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Chinese Journal of Oncology ; (12): 523-530, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939491


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world, and 5-year survival rate of metastatic breast cancer is about 20%. The treatment of metastatic breast cancer is mainly chemotherapy, endocrine therapy and targeted therapy. However, after multiline treatment, patients with MBC especially the triple negative breast cancer face the problem of drug resistance. Tumor angiogenesis theory suggests that blocking angiogenesis can inhibit tumor growth and migration. Based on this, angiogenesis treatment strategy is proposed. Antiangiogenic drugs mainly include biological macromolecular drugs targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and small molecule VEGFR inhibitors. Angiogenesis is known to play a key role in the growth and metastasis of breast cancer. Therefore, anti-angiogenetic therapy has potential in metastatic breast cancer patients. Since the approval of tumor drug indications by NPMA in China is often later than the release of the latest research data, the National Health Commission issued "the guiding principles for the clinical application of new antitumor drugs" in 2020. The principle pointed out that under special circumstances such as the absence of better treatment, medical institutions should manage the usage of drugs that are not clearly defined in the instructions but have evidence-based data. Based on the latest research progress in breast cancer, the consensus writing expert group collated published reports, international academic conferences, conducted analysis, discussion and summary, collected data on the use of small molecule anti-vascular targeting drugs for advanced breast cancer, and formulated "expert consensus on the application of small molecule anti-angiogenic drugs in the treatment of advanced breast cancer" . For clinicians' reference only.

Female , Humans , Angiogenesis Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Consensus , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Off-Label Use , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/metabolism
Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 56: e18484, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1132064


Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from preexisting vasculature. Uncontrolled angiogenesis is associated with progression of several ocular pathologies, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Thus, the inhibition of this process consists in an interesting therapeutic target. Corosolic acid (CA) is a natural derivative of ursolic acid, found in many medicinal herbs and exhibits numerous biological properties, including the antiangiogenic activity. The present study reports the production of CA-loaded poly d,l-lactidecoglycolide acid (PLGA) devices by melt technique. HPLC-UV method was developed and validated to evaluate the uniformity and the release profile of the developed systems. The devices were also characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and scanning electron morphology. It was studied the antiangiogenic activity of the CA-polymer system, using an in vivo model, the chorioallantoic membrane assay (CAM). CA was dispersed uniformly in the polymer matrix and no chemical interaction between the components of the formulation was verified. The implants presented a sustained release of the drug, which was confirmed by the morphological study and demonstrated an antiangiogenic activity. Therefore, the developed delivery system is a promising therapeutic tool for the treatment of ocular diseases associated with neovascularization or others related to the angiogenic process.

Chorioallantoic Membrane/abnormalities , Macular Degeneration/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Polymers , Ultraviolet Rays/classification , Pharmaceutical Preparations/analysis , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid/methods , Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared/methods , Diabetic Retinopathy
Arq. bras. oftalmol ; 82(4): 339-344, July-Aug. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019406


ABSTRACT Wide-field angiography enables assessing peripheral areas with better quality and gives greater deep focus, which improves the image periphery. Some studies have proposed the usefulness of these angiographic systems in inflammatory diseases of the retina. However, few studies have evaluated this technique in Eales disease. We present a case series in which 5 eyes of 3 patients with Eales disease were evaluated by using retinal fluorescein angiography with 30º, 50º, and 150º lenses in a laser-scanning ophthalmoscope. These cases highlight the usefulness of wide-field fluorescein angiography in the diagnosis and follow-up of peripheral ischemic retinal areas in Eales disease, which enables better follow-up than possible with conventional fluorescein angiography images.

RESUMO A angiografia de campo amplo permite avaliar áreas periféricas com melhor qualidade e proporciona maior foco profundo, melhorando a imagem da periferia. Alguns estudos têm proposto a utilidade desses sistemas angiográficos nas doenças inflamatórias da retina. No entanto, poucos estudos avaliaram esta técnica na doença de Eales. Apresentamos uma série de casos em que 5 olhos de 3 pacientes com doença de Eales foram avaliados usando angiografia de fluoresceína da retina com lentes de 30º, 50º e 150º em um oftalmoscópio de varredura a laser. Esses casos destacam a utilidade da angiografia com fluoresceína de campo amplo no diagnóstico e no acompanhamento das áreas isquêmicas periféricas da retina na doença de Eales, permitindo um melhor acompanhamento do o possível com imagens por angiofluoresceinografia convencional.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Fluorescein Angiography/methods , Retinal Vasculitis/diagnostic imaging , Neovascularization, Pathologic/diagnostic imaging , Retina/diagnostic imaging , Time Factors , Visual Acuity , Reproducibility of Results , Follow-Up Studies , Retinal Vasculitis/pathology , Retinal Vasculitis/therapy , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/therapy
Natal; s.n; 28 jun 2018. 97 p. ilus, tab.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1426705


