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  1. The analysis of correlation between IL-1B gene expression and genotyping in multiple sclerosis patients.

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    Heidary, Masoumeh; Rakhshi, Nahid; Pahlevan Kakhki, Majid; Behmanesh, Mehrdad; Sanati, Mohammad Hossein; Sanadgol, Nima; Kamaladini, Hossein; Nikravesh, Abbas

    2014-08-15

    IL-1B is released by monocytes, astrocytes and brain endothelial cells and seems to be involved in inflammatory reactions of the central nervous system (CNS) in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study aims to evaluate the expression level of IL-1B mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), genotype the rs16944 SNP and find out the role of this SNP on the expression level of IL-1B in MS patients. We found that the expression level of IL-1B in MS patients increased 3.336 times more than controls in PBMCs but the rs16944 SNP in the promoter region of IL-1B did not affect the expression level of this gene and there was not association of this SNP with MS in the examined population. Also, our data did not reveal any correlation between normalized expressions of IL-1B gene with age of participants, age of onset, and disease duration. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Impact of IL1B gene polymorphisms and interleukin 1B levels on susceptibility to spontaneous preterm birth.

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    Langmia, Immaculate M; Apalasamy, Yamunah D; Omar, Siti Z; Mohamed, Zahurin

    2016-11-01

    Genetic factors influence susceptibility to preterm birth (PTB) and the immune pathway of PTB that involves the production of cytokines such as interleukins has been implicated in PTB disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of interleukin 1β (IL1B) gene polymorphisms and IL1B levels with spontaneous PTB. Peripheral maternal blood from 495 women was used for extraction of DNA and genotyping was carried out using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform. Maternal plasma was used to measure IL1B levels. There was no significant association between the allelic and genotype distribution of IL1B single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs1143634, rs1143627, rs16944) and the risk of PTB among Malaysian Malay women (rs1143634, P=0.722; rs1143627, P=0.543; rs16944, P=0.615). However, IL1B levels were significantly different between women who delivered preterm compared with those who delivered at term (P=0.030); high mean levels were observed among Malay women who delivered at preterm (mean=32.52) compared with term (mean=21.68). IL1B SNPs were not associated with IL1B plasma levels. This study indicates a significant association between IL1B levels and reduced risk of PTB among the Malaysian Malay women. This study shows the impact of IL1B levels on susceptibility to PTB disease; however, the high levels of IL1B observed among women in the preterm group are not associated with IL1B SNPs investigated in this study; IL1B high levels may be because of other factors not explored in this study and therefore warrant further investigation.

  3. RNA-Seq Analysis of IL-1B and IL-36 Responses in Epidermal Keratinocytes Identifies a Shared MyD88-Dependent Gene Signature.

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    Swindell, William R; Beamer, Maria A; Sarkar, Mrinal K; Loftus, Shannon; Fullmer, Joseph; Xing, Xianying; Ward, Nicole L; Tsoi, Lam C; Kahlenberg, Michelle J; Liang, Yun; Gudjonsson, Johann E

    2018-01-01

    IL-36 cytokines have recently emerged as mediators of inflammation in autoimmune conditions including psoriasis vulgaris (PsV) and generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP). This study used RNA-seq to profile the transcriptome of primary epidermal keratinocytes (KCs) treated with IL-1B, IL-36A, IL-36B, or IL-36G. We identified some early IL-1B-specific responses (8 h posttreatment), but nearly all late IL-1B responses were replicated by IL-36 cytokines (24 h posttreatment). Type I and II interferon genes exhibited time-dependent response patterns, with early induction (8 h) followed by no response or repression (24 h). Altogether, we identified 225 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) with shared responses to all 4 cytokines at both time points (8 and 24 h). These involved upregulation of ligands ( IL1A, IL1B , and IL36G ) and activating proteases ( CTSS ) but also upregulation of inhibitors such as IL1RN and IL36RN . Shared IL-1B/IL-36 DEGs overlapped significantly with genes altered in PsV and GPP skin lesions, as well as genes near GWAS loci linked to autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases (e.g., PsV, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and primary biliary cholangitis). Inactivation of MyD88 adapter protein using CRISPR/Cas9 completely abolished expression responses of such DEGs to IL-1B and IL-36G stimulation. These results provide a global view of IL-1B and IL-36 expression responses in epidermal KCs with fine-scale characterization of time-dependent and cytokine-specific response patterns. Our findings support an important role for IL-1B and IL-36 in autoimmune or autoinflammatory conditions and show that MyD88 adaptor protein mediates shared IL-1B/IL-36 responses.

  4. Variants in LTA, TNF, IL1B and IL10 genes associated with the clinical course of sepsis.

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    Montoya-Ruiz, Carolina; Jaimes, Fabián A; Rugeles, Maria T; López, Juan Álvaro; Bedoya, Gabriel; Velilla, Paula A

    2016-12-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the association between some SNPs of the TNF, LTA, IL1B and IL10 genes with cytokine concentrations and clinical course in Colombian septic patients. We conducted a cross-sectional study to genotype 415 septic patients and 205 patients without sepsis for the SNPs -308(G/A) rs1800629 of TNF; +252 (G/A) rs909253 of LTA; -511(A/G) rs16944 and +3953(C/T) rs1143634 of IL1B; and -1082(A/G) rs1800896, -819(C/T) rs1800871 and -592(C/A) rs1800872 of IL10. The association of theses SNPs with the following parameters was evaluated: (1) the presence of sepsis; (2) severity and clinical outcomes; (3) APACHE II and SOFA scores; and (4) procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor, lymphotoxin alpha, interleukin 1 beta and interleukin 10 plasma concentrations. We found an association between the SNP LTA +252 with the development of sepsis [OR 1.29 (1.00-1.68)]; the SNP IL10 -1082 with sepsis severity [OR 0.53 (0.29-0.97)]; the TNF -308 with mortality [OR 0.33 (0.12-0.95)]; and the IL10 -592 and IL10 -1082 with admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) [OR 3.36 (1.57-7.18)] and [OR 0.18 (0.04-0.86)], respectively. None of the SNPs were associated with cytokine levels, procalcitonin and C-reactive protein serum concentrations, nor with APACHE II and SOFA scores. Our results suggest that these genetic variants play an important role in the development of sepsis and its clinical course.

  5. The interleukin 1 beta (IL1B) gene is associated with failure to achieve remission and impaired emotion processing in major depression.

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    Baune, Bernhard T; Dannlowski, Udo; Domschke, Katharina; Janssen, Debbie G A; Jordan, Margaret A; Ohrmann, Patricia; Bauer, Jochen; Biros, Erik; Arolt, Volker; Kugel, Harald; Baxter, Alan G; Suslow, Thomas

    2010-03-15

    Accumulating evidence suggests the involvement of inflammatory processes and cytokines in particular in the pathophysiology of major depression (MDD) and resistance to antidepressant treatment. Furthermore, amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) responsiveness to emotional stimuli has been suggested as a predictor of treatment response. This study investigated the association between genetic variants of the interleukin 1 beta (IL1B) gene and amygdala and ACC responsiveness to emotional stimuli and response to antidepressant treatment. In this analysis, 256 Caucasian patients with MDD (145 women, 111 men) were genotyped for variants rs16944, rs1143643, and rs1143634 in the IL1B gene (2q14). Response to antidepressant treatment over 6 weeks was defined as remission (50% decrease on Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression-21-question). Brain activity under visual presentation of emotional faces was assessed in a subsample of 32 depressed patients by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging at 3 T. Pharmacogenetic analyses show significant associations of the GG genotypes of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs16944 (odds ratio = 1.74; 95% confidence interval 1.2-4.3) and rs1143643 (odds ratio = 3.1; 95% confidence interval 1.3-7.8) (compared with the AA genotype) with nonremission after 6 weeks. The imaging analyses show that the number of G-alleles in both SNPs (rs16944 and rs1143643) was associated with reduced responsiveness of the amygdala and ACC to emotional stimulation. The present study suggests a negative effect of the IL1B gene on pharmacological response and amygdala and ACC function involving the same genotypes of two SNPs (rs16944, rs116343), which taken together increase the risk of nonremission over 6 weeks of antidepressant treatment in MDD. Copyright 2010 Society of Biological Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter region of the IL1B gene influence outcome in multiple myeloma patients treated with high-dose chemotherapy independently of relapse treatment with thalidomide and bortezomib

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    Vangsted, Annette J.; Klausen, Tobias W.; Abildgaard, Niels

    2011-01-01

    the impact on outcome of HDT, INF-α maintenance treatment, and treatment with thalidomide and bortezomib at relapse, in relation to the major identified functional polymorphisms in the promoter region of IL1B. The wild-type C-allele of IL1B C-3737T and non-carriage of the IL1B promoter haplotype TGT (−3737T...... carrying the wild-type C-allele of IL1B C-3737T (HR, 1.6 (1.1–2.4)). Furthermore, among INF-α treated patients, gene–gene interaction studies on IL1B C-3737T and NFКB1-94ins/del ATTG revealed a fourfold increase in TTF for homozygous carriers of wild-type alleles at both loci as compared to variant allele...... carriers at both loci. No relation to genotype and outcome was found for relapse patients treated with thalidomide or bortezomib. Our results indicate that a subpopulation of myeloma patients carrying the wild-type C-allele of IL1B C-3737T and non-carriers of the promoter haplotype TGT (−3737T, −1464G...

  7. Polymorphisms of genes encoding P2X7R, IL-1B, OPG and RANK in orthodontic-induced apical root resorption.

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    Pereira, S; Lavado, N; Nogueira, L; Lopez, M; Abreu, J; Silva, H

    2014-10-01

    Orthodontic-induced external apical root resorption (EARR) is a complex phenotype determined by poorly defined mechanical and patient intrinsic factors. The aim of this work was to construct a multifactorial integrative model, including clinical and genetic susceptibility factors, to analyze the risk of developing this common orthodontic complication. This retrospective study included 195 orthodontic patients. Using a multiple-linear regression model, where the dependent variable was the maximum% of root resorption (%EARRmax) for each patient, we assessed the contribution of nine clinical variables and four polymorphisms of genes involved in bone and tooth root remodeling (rs1718119 from P2RX7, rs1143634 from IL1B, rs3102735 from TNFRSF11B, encoding OPG, and rs1805034 from TNFRSF11A, encoding RANK). Clinical and genetic variables explained 30% of%EARRmax variability. The variables with the most significant unique contribution to the model were: gender (P < 0.05), treatment duration (P < 0.001), premolar extractions (P < 0.01), Hyrax appliance (P < 0.001) and GG genotype of rs1718119 from P2RX7 gene (P < 0.01). Age, overjet, tongue thrust, skeletal class II and the other polymorphisms made minor contributions. This study highlights the P2RX7 gene as a possible factor of susceptibility to EARR. A more extensive genetic profile may improve this model. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. Promoter Variation and Expression Levels of Inflammatory Genes IL1A, IL1B, IL6 and TNF in Blood of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3) Patients.

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    Raposo, Mafalda; Bettencourt, Conceição; Ramos, Amanda; Kazachkova, Nadiya; Vasconcelos, João; Kay, Teresa; Bruges-Armas, Jácome; Lima, Manuela

    2017-03-01

    Age at onset in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3/MJD) is incompletely explained by the size of the CAG tract at the ATXN3 gene, implying the existence of genetic modifiers. A role of inflammation in SCA3 has been postulated, involving altered cytokines levels; promoter variants leading to alterations in cytokines expression could influence onset. Using blood from 86 SCA3 patients and 106 controls, this work aimed to analyse promoter variation of four cytokines (IL1A, IL1B, IL6 and TNF) and to investigate the association between variants detected and their transcript levels, evaluated by quantitative PCR. Moreover, the effect of APOE isoforms, known to modulate cytokines, was investigated. Correlations between cytokine variants and onset were tested; the cumulative modifier effects of cytokines and APOE were analysed. Patients carrying the IL6*C allele had a significant earlier onset (4 years in average) than patients carrying the G allele, in agreement with lower mRNA levels produced by IL6*C carriers. The presence of APOE*ɛ2 allele seems to anticipate onset in average 10 years in patients carrying the IL6*C allele; a larger number of patients will be needed to confirm this result. These results highlight the pertinence of conducting further research on the role of cytokines as SCA3 modulators, pointing to the presence of shared mechanisms involving IL6 and APOE.

