Amilton M. Fernandes

Learn More
Lesions of hyaline cartilage do not heal spontaneously, and represent a therapeutic challenge. In vitro engineering of articular cartilage using cells and biomaterials may prove to be the best solution. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) may require tissue engineered cartilage therapy. Chondrocytes obtained from OA joints are thought to be involved in the(More)
BACKGROUND There is renewed interest in the role played by specific counter-regulatory mechanisms to control the inflammatory host response, poorly investigated in human pathology. Here, we monitored the expression of two anti-inflammatory mediators, annexin 1 and galectin-1, and assessed their potential link to glucocorticoids' (GCs) effective control of(More)
In this study, we demonstrate that uromodulin (UMN) is a costimulator of T cells and characterize the T cell ligand which might mediate its costimulatory effect. UMN is an 85-kDa human urinary glycoprotein which is better known for its ability to suppress antigen-induced proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. It also has a mitogenic effect on(More)
AIM To establish an SV40 T-Ag-transfected cell line of human pulp-derived cells in order to compare the cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and to investigate the activities of immunological biomarkers of several endodontic sealers. METHODOLOGY Primary human pulp cells and transfected cells were cultured. Cell morphology and proliferation were analysed, and the(More)
The trypanocidal activities of cis-3-(4'-bromo[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)- 3-(phenyl)-N,N-dimethyl-2-propen-1-amine (Vb) and cis-3-(4'-bromo[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)-3-(4-bromophenyl)-N,N-dimethyl-2- propen-1-anine (Vg) appeared 6.3 and 3.5 fold more active than the trans-isomers, respectively. Multi-endpoints for toxicity were also applied. Neutral red uptake (NRU),(More)
  • 1