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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330129/the-recombinant-pea-defensin-drr230a-is-active-against-impacting-soybean-and-cotton-pathogenic-fungi-from-the-genera-fusarium-colletotrichum-and-phakopsora
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Ariane Ferreira Lacerda, Rafael Perseghini Del Sarto, Marilia Santos Silva, Erico Augusto Rosas de Vasconcelos, Roberta Ramos Coelho, Vanessa Olinto Dos Santos, Claudia Vieira Godoy, Claudine Dinali Santos Seixas, Maria Cristina Mattar da Silva, Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa
Plant defensins are antifungal peptides produced by the innate immune system plants developed to circumvent fungal infection. The defensin Drr230a, originally isolated from pea, has been previously shown to be active against various entomopathogenic and phytopathogenic fungi. In the present study, the activity of a yeast-expressed recombinant Drr230a protein (rDrr230a) was tested against impacting soybean and cotton fungi. First, the gene was subcloned into the yeast expression vector pPICZαA and expressed in Pichia pastoris...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327807/ultrastructural-study-of-morphological-changes-in-schistosoma-mansoni-after-in-vitro-exposure-to-the-monoterpene-rotundifolone
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Thiago José Matos-Rocha, Marília Gabriela Dos Santos Cavalcanti, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Ana Silvia Suassuna Carneiro Lúcio, Dyana Leal Veras, Márcia Ortiz Mayo Marques, Luiz Carlos Alves, Fábio André Brayner
INTRODUCTION: Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma, affects more than 200 million people worldwide, and its control is dependent on a single drug, praziquantel. Here, we report the in vitro effect of rotundifolone, a monoterpene isolated from Mentha x villosa (Lamiaceae), on Schistosoma mansoni adult worms. METHODS: The in vitro effect of rotundifolone on adult Schistosoma mansoni was evaluated by analysis of behavior and mortality and through a scanning electron microscopic analysis of ultrastructural changes in the tegument of the worms...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327790/association-of-nr1i2-gene-polymorphisms-and-time-of-progression-to-aids
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Rúbia Marília de Medeiros, Carolina Fialho Menti, Jéssica Louise Benelli, Maria Cristina Cotta Matte, Marineide Gonçalves de Melo, Sabrina Esteves de Matos Almeida, Marilu Fiegenbaum
BACKGROUND: The time of progression towards AIDS can vary greatly among seropositive patients, and may be associated with host genetic variation. The NR1I2 (PXR) gene, a ligand-activated transcription factor, regulates the transcription immune pathway genes and can therefore be targets of viral replication mechanisms influencing time of progression to AIDS. OBJECTIVE: To verify the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs3814057, rs6785049, rs7643645, and rs2461817 in the NR1I2 (PXR) gene with progression to AIDS in HIV-1 infected patients...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322752/neuroprotector-effect-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-transplanted-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-involves-inhibition-of-early-neuronal-apoptosis
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Fabrício do Couto Nicola, Marília Rossato Marques, Felipe Odorcyk, Danusa Mar Arcego, Letícia Petenuzzo, Dirceu Aristimunha, Adriana Vizuete, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Daniela Pavulack Pereira, Natasha Maurmann, Carla Dalmaz, Patricia Pranke, Carlos A Netto
Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) transplants have been investigated as a possible treatment strategy for spinal cord injuries (SCI) due to their potential for promoting functional recovery. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of SHED on neuronal death after an experimental model of SCI. METHODS: Wistar rats were spinalized using NYU impactor®. Animals were randomly distributed into 4 groups: Control (Naive) or Surgical control, Sham (laminectomy with no SCI); SCI (laminectomy followed by SCI, treated with vehicle); SHED (SCI treated with intraspinal transplantation of 3×10(5) SHED, 1 h after SCI)...
March 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321602/does-the-sense-of-coherence-modifies-the-relationship-of-oral-clinical-conditions-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
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Fernanda W Machado, Ana Paula Perroni, Gustavo G Nascimento, Marília L Goettems, Noéli Boscato
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the association of demographic and clinical characteristics, Sense of Coherence (SOC), clinical conditions (number of teeth, and use of and need for dental prostheses), and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL); and if the SOC modifies the relationship of clinical conditions and OHRQoL in a sample of elders. METHODS: Trained dentists assessed the participants' oral health and conducted interviews (n = 110)...