  9. Interactions between Diet, Lifestyle and IL10, IL1B, and PTGS2/COX-2 Gene Polymorphisms in Relation to Risk of Colorectal Cancer in a Prospective Danish Case-Cohort Study

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    Andersen, Vibeke; Holst, René; Kopp, Tine Iskov

    2013-01-01

    Genetically determined low COX-2 and high IL-1β activity were associated with increased risk of CRC in this northern Caucasian cohort. Furthermore, interactions were found between IL10, IL1b, and PTGS2 and diet and lifestyle factors in relation to CRC. The present study demonstrates that gene...

  10. Interleukin 1 β (IL-1B) and IL-1 antagonist receptor (IL-1RN) gene polymorphisms are associated with the genetic susceptibility and steroid dependence in patients with ulcerative colitis.

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    Yamamoto-Furusho, Jesús K; Santiago-Hernández, Jean J; Pérez-Hernández, Nonanzit; Ramírez-Fuentes, Silvestre; Fragoso, José Manuel; Vargas-Alarcón, Gilberto

    2011-07-01

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology. Among cytokines induced in UC, interleukin 1 antagonist (IL-1ra) and interleukin 1 β (IL-1β) seems to have a central role because of its immunoregulatory and proinflammatory activities. To determine the association between IL-1RA and IL-1B gene polymorphisms and the clinical features of UC in the Mexican Mestizo population. Five polymorphisms in the IL-1 gene cluster members IL-1B (rs16944), IL1F10 (rs3811058), and IL-1RN (rs419598, rs315952, and rs315951) were genotyped by 5' exonuclease TaqMan genotyping assays in a group of 200 Mexican patients with UC and 248 ethnically matched unrelated healthy controls. We found a significant increased frequencies of IL-1RN6/1 TC (rs315952) and RN6/2 CC (rs315951) and decreased frequency of IL-1B-511 TC (rs16944) genotypes in UC patients as compared with healthy controls. In the subgroup analysis, we found a significant association between the RN6/2 GG (rs315951) and IL-1B-511 CC (rs16944) genotypes and the presence of steroid-dependence in UC patients (pC=00001, OR=15.6 and pC=0.008, OR=4.09, respectively). Patients with UC showed increased frequencies of IL-1RN "CTC" and "TCG" haplotypes when compared with healthy controls (P=0.019, OR=1.43 and P<10(-7), OR=2.63, respectively). Two haplotypes (TTG and CTG) showed decreased frequency in patients when compared with healthy controls (P=9×10(-7), OR=0.11 and P=8×10(-6), OR=0.11, respectively). IL-1 RN and IL-1B polymorphisms were associated with the genetic susceptibility to develop UC and might be associated with the presence of steroid-dependence in UC patients.

  11. The role of IL-1 gene polymorphisms (IL1A, IL1B, and IL1RN) as a risk factor in unsuccessful implants retaining overdentures.

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    Sampaio Fernandes, Margarida; Vaz, Paula; Braga, Ana Cristina; Sampaio Fernandes, João Carlos; Figueiral, Maria Helena

    2017-10-01

    Implant-supported overdentures are an alternative predictable rehabilitation method that has a high impact on improving the patient's quality of life. However, some biological complications may interfere with the maintenance and survival of these overdenture implants. The goal of this article was to assess the factors that affect peri-implant success, through a hypothetical prediction model for biological complications of implant overdentures. A retrospective observational, prevalence study was conducted in 58 edentulous Caucasian patients rehabilitated with implant overdentures. A total of 229 implants were included in the study. Anamnestic, clinical, and implant-related parameters were collected and recorded in a single database. "Patient" was chosen as the unit of analysis, and a complete screening protocol was established. The data analytical study included assessing the odds ratio, concerning the presence or absence of a particular risk factor, by using binary logistic regression modeling. Probability values (p values) inferior to 0.05 were considered as representing statistically significant evidence. The performed prediction model included the following variables: mean probing depth, metal exposure, IL1B_allele2, maxillary edentulousness, and Fusobacterium nucleatum. The F. nucleatum showed significant association with the outcome. Introducing a negative coefficient appeared to prevent complications or even boost the biological defense when associated with other factors. The prediction model developed in this study could serve as a basis for further improved models that would assist clinicians in the daily diagnosis and treatment planning practice of oral rehabilitation with implant overdentures. Copyright © 2017 Japan Prosthodontic Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Interactions between diet, lifestyle and IL10, IL1B, and PTGS2/COX-2 gene polymorphisms in relation to risk of colorectal cancer in a prospective Danish case-cohort study.

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    Vibeke Andersen

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND & AIMS: Diet contributes to colorectal cancer development and may be potentially modified. We wanted to identify the biological mechanisms underlying colorectal carcinogenesis by assessment of diet-gene interactions. METHODS: The polymorphisms IL10 C-592A (rs1800872, C-rs3024505-T, IL1b C-3737T (rs4848306, G-1464C (rs1143623, T-31C (rs1143627 and PTGS2 (encoding COX-2 A-1195G (rs689466, G-765C (rs20417, and T8473C (rs5275 were assessed in relation to risk of colorectal cancer (CRC and interaction with diet (red meat, fish, fibre, cereals, fruit and vegetables and lifestyle (non-steroid-anti-inflammatory drug use and smoking status was assessed in a nested case-cohort study of nine hundred and seventy CRC cases and 1789 randomly selected participants from a prospective study of 57,053 persons. RESULTS: IL1b C-3737T, G-1464C and PTGS2 T8473C variant genotypes were associated with risk of CRC compared to the homozygous wildtype genotype (IRR=0.81, 95%CI: 0.68-0.97, p=0.02, and IRR=1.22, 95%CI: 1.04-1.44, p=0.02, IRR=0.75, 95%CI: 0.57-0.99, p=0.04, respectively. Interactions were found between diet and IL10 rs3024505 (P-value for interaction (P(int; meat=0.04, fish=0.007, fibre=0.0008, vegetables=0.0005, C-592A (P(int; fibre=0.025, IL1b C-3737T (Pint; vegetables=0.030, NSAID use=0.040 and PTGS2 genotypes G-765C (P(int; meat=0.006, fibre=0.0003, fruit 0.004, and T8473C (P(int; meat 0.049, fruit=0.03 and A-1195G (P(int; meat 0.038, fibre 0.040, fruit=0.059, vegetables=0.025, and current smoking=0.046. CONCLUSIONS: Genetically determined low COX-2 and high IL-1β activity were associated with increased risk of CRC in this northern Caucasian cohort. Furthermore, interactions were found between IL10, IL1b, and PTGS2 and diet and lifestyle factors in relation to CRC. The present study demonstrates that gene-environment interactions may identify genes and environmental factors involved in colorectal carcinogenesis.

  13. Influence of IL1B, IL6 and IL10 gene variants and plasma fatty acid interaction on metabolic syndrome risk in a cross-sectional population-based study.

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    Maintinguer Norde, Marina; Oki, Erica; Ferreira Carioca, Antonio Augusto; Teixeira Damasceno, Nágila Raquel; Fisberg, Regina Mara; Lobo Marchioni, Dirce Maria; Rogero, Marcelo Macedo

    2018-04-01

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of interrelated risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease, with underlying inflammatory pathophysiology. Genetic variations and diet are well-known risk factor for MetS, but the interaction between these two factors is less explored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of interaction between SNP of inflammatory genes (encoding interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and IL-10) and plasma fatty acids on the odds of MetS, in a population-based cross-sectional study. Among participants of the Health Survey - São Paulo, 301 adults (19-59 y) from whom a blood sample was collected were included. Individuals with and without MetS were compared according to their plasma inflammatory biomarkers, fatty acid profile, and genotype frequency of the IL1B (rs16944, rs1143623, rs1143627, rs1143634 and rs1143643), IL6 (rs1800795, rs1800796 and rs1800797) and IL10 (rs1554286, rs1800871, rs1800872, rs1800890 and rs3024490) genes SNP. The influence of gene-fatty acids interaction on MetS risk was investigated. IL6 gene SNP rs1800795 G allele was associated with higher odds for MetS (OR = 1.88; p = 0.017). Gene-fatty acid interaction was found between the IL1B gene SNP rs116944 and stearic acid (p inter = 0.043), and between rs1143634 and EPA (p inter = 0.017). For the IL10 gene SNP rs1800896, an interaction was found for arachidonic acid (p inter = 0.007) and estimated D5D activity (p inter = 0.019). The IL6 gene SNP rs1800795 G allele is associated with increased odds for MetS. Plasma fatty acid profile interacts with the IL1B and IL10 gene variants to modulate the odds for MetS. This and other interactions of risk factors can account for the unexplained heritability of MetS, and their elucidation can lead to new strategies for genome-customized prevention of MetS. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. All rights reserved.

  14. Association of the polymorphisms of the IL-1B, IL-1RN, IL-10 and p53 genes with risk of gastric cancer in a population of high risk of Costa Rica

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    Alpizar Alpizar, Wagner

    2004-01-01

    Factors that increase the risk to develop gastric cancer are studied: associated factors to diet, nitrous compounds endogenous formation, genetic predisposition, infection by Helicobacter pylori and polymorphic mixes pickles in the cut out gen of p53 tumour. Also it describes like Helicobacter pylori causes inflammation and its magnitude depends of the reaction mechanisms of the innkeeper in answer to the pathogen. The study aim was to determined the association of polymorphisms of the IL-1B, IL-IRN, IL-10 and p53 genes with the gastric cancer and gastric harms in a population of high risk in Costa Rica. Blood samples of 58 patients diagnosed with gastric cancer were analysed, 99 people with no suspicions of gastric cancer according to the diagnosis by x-Ray (contrast double gastroduodenal series), 41 patients histologically classified as I and II groups in a accordance with the Japanese classification. The analyses was carried out from DNA extracted of leucocytes. Association of the polymorphisms IL-1B-31, IL-1B-511, IL-10-592, IL-10-819 and IL-10-1082 were not found with risk to develop gastric cancer in the studied population. For IL-IB+3954, it was determined that the people with the heterozygote genotype for the T allele present more risk to develop gastric cancer (OR 3.7; IC 95% 1.34-10.2; p=0.007). For the polymorphism of IL-IRN gene it was observed that heterozygote genotype carrier people for the allele 2, present more risk to develop the illness (OR 2.94; IC 1.09-7.93; p=0.03). The allele frequencies that have been related with increase of the pro inflammatory answer are higher in the total population studied here than in other populations. According with the got results it will be necessary to carry out studies with more size of sample, with representative samples of the Costa Rican population and with samples of regions of low and high risk. (author) [es

  15. Associations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF gene and cytokine (IL-1B, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNFA genes combinations with type 2 diabetes mellitus in women

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    Vladimir Iosifovich Konenkov

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To study the association between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF and cytokine (IL1B, IL4, IL6, IL10 and TNFAgene polymorphism combinations with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM in women. Materials and methods. 374 Caucasian women without carbohydrate metabolism disorders from 23 to 68 years of age and 212 womenwith T2DM from 28 to 69 years of age were included in the study. The combinations of polymorphism А-2578С, С+936Т in VEGFgene with polymorphism in IL1B С-31Т, IL4 С-590Т, IL6 G-174C, IL10 A-592C and А-1082G, TNFA А-238G, A-308G and A-863Cwere studied. Results. Analysis revealed 52 combined genetic variations with different rate of occurrence between diabetic and control groups(р

  16. IL-1B -31T>C promoter polymorphism is associated with gastric stump cancer but not with early onset or conventional gastric cancers

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    Sitarz, R.; de Leng, W. W. J.; Polak, M.; Morsink, F. H. M.; Bakker, O.; Polkowski, W. P.; Maciejewski, R.; Offerhaus, G. J. A.; Milne, A. N.

