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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 28: e20210050, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1360569

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Scorpionism is a worldwide problem that has already made thousands of victims, and multi-disciplinary approaches for controlling their populations are to be more successful. Hens are often mentioned as tools for controlling scorpions; however, systematic/experimental behavioral studies are not available. Moreover, there is no systematic information on the effect of scorpion venoms on hens. Using the venomous yellow scorpion Tityus serrulatus, the present study aimed to clarify the following aspects: (1) voracity of hens, (2) how hens react when stung, (3) the effect of scorpion stings on hen behavior during attacks, and (4) hen survivorship after feeding on scorpions. Methods: We attracted hens with corn powder, offered them scorpions and then recorded the hen-scorpion interaction. To test the effects of the sting we manually removed the scorpion's telson. Results: We found that some hens ate up to six scorpions within minutes. By means of an ethogram and drawings, we showed that they exhibited several aversive behaviors when capturing scorpions. Removal of the scorpion telson stopped the aversive reactions, which was not observed in the control group. Finally, hens did not exhibit atypical behaviors after 1, 7 and 30 days and were all alive after 30 days. Conclusion: This is the first empirical and video recorded study providing evidence that hens are clearly affected by scorpion venom but do not die. Therefore, they may have potential to be used in biological control of these arthropods.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Scorpion Venoms/poisoning , Biological Products , Scorpion Stings , Scorpions , Chickens/metabolism , Zea mays
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Más Vita ; 3(3): 22-32, sept. 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1343296

ABSTRACT

Establecer el cumplimiento de las normas de bioseguridad por parte de los profesionales que laboran en los laboratorios de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y de la Salud de la Universidad Técnica de Machala. Materiales y Métodos: La presente investigación es de tipo descriptiva, con enfoque cuantitativo. La modalidad de la investigación es de campo. La población estuvo constituida por 100 estudiantes que usan los diferentes laboratorios de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y de la Salud de la Universidad Técnica de Machala. Resultados: El 59% de la población contestó que sí, ha recibido capacitación acerca de las normas de bioseguridad en la institución y el 41% respondieron que no. El 73% de los estudiantes cumplen con las medidas de bioseguridad en el laboratorio. Se realiza el lavado de manos, con un equivalente a un 39% para Después de tener contacto con cualquier tipo de materiales, muestras biológicas, productos sólidos, sustancias o reactivos. Sobre si se cuentan con recipientes de descarte para elementos contaminados, y están debidamente identificados el cual corresponde a un 46,9%. A la pregunta sobre qué materiales se deposita en los guardianes dando un equivalente de 43% para las Jeringuillas, bisturí, sin embargo, las Lancetas, agujas. Conclusiones: Se pudo determinar que la gran parte de la población estudiada si cumplen con las normas de bioseguridad(AU)


To establish compliance with Biosafety standards by professionals working in the laboratories of the Faculty of Chemistry and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Machala. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive research with a quantitative approach. The modality of the research is field research. The population consisted of 100 students who use the different laboratories of the Faculty of Chemistry and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Machala. Results: 59% of the population answered that they had received training on Biosafety norms in the institution and 41% answered that they had not. Seventy-three percent of the students comply with Biosafety measures in the laboratory. Hand washing is performed, with an equivalent of 39% for after having contact with any type of materials, biological samples, solid products, substances or reagents. Regarding whether there are disposal containers for contaminated items, and whether they are properly identified, this corresponds to 46.9%. To the question about what materials are deposited in the guards giving an equivalent of 43% for syringes, scapel powever, Lancets, needles. Conclusions: It could be determined that the great part of the population studied if they comply with Biosafety standards


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Biological Products , Occupational Risks , Containment of Biohazards , Laboratory Personnel , Universities , Hand Disinfection , Equipment and Supplies
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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 58(3): e3525, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1347437

ABSTRACT

Introducción: El blanqueamiento dental interno forma parte de la práctica odontológica desde hace varias décadas, pero se han descrito riesgos biológicos de los cuales no existe mucha evidencia. Objetivo: Describir los riesgos biológicos provocados por el blanqueamiento dental interno en dientes no vitales. Métodos: Se realizó una revisión sistemática exploratoria en la base de datos bibliográfica PubMed empleando operadores booleanos y palabras clave que aparecen recogidas en los Descriptores en Ciencias de la Salud. Las variables estudiadas fueron: autor principal, título, año de publicación, tipo de artículo, revista donde se publicaron los artículos y riesgo biológico del blanqueamiento interno descrito. Se filtraron y procesaron los resultados en una base de datos y se analizaron los textos completos para evaluar su calidad y que estos cumplieran los criterios de inclusión y exclusión. Resultados: Fueron incluidos en el estudio 14 artículos, todos por investigaciones originales o revisiones sistemáticas. El 64,3 por ciento de los artículos proyectaba los hallazgos hacia la presencia de reabsorciones cervicales externas posterior al blanqueamiento dental interno. El resto no aportó evidencia alguna de riesgos biológicos luego del tratamiento descrito. Conclusiones: Más de la mitad de los artículos incluidos en el estudio concluyeron que la reabsorción cervical externa es el principal riesgo biológico que trae consigo el tratamiento blanqueador interno de dientes no vitales, apoyados por un factor desencadenante de historial de traumatismos dentarios que propician la aparición de estas afectaciones(AU)


