|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 201-207
Resveratrol attenuates metabolic, sperm, and testicular changes in adult Wistar rats fed a diet rich in lipids and simple carbohydrates
Fabiana A de Oliveira, Waldemar S Costa, Francisco J B Sampaio, Bianca M Gregorio
Urogenital Research Unit, Biomedical Center, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20551-030, Brazil
|Date of Submission||07-Dec-2017|
|Date of Acceptance||03-Jul-2018|
|Date of Web Publication||07-Sep-2018|
Bianca M Gregorio
Urogenital Research Unit, Biomedical Center, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20551-030
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
High-fat diets affect male reproduction and sexual function. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of prolonged resveratrol administration on the metabolic, sperm, and testicular parameters of rats fed a cafeteria diet. Male Wistar rats were divided at weaning into control (C, n = 20) and cafeteria (CAF, n = 16) groups. At 3 months, half of them were given daily supplementations of resveratrol (C-R, n = 10; CAF-R, n = 8) at a dosage of 30 mg kg−1 body mass for 2 months. Animals were killed at 5 months of age, and blood, spermatozoa, and testes were collected for further analysis. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA, and P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The CAF diet promoted hyperglycemia (P < 0.0001), and treatment with resveratrol reversed this condition (P < 0.0001). The CAF diet reduced sperm viability and motility, while resveratrol improved these parameters (P < 0.05). Regarding testicular morphology, the height of the seminiferous epithelium was reduced in the CAF group compared with that of the C group (P = 0.0007). Spermatogenic cell proliferation was also reduced in the CAF group compared with that of the C group. However, the CAF-R showed an increase in cell proliferation rate compared with that of the untreated CAF group (P = 0.0024). Although it did not modify body mass, the consumption of a CAF diet promoted hyperglycemia, adverse testicular morphology remodeling, and abnormal sperm, which were attenuated by treatment with resveratrol, thus suggesting a protective effect of this antioxidant on spermatogenesis.
Keywords: cafeteria diet; morphology; resveratrol; spermatozoa; testicle
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de Oliveira FA, Costa WS, B Sampaio FJ, Gregorio BM. Resveratrol attenuates metabolic, sperm, and testicular changes in adult Wistar rats fed a diet rich in lipids and simple carbohydrates. Asian J Androl 2019;21:201-7
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de Oliveira FA, Costa WS, B Sampaio FJ, Gregorio BM. Resveratrol attenuates metabolic, sperm, and testicular changes in adult Wistar rats fed a diet rich in lipids and simple carbohydrates. Asian J Androl [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23];21:201-7. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2019/21/2/201/240739 - DOI: 10.4103/aja.aja_67_18
| Introduction|| |
In recent years, the consumption of a hyperenergetic, highly palatable cafeteria-style diet (CAF diet) has been increasing in Western countries. This dietary pattern is associated with sedentarism and may be related to an increase in weight gain and the appearance of some diseases, such as hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, and glucose intolerance. The obesogenic and inflammatory effects of the CAF diet are likely produced by several mechanisms. The mechanism most discussed in the literature is that high-fat/refined carbohydrate intake triggers an increase in the expression of some pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α and prostaglandin E2, in addition to increasing the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
The association between CAF diet, oxidative stress, and the deterioration of male reproductive function is quite common.,, Oxidative stress from adiposity or CAF diet alone exerts negative effects on sperm function. It has been reported that ROS and nitrogen species negatively interfere with testicular immunity, spermatogenesis, and sperm motility.,, Therefore, it is necessary to create a balance between the production and metabolism of free radicals to improve the function of testicular cells. To achieve this balance, antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and attenuate damage to the testicles.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is present in many food sources, has a potent inhibitory activity against ROS, and increases the bioavailability of nitric oxide. Although many studies have shown that satisfactory results are achieved with the use of this antioxidant,, no quantitative evaluation of the testicular parenchyma or sperm parameters has been performed in the proposed experimental model. It is important to study the sperm parameters in this same model. Therefore, this work aimed to evaluate the testicular morphology and the metabolic and sperm parameters of rats fed a CAF diet and treated with resveratrol.
