Cintia Linhares

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The high-output pathway of nitric oxide production helps protect mice from infection by several pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, based on studies of cells cultured from blood, it is controversial whether human mononuclear phagocytes can express the corresponding inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS;NOS2). The present study examined(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis preferentially resides in mononuclear phagocytes. The mechanisms by which mononuclear phagocytes keep M. tuberculosis in check or by which the microbe evades control to cause disease remain poorly understood. As an initial effort to delineate these mechanisms, we examined by immunostaining the phenotype of mononuclear phagocytes(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retrospectively success and complication rates of coronary interventions performed in a general hospital with no digital equipment in the State of Piauí with a small annual number of procedures. METHODS From August/91 to January/98, 122 patients underwent 146 procedures using a fluoroscope with camera and TV monitor of 525 lines. The(More)
Vitamin D deficiency and Diabetes are both disorders of high prevalence in the world. Currently, evidences suggest a possible correlation of low levels of vitamin D with the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. Hypovitaminosis D could be associated with insulin resistance and Diabetes Mellitus, which would in part explain mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis(More)
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