    2008-01-01

    It has been reported that interleukin-1beta (IL-1B) genes play a crucial role in the genetic predisposition to gastric cancer although there is no information about their role in different subtypes of gastric cancer. We performed single nucleotide polymorphism analysis of IL-1B in 241 gastric

  17. Association of IL1A and IL1B loci with primary open angle glaucoma

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    Mukhopadhyay Indranil

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent studies suggest that glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease in which secondary degenerative losses occur after primary insult by raised Intraocular pressure (IOP or by other associated factors. It has been reported that polymorphisms in the IL1A and IL1B genes are associated with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG. The purpose of our study was to investigate the role of these polymorphisms in eastern Indian POAG patients. Methods The study involved 315 unrelated POAG patients, consisting of 116 High Tension Glaucoma (HTG patients with intra ocular pressure (IOP > 21 mmHg and 199 non-HTG patients (presenting IOP IL1A (-889C/T; rs1800587, IL1B (-511C/T; rs16944 and IL1B (3953C/T; rs1143634. Haplotype frequency was determined by Haploview 4.1 software. The association of individual SNPs and major haplotypes was evaluated using chi-square statistics. The p-value was corrected for multiple tests by Bonferroni method. Results No significant difference was observed in the allele and genotype frequencies for IL1A and IL1B SNPs between total pool of POAG patients and controls. However, on segregating the patient pool to HTG and non-HTG groups, weak association was observed for IL1A polymorphism (-889C/T where -889C allele was found to portray risk (OR = 1.380; 95% CI = 1.041-1.830; p = 0.025 for non-HTG patients. Similarly, 3953T allele of IL1B polymorphism (+3953C/T was observed to confer risk to HTG group (OR = 1.561; 95% CI = 1.022-2.385; p = 0.039. On haplotype analysis it was observed that TTC was significantly underrepresented in non-HTG patients (OR = 0.538; 95% CI = 0.356- 0.815; p = 0.003 while TCT haplotype was overrepresented in HTG patients (OR = 1.784; 95% CI = 1.084- 2.937; p = 0.022 compared to control pool. However, after correction for multiple tests by Bonferroni method, an association of only TTC haplotype with non-HTG cases sustained (pcorrected = 0.015 and expected to confer protection. Conclusion The study

  18. Association between the IL1B (-511), IL1B (+3954), IL1RN (VNTR) polymorphisms and Graves' disease risk: a meta-analysis of 11 case-control studies.

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    Chen, Min-Li; Liao, Ning; Zhao, Hua; Huang, Jian; Xie, Zheng-Fu

    2014-01-01

    Data on the association between the interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene polymorphisms and Graves' disease (GD) risk were conflicting. A meta-analysis was undertaken to assess this association. We searched for case-control studies investigating the association between the IL1B (-511), IL1B (+3954), IL1RN (VNTR) polymorphisms and GD risk. We extracted data using standardized forms and calculated odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). A total of 11 case-control studies were included in this meta-analysis. Available data indicated that the IL1B (-511) polymorphism was associated with GD risk in the overall populations (Caucasians and Asians) in homozygote model (TT vs. CC, OR = 0.86, 95% CI: 0.76-0.97, Pz  = 0.015), but not in dominant and recessive models (TT+TC vs. CC: OR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.81-1.12, Pz  =  0.553 and TT vs. TC+CC: OR = 0.82, 95% CI: 0.60-1.12, Pz  =  0.205, respectively). No association between the IL1B (+3954), IL1RN (VNTR) polymorphisms and GD risk was found in the overall populations in any of the genetic models. In subgroup analyses according to ethnicity, the IL1B (-511) polymorphism was associated with GD risk in Asians in recessive and homozygote models (TT vs. TC+CC: OR =  0.68, 95% CI: 0.55-0.84, Pz VNTR) polymorphisms and GD risk was indicated in Asians, and we found no association between the IL1B (-511), IL1B (+3954), IL1RN (VNTR) polymorphisms and GD risk in Caucasians in any of the genetic models. The IL1B (-511) polymorphism, but not the IL1B (+3954) and IL1RN (VNTR) polymorphisms was associated with GD risk in Asians. There was no association between these polymorphisms and GD risk in Caucasians.

  19. Association of neuropeptide Y (NPY, interleukin-1B (IL1B genetic variants and correlation of IL1B transcript levels with vitiligo susceptibility.

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    Naresh C Laddha

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a depigmenting disorder resulting from loss of functional melanocytes in the skin. NPY plays an important role in induction of immune response by acting on a variety of immune cells. NPY synthesis and release is governed by IL1B. Moreover, genetic variability in IL1B is reported to be associated with elevated NPY levels. OBJECTIVES: Aim of the present study was to explore NPY promoter -399T/C (rs16147 and exon2 +1128T/C (rs16139 polymorphisms as well as IL1B promoter -511C/T (rs16944 polymorphism and to correlate IL1B transcript levels with vitiligo. METHODS: PCR-RFLP method was used to genotype NPY -399T/C SNP in 454 patients and 1226 controls; +1128T/C SNP in 575 patients and 1279 controls and IL1B -511C/T SNP in 448 patients and 785 controls from Gujarat. IL1B transcript levels in blood were also assessed in 105 controls and 95 patients using real-time PCR. RESULTS: Genotype and allele frequencies for NPY -399T/C, +1128T/C and IL1B -511C/T SNPs differed significantly (p<0.0001, p<0.0001; p = 0.0161, p = 0.0035 and p<0.0001, p<0.0001 between patients and controls. 'TC' haplotype containing minor alleles of NPY polymorphisms was significantly higher in patients and increased the risk of vitiligo by 2.3 fold (p<0.0001. Transcript levels of IL1B were significantly higher, in patients compared to controls (p = 0.0029, in patients with active than stable vitiligo (p = 0.015, also in female patients than male patients (p = 0.026. Genotype-phenotype correlation showed moderate association of IL1B -511C/T polymorphism with higher IL1B transcript levels. Trend analysis revealed significant difference between patients and controls for IL1B transcript levels with respect to different genotypes. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that NPY -399T/C, +1128T/C and IL1B -511C/T polymorphisms are associated with vitiligo and IL1B -511C/T SNP influences its transcript levels leading to increased risk for vitiligo in

  20. Association of Neuropeptide Y (NPY), Interleukin-1B (IL1B) Genetic Variants and Correlation of IL1B Transcript Levels with Vitiligo Susceptibility

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    Laddha, Naresh C.; Dwivedi, Mitesh; Mansuri, Mohmmad Shoab; Singh, Mala; Patel, Hetanshi H.; Agarwal, Nishtha; Shah, Anish M.; Begum, Rasheedunnisa

    2014-01-01

    Background Vitiligo is a depigmenting disorder resulting from loss of functional melanocytes in the skin. NPY plays an important role in induction of immune response by acting on a variety of immune cells. NPY synthesis and release is governed by IL1B. Moreover, genetic variability in IL1B is reported to be associated with elevated NPY levels. Objectives Aim of the present study was to explore NPY promoter −399T/C (rs16147) and exon2 +1128T/C (rs16139) polymorphisms as well as IL1B promoter −511C/T (rs16944) polymorphism and to correlate IL1B transcript levels with vitiligo. Methods PCR-RFLP method was used to genotype NPY -399T/C SNP in 454 patients and 1226 controls; +1128T/C SNP in 575 patients and 1279 controls and IL1B −511C/T SNP in 448 patients and 785 controls from Gujarat. IL1B transcript levels in blood were also assessed in 105 controls and 95 patients using real-time PCR. Results Genotype and allele frequencies for NPY −399T/C, +1128T/C and IL1B −511C/T SNPs differed significantly (pvitiligo by 2.3 fold (pvitiligo (p = 0.015), also in female patients than male patients (p = 0.026). Genotype-phenotype correlation showed moderate association of IL1B -511C/T polymorphism with higher IL1B transcript levels. Trend analysis revealed significant difference between patients and controls for IL1B transcript levels with respect to different genotypes. Conclusion Our results suggest that NPY −399T/C, +1128T/C and IL1B −511C/T polymorphisms are associated with vitiligo and IL1B −511C/T SNP influences its transcript levels leading to increased risk for vitiligo in Gujarat population. Up-regulation of IL1B transcript in patients advocates its possible role in autoimmune pathogenesis of vitiligo. PMID:25221996

  1. Potential Association of IL1B Polymorphism With Iron Deficiency Risk in Childhood Helicobacter pylori Infection.

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    Chen, Szu-Ta; Ni, Yen-Hsuan; Liu, Shing-Hwa

    2018-02-01

    Helicobacter pylori infection occurs predominantly in childhood. Host immune response gene polymorphism is reported to affect the susceptibility to H pylori infection and the outcome of H pylori-related gastric cancer. Not all H pylori-infected patients, however, exhibit iron deficiency (ID). The relationship between host genetic polymorphisms and ID mediated by H pylori infection is not well understood. Subjects (n = 644) from the general population of age 10 to 18 years were divided into 2 groups based on serology testing for anti-H pylori IgG: seropositive study group; and seronegative control group. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL1B (rs1143627 and rs16944), IL8 (rs4073), IL10 (rs1800896), and ABO (rs505922), were genotyped and the iron status of the 2 groups was compared. The seroprevalence rate for H pylori was 10.7% in this study. Infected subjects were significantly older and had lower serum iron levels than uninfected subjects (P = 0.0195 and 0.0059, respectively). Multivariate analysis revealed a significantly higher frequency of the T allele of rs505922 (odds ratio [OR] = 6.128; P < 0.001) and lower frequency of the T allele of rs1143627 (OR = 0.846; P = 0.014) in seropositive subjects. Among 59 seropositive subjects, the T allele frequency of rs1143627 was significantly higher in those with ID (OR = 3.156; P = 0.043), compared with those without ID. ABO (rs505922) and IL1B (rs1143627) may affect H pylori infection susceptibility, and IL1B (rs1143627) may also influence ID risk in infected children.

  2. Analysis of association of clinical aspects and IL1B tagSNPs with severe preeclampsia.

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    Leme Galvão, Larissa Paes; Menezes, Filipe Emanuel; Mendonca, Caio; Barreto, Ikaro; Alvim-Pereira, Claudia; Alvim-Pereira, Fabiano; Gurgel, Ricardo

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates the association between IL1B genotypes using a tag SNP (single polymorphism) approach, maternal and environmental factors in Brazilian women with severe preeclampsia. A case-control study with a total of 456 patients (169 preeclamptic women and 287 controls) was conducted in the two reference maternity hospitals of Sergipe state, Northeast Brazil. A questionnaire was administered and DNA was extracted to genotype the population for four tag SNPs of the IL1Beta: rs 1143643, rs 1143633, rs 1143634 and rs 1143630. Haplotype association analysis and p-values were calculated using the THESIAS test. Odds ratio (OR) estimation, confidence interval (CI) and multivariate logistic regression were performed. High pregestational body mass index (pre-BMI), first gestation, cesarean section, more than six medical visits, low level of consciousness on admission and TC and TT genotype in rs1143630 of IL1Beta showed association with the preeclamptic group in univariate analysis. After multivariate logistic regression pre-BMI, first gestation and low level of consciousness on admission remained associated. We identified an association between clinical variables and preeclampsia. Univariate analysis suggested that inflammatory process-related genes, such as IL1B, may be involved and should be targeted in further studies. The identification of the genetic background involved in preeclampsia host response modulation is mandatory in order to understand the preeclampsia process.

