Ariane M Martinelli

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The Avoidance of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) scale is a self-report measure of the avoidance of ETS by young adults. Initial use of the scale with 30 undergraduate students showed an internal consistency of .84 across 40 items and .90 in a refined 28-item instrument. In a sample of 241 students, a 20-item scale had an internal consistency reliability(More)
Cathepsin V is a papain-like cysteine protease. It is involved in the control of human T cells (responsible for cell immunity), and presents the largest elastolytic activity among the proteolytic enzymes. Therefore, cathepsin V is a potential molecular target for the treatment of atherosclerosis. In the present work, natural flavonoids were screened against(More)
In this work, we report the synthesis of a peptide analogue of the KTTKS, termed Ac- Wahx-KTTKS and evaluate its cytotoxicity and role in biosynthesis of collagen for future application in skin aging. The peptide was obtained with purity higher than 97.5%. In the cytotoxicity assay, we observed non-toxic effects for Ac-WAhx-KTTKS at concentrations below 600(More)
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