Márcia Saldanha Kubrusly

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is known by its aggressiveness and lack of effective therapeutic options. Thus, improvement in current knowledge of molecular changes associated with pancreatic cancer is urgently needed to explore novel venues of diagnostics and treatment of this dismal disease. While there is mounting evidence that long noncoding(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Regulation of apoptosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been a theme of growing debate. Although no other study assessed the role of survivin in NAFLD, its expression has been reported in hepatic carcinogenesis because of other aetiological factors with relevant discrepancies. The aim of this study was to assess the pattern(More)
Human homeobox genes encode nuclear proteins that act as transcription factors involved in the control of differentiation and proliferation. Currently, the role of these genes in development and tumor progression has been extensively studied. Recently, increased expression of HOXB7 homeobox gene (HOXB7) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC) was shown(More)
Chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) virus infections are the most important factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but tumor prognosis remains poor due to the lack of diagnostic biomarkers. In order to identify novel diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets, the gene expression profile associated with viral and non-viral HCC was(More)
Hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and resistance to the action of PTH are well characterized features in the setting of advanced chronic renal failure (CRF). Although the underlying mechanisms are ill-understood, clinical and experimental evidence points to both PTH receptor down-regulation and post-receptor abnormalities in their pathogenesis. In the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of a two day and a five day administration of 22-oxa-calcitriol (OCT) on calcium metabolism in rats with advanced chronic renal failure and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. A first series of 27 uremic rats received either placebo, OCT or calcitriol (0.3 microgram i.p./rat) 48 and 24 hours(More)
UNLABELLED Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses the whole spectrum of steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and NASH-related cirrhosis (NASH/Cir). Although molecular advances have been made in this field, the pathogenesis of NAFLD is not completely understood. The gene expression profiling associated to NASH/Cir was assessed, in(More)
OBJECTIVES The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNAC) for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is suboptimal. Mutational activation of the kras oncogene is almost universally present in pancreatic cancer tissue. We, therefore, investigated if analysis for mutant kras gene in the EUS-FNAC aspirates supplements(More)
PURPOSE Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury is a phenomenon presents in events like liver resections and transplantation. The restoration of blood flow may leads to local and systemic injury. Several techniques have been developed in order to avoid or ameliorate ischemia-reperfusion injury in clinical situations. The application of a stutter reperfusion after(More)