Denise Duprat Neves

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In previous work we showed that apoptosis in retinal tissue from developing rats can be induced by inhibition of protein synthesis (Rehen et al. 1996, Development, 122, 1439-1448). Here we show that recent postmitotic cells are the cells sensitive to apoptosis triggered by blockade of protein synthesis. To label all proliferating cells in the retina, a(More)
The effects of inhibitors of proteasome function were studied in the retina of developing rats. Explants from the retina of neonatal rats at postnatal day (P) 3 or P6 were incubated with various combinations of the proteasome inhibitor carbobenzoxyl-leucinyl-leucinyl-leucinal (MG132), the protein synthesis inhibitor anisomycin, or the adenylyl cyclase(More)
This study developed a predictive model to identify pleural tuberculosis. A consecutive cases study of patients investigating the cause of pleural effusion, in an area of high prevalence of tuberculosis (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Clinical and laboratory variables were compared among patients with tuberculosis (TB) and without tuberculosis (NTB), individually(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate Brazilian studies by summarizing the accuracy of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis, with the objective of lending support to the movement to make the test part of the routine investigation of pleural effusions. METHODS A search for Brazilian studies related to the determination of adenosine deaminase levels(More)
Long-term consumption of high-fat diets negatively interferes with metabolic status and promotes endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. In the cavernous tissue, these outcomes become conspicuous in the elderly and strongly affect penile erection, a vascular process highly dependent on local nitric oxide bioavailability. Although epidemiological data(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the respiratory function parameters that help in the accurate diagnosis of asthma and COPD. We studied 20 asthma and 30 COPD patients who underwent lung function tests including spirometry and plethysmography both with bronchodilator test and diffusion with carbon monoxide (DLCO). The tests were performed according to(More)
INTRODUCTION In Rio de Janeiro, in almost half of the cases of pleural tuberculosis (PT) treatment begins without substantiation of diagnosis. We examined variables associated with this disease. METHOD We studied 215 consecutive patients; 104 had tuberculosis (TB) and 111 did not (NTB): 41 neoplasms, 29 transudates, 28 para-pneumonic and 13 other(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure airway responsiveness in patients with sarcoidosis using bronchoprovocation test with methacholine (BPT) in comparison to roentgenographic findings, respiratory symptoms, activity and duration of the disease. There were 17 patients with Sarcoidosis, 20 asthmatics and 21 assymptomatics. We used the tidal breathing(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate anatomical and functional changes of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx to the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 66 patients of both genders, aged between 21 and 59 years old with complaints of snoring and / or apnea. All underwent full clinical evaluation,(More)
Objective: To evaluate Brazilian studies by summarizing the accuracy of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of the pleural tuberculosis, with the objective of lending support to the movement to make the test part of the routine in the investigation of pleural effusions. Methods: A search for Brazilian studies related to the determination of adenosine(More)