

  9. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) expressed in septic patients is nitrated on selected tyrosine residues: implications for enzymic activity.

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    Lanone, Sophie; Manivet, Philippe; Callebert, Jacques; Launay, Jean-Marie; Payen, Didier; Aubier, Michel; Boczkowski, Jorge; Mebazaa, Alexandre

    2002-01-01

    Tyrosine nitration is a post-translational protein modification with potentially significant biological implications. In the present study we demonstrate, for the first time, that tyrosine residues of human inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) can be nitrated by peroxynitrite in vitro, leading to a decreased activity. Moreover, we show that NOS2 expressed in a skeletal muscle from septic patients is nitrated on selective tyrosine residues belonging to a canonic sequence. This phenomenon could be an endogenous mechanism of in vivo modulation of NOS2 enzymic activity. PMID:12097137

  10. Análise longitudinal da mudança terapêutica nos doentes seropositivos para o VIH

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    2012-01-01

    Introdução: A terapêutica anti retrovírica (TAR) diversificou-se nos últimos anos, sendo complexa a decisão da mudança terapêutica. Alguns estudos internacionais descrevem os fatores associados a mudança terapêutica não sendo consensuais nos resultados obtidos. Objetivos: Descrever os fatores associados a mudança terapêutica nos doentes seropositivos para o VIH-1, utilizando os modelos de analise de sobrevivência mais adequados as características do estudo. Métodos: Foi realizado um est...

  11. Relaxin signals through a RXFP1-pERK-nNOS-NO-cGMP-dependent pathway to up-regulate matrix metalloproteinases: the additional involvement of iNOS.

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    Bryna Suet Man Chow

    Full Text Available The hormone, relaxin, inhibits aberrant myofibroblast differentiation and collagen deposition by disrupting the TGF-β1/Smad2 axis, via its cognate receptor, Relaxin Family Peptide Receptor 1 (RXFP1, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2 phosphorylation (pERK and a neuronal nitric oxide (NO synthase (nNOS-NO-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP-dependent pathway. However, the signalling pathways involved in its additional ability to increase matrix metalloproteinase (MMP expression and activity remain unknown. This study investigated the extent to which the NO pathway was involved in human gene-2 (H2 relaxin's ability to positively regulate MMP-1 and its rodent orthologue, MMP-13, MMP-2 and MMP-9 (the main collagen-degrading MMPs in TGF-β1-stimulated human dermal fibroblasts and primary renal myofibroblasts isolated from injured rats; by gelatin zymography (media and Western blotting (cell layer. H2 relaxin (10-100 ng/ml significantly increased MMP-1 (by ~50%, MMP-2 (by ~80% and MMP-9 (by ~80% in TGF-β1-stimulated human dermal fibroblasts; and MMP-13 (by ~90%, MMP-2 (by ~130% and MMP-9 (by ~115% in rat renal myofibroblasts (all p<0.01 vs untreated cells over 72 hours. The relaxin-induced up-regulation of these MMPs, however, was significantly blocked by a non-selective NOS inhibitor (L-nitroarginine methyl ester (hydrochloride; L-NAME; 75-100 µM, and specific inhibitors to nNOS (N-propyl-L-arginine; NPLA; 0.2-2 µM, iNOS (1400W; 0.5-1 µM and guanylyl cyclase (ODQ; 5 µM (all p<0.05 vs H2 relaxin alone, but not eNOS (L-N-(1-iminoethylornithine dihydrochloride; L-NIO; 0.5-5 µM. However, neither of these inhibitors affected basal MMP expression at the concentrations used. Furthermore, of the NOS isoforms expressed in renal myofibroblasts (nNOS and iNOS, H2 relaxin only stimulated nNOS expression, which in turn, was blocked by the ERK1/2 inhibitor (PD98059; 1 µM. These findings demonstrated that H2 relaxin signals through a RXFP1-pERK-nNOS

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Clinical significance of measurement of serum NO/NOS and TNF-α levels after treatment in patients with schizophrenia

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    Objective: To explore the significance of changes of serum NO/NOS and TNF-α levels in patients with schizophrenia. Methods: Serum TNF-α (with R/A) and NO/NOS (with bio-chemistry) levels were determined in 41 patients with schizophrenia both before and after treatment as well as in 35 controls. Results:Before treatment the serum NOS, TNF-α levels in the patients were significantly higher than those in controls (P <0.01 ). After six weeks treatment, the levels in patients, though dropped markedly, remained significantly higher (P<0.05). Conclusion: Serum NO/NOS and TNF-α levels were closely related to the diseases process of schizophrenia and were of prognostic values. (authors)

  15. Stress-restress evokes sustained iNOS activity and altered GABA levels and NMDA receptors in rat hippocampus

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    Harvey, Brian H; Oosthuizen, Frasia; Brand, Linda;

    2004-01-01

    RATIONALE: Stress-related glucocorticoid and glutamate release have been implicated in hippocampal atrophy evident in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Glutamatergic mechanisms activate nitric oxide synthase (NOS), while gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) may inhibit both...... glutamatergic and nitrergic transmission. Animal studies support a role for NOS in stress. OBJECTIVES: We have studied the role of NOS and glucocorticoids, as well as inhibitory and excitatory transmitters, in a putative animal model of PTSD that emphasizes repeated trauma. METHODS: Hippocampal NOS activity, N......-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor binding characteristics and GABA levels were studied in Sprague-Dawley rats 21 days after exposure to a stress-restress paradigm, using radiometric analysis, radioligand studies and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis with electrochemical detection, respectively...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Intoxicação por selênio em suínos no Sul do Brasil

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    Danilo C. Gomes; Suyene O. Souza; Gregory D. Juffo; Saulo P. Pavarini; David Driemeier

    2014-01-01

    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 (Surt...

  19. 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; Qiongjie Zhou; Shufeng Zhou; Wilbur, Rhonda R.; Xiaotian Li

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    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...

  20. Association of Helicobacter pylori and iNOS Production by Macrophages and Lymphocytes in the Gastric Mucosa in Chronic Gastritis

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    Cherdantseva, Lilia A.; Potapova, Oksana V.; Tatyana V. Sharkova; Belyaeva, Yana Yu.; Shkurupiy, Vyacheslav A.

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    Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common causes of chronic gastritis. With the development of the disease cellular inflammatory infiltrates composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells, and macrophages are formed in epithelium and lamina propria of the stomach. These cells are capable of secreting a number of active substances, including inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). We examined the relationship between H. pylori and secretion of iNOS by cells of inflammatory infiltrates in chronic ga...

  1. Long-term memory of visually cued fear conditioning: roles of the nNOS gene and CREB

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    Kelley, Jonathan B.; Anderson, Karen L.; Altmann, Stefanie L.; Itzhak, Yossef

    2010-01-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) produced by neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) has a role in late-phase long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term memory (LTM) formation. Our recent studies implicated NO signaling in contextual and auditory cued fear conditioning. The present study investigated the role of NO signaling in visually cued fear conditioning. First, visually cued fear conditioning was investigated in wild-type (WT) and nNOS knockout (KO) mice. Second, the effects of pharmacological modulator...

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

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    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.

  3. iNOS ablation does not improve specific force of the extensor digitorum longus muscle in dystrophin-deficient mdx4cv mice.

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    Dejia Li

    Full Text Available Nitrosative stress compromises force generation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD. Both inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS and delocalized neuronal NOS (nNOS have been implicated. We recently demonstrated that genetic elimination of nNOS significantly enhanced specific muscle forces of the extensor digitorum longus (EDL muscle of dystrophin-null mdx4cv mice (Li D et al J. Path. 223:88-98, 2011. To determine the contribution of iNOS, we generated iNOS deficient mdx4cv mice. Genetic elimination of iNOS did not alter muscle histopathology. Further, the EDL muscle of iNOS/dystrophin DKO mice yielded specific twitch and tetanic forces similar to those of mdx4cv mice. Additional studies suggest iNOS ablation did not augment nNOS expression neither did it result in appreciable change of nitrosative stress markers in muscle. Our results suggest that iNOS may play a minor role in mediating nitrosative stress-associated force reduction in DMD.

  4. Disturbance effects of PM₁₀ on iNOS and eNOS mRNA expression levels and antioxidant activity induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury in isolated rat heart: protective role of vanillic acid.

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    Dianat, Mahin; Radmanesh, Esmat; Badavi, Mohammad; Mard, Seyed Ali; Goudarzi, Gholamraza

    2016-03-01

    Myocardial infarction is the acute condition of myocardial necrosis that occurs as a result of imbalance between coronary blood supply and myocardial demand. Air pollution increases the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of particulate matter (PM) on oxidative stress, the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) messenger RNA (mRNA) level induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the protective effects of vanillic acid (VA) in the isolated rat heart. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into eight groups (n = 10), namely control, VAc, sham, VA, PMa (0.5 mg/kg), PMb (2.5 mg/kg), PMc (5 mg/kg), and PMc + VA groups. Particles with an aerodynamic diameter lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were measured using special kits. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to determine levels of iNOS and eNOS mRNA. An increase in left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), S-T elevation, and oxidative stress in PM10 groups was observed. Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induction showed a significant augment in the expression of iNOS mRNA level and a significant decrease in the expression eNOS mRNA level. This effect was more pronounced in the PM groups than in the control and sham groups. Vanillic acid caused a significant decrease in LVEDP, S-T elevation, and also a significant difference in eNOS mRNA expression level, antioxidant enzymes, iNOS mRNA expression level, and oxidative stress occurred on myocardial dysfunction after I/R in isolated rat hearts. This study showed that PM10 exposure had devastating effects on the myocardial heart, oxidative stress, and eNOS and iNOS mRNA expression levels. Vanillic acid was able to improve these parameters. Vanillic acid as a potent antioxidant could also provide protection against particulate matter-induced toxicity. PMID:26552794

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

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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 LD50) 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 LD50, was 1,42-1,58. We also investigated the ability of the test compounds, due to their hypoxic mechanism of

  6. 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

  7. A novel multiplex PCR-RFLP method for simultaneous detection of the MTHFR 677 C > T, eNOS +894 G > T and - eNOS -786 T > C variants among Malaysian Malays

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    Loo Keat

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hyperhomocysteinemia as a consequence of the MTHFR 677 C > T variant is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. Another factor that can potentially contribute to these disorders is a depleted nitric oxide level, which can be due to the presence of eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants that make an individual more susceptible to endothelial dysfunction. A number of genotyping methods have been developed to investigate these variants. However, simultaneous detection methods using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP analysis are still lacking. In this study, a novel multiplex PCR-RFLP method for the simultaneous detection of MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants was developed. A total of 114 healthy Malay subjects were recruited. The MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants were genotyped using the novel multiplex PCR-RFLP and confirmed by DNA sequencing as well as snpBLAST. Allele frequencies of MTHFR 677 C > T and eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C were calculated using the Hardy Weinberg equation. Methods The 114 healthy volunteers were recruited for this study, and their DNA was extracted. Primer pair was designed using Primer 3 Software version 0.4.0 and validated against the BLAST database. The primer specificity, functionality and annealing temperature were tested using uniplex PCR methods that were later combined into a single multiplex PCR. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP was performed in three separate tubes followed by agarose gel electrophoresis. PCR product residual was purified and sent for DNA sequencing. Results The allele frequencies for MTHFR 677 C > T were 0.89 (C allele and 0.11 (T allele; for eNOS +894 G > T, the allele frequencies were 0.58 (G allele and 0.43 (T allele; and for eNOS −786 T > C, the allele

  8. DETERMINANTES DO DISCLOSURE AMBIENTAL NOS RELATÓRIOS DE EMPRESAS LISTADAS NA BOVESPA

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    Márcio Nunes da Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo investigar os determinantes que influenciam as divulgações ambientais nos relatórios anuais das empresas listadas na BM&FBOVESPA. Para alcançá-lo, foram coletadas as demonstrações contábeis referentes a 2012 de 43 empresas que estão inseridas nos setores de alto impacto ambiental de acordo com a lei 10.165/00. Para análise dos dados foi realizada uma análise de conteúdo pela contagem de palavras por meio do Nvivo 10. Após a classificação, organização e categorização dos dados foi aplicado um modelo de regressão linear múltiplo. Diante os resultados apresentados inferiram-se que o fato de as empresas serem maiores ou terem uma alta rentabilidade não influencia no aumento da quantidade de divulgações de informações ambientais. Enquanto que as organizações privadas auditadas por Big Four tendem a fazer mais divulgações ambientais nos seus relatórios anuais do que as empresas privadas não auditadas por Big Four e do que as empresas públicas auditadas ou não por Big Four. Quanto às limitações pode-se destacar o tamanho da amostra. Nesse sentido, sugere-se para pesquisas futuras a ampliação da amostra e uma maior quantidade de variáveis.

  9. iNOS+ macrophages: potential alternate and tool for effective tumor therapy

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    Inefficient migration of immune effector cells in the tumor is a major limitation of effective therapy against solid tumors. This is due to immunosuppressive micro environment and impermissive endothelium which protects tumors from immune attack which is attributed to massive infiltration of tumors by macrophages which are known as tumor associated macrophages which are INOSlow, Arginase-1+, Ym-1+, CD206+ (known as M2 or alternatively activated or tumor associated macrophages). Accumulation of M2 has been associated with the poor prognosis in the majority of cancer patients. Radiotherapy has recently been introduced as a potential strategy to improve cancer immunotherapy and tumor immune rejection. This is the only clinically advanced approach for noninvasive, site-specific intervention in cancer patients. Majority of cancer patients are routinely irradiated with therapeutic and high doses of γ-radiations which frequently manifest severe local/systemic acute. Low dose radiation (LDR) on the other hand may provide good alternatives of HDR for avoiding such toxicities. In this line, our pioneer study demonstrated that local/systemic low dose irradiation of tumors (2 Gy) effectively modified tumor micro environment and facilitated infiltration of peripheral immune effectors cells (T-cells) in neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas called insulinoma in RIP1-Tag5 (RT5) mice and primary human pancreatic carcinoma. Such tumor infiltration of T cells remained strictly dependent on iNOS+ peritumoral macrophages. Our study also explicitly revealed that adoptive transfer of iNOS expressing macrophages in unirradiated RIP1-Tag5 (RT5) also offer a promising intervention to establish those populations of macrophages in the tumor tissue that enable therapeutic efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. We here demonstrate the critical role of iNOS+ macrophages in joint regulation of tumor micro environment (angiogenesis) as well as effector T cell recruitment into tumor tissue and successful

  10. Bioactive diterpenoids from Trigonostemon chinensis: Structures, NO inhibitory activities, and interactions with iNOS.

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    Xu, Jing; Peng, Maoqin; Sun, Xiaocong; Liu, Xingyu; Tong, Ling; Su, Guochen; Ohizumi, Yasushi; Lee, Dongho; Guo, Yuanqiang

    2016-10-01

    A phytochemical investigation to obtain new NO inhibitors led to the isolation of two new (1 and 2) and four known (3-6) diterpenoids from Trigonostemon chinensis. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data analyses, and the absolute configurations of new compounds were established by experimental and calculated ECD spectra. The inhibitory activities on lipopolysaccharide-induced NO production in murine microglial BV-2 cells of these diterpenoids were evaluated, and all of the compounds showed inhibitory effects. The interactions of bioactive compounds with iNOS protein were also studied by molecular docking. PMID:27570243

  11. Representação social do sexo nos jovens adultos portugueses

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    Alexandra Gomes; Cristina Nunes

    2015-01-01

    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 representaçõ...

  12. Violência entre pares no contexto escolar em Portugal, nos últimos 10 anos

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    Matos, Margarida; Simões, Celeste; Gaspar, Tânia; Ferreira, Mafalda; Tomé, Gina; Gonçalves, Sónia; Reis, Marta; Camacho, Inês

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    O objectivo do presente artigo é caracterizar bullying/provocação nos jovens Portugueses e os diferentes tipo de vitimas e agressores, assim como comportamentos e as competências associadas. São apresentados os resultados do estudo internacional em colaboração com a OMS, Health Behavior School Aged Children ao longo de três estudos 1998; 2002 e 2006 (Matos et al., 2001, 2003, 2006). É apresentada a comparação da violência e dos padrões de provocação ao longo dos 3 estudos. De seguida sã...

  13. Strocka, Cordula. Unidos nos hacemos respetar. Jóvenes, identidades y violencia en Ayacucho

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    Cavagnoud, Robin

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    El libro de Cordula Strocka Unidos nos hacemos respetar aborda la delicada problemática de las llamadas «pandillas» juveniles en la ciudad de Ayacucho ubicada en la Sierra central del Perú. Se puede subrayar primero una precisión terminológica importante: la palabra «pandilla» tiene una connotación negativa y el empleo de la noción de «manchas» es privilegiado por la autora de acuerdo al uso común entre los jóvenes que las integran. Luego es importante subrayar que este estudio se inscribe en...

  14. Riscos psicossociais nos trabalhadores do Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.E.

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    Pinto, João Pedro de Medeiros

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    Mestrado em Psicologia Social e das Organizações Este projeto de investigação tem como objetivo principal a construção de um método de avaliação e o estudo dos riscos psicossociais nos trabalhadores do Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.E. para as categorias profissionais de maquinista, operador comercial e fiscal. O método de avaliação consiste num questionário composto por seis vertentes distintas nas quais são avaliados os riscos psicossociais, a perceção de stresse profissional, o absent...

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

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    Mariclei Przylepa

    2015-08-01

    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.

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

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    Mariclei Przylepa

    2015-01-01

    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....

  17. 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

  18. Modificação ritual do corpo: dor, morte e nojo nos freak shows

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    Este artigo visa interpretar os sentidos da modificação ritualística de corpos em contextos juvenis, nos quais se confundem ritos primevos e alta tecnologia. Os adeptos das modificações corporais alternativas, denominada body modification ou bodmods (abreviatura nativa), normalmente são considerados pelos não adeptos como “diferentes”, despertando sentimentos e sensações que remetem à repulsa e ao estranhamento. Em contraponto a isso, a sociedade vê com normalidade a adesão a recursos para mo...

  19. Multiplicação nos números naturais para alunos com necessidades educativas especiais

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    Seibert, Tania Elisa

    2013-01-01

    Este artigo é um recorte da pesquisa Inovando o Currículo de Matemática através da Incorporação das Novas Tecnologias, do Grupo de Estudos Curriculares de Educação Matemática (GECEM), da Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), Brasil, e do Grupo de Tecnologias Educativas, da Universidade de La Laguna (ULL), Espanha, com o desenvolvimento do Sistema Integrado de Ensino e Aprendizagem (SIENA). Apresentamos o design do cenário de investigação da Multiplicação nos Números Naturais, aplicado em s...

  20. ¿Hacia dónde nos lleva la Bioquímica?

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    Poder preguntarnos el porqué de las cosas es lo que nos hace humanos. Ahí radica el origen de la actividad que conocemos como Ciencia. La Bioquímica es la disciplina científica que trata de explicar la Química de la Vida. Después de haber pasado por etapas fuertemente influidas por la Química y la Física, la Bioquímica sufre ahora la influencia, y ayuda, de la Informática. Nuestros conocimientos actuales auguran un gran desarrollo de disciplinas como la medicina personalizada, la biología de ...

  1. A presença da interculturalidade nos manuais de editoras nacionais e espanholas

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    Almirante, Teresa Maria Batista Silva

    2011-01-01

    Actualmente, o Homem vive numa aldeia global e por isso há a necessidade de aprender várias línguas para que possa circular entre países e disfrutar da sua língua e cultura sem quaisquer constrangimentos. Para concretizar esse objectivo, há a necessidade de estudar uma língua e para tal recorre-se aos manuais escolares. Deste modo o manual aparece como um instrumento de trabalho muito importante na aprendizagem de uma língua estrangeira. Nos anos 70 e 80, aprender uma língua era interiorizar ...

  2. FATORES VISUAIS DE DESIGN E SUA INFLUÊNCIA NOS VALORES DE COMPRA DO CONSUMIDOR

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    Gianpietro Sanzi; Luiz Antonio Slongo; Marcelo Gattermann Perin; Cláudio Hoffmann Sampaio

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    Este artigo explora o tema das experiências dos consumidores nos ambientes físicos oferecidos pelasempresas de serviços, avaliando o impacto de fatores visuais de design sobre a percepção de valor porparte dos clientes de um ponto de venda com autosserviço. Foram identificados os valores de comprados usuários e as características de design percebidas no âmbito do varejo de autosserviço, envolvendoleiaute, sinalização e iluminação presentes no ambiente. O valor de compra, considerado uma respo...

  3. Um mundo metafísico nos trópicos

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    Else Ribeiro Pires Vieira

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    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?

  4. 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.

  5. Role of p38 MAPK in lipopolysaccharide-induced iNOS expression by endothelial cells

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    KAN Wen-hong; YAN Wen-sheng; JIANG Yong; WANG Jing-zhen; QIN Qing-he; ZHAO Ke-seng

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    Objective:To examine the role of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in NO production and Inos expression in human endothelial cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Methods: The NO level in the supernatant of the cell culture media was measured with Griess method, expressions of Inos protein and Mrna in vitro cultured endothelial cell line ECV304 were detected with immunofluorescence analysis and reverse transcriptase-PCR respectively. Immunokinase assay was employed to measure P38mapk activity. Results: Compared with the basal level of Inos expression and NO production, the NO level and the expressions of Inos Mrna and protein in the cells were increased after LPS stimulation. P38mapk activity in ECV304 cells exhibited a marked increase at 15 min after LPS stimulation, lasting for about 45 min before gradually decline. The Inos protein and Mrna expressions induced by LPS stimulation was significantly inhibited by SB203580 [4-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(4- methylsulfinylphenyl)-5-(4-pyridyl) imidazole], a highly specific inhibitor of p38 MAPK. Conclusion: p38 MAPK plays an important role in iNOS expression and NO production in ECV304 cells, and the inhibition of the signal transduction pathway can be effective to reduce the production of iNOS and other cytokines, and therefore constitutes a useful strategy for treating septic shock or inflammation.

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

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    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.

  7. Pobreza multidimensional nos municípios da Região Nordeste

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    Janaina Ottonelli

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    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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

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

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    Mariza Peirano

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    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.

  11. Post-transcriptional regulation of the human inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression by the cytosolic poly(A)-binding protein (PABP).

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    Casper, Ingrid; Nowag, Sebastian; Koch, Kathrin; Hubrich, Thomas; Bollmann, Franziska; Henke, Jenny; Schmitz, Katja; Kleinert, Hartmut; Pautz, Andrea

    2013-09-01

    Affinity purification using the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of the human inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA identified the cytosolic poly(A)-binding protein (PABP) as a protein interacting with the human iNOS 3'-UTR. Downregulation of PABP expression by RNA interference resulted in a marked reduction of cytokine-induced iNOS mRNA expression without changes in the expression of mRNAs coding for the major subunit of the RNA polymerase II (Pol 2A) or β2-microglobuline (β2M). Along with the mRNA also iNOS protein expression was reduced by siPABP-treatment, whereas in the same cells protein expression of STAT-1α, NF-κB p65, or GAPDH was not altered. Reporter gene analyses showed no change of the inducibility of the human 16kb iNOS promoter in siPABP cells. In contrast, the siPABP-mediated decline of iNOS expression correlated with a reduction in the stability of the iNOS mRNA. As the stability of the Pol 2A and β2M mRNA was not changed, siPABP-treatment seems to have a specific effect on iNOS mRNA decay. UV-crosslinking experiments revealed that PABP interacts with one binding site in the 5'-UTR and two different binding sites in the 3'-UTR of the human iNOS mRNA. Mutation or deletion of the binding site in the 5'-UTR but not in the 3'-UTR reduced luciferase expression in DLD-1 cells transfected with iNOS-5'-UTR or iNOS-3'-UTR luciferase reporter constructs. In summary, our data demonstrate that PABP by binding to specific sequence elements in the 5'-UTR post-transcriptionally enhances human iNOS mRNA stability and thereby iNOS expression. PMID:23711718

  12. 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.

  13. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase-rescue of dystrophin/utrophin double knockout mice does not require nNOS localization to the cell membrane.

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    Michelle Wehling-Henricks

    Full Text Available Survival of dystrophin/utrophin double-knockout (dko mice was increased by muscle-specific expression of a neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS transgene. Dko mice expressing the transgene (nNOS TG+/dko experienced delayed onset of mortality and increased life-span. The nNOS TG+/dko mice demonstrated a significant decrease in the concentration of CD163+, M2c macrophages that can express arginase and promote fibrosis. The decrease in M2c macrophages was associated with a significant reduction in fibrosis of heart, diaphragm and hindlimb muscles of nNOS TG+/dko mice. The nNOS transgene had no effect on the concentration of cytolytic, CD68+, M1 macrophages. Accordingly, we did not observe any change in the extent of muscle fiber lysis in the nNOS TG+/dko mice. These findings show that nNOS/NO (nitric oxide-mediated decreases in M2c macrophages lead to a reduction in the muscle fibrosis that is associated with increased mortality in mice lacking dystrophin and utrophin. Interestingly, the dramatic and beneficial effects of the nNOS transgene were not attributable to localization of nNOS protein at the cell membrane. We did not detect any nNOS protein at the sarcolemma in nNOS TG+/dko muscles. This important observation shows that sarcolemmal localization is not necessary for nNOS to have beneficial effects in dystrophic tissue and the presence of nNOS in the cytosol of dystrophic muscle fibers can ameliorate the pathology and most importantly, significantly increase life-span.

  14. 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

    2005-01-01

    The reproductive behavior of four intertidal hermit crab species [Clibanarius antillensis Stimpson, 1859, C. sclopetarius (Herbst, 1796), C. vittatus (Bosc, 1802), and Pagurus criniticornis (Dana, 1852)] was studied in São Sebastião Channel, southeastern Brazil. The overall behavior followed previous descriptions for Diogenid and Pagurid hermit crabs but some particular differences were recorded. Male to male agonistic encounters over females and guarding behavior were more common to C. sclop...

