Patrícia Luciana Batista Domingos

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Blooms of cyanobacteria in water bodies cause serious environmental problems and the occurrence of toxic strains are also related with the human health. Aquatic animals could bioaccumulate microcystins (cyanobacteria hepatotoxins) and so, beyond water, the ingestion of contaminated food represents a human health risk. Recently, WHO recommended a maximum(More)
The present study aimed to compare levels of VEGFR2 and MMP-9 among control, epithelial dysplasia (ED) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) groups. We analyzed 48 patients with oral leukoplakia (OL), 20 patients with OSCC and 21 patients without OL and OSCC. Immunohistochemistry of VEGFR2 and MMP9 were performed and compared among groups. Analysis of(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the LEPR gene Gln223Arg polymorphism (rs1137101) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and in potentially malignant oral lesions (PMOL) in comparison to normal oral mucosa in a Brazilian population. Smokers (n = 89) were selected from a representative sample of 471 individuals from the general population of Montes(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immunohistochemical profile of cytokeratins (Ck) in pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). METHODS The tissue samples, with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia, were collected from 37 patients (age 6-85 years old) with indolent ulcers in skin confirmed as CL. The lesions(More)
Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumors (CCOTs) are benign cystic lesions of odontogenic origin characterized by an ameloblastoma-like epithelium and the presence of a group of cells named ghost cells. The pattern of cytokeratin (Ck) expression on these lesions remains unclear and needs to be clarified. To this end, the expression of Ck6, Ck13, Ck14, Ck18, and(More)
BACKGROUND Leishmaniases are zoonoses considered a public health problem, representing a complex group of diseases with a broad clinical spectrum and epidemiological diversity. Leishmaniasis is caused by several species of protozoa of the genus Leishmania. The evolution of the pathology and the resolution of the leishmaniasis are dependent mainly on the(More)
Six blooms of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) were observed from March 2007 through March 2008 in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a semi-confined eutrophic system located in Rio de Janeiro state, southeast Brazil. Vegetative cells of H. akashiwo analysed by optical and electron microscopy showed morphology as described in the literature. The blooms(More)
This study investigated the immunodetection of CD57+ inflammatory cells in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and its association with clinicopathological parameters and overall survival. Data collected from the morphological analysis and immunohistochemical reaction testing of archived HNSCC specimens (n=70) were statistically(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the current study is to investigate the association between E-cadherin methylation status, hypoxia and OSCC. METHODS HaCat and SCC9 cell lines were submitted to hypoxic treatment, followed by methylation profile analysis (MS-PCR) and analysis of the expression of mRNA gene E-cadherin (RT-PCR). Study group samples comprise(More)