O Líquen Plano Oral (LPO) é uma doença mucocutânea mediada imunologicamente, de etiologia desconhecida, relativamente comum, com prevalências, na população mundial, que variam de 0,22 a 5%. O pênfigo vulgar é uma doença autoimue crônica que pode acometer a mucosa oral sendo o mais comum dos tipos de pênfigo. Entretanto, sua ocorrência é rara, com incidência estimada na população geral de um a cinco casos por milhão de pessoas diagnosticadas a cada ano. O VEGF-A é a proteína angiogênica mais potente tanto na angiogênese normal quanto na patológica. O splicing alternativo do éxon 8 do gene do VEGFA dá origem a duas famílias conhecidas de proteínas isofórmicas, uma desempenhando papel angiogênico, VEGFxxxa, e outra um papel antiangiogênico, VEGFxxxb. Este trabalho se propôs a avaliar a expressão imunoistoquímica do VEGF165 (angiogênico), do VEGF165b (antiangiogênico) em 46 casos de LPO reticular, 23 casos de LPO erosivo e 12 casos de PV, usando como controle 11 casos de hiperplasia fibrosa. Todos os espécimes das lesões e os casos controle foram divididos em e zonas para a análise das marcações, em zona superficial (Z1), média (Z2) e profunda (Z3). Os resultados deste experimento foram submetidos a testes estatístico não-paramétricos com nível de significância de 5%. Comparando apenas as lesões para o marcador anti-VEGF165 foram observadas diferenças significativas apenas nas zonas mais profundas entre as lesões de LPO reticular e PV, e entre as lesões de LPO erosivo e PV. Para o marcador anti-VEGF165b diferenças significativas foram observadas nas zonas médias entre as lesões de LPO reticular e PV; e nas zonas profundas entre LPO erosivo e PV e entre LPO reticular e PV. Avaliando o marcador VEGF165b nos espécimes sem categorizá-los por zonas foram observadas diferenças significativas entre as lesões de LPO reticular e PV. Na análise da correlação entre ambos os marcadores em cada lesão foram observadas correlação positiva fraca e significativa nas zonas média e profunda do LPO reticular e na zona superficial do LPO erosivo. Os resultados do presente estudo sugerem a participação do processo angiogênico na patogênese do LPO e na progressão das lesões de líquen plano oral e pênfigo vulgar, porém outros estudos devem ser realizados a fim de que esses achados, principalmente em relação ao pênfigo vulgar seja fundamentado, uma vez que a presente pesquisa é uma das primeiras que avalia a angiogênese na lesão já estabelecida dessa doença (AU).

Oral Lichen Planus is an immunologically mediated mucocutaneous disease of relatively unknown etiology with prevalences in the world population varying from 0.22 to 5%. Pemphigus vulgaris is a chronic autoimmune disease that may affect the oral mucosa being the most common type of pemphigus. However, its occurrence is rare, with an estimated incidence in the general population of one to five cases per million people diagnosed each year. Angiogenesis plays an important role in tumor growth and in the progression of chronic inflammatory diseases. VEGF-A is the most potent angiogenic protein in both normal and pathological angiogenesis. The alternative splicing of exon 8 VEGF-A gene gives rise to two known families of isoform proteins, one playing angiogenic role, VEGFxxxa, and another an antiangiogenic role, VEGFxxxb. The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of VEGF165 (angiogenic), VEGF165b (antiangiogenic) in 46 cases of reticular OLP, 23 cases of erosive OLP and 12 cases of PV, using as control 11 cases of fibrous hyperplasia. All specimens of the lesions and the control cases were divided into zones for the analysis of the immunohistochemical stains, in superficial (Z1), medium (Z2) and deep zones (Z3). The results of this experiment were submitted to non-parametric statistical tests with significance level of 5%. For all immunohistochemical stains the comparison between the lesions with the control group (HF) showed significant differences. Comparing only the lesions to the anti-VEGF165 stains, significant differences were observed only in the deeper zones between the reticular LPO lesions X PV; and between erosive LPO lesions X PV. For the anti-VEGF165b stains, significant differences were observed in medium zones between reticular OLP X PV lesions; and in deep zones between erosive LPO X PV and between reticular LPO and PV. And evaluating VEGF165b stains in specimens without categorizing them by zones was observed a significant difference between reticular LPO and PV lesions. In the analysis of the correlation between both markers in each lesion, a weak and significant positive correlation was observed in medium and deep zones of reticular OLP; and a weak positive correlation in superficial zone of erosive LPO. The present study results suggest angiogenic process participation in the pathogenesis and progression of lesions of oral lichen planus and pemphigus vulgaris. However other studies must be carried out in order that this implication, mainly in relation to pemphigus vulgaris be based once this is one of the first studies to evaluate angiogenesis in the already established lesion of this disease (AU).

Humans , Male , Female , Immunohistochemistry/methods , Pemphigus/pathology , Lichen Planus, Oral/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Statistics, Nonparametric , Angiogenesis Inhibitors , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor B , Angiogenesis Inducing Agents
Int. j. morphol ; 35(4): 1576-1581, Dec. 2017. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-893171


RESUMEN: El objetivo de este estudio fue valuar la utilidad del uso de la tinción de Tricrómico de Masson (TM) en la cuantificación de la densidad media vascular (DMV) en Mucosa Oral Normal (MON), Displasia Epitelial Oral (DEO) y Carcinoma Oral de Células Escamosas (COCE). Estudio descriptivo de serie de casos. Se analizaron 17 muestras de MON, 15 muestras de DEO y 16 de COCE, teñidas con TM. Para determinar su utilidad, se compararon con las mismas muestras analizadas con técnica de inmunohistoquímica contra CD31. La cuantificación de la DMV se realizó en las 3 áreas de mayor vascularización de cada muestra. Se determinó la DMV según diagnóstico mediante la tinción TM e inmunohistoquímica contra CD31, y se calculó la correlación entre ambos. La DMV cuantificada con TM y contra CD31 difiere según el diagnóstico, observándose un aumento de la DMV al malignizarse el diagnóstico. No se encontraron diferencias al comparar la DMV cuantificada con TM y contra CD31. La correlación de la DMV analizado por TM y contra CD31 es significativa y moderada. La cuantificación de vasos sanguíneos es posible mediante la tinción de TM en muestras de MON, DEO y COCE, con una correlación moderada con la inmunohistoquímica contra CD31.

