Naiara Stefanello

Naiara Stefanello
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria · Department of Chemistry

PhD Student

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August 2012 - August 2015
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Position
  • Doctorate
June 2006 - October 2015
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Position
  • Student

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Publications (47)
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension are highly prevalent worldwide health problems and frequently associated with severe clinical complications, such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmia, among others. Despite all existing research results and reasonable speculations, knowledge about t...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by a chronic hyperglycemia state, increased oxidative stress parameters, and inflammatory processes. Aims To evaluate the effect of caffeic acid (CA) on ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) enzymatic activity and expression of the A2A...
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The present study investigated the protective effect of quercetin (Querc) on memory, anxiety-like behavior and impairment of ectonucleotidases and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities in brain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ-diabetes). The type 1 diabetes mellitus was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of 70 mg/kg of streptozoto...
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Cutaneous melanoma (CM) is an extremely aggressive cancer presenting low survival and high mortality. The vast majority of patients affected by this disease does not respond or show resistance to the chemotherapeutic drugs, which makes the treatment ineffective. In this sense, the necessity for the development of new agents to assist in CM therapy...
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This study evaluated the effects of caffeine in combination with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on sensitivity to glucocorticoids and proliferation of lymphocytes, IL-6 and IL-10 levels and NTPDase, adenosine deaminase (ADA) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in rat lymphocytes. The animals were divided into groups: control, caffeine...
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Coffee is a drink prepared from roasted coffee beans and is lauded for its aroma and flavour. It is the third most popular beverage in the world. This beverage is known by its stimulant effect associated with the presence of metylxantines. Caffeine, a purine-like compound (1,3,7 trymetylxantine), is the most important bioactive compound in coffee,...
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Sepsis is a generalized infection that involves alterations in inflammatory parameters, oxidant status, and purinergic signaling in many tissues. Physical exercise has emerged as a tool to prevent this disease because of its anti‐inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Thus, in this study, we investigated the effects of physical exercise on preven...
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Scope : Beneficial effects produced by polyphenolic compounds are used in the treatment of various diseases, including diabetes. Thus it is relevant to investigate the protective effect of Lingonberry extract (LB) on the activities of nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase), 5’‐nucleotidase (5’‐NT), and adenosine deaminase (ADA), the d...
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Quercetin is reported to exert a plethora of health benefits through many different mechanisms of action. This versatility and presence in the human diet has attracted the attention of the scientific community, resulting in a huge output of in vitro and in vivo (preclinical) studies. Therefore, we hypothesized that Quercetin can protect Na⁺, K⁺-ATP...
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Tiger nut tubers have been reportedly used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in folk medicine without scientific basis. Hence, this study evaluated the effect of tiger nut on erectile dysfunction by assessing biochemical parameters relevant to ED in male rats by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, Nω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hy...
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The present study investigated the protective effect of quercetin (Querc) on memory, anxiety-like behavior and impairment of ectonucleotidases and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities in brain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ-diabetes). The type 1 diabetes mellitus was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of 70 mg/kg of streptozoto...
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Background: This study investigated the effects of Padauk leaf on brain malondialdehyde (MDA) content, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities, ectonucleotidases and adenosine deaminase (ADA) activities in the platelet of high fat diet and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Methods: The animals were divided into six groups (n=7): normal...
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In the present study, we investigated the efficiency of rosmarinic acid (RA) in preventing the alteration of oxidative parameters in the liver and kidney of diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin (STZ). The animals were divided into six groups (n = 8): control, ethanol, RA 10 mg/kg, diabetic, diabetic/ethanol, and diabetic/RA 10 mg/kg. After 3 wee...
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Ginger rhizomes and its varieties are used in folk medicine for the treatment of several cerebrovascular diseases with limited scientific basis for their action. Hence, in this study, we investigate the effects of two ginger varieties (red and white) on ectonucleotidases (NTPDase and 5′-nucleotidase), adenosine deaminase (ADA) and acetylcholinester...
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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder associated to oxidative damage in liver and kidney cells. Coffee is a beverage widely consumed and its components have antioxidant functions that could bring benefits to patients affected by this pathology. The present study investigated the effects of chlorogenic acid, caffeine and coffee on histological p...
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We investigated the efficacy of rosmarinic acid (RA) in preventing lipid peroxidation and increased activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the brain of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The animals were divided into six groups (n = 8): control, ethanol, RA 10 mg/kg, diabetic, diabetic/ethanol and diabetic/RA 10 mg/kg. After 21 days of treat...
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The aim of this study was to assess whether α-tocopherol administration prevented alterations in the ectonucleotidase activities and platelet aggregation induced by high-fat diet in rats. Thus, we examined four groups of male rats which received standard diet, high-fat diet (HFD), α-tocopherol (α-Toc), and high-fat diet plus α-tocopherol. HFD was a...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with brain alterations that may contribute to cognitive dysfunctions. Chlorogenic acid (CGA) and caffeine (CA), abundant in coffee (CF), are natural compounds that have showed important actions in the brain. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of CGA, CA, and CF on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), Na(+),...
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This study investigated the effect of quercetin on nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase), 5'-nucleotidase, adenosine deaminase (ADA), and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities in synaptosomes from cerebral cortex of adult rats exposed to cadmium (Cd). Rats were exposed to Cd (2.5 mg/Kg) and quercetin (5, 25 or 50 mg/Kg) by gavage fo...
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The aim of this study was to investigate functional and morphological alterations caused by oxidative stress in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and to evaluate the antioxidant effect of quercetin (QUE) in this disease. One hundred and thirty male Wistar rats, it were randomly distributed in 10 different experimental groups, with ten anim...
