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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.48 (4) 286-376 April 2015


Effects of propofol on lipopolysaccharide-induced expression and release of HMGB1 in macrophages. T. Wang, X.Y. Wei, B. Liu, L.J. Wang and L.H. Jiang. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 286-291.

The role of necroptosis in neurosurgical diseases. T. Liu, Y.H. Bao, Y. Wang and J.Y. Jiang. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 292-298.



Neuropeptide Y, substance P, and human bone morphogenetic protein 2 stimulate human osteoblast osteogenic activity by enhancing gap junction intercellular communication. W.H. Ma, Y.J. Liu, W. Wang and Y.Z. Zhang. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 299-307.

In vitro biological screening of the anticholinesterase and antiproliferative activities of medicinal plants belonging to Annonaceae. A.S.N. Formagio, M.C. Vieira, C.R.F. Volobuff, M.S. Silva, A.I. Matos, C.A.L. Cardoso, M.A. Foglio and J.E. Carvalho. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 308-315.

Interaction between affordance and handedness recognition: a chronometric study. A.P. Lameira, A. Pereira, E. Conde and L.G. Gawryszewski. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 316-320.

The superoxide anion donor, potassium superoxide, induces pain and inflammation in mice through production of reactive oxygen species and cyclooxygenase-2. N.A. Maioli, A.C. Zarpelon, S.S. Mizokami, C. Calixto-Campos, C.F.S. Guazelli, M.S.N. Hohmann, F.A. Pinho-Ribeiro, T.T. Carvalho, M.F. Manchope, C.R. Ferraz, R. Casagrande and W.A. Verri Jr. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 321-331.

Exercise training prevents increased intraocular pressure and sympathetic vascular modulation in an experimental model of metabolic syndrome. E.F.S. Castro, C.T. Mostarda, B. Rodrigues, I.C. Moraes-Silva, D.J. Feriani, K. De Angelis and M.C. Irigoyen. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 332-338.

Gene expression of estrogen and oxytocin receptors in the uterus of pregnant and parturient bitches. G.A.L. Veiga, M.P. Milazzotto, M. Nichi, C.F. Lúcio, L.C.G. Silva, D.S.R. Angrimani and C.I. Vannucchi. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 339-343.



Dexamethasone and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose prevent postoperative intraperitoneal adhesions in rats. X.H. Du, J.Q. Liu, K. Xin and G.H. Liu. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 344-348.

Intensity and physiological responses to the 6-minute walk test in middle-aged and older adults: a comparison with cardiopulmonary exercise testing. E.F. Sperandio, R.L. Arantes, A.C. Matheus, R.P. Silva, V.T. Lauria, M. Romiti, A.R.T. Gagliardi and V.Z. Dourado. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 349-353.

Effect of L-carnitine on exercise performance in patients with mitochondrial myopathy. A.C. Gimenes, D.M. Bravo, L.M. Nápolis, M.T. Mello, A.S.B. Oliveira, J.A. Neder and L.E. Nery. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 354-362.

Reduction of blood nitric oxide levels is associated with clinical improvement of the chronic pelvic pain related to endometriosis. M.G. Rocha, V.A. Gomes, J.E. Tanus-Santos, J.C. Rosa-e-Silva, F.J. Candido-dos-Reis, A.A. Nogueira and O.B. Poli-Neto. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 363-369.

Effects of conventional vs high-dose rocuronium on the QTc interval during anesthesia induction and intubation in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery: a randomized, double-blind, parallel trial. T. Öztürk, D. Ağdanlı, Ö. Bayturan, C. Çıkrıkcı and G.T. Keleş. Braz J Med Biol Res 2015; 48 (4): 370-376.


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