SUMMARY. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of Masson's Trichrome (TM) staining in the quantification of the mean vascular density (DMV) in samples of normal oral mucosa (MON), oral epithelial dysplasia (ODE) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (COCE). The design - a descriptive study of case series. We analyzed 17 samples of MON, 15 samples of DEO and 16 samples of COCE, stained with TM. To determine usefulness, we compared and analyzed the same samples, either stained with TM or with immunohistochemical technique against CD31. Quantification of the DMV was performed in the 3 areas of greatest vascularization in each sample. DMV was determined according to diagnosis by TM staining and immunohistochemistry against CD31, and the correlation between the two was then calculated. DMV quantified with TM and against CD31 differs according to the diagnosis, with an increase in DMV upon malignant diagnosis. No differences were found when comparing DMV quantified with TM and against CD31. The correlation of the DMV analyzed by TM and against CD31 is significant and moderate. Quantification of blood vessels is possible by TM staining in samples of MON, DEO and COCE. TM staining is moderately correlated with immunohistochemistry against CD31.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/pathology , Mouth Neoplasms/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Staining and Labeling/methods , Epithelial Cells/pathology , Immunohistochemistry , Mouth Mucosa/pathology , Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1
Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 31: e34, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-839511


Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunoexpression of glucose transporters 1 (GLUT-1) and 3 (GLUT-3) in keratocystic odontogenic tumors associated with Gorlin syndrome (SKOTs) and non-syndromic keratocystic odontogenic tumors (NSKOTs), and to establish correlations with the angiogenic index. Seventeen primary NSKOTs, seven recurrent NSKOTs, and 17 SKOTs were selected for the study. The percentage of immunopositive cells for GLUT-1 and GLUT-3 in the epithelial component of the tumors was assessed. The angiogenic index was determined by microvessel count. The results were analyzed statistically using the nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test and Spearman’s correlation test. High epithelial immunoexpression of GLUT-1 was observed in most tumors (p = 0.360). There was a higher frequency of negative cases for GLUT-3 in all groups. The few GLUT-3-positive tumors exhibited low expression of this protein in epithelial cells. No significant difference in the angiogenic index was observed between groups (p = 0.778). GLUT-1 expression did not correlate significantly with the angiogenic index (p > 0.05). The results suggest that the more aggressive biological behavior of SKOTs when compared to NSKOTs may not be related to GLUT-1 or GLUT-3 expression. GLUT-1 may play an important role in glucose uptake by epithelial cells of KOTs and this process is unlikely related to the angiogenic index. GLUT-1 could be a potential target for future development of therapeutic strategies for KOTs.

Humans , Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome/pathology , Glucose Transporter Type 1/analysis , Glucose Transporter Type 3/analysis , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Odontogenic Cysts/pathology , Odontogenic Tumors/pathology , Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome/metabolism , Epithelial Cells/pathology , Immunohistochemistry , Odontogenic Cysts/chemistry , Odontogenic Tumors/chemistry , Paraffin Embedding , Reference Values , Statistics, Nonparametric
Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 82(4): 385-390, July-Aug. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-794975


ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Tumors of the lip and oral cavity differ in various aspects; therefore a clarification of the distinctions among these sites may help to better understand the biologic behavior of neoplasms occurring in these locations. OBJECTIVE: Considering that angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are two major elements that can influence various aspects of tumor biology, we aimed to compare these factors between squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip and oral cavity. METHODS: A total of 84 primary squamous cell carcinomas including 45 oral and 39 lower lip tumors were selected and immunohistochemically stained with monoclonal antibody against D2-40 and CD105. Mean microvessel density was assessed in tumoral tissue, while lymphatic vessel density was calculated in both neoplastic tissue and invasion front. Data were statistically analyzed using t-test and p-values of <0.05 were considered significant. RESULTS: We found a mean microvessel density ± standard deviation of 31.94 ± 18.9 in oral cavity and 27.54 ± 20.8 in lower lip squamous cell carcinomas, with no significant difference (p = 0.32). Mean lymphatic vessel density ± standard deviation was 13.05 ± 8.2 and 16.57 ± 10.79 in of oral cavity and lower lip neoplastic tissue, respectively. The corresponding values were 9.94 ± 5.59 and 12.50 ± 7.8 in the invasive front. Significant differences were not observed in either of the lymphatic vessel density variables between the two sites. CONCLUSION: According to our results, it seems that the search for additional factors other than those related to the vasculature should continue, to help clarify the differences in biologic behavior between lower lip and oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas.

Resumo Introdução: Os tumores de lábio e da cavidade oral diferem em vários aspectos; portanto, o conhecimento das diferenças entre eles pode ajudar na melhor compreensão do comportamento biológico das neoplasias que ocorrem nesses locais. Objetivo: Considerando que a angiogênese e a linfangiogênese são dois elementos importantes que podem influenciar diversos aspectos da biologia dos tumores, objetivamos comparar esses fatores entre o carcinoma de células escamosas (CCE) de lábio inferior e da cavidade oral. Método: No total, foram selecionados 84 CCEs primários (45 tumores da cavidade oral e 39 tumores de lábio). Esses tumores foram corados por processo imunohistoquímico com anticorpo monoclonal anti-D2-40 e CD105. Avaliamos a densidade média de microvasos (DMV) no tecido tumoral, enquanto que a densidade vascular linfática (DVL) foi calculada tanto no tecido neoplásico como no front de invasão. Os dados foram estatisticamente analisados com o uso do teste t e valores de p < 0,05 foram considerados significantes. Resultados: Chegamos a uma média para DMV ± DP de 31,94 ± 18,9 para CCEs na cavidade oral e de 27,54 ± 20,8 no lábio inferior, sem diferença significante (p = 0,32). As médias para DVL ± DP foram de 13,05 ± 8,2 e 16,57 ± 10,79 no tecido neoplásico da cavidade oral e lábio inferior, respectivamente. Os valores correspondentes foram 9,94 ± 5,59 e 12,50 ± 7,8 no front invasivo. Não foram observadas diferenças significantes nas duas variáveis DVL entre os dois locais. Conclusão: De acordo com os nossos resultados, a pesquisa por fatores adicionais, além daqueles relacionados à vasculatura, deve ter continuidade, para auxiliar no esclarecimento das diferenças do comportamento biológico entre CCEs no lábio inferior e na cavidade oral.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Lip Neoplasms/pathology , Mouth Neoplasms/pathology , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/pathology , Lymphangiogenesis , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Lip Neoplasms/blood supply , Mouth Neoplasms/blood supply , Immunohistochemistry , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/blood supply , Retrospective Studies , Lymphatic Vessels , Microvessels , Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived/metabolism
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 49(7): e5326, 2016. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951692


