Magda CA Gonçalves

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OBJECTIVES The aqueous extracts of currently utilized Amazonian medicinal plants were assayed in vitro searching for antimicrobial activity against human and animal pathogenic microorganisms. METHODS Medium resuspended lyophilized aqueous extracts of different organs of Amazonian medicinal plants were assayed by in vitro screening for antimicrobial(More)
Background The Amazon region displays a rich and diverse biota encompassing more than 50,000 botanical species [1]. A few medicinal plants commonly utilized by local people has been studied concerning its pharmacological properties. New antiretroviral drugs are on demand, mainly in developing countries and particularly in Brazil, which exhibit an exuberant(More)
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of world importance, and its transmission depends on the interaction between humans and animals. Given the necessity to investigate potential hosts of Leptospira spp., this study verified the prevalence of different serovars in the species of Rhipidomys spp., a widespread sigmodont rodent in Brazil. The studied population(More)
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