Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves

Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves
Universidade Federal do Ceará | UFC · Faculty of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursery

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Introduction
I coordinate the Laboratory of Pharmacology in Sobral at Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Campus Sobral, in focus on inflammation and pain research. I also coordinate the Centre for Study and Research on Orofacial Pain (NEPDOR). Nowadays, I am as Visiting Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.

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Disfunções temporomandibulares (DTMs) são doenças que envolvem a articulação temporomandibular, músculos mastigatórios e estruturas associadas, tendo como um de seus principais sintomas a dor e podendo estar associadas a comorbidades. Todavia, a associação entre as DTMs e distúrbios gastrointestinais (DGIs) ainda é pouco estudada. DGIs podem ser cl...
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Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) is a group of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions involving the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), the masticatory muscles and all associated tissues. As there are no records on the activity related to proteins derived from goat milk involving inflammation in the TMJs, this study investigated the antinocice...
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Bone loss caused by periodontitis can be potentiated by diabetes. Atorvastatin (ATV), has been tested in periodontitis due to its anti-inflammatory and antiresorptive activities, but it has been reported to increase the risk of diabetes. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of ATV on alveolar bone of rats with periodontitis and diabet...
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Objective: Moringa oleifera possesses multiple biological effects and the 4-[(4′-O-acetyl-α-L- rhamnosyloxy) benzyl] isothiocyanate accounts for them. Based on the original isothiocyanate molecule we obtained a semisynthetic derivative, named 4-[(2′,3′,4′-O-triacetyl-α-L-rhamnosyloxy) N-benzyl] hydrazine carbothioamide (MC-H) which was safe and eff...
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Objetive This study aimed to evaluate the anti-resorptive activity of a semi-synthetic coumarin derivative from Platymisciumfloribundum, named 6,7-dimethoxy-3-nitrocoumarin. Material and methods Molecular docking studies were performed to test the binding performance of the derivative against targets associated with alveolar bone loss (TNF-α, IL-1...
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The events related to the COVID-19 pandemic are having a strong impact on public mental health. However, there are few studies focusing on these aspects in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the painful intensity, distress and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a population with...
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To assess the effect of biodentine (BD) and MTA‐angelus (MTA) on biocompatibility, BMP2, BMP4, and osteocalcin (OC) expression. Subcutaneously implanted tubes of four groups (MTA, BD, Control, and Sham) were kept over 15, 30, and 60 days; histological analyses were performed using H&E and Von Kossa; ELISA quantified IL‐1β and IL‐8 expression; and q...
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Objectives Many species of theBauhinia genus have been widely used in folk medicine as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents. (-)-Fisetinidol palmitate is a semi-syntetic flavonoid obtained from the ethanolic extract of the stem of Bauhinia pulchella. This study aimed to evaluate the antiresorptive effect of the semi-syntetic (-)-fise...
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Objective Chresta martii is broadly used by folk medicine due to its anti-inflammatory effects, but there is a lack of preclinical data on its pharmacological mechanisms. This study investigated the efficacy of Chresta martii ethanolic extract (CEE) in the zymosan-induced temporomandibular joint arthritis (TMJ) and evaluated the possible role of TN...
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Temporomandibular disorder is a clinical painful condition in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. The purified sulfated polysaccharide from the green marine algae Caulerpa racemosa (Cr) has provided anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activity. This study evaluated these effects on a TMJ hypernociception model. Wistar rats (180 - 250 g) wer...
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Periodontitis is an immuno-inflammatory disease, which can lead to tooth loss. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Platymiscium floribundum Vog., a Brazilian tree which has been used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, in a pre-clinical trial of periodontitis in rats. Periodontitis was induced by placing a sterilized nylon (...
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Objetivo: verificar o conhecimento dos agentes comunitários de saúde (ACS) sobre as disfunções temporomandibulares (DTMs) no município de Sobral, Ceará. Materiais e Método: trata-se de uma pesquisa observacional transversal, quantitativa, realizada entre janeiro e março de 2014. Foram avaliados 158 ACS que responderam um questionário composto por 1...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Mucuna pruriens (Mp) belongs to Leguminosae family, it is native of tropical regions and used to treat several maladies such as urinary, neurological, and menstruation disorders, constipation, edema, fever, tuberculosis, ulcers, diabetes, arthritis, dysentery, and cardiovascular diseases. Mp seeds are rich in bioact...