Quercetin shows protective effects against hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), as demonstrated in a rat model. However, whether these effects involve pulmonary vascular angiogenesis in HPS remains unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effect of quercetin on pulmonary vascular angiogenesis and explore the underlying mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 200-250 g underwent sham operation or common bile duct ligation (CBDL). Two weeks after surgery, HIF-1α and NFκB levels were assessed in rat lung tissue by immunohistochemistry and western blot. Then, CBDL and sham-operated rats were further divided into 2 subgroups each to receive intraperitoneal administration of quercetin (50 mg/kg daily) or 0.2% Tween for two weeks: Sham (Sham+Tween; n=8), CBDL (CBDL+Tween; n=8), Q (Sham+quercetin; n=8), and CBDL+Q (CBDL+quercetin; n=8). After treatment, lung tissue specimens were assessed for protein (immunohistochemistry and western blot) and/or gene expression (quantitative real-time PCR) levels of relevant disease markers, including VEGFA, VEGFR2, Akt/p-Akt, HIF-1α, vWf, and IκB/p-IκB. Finally, arterial blood was analyzed for alveolar arterial oxygen pressure gradient (AaPO2). Two weeks after CBDL, HIF-1α expression in the lung decreased, but was gradually restored at four weeks. Treatment with quercetin did not significantly alter HIF-1α levels, but did reduce AaPO2 as well as lung tissue NF-κB activity, VEGFA gene and protein levels, Akt activity, and angiogenesis. Although hypoxia is an important feature in HPS, our findings suggest that HIF-1α was not the main cause for the VEGFA increase. Interestingly, quercetin inhibited pulmonary vascular angiogenesis in rats with HPS, with involvement of Akt/NF-κB and VEGFA/VEGFR-2 pathways.

Animals , Male , Hepatopulmonary Syndrome/drug therapy , Lung/blood supply , Neovascularization, Pathologic/drug therapy , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Immunohistochemistry , Blotting, Western , Reproducibility of Results , NF-kappa B/analysis , Treatment Outcome , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Common Bile Duct/surgery , Hepatopulmonary Syndrome/pathology , Disease Models, Animal , Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors/analysis , Ligation , Lung/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology
Rev. bras. cir. plást ; 31(3): 417-423, 2016. ilus, tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-2314


No Brasil, 1 milhão de acidentes com queimaduras acontecem por ano e as infecções são responsáveis por 75% dos óbitos nestes pacientes, além de deixar lesões que ocasionam deformidades nas áreas atingidas. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é fornecer uma visão atual sobre células-tronco mesenquimais (MSCs), com ênfase nas células-tronco derivadas do tecido adiposo (ADSCs), associadas a gel de plasma, gel de fibrina e membranas (scaffold). O uso de géis e membranas tendem a auxiliar o crescimento celular visando sua possível aplicação na Cirurgia Plástica Reparadora para o tratamento pacientes queimados ou que necessitam de enxerto de pele. O presente trabalho abordou de forma exploratória e narrativa o tema células-tronco mesenquimais, células-tronco mesenquimais derivadas do tecido adiposo, gel de fibrina, gel de plasma e scaffold. O tipo de pesquisa empregada foi conduzido com coleta de informações utilizando-se a Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS) e PubMed. O número absoluto de artigos publicados relacionados ao tratamento de queimaduras é considerável. Até o momento, a quantidade de pesquisas relacionadas à terapia com células-tronco derivadas do tecido adiposo, gel de fibrina, gel de plasma e scaffold para o tratamento de queimaduras apresenta-se escassa. O autoenxerto de ADSCs associado a biocurativos torna-se uma perspectiva promissora na Cirurgia Plástica Reparadora para o tratamento e recuperação de pacientes que sofreram queimaduras ou outros acidentes que necessitam de enxerto de pele. Estes recursos podem reduzir a dor e prover a dessecação da lesão, promovendo neovascularização e a reepitelização da ferida.

In Brazil, 1 million burn accidents occur annually, and subsequent wound infections account for 75% cases of deaths among these patients, in addition to inducing deformities in the affected areas. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discuss the current status of mesenchymal stem cells, with an emphasis on adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), in combination with plasma gel, glue fibrin, and membranes (scaffold). The use of gels and membranes supports cell growth, and aims at potential application in reconstructive plastic surgery for the treatment of burn patients or individuals requiring skin grafts. This study explores and discusses the role of mesenchymal stem cells, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, glue fibrin, plasma gel, and the scaffold. This research collected information from the Virtual Health Library (VHL) and PubMed. A considerable number of articles have been published on burn treatment. However, there is little research on burn treatment with ADSCs, glue fibrin, plasma gel, and scaffold. An ADSC autograft combined with a biological dressing is promising in reconstructive plastic surgery for the treatment and recovery of burn patients or individuals with other injuries that require skin grafts. These features can reduce pain and aid in drying of the lesion, thus promoting neovascularization and wound reepithelialization.

