Belmino C Araújo

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The 677 C → T polymorphism in the 5-10 methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene has been associated with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) in some populations, but not others. Previous studies (ie, case–control and transmission disequilibrium tests (TDT)) in Brazilian families with CL/P have been unable to replicate this(More)
Anorectal dysfunction resulting in fecal incontinence or permanent colostomy is a current public health concern that strongly impairs patient quality of life. Present treatment options for this complex disease are expensive and usually ineffective. Anorectal transplantation is the logical treatment for fecal incontinence and permanent colostomy. This(More)
Different bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family have been frequently isolated from infant milk formula (IMF), including Enterobacter cloacae, which is capable of colonizing the human gastrointestinal tract, are therefore viewed as an important pathogen. In this work, twelve isolates from plastic trays and reusable bottle nipples used for feeding babies(More)
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor-alpha (TGFA) was the first gene suggested to be associated with nonsyndromic cleft lip, cleft palate, or both (CL/ P). There are, however, still controversies of the effect of TGFA on the predisposition of this malformation. To contribute to a better understanding of the role of this gene in the occurrence of CL/P we(More)
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