Vera Lúcia Milani Martins

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Epidermal wound healing is a complex and highly coordinated process where several different cell types and molecules, such as growth factors and extracellular matrix (ECM) components, play an important role. Among the many proteins that are essential for the restoration of tissue integrity is the metalloproteinase (MMP) family. MMPs can act on ECM and(More)
A 66-year old female patient presented to her family physician an asymptomatic black discoloration of the tongue she noted that day (Fig. 1). There was no other sign associated. The case was presented to another family physician and the diagnosis of lingua villosa nigra 1-5 was established. This patient was a hard smoker and coffee drinker, with(More)
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