Ana Castro

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In a previous study, we demonstrated that staurosporine (STS) induces programmed cell death (PCD) in the fungus Neurospora crassa and that glutathione has the capability of inhibiting both STS-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and cell death. Here, we further investigated the role of glutathione in STS-induced PCD in N. crassa and observed an(More)
In this exploratory study we propose to analyze, in healthy adult volunteers, the heart electrical (electrocar-diogram, ECG) and mechanical (phonocardiogram, PCG) activity during exercise. Heart sounds amplitude, frequency content, and RS2, may be important features in the non-invasive assessment of heart activity, such as for the estimation of cardiac(More)
This paper describes methodology for direct and indirect detections of a specific oligonucleotide for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) using electrochemical techniques. The sequence of oligonucleotide probe (EBV1) revealed a high sequence identity (100%) with the EBV genome. For the development of the genosensor, EBV1 was grafted to the platform sensitized with(More)
We evaluated a population of 7199 children between 2 and 19 years old to study the relations between the observed demographic and physiological features in the occurrence of a pathological/non-pathological heart condition. The data was collected at the Real Hospital Português, Pernambuco, Brazil. We performed a feature importance study, with the aim of(More)
In this study we propose a virtual screening strategy based on the generation of a pharmacophore hypothesis, followed by an in silico evaluation of some ADME-TOX properties with the aim to apply it to the hit finding process and, specifically, to characterize new chemical entities with potential to control inflammatory processes mediated by T lymphocytes(More)