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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5495-5504, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570443

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Most patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cannot be treated using traditional therapies. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) may provide a new treatment for HCC. In this study, the therapeutic efficacy and radiobiological effects of boric acid (BA)-mediated BNCT in a VX2 multifocal liver tumor-bearing rabbit model are investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbits were irradiated with neutrons at the Tsing Hua Open Pool Reactor 35 min following an intravenous injection of BA (50 mg 10B/kg BW). The tumor size following BNCT treatment was determined by ultrasonography. The radiobiological effects were identified by histopathological examination. RESULTS: A total of 92.85% of the tumors became undetectable in the rabbits after two fractions of BNCT treatment. The tumor cells were selectively eliminated and the tumor vasculature was collapsed and destroyed after two fractions of BA-mediated BNCT, and no injury to the hepatocytes or blood vessels was observed in the adjacent normal liver regions. CONCLUSION: Liver tumors can be cured by BA-mediated BNCT in the rabbit model of a VX2 multifocal liver tumor. BA-mediated BNCT may be a breakthrough therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.


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Ácidos Bóricos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/radioterapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/radioterapia , Animais , Vasos Sanguíneos/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasos Sanguíneos/efeitos da radiação , Terapia por Captura de Nêutron de Boro/métodos , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatócitos/efeitos da radiação , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos da radiação , Masculino , Coelhos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17343, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574875

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RATIONALE: Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, a pan-genotypic and ribavirin-free direct acting antiviral agent regimen, has shown significant efficacy and very few serious complications. However, as the drug metabolizes in the liver, it is not recommended in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis. Herein, we report the case of a patient with compensated liver cirrhosis who developed severe jaundice after glecaprevir/pibrentasvir medication. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 77-year-old man diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C-related compensated liver cirrhosis visited hospital due to severe jaundice after 12 weeks of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir medication. DIAGNOSES: On the laboratory work-up, the total/direct bilirubin level was markedly elevated to 21.56/11.68 from 1.81 mg/dL; the alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels were within the normal range. We checked the plasma drug concentration level of glecaprevir, and 18,500 ng/mL was detected, which was more than 15 times higher than the drug concentration level verified in normal healthy adults. INTERVENTIONS: Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir was abruptly stopped and after 6 days, the drug concentration level decreased to 35 ng/mL and the serum total/direct bilirubin decreased to 7.49/4.06 mg/dL. OUTCOMES: Three months after drug cessation, the serum total bilirubin level normalized to 1.21 mg/dL and HCV RNA was not detected. LESSONS: We report what is likely the first known case of severe jaundice after medication with glecaprevir/pibrentasvir in a patient with compensated liver cirrhosis. Clinicians should bear potential hyperbilirubinemia in mind when treating chronic hepatitis C with this regimen and should monitor the patient closely during follow-up laboratory exams, especially in elderly cirrhotic patients.


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Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Benzimidazóis/efeitos adversos , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/etiologia , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperbilirrubinemia/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática/induzido quimicamente , Pirrolidinas/efeitos adversos , Quinoxalinas/efeitos adversos , Sulfonamidas/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/virologia , Combinação de Medicamentos , Humanos , Hiperbilirrubinemia/virologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/virologia , Cirrose Hepática/virologia , Masculino
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; 52: e20180526, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31508780

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INTRODUCTION: Crotalus envenomations cause serious complications and can be fatal without appropriate treatment. Venom isoforms present and inter/intraspecific variations in the venom composition can result in different symptoms presented by bites by snakes from the same species but from different geographical regions. We comparatively evaluated the local and systemic effects caused by Crotalus durissus terrificus (Cdt), C.d. collilineatus (Cdcolli), and C.d. cascavella (Cdcasc) envenomation. METHODS: Venom chromatography was performed. Proteolytic, phospholipase, and LAAO activities were analyzed. Edema, myotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, and coagulation alterations were evaluated. RESULTS: The venom SDS-PAGE analyses found the presence of convulxin, gyroxin, crotoxin, and crotamine in Cdt and Cdcolli venoms. Crotamine was not present in the Cdcasc venom. Cdt, Cdcollli, and Cdcasc venoms had no proteolytic activity. Only Cdcasc and Cdt venoms had phospholipase activity. LAAO activity was observed in Cdcolli and Cdcasc venoms. Cdcolli and Cdcasc venoms caused 36.7% and 13.3% edema increases, respectively. Cdt venom caused a 10% edema induction compared to those by other venoms. All venoms increased TOTAL-CK, MB-CK, and LDH levels (indicating muscle injury) and ALT, AST, GGT, and ALP levels (markers of liver damage) and were able to induce a neuromuscular blockade. Urea and creatinine levels were also altered in both plasma and urine, indicating kidney damage. Only Cdcolli and Cdcasc venoms increased TAPP and TAP. CONCLUSIONS: Together, these results allow us to draw a distinction between local and systemic effects caused by Crotalus subspecies, highlighting the clinical and biochemical effects produced by their respective venoms.