Humans , History, 21st Century , Skin , Transplantation, Autologous , Bioprosthesis , Burns , Cell Membrane , Review , Plastic Surgery Procedures , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Gels , Skin/injuries , Transplantation, Autologous/methods , Bioprosthesis/adverse effects , Bioprosthesis/standards , Burns/surgery , Burns/complications , Cell Membrane/pathology , Cell Membrane/transplantation , Adipose Tissue , Adipose Tissue/surgery , Adipose Tissue/injuries , Plastic Surgery Procedures/methods , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/pathology , Gels/adverse effects , Gels/therapeutic use , Neovascularization, Pathologic , Neovascularization, Pathologic/surgery , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/therapy
Natal; s.n; 17 fev 2016. 118 p. ilus, tab, graf.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1427274


Os exossomos são vesículas extracelulares originadas por brotamento interno da membrana de endossomos tardios que representam uma eficiente forma de comunicação intercelular. Devido às suas múltiplas funções biológicas, o foco de alguns estudos atuais tem se concentrado na análise do seu papel no desenvolvimento do câncer, progressão da doença, invasão, angiogênese e formação de metástases tumorais. Nesta perspectiva, o presente estudo objetivou caracterizar os exossomos secretados por duas linhagens celulares de carcinomas epidermoide oral (CEO) (SCC-15 e HSC-3) e avaliar seus efeitos sobre uma linhagem de células endoteliais (HUVEC), em relação à sua capacidade de formação de estruturas vasculares, taxas de migração, proliferação e índices de apoptose/necrose. Médias significativamente maiores de células com potencial invasivo (p<0,0001) e migratório (p<0,0001) foram observadas para a linhagem HSC-3. Ultraestruturalmente, verificou-se que as partículas derivadas da linhagem SCC-15 exibiram morfologia arredondada e diâmetro inferior a 150 nm. Nenhuma diferença estatisticamente significativa foi revelada entre as linhagens celulares estudadas, considerando a quantificação de nanovesículas (p=0,2252) e tamanho exossomal (p=0,1765). Por imunofluorescência indireta, identificou-se que 22,15% dos exossomos secretados pelas células SCC-15 e 18,37% dos exossomos derivados da linhagem HSC-3 expressaram o anticorpo anti-Anexina. No que se refere aos ensaios funcionais com as HUVECs, o tratamento com exossomos derivados da linhagem SCC-15 induziu um aumento significativo da capacidade de formação de estruturas vasculares (p<0,0001), potencial migratório (p=0,0016) e taxa de apoptose (p<0,0001), enquanto que uma redução da proliferação celular foi apontada (p=0,0030). Por outro lado, o tratamento com exossomos secretados pela linhagem HSC-3 promoveu uma redução significativa da formação tubular (p<0,0001), motilidade (p=0,0042) e proliferação celular (p=0,0010), ao passo que nenhuma diferença estatisticamente significativa foi observada no índice apoptótico (p=0,3004). Os resultados do presente estudo indicaram a participação dos exossomos derivados de linhagens de CEO no processo de angiogênese tumoral, onde as células SCC-15 exibiram forte resposta proangiogênica e a linhagem HSC-3 demonstrou efeito antiangiogênico (AU).

Exosome are extracellular microvesicles originated by inward budding of late endosomal membrane that represent an efficient form of intercellular communication. Because of its multiple biological functions, the focus of some recent studies has concentrated on the analysis of its role in cancer development, disease progression, invasion, angiogenesis and tumor metastasis formation. In this perspective, the present study aimed to characterize the secreted exosomes by two cell lines of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) (SCC-15 and HSC-3) and to evaluate its effects on a cell line of endothelial cells (HUVEC), in relation to their ability to form vascular structures, rates of migration, proliferation, and apoptosis / necrosis indices. Significantly higher means of cells with invasive (p<0.0001) and migratory potential (p = <0.0001) were observed for the HSC-3 cell line. Ultrastructurally, it was found that particles derived from the SCC-15 cell line exhibited a rounded morphology and diameter of less than 150 nm. No statistically significant difference was revealed between the studied cell lines, considering the nanovesicles quantization (p=0.2252) and exossomal size (p=0.1765). By indirect immunofluorescence, it was found that 22.15% of exosomes secreted by SCC-15 cells and 18.37% of exosomes derived from HSC-3 cells expressed anti-annexin antibody. With regard to the functional tests with HUVECs, treatment with exosomes derived from SCC-15 cell line induced a significant increase in their capacity of formation of vascular structures (p = <0.0001), migratory potential (p=0.0016) and rate of apoptosis (p<0.0001), while a decrease in cell proliferation was noted (p = 0.0030). On the other hand, the treatment with exosomes secreted by HSC-3 cell line produced a significant reduction in tubule formation (p<0.0001), motility (p = 0.0042) and cell proliferation (p=0.0010), whereas no statistically significant difference was observed in the apoptotic index (p=0.3004). The results of this study indicated the involvement of exosomes derived from OSCC cell lines in tumor angiogenesis process, in which the SCC-15 cells exhibited strong proangiogenic response and HSC-3 cell line showed antiangiogenic effect (AU).

Tumor Cells, Cultured , Endothelial Cells , Exosomes , Extracellular Vesicles , Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , In Vitro Techniques , Immunohistochemistry/methods , Microscopy, Electron/methods , Intervention Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric , Disease Progression , Ki-67 Antigen , Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 48(6): 509-514, 06/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-748223


We measured circulating endothelial precursor cells (EPCs), activated circulating endothelial cells (aCECs), and mature circulating endothelial cells (mCECs) using four-color multiparametric flow cytometry in the peripheral blood of 84 chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients and 65 healthy controls; and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) by quantitative real-time PCR in 50 CML patients and 32 healthy controls. Because of an increase in mCECs, the median percentage of CECs in CML blast crisis (0.0146%) was significantly higher than in healthy subjects (0.0059%, P<0.01) and in the accelerated phase (0.0059%, P=0.01). There were no significant differences in the percentages of CECs in chronic- or active-phase patients and healthy subjects (P>0.05). In addition, VEGF gene expression was significantly higher in all phases of CML: 0.245 in blast crisis, 0.320 in the active phase, and 0.330 in chronic phase patients than it was in healthy subjects (0.145). In conclusion, CML in blast crisis had increased levels of CECs and VEGF gene expression, which may serve as markers of disease progression and may become targets for the management of CML.

Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Blast Crisis/pathology , Endothelial Cells/pathology , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/pathology , Neoplastic Cells, Circulating/pathology , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/genetics , Biomarkers, Tumor/analysis , Blast Crisis/blood , Blast Crisis/genetics , Case-Control Studies , Cell Count , Flow Cytometry/methods , Gene Expression/genetics , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/blood , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/genetics , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Reference Values , Statistics, Nonparametric , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/analysis
Clinics ; 70(4): 296-300, 04/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-747114


OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia is characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. There are several reports regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia. Heart rate turbulence is expressed as ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia and has been considered to reflect cardiac autonomic activity. Heart rate turbulence has been shown to be an independent and powerful predictor of sudden cardiac death in various cardiac abnormalities. The aim of this study is to determine whether heart rate turbulence is changed in female patients with fibromyalgia compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Thirty-seven female patients (mean age, 40±11 years) with fibromyalgia, and 35 age- and sex-matched healthy female control subjects (mean age, 42±9 years) were included. Twenty-four hours of ambulatory electrocardiography recordings were collected for all subjects, and turbulence onset and turbulence slope values were automatically calculated. RESULTS: The baseline clinical characteristics of the two groups were similar. There were no significant differences in turbulence onset and turbulence slope measures between patients and control subjects (turbulence onset: −1.648±1.568% vs. −1.582±1.436%, p ϝ 0.853; turbulence slope: 12.933±5.693 ms/RR vs. 13.639±2.505 ms/RR, p ϝ 0.508). Although body mass index was negatively correlated with turbulence slope (r ϝ −0.258, p ϝ 0.046), no significant correlation was found between body mass index and turbulence onset (r ϝ 0.228, p ϝ 0.054). CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate heart rate turbulence in patients with fibromyalgia. It appears that heart rate turbulence parameters reflecting cardiac autonomic activity are not changed in female patients with fibromyalgia. .

Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Embolization, Therapeutic , Head and Neck Neoplasms/blood supply , Head and Neck Neoplasms/diagnosis , Hemangiopericytoma/blood supply , Hemangiopericytoma/diagnosis , Image Enhancement , Magnetic Resonance Angiography , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Neovascularization, Pathologic/diagnosis , Preoperative Care , Blood Vessels/pathology , Diagnosis, Differential , Head and Neck Neoplasms/pathology , Head and Neck Neoplasms/surgery , Hemangiopericytoma/pathology , Hemangiopericytoma/surgery , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/surgery
Korean Journal of Urology ; : 435-442, 2015.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-95910


PURPOSE: Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer in men in Europe. A major focus in urology is the identification of new biomarkers with improved accuracy in patients with low-risk prostate cancer. Here, we evaluated two-dimensional neovascular complexity in prostate tumor and nontumor biopsy cores by use of a computer-aided image analysis system and assessed the correlations between the results and selected clinical and pathological parameters of prostate carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 280 prostate biopsy sections from a homogeneous series of 70 patients with low-risk prostate cancer (Gleason score 3+3, prostate-specific antigen [PSA]<10 ng/mL, and clinical stage T1c) who underwent systematic biopsy sampling and subsequent radical prostatectomy were analyzed. For each biopsy, 2-microm sections were treated with CD34 antibodies and were digitized by using an image analysis system that automatically estimates the surface fractal dimension. RESULTS: Our results showed that biopsy sections without cancer were significantly more vascularized than were tumors. No correlations were found between the vascular surface fractal dimension and patient's age, PSA and free-to-total PSA ratios, pathological stage, Gleason score, tumor volume, vascular invasion, capsular penetration, surgical margins, and biochemical recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: The value of angiogenesis in prostate cancer is still controversial. Our findings suggest that low-risk prostate cancer tissues are less vascularized than are nontumor tissues. Further studies are necessary to understand whether angiogenesis is a hallmark of intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer.

Adult , Aged , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Biopsy, Needle , Fractals , Image Processing, Computer-Assisted/methods , Kallikreins/blood , Neoplasm Grading , Neoplasm Staging , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Prostate/blood supply , Prostate-Specific Antigen/blood , Prostatectomy , Prostatic Neoplasms/blood supply , Retrospective Studies
Experimental & Molecular Medicine ; : e186-2015.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-215496


Proangiogenic cells (PACs) display surface markers and secrete angiogenic factors similar to those used by myelomonocytic cells, but, unlike myelomonocytic cells, PACs enhance neovascularization activity in experimental ischemic diseases. This study was performed to reveal the differential neovascularization activities of PACs compared with those of myelomonocytic cells. We cultured PACs and CD14+-derived macrophages (Macs) for 7 days. Most of the surface markers and cytokines in the two cell types were alike; the exceptions were KDR, beta8 integrin, interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1. Unlike Macs, PACs significantly enhanced mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transmigration. PACs and Macs increased neovascularization activity in an in vitro co-culture of human umbilical vein endothelial cells and MSCs and in an in vivo cotransplantation in Matrigel. However, the use of Macs resulted in inappropriately dilated and leaky vessels, whereas the use of PACs did not. We induced critical hindlimb ischemia in nude mice, and then transplanted PACs, Macs or vehicle into the mice. We obtained laser Doppler perfusion images weekly. At 2 weeks, mice treated with PACs showed significantly enhanced perfusion recovery in contrast to those treated with Macs. After day 7, when cells were depleted using a suicidal gene, viral thymidine kinase, to induce apoptosis of the cells in vivo by ganciclovir administration, we found that the improved perfusion was significantly abrogated in the PAC-treated group, whereas perfusion was not changed in the Mac-treated group. PACs caused an increase in healthy new vessels in in vitro and in vivo models of angiogenesis and enhanced long-term functional neovascularization activity in the hindlimb ischemia model, whereas Macs did not. Nevertheless, the angiogenic potential and long-term functional results for a specific cell type should be validated to confirm effectiveness and safety of the cell type for use in therapeutic angiogenesis procedures.

