António Moura

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Objectives and Design: The effect of mycobacterial lipids on the onset of the early acute inflammatory response in BALB/c mice pleurisy was investigated.¶Materials and Methods: Intact Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium bovis BCG (BCG), their lipids, and delipidated mycobacteria were used to evaluate total leukocytes and cell types migrated to the(More)
Objective and Design: The host response to Mycobacteria focuses on the development of cell-mediated immunity and granuloma formation. Here, we investigated the onset of cellular responses to mycobacteria in murine pleurisy.¶Material: Distinct mouse strains previously described as Bcg susceptible or resistant were inoculated intrathoracically with different(More)
In this paper we report on the acquisition and content of a new database intended for developing audiovisual speech recognition systems. This database supports a speaker dependent continuous speech recognition task, based on a small vocabulary, and was captured in the European Portuguese language. Along with the collected multi-modal speech materials, the(More)
Experiments were devised to characterize the expression of nerve growth factor, beta polypeptide (NGF), and its cognate receptors neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 (NTRK1) and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) in rabbit male sex organs, as well as the concentrations of NGF in both seminal and blood plasma of sexually mature male rabbits.(More)
The present paper describes the work done during the last year in the development of European Portuguese (EP) speech recognition and synthesis channels for an Internet e-commerce application. The objective of this work was to develop the appropriate speech input and output, to enable the user to more comfortably use an e-commerce web site issuing commands(More)
In this paper we studied the phonemic structure of the words' beginnings and endings in standard European Portuguese (hereafter EP). The generativist description of the Portuguese phonology [1] was used as framework basis and the phonetic and acoustic experiments performed by Delgado-Martins [2] served as a model to the phonetic background in EP. We also(More)
In this paper we report on the acquisition and content of a new database intended for developing audiovisual speech recognition systems. This database supports a speaker dependent continuous speech recognition task, based on a small vocabulary, and was captured in the European Portuguese language. Along with the collected multi-modal speech materials, the(More)
In this paper, the design of intelligent agent is discussed. This agent is used to percept the changes in the environment and changes the expression of 3D human face using 3D morphing. The design is proposed for implementation in Java 3D API. Type of intelligent agent is a simple reflex agent and it has four functions, the first is to percept the change in(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate: (1) the presence of nerve growth factor (NGF), neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 1 (NTRK1), and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) in the rabbit uterus; and (2) the in vitro effects of NGF on PGF2α and PGE2 synthesis and on the PGE2-9-ketoreductase (PGE2-9-K) activity by the rabbit uterus. Nerve growth(More)
The " Capuchin research community roundtable: working together towards a comparative biology of Cebus and Sapajus " was held at the International Primatological Society Congress in Cancún, Mexico, August 2012. Goals of the roundtable were to strengthen interactions among the capuchin research community, and to prioritize and coordinate research and training(More)