  15. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) 4a/b and G894T Polymorphisms and Susceptibility to Preeclampsia

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    Rahimi, Zohreh; Aghaei, Amir; Rahimi, Ziba; Vaisi-Raygani, Asad

    2013-01-01

    Background Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication with unknown etiology and its incidence is associated with genetic and environmental factors. There are inconsistent reports related to the role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) 4a/b polymorphism on the risk of preeclampsia development. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible influence of eNOS 4a/b and its synergism with eNOS G894T polymorphism on the risk of preeclampsia. Methods The present case-control study consisted of 179 unrelated women with preeclampsia including 118 with mild and 61 with severe preeclampsia and 96 unrelated women with normal pregnancy as controls. All studied women were from Kermanshah Province of Iran. eNOS 4a/b and G894T genotypes were detected using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) methods, respectively. The categorical variables between groups were compared using χ2 test and the Odds ratios (OR) were obtained by SPSS logistic regression. Statistical significance was assumed at p<0.05 level. Results The frequency of eNOS a allele was slightly higher in both mild (16.5%) and severe (17.2%) preeclamptic women than controls (15.1%). Also, no significant difference was found between early- and late-onset preeclamptic women regarding the distribution of eNOS 4a/b genotypes. The presence of each allele of eNOS a or T was not associated with the risk of preeclampsia. However, the concomitant presence of both eNOS a and T alleles was associated with a non significant increased risk of severe preeclampsia by 1.77-fold (p=0.35). Conclusion The present study indicates the lack of association between eNOS a and T alleles with the risk of mild preeclampsia and a non significant increased risk of severe preeclampsia in the presence of both alleles which needs to be investigated in a study with larger samples. PMID:24551572

  16. ET-1 Stimulates Superoxide Production by eNOS Following Exposure of Vascular Endothelial Cells to Endotoxin.

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    Gopalakrishna, Deepak; Pennington, Samantha; Karaa, Amel; Clemens, Mark G

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    It has been shown that microcirculation is hypersensitized to endothelin1 (ET-1) following endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]) treatment leading to an increased vasopressor response. This may be related in part to decreased activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) by ET-1. eNOS can also be uncoupled to produce superoxide (O2). This aberrant eNOS activity could further contribute to the hyperconstriction and injury caused by ET-1 following LPS. We therefore tested whether LPS affects ROS production by vascular endothelial cells and whether and how this effect is altered by ET-1. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) or human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC) were subjected to a 6-h treatment with LPS (250 ng/mL) or LPS and sepiapterin (100 μM) followed by a 30-min treatment with 100 μM L-Iminoethyl Ornithine (L-NIO) an irreversible eNOS inhibitor and 30-min treatment with ET-1 (10 nM). Conversion of [H]L-arginine to [H]L-citrulline was used to measure eNOS activity. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) inhibitable reduction of Cytochrome-C, dihydro carboxy fluorescein (DCF), and Mitosox was used to estimate ROS. LT-SDS PAGE was used to assess the degree of monomerization of the eNOS homodimer. Stimulation of HUVECs with ET-1 significantly increased NO synthesis by 1.4-fold (P < 0.05). ET-1 stimulation of LPS-treated HUVECs failed to increase NO production. Western blot for eNOS protein showed no change in eNOS protein levels. LPS alone resulted in an insignificant increase in ROS production as measured by cytochrome C that was increased 4.6-fold by ET-1 stimulation (P < 0.05). L-NIO significantly decreased ET-1-induced ROS production (P < 0.05). Sepiapterin significantly decreased ROS production in both; unstimulated and ET-1-stimulated LPS-treated groups, but did not restore NO production. DCF experiments confirmed intracellular ROS while Mitosox suggested a non-mitochondrial source. ET-1 treatment following a chronic LPS stress

  17. (--Epigallocatechin gallate attenuates NADPH-d/nNOS expression in motor neurons of rats following peripheral nerve injury

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    Tseng Chi-Yu

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Oxidative stress and large amounts of nitric oxide (NO have been implicated in the pathophysiology of neuronal injury and neurodegenerative disease. Recent studies have shown that (--epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, one of the green tea polyphenols, has potent antioxidant effects against free radical-mediated lipid peroxidation in ischemia-induced neuronal damage. The purpose of this study was to examine whether EGCG would attenuate neuronal expression of NADPH-d/nNOS in the motor neurons of the lower brainstem following peripheral nerve crush. Thus, young adult rats were treated with EGCG (10, 25, or 50 mg/kg, i.p. 30 min prior to crushing their hypoglossal and vagus nerves for 30 seconds (left side, at the cervical level. The treatment (pre-crush doses of EGCG was continued from day 1 to day 6, and the animals were sacrificed on days 3, 7, 14 and 28. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d histochemistry and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS immunohistochemistry were used to assess neuronal NADPH-d/nNOS expression in the hypoglossal nucleus and dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus. Results In rats treated with high dosages of EGCG (25 or 50 mg/kg, NADPH-d/nNOS reactivity and cell death of the motor neurons were significantly decreased. Conclusions The present evidence indicated that EGCG can reduce NADPH-d/nNOS reactivity and thus may enhance motor neuron survival time following peripheral nerve injury.

  18. Inflammatory modulating effects of low level laser therapy on iNOS expression by means of bioluminescence imaging

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    Moriyama, Yumi; Moriyama, Eduardo H.; Blackmore, Kristina; Akens, Margarete K.; Lilge, Lothar

    2005-09-01

    This study investigates the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in modulating inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression as molecular marker of the inflammation signaling pathway. LLLT was mediated by different therapeutic wavelengths using transgenic animals with the luciferase gene under control of the iNOS gene expression. Inflammation in 30 transgenic mice (iNOS-luc mice, from FVB strain) was induced by intra-articular injection of Zymosan-A in both knee joints. Four experimental groups were treated with one of four different wavelengths (λ=635, 785, 808 and 905nm) and one not laser-irradiated control group. Laser treatment (25 mW cm-2, 5 J cm-2) was applied to the knees 15 minutes after inflammation induction. Measurements of iNOS expression were performed at multiple times (0, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 24h) post-LLLT by measuring the bioluminescence signal using a highly sensitive charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. The responsivity of BLI was sufficient to demonstrate a significant increase in bioluminescence signals after laser irradiation of 635nm when compared to non-irradiated animals and the other LLLT treated groups, showing the wavelength-dependence of LLLT on iNOS expression during the acute inflammatory process.

  19. Shear stress stimulates phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser(635) by a protein kinase A-dependent mechanism

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    Boo, Yong Chool; Hwang, Jinah; Sykes, Michelle; Michell, Belinda J.; Kemp, Bruce E.; Lum, Hazel; Jo, Hanjoong

    2002-01-01

    Shear stress stimulates nitric oxide (NO) production by phosphorylating endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) at Ser(1179) in a phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)- and protein kinase A (PKA)-dependent manner. The eNOS has additional potential phosphorylation sites, including Ser(116), Thr(497), and Ser(635). Here, we studied these potential phosphorylation sites in response to shear, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and 8-bromocAMP (8-BRcAMP) in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC). All three stimuli induced phosphorylation of eNOS at Ser(635), which was consistently slower than that at Ser(1179). Thr(497) was rapidly dephosphorylated by 8-BRcAMP but not by shear and VEGF. None of the stimuli phosphorylated Ser(116). Whereas shear-stimulated Ser(635) phosphorylation was not affected by phosphoinositide-3-kinase inhibitors wortmannin and LY-294002, it was blocked by either treating the cells with a PKA inhibitor H89 or infecting them with a recombinant adenovirus-expressing PKA inhibitor. These results suggest that shear stress stimulates eNOS by two different mechanisms: 1) PKA- and PI3K-dependent and 2) PKA-dependent but PI3K-independent pathways. Phosphorylation of Ser(635) may play an important role in chronic regulation of eNOS in response to mechanical and humoral stimuli.

  20. Changes of serum NO-iNOS system and associated hormone levels in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis

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    To observer the changes of NO, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and E2, GH, PTH, 25 (OH) D3 in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) patients,to explore the role and significance of NO-i NOS system and other related hormone in PMO. The 80 patients women with menopause over 1 year based on bone mineral density (BMD), Tscore value were divided into osteoporosis group with 34 cases (OP group), non-osteoporosis group with 46 cases (NOP group), and the 38 premenopausal women were selected the control group. The serum levels of NO were detected by nitrate reductase enzymatic and iNOS by spectrophotometry, and the serum levels of E2, GH, and PTH were determined by CLIA, and the serum 25(OH) D3 was detected by ECLIA. The results showed that the serum NO, iNOS, E2, GH,25 (OH) D3 levels in PMO women were significantly decreased and were lower in OP group than that of in NOP group; The PTH levels did not significantly change. PMO bone loss was due to the bone turnover accelerated (high conversion type) and the reconstruction of negative balance of bone absorption exceeds bone formation. NO-iNOS system, and E2, GH were participated in the pathophysiology process of PMO. (authors)

  1. Osthole relaxes pulmonary arteries through endothelial phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt-eNOS-NO signaling pathway in rats.

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    Yao, Li; Lu, Ping; Li, Yumei; Yang, Lijing; Feng, Hongxuan; Huang, Yong; Zhang, Dandan; Chen, Jianguo; Zhu, Daling

    2013-01-15

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a life-threatening disease lacking effective therapies. Osthole is a natural coumarin compound isolated from Angelica pubescens Maxim., which possesses hypotensive effect. Although its effects on isolated thoracic aorta (systemic circulating system) are clarified, it remains unclear whether Osthole relaxes isolated pulmonary arteries (PAs) (pulmonary circulating system). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Osthole on isolated PAs and the underlying mechanisms. We examined PA relaxation induced by Osthole in isolated human and rat PA rings with force-electricity transducers, the expression and activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and protein kinase B (Akt) with western blot, and nitric oxide (NO) production using DAF-FM DA fluorescent indicator. The results showed that Osthole elicited a dose-dependent vasorelaxation activity with phenylephrine-precontracted human and rat PA rings, which can be diminished by endothelium denudation and inhibition of eNOS, while having no effect on rat mesenteric arteries. Osthole increased NO release as well as activation of Akt and eNOS, indicated with increased phosphorylations of Akt at Ser-473 and eNOS at Ser-1177 in endothelial cells. PI3K inhibitor LY294002 also blocked Osthole induced vasodilation. In summary, dilative effect of Osthole was dependent on endothelial integrity and NO production, and was mediated by endothelial PI3K/Akt-eNOS-NO pathway. These may provide a new pulmonary vasodilator for the therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension. PMID:23220709

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Variações nos níveis de adiponectina nos pacientes com doença renal crônica: um estudo prospectivo de 12 meses

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    Maria Ayako Kamimura; Maria Eugênia Fernandes Canziani; Fabiana Ribeiro Sanches; Claudia Modesto Velludo; Juan Jesus Carrero; Ana Paula Bazanelli; Sergio Antonio Draibe; Lilian Cuppari

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: As complicações cardiovasculares permanecem como a principal causa de mortalidade nos pacientes portadores de doença renal crônica (DRC). A adiponectina é uma proteína produzida pelo tecido adiposo que apresenta importante propriedade cardioprotetora. O nosso objetivo foi investigar os determinantes dos níveis de adiponectina nos pacientes com DRC. MÉTODOS: Este estudo prospectivo observacional incluiu 98 pacientes [taxa de filtração glomerular (TFG) 36,1+-14,4 ml/min; 56,5+-10,4 ...

  5. A novel multiplex PCR-RFLP method for simultaneous detection of the MTHFR 677 C > T, eNOS +894 G > T and - eNOS -786 T > C variants among Malaysian Malays

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    Loo Keat; Griffiths Lyn; Gan Siew

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Hyperhomocysteinemia as a consequence of the MTHFR 677 C > T variant is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. Another factor that can potentially contribute to these disorders is a depleted nitric oxide level, which can be due to the presence of eNOS +894 G > T and eNOS −786 T > C variants that make an individual more susceptible to endothelial dysfunction. A number of genotyping methods have been developed to investigate these variants. However, simultaneous ...

  6. Sub-acute demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy as an initial symptom of peripheral T cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS).

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    Kawanishi, Kazunobu; Ohyama, Yasuyo; Kanai, Yoshitake; Hirase, Tikara; Tanaka, Hirokazu; Miyatake, Junichi; Tatsumi, Youichi; Ashida, Takashi; Nakamine, Hirokazu; Matsumura, Itaru

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    Here we report the first case of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), who initially presented with peripheral neuropathy. Nerve conduction, cerebral spinal fluid studies and his clinical course were compatible with sub-acute demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. In addition, left cervical lymph node swelling was observed on admission. Diagnosis of PTCL-NOS was made by the histological, immunohistochemical, and Southern blot analyses on the biopsy specimen from the enlarged lymph node. Combination chemotherapy composed of cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin and prednisolone (CHOP) was effective for polyneuropathy as well as for lymphoma. Several antibodies relating to paraneoplastic syndrome such as Ma1, Ma2, Amphiphysin, CV2, Ri, Yo and Hu were all negative. Because sural nerve biopsy performed prior to CHOP therapy revealed no infiltration of lymphoma cells, immune dysfunction mediated by some cytokine or unidentified autoantibody related to PTCL-NOS was thought to be involved in the polyradiculoneuropathy. PMID:22864129

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Construction of A Eukaryotic Expression Vector Carrying the iNOS Gene and Its Effect on A549 Lung Cancer Cells

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    Sujuan YE

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective The iNOS gene is associated with NO-mediated antitumor effects. The aims of this study are to construct a eukaryotic expression plasmid that carries the iNOS gene and to detect the expression levels and antitumor effects of the iNOS gene on A549 lung cancer cells. Methods A DNA fragment of the human iNOS coding sequence was amplified using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR. The DNA fragment was subsequently cloned into the multiple cloning sites of the eukaryotic expression vector pVAX. The recombinant plasmid was confirmed using restriction enzyme treatment, PCR, and sequencing and was then transfected into A549 lung cancer cells. The expression of the iNOS gene in the A549 lung cancer cells after transfection was verified by RT-PCR and Western blot analysis. The effects of iNOS on cell apoptosis, proliferation, and migration were identified by staining with Hoechst 3235, an MTT assay, and a scratch assay, respectively. Results The results of the restriction enzyme digestion, PCR, and sequencing verified the successful construction of the eukaryotic expression plasmid pVAX-iNOS. The iNOS gene expression level was increased in the transfected A549 cells. Further experiments also showed increased cell apoptosis among the A549 lung cancer cells transfected with pVAX-iNOS. Meanwhile, the proliferation and migration of A549 cells were significantly inhibited by the enhanced iNOS gene expression. Conclusion The recombinant eukaryotic expression vector pVAX-iNOS was successfully constructed and transfected into A549 cells. The enhanced iNOS gene expression significantly promoted cell apoptosis, whereas the proliferation and migration of A549 cells were inhibited. These findings contribute to the development of novel and effective gene therapies for lung cancer.

  10. Tumor-expressed iNOS controls induction of functional myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) through modulation of VEGF release1

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    Jayaraman, Padmini; Parikh, Falguni; Lopez-Rivera, Esther; Hailemichael, Yared; Clark, Amelia; Ma, Ge; Cannan, David; Ramacher, Marcel; Kato, Masashi; Overwijk, Willem W.; Chen, Shu-hsia; Umansky, Viktor Y.; Sikora, Andrew G.

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    Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is a hallmark of chronic inflammation which is also overexpressed in melanoma and other cancers. While iNOS is a known effector of myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC)-mediated immunosuppression, its pivotal position at the interface of inflammation and cancer also makes it an attractive candidate regulator of MDSC recruitment. We hypothesized that tumor-expressed iNOS controls MDSC accumulation and acquisition of suppressive activity in melanoma. CD11...

  11. ICAM-1-activated Src and eNOS signaling increase endothelial cell surface PECAM-1 adhesivity and neutrophil transmigration.

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    Liu, Guoquan; Place, Aaron T; Chen, Zhenlong; Brovkovych, Viktor M; Vogel, Stephen M; Muller, William A; Skidgel, Randal A; Malik, Asrar B; Minshall, Richard D

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    Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) extravasation requires selectin-mediated tethering, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1)-dependent firm adhesion, and platelet/endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1)-mediated transendothelial migration. An important unanswered question is whether ICAM-1-activated signaling contributes to PMN transmigration mediated by PECAM-1. We tested this concept and the roles of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and Src activated by PMN ligation of ICAM-1 in mediating PECAM-1-dependent PMN transmigration. We observed that lung PMN infiltration in vivo induced in carrageenan-injected WT mice was significantly reduced in ICAM-1(-/-) and eNOS(-/-) mice. Crosslinking WT mouse ICAM-1 expressed in human endothelial cells (ECs), but not the phospho-defective Tyr(518)Phe ICAM-1 mutant, induced SHP-2-dependent Src Tyr530 dephosphorylation that resulted in Src activation. ICAM-1 activation also stimulated phosphorylation of Akt (p-Ser473) and eNOS (p-Ser1177), thereby increasing NO production. PMN migration across EC monolayers was abolished in cells expressing the Tyr(518)Phe ICAM-1 mutant or by pretreatment with either the Src inhibitor PP2 or eNOS inhibitor L-NAME. Importantly, phospho-ICAM-1 induction of Src signaling induced PECAM-1 Tyr686 phosphorylation and increased EC surface anti-PECAM-1 mAb-binding activity. These results collectively show that ICAM-1-activated Src and eNOS signaling sequentially induce PECAM-1-mediated PMN transendothelial migration. Both Src and eNOS inhibition may be important therapeutic targets to prevent or limit vascular inflammation. PMID:22806890

  12. Bioactive products of arginine in sepsis: tissue and plasma composition after LPS and iNOS blockade.

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    Lortie, M J; Ishizuka, S; Schwartz, D; Blantz, R C

    2000-06-01

    Blockade or gene deletion of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) fails to fully abrogate all the sequelae leading to the high morbidity of septicemia. An increase in substrate uptake may be necessary for the increased production of nitric oxide (NO), but arginine is also a precursor for other bioactive products. Herein, we demonstrate an increase in alternate arginine products via arginine and ornithine decarboxylase in rats given lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The expression of iNOS mRNA in renal tissue was evident 60 but not 30 min post-LPS, yet a rapid decrease in blood pressure was obtained within 30 min that was completely inhibited by selective iNOS blockade. Plasma levels of arginine and ornithine decreased by at least 30% within 60 min of LPS administration, an effect not inhibited by the iNOS blocker L-N(6)(1-iminoethyl)lysine (L-NIL). Significant increases in plasma nitrates and citrulline occurred only 3-4 h post-LPS, an effect blocked by L-NIL pretreatment. The intracellular composition of organs harvested 6 h post-LPS reflected tissue-specific profiles of arginine and related metabolites. Tissue arginine concentration, normally an order of magnitude higher than in plasma, did not decrease after LPS. Pretreatment with L-NIL had a significant impact on the disposition of tissue arginine that was organ specific. These data demonstrate changes in arginine metabolism before and after de novo iNOS activity. Selective blockade of iNOS did not prevent uptake and can deregulate the production of other bioactive arginine metabolites. PMID:10837347

  13. 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

  14. AtNOS/AtNOA1 Is a Functional Arabidopsis thaliana cGTPase and Not a Nitric-oxide Synthase*S⃞

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    Moreau, Magali; Lee, Gyu In; Wang, Yongzeng; Crane, Brian R.; Klessig, Daniel F

    2008-01-01

    AtNOS1 was previously identified as a potential nitric-oxide synthase (NOS) in Arabidopsis thaliana, despite lack of sequence similarity to animal NOSs. Although the dwarf and yellowish leaf phenotype of Atnos1 knock-out mutant plants can be rescued by treatment with exogenous NO, doubts have recently been raised as to whether AtNOS1 is a true NOS. Moreover, depending on the type of physiological responses studied, Atnos1 is not always deficient in NO induction and/or ...

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

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    Maryem Torres-Quesada

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    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. Bacteroides fragilis interferes with iNOS activity and leads to pore formation in macrophage surface

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    Bacteroides fragilis is the anaerobe most commonly recoverable from clinical specimens. The wide genetic diversity of this bacterium related with virulence potential is still an open question. In this study, we analyzed the morphological aspects and microbicide action of MO during interactions with B. fragilis. A filamentous cytoplasm content release and a different actin organization colocalized with iNOS were detected. It was also possible to observe the reduction of NO production in the same conditions. The scanning electron microscopy showed the formation of pore-like structures in the surface of macrophages in the bacterial presence and by transmission electron microscopy we could observe the extrusion of cytoplasm contents as well as the condensation of chromatin in the nucleus periphery. These data suggest the existence of an inhibitory mechanism developed by B. fragilis strains for one of the macrophage microbicide actions

  17. Commercial operation and outage experience of ABWR at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units Nos. 6 and 7

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    Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Units Nos. 6 and 7, the world's first ABWRs (Advanced Boiling Water Reactor), started commercial operation on November 7, 1996 and July 2, 1997, respectively, and continued their commercial operation with a high capacity factor, low occupational radiation exposure and radioactive waste. Units 6 and 7 were in their 3rd cycle operation until 25th April 1999 and 1st November 1999, respectively. Thermal efficiency was 35.4-35.8% (design thermal efficiency: 34.5%) during these period, demonstrating better performance than that of BWR-5 (design thermal efficiency: 33.4%). Nos. 6 and 7 have experienced 2 annual outages. The first outage of unit No. 6 started on November 20, 1997 and was completed within 61 days (including 6 New Year holidays), and the second outage started on March 13, 1999 and was completed within 44 days. The first annual outage of unit No. 7 started on May 27, 1998, earlier than it would normally have been, to avoid an annual outage during the summer, and was completed within 55 days, and the second outage started on September 18th, 1999 and was completed within 45 days, All annual outages were carried out within a very short time period without any severe malfunctions, including newly designed ABWR systems and equipment. As the first outage in Japan, 55 days is a very short period, despite the fact that the Nos. 6 and 7 are the first ABWRs in the world and the largest capacity units in Japan. The total occupational radiation exposure of No. 6 was 300 man-mSv (1st outage) and 331 man-mSv (2nd outage). That of Unit 7 was 153 man-mSv (1st outage) Those of unit No. 6 were at the same level as those of unit No. 3, which is the latest design 1100MW(e) BWR-5. That of unit No. 7 was the lowest ever at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station. The drums of radioactive waste discharged during the annual outage numbered 54 (1st outage) for No. 6 and 62 (1st outage) for No. 7, which was less than the design target of 100

  18. A Revolução Cubana nos documentários de Chris Marker

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    Full Text Available Nos anos 1960 a Revolução Cubana ocupou o centro do debate entre os intelectuais de esquerda na França. Por outro lado, o governo revolucionário convidou europeus para colaborar com o desenvolvimento de novas instituições, caso do ICAIC. Chris Marker, um dos convidados desse instituto, estabeleceu trocas com realizadores cubanos e montou dois documentários analisados neste artigo: Cuba si (1961 e La bataille des dix millions (1970. O primeiro visava a combater as críticas da imprensa conservadora a Fidel, enquanto o segundo se voltou para a própria esquerda que abandonava Cuba como um modelo.

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

  1. Estudo de circovirose em explorações intensivas de suínos

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    Lopes, João Artur Calado

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária O agente etiológico da circovirose é um vírus de pequenas dimensões, sem envelope, de simetria icosaédrica, contendo um genoma DNA de cadeia circular simples, ao qual se deu o nome de Porcine circovirus (PCV). O PCV é considerado um vírus ubiquitário, que causa doença exclusivamente em suínos e já foi isolado em todos os continentes. Este vírus é responsável por várias afecções, sendo a mais comum e responsável por maior...

  2. Orientação sexual nos parâmetros curriculares nacionais

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    ALTMANN HELENA

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A sexualidade é atualmente vista como um problema de saúde pública, sendo a escola local privilegiado de implementação de políticas públicas que promovam a saúde de crianças e adolescentes. Assim, ela foi constituída, de acordo com os Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais (PCNs, em tema transversal, a fim de disseminar-se por todo campo pedagógico e irradiar seus efeitos em domínios os mais heterogêneos, dentre outros, na Educação Física. Esta pesquisa analisou o dispositivo da sexualidade nos PCNs, buscando identificar a concepção de sexualidade ali presente, a singularidade histórica desta proposta e seus possíveis efeitos na escola e, mais especificamente, na Educação Física.

  3. A perspectiva CTSA nos manuais escolares de ciências da natureza do 2º CEB

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    Fernandes, Isabel Marília Borges

    2011-01-01

    Perante o rápido avanço da Ciência e da Tecnologia nos dias actuais, a Educação Científica torna-se uma necessidade para todos, visando a participação da cidadania na tomada de decisões, principalmente em implicações dos avanços científicos e tecnológicos que podem colocar em risco as pessoas e o meio ambiente. Assim, a perspectiva CTSA, uma das linhas mais inovadoras e actual no ensino das ciências, é preconizada por Programas e Orientações Curriculares do Ensino Básico, nomeadamente, no ens...

  4. Religião e o discurso político neoconservador nos Estados Unidos

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    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.

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

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    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.

  6. Produtos têxteis nos espaços escolares - jardins-de-infância

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    Borlido, Fernando de Jesus Arieira

    2006-01-01

    O tema deste trabalho, “ Produtos Têxteis nos Espaços Escolares – Jardins-de- Infância”, põe em destaque a valorização dos espaços educativos através de uma correcta aplicação de produtos têxteis, para além de procurar uma abordagem ao espaço educativo e dar a conhecer a existência de produtos têxteis com características específicas, contribuindo dessa forma, para a implementação de espaços educativos agradáveis e com qualidade. A Industria Têxtil e do Vestuário é uma das áreas abordada...

  7. Segmentação dos mercados nos centros hípicos

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    Martins, António Carlos Pereira Rico

    2014-01-01

    O setor equestre e o cavalo desde cedo que acompanham a história de Portugal, mas é um setor com poucos estudos económicos. O presente estudo foca-se nos centros hípicos e estabelece como objetivo geral identificar segmentos de mercado ao nível do público-alvo dos centros hípicos e como objetivos específicos, identificar os critérios e variáveis de segmentação e caracterizar os elementos que compõem cada segmento. O estudo apresenta a fundamentação teórica sobre a segmentação de mercado, p...

  8. Emissões relativas de poluentes do transporte motorizado de passageiros nos grandes centros urbanos brasileiros

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    de Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Ribeiro

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta uma discussão sobre as emissões veiculares de poluentes nos grandes centros urbanos, assim como uma breve análise das políticas públicas adotadas no Brasil que causam impacto nestas emissões. Além disso, é apresentada uma metodologia de cálculo das emissões relativas de gases de efeito estufa com base nas emissões unitárias médias dos veículos automotores e na matriz modal de deslocamentos, bem como se discute a participação das principais fontes veiculares nas emissõe...

  9. Psicologia da saúde nos cuidados primários

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    Teixeira, José A. Carvalho

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    Começa-se por definir o que é a Psicologia da Saúde e por delimitar o seu campo em relação a psicossomática. Seguidamente apresentam-se algumas das potencialidades da intervenção psicológica nos cuidados primários, quer em relação a saúde pública quer em relação a Medicina familiar, que parecem relevantes para a promoção da saúde. Em particular, identificamse áreas nas quais será produtiva a colaboração entre médicos e psicólogos na perspectiva da saúde comunitária. ...

  10. Auditoria de sistemas de informação nos hospitais públicos portugueses

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    Valadares, Hugo Miguel Martins

    2008-01-01

    Nesta dissertação é analisado o papel da auditoria de sistemas de informação na Administração Pública e apresentado um estudo empírico sobre a sua realização nos hospitais que integram o Serviço Nacional de Saúde de Portugal (SNS). Os sistemas de informação suportados por tecnologias de comunicação e informação são crescentemente conotados como um factor-chave para a modernização da Administração Pública e do sector da saúde, em particular, onde se espera que promovam mud...

