Simone Machado de Souza

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The emergence of new infectious diseases, the resurgence of several infections that appeared to have been controlled and the increase in bacterial resistance have created the necessity for studies directed towards the development of new antimicrobials. Considering the failure to acquire new molecules with antimicrobial properties from microorganisms, the(More)
Recebido para publicação em 25/5/2007 Aceito para publicação em 2/11/2007 (002553) 1 Laboratório de Termodinâmica e Extração Supercrítica – LATESC, Departamento de Engenharia Química e Engenharia de Alimentos – EQA, Centro Tecnológico – CTC, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, CP 476, CEP 88040-900, Florianópolis SC, Brasil, E-mail:(More)
Blood lipid levels are determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Higher than average values of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) have been observed in people of Japanese ethnicity. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Japanese immigrants to Brazil and subsequent generations maintain the protective(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetic disease among Caucasians and is rare among sub-Saharan Africans. The Brazilian population is not ethnically homogeneous but it is the result of three-way ethnic admixture of Europeans, Africans and Amerindians in varying proportions, depending on the region. In the present study, we investigated 33 patients(More)
The use of Y chromosome haplotypes, important for the detection of sexual crimes in forensics, has gained prominence with the use of databases that incorporate these genetic profiles in their system. Here, we optimized and validated an amplification protocol for Y chromosome profile retrieval in reference samples using lesser materials than those in(More)
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