  3. Association Between IL1B and SCN1A Polymorphism and Febrile Seizures in Children in Siberia

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    Maria A. Stroganova

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    Full Text Available Background: Febrile seizures (FS are a benign, age-dependent, genetically determined state, in which the child’s brain is susceptible to epileptic seizures occurring in response to hyperthermia. We assessed whether polymorphisms of IL1B and SCN1A genes, encoding the proinflammatory cytokine IL1B and SCN1A, respectively, could help to predict FS development and find a new way to treat FS. Methods: We examined 121 children with FS and 30 children with HTS aged from 3 to 36 months. SNPs rs1143634 and rs16944 of IL1B gene, and rs3812718 and rs16851603 of SCN1A gene were determined by quantitative real-time PCR. Results: The analysis for rs1143634 revealed an association between the CC genotype and increased risk of FS development (OR 6.56; P=0.0008 against the background of acute respiratory viral infection. The same result was obtained for rs16944 (OR 3.13; P=0.04 and an association of two homozygous genotypes CC/CC. For rs3812718, the carriage of heterozygous genotype CT demonstrated a direct relationship with FS development (OR 44.95; P=0.000. Conclusion: Children with high FS risk need preventive treatment and joint observation of a pediatrician, pediatric infectionist, and a neurologist-epileptologist.

  4. IL1B and DEFB1 Polymorphisms Increase Susceptibility to Invasive Mold Infection After Solid-Organ Transplantation.

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    Wójtowicz, Agnieszka; Gresnigt, Mark S; Lecompte, Thanh; Bibert, Stephanie; Manuel, Oriol; Joosten, Leo A B; Rüeger, Sina; Berger, Christoph; Boggian, Katia; Cusini, Alexia; Garzoni, Christian; Hirsch, Hans H; Weisser, Maja; Mueller, Nicolas J; Meylan, Pascal R; Steiger, Jürg; Kutalik, Zoltan; Pascual, Manuel; van Delden, Christian; van de Veerdonk, Frank L; Bochud, Pierre-Yves

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    Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in immune genes have been associated with susceptibility to invasive mold infection (IMI) among hematopoietic stem cell but not solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Twenty-four SNPs from systematically selected genes were genotyped among 1101 SOT recipients (715 kidney transplant recipients, 190 liver transplant recipients, 102 lung transplant recipients, 79 heart transplant recipients, and 15 recipients of other transplants) from the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study. Association between SNPs and the end point were assessed by log-rank test and Cox regression models. Cytokine production upon Aspergillus stimulation was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy volunteers and correlated with relevant genotypes. Mold colonization (n = 45) and proven/probable IMI (n = 26) were associated with polymorphisms in the genes encoding interleukin 1β (IL1B; rs16944; recessive mode, P = .001 for colonization and P = .00005 for IMI, by the log-rank test), interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL1RN; rs419598; P = .01 and P = .02, respectively), and β-defensin 1 (DEFB1; rs1800972; P = .001 and P = .0002, respectively). The associations with IL1B and DEFB1 remained significant in a multivariate regression model (P = .002 for IL1B rs16944; P = .01 for DEFB1 rs1800972). The presence of 2 copies of the rare allele of rs16944 or rs419598 was associated with reduced Aspergillus-induced interleukin 1β and tumor necrosis factor α secretion by PBMCs. Functional polymorphisms in IL1B and DEFB1 influence susceptibility to mold infection in SOT recipients. This observation may contribute to individual risk stratification. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  5. The IL1B-511 Polymorphism (rs16944 AA Genotype) Is Increased in Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease in Mexican Population.

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    Falfán-Valencia, Ramcés; Pavón-Romero, Gandhi F; Camarena, Angel; García, María de la Luz; Galicia-Negrete, Gustavo; Negrete-García, María Cristina; Teran, Luis Manuel

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    Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by chronic hyperplastic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, asthma, and aspirin sensitivity. The mechanisms which produce these manifestations of intolerance are not fully defined, current research focuses on cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) inhibition, metabolism of arachidonic acid, and the COX pathway to the lipoxygenase (LO) route, inducing increased synthesis of leukotrienes (LT). The biological plausibility of this model has led to the search for polymorphisms in genes responsible for proinflammatory cytokines synthesis, such as IL1B and IL8. We performed a genetic association study between IL8-251 (rs4073) and IL1B-511 (rs16944) polymorphisms in AERD, aspirin-tolerant asthma (ATA), and healthy control subjects. Using allelic discrimination by real-time PCR, we found statistically nonsignificant associations between AERD, ATA, and healthy control subjects for the GG and GA genotypes of IL1B (rs16944). Interestingly, the AA genotype showed an increased frequency in the AERD patients versus the ATA group (GF = 0.19 versus 0.07, p = 0.018, OR 2.98, and 95% CI 1.17-7.82). This is the first observation that IL1B polymorphisms are involved in AERD. Thus, future studies must investigate whether interleukin-1β is released in the airways of AERD patients and whether it relates to genetic polymorphisms in the IL1B gene.

  6. Association of Neuropeptide-Y (NPY) and Interleukin-1beta (IL1B), Genotype-Phenotype Correlation and Plasma Lipids with Type-II Diabetes.

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    Patel, Roma; Dwivedi, Mitesh; Mansuri, Mohmmad Shoab; Ansarullah; Laddha, Naresh C; Thakker, Ami; Ramachandran, A V; Begum, Rasheedunnisa

    2016-01-01

    Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is known to play a role in the regulation of satiety, energy balance, body weight, and insulin release. Interleukin-1beta (IL1B) has been associated with loss of beta-cell mass in type-II diabetes (TIID). The present study attempts to investigate the association of NPY exon2 +1128 T/C (Leu7Pro; rs16139), NPY promoter -399 T/C (rs16147) and IL1B -511 C/T (rs16944) polymorphisms with TIID and their correlation with plasma lipid levels, BMI, and IL1B transcript levels. PCR-RFLP was used for genotyping these polymorphisms in a case-control study involving 558 TIID patients and 1085 healthy age-matched controls from Gujarat. Linkage disequilibrium and haplotype analysis of the NPY polymorphic sites were performed to assess their association with TIID. IL1B transcript levels in PBMCs were also assessed in 108 controls and 101 patients using real-time PCR. Our results show significant association of both structural and promoter polymorphisms of NPY (p<0.0001 and p<0.0001 respectively) in patients with TIID. However, the IL1B C/T polymorphism did not show any association (p = 0.3797) with TIID patients. Haplotype analysis revealed more frequent association of CC and CT haplotypes (p = 3.34 x 10-5, p = 6.04 x 10-9) in diabetics compared to controls and increased the risk of diabetes by 3.02 and 2.088 respectively. Transcript levels of IL1B were significantly higher (p<0.0001) in patients as compared to controls. Genotype-phenotype correlation of IL1B polymorphism did not show any association with its higher transcript levels. In addition, NPY +1128 T/C polymorphism was found to be associated with increased plasma LDL levels (p = 0.01). The present study provides an evidence for a strong correlation between structural and promoter polymorphisms of NPY gene and upregulation of IL1B transcript levels with susceptibility to TIID and altering the lipid metabolism in Gujarat population.

  7. IL-1B rs16944 polymorphism is related to septic shock and death.

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    Jiménez-Sousa, María Ángeles; Medrano, Luz M; Liu, Pilar; Almansa, Raquel; Fernández-Rodríguez, Amanda; Gómez-Sánchez, Esther; Rico, Lucía; Heredia-Rodríguez, María; Gómez-Pesquera, Estefanía; Tamayo, Eduardo; Resino, Salvador

    2017-01-01

    IL-1β is a primary mediator of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and it may lead to shock septic. Our aim was to analyse whether IL-1B rs16944 polymorphism is associated with the onset of septic shock and death after major surgery. We performed a case-control study on 467 patients who underwent major cardiac or abdominal surgery. Of them, 205 patients developed septic shock (cases, SS group) and 262 patients developed SIRS (controls, SIRS group). The primary outcome variables were the development of septic shock and death within 90 days after diagnosis of septic shock. The IL-1B rs16944 polymorphism was genotyped by Sequenom's MassARRAY platform. The association analysis was performed under a recessive genetic model (AA vs. GG/GC). The frequency of septic shock was higher in patients with IL-1B rs16944 AA genotype than in patients with IL-1B rs16944 GG/AG genotype when all patients were taken into account (63·6% vs. 41·8%; P = 0·006), cardiac surgery (52·2% vs. 33·3%; P = 0·072) and abdominal surgery (76·2% vs. 50·2%; P = 0·023). However, the IL-1B rs16944 AA genotype was only associated with higher likelihood of septic shock in the analysis of all population [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) = 2·26 (95%CI = 1·03; 4·97; P = 0·042], but not when it was stratified by cardiac surgery (P = 0·175) or abdominal surgery (P = 0·467). Similarly, IL-1B rs16944 AA genotype was also associated with higher likelihood of septic shock-related death in all population [aOR = 2·67 (95%CI = 1·07; 4·97); P = 0·035]. IL-1B rs16944 AA genotype seems to be related to the onset of septic shock and death in patients who underwent major surgery. © 2016 Stichting European Society for Clinical Investigation Journal Foundation.

  8. Interaction of IL1B and IL1RN polymorphisms, smoking habit, gender, and ethnicity with aggressive and chronic periodontitis susceptibility

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    Magali Silveira Monteiro Ribeiro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although the interleukin-1 (IL-1 plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of periodontitis, associations between IL1 gene cluster polymorphisms and the disease remains unclear. Aims: To investigate the importance of IL1B-511C>T (rs16944, IL1B +3954C>T (rs1143634, and IL1RN intron 2 variable number tandem repeat (VNTR (rs2234663 polymorphisms, individually or in combination, as the risk factors of periodontitis in a Southeastern Brazilian population with a high degree of miscegenation. Subjects and Methods: A total of 145 individuals, with aggressive (aggressive periodontitis [AgP], n = 43 and chronic (chronic periodontitis [CP], n = 52 periodontitis, and controls (n = 50 were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR (IL1RN intron 2 VNTR or PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP (IL1B-511 C>T and IL1B + 3954C>T techniques. Statistical Analysis: The independent t-test, Chi-square, and Fisher′s exact tests were used. The SNPStats program was used for haplotype estimation and multiplicative interaction analyses. Results: The IL1B +3954T allele represented risk for CP (odds ratio [OR] = 2.84, particularly in smokers (OR = 4.43 and females (OR = 6.00. The minor alleles IL1RNFNx012 and FNx013 increased the risk of AgP (OR = 2.18, especially the IL1RNFNx012FNx012 genotype among  white Brazilians (OR = 7.80. Individuals with the combinations of the IL1B + 3954T and IL1RNFNx012 or FNx013-containing genotypes were at increased risk of developing CP (OR = 4.50. Considering the three polymorphisms (rs16944, rs1143634, and rs2234663, the haplotypes TC2 and CT1 represented risk for AgP (OR = 3.41 and CP (OR = 6.39, respectively. Conclusions: Our data suggest that the IL1B +3954C>T and IL1RN intron 2 VNTR polymorphisms are potential candidates for genetic biomarkers of periodontitis, particularly in specific groups of individuals.

  9. Interaction of IL1B and IL1RN polymorphisms, smoking habit, gender, and ethnicity with aggressive and chronic periodontitis susceptibility.

