Gláucia Maria Machado-Santelli

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The micronuclei analysis in exfoliated cells of the buccal cavity was employed in the cytogenetic monitoring of nurses handling antineoplastic drugs. The group under study consisted of 25 subjects who showed a marked increase in micronucleated cells as compared with the control group (Chi-square = 15.12, with one degree of freedom, P < 0.001).
In eukaryotes, pre-rRNA processing depends on a large number of nonribosomal trans-acting factors that form large and intriguingly organized complexes. A novel nucleolar protein, Nop53p, was isolated by using Nop17p as bait in the yeast two-hybrid system. Nop53p also interacts with a second nucleolar protein, Nip7p. A carbon source-conditional strain with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine, through the micronucleus (MN) test, the cytogenetic effects of cigarette smoking on exfoliated cells from the uterine cervix in women with normal smears and women with inflammatory atypia, squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] 1-3) and cervical cancer. STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted(More)
The synchronous development of a sibling group of Rhynchosciara larvae enables us to follow the relationship between the local transcription and extrareplication of C3 and C8 DNA puffs. Although DNA amplification at these two loci takes place during the last cycle of DNA duplication in salivary gland chromosomes, a different timing of puff expression was(More)
We are investigating effects of the depsipeptide geodiamolide H, isolated from the Brazilian sponge Geodia corticostylifera, on cancer cell lines grown in 3D environment. As shown previously geodiamolide H disrupts actin cytoskeleton in both sea urchin eggs and breast cancer cell monolayers. We used a normal mammary epithelial cell line MCF 10A that in 3D(More)
Down syndrome is the most frequent genetic disorder in humans. Rare cases involving partial trisomy of chromosome 21 allowed a small chromosomal region common to all carriers, called Down Syndrome Critical Region (DSCR), to be determined. The DSCR1 gene was identified in this region and is expressed preferentially in the brain, heart and skeletal muscle.(More)
Tumor cells generally present various types of nuclear alterations, which can be associated with genetic instability. The origin and mechanism of formation of the nuclear alterations are largely unknown, with the micronucleus being the most well studied alteration. The purpose of this study was to characterize the cytoskeleton filaments and to analyze the(More)
The effect of daily ingestion of collagen hydrolysate (CH) on skin extracellular matrix proteins was investigated. Four-week-old male Wistar rats were fed a modified AIN-93 diet containing 12% casein as the reference group or CH as the treatment group. A control group was established in which animals were fed a non-protein-modified AIN-93 diet. The diets(More)
The Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome protein (SBDS) is a member of a highly conserved protein family of not well understood function, with putative orthologues found in different organisms ranging from Archaea, yeast and plants to vertebrate animals. The yeast orthologue of SBDS, Sdo1p, has been previously identified in association with the 60S ribosomal(More)
Anticancer activities of cinnamic acid derivatives include induction of apoptosis by irreversible DNA damage leading to cell death. The present work aimed to compare the cytotoxic and genotoxic potential of cinnamic acid in human melanoma cell line (HT-144) and human melanocyte cell line derived from blue nevus (NGM). Viability assay showed that the IC50(More)