  11. A Proibição de Procissões nos Países Baixos

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    Resumo Este artigo faz um relato histórico da acomodação política das procissões católicas nos Países Baixos e da legislação relacionada ao tema. Tem por base a Interdição de Procissões (processieverbod), uma lei que teve como alvo os católicos holandeses e durou de 1848 até 1983. Enquanto que no século XIX uma lei foi adotada para banir, limitar e controlar a infraestrutura sacral da religiosidade pública católica, o século XX pode ser caracterizado pela transição de uma hegemonia protestant...

  12. Female SHR have greater blood pressure sensitivity and renal T cell infiltration following chronic NOS inhibition than males

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    Brinson, Krystal N.; Elmarakby, Ahmed A.; Tipton, Ashlee J.; Crislip, G. Ryan; Yamamoto, Tatsuo; Baban, Babak; Sullivan, Jennifer C.

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    Nitric oxide is a critical regulator of blood pressure (BP) and inflammation, and female spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) have higher renal nitric oxide bioavailability than males. We hypothesize that female SHR will have a greater rise in BP and renal T cell infiltration in response to nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition than males. Both male and female SHR displayed a dose-dependent increase in BP to the nonspecific NOS inhibitor NG-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME: 2, 5, and 7...

  13. Que nos dizem as comunidades de macroinvertebrados acerca dos impactos do colapso das escombreiras das minas do Portelo (NE Portugal)?

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    Geraldes, Ana Maria; Teixeira, Amílcar

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    Os impactos ambientais crónicos da atividade mineira nos ecossistemas aquáticos estão extensamente documentados tendo sido alvo de extensos estudos. Por outro lado, os efeitos da libertação súbita de grandes quantidades de metros cúbitos de resíduos mineiros nos ecossistemas ainda são pouco conhecidos. Em Janeiro de 2010 em consequência de um evento de precipitação extrema uma grande parte dos materiais armazenados nas escombreiras das minas do Portelo foi arrastada para os cur...

  14. Gastric cancer is associated with NOS2 -954G/C polymorphism and environmental factors in a Brazilian population

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Gastric cancer can progress from a chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa resulting from Helicobacter pylori infection that activates the inflammatory response of the host. Therefore, polymorphisms in genes involved in the inflammatory response, such as inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2, have been implicated in gastric carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of NOS2 polymorphisms Ser608Leu (rs2297518 in exon 16, -954G/C and -1173C/T, both in the promoter region, with gastric cancer and chronic gastritis and the association of cancer with risk factors such as smoking, alcohol intake and H. pylori infection. Methods We conducted a population-based case-control study in 474 Southeast Brazilian individuals (150 with gastric cancer, 160 with chronic gastritis, and 164 healthy individuals, in which we performed NOS2 genotyping by PCR-RFLP. Results SNP Ser608Leu was not associated with risk of chronic gastritis or gastric cancer. The polymorphic allele -1173T was not found in the studied population. However, the frequency of -954GC+CC genotypes was significantly higher (p NOS2 SNP -954G/C was associated with higher risk of gastric cancer (OR = 1.87; 95% CI = 1.12-3.13. We also observed an association with risk factors such as smoking and alcohol intake in both the gastric cancer (OR = 2.68; 95% CI = 1.58-4.53; OR = 3.60; 95% CI = 2.05-6.32, respectively and the chronic gastritis (OR = 1.93; 95% CI = 1.19-3.13; OR = 2.79; 95% CI = 1.55-5.02, respectively groups. This is the first report of increased risk of gastric cancer in association with the -954G/C polymorphism. These findings show that several polymorphisms in the promoter region of the NOS2 gene may contribute to the susceptibility to gastric cancer. Conclusions Polymorphism NOS2 -954 G/C, along with alcohol intake and tobacco smoking, is associated with gastric cancer. However, the NOS2 Ser608Leu polymorphism was not associated with

  15. IL-17A Synergizes with IFN-γ to Upregulate iNOS and NO Production and Inhibit Chlamydial Growth

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    Zhang, Yongci; Wang, Haiping; Ren, Jianyun; Tang, Xiaofei; Jing, Ye; Xing, Donghong; Zhao, Guosheng; Yao, Zhi; Yang, Xi; Bai, Hong

    2012-01-01

    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 vit...

  16. Aloe vera toxic effects: expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in testis of Wistar rat

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    Samira Asgharzade; Mahmoud Rafieian-kopaei; Amin Mirzaeian; Somaye Reiisi; Loghman Salimzadeh

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    Objective(s): Nitric oxide (NO), a product of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), contributes in germ cell apoptosis. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of Aloe vera gel (AVG) on male Wistar rat reproductive organ, serum NO level, and expression of iNOS gene in leydig cells. Materials and Methods: Adult male Wistar rats (n=36) were used for experiments in three groups. The experimental groups were orally administered with the AVG extract solution once-daily as follow: 150 mg.kg-...

  17. 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.

  18. Correlation of pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT to expression of eNOS in a rabbit model of hepatopulmonary syndrome

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    To investigate the correlation between pulmonary vascular dilatation on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) after common bile duct ligation (CBDL) in the rabbit as a model of hepatopulmonary syndrome. CBDL was done in 11 rabbits (2 weeks after CBDL, n=5; 3 weeks after CBDL, n=6). Four rabbits were done by abdominal incision with peritoneal suture only as a control group. HRCT scans were performed in the both groups. We evaluated peripheral pulmonary vascular dilatation in the upper and lower lobe. Tissue samples were immediately obtained from both upper and lower lobes of the lung and the liver after sacrifice. Dilatation of peripheral pulmonary vessel was correlated with the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (sNOS) determined by Western blot. We also compared the degree of pulmonary vascular dilatation between the groups with administration of L-arginine (n=5) and without administration of L-arginine (n=6) after CBDL. Two weeks after CBDL, pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT was seen in three rabbits (60%) and the increase of eNOS expression was shown in two rabbits (40%) in the lower lobe. Three weeks after CBDL, pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT was seen in four rabbits (66.7%) and five rabbits (83.3%) each upper and lower lobe, respectively. Expression of eNOS was coincidently increased. The pulmonary vascular dilatation was noted more frequently in the lower lobe than in the upper lobe. Pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT was highly correlated with increase of expression of eNOS in the upper (r=1.00, p=.0001) and lower lobe (r=.83, p=.0015). In contrast, control group of four rabbits developed neither pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT nor increase of eNOS expression. The grade of pulmonary vascular dilatation in the group with L-arginine administration was higher than that without administration of L-arginine (p < .05). Pulmonary vascular dilatation on HRCT is

  19. 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

  20. CPEB1 modulates lipopolysaccharide-mediated iNOS induction in rat primary astrocytes

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    Kim, Ki Chan [Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Hyun Joo, So [Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Konkuk University (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Chan Young, E-mail: chanyshin@kku.ac.kr [Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Konkuk University (Korea, Republic of)

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    Highlights: {yields} Expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 is increased by LPS stimulation in rat primary astrocytes. {yields} JNK regulates expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 in reactive astrocytes. {yields} Down-regulation of CPEB1 using siRNA inhibits oxidative stress and iNOS induction by LPS stimulation. {yields} CPEB1 may play an important role in regulating inflammatory responses in reactive astrocytes induced by LPS. -- Abstract: Upon CNS damage, astrocytes undergo a series of biological changes including increased proliferation, production of inflammatory mediators and morphological changes, in a response collectively called reactive gliosis. This process is an essential part of the brains response to injury, yet much is unknown about the molecular mechanism(s) that induce these changes. In this study, we investigated the role of cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 1 (CPEB1) in the regulation of inflammatory responses in a model of reactive gliosis, lipopolysaccharide-stimulated astrocytes. CPEB1 is an mRNA-binding protein recently shown to be expressed in astrocytes that may play a role in astrocytes migration. After LPS stimulation, the expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 was increased in rat primary astrocytes in a JNK-dependent process. siRNA-induced knockdown of CPEB1 expression inhibited the LPS-induced up-regulation of iNOS as well as NO and ROS production, a hallmark of immunological activation of astrocytes. The results from the study suggest that CPEB1 is actively involved in the regulation of inflammatory responses in astrocytes, which might provide new insights into the regulatory mechanism after brain injury.

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

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    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.

  2. 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. PMID:25738525

  3. Fatores associados à segurança alimentar nos domicílios brasileiros em 2009

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    Lorena Vieira Costa

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo pretende identificar os fatores associados à segurança alimentar nos domicílios brasileiros, por meio de um modelo de escolha binária (logit. Considera-se como medida desse fenômeno a ingestão calórica domiciliar, com base nos dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares (POF/IBGE de 2008-2009. Embora apenas 12,4% dos domicílios ainda não apresentem um nível de segurança alimentar adequado, os resultados deste trabalho mostram que fatores como situação de pobreza e carência de itens básicos de infraestrutura e tamanho do domicílio contribuem para a incidência de segurança alimentar nesses domicílios. Além disso, residir em áreas rurais apresenta-se mais favorável à segurança alimentar. Ressalta-se a não existência de diferenças entre o consumo calórico domiciliar das regiões Nordeste e Sudeste, embora residir na região Sul ainda seja favorável para os domicílios estarem seguros quanto ao aspecto alimentar. Ademais, reforça-se a importância da educação, que contribui para o consumo alimentar.

  4. CPEB1 modulates lipopolysaccharide-mediated iNOS induction in rat primary astrocytes

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    Highlights: → Expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 is increased by LPS stimulation in rat primary astrocytes. → JNK regulates expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 in reactive astrocytes. → Down-regulation of CPEB1 using siRNA inhibits oxidative stress and iNOS induction by LPS stimulation. → CPEB1 may play an important role in regulating inflammatory responses in reactive astrocytes induced by LPS. -- Abstract: Upon CNS damage, astrocytes undergo a series of biological changes including increased proliferation, production of inflammatory mediators and morphological changes, in a response collectively called reactive gliosis. This process is an essential part of the brains response to injury, yet much is unknown about the molecular mechanism(s) that induce these changes. In this study, we investigated the role of cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 1 (CPEB1) in the regulation of inflammatory responses in a model of reactive gliosis, lipopolysaccharide-stimulated astrocytes. CPEB1 is an mRNA-binding protein recently shown to be expressed in astrocytes that may play a role in astrocytes migration. After LPS stimulation, the expression and phosphorylation of CPEB1 was increased in rat primary astrocytes in a JNK-dependent process. siRNA-induced knockdown of CPEB1 expression inhibited the LPS-induced up-regulation of iNOS as well as NO and ROS production, a hallmark of immunological activation of astrocytes. The results from the study suggest that CPEB1 is actively involved in the regulation of inflammatory responses in astrocytes, which might provide new insights into the regulatory mechanism after brain injury.

  5. AP-1 Inhibition by SR 11302 Protects Human Hepatoma HepG2 Cells from Bile Acid-Induced Cytotoxicity by Restoring the NOS-3 Expression

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    González-Rubio, Sandra; Linares, Clara I.; Aguilar-Melero, Patricia; Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Manuel; Montero-Álvarez, José L.

    2016-01-01

    The harmful effects of bile acid accumulation occurring during cholestatic liver diseases have been associated with oxidative stress increase and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS-3) expression decrease in liver cells. We have previously reported that glycochenodeoxycholic acid (GCDCA) down-regulates gene expression by increasing SP1 binding to the NOS-3 promoter in an oxidative stress dependent manner. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the role of transcription factor (TF) AP-1 on the NOS-3 deregulation during GCDCA-induced cholestasis. The cytotoxic response to GCDCA was characterized by 1) the increased expression and activation of TFs cJun and c-Fos; 2) a higher binding capability of these at position -666 of the NOS-3 promoter; 3) a decrease of the transcriptional activity of the promoter and the expression and activity of NOS-3; and 4) the expression increase of cyclin D1. Specific inhibition of AP-1 by the retinoid SR 11302 counteracted the cytotoxic effects induced by GCDCA while promoting NOS-3 expression recovery and cyclin D1 reduction. NOS activity inhibition by L-NAME inhibited the protective effect of SR 11302. Inducible NOS isoform was no detected in this experimental model of cholestasis. Our data provide direct evidence for the involvement of AP-1 in the NOS-3 expression regulation during cholestasis and define a critical role for NOS-3 in regulating the expression of cyclin D1 during the cell damage induced by bile acids. AP-1 appears as a potential therapeutic target in cholestatic liver diseases given its role as a transcriptional repressor of NOS-3. PMID:27490694

  6. 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

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  8. Assessment of caprine corpora lutea growth, progesterone concentration, and eNOS expression: effect of a compensatory gain model.

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    Thammasiri, J; Navanukraw, C; Uriyapongson, S; Khanthusaeng, V; Lertchunhakiat, K; Boonkong, S

    2016-07-01

    The experiment was conducted to evaluate corpus luteum (CL) growth, progesterone (P4) concentration, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression in nutrient stair-step fed goats. Female goats (n = 32) that exhibited at least 2, normal, consecutive estrous cycles were randomly assigned to either the control or stair-step fed group. In the control group, goats were fed ad libitum (100% of nutrient requirement for goats). The goats in the stair-step group were fed 70% of the control consumption for the first 42 d and 130% for the later 42 d during 4 consecutive estrous cycles (84 d). Blood and luteal samples were collected on days 3, 8, 13, and 18 of the estrous cycle to determine concentration of glucose, insulin, P4, luteal growth, and eNOS expression. Luteal growth was determined using fresh CL weight, DNA content, DNA and protein concentrations, and cell proliferation (labeling index of Ki-67). During realimentation phase at 4 h, glucose and insulin concentrations were greater (P protein concentrations, and labeling index of Ki67 on day 8 of the estrous cycle in the stair-step group were greater (P Protein for eNOS was located in the capillaries of CL throughout of the estrous cycle in both groups. Greater serum P4 concentrations and eNOS protein (P protein were partially affected by nutrient compensatory gain in goats. PMID:27088602

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

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    SeongIISeo

    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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Luteolin, a bioflavonoid inhibits azoxymethane-induced colon carcinogenesis: Involvement of iNOS and COX-2

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    Ashok Kumar Pandurangan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Colon cancer (CRC is a serious health problem through worldwide. Development of novel drug without side effect for this cancer was crucial. Luteolin (LUT, a bioflavonoid has many beneficial effects such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative properties. Azoxymethane (AOM, a derivative of 1, 2-Dimethyl hydrazine (DMH was used for the induction of CRC in Balb/C mice. CRC was induced by intraperitoneal injection of AOM to mice at the dose of 15 mg/body kg weight for 3 weeks. Mouse was treated with LUT at the dose of 1.2 mg/body kg weight orally until end of the experiment. The expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS and cyclooxygense (COX-2 were analyzed by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. The expressions of iNOS and COX-2 were increased in the case of AOM induction. Administration of LUT effectively reduced the expressions of iNOS and COX-2. The present study revealed that, LUT suppresses both iNOS and COX-2 expressions and act as an anti-inflammatory role against CRC.

  13. Myosin V and iNOS expression is enhanced in J774 murine macrophages treated with IFN-gamma

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    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Actin-based motor protein requirements and nitric oxide (NO production are important features of macrophage activity during phagocytosis or microbicidal processes. Different classes of myosins contribute directly or indirectly to phagocytosis by providing mechanical force for phagosome closure or organelle movement. Recent data have shown the presence of myosins IC, II, V and IXb in phagosomes of bone marrow-derived murine macrophages. In our investigation we demonstrated the presence of different classes of myosins in J774 macrophages. We also analyzed the effect of gamma interferon (IFN-gamma, with or without calcium ionophore or cytochalasin B, on myosins as well as on inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS expression and NO production. Myosins IC, II, Va, VI and IXb were identified in J774 macrophages. There was an increase of myosin V expression in IFN-gamma-treated cells. iNOS expression was increased by IFN-gamma treatment, while calcium ionophore and cytochalasin B had a negative influence on both myosin and iNOS expression, which was decreased. The increases in NO synthesis were reflected by increased iNOS expression. Macrophages activated by IFN-gamma released significant amounts of NO when compared to control groups. In contrast, NO production by calcium ionophore- and cytochalasin B-treated cells was similar to that of control cells. These results suggest that IFN-gamma is involved in macrophage activation by stimulating protein production to permit both phagocytosis and microbicidal activity.

  14. Development of confocal immunofluorescence FRET microscopy to Investigate eNOS and GSNOR localization and interaction in pulmonary endothelial cells

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    Rehman, Shagufta; Brown-Steinke, Kathleen; Palmer, Lisa; Periasamy, Ammasi

    2015-03-01

    Confocal FRET microscopy is a widely used technique for studying protein-protein interactions in live or fixed cells. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) are enzymes involved in regulating the bioavailability of S-nitrosothiols (SNOs) in the pulmonary endothelium and have roles in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Labeling of endogenous proteins to better understand a disease process can be challenging. We have used immunofluorescence to detect endogenous eNOS and GSNOR in primary pulmonary endothelial cells to co-localize these proteins as well as to study their interaction by FRET. The challenge has been in selecting the right immunofluorescence labeling condition, right antibody, the right blocking reagent, the right FRET pair and eliminating cross-reactivity of secondary antibodies. We have used Alexa488 and Alexa568 as a FRET pair. After a series of optimizations, the data from Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) demonstrate co-localization of eNOS and GSNOR in the perinuclear region of the pulmonary endothelial cell primarily within the cis-Golgi with lower levels of co-localization seen within the trans-Golgi. FRET studies demonstrate, for the first time, interaction between eNOS and GSNOR in both murine and bovine pulmonary endothelial cells. Further characterization of eNOSGSNOR interaction and the subcellular location of this interaction will provide mechanistic insight into the importance of S-nitrosothiol signaling in pulmonary biology, physiology and pathology.

  15. 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

  16. Epigenetic modifications of Dexras 1 along the nNOS pathway in an animal model of multiple sclerosis.

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    Catanzaro, G; Pucci, M; Viscomi, M T; Lanuti, M; Feole, M; Angeletti, S; Grasselli, G; Mandolesi, G; Bari, M; Centonze, D; D'Addario, C; Maccarrone, M

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    The development of multiple sclerosis, a major neurodegenerative disease, is due to both genetic and environmental factors that might trigger aberrant epigenetic changes of the genome. In this study, we analysed global DNA methylation in the brain of mice upon induction of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), and the effect of environmental enrichment (EE). We demonstrate that global DNA methylation decreased in the striatum, but not in the cortex, of EAE mice compared to healthy controls, in particular in neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive interneurons of this brain area. Also, in the striatum but again not in the cortex, decreased DNA methylation of the nNOS downstream effector, dexamethasone-induced Ras protein 1 (Dexras 1), was observed in EAE mice, and was paralleled by an increase in its mRNA. Interestingly, EE was able to revert EAE effects on mRNA expression and DNA methylation levels of Dexras 1 and reduced gene expression of nNOS and 5-lipoxygenase (Alox5). Conversely, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) gene expression was found up-regulated in EAE mice compared to controls and was not affected by EE. Taken together, these data demonstrate an unprecedented epigenetic modulation of nNOS-signaling in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, and show that EE can specifically revert EAE effects on Dexras 1 along this pathway. PMID:27138096

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

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    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. 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.

  20. Exercise training induces mitochondrial biogenesis and glucose uptake in subcutaneous adipose tissue through eNOS-dependent mechanisms.

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    Trevellin, Elisabetta; Scorzeto, Michele; Olivieri, Massimiliano; Granzotto, Marnie; Valerio, Alessandra; Tedesco, Laura; Fabris, Roberto; Serra, Roberto; Quarta, Marco; Reggiani, Carlo; Nisoli, Enzo; Vettor, Roberto

    2014-08-01

    Insulin resistance and obesity are associated with a reduction of mitochondrial content in various tissues of mammals. Moreover, a reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability impairs several cellular functions, including mitochondrial biogenesis and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, two important mechanisms of body adaptation in response to physical exercise. Although these mechanisms have been thoroughly investigated in skeletal muscle and heart, few studies have focused on the effects of exercise on mitochondria and glucose metabolism in adipose tissue. In this study, we compared the in vivo effects of chronic exercise in subcutaneous adipose tissue of wild-type (WT) and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) knockout (eNOS(-/-)) mice after a swim training period. We then investigated the in vitro effects of NO on mouse 3T3-L1 and human subcutaneous adipose tissue-derived adipocytes after a chronic treatment with an NO donor: diethylenetriamine-NO (DETA-NO). We observed that swim training increases mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial DNA content, and glucose uptake in subcutaneous adipose tissue of WT but not eNOS(-/-) mice. Furthermore, we observed that DETA-NO promotes mitochondrial biogenesis and elongation, glucose uptake, and GLUT4 translocation in cultured murine and human adipocytes. These results point to the crucial role of the eNOS-derived NO in the metabolic adaptation of subcutaneous adipose tissue to exercise training. PMID:24622799

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  2. 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.

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    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.

  3. eNOS se correlaciona com a biogênese mitocondrial em corações com cardiopatia congênita e cianose eNOS correlates with mitochondrial biogenesis in hearts of congenital heart disease with cyanosis

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O programa de biogênese mitocondrial no coração parece apresentar remodelação adaptativa após estresse biomecânico e oxidativo. Os mecanismos adaptativos que protegem o metabolismo do miocárdio durante a hipóxia são coordenados, em parte, pelo óxido nítrico (NO. OBJETIVO: Observar a biogênese mitocondrial e expressão do óxido nítrico sintase (NOS em corações de cardiopatia congênita com cianose; discutir a resposta mitocondrial à hipóxia crônica do miocárdio. MÉTODOS: Foram investigados 20 pacientes com defeitos cardíacos cianóticos (n = 10 ou acianóticos (n = 10. Foram estudadas amostras do miocárdio na via de saída ventricular direita, tomadas durante a operação. A análise morfométrica de mitocôndrias foi realizada por microscopia eletrônica de transmissão. A relação mtDNA/nDNA foi determinada com PCR em tempo real. Os níveis de transcrição da subunidade I da citocromo c oxidase (COXI, coativador-1α do receptor γ ativado por proliferador de peroxissoma (PGC-1α, o fator respiratório nuclear 1 (NRF1, e fator de transcrição mitocondrial A (Tfam foram detectados por reação em cadeia da polimerase via transcriptase reversa (RT-PCR ativado por fluorescência em tempo real. Os níveis proteicos de COXI e nNOS, iNOS e eNOS foram medidos por técnica de Western Blot. RESULTADOS: A densidade volumétrica mitocondrial (Vv e a densidade numérica (Nv foram significativamente elevadas em pacientes com cianose, em comparação com a cardiopatia congênita acianótica. MtDNA elevada e suprarregulação dos níveis de COXI, PGC-1 α, NRF1 e Tfam mRNA foram observadas em pacientes cianóticos. Os níveis de proteína de COXI e eNOS foram significativamente maiores no miocárdio de pacientes cianóticos que nos de acianóticos. Os níveis de transcrição do PGC-1α se correlacionam com os níveis de eNOS. CONCLUSÃO: A biogênese mitocondrial é ativada no miocárdio da via de saída ventricular na

  4. Effect of DDAH/ADMA/NOS regulation pathway on cavernae corporum cavernosorum rat penis of different age.

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    Wang, J-H; Chen, D; Zhang, K-Q; Zhang, H; Fu, Q

    2016-04-01

    The effect of DDAH/ADMA/NOS pathway in penile tissue of rats of different age was investigated to better understand the mechanism of age-related erectile dysfunction (ED). The Sprague Dawley male rats were assigned as the young group (3 month old, n = 10) and the old group (18 month old, n = 10) respectively. Intracavernous pressure (ICP) was measured before and after papaverine intracavernous injection. Pathology structure of penile tissue was evaluated under transmission electron microscope. The expression amounts of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in penile tissue were detected by ELISA; the expression levels of isoform-specific DDAH and NOS were assessed via Western blot. Compared with the young group, the ICP in the old group rat decreased significantly (33.46 ± 5.37 versus 39.71 ± 3.67 mmHg, P = 0.02) after papaverine injection. Diffused fibrosis and impairment of endothelial cell were observed in corpus cavernosum in the old group rats. Higher level of ADMA (10.83 ± 0.96 versus 7.51 ± 1.39 μmol per gpro, P = 3.14 × 10(-4) ) and lower level of cGMP (29.42 ± 3.84 versus 47.09 ± 6.07 nmol per gpro, P = 1.57 × 10(-6) ) were detected in penile tissue of the old group compared with those of the young group. Expression of DDAH1, DDAH2, endothelial NOS (eNOS) and neuronal NOS(nNOS) all decreased significantly in penile tissue of the old group rat. The DDAH/ADMA/NOS regulation pathway changes dramatically accompanying with lower ICP in old group rat compared with those of the young group. Such findings in rats are suggestive in understanding the mechanism of age-related ED in humans. PMID:26011316

  5. Platelet activating factor-induced ceramide micro-domains drive endothelial NOS activation and contribute to barrier dysfunction.

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    Full Text Available The spatial and functional relationship between platelet activating factor-receptor (PAF-R and nitric oxide synthase (eNOS in the lateral plane of the endothelial plasma membrane is poorly characterized. In this study, we used intact mouse pulmonary endothelial cells (ECs as well as endothelial plasma membrane patches and subcellular fractions to define a new microdomain of plasmalemma proper where the two proteins colocalize and to demonstrate how PAF-mediated nitric oxide (NO production fine-tunes ECs function as gatekeepers of vascular permeability. Using fluorescence microscopy and immunogold labeling electron microscopy (EM on membrane patches we demonstrate that PAF-R is organized as clusters and colocalizes with a subcellular pool of eNOS, outside recognizable vesicular profiles. Moreover, PAF-induced acid sphingomyelinase activation generates a ceramide-based microdomain on the external leaflet of plasma membrane, inside of which a signalosome containing eNOS shapes PAF-stimulated NO production. Real-time measurements of NO after PAF-R ligation indicated a rapid (5 to 15 min increase in NO production followed by a > 45 min period of reduction to basal levels. Moreover, at the level of this new microdomain, PAF induces a dynamic phosphorylation/dephosphorylation of Ser, Thr and Tyr residues of eNOS that correlates with NO production. Altogether, our findings establish the existence of a functional partnership PAF-R/eNOS on EC plasma membrane, at the level of PAF-induced ceramide plasma membrane microdomains, outside recognized vesicular profiles.

  6. [PHYSICAL EXERCISE TRAINING CAN- CELS CONSTITUTIVE NOS UNCOUPLING AND INDUCED VIOLATIONS OF CARDIAC HEMODYNAMICS IN HYPERTENSION (PART III)].

