Marco André Cardoso

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The brown seaweed Sargassum stenophyllum biosynthesizes two different sets of fucoidans. One of them is characterized by higher percentages of glucuronic acid and fewer sulfate groups, which are situated on different sugar units. alpha-L-Fucose was the major component but other sugars like beta-D-galactose, beta-D-mannose, alpha-D-glucuronic acid,(More)
Hypericum brasiliense, a non-domesticated plant has been shown to have useful medicinal properties. This plant has not been cultivated so a protocol for mass propagation based on selection of superior clones was developed and a protocol established for the culture of callus cells that could be used for in vitro metabolite production. A micropropagation(More)
Cryptonemia seminervis biosynthesizes a family of D,L-hybrid galactans based on the classical 3-linked beta-D-galactopyranosyl-->4-linked alpha-D- and alpha-L-galactopyranosyl alternating sequence (A-units-->B-units) with major amounts of alpha-D- and alpha-L-galactose and 3,6-anhydro-D- and L-galactose and lesser percentages of(More)
Zebrafish early life stages (ELS) assays have been increasingly used to assess the toxicity of chemicals and waste waters, showing a great potential due to the wide variety of endpoints that can be incorporated in the test. Moreover, zebrafish ELS test have been proposed, mainly for ethical reasons, as a surrogate for tests with adults. In this work, the(More)
Monitoring of the plasmatic levels of levodopa (LEV) and carbidopa (CAR) is necessary to adjust the dose of these drugs according to the individual needs of Parkinson's disease patients. To support drug therapeutic monitoring, a method using HILIC mode and LC-MS/MS was developed for the simultaneous determination of carbidopa, levodopa, and its metabolites(More)
Sulfated xylomannans were isolated from two species of genus Chondrophycus by aqueous extraction followed by KCl fractionation. Structural determination of the native, desulfated and Smith-degraded KCl-precipitated polysaccharides carried out by composition and methylation analysis and NMR spectroscopy (1D and 2D experiments) showed the following general(More)
The sulfated, methylated galactan isolated from the red seaweed Bostrychia montagnei, showed an unusually narrow structural dispersion. This agaran has the defining linear backbone of alternating 3-linked beta-D-galactopyranosyl units and 4-linked alpha-L-galactopyranosyl and 3,6-anhydrogalactopyranosyl residues. The D-units have C-6 methylation, C-6 single(More)
The pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory eye diseases is multifactorial and includes factors as tissue injuries, metabolic disorder and autoimmune diseases. The 15-deoxy-Δ12, 14-PG J2 is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunmodulatory properties. In vivo adhesions between cells and the extracellular matrix play a crucial role in cell(More)
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are widespread in hospitals and have been increasingly isolated from aquatic environments. The aim of the present study was to characterize extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and quinolone-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from a hospital effluent, sanitary effluent, inflow sewage, aeration tank, and outflow sewage within a(More)
The static gluon-quark-antiquark interaction is investigated using lattice QCD techniques. A Wilson loop adequate to the static hybrid three-body system is developed and, using a 243 ×48 periodic lattice with β = 6.2, the potential energy of the system is measured for different geometries. For the medium range behaviour, when the quarks are far apart, we(More)