Fernanda D Guedes

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Prostate is one of the major targets for dihydrotestosterone (DHT), however this gland is also recognized as a nonclassical target for estrogen as it expresses both types of estrogen receptors (ER), especially ERbeta. Nevertheless, the concentrations of aromatase and estradiol in the prostate are low, indicating that estradiol may not be the only estrogenic(More)
Recent works have demonstrated that mast cells may have an important role in immunologic reactions and inflammation once they synthesize and secrete many cytokines including IL4, IL5, IL6 and TNF-α. We have conducted research in order to verify if mast cells would participate in the local inflammatory immune response against Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the early events of the immune response, through the activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) by Toll-like receptor (TLR)9-sensing, could contribute to the evaluation of immune dysregulation in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). OBJECTIVES We decided to investigate innate immunity in CIU and the mechanisms implicated in(More)
UNLABELLED The present study was performed to target and call attention to the bronchial associated lymphoid tissue (BALT), part of our immune system, from which, we believe, several forms of prophylactic and therapeutic approaches can be developed. The characterization of its immune components, cells, and cytokines, in absence of antigenic stimuli, is(More)
Flavivirus infection as dengue and yellow fever persists as a terrible menace to pandemics, due to Aedes prevalence in the Americas. Yellow fever is characterized by hepatocyte damage, with steatosis, apoptosis and necrosis, mainly in the midzonal region of the liver, but the injury mechanism has not been studied at the light of recent knowledge, such as(More)
Lung disease during active human visceral leishmaniasis is frequently reported. As such, studies have associated pulmonary symptoms to interstitial pneumonitis with a mononuclear infiltrate. However, the immune response in this condition has never been described before. The aim of this study was to determine the immunophenotypic pattern and cytokine profile(More)
Measles, accounting for nearly 1 million deaths each year, presents intense involvement of lymphoid organs and the lungs. The immune response in situ in the lungs was determined in blocks recovered from 42 necropsies of children who died from measles determined by immune cell phenotype (CD4, CD8, CD20, CD45RO, CD68, natural killer [NK], and antigen S-100 B(More)
Yellow fever is an infectious, non-contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae, which is transmitted to man by the bite of hematophagous mosquitoes. Infection with the yellow fever virus can progress with lesions in the heart, kidneys, central nervous system, and liver. In the liver, the histopathological picture is characterized by(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is associated with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). The cutaneous immune response in this tumour is not well established and a better understanding is necessary. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the HHV-8 expression and immune response in cutaneous lesions of classic KS (CKS) and AIDS-associated KS (AIDS-KS). METHODS We performed a(More)
Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is an uncommon cutaneous melanoma (CM) with poor prognosis. The pathogenic factors that explain the characteristic aggressiveness of this tumor remain unknown [1]. HLA-G represents one immunosuppressive strategies mediated by tumors, protecting them from lysis mediated by NK cells, CD8+ T lymphocytes and gd cells. Tumor(More)