N-acetylcysteine modulates angiogenesis and vasodilation in stomach such as DNA damage in blood of portal hypertensive rats
Francielli Licks, Renata Minuzzo Hartmann, Elizângela Schemitt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90040-060, Brazil
Camila Marques, Instituto de Tecnologia do Paraná, Curitiba 90040-060, Brazil
Josieli Raskopf Colares, Mariana do Couto Soares, Juliana Reys, Camila Fisher, Juliana da Silva, Norma Possa Marroni, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas 92425-900, Brazil
Author contributions: Licks F, Hartmann RM, Marques C, Schemitt E, Colares JR, Soares MC, Reys J and Fisher C contributed equally to this work; Marroni NP designed the research; Licks F, Hartmann RM, Schemitt E, Colares JR and Soares MC performed the research; Reys J, da Silva J contributed new reagents/analytic tools; Licks F and Hartmann RM analyzed the data; and Licks F wrote the paper.
Supported by Brazilian agencies Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Fundo de Incentivo à Pesquisa e Eventos - Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre (FIPE project nº 11-0293); the Laboratory of Experimental Hepatology and Gastroenterology (HCPA/UFRGS), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; and the Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants Laboratory, Universidade Luterana do Brasil.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and Universidade Luterana do Brasil’s Institutional Review Board.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All procedures involving animals were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (11-0293).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors of the present study declare no conflict-of-interest.
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Correspondence to: Francielli Licks, MSc, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90040-060, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 25, 2015
Peer-review started: March 27, 2015
First decision: April 24, 2015
Revised: May 14, 2015
Accepted: July 18, 2015
Article in press: July 18, 2015
Published online: November 21, 2015