Ebenézer Bernardes Correia Silva

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The objective was to assess the effects of the antioxidants resveratrol and quercetin on frozen-thawed ram sperm. Semen samples (which exceeded minimum standards) from four mature crossbreed Santa Inês rams were pooled and aliquots of each pool were diluted in Tris-egg yolk-glycerol, with the addition of 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 μg/mL of resveratrol and(More)
Successful DNA extraction is indispensable for molecular methods based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR); however, goat sperm DNA extraction is limited. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate three methods to extract DNA from goat sperm for use in PCR. Eight goat semen pools were used for DNA extraction by using the DNeasy Blood & Tissue Kit,(More)
The aim was to assess the in vitro effect of glycerol, ethylene glycol or acetamide on frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa. Aliquots of each sixteen ejaculates from four rams of the Morada Nova breed were diluted in Tris-egg yolk with glycerol (5%), ethylene glycol (3% or 5%) or acetamide (3% or 5%) and frozen at -196°C. After thawing, progressive sperm motility(More)
Hymenaea stigonocarpa is a deciduous and monoecious Neotropical tree species pollinated by bats. Due to overexploitation and habitat destruction, the population size has drastically diminished in nature. No previous study has investigated Mendelian inheritance, linkage, and genotypic disequilibrium in the available microsatellite markers in this species.(More)
In this study, we designed and synthesized a series of thiophen-2-iminothiazolidine derivatives from thiophen-2-thioureic with good anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity. Several of the final compounds displayed remarkable trypanocidal activity. The ability of the new compounds to inhibit the activity of the enzyme cruzain, the major cysteine protease of T.(More)
Papillomaviruses are found in epithelial lesions and are linked to different carcinogenic processes in humans and other animals. Although BPV has been characterized as epitheliotropic, the presence of viral DNA has been detected in other tissues and fluids, such as fresh semen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence and expression of BPV in(More)
Leptin, a hormone that was originally identified in adipocytes, has been implicated in the regulation of ovarian folliculogenesis through endocrine, autocrine and/or paracrine mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression patterns of leptin (LEP) and its receptor (LEPRb) in different types of ovarian follicular cells from goats. In(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) and depression act synergistically via social, behavioral, and biological mechanisms to magnify the burden of disease. Clinical depression is a common, under-recognized, yet treatable condition that, if comorbid with TB, is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, community TB transmission, and drug resistance. Depression may(More)
Heliconia L., the only genus in the Heliconiaceae family, comprises about 380 species with high ornamental potential. However, the identification of genotypes—mainly based on morphological characteristics—has generated synonyms. Therefore, it becomes necessary to apply novel techniques to differentiate genotypes and elucidate the origin of hybrids and(More)