March 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301568/toxicity-of-spinosad-to-temephos-resistant-aedes-aegypti-populations-in-brazil
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Luciana Dos Santos Dias, Maria de Lourdes da Graça Macoris, Maria Teresa Macoris Andrighetti, Vanessa Camargo Garbeloto Otrera, Adriana Dos Santos Dias, Luiz Guilherme Soares da Rocha Bauzer, Cynara de Melo Rodovalho, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of different arboviruses and represents a major public health problem. Several Brazilian populations of Ae. aegypti have developed resistance to temephos, the most used organophosphate larvicide. New tools which are less harmful to the environment and safer for humans are becoming increasingly important to control this insect vector. Spinosad, an aerobic fermentation product of a soil actinobacteria, has a favorable environmental profile. It presents selective insecticide properties, a mechanism of action that differs from those of many synthetic chemical insecticides...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301027/impact-of-malocclusion-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-8-12-years-old-schoolchildren-in-southern-brazil
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Roberto Cuchiara Simões, Marília Leão Goettems, Helena Silveira Schuch, Dione Dias Torriani, Flávio Fernando Demarco
The aim of this study was to estimate the impact of malocclusion on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of schoolchildren aged 8-12 years old in Southern Brazil. A two-stage cluster procedure was used to select 1,199 children in 20 public and private schools in Pelotas/Brazil. Cross-sectional data was collected, consisting of a socioeconomic questionnaire to parents, children's interview and clinical oral examination. The clinical variables were obtained from clinical examination, and the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) was assessed during children's interview...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300931/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-a-multiple-verrucous-epidermal-nevus
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Samira Yarak, Taila Yuri Siqueira Machado, Marilia Marufuji Ogawa, Mirian Luzia da Silva Almeida, Milvia Maria Simões E Silva Enokihara, Adriana Maria Porro
Verrucous epidermal nevi are hamartomatous lesions of the epidermis that, unlike other epidermal nevi (such as sebaceous nevus or nevus comedonicus), are rarely associated with malignant neoplasms. The majority of squamous cell carcinoma develop in linear or multiple epidermal nevus and rarely in solitary epidermal nevus. In general, the prognosis is favorable. We report a case of well-differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma arising from a multiple verrucous epidermal nevus. Although there is no consensus on prophylactic removal of epidermal nevus, its removal and biopsy should be considered if changes occur...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300878/surgical-model-pig-ex-vivo-for-venous-dissection-teaching-in-medical-schools
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Milton Ignacio Carvalho Tube, Fernando Antonio Campelo Spencer-Netto, Anderson Igor Pereira de Oliveira, Arthur Cesário de Holanda, Bruno Leão Dos Santos Barros, Caio Cezar Gomes Rezende, João Pedro Guerra Cavalcanti, Marília Apolinário Batista, Josemberg Marins Campos
PURPOSE: To investigate a method for development of surgical skills in medical students simulating venous dissection in surgical ex vivo pig model. METHODS: Prospective, analytical, experimental, controlled study with four stages: selection, theoretical teaching, training and assessment. Sample of 312 students was divided into two groups: Group A - 2nd semester students; Group B - students of 8th semester. The groups were divided into five groups of 12 students, trained two hours per week in the semester...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300873/the-renoprotective-effect-of-oral-tadalafil-pretreatment-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Vanessa de Fátima Lima Paiva Medeiros, Ítalo Medeiros Azevedo, Marília Daniela Ferreira Carvalho, Cláudia Nunes Oliveira, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa do Egito, Aldo Cunha Medeiros