Animals , Humans , Male , Mice , Bone Marrow Cells/cytology , Cells, Cultured , Cytokines/analysis , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells , Ischemia/pathology , Macrophages/cytology , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/cytology , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Mice, Nude , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Neovascularization, Physiologic
J. appl. oral sci ; 22(2): 131-137, Mar-Apr/2014. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: lil-704194


Central giant cell lesion (CGCL) and peripheral giant cell lesion (PGCL) are non-neoplastic proliferative processes of the jaws. PGCL is a reactive process induced by irritant local factors and CGCL is an intra-osseous lesion of unknown etiology. Both lesions exhibit similar histologic features showing abundant mononuclear cells, admixed with a large number of multinucleated giant cells and a rich vascularized stroma with extravasated erythrocytes, hemosiderin deposition, and blood-filled pools. Recent studies have linked fatty acid synthase (FASN) with angiogenesis. Objective: To evaluate angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis and their relationship with FASN expression in CGCL and PGCL. Material and Methods: Thirteen CGCL and 14 PGCL of the jaws were selected for immunoexpression of FASN; CD34 and CD105 (to assess blood microvessel density [MVD] and microvessel area [MVA]); and D2-40 (to assess lymphatic MVD and MVA). Results: Within PGCL and CGCL, MVD-CD34 was signifcantly higher than MVD-CD10S, followed by MVD-D2-40. Moreover, a signifcantly higher number of FASN-positive multinucleated giant cells than mononuclear cells were observed. Between PGCL and CGCL, only MVD-CD34 and all MVA were signifcantly higher in PGCL. Positive correlation between MVA-CD10S with FASNpositive mononuclear cells in both lesions was observed. Conclusions: Our results show both lesions exhibiting similar levels of FASN expression and neoangiogenesis, suggesting constitutive processes that regulate tissue maintenance. .

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Fatty Acid Synthase, Type I/analysis , Giant Cells/pathology , Jaw Diseases/pathology , Lymphangiogenesis/physiology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Antigens, CD/analysis , /analysis , Biopsy , Immunohistochemistry , Microvessels/pathology , Receptors, Cell Surface/analysis , Retrospective Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric
Braz. dent. j ; 24(3): 194-199, May-Jun/2013. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-681863


Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) are the main cellular component in stroma of many tumors and participate in tumor angiogenesis. The aim of present study was to compare the microvascular density (MVD) and infiltrating macrophage density (IMD) in oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) with different histological grades. A histomorphometric analysis was performed after immunohistochemistry using antibodies such as von-Willebrand factor and CD68. A significant difference in MVD was found between well and moderately differentiated OSCCs (p<0.05). TAM were largely present in all studied tumors and the IMD was not different among OSCCs with different histological grades (p=0.381). Significant correlation between MVD and IMD was not observed (p=0.870). In conclusion, these results suggest that TAM and angiogenesis have an influence at different histological grades of OSCC. However, the lack of correlation between MVD and IMD could suggest that angiogenesis does not depend on the number of macrophages present in OSCC, but their predominant phenotype. Further studies involving distinct phenotypes of macrophages should be done to better understand the influence of TAM on the tumor angiogenesis.

Macrófagos associados a tumores (MAT) representam o componente principal do estroma de muitos tumores, além de participar da angiogênese tumoral. Este estudo comparou a microdensidade vascular (MDV) e densidade de macrófagos infiltrando o tumor (DMIT) em carcinoma escamocelular da boca (CEC) com diferentes graus histológicos de malignidade. Análise histomorfométrica foi empregada após técnica imuno-histoquímica para os anticorpos fator von-Willebrand e CD68. Uma diferença significante entre MDV e carcinomas bem e moderadamente diferenciados foi observada (p<0,05). MAT estavam fortemente presentes em todos os tumores estudados e a DMIT não foi diferente entre os diferentes graus histológicos de malignidade do CEC (p=0,381). Correlação significante entre MDV e DMIT não foi observada (p=0,870). Em conclusão, os resultados desse estudo sugerem a influência de MAT e angiogênese nos diferentes graus histológicos de malignidade do CEC. Entretanto, a ausência de correlação entre MDV e DMIT sugere que a angiogênese não depende do número de macrófagos presentes neste tipo de câncer, mas do fenótipo predominante. Outros estudos devem ser realizados a fim de contribuir para melhor compreensão da participação de MAT na angiogênese tumoral.

Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/pathology , Macrophages/pathology , Microvessels/pathology , Mouth Neoplasms/pathology , Antigens, CD/analysis , Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic/analysis , Cell Count , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/blood supply , Endothelial Cells/pathology , Endothelium, Vascular/pathology , Gingival Neoplasms/blood supply , Gingival Neoplasms/pathology , Immunohistochemistry , Mouth Floor/blood supply , Mouth Floor/pathology , Mouth Neoplasms/blood supply , Neoplasm Grading , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Phenotype , Tongue Neoplasms/blood supply , Tongue Neoplasms/pathology , von Willebrand Factor/analysis
Indian J Cancer ; 2013 Apr-June; 50(2): 142-148
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-148639


Cytotoxic antiproliferative chemotherapeutic agents are the mainstay of treatment in cancers. Chemotherapy is usually administered every 2–3 weeks. Along with acute toxicity and long‑term effects of cumulative doses, this strategy potentially allows regrowth of the tumor in the interval period and leads to the emergence of resistant populations of tumor cells. Moreover, even with intense chemotherapy, the outcome is stagnating for most of the tumors. There has been recent interest in the use of chemotherapy in fractionated doses which is far below the maximum tolerated dose. This is called metronomic scheduling of chemotherapy. Here, we review the biology and evidence for metronomic chemotherapy.

Administration, Metronomic , Angiogenesis Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Humans , Neoplasms/drug therapy , Neoplasms/economics , Neoplasms/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/drug therapy , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology
Acta cir. bras ; 28(3): 190-194, Mar. 2013. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-667929


PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of primary tumorectomy on angiogenesis and pulmonary metastasis in osteosarcoma-bearing nude mice. METHODS: Osteosarcoma was introduced to nude mice via subcutaneous injection of MG-63 cells. One hundred and eighty osteosarcoma-bearing mice were used equally in 3 parallel experiments. The effect of tumorectomy (TR) on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and endostatin was investigated by ELISA. Meanwhile, the effect on angiogenesis was evaluated by Matrigel plug assay, and pulmonary metastasis assessed by calculating the metastatic foci. Sham-operation (SO) and untreated (UT) groups served as controls. RESULTS: The VEGF (TR: 79.55 ± 7.82 pg/mL vs. SO: 110.01 ± 5.69 pg/mL, UT: 123.50 ± 10.41 pg/mL; p < 0.01) and endostatin (TR: 47.09 ± 6.22 ng/mL vs. SO: 117.64 ± 7.39 ng/mL, UT: 126.73 ± 6.55 ng/mL; p<0.01) were down-regulated significantly after tumorectomy, and angiogenesis was significantly promoted simultaneously. The incidence of pulmonary metastatic foci was 80.0% in the TR group, 40.0% in the SO group and 35.0% in the UT group. CONCLUSION: Primary tumorectomy can down-regulate the expression of VEGF and endostatin and promote angiogenesis which leads to the acceleration of pulmonary metastasis. These findings imply that anti-angiogenic treatment can be considered after primary tumorectomy.

Animals , Mice , Bone Neoplasms/pathology , Bone Neoplasms/surgery , Endostatins/blood , Lung Neoplasms/secondary , Neovascularization, Pathologic/etiology , Osteosarcoma , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/blood , Collagen/administration & dosage , Drug Combinations , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Hemoglobins/analysis , Laminin/administration & dosage , Mice, Nude , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Proteoglycans/administration & dosage , Time Factors , Tumor Cells, Cultured
Acta cir. bras ; 28(1): 48-54, jan. 2013. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-662347


PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between microvascular density and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and KIT as possible markers of angiogenic stimulus in astrocytic tumors and correlate it with histopathological grading. METHODS: We enrolled 99 surgical specimens of supratentorial astrocytic tumors for analysis of VEGF and KIT and subsequent correlation with MVD and grading. RESULTS: KIT and VEGF expression correlated with microvascular density (p<0.005) and both VEGF and microvascular density correlated with grading (p<0.005). KIT had no significant relationship with grading (p=0.657). CONCLUSION: KIT and VEGF constitute important pathways in the angiogenesis of astrocytomas and therefore are promising prognostic tools and options for therapeutic intervention.

Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Male , Young Adult , Astrocytoma/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit/metabolism , Supratentorial Neoplasms/pathology , Biomarkers, Tumor/metabolism , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/metabolism , Age Distribution , Immunohistochemistry , Microvessels/pathology , Neoplasm Grading , Retrospective Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric
Braz. j. vet. res. anim. sci ; 50(2): 156-159, 2013.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-696345


A compreensão dos mecanismos de controle da atividade ovariana é necessária para o sucesso das biotecnologias da reprodução. Embora existam inúmeros trabalhos a respeito da aplicação do hormônio luteinizante (LH) na função ovariana, pouco se sabe sobre a sua influência na morfologia e formação da vasculatura do corpo lúteo (CL). Diante disto, o presente projeto teve como objetivo a quantificação da densidade vascular dos CLs de animais tratados com Gonadotrofina Corionica Humana (hCG) após a ovulação. Para tanto, foram utilizados ratas wistar, cujos CLs foram divididos em dois grupos: (A) tratado com hCG na manhã seguinte a cópula e (B) controle (solução fisiológica a 0,9 % de NaCl). Foram confeccionadas lâminas dos ovários dos animais para a quantificação da densidade vascular. Os resultados obtidos não revelaram diferenças significantes entre a densidade vascular dos grupos tratado e controle.

The knowledge of the mechanisms that affect the control of the ovarian activity is essential for the success of reproduction biotechnologies. Although a number of studies have been carried out in which the luteinizing hormone (LH) was used to control the ovarian activity, little is known about its influence in the morphology and vascular formation of the corpus luteum, aiming to increase the local blood flow. Thus, the objective of the present experiment was the quantification of the vascular density of corpora lutea (Cls) in animals treated with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) just after ovulation. Therefore, eighteen wistar rats were used in this experiment . Eight rats in the treated group and ten rats in the control group. Corpora lutea were divided into two groups: group (A) treated with hCG in the following morning after copulation, and group (B) control animals which received an injection of 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Ovaries from each group were used for preparation of histological sections for vascular density qualification. No statistical significance was found between the two groups tested.

Animals , Biotechnology/instrumentation , Corpus Luteum/anatomy & histology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Rats/classification