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Venenos de Crotalídeos/toxicidade , Crotalus/classificação , Edema/induzido quimicamente , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosfatase Alcalina/sangue , Fosfatase Alcalina/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Creatina Quinase/sangue , Creatina Quinase/efeitos dos fármacos , Creatinina/sangue , Edema/patologia , Eletroforese em Gel de Poliacrilamida , Rim/patologia , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/sangue , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Camundongos , Modelos Animais , Transaminases/sangue , Transaminases/efeitos dos fármacos , Ureia/sangue
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10667-10677, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31483636

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This study investigated the modulatory effects of Decaisnea insignis seed oil (DISO), which was rich in palmitoleic acid (55.25%), palmitic acid (12.25%), and oleic acid (28.74%), on alcohol-induced metabolism disorder in mice. Fifty mice were orally administered with 38% alcohol (0.4 mL/day) and without or with DISO (3, 6, and 12 g/kg) for consecutive 12 weeks. DISO inhibited the alcohol-induced weight loss and liver function abnormality (p < 0.01) and shifted the profiles of cecal microbiome: elevating the abundance of Lactobacillus, Ruminoccoceae_UCG_004 (p < 0.05) and decreasing abundance of Parabacteroides (p < 0.05). This treatment also regulated metabolome response of amino acid and lipid metabolism in cecal content: upregulating 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (p < 0.05), 6-hydroxynicotinic acid, 5-methoxytryptamine, nicotinamide, and nicotinic acid (p < 0.1) and downregulating androsterone, tryptophan, and indole-3-acetamide (p < 0.05). DISO protected against alcoholic liver injury and gut microbiota dysbiosis by enriching the relative abundance of Lactobacillus, which was positively associated with the improvement of intestinal permeability and tryptophan metabolism.


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Álcoois/efeitos adversos , Disbiose/prevenção & controle , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/prevenção & controle , Magnoliopsida/química , Óleos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Ceco/efeitos dos fármacos , Ceco/microbiologia , Disbiose/metabolismo , Disbiose/microbiologia , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/microbiologia , Masculino , Metaboloma/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Sementes/química
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108796, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421116

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Lambda-cyhalothrin (LCT) is a broad-spectrum pesticide widely used in agriculture throughout the world. This pesticide is considered a potential contaminant of surface and underground water as well as food, posing a risk to ecosystems and humans. In this sense, we decided to evaluate the activity of enzymes belonging to the purinergic system, which is linked with regulation of extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides, such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine (Ado) molecules involved in the regulation of inflammatory response. However, there are no data concerning the effects of LCT exposure on the purinergic system, where extracellular nucleotides act as signaling molecules. The aim of this study was to evaluate nucleotide hydrolysis by E-NTPDase (ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase), Ecto-NPP (ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase), ecto-5'-nucleotidase and ecto-adenosine deaminase (E-ADA) in platelets and liver of adult rats on days 7, 30, 45 and 60 after daily gavage with 6.2 and 31.1 mg/kg bw of LCT. Gene expression patterns of NTPDases1-3 and 5'-nucleotidase were also determined in those tissues. In parallel, lambda-cyhalothrin metabolites [3-(2-chloro-3,3,3- trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclopropane carboxylic acid (CFMP), 4-hydroxyphenoxybenzoic acid (4-OH-3-PBA), and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA)] were measured in plasma. Results showed that exposure rats to LCT caused a significant increase in the assessed enzymes activities. Gene expression pattern of ectonucleotidases further revealed a significant increase in E-NTPDase1, E-NTPDase2, and E-NTPDase3 mRNA levels after LCT administration at all times. A dose-dependent increase in LCT metabolite levels was also observed but there no significant variations in levels from weeks to week, suggesting steady-steady equilibrium. Correlation analyses revealed that LCT metabolites in the liver and plasma were positively correlated with the adenine nucleotides hydrolyzing enzyme, E-ADA and E-NPP activities in platelets and liver of rats exposed to lambda-cyhalothin. Our results show that LCT and its metabolites may affect purinergic enzymatic cascade and cause alterations in energy metabolism.


