Ana Paula Pereira Velosa

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The pathogenesis of diffuse connective tissue diseases (DCTD) is still unknown and has been extensively studied regarding its autoimmunity aspects related to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling, with an emphasis on the collagens at the inflammatory site. The present paper describes the pulmonary architectural and repair/remodelling responses to injury(More)
The pathogenesis of diffuse connective tissue diseases is still unknown despite studies of the autoimmunity aspects related to extracellular matrix elements, mainly the collagens. Articulations are frequently affected by the synovitis process in these diseases. The objective of the present study was to verify the morphologic aspects of the synovial membrane(More)
Recent evidence suggests that type V collagen plays a role in organizing collagen fibrils, thus maintaining fibril size and spatial organization uniform. In this study we sought to characterize the importance of type V collagen morphological disorganization and to study the relationship between type V collagen, active remodeling of the pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate collagen deposition, mRNA collagen synthesis and TGF-beta expression in the lung tissue in an experimental model of scleroderma after collagen V-induced nasal tolerance. METHODS Female New Zealand rabbits (N = 12) were immunized with 1 mg/ml of collagen V in Freund's adjuvant (IM). After 150 days, six(More)
Recently, we discovered that New Zealand rabbits immunized with human type V collagen plus Freund’s adjuvant present fibrosis and vasculitis of organs usually affected by systemic sclerosis. In this way, we studied the fibrillogenesis process to identify possible factors involved in altered remodeling observed in this scleroderma-like model. Additionally,(More)
Studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of fangotherapy on relieve of pain improving function of rheumatic patients. Herein, we investigated the effect of Brazilian black mud in protect articular damage in chronic arthritis induced in rats. Mud was daily applied (40°C/30 min) during the course of arthritis and was compared with warm water and no(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study is to evaluate the humoral autoimmune response in the experimental model of systemic sclerosis (SSc) induced by human type V collagen (huCol V). New Zealand rabbits were immunized with huCol V in Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA) and boosted twice with 15 days intervals with huCol V in Freund's incomplete adjuvant. Control(More)
Our aim was to study skin remodeling and autoantibody production in an experimental model of scleroderma (SSc), following nasal tolerance with human type V collagen (Col V). Female New Zealand rabbits (n = 12) were immunized with two doses of 1 mg/ml of Col V in complete Freund’s adjuvant and additional two boosters in incomplete Freund’s adjuvant to induce(More)
Collagen V shows promise as an inducer of the death response via caspases. Remodeling of the microenvironment by collagen V, tumoral/vascular apoptosis, and the immune response were evaluated, based on the prognosis of 65 patients with surgically excised non-small cell lung cancer. Immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, morphometry, tridimensional(More)
Sinovitis in Scleroderma (SSc) is rare, usually aggressive and fully resembles rheumatoid arthritis. Experimental models of SSc have been used in an attempt to understand its pathogenesis. Previous studies done in our laboratory had already revealed the presence of a synovial remodeling process in rabbits immunized with collagen V. To validate the(More)