Mauricio E. Silva

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Neuropathic pain is one of the most frequent complications of diabetes. The increased neuronal activity of primary afferents and spinal cord neurons in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats increases the recruitment of the nociceptive ascending pathways, which may affect the activity of pain control circuits in the brain. This study aimed to characterize the(More)
BACKGROUND High risk of recurrence/progression bladder tumours is treated with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy after complete resection of the tumour. Approximately 75% of these tumours express the uncommon carbohydrate antigen sialyl-Tn (Tn), a surrogate biomarker of tumour aggressiveness. Such changes in the glycosylation of cell-surface(More)
Several natural compounds have been identified for the treatment of leishmaniasis. Among them are some alkaloids, chalcones, lactones, tetralones, and saponins. The new compound reported here, 7-geranyloxycoumarin, called aurapten, belongs to the chemical class of the coumarins and has a molecular weight of 298.37. The compound was extracted from the(More)
PURPOSE Bacterial translocation has been shown to occur in critically ill patients after extensive trauma, shock, sepsis, or thermal injury. The present study investigates mesenteric microcirculatory dysfunctions, the bacterial translocation phenomenon, and hemodynamic/metabolic disturbances in a rat model of intestinal obstruction and ischemia. METHODS(More)
This paper addresses the improvement of throughput upper bounds for live and bounded stochastic Petri nets, presented by the authors in previous works. The introduction of a greater amount of structural information, traps and implicit places, allows to improve the bounds using linear programming problems deened on the net structure, on the routing(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the effect of rabbit seminal plasma on LH secretion and ovulation using the llama animal model as an in vivo ovulation bioassay and (2) to determine the effect of llama or rabbit seminal plasma on ovulation induction in the rabbit model. In Experiment 1, llamas with a growing follicle ≥8mm in diameter were(More)
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) lyase deficiency is a rare inborn error affecting leucine catabolism and ketogenesis, usually presenting in the neonatal period. Late forms of the disease have been detected in infancy and childhood, but not in adults. We report a case of HMG-CoA lyase deficiency with initial presentation in a 29-year-old(More)
Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in bone marrow transplant recipients and in patients with hematological malignancies. The source of infection is almost always endogenous flora or the hospital environment. The present study evaluated bone marrow transplant recipients and patients with hematological malignancies colonized and/or infected(More)
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) enzyme from Leishmania tarentolae has been proposed as a target for the rational search of new leishmanicidal drugs. In this paper, we describe the evaluation of the inhibitory activity on L. tarentolae APRT enzyme of 46 crude extracts of Meliaceae and Rutaceae plants, besides three furoquinolone alkaloids. The(More)