Elizabete Geraldes

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The vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a candidate gene for susceptibility to autoimmune disorders. Association studies of VDR polymorphisms and risk of type 1 diabetes often produced conflicting results in different ethnic backgrounds. The aim of this study was to test for association between common VDR polymorphisms and the genetic susceptibility to type 1(More)
Anaplastic thyroid tumor is a rare tumor and constitutes 5 to 10% of thyroid carcinomas. Is one of the most aggressive solid tumors and the prognosis is always fatal with a mean survival of 3 to 7 months. The current therapeutics are scarce and inefficacious. A retrospective analysis was performed in 12 clinical cases of anaplastic thyroid tumor observed at(More)
Pulmonary dysfunction represents the most important cause of death in patients with paracoccidioidomycosis (PBM). In order to investigate the functional changes of the lungs in the early stages of PBM, a model of benign disease was developed by intratracheal challenge of 12-week old isogenic Wistar rats with 1 x 10(6) yeast forms of Paracoccidioides(More)
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