R. C. F. da Silva

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Platelet-activating factor (PAF; 1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine), which is thought to be a retrograde messenger in long-term potentiation (LTP), enhances glutamate release and LTP(More)
Ureases are multifunctional proteins that display biological activities independently of their enzymatic function, such as induction of exocytosis and insecticidal effects. Rhodnius prolixus, a major(More)
BACKGROUND Anaesthetic preconditioning (A_PreC) and postconditioning (A_PostC) both provide protection against ischaemia-reperfusion in the heart. However, post-ischaemic gene responses may differ(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) present with low antibody levels, impaired lymphocyte function, and chronic inflammation. Vitamin A and zinc are essential components(More)