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Plaquetas/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nitrilos/farmacologia , Nucleotidases/genética , Nucleosídeos de Purina/metabolismo , Piretrinas/farmacologia , Adenosina Desaminase/genética , Adenosina Desaminase/metabolismo , Adenosina Trifosfatases/genética , Adenosina Trifosfatases/metabolismo , Animais , Plaquetas/enzimologia , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Hidrólise , Fígado/enzimologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Espectrometria de Massas , Nitrilos/sangue , Nitrilos/metabolismo , Nucleotidases/metabolismo , Piretrinas/sangue , Piretrinas/metabolismo , Pirofosfatases/genética , Pirofosfatases/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 163-172, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400778

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Edifenphos (EDF) (O-ethyl-S, S-diphenyldithiophosphate) is an organophosphate pesticide that is extensively used as a fungicide in agricultural rice fields. However, EDF accumulated in various agricultural products and caused potential health hazards to human and other living organisms. Therefore, the present study was investigated to evaluate the ameliorative role of apigenin (APG); a natural antioxidant against EDF-induced hepato-renal toxicity in rats. Six groups with five male Wistar rats each, were used for this purpose; these groups included the control group (A) that received corn oil; (B) 10 mg/kg APG; (C) 10 mg/kg EDF; (D) 25 mg/kg EDF; (E) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 10 mg/kg EDF; (F) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 25 mg/kg EDF for 14 consecutive days. Oral administration of EDF led to disruption of the intracellular antioxidant machinery which cause the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, EDF promotes deleterious effects like oxidative stress, DNA damage, reduced mitochondrial membrane potential, generation of ROS production, activation of caspase 3/9 activities and causing hepato-renal histopathological changes. However, the pretreatment of APG ameliorated the EDF-induced oxidative damage and apoptosis, through their antioxidant activity or by directly scavenging free radical property. Overall, these results suggest that EDF exerts oxidative stress, and APG could be a potent dietary anti-oxidant regimen against EDF-induced toxicity.


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Apigenina/farmacologia , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Compostos Organotiofosforados/toxicidade , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Sud Med Ekspert ; 62(4): 58-60, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31407708

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Eating mushrooms known to contain amatoxin is fraught with serious complications. The analysis of the relevant literature publications revealed no article with the description of the histological picture of the internal organs in the subjects intoxicated with amatoxin. It is known, however, that such poisoning is associated with the severe irreversible injuries to all intracellular protein structures the character of which depends on time. Specifically, acute amatoxin intoxication produces the well apparent clinical picture within 6 days after intake of the poison. It is characterized by acute renal and hepatic insufficiency in the combination with the injury to the conducting system of heart and the myocrardium itself. Thereafter, the disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) syndrome developed accompanied by the signs of progressive tissue hypoxia that ended in death on day 9. The histological study has demonstrated necrotic foci in the liver and oedematous hepatic stroma. Kidneys underwent multiple hemorrhages, necrosis of convoluted tubules and well apparent hydropic protein dystrophy of their epithelium. The adrenal glands showed up signs of necrosis and hemorrhage. It is concluded that poisoning with mushrooms (amatoxin) should be regarded as the most probable cause of the condition requiring differential diagnostics between acute gastroenteritis and renal insufficiency.