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The present study investigated the effects of a 6-week swimming training on blood pressure, nitric oxide (NO) levels and oxidative stress parameters such as protein and lipid oxidation, antioxidant enzyme activity and endogenous non-enzymatic antioxidant content in kidney and circulating fluids, as well as on serum biochemical parameters (cholester...
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Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is distributed throughout the body in both neuronal and non-neuronal tissues and plays an important role in the regulation of physiological events. Caffeic acid is a phenolic compound that has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro and in vivo whether caffeic a...
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This study investigated the ex vivo effects of the moderate red wine (RW) and grape juice (GJ) consumption, and the in vitro effects of the resveratrol, caffeic acid, gallic acid, quercetin, and rutin on NTPDase (nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase), ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase (E-NPP), 5'-nucleotidase, and adenosine de...
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In this study, we investigated the effect of 6 weeks of swimming training on the ecto-nucleotidase activities and platelet aggregation from rats that developed hypertension in response to oral administration of L: -NAME. The rats were divided into four groups: control (n = 10), exercise (n = 10), L: -NAME (n = 10), and exercise L: -NAME (n = 10). T...
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Health sciences have recently discovered the medical uses of nandrolone decanoate (ND), an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS), and reported its use in human and animal patients. Clinical evidences suggest that the AAS excess may affect the cholinergic system, which is responsible for several vital functions like learning, memory, and the organizatio...
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The nucleotides and nucleosides of adenine are signaling molecules related to thromboregulation and modulation of immune responses in patients with malignancies. Thus, this study aims to determine NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase, ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase (E-NPP) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) activities in the platelets of patients...
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The present study investigated the effects of resveratrol (RV), a polyphenol with potent antioxidant properties, on oxidative stress parameters in liver and kidney, as well as on serum biochemical parameters of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Animals were divided into six groups (n = 8): control/saline; control/RV 10 mg/kg; control/RV 2...
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This study aimed to detect brain and red blood cell acetylcholinesterase activity (AChE and RBC-AChE, respectively) of rats treated with vincristine sulphate and different doses of nandrolone decanoate. Thirty rats were divided into six groups (n = 5). The treatments were applied once a week for 2weeks. Sample collection was performed in the third...
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Brain and serum lipid peroxidation was studied in rats treated with vincristine sulphate and different doses of nandrolone decanoate. Thirty rats were distributed into six groups (n=5). The treatments were applied once a week for two weeks. Sample collection was performed in the third week. Treatments during the first week were: G1 (control) - phys...
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The present study investigated the effect of the administration of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), on memory, on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and on lipid peroxidation in different brain structures in cadmium (Cd)-exposed rats. The rats received Cd (2 mg/kg) and NAC (150 mg/kg) by gavage every other day for 30 days. The animals were divided into fo...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating neurological disease, which is presumed to be a consequence of infiltrating lymphocytes that are autoreactive to myelin proteins. ATP and adenosine contribute to fine-tuning immune responses and NTPDase (CD39) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) are important enzymes in the control of the extracellular levels of...
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Changes in blood, plasma and brain cholinesterase activities in Trypanosoma evansi-infected cats were investigated. Seven animals were infected with 10(8) trypomastigote forms each and six were used as control. Animals were monitored for 56 days by examining daily blood smears. Blood samples were collected at days 28 and 56 post-inoculation to dete...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic disabling neurological disease in young adults. Alterations in platelet function have been observed in MS; however, the mechanism and the relevance of this blood cell disorder with regard to MS pathogenesis are not yet understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate activities of ectonucleoside t...
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of resveratrol (RV), an important neuroprotective compound on NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activities in cerebral cortex synaptosomes of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. The animals were divided into six groups (n=8): control/saline; control/RV 10mg/k...
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NTPDase and 5'-nucleotidase activities in synaptosomes and platelets and oxidative stress parameters, such as TBARS levels, non-protein thiols and catalase activity were analyzed in rats submitted to demyelination by ethidium bromide (EB) and treated with vitamin E. The following groups were studied: I control (saline); II (canola oil); III (vitami...
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Diabetes mellitus is associated with platelet alterations that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular complications. The present study investigates the effects of resveratrol (RSV), an important compound with cardioprotective activities, on NTPDase, ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase (E-NPP), 5'-nucleotidase and adenosin...
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The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of the administration of resveratrol (RV) on memory and on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, striatum, hypothalamus, cerebellum and blood in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The animals were divided into six groups (n=6-13): Control/saline;...
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The ethidium bromide (EB) demyelinating model was associated with vitamin E (Vit E) and ebselen (Ebs) treatment to evaluate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the striatum (ST), hippocampus (HP), cerebral cortex (CC) and erythrocytes. Rats were divided into seven groups: I-Control (saline), II-(canola); III-(Ebs), IV-(Vit E); V-(EB); VI-(EB+Eb...
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Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency is a disorder of creatine metabolism characterized by low plasma creatine concentrations in combination with elevated guanidinoacetate (GAA) concentrations. The aim of this work was to investigate the in vitro effect of guanidinoacetate in NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase and acetylcholinesterase activit...

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We will be evaluated in young mice submitted to an acute dose of streptozotocin (STZ) and treated or not with chlorogenic acid (CGA): 1) Blood glycemic levels of these animals after induction of DM. 2) Evaluation of oxidative parameters in pancreas. 3) Evaluation of changes in components of the purinergic system in the pancreas. 4) Analysis of proinflammatory changes in the pancreas of these animals. 6) The presence of blood cell infiltrates in the pancreas. 5) Evaluate histopathological changes in the pancreas.