Maria S Pombo de Oliveira

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HTLV-I/II infection is present in all regions of Brazil, but its prevalence varies according to the geographical area, being higher in Bahia, Pernambuco and Pará. It has been estimated that Brazil has the highest absolute number of infected individuals in the world. Blood donors screening and research conducted with special groups (indigenous population of(More)
The association between tobacco smoke and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is well established in adults but not in children. Individual-level data on parental cigarette smoking were obtained from 12 case-control studies from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC, 1974-2012), including 1,330 AML cases diagnosed at age <15 years and 13,169(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is an uncommon variant of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in childhood. This subtype of leukemia is distinguished by balanced reciprocal translocations between chromosomes 15 and 17 resulting in a PML/RARα fusion transcript, which plays a crucial role in their pathogenesis. Epidemiological studies have reported a 5% to(More)
Oenocarpus mapora is an Amazonian palm species commonly used by native populations for food and in folk medicine. We measured genetic variability, using RAPD markers, of material kept in a germplasm bank composed of accessions sampled from the Brazilian Amazon. These included 74 individuals from 23 accessions sampled from 9 localities in three States(More)
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