Role of sex hormones in gastrointestinal motility in pregnant and non-pregnant rats
Juliana Fernandes Matos, Yuri Karen Sinzato, Debora Cristina Damasceno, Jose Ricardo Arruda Miranda, Marcos Felipe de Freitas Calabresi, Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, SP 18618-970, Brazil
Madileine Francely Americo, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Barra do Garças, MT 78600-000, Brazil
Luciana Aparecida Corá, Universidade Estadual de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas, Maceió, AL 57010-300, Brazil
Ricardo Brandt Oliveira, São Paulo University, Ribeirão Preto, SP 14049-900, Brazil
Author contributions: Americo MF, Sinzato YK, Damasceno DC and Miranda JRA designed the study; Matos JF and Calabresi MFF performed experiments; Americo MF, Matos JF, Calabresi MFF and Miranda JRA analyzed the data; Americo MF, Volpato GT and Oliveira RB wrote the paper; Americo MF, Sinzato YK, Volpato GT, Oliveira RB, Damasceno DC and Miranda JRA revised critically the paper; The final version of manuscript was read and approved by all authors.
Supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp), No. 2010/14845-4 and No. 2015/14923-9; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), No. 150456/2009-3.
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Correspondence to: Madileine Francely Americo, PhD, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Avenida Valdon Varjão 6390, Barra do Garças, MT 78600-000, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 7, 2016
Peer-review started: March 8, 2016
First decision: April 14, 2016
Revised: May 7, 2016
Accepted: June 2, 2016
Article in press: June 2, 2016
Published online: July 7, 2016