| Materials and Methods|| |
Thirty-six male Wistar rats (21 days old) were housed in polypropylene boxes in climatized colony rooms (21°C ± 2°C; 60% humidity) on a 12/12 h light/dark cycle with an air exhaustion cycle (15 per hour). All procedures were approved by the local Ethics Committee for the Care and Use of Animals of the Institute of Biology Roberto Alcantara Gomes – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CEUA, IBRAG/049/16). The animals were randomly divided into two experimental groups: the control diet (C, n = 20; commercial diet [Nuvilab®, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil]; 6 g lipid per 100 g diet, 1800 kJ) and the CAF diet (CAF, n = 16; rat chow that was manipulated in the laboratory by mixing commercial diet [Nuvilab®] 60 g per 100 g diet, condensed milk [Nestle®, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil] 25 g per 100 g diet, and hydrogenated vegetable fat [Primor®, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil] 15 g per 100 g diet; totally 30 g lipid per 100 g diet, 2300 kJ). It is important to mention that this hydrogenated vegetable fat is rich in saturated fatty acids (3.5 g/15 g) and trans-fatty acids (3.0 g/15 g). Rats from each group received their respective diet until they were 3 months old. At 3 months of age, the groups were re-divided, and treatment with resveratrol (99% purity, Terraternal®, Santa Clara, CA, USA) was initiated, resulting in two additional experimental groups: the control diet supplemented with resveratrol (C-R; n = 10) and the CAF diet supplemented with resveratrol (CAF-R; n = 8). Resveratrol was administered daily through orogastric gavage at a dose of 30 mg kg−1 body mass (BM) for 2 months. The nonsupplemented groups received water by orogastric gavage. All diets were given ad libitum. Food intake was recorded daily, and BM was monitored weekly until the end of the experiment (5 months old).
Blood pressure and oral glucose tolerance test
At 3 months of age, systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured weekly at night. The animals were heated in an acrylic chamber at a temperature of 37°C for 10 min to dilatate the caudal artery. Next, the rats were packed in acrylic pads, and SBP was measured from the caudal artery using a tail plethysmograph version 2.11 (Insight®, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil). Three measurements were performed, and the final SBP value was obtained from the mean of the three measurements.
The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed before (3 months old) and after resveratrol administration (5 months old). For this, the animals were fasted for 12 h and a hypertonic glycosated solution was administered by orogastric gavage (2 g kg−1 BM of glucose 50%). This percentage refers to the concentration of glucose in the solution. The blood was collected directly from the caudal vein before glucose administration (time 0) and 15, 30, 60, and 120 min after glucose overload, and the dose was verified by means of an appropriate glucometer (Accu-Chek, Roche, São Paulo, Brazil). To assess glucose tolerance, the area under the curve was analyzed.
Death of animals and obtaining the samples
At 5 months of age, the rats were killed by intraperitoneal administration of thiopental at a dosage of 100 mg kg−1 BM. Immediately after death, blood was collected by cardiac puncture for subsequent biochemical analysis, and the tail of the epididymis was dissected and cleaved three times to remove the spermatozoa. Then, it was immersed in 5 ml of phosphate-buffered saline with 0.5% bovine serum albumin (0.5% PBS-BSA; A9647, albumin from bovine serum, Sigma, Frederick, MD, USA) at 37°C. Subsequently, the solution containing the tail of the epididymis was carefully shaken for dissemination of the spermatozoa from the organ to the liquid medium. The resulting solution, called the sperm suspension, was then used for all analyses of spermatozoa (concentration and motility in a Neubauer chamber and sperm viability).,, All materials used in the analyses were maintained at 37°C for the conservation of spermatozoa. We used 100 μl of the sperm solution, previously diluted (between 1 and 5 times) according to its turbidity, to facilitate the counting of the spermatozoa. This dilution was recorded and used in the final calculation to determine the concentration of spermatozoa. Then, 10 μl was collected from this solution and deposited on a Neubauer chamber, covered by a cover slip. This sample was visualized in phase contrast and recorded by a Basler camera (Vision Technology TM®, Ahrensburg, Germany) coupled to an H550S microscope (Nikon, Tokyo, Japan) under magnification of ×100. From the videos, the sperm concentration was determined, counting the number of spermatozoa on five quadrants of the Neubauer chamber (recorded separately in two videos), making a total volume of 2 × 10−5 ml. Sperm viability was determined by the hypo-osmotic test, and 200 spermatozoa were evaluated per animal.
