@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7103,
	  title     = {Effects of a Nectandra Membranacea Extract on Labeling of Blood Constituents with Technetium-99m and on the Morphology of Red Blood Cells},
	  author    = {Silvana R.F. Moreno and  Jorge J. Carvalho and  Ana L. Nascimento and  Mario Pereira and  Luiz Q. A. Caldas and Mário Bernardo-Filho},
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	  abstract     = {The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the possible interference of a Nectandra membranacea extract (i) on the labeling of blood cells (BC), (ii) on the labeling process of BC and plasma (P) proteins with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) and (iii) on the morphology of red blood cells (RBC). Blood samples were incubated with a Nectandra membranacea crude extract, stannous chloride, Tc- 99m (sodium pertechnetate) was added, and soluble (SF) and insoluble (IF) fractions were isolated. Morphometry studies were performed with blood samples incubated with Nectandra membranacea extract. The results show that the Nectandra membranacea extract does not promote significant alteration of the labeling of BC, IF-P and IF-BC. The Nectandra membranacea extract was able to alter the erythrocyte membrane morphology, but these morphological changes were not capable to interfere on the labeling of blood constituents with Tc-99m.
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	    journal   = {International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {122 - 126},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7103},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/51},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 51, 2011},
	}