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    Ribeiro, Magali Silveira Monteiro; Pacheco, Renata Botelho Antunes; Fischer, Ricardo Guimarães; Macedo, Jacyara Maria Brito

    2016-01-01

    Although the interleukin-1 (IL-1) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of periodontitis, associations between IL1 gene cluster polymorphisms and the disease remains unclear. To investigate the importance of IL1B-511C>T (rs16944), IL1B +3954C>T (rs1143634), and IL1RN intron 2 variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) (rs2234663) polymorphisms, individually or in combination, as the risk factors of periodontitis in a Southeastern Brazilian population with a high degree of miscegenation. A total of 145 individuals, with aggressive (aggressive periodontitis [AgP], n = 43) and chronic (chronic periodontitis [CP], n = 52) periodontitis, and controls (n = 50) were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (IL1RN intron 2 VNTR) or PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) (IL1B-511 C>T and IL1B + 3954C>T) techniques. The independent t-test, Chi-square, and Fisher's exact tests were used. The SNPStats program was used for haplotype estimation and multiplicative interaction analyses. The IL1B +3954T allele represented risk for CP (odds ratio [OR] = 2.84), particularly in smokers (OR = 4.43) and females (OR = 6.00). The minor alleles IL1RN*2 and *3 increased the risk of AgP (OR = 2.18), especially the IL1RN*2*2 genotype among  white Brazilians (OR = 7.80). Individuals with the combinations of the IL1B + 3954T and IL1RN*2 or *3-containing genotypes were at increased risk of developing CP (OR = 4.50). Considering the three polymorphisms (rs16944, rs1143634, and rs2234663), the haplotypes TC2 and CT1 represented risk for AgP (OR = 3.41) and CP (OR = 6.39), respectively. Our data suggest that the IL1B +3954C>T and IL1RN intron 2 VNTR polymorphisms are potential candidates for genetic biomarkers of periodontitis, particularly in specific groups of individuals.

  10. Lack of Association Between the IL1B (-511 and +3954), IL1RN VNTR Polymorphisms and Tuberculosis Risk: A Meta-analysis.

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    Huang, Qiu-Pin; Liao, Ning; Zhao, Hua; Chen, Min-Li; Xie, Zheng-Fu

    2015-12-01

    Several recent studies have provided evidence that polymorphisms in the interleukin-1 (IL1) gene are implicated in tuberculosis (TB). However, results of different studies are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis investigating the association of the IL1B (-511 and +3954) and IL1RN VNTR polymorphisms with TB risk. A systematic review of the English literature was conducted by searching Pubmed, Scopus, and ISI Web of Knowledge databases for relevant studies. Pooled odds ratios (OR) with 95 % confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using fixed effects models. Between-study heterogeneity and publication bias were also evaluated. Nine case-control studies including 3327 participants were reviewed and analyzed. Our results did not indicate any association of the IL1B (-511 and +3954) and IL1RN VNTR polymorphisms with TB risk in the overall populations. The pooled OR of the IL1B -511 polymorphism was 1.09 (95 % CI 0.87-1.36) for the dominant model, 1.11 (0.89-1.38) for the recessive model, 1.15 (0.87-1.50) for the homozygote model, and 1.07 (0.94-1.23) for the allelic comparison model. ORs for the IL1B +3954 and IL1RN VNTR polymorphisms were similar. In subgroup analysis stratified by ethnicity, the results revealed no association between these polymorphisms and TB risk in black people, Asians, and Caucasians, respectively. We did not identify significant between-study heterogeneity across all studies, and there was no evidence of publication bias. Our results indicate there is a lack of association between the IL1B (-511 and +3954), IL1RN VNTR polymorphisms and TB risk.

  11. Effects of IL1B single nucleotide polymorphisms on depressive and anxiety symptoms are determined by severity and type of life stress.

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    Kovacs, David; Eszlari, Nora; Petschner, Peter; Pap, Dorottya; Vas, Szilvia; Kovacs, Peter; Gonda, Xenia; Juhasz, Gabriella; Bagdy, Gyorgy

    2016-08-01

    Interleukin-1β is one of the main mediators in the cross-talk between the immune system and the central nervous system. Higher interleukin-1β levels are found in mood spectrum disorders, and the stress-induced expression rate of the interleukin-1β gene (IL1B) is altered by polymorphisms in the region. Therefore we examined the effects of rs16944 and rs1143643 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the IL1B gene on depressive and anxiety symptoms, as measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory, in a Hungarian population sample of 1053 persons. Distal and proximal environmental stress factors were also included in our analysis, namely childhood adversity and recent negative life-events. We found that rs16944 minor (A) allele specifically interacted with childhood adversity increasing depressive and anxiety symptoms, while rs1143643's minor (A) allele showed protective effect against depressive symptoms after recent life stress. The genetic main effects of the two SNPs were not significant in the main analysis, but the interaction effects remained significant after correction for multiple testing. In addition, the effect of rs16944 A allele was reversed in a subsample with low-exposure to life stress, suggesting a protective effect against depressive symptoms, in the post hoc analysis. In summary, both of the two IL1B SNPs showed specific environmental stressor-dependent effects on mood disorder symptoms. We also demonstrated that the presence of exposure to childhood adversity changed the direction of the rs16944 effect on depression phenotype. Therefore our results suggest that it is advisable to include environmental factors in genetic association studies when examining the effect of the IL1B gene. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Increased Parenchymal Damage and Steatohepatitis in Caucasian Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients with Common IL1B and IL6 Polymorphisms

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    Nelson, James E.; Handa, Priya; Aouizerat, Bradley; Wilson, Laura; Vemulakonda, L Akhila; Yeh, Matthew M.; Kowdley, Kris V.

    2016-01-01

    Background Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complex, multifactorial disease affected by diet, lifestyle and genetics. Proinflammatory cytokines like IL-1β and IL-6 have been shown to be elevated in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between IL1B and IL6 gene polymorphisms and histologic features of NAFLD in the NASH CRN cohort. Methods 604 adult (≥18 yrs) non-Hispanic Caucasians with biopsy-proven NAFLD were genotyped for the following SNPs: IL1B, rs16944, rs1143634; IL6, rs1800795, rs10499563. Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between genotype and a definitive diagnosis and advanced histological features of NASH after controlling for the following variables selected a priori: age, sex, diabetes, obesity and HOMA-IR level. Results The IL6 rs10499563 C allele was independently associated with the presence of definitive NASH, and increased ballooning and Mallory bodies. The IL1B rs1143634 TT genotype was associated with advanced fibrosis and increased Mallory bodies. The IL6 rs1800795 C allele was associated with increased risk for severe steatosis, >66% but also decreased risk for advanced fibrosis and lobular inflammation and Mallory body formation. Conclusions These results suggest that common variants in the IL6 and IL1B genes may increase susceptibility for NASH and confer a higher risk of hepatic parenchymal damage including increased ballooning, increased Mallory bodies, and bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis. In contrast, the IL6 rs1800795 C allele may confer a higher risk for steatosis, but less parenchymal damage. Our findings support the development of therapeutics aimed at IL-1β and IL-6 suppression. PMID:27730688

  13. Increased parenchymal damage and steatohepatitis in Caucasian non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients with common IL1B and IL6 polymorphisms.

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    Nelson, J E; Handa, P; Aouizerat, B; Wilson, L; Vemulakonda, L A; Yeh, M M; Kowdley, K V

    2016-12-01

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complex, multifactorial disease affected by diet, lifestyle and genetics. Proinflammatory cytokines like IL-1β and IL-6 have been shown to be elevated in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). To investigate the relationship between IL1B and IL6 gene polymorphisms and histological features of NAFLD in the NASH CRN cohort. A total of 604 adult (≥18 years) non-Hispanic Caucasians with biopsy-proven NAFLD were genotyped for the following SNPs: IL1B, rs16944, rs1143634; IL6, rs1800795, rs10499563. Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between genotype and a definitive diagnosis and advanced histological features of NASH after controlling for the following variables selected a priori: age, sex, diabetes, obesity and HOMA-IR level. The IL6 rs10499563 C allele was independently associated with the presence of definitive NASH, and increased ballooning and Mallory bodies. The IL1B rs1143634 TT genotype was associated with advanced fibrosis and increased Mallory bodies. The IL6 rs1800795 C allele was associated with not only increased risk for severe steatosis, >66% but also decreased risk for advanced fibrosis and lobular inflammation and Mallory body formation. These results suggest that common variants in the IL6 and IL1B genes may increase susceptibility for NASH and confer a higher risk of hepatic parenchymal damage including increased ballooning, increased Mallory bodies, and bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis. In contrast, the IL6 rs1800795 C allele may confer a higher risk for steatosis, but less parenchymal damage. Our findings support the development of therapeutics aimed at IL-1β and IL-6 suppression. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  14. Determination of IL-1B (rs16944) and IL-6 (rs1800796) genetic polymorphisms in IgA nephropathy in a northwest Chinese Han population.

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    Zhang, Daofa; Xie, Maowei; Yang, Xiaohong; Zhang, Yin; Su, Yan; Wang, Yanni; Huang, Haiyang; Han, Hui; Li, Wenning; Fu, Keying; Su, Huiluan; Xu, Wentan; Han, Yeguang; Wang, Ru; Zhang, Pei; Wu, Wei; Huang, Yun; Chen, Daojun; Jin, Tianbo; Wei, Jiali

    2017-09-22

    IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, but etiology and pathogenesis continue to be poorly understood. Polymorphisms in the cytokine genes may play a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of IgAN. The incidence of different between diverse ethnic groups suggested important genetic influences on its pathogenesis. We genotype 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-1B and IL-6 gene using Sequenom Mass-ARRAY technology from 417 IgAN patients and 463 healthy controls of the Chinese Han population. We evaluated these SNPs associated with IgAN utilising the chi-square tests and genetic model analysis. We identified that the minor alleles of rs16944 ("A"), rs1800796 ("G") in IL-1B, IL-6 were involved in an increasingly risk of IgAN in allelic model analysis, respectively. The rs16944 in IL-1B and rs1800796 in IL-6 were associated with 1.23-fold (95% CI, 1.02-1.48, P = 0.031) and 1.33-fold (95% CI, 1.11-1.66, P = 0.003) increases in the risk of developing IgAN, respectively. There was only rs1800796 still correlated with IgAN in the allelic model after adjustment by age and gender and the Bonferroni correction. In addition, Haplotype G rs1800796 A rs2069837 G rs2069840 ( P = 0.037) and G rs1800796 A rs2069837 C rs2069840 ( P = 0.042) in IL-6 were considered to be associated with increased IgAN risk. This study verified the IL-6, IL-1B genetic variants polymorphisms contributed to IgAN susceptibility in a Chinese Han population. Although we identified SNPs susceptibility, however, replication studies and functional research are required to confirm the genetic contribution in IgAN.

  15. Association of -31T>C and -511 C>T polymorphisms in the interleukin 1 beta (IL1B) promoter in Korean keratoconus patients.

