Jane Lima dos Santos

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Ophidian envenomation is an important health problem in Brazil and other South American countries. In folk medicine, especially in developing countries, several vegetal species are employed for the treatment of snakebites in communities that lack prompt access to serum therapy. However, the identification and characterization of the effects of several new(More)
Congenital toxoplasmosis is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. Despite the type 1 immune response, C57BL/6 mice are more susceptible than BALB/c mice to Toxoplasma gondii infection. Additionally, successful pregnancy appears to be correlated with type 2 T helper maternal immunity and regulatory T cells. In order to investigate the mechanisms of(More)
We report the isolation and identification of endophytic fungi from Combretum lanceolatum Pohl ex Eichler. Further, we evaluated the relationships of fungi with the host plant and tested bioactivities of isolates. The fungi were isolated from disinfected root fragments and plated onto potato dextrose agar. Root pieces were also used to quantify fungal(More)
Chemical investigation of the ethyl acetate extract from the endophytic fungus Diaporthe phaseolorum-92C (92C) isolated from the roots of Combretum lanceolatum led to the isolation of 18-des-hydroxy Cytochalasin H (compound 1). The trypanocidal and schistosomicidal activity and cytotoxicity of the extract from 92C were evaluated. The schistosomicidal,(More)
Trichoderma stromaticum, a biocontrol agent of the cacao witches' broom pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa, has been used in Brazil as part of the integrated pest management of cacao. At the present time, little is known about the effects of T. stromaticum on the modulation of in vitro or in vivo immune responses. The present study examined the interaction(More)
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