Sergio Paulo Bydlowski

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BACKGROUND Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer, and represents the third most common urological malignancy. Despite the advent of targeted therapies for RCC and the improvement of the lifespan of patients, its cost-effectiveness restricted the therapeutic efficacy. In a recent report, we showed that synthetic(More)
Recently an unexpectedly high prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum was found in asymptomatic blood donors living in the southeastern Brazilian Atlantic forest. The bromeliad-malaria paradigm assumes that transmission of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae involves species of the subgenus Kerteszia of Anopheles and only a few cases of P. vivax malaria(More)
BACKGROUND Statins induces cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, reduction of angiogenic factors, inhibition of the endothelial growth factor, impairing tissue adhesion and attenuation of the resistance mechanisms. The aim of this study was evaluate the anti-tumoral activity of simvastatin in a B16F10 melanoma-mouse model. METHODS Melanoma cells were treated with(More)
The Brazilian population was formed by extensive admixture of three different ancestral roots: Amerindians, Europeans and Africans. Our previous work has shown that at an individual level, ancestry, as estimated using molecular markers, was a poor predictor of color in Brazilians. We now investigate if SNPs known to be associated with human skin(More)
Although exercise increases HDL-cholesterol, exercise-induced changes in HDL metabolism have been little explored. Lipid transfer to HDL is essential for HDL’s role in reverse cholesterol transport. We investigated the effects of acute exhaustive exercise on lipid transfer to HDL. We compared plasma lipid, apolipoprotein and cytokine levels and in vitro(More)
We searched for mutations of the p53 gene in 25 phaeochromocytomas using polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis of the entire conserved region of the gene, encompassing exons 4-8; expression of the p53 protein was assessed by immunohistochemistry. No mutations were found, while a polymorphism in codon 72 was(More)
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells present in the tissues of embryos, fetuses and adults that give rise to differentiated cells. The major characteristics of stem cells are the ability to proliferate extensively (self-renewal capacity) even from a single cell (clonality), and the ability to differentiate into different cell types (potency) (1). The idea(More)
Validation of parentage and horse breed registries through DNA typing relies on estimates of random match probabilities with DNA profiles generated from multiple polymorphic loci. Of the twenty-seven microsatellite loci recommended by the International Society for Animal Genetics for parentage testing in Thoroughbred horses, eleven are located on five(More)
Amniotic fluid (AF) contains a variety of cell types derived from fetal tissues that can easily grow in culture. These cells can be obtained during amniocentesis for prenatal screening of fetal genetic diseases, usually performed during the second trimester of pregnancy. Of particular interest, some expanded sub-populations derived from AF cells are capable(More)
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