Claudia Cristine Gomes Borelli

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Candida albicans is a facultative pathogenic micro-organism that has developed several virulence traits enabling invasion of host tissues and avoidance of host defence mechanisms. Virulence factors that contribute to this process are the hydrolytic enzymes. Most of them are extracellularly secreted by the fungus. The most discussed hydrolytic enzymes(More)
Trials were conducted to test the efficacy of a calcium propionate paste as an aid to prevent milk fever and to improve the health of dairy cows. Each calcium propionate treatment tube supplied 37 g of calcium. In trials involving Holstein herds and a Jersey herd, two (trials 1 and 2) or three (trial 3) calcium propionate tubes were given at calving and(More)
The molecules responsible for the highly viscous properties of mucus are secretory glycoproteins referred to as mucins. Salivary mucins are characterized by a high sugar to protein ratio and are of a broad range of molecular weight from 7 x 10(4) to millions. With a few exceptions, they contain up to 30% of hexosamine (galactosamine and glucosamine), 8-33%(More)
Nicotinamide, the water-soluble amide of nicotinic acid, is a component of the two most important coenzymes - nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate. Thus nicotinamide is involved in numerous oxidation-reduction reactions in mammalian biological systems. Nicotinamide essentially acts as an antioxidant. Most effects(More)
Identification of dermatophytes is usually based on morphological characteristics determined by time-consuming microscopic and cultural examinations. An effective PCR-ELISA method has been developed for rapid detection of dermatophyte species directly from clinical specimens within 24 h. Isolated genomic DNA of skin scrapings and nail samples from patients(More)
In the recent past, we have found ourselves in need of truly novel antifungal drugs as drug resistance in fungi has been evolving. Moreover, effective therapy has become particularly important as the number of immuno-compromised patients with life-threatening fungal infections increases. Fortunately, during the last few years, virulence factors of fungi and(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammation in acne vulgaris is widely thought to be induced by an immunological reaction, but the role of Propionibacterium acnes is unclear. OBJECTIVES To examine the local host response mechanism of a keratinocyte cell line 3 h and 6 h after stimulation with viable and heat-killed P. acnes. METHODS The quantitative expression of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Xanthelasma palpebrarum presents a therapeutic and aesthetic challenge because of its high visibility and frequent rate of recurrence with a wide variety of treatments. Many patients are disappointed by an initial unsuccessful treatment and fail to return for further therapy until the skin problem has become quite conspicuous. A(More)
Secreted aspartyl proteinases (Saps) are important virulence factors of Candida albicans during mucosal and disseminated infections and may also contribute to the induction of an inflammatory host immune response. We used a model of vaginal candidiasis based on reconstituted human vaginal epithelium (RHVE) to study the epithelial cytokine response induced(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been developed into a widely used method to treat actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinoma. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess the efficacy of PDT in the treatment of actinic cheilitis of the lower lip. METHODS In this prospective, uncontrolled study at a university dermatology department, 15 patients with(More)