Darlene Camati Persuhn

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Mutations or polymorphisms in the gene of the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) are associated with hyperhomocysteinemia and possibly with an elevated risk for vascular diseases. A study was conducted on 83 individuals with type 2 diabetes in order to determine the allelic and genotypic frequencies of the G1793A mutation and to assess the effect of(More)
The role of the Ntr system in Herbaspirillum seropedicae was determined via ntrB and ntrC mutants. Three phenotypes were identified in these mutants: Nif(-), deficiency in growth using nitrate, and low glutamine synthetase (GS) activity. All phenotypes were restored by the plasmid pKRT1 containing the intact glnA, ntrB and ntrC genes of H. seropedicae. The(More)
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an endophytic bacterium that fixes nitrogen under microaerophilic conditions. The putative promoter sequences glnAp1 (sigma70-dependent) and glnAp2 (sigma54), and two NtrC-binding sites were identified upstream from the glnA, ntrB and ntrC genes of this microorganism. To study their transcriptional regulation, we used lacZ(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Atherosclerotic disease is the leading cause of death in Brazil. It is a complex disease and its prevention involves identification and control of risk factors. Moderately increased plasma homocysteine concentration (hyperhomocysteinemia) has been considered to be a risk factor for several vascular diseases. Mutations in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the effect of vitamin D3 megadose supplementation and influence of BsmI polymorphism in the VDR gene on the inflammatory profile and oxidative stress in elderly women with vitamin D deficiency. METHODS A double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted with 40 elderly women (aged 68±6 years) diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Variants in the cysteine-rich secretory protein LCCL domain containing 2 gene (CRISPLD2) and in the jumonji, AT-rich interaction domain 2 gene (JARID2) were previously shown to influence non-syndromic oral cleft susceptibility. Herein, we performed a case-control study to examine the potential association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
Epidemiological studies have indicated a higher incidence of breast and gastric cancer in patients with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL ± P) and their relatives, which can be based on similar genetic triggers segregated within family with NSCL ± P. This multicenter study evaluated the association of 9 single nucleotide(More)
Previous studies have shown that watermelon extract reduces blood pressure through vasodilation. However, those studies have not verified whether sympathetic nervous activity is influenced by watermelon extract. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of supplementation with watermelon extract for 6 weeks on blood pressure and sympathovagal balance of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes related to craniofacial development, which were previously identified as susceptibility signals for nonsyndromic oral clefts, in Brazilians with nonsyndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCL/P). DESIGN The SNPs rs748044 (TNP1), rs1106514 (MSX1), rs28372960, rs15251 and(More)