Elizeu Fagundes de Carvalho

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Allele frequencies for 16 short tandem repeats (STR) loci were determined with a sample of 230-300 unrelated individuals from the population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The loci are the most commonly used in forensic and paternity testing, being analysed by the Identifiler (Applied Biosystems) and PowerPlex 2.1 (Promega) commercial kits. It was proved that(More)
The level of HSP 70 mRNA is altered in Trypanosoma cruzi cells incubated at supra-optimal temperatures: the total amount of this RNA per cell is increased at 37 degrees C, and slightly decreased at 40 degrees C relative to its level at 29 degrees C. However, its amount is greater in the polysomes at either temperature. The relative increase of this RNA is(More)
The operation of an in vitro cycle of cell differentiation of Trypanosoma cruzi in axenic culture was obtained. When epimastigote forms, grown in LIT medium, were transferred to a modified LIT medium (E. Chiari, 1981, "Diferenciação do Trypanosoma cruzi em cultura." Ph.D. dissertation, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), metacyclic(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the diversity of 30 insertion/deletion (INDEL) markers (Investigator(®) DIPplex kit) in a sample of 519 individuals from six Brazilian states and to evaluate their applicability in forensic genetics. All INDEL markers were found to be highly polymorphic in the Brazilian population and were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.(More)
Brazil has a large territory divided in five geographical regions harboring highly diverse populations that resulted from different degrees and modes of admixture between Native Americans, Europeans and Africans. In this study, a sample of 605 unrelated males was genotyped for 17 Y-STRs and 46 Y-SNPs aiming a deep characterization of the male gene pool of(More)
The cluster of alternated alpha- and beta-tubulin genes in the genome of Trypanosoma cruzi was shown to be transcribed into a single RNA molecule which upon processing gives rise to the mature alpha- and beta-tubulin mRNAs. This conclusion was based on: (i) nuclear RNA species with the same molecular mass hybridize to both alpha- and beta-tubulin cDNA(More)
Investigations on the conditions of heat-shock response in Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, showed that at 37 degrees C, one of the heat-shock temperatures employed, the parasites from 48 h culture do not display a classical response to the heat treatment, since a general increase in RNA and protein synthesis was detected. The classical(More)
In the present work the metabolism of poly(A)+ RNA was investigated in cells of Tetrahymena pyriformis derived either from stationary cultures or from starved suspensions that were initiating growth. Under these circumstances the organisms derived from stationary cultures synthesize ribosomal and poly(A)+ RNA and form polysomes. In the presence of(More)
Protein antigens of Mycobacterium leprae have been identified by screening the lambda gt11, pYA626 and pHC79::M. leprae genomic libraries with pooled sera from leprosy patients and with antiserum to M. leprae cell wall protein (CWP) aggregate. Immunological screening of the lambda gt11 library with pooled sera from 21 lepromatous (LL) leprosy patients(More)
In an investigation of suspected rape, proof of sexual assault with penetration is required. In view of this, detailed descriptions of the genitalia, the thighs and pubic region are made within the forensic medical service. In addition, vaginal swabs are taken from the rape victim and some of the biological material collected is then transferred to glass(More)