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Amanita/química , Amanitinas/envenenamento , Rim/patologia , Fígado/patologia , Intoxicação Alimentar por Cogumelos/diagnóstico , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos
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Acta Cir Bras ; 34(6): e201900607, 2019 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432998

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PURPOSE: Coleus forskohlii Briq., a medicinal plant originally from India, has been indicated against heart disease, expiratory disorders, convulsions, and hepatic changes, among others. In view of the broad pharmacological potential of the plant and the scarce information about its effects, the objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of its use for pretreatment of partially hepatectomized rats. METHODS: The animals were divided into two experimental groups: Control (CG) receiving physiological saline for 10 days before partial hepatetctomy, and Treated (TG) receiving 40 mg Coleus forskohlii/kg/day for 10 days before partial hepatectomy. The treatments were performed by gastric gavage. After the surgical procedure, treatment was continued according to the following groups: CG 24 h, CG 48 h, TG 24 h, and TG 48 hs, and liver tissue and intracardiac blood samples were obtained for histological and biochemical analysis, respectively. RESULTS: No significant differences were observed in mitotic or apoptotic index or in the concentrations of the enzymes AST, ALT and alkaline phosphatase, and no areas of fibrosis were detected. CONCLUSION: Treatment with Coleus forskohlii did not interfere with the course of hepatic hyperplasia.


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Hepatectomia/métodos , Fígado/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Plectranthus/química , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Fosfatase Alcalina/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hiperplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/cirurgia , Masculino , Ratos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 71-85, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468387

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This study has evaluated the effects of a supplementation with taurine (TAU) on the actions of fish oil (FO) against the hypoglycemia, hypoproteinemia, and hepatic accumulation of lipids and liver damage caused by D-galactosamine (GAL) in the rat. To this end, male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-225 g), in groups of 6, were orally treated with physiological saline (2.5 mL, control group), FO (60 mg/kg), TAU (2.4 mmol/kg) or FO-TAU for three consecutive days and before a single oral dose of GAL (400 mg/kg) given on day 3. In parallel, rats receiving only GAL on day 3 or N-acetylcysteine (NAC, 2.4 mmol/kg) for 3 days before GAL served as controls. On day 4 blood samples were collected by cardiac puncture and used to either measure glucose (GLC) or to obtain plasma fractions. Immediately thereafter, the livers were excised, made into a homogenate in phosphate buffered saline pH 7.4, and centrifuged to obtain clear supernatant. Plasma samples were assayed for their total protein (TP), triglycerides (TG), cholesterol (CHOL), phospholipids (PLP), free fatty acids (FFA) and total bilirubin (TB) and direct bilirubin (DB) contents, and for the activities of alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). The liver homogenates were used to measure TG, CHOL, PLP and total lipids (TL) contents. Without exceptions, GAL was found to markedly affect (p < 0.001) all of the experimental parameters examined, with increases occurring in all instances except for the values of the plasma GLC, TP and PLP which were decreased. A pretreatment with either FO or TAU led to significant attenuation of the effects of GAL and which, in most cases, were of similar magnitude. On the other hand, a combined pretreatment with FO plus TAU usually resulted in a greater protection than with either agent alone (p ≤ 0.05). NAC, serving as a reference treatment, was, in most instances, equipotent with FO alone and. in addition, was the only agent that significantly attenuated the increases in both liver weight and liver weight to body weight ratio caused by GAL.


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Óleos de Peixe/farmacologia , Galactosamina/efeitos adversos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 185-196, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468397

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In the present study, we evaluated the antioxidant and anti-stress activities of taurine in electric foot-shock stress model rats. Taurine supplementation markedly increased the hepatic glutathione (GSH) levels, compared to the levels in the stress group. In addition, activities of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) were improved in the taurine-treated group. Plasma cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) levels were significantly reduced in the taurine-supplemented group compared to those in the stress group. In contrast, the levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were markedly increased in the taurine or betaine-treated group compared to those in the stress group. It may be concluded that taurine produces beneficial effects in the form of antioxidant status and biochemical alterations in foot-shock-induced acute stress in rats.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Fisiológico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Sulfato de Desidroepiandrosterona/sangue , Estimulação Elétrica , Glutationa/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Hidrocortisona/sangue , Ácido Hidroxi-Indolacético/sangue , Fígado/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Serotonina/sangue
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 463-470, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468423

