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  • Paulo João, Da Müller, Marcio Luis Silva, Ney Acencio, Lemke, José Carlos +5 others
  • 2007
The identification of genes essential for survival is important for the understanding of the minimal requirements for cellular life and for drug design. As experimental studies with the purpose of building a catalog of essential genes for a given organism are time-consuming and laborious, a computational approach which could predict gene essentiality with(More)
UNLABELLED ViaComplex is an open-source application that builds landscape maps of gene expression networks. The motivation for this software comes from two previous publications (Nucleic Acids Res., 35, 1859-1867, 2007; Nucleic Acids Res., 36, 6269-6283, 2008). The first article presents a network-based model of genome stability pathways where we defined a(More)
The immune system is engaged in a constant antigenic surveillance through the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class I antigen presentation pathway. This is an efficient mechanism for detection of intracellular infections, especially viral ones. In this work we describe conformational patterns shared by epitopes presented by a given MHC allele and use(More)
Oxytocin is a nonapeptide involved in a wide range of physiologic and behavioral functions. Until recently, it was believed that an unmodified oxytocin sequence was present in all placental mammals. This study analyzed oxytocin (OXT) in 29 primate species and the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) in 21 of these species. We report here three novel OXT forms in the(More)
  • Dinler A. Antunes, Maurício M. Rigo, Marialva Sinigaglia, Rúbia M. de Medeiros, Dennis M. Junqueira, Sabrina E. M. Almeida +1 other
  • 2014
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 protease enzyme (HIV-1 PR) is one of the most important targets of antiretroviral therapy used in the treatment of AIDS patients. The success of protease-inhibitors (PIs), however, is often limited by the emergence of protease mutations that can confer resistance to a specific drug, or even to multiple PIs. In the(More)
The CrossTope is a highly curate repository of three-dimensional structures of peptide:major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I complexes (pMHC-I). The complexes hosted by this databank were obtained in protein databases and by large-scale in silico construction of pMHC-I structures, using a new approach developed by our group. At this moment, the(More)
Disruption of the mechanisms that regulate cell-cycle checkpoints, DNA repair, and apoptosis results in genomic instability and the development of cancer. The description of the complex network of these pathways requires news tools to integrate large quantities of experimental data in the design of biological information systems. In this context we present(More)
BACKGROUND NEP1-like proteins (NLPs) are a novel family of microbial elicitors of plant necrosis. Some NLPs induce a hypersensitive-like response in dicot plants though the basis for this response remains unclear. In addition, the spatial structure and the role of these highly conserved proteins are not known. RESULTS We predict a 3d-structure for the(More)
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