Introduction: Internal tooth whitening has been a component of dental practice for several decades, but biological risks have been described about which not much evidence is available. Objective: Describe the biological risks posed by internal tooth whitening in nonvital teeth. Methods: An exploratory systematic review was conducted in the bibliographic database PubMed using Boolean operators and key words obtained from Health Sciences Descriptors. The variables analyzed were main author, title, year of publication, article type, journal where the articles were published and biological risk of the internal tooth whitening procedure described. Results were filtered and processed in a database and full texts were analyzed for quality and compliance with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: A total 14 articles were included in the study, all of which were either original studies or systematic reviews. In 64.3 percent of the articles, findings had to do with the presence of external cervical resorption after internal tooth whitening. The remaining articles did not contribute any evidence of biological risks after the treatment described. Conclusions: More than half of the articles included in the study concluded that external cervical resorption is the main biological risk posed by internal whitening of nonvital teeth, supported by the triggering factor of a history of dental trauma leading to the occurrence of these disorders(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Tooth Bleaching/methods , Biological Products/therapeutic use , Hazardous Substances , Review Literature as Topic , Databases, Bibliographic , PubMed
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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 58(3): e3639, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1347435

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Introduction: Studies suggested that phytochemical products are considered potential solutions to smear layer removal due to their biological safety in cleaning root canal systems, lower toxicity, lower irritant effect and antimicrobial effect. Objective: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review to evaluate smear layer removal of root canal systems by different natural product solutions. Methods: systematic review. Search of the literature was performed on Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scielo and Google Scholar according the PRISMA protocol. Studies were included if they performed the experiments of smear layer removal on extracted permanent human teeth. Articles published in any language without restriction of year of publication were included in this review. The risk of bias assessment in the included studies was evaluated using the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal Checklist for Quasi-Experimental Studies. The search strategy resulted in the retrieval of 6221 publications. After the eligibility criteria application, 8 articles were selected for analysis. Results: It was observed that some natural products solutions showed effects on smear layer removal, especially on coronal third. The phytochemical products such as Salvadora persica, chamomile alcohol extract and grape seed extract demonstrated good potential of smear layer removal, however, its effectiveness and clinical applicability are still unclear. Conclusions: Although the limitations of this study, it is possible to highlight those phytochemical products such as Salvadora persica, chamomile alcohol extract and grape seed extract that demonstrated good potential on SL removal(AU)


Introducción: Los productos fitoquímicos se consideran soluciones potenciales para la eliminación del barro dentinario debido a su seguridad biológica en la limpieza del sistema de conductos radiculares, menor toxicidad, menor efecto irritante y efecto antimicrobiano. Objetivo: Evaluar la eliminación del barro dentinario de los sistemas de conductos radiculares mediante diferentes soluciones de productos naturales. Métodos: La búsqueda de la literatura se realizó en Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane, Web of Science, SciELO y Google Scholar, según el protocolo PRISMA. Los estudios se incluyeron si realizaron los experimentos de eliminación del barro dentinario en dientes humanos permanentes extraídos. En esta revisión se incluyeron artículos publicados en cualquier idioma, sin restricción de año de publicación. La evaluación del riesgo de sesgo en los estudios incluidos se evaluó mediante la lista de verificación de evaluación crítica del Instituto Joanna Briggs para estudios cuasiexperimentales. La estrategia de búsqueda resultó en la recuperación de 6221 publicaciones. Después de la aplicación de los criterios de elegibilidad, se seleccionaron 8 artículos para su análisis. Resultados: Se observó que algunas soluciones de productos naturales mostraron efectos sobre la eliminación del barro dentinario, especialmente en el tercio coronal. Los productos fitoquímicos como salvadora pérsica, extracto de alcohol de manzanilla y extracto de semilla de uva demostraron un buen potencial de eliminación del barro dentinario; sin embargo, su efectividad y aplicabilidad clínica aún no están claras. Conclusiones: A pesar de las limitaciones de este estudio, es posible destacar aquellos productos fitoquímicos como salvadora pérsica, extracto de alcohol de manzanilla y extracto de semilla de uva demostraron buen potencial de eliminación del barro dentinario(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Root Canal Irrigants/adverse effects , Biological Products/therapeutic use , Smear Layer , Phytochemicals/therapeutic use , Review Literature as Topic , Databases, Bibliographic , Grape Seed Extract/administration & dosage
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Vaccimonitor (La Habana, Print) ; 30(2)mayo.-ago. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1252324

ABSTRACT

La trazabilidad es la capacidad para rastrear la historia, aplicación o ubicación de un objeto bajo consideración. En el ámbito farmacéutico, el rastreo y seguimiento de los medicamentos, incluyendo las vacunas y otros medicamentos biológicos, a lo largo de la cadena de suministro constituye un requisito obligatorio establecido por las autoridades sanitarias a nivel internacional, que se exige en mayor o menor magnitud en las reglamentaciones vigentes. En este artículo se analiza el sistema de codificación y clasificación en el sector de la salud y su estado actual en la cadena de suministro de medicamentos de Cuba. Se presenta un procedimiento para la implementación de las tecnologías de auto-identificación e intercambio electrónico de datos, mediante el uso de GS1 en el sistema de codificación y clasificación empleado en el sector de salud, que permita la trazabilidad en toda la cadena de suministro en Cuba(AU)


