Dulciene Maria de Magalhães Queiroz

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Distinct allelic types of Helicobacter pylori vacA have been defined. The geographic distribution of vacA alleles and cagA was assessed in this study. METHODS A total of 735 cultures from patients in 24 countries were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction and reverse hybridization on a line probe assay (LiPA). RESULTS In 124 (16.9%) of(More)
Duodenal ulcer-promoting gene (dupA) was recently described as a new putative Helicobacter pylori virulence marker associated with an increased risk for duodenal ulcer and reduced risk for gastric carcinoma in Japan and Korea. Since differences regarding the association among H. pylori markers and H. pylori-associated diseases have been demonstrated around(More)
This PCR-based analysis is the first molecular epidemiological study in Brazil testing Helicobacter pylori cagA and vacA distribution in adults with gastric complaints, that includes a large number of carcinoma patients. Multiple-strain infection was identified in 11/13.4% patients. vacA s1-m1 and cagA(+) genotypes were the most common in patients with a(More)
A severe burn leads to hypermetabolism and catabolism resulting in compromised function and structure of essential organs. The massive release of cytokines is implicated in this hypermetabolic response. The aim of the present study was to compare cytokine expression profiles from severely burned children without signs of infections or inhalation injury (n =(More)
Tightly spiralled bacteria ("Gastrospirillum suis") were seen in the pyloric mucosa of the stomach of 13 (10.8%) of 120 pigs that appeared clinically healthy at slaughter and in the fundic mucosa of three (5.0%) out of 60 pigs. The spiral organism could not be cultured from any pig. Chronic gastritis was observed in the pyloric mucosa of 53 (44.2%) of 120(More)
Comparison of gastric carcinoma and gastritis isolates showed the presence of genes, probably carcinoma associated (JHP947 and JHP940), that are situated in a Helicobacter pylori genome region (45 kb in J99 and 68 kb in 26695) called the "plasticity region." This region presents a great variability of DNA sequences. We investigated, by PCR, the presence of(More)
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was evaluated by ELISA in 40 children and teenagers and in 164 adults from a rural area of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Antibodies to H. pylori were detected in the serum of 31 (77.5%0 children and teenagers and in 139 (84.7%) adults. The prevalence of infection increased with age (x2 for trend, p < 0.01)(More)
BACKGROUND homB encodes a Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein. This gene was previously associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and was shown to induce activation of interleukin-8 secretion in vitro, as well as contributing to bacterial adherence. Its 90%-similar gene, homA, was previously correlated with gastritis. The present study aimed to(More)
The cagA gene was detected in 100% of 16 Helicobacter pylori isolates from patients with gastric carcinoma versus 78% of 18 isolates from patients with duodenal ulcers (P = 0.344) and only 64% of 22 isolates from patients with gastritis only (P = 0.005) in Brazil. Also, there was a significant association between isolation of cagA+ s1-type vacA H. pylori in(More)
Data concerning the geographic distribution of iceA alleles are scarce, and information on the association of the gene with the disease is rare and still controversial. Furthermore, no such study has been developed in Brazil, where duodenal ulcer and gastric adenocarcinoma are very common. We investigated, by PCR, the frequency of iceA alleles and cagA(More)