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We previously reported that taurine treatment inhibited arsenic (As)-induced apoptosis in the liver of mice. This study was designed to explore the effect of taurine on liver function and its underlying mechanism in As-exposed mice. Mice were randomly divided into 3 groups, ten mice in each group. Group 1, control group, only orally received drinking water alone. Group 2, As intoxication group, was exposed to 4 mg/L As2O3 via drinking water for 60 days. Group 3, taurine protection group, was treated with 4 mg/L As2O3 and 150 mg/kg both. Taurine administration significantly revered the increases of alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) activities in serum. The decrease of glutathione (GSH) was inhibited with taurine treatment in the liver of As-exposed mice. At the same time, taurine significantly inhihibited As-induced enhancement of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the liver. Here we show that taurine protective effect on liver function in As-exposed mice maybe involve lipid peroxidation.


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Arsênico/toxicidade , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo , Taurina/farmacologia , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Suplementos Nutricionais , Glutationa/análise , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/análise , Camundongos , Distribuição Aleatória
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108790, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400342

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Preclinical assays play a key role in research in research on the neurobiology of pain and the development of novel analgesics. Drugs available for the treatment of inflammatory pain are not fully effective and show adverse effects. Thus, we investigated the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of bis(3-amino-2-pyridine) diselenide (BAPD), a new analgesic drug prototype. BAPD effects were investigated using nociception models induced by chemical (glutamate), immunologic (Freund's Complete Adjuvant - CFA) and thermal stimuli in Swiss mice. Mice were orally (p.o.) treated with BAPD (0.1-50 mg/kg) 30 min prior to the glutamate and hot-plate tests and a time-course (0.5 up to 8 h) of the antinociceptive effect of BAPD (50 mg/kg, p. o.) was evaluated in a CFA model. In the CFA model, BAPD effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) and interferon-γ (INF-γ) expression, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, oxidative (2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels) and histological parameters were evaluated. The safety of the compound (50 and 300 mg/kg, p. o.) was verified for 72 h. BAPD reduced the licking time induced by glutamate and caused an increase in latency response to thermal stimulus. Naloxone reversed the antinociceptive effect of BAPD. Paw edema formation induced by glutamate or CFA injection was reduced by BAPD. Mechanical hyperalgesia induced by CFA was attenuated by BAPD. BAPD did not protect against the increase in MPO activity and decrease of the 2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels induced by CFA. BAPD protected against histological alterations and reduction on the levels of gene expression COX-2 and INF-γ in the paw of mice exposed to CFA. BAPD was safe at the doses and time evaluated. BAPD exerts acute antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic actions, suggesting that it may represent an alternative in the future development of new therapeutic strategies.


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Analgésicos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Nociceptividade/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Opioides/metabolismo , Analgésicos/química , Analgésicos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Edema/patologia , Comportamento Exploratório/efeitos dos fármacos , Pé/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glutâmico/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Locomoção/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Dor/tratamento farmacológico , Dor/patologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Receptores Opioides/genética , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Gene ; 712: 143966, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279711

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BACKGROUND: Acute paracetamol (PCM) toxicity is a clinical problem; can result in a serious liver injury that finally may progress to acute liver failure. Curcumin (CUR) is a prevalent natural compound that can maintain prooxidant/antioxidant balance and thus can help in liver protection; also, Silymarin (SL) is a traditional antioxidant herb, used to treat liver disorders through scavenging free radicals. This study aimed to illustrate the histological, biochemical and molecular changes induced by acute PCM overdose on rats' liver to elucidate the effectiveness of CUR compared to SL in alleviating such changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wister Albino rats were divided into 6 groups each comprising 23 rats: control group, curcumin (CUR) treated group received (100 mg CUR/ kg), silymarin treated group received (100 mg SL/kg) for 7 successive days. Paracetamol (PCM) exposed group administered a single dose of PCM (200 mg/kg orally on 8th day). PCM + CUR group and PCM + SL group pretreated with CUR and SL respectively for 7 days then received single PCM dose (200 mg/kg) on the 8th day. Blood and liver tissues were collected for biochemical, histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses using anti-p53 antibody. In addition, real time polymerase chain reaction (RT- PCR) was used to measure Bax, bcl2 and Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR γ) mRNA expression levels. RESULTS: In the paracetamol overdose group, the liver architecture showed necrotic changes, hydropic degeneration, congestion and dilatation of central veins. This hepatocellular damage was confirmed by a significant increase of AST, ALT levels and by an apparent increase in the number of p53 stained cells. PCM toxicity showed significant elevation of total oxidant status (TOS), oxidant status index (OSI) and decreased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) compared to controls (p < 0.001). Gene expression analysis showed that PCM caused an elevation of bcl2 and a reduction of both Bax and PPARγ mRNA expression. The histological alternation in the liver architecture was markedly improved in (PCM + CUR) group compared to (PCM+ SL) group, with an obvious decrease in the number of P53 stained cells. CUR pretreatment inhibited the elevation of TOS and OSI as well as the reduction of TAC caused by PCM toxicity compared to (PCM + SL) group. CONCLUSION: Both SL and CUR pretreatment prevented the toxic effects of PCM, but CUR is more effective than SL in ameliorating acute PCM induced hepatotoxicity.