Traceability is the capability to track the history, application or location of an object under consideration. In the pharmaceutical field, the tracking and monitoring of medicines, including vaccines and other biological medicines, along the supply chain constitutes a mandatory requirement established by the sanitary authorities at an international level, which is demanded to a greater or lesser extent in the regulations in force. This research was carried out involving different links in the drug supply chain in Cuba, ranging from drug suppliers, drug distribution company, to healthcare centers and pharmacies. An analysis is carried out on the current coding and classification system, detecting the ineffectiveness of the identification of the drugs as the main deficiency. A procedure is proposed for the implementation of the auto-identification and electronic data interchange technologies using GS1 in the coding and classification system used in the health sector that allows traceability throughout the supply chain in Cuba(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Biological Products , Drug Labeling/methods , National Drug Policy , Clinical Coding/methods , Vaccines , Cuba
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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 58(2): e3026, 2021. graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289394

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Introdução: Os fitoconstituintes são moléculas naturais que apresentam atividade antimicrobiana satisfatória e devem ser estudados quanto ao seu uso como novas substâncias para irrigação dos canais radiculares. Objetivo: Avaliar o efeito inibitório dos fitoconstituintes cinamaldeído e α-terpineol frente a biofilmes monoespécie e duoespécie de microrganismos envolvidos na infecção endodôntica. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo experimental na área de microbiologia aplicada, in vitro, cego quanto às análises e randomizado. Foram selecionados os fitoconstituintes cinamaldeído e α-terpineol. A atividade antimicrobiana frente Candida albicans e Enterococcus faecalis foi avaliada por meio da análise da capacidade metabólica com o uso da resazurina e análise da viabilidade celular pelo plaqueamento. O meio de cultura e a clorexidina 1 porcento serviram de controle negativo e positivo, respectivamente. Resultados: Observou-se ausência de crescimento para exposição dos biofilmes nas concentrações de 10 e 5 mg/mL de ambos os fitoconstituintes. Na concentração de 2,5 mg/mL de terpineol, constatou-se crescimento somente nos biofilmes monoespécie de C. albicans e duoespécie. Já na concentração de 1mg/mL de terpineol e cinamaldeído, verificou-se crescimento para todos os biofilmes. Conclusão: O cinamaldeído e α-terpineol apresentaram atividade inibitória frente biofilmes monoespécie e duoespécie de Candida albicans e Enterococcus faecalis, nas concentrações de 10 e 5 mg/mL(AU)


Introducción: Los fitoconstituyentes son moléculas naturales que presentan actividad antimicrobiana satisfactoria y deben ser estudiados en cuanto a su uso como nuevas sustancias para irrigación de los canales radiculares. Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto inhibitorio de fitoconstituyentes cinamaldehído y α-terpineol frente a biopelículas monoespecies y duoespecies de microorganismos involucrados en la infección endodóntica. Métodos: Estudio experimental en el campo de la microbiología aplicada, in vitro, ciego al análisis y aleatorizado. Se seleccionaron los fitoconstituyentes cinamaldehído y α-terpineol. La actividad antimicrobiana frente Candida albicans y Enterococcus faecalis fue evaluada por medio del análisis de la capacidad metabólica con el uso de la resazurina y análisis de la viabilidad celular por el plaqueamiento. El medio de cultivo y la clorexidina 1 por ciento sirvieron de control negativo y positivo, respectivamente. Resultados: Se observó ausencia de crecimiento para exposición de las biopelículas en las concentraciones de 10 y 5 mg/mL de ambos fitoconstituyentes. En la concentración de 2,5 mg/mL de terpineol se constató crecimiento solo en los biofilmios monoespecies de C. albicans y duoespecies. En la concentración de 1 mg/mL de terpineol y cinamaldehído se verificó crecimiento para todas las biopelículas. Conclusiones: Cinamaldehído y α-terpineol presentaron actividad inhibitoria frente a biofilmes monoespecies y duoespecies de Candida albicans y Enterococcus faecalis, en las concentraciones de 10 y 5 mg/mL(AU)


Introduction: Phytoconstituents are natural molecules displaying satisfactory antimicrobial activity. Studies should be conducted about their use as new root canal irrigants. Objective: Evaluate the inhibitory effect of the phytoconstituents cinnamaldehyde and α-terpineol against mono- and duo-species biofilms of microorganisms involved in endodontic infection. Methods: An experimental applied microbiology blind randomized in vitro study was conducted. The phytoconstituents selected were cinnamaldehyde and α-terpineol. Antimicrobial activity against Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis was evaluated by metabolic capacity analysis with resazurin and cell viability analysis by the plaque. The culture medium and 1 percent chlorhexidine served as negative and positive controls, respectively. Results: An absence of growth was observed for exposure of the biofilms at concentrations of 10 and 5 mg/ml of both phytoconstituents. At a concentration of 2.5 mg/ml terpineol displayed growth only in the mono-species biofilms of C. albicans and duo-species biofilms. At a concentration of 1 mg/ml terpineol and cinnamaldehyde displayed growth in all biofilms. Conclusions: Cinnamaldehyde and α-terpineol displayed inhibitory activity against mono- and duo-species biofilms of Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis at concentrations of 10 and 5 mg/ml(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Biological Products/adverse effects , Candida albicans , Cell Survival , Biofilms , Enterococcus faecalis , Anti-Infective Agents/adverse effects
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 51: 28-39, May. 2021. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1343460