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    Kim, So-Hee; Mok, Jee-Won; Kim, Hyun-Seok; Joo, C K

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    To investigate the genetic association between unrelated Korean keratoconus patients and interleukin 1 alpha (IL1A), interleukin 1 beta (IL1B), and IL1 receptor antagonist (IL1RN) gene polymorphisms. We investigated the association between IL1A (rs1800587, rs2071376, and rs17561), IL1B (rs1143627, rs16944, rs1143634, and rs1143633), and IL1RN (rs419598, rs423904, rs424078, and rs315952, variable number tandem repeat [VNTR]) polymorphisms in 100 unrelated Korean keratoconus patients. One hundred control individuals without any corneal disease were selected from the general population. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis and direct sequencing were used to screen for genetic variations in the IL1 gene cluster. Haplotypes for the IL1 gene cluster were constructed using Haploview version 4.0. We analyzed a total of 12 polymorphic sites in the IL1 gene cluster. Among them, the -511 (rs16944) and -31 (rs1143627) positions in the promoter region of IL1B were significantly different between patient and control groups. The C allele of rs16944 (-511C>T, p=0.022, odds ratio of risk [OR]=1.46, 95% confidence intervals [CI] 0.94C, p=0.025, OR=1.43, 95% CI 0.92<2.22) were associated with a significantly increased risk of keratoconus in Korean patients. Linkage of the two alleles, -31*C and -511*T, was associated with an increased risk for keratoconus with OR=2.38 (p=0.012, 95% CI=1.116-5.046). The *C/*A genotype of rs2071376 in IL1A intron 6 was significantly different between the keratoconus patients and control subjects (p=0.034, OR=0.59, 95% CI 0.32<1.11). Other polymorphisms did not show an association with keratoconus risk. This is the first report of IL1 gene cluster mutation screening in Korean keratoconus patients. Significant differences in allelic frequency of IL1B between keratoconus patients and the control group suggest that IL1B polymorphisms may play a role in the susceptibility of unrelated Koreans to develop

  16. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in IL1B and the Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Danish Case-Cohort Study

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    Stegger, Jakob Gerhard; Schmidt, Erik Berg; Tjonneland, Anne

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    Background: Interleukin-1B (IL-1B) is a key pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been associated with the development of atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. However, the prospective associations between functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL1B and incident acute coronary...... and 234 women). All cases were validated by review of medical records, and information on covariates was collected by study technicians. The study was conducted according to a case-cohort study design including ACS cases and a sex-stratified sub cohort of 1663 participants drawn randomly from the entire...... IL1B haplotypes and risk factors, respectively. Conclusions/Significance: Genetic variation in the promoter region of IL1B may not be associated with incident ACS in men or women above the age of 50 years....

  17. Determination of IL-1B (rs16944) and IL-6 (rs1800796) genetic polymorphisms in IgA nephropathy in a northwest Chinese Han population

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    Zhang, Daofa; Xie, Maowei; Yang, Xiaohong; Zhang, Yin; Su, Yan; Wang, Yanni; Huang, Haiyang; Han, Hui; Li, Wenning; Fu, Keying; Su, Huiluan; Xu, Wentan; Han, Yeguang; Wang, Ru; Zhang, Pei

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    IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, but etiology and pathogenesis continue to be poorly understood. Polymorphisms in the cytokine genes may play a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of IgAN. The incidence of different between diverse ethnic groups suggested important genetic influences on its pathogenesis. We genotype 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-1B and IL-6 gene using Sequenom Mass-ARRAY technology from 417 IgAN patien...

  18. Association of IL1B -511C/-31T haplotype and Helicobacter pylori vacA genotypes with gastric ulcer and chronic gastritis

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The association between proinflammatory cytokine gene polymorphisms and gastric diseases related to Helicobacter pylori varies by population and geographic area. Our objective was to determine if the IL-1B -511 T>C and -31 C>T polymorphisms and H. pylori vacA genotypes are associated with risk of chronic gastritis and gastric ulcer in a Mexican population. Methods We conducted endoscopic studies in 128 patients with symptoms of dyspepsia. We took two biopsies from the body, antrum, or ulcer edge from each patient, and classified our histopathological findings according to the Sydney System. H. pylori infection and vacA genotyping were accomplished via PCR from total DNA of the gastric biopsies. We confirmed the presence of anti-H. pylori serum IgG and IgM in 102 control subjects. In both case subjects and control subjects, the IL-1B -511 T>C polymorphism was genotyped by PCR-RFLPs and the IL-1B -31 C>T polymorphism was genotyped by pyrosequencing. Results Sixty-two point seven (62.7% of the 102 control subjects were H. pylori-seropositive. Among the case subjects, 100 were diagnosed with chronic gastritis and 28 with gastric ulcer. We found that 77% of the patients with chronic gastritis and 85.7% of the patients with gastric ulcer were H. pylori-positive. The predominant H. pylori genotype was vacA s1m1 (58.4% and the most frequent subtype was vacA s1. The -511 TC, (rs16944 -511 T>C genotype and the -511C allele were associated with chronic gastritis (OR = 3.1, 95% CI = 1.4-6.8 and OR = 3.0, 95% CI = 1.4-6.0, respectively. The subjects carrying -31T (rs1143627 -31 C>T were found to be at a higher risk of having chronic gastritis (OR = 2.8, 95% CI = 1.3-5.8. The IL-1B -511C/-31T haplotype was associated with chronic gastritis (OR = 2.1, 95% CI = 1.2-3.8 but not with gastric ulcer. Conclusions The H. pylori vacA genotypes identified herein were similar to those reported for other regions of Mexico. The vacA s1m1 genotype was

  19. Single nucleotide polymorphism in IL1B is associated with infection risk in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia.

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    Sung, L; Dix, D; Cellot, S; Gillmeister, B; Ethier, M C; Roslin, N M; Johnston, D L; Feusner, J; Mitchell, D; Lewis, V; Aplenc, R; Yanofsky, R; Portwine, C; Price, V; Zelcer, S; Silva, M; Bowes, L; Michon, B; Stobart, K; Traubici, J; Allen, U; Beyene, J; den Hollander, N; Paterson, A D

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    We evaluated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with infection risk in children with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We conducted a multicentre, prospective cohort study that included children aged ≤18 years with de novo AML. DNA was isolated from blood lymphocytes or buccal swabs, and candidate gene SNP analysis was conducted. Primary outcome was the occurrence of microbiologically documented sterile site infection during chemotherapy. Secondary outcomes were Gram-positive and -negative infections, viridans group streptococcal infection and proven/probable invasive fungal infection. Interpretation was guided by consistency in risk alleles and microbiologic agent with previous literature. Over the study period 254 children and adolescents with AML were enrolled. Overall, 190 (74.8%) had at least one sterile site microbiologically documented infection. Among the 172 with inferred European ancestry and DNA available, nine significant associations were observed; two were consistent with previous literature. Allele A at IL1B (rs16944) was associated with decreased microbiologically documented infection, and allele G at IL10 (rs1800896) was associated with increased risk of Gram-positive infection. We identified SNPs associated with infection risk in paediatric AML. Genotype may provide insight into mechanisms of infection risk that could be used for supportive-care novel treatments. Copyright © 2016 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Altered promoter methylation of PDK4, IL1 B, IL6, and TNF after Roux-en Y gastric bypass

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    Kirchner, Henriette; Nylen, Carolina; Laber, Samantha

    2014-01-01

    methylation of selected promoter regions was measured in whole blood before and after VLCD. A subgroup of seven patients was studied 1–2 days and 12± 3 months after RYGB. Promoter methylation was measured using methylated DNA capture and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results VLCD....... The objective of this study was to test whether promoter methylation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PPARGC1 A), pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase isozyme-4 (PDK4), transcription factor A (TFAM), interleukin-1 beta (IL1 B), interleukin-6 (IL6) and tumor necrosis factor...... decreased promoter methylation of PPARGC1 A. Methylation of PPARGC1 A, TFAM, IL1 B, IL6, and TNF promoters was changed two days after RYGB. Similar changes were also seen on day one after cholecystectomy. Moreover, methylation increased in PDK4, IL1 B, IL6, and TNF promoters 12 months after RYGB. Conclusion...

  1. TNF, IL6, and IL1B Polymorphisms Are Associated with Severe Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in the Mexican Population

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    García-Ramírez, Román Alejandro; Ramírez-Venegas, Alejandra; Quintana-Carrillo, Roger; Camarena, Ángel Eduardo; Falfán-Valencia, Ramcés; Mejía-Aranguré, Juan Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Background Hypercytokinemia is the main immunopathological mechanism contributing to a more severe clinical course in influenza A (H1N1) virus infections. Most patients infected with the influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 virus had increased systemic levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines; including interleukin IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). We propose that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter regions of pro-inflammatory genes are associated with the severity of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 virus infection. Methods 145 patients with influenza A (H1N1) (pA/H1N1), 133 patients with influenza-like illness (ILI), and 360 asymptomatic healthy contacts (AHCs) were included. Eleven SNPs were genotyped in six genes (TNF, LT, IL1B, IL6, CCL1, and IL8) using real-time PCR; the ancestral genotype was used for comparison. Genotypes were correlated with 27 clinical severity variables. Ten cytokines (GM-CSF, TNF-α, IL-2, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-5, and IL-4) were measured on a Luminex 100. Results The IL6 rs1818879 (GA) heterozygous genotype was associated with severe influenza A (H1N1) virus infection (odds ratio [OR] = 5.94, 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.05–11.56), and two IL1B SNPs, rs16944 AG and rs3136558 TC, were associated with a decreased risk of infection (OR = 0.52 and OR = 0.51, respectively). Genetic susceptibility was determined (pA/H1N1 vs. AHC): the LTA rs909253 TC heterozygous genotype conferred greater risk (OR = 1.9), and a similar association was observed with the IL1B rs3136558 CC genotype (OR = 1.89). Additionally, severely ill patients were compared with moderately ill patients. The TNF-238 GA genotype was associated with an increased risk of disease severity (OR = 16.06, p = 0.007). Compared with ILIs, patients with severe pA/H1N1 infections exhibited increased serum IL-5 (p <0.001) and IL-6 (p  =  0.007) levels. Conclusions The TNF gene was associated with disease severity, whereas IL1B and IL6 SNPs were

  2. TNF, IL6, and IL1B Polymorphisms Are Associated with Severe Influenza A (H1N1 Virus Infection in the Mexican Population.

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    Román Alejandro García-Ramírez

    Full Text Available Hypercytokinemia is the main immunopathological mechanism contributing to a more severe clinical course in influenza A (H1N1 virus infections. Most patients infected with the influenza A (H1N1 pdm09 virus had increased systemic levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines; including interleukin IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α. We propose that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the promoter regions of pro-inflammatory genes are associated with the severity of influenza A (H1N1 pdm09 virus infection.145 patients with influenza A (H1N1 (pA/H1N1, 133 patients with influenza-like illness (ILI, and 360 asymptomatic healthy contacts (AHCs were included. Eleven SNPs were genotyped in six genes (TNF, LT, IL1B, IL6, CCL1, and IL8 using real-time PCR; the ancestral genotype was used for comparison. Genotypes were correlated with 27 clinical severity variables. Ten cytokines (GM-CSF, TNF-α, IL-2, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-5, and IL-4 were measured on a Luminex 100.The IL6 rs1818879 (GA heterozygous genotype was associated with severe influenza A (H1N1 virus infection (odds ratio [OR] = 5.94, 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.05-11.56, and two IL1B SNPs, rs16944 AG and rs3136558 TC, were associated with a decreased risk of infection (OR = 0.52 and OR = 0.51, respectively. Genetic susceptibility was determined (pA/H1N1 vs. AHC: the LTA rs909253 TC heterozygous genotype conferred greater risk (OR = 1.9, and a similar association was observed with the IL1B rs3136558 CC genotype (OR = 1.89. Additionally, severely ill patients were compared with moderately ill patients. The TNF-238 GA genotype was associated with an increased risk of disease severity (OR = 16.06, p = 0.007. Compared with ILIs, patients with severe pA/H1N1 infections exhibited increased serum IL-5 (p <0.001 and IL-6 (p  =  0.007 levels.The TNF gene was associated with disease severity, whereas IL1B and IL6 SNPs were associated with influenza A (H1N1 virus

  3. A link between osteomyelitis and IL1RN and IL1B polymorphisms-a study in patients from Northeast Brazil.

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    Alves De Souza, Clinio; Queiroz Alves De Souza, Argos; Queiroz Alves De Souza, Maria do Socorro; Dias Leite, José Alberto; Silva De Morais, Maíra; Barem Rabenhorst, Sílvia Helena

    2017-10-01

    Background and purpose - Treatment failure of osteomyelitis can result from genetic susceptibility, highlighting polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family members, central mediators of innate immunity and inflammation. Polymorphisms are DNA sequence variations that are common in the population (1% or more) and represent multiple forms of a single gene. We investigated the association of IL1RNVNTR (rs2234663) and IL1B-511C > T (rs16944) polymorphisms with osteomyelitis development in patients operated on because of bone trauma. Patients and methods - 153 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were enrolled from a referral public hospital for trauma. All the patients were followed up daily until hospital discharge and, after this, on an outpatient basis. Patients were treated with prophylactic antimicrobials and surgery according to traumatology service protocol. The IL1RNVNTR and the IL1B-511C > T polymorphisms were determined by PCR and PCR-RFLP, respectively. Results - The IL1RN*2/*2 genotype was associated (OR: 7; p  T and IL1RNVNTR polymorphisms were associated with osteomyelitis development, which may have implications for patients with bone traumas. These data may be relevant for new therapeutic strategies for this disease.

