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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachiaria</i> spp. poisoning in sheep in Brazil: experimental and epidemiological findings.

This chapter presents experiments aiming to examine the aspects of Brachiaria spp. poisoning in sheep in Brazil, and analyse the epidemiological records from spontaneous outbreaks. The susceptibility of sheep to signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens [Urochloa decumbens]) poisoning, the effect of...

Author(s)
Castro, M. B.; Santos, H. L., Jr.; Mustafa, V. S.; Gracindo, C. V.; Moscardini, A. C. R.; Louvandini, H.; Paludo, G. R.; Borges, J. R. J.; Haraguchi, M.; Ferreira, M. B.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of immunotoxic properties of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Senecio brasiliensis</i>: study of toxicity in rats.

This chapter presents the results of a study conducted to (i) determine the dose of S. brasiliensis extract that could cause toxicity in male rats, and (ii) establish if there were lower doses that did not induce substantial toxicity that may, however, induce immunotoxic effects from S....

Author(s)
Elias, F.; Hueza, I. M.; Haraguchi, M.; Górniak, S. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Immunosuppression induced by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pteridium aquilinum</i> facilitates the development of lung carcinogenesis.

The objective of the present study is to evaluate the relationship between immunosuppression caused by Pteridium aquilinum and lung carcinogenesis induced by ethyl carbamate (EC) in mice. Plant buds were collected in São Paulo, Brazil. It was shown that P. aquilinum increased the number of...

Author(s)
Caniceiro, B. D.; Latorre, A. O.; Fukumasu, H.; Haraguchi, M.; Górniak, S. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Immunosuppressive effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pteridium aquilinum</i> on natural killer cells of mice and its prevention with selenium.

This study was conducted to evaluate the immunosuppressive effects of bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) in mice. The aqueous extract of P. aquilinum reduced the cytotoxicity of natural killer (NK) cells but did not alter cell viability. Furthermore, it was observed that selenium co-treatment...

Author(s)
Latorre, A. O.; Caniceiro, B. D.; Haraguchi, M.; Górniak, S. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Comparative study of monocrotaline toxicity on peritoneal macrophage activity when dosed for 14 or 28 days.

This study evaluated if monocrotaline (MCT) administration to rats for 28 days has a modulatory effect on nitric oxide (NO) production by peritoneal macrophages (MO). MCT from Crotalaria spectabilis was dissolved and mixed with 1.0% phosphoric acid solution. Distilled water was then added to...

Author(s)
Benassi, J. C.; Haraguchi, M.; Górniak, S. L.; Hueza, I. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rotenoids, neurotoxic principles of seeds from <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aeschynomene indica</i> (Leguminosae).

The toxicological effects of the extract from A. indica seeds on mice and toxic compounds in the extract were studied. The ethanol extract of the seeds was suspended in 10 ml of 80% ethanol, yielding a white solid residue. This residue was filtered and identified as starch. After concentration...

Author(s)
Borghi, G. A.; Latorre, A. O.; Lopes, P. L.; Higa, K. C.; Lopes, L. M. X.; Maiorka, P. C.; Górniak, S. L.; Haraguchi, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Variation in saponin concentration in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachiaria brizantha</i> leaves as a function of maturation: preliminary data.

A study was conducted to detect the variation in protodioscin concentrations of Brachiaria brizantha [Urochloa brizantha] leaves collected in various stages of maturation, and to compare saponin variation in relation to meteorological data such as insolation (hours of exposure to solar radiation...

Author(s)
Ferreira, M. B.; Brum, K. B.; Fernandes, C. E.; Martins, C. F.; Pinto, G. S.; Castro, V. S.; Rezende, K. G.; Riet-Correa, F.; Haraguchi, M.; Wysocki, H. L., Jr.; Lemos, R. A. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seasonal variation in pyrrolizidine alkaloid concentration and plant development in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Senecio madagascariensis</i> Poir. (Asteraceae) in Brazil.

This chapter presents the results of studies conducted in the municipality of Eldorado do Sul, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in July and October 2007 and January and May 2008 to measure the pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) concentrations of S. madagascariensis plant material (including leaves,...

Author(s)
Karam, F. S. C.; Haraguchi, M.; Gardner, D. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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