Maria Claudia Noronha Dutra de Menezes

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Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a granulomatous disease caused by a dimorphic fungus, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb). To determine the influence of nitric oxide (NO) on this disease, we tested cis-[Ru(bpy)2(NO)SO3](PF6), ruthenium nitrosyl, which releases NO when activated by biological reducing agents, in BALB/c mice infected intravenously with Pb 18(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical synthesized from L-arginine by different isoforms NO-synthases. NO possesses multiple and complex biological functions. NO is an important mediator of homeostasis, and changes in its generation or actions can contribute or not to pathological states. The knowledge of effects of NO has been not only important to our(More)
Isolates of Fusarium were obtained and identified from seeds of cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp., by means of blotter tests and slide cultures. Species were differentiated according to the morphology of the macroconidia, microconidia and their arrangement in chains or false heads, the size and type of conidiophore, and the presence or absence of(More)
Research on intelligent environments, such as smart homes, concerns the mechanisms that intelligently orchestrate the pervasive technical infrastructure in the environment. However, significant challenges are to build, configure, use and maintain these systems. Providing personalized services while preserving the privacy of the occupants is also difficult.(More)
The Travelling Salesman Problem is a well known problem which has becomea comparison benchmark test for different computational methods. Its solution is computationally difficult, although the problem is easily expressed. TSP is one of the most famous combinatorial optimization (CO) problems and which has wide application background. The aim of our work is(More)
Alternaria brasiliensis sp. nov., was isolated from leaves of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., showing punctiform non concentric leaf spots of brown color. Besides the symptomatological differences, the new Alternaria species presents distinct type of arrangement of conidia chain, body and beak size. The disease was observed in Montanha county, State of(More)
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