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    Dorofeyeva, N A; Kotsuruba, A V; Kopjak, B S; Sagach, V F

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    In the heart and heart mitochondria spontaneously hypertensive rats investigated the effect of physical exercise training (swimming in a moderate and excessive training mode) on the physiological indicators of cardiac hemodynamics and biochemical parameters that characterize the level of oxidative and nitrosative stress. The index of coupling Ca(2+)-dependent constitutive NO-synthases (cNOS = eNOS + nNOS) and biochemical index of dysfunction were calculated. It turned out that both modes of training is completely restored, and even exceed the reference values in untrained rats Wistar conjugate cNOS state and Ca(2+)-dependent synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). Intensity regime of exercise on the border of functionality have been ineffective for improving the functional state of the cardiovascular system and hypertension can provoke it further. Moderate physical training regime, on the contrary, improves the diastolic function of the heart due to an increase dP/dtmin, reducing end-diastolic pressure and a significant reduction in end-diastolic stiffness. Moderate exercise decreased peripheral resistance and cardiac afterload, as indicated by the decrease in end-systolic pressure and arterial stiffness, which contributed to more efficient and energy-saving of heart work. Improve physiological indicators of cardiac hemodynamics and functional state of the heart in moderate mode of training correlated with changes in both the calculated indices. Moderate mode of training is recommended as a simple physiological preconditioning method for the prevention of cardiac dysfunction, hypertension as a result of state uncoupling cNOS and the resulting excessive generation of superoxide and, conversely, inhibition of Ca(2+)-dependent synthesis of NO. PMID:26552300

  7. Fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida prevents vascular dysfunction through PI3K/Akt/eNOS-dependent mechanisms in the l-NAME-induced hypertensive rat model.

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    Li, Xiaofei; Li, Jian; Li, Zhike; Sang, Ying; Niu, Yunhui; Zhang, Qianying; Ding, Hong; Yin, Shanye

    2016-05-18

    Despite major scientific advances in its prevention, treatment and care, hypertension remains a serious condition that might lead to long-term complications such as heart disease and stroke. The great majority of forms of hypertension eventually result from an increased vasomotor tone activity that is regulated by endothelial NOS (eNOS) in vascular endothelium. Here, we examined the effect of fucoidan on eNOS activation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). We also examined the effects of functional components of Undaria pinnatifida fucoidan on blood pressure and vascular function in eNOS inhibition-induced hypertensive rats in vivo. Our results suggest that fucoidan increased nitric oxide production by activating eNOS and Akt phosphorylation, which could be impaired by Akt or eNOS inhibitors. In the hypertensive rat model, treatment of fucoidan resulted in potent and persistent reduction of high blood pressure (BP) even after drug withdrawal. Our results showed that the mechanisms might involve protection against vascular structure damage, enhanced endothelium-independent vascular function and inhibition of abnormal proliferation of smooth muscle cells, which are mediated by the Akt-eNOS signaling pathway. Moreover, fucoidan treatment reduced the vascular inflammation and oxidative stress control caused by iNOS expression. Together, these results support a putative role of fucoidan in hypertension prevention and treatment. PMID:27153123

  8. Biochemical investigations of the mechanism of action of small molecules ZL006 and IC87201 as potential inhibitors of the nNOS-PDZ/PSD-95-PDZ interactions

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    Bach, Anders

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    and biophysical methods, such as fluorescence polarization (FP), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), and (1)H-(15)N HSQC NMR. Our data show that under the applied in vitro conditions, ZL006 and IC87201 do not interact with the PDZ domains of nNOS or PSD-95, nor inhibit the nNOS-PDZ/PSD-95-PDZ...

  9. Professional Journals as a Source of Information about Teaching NOS: An Examination of Articles Published in Science & Children, 1996-2010

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    Cite, S.; Hanuscin, D. L.

    2014-01-01

    Articles in the National Association for Science Teachers [NSTA] elementary journal "Science and Children" that describe an activity related to teaching nature of science [NOS] were analysed to ascertain the extent to which those activities align with research based suggestions for teaching NOS and the extent to which articles have…

  10. Effects of tribulus terrestris extract on the nos-no system of the thermal-injured testis in mice%蒺藜提取物对小鼠睾丸热损伤后NOS-NO系统的影响

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    田洪艳; 李质馨; 徐冶; 潘晓燕; 王弘珺; 刘忠平; 林冬静

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察蒺藜提取物对小鼠热损伤睾丸一氧化氮合酶(NOS)-一氧化氮(NO)系统的影响,探讨蒺藜对小鼠热损伤睾丸的保护修复作用机制。方法健康雄性小鼠30只,随机分为对照组、模型组和给药组,每组10只;建立睾丸热损伤模型,给予治疗剂量的蒺藜提取物;睾丸NOS活力和NO含量测定;睾丸NOS和caspase-3免疫组织化学染色,光学显微镜观察;酶联法检测血清中睾酮含量。结果模型组与对照组相比睾丸组织NOS活力和NO含量明显升高,睾丸iNOS阳性表达明显增加,睾丸caspase-3阳性细胞明显增多,血清睾酮含量明显降低。给药组与模型组相比睾丸组织NOS活力和NO含量明显降低,睾丸iNOS阳性表达明显减少,睾丸caspase-3阳性细胞明显减少,血清睾酮含量明显升高。结论蒺藜提取物通过调控NOS-NO系统,实现对小鼠热损伤睾丸的保护修复作用。%Objective To investigate the effects of Tribulus Terrestris extract on the NOS-NO system of the thermal-injured testis in mice, and explore its mechanism.Methods All 30 healthy male mice were randomly divided into the control group, the model group and the treated group, 10 mice per group. The thermal-injured testis models of mice were established and then were administrated with dose of Tribulus terrestris extract. NOS activity and NO content of the testis were measured. Levels of testicular NOS and Caspase-3 were detected by immunohistochemistry. The content of testosterone in serum was detected by ELISA.Results Compared with that of the control group, activities of NOS and the content of NO in testicular tissues were increased significantly in the model group. The positive expression of iNOS and the number of testicular Caspase-3 positive cells were also increased obviously, but the serum concentration of testosterone was decreased. Compared with that of the model group, activities of NOS and the content

  11. 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

  12. Diabetes nos partos hospitalares em sistemas de saude publico e privado

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Clinical significance of determination of serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels after treatment in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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    Objective: To observe the significance of changes of serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels after treatment in patients with COPD. Methods: Serum NO, NOS (with chemistry) serum GM-CSF (with RIA) levels were measured both before and after treatment in 34 patients with COPD as well as in 35 normal controls. Results: Before treatment the serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels were significantly higher than those in controls (P<0.01), after 1 month of treatment,the serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels though dropped markedly,remained apparently higher than those in controls (P<0.05). Conclusion: Measurement of NO, NOS and GM-CSF were suitable to be used as a screening method. Besides, it could take part in the pathogenesis of COPD in various ways and the changes of these levels is clinically important. (authors)

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. Análise dos Fundamentos da Teoria Baseada nos Recursos

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    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

  17. Saberes sobre o trabalho: experiência e história nos canaviais

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    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.

  18. O COMPORTAMENTO DA CAUSA PETENDI NOS RECURSOS DE ESTRITO DIREITO – BREVE OBSERVAÇÃO

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    Full Text Available The causa petendi in the Brazil legal system is fundamental in identifying thedemand and merit the right of the author of this action. This cause petendi in two doctrinalcurrents that seek to focus the element to which strives to be prevalent at the expense ofanother. When viewing the institute procedural here the resources of strict law the characterand nature of these resources modify the design of the ordinary object observed, to the invertthe substantial of this object but not it essentially. For all restricts this study is the causapetendi, one of the elements of objective demand.A causa de pedir (causa petendi no ordenamento jurídico pátrio é fundamentalna identificação da demanda e da pretensão do direito de ação do autor desta. Gravita essacausa de pedir em duas correntes doutrinárias que procuram dar relevo no elemento ao qualpugna por ser prevalente em detrimento do outro. Ao observar este instituto processual, aqui,nos recursos de estrito direito, a característica e natureza própria desses recursos, modificam aconcepção ordinária do objeto observado, a inverter a substância deste, mas não a suaessencialidade. Restringe-se, por tudo, este estudo, à causa de pedir um dos elementosobjetivos da demanda.

  19. 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 ...

  20. New constituents with iNOS inhibitory activity from mycelium of Antrodia camphorata.

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    Yang, Sien-Sing; Wang, Guei-Jane; Wang, Shiang-Yi; Lin, Yu-Ying; Kuo, Yueh-Hsiung; Lee, Tzong-Huei

    2009-04-01

    In continuing our investigation on the bioactive constituents of mycelium of Antrodia camphorata, antroquinonol B (1), 4-acetyl-antroquinonol B (2), 2,3-(methylenedioxy)-6-methylbenzene-1,4-diol (3) and 2,4-dimethoxy-6-methylbenzene-1,3-diol (4) along with antrodin D (5) were isolated by the guidance of an inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitory assay and identified on the basis of their spectroscopic analysis. The effect of these compounds on the inhibition of NO production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophages was further evaluated. Compounds 4 and 5 significantly inhibited NO production without any cytotoxicity, the IC(50) values being 32.2 +/- 0.1 and 26.3 +/- 1.6 microg/mL, respectively. Compounds 1 and 2 possessed greater effects on NO inhibition, with IC(50) values of 16.2 +/- 0.8 and 14.7 +/- 2.8 microg/mL, respectively, but displayed cytotoxicity at considerably higher concentrations. Compound 3 showed the lowest percent cell viability of 45.5 +/- 1.8 % as observed in treated cells at a concentration of 16.8 microg/mL. PMID:19189245

  1. Prática alimentar nos dois primeiros anos de vida

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    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.

  2. PROTAGONISMO DOS ÍNDIOS NORTE-AMERICANOS NOS DESENHOS ANIMADOS DE WALTER LANTZ

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    RAFAEL DUARTE OLIVEIRA VENANCIO

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Selective iNOS-inhibition does not influence apoptosis in ruptured canine cranial cruciate ligaments.

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    Hofer, D; Forterre, S; Schweighauser, A; Krayer, M; Doherr, M; Schawalder, P; Zurbriggen, A; Spreng, D

    2009-01-01

    Abnormal patterns of cell death, including increased apoptosis, can influence homeostasis of ligaments and could be involved in the pathogenesis of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture. Increased nitric oxide (NO) production has been implicated as a stimulus to increased apoptosis in articular cartilage. This study investigated apoptotic cell death in ruptured canine CCL (CCL group, n = 15), in ruptured CCL of dogs treated with oral L-N6-(1-iminoethyl)-lysine (L-NIL), a selective NO-synthetase(NOS)-inhibitor, (L-NIL group, n = 15) and compared the results with normal canine CCL (control group, n = 10). Orally administered L-NIL at a dosage of 25mg/m2 of body surface area was effective in inhibiting NO production in the articular cartilage of dogs in the L-NIL group, but it did not significantly influence the increased quantity of apoptotic cells found in ruptured CCL specimens. The results of this study suggest that apoptosis of ligamentocytes in the canine CCL is not primarily influenced by increased NO production within the stifle joint. PMID:19448875

  6. Concentração de macronutrientes nos ramos frutíferos do caquizeiro

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    Hideaki Wilson Takahashi

    2010-12-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. FATORES VISUAIS DE DESIGN E SUA INFLUÊNCIA NOS VALORES DE COMPRA DO CONSUMIDOR

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    Gianpietro Sanzi

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo explora o tema das experiências dos consumidores nos ambientes físicos oferecidos pelasempresas de serviços, avaliando o impacto de fatores visuais de design sobre a percepção de valor porparte dos clientes de um ponto de venda com autosserviço. Foram identificados os valores de comprados usuários e as características de design percebidas no âmbito do varejo de autosserviço, envolvendoleiaute, sinalização e iluminação presentes no ambiente. O valor de compra, considerado uma respostainterna do consumidor ao ambiente de varejo, incluiu dimensões utilitárias e hedônicas. O método aplicadofoi o cross-sectional survey, com a aplicação de questionário a 274 estudantes universitários, os quaismanifestaram sua percepção de três diferentes livrarias com autoatendimento, ilustradas por fotos. Osresultados obtidos apontaram quatro características de design com influência significativa na formaçãode valor de compra dos consumidores sob a perspectiva utilitária e hedônica.

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 基于NosWlan模块的汽车检测诊断设备的研究%Research of Automotive Detecting and Diagnostic Equipment Based on the NosWlan Module

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    吕江毅

    2013-01-01

    在分析汽车市场实际需求、汽车电子工作环境和企业研发的需求下,设计与定义了车载电子中的NosWlan无线模块,创设性的提出了基于NosWlan模块的无线车载诊断设备——汽车扫描仪的架构,重点分析了汽车扫描仪的硬件结构与软件结构参数,提出了安全加密设计的改进方向.

  13. 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.

  14. Relaxin Signals through a RXFP1-pERK-nNOS-NO-cGMP-Dependent Pathway to Up-Regulate Matrix Metalloproteinases: The Additional Involvement of iNOS

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    The hormone, relaxin, inhibits aberrant myofibroblast differentiation and collagen deposition by disrupting the TGF-β1/Smad2 axis, via its cognate receptor, Relaxin Family Peptide Receptor 1 (RXFP1), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 phosphorylation (pERK) and a neuronal nitric oxide (NO) synthase (nNOS)-NO-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent pathway. However, the signalling pathways involved in its additional ability to increase matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) express...

  15. Wirkung von Hypoxie und repetitiven Isofluran- und Sevofluran-Expositionen auf die eNOS- und iNOS-Expression sowie auf die NO-Produktion humaner zerebraler Endothelzellen (in vitro)

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    Balser, Sandra

    2012-01-01

    Unter Narkose mit Isofluran sowie Sevofluran herrscht eine "Luxusdurchblutung des Gehirns“, da diese volatilen Anästhetika einen zerebral vasodilatierenden Effekt ausüben. Es wird angenommen, dass dieser Effekt durch NO vermittelt wird, da bei Mäusen unter Narkose mit Isofluran die Zunahme des zerebralen Blutflusses durch Gabe eines unspezifischen NO-Synthase(NOS)-Inhibitors deutlich vermindert wird. Bei Ratten führen Narkosen mit Isofluran und Sevofluran zu einem Anstieg der NO-Konzentration...

  16. eNOS activation and NO function: pregnancy adaptive programming of capacitative entry responses alters nitric oxide (NO) output in vascular endothelium--new insights into eNOS regulation through adaptive cell signaling.

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    Boeldt, D S; Yi, F X; Bird, I M

    2011-09-01

    In pregnancy, vascular nitric oxide (NO) production is increased in the systemic and more so in the uterine vasculature, thereby supporting maximal perfusion of the uterus. This high level of functionality is matched in the umbilical vein, and in corresponding disease states such as pre-eclampsia, reduced vascular responses are seen in both uterine artery and umbilical vein. In any endothelial cell, NO actually produced by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) is determined by the maximum capacity of the cell (eNOS expression levels), eNOS phosphorylation state, and the intracellular [Ca(2+)](i) concentration in response to circulating hormones or physical forces. Herein, we discuss how pregnancy-specific reprogramming of NO output is determined as much by pregnancy adaptation of [Ca(2+)](i) signaling responses as it is by eNOS expression and phosphorylation. By examining the changes in [Ca(2+)](i) signaling responses from human hand vein endothelial cells, uterine artery endothelial cells, and human umbilical vein endothelial cells in (where appropriate) nonpregnant, normal pregnant, and pathological pregnant (pre-eclamptic) state, it is clear that pregnancy adaptation of NO output occurs at the level of sustained phase 'capacitative entry' [Ca(2+)](i) response, and the adapted response is lacking in pre-eclamptic pregnancies. Moreover, gap junction function is an essential permissive regulator of the capacitative response and impairment of NO output results from any inhibitor of gap junction function, or capacitative entry using TRPC channels. Identifying these [Ca(2+)](i) signaling mechanisms underlying normal pregnancy adaptation of NO output not only provides novel targets for future treatment of diseases of pregnancy but may also apply to other common forms of hypertension. PMID:21555345

  17. Primer registro de intersexualidad en Porcellana platycheles (Pennant, 1777 (Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae

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    Luciane Ferreira

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Se registra por primera vez para la familia Porcellanidae la ocurrencia de la condición de intersexo en ejemplares de Porcellana platycheles. Los individuos intersexo fueron identificados por la presencia simultánea de aberturas genitales en las coxas de los terceros y quintos pereiópodos, así como también por las características morfológicas del abdomen y de los pleópodos. La baja tasa de esta condición, indica que se debería más bien a variaciones genéticas de la población, que a otras causas de intersexualidad previamente descritas para otros decápodos.

  18. Anomuros (Anomura) del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo - Los Frailes y alrededores, Golfo de California

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    El análisis de los fragmentos del coral Pocillopora elegans recolectados en siete campañas de muestreo durante 1988 y 1989 resultó en 57 ejemplares de anomuros, identificándose nueve especies de la familia Porcellanidae y una especie de Diogenidae, de los cuales tres especies son nuevos registros para el área. Para la zona había 22 especies de anomuros registradas; ahora hay 25 especies repartidas en cuatro familias. Porcellanidae contiene el mayor número de especies (15), seguida por Diogeni...

  19. Descripción del estado de megalopa de Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857 (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippidae

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    Armando Mujica

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el estado de megalopas sobre la base de larvas de Emerita analoga, capturadas en la costa central de Chile (Coquimbo, como complemento al conocimiento de la morfología del desarrollo larval de esta especie, considerando que no ha sido descrita en estudios previos. La morfología general de la megalopa y la estructura de sus apéndices tienen gran similitud con los juveniles, lo que permite su identificación específica. Caracteres morfológicos, como el número de segmentos de los apéndices y su setación, proporcionan caracteres consistentes en su identificación y permiten diferenciarlas de las megalopas de otras especies del género, a pesar de su similitud con ellas.

  20. ECOTOXICOLOGICAL EFFECT OF CRUDE OIL ON THE FIRST STAGE OF EMERITA ANALOGA STIMPSON, 1857 (DECAPODA: ANOMURA

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    Montes, R.

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Ecotoxicological effect of crude oil was evaluated in larvae zoea I of Emerita analoga. The samples were collected of the Cangrejos beach (05º08'30,02''-5º10'46,21'' SL and 81º10'35,04'- 81º10'24,0'' WL, Piura, Peru. Environmental parameters such as temperature, oxygen, pH and salinity were recorded in situ. The organisms were exposed at five concentrations of crude oil: 0,65 mg·L-1; 1,30 mg·L-1; 2,60 mg·L-1; 5,20 mg·L-1 and 10,40 mg·L-1 with 3 replicates, were incubated in a thermoregulator table at a temperature of 20 ± 1ºC, previously calibrated, the individuals did not feed throghout assay, the test was of static type and was carried out for 4 days. A daily count of the dead organisms was made, taking a registration every 24 h. Rate of mortality and environmental parameters as temperature, oxygen, pH and salinity was registered. It was determined that the median lethal concentration CL for the zoeas I of E. analoga, at 96 h of 50 exhibition of crude oil was 1,33 mg·L-1. The results show that at the maximum experimental concentration of crude oil the species presents higher mortality.

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

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    Won Kim

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    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.

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

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    Jung, Jibom

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    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.

  3. Effects of L-Tetrahydropalmatine on NOS Ⅲ Gene Expression in Hypoxia and Cultured Porcine Cerebral Arterial Endothelial Cells during Reoxygenation

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    杨光田; 宋振举; 陆德琴; 王迪浔

    2003-01-01

    To investigate the expression of NOS Ⅲ mRNA and protein in cultured porcine cerebral arterial endothelial cells (CAEC) during hypoxia and reoxygenation and the effects of L-Tetrahydropalmatine (L-THP) on the gene expression of NOS Ⅲ in CAEC during hypoxia and reoxygenation. The cultured CAEC were divided into 5 groups: control, hypoxia, hypoxia+ reoxygenation, hypoxia+L-THP and reoxygenation+L-THP groups. NOS Ⅲ mRNA expression was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Immunocytochemistry was used to detect the level of NOS Ⅲ protein. The expression of NOS Ⅲ mRNA and protein were increased when CAEC were exposed to hypoxia for 1 h, and significantly decreased during reoxygenation 2, 6 and 12 h after 1-h of hypoxia. L-THP from 10-8 mol/L to 10-3 mol/L could inhibit the up-regulation of NOS Ⅲ gene expression during hypoxia and down-regulation of NOS Ⅲ gene expression during reoxygenation.

  4. Adsorção de Cu e Zn num Latossolo Vermelho tratado com dejetos suínos

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    O Cu e Zn oriundos dos dejetos suínos podem se acumular no solo, oferecendo riscos para a saúde humana e a animal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a capacidade de adsorção e a competição de Cu e Zn num Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico, que recebeu aplicações continuadas de dejetos suínos, com taxa de aplicação de 200 m³ ha-1 ano-1,durante sete anos, e comparar a adsorção com solo que nunca recebeu dejeto. Para avaliar a adsorção do Cu e Zn, foram aplicados ao solo soluções de Cu e Zn...

  5. 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.

  6. PAQUIMETRIA ULTRA-SÔNICA DE CÓRNEAS DE CANINOS E SUÍNOS

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    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.

  7. Lesões do aparelho locomotor nos acidentes com motocicleta Musculoskeletal injuries in motorcycle accidents

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    Pedro Debieux

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudo realizado no município de São Paulo entre janeiro de 2001 e julho de 2002 e tem como objetivo analisar o perfil do indivíduo envolvido em acidentes motociclísticos avaliando: o perfil do condutor, as circunstâncias dos acidentes, as lesões e o uso de equipamentos de segurança. Foram encontrados 387 pacientes sendo 354(91,0% do sexo masculino, entre 16 e 44 anos e considerados os indivíduos que necessitaram somente do tratamento traumato-ortopédico. O mecanismo de trauma mais comum envolveu a colisão entre a moto com outro veículo (67,0%, numa velocidade entre 20-60km/h (73,0%, em pessoas com menor experiência (67,0% na idade entre 21-24 anos (45,0%, nos quais 532 (53,9% lesões ocorreram nos membros inferiores. Quanto ao tipo de lesão tivemos 393(39,8% ferimentos, 314(31,8% contusões e 212(21,5% fraturas [ossos do pé 34(16%, fêmur 32(15,1%, tornozelo 27(12,7%, tíbia 25(11,8%]. A reincidência foi observada em 231(60,0% acidentes e somente 6,0% dos pacientes não usavam equipamentos de proteção.O aumento da velocidade relacionou-se à um índice maior de fraturas quando foi aplicado o teste de Mann-Whitney (p=0,001. Pesquisas de engenharia mecânica e de engenharia de tráfego, associadas à rigorosa fiscalização e conscientização da população, devem ser consideradas o método mais efetivo , que é o da prevenção.Study conducted in the city of São Paulo from January 2001 to July 2002 with the goal of analyzing the profiles of individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, evaluating the rider's profile, the circumstances of the accidents, injuries, and the use of protective gear. 387 patients needing only traumatic orthopedic treatment were found, between 16 and 44 years of age, of which 354 were males (91.0%. The most common mechanism of trauma involved a collision between the motorcycle and another vehicle (67.0% at a speed between 12.5-37.5 mph (73.0% involving less experienced riders (67.0% between 21 and 24

  8. Region-specific localization of NOS isoforms and NADPH-diaphorase activity in the intratesticular and excurrent duct systems of adult domestic cats (Felis catus).

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    Liman, Narin; Alan, Emel

    2016-03-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) is produced by nitric oxide synthases (NOSs) and plays an important role in all levels of reproduction from the brain to the reproductive organs. Recently, it has been discovered that all germ cells and Leydig cells in the cat testis exhibit stage-dependent nuclear and cytoplasmic endothelial (eNOS) and inducible (iNOS)-NOS immunoreactivity and cytoplasmic nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) reactivity. As a continuation of this finding, in this study, cellular localization of NADPH-d and immunolocalization and expression of all three NOS isoforms were investigated in the intratesticular (tubuli recti and rete testis), and excurrent ducts (efferent ductules, epididymal duct and vas deferens) of adult cats using histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and western blotting. NADPH-d activity was found in the midpiece of the spermatozoa tail and epithelial cells of all of ducts, except for nonciliated cells of the efferent ductules. Even though the immunoblotting results revealed similar levels of nNOS, eNOS and iNOS in the caput, corpus and cauda segments of epididymis and the vas deferens, immunostainings showed cell-specific localization in the efferent ductules and region- and cell-specific localization in the epididymal duct. All of three NOS isoforms were immunolocalized to the nuclear membrane and cytoplasm of the epithelial cells in all ducts, but were found in the tail and the cytoplasmic droplets of spermatozoa. These data suggest that NO/NOS activity might be of importance not only for the functions of the intratesticular and excurrent ducts but also for sperm maturation. PMID:26910642

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. Aurantio-obtusin relaxes systemic arteries through endothelial PI3K/AKT/eNOS-dependent signaling pathway in rats.

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    Li, Shuzhen; Li, Qian; Lv, Xinyu; Liao, Lin; Yang, Weiwei; Li, Shanshan; Lu, Ping; Zhu, Daling

    2015-07-01

    Aurantio-obtusin is a natural effective compound isolated from Semen Cassiae, which possesses hypotensive and hypolipidemic effects. Although its hypotensive effect have been clarified, mechanisms Aurantio-obtusin relaxes systemic arteries remain unclear. This study was to investigate effects and mechanisms of Aurantio-obtusin on isolated mesenteric arteries (MAs). We examined MAs relaxation induced by Aurantio-obtusin on rat isolated MAs, expression and activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and protein kinase B (AKT), and nitric oxide (NO) production in bovine artery endothelial cells (BAECs). Findings showed Aurantio-obtusin elicited dose-dependent vasorelaxation with phenylephrine (PE) precontracted rat MA rings (diameter: 200-300 μm), which can be diminished by denudation of endothelium and inhibition of eNOS activity, while having no effect on rat isolated pulmonary artery (PA) rings. Aurantio-obtusin increased NO production by promoting phosphorylations of eNOS at Ser-1177 and Thr-495 in endothelial cells. Aurantio-obtusin also promoted phosphorylations of Akt at Ser-473. PI3K inhibitor LY290042 could diminish vasorelaxation induced by Aurantio-obtusin. Moreover Aurantio-obtusin also elicited dose-dependent vasorelaxation effect with PE precontracted MA rings (diameter: 100-150 μm). Therefore, vasorelaxation induced by Aurantio-obtusin was dependent on endothelium integrity and NO production, which mediated by endothelial PI3K/Akt/eNOS pathway. Results suggest Aurantio-obtusin may offer therapeutic effects in hypertension, as a new potential vasodilator. PMID:26076958

  12. ASPECTOS PATOLÓGICOS DA INTOXICAÇÃO DE SUÍNOS POR SEMENTES DE Crotalaria spectabilis (Fabaceae

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    Souza Adriana Coelho de

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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. PMID:24842412

  16. MAP1B and NOS1 genes are associated with working memory in youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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    Salatino-Oliveira, Angélica; Wagner, Flávia; Akutagava-Martins, Glaucia C; Bruxel, Estela M; Genro, Júlia P; Zeni, Cristian; Kieling, Christian; Polanczyk, Guilherme V; Rohde, Luis A; Hutz, Mara H

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    Diverse efforts have been done to improve the etiologic understanding of mental disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It becomes clear that research in mental disorders needs to move beyond descriptive syndromes. Several studies support recent theoretical models implicating working memory (WM) deficits in ADHD complex neuropsychology. The aim of this study was to examine the association between rs2199161 and rs478597 polymorphisms at MAP1B and NOS1 genes with verbal working memory in children and adolescents with ADHD. A total of 253 unrelated ADHD children/adolescents were included. The sample was diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-4th edition criteria. Digit Span from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition was used to assess verbal WM. The raw scores from both forward and backward conditions of Digit Span were summed and converted into scaled scores according to age. The means of scaled Digit Span were compared according to genotypes by ANOVA. Significant differences in Digit Span scores between MAP1B genotype groups (rs2199161: F = 5.676; p = 0.018) and NOS1 (rs478597: F = 6.833; p = 0.009) genes were detected. For both polymorphisms, the CC genotype carriers showed a worse performance in WM task. Our findings suggest possible roles of NOS1 and MAP1B genes in WM performance in ADHD patients, replicating previous results with NOS1 gene in this cognitive domain in ADHD children. PMID:26233433

  17. Mechanisms of suppression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression in RAW 264.7 cells by andrographolide

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    Andrographolide, an active component found in leaves of Andrographis paniculata, has been reported to exhibit nitric oxide (NO) inhibitory property in endotoxin-stimulated macrophages, however, the detailed mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study we investigated the effect of andrographolide on the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) mRNA, protein, and enzyme activity in RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plus interferon-γ (IFN-γ).RAW 264.7 cells sti...

