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Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
On-line version ISSN 1414-431X


Table of contents
Braz J Med Biol Res vol.36 no.9 Ribeirão Preto Sept. 2003

 Concepts and comments
 ·  The growing competition in Brazilian science: rites of passage, stress and burnout
de Meis, L.; Velloso, A.; Lannes, D.; Carmo, M.S.; de Meis, C.

 ·  Effects of estrogen on the vascular system
Tostes, R.C.; Nigro, D.; Fortes, Z.B.; Carvalho, M.H.C.

 Biochemistry and molecular biology
 ·  Human papillomavirus infection and p53 protein expression in vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive squamous cell carcinoma
Engelman, D.E.S.; Andrade, L.A.L.A.; Vassallo, J.

 ·  A protein with amino acid sequence homology to bovine insulin is present in the legume Vigna unguiculata (cowpea)
Venâncio, T.M.; Oliveira, A.E.A.; Silva, L.B.; Machado, O.L.T.; Fernandes, K.V.S.; Xavier-Filho, J.

 ·  Nitric oxide regulates angiotensin-I converting enzyme under static conditions but not under shear stress
Pertrini, C.M.; Miyakawa, A.A.; Laurindo, F.R.M.; Krieger, J.E.

 Cell Biology
 ·  Isolation and culture of umbilical vein mesenchymal stem cells
Covas, D.T.; Siufi, J.L.C.; Silva, A.R.L.; Orellana, M.D.

 Experimental biology
 ·  Insulin impairs the maturation of chondrocytes in vitro
Torres, E.S.; Andrade, C.V.; Fonseca, E.C.; Mello, M.A.; Duarte, M.E.L.

 ·  Effect of intracerebroventricularly injected insulin on urinary sodium excretion by cerebroventricular streptozotocin-treated rats
Macedo, R.F.; Furlan, F.C.; Marshall, P.S.; Michelotto, J.B.; Gontijo, J.A.R.

 ·  Immunological basis of septal fibrosis of the liver in Capillaria hepatica-infected rats
Lemos, Q.T.; Magalhães-Santos, I.F.; Andrade, Z.A.

 ·  Hepatic changes in mice chronically infected with Helicobacter trogontum
Moura, S.B.; Queiroz, D.M.M.; Rocha, G.A.; Comunian, L.B.; Cara, D.C.

 ·  Immunomodulatory properties of Alternanthera tenella Colla aqueous extracts in mice
Guerra, R.N.M.; Pereira, H.-A.W.; Silveira, L.M.S.; Olea, R.S.G.

 ·  A method for multiple sequential analyses of macrophage functions using a small single cell sample
Nascimento, F.R.F.; Rodríguez, D.; Gomes, E.; Fernvik, E.C.; Russo, M.

 ·  Ethanol-induced colitis prevents oral tolerance induction in mice
Andrade, M.C.; Vaz, N.M.; Faria, A.M.C.

 Neurosciences and behavior
 ·  Diagnostic profile of inpatients as a determinant of length of stay in a general hospital psychiatric unit
Hallak, J.E.C.; Crippa, J.A.S.; Vansan, G.; Zuardi, A.W.

 ·  Experimental chronic entrapment of the sciatic nerve in adult hamsters: an ultrastructural and morphometric study
Prinz, R.A.D.; Nakamura-Pereira, M.; De-Ary-Pires, B.; Fernandes, D.S.; Fabião-Gomes, B.D.S.V.; Bunn, P.S.; Martinez, A.M.B.; Pires-Neto, M.A.; Ary-Pires, R.

 ·  Vascular supply of the central nervous system of the land snail Megalobulimus oblongus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata)
Nóblega, H.G.; Missaglia, V.; Stenert, C.; Faccioni-Heuser, M.C.; Achaval, M.

 ·  L- and DL-carnitine induce tetanic fade in rat neuromuscular preparation
Lopes, G.; Bazotte, R.B.; Curi, R.; Alves-Do-Prado, W.

 ·  Do endogenous opioids and nitric oxide participate in the anticonvulsant action of dipyrone?
Reis, G.M.L.; Doretto, M.C.; Duarte, I.D.G.; Tatsuo, M.A.K.F.

 Physiology and biophysics
 ·  Cardiovascular responses to microinjections of GABA or anesthetics into the rostral ventrolateral medulla of conscious and anesthetized rats
Lacerda, J.E.C.; Campos, R.R.; Araujo, G.C.; Andreatta-Van Leyen, S.; Lopes, O.U.; Guertzenstein, P.G.

 ·  Skin secretion of Siphonops paulensis (Gymnophiona, Amphibia) forms voltage-dependent ionic channels in lipid membranes
Schwartz, E.F.; Stucchi-Zucchi, A.; Schwartz, C.A.; Salomão, L.C.