Cristiane Moutinho Lagos de Melo

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Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by helminthes of the genus Schistosoma, which threatens approximately 207 million people worldwide. Recently, strains of Schistosoma mansoni appear to be developing tolerance and resistance against Praziquantel, the most commonly available drug on the market used in the treatment of disease. This worrisome development(More)
The only drug available for treating schistosomiasis is praziquantel, however there are already reports of resistance to its use in treatment, making it necessary to search and develop new compounds to combat schistosomiasis. We tested, in vitro, two new products, Laboratório de Planejamento de Síntese de Fármacos(More)
We modified the thiazolidinic ring at positions N3, C4, and C5, yielding compounds 6-24. Compounds with a phenyl at position N3, 15-19, 22-24, exhibited better inhibitory properties for cruzain and against the parasite than 2-iminothiazolidin-4-one 5. We were able to identify one high-efficacy trypanocidal compound, 2-minothiazolidin-4-one 18, which(More)
Cramoll 1,4 is a lectin extracted from Cratylia mollis Mart. seeds that has shown antitumor and lymphocyte mitogenic activities in other studies. The aim of this work was to investigate, in vitro, the immunomodulatory activity of Cramoll 1,4 on experimental cultures of mice lymphocytes through cytotoxic assays, nitric oxide (NO) concentrations and IL-10 and(More)
Marine algae can serve as sources of bioactive compounds and currently have been shown their potential biological and pharmaceutical applications. Marine algae lectins have been shown to be effective at controlling inflammatory processes. This work aimed to analyze the immunostimulatory properties of lectins from the marine algae Solieria filiformis (SfL),(More)
Cramoll 1,4 is a lectin extracted from seeds of Cratylia mollis Mart. Many assays have shown the cytokine release activity and pro-inflammatory profile of this lectin. Here, we used Cramoll 1,4 in the treatment of cutaneous wounds in normal and immunocompromised mice for available your cicatricial power. Surgical wounds were treated daily with a topical(More)
This study reports the in vivo stimulatory effects of Cramoll 1,4 on rat spleen lymphocytes as evidenced by an increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, Ca(2+) levels, and interleukin (IL)-1beta expression. Cramoll 1,4 extracted from seeds of the Leguminosae Cratylia mollis Mart., is a lectin with antitumor and lymphocyte mitogenic(More)
Cramoll 1,4 is a lectin with specific glucose/mannose binding, which is extracted from seeds of Cratylia mollis Mart. Many assays have shown the cytokine expression activity and anti-inflammatory profile of this lectin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunostimulatory response, in vitro, of splenocytes in mice previously inoculated, in vivo, with(More)
Lectins are proteins or glycoproteins with the ability to link to carbohydrates at the cell surface in a specific and reversible manner. Studies have showed that lectins are demonstrate immunomodulatory and antitumor agents. This study aims to evaluate the effect of lectin extracted from the seeds of Canavalia brasiliensis (ConBr) on murine melanoma B16F10(More)
The aim of this work was to purify and partially characterize a mannose recognition lectin from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) serum, named OniL. OniL was isolated through precipitation with ammonium sulfate and affinity chromatography (Concanavalin A-Sepharose 4B). In addition, we evaluated carbohydrate specificity, sodium dodecyl sulfate(More)