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Acetaminofen/toxicidade , Curcumina/farmacologia , Falência Hepática Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Silimarina/farmacologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Oxidantes/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 188-195, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284022

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Brucine is one of the main bioactive and toxic constituents of the herb drug Semen Strychni. Here we aimed to determine dosing time-dependent hepatotoxicity of brucine, and to investigate the role of metabolism in generation of brucine chronotoxicity. Brucine was administered to wild-type or Npas2-/- (a clock disrupted model) mice at different circadian time points for toxicity and pharmacokinetic characterization. The hepatotoxicity was evaluated by plasma alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase measurements and histopathological analysis. The role of Cyp3a11 in brucine metabolism was determined by chemical inhibition assays and Cyp3a11-overexpressing HEK293 cells. Hepatic circadian Cyp3a11 mRNA and protein levels were determined by qPCR and Western blotting, respectively. The toxicity of brucine was more severe in the light phase [Zeitgeber time (ZT) 2 and ZT8] than in the dark phase (ZT14 and ZT20). Chemical inhibition and substrate metabolism assays suggested Cyp3a11 as a significant contributor to brucine metabolism. The Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity in the livers of wild-type mice displayed significant circadian fluctuations. Npas2 ablation markedly down-regulated Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity, and abrogated their circadian rhythms. The circadian time differences in brucine pharmacokinetics and liver distribution were lost in Npas2-/- mice, so were the time differences in brucine hepatotoxicity. In conclusion, chronotoxicity of brucine was determined by circadian variations in Cyp3a11 metabolism. The findings have implications in improving brucine (and possibly Semen Strychni) efficacy via dosing time optimization.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/enzimologia , Ritmo Circadiano , Citocromo P-450 CYP3A/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/enzimologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fotoperíodo , Estricnina/análogos & derivados , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/deficiência , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/sangue , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Cronoterapia Farmacológica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Microssomos Hepáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Microssomos Hepáticos/enzimologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/deficiência , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Estricnina/administração & dosagem , Estricnina/metabolismo , Estricnina/farmacocinética , Estricnina/toxicidade
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Int J Exp Pathol ; 100(3): 175-183, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321841

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Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) is a leucine metabolite with protein anabolic effects. We examined the effects of an HMB-enriched diet in healthy rats and rats with liver cirrhosis induced by multiple doses of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). HMB increased branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs; valine, leucine and isoleucine) in blood and BCAA and ATP in muscles of healthy animals. The effect on muscle mass and protein content was insignificant. In CCl4-treated animals alterations characteristic of liver cirrhosis were found with decreased ratio of the BCAA to aromatic amino acids in blood and lower muscle mass and ATP content when compared with controls. In CCl4-treated animals consuming HMB, we observed higher mortality, lower body weight, higher BCAA levels in blood plasma, higher ATP content in muscles, and lower ATP content and higher cathepsin B and L activities in the liver when compared with CCl4-treated animals without HMB. We conclude that (1) HMB supplementation has a positive effect on muscle mitochondrial function and enhances BCAA concentrations in healthy animals and (2) the effects of HMB on the course of liver cirrhosis in CCl4-treated rats are detrimental. Further studies examining the effects of HMB in other models of hepatic injury are needed to determine pros and cons of HMB in the treatment of subjects with liver cirrhosis.


