Predictors of loss to follow-up among children registered in an HIV prevention mother-to-child transmission cohort study in Pernambuco, Brazil
da Cruz Gouveia,
de Fatima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1232 (27 November 2014)
A putative role for homocysteine in the pathophysiology of acute bacterial meningitis in children
BMC Clinical Pathology 2014, 14:43 (22 November 2014)
DNA Barcoding does not separate South American Triatoma (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), Chagas Disease vectors
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:519 (21 November 2014)
In this study we show that DNA barcoding does not separate species within the sub-complexes of the Triatoma infestans complex, a group of important Chagas disease vectors. Image: A graphical indication that the barcoding method should not be used to identify members of the Triatoma infestans complex (Reduviidae: Triatominae: Triatoma).
Na/K-ATPase assay in the intact mice lung subjected to perfusion
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:798 (15 November 2014)
Susceptibility to deltamethrin of wild and domestic populations of Triatoma infestans of the Gran Chaco and the Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:497 (14 November 2014)
Triatoma infestans is the Chagas disease vector in the countries of the Southern Cone of Latin America. In the last few years, many studies have demonstrated resistance to insecticides in T. infestans. Image: Triatoma infestans.
Erratum: Horizontal equity in health care utilization in Brazil, 1998-2008
International Journal for Equity in Health 2014, 13:101 (13 November 2014)
Discovery of a 240 million year old nematode parasite egg in a cynodont coprolite sheds light on the early origin of nematode parasites in vertebrates
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:486 (13 November 2014)
A coprolite from a cynodont with an estimated age of 240 million years from the Upper Triassic, Sitio Cortado site, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, contained a pinworm egg, representing the oldest known record of a pinworm. Image: The coprolite from a cynodont from which a pinworm egg was discovered.
Comparative genomics of the major fungal agents of human and animal Sporotrichosis: Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:943 (29 October 2014)
Putative roles of purinergic signaling in human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection
Biology Direct 2014, 9:21 (29 October 2014)
Impact of M36I polymorphism on the interaction of HIV-1 protease with its substrates: insights from molecular dynamics
BMC Genomics 2014, 15(Suppl 7):S5 (27 October 2014)
Canine visceral leishmaniasis in an urban setting of southeastern Brazil: An ecological study involving spatial analysis.
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:485 (20 October 2014)
Understanding the transmission of Leishmania infantum in urban centers is a great challenge for the control of visceral leishmaniasis. The present study aimed to establish the degree of spatial dependency between canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in an area of recent transmission.
Image: Directional distribution of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in an area of recent transmission in Brazil.
Plasmodium falciparum, but not P. vivax, can induce erythrocytic apoptosis
Maria de Fátima
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:484 (18 October 2014)
Increased levels of erythrocytic apoptosis have been related to hematologic disorders of many diseases, including rodent malaria. Herein, erythrocytic apoptosis was investigated in human malaria and it was observed that the most lethal malaria parasite (P. falciparum), but not P. vivax, has proapoptotic effects on non-infected red blood cells. Image: P. falciparum-infected red blood cells in Giemsa-stained thin blood smears.
Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene of anophelines and their association with resistance to pyrethroids – a review
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:450 (7 October 2014)
The use of DDT and pyrethroids has favored the selection of alterations in the NaV gene known as kdr mutations, which have been described in 13 anopheline malaria vectors to date. Image: Anopheles darlingi in a laboratory cage.
Selenium Treatment and Chagasic Cardiopathy (STCC): study protocol for a double-blind randomized controlled trial
Alvarenga Americano do Brasil,
Pereira de Souza,
de Fátima Ramos Moreira,
Santini de Oliveira,
Sperandio da Silva,
Santos de Aguiar Cardoso,
Bonecini de Almeida,
da Cruz Moreira,
Trials 2014, 15:388 (6 October 2014)
Nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase1 (TcNTPDase-1) gene expression is increased due to heat shock and in infective forms of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:463 (5 October 2014)
Gene expression of TcNTPDase-1 was evaluated between distinct subpopulations and evolutive forms of T.cruzi, in order to investigate the role of this enzyme. Image: TcNTPDase-1 gene expression is increased in infective forms of T.cruzi.
Transcriptome analysis of Gossypium hirsutum flower buds infested by cotton boll weevil ( Anthonomus grandis) larvae
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:854 (4 October 2014)
Role of vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms (- 2578C > A, - 460 T > C, - 1154G > A, +405G > C and + 936C > T) in endometriosis: a case–control study with Brazilians
BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:117 (26 September 2014)
A positive association has been found between a specific polymorphism in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene and the risk of developing endometriosis
Evaluation of pre-induction temperature, cell growth at induction and IPTG concentration on the expression of a leptospiral protein in E. coli using shaking flasks and microbioreactor
Júlia Fabiana Monteiro Quintal
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:671 (25 September 2014)
Intranasal vaccination with extracellular serine proteases of Leishmania amazonensis confers protective immunity to BALB/c mice against infection
de Matos Guedes,
da Silva Costa,
de Oliveira Gomes,
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:448 (19 September 2014)
The efficacy of a new intranasal vaccine comprised of Leishmania amazonensis serine proteases (LaSP-Ex) is demonstrated in mice. Protection against cutaneous leishmaniasis is accompanied by systemic and in situ Th1 T cell polarization. Image: Intranasal vaccination.
LM14 defined medium enables continuous growth of Trypanosoma cruzi
De Paula Lima,
BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:238 (10 September 2014)
A case of conventional treatment failure in visceral leishmaniasis: leukocyte distribution and cytokine expression in splenic compartments
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:491 (9 September 2014)
Low birth weight at term and the presence of fine particulate matter and carbon monoxide in the Brazilian Amazon: a population-based retrospective cohort study
Cândido da Silva,
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:309 (6 September 2014)
The Opposites Attract Study of viral load, HIV treatment and HIV transmission in serodiscordant homosexual male couples: design and methods
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:917 (4 September 2014)
Effectiveness of first-line antiretroviral therapy in the IPEC cohort, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
AIDS Research and Therapy 2014, 11:29 (1 September 2014)
The Manx shearwater ( Puffinus puffinus) as a candidate sentinel of Atlantic Ocean health
Aquatic Biosystems 2014, 10:6 (1 September 2014)