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Science has greatly contributed to the advancement of technology and to the innovation of production processes and their applications. Cleaning products have become indispensable in today's world, as personal and environmental hygiene is important to all societies worldwide. Such products are used in the home, in most work environments and in the industrial sectors. Most of the detergents on the market are synthesised from petrochemical products. However, the interest in reducing the use of products harmful to human health and the environment has led to the search for detergents formulated with natural, biodegradable surfactant components of biological (plant or microbiological) origin or chemically synthesised from natural raw materials usually referred to as green surfactants. This review addresses the different types, properties, and uses of surfactants, with a focus on green surfactants, and describes the current scenario as well as the projections for the future market economy related to the production of the different types of green surfactants marketed in the world.


Subject(s)
Surface-Active Agents , Industry , Biological Products , Detergents
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 51: 95-109, May. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1343466

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Chloroplast biotechnology has emerged as a promissory platform for the development of modified plants to express products aimed mainly at the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and energy industries. This technology's high value is due to its high capacity for the mass production of proteins. Moreover, the interest in chloroplasts has increased because of the possibility of expressing multiple genes in a single transformation event without the risk of epigenetic effects. Although this technology solves several problems caused by nuclear genetic engineering, such as turning plants into safe bio-factories, some issues must still be addressed in relation to the optimization of regulatory regions for efficient gene expression, cereal transformation, gene expression in non-green tissues, and low transformation efficiency. In this article, we provide information on the transformation of plastids and discuss the most recent achievements in chloroplast bioengineering and its impact on the biopharmaceutical and agricultural industries; we also discuss new tools that can be used to solve current challenges for their successful establishment in recalcitrant crops such as monocots.


Subject(s)
Transformation, Genetic , Biological Products , Chloroplasts , Crops, Agricultural , Biotechnology , Recombinant Proteins/biosynthesis , Plants, Genetically Modified
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Rev. cuba. endocrinol ; 32(1): e247, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289390

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Introducción: La Spirulina platensis es una cianobacteria planctónica filamentosa, que contiene un espectro natural de mezclas de pigmentos de caroteno, xantofila y ficocianina, con actividad antioxidante y la posibilidad de inducir un mejor control de la glucemia en las personas con diabetes mellitus. Objetivo: Describir los efectos del uso del producto logrado a partir de la bacteria Spirulina platensis en el paciente con diabetes mellitus. Método: Se utilizaron como buscadores de información científica a PubMed, SciELO, Google y Google Académico. Las palabras claves utilizadas fueron: espirulina, Spirulina platensis, Arthrospira platensis, diabetes mellitus y control metabólico. Se evaluaron artículos de revisión, de investigación y páginas web que, en general, tenían menos de 10 años de publicados en idioma español, portugués e inglés, cuyos títulos estaban relacionados con el tema de estudio. Se obtuvieron 70 referencias bibliográficas, de las cuales 49 se citaron en el presente artículo. Conclusiones: La espirulina tiene varios efectos benéficos que permiten su uso como coadyuvante en la prevención y tratamiento de la diabetes mellitus. Es un nutriente con bondades nutraceúticas y funcionales, con potente actividad antioxidante, que incide en un mejor control glucémico y puede ser útil en el manejo de las posibles complicaciones y comorbilidades que acompañan a la diabetes mellitus. Su uso conlleva la posibilidad de algunas reacciones adversas, sobre todo de tipo digestivas, aunque no son frecuentes si se emplean las dosis recomendadas; en general, es considerada un producto seguro(AU)


Introduction: Spirulina platensis is a plankton filamentous cyanobacteria that has a natural spectrum of carotene, xanthophyll and phycocyanin pigments´mix, with antioxidant activity and the possibility of inducing a better control of glycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus. Objective: Describe the effects of the use in patients with diabetes mellitus of a product made from Spirulina platensis bacteria. Method: There were used as scientific information searchers: PubMed, SciELO, Google and Google Scholar. The keywords used were: Spirulina, Spirulina platensis, Arthrospira platensis, diabetes mellitus and metabolic control. There were assessed review articles, research articles and web pages, that in general had less than 10 years of being published in Spanish, Portuguese or English language, and whose titles were related with the studied topic. 70 bibliographic references were collected, and 49 of them were quoted in this article. Conclusions: Spirulina has different beneficial effects that allow its use as coadjuvant agent in the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is a nutrient with functional and nutraceutical mildness, with a powerful antioxidant activity which has incidence in a better glycemic control and can be useful in the management of possible complications and comorbidities that accompany diabetes mellitus. Its use entails the possible adverse reactions, mainly digestive ones; although they are not frequent if the recommended doses are used. In general terms, it is considered a safe product(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Biological Products/therapeutic use , Dietary Supplements/adverse effects , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiology , Spirulina , Review Literature as Topic , Databases, Bibliographic
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Rev. cuba. invest. bioméd ; 40(1): e839, ene.-mar. 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289452

