Liliana Silva

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Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) induces neuronal hyperactivity at the spinal cord and periaqueductal gray (PAG), a key area in descending nociceptive modulation. Since the PAG uses relay stations at serotoninergic and noradrenergic brainstem areas, we determined the serotonin and noradrenaline levels at the spinal cord of streptozotocin-diabetic rats and(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is emerging as an important regulatory player in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. The occurrence of NO during several steps of the symbiotic interaction suggests an important, but yet unknown, signaling role of this molecule for root nodule formation and functioning. The identification of the molecular targets of NO is key for the assembly(More)
The cytochrome P450 (CYP) superfamily defends organisms from endogenous and noxious environmental compounds, and thus is crucial for survival. However, beyond mammals the molecular evolution of CYP2 subfamilies is poorly understood. Here, we characterized the CYP2 family across 48 avian whole genomes representing all major extant bird clades. Overall, 12(More)
MALDI-TOF MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry) is now in the forefront for routine bacterial species identification methodologies, being its value for clonality assessment controversial. In this work we evaluated the potential of MALDI-TOF MS for assisting infection control by depicting Acinetobacter baumannii(More)
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