Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo

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Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is a molecule of the innate immunity, which activates the complement system and modulates inflammation. We investigated the association of the polymorphisms in the exon 1(More)
BACKGROUND Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) activates the complement system promoting opsonophagocytosis, which could represent an advantage for Mycobacterium leprae, an intracellular pathogen.(More)
INTRODUCTION Since there is evidence of the action of vitamin D as a modulator of insulin release and atherosclerosis, it may well be that the vitamin D receptor polymorphisms are associated with(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role on liver fibrosis progression in the course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is an enzyme released by neutrophils and macrophages,(More)
PROPOSE IL28B polymorphisms rs12979860 CC genotype was associated to protection of HCV infection and sustained virological response (SVR) in HCV infected patients treated with pegIFNα/ribavirin(More)