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Introducción: La litogénesis biliar, proceso de sobresaturación de colesterol en la bilis vesicular, es prevenible. Objetivo: Describir las nuevas evidencias biomoleculares de la litogénesis biliar de colesterol como base de la futura terapia preventiva de la litiasis vesicular. Método: Se realizó una revisión sistemática y crítica de las evidencias de impacto sobre la litogénesis biliar. Se consultaron artículos publicados entre 2015-2020 en las bases de datos PubMed, Medline, SciELO, LILACS y Elsevier. Resultados: Se recuperaron evidencias actuales de los mecanismos biomoleculares relacionados con las futuras terapias preventivas de la litiasis vesicular, propuestos como fundamentos teóricos. Conclusiones: La descripción actualizada de la litogénesis biliar de colesterol, con los nuevos conceptos biomoleculares incorporados, aporta a su comprensión el papel de los genes de receptores nucleares, la intervención de estos últimos y de los transportadores de la secreción biliar. Dirigida a médicos generales, cirujanos, gastroenterólogos y fisiólogos, la descripción actualizada de La litogénesis biliar impacta como nuevo paradigma con los conceptos biomoleculares que intervienen en pro de su prevención(AU)


Introduction: Biliary lithogenesis is a preventable process of cholesterol supersaturation in gallbladder bile. Objective: Describe the new biomolecular evidence of biliary cholesterol lithogenesis serving as a basis for future preventive therapy for gallbladder lithiasis. Methods: A systematic critical review was conducted of impact evidence about biliary lithogenesis. The papers consulted were published in the databases PubMed, Medline, SciELO, LILACS and Elsevier from 2015 to 2020. Results: Current evidence was retrieved of biomolecular mechanisms proposed as theoretical foundations for future preventive therapies for gallbladder lithiasis. Conclusions: Intended for general practitioners, surgeons, gastroenterologists and physiologists, the updated description of biliary lithogenesis including the role of nuclear receptors, biliary lipid transporters and the biological value of enterohepatic circulation in the integrity and functioning of the hepatobiliary system as regulators of the cholesterol mechanism, makes an impact as a new paradigm with the biomolecular concepts involved in biliary lithogenesis prevention(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Biological Products , Cholesterol/metabolism , Enterohepatic Circulation , Gastroenterologists , Gallbladder , Urinary Bladder Calculi/prevention & control
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In. Sousa, Islândia Carvalho; Guimarães, Maria Beatriz; Gallego Pérez, Daniel F. Experiências e reflexões sobre medicinas tradicionais, complementares e integrativas em sistemas de saúde nas Américas / Experiencias y reflexiones sobre medicinas tradicionales, complementarias e integradoras en los sistemas de salud de las Américas. Recife, Fiocruz/PE;ObservaPICS, 2021. p.102-113, graf.
Monography in Spanish | MTYCI, LILACS, MTYCI | ID: biblio-1151979

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La Vigilancia en Salud es una de las fortalezas del Sistema Nacional de Salud Cubano, en el cual los profesionales sanitarios desempeñan una labor fundamental en cada nivel del mismo como ente activo de dicha vigilancia. Tal empeño demanda de una formación académica con un enfoque biopsicosocial, acompañado del desarrollo de un pensamiento salubrista desde el mismo inicio de su formación.


Subject(s)
Health Surveillance , Biological Products , Acupuncture , Complementary Therapies , Bathroom Equipment , Cuba , National Health Systems
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 57: e19130, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1350226

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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder affecting a great part of population around the world. It is the fifth leading death causing disease in the world and its cases are increasing day by day. Traditional medicine is thought to have promising future in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. In contrast to synthetic drugs phytochemicals are considered to be free from side effects. As one of the main class of natural products, alkaloids and their derivatives have been widely used as sources of pharmacological agents against a variety of medical problems. Many studies confirmed the role of alkaloids in the management of diabetes and numerous alkaloids isolated from different medicinal plants were found active against diabetes. Like other natural products, alkaloids regulate glucose metabolism either by inhibiting or inducing multiple candidate proteins including AMP-activated protein kinase, glucose transporters, glycogen synthase kinase-3, sterol regulatory element-binding proteins 1, glucokinase, glucose-6-phosphatase, acetyl-CoA carboxylase among the others. A comprehensive review of alkaloids reported in the literature with anti-diabetic activities and their target enzymes is conducted, with the aim to help in exploring the use of alkaloids as anti-diabetic agents. Future work should focus on rigorous clinical studies of the alkaloids, their development and relevant drug targets.