Next, the testes were dissected and weighed, and their volumes were determined by the Scherle method. Then, the organs were fixed and included in paraffin.
Biochemistry and hormone levels
The concentrations of triacylglycerol (TAG), very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL-c), high-density lipoprotein (HDL-c), and total cholesterol (TC) were determined by spectrophotometry with a commercially available kit (cat. 11506, BioSystems®, Barcelona, Spain). Serum insulin and testosterone levels were analyzed by the ELISA method with commercially available kits from Millipore® (cat. EZRMI-13K, St. Charles, MO, USA) and Cloud-Clone Corp® (cat. CEA458Ge, Wuhan, China), respectively. The samples were analyzed in duplicate and had a coefficient of variation of 1.4%.
Histomorphometry and immunohistochemistry
After the tissues were processed, 5-μm-thick sections were cut. Morphometric analyses were performed on slides stained with hematoxylin and eosin and photographed with an Olympus BX51 light microscope with a coupled DP70 digital camera (Olympus, Tokyo, Japan). The diameter of the seminiferous tubules and the height of the seminiferous epithelium were measured with ImageJ software (image processing and analysis in Java, https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/index.html). The diameters of 125 seminiferous tubules per animal (×10 objective) were measured in each testicle with a perpendicular line that passed through the center of the tubule, excluding the less circular tubules. The height of the seminiferous epithelium was measured by constructing three equidistant lines from each transverse section of the seminiferous tubules. A total of 125 tubules per animal were evaluated with a ×20 objective.
The volume density (Vv) of the tubular (tunica propria, seminiferous epithelium, and tubular lumen) and intertubular (blood vessels and other interstitial space structures) compartments were measured by a point-counting method. A grid of 100 points was superimposed on the photomicrographs, and all the testicular structures that touched the points were quantified, resulting in the density being determined as a percentage of the field analyzed. We evaluated 25 fields per animal with a ×40 objective. The absolute volume (Av) was calculated from each structure mentioned above by dividing the testicular volume by the Vv of the structure; the result was expressed in ml. To determine the cell proliferation rate, all cell nuclei of the spermatogenic lineages were immunolabeled with an antiproliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) antibody (PC10, Ref: 180110, Invitrogen, Camarillo, CA, USA). The measurement was performed with a cell counter, and the quantification area was delimited to the free hand selection tool (ImageJ software). For these analyses, 25 fields were evaluated for each testicle from photomicrographs obtained with a ×40 objective. PCNA is essential for cellular DNA synthesis. Therefore, it marks the nuclei of proliferating cells and it is not associated with any specific seminiferous stage. Through the immunohistochemical technique employed, all the proliferating spermatogenic lineage nuclei in the seminiferous tubules were immunolabeled and revealed by 3,3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB), which gave a brown color.
Data were reported as the mean ± standard deviation (s.d.) and were analyzed by Student's t-test and one-way ANOVA, followed by Bonferroni post hoc. Data that did not follow the normal distribution curve were analyzed by the Kruskal–Wallis test, followed by Dunn's post hoc test. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
| Results|| |
Food intake and body mass
There were no differences in either BM or energy intake among the groups. Corroborating these results, the animals showed no differences in weight gain throughout the experiment.
The CAF diet promoted an increase in retroperitoneal fat (mean ± s.d.: 9.42 ± 3.27 g) compared with that of the C group (5.03 ± 1.26 g, P = 0.0042). There were no differences in subcutaneous and epididymal fat deposits among the groups [Table 1].
