João Alfredo de Moraes

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Studies have demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by NADPH oxidase are essential for melanoma proliferation and survival. However, the mechanisms by which NADPH oxidase regulates these effects are still unclear. In this work, we investigate the role of NADPH oxidase-derived ROS in the signaling events that coordinate melanoma cell(More)
The effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are modulated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and also involve integrin engagement. However, the potential link between alpha1beta1 integrin signaling with NOX system and their combined contribution to Ang II effects on VSMC have not been investigated. We aimed to elucidate the(More)
ExoU is a potent proinflammatory toxin produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major agent of severe lung infection and sepsis. Because inflammation is usually associated with oxidative stress, we investigated the effect of ExoU on free radical production and antioxidant defense mechanisms during the course of P. aeruginosa infection. In an experimental model(More)
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