Gilberto B. Domont

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Biosurfactants are a class of functional molecules produced and secreted by microorganisms, which play important roles in cell physiology such as flagellum-dependent or -independent bacterial spreading, cell signaling, and biofilm formation. They are amphipathic compounds and comprise a variety of chemical structures, including rhamnolipids, typically(More)
Iron is an essential element to support the growth and survival of Trichomonas vaginalis. It plays a critical role in the host-parasite interaction, and modulates the expression of virulence factors in this protozoan. In this work, parasites grown in iron-rich and iron-depleted media were analyzed by (i) light and scanning electron microscopy and (ii) 2-DE(More)
The present study is focused on the proteome of reproductive tract fluids from tropically-adapted Santa Ines rams. Seminal plasma, cauda epididymal (CEF) and vesicular gland fluid (VGF) proteins were analyzed by 2-D electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Seminal plasma maps contained 302 ± 16 spots, within the 4-7 pH range. From these maps, 73 spots were(More)
A renewed interest in the phenomenon of inter- and intra-species resistance towards the toxicity of snake venoms, coupled with the search for new strategies for treatment of snake envenomations, has prompted the discovery of proteins which neutralize the major toxic components of these venoms. Among these emerging groups of proteins are inhibitors of toxic(More)
The pharmacological modulation of mice paw oedema produced byBothrops jararaca venom (BJV) has been studied. Intraplantar injection of BJV (1–30 μg/paw) produced a dose-and time-related oedema, which was maximal 30 min after injection, reduced gradually thereafter and disappeared over 48h. BJV heated at 100°C for 5 or 15 min blocked local hemorrhage and(More)
An antivenom protein has been identified in the blood of the snake Crotalus durissus terrificus and proved to act by specifically neutralizing crotoxin, the main lethal component of rattlesnake venoms. The aim of this study was to purify the crotoxin inhibitor from Crotalus serum (CICS), and to analyze its mechanism of action. CICS has been purified from(More)
The study reported here is a classical bottom-up proteomic approach where proteins from wasp venom were extracted and separated by 2-DE; the individual protein spots were proteolytically digested and subsequently identified by using tandem mass spectrometry and database query with the protein search engine MASCOT. Eighty-four venom proteins belonging to 12(More)
A protein, similar to osmotin- and thaumatin-like proteins, was purified from Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br latex. The isolation procedure required two cation exchange chromatography steps on 50mM Na-acetate buffer (pH 5.0) CM-Sepharose Fast Flow and 25 mM Na-phosphate buffer (pH 6.0) Resource-S, respectively. The protein purity was confirmed by an unique(More)
A continuous murine cell line (GRX) was obtained from fibrotic granulomas induced in C3H/HeN mice liver by experimental infection withSchistosoma mansoni. This anchorage-dependent line produces composite connective tissue/extracellular matrix, displays morphological characteristics of myofibroblasts, and can, under appropriate conditions, accumulate fat(More)
Glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is by far the most malignant glioma. We have introduced a new treatment for GBMs that comprises the inhalation of a naturally occurring terpene with chemotherapeutic properties known as perillyl alcohol (POH). Clinical trial results on recurrent GBM patients showed that POH extends the average life by more than eight months,(More)