Benedito Valdecir de Oliveira

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BACKGROUND The capacity for DNA repair is essential in maintaining cellular functions and homeostasis; however, this capacity can be altered based on DNA sequence variations in DNA repair genes, which may contribute to the onset of cancer. Many single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in repair genes have been found to be associated with oral cancer. The aim(More)
A lectin from the seeds of Crotalaria pallida (CPL), with an apparent molecular mass of 30 kDa, determined by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, showed human type A and B erythrocytes agglutination activity, which is inhibited by raffinose and galactose. The lectin requirement for divalent cation was demonstrated with EDTA/EGTA blocking(More)
BACKGROUND DACT genes regulates Wnt as well TGF-β pathway, and were already associated with hepatocellular and lung cancer. Alterations on Wnt/β-catenin were associated with head and neck cancer through β-catenin cytoplasmatic accumulation. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate DACT1 and DACT2 expression and methylation on oral squamous cell(More)
MP-III 4R PLA2 was purified from the venom of Bothrops pirajai venom (Bahia's jararacussu) after three chromatographic steps which started with RP-HPLC. The complete amino acid sequence of MP-III 4R PLA2 from Bothrops pirajai was determined by amino acid sequencing of reduced and carboxymethylated MP-III 4R and the isolated peptides from clostripain and(More)
A Bowman-Birk-type trypsin inhibitor (TcTI) was purified from seeds of Torresea cearensis, a Brazilian native tree of the Papilionoideae sub-family of Leguminosae. Three forms of the inhibitor were separated by anion exchange chromatography. The major form with 63 amino acids was entirely sequenced; it shows a high structural similarity to the Bowman-Birk(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the oral cutaneous fistulae after surgery and to identify possible risk factors. METHODS A retrospective study, interesting patients that were submitted to surgery, with a two years minimum post-operative follow up. The considered variables were: sex, concomitant diseases, tabacco and alcohol use, the anesthesic and pulmonary risks,(More)
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