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Stress responses activate protective mechanisms to achieve homeostasis, but they can be detrimental when such responses become maladaptive. Anxiety relates to risk assessment of a potential threat and involves uncertainty regarding the anticipation of a threatening situation and it dampers quality of life. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is the majo...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of strontium ranelate on ligature-induced periodontitis in rats and assess the putative involvement of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway in these effects. Material and Methods: Male Wistar rats underwent nylon ligature placement around maxillary molars and were treated (v.o.) with st...
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Objectives: To evaluate immunohistochemically the expression of GLUT-3 and GLUT-4 in oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) and the oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and assess possible involvement in the malignant transformation of oral lesions. Methods: Tissue samples of 15 cases of OSCC and 15 of OED were subjected to immunohistochemistry with anti-G...
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Objective The aim of this work was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antiresorptive effects of Calendula officinalis (CLO) on alveolar bone loss (ABL) in rats. Material and methodsMale Wistar rats were subjected to ABL by ligature with nylon thread around the second upper left molar. The contralateral hemimaxillae were used as control. Rats rec...
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Objective and design: To investigate the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), carbon monoxide (CO), and biliverdin (BVD) in the zymosan-induced TMJ arthritis in rats. Materials and methods: Mechanical threshold was assessed before and 4 h after TMJ arthritis induction in rats. Cell influx, myeloperoxidase activity, and histological changes were meas...
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Temporomandibular disorders are the second most common cause of orofacial pain mediated by inflammatory compounds, which in many cases leads to chronic orofacial pain. This study assessed the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of a lectin from the green seaweed Caulerpa cupressoides (CcL) on hypernociception inflammatory in TMJ of rats a...
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Arthritis possesses inflammatory components and flavonoids of well-known structures exert anti-inflammatory activity. Here, we aim to evaluate the effects of [4″,5″] dihydro-obovatin and three structurally-defined flavonoids from Tephrosia toxicaria Pers roots on the zymosan-induced temporomandibular joint inflammatory hypernociception in rats as w...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether local administration of TIL could influence the expression of the inflammatory mediators IL-1β, TNF-α, MMP-8 and COX-2 in rats with experimental periodontitis (EP). Methods: Twenty-four adult male rats (Rattus norvegicus, albinus, Wistar) were assigned to groups C, EP, EP-TIL (CControl...
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Inflammation is a key component of many clinical conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and Moringa oleifera Lam. has been used to treat inflammatory diseases. Here, we evaluated the toxicological effects on mice of a naturally-occurring isothiocyanate from M. oleifera and its seven analogue molecules. Further, the anti-nociceptiv...
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Tocoyena sellowiana (Cham. & Schltdl.) K.Schum is one of the most important families of Brazilian medicinal plants. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Tocoyena sellowiana (Cham. & Schltdl.) K.Schum ethanolic extract in a pre-clinical trial of periodontitis and to investigate possible mechanisms underlying such effects. Periodontitis was ind...
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Periodontitis is very prevalent worldwide and is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults. About 80% of the worldwide population use medicinal plants for their health care. Stemodia maritima L. (S. maritima) antioxidant and antimicrobial effects in vitro as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Herein, the potential therapeutic effect of S....
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This study aimed to evaluate whether pre-emptive analgesia modifies the tissue expression of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), and whether there is an association with postoperative surgical outcomes. A triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of patients undergoing mandibular third molar removal was per...
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Background: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders show inflammatory components, heavily impacting on quality of life. Strontium ranelate has previously shown anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects on other experimental inflammatory pain models. Thus, we aim to investigate the strontium ranelate efficacy in reducing the zymosan-induced inf...
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Objective: To evaluate the effects of osteoporosis induced by glucocorticoid (GIOP) on bone tissue of rats with experimental periodontitis (EP). Design: 48 male Wistar rats divided into groups: Naïve, EP, GIOP and GIOP+EP. Rats of GIOP and GIOP+EP groups received 7mg/kg of dexamethasone intramuscularly once a week for 5 weeks. Following, EP and...
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Temporomandibular disorder is a common clinical condition involving pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. This study assessed the antinociceptive effects of a polysulfated fraction from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI) on the formalin-induced TMJ hypernociception in rats and investigated the involvement of different mechanisms....
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Aspiration of oral bacteria leads to cardiac and respiratory infectious diseases and dentures can act as a reservoir for pathogenic microorganisms. Objective To determine the occurrence and the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of enteric rods and pseudomonads from the denture biofilm of 52 subjects at the Center for Dental Specialties of Sobr...
