Maria Angélica Arpon Marandino Guimarães

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The prevalence of mutations that confer resistance to antiretroviral drugs was examined in 56 drug-naive, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected individuals from the Army Health Service in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No primary protease inhibitor mutations were found, but secondary mutations were observed in 51.2% of the samples. Fourteen percent(More)
The reactivation of Herpes Simplex virus (HSV) occurs in 70% to 80% of patients submitted to autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT); it increases the severity of chemotherapy-induced mucositis. Therefore, the use of acyclovir in ASCT patients is considered standard practice. However, the minimum dose needed to prevent reactivation is a matter of(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare but aggressive neuroendocrine cancer, with approximately 80% of cases associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). The lack of information concerning its occurrence in non-MCC immunosuppressed populations led to the investigation of MCPyV DNA in saliva and oral biopsies from 60 kidney allograft recipients and 75(More)
Polyomavirus BK (BKPyV) T-antigens (large and small tumor antigens, or Lt-ag and st-ag, respectively), control key aspects of viral replication and are able to regulate cell cycle, promoting cell proliferation. However, the structural effects of genetic mutations on T-antigens are poorly investigated. In this study, 214 sequences of T-antigens from(More)
Our understanding of the phylogenetic and structural characteristics of the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCPyV) is increasing but still scarce, especially in samples originating from South America. In order to investigate the properties of MCPyV circulating in the continent in more detail, MCPyV Viral Protein 1 (VP1) sequences from five basal cell carcinoma(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) ophthalmic disease is the most common cause of corneal blindness in humans world-wide. Current culture techniques for HSV take several days and commercially available HSV laboratory based diagnostic techniques vary in sensitivity. Our study was conducted to evaluate the use of a quicker and simpler method to herpes(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of EBV and HPV with gingivitis and/or periodontitis according to the immunologic status. To this end, 74 oral biopsies from transplanted and non-transplanted individuals with the abovementioned oral manifestations were submitted to a screening by PCR for both viruses. According to the results, EBV was(More)
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract viral infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. Among viral etiological agents the human Adenovirus (AdV) has been associated to mild or severe respiratory tract infection. OBJECTIVE To detect the presence of human Adenovirus (AdV) in children with acute bronchiolitis or recurrent(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is prevalent worldwide and known as a notorious opportunistic pathogen ofimmunocompromised patients. During the course of HSV treatment, acyclovir (ACV)-resistant HSV strains may emerge, causing many clinical complications. Because few studies in this area showing the presence and/or frequency ofACV-resistant HSV are available,(More)
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