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Aminoácidos de Cadeia Ramificada/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/efeitos dos fármacos , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Valeratos/farmacologia , Animais , Tetracloreto de Carbono/metabolismo , Suplementos Nutricionais , Leucina/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Cirrose Hepática/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 32(6): 406-418, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262386

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OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have indicated that the plasticizer di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) affects lipid accumulation; however, its underlying mechanism remains unclear. We aim to clarify the effect of DEHP on lipid metabolism and the role of TYK2/STAT1 and autophagy. METHODS: In total, 160 Wistar rats were exposed to DEHP [0, 5, 50, 500 mg/(kg•d)] for 8 weeks. Lipid levels, as well as mRNA and protein levels of TYK2, STAT1, PPARγ, AOX, FAS, LPL, and LC3 were detected. RESULTS: The results indicate that DEHP exposure may lead to increased weight gain and altered serum lipids. We observed that DEHP exposure affected liver parenchyma and increased the volume or number of fat cells. In adipose tissue, decreased TYK2 and STAT1 promoted the expression of PPARγ and FAS. The mRNA and protein expression of LC3 in 50 and 500 mg/(kg•d) groups was increased significantly. In the liver, TYK2 and STAT1 increased compensatorily; however, the expression of FAS and AOX increased, while LPL expression decreased. Joint exposure to both a high-fat diet and DEHP led to complete disorder of lipid metabolism. CONCLUSION: It is suggested that DEHP induces lipid metabolism disorder by regulating TYK2/STAT1. Autophagy may play a potential role in this process as well. High-fat diet, in combination with DEHP exposure, may jointly have an effect on lipid metabolism disorder.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Dietilexilftalato/toxicidade , Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Transtornos do Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/induzido quimicamente , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos Wistar , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/metabolismo , TYK2 Quinase/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 8007-8019, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31268702

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Cow and human milk have been reported to contain dioxins ranging from 0.023 to 26.46 and 0.88 to 19 pg/g of fat, respectively. However, the toxic effects of the dioxins in the milk in this range of concentrations were not explored. Therefore, considering the outbred livestock tissues as better models than inbred laboratory animals, the present study targeted to study the effect of dioxins present in the milk on three-dimensionally (3D) cultured buffalo primary hepatocyte spheroids. The spheroids were treated with a model dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), directly and also through milk fat at different concentrations (i.e, 0.02-20 pg/mL) for 24 h. Among the liver-cell-specific (ALB, HNF4α, and AFP) genes, a similar ALB and upregulated HNF4α expression at all treatments indicated the functional and transcriptionally active hepatocyte spheroids. Supportingly, no significant difference in the antiapoptotic gene expression between the treatments of milk fat and milk fat containing dioxins indicated the survivability of the spheroids during dioxin treatments. Among the selected TCDD responsive (CYP1A1, CYP1A2, AHR, CYP1B1, and TIPARP) genes, a nonsignificant increasing trend of the CYP1A1 expression was observed from 0.2 to 10 pg/mL of TCDD concentration through milk fat. This pattern was similar to the reported insensitive response of human primary hepatocytes toward dioxins than that of rat primary hepatocytes. This may indicate that the buffalo hepatocyte spheroids could be better models than rats for TCDD hepatotoxic studies. Further, TCDD in the milk in the range of 0.02-20 pg/mL concentration may not be very hepatotoxic.


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Dioxinas/farmacologia , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Leite/química , Animais , Búfalos , Células Cultivadas , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/metabolismo , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A2/genética , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A2/metabolismo , Dioxinas/análise , Contaminação de Alimentos/análise , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Fígado/citologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Modelos Animais , Ratos , Esferoides Celulares/efeitos dos fármacos , Esferoides Celulares/metabolismo , alfa-Fetoproteínas/genética , alfa-Fetoproteínas/metabolismo
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Exp Parasitol ; 204: 107726, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299264

