Francisco Canindé de Sousa Junior

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Background Visceral leishmaniasis is an infecto-parasitarian disease caused by obligatory intracellular protozoa belonging to the genus Leishmania, and might be lethal since there is no precocious diagnosis and proper treatment. Despite the considerable effort, there is no effective and safe vaccine for human use [1]. Genetically modified microorganisms are(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis, a disease caused by Leishmania infantum chagasi, represents a major public health problem in many areas of the world. However, there is currently no vaccine for human use. The aim of this work was to purify the 503 antigen of Leishmania i. chagasi directly from unclarified Escherichia coli feedstock through expanded bed adsorption(More)
Analyses on 1,576 clinical specimens from hospitalized patients were performed with the aim of determining the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp isolated in the Januário Cicco Teaching Maternity Hospital in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, in 2002 and 2003. The samples were collected, processed and identified according to standard(More)
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