Maria José Amorim

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Several different peptides and proteins, such as the pancreatic trypsin inhibitor, growth factors and trefoil peptides, are known to play important roles in maintaining the structure and function of the gastrointestinal wall. With the advent of recombinant biotechnology, it has become feasible to test some of these proteins as therapeutics in different(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Cervical cancer incidence worldwide is about 500,000 new cases per year with most of them being detected at a locally advanced stage. Many studies have shown the need to look for extra-pelvic disease when planning appropriate therapy. We performed surgical staging by laparoscopy in 43 cases of cervical cancer at stages IB2 to IVa(More)
In cluster analysis, it is often useful to interpret the obtained partition with respect to external qualitative variables (defining known partitions) derived from alternative information. An approach is proposed in the model-based clustering context to select a model and a number of clusters in order to get a partition which both provides a good fit with(More)
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