Louise Helena Rodrigues

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The effects of ambient temperature and humidity, month, age and genotype on sperm production and semen quality in AI bulls in Brazil were evaluated. Data from two consecutive years were analyzed separately. Seven Bos indicus and 11 Bos taurus bulls from one artificial insemination (AI) center were evaluated in Year 1 and 24 B. indicus and 16 B. taurus bulls(More)
The objectives were to determine the effects of age and genetic group on characteristics of the scrotum, testes and testicular vascular cones (TVC), and on sperm production and semen quality in 107 Bos indicus, B. taurus and cross-bred bulls at three artificial insemination (AI) centers in Brazil. In addition, predictors of sperm production and semen(More)
UNLABELLED The determinants of the maintenance of chronic hepadnaviral infection are yet to be fully understood. A long-standing unresolved argument in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) research field suggests that during chronic hepadnaviral infection, cell-to-cell spread of hepadnavirus is at least very inefficient (if it occurs at all), virus superinfection is(More)
The uptake of the GTP analogue guanylyl(beta,gamma-methylene)diphosphonate (GppCH2p) is the same in Semliki Forest virus (SFV)-infected BHK cells as in mock-infected cells, in spite of the fact that protein synthesis is inhibited by GppCH2p more markedly in SFV-infected cells than in control cells. A possible explanation for this difference is that infected(More)
The protective effect of Ca2+, Zn2+ and H+ against membrane damage induced by different haemolytic agents has been studied by measuring monovalent cation leakage and haemolysis of erythrocytes, and phosphoryl[3H]choline and adenine nucleotide leakage from Lettre cells prelabelled with [3H]choline. The protective effect of Ca2+ and Zn2+ on erythrocytes(More)
UNLABELLED The infectivity of hepadnavirus virions produced during either acute or chronic stages of infection was compared by testing the ability of the virions of woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV) to induce productive acute infection in naive adult woodchucks. Serum WHV collected during acute infection was compared to virions harvested from WHV-infected(More)
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