Eliane Correa-de-Santana

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Functional interactions between neuroendocrine and immune systems are mediated by similar ligands and receptors, which establish a bi-directional communication that is relevant for homeostasis. We investigated herein the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in mice acutely infected by Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease. Parasites(More)
The thymic epithelium is the major microenvironmental component of the thymus, the primary lymphoid organ responsible for the generation of T lymphocytes. Thymic epithelial cells (TEC) control intrathymic T cell differentiation by means of distinct types of interactions. TEC constitutively produce chemokines and extracellular matrix ligands (such as laminin(More)
The Laminin(LM)-database, hosted at http://www.lm.lncc.br, is the first database focusing a non-collagenous extracellular matrix protein family, the LMs. Part of the knowledge available in this website is automatically retrieved, whereas a significant amount of information is curated and annotated, thus placing LM-database beyond a simple repository of(More)
OBJECTIVE In a previous study, we reported an imbalance in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis of mice acutely infected with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. METHODS Possible effects of this parasitic infection on the endocrine function of other pituitary cell types were studied, in particular regarding(More)
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