To evaluate the effect of tadalafil in renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats Methods: Group I/R saline rats (n=6) were subjected to 45 minutes of left renal ischemia and treated with saline; the I/R tadalafil rats (n=6) received oral 10mg/kg tadalafil microemulsion one hour before ischemia. In both groups, 8 hours after ischemia, laboratory analysis were performed Results: Better tissue perfusion was lower in ischemic left/kidney than in right/kidney in saline group, suggesting reduced kidney clearance...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294290/genetic-obesity-risk-and-attenuation-effect-of-physical-fitness-in-mexican-mestizo-population-a-case-control-study
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Paula Costa-Urrutia, Carolina Abud, Valentina Franco-Trecu, Valentina Colistro, Martha Eunice Rodríguez-Arellano, Joel Vázquez-Pérez, Julio Granados, Marilia Seelaender
We analyzed commonly reported European and Asian obesity-related gene variants in a Mexican-Mestizo population through each single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and a genetic risk score (GRS) based on 23 selected SNPs. Study subjects were physically active Mexican-Mestizo adults (n  =  608) with body mass index (BMI) values from 18 to 55 kg/m(2) . For each SNP and for the GRS, logistic models were performed to test for simple SNP associations with BMI, fat mass percentage (FMP), waist circumference (WC), and the interaction with VO2max and muscular endurance (ME)...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293275/approximating-the-dcj-distance-of-balanced-genomes-in-linear-time
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Diego P Rubert, Pedro Feijão, Marília Dias Vieira Braga, Jens Stoye, Fábio Henrique Viduani Martinez
BACKGROUND: Rearrangements are large-scale mutations in genomes, responsible for complex changes and structural variations. Most rearrangements that modify the organization of a genome can be represented by the double cut and join (DCJ) operation. Given two balanced genomes, i.e., two genomes that have exactly the same number of occurrences of each gene in each genome, we are interested in the problem of computing the rearrangement distance between them, i.e., finding the minimum number of DCJ operations that transform one genome into the other...
2017: Algorithms for Molecular Biology: AMB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292653/co-circulating-serotypes-in-a-dengue-fever-outbreak-differential-hematological-profiles-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-viruses
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Andreia Moreira Dos Santos Carmo, Rodrigo Buzinaro Suzuki, Aline Diniz Cabral, Renata Torres da Costa, Gabriela Pena Massari, Michele Marcondes Riquena, Helio Augusto Alves Fracasso, Andre Eterovic, Arlei Marcili, Márcia Aparecida Sperança
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus, represented by four distinct, genetically diverse serotypes, is the etiologic agent of asymptomatic to severe hemorrhagic diseases. The spatiotemporal dynamics of dengue serotypes and its association to specific diseases vary among the different regions worldwide. By 2007, and in São Paulo State, Brazil, dengue-case concentration in urban centers had changed to increased incidence in small- and medium-sized towns, the case of Marília. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to distinguish dengue serotypes circulating during the 2007 Marília outbreak and define their association to demographic and hematological patient profiles, as well as the phylogenetic relationships among the different viruses...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291990/medicinal-plants-in-the-treatment-of-colitis-evidence-from-preclinical-studies
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Marília T Santana, Luana M Cercato, Janaíne P Oliveira, Enilton A Camargo
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition whose treatment includes aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, and immunomodulators. Medicinal plants seem to be an important alternative treatment for this condition. They have been the subject of a great number of studies in recent years. This study was conducted to systematically review the medicinal plants tested in experimental models of ulcerative colitis. We conducted a systematic literature search through specialized databases (PUBMED, SCOPUS, EMBASE, MEDLINE, LILACS, SCIELO, and SCISEARCH) and selected articles published between January 2000 and June 21, 2016 by using "medicinal plants" and "ulcerative colitis" as key words...
