Effectiveness of first-line antiretroviral therapy in the IPEC cohort, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
AIDS Research and Therapy 2014, 11:29 (1 September 2014)
Severe phenotype in an apparent homozygosity caused by a large deletion in the CFTR gene: a case report
da Silva Martins,
de Miranda Chaves,
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:583 (30 August 2014)
Functional analysis of cytosolic tryparedoxin peroxidase in antimony-resistant and -susceptible Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania infantum lines
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:406 (29 August 2014)
L. braziliensis lines overexpressing tryparedoxin peroxidase (TXNPx) are more resistant to antimony tartrate (SbIII) and more tolerant to hydrogen peroxidase. L. infantum lines overexpressing TXNPx did not alter the resistance to SbIII. Image: Tryparedoxin peroxidase is involved in the antimony-resistance phenotype in L. braziliensis.
Description of Trichophoromyia uniniensis, a new phlebotomine species (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) of Amazonas State, Brazil
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:400 (29 August 2014)
This study describe a new species of sandfly named Trichophoromyia uniniensis sp. nov.
This species was collected in the rain forest and can be separated from the others by the aspect of the male terminalia. Image: Acai berry tree in the banks of the Unini river.
Exploring sex differences in drug use, health and service use characteristics among young urban crack users in Brazil
International Journal for Equity in Health 2014, 13:70 (28 August 2014)
Finding connections in the unexpected detection of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum DNA in asymptomatic blood donors: a fact in the Atlantic Forest
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:337 (28 August 2014)
In their response to a Commentary challenging their previously published paper, the authors emphasize that the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is a complex ecological system and a changing environment, where malaria transmission involves not only the classical bromeliad-malaria, but also various primate species susceptible to parasites closely related to malaria parasites found in human. They make a case for a need for further research in this setting.
Hepatitis A and E seroprevalence and associated risk factors: a community-based cross-sectional survey in rural Amazonia
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:458 (23 August 2014)
Human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral load induces activation of T-lymphocytes in asymptomatic carriers
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:453 (22 August 2014)
In vitro biological evaluation of eight different essential oils against Trypanosoma cruzi, with emphasis on Cinnamomum verum essential oil
Beatriz Helena Lameiro de Noronha Sales
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:309 (22 August 2014)
Leishmania amazonensis infection impairs dendritic cell migration from the inflammatory site to the draining lymph node
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:450 (20 August 2014)
Evaluation and updating of the Medical Malacology Collection (Fiocruz-CMM) using molecular taxonomy
da Cunha Kellis Pinheiro,
SpringerPlus 2014, 3:446 (20 August 2014)
Overview of the organization of protease genes in the genome of Leishmania spp
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:387 (20 August 2014)
The great diversity of protease genes among Leishmania is an aspect that may be related to their adaptations to the microenvironment they inhabit, such as the gut of phlebotomines and the immune cells of vertebrate hosts. Image: Radar chart representing the analysis of protease gene organization in Leishmania.
Murine lung injury caused by Leptospira interrogans glycolipoprotein, a specific Na/K-ATPase inhibitor
de Castro Faria Neto,
de Castro Faria
Respiratory Research 2014, 15:93 (14 August 2014)
Building resilience for future adversity: a systematic review of interventions in non-clinical samples of adults
BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:227 (14 August 2014)
What is the association of heme aggregates with the peritrophic matrix of adult female mosquitoes?
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:362 (13 August 2014)
Aggregates, that are possibly heme aggregates, can be observed near or within the peritrophic matrix (PM) in several published mosquito midgut micrographs. Further studies on mosquito PM should address this issue. Image: Anopheles gambiae midgut section showing aggregates within the peritrophic matrix.
Influence of KIR genes and their HLA ligands in the pathogenesis of leprosy in a hyperendemic population of Rondonópolis, Southern Brazil
Marcos da Cunha
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:438 (12 August 2014)
Research for better health: the Panamanian priority-setting experience and the need for a new process
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:38 (12 August 2014)
Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of leishmaniasis transmission in the municipality of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:360 (7 August 2014)
The sand fly fauna in the urban and peri urban areas of Rio Branco, capital of the State of Acre in the Amazon region of Brazil is very diverse comprising 23 species, as diverse as that in areas of primary forest. Some species, such as Nyssomyia whitmani, Ny. antunesi and Bichromomyia flaviscutellata are known vectors of parasites responsible for cutaneous leishmaniasis in this region. Image: Light trap in a modified forest area in Rio Branco, Acre.
Comparative genomics of 274 Vibrio cholerae genomes reveals mobile functions structuring three niche dimensions
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:654 (5 August 2014)
Serological survey of Leishmania infection in blood donors in Salvador, Northeastern Brazil
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:422 (30 July 2014)
DDX39B ( BAT1), TNF and IL6 gene polymorphisms and association with clinical outcomes of patients with Plasmodium vivax malaria
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:278 (19 July 2014)
A study of vivax malaria with several SNPs in three genes that have been previously associated with malaria. The authors also include an analysis of the SNPs with cytokine measurements relevant to the genes under investigation.
Requirement of dual stimulation by homologous recombinant IL-2 and recombinant IL-12 for the in vitro production of interferon gamma by canine peripheral blood mononuclear cells
de Sá Oliveira
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:460 (18 July 2014)
Discontinuation of anti-hypertensive drugs increases 11-year cardiovascular mortality risk in community-dwelling elderly (the Bambuí Cohort Study of Ageing)
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:725 (16 July 2014)
Subdoses of 17DD yellow fever vaccine elicit equivalent virological/immunological kinetics timeline
de Almeida Estevam,
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:391 (15 July 2014)
Distinct variation in vector competence among nine field populations of Aedes aegypti from a Brazilian dengue-endemic risk city
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:320 (11 July 2014)
We conclude that Ae. aegypti populations captured during two periods (2009 and 2011) exhibit wide variation in vector competence to transmit dengue viruses in a Brazilian endemic risk city. Image: Schematic map of the city of Belo Horizonte showing graphics of the vector competence of the Ae. aegypti populations.