Aguinaldo L Simões

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this report were to describe the 5-year overall survival (OS) in a group of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients and to investigate the effects of age, gender, anatomic localization, tumor evolution time, smoking and alcohol intake, nodal status, tumoral recurrences, histologic classification, p53 and p63 immunoexpression,(More)
Carriers of the Δccr5 allele, which contains a deletion of 32 bases in relation to the normal allele of the β-chemokine receptor gene (CCR5), have increased resistance to HIV-1 infection. The higher frequency of this mutation in Europeans than in Blacks and Asians, has generated interest in determining its distribution in other populations. The population(More)
We evaluated vision loss in workers from fluorescent lamp industries (n=39) who had retired due to intoxication with mercury vapour and had been away from the work situation for several years (mean=6.32 years). An age-matched control group was submitted to the same tests for comparison. The luminance contrast sensitivity (CSF) was measured psychophysically(More)
Three-hundred ninety-nine individuals living in seven populations of two Brazilian Indian tribes (Macushi and Içana River Indians) were tested for the phosphoglucomutase 1 (PGM1), properdin factor B (BF), haptoglobin (HP), and alpha-1-antitrypsin (PI) systems. We observed significant internal heterogeneity in the two tribes for the PGM1 alleles and in the(More)
Many studies have used genetic markers to understand global migration patterns of our species. However, there are only few studies of human migration on a local scale. We, therefore, researched migration dynamics in three Afro-Brazilian rural communities, using demographic data and ten Ancestry Informative Markers. In addition to the description of(More)
Data are presented on electrophoretic variants of 25 polypeptides found in the blood serum and erythrocytes, in 812 individuals from three Amerindian tribes, the Pano, the Baniwa, and the Kanamari. Two "private polymorphisms" were encountered, of PEPB in the Pano and CAII in the Baniwa. A single example of a different PEPB variant was encountered in the(More)
Interethnic disparities in the distribution of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) polymorphisms may affect nitric oxide (NO)-mediated effects of and responses to drugs. While there are differences between black and white subjects there is no information regarding the distribution of eNOS gene alleles and haplotypes in Amerindians. We studied three(More)
Brazil is the result of interethnic crosses of European, African and Amerindian populations. Allelic frequencies for seven STR loci (TH01, TPOx, CSF1PO, vWA, FES/FPS, F13A1 and CD4), obtained from a sample of 70 individuals identified as Afro-Brazilian and 150 as mulatto, are presented here. Based on the frequencies of these genetic markers, estimates of(More)
HLA-G (human leukocyte antigen-G) plays an important role in the modulation of the maternal immune system during pregnancy. HLA-G alleles presenting a 14-bp insertion at exon 8 have been associated with decreased messenger RNA levels, preeclampsia, and miscarriages. This suggests that natural selection may exert a strong influence against the insertion(More)
To evaluate the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) a–e microsatellite polymorphism in Chagasic patients, we studied 162 patients stratified according to the major clinical variants (cardiac, digestive, digestive plus cardiac, and indeterminate forms) and 221 healthy controls. TNF microsatellite alleles were typed using genomic DNA amplified with specific primers.(More)