Systolic blood pressure, carbohydrate metabolism, and blood biochemistry
[Table 2] shows the results from blood biochemistry and carbohydrate metabolism. SBP did not differ among the experimental groups. For OGTT, the CAF diet promoted glucose intolerance at 3 months of age, before the initiation of resveratrol treatment. The CAF group showed an increase of 17.5% in the area under the glucose curve compared with that of the C group (P < 0.0001). In contrast, treatment with resveratrol was able to improve glycemic control compared with that of groups that did not receive resveratrol. The C-R group showed a reduction of 13.7% in the area under the glucose curve compared with that of the counterpart, while the CAF-R group had a 16.3% reduction in this parameter compared with that of their respective control (the CAF group) (P < 0.0001). Corroborating these results, the CAF group showed a 54.9% increase in serum glucose values compared with that of the C group, while the CAF-R group reduced this parameter by 43.8% compared with that of the CAF group (P = 0.0023). In addition, treatment with resveratrol decreased the insulinemia of the animals receiving the CAF diet. The CAF-R group showed a 64.4% reduction of this parameter compared with that of the untreated group (P = 0.0001). We did not observe any differences among the other groups studied.
Regarding the serum levels of TC, HDL-c, and testosterone, there were no differences among the groups. However, the TAG and VLDL-c values decreased by 64.4% and 64.3% in the C-R group compared with those of the C group (P = 0.0003 and P = 0.0025, respectively). The CAF-R group presented an increase (188.0%) in the serum values of this lipoprotein (VLDL-c) compared with the C-R group (P = 0.0025), as illustrated in[Table 2].
Sperm analysis and morphometry of the testicles
The group fed with the cafeteria diet showed a reduction in the sperm viability (53.0%) and motility (80.6%) compared with the C group (P = 0.0052 and P < 0.0001, respectively). However, treatment with resveratrol was able to improve these parameters. The CAF-R group showed an increase of sperm viability (117.7%) and motility (340.3%) compared with the levels in the CAF group (P = 0.0052 and P < 0.0001, respectively). The concentration of spermatozoa was the same among the groups studied [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Spermatozoa analysis. The image shows (a) the concentration, (b) the motility, and (c) the viability analysis of the spermatozoa in animals at 5 months of age. Data were presented as mean ± standard deviation. The differences were tested by analysis of variance and Bonferroni post hoc test. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. aThe indicated group versus C group and bthe indicated group versus CAF group. C: control diet; CAF: cafeteria diet; C-R: control diet treated with resveratrol; CAF-R: cafeteria diet treated with resveratrol.|
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There were no differences in testes (weight and volume) among the animals from different experimental groups [Table 1]. Similarly, the diameter of the seminiferous tubules was equal among the groups. Regarding the height of the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules, the group that received the cafeteria diet (without resveratrol treatment) showed a 33.8% reduction compared with that of the C group (P = 0.0007; [Figure 2]). In addition, the Vv of the seminiferous epithelium was lower in the CAF (11.5%), C-R (10.2%), and CAF-R (6.2%) groups than the C group (P < 0.0001).
|Figure 2: Photomicrographs showing (a) the seminiferous tubule diameter (×100, scale bars=100 μm), (b) the seminiferous epithelium height (×200, scale bars=100 μm), and (c) the proliferation of a spermatogenic cell line (×400, scale bars=50 μm) in animals at 5 months of age. The seminiferous tubule diameter was similar among the groups. However, CAF diet reduced the height of the seminiferous epithelium and the proliferation of a spermatogenic cell line in relation to C, which may affect sperm production. The treatment of resveratrol attenuated this damage in proliferative cells, as observed in the anti-PCNA antibody-immunolabeled image. PCNA: proliferating cell nuclear antigen. C: control diet; CAF: cafeteria diet; C-R: control diet treated with resveratrol; CAF-R: cafeteria diet treated with resveratrol.|
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In contrast, treatment with resveratrol increased the Vv of the tubular lumen by 20.1% (C-R) and 11.3% (CAF-R) compared with that of the control group (P < 0.0001). However, after comparing the Vv of the tubular compartment as a whole, a reduction only in the CAF group was observed in relation to the C group (4.5%), and treating with resveratrol raised this parameter to 5.1%, in relation to their counterpart (P < 0.0001). There was no difference in the Vv of the tunica propria, the intertubular compartment (interstitial space), the blood vessels, or the stroma among the groups. The Av of the tubular lumen was higher in the C-R group (21.3%) than that in the C group (P = 0.0074). The other parameters were not different. For spermatogenic cell proliferation, the cafeteria diet reduced the number of cells (34.1%) compared with that of the C group, and resveratrol treatment in the same group increased the rate of cell proliferation by 87.9% [Figure 2]. [Table 3] details all morphometric and stereological data.