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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders show inflammatory components, heavily impacting on quality of life. Abelmoschus esculentus is largely cultivated in Northeastern Brazil for medicinal purposes, having it shown anti-inflammatory activity. We evaluated A. esculentus lectin (AEL) efficacy in reducing zymosan-induced temporomandibular joint infla...
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The Brazilian Law on scientific and teaching use of animals, Arouca’s Law (n° 11.794 – 2008), clearly states that animals should not be used if an alternative method is available. The aim of this study was to describe the development of a software (Pharmasoftware®) as an alternative method of teaching in pharmacology at a Medical School (Federal Un...
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We investigated structural features of polysaccharides from Ulva lactuca and their effects on the classical models of nociception and inflammation. Crude extract was obtained by enzymatic digestion and isolated by ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose. The fraction with higher yield was used in the tests (SP-Ul). Swiss mice received SP-Ul (...
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Objectives: The article aims to discuss the IL-1β and TNF-α potential use as salivary biomarkers of periodontal diseases pathogenesis and progression. Material and Methods: This literature review has been registered in PROSPERO database with following number: CRD42016035729. Data investigation was performed on PubMed database as the main source of...
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Background: Atorvastatin (ATV) has shown pleiotropic effects on bone tissue and osteoporosis can aggravate periodontitis. Thus, we assessed the effects of ATV on experimental periodontitis (EP) of rats subjected to glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). Methods: male Wistar rats were divided into: Naïve, EP, GIOP+EP and ATV groups. GIOP+EP...
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Lectins are proteins that bind to specific mono- or oligosaccharides. This study aimed to evaluate the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the lectin from the red marine alga Solieria filiformis. The animals (n = 6) were pretreated with S. filiformis lectin 30 min before they were given the nociceptive or inflammatory stimulus. The ant...
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The Brazilian Law on scientific and teaching use of animals, Arouca’s Law (n° 11.794 – 2008), clearly states that animals should not be used if an alternative method is available. The aim of this study was to describe the development of a software (Pharmasoftware®) as an alternative method of teaching in pharmacology at a Medical School (Federal Un...
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Lectins are a heterogeneous group of proteins and glycoproteins with potential role as therapeutic and diagnostic tools to combat various diseases, besides some functions on human organism. Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra), a horticultural plant of African origin, is cultivated in northeastern Brazil, and used for different medicinal purposes. This wo...
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Objective: Wide biotechnological investigations of only a limited number of seaweed lectins have been performed. We previously demonstrated the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of a lectin isolated from the green seaweed Caulerpa cupressoides var. lycopodium (CcL). Herein, we further studied the mechanisms of action of CcL. Methods:...
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to review the effects of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on osseointegration and determine whether they cause failures in dental implants and whether patients who use them chronically can receive dental implants safely.A bibliographic electronic search was performed using the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and...
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The anti-inflammatory mechanisms of the sulfated polysaccharidic fraction obtained from red marine alga Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI) were investigated using a paw edema model induced in rats by different inflammatory agents (carrageenan, dextran, serotonin, bradykinin, compound 48/80 or L-arginine). Gc-FI at the doses of 3, 9 or 27 mg/kg, subcutaneous...
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Background We investigated both the efficacy and the sub-chronic toxicity of Tephrosia toxicaria Pers. in the zymosan-induced temporomandibular joint (TMJ) inflammatory hypernociception in rats evaluating the possible role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1).Methods Rats were pretreated with T. toxicaria (0.2, 2.0 or 20 mg/kg) 60 min before the intra-articu...
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The green seaweed Caulerpa cupressoides var. lycopodium contains three SPs fractions (Cc-SP1, Cc-SP2 and Cc-SP3). Cc-SP1 and Cc-SP2 had anticoagulant (in vitro), pro- and antithrombotic, antinociceptive and/or anti-inflammatory (in vivo) effects. This study analyzed structural features and the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of Cc-SP1...
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Seaweed lectins have been widely investigated as anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory agents. This study analyzed the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory responses of a lectin from the green seaweed Caulerpa cupressoides (CcL) on zymosan-induced arthritis of the rat temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Rats received i.v. CcL 30min prior to injection...
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Sulfated polysaccharides from marine algae are widely used in biotechnological and pharmaceutical areas. In this study, we evaluated the effects of sulfated polysaccharides from the green marine alga Caulerpa mexicana (Cm-SPs) in nociceptive and inflammatory models in rodents. Cm-SPs (10 or 20 mg/kg), administered i.v. in Swiss mice, significantly...
