Aparecida Tiemi Nagao

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We studied the levels of immunoglobulins in colostrum, milk and sera from two common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) mothers (M1 and M2), and in sera from their newborn infants. During pregnancy they continued intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG). Antibody levels from maternal and cord blood collected at delivery and colostrum and milk, collected on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between type of delivery and immunoglobulin concentration in maternal colostrum. METHODS We studied 82 women who were giving birth. Age was between 21 and 41 years, gestational age was 37 or more weeks and parity up to IV pregnancies. The women were in good nutritional condition and did not have any pregnancy or(More)
The protective role of salivary IgA in dental caries has not been completely demonstrated, so, in order to elucidate this point, we evaluated 15 totally and partially IgA-deficient children in terms of the following variables: dental caries indexes, bacterial plaques, number of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus in the saliva, and titers of IgA, IgG and(More)
Placental transfer of antibodies to polysaccharide antigens is still a controversial subject. The incidence of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infections is high in countries where the vaccine has not been included in routine immunization schedules. In the present work, we proposed to evaluate the natural immune response to Hib capsular(More)
A high prevalence of systemic infections caused by enterobacteria such as Escherichia coli is observed during the neonatal period. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the major factors responsible for septic shock caused by these Gram-negative bacteria. We have recently demonstrated the presence of anti-LPS immunoglobulin (Ig)G antibodies in cord blood with(More)
We evaluated the ability of human maternal and cord serum antibodies to protect mice challenged with live Escherichia coli serotype O6:K2ac (E. coli O6). Mice received paired maternal or cord serum pools before a challenge with E. coli O6 to evaluate the mortality rate. All the pools were able to protect the animals challenged with bacteria except the test(More)
A modified fast micro method for spectrotypic/clonotypic analysis of human IgG1-4 antibodies against bacterial virulence antigens of polysaccharide or protein nature is described. Serum samples of as small volumes as 0.5 microliter were isoelectrically focused in micro agarose gels made in plexiglass matrices and blotted using immunoaffinity-mediated(More)
Avidities and titres of serum IgA, IgM, IgG, and salivary IgA antibodies for poliovirus type 3, beta-lactoglobulin and E. coli O antigens were analysed in well-nourished (n=58) and mildly to moderately undernourished (n = 18) 1-7-year-old children, living in slums in São Paulo, Brazil, with irregular water supply and no sewage system. The serum titres of(More)
We evaluated the ability of human anti-lipopolysaccharide (LPS) O6 immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies to protect mice challenged with Escherichia coli serotype O6:K2ac. Purified whole IgG, commercial gammaglobulin, whole IgM-effluent, pool of normal human serum (NHS), agammaglobulinaemic serum (test groups) or phosphate-buffered saline (control(More)