Francisco de Assis Rocha Neves

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BACKGROUND Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a group of genetic diseases characterised by tooth enamel defects. AI was recently described in patients with familial hypercalciuria and hypomagnesaemia with nephrocalcinosis (FHHNC) caused by CLDN16 mutations. In the kidney, claudin-16 interacts with claudin-19 to control the paracellular passage of calcium and(More)
Although promising for graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) treatment, MSC therapy still faces important challenges. For instance, increasing MSC migratory capacity as well as potentializing immune response suppression are of interest. For GvHD management, preventing opportunistic infections is also a valuable strategy, since immunocompromised patients are easy(More)
Thirteen healthy subjects and 20 hemodialysis patients were studied to observe the delayed hypersensitivity skin tests (DHSTs) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-stimulating lymphocyte blastogenesis. Significant differences were observed between the groups. Controls had a higher proportion of positive skin reaction than hemodialysis patients in relation to(More)
INTRODUCTION The generic drugs program provided a better population's access to medicines. To ensure interchangeability between a brand-name and generic or similar drugs is necessary that they are bioequivalent. With the growing number of generic drugs, it is common for patients to replace a generic to another or one similar. However, this exchange can not(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate the effect of GC-1 on tolerance to exercise in rats with experimental hypothyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hypothyroidism was induced with methimazole sodium and perchlorate treatment. Six groups with eight animals were studied: control group (C), hypothyroid group without treatment (HYPO); hypothyroidism treated with physiological(More)
The compound (5Z)-5-[(5-bromo-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene]-3-(4-chlorobenzyl)-thiazolidine-2,4-dione (LYSO-7) was synthesised in order to obtain a new type of anti-inflammatory drug, designed with hybrid features to inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX) and also to activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR). Results obtained from docking (in silico)(More)
Clinical and most often moderate skeletal muscle involvement is a frequent problem in adults with hypothyroidism, and includes a number of different manifestations. Severe involvement with rhabdomyolysis, however, is very rare, and only a few cases have been reported to date, most of them with an additional factor of muscle injury. We described a patient(More)
Eight new 5-arylidene-3-benzyl-thiazolidine-2,4-diones with halide groups on their benzyl rings were synthesized and assayed in vivo to investigate their anti-inflammatory activities. These compounds showed considerable biological efficacy when compared to rosiglitazone, a potent and well-known agonist of PPARgamma, which was used as a reference drug. This(More)
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) is a rare disorder characterized by variable tissue hyporesponsiveness to thyroid hormone, usually caused by mutations in the thyroid hormone receptor beta (TRbeta). We describe a large Brazilian family harboring a novel mutation affecting TRbeta gene and inducing RTH. A 14-year-old girl was found to have elevated free T4(More)
Claudin-16 protein (CLDN16) is a component of tight junctions (TJ) with a restrictive distribution so far demonstrated mainly in the kidney. Here, we demonstrate the expression of CLDN16 also in the tooth germ and show that claudin-16 gene (CLDN16) mutations result in amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) in the 5 studied patients with familial hypomagnesemia with(More)