| Discussion|| |
Our work showed that the CAF diet was able to promote glucose intolerance and important morphological changes in the reproductive system, independent of an increase in BM. However, resveratrol improved carbohydrate metabolism, sperm parameters, such as motility and viability, and testicular morphology and may be a therapeutic option for promoting normal fertility.
The consumption of diets rich in lipids and simple carbohydrates (CAF diet) has increased in the Western world. Although not always associated with obesity/overweight,, metabolic complications such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia may result from the intake of these foods and aggravate health status. For these complications, the use of antioxidants, in particular resveratrol, has been identified as an important and useful tool against the metabolic damage incurred by this type of diet.,,, Animal studies related that the doses used and the treatment time are crucial to showing the beneficial effects of this antioxidant., In our case, and corroborating other studies,, the CAF diet did not alter blood pressure, TC, HDL-c, TAG, or VLDL-c concentration of the animals, and treatment with resveratrol reduced only the serum levels of TAG and VLDL-c in animals receiving normal diets. Differences were not found in the CAF-R group undoubtedly, and the time of administration and the composition of the experimental diets contributed to these results.
In contrast, the CAF diet promoted glucose intolerance at 3 and 5 months of age. However, at 5 months of age, treatment with resveratrol reduced serum glucose and insulin levels. The relationship between the CAF diet and hyperglycemia is well established. Over time, the prediabetic state overloads the pancreas and induces insulin resistance, further compromising carbohydrate metabolism., However, resveratrol has been used to minimize this metabolic damage., The use of this antioxidant in diabetic animals potentiates the action of insulin and the uptake of peripheral glucose,, in addition to suppressing hepatic glucose production, which justifies our findings.
Regarding reproductive parameters, the adverse effects associated with obesity and a high fat (HF) diet are extensively documented in the literature., Studies involving a cafeteria diet, although in a smaller quantity, showed a relationship between increased oxidative stress and inflammation,,, and their role in negatively influencing testicular health has already been well described. Brunetti et al. demonstrated that the administration of the CAF diet in young patients promoted an increase in prostaglandin E2 levels of the testicular parenchyma, which may induce the disordered proliferation of testicular germ cells (cancer).
Although we did not measure inflammatory indexes, our study is the first to show that, regardless of an increase in BM, CAF diet consumption reduced the viability and motility of spermatozoa and decreased both the height of the seminiferous epithelium and the proliferation of spermatogenic lineage cells. In addition, the morphology of the testis was altered, as shown by a reduction in the Vv of the seminiferous epithelium and of the whole tubular compartment. The deposits of retroperitoneal fat were higher in the CAF group, indicating a redistribution of fat mass. In humans, increased fat accumulation can lead to oxidative stress., Recent advances in the field of reproductive medicine showed that ROS contributes to sperm dysfunction and infertility.,
Although we did not evaluate oxidative stress at the tissue or systemic level, it has been documented that ROS affects sperm count, motility, and morphology and causes sperm DNA fragmentation.,,, It has already been well established in the literature that the elevation of serum glucose levels induces increased oxidative stress in the male reproductive system, which causes apoptosis and degeneration of the germ cells, increased lipid peroxidation of the sperm membrane, and a reduction in spermatogenesis, contributing to male infertility.,,,,,, Sexton and Jawron, in a review, indicated that diabetic individuals show a reduction in spermatogenesis, sperm count, and sperm motility. From these findings, we believe that the hyperglycemia observed in our animals that received the CAF diet may have triggered the increasing of ROS, and thus caused the sperm alterations. However, treatment with resveratrol can increase the synthesis and the activity of some antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase,,,, thus inhibiting oxidative stress in testicular cells. In addition, other studies indicated that resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity and increases the translocation of the type 4 glucose transporter (GLUT4) in the skeletal muscle, which improves the uptake of glucose molecules, and corroborates our findings. In addition, we suggest that this antioxidant activated activating cell proliferation in spermatogenic lineage cells, which positively influences and improves the aforementioned sperm parameters.
