Cleyson Valença Reis

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Using a cDNA library made from Lonomia obliqua caterpillar bristles, we identified a transcript with a 603 bp open reading frame. The deduced protein corresponds to Lopap, a prothrombin activator previously isolated by our group from the bristles of this species. The mature protein is composed by 185 amino acids and shares similarity with members of the(More)
Increasing occurrence of hemorrhagic syndrome in man, caused by contact with Lonomia obliqua caterpillars, has been reported in Southern Brazil in the past 10 years. The L. obliqua venom causes a severe consumptive coagulopathy, which can lead to hemorrhagic syndrome. L. obliqua prothrombin activator protease (Lopap) is a 69-kDa prothrombin activator serine(More)
Contact with the bristles of the caterpillar Lonomia obliqua can cause serious hemorrhage. Previously it was reported that a procoagulant protein (Lopap) in the bristle extract of L. obliqua increases cell longevity by inhibiting apoptosis. In this work, we purified from bristle extract a factor X activator that stimulates proliferation of endothelial(More)
Lonomia obliqua venom causes a severe consumptive coagulopathy, which can lead to a hemorrhagic syndrome. The crude bristles extract displays a procoagulant activity due to a Factor X and to a prothrombin activating activity. Here, we describe a 69 kDa prothrombin activator serine protease purified from L. obliqua caterpillar bristle extract using gel(More)
Severe consumption coagulopathy has been detected in rats after Lopap (a prothrombin activator from Lonomia obliqua caterpillar bristles) infusion and in humans after accidental contact with L. obliqua bristles. However, platelet count and antithrombin (AT) levels were only modestly affected, suggesting that a different form of blood coagulation activation(More)
A severe hemorrhagic syndrome produced by contact with Lonomia obliqua caterpillars has become epidemic in southern Brazil. A significant thrombin production with intense consumption of fibrinogen and high D-dimer production indicates a consumption coagulopathy and secondary fibrinolysis in patients. Lopap is a single-chain 69kDa serine protease isolated(More)
Lipocalins are beta-barrel proteins, which share three conserved motifs in their amino acid sequence. In this study, we identified by a peptide mapping approach, a seven-amino acid sequence related to one of these motifs (motif 2) that modulates cell survival. A synthetic peptide based on an insect lipocalin displayed cytoprotective activity in(More)
Oral anticoagulants have been widely employed to decrease thrombotic risk by reducing the levels of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors. Paradoxically, the use of oral anticoagulants also decreases the levels of natural anticoagulants (protein C and protein S), which favors the hypercoagulability state. Increased platelet activation has been reported in(More)
Despite the growing concern of water companies throughout the world to have available water resources, which is strongly related to leakage control is not always properly considered within water management companies. Nowadays, the continuous monitoring of water distribution systems is a prerequisite towards the rapid and efficient detection of any abnormal(More)
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