Isabela Silva de Oliveira

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease caused by Leishmania infantum, which is transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Dogs are the main urban reservoir of this parasite and the disease presents similar characteristics in both humans and dogs. In this paper, we investigated the potential pathways involved in plasma cell replacement of normal cell(More)
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with insulin resistance (IR), rapid disease progression, and decreased virological response to antiviral treatment. In addition, obesity is a risk factor for chronic hepatitis C evolution and is associated with IR. As adiponectin is an adipokine that is associated with obesity and IR, this study aimed(More)
We use ab initio simulations to investigate the adsorption and the self-assembly processes of tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ), tetrafluoro-tetracyanoquinodimethane (F4-TCNQ), and tetrasodium 1,3,6,8-pyrenetetrasulfonic acid (TPA) on the graphene surface. We find that there are no chemical bonds at the molecule-graphene interface, even at the presence of(More)
We use first-principles simulations to investigate the topological properties of Bi2Se3 thin films deposited on amorphous SiO2, Bi2Se3/a-SiO2, which is a promising substrate for topological insulator (TI) based device applications. The Bi2Se3 films are bonded to a-SiO2 mediated by van der Waals interactions. Upon interaction with the substrate, the Bi2Se3(More)
We use ab initio simulations to investigate the incorporation of pyridine molecules (C5H5N) in the van der Waals (vdW) gaps of Bi2Se3. The intercalated pyridine molecules increase the separation distance between the Bi2Se3 quintuple layers (QLs), suppressing the parity inversion of the electronic states at the Γ-point. We find that (i) the intercalated(More)
INTRODUCTION Jaccoud arthropathy (JA) is a deforming nonerosive arthropathy, characterized by the presence of "reversible" joint deformity. The study aims at describing the main musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) findings of a series of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with JA. METHODS Consecutive patients diagnosed as having JA and SLE were(More)
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