Maria dos Anjos Pires

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The present study evaluated the effects of the inclusion of three seaweeds, Gracilaria vermiculophylla (GRA), Porphyra dioica (POR), and Ulva spp. (ULV), as dietary ingredients for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) juveniles, on the growth performance, body composition, and gut histology. Three experimental diets (GRA, POR, and ULV) were formulated to(More)
Dietary inclusion of IMTA-cultivated Gracilaria vermiculophylla was evaluated in rainbow trout. Growth and feed efficiency were determined in fish fed 0 % (CTRL), 5 % (G5), and 10 % (G10) of the red seaweed for 91 days. Carotenoid concentration (skin and muscle), immunological parameters, and intestinal morphology were also evaluated. G10 group showed the(More)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed internal malignancies affecting men. Due to the important roles of IL-6 in different physiological and pathophysiological processes, IL-6 polymorphisms may modulate PCa risk. IL-6 −174 G>C (rs 1800795, also designated −236 G>C) and −636 G>C (rs 1800796, also designated −572 G>C) promoter(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous mast cell tumours are one of the most common neoplasms in dogs and show a highly variable biologic behaviour. Several prognosis tools have been proposed for canine mast cell tumours, including histological grading and cell proliferation markers. CD117 is a receptor tyrosine kinase thought to play a key role in human and canine mast cell(More)
BACKGROUND In tropical countries, losses caused by bovine tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus infestation have a tremendous economic impact on cattle production systems. Genetic variation between Bos taurus and Bos indicus to tick resistance and molecular biology tools might allow for the identification of molecular markers linked to resistance traits(More)
The effects of using plant ingredients in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) diet on immune competence and intestine morphology and microbial ecology are still controversial. Probiotics or immunostimulants can potentially alter the intestinal microbiota in a way that protects fish against pathogens. The current study aimed to examine the intestine(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial adenocarcinomas are a rare type of tumour in cats. Though different morphologies have been reported, the most frequent histological type of feline endometrial adenocarcinoma (FEA) is the papillary serous. Characterization of molecular markers expression in FEA may contribute to clarify the pathogenesis of these tumours and to assess(More)
Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is an endemic zoonosis in southern European countries. Infected dogs can present rare or atypical forms of the disease and diagnosis can be challenging. The present report describes a case of tongue nodules in a 3-year-old neutered female Labrador Retriever dog with leishmaniosis. A fine needle(More)
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