  18. Characterization of Type I and Type II nNOS-Expressing Interneurons in the Barrel Cortex of Mouse

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    In the neocortex, neuronal nitric oxide (NO) synthase (nNOS) is essentially expressed in two classes of GABAergic neurons: type I neurons displaying high levels of expression and type II neurons displaying weaker expression. Using immunocytochemistry in mice expressing GFP under the control of the glutamic acid decarboxylase 67k (GAD67) promoter, we studied the distribution of type I and type II neurons in the barrel cortex and their expression of parvalbumin (PV), somatostatin (SOM), and vas...

  19. Androgen depletion in humans leads to cavernous tissue reorganization and upregulation of Sirt1–eNOS axis

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    Tomada, Inês; Tomada, Nuno; Almeida, Henrique; Neves, Delminda

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    Aging and physiological androgen decay leads to structural changes in corpus cavernosum (CC) that associate with erectile function impairment. There is evidence that such changes relate to nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, an endothelial compound produced by the action of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS), and is regulated by sirtuin-1 (Sirt1), a NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase. Taking into account the reduced NO synthesis observed in aging and erectile dysfunction, we aimed to characterize ...

  20. Estudo de caso controle para avaliar o impacto do abuso sexual infantil nos transtornos alimentares

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    Felipe Paraventi

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    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.

  1. Intercellular Adhesion Molecule and Endogenous NOS Inhibitor: Asymmetric Dimethylarginine in Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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    Poniedziałek-Czajkowska, Elżbieta; Mierzyński, Radzisław; Szymula, Dariusz; Leszczyńska-Gorzelak, Bożena; Oleszczuk, Jan

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    Objective. The aim of the study was to evaluate the concentrations of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (s-ICAM-1) and endogenous NOS inhibitor, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), as markers of endothelium dysfunction in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Patients and Methods. The levels of s-ICAM-1 and ADMA were analysed in the group of 56 patients with GDM and compared to 25 healthy pregnant women. The concentrations of s-ICAM-1 and ADMA were measured in serum using ELISA tests. Results. The groups did not differ by baseline descriptors: age (30.75 ± 6.32 versus 28.50 ± 4.95 years, NS) and gestational age (28.96 ± 2.85 versus 29.12 ± 2.96 hbd, NS). The patients with GDM were more obese (BMI 27.93 ± 7.02 versus 22.34 ± 4.21 kg/m2, p = 0.032) and had higher concentration of C-reactive protein (6.46 ± 6.03 versus 3.18 ± 3.83 mg/L, p = 0.029). In the GDM group the level of ADMA was lower (0.38 ± 0.17 versus 0.60 ± 0.28 μmol/L, p = 0.001) and the level of s-ICAM-1 was significantly higher (289.95 ± 118.12 versus 232.56 ± 43.31 ng/mL, p = 0.036) compared to controls. Conclusions. The pregnant women with GDM are characterized by higher concentration of s-ICAM-1 that reflects the activation and dysfunction of the endothelial cells. The decreased ADMA level in GDM patients seems to be preventive in the limitation of NO synthesis caused by the impaired insulin action and the endothelial dysfunction. PMID:26981539

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. AbstractLevantamento 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Oral Triphenylmethane Food Dye Analog, Brilliant Blue G, Prevents Neuronal Loss in APPSwDI/NOS2-/- Mouse Model.

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    Irwin, Jacob A; Erisir, Alev; Kwon, Inchan

    2016-01-01

    Reducing amyloid-β (Aβ) accumulation is a promising strategy for developing Alzheimer's Disease (AD) therapeutics. We recently reported that a triphenylmethane food dye analog, Brilliant Blue G (BBG), is a dose-dependent modulator of in vitro amyloid-β aggregation and cytotoxicity in cell-based assays. Following up on this recent work, we sought to further evaluate this novel modulator in a therapeutically-relevant AD transgenic mouse model. BBG was orally administered to APPSwDI/NOS2-/- mice for three months in order to assess its biocompatibility, its permeability across the blood-brain barrier, and its efficacy at rescuing AD pathology. The results showed that BBG was well-tolerated, caused no significant weight change/unusual behavior, and was able to significantly cross the AD blood-brain barrier in APPSwDI/NOS2-/- mice. Immunohistochemical and electron microscopic analysis of the brain sections revealed that BBG was able to significantly prevent neuronal loss and reduce intracellular APP/Aβ in hippocampal neurons. This is the first report of 1) the effect of Brilliant Blue G on neuronal loss in a transgenic animal model of AD, 2) oral administration of BBG to affect a protein conformation/aggregation disease, and 3) electron microscopic ultrastructural analysis of AD pathology in APPSwDI/NOS2-/- mice. PMID:26852943

  9. Endothelial AMPK activation induces mitochondrial biogenesis and stress adaptation via eNOS-dependent mTORC1 signaling.

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    Li, Chunying; Reif, Michaella M; Craige, Siobhan M; Kant, Shashi; Keaney, John F

    2016-05-01

    Metabolic stress sensors like AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) are known to confer stress adaptation and promote longevity in lower organisms. This study demonstrates that activating the metabolic stress sensor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in endothelial cells helps maintain normal cellular function by promoting mitochondrial biogenesis and stress adaptation. To better define the mechanisms whereby AMPK promotes endothelial stress resistance, we used 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide riboside (AICAR) to chronically activate AMPK and observed stimulation of mitochondrial biogenesis in wild type mouse endothelium, but not in endothelium from endothelial nitric oxide synthase knockout (eNOS-null) mice. Interestingly, AICAR-enhanced mitochondrial biogenesis was blocked by pretreatment with the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) inhibitor, rapamycin. Further, AICAR stimulated mTORC1 as determined by phosphorylation of its known downstream effectors in wild type, but not eNOS-null, endothelial cells. Together these data indicate that eNOS is needed to couple AMPK activation to mTORC1 and thus promote mitochondrial biogenesis and stress adaptation in the endothelium. These data suggest a novel mechanism for mTORC1 activation that is significant for investigations in vascular dysfunction. PMID:26989010

  10. Sildenafil (Viagra Protective Effects on Neuroinflammation: The Role of iNOS/NO System in an Inflammatory Demyelination Model

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    Catarina Raposo

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    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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. PMID:27421179

  13. Rutin improves endotoxin-induced acute lung injury via inhibition of iNOS and VCAM-1 expression.

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    Huang, Yi-Chun; Horng, Chi-Ting; Chen, Shyan-Tarng; Lee, Shiuan-Shinn; Yang, Ming-Ling; Lee, Chien-Ying; Kuo, Wu-Hsien; Yeh, Chung-Hsin; Kuan, Yu-Hsiang

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    Endotoxins exist anywhere including in water pools, dust, humidifier systems, and machining fluids. The major causal factor is endotoxins in many serious diseases, such as fever, sepsis, multi-organ failure, meningococcemia, and severe morbidities like neurologic disability, or hearing loss. Endotoxins are also called lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and are important pathogens of acute lung injury (ALI). Rutin has potential beneficial effects including anti-inflammation, antioxidation, anti-hyperlipidemia, and anti-platelet aggregation. Pre-treatment with rutin inhibited LPS-induced neutrophil infiltration in the lungs. LPS-induced expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) was suppressed by rutin, but there was no influence on expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and cyclooxygenase-2. In addition, activation of the nuclear factor (NF)κB was reduced by rutin. Furthermore, we found that the inhibitory concentration of rutin on expression of VCAM-1 and iNOS was similar to NFκB activation. In conclusion, rutin is a potential protective agent for ALI via inhibition of neutrophil infiltration, expression of VCAM-1 and iNOS, and NFκB activation. PMID:25080890

  14. A empregabilidade nos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais: implicações e limites a formação humana

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    2007-01-01

    O presente trabalho analisa, à luz da ontologia marxiana, a formação voltada para a empregabilidade contida nos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais (1998/1999), nos Temas Transversais (1998) e nas Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais do Ensino Médio (1999). A análise desta problemática, com base nos fundamentos da perspectiva ontológico-marxiana, permitiu constatar que a formação na perspectiva da empregabilidade articula-se com as categorias da cidadania e do consumidor. A empregabilidade cumpre ...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Intoxicação por selênio em suínos no Sul do Brasil

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    Danilo C. Gomes

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    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

  18. A reciprocidade nos contratos: uma análise expressivista Contractual reciprocity: an expressivist analysis

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    Leandro Martins Zanitelli

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    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

  19. 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...

  1. Clinical significance of determination of plasma ET, CGRP and serum NO, NOS levels after treatment in patients with pregnancy lnduced hypertension (PIH) complicated with nephropathy

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    Objective: To explore the clinical significance of changes of plasma ET, CGRP and serum NO, NOS levels after treatment in patients with pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) complicated with nephropathy. Methods: Plasma ET, CGRP (with RIA) and serum NO, NOS (with biochemistry) levels were determined in 66 patients with PIH complicated with nephrophy both before and after treatment as well as in 35 controls. Results: Before treatment, the plasma ET and serum NO, NOS levels in the patients were significantly higher than those in the controls (P0.05). Conclusion: Changes of plasma ET, CGRP and serum NO, NOS contents after treatment might be of prognostic importance in patients with PIH complicated with nephrophy. (authors)

  2. 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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    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 HoNOS as...... 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...

  3. Clinical significance of determination of changes of serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels after massage therapy in patients with periarthritis of shoulder diseases

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    Objective: To explore the clinical significance of changes of serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels after massage therapy in patients with periarthritis of shoulder diseases. Methods: Serum GM-CSF level was determined with RIA and serum NO, NOS levels were determined with chemical methods both before and after massage therapy in 33 patients with periarthritis of shoulder diseases as well as in 35 normal healthy controls. Results: Before massage therapy the serum concertration of NO, NOS and GM-CSF in the patients were significantly higher than those in controls (P0.05). Conclusion: Detection of serum NO, NOS and GM-CSF levels were closely related to the occurrence and development of the disease also provides important value clinically. (authors)

  4. Nitrous oxide reductase genes (nosZ) of denitrifying populations in soil and the earthworm gut are phylogenetically similar

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    Horn, Marcus A.; Drake, Harold L.; Schramm, Andreas

    2006-01-01

    :1662-1669, 2003). This hypothesis implies that the denitrifiers in the earthworm gut are not endemic to the gut but rather are regular members of the soil denitrifier population. To test this hypothesis, the denitrifier populations of gut and soil from three different sites were comparatively assessed by sequence...... analysis of nosZ, the gene for the terminal enzyme in denitrification, N2O reductase. A total of 182 and 180 nosZ sequences were retrieved from gut and soil, respectively; coverage of gene libraries was 79 to 100%. Many of the nosZ sequences were heretofore unknown, clustered with known soil......-derived sequences, or were related to N2O reductases of the genera Bradyrhizobium, Brucella, Dechloromonas, Flavobacterium, Pseudomonas, Ralstonia, and Sinorhizobium. Although the numbers of estimators for genotype richness of sequence data from the gut were higher than those of soil, only one gut-derived nosZ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Filhos de imigrantes nos Estados Unidos Children of immigrants in the United States

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    Alejandro Portes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo resume um programa de pesquisa sobre a segunda geração de imigrantes iniciado no princípio dos anos de 1990 e completado em 2006. As quatro ondas de aplicação do Estudo Longitudinal sobre Filhos de Imigrantes (ELFI são descritas e os principais modelos teóricos que emergiram dele são apresentados e resumidos de forma gráfica. Após considerar as abordagens críticas a essa teoria, apresentamos os mais recentes resultados desse programa de pesquisa longitudinal em forma de modelos quantitativos que prevêem a assimilação descendente no início da vida adulta e entrevistas qualitativas que identificam modos de escapar dessa condição por filhos de imigrantes em situação de desvantagem social. Os resultados quantitativos sustentam fortemente os efeitos previstos de variáveis exógenas identificadas pela teoria da assimilação segmentada e identificam os fatores intervenientes durante a adolescência que medeiam sua influência nos resultados obtidos na vida adulta. Evidências qualitativas, reunidas durante o último estágio do estudo, apontam para três fatores que podem levar a êxitos educacionais excepcionais entre jovens em situação de desvantagem social.This article summarizes a research program on new second-generation immigrants in the USA, begun at the start of the 1990s and completed in 2006. The four waves involved in the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS are described and the main theoretical models emerging from this study are presented and summarized in graphic form. After considering the critical approaches to these theories, we present the most recent findings from this longitudinal research: (i in the area of quantitative models, anticipating a downward assimilation at the beginning of adulthood; and (ii in the area of qualitative interviews, identifying ways in which children of immigrants in a situation of social disadvantage manage to escape this condition. The quantitative results

  9. Genetic Polymorphism of NOS3 with Susceptibility to Deep Vein Thrombosis after Orthopedic Surgery: A Case-Control Study in Chinese Han Population

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    Qin, Jizheng; Dai, Jin; Xu, Zhihong; Chen, Dongyang; Qin, Jianghui; Shi, Dongquan; Teng, Huajian; Jiang, Qing

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    Deep vein thrombosis is one of the common complications of orthopedic surgery. Studies indicated that genetic factors played a considerable role in the pathogenesis of deep vein thrombosis. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase which encoded by nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3), can generate nitric oxide in endothelial cells. As a predominant regulator for vascular homeostasis, nitric oxide might be involved in the pathogenesis of thrombosis. It had been proved that the NOS3 polymorphism (rs1799983)...

  10. Activation of Hsp90/NOS and increased NO generation does not impair mitochondrial respiratory chain by competitive binding at cytochrome C Oxidase in low oxygen concentrations

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    Presley, Tennille; Vedam, Kaushik; Liu, Xiaoping; Zweier, Jay L.; Ilangovan, Govindasamy

    2009-01-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) is known to regulate mitochondrial respiration, especially during metabolic stress and disease, by nitrosation of the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) complexes (irreversible) and by a competitive binding at O2 binding site of cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) in complex IV (reversible). In this study, by using bovine aortic endothelial cells, we demonstrate that the inhibitory effect of endogenously generated NO by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activation, by either NOS ...

  11. 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.

  12. Tert-butylhydroquinone lowers blood pressure in AngII-induced hypertension in mice via proteasome-PTEN-Akt-eNOS pathway

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    Xu, Bing-Can; Long, Hui-Bao; Luo, Ke-Qin

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    Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), as an antioxidant, has been widely used for many years to prevent oxidization of food products. The aim of this study was to investigate whether tBHQ activates endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to prevent endothelial dysfunction and lower blood pressure. The role of Akt in tBHQ-induced eNOS phosphorylation was examined in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) or in mice. tBHQ treatment of HUVEC increased both Akt-Ser473 phosphorylation, accompanied with increased eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation and NO release. Mechanically, pharmacologic or genetic inhibition of Akt abolished tBHQ-enhanced NO release and eNOS phosphorylation in HUVEC. Gain-function of PTEN or inhibition of 26S proteasome abolished tBHQ-enhanced Akt phosphorylation in HUVEC. Ex vivo analysis indicated that tBHQ improved Ach-induced endothelium-dependent relaxation in LPC-treated mice aortic arteries, which were abolished by inhibition of Akt or eNOS. In animal study, administration of tBHQ significantly increased eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation and acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation, and lowered AngII-induced hypertension in wildtype mice, but not in mice deficient of Akt or eNOS. In conclusion, tBHQ via proteasome-dependent degradation of PTEN increases Akt phosphorylation, resulting in upregulation of eNOS-derived NO production and consequent improvement of endothelial function in vivo. In this way, tBHQ lowers blood pressure in hypertensive mice. PMID:27435826

  13. Voluntary Exercise Can Ameliorate Insulin Resistance by Reducing iNOS-Mediated S-Nitrosylation of Akt in the Liver in Obese Rats

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    Takamasa Tsuzuki; Shohei Shinozaki; Hideko Nakamoto; Masao Kaneki; Sataro Goto; Kentaro Shimokado; Hiroyuki Kobayashi; Hisashi Naito

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    Voluntary exercise can ameliorate insulin resistance. The underlying mechanism, however, remains to be elucidated. We previously demonstrated that inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in the liver plays an important role in hepatic insulin resistance in the setting of obesity. In this study, we tried to verify our hypothesis that voluntary exercise improves insulin resistance by reducing the expression of iNOS and subsequent S-nitrosylation of key molecules of glucose metabolism in the live...

  14. Bis(bibenzyls) from liverworts inhibit lipopolysaccharide-induced inducible NOS in RAW 264.7 cells: a study of structure-activity relationships and molecular mechanism.

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    Harinantenaina, Liva; Quang, Dang Ngoc; Takeshi, Nishizawa; Hashimoto, Toshihiro; Kohchi, Chie; Soma, Gen-Ichiro; Asakawa, Yoshinori

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    The inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced NOS by 19 bis(bibenzyls) isolated from liverworts in RAW 264.7 macrophages was evaluated. The presence of phenolic hydroxyls and saturation at 7,8 and/or 7'/8' are required for inhibition of NO production. Among the compounds tested, marchantin A was the most potent, and its inhibitory activity was consistent with the inhibition of LPS-induced iNOS mRNA. PMID:16378374

  15. Alteration in cardiac uncoupling proteins and eNOS gene expression following high-intensity interval training in favor of increasing mechanical efficiency

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    Fallahi, Ali Asghar; Shekarfroush, Shahnaz; Rahimi, Mostafa; Jalali, Amirhossain; Khoshbaten, Ali

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    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...

  16. Specific Oligopeptides in Fermented Soybean Extract Inhibit NF-κB-Dependent iNOS and Cytokine Induction by Toll-Like Receptor Ligands

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    Lee, Woo Hyung; Wu, Hong Min; LEE, CHAN GYU; Sung, Dae Il; Song, Hye Jung; Matsui, Toshiro; Kim, Han Bok; Kim, Sang Geon

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    The ethanol extract of fermented soybean from Glycine max (chungkookjang, CHU) has been claimed to have chemopreventive and cytoprotective effects. In the present study, we examined the inhibitory effect of CHU on inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cytokine induction by toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands treatment and attempted to identify the responsible active components. Nitric oxide (NO) content and iNOS levels in the media or RAW264.7 cells were measured using the Griess reagent an...

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Recreational Exercise in TNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats: Role of NOS/HO/MPO System

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    Zita Szalai

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    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.

  1. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Boa, Beatriz C S; Souza, Maria das Graças C; Leite, Richard D; da Silva, Simone V; Barja-Fidalgo, Thereza Christina; Kraemer-Aguiar, Luiz Guilherme; Bouskela, Eliete

    2014-01-01

    Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30) starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change), return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30), high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET) (HFEX, n = 30) and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30). Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM) (HF)4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX)4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC)*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX)*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8) M (HF)87.9±2.7%; (HFSC)*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX)*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX)*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6) M (HF)95.3±3.1%; (HFSC)*126±6.2%; (HFEX)*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX)*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4) M (HF)109.5±4.8%; (HFSC)*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX)*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX)*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF)40.5±4.2; (HFSC)*19.0±1.6; (HFEX)*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX)* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2), decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial

  2. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Beatriz C S Boa

    Full Text Available Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30 starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change, return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30, high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET (HFEX, n = 30 and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30. Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM (HF4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8 M (HF87.9±2.7%; (HFSC*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6 M (HF95.3±3.1%; (HFSC*126±6.2%; (HFEX*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4 M (HF109.5±4.8%; (HFSC*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF40.5±4.2; (HFSC*19.0±1.6; (HFEX*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2, decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial-independent microvascular

  3. Orientações para o diagnóstico de influenza em suínos

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    Rejane Schaefer

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    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

  4. 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.

  5. Torque nos rodados motrizes de um trator agrícola submetido a ensaios de tração

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    Diego A. Fiorese

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOA determinação do torque nos rodados motrizes dos tratores agrícolas complementa os ensaios de tração e permite o cálculo da distribuição dos esforços tratórios entre os eixos. O objetivo principal desta pesquisa foi determinar a demanda de torque nos rodados motrizes de um trator com potência do motor de 89 kW, buscando avaliar o torque demandado em função da utilização da tração dianteira assistida (TDA, para distintas marchas e conforme aumento da força de tração. Foram realizados ensaios de tração sobre pista de concreto utilizando-se um torciômetro instalado no eixo traseiro do trator, um carro dinamométrico e instrumentação eletrônica para aquisição de dados. Avaliaram-se a TDA ligada e desligada, quatro marchas (5, 7, 8 e 9 km h-1 e oito cargas na barra de tração (4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 30 kN. Os resultados analisados estatisticamente através de equações de regressão indicaram comportamento similar para todas as marchas sendo que, conforme o aumento da força de tração ocorreu crescimento linear da demanda de torque nos eixos motrizes. Com a TDA ligada nas cargas mais baixas o torque é maior no eixo dianteiro e nas cargas mais altas é maior no eixo traseiro.

  6. Microcystin-LR Induces Apoptosis via NF-κB /iNOS Pathway in INS-1 Cells

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    Kai Shen

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    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.

  7. 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

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    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

  8. A formação social do arquitecto: Crise nos cursos de arquitectura, 1968‑1969

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    Gonçalo Canto Moniz

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    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.

  9. Heme changes HIF-α, eNOS and nitrite production in HUVECs after simvastatin, HU, and ascorbic acid therapies.

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    da Guarda, Caroline C; Santiago, Rayra P; Pitanga, Thassila N; Santana, Sanzio S; Zanette, Dalila L; Borges, Valéria M; Goncalves, Marilda S

    2016-07-01

    The sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hemolytic genetic anemia characterized by free heme and hemoglobin release into intravascular spaces, with endothelial activation. Heme is a proinflammatory molecule able to directly activate vascular endothelium, thus, endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease are major chronic events described in SCD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the production of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), nitrite and hypoxia inducible factor alpha (HIF-α) in HUVECs (human umbilical vein endothelial cells) activated by heme in response to simvastatin, hydroxyurea (HU), and ascorbic acid therapies. eNOS and HIF-α production were evaluated by ELISA and nitrite was measured by the Griess technique. The production of HIF-α increased when the cells were stimulated by heme (p<0.01), while treatment with HU and simvastatin reduced the production (p<0.01), and treatment with ascorbic acid increased HIF-1a production by the cells (p<0.01). Heme increased eNOS production, (p<0.01) but showed a heterogeneous pattern, and the lowest concentrations of all the treatments reduced the enzyme production (p<0.01). The nitrite production by HUVECs was enhanced by stimulation with heme (p<0.001) and was reduced by treatment with HU (p<0.001), ascorbic acid (p<0.001) and simvastatin (p<0.01). In summary, our results suggest that the hemolytic vascular microenvironment in SCD requires different therapeutic approaches to promote clinical improvement, and that a combination of therapies may be a viable strategy for treating patients. PMID:27089822

  10. Adsorção de Cu e Zn num Latossolo Vermelho tratado com dejetos suínos

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    Claudia Lopes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O Cu e Zn oriundos dos dejetos suínos podem se acumular no solo, oferecendo riscos para a saúde humana e a animal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a capacidade de adsorção e a competição de Cu e Zn num Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico, que recebeu aplicações continuadas de dejetos suínos, com taxa de aplicação de 200 m³ ha-1 ano-1,durante sete anos, e comparar a adsorção com solo que nunca recebeu dejeto. Para avaliar a adsorção do Cu e Zn, foram aplicados ao solo soluções de Cu e Zn, nas doses de 0, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 400, 1.200 µmol L-1 e relação solo: solução final de 1:100. Para a obtenção das doses de Zn e Cu foi utilizada solução padrão Merck® Certipur 1.000 mg L-1. A adsorção de Cu apresentou comportamento sigmoide (isoterma tipo S, em solo sem dejeto (SD, e comportamento linear (isoterma tipo C, em solo com dejeto (CD. A capacidade máxima de adsorção (CMA de Cu no solo SD foi de 3.021 mg kg-1. Para Zn, todas as isotermas apresentaram comportamento linear. Não foi atingida a capacidade máxima de adsorção, no tratamento CD, para Cu e Zn. Esses resultados indicam que o Latossolo estudado apresenta alta capacidade para reter o Cu e Zn oriundos dos dejetos suínos.

  11. A importância do data mining na descoberta de padrões e tendências nos dados

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    Bastos, Pedro

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    Hoje em dia, a quantidade de dados gerados e armazenados no decurso de uma qualquer actividade excede a capacidade de análise desses mesmos dados sem o uso de técnicas de análise automatizadas. Como consequência deste aumento efetivo de informação, o processamento através de métodos tradicionais tornou-se mais difícil e complexo. As ferramentas convencionais de análises de dados têm capacidades limitadas em detetar padrões e descobrir o conhecimento inserido nos dados, pois só utilizam método...

  12. Projectos de investigação em História Medieval financiados pela FCT nos últimos 10 anos

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    Rodrigues, Ana Maria

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    Neste artigo, avalia-se o peso que os projectos de investigação no âmbito da História Medieval tiveram, nos últimos dez anos, no conjunto dos projectos de História submetidos aos diferentes concursos lançados pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Constata-se, assim, que a presença da Idade Média foi sempre bastante reduzida, quer entre as candidaturas quer entre os projectos financiados, mas praticamente equivalente em ambos; tal apenas não aconteceu no concurso de 2008, em que nenhum ...