Subject(s)
Plants, Medicinal/anatomy & histology , Alkaloids/analysis , Phytochemicals/analysis , Metabolism , Sterols/adverse effects , Biological Products , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Glucose-6-Phosphatase/adverse effects , Diabetes Mellitus/pathology , AMP-Activated Protein Kinases , Synthetic Drugs
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Arq. odontol ; 57: 141-148, jan.-dez. 2021. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1343550

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Aim: To evaluate the effect of three natural antifungal agents combined with routine denture care on the treatment of DS, using a quantitative mycological culture analysis. Methods: Thirty denture wearers with denture stomatitis DS were treated using five substances: sterile distilled water (G1), nystatin oral suspension (G2), 20% alcoholic extract propolis (G3), Punica granatumLinné gel (G4), and Uncaria tomentosa gel (G5). The substances were used 3 times a day for 14 days. Quantitative mycological culture analysis of samples collected from the palatal mucosa was performed at three stages: before treatment (T0), after 14 days of treatment (T1), and 30 days after treatment completion (T2). Data were evaluated using Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman tests (p < 0.05). Results: Palatal mucosa intragroup analysis showed a significant reduction of Candida CFU/mL values for all groups at T1 compared to T0 (p < 0.05). However, they did not present statistical differences when comparing T1 and T2 (p > 0.05). The intergroup analysis demonstrated that there are no statistical differences, regardless of the evaluation time (p > 0.05). Conclusion:The natural products tested showed a satisfactory result on DS treatment, which proved to be equivalent to conventional topical therapy with nystatin and to treatment using only regular oral hygiene procedures.


Objetivo: Avaliar o efeito de três antifúngicos naturais combinados com o cuidado rotineiro com próteses dentárias no tratamento da EP, por meio de uma análise quantitativa de cultura micológica. Métodos: Trinta usuários de próteses dentárias com EP foram tratados com cinco substâncias: água destilada estéril (G1), suspensão oral de nistatina (G2), extrato alcoólico de própolis 20% (G3), gel Punica granatum L. (G4) e gel Uncaria tomentosa (G5). As substâncias foram utilizadas 3 vezes ao dia durante 14 dias. A análise micológica quantitativa das amostras coletadas da mucosa palatina foi realizada em três etapas: antes do tratamento (T0), após 14 dias do tratamento (T1) e 30 dias após o término do tratamento (T2). Os dados foram avaliados pelos testes de Kruskal-Wallis e Friedman (p < 0,05). Resultados: A análise intragrupo da mucosa palatina mostrou uma redução significativa dos valores de Candida UFC/mL para todos os grupos em T1 em comparação com T0 (p < 0,05). No entanto, não apresentaram diferenças estatísticas na comparação de T1 e T2 (p > 0,05). A análise intergrupos demonstrou que não há diferenças estatísticas, independentemente do tempo de avaliação (p > 0,05). Conclusão: Os produtos naturais testados apresentaram resultado satisfatório no tratamento da EP, sendo equivalente à terapia tópica convencional com nistatina e ao tratamento apenas com procedimentos rotineiros de higiene bucal.


Subject(s)
Stomatitis, Denture , Biological Products , Candida albicans , Colony Count, Microbial , Antifungal Agents , Propolis , Distilled Water , Nystatin
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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 20(2): 101-122, 2021. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1342191

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Humans when exposed to harmful ionising radiations suffer from various pathophysiological disorders including cancer. Radiotherapy is a treatment where these cancerous cells within a tumor aretargeted and killed by means of high energy waves. This therapy is very expensive and involves highly sophisticated instruments. In addition to this, most synthetic radioprotectors including Amifostine have been found to possess toxicity. This led researchers to develop a novel, economically viable, and efficient therapeutic alternative to radiation therapy. The last two decades have observed a major shift towards investigating natural products as radioprotectors, as these are immensely effective in terms of their potential bioequivalence relative to many of the established synthetic compounds available. Taking into account the limitations of radiation therapy, an approach 'Integrative Oncology' that involves a combination of both traditional and conventional medical treatment are used nowadays to treat patients suffering from cancer and associated mental and psychological disorders.


Los seres humanos, cuando se exponen a radiaciones ionizantes nocivas, sufren diversos trastornos fisiopatológicos, incluido el cáncer. La radioterapia es un tratamiento en el que estas células cancerosas dentro de un tumor son atacadas y destruidas por medio de ondas de alta energía. Esta terapia es muy cara e implica instrumentos muy sofisticados. Además de esto, se ha descubierto que la mayoría de los radioprotectores sintéticos, incluida la amifostina, poseen toxicidad. Esto llevó a los investigadores a desarrollar una novedosa, económicamente viable y eficiente alternativa terapéutica a la radioterapia. En las dos últimas décadas se ha observado un cambio importante hacia la investigación de productos naturales como radioprotectores, ya que son inmensamente eficaces en términos de su potencial bioequivalencia en relación con muchos de los compuestos sintéticos establecidos disponibles. Teniendo en cuenta las limitaciones de la radioterapia, hoy en día se utiliza un enfoque de "Oncología Integrativa" que implica una combinación de tratamiento médico tradicional y convencional para tratar a pacientes que padecen cáncer y trastornos mentales y psicológicos asociados.


