Mariana Lopes dos Santos

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NaPi2b, a sodium-dependent phosphate transporter, is highly expressed in ovarian carcinomas and is recognized by the murine monoclonal antibody MX35. The antibody had shown excellent targeting to ovarian cancer in several early phase clinical trials but being murine the antibody's full therapeutic potential could not be explored. To overcome this impediment(More)
Background A successful monoclonal antibody (mAb) cell line development requires efficient clone detection and screening. Cloning by limiting dilution (LDC) is the traditional method to isolate mAbs expressing clones [1]. Although effective, LDC is time-consuming, with limited workflow and therefore a critical step of cell line development. To compare to(More)
Background Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) accounts for ~10% of all diabetes cases, and it is caused by autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta-cells, which leads to insulin deficiency and fates individuals to require insulin treatment to survive. The triggering of autoimmunity against betacells is caused by interaction between environmental and genetic(More)
Background Obesity is associated with a state of low-grade chronic inflammation, commonly causing insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). The NLRP3 inflamassome is a key mediator of metabolic inflammation, and it has been shown to be activated in macrophages of newly diagnosed insulin resistant-T2D patients. In humans, reduction in NLRP3(More)
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