  13. A influência da cor nos desenhos dos alunos : um mecanismo para o desenvolvimento das suas capacidades

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    Jácome, Mara Cristina Gonçalves

    2011-01-01

    Relatório de estágio de mestrado em Ensino de Educação Visual e Tecnológica no Ensino Básico Este trabalho teve como principal objetivo estudar "A Influência da cor nos desenhos dos alunos: um mecanismo para o desenvolvimento das suas capacidades". Os principais temas abordados foram o círculo cromático da cor, simbologia da cor e a banda desenhada. Todo o projeto foi desenvolvido numa Escola EB2/3 em Braga com uma turma do 6.º ano, no âmbito da disciplina de Educação Visual e ...

  14. As representações sociais de transgênicos nos jornais brasileiros Transgenics social representations in Brazilian newspapers

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    Juliana Mezzomo Allain; Clélia Maria Nascimento-Schulze; Brígido de Vizeu Camargo

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    Em alguns países que haviam passado recentemente por graves crises alimentares, os transgênicos receberam forte resistência da população. Nesses países, a mídia teve uma papel importante na discussão crítica e na veiculação dos argumentos de movimentos ambientais e de consumidores sobre os transgênicos. O objetivo dessa pesquisa foi verificar quais as representações sobre transgênicos divulgadas pela mídia impressa brasileira. Foram coletados todos os artigos publicados sobre esse tema nos jo...

  15. A comunicação gráfica nos rótulos de vinhos tintos

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    Costa, Bruna Machado

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    Dissertação apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências da Comunicação, ramo de Marketing e Publicidade O Vinho é uma parte integrante da cultura portuguesa e o Douro é das regiões vitivinícolas mais importantes do país. Nos dias de hoje, é verificada a crescente importância que o rótulo tem como ferramenta de Marketing. Este, frequentemente, assume um papel de vendedor silencioso, um veículo publicitário, pois estabele...

  16. Haverá diferenças individuais na capacidade para detectar a mentira e a honestidade nos outros?

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    Rodrigues, Andreia; Arriaga, Patrícia

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    Este artigo investigou se diferenças individuais, como o género e a inteligência emocional, contribuem para a detecção da mentira e da honestidade. Adicionalmente, os indícios usados nos julgamentos de mentira foram analisados. Noventa estudantes universitários de ambos os sexos foram expostos a oito gravações em vídeo que exibiam pessoas adultas (quatro homens e quatro mulheres) a responder às mesmas questões numa entrevista (metade mentiu; a outra metade foi honesta). No geral, a percentage...

  17. Efeito de diferentes fontes de sílica nos parâmetros texturais da peneira molecular MCM-41

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    M. S. B. Fontes; D.M.A. Melo; C. C. Costa; R. M. Braga; M. A. F. Melo; J. A. B. L. R. Alves; M. L. P. Silva

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    Resumo Nas últimas décadas, pesquisas estão sendo desenvolvidas para obtenção de materiais eficientes e economicamente viáveis para aplicação em diversos setores da indústria. Os materiais mesoporosos da família MCM-41 estão entre os candidatos eficazes pela facilidade de síntese e estrutura que favorece uma gama de aplicações. O objetivo desse trabalho foi apresentar uma abordagem rítica das características e propriedades dos materiais mesoporosos do tipo MCM-41, enfocando nos aspectos estru...

  18. Expression of inflammation related factors iNOS and ICAM-1 in endothelial cells induced by C-reactive protein

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    Song, Xu-Dong; Chen, Ai-Hua; He, Fei; Li, Zhi-Liang; Ying-feng LIU

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    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 CR...

  19. Lo que los movimientos oculares nos cuentan sobre la coactivación de idiomas en bilingües

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    Luis Morales

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    Los movimientos oculares nos informan acerca del procesamiento lingüístico. En un estudio reciente de nuestro laboratorio registramos los movimientos oculares de hablantes nativos de italiano con un alto nivel de español en una tarea de comprensión auditiva para explorar la coactivación e interferencia entre los idiomas. Cuando les dijimos el nombre español de un dibujo para que lo encontrasen en la pantalla, entre varios posibles, el porcentaje de fijaciones sobre los dibujos varió dependien...

  20. Avaliação dos efeitos tóxicos de alguns desinfectantes nos trópicos

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    Pereira, Susana Patrícia Pinto

    2009-01-01

    A aquacultura é uma actividade generalizada por todo o mundo, no entanto o Sudeste Asiático é um dos principais centros de aquacultura graças à sua localização geográfica e clima que lhe confere vantagem para o aumento da productividade. Nos países asiáticos, a aquacultura tornou-se uma das principais fontes de proteína, emprego, rendimento para as famílias e uma importante fonte de receitas nas trocas comerciais contribuindo directamente para a sustentabilidade das populações ...

  1. Efeitos da atenção farmacêutica nos resultados em saúde dos pacientes

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    Melchiors, Ana Carolina

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O número de estudos de intervenções farmacêuticas vem aumentando nos últimos 20 anos, no mundo, como resultado do movimento internacional que ocorreu na década de 90 para o reconhecimento da Atenção Farmacêutica como a filosofia de uma prática profissional que resulta em melhorias na saúde dos pacientes e na sua qualidade de vida. Mesmo assim, poucos estudos que analisem criticamente os estudos publicados e as revisões realizadas vem sendo publicados. Os objetivos deste estudo foram a...

  2. Cuidados de saúde ao doente e família nos últimos dias e horas de vida

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    Castro, João Pedro Machado de

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    Nos Cuidados Paliativos os últimos dias e horas de vida, designados também por fase de agonia, constituem presentemente foco de atenção de profissionais de saúde e académicos. Nesta fase da vida, em que a morte está eminente, é necessário redefinir objetivos com o doente e respetiva família, de forma a adequar os cuidados de saúde ao estado do doente. Neste relatório apresentamos a descrição e a reflexão sobre os estágios integrados no Mestrado em Cuidados Paliativos do Inst...

  3. Activation of microglial NADPH oxidase is synergistic with glial iNOS expression in inducing neuronal death: a dual-key mechanism of inflammatory neurodegeneration

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    Brown Guy C

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Inflammation-activated glia are seen in many CNS pathologies and may kill neurons through the release of cytotoxic mediators, such as nitric oxide from inducible NO synthase (iNOS, and possibly superoxide from NADPH oxidase (NOX. We set out to determine the relative role of these species in inducing neuronal death, and to test the dual-key hypothesis that the production of both species simultaneously is required for significant neuronal death. Methods Primary co-cultures of cerebellar granule neurons and glia from rats were used to investigate the effect of NO (from iNOS, following lipopolysaccharide (LPS and/or cytokine addition or superoxide/hydrogen peroxide (from NOX, following phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA, ATP analogue (BzATP, interleukin-1β (IL-1β or arachidonic acid (AA addition on neuronal survival. Results Induction of glial iNOS caused little neuronal death. Similarly, activation of NOX alone resulted in little or no neuronal death. However, if NOX was activated (by PMA or BzATP in the presence of iNOS (induced by LPS and interferon-γ then substantial delayed neuronal death occurred over 48 hours, which was prevented by inhibitors of iNOS (1400W, NOX (apocynin or a peroxynitrite decomposer (FeTPPS. Neurons and glia were also found to stain positive for nitrotyrosine (a putative marker of peroxynitrite only when both iNOS and NOX were simultaneously active. If NOX was activated by weak stimulators (IL-1β, AA or the fibrillogenic prion peptide PrP106-126 in the presence of iNOS, it caused microglial proliferation and delayed neurodegeneration over 6 days, which was prevented by iNOS or NOX inhibitors, a peroxynitrite decomposer or a NMDA-receptor antagonist (MK-801. Conclusion These results suggest a dual-key mechanism, whereby glial iNOS or microglial NOX activation alone is relatively benign, but if activated simultaneously are synergistic in killing neurons, through generating peroxynitrite. This

  4. DIFERENCIAÇÕES ENTRE AS ENFERMIDADES HEMORRÁGICAS DOS SUÍNOS

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    ALMEIDA, Henrique Meiroz de Souza

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    enfermidades não enquadradas como de notificação obrigatória, como a Erisipela, Pasteurelose e Samonelose, também representam grandes problemas aos plantéis nacionais causando prejuízos de menor escala a produção, mesmo assim o controle dessas enfermidades se torna imprescindível. O principal problema na identificação é a estreita relação entre algumas enfermidades e a semelhança entre sinais clínicos, dificultando a diferenciação dessas doenças com quadros hemorrágicos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar uma revisão de literatura sobre como identificar e realizar o diagnóstico diferencial entre as enfermidades hemorrágicas dos suínos.

  5. Temas e problemas nos projetos de pesquisa Thems and problems in research projects

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    Alvaro Bianchi

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    Full Text Available O ponto de partida da atividade cienífica é o espanto e a admiração perante o desconhecido que provocam a imaginação científica, conduzindo o investigador à escolha de uma dada temática. Relevância para o mundo real e contribuição para um campo específico do conhecimento são, aqui, critérios de definição temática. Para o cientista, o tema de pesquisa é o terreno sobre o qual ele formulará problemas relevantes de investigação capazes de suprir lacunas em nossos conhecimentos. Tais problemas devem ser construídos de tal maneira que suas soluções não só esclareçam aspectos até então não explicados do tema, como apontem para novos problemas, ou seja, futuras investigações científicas. Constatando a crescente exigência de monografias de conclusão de curso para a obtenção de título nos cursos de graduação, o artigo procura construir um guia para a definição de temas e a formulação de pesquisa nas ciências humanas. Para tanto, procederá a uma reconstrução metodológica do caminho percorrido por C. Wright Mills em sua obra The power elite. Palavras-chave: Metodologia da pesquisa. Pesquisa cientifica. Problemas científicos. The starting point of the scientific activity is the puzzle and admiration in face of the unknown, which, certainly, will challenge the scientific imagination, leading the researcher in the choice of a certain theme. Relevance for the real world and contribution for a specific field of knowledge are the basic criteria for the thematic definition used here. For the scientist, the theme of the research is the base to formulate relevant research problems able to fill in the gaps of our knowledge. Such problems must be built in such a way that is solutions will not only clarify some aspects of the theme that remained not explained but also provide a path for new questions, i.e., for new scientifc researches to come. As there is a growing demand of under-graduate monographs for

  6. Estimativas da prevalencia de desnutricao infantil nos municipios brasileiros em 2006

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência da desnutrição infantil para os municípios brasileiros. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se modelo de regressão logística multinível para estimar a probabilidade individual de desnutrição em 5.507 municípios brasileiros em 2006, em função de fatores preditivos agrupados segundo níveis hierárquicos. A variável resposta foi a desnutrição infantil (crianças de seis a 59 meses com estatura para idade e sexo inferior a -2 escores Z, segundo o padrão da Organização Mundial da Saúde. As variáveis preditivas foram determinantes da desnutrição aferidos de forma semelhante pela Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde-2006 e pela Amostra do Censo de 2000. No nível 1 (individual: sexo e idade; no nível 2 (domiciliar: variáveis socioeconômicas, água com canalização interna, área urbana ou rural; e no nível 3 (municipal: localização do município e cobertura da Estratégia Saúde da Família em 2006. RESULTADOS: Detectou-se elevação estatisticamente significativa da chance de desnutrição nas crianças do sexo masculino, que moravam em domicílios com duas ou mais pessoas por cômodo, pertencentes aos quintos inferiores do escore socioeconômico, com três ou mais crianças 70% mostrou redução de 45% na chance de desnutrição infantil. Estimativas da prevalência de desnutrição infantil mostraram que a maioria dos municípios estudados apresentou risco de desnutrição sob controle, muito baixo ou baixo. Riscos de maior magnitude foram encontrados em 158 dos municípios, na Região Norte. CONCLUSÕES: A desnutrição infantil como problema de saúde pública concentra-se nos municípios da Região Norte do País, onde a cobertura da Estratégia Saúde da Família é mais baixa. Detectou-se efeito de proteção da Estratégia Saúde da Família em relação à desnutrição infantil no País como um todo, independentemente de outros determinantes do problema.

  7. Exigências nutricionais de zebuínos: minerais Nutritional requirements of zebu cattle: minerals

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    Pedro Veiga Rodrigues Paulino

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar as exigências dos macroelementos minerais (Ca, P, Mg, K e Na de zebuínos, foi conduzido um experimento no Departamento de Zootecnia da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, utilizando-se 16 novilhos castrados, com peso vivo médio inicial de 270 kg, mantidos em confinamento. Quatro animais foram abatidos, após o período de adaptação, para servirem como referência, e os doze restantes foram distribuídos em três tratamentos com diferentes níveis de concentrado nas dietas (5, 35 e 65%, na base da matéria seca (MS total, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. As dietas foram formuladas de forma a serem isoprotéicas. O volumoso foi constituído de pré-secado de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha e de capim-tifton 85 (Cynodon sp.. Os conteúdos de macroelementos minerais retidos no corpo foram estimados por meio de equações de regressão do logaritmo do conteúdo corporal dos macroelementos minerais, em função do logaritmo do peso de corpo vazio (PCVZ. As exigências líquidas dos macroelementos minerais, para ganho de 1 kg de PCVZ, foram obtidas utilizando-se a equação Y' = b.10ª. Xb-1, sendo a e b o intercepto e o coeficiente de regressão, respectivamente, das equações de predição dos conteúdos corporais de cada macroelemento mineral considerado. Verificou-se diminuição nas concentrações de todos os macroelementos minerais estudados, no corpo vazio e no ganho de corpo vazio, com a elevação do peso vivo. As relações obtidas para g Ca/100g de proteína retida e g P/100 g de proteína retida foram, respectivamente, 10,92 e 5,26.With the objective to determine the macrominerals (Ca, P, Mg, Na, K requirements of zebu cattle, a trial involving sixteen zebu steers with initial live weight of 270 kg was conducted. Four steers were slaughtered after the adaptation period of the trial, performing the reference group, and the remaining were uniformly allotted to a

  8. Lesão muscular nos atletas Muscle injuries in athletes

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    Guilherme Campos Barroso

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    Full Text Available 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 das lesões musculares ocorre durante atividade desportiva, correspondendo de 10 a 55% de todas as lesões. Os músculos mais comumente afetados são os isquiotibiais, quadríceps e gastrocnêmios. Músculos estes biarticulares que estão mais sujeitos a forças de aceleração e desaceleração. O tratamento da lesão muscular varia desde o tratamento conservador até o tratamento cirúrgico. Novos procedimentos estão sendo utilizados, como a câmara hiperbárica e o uso de fatores de crescimento. No entanto, ainda é grande o número de recidivas de lesões. A lesão muscular continua sendo um tema com várias controvérsias. Novos tratamentos estão sendo pesquisados e desenvolvidos. A prevenção com fortalecimento muscular, o alongamento e o equilíbrio muscular continuam sendo o melhor "tratamento".This article had the aim of demonstrating the physiology, diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries, focusing on athletes and their demands and expectations. Muscle injuries are among the most common complaints in orthopedic practice, occurring both among athletes and among non-athletes. These injuries present a challenge for specialists, due to the slow recovery, during which time athletes are unable to take part in training and competitions, and due to frequent sequelae and recurrences of the injuries. Most muscle injuries (between 10% and 55% of all injuries occur during sports activities. The muscles most commonly affected are the

  9. FLORA E ESTRUTURA DE FLORESTA ESTACIONAL SEMIDECIDUAL MONTANA NOS ESTADOS DA PARAÍBA E PERNAMBUCO

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    Maria do Carmo Learth Cunha

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou determinar afinidades entre esta e outras 17 comunidades florestais de Pernambuco e Paraíba. Foram realizadas classificação por UPGMA e TWINSPAN; teste t de Mantel para testar a influência das distâncias geográficas na similaridade entre as comunidades e análise de espécies indicadoras de habitats. Testou-se a hipótese de que a isoieta de 1.000 mm separa florestas úmidas das secas. Os resultados evidenciaram o grupo das florestas úmidas (FU representadas por Ombrófilas Submontanas e Estacionais de Terras Baixas e o das florestas secas (FS incluindo as Estacionais Montanas e de Transição Savana Estépica-Florestas Montanas, com similaridade entre as fitofisionomias relacionadas ás distâncias geográficas entre elas. A heterogeneidade florística apontou similaridade mediana de Sørensen de 0,21. A isoieta de 1.000 mm e o número de meses secos são condições ecológicas que explicam e corroboram as diferenças nos padrões florísticos encontrados. O estudo apontou dez espécies com preferências significativas pelas fitofisionomias testadas, exceto para as Florestas Estacionais Semidecíduas Montanas. Os baixos níveis de similaridade com as comunidades florestais comparadas apontam a singularidade florística e estrutural na Floresta Estacional Semidecidual Montana do Pico do Jabre. Palavras chave: análise de similaridade, teste t de Mantel, espécies indicadoras de habitat.   FLORA AND STRUCTURE OF SEASONAL SEMIDECIDUOUS MONTANE FOREST IN PARAIBA AND PERNAMBUCO STATES ABSTRACT This study aimed to assess affinities among that and 17 other forest communities in Paraiba and Pernambuco. It was used UPGMA, TWINSPAN analysis, Mantel’s t test to assess geographical distance influences in similarities between communities and analysis to detect habitat indicator species. The hypothesis that suggests that the 1.000 mm isohyet split humid and dry forests in the Northeast region was tested. Results pointed out a

  10. Variações nos níveis de adiponectina nos pacientes com doença renal crônica: um estudo prospectivo de 12 meses

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    Maria Ayako Kamimura

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: As complicações cardiovasculares permanecem como a principal causa de mortalidade nos pacientes portadores de doença renal crônica (DRC. A adiponectina é uma proteína produzida pelo tecido adiposo que apresenta importante propriedade cardioprotetora. O nosso objetivo foi investigar os determinantes dos níveis de adiponectina nos pacientes com DRC. MÉTODOS: Este estudo prospectivo observacional incluiu 98 pacientes [taxa de filtração glomerular (TFG 36,1+-14,4 ml/min; 56,5+-10,4 anos; 63% homens; 31% diabéticos e índice de massa corporal (IMC 27,1+-5,2 kg/m²]. A avaliação da adiponectina (teste imunoenzimático, dos parâmetros laboratoriais, do estado nutricional (avaliação global subjetiva, da gordura corporal total (absortometria de raios-x de dupla energia e da gordura abdominal visceral e subcutânea (tomografia computadorizada foi realizada no início e após 12 meses. RESULTADOS: A adiponectina correlacionou-se com a TFG (r = -0,45; p < 0,001, a proteinúria (r = 0,21; p = 0,04, o IMC (r = -0,33; p < 0,01 e a gordura visceral (r = -0,49; p < 0,001. Na análise de regressão múltipla, os determinantes das concentrações de adiponectina foram o sexo (feminino β = 3,8; p < 0,01, a idade (β = 0,14; p = 0,03, a TFG (β = -0,15; p < 0,01 e a gordura visceral (β = -0,04; p < 0,001 (R² = 0,41. Após 12 meses, a progressão da DRC foi evidenciada pela diminuição da TFG (-1,6+-6,3 ml/min; p = 0,01 e aumento da proteinúria (0,3+-0,8 g/d; p < 0,01. Houve um aumento da gordura visceral de 97+-73 cm² para 111+-82 cm² (p < 0,001 e concomitante redução dos níveis de adiponectina, de 27,6+-7,5 mg/l para 22,2+-11,6 mg/l (p < 0,001. O peso corporal, o IMC, a gordura corporal total e a gordura abdominal subcutânea não se alteraram neste período. Ajustando pelos fatores associados à adiponectina, observamos que somente o acúmulo de gordura visceral ao longo do tempo determinou a redução nos níveis de

  11. Dimensionamento de pessoal de enfermagem nos serviços hospitalares: revisão integrativa da literatura

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    Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Revisão Integrativa com o objetivo de identificar a metodologia, parâmetros e/ou instrumentos utilizados na prática para DPE nos serviços de saúde hospitalares, bem como identificar se o quantitativo destes profissionais está adequado à demanda de cuidados exigida pelos pacientes. Foram selecionados 27 artigos que atenderam os critérios de inclusão da base de dados Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde com o descritor: downsizing organizacional e a palavra-chave dimensionamento de pessoal de enfermagem nos anos de 2000 a 2012. Os estudos evidenciaram que o enfermeiro conhece os métodos de dimensionamento de pessoal, porém nem sempre os utilizam adequadamente; que os parâmetros e instrumentos existentes são apropriados para realizar tal dimensionamento; que existe uma diversidade no nível de complexidade dos pacientes e muitos campos de trabalho apresentaram escassez de pessoal. Os resultados indicam a necessidade de uso sistemático de instrumentos para o dimensionamento.

  12. PPARgamma inhibits osteogenesis via the down-regulation of the expression of COX-2 and iNOS in rats.

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    Lin, Tzu-Hung; Yang, Rong-Sen; Tang, Chih-Hsin; Lin, Chih-Peng; Fu, Wen-Mei

    2007-10-01

    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), a ligand-activated transcription factor, is considered as an anti-osteoblastic factor associated with adiposity and the elderly osteoporosis due to a defect in osteoblastogenesis. We have found that oral administration of PPARgamma activator rosiglitazone decreased tibia BMD and serum ALP but left serum calcium and osteoclast marker C-terminal telopeptide unaffected. In addition, we examined the inhibitory mechanisms of PPARgamma on the bone formation by using PPARgamma activators ciglitazone and 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-prostaglandin-J2 (15d-PGJ2). Our data indicated that PPARgamma ligands decreased both mineralized bone nodules and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities in cultured primary osteoblasts. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) showed that the expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) and osteocalcin (OCN) was inhibited by ciglitizone and 15d-PGJ2. Furthermore, PPARgamma ligands inhibited NF-kappaB associated downstream COX-2 and iNOS osteogenic signaling. The ultrasound (US)-induced elevation of COX-2 and iNOS expression and nitric oxide (NO) production were attenuated in the presence of PPARgamma ligands. Furthermore, local administration of PPARgamma ligands into the metaphysis of rat tibia decreased the bone volume in secondary spongiosa. These results suggest that the activation of PPARgamma inhibits osteoblastic differentiation and the expression of several anabolic mediators involved in bone formation. These data may reflect osteoporosis and less bone formation in the aging people and patients treated with thiazolidinediones. PMID:17669705

  13. A evolução da teoria institucional nos estudos organizacionais: um campo de pesquisa a ser explorado

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    Fernando Antonio de Melo Pereira

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A teoria institucional vem sendo aplicada nas organizações como elemento central na criação e perpetuação de grupos sociais duradouros no ambiente de trabalho. Nesse sentido, o objetivo deste trabalho é identificar nos principais periódicos internacionais as pesquisas mais relevantes no período de 2006 a 2012 no âmbito de formas inovadoras da abordagem institucionalista. A pesquisa é baseada em um estudo bibliometrico. O artigo apresenta um mapeamento dos estudos em teoria institucional focando nos elementos: caracterização geral dos trabalhos, avaliação do conteúdo e avaliação de referências. Os resultados indicam que a teoria institucional vem sendo estudada no âmbito teórico e prático e, vem sendo utilizada em diversos contextos organizacionais, demonstrando que as organizações sentem a necessidade de padronizar comportamentos e de disseminar a identidade organizacional entre os funcionários. Esses resultados podem ser generalizados para toda a comunidade cientifica. O estudo oferece um guia de avaliação e identificação de tendências de estudos futuros sobre o tema no cenário mundial. 

  14. Prunella vulgaris Suppresses HG-Induced Vascular Inflammation via Nrf2/HO-1/eNOS Activation

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    Ho Sub Lee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Vascular inflammation is an important factor which can promote diabetic complications. In this study, the inhibitory effects of aqueous extract from Prunella vulgaris (APV on high glucose (HG-induced expression of cell adhesion molecules in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC are reported. APV decreased HG-induced expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1, vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1, and E-selectin. APV also dose-dependently inhibited HG-induced adhesion of HL-60 monocytic cells. APV suppressed p65 NF-κB activation in HG-treated cells. APV significantly inhibited the formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS. HG-stimulated HUVEC secreted gelatinases, however, APV inhibited it. APV induced Akt phosphorylation as well as activation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1, eNOS, and nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, which may protect vascular inflammation caused by HG. In conclusion, APV exerts anti-inflammatory effect via inhibition of ROS/NF-κB pathway by inducing HO-1 and eNOS expression mediated by Nrf2, thereby suggesting that Prunella vulgaris may be a possible therapeutic approach to the inhibition of diabetic vascular diseases.

  15. Kaurenoic Acid Possesses Leishmanicidal Activity by Triggering a NLRP12/IL-1β/cNOS/NO Pathway.

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    Miranda, Milena Menegazzo; Panis, Carolina; da Silva, Suelen Santos; Macri, Juliana Aparecida; Kawakami, Natalia Yoshie; Hayashida, Thiago Hideki; Madeira, Tiago Bervelieri; Acquaro, Vinicius Ricardo; Nixdorf, Suzana Lucy; Pizzatti, Luciana; Ambrósio, Sérgio Ricardo; Cecchini, Rubens; Arakawa, Nilton Syogo; Verri, Waldiceu Aparecido; Costa, Ivete Conchon; Pavanelli, Wander Rogério

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    Leishmania amazonensis (L. amazonensis) infection can cause severe local and diffuse injuries in humans, a condition clinically known as American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL). Currently, the therapeutic approach for ACL is based on Glucantime, which shows high toxicity and poor effectiveness. Therefore, ACL remains a neglected disease with limited options for treatment. Herein, the in vitro antiprotozoal effect and mechanisms of the diterpene kaurenoic acid [ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid] (KA) against L. amazonensis were investigated. KA exhibited a direct antileishmanial effect on L. amazonensis promastigotes. Importantly, KA also reduced the intracellular number of amastigote forms and percentage of infected peritoneal macrophages of BALB/c mice. Mechanistically, KA treatment reestablished the production of nitric oxide (NO) in a constitutive NO synthase- (cNOS-) dependent manner, subverting the NO-depleting escape mechanism of L. amazonensis. Furthermore, KA induced increased production of IL-1β and expression of the inflammasome-activating component NLRP12. These findings demonstrate the leishmanicidal capability of KA against L. amazonensis in macrophage culture by triggering a NLRP12/IL-1β/cNOS/NO mechanism. PMID:26074677

  16. Kaurenoic Acid Possesses Leishmanicidal Activity by Triggering a NLRP12/IL-1β/cNOS/NO Pathway

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    Milena Menegazzo Miranda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Leishmania amazonensis (L. amazonensis infection can cause severe local and diffuse injuries in humans, a condition clinically known as American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL. Currently, the therapeutic approach for ACL is based on Glucantime, which shows high toxicity and poor effectiveness. Therefore, ACL remains a neglected disease with limited options for treatment. Herein, the in vitro antiprotozoal effect and mechanisms of the diterpene kaurenoic acid [ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid] (KA against L. amazonensis were investigated. KA exhibited a direct antileishmanial effect on L. amazonensis promastigotes. Importantly, KA also reduced the intracellular number of amastigote forms and percentage of infected peritoneal macrophages of BALB/c mice. Mechanistically, KA treatment reestablished the production of nitric oxide (NO in a constitutive NO synthase- (cNOS- dependent manner, subverting the NO-depleting escape mechanism of L. amazonensis. Furthermore, KA induced increased production of IL-1β and expression of the inflammasome-activating component NLRP12. These findings demonstrate the leishmanicidal capability of KA against L. amazonensis in macrophage culture by triggering a NLRP12/IL-1β/cNOS/NO mechanism.