  4. A link between osteomyelitis and IL1RN and IL1B polymorphisms—a study in patients from Northeast Brazil

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    Alves De Souza, Clinio; Queiroz Alves De Souza, Argos; Queiroz Alves De Souza, Maria do Socorro; Dias Leite, José Alberto; Silva De Morais, Maíra; Barem Rabenhorst, Sílvia Helena

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    Background and purpose Treatment failure of osteomyelitis can result from genetic susceptibility, highlighting polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family members, central mediators of innate immunity and inflammation. Polymorphisms are DNA sequence variations that are common in the population (1% or more) and represent multiple forms of a single gene. We investigated the association of IL1RNVNTR (rs2234663) and IL1B-511C > T (rs16944) polymorphisms with osteomyelitis development in patients operated on because of bone trauma. Patients and methods 153 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were enrolled from a referral public hospital for trauma. All the patients were followed up daily until hospital discharge and, after this, on an outpatient basis. Patients were treated with prophylactic antimicrobials and surgery according to traumatology service protocol. The IL1RNVNTR and the IL1B-511C > T polymorphisms were determined by PCR and PCR-RFLP, respectively. Results The IL1RN*2/*2 genotype was associated (OR: 7; p  T and IL1RNVNTR polymorphisms were associated with osteomyelitis development, which may have implications for patients with bone traumas. These data may be relevant for new therapeutic strategies for this disease. PMID:28682145

  5. Pharmacogenetic analysis of the effects of polymorphisms in APOE, IDE and IL1B on a ketone body based therapeutic on cognition in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease; a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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    Poirier Judes

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To examine the effect of genetic variation in APOE, IDE and IL1B on the response to induced ketosis in the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog in subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD. Methods Genotype effects on ADAS-Cog scores from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in mild to moderate AD were examined by an overall two way analysis of variance. In addition, interactions with the carriage status of the epsilon 4 allele of the APOE gene (APOE4 were examined. Results Significant differences in response to induced ketosis were found among non-carriers of putative gain-of-function polymorphisms in rs1143627 and rs16944 in the IL1B gene and among variants of the polymorphism rs2251101 in the IDE gene. Significant differences were found among non-carriers of the APOE4 gene, with notable improvement among the E3/E3 genotype group. Conclusions Variants in APOE, IL1B and IDE may influence the cognitive response to induced ketosis in patients with mild to moderate AD. Trial registration This trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, registry number NCT00142805.

  6. Pharmacogenetic analysis of the effects of polymorphisms in APOE, IDE and IL1B on a ketone body based therapeutic on cognition in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease; a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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    Background To examine the effect of genetic variation in APOE, IDE and IL1B on the response to induced ketosis in the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog) in subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Methods Genotype effects on ADAS-Cog scores from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in mild to moderate AD were examined by an overall two way analysis of variance. In addition, interactions with the carriage status of the epsilon 4 allele of the APOE gene (APOE4) were examined. Results Significant differences in response to induced ketosis were found among non-carriers of putative gain-of-function polymorphisms in rs1143627 and rs16944 in the IL1B gene and among variants of the polymorphism rs2251101 in the IDE gene. Significant differences were found among non-carriers of the APOE4 gene, with notable improvement among the E3/E3 genotype group. Conclusions Variants in APOE, IL1B and IDE may influence the cognitive response to induced ketosis in patients with mild to moderate AD. Trial registration This trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, registry number NCT00142805. PMID:21992747

  7. Genetic polymorphism of interleukin-1A (IL-1A), IL-1B, and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) and prostate cancer risk.

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    Xu, Hua; Ding, Qiang; Jiang, Hao-Wen

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    We aimed to investigate the associations between polymorphisms of interleukin-1A (IL-1A), IL-1B, and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) and prostate cancer (PCa) risk. A comprehensive search for articles of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and bibliographies of retrieved articles published up to August 3, 2014 was performed. Methodological quality assessment of the trials was based on a standard quality scoring system. The meta-analysis was performed using STATA 12.0. We included 9 studies (1 study for IL-1A, 5 studies for IL-1B, and 3 studies for IL-1RN), and significant association was found between polymorphisms of IL-1B-511 (rs16944) as well as IL-1B-31 (rs1143627) and PCa risk. IL-1B-511 (rs16944) polymorphism was significantly associated with PCa risk in homozygote and recessive models, as well as allele contrast (TT vs CC: OR, 0.74; 95%CI, 0.58-0.94; P=0.012; TT vs TC+CC; OR, 0.79; 95%CI, 0.63-0.98; P=0.033; T vs C: OR, 0.86; 95%CI, 0.77-0.96; P=0.008). The association between IL-1B-31 (rs1143627) polymorphism and PCa risk was weakly significant under a heterozygote model (OR, 1.35; 95%CI, 1.00-1.80; P=0.047). Sequence variants in IL-1B-511 (rs16944) and IL-1B-31 (rs1143627) are significantly associated with PCa risk, which provides additional novel evidence that proinflammatory cytokines and inflammation play an important role in the etiology of PCa.

  8. Indomethacin treatment prior to pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures downregulates the expression of il1b and cox2 and decreases seizure-like behavior in zebrafish larvae.

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    Barbalho, Patrícia Gonçalves; Lopes-Cendes, Iscia; Maurer-Morelli, Claudia Vianna

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    It has been demonstrated that the zebrafish model of pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-evoked seizures and the well-established rodent models of epilepsy are similar pertaining to behavior, electrographic features, and c-fos expression. Although this zebrafish model is suitable for studying seizures, to date, inflammatory response after seizures has not been investigated using this model. Because a relationship between epilepsy and inflammation has been established, in the present study we investigated the transcript levels of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 beta (il1b) and cyclooxygenase-2 (cox2a and cox2b) after PTZ-induced seizures in the brain of zebrafish 7 days post fertilization. Furthermore, we exposed the fish to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin prior to PTZ, and we measured its effect on seizure latency, number of seizure behaviors, and mRNA expression of il1b, cox2b, and c-fos. We used quantitative real-time PCR to assess the mRNA expression of il1b, cox2a, cox2b, and c-fos, and visual inspection was used to monitor seizure latency and the number of seizure-like behaviors. We found a short-term upregulation of il1b, and we revealed that cox2b, but not cox2a, was induced after seizures. Indomethacin treatment prior to PTZ-induced seizures downregulated the mRNA expression of il1b, cox2b, and c-fos. Moreover, we observed that in larvae exposed to indomethacin, seizure latency increased and the number of seizure-like behaviors decreased. This is the first study showing that il1b and cox-2 transcripts are upregulated following PTZ-induced seizures in zebrafish. In addition, we demonstrated the anticonvulsant effect of indomethacin based on (1) the inhibition of PTZ-induced c-fos transcription, (2) increase in seizure latency, and (3) decrease in the number of seizure-like behaviors. Furthermore, anti-inflammatory effect of indomethacin is clearly demonstrated by the downregulation of the mRNA expression of il1b and cox2b. Our results

  9. Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 virus infection and TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL polymorphisms in Mexican population: a case-control study.

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    Morales-García, Guadalupe; Falfán-Valencia, Ramcés; García-Ramírez, Román Alejandro; Camarena, Ángel; Ramirez-Venegas, Alejandra; Castillejos-López, Manuel; Pérez-Rodríguez, Martha; González-Bonilla, César; Grajales-Muñíz, Concepción; Borja-Aburto, Víctor; Mejía-Aranguré, Juan Manuel

    2012-11-13

    Some patients have a greater response to viral infection than do others having a similar level of viral replication. Hypercytokinemia is the principal immunopathological mechanism that contributes to a severer clinical course in cases of influenza A/H1N1. The benefit produced, or damage caused, by these cytokines in severe disease is not known. The genes that code for these molecules are polymorphic and certain alleles have been associated with susceptibility to various diseases. The objective of the present study was to determine whether there was an association between polymorphisms of TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL1 and the infection and severity of the illness caused by the pandemic A/H1N1 in Mexico in 2009. Case-control study. The cases were patients confirmed with real time PCR with infection by the A/H1N1 pandemic virus. The controls were patients with infection like to influenza and non-familial healthy contacts of the patients with influenza. Medical history and outcome of the disease was registered. The DNA samples were genotyped for polymorphisms TNF rs361525, rs1800629, and rs1800750; LTA rs909253; IL1B rs16944; IL6 rs1818879; IL8 rs4073; and CCL1 rs2282691. Odds ratio (OR) and the 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated. The logistic regression model was adjusted by age and severity of the illness in cases. Infection with the pandemic A/H1N1 virus was associated with the following genotypes: TNF rs361525 AA, OR = 27.00; 95% CI = 3.07-1248.77); LTA rs909253 AG (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.82-10.32); TNF rs1800750 AA (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.48-12.64); additionally, LTA rs909253 AG showed a limited statistically significant association with mortality (p = 0.06, OR = 3.13). Carriers of the TNF rs1800629 GA genotype were associated with high levels of blood urea nitrogen (p = 0.05); those of the TNF rs1800750 AA genotype, with high levels of creatine phosphokinase (p=0.05). The IL1B rs16944 AA genotype was associated with an elevated number of

  10. Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 virus infection and TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL polymorphisms in Mexican population: a case–control study

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    Background Some patients have a greater response to viral infection than do others having a similar level of viral replication. Hypercytokinemia is the principal immunopathological mechanism that contributes to a severer clinical course in cases of influenza A/H1N1. The benefit produced, or damage caused, by these cytokines in severe disease is not known. The genes that code for these molecules are polymorphic and certain alleles have been associated with susceptibility to various diseases. The objective of the present study was to determine whether there was an association between polymorphisms of TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL1 and the infection and severity of the illness caused by the pandemic A/H1N1 in Mexico in 2009. Methods Case–control study. The cases were patients confirmed with real time PCR with infection by the A/H1N1 pandemic virus. The controls were patients with infection like to influenza and non-familial healthy contacts of the patients with influenza. Medical history and outcome of the disease was registered. The DNA samples were genotyped for polymorphisms TNF rs361525, rs1800629, and rs1800750; LTA rs909253; IL1B rs16944; IL6 rs1818879; IL8 rs4073; and CCL1 rs2282691. Odds ratio (OR) and the 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated. The logistic regression model was adjusted by age and severity of the illness in cases. Results Infection with the pandemic A/H1N1 virus was associated with the following genotypes: TNF rs361525 AA, OR = 27.00; 95% CI = 3.07–1248.77); LTA rs909253 AG (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.82–10.32); TNF rs1800750 AA (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.48–12.64); additionally, LTA rs909253 AG showed a limited statistically significant association with mortality (p = 0.06, OR = 3.13). Carriers of the TNF rs1800629 GA genotype were associated with high levels of blood urea nitrogen (p = 0.05); those of the TNF rs1800750 AA genotype, with high levels of creatine phosphokinase (p=0.05). The IL1B rs16944 AA genotype was associated

  11. Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 virus infection and TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL polymorphisms in Mexican population: a case–control study

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    Morales-García Guadalupe

