L. Felipe Monteiro

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Applying a new theoretical and empirical approach to intrafirm knowledge transfers, this paper provides some initial insight to the little-researched phenomenon of why some subsidiaries are isolated from knowledge-transfer activities within the multinational corporation (MNC). Knowledge transfer is framed as a problemistic search process initiated by the(More)
The main cause of failure of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is resistance to clarithromycin. The resistance is due to three point mutations in two positions on the 23S rRNA (A2142C, A2142G, and A2143G). Our aim was to develop a rapid and accurate method to detect these mutations directly on biopsy specimens. We developed a real-time PCR that(More)
Giardia duodenalis is a widespread parasite of mammalian species, including humans. The prevalence of this parasite in children residing in Portugal is currently unknown. This study intended to estimate G. duodenalis infection prevalence and identify possible associated risk factors in a healthy paediatric population living in the District of the Portuguese(More)
BACKGROUND homB codes for a putative Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein and has previously been associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in children. METHODS A total of 190 H. pylori strains isolated from children and adults were studied to evaluate the clinical importance of the homB gene. In vitro experiments were performed to identify HomB(More)
BACKGROUND homB encodes a Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein. This gene was previously associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and was shown to induce activation of interleukin-8 secretion in vitro, as well as contributing to bacterial adherence. Its 90%-similar gene, homA, was previously correlated with gastritis. The present study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVES Helicobacter pylori infection has not been well studied in older people, especially in hospitalized, frail patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of the infection in this population using five H. pylori diagnostic tests. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Geriatric acute care unit of the Department of(More)
Preclimacteric 'Rocha' pears stored under chilling conditions, had a larger increase of ACO (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase) activity and softened faster than those treated with ethylene. Non-treated fruit did not ripen or soften, acquired a rubbery texture, and showed barely detectable levels of ACO activity. The transcript accumulation of seven(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum pepsinogens and gastrin have been proposed as markers of gastritis, but have seldom been studied in children. In this study the aim was to identify host- and Helicobacter pylori-related factors linked to variations in serum gastrin, PGI, PGII, and to evaluate the potential of these biomarkers for diagnosing gastritis, whether H.(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive diagnostic tests are useful as screening tools for Helicobacter pylori infection in pediatric populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance of the immunoblot assay, Helico Blot 2.1, for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in symptomatic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Immunoblot assay was used for detection of IgG(More)
The homB gene is a Helicobacter pylori disease-marker candidate, strongly associated with peptic ulcer disease, while homA, its paralogue gene with 90% sequence identity, is correlated with non-ulcer dyspepsia. The HomB encoded outer membrane protein was shown to contribute to the proinflammatory properties of H. pylori and also to be involved in bacterial(More)