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Chronic Ethanol Consumption Alters All-Trans-Retinoic Acid Concentration and Expression of Their Receptors on the Prostate: A Possible Link Between Alcoholism and Prostate Damage
(Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2013-01-01) [Artigo]
Background: Ethanol (EtOH) alters the all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) levels in some tissues. Retinol and ATRA are essential for cell proliferation, differentiation, and maintenance of prostate homeostasis. It has been ...
Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines produced by human monocytes challenged in vitro with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
(Microbiology and Immunology, 2007-04-30) [Artigo]
Monocytes and macrophages play a central role in innate and adaptive immune response against systemic fungal infections. Imbalances in suppressor or stimulatory cytokine secretion caused by these cells may influence disease ...
Comparison between procalcitonin and C-reactive protein for early diagnosis of children with sepsis or septic shock
(Inflammation Research, 2010-08-01) [Artigo]
The objective of the paper is to examine the behavior of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the first 12 h of admission and verify which performs better to differentiate children with septic conditions.Septic ...
Differential behavior of non-albicans Candida species in the central nervous system of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed mice
(Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019-01-01) [Artigo]
The genus Candida includes commensal fungi that can cause local and systemic infections, frequently involving vital organs as the central nervous system (CNS). Candida spp. occupy the fourth place among infections that ...
Bone metabolism biomarkers, body weight, and bone age in healthy Brazilian male adolescents
(Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2012-06-01) [Artigo]
Eighty-seven male volunteers were grouped according to bone age (BA): 10-12 years (n=25), 13-15 years (n=36), and 16-18 years (n=26), and the following were recorded for each: weight (kg), height (m), BMI (kg/m(2)), calcium ...
Procalcitonin in children with sepsis and septic shock
(Jornal de Pediatria, 2007-07-01) [Artigo]
Objectives: To study the behavior of procalcitonin and to verify whether it can be used to differentiate children with septic conditions.Methods: Children were enrolled prospectively from among those aged 28 days to 14 ...
Production of leukotriene B4 by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
(Yeast, 2012-06-01) [Artigo]
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is the agent of paracoccidioidomycosis, the most prevalent deep mycosis in Latin America. The production of eicosanoids during fungal infection has been associated with the biology of these ...
High-frequency oscillatory ventilation attenuates oxidative lung injury in a rabbit model of acute lung injury
(Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2011-10-01) [Artigo]
Mechanical ventilation (MV) can induce lung oxidative stress, which plays an important role in pulmonary injury. This study compared protective conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) and high-frequency oscillatory ...
PRONE POSITIONING ATTENUATES LUNG INFLAMMATORY INJURY IN AN ACUTE LUNG INJURY MODEL IN RABBITS UNDER HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATORY VENTILATION
(Critical Care Medicine, 2010-12-01) [Artigo]
Effect of low-dose combined oral contraceptives on bone mineral density in adolescents: a 1-year follow-up
(Journal of Adolescent Health, 2013) [Artigo]
Purpose: To assess the bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) of female adolescents in use of standard low-dose combined oral contraceptives (COC) (EE 20 mcg/ Desogestrel 150 mcg) for a one-year period ...