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The aims of this study were to evaluate if the use of copper oxide wire particles, isolated or in association with closantel, in lambs infected with Haemonchus contortus enhances the anthelmintic efficacy of closantel, as well as to evaluate the effects of treatment in hepatic energy metabolism, inflammatory markers and hematological and biochemical tests. The lambs were randomly divided into five groups (6 animals each), as follows: uninfected animals (Control); animals infected with H. contortus (HC); infected and treated with closantel (HC + CL); infected and treated with copper oxide wire particles (HC + Cu); and infected and treated with closantel plus copper oxide wire particles (HC + CL + Cu). The animals of infected groups were infected orally with H. contortus (5,000 L3 -larvae) and on day 14 post infection (p.i) the treatments were initiated. The egg per gram of feces (EPG), butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), myeloperoxidase (MPO), adenylate kinase (AK) and pyruvate kinase (PK) activities and hematological and biochemical tests were evaluated. Treatments with copper oxide (isolated and associated) were able to reduce the EPG count on days 28, 35, 42 and 49 p.i when compared to HC group, while closantel was able to reduce EPG only from day 35 p.i. Moreover, treatment with closantel (isolated or associated) was able to prevent the inhibition of hepatic AK and PK activities caused by H. contortus infection, which may contribute to efficient intracellular energetic communication in order to maintain the balance between cellular ATP consumption and production. Butyrylcholinesterase and MPO activities were higher in infected lambs compared to uninfected, while treated groups showed lower enzymatic activity compared to the group HC. The use of all therapeutic protocols was able to reduce the EPG count. Based on these evidences, the use of copper oxide plus closantel may be considered an alternative to treat lambs infected by H. contortus.


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Anti-Helmínticos/administração & dosagem , Cobre/administração & dosagem , Hemoncose/veterinária , Inflamação/veterinária , Salicilanilidas/administração & dosagem , Doenças dos Ovinos/tratamento farmacológico , Abomaso/metabolismo , Adenilato Quinase/metabolismo , Administração Oral , Animais , Anti-Helmínticos/farmacologia , Anti-Helmínticos/uso terapêutico , Análise Química do Sangue/veterinária , Butirilcolinesterase/sangue , Cápsulas , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Contagem de Eritrócitos/veterinária , Fezes/parasitologia , Hemoncose/complicações , Hemoncose/tratamento farmacológico , Hemoncose/metabolismo , Hematócrito/veterinária , Hemoglobinas/análise , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/enzimologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Contagem de Ovos de Parasitas/veterinária , Peroxidase/sangue , Piruvato Quinase/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Salicilanilidas/farmacologia , Salicilanilidas/uso terapêutico , Ovinos , Doenças dos Ovinos/metabolismo , Doenças dos Ovinos/prevenção & controle
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4723-4739, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308655

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Background: Much consideration has been paid to the toxicological assessment of nanoparticles prior to clinical and biological applications. While in vitro studies have been expanding continually, in vivo investigations of nanoparticles have not developed a cohesive structure. This study aimed to assess the acute toxicity of different concentrations of chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles (Ch-AgNPs) in main organs, including liver, kidneys, and spleen. Materials and methods: Twenty-eight male albino rats were used and divided into 4 groups (n=7). Group 1 was kept as a negative control group. Groups 2, 3, and 4 were treated intraperitoneally with Ch-AgNPs each day for 14 days at doses of 50, 25, and 10 mg/kg body weight (bwt) respectively. Histopathological, morphometric and immunohistochemical studies were performed as well as oxidative stress evaluations, and specific functional examinations for each organ were elucidated. Results: It was revealed that Ch-AgNPs induced dose-dependent toxicity, and the repeated dosing of rats with 50 mg/kg Ch-AgNPs induced severe toxicities. Histopathological examination showed congestion, hemorrhage, cellular degeneration, apoptosis and necrosis in hepatic and renal tissue as well as lymphocytic depletion with increasing tangible macrophages in the spleen. The highest levels of malondialdehyde, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase (MDA, ALT, AST) and the lowest levels of reduced glutathione, immunoglobulin G, M and total protein (GSH, IgG, IgM, TP) were observed in this group. On the other hand, repeated dosing with 25 mg/kg induced mild to moderate disturbance in the previous parameters, while there was no significant difference in results of pathological examination and biochemical tests between the control group and those treated with 10 mg/kg bwt Ch-AgNPs. Conclusion: Chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles induce dose-dependent adverse effects on rats.


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Quitosana/química , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Prata/toxicidade , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Creatinina/sangue , Glutationa/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígeno Nuclear de Célula em Proliferação/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia
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