João Paulo Naldi Silva

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Biomarkers are important factors in the identification of the frail elderly (higher risk of developing disease) and in assessing the impact of PTI. On the other hand, BDNF has been related to neuroprotection in a series of central nervous system diseases in older age. The levels of BDNF in groups of elderly women classified according to Fried phenotype(More)
1. This study was undertaken to investigate the possible contribution of the blockade of eotaxin generation to the anti-eosinophilotactic effect of phosphodiesterase (PDE) type 4 inhibitors. In some experiments, the putative synergistic interaction between PDE type 4 inhibitors and the beta2-agonist salbutamol was also assessed. 2. Sensitized guinea-pigs(More)
Human abdominal angiostrongyliasis is a severe eosinophilic disease caused by Angiostrongylus costaricensis. Previous studies have demonstrated that wild rodents are critically involved as definitive hosts to this nematode in nature. In this study, we have evaluated the susceptibility of Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus) to A. costaricensis infection.(More)
The maturation cycle of Poincianella pluviosa (DC.) L.P.Queiroz (Caesalpinioideae) seeds is longer than the period of seed storability at room temperature (11 and 8 months, respectively), requiring specific strategies to guarantee its propagation. The objective of this study was to analyze soluble carbohydrates, triacylglycerols, and membrane fatty acids(More)
In this study, we designed and synthesized a series of thiophen-2-iminothiazolidine derivatives from thiophen-2-thioureic with good anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity. Several of the final compounds displayed remarkable trypanocidal activity. The ability of the new compounds to inhibit the activity of the enzyme cruzain, the major cysteine protease of T.(More)
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