Sperm viability was determined from the hypo-osmotic test, which evaluates the integrity and function of the plasma membrane of this cell. Normally, spermatozoa that present tail folding are considered viable as a consequence of the entry of fluid into the intracellular environment., The exposure to the HF diet promotes oxidative damage in the testis, resulting in lipid peroxidation of the sperm membrane., Therefore, once again, the CAF diet interfered negatively this sperm parameter, which was attenuated with resveratrol treatment.
Spermatogenesis can also be studied by testicular morphology. Although we did not find differences in testicular weight or volume, seminiferous tubule diameter, Vv of the tunica propria, intertubular compartment (interstitial space), blood vessels, stroma, or in serum testosterone concentrations, we did find that the CAF diet reduced the height of the seminiferous epithelium and was not affected by treatment with resveratrol. As in a HF diet, the CAF diet that we made in the laboratory is partially composed of cholesterol, a constitutive molecule of cellular membranes in animals. The increased intake of this type of the fat may have impaired the physical and chemical properties of the plasma membrane and thus compromised spermatogenesis. It is likely that the lack of a positive effect from resveratrol is linked to the time of the experiment. Perhaps, if we had increased the study time, this morphological alteration of the testicle might have been attenuated.
As mentioned previously, the Vv of the seminiferous epithelium was reduced in all experimental groups except for the control group. In addition, treatment with resveratrol promoted an increase in the Vv of the tubular lumen in both the control and CAF groups. Interpreting these data separately is difficult, given the scarcity of works in the literature. However, when we evaluated the Vv of the tubular compartment as a whole, we observed that the CAF diet caused a reduction in this parameter compared with that of the group fed a control diet; once again, treatment with resveratrol reversed this condition. The tubular compartment is fundamental for the occurrence of spermatogenesis. Germ and Sertoli cells are found in this compartment, which are responsible for regulating spermatogenesis and performing various functions in sperm production., It is known that hyperenergetic diets can cause sperm damage. However, we did not know how the CAF diet affects testicular morphology or causes this damage. Recently, evidence for a relation between reproduction and the CAF diet was presented by Bazzano et al., who showed that the consumption of a CAF diet from weaning to adulthood reduced reproductive capacity and altered ovarian function. Likewise, fetal programming studies have shown that female offspring from animals fed a CAF diet have a deficient reproductive system, with or without increased abdominal fat, and have associated metabolic changes. Thus, we believe that injury to the tubular compartment in our work is one of the main morphological alterations related to the impairment of spermatogenesis and reproductive function.
| Conclusion|| |
The consumption of a cafeteria-style diet, although it did not modify BM, promoted hyperglycemia and compromised spermatogenesis as demonstrated by alterations in testicular morphology and sperm parameters. Treatment with resveratrol was able to mitigate these areas of damage, encouraging the scientific community to use it as an adjunctive therapy in testicular cell dysfunction.
| Author Contributions|| |
FAO carried out the conception and wrote the manuscript. WSC participated in the statistical analysis and interpretation. FJBS participated in its coordination. BMG conceived the study and revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript and agreed with the order of presentation of the authors.
| Competing Interests|| |
All authors declare no competing interests.
| Acknowledgments|| |
This research was supported by Brazilian agencies FAPERJ (E-26/010.002569/2014). We would like to thank Priscila Fernandes dos Santos for her technical assistance.
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