Eneida F L Magalhaes

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Genetic variability of human immunodeficiency virus type-1(HIV-1) is a potential threat for both diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, as well as the development of effective vaccines. Up to now, HIV subtypes circulating among HIV-positive patients in the state of Espírito Santo were not known. In the present study, blood samples from 100 therapy-naïve HIV-1(More)
Resistance to intracellular pathogens such as Mycobacterium leprae is dependent upon an effective T helper type 1 (Th1)-type immune response. On the other hand, intestinal helminths are known to subvert the host's immune response towards to either a Th2-type immune response or a regulatory T cell up-regulation, which may affect the host's ability to mount(More)
The understanding of the role of the immune response in the development of gastrointestinal and cardio-digestive (CD) forms of Chagas disease has received little attention. In this paper, the commitment of each leukocyte population of peripheral blood to the production of IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, IL-12, IL-4, IL-5 and IL-10 was studied in patients with the CD(More)
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