March 14, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289391/cannabidiol-affects-mk-801-induced-changes-in-the-ppi-learned-response-of-capuchin-monkeys-sapajus-spp
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Patricia G Saletti, Rafael S Maior, Marilia Barros, Hisao Nishijo, Carlos Tomaz
There are several lines of evidence indicating a possible therapeutic action of cannabidiol (CBD) in schizophrenia treatment. Studies with rodents have demonstrated that CBD reverses MK-801 effects in prepulse inhibition (PPI) disruption, which may indicate that CBD acts by improving sensorimotor gating deficits. In the present study, we investigated the effects of CBD on a PPI learned response of capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). A total of seven monkeys were employed in this study. In Experiment 1, we evaluated the CBD (doses of 15, 30, 60 mg/kg, i...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288584/adipose-tissue-fibrosis-in-human-cancer-cachexia-the-role-of-tgf%C3%AE-pathway
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Michele Joana Alves, Raquel Galvão Figuerêdo, Flavia Figueiredo Azevedo, Diego Alexandre Cavallaro, Nelson Inácio Pinto Neto, Joanna Darck Carola Lima, Emidio Matos-Neto, Katrin Radloff, Daniela Mendes Riccardi, Rodolfo Gonzalez Camargo, Paulo Sérgio Martins De Alcântara, José Pinhata Otoch, Miguel Luiz Batista Junior, Marília Seelaender
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome that dramatically decreases survival. Loss of white adipose tissue (WAT) is one of the key characteristics of cachexia. WAT wasting is paralleled by microarchitectural remodeling in cachectic cancer patients. Fibrosis results from uncontrolled ECM synthesis, a process in which, transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) plays a pivotal role. So far, the mechanisms involved in adipose tissue (AT) re-arrangement, and the role of TGFβ in inducing AT remodeling in weight-losing cancer patients are poorly understood...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284244/chapparvoviruses-occur-in-at-least-three-vertebrate-classes-and-have-a-broad-biogeographic-distribution
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William Marciel de Souza, Marilia Farignoli Romeiro, Marcílio Jorge Fumagalli, Sejal Modha, Jansen de Araujo, Luzia Helena Queiroz, Edison Luiz Durigon, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo, Pablo Ramiro Murcia, Robert James Gifford
Chapparvoviruses are a highly divergent group of parvoviruses (family Parvoviridae) that have recently been identified via metagenomic sampling of animal faeces. Here, we report the sequences of six novel chapparvoviruses identified through both metagenomic sampling of bat tissues and in silico screening of published vertebrate genome assemblies. The novel chapparvoviruses share several distinctive genomic features and group together as a robustly supported monophyletic clade in phylogenetic trees. Our data indicate that chapparvoviruses have a broad host range in vertebrates and a global distribution...
February 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283204/could-legal-requirements-in-nursing-practice-trigger-actions-that-would-change-the-rates-of-urinary-tract-infections-a-case-study-in-brazil
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Clesnan Mendes-Rodrigues, Eliana Borges Silva Pereira, Renata Lemos de Sousa Neto, Jaqueline Resende, Astrídia Marília de Souza Fontes
We evaluated the influence of a Brazilian resolution, published in 2013, that restricts the performing of urinary catheterization to nurses, as opposed to others from different nursing professional categories, on indicators of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in an intensive care unit. The resolution triggered actions such as the implementation of protocols and nursing staff training that led to behavior changes related to the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates.
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282844/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in%C3%A2-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-assessment-of-autonomic-nervous-system-activity
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Fabiana Tenório Gomes da Silva, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, Camila Bonin Pinto, Faddi Ghassan Saleh Velez, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa do Egito, Jeferson Tafarel Pereira do Rêgo, Marília Rodrigues da Silva, Paulo Moreira Silva Dantas, Felipe Fregni
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized in this study that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of primary motor cortex could exert top-down modulation over subcortical systems associated with autonomic control and thus be useful to revert some of the dysfunctional changes found in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) of subjects with spinal cord injuries (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To explore the acute effect of tDCS on ANS indexed by Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in individuals with SCI and analyze whether this effect depends on the gender, degree, level and time of injury...
March 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282514/the-proteomic-profile-of-the-acquired-enamel-pellicle-according-to-its-location-in-the-dental-arches
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Talita Mendes da Silva Ventura, Luiza de Paula Silva Cassiano, Cíntia Maria de Souza E Silva, Even Akemi Taira, Aline de Lima Leite, Daniela Rios, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the variation in the protein profile of the acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) formed in vivo according to its location in the dental arches. DESIGN: The AEP was formed for 120min in 9 volunteers. Pellicle formed at upper+lower anterior facial (ULAFa; teeth 13-23 and 33-43), upper anterior palatal (UAPa; teeth 13-23), lower anterior lingual (LALi; teeth 33-43), upper+lower posterior facial (ULPFa; teeth 14-17 24-27, 34-37 and 44-47), upper posterior palatal (UPPa; teeth 14-17 and 24-27) and lower posterior lingual (LPLi; teeth 34-37 and 44-47) regions were collected separately and processed for analysis by label-free LC-ESI-MS/MS...
March 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
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