Subject(s)
Humans , Plants/chemistry , Radiation-Protective Agents , Biological Products , Integrative Oncology/methods , Radiotherapy/methods , DNA Damage , Radiation Oncology/methods , Genomic Instability
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J. Health Biol. Sci. (Online) ; 9(1): 1-4, 2021. Ilu, Graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1352349

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Objetctive: This experimental study aimed to assess the preference of Gambusia affinis to mosquito larvae of An.gambiae s.s., Cx. quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. Method: Three Gambusia affinis were introduced in a glass container with a dimension of 45cm x 25cmx 25cm. Three larvae densities were used, 90 (30 larvae per species), 120 (40 larvae per species), and 180 (60 larvae per species). Each density experiment was set in triplicate and monitored after 1, 2, 3, and 24 hours. No fish food was added to the container for larvae. Results: Results have shown that in all times A. aegypti has been the most preferred species by Gambusia affinis. Among the tested species, A. aegypti was most prayed with time and in different densities. In mixed models including density, species, and time there was no significant difference among the species predation. Conclusion: Preliminary results have shown that the appropriate choice of predators for each mosquito species can have a great impact on bio-control to substantially complement existing tools.


Objetivo: avaliar a preferência de Gambusia affinis por larvas de mosquito de An. gambiae s.s., Cx. quinquefasciatus e Aedes aegypti. Método: Três Gambusia affinis foram introduzidos em um recipiente de vidro com dimensões de 45cm x 25cm x 25cm. Foram utilizadas três densidades de larvas, 90 (30 larvas por espécie), 120 (40 larvas por espécie) e 180 (60 larvas por espécie). Cada experimento de densidade foi estabelecido em triplicado e monitorado após 1, 2, 3 e 24 horas. Nenhum alimento de peixe foi adicionado ao recipiente com larvas. Resultados: Os resultados mostraram que em todos os tempos o A. aegypti foi a espécie mais preferida por Gambusia affinis. Entre as espécies testadas, A. aegypti foi a mais predada com o tempo e em diferentes densidades. Em modelos mistos incluindo densidade, espécie e tempo, não houve diferença significativa entre a predação por espécies. Conclusão: Os resultados preliminares mostraram que a escolha apropriada de predadores para cada espécie de mosquito pode ter um grande impacto no bio-controle para complementar substancialmente as ferramentas existentes.


Subject(s)
Predatory Behavior , Biological Products , Control , Larva
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Adv Rheumatol ; 61: 14, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1152743

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Abstract Background: The objective of this paper is to analyze the prices of biological drugs in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in three Latin American countries (Brazil, Colombia and Mexico), as well as in Spain and the United States of America (US), from the point of market entry of biosimilars. Methods: We analyzed products authorized for commercialization in the last 20 years, in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, comparing them to the United States of America (USA) and Spain. For this analysis, we sought the prices and registries of drugs marketed between 1999 and October 1, 2019, in the regulatory agencies' databases. The pricing between countries was based on purchasing power parity (PPP). Results: The US authorized the commercialization of 13 distinct biologicals and four biosimilars in the period. Spain and Brazil marketed 14 biopharmaceuticals for RA, ten original, four biosimilars. Colombia and Mexico have authorized three biosimilars in addition to the ten biological ones. For biological drug prices, the US is the most expensive country. Spain's price behavior seems intermediate when compared to the three LA countries. Brazil has the highest LA prices, followed by Mexico and Colombia, which has the lowest prices. Spain has the lowest values in PPP, compared to LA countries, while the US has the highest prices. Conclusions: The economic effort that LA countries make to access these medicines is much higher than the US and Spain. The use of the PPP ensured a better understanding of the actual access to these inputs in the countries analyzed.(AU)


Subject(s)
Arthritis, Rheumatoid/economics , Drug Price , Biological Products/economics , Antirheumatic Agents/economics , Access to Essential Medicines and Health Technologies , Spain , United States , Health Evaluation , Brazil , Colombia , Mexico
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200170, 2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249201

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Abstract Lectins were discovered first in plants and later in other living things, and nowadays it is known that they are present in almost all many life forms. These proteins can bind to specific carbohydrates, which make them perform a number of biological activities and can be used as tools in the study of glycoconjugate structures present on the cell surface, being effective in medical research. Plant lectins, leguminosae lectins particularly, are among the most studied plant proteins. They are very versatile molecules, which show several interesting biological properties. Thus, the present paper reviewed the advances about the leguminosae lectins biological properties studies in the last ten years, taking into account their possible applications in the fields of Clinical Microbiology, Pharmacy and Cancerology through a search in the electronic databases, providing opportunity to exchange information about the theme. Leguminosae lectins can neutralize pathogenic organisms, be they viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, in addition carcinogenic cells, besides decreasing oxidative stress, conditions which increases the possibility of alternative substances for the design of new drugs to be used in current therapeutic, expanding the possibilities of diseases cure.


