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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Basofilia e anisotropia nucleares em células de camundongo após tratamento com oxamniquine
Title Alternative: Nuclear basophilia and anisotropy in cells of mice treated with oxamniquine
Author: Bechara, Ivanira José
Mello, Maria Luiza S.
Abstract: With the aim of evaluating the effect of oxamniquine, a drug used in the clinical trials of schistosomiasis mansoni, on chromatin of animal cell nuclei, the patterns of nuclear basophilia and anisotropy were determined for hepatocytes, cardiac miocytes, and lymphocytes of young adult mice. The animals received the oxamniquine orally in a single dose of 436 mg/kg. Cell preparations were obtained at various times after the administration of the drug. The nuclei were subjected to RNAse digestion and stained with a toluidine blue solution at pH 4.0. No difference was found when comparing the patterns of nuclear basophilia and anisotropy of treated animals with those of untreated controls. It was demonstrated that the oxamniquine molecules do not penetrate the interior of the DNA double helix, neither do they alter the helical conformation of this nucleic acid. Furthermore, the oxamniquine molecules do not attach themselves to the free phosphate groups of the DNA. Therefore, this drug does not affect the DNA of the animal chromatin, differing from another schistosomicide, hycanthone.
Com o objetivo de se estudar a ação da oxamniquine, uma droga utilizada no tratamento da esquistossomose, sobre a cromatina de núcleos de células animais, foram estudados os padrões de basofilia e anisotropia nucleares em hepatócitos, em células do músculo cardíaco e em linfócitos de camundongos adultos jovens. A oxamniquine foi administrada por via oral (436 mg/kg) e preparados foram obtidos após diversos tempos de fornecimento da droga aos animais. Nos núcleos corados com azul de toluidina a pH 4,0, após digestão com RNAse, não se encontrou diferença quanto aos padrões de basofilia e anisotropia comparando-se animais tratados com controles. Demonstrou se assim que as moléculas de oxamniquine não se alojam no interior da dupla hélice do DNA, não alteram a sua conformação helicoidal nem se ligam aos grupos fosfatos livres desta macromolécula, diferindo, portanto, da atuação de outro esquistossomicida, o hycanthone.
Editor: Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0036-46651984000100006
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651984000100006
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0036-46651984000100006
Date Issue: 1-Feb-1984
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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