Paula Rocha Moreira

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This study was designed to determine whether the functional IL-10 gene polymorphism -1082G/A is associated with the development of cardiomyopathy in individuals infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and whether interleukin (IL)-10 expression can be correlated with patients' cardiac function. Our results demonstrated that the polymorphic allele, which correlates(More)
PURPOSE It has been proposed that cytokine gene polymorphisms can predispose individuals to disease by enhancing inflammatory processes. Considering the relevance of interleukin-1 (IL-1) in the pathogenesis of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TR), we investigated whether IL1A -889 C/T and IL1B +3954C/T promoter polymorphisms are associated with TR in humans.(More)
PURPOSE Experimental data have demonstrated a relevant role for IL-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine, in the modulation of acute ocular toxoplasmosis. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the possible association between an IL10 gene polymorphism at position -1082 and toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TR) in humans. METHODS One hundred patients(More)
Periodontal disease (PD) is one of the most common inflammatory diseases, affecting about 10 % of the world population. The establishment of PD is influenced by polymorphisms in genes involved with the inflammatory response. Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT)-1 is a transcription factor that plays a key role in the intracellular(More)
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