A. R. B. Melo

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Polypeptides belonging to the Hsp70 major stress protein family and to the NF-kB/Rel multi-functional regulatory complex are known to be involved in cellular defense mechanisms. It was suggested that both systems may interact in cells that respond to injuring stimuli. To check this, Molt4 human lymphoma cells were heated at 43 degrees C for 15 min and,(More)
Two attenuated bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) preparations derived from the same Moreau strain, Copenhagen but grown in Sauton medium containing starch and bacto-peptone (onco BCG, O-BCG), or asparagine (intradermal BCG, ID-BCG), exhibited indistinguishable DNA sequences and bacterial morphology. The number of viable bacilli recovered from spleen, liver and(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that salinity can affect indirectly the nitrate acquisition by a negative modulation triggered by glutamine accumulation. Cowpea plants were exposed to a mild NaCl concentration (50 mM) in order to restrict growth and N-demand. After 21 d, pretreated plants and control plants were supplied with 0, 5 and 10 mM(More)
Localized adherence (LA) of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) to epithelial cells results in attaching and effacing of the surface of these cells. LA depends on the gene bfpA, which codes for the BfpA protein. We found that EPEC-E. coli adherence factor (EAF)((+)), expressing BfpA, significantly reduced HeLa cell viability in comparison with(More)
The authors report two case studies of suppurative thyroiditis in type II diabetics patients, giving emphasis to the rapid evolution for sepsis, which took one of the patients to death. An earlier diagnosis, antibiotictherapy and a large surgical drainage are essential to avoid a fatal course in these patients. A brief review of suppurative thyroiditis is(More)
  • Marcelo Fernando do AMARAL, Luiz Antonio Portela GUERRA, +4 authors Suzana Lubambo de MELO
  • 2015
The oroantral fistula is one of the complications most common after dental extractions in posterior maxillary, mainly in the region of second and third molar. The diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms, which may be present in pain, fever, hyposmia and drainage of purulent discharge; additional examinations such as computed tomography and sinus(More)
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