Mariana C Simões

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Two major epidemic waves of dengue 1 occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1986 and 1987. This article reports the results of a survey of Rio schoolchildren who were tested serologically for antibodies to dengue 1 before and after the second major epidemic wave. The highest percentages of positive subjects were found in districts with relatively poor(More)
The detection of immunoglobulin (Ig)G and IgM antibodies to dengue 1 virus was studied by a simple enzyme immunoassay, in which infected cultured cells infected with dengue virus were used as antigen (EIA-ICC). Detection of anti-dengue 1 IgG by EIA-ICC was correlated with haemagglutination assays. EIA-ICC anti-dengue 1 IgM detection was less sensitive than(More)
A thorough phenotypic characterization of yellow fever (YF) virus generated from cDNA is a necessary prerequisite for mapping virulence/attenuation determinants and exploring the potential of YF attenuated virus 17D as a carrier for heterologous protective epitopes. In this study, YF virus was produced from 17D cDNA clones after lipofectin-mediated RNA(More)
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is a plasma protein that reduces high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol (chol) levels and may increase atherosclerosis risk. n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are natural ligands, and fibrates are synthetic ligands for peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-alpha (PPARα), a transcription factor(More)
A quasi-experimental epidemiological study was performed to evaluate the effect of a nutritional supplement made from bovine blood on human blood parameters. Healthy women who were neither pregnant nor breast-feeding were allocated to two groups: study (n=32) and control (n=17). Women in the study group received 0.5 mg of iron per day, while controls(More)
To study whether treatment with the beta-blocker atenolol (AT) attenuates intestinal dysfunction caused by ischemia (I) and reperfusion (R), rabbits were treated with AT (1 mg.kg(-1), introvenously) or saline solution (SS) prior to I (60 minutes), which was produced by occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery, and/or R (120 minutes). After I or I/R, 2-cm(More)
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