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Marine algae are abundant sources of sulfated polysaccharides with various biological activities. Consequently, their biomolecules are of great of commercial interest. In this study, we investigated the potential antinociceptive activity of a sulfated polysaccharide obtained from the green seaweed Caulerpa racemosa (CrII) and the involvement of the...
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The stylohyoid process is a cylindrical bony structure surrounded by important anatomical structures including vessels and nerves. Calcification and elongation of the stylohyoid ligament complex over 30 mm may be associated with neck and facial pain, known as Eagle's syndrome. However, a bilateral ossified and elongated stylohyoid complex may be de...
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The stylohyoid process is a cylindrical bony structure surrounded by important anatomical structures including vessels and nerves. Calcification and elongation of the stylohyoid ligament complex over 30 mm may be associated with neck and facial pain, known as Eagle's syndrome. However, a bilateral ossified and elongated stylohyoid complex may be de...
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Background: Sulfated polysaccharides from red marine algae have presented a variety of potentially therapeutic biological effects, however, their antinocicpetive and anti-inflammatory properties are not well understood. Methods: Male Swiss mice were pretreated with a sulfated polysaccharidic fraction obtained from the marine alga Acanthophora mu...
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This research was done to examine the interaction of lectins with glycoconjugates expressed on Primary CNS tumors using lectins from marine algal Bryothamnion seaforthii (BSL) and seeds of Erythrina velutina (EVL) Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled. Samples of different tumor types obtained from the Neurology Service of Sobral-Brazil were...
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Objectives: As bisphosphonates are a class of drugs proved to be effective in inhibiting osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, they have been considered a promising method for the treatment of periodontitis. In order to obtain an effective concentration of the medication at osseous defects and avoid the adverse effects related to systemic administra...
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Objective: The inflammatory mediators (TNF-α and IL-1β) are considered one of the most important cytokines involved in several pathologies of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The objective of this study was to analyze the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-1β) in zymosan-induced arthritis in TMJ of rat Method: We used male W...
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Objective: Cimicifuga racemosa (CR) is an herbaceous plant that belongs to the family of Ranunculaceae. CR is commonly prescribed for dysmenorrhea treatment and menopausal symptoms and has shown anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to analyze the pharmacological safety of CR and evaluate whether its administration could reduc...
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Species of Chresta genus- are recognized by the population of northeastern Brazil as traditional herbs used to treat gastric diseases and other disorders. This work aimed to find out the action mechanism of Chresta martii hydro alcoholic extract gastro protective effect in the model of ethanol-induced gastropathy. Gastropathy was assessed by percen...
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Chresta martii (Asteraceae) is a plant found in the Xingó region (semi-arid area) in Northeastearn Brazil, and is recognized by the local population as a traditional herb used to treat gastric diseases. This is the first report of the chemical composition, acute toxicity, and gastroprotective effect in mice of the hydroalcoholic extract (HAE) from...
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Background: Red and brown algae sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) have been widely investigated as antinociceptive and/or anti-inflammatory agents; however, no description of these biological properties concerning green algae SPs have been reported. Caulerpa curpressoides (Chlorophyta) presents three SPs fractions (Cc-SP1, Cc-SP2, and Cc-SP3). Antico...
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Seaweeds have attracted special interest as good sources of sulphated polysaccharides (SP) for use in pharmaceutical industries and biotechnology. In this study, we evaluated the effects of SP from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea (Gc-TSP) in nociceptive and inflammatory models. In mice, Gc-TSP (3, 9 or 27 mg/kg) significantly reduced nociceptive...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of the hemoxigenase-1 (HO-1) pathway in the anti-inflammatory action of a sulfated polysaccharide from the red seaweed Gracilaria birdiae (SP-Gb). SP-Gb (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg) was administered to Wistar rats in a peritonitis model using carrageenan or a paw edema model using carrageenan or dext...
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This work reports the effects of a sulfated polysaccharide (SP-Sf), isolated from the seaweed Solieria filiformis and characterized by Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR), on nociception and inflammation. Male Swiss mice were pretreated with SP-Sf 30 min before receiving an injection of 0.8% acetic acid, 1% formalin or 30 min prior to a thermal st...
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The aim of this study was to assess the interaction between the heme oxygenase-1/ biliverdin/carbon monoxide (HO-1/BVD/CO) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathways in the writhing test. Mice were pretreated with 0.1, 1 or 10 mg/kg, ip etoricoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, or with one of the following HO-1/BVD/CO pathway modulators: 1, 3 or 9 mg/kg,...