  17. Podocyte-Specific VEGF-A Gain of Function Induces Nodular Glomerulosclerosis in eNOS Null Mice

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    Veron, Delma; Aggarwal, Pardeep K.; Velazquez, Heino; Kashgarian, Michael; Moeckel, Gilbert

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    VEGF-A and nitric oxide are essential for glomerular filtration barrier homeostasis and are dysregulated in diabetic nephropathy. Here, we examined the effect of excess podocyte VEGF-A on the renal phenotype of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) knockout mice. Podocyte-specific VEGF164 gain of function in eNOS−/− mice resulted in nodular glomerulosclerosis, mesangiolysis, microaneurysms, and arteriolar hyalinosis associated with massive proteinuria and renal failure in the absence of diabetic milieu or hypertension. In contrast, podocyte-specific VEGF164 gain of function in wild-type mice resulted in less pronounced albuminuria and increased creatinine clearance. Transmission electron microscopy revealed glomerular basement membrane thickening and podocyte effacement in eNOS−/− mice with podocyte-specific VEGF164 gain of function. Furthermore, glomerular nodules overexpressed collagen IV and laminin extensively. Biotin-switch and proximity ligation assays demonstrated that podocyte-specific VEGF164 gain of function decreased glomerular S-nitrosylation of laminin in eNOS−/− mice. In addition, treatment with VEGF-A decreased S-nitrosylated laminin in cultured podocytes. Collectively, these data indicate that excess glomerular VEGF-A and eNOS deficiency is necessary and sufficient to induce Kimmelstiel-Wilson–like nodular glomerulosclerosis in mice through a process that involves deposition of laminin and collagen IV and de-nitrosylation of laminin. PMID:24578128

  18. A acessibilidade nos sites do Poder Executivo estadual à luz dos direitos fundamentais das pessoas com deficiência

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    Rosane Leal da Silva

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga se a acessibilidade, analisada à luz dos direitos das pessoas com deficiência, é valorizada no desenvolvimento do governo eletrônico e se reflete na estrutura dos portais governamentais, contribuindo para a concretização do direito de participação política deste grupo social. Para tanto, com apoio do método dedutivo e da técnica de observação direta, sistemática e não participante, verificou-se a acessibilidade nos portais do Poder Executivo estadual de oito unidades da federação, contrastando-se a realidade destes sites com as determinações de cartilhas governamentais que preveem padrões mínimos sobre o tema. Concluiu-se que a acessibilidade nos sites pesquisados é mínima, dificultando assim o exercício de uma cidadania mais ativa por parte das pessoas com deficiência, uma vez que o acesso é a primeira condição de possibilidade para a participação.

  19. O papel do enfermeiro especialista e do mestre nos serviços de saúde é o mesmo?

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    Bertha Cruz Enders

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    Full Text Available O propósito do estudo foi identificar o papel do enfermeiro especialista e do mestre nos serviços de saúde, a partir das expectativas dos dirigentes e dos enfermeiros nas instituições. Dirigentes de 25 serviços de saúde e 278 enfermeiros responderam um instrumento desenhado a identificar o grau de suas expectativas para com o enfermeiro com pós-graduação. Os resultados indicam que os enfermeiros e os dirigentes esperam que o enfermeiro com pós-graduação no serviço seja altamente capacitado para a assistência. Enquanto os dirigentes expressaram uma ligeira diferenciação em favor do mestre quanto ao conhecimento aprofundado da especialidade, as expectativas dos enfermeiros com relação a este são um pouco maior em todos os aspectos. Os dirigentes priorizam cursos de atualização para os enfermeiros enquanto que os enfermeiros a especialização. Conclui-se que o papel é percebido de forma igualitária para ambos os profissionais portanto, há necessidade de aprofundar as discussões sobre as funções do enfermeiro com pós-GRADUAÇÃO NOS SERVIÇOS E SOBRE OS OBJETIVOS DA PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO NA REGIÃO.

  20. Echinocystic Acid Inhibits IL-1β-Induced COX-2 and iNOS Expression in Human Osteoarthritis Chondrocytes.

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    Ma, Zhiqiang; Wang, Yanlong; Piao, Taikui; Liu, Jianyu

    2016-04-01

    Echinocystic acid (EA), a pentacyclic triterpene isolated from the fruits of Gleditsia sinensis Lam, displays a range of pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, the effect of EA on IL-1β-stimulated osteoarthritis chondrocyte has not been reported. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of EA on IL-1β-stimulated human osteoarthritis chondrocyte. Chondrocytes were stimulated with IL-1β in the absence or presence of EA. NO and PGE2 production were measured by Griess reagent and ELISA. The expression of COX-2, iNOS, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), inhibitory kappa B (IκBα), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38, and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) were detected by Western blot analysis. The results showed that EA suppressed IL-1β-induced collagenase-3 (MMP-13), NO, and PGE2 production in a dose-dependent manner. IL-1β up-regulated the expression of COX-2 and iNOS, and the increase was inhibited by EA. Furthermore, IL-1β-induced NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation were inhibited by EA. In conclusion, EA effectively attenuated IL-1β-induced inflammatory response in osteoarthritis chondrocyte which suggesting that EA may be a potential agent in the treatment of osteoarthritis. PMID:26499345

  1. As incidências éticas subentendidas/entrelidas nos "artigos técnicos" de Sigmund Freud

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    Júlio Eduardo de Castro

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Inicialmente, perguntamo-nos se é coerente, ética e doutrinariamente, chamar de técnica a prática psicanalítica? Daí investigamos se há, principalmente nos chamados "artigos técnicos", evidências ou ao menos indícios de que o tratamento criado por Freud esteja fundado em uma ética própria à psicanálise, não sendo possível reduzi-lo ao mero manejo de uma técnica. Sustentado no que foi sua "auto-análise", na teoria e na metodologia daí decorrentes, Freud deu mostras de que, na direção do tratamento, não há condução do sujeito, que o lugar/posição/função do analista não é o de mestre e, acima de tudo, que a psicanálise não deve servir a nenhum ideal do eu ou da cultura. O artigo pretende demonstrar como é possível inferir, do texto freudiano principalmente a partir da leitura feita por Lacan uma ética voltada para o desejo. Por decorrência, este artigo evidencia a consistência da teoria freudiana, nitidamente nas dimensões ética e clínica.

  2. Biphasic Modulation of NOS Expression, Protein and Nitrite Products by Hydroxocobalamin Underlies Its Protective Effect in Endotoxemic Shock: Downstream Regulation of COX-2, IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and HMGB1 Expression

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    Sampaio, André L. F.; Dalli, Jesmond; Brancaleone, Vincenzo; D'Acquisto, Fulvio; Perretti, Mauro; Wheatley, Carmen

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    Background. NOS/•NO inhibitors are potential therapeutics for sepsis, yet they increase clinical mortality. However, there has been no in vivo investigation of the (in vitro) •NO scavenger, cobalamin's (Cbl) endogenous effects on NOS/•NO/inflammatory mediators during the immune response to sepsis. Methods. We used quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), ELISA, Western blot, and NOS Griess assays, in a C57BL/6 mouse, acute endotoxaemia model. Results. During the immune response, pro-inflammatory phase, parenteral hydroxocobalamin (HOCbl) treatment partially inhibits hepatic, but not lung, iNOS mRNA and promotes lung eNOS mRNA, but attenuates the LPS hepatic rise in eNOS mRNA, whilst paradoxically promoting high iNOS/eNOS protein translation, but relatively moderate •NO production. HOCbl/NOS/•NO regulation is reciprocally associated with lower 4 h expression of TNF-α, IL-1β, COX-2, and lower circulating TNF-α, but not IL-6. In resolution, 24 h after LPS, HOCbl completely abrogates a major late mediator of sepsis mortality, high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) mRNA, inhibits iNOS mRNA, and attenuates LPS-induced hepatic inhibition of eNOS mRNA, whilst showing increased, but still moderate, NOS activity, relative to LPS only. experiments (LPS+D-Galactosamine) HOCbl afforded significant, dose-dependent protection in mice Conclusions. HOCbl produces a complex, time- and organ-dependent, selective regulation of NOS/•NO during endotoxaemia, corollary regulation of downstream inflammatory mediators, and increased survival. This merits clinical evaluation. PMID:23781123

  3. THE BIOGRAPHY OF JÁNOS NAGYVÁTHY - THE FIRST HUNGARIAN AGRICULTURAL WRITER

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    Gábor LUKÁCS

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available 210 years ago Nagyváthy János published the first systematic, agricultural trade book, called ’Diligent Farmers’ in Hungarian in Pest. This outstanding person of our agricultural history was born on 19th January 1755, in Miskolc. After leaving the Protestant secondary grammar school in Miskolc, he studied law and theology in Sárospatak. At the Protestant secondary grammar school in Losonc he became a ’Subrector’, that is, the the teacher of poetry. Due to a serious illness affecting his eyes he left this job and went to Pest for medical treatment. During the long therapy he visited the lectures of Mitterpacher Lajos, who was the most excellent theoratical agricultural specialist in the country. In 1782 he took military service for four years, in the Duka cavalry regiment, where he reached the rank of a captain and he was garrisoned in Belgium, Italy and Austria. As a commisariat officer he got to know the more developed agriculture of Europe, and it was at that time that he studied agricultural technical literature. In 1786 he had a relapse of his eye disease therefore he left the army and tried to find a cure in Vienna. Here he got acquainted with Jordán Péter, director of the domains of the court, who employed him as an assistant. During the time he spent in the domain of Vöslau, he could completed his academic knowledge with practical experience. In 1788 he moved to Pest where he made friends with Kazinczy, Batsányi, Verseghy and Széchenyi Ferenc, who were the representatives of the most progressive group of nobility. He became the member of the ’Magnanamitas’ Masonic Lodge. In 179o he published four pamphlets anonymously called ’ The change of religion’, ’Civil prediction from the stars’, ’The red friend’, ’Hours of joy in the life of a true Hungarian patriot’. In 1791 he published ’The diligent farmer’ in two volumes on 1213 pages recommending it to the ’sweaty Hungarian farmer’. In this book he wrote about all his

  4. Mecanismo criminógeno nos estados crepusculares epilépticos

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    Francisco Tancredi

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    provocada e a reconstituição de toda a história criminal e social. Reputam os AA. uma grande falha não se ter feito estudo psico-analítico de cada caso, para o que não se sentiram habilitados, considerando como principal objetivo deste trabalho chamar a atenção dos psicoanalistas praticantes. Os 4 casos apresentados podem ser divididos em 2 grupos. As observações 1 e 3 se referem a indivíduos cujo motivo criminógeno é mais profundo, ambos fazendo admitir uma situação fortemente edipiana, aparecendo nitidamente a revolta contra a autoridade paterna. Os casos 2 e 3 se justapõem pela identidade de motivos subconscientes, mas em ambos, ao menos no que nos foi dado apurar, nunca houve uma intencionalidade criminógena consciente. O mecanismo do crime, possivelmente baseado num sentimento de inferioridade, pareceu aos AA. o móvel obscuro dos delitos. Concluem que se impõe o estudo psicoanalítico de todo o epiléptico que comete um delito com obnubilação da consciência habitual e quando essa ação tem aspecto aparentemente imotivado. Este estudo servirá como ponto de partida para uma sistemática análise profunda da personalidade dos epilépticos não criminosos, com o que se poderá conhecer a periculosidade latente e talvez estabelecer bases para uma profilaxia criminal.

  5. Exigências nutricionais de zebuínos: energia Nutritional requirements of zebu cattle: energy

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    Pedro Veiga Rodrigues Paulino

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar as exigências de energia e as eficiências de utilização da energia metabolizável para ganho de peso e mantença de zebuínos, foi desenvolvido um experimento envolvendo 19 novilhos anelorados, com peso vivo médio inicial de 270 kg. Quatro animais foram abatidos ao início do experimento, para servirem de referência para estudos posteriores, três foram alimentados ao nível de mantença e os 12 restantes foram alocados em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos: 5, 35 e 65% de concentrado na base da matéria seca total. O volumoso foi constituído de pré-secado de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha e de capim-tifton 85 (Cynodon sp.. As dietas foram isonitrogenadas e os animais foram alimentados ad libitum. A exigência líquida de energia para mantença (ELm foi estimada como o anti-log do intercepto da equação obtida pela regressão linear entre o logaritmo da produção de calor (PC e o consumo de energia metabolizável (CEM, bem como pelo coeficiente "a" da equação de regressão exponencial entre a PC e o CEM dos animais do tratamento com 35% de concentrado e os do grupo mantença. As quantidades de energia e gordura no ganho elevaram-se com o aumento do peso vivo (PV dos animais. O teste de identidade dos modelos de regressão demonstrou não haver diferenças entre os tratamentos. O requisito energético diário para mantença foi de 68,60 kcal/PV0,75. A k m estimada foi de 0,66 e as k g calculadas foram de 0,26; 0,41 e 0,46, respectivamente, para concentrações de EM de 2,31; 2,47 e 2,62 Mcal/kg de MS, correspondentes aos teores de 5, 35 e 65% de concentrado na dieta. Os requisitos diários de EM e NDT para mantença de um animal de 400 kg de PV foram de 9,30 Mcal e 2,57 kg, respectivamente.A trial involving nineteen zebu steers with initial live weight of 270 kg were conducted with the objective of determining their energy requirements and the efficiency of utilization of

  6. JAK Inhibitors AG-490 and WHI-P154 Decrease IFN- γ -Induced iNOS Expression and NO Production in Macrophages

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    Full Text Available In inflammation, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS produces nitric oxide (NO, which modulates inflammatory processes. We investigated the effects of Janus kinase (JAK inhibitors, AG-490 and WHI-P154, on iNOS expression and NO production in J774 murine macrophages stimulated with interferon- γ (IFN- γ . JAK inhibitors AG-490 and WHI-P154 decreased IFN- γ -induced nuclear levels of signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 α (STAT1 α . JAK inhibitors AG-490 and WHI-P154 decreased also iNOS protein and mRNA expression and NO production in a concentration-dependent manner. Neither of the JAK inhibitors affected the decay of iNOS mRNA when determined by actinomycin D assay. Our results suggest that the inhibition of JAK-STAT1-pathway by AG-490 or WHI-P154 leads to the attenuation of iNOS expression and NO production in IFN- γ -stimulated macrophages.

  7. Pycnogenol Protects Against Rotenone-Induced Neurotoxicity in PC12 Cells Through Regulating NF-κB-iNOS Signaling Pathway.

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    Gao, Bo; Chang, Chongwang; Zhou, Jie; Zhao, Tianzhi; Wang, Chao; Li, Chen; Gao, Guodong

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    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by dopaminergic neurons degeneration and oxidative damage may underlie this process. However, there are still no efficient drugs to cure the disease. Pycnogenol (PYC) isolated from the procyanidin-rich French maritime pine (Pinus maritime) bark has shown various antioxidant activities in previous studies. In this study, we explored its effect against rotenone (Rot)-induced neurotoxicity and the underlying mechanisms in PC12 cells. Using Rot-induced cell model of PD, we found that PYC treatment significantly increased cell viability and decreased cell apoptosis in Rot-treated PC12 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, data showed that PYC markedly reduced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)-nitric oxide (NO) signaling in Rot-treated PC12 cells. Pretreatment with the iNOS-specific inhibitor significantly attenuated Rot-induced neurotoxicity. Moreover, PYC was found to be capable of reducing Rot-induced NF-κB activation. Blocking NF-κB signaling with its inhibitor mimicked the biological effect of PYC on Rot-induced iNOS and NO expression levels, as well as neurotoxicity in PC12 cells, suggesting that the NF-κB-iNOS signaling pathway was likely to participate in the PYC-mediated protective progress. Our results suggest that PYC protects against Rot-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells, and the mechanism may be associated with the downregulation of NF-κB-iNOS signaling pathway. PMID:26203556

  8. Icariin stimulates angiogenesis by activating the MEK/ERK- and PI3K/Akt/eNOS-dependent signal pathways in human endothelial cells

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    We investigated the molecular effect and signal pathway of icariin, a major flavonoid of Epimedium koreanum Nakai, on angiogenesis. Icariin stimulated in vitro endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and tubulogenesis, which are typical phenomena of angiogenesis, as well as increased in vivo angiogenesis. Icariin activated the angiogenic signal modulators, ERK, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and increased NO production, without affecting VEGF expression, indicating that icariin may directly stimulate angiogenesis. Icariin-induced ERK activation and angiogenic events were significantly inhibited by the MEK inhibitor PD98059, without affecting Akt and eNOS phosphorylation. The PI3K inhibitor Wortmannin suppressed icariin-mediated angiogenesis and Akt and eNOS activation without affecting ERK phosphorylation. Moreover, the NOS inhibitor NMA partially reduced the angiogenic activity of icariin. These results suggest that icariin stimulated angiogenesis by activating the MEK/ERK- and PI3K/Akt/eNOS-dependent signal pathways and may be a useful drug for angiogenic therapy

  9. Development, Optimization, and Evaluation of a Duplex Droplet Digital PCR Assay To Quantify the T-nos/hmg Copy Number Ratio in Genetically Modified Maize.

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    Félix-Urquídez, Dalmira; Pérez-Urquiza, Melina; Valdez Torres, José-Benigno; León-Félix, Josefina; García-Estrada, Raymundo; Acatzi-Silva, Abraham

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    Certified reference materials (CRMs) are required to guarantee the reliability of analytical measurements. The CRMs available in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are characterized using real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). This technology has limited application, because of its dependence on a calibrant. The objective of this study was to obtain a method with higher metrological quality, to characterize the CRMs for their contents of T-nos/hmg copy number ratio in maize. A duplex droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) assay was developed and optimized by a central composite design. The developed method achieved an absolute limit of detection (LOD) of 11 cP T-nos, a relative LOD of 0.034%, a limit of quantification (LOQ) of 23 cP (relative LOQ of 0.08%), and a dynamic range of 0.08%-100% T-nos/hmg ratio. The specificity and applicability of the assay were established for the analysis of low T-nos concentrations (0.9%) in several corn varieties. The convenience of DNA digestion to reduce measurement bias in the case of multiple-copy binding was confirmed through an enzymatic restriction assay. Given its overall performance, this method can be used to characterize CRM candidates for their contents of T-nos/hmg ratio. PMID:26605751

  10. Pegada hídrica dos suínos abatidos nos Estados da Região Centro- Sul do Brasil = Water footprint of pigs slaughtered in the states of south-central Brazil

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    Julio Cesar Pascale Palhares

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo do trabalho foi calcular a pegada hídrica dos suínos abatidos no Brasil em 2008 em cada um dos Estados da Região Centro-Sul do país. O cálculo da pegada considerou a água consumida na produção de grãos (milho e soja), água de dessedentação e água utilizada na limpeza das instalações. O Estado que apresentou a maior pegada hídrica foi o Rio Grande do Sul (2,702 km3), seguido de Santa Catarina (2,401 km3) e Paraná (1,089 km3). Os Estados com as menores pegadas foram Rio de Janeiro (0...

  11. Intestinal lesions in pigs affected with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome Lesões entéricas em suínos afetados por síndrome multissistêmica do definhamento dos suínos

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    Priscila Zlotowski

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    Full Text Available Samples of mesenteric lymph nodes and intestines from 79 unthrifty 3- to 5-month-old postweaning pigs, confirmed as naturally affected with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS, were studied. Pigs originated from 12 farms in southern Brazil and were selected on the basis of clinical signs and/or gross lesions suggestive of enteric disorder. Lymphohistiocytic infiltrates of varying intensity were associated with anti-porcine circovirus type 2 (anti-PCV2 immunostaining (IS in samples of intestines and mesenteric lymph nodes from all pigs. Although most findings were similar to those described in PCV2-associated enteritis, anti-PCV2 IS in association with depletion of the goblet cell mucin stores (24 pigs, diffuse ileal villous atrophy and fusion (18 pigs, and dilatation of the lymphatic vessels (11 pigs combined or not with lymphangitis were also observed. PCV2 antigen was immunohistochemically demonstrated in the cytoplasm and nuclei from intralesional epithelial cells, histiocytes, and endothelial-like cells in intestinal tissues. Together these findings imply an association with PCV2. The presence of co-infections by Lawsonia intracellularis, Brachyspira spp., Mycobacterium spp., Salmonella spp., rotavirus, parvovirus, coronavirus and enteric calicivirus with PCV2 in the intestinal lesions was investigated.Amostras de linfonodos mesentéricos e intestinos de 79 leitões desmamados refugos, entre 3 e 5 meses de idade e confirmados como naturalmente afetados pela síndrome multissistêmica do definhamento foram estudadas. Os suínos eram oriundos de 12 criações no sul do país e foram selecionados em função dos sinais clínicos e/ou lesões macroscópicas sugestivos de doença entérica. Infiltrados linfoistiocíticos de intensidades variáveis foram associados com marcação positiva anti-circovirus suíno tipo 2 (anti-PCV2 em amostras de intestinos e linfonodos mesentéricos de todos os 79 animais. Embora a maioria dos achados

  12. Puerarin protects rat kidney from lead-induced apoptosis by modulating the PI3K/Akt/eNOS pathway

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    Liu, Chan-Min, E-mail: lcm9009@126.com [School of Life Science, Xuzhou Normal University, No.101, Shanghai Road, Tangshan New Area, Xuzhou City 221116, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province (China); Ma, Jie-Qiong [School of Chemical Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221008, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province (China); Sun, Yun-Zhi [School of Life Science, Xuzhou Normal University, No.101, Shanghai Road, Tangshan New Area, Xuzhou City 221116, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province (China)

    2012-02-01

    Puerarin (PU), a natural flavonoid, has been reported to have many benefits and medicinal properties. However, its protective effects against lead (Pb) induced injury in kidney have not been clarified. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of puerarin on renal oxidative stress and apoptosis in rats exposed to Pb. Wistar rats were exposed to lead acetate in the drinking water (500 mg Pb/l) with or without puerarin co-administration (100, 200, 300 and 400 mg PU/kg intragastrically once daily) for 75 days. Our data showed that puerarin significantly prevented Pb-induced nephrotoxicity in a dose-dependent manner, indicated by both diagnostic indicators of kidney damage (serum urea, uric acid and creatinine) and histopathological analysis. Moreover, Pb-induced profound elevation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and oxidative stress, as evidenced by increasing of lipid peroxidation level and depleting of intracellular reduced glutathione (GSH) level in kidney, were suppressed by treatment with puerarin. Furthermore, TUNEL assay showed that Pb-induced apoptosis in rat kidney was significantly inhibited by puerarin. In exploring the underlying mechanisms of puerarin action, we found that activities of caspase-3 were markedly inhibited by the treatment of puerarin in the kidney of Pb-treated rats. Puerarin increased phosphorylated Akt, phosphorylated eNOS and NO levels in kidney, which in turn inactivated pro-apoptotic signaling events including inhibition of mitochondria cytochrome c release and restoration of the balance between pro- and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins in kidney of Pb-treated rats. In conclusion, these results suggested that the inhibition of Pb-induced apoptosis by puerarin is due at least in part to its antioxidant activity and its ability to modulate the PI3K/Akt/eNOS signaling pathway. Highlights: ► Puerarin prevented lead-induced nephrototoxicity. ► Puerarin reduced lead-induced increase in ROS and TBARS production

  13. Qualidade da carcaça e rendimento de cortes suínos com o uso de ractopamina

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    Daniela de Souza Martins

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do uso do aditivo ractopamina sobre os rendimentos dos cortes e a qualidade da carne suína (pH, cor, marmoreio e capacidade de retenção de água. Para os testes, foram utilizados 25 suínos alimentados com 7,5ppm de ractopamina na dieta e 25 suínos sem utilização deste aditivo. Os cortes foram obtidos através do fracionamento da carcaça em partes, sendo elas: pernil, paleta, sobrepaleta, barriga com costela e carré. Para os testes de rendimento de cortes padrão exportação, foram utilizadas 30 carcaças, sendo 15 de cada tratamento. Os resultados dos cortes de pernil e paleta foram expressos pela relação ao peso do corte preparado no padrão comercial, com relação ao peso da parte inteira obtida no momento que antecede a desossa. A utilização de Ractopamina na dieta promoveu redução no rendimento de toucinho de paleta (7,32% e toucinho de carré (11,85% e aumento no rendimento de carré sem toucinho (3,9%. Nos cortes padrão comercial (com a separação de ossos e gorduras, observou-se maior rendimento no pernil (7,46% e na paleta (9,03% com o uso do aditivo. Em relação à qualidade da carne, observou-se que o uso de ractopamina na dieta não teve influência sobre a cor e capacidade de retenção de água e teve influência sobre a redução do marmoreio da carne e pH final. Desta forma, a utilização de ractopamina na dieta suína tem influência sobre o rendimento dos cortes padrão comercial e redução da gordura na carcaça, não exercendo influência negativa sobre a qualidade da carne suína.

