Rosângela Aparecida Moraes da Silva

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OBJECTIVE To monitor and characterize airborne filamentous fungi and yeasts from abiotic and biotic sources within a hospital unit. METHODS Collections were carried out on a monthly basis, at two different time periods, from the adult and pediatric intensive care units and surgical center of a hospital in Araraquara, Southeastern Brazil. Collection of(More)
(-)-Hinokinin, a dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan, exhibits significant trypanocidal activity both in vitro and in vivo, and was obtained by partial synthesis from (-)-cubebin isolated from the dry seeds of Piper cubeba. Considering the good trypanocidal activity of (-)-hinokinin, as well as its potential for the development of new drugs, it is extremely(More)
Five (-)-cubebin derivative compounds, (-)-O-acetyl cubebin (3), (-)-O-benzyl cubebin (4), (-)-O-(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl)-cubebin (5), (-)-hinokinin (6) and (-)-6,6'-dinitrohinokinin (7), previously synthesised by our research group, were evaluated on in vitro assay against free amastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi, the asogic agent of Chagas' disease. It(More)
Shear stress has been shown to influence endothelial cell gene expression and morphology. In particular, low and bi-directional shear stress, mimicking conditions at plaque-prone areas, down-regulates the expression of several atheroprotective genes, and up-regulates that of other genes considered as pro-inflammatory. Another mechanical situation thought to(More)
In this paper we present a complete 1H and 13C NMR spectral analysis of three lignan lactones (methylpluviatolide, dimethylmatairesinol and hinokinin) by the use of techniques such as COSY, HMQC, HMBC and J-resolved. Complete assignment and all homonuclear hydrogen coupling constant measurements were performed, providing enough data also to the confirmation(More)
Thyroid receptors, TRα and TRβ, are involved in important physiological functions such as metabolism, cholesterol level and heart activities. Whereas metabolism increase and cholesterol level lowering could be achieved by TRβ isoform activation, TRα activation affects heart rates. Therefore, β-selective thyromimetics have been developed as promising(More)
Members of the Paracoccidioides genus are the etiologic agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). This genus is composed of two species: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii. The correct molecular taxonomic classification of these fungi has created new opportunities for studying and understanding their relationships with their hosts.(More)
Paracoccidoides brasiliensis adhesion to lung epithelial cells is considered an essential event for the establishment of infection and different proteins participate in this process. One of these proteins is a 30 kDa adhesin, pI 4.9 that was described as a laminin ligand in previous studies, and it was more highly expressed in more virulent P. brasiliensis(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the plasma retinol of children in the acute phase of pneumonia and after recovery and to investigate the association between plasma levels of retinol after recovery with socioeconomic variables, nutritional status and severity of pneumonia. METHODS A prospective cohort study which included 40 low-income(More)
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis, endemic in Latin America. The etiologic agents of this mycosis are composed of 2 species: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii. Murine animal models are the gold standard for in vivo studies; however, ethical, economical and logistical considerations limit their use. Galleria mellonella is a suitable(More)