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C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) inhibits the migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and related cell types induced by oxidized LDL and its major atherogenic component, lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). CNP expression is increased in smooth muscle in atherosclerotic and restenotic lesions, but mechanisms underlying this increase have not been(More)
OBJECTIVE Lymphatic filariasis still represents a major public health problem in the city of Recife. In spite of the fact that previous surveys had already shown high frequency of microfilaraemia in pediatric population, the prevalence of filarial disease and the microfilaraemic pattern of this group were unknown. This paper describes the(More)
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