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Brazilian Journal
of Medical and Biological Research

Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research (ISSN- 1414-431X) is an open-access, peer-reviewed medical and biological sciences journal published by the Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica (ABDC), a nonprofit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly.

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Vol.47 (9) 727-825 September 2014


Association among genetic predisposition, gut microbiota, and host immune response in the etiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. P.J. Basso, M.T.C. Fonseca, G. Bonfá, V.B.F. Alves, H. Sales-Campos, V. Nardini and C.R.B. Cardoso. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 727-737.



Putative role of ischemic postconditioning in a rat model of limb ischemia and reperfusion: involvement of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α expression. T. Wang, Y.T. Zhou, X.N. Chen and A.X. Zhu. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 738-745.

Effect of physical training on liver expression of activin A and follistatin in a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease model in rats. R.N. Silva, P.G. Bueno, L.R.S. Avó, K.O. Nonaka, H.S. Selistre-Araújo and A.M.O. Leal. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 746-752.

Single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis of GH, GHR, and IGF-1 genes in minipigs. Y.G. Tian, M. Yue, Y. Gu, W.W. Gu and Y.J. Wang. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 753-758.

Serotonin regulates osteoblast proliferation and function in vitro. S.Q. Dai, L.P. Yu, X. Shi, H. Wu, P. Shao, G.Y. Yin and Y.Z. Wei. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 759-765.

A combination of methylprednisolone and quercetin is effective for the treatment of cardiac contusion following blunt chest trauma in rats. F. Demir, A. Güzel, C. Katı, C. Karadeniz, U. Akdemir, A. Okuyucu, A. Gacar, S. Özdemir and T. Güvenç. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 766-772.

ERKs and mitochondria-related pathways are essential for glycyrrhizic acid-mediated neuroprotection against glutamate-induced toxicity in differentiated PC12 cells. D. Wang, T.Q. Guo, Z.Y. Wang, J.H. Lu, D.P. Liu, Q.F. Meng, J. Xie, X.L. Zhang, Y. Liu and L.S. Teng. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 773-779.

Beneficial effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on insulin signaling cascade, dyslipidemia, and body adiposity of diet-induced obese rats. R.M. Banin, B.K.S. Hirata, I.S. Andrade, J.C.S. Zemdegs, A.P.G. Clemente, A.P.S. Dornellas, V.T. Boldarine, D. Estadella, K.T. Albuquerque, L.M. Oyama, E.B. Ribeiro and M.M. Telles. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 780-788.

Inhibition of PKC-dependent extracellular Ca2+ entry contributes to the depression of contractile activity in long-term pressure-overloaded endothelium-denuded rat aortas. J. Padilla, R.M. López, P. López, M.C. Castillo, E. Querejeta, A. Ruiz and E.F. Castillo. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 789-798.



Prenatal management, pregnancy and pediatric outcomes in fetuses with septated cystic hygroma. C.Y. Sanhal, I. Mendilcioglu, M. Ozekinci, S. Yakut, Z. Merdun, M. Simsek and G. Luleci. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 799-803.

A meta-analysis of probiotics for preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm neonates. Y. Yang, Y. Guo, Q. Kan, X.G. Zhou, X.Y. Zhou and Y. Li. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 804-810.

Expression analysis of miRNA and target mRNAs in esophageal cancer. X.R. Meng, P. Lu, J.Z. Mei, G.J. Liu and Q.X. Fan. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 811-817.

Prevalence and conditions associated with chronic pelvic pain in women from São Luís, Brazil. L.S.C. Coelho, L.M.O. Brito, M.B.C. Chein, T.S. Mascarenhas, J.P.L. Costa, A.A. Nogueira and O.B. Poli-Neto. Braz J Med Biol Res 2014; 47 (9): 818-825.

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