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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 Immunotoxic and toxic evaluation of subchronic exposure to saxitoxin in rats.

Forty male rats were equally divided into 4 groups and administered with saxitoxin (STX) at 0, 10, 30 and 90 µg/kg body weight by gavage for 28 days. Bone marrow, lymphocyte proliferation and histopathology of selected tissues were analysed after euthanasia. It was shown that body weight gain, food ...

Author(s)
Pípole, F.; Latorre, A. O.; Carvalho, L. R.; 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