Taciana Furtado Mendonça

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Vasoocclusive crisis (VOC) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in sickle cell anemia (SCA), which is caused by the occlusion of blood vessels, followed by ischemia or infarct, resulting in progressive damage to organs. However, this clinical manifestation is variable, indicating that this process could be influenced by modifier genes. The gene(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious complications represent the main cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It has been reported that polymorphisms of the mannosebinding lectin 2 (MBL2) genes are correlated with MBL protein serum levels and, consequently, are associated with the development of infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE The purpose of(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The risk to develop HCC increases with the severity of liver inflammation and hepatic fibrosis. It is believed that a balance between the releases of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines will determine the clinical course of HCV and the risk to develop HCC. The inteleukin-10(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, responsible for generating hypochlorous acid and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that may lead to liver injury in HCV infection. On the other hand, antioxidant(More)
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