  14. A agroecologia nos cursos de engenharia agronômica: para além de desafios e dilemas curriculares

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    Luciana Buainain Jacob

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    Full Text Available Resumo Este texto tem o intuito de problematizar a educação superior em Engenharia Agronômica. Partimos da ideia de que esta educação coloca-se dentro de um processo de legitimação, acumulação e produção de conhecimento, necessário para o funcionamento da sociedade tecno-industrial; tal conhecimento entra em choque com outras formas de conhecimento que o desafiam. No caso da Engenharia Agronômica, a forma desafiante mais destacada é a Agroecologia. Procuramos caracterizar o espaço curricular ocupado pela Agroecologia, que sabíamos ser muito limitado. Analisamos esta falta de espaço apoiando-se em perspectiva orientada pela transição paradigmática social e científica, por meio do estudo dos projetos político-pedagógicos e dos currículos dos cursos públicos de Engenharia Agronômica do Estado de São Paulo. Constatamos que, de forma geral, os cursos estão pautados numa racionalidade que acaba por legitimar a manutenção de um modelo de desenvolvimento rural social e ambientalmente insustentável. É premente a transição para a sustentabilidade. Não obstante, a Universidade continua formando agrônomos que veem a continuidade do sistema dominante e insustentável de agricultura como o único caminho possível. Nossos dados e reflexões indicam que, apesar de haver uma consciência sobre as questões socioambientais de nosso tempo contida nos projetos político-pedagógicos e nos discursos institucionais, ela não só não está expressa nos currículos dos cursos, como aponta para a continuidade da racionalidade econômica. Mudanças paradigmáticas na organização dos cursos precisam manifestar-se no projeto político-pedagógico, na perspectiva institucional e, de forma correlata, nas práticas pedagógicas, no exercício da docência, da pesquisa e da extensão. Tais mudanças demandam um profundo debate e democrático, que inclua docentes, funcionários, estudantes e sociedade, de modo que o projeto pol

  15. Characterisation of type I and type II nNOS-expressing interneurons in the barrel cortex of mouse

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    Quentin ePerrenoud

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In the neocortex, neuronal Nitric Oxide-Synthase (nNOS is essentially expressed in two sets of GABAergic neurons: type I neurons displaying a high expression and type II neurons displaying a weaker expression. Using immunocytochemistry on mice expressing GFP under the control of the glutamic acid decarboxylase 67k (GAD67 promoter we studied the distribution of type I and type II neurons in the barrel cortex and their expression of parvalbumin (PV, somatostatin (SOM and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP. We found that type I neurons accumulated in deeper layers and expressed SOM (91.5% while type II neurons concentrated in layer II/III and VI and expressed PV (17.7%, SOM (18.7% and VIP (10.2%. We then characterised 42 nNOS transcribing neurons ex vivo, using whole-cell recordings coupled to singe-cell RT-PCR and biocytin labelling. Unsupervised cluster analysis of this sample disclosed four classes. One cluster (n=7 corresponded to large, deep layer neurons, displaying a high expression of SOM (85.7% and were thus very likely to correspond to type I neurons. The three other clusters were neurogliaform-like interneurons (n=19, deep layer neurons transcribing PV or SOM (n=9 and neurons transcribing VIP (n=7, matching the features of type II cells. Finally, we performed nNOS immunohistochemistry on two mouse lines in which GFP/YFP labelling revealed the expression of two specific developmental genes (Lhx6 and 5-HT3A. We found that type I neurons expressed Lhx6 but never 5-HT3A, indicating that they originate in the medial ganglionic eminence (MGE. Type II neurons expressed Lhx6 (63% and 5-HT3A (34.4% supporting that they derive either from the MGE or from the caudal ganglionic eminence (CGE and the entopeduncular preoptic area (AEP/PO. Together, our results support the view that type I neurons form a particular class of SOM-expressing neurons while type II neurons are heterogeneous and comprise at least three classes.

  16. A introdução da penicilina nos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (1944-1946

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    Full Text Available The Portuguese Red Cross began to import of penicillin regularly following September 1944. Until June 1945, the humanitarian institution controlled the distribution of the antibiotic, subsequently, due to the increase in world production penicillin began to be imported by means of the pharmaceutical industry. We consulted and analyzed files of patients admitted to Coimbra University Hospitals between September 1944 and August 1946. These files, located in Coimbra University Archive, enabled us to collect information on the introduction of penicillin and on the first cases treated with the antibiotic at these hospitals. In the present paper, we aim to shed some light upon how penicillin was received in one of the main Portuguese central hospitals, the frequency with which it was prescribed, the most common diseases in which the antibiotic was utilized, the dosage administrated, the length of the treatment and the physicians responsible for prescribing the antibiotic.A importação regular de penicilina para Portugal iniciou-se em Setembro de 1944 através da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa. Até Junho de 1945 a importação e distribuição do medicamento foram controladas por esta instituição humanitária mas a partir desta data, com o aumento da produção mundial, a penicilina começou a ser importada por intermédio da indústria farmacêutica. No Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra consultamos papeletas (processos individuais de doentes internados nos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra desde Setembro de 1944 até Agosto de 1946. A investigação realizada permitiu-nos recolher informações sobre a introdução da penicilina e sobre os primeiros tratamentos efetuados com o medicamento nestes hospitais. Com base nos dados recolhidos pretendemos, pelo presente artigo, mostrar como foi feita a receção da penicilina num hospital central de grande dimensão, um dos principais hospitais portugueses, saber a frequência com que era prescrita, as

  17. Determinantes políticos do déficit fiscal nos estados brasileiros (1987-1997

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    Cristiane Batista

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é analisar os determinantes do balanço fiscal nos estados brasileiros em um período de grande instabilidade da economia do país: as décadas de 1980 e 1990. O argumento principal do trabalho postula que, mesmo em um contexto de ajuste fiscal, fatores ligados à inclinação ideológica do chefe do poder Executivo estadual, à capacidade decisória do poder Legislativo nesse nível de governo, bem como a relação entre estados e governo federal são parâmetros fundamentais para o entendimento da situação fiscal da federação brasileira. A metodologia empregada para verificar o modelo teórico corresponde à análise econométrica de painel, também conhecida como séries agregadas (em inglês: pooled time series - cross section analysis, que nos permite considerar concomitantemente a dimensão espaço (estados e a dimensão tempo (ano. Na estimação dos parâmetros do modelo, seguimos o método "panel corrected standard error" (OLS com erro padrão corrigido, sugerido por Beck e Katz para análises de painel de dimensões similares às do presente trabalho. Nossos resultados corroboram a previsão da importância de se considerar as subunidades da federação. As análises que buscam explicar o desempenho da administração macroeconômica nacional não podem deixar de levar em conta a relevância das instituições subnacionais e seu impacto na estrutura de incentivos dos atores envolvidos nos processos decisórios.

  18. ER stress upregulated PGE2/IFNγ-induced IL-6 expression and down-regulated iNOS expression in glial cells

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    Hosoi, Toru; Honda, Miya; Oba, Tatsuya; Ozawa, Koichiro

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    The disruption of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) function can lead to neurodegenerative disorders, in which inflammation has also been implicated. We investigated the possible correlation between ER stress and immune function using glial cells. We demonstrated that ER stress synergistically enhanced prostaglandin (PG) E2 + interferon (IFN) γ-induced interleukin (IL)-6 production. This effect was mediated through cAMP. Immune-activated glial cells produced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Interestingly, ER stress inhibited PGE2 + IFNγ-induced iNOS expression. Similar results were obtained when cells were treated with dbcAMP + IFNγ. Thus, cAMP has a dual effect on immune reactions; cAMP up-regulated IL-6 expression, but down-regulated iNOS expression under ER stress. Therefore, our results suggest a link between ER stress and immune reactions in neurodegenerative diseases.

  19. FITASE EM DIETAS PARA SUÍNOS EM CRESCIMENTO: (II) PARÂMETROS DE CARCAÇA E OSSOS PHYTASE FOR GROWING PIGS: (II) CARCASS AND BONES PARAMETERS

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    Maria do Carmo Mohaupt Marques Ludke; Jorge López; Jorge Vitor Ludke

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito do nível de fitase (0, 300, 600 e 900UF/kg da dieta) a ser adicionado em dietas de suínos com dois níveis de proteína bruta (PB), um na exigência do animal (18% - NRC, 1988) e outro em nível menor (16%), sobre a qualidade da carcaça e nos parâmetros ósseos dos suínos. Foram utilizados 24 leitões com peso médio inicial de 18,4kg e abatidos ao final do experimento (após 28 dias) com peso médio final de 32,3kg. Antes do abate, foram avaliados a q...

  20. Estudo da alometria dos ácidos gordos em suínos da raça Bísara

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    No presente trabalho de tese seleccionou-se como material biológico de estudo, o porco de raça Bísara, considerada uma raça autóctone em risco de extinção. O “estudo da alometria dos ácidos gordos em suínos da raça Bísara” foi desenvolvido mediante uma revisão bibliográfica sobre: evolução e situação actual dos suínos da raça Bísara no contexto mundial; estudo da população e produção de carne suína em Portugal e no Mundo; as teorias do crescimento e desenvolvimento dos suínos; alometrias o...

  1. A publicidade urbana como fonte de poluição visual: ordenar e simplificar os suportes publicitários nos edifícios: caso de estudo e proposta no Município da Amadora

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    Almeida, Maria Helena Simões Coelho de

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    Trabalho de Projeto, Mestrado em Estudos Urbanos Este trabalho de projeto foi desenvolvido com o intuito de contribuir para o desenvolvimento de ferramentas eficazes, a incrementar no ato de ordenar e simplificar a publicidade urbana. Sendo a publicidade urbana bastante variada, vamos focar-nos especificamente nos suportes publicitários colocados nos edifícios, tendo como horizonte contribuir para a recuperação da harmonia visual das cidades, e consequentemente ...

  2. Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF -308G>A, Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 (NOS3 +894G>T Polymorphisms and Migraine Risk: A Meta-Analysis.

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    Full Text Available Conflicting data have been reported on the association between tumor necrosis factor (TNF -308G>A and nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3 +894G>T polymorphisms and migraine. We performed a meta-analysis of case-control studies to evaluate whether the TNF -308G>A and NOS3 +894G>T polymorphisms confer genetic susceptibility to migraine.We performed an updated meta-analysis for TNF -308G>A and a meta-analysis for NOS3 +894G>T based on studies published up to July 2014. We calculated study specific odds ratios (OR and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI assuming allele contrast, dominant model, recessive model, and co-dominant model as pooled effect estimates.Eleven studies in 6682 migraineurs and 22591 controls for TNF -308G>A and six studies in 1055 migraineurs and 877 controls for NOS3 +894G>T were included in the analysis. Neither indicated overall associations between gene polymorphisms and migraine risk. Subgroup analyses suggested that the "A" allele of the TNF -308G>A variant increases the risk of migraine among non-Caucasians (dominant model: pooled OR = 1.82; 95% CI 1.15 - 2.87. The risk of migraine with aura (MA was increased among both Caucasians and non-Caucasians. Subgroup analyses suggested that the "T" allele of the NOS3 +894G>T variant increases the risk of migraine among non-Caucasians (co-dominant model: pooled OR = 2.10; 95% CI 1.14 - 3.88.Our findings appear to support the hypothesis that the TNF -308G>A polymorphism may act as a genetic susceptibility factor for migraine among non-Caucasians and that the NOS3 +894G>T polymorphism may modulate the risk of migraine among non-Caucasians.

  3. Polydatin inhibits the oxidative stress-induced proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells by activating the eNOS/SIRT1 pathway.

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    Ma, Yi; Gong, Xun; Mo, Yingli; Wu, Saizhu

    2016-06-01

    Oxidative stress-mediated proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributes to plaque formation and the progression of atherosclerosis. Polydatin is a derivative of resveratrol, and is widely present in certain herbal medications used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we examined whether polydatin was capable of attenuating VSMC proliferation induced by oxidative stress as well as the potential involvement of the endothelial nitric oxide synthetase (eNOS)/SIRT1 pathway. Briefly, VSMCs were exposed to H2O2 for 24 h in the absence or presence of polydatin (10-100 µM) prior to performing a cell proliferation assay. In mechanistic studies, the cells were incubated with the silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) inhibitor, EX527, or the eNOS inhibitor, L-NAME, prior to polydatin treatment. The results showed that polydatin inhibited VSMC proliferation and the level of reactive oxygen species, increased the expression of Kip1/p27, SIRT1 and eNOS, whereas the expression of cyclin B1, Cdk1 and c-myc was decreased. The number of cells in the G2/M phase was increased. Pre-treatment with L-NAME attenuated the inhibitory effects of polydatin on cell proliferation, inhibited the expression of SIRT1 and the phosphorylation of eNOS. Pre-treatment with EX527 also attenuated the inhibitory effects of polydatin on cell proliferation, but failed to reduce the activation of eNOS and the production of nitric oxide. Taken together, these findings suggest that, polydatin inhibited the oxidative stress-induced proliferation of VMSCs by activating the eNOS/SIRT1 pathway. PMID:27081912

  4. A Combination of 3D-QSAR, Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of Benzimidazole-Quinolinone Derivatives as iNOS Inhibitors

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    Peixun Liu

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS has been involved in a variety of diseases, and thus it is interesting to discover and optimize new iNOS inhibitors. In previous studies, a series of benzimidazole-quinolinone derivatives with high inhibitory activity against human iNOS were discovered. In this work, three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationships (3D-QSAR, molecular docking and molecular dynamics (MD simulation approaches were applied to investigate the functionalities of active molecular interaction between these active ligands and iNOS. A QSAR model with R2 of 0.9356, Q2 of 0.8373 and Pearson-R value of 0.9406 was constructed, which presents a good predictive ability in both internal and external validation. Furthermore, a combined analysis incorporating the obtained model and the MD results indicates: (1 compounds with the proper-size hydrophobic substituents at position 3 in ring-C (R3 substituent, hydrophilic substituents near the X6 of ring-D and hydrophilic or H-bond acceptor groups at position 2 in ring-B show enhanced biological activities; (2 Met368, Trp366, Gly365, Tyr367, Phe363, Pro344, Gln257, Val346, Asn364, Met349, Thr370, Glu371 and Tyr485 are key amino acids in the active pocket, and activities of iNOS inhibitors are consistent with their capability to alter the position of these important residues, especially Glu371 and Thr370. The results provide a set of useful guidelines for the rational design of novel iNOS inhibitors.

  5. Specific oligopeptides in fermented soybean extract inhibit NF-κB-dependent iNOS and cytokine induction by toll-like receptor ligands.

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    Lee, Woo Hyung; Wu, Hong Min; Lee, Chan Gyu; Sung, Dae Il; Song, Hye Jung; Matsui, Toshiro; Kim, Han Bok; Kim, Sang Geon

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    The ethanol extract of fermented soybean from Glycine max (chungkookjang, CHU) has been claimed to have chemopreventive and cytoprotective effects. In the present study, we examined the inhibitory effect of CHU on inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cytokine induction by toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands treatment and attempted to identify the responsible active components. Nitric oxide (NO) content and iNOS levels in the media or RAW264.7 cells were measured using the Griess reagent and real-time polymerase chain reaction assays. CHU treatment inhibited NO production and iNOS induction elicited by lipopolysaccharide (LPS, TLR4L) in a concentration-dependent manner. Tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 productions were also diminished. Peptidoglycans (TLR2/6L) and CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides (TLR9L) from CHU inhibited iNOS induction, but not poly I:C (TLR3L) or loxoribine (TLF7L). The anti-inflammatory effect resulted from the inhibition of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) through the inhibition of inhibitory-κB degradation. Of the representative components in CHU, specific oligopeptides (AFPG and GVAWWMY) had the ability to inhibit iNOS induction by LPS, whereas others failed to do so. Daidzein, an isoflavone used for comparative purposes, was active at a relatively higher concentration. In an animal model, oral administration of CHU to rats significantly diminished carrageenan-induced paw edema and iNOS induction. Our results demonstrate that CHU has anti-inflammatory effects against TLR ligands by inhibiting NF-κB activation, which may result from specific oligopeptide components in CHU. Since CHU is orally effective, dietary applications of CHU and/or the identified oligopeptides may be of use in the prevention of inflammatory diseases. PMID:25184943

  6. A Adolescência no Mundo Disney: As Representações da Adolescência nos Filmes da Disney

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    Almeida, Ana Luísa

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    Resumo: O presente trabalho tem como objeto de estudo a adolescência. O seu objetivo foi compreender como era representada a adolescência nos filmes de animação da Walt Disney. A metodologia utilizada foi a técnica da análise de conteúdo, sendo que a amostra foi recolhida através dos filmes “Alice no País das Maravilhas” (1951), “A Bela Adormecida” (1959), “A Pequena Sereia” (1989), “O Rei Leão” (1994) e “Entrelaçados” (2011). Os resultados demonstram que as categorias corpo, identidade e ide...

  7. Disfunções orofaciais nos pacientes em tratamento ortodôntico Orofacial dysfunctions in pacient under orthodontic treatment

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    Cristina Tostes Vieira Maciel; Maristela Horta Barbosa; Cláudia de Almeida Toldo; Fernanda Calil Borges Faza; Ana Lúcia de Magalhães Leal Chiappetta

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    OBJETIVO: avaliar a necessidade de intervenção fonoaudiológica nos pacientes em tratamento na clínica ortodôntica da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. MÉTODOS: foram feitos exames clínicos, aplicação de questionário e análise de prontuários clínicos de 42 pacientes em tratamento ortodôntico na Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. A primeira fase do presente estudo foi composta pela avaliação da posição habitual da língua, função da respiração, deglutição e fala. Em seguida, foram obtidos...

  8. Confluência de variáveis sociofamiliares e pessoais nos percursos académicos dos adolescentes

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    Silva, Patrícia Isabel Morais Teixeira Bessa e

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    Dissertação de mestrado em Estudos da Criança (área de especialização em Intervenção Psicossocial com Crianças, Jovens e Famílias) A compreensão dos fatores que interferem na aprendizagem dos alunos e, por sua vez, nos seus percursos académicos tem sido objeto de análise da comunidade científica. Com o presente estudo procuramos analisar a confluência de um conjunto de variáveis pessoais (cognitivas, motivacionais) e sociofamiliares (nível socioeconómico, habilitações académica...

  9. Les violences politiques dans les Etats de la Caraïbe insulaire (1945 à nos jours)

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    Jalabert, Laurent

    2003-01-01

    La violence politique dans les Etats indépendants de la Caraïbe insulaire (Cuba, Haïti, Saint-Domingue, Jamaïque, Trinidad…) de 1945 à nos jours est une caractéristique constante des pratiques politiques en vigueur dans ces pays. La violence politique s’y est érigée au titre de « culture politique », aussi bien à l’intérieur de régimes autoritaires (Cuba, Haïti, Saint-Domingue), que dans les processus de transition démocratique (Haïti, Saint-Domingue), voire dans les démocraties (Jamaïque, Tr...

  10. A psicologia como procedimento de análise da moralidade nos escritos intermediários de Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Jelson Roberto de Oliveira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Pretende-se nesse artigo analisar a concepção de psicologia utilizada por Nietzsche nos escritos do chamado segundo período de sua produção (1876 a 1882. Anunciando-se como primeiro psicólogo da história, o filósofo alemão inaugura uma visão da psicologia associada à fisiologia, consolidando um procedimento fisio-psicológico de análise da origem dos sentimentos morais em vista da derrubada dos idealismos presentes na metafísica, na religião cristã e na arte romântica. Esse expediente remete a uma nova compreensão do próprio indivíduo humano a partir da noção de inocência do vir-a-ser.

  11. A psicologia como procedimento de análise da moralidade nos escritos intermediários de Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Jelson Roberto de Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    Pretende-se nesse artigo analisar a concepção de psicologia utilizada por Nietzsche nos escritos do chamado segundo período de sua produção (1876 a 1882). Anunciando-se como primeiro psicólogo da história, o filósofo alemão inaugura uma visão da psicologia associada à fisiologia, consolidando um procedimento fisio-psicológico de análise da origem dos sentimentos morais em vista da derrubada dos idealismos presentes na metafísica, na religião cristã e na arte romântica. Esse expediente remete ...

  12. Cytotoxicity of MEIC chemicals Nos. 11-30 in 3T3 mouse fibroblasts with and without microsomal activation

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    Rasmussen, Eva

    1999-01-01

    The cytotoxicity of MEIC chemicals Nos, 11-30 was evaluated by determination of neutral red uptake in Balb/c 3T3 mouse fibroblasts with and without the addition of a microsomal activation mixture. The use of microsomes significantly decreased the cytotoxicity of malathion, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic...... acid, propranolol, thioridazine, lithium sulfate, copper sulfate and thallium sulfate, whereas the cytotoxicity of 1,1,1-trichloroethylene, phenol, nicotine, and paraquat was significantly increased by use of the microsomal activation mixture. These cytotoxicity data are in line with observations in...... other studies on microsomal modulation of the cytotoxicity of the test substances. Moderate to good correlations were found between the cytotoxicity data and rodent lethality data, and the addition of microsomes slightly improved the in vitro/in vivo concordance. The evidence to support the relevance of...

  13. Processos de acreditação e indicadores de desempenho nos hospitais universitários brasileiros

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    Sousa, Dionéia Paula Bodevan de

    2016-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Gestão O impacto dos programas de gestão de qualidade implantados nos hospitais, do Brasil e do mundo, é marcado pelos benefícios alcançados em várias áreas, pois favorece a superação de desafios promovendo a satisfação e segurança das pessoas, sejam usuários ou profissionais dos serviços de saúde. Permanece a existência de gaps no conhecimento produzido por pesquisas empíricas. Desafio a ser vencido na busca pela qualidade em hospitais em processo de acreditação ou...

  14. Dolo eventual e culpa consciente nos delitos praticados na direção de veículo automotor

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    Oliveira, Suzana Luzia

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    O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar o dolo eventual e a culpa consciente nos delitos de trânsito praticados na direção de veículo automotor, sob o enfoque do crime de homicídio, tendo em vista a importância do bem jurídico tutelado. Para tanto, no trabalho será realizada uma explanação acerca da evolução das principais teorias a tratar do delito, a fim de evidenciar a relevância desse estudo contemporaneamente, tendo em vista a necessidade de um aprofundamento teórico por parte dos o...

  15. Alterações da Função Tiroideia nos Recém-Nascidos Prematuros

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    Costeira, M. J.

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    A deficiência de hormonas tiroideias, mesmo transitória, acompanha-se de alterações do desenvolvimento psicomotor. As causas mais frequentes de hipotiroídismo transitório são: défice ou excesso de lodo na grávida c/ou no recém-nascido» administração de certos fármacos à mãe ou ao recém-nascido» existência de anticoipos anti-tíroideus e prematuridade.Nos prematuros concorrem uma série de entidades que conduzem, frequentemente» à diminuição dos níveis circulantes de tiroxina, agravando assim o ...

  16. Impacto da terapia cognitivo-comportamental nos fatores neurobiológicos relacionados à resiliência

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    Carlos Eduardo Norte; Gabriela Guerra Leal Souza; Ana Lucia Pedrozo; Ana Carolina Ferraz Mendonça-de-Souza; Ivan Figueira; Eliane Volchan; Paula Rui Ventura

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    A resiliência, como uma variável de desfecho, tem sido largamente negligenciada no campo terapêutico. Nosso objetivo foi investigar os efeitos da terapia cognitivo-comportamental (TCC) nos marcadores neurobiológicos de resiliência em pacientes com transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT). Nesta pesquisa experimental de caso único, foram acessadas variáveis fisiológicas (frequência cardíaca, frequência respiratória, tônus vagal cardíaco, balanço simpático e condutância da pele) e neuroendó...

  17. Lo que los movimientos oculares nos cuentan sobre la coactivación de idiomas en bilingües

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    Luis Morales

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Los movimientos oculares nos informan acerca del procesamiento lingüístico. En un estudio reciente de nuestro laboratorio registramos los movimientos oculares de hablantes nativos de italiano con un alto nivel de español en una tarea de comprensión auditiva para explorar la coactivación e interferencia entre los idiomas. Cuando les dijimos el nombre español de un dibujo para que lo encontrasen en la pantalla, entre varios posibles, el porcentaje de fijaciones sobre los dibujos varió dependiendo de las propiedades gramaticales de su nombre en italiano. Los resultados demuestran que el idioma nativo de los bilingües permanece activo durante la interpretación del lenguaje hablado en su segunda lengua.

  18. Avaliação do impacte de fogos florestais nos recursos hídricos subterrâneos

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    Ferreira, J.P.L.; M. M. Oliveira; Novo, M.E.; Laranjeira, I.; Leitão, T.; Henriques, M.J.; Martinho, N.; Quinta-Nova, L.C.; P. Fernandez; M.H. Lopes; Paralta, E.; Tujeira, R; Roque, N.; Dias, S; Mestre, S.

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    O presente trabalho corresponde ao relatório final do Projecto POCI/AGR/59180/2004 “Avaliação do Impacte de Fogos Florestais nos Recursos Hídricos Subterrâneos” e nele se avalia o impacto dos fogos no meio hídrico superficial e subterrâneo, considerando as alterações quantitativas no meio hídrico – escoamento superficial, recarga, evapotranspiração – e de qualidade. Na avaliação da alteração da qualidade das águas consideraram-se como fontes de contaminação os solos ardidos e a...

  19. Enzimas na alimentação de suínos Enzymes in feeds for swine

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    Francisco Antonio Tenorio Fireman; Alba Kyonara Barbosa Alves Tenório Fireman

    1998-01-01

    Enzimas são proteínas globulares de estrutura terciária ou quaternária que agem como catalisadores bilógicos e estão envolvidas em todos os processos do metabolismo animal. As enzimas comercialmente produzidas são provenientes, geralmente, de bactérias do gênero Bacillus sp ou fungos do gênero Aspergillus sp. Os efeitos benéficos de sua utilização na alimentação de suínos têm sido observados por pesquisadores de todo o mundo. Este artigo objetiva abordar os efeitos do uso de enzimas em vários...

  20. Lesões traumato-ortopédicas nos atletas paraolímpicos Orthopaedic trauma injuries in paralympic athletes

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    Roberto Vital

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, o desenvolvimento do esporte paraolímpico nacional e internacional tem estimulado maior participação dos portadores de deficiência em atividades desportivas, exigindo dos atletas incremento na intensidade e freqüência nos treinamentos e competições, o que impulsiona, ainda mais, os índices de lesões traumato-ortopédicas. Objetivou-se neste estudo de caráter descritivo-analítico verificar a prevalência de lesões traumato-ortopédicas em 82 atletas paraolímpicos selecionados de forma não probabilística intencional pertencentes às modalidades: natação = 37; tênis de mesa = 19; atletismo = 19; halterofilismo = 7, sendo 60 do sexo masculino e 22 do feminino, na faixa etária de 15 a 51 anos, participantes dos campeonatos mundiais nas referidas modalidades esportivas no ano de 2002. Utilizando-se como instrumento o prontuário médico do Departamento Médico do Comitê Paraolímpico Brasileiro preenchidos nesses eventos (técnica da observação através da história clínica - esportiva do atleta/anamnese (entrevistas com os atletas e exame físico, os resultados revelaram prevalência de lesões nos atletas de atletismo (MMII = 64,9%, coluna = 19,3% e MMSS = 15,8%; halterofilismo (coluna = 54,5%, MMSS = 36,4% e MMII = 9,1%; natação (MMSS = 44,4%, coluna = 38,9 e MMII = 16,7% e tênis de mesa (MMSS = 56%, coluna = 36% e MMII = 8%. Tais resultados nos permitem concluir que a prática esportiva de atletas paraolímpicos, pela intensidade de esforços na tentativa de superação, provoca lesões dessa natureza, o que recomenda diagnóstico e tratamento precoces, além de fortalecer as medidas preventivas dos atletas.In the last few years, the development of national and international games for the physically challenged has encouraged greater participation of athletes with physical disabilities. This resulted in an increase in intensity and frequency of the training routines and competitions and higher levels of