Subject(s)
Biological Products , Plant Lectins/pharmacology , Education, Pharmacy , Medical Oncology/education , Microbiology/education
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Rev. enferm. UFSM ; 11: e60, 2021. tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1283081

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Objetivo: analisar os acidentes com material biológico ocorridos com profissionais de enfermagem no Estado do Paraná em 2016. Método: estudo transversal realizado em outubro de 2018 com dados disponibilizados pelo Centro Estadual de Saúde do Trabalhador do Paraná. Utilizaram-se análises descritivas e, para as associações, o teste de qui-quadrado (p<0,05). Resultados: foram analisados 2.436 casos de acidentes na equipe de enfermagem, dos quais 1.974 registrados entre técnicos e auxiliares. Houve predomínio dos acidentes em mulheres, na faixa etária de 30 a 49 anos. A forma de exposição mais frequente foi a percutânea, as circunstâncias mais referidas foram relacionadas à punção ou administração de medicação endovenosa e observou-se redução significativa do uso de equipamento de proteção individual conforme o aumento da idade, entre profissionais do nível médio. Conclusão: evidenciou-se a necessidade de elaboração de estratégias voltadas à educação permanente desses profissionais para garantir a prevenção de acidentes e/ou doenças ocupacionais.


Objective: to analyze the accidents involving biological material that occurred with Nursing professionals in Paraná in 2016. Method: a cross-sectional study carried out in October 2018 with data provided by the State Center for Workers' Health of Paraná. Descriptive analyses were used and, for the associations, the chi-square test (p<0.05) was employed. Results: a total of 2,436 cases of accidents in the Nursing team were analyzed, of which 1,974 were recorded among technicians and assistants. There was predominance of accidents in women, aged between 30 and 49 years old. The most frequent kind of exposure was percutaneous, the most reported circumstances were related to the puncture or administration of intravenous medication, and a significant reduction in the use of personal protective equipment was observed with increasing age among mid-level professionals. Conclusion: the need to develop strategies aimed at the permanent education of these professionals was evidenced to ensure prevention of accidents and/or occupational diseases.


Objetivo: analizar los accidentes con material biológico ocurridos con profesionales de Enfermería en el estado de Paraná en el año 2016. Método: estudio transversal realizado en octubre de 2018 con datos puestos a disposición por el Centro Estatal de Salud Laboral de Paraná. Se utilizaron análisis descriptivos y, para las asociaciones, la prueba de chi-cuadrado (p<0,05). Resultados: se analizaron 2436 casos de accidentes en el equipo de Enfermería, de los cuales 1974 se registraron entre técnicos e auxiliares. Hubo predominio de accidentes en mujeres, en el grupo etario de 30 a 49 años. La forma de exposición más frecuente fue la percutánea, las circunstancias más mencionadas estuvieron relacionadas con la punción o administración de medicación endovenosa y se observó una significativa reducción en el uso de equipos de protección personal a medida que aumentó la edad de los participantes, entre profesionales de nivel medio. Conclusión: se hizo evidente la necesidad de elaborar estrategias dirigidas a la educación permanente de estos profesionales para garantizar la prevención de accidentes y/o enfermedades laborales.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Occupational Accidents Registry , Biological Products , Occupational Health , Nursing , Needlestick Injuries , Cross-Sectional Studies
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 27: e20210005, 2021. tab, graf, mapas, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1351019

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Background: In the present study, we have tested whether specimens of the medically relevant scorpion Tityus pachyurus, collected from two climatically and ecologically different regions, differ in the biological activities of the venom. Methods: Scorpions were collected in Tolima and Huila, Colombia. Chemical profiles of the crude venom were obtained from 80 scorpions for each region, using SDS-PAGE and RP-HPLC. Assays for phospholipase A2, direct and indirect hemolytic, proteolytic, neuromuscular, antibacterial, and insecticidal activities were carried out. Results: The electrophoretic profiles of venom from the two regions showed similar bands of 6-14 kDa, 36-45 kDa, 65 kDa and 97 kDa. However, bands between 36 kDa and 65 kDa were observed with more intensity in venoms from Tolima, and a 95 kDa band occurred only in venoms from Huila. The chromatographic profile of the venoms showed differences in the intensity of some peaks, which could be associated with changes in the abundance of some components between both populations. Phospholipase A2 and hemolytic activities were not observable, whereas both venoms showed proteolytic activity towards casein. Insecticidal activity of the venoms from both regions showed significant variation in potency, the bactericidal activity was variable and low for both venoms. Moreover, no differences were observed in the neuromuscular activity assay. Conclusion: Our results reveal some variation in the activity of the venom between both populations, which could be explained by the ecological adaptations like differences in feeding, altitude and/or diverse predator exposure. However more in-depth studies are necessary to determine the drivers behind the differences in venom composition and activities.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Scorpions , Biological Products , Phospholipases A2 , Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel , Anti-Bacterial Agents
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 2147-2165, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887787

ABSTRACT

Angucyclines/angucyclinones are a large group of polycyclic aromatic polyketides and their producers are widely distributed in nature. This family of natural products attracts great attention because of their diverse biological activities and unique chemical structures. With the development of synthetic biology and the exploitation of the actinomycetes from previously unexplored environments, angucyclines/angucyclinones-like natural products with new skeletons were continuously discovered, thus enriching the structural diversity of this family. In this review we summarize the new angucyclines/angucyclinones analogues discovered in the last decade (2010-2020) by using different strategies, such as changing cultivation conditions, genetic modification, genome mining, bioactivity-guided compound isolation, and fermentation of actinomycetes from underexplored environments. We also discuss the role of synthetic biology in the discovery and development of new compounds of the angucycline/angucyclinone family.


Subject(s)
Anthraquinones , Biological Products , Polyketides , Streptomyces
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