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Recent works have shown a dual side of estrogens, and research on the relationship between oxidative stress and menopausal status remains unclear and has produced controversial results. In this work, we aimed to evaluate by sensitive methods the oxidant and antioxidant changes that develop after natural menopause. Thirty premenopausal and 28 naturally(More)
The lateral part of intermediate layer of superior colliculus (SCl) is a critical substrate for successful predation by rats. Hunting-evoked expression of the activity marker Fos is concentrated in SCl while prey capture in rats with NMDA lesions in SCl is impaired. Particularly affected are rapid orienting and stereotyped sequences of actions associated(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess oxidative stress and iron metabolism in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with and without insulin resistance (IR). METHOD This study included 236 subjects (125 controls and 111 SLE patients). Patients with SLE were divided in two groups: with (n = 72) or without (n = 39) IR. RESULTS SLE(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the relationship between non-syndromic cleft lip/palate (NSCLP) and polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), methionine synthase (MTR), methionine synthase reductase (MTRR), and RFC1, as well as the corresponding interactions with environmental factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and forty NSCLP(More)
Distribution, dynamics and mass budget of phosphorus and nitrogen in a red mangrove forest were studied in the Potengi mangrove forest in northern Brazil (lat. 5 degrees 42' and 5 degrees 53'S, long. 35 degrees 5' and 35 degrees 25'W). Tidal hydrology, net primary productivity, leaf litter decomposition rate and standing stock of leaf litter in a red(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether disease activity verified by laboratorial parameters is associated with a higher frequency of hypertension in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without renal impairment and to investigate factors that could influence this hypertension. METHOD This study included 102 controls, 70 patients with inactive SLE,(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare the clinical performance of a glass ionomer cement (GIC) with a composite resin when used for direct bonding of standard edgewise orthodontic brackets. Fourteen patients (10 females, four males), in whom 242 teeth were bonded with brackets, were divided into two groups: GIC (121 teeth) and composite (121 teeth).(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of 6 polymorphic variants of the MSX1 gene in non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCL/P). METHODS Three hundred and fifty-eight individuals (158 NSCL/P cases and 200 controls) were genotyped by TaqMan allelic discrimination using predesigned SNP assays. Statistical analyses were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the biomechanical fixation, bone-to-implant contact (BIC), and bone morphology of screw-type root-form implants with healing chambers with as-machined or dual acid-etched (DAE) surfaces in a canine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS The animal model included the placement of machined (n = 24) and DAE (n = 24) implants along the proximal(More)
This study evaluated buccal bone maintenance after implantation with a surgical flap approach immediately following tooth extraction in a dog model. Mandibular premolars of six dogs were extracted, and threaded implants of 4-mm diameter and 8-mm length with as-machined and dual acid-etched surfaces were placed through balanced procedures in the distal root(More)