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Some patients have a greater response to viral infection than do others having a similar level of viral replication. Hypercytokinemia is the principal immunopathological mechanism that contributes to a severer clinical course in cases of influenza A/H1N1. The benefit produced, or damage caused, by these cytokines in severe disease is not known. The genes that code for these molecules are polymorphic and certain alleles have been associated with susceptibility to various diseases. The objective of the present study was to determine whether there was an association between polymorphisms of TNF, LTA, IL1B, IL6, IL8, and CCL1 and the infection and severity of the illness caused by the pandemic A/H1N1 in Mexico in 2009. Methods Case–control study. The cases were patients confirmed with real time PCR with infection by the A/H1N1 pandemic virus. The controls were patients with infection like to influenza and non-familial healthy contacts of the patients with influenza. Medical history and outcome of the disease was registered. The DNA samples were genotyped for polymorphisms TNF rs361525, rs1800629, and rs1800750; LTA rs909253; IL1B rs16944; IL6 rs1818879; IL8 rs4073; and CCL1 rs2282691. Odds ratio (OR and the 95% confidence interval (95% CI were calculated. The logistic regression model was adjusted by age and severity of the illness in cases. Results Infection with the pandemic A/H1N1 virus was associated with the following genotypes: TNF rs361525 AA, OR = 27.00; 95% CI = 3.07–1248.77; LTA rs909253 AG (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.82–10.32; TNF rs1800750 AA (OR = 4.33, 95% CI = 1.48–12.64; additionally, LTA rs909253 AG showed a limited statistically significant association with mortality (p = 0.06, OR = 3.13. Carriers of the TNF rs1800629 GA genotype were associated with high levels of blood urea nitrogen (p = 0.05; those of the TNF rs1800750 AA genotype, with high levels of creatine phosphokinase (p=0.05. The IL1B rs16944 AA

  12. Zinc ferrite nanoparticles activate IL-1b, NFKB1, CCL21 and NOS2 signaling to induce mitochondrial dependent intrinsic apoptotic pathway in WISH cells

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    Saquib, Quaiser; Al-Khedhairy, Abdulaziz A.; Ahmad, Javed; Siddiqui, Maqsood A.; Dwivedi, Sourabh; Khan, Shams T. [Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Chair for DNA Research, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Musarrat, Javed, E-mail: musarratj1@yahoo.com [Chair for DNA Research, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P. (India)

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    The present study has demonstrated the translocation of zinc ferrite nanoparticles (ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs) into the cytoplasm of human amnion epithelial (WISH) cells, and the ensuing cytotoxicity and genetic damage. The results suggested that in situ NPs induced oxidative stress, alterations in cellular membrane and DNA strand breaks. The [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] (MTT) and neutral red uptake (NRU) cytotoxicity assays indicated 64.48 ± 1.6% and 50.73 ± 2.1% reduction in cell viability with 100 μg/ml of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs exposure. The treated WISH cells exhibited 1.2-fold higher ROS level with 0.9-fold decline in membrane potential (ΔΨm) and 7.4-fold higher DNA damage after 48 h of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs treatment. Real-time PCR (qPCR) analysis of p53, CASP 3 (caspase-3), and bax genes revealed 5.3, 1.6, and 14.9-fold upregulation, and 0.18-fold down regulation of bcl 2 gene vis-à-vis untreated control. RT{sup 2} Profiler™ PCR array data elucidated differential up-regulation of mRNA transcripts of IL-1b, NFKB1, NOS2 and CCL21 genes in the range of 1.5 to 3.7-folds. The flow cytometry based cell cycle analysis suggested the transfer of 15.2 ± 2.1% (p < 0.01) population of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs (100 μg/ml) treated cells into apoptotic phase through intrinsic pathway. Over all, the data revealed the potential of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs to induce cellular and genetic toxicity in cells of placental origin. Thus, the significant ROS production, reduction in ΔΨm, DNA damage, and activation of genes linked to inflammation, oxidative stress, proliferation, DNA damage and repair could serve as the predictive toxicity and stress markers for ecotoxicological assessment of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs induced cellular and genetic damage. - Highlights: • First report on the molecular toxicity of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs in cells of placental origin • WISH cells treated with ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-NPs exhibited cytoplasmic

  13. IL1B and DEFB1 Polymorphisms Increase Susceptibility to Invasive Mold Infection After Solid-Organ Transplantation

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    Wojtowicz, A.; Gresnigt, M.S.; Lecompte, T.; Bibert, S.; Manuel, O.; Joosten, L.A.B.; Rueger, S.; Berger, C.; Boggian, K.; Cusini, A.; Garzoni, C.; Hirsch, H.H.; Weisser, M.; Mueller, N.J.; Meylan, P.R.; Steiger, J.; Kutalik, Z.; Pascual, M.; Delden, C. van; Veerdonk, F.L. van de; Bochud, P.Y.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in immune genes have been associated with susceptibility to invasive mold infection (IMI) among hematopoietic stem cell but not solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. METHODS: Twenty-four SNPs from systematically selected genes were genotyped

  14. IL1B and DEFB1 Polymorphisms Increase Susceptibility to Invasive Mold Infection After Solid-Organ Transplantation

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    Wójtowicz, Agnieszka; Gresnigt, Mark S.; Lecompte, Thanh; Bibert, Stephanie; Manuel, Oriol; Joosten, Leo A.B.; Rüeger, Sina; Berger, Christoph; Boggian, Katia; Cusini, Alexia; Garzoni, Christian; Hirsch, Hans H.; Weisser, Maja; Mueller, Nicolas J.; Meylan, Pascal R.

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    Background. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in immune genes have been associated with susceptibility to invasive mold infection (IMI) among hematopoietic stem cell but not solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Methods. Twenty-four SNPs from systematically selected genes were genotyped among 1101 SOT recipients (715 kidney transplant recipients, 190 liver transplant recipients, 102 lung transplant recipients, 79 heart transplant recipients, and 15 recipients of other transplants) fro...

  15. The IL-1B Genetic Polymorphism Is Associated with Aspirin-Induced Peptic Ulcers in a Korean Ethnic Group

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    Cho, Jae Hee; Choi, Ja Sung; Chun, Song Wook; Lee, Sangheun; Han, Ki Jun; Kim, Hee Man

    2016-01-01

    Background/Aims Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with aspirin-induced peptic ulcers. However, SNPs of specific genes vary among races, and data regarding SNPs in the Korean population are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationships between SNPs of the COX-1, IL-1β, IL-1RN, and TNF genes and aspirin-induced peptic ulcers, as pilot research in a Korean population. Methods Patients who had been taking low-dose aspirin (100 mg) for at least 4 weeks were prospectively enrolled. DNA was extracted from whole blood, and DNA sequencing was subsequently performed. Results A total of 48 patients were enrolled (23 peptic ulcer patients vs 25 nonulcer controls). Three exon SNPs (IL-1β -581C/T [rs1143627], IL-1β -1061C/T [rs16944], and IL-1RN -1129 [rs4251961]) and one intron SNP (IL-1β IVS2+242C/T) were significantly different between the two groups. On the multivariate analysis after adjustments for age and sex, the CC/CT genotypes of IL-1β -581C/T, and the CT/TT genotypes of IL-1β -1061C/T were positively associated with aspirin-induced peptic ulcers (odds ratio [OR], 4.6, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.054 to 20.303, p=0.04; OR, 4.6, 95% CI, 1.054 to 20.303, p=0.04). Conclusions The IL-1β -581C/T and IL-1β -1061C/T genotypes may be associated with low-dose aspirin-induced peptic ulcers in a Korean ethnic group. PMID:26601827

  16. The IL-1B Genetic Polymorphism Is Associated with Aspirin-Induced PepticUlcers in a Korean Ethnic Group.

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    Cho, Jae Hee; Choi, Ja Sung; Chun, Song Wook; Lee, Sangheun; Han, Ki Jun; Kim, Hee Man

    2016-05-23

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with aspirin-induced peptic ulcers. However, SNPs of specific genes vary among races, and data regarding SNPs in the Korean population are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationships between SNPs of the COX-1, IL-1β, IL-1RN, and TNF genes and aspirin-induced peptic ulcers, as pilot research in a Korean population. Patients who had been taking low-dose aspirin (100 mg) for at least 4 weeks were prospectively enrolled. DNA was extracted from whole blood, and DNA sequencing was subsequently performed. A total of 48 patients were enrolled (23 peptic ulcer patients vs 25 nonulcer controls). Three exon SNPs (IL-1β -581C/T [rs1143627], IL-1β -1061C/ T [rs16944], and IL-1RN -1129 [rs4251961]) and one intron SNP (IL-1β IVS2+242C/T) were significantly different between the two groups. On the multivariate analysis after adjustments for age and sex, the CC/CT genotypes of IL-1β -581C/ T, and the CT/TT genotypes of IL-1β -1061C/T were positively associated with aspirin-induced peptic ulcers (odds ratio [OR], 4.6, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.054 to 20.303, p=0.04; OR, 4.6, 95% CI, 1.054 to 20.303, p=0.04). The IL-1β -581C/T and IL-1β -1061C/T genotypes may be associated with low-dose aspirin-induced peptic ulcers in a Korean ethnic group.

  17. DOS.

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    Traven, Bill

    1988-01-01

    Discusses using the DOS PATH command (for MS-DOS) to enable the microcomputer user to move from directory to directory on a hard drive. Lists the commands to be programed, gives examples, and explains the use of each. (MVL)

  18. Polymorphisms in PARP, IL1B, IL4, IL10, C1INH, DEFB1, and DEFA4 in meningococcal disease in three populations.

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    Emonts, M.; Vermont, C.L.; Houwing-Duistermaat, J.J.; Haralambous, E.; Gaast-de Jongh, C.E. van der; Hazelzet, J.A.; Faust, S.N.; Betts, H.; Hermans, P.W.M.; Levin, M.; Groot, R. de

    2010-01-01

    The pathogenesis of meningococcal infections involves activation of the complement system, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators, antimicrobial peptides, and apoptosis. We hypothesized that variations in genes encoding these products are involved in the susceptibility to and severity of

  19. POLYMORPHISMS IN PARP, IL1B, IL4, IL10, C1INH, DEFB1, AND DEFA4 IN MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE IN THREE POPULATIONS

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    Emonts, Marieke; Vermont, Clementien L.; Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanine J.; Haralambous, Elene; Gaast-de Jongh, Christa E.; Hazelzet, Jan A.; Faust, Saul N.; Betts, Helen; Hermans, Peter W. M.; Levin, Michael; de Groot, Ronald

    The pathogenesis of meningococcal infections involves activation of the complement system, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators, antimicrobial peptides, and apoptosis. We hypothesized that variations in genes encoding these products are involved in the susceptibility to and severity of

  20. Associations between interleukin-1 gene polymorphisms and coronary heart disease risk: a meta-analysis.

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    Liang Zhou

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: A great number of studies regarding the associations between IL-1B-511, IL-1B+3954 and IL-1RN VNTR polymorphisms within the IL-1gene cluster and coronary heart disease (CHD have been published. However, results have been inconsistent. In this study, a meta-analysis was performed to investigate the associations. METHODS: Published literature from PubMed and Embase databases were searched for eligible publications. Pooled odds ratios (ORs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs were calculated using random- or fixed- effect model. RESULTS: Thirteen studies (3,219 cases/2,445 controls for IL-1B-511 polymorphism, nine studies (1,828 cases/1,818 controls for IL-1B+3954 polymorphism and twelve studies (2,987 cases/ 2,208 controls for IL-1RN VNTR polymorphism were included in this meta analysis. The results indicated that both IL-1B-511 and IL-1B+3954 polymorphisms were not associated with CHD risk (IL-1B-511 T vs. C: OR = 0.98, 95%CI 0.87-1.09; IL-1B+3954 T vs. C: OR = 1.06, 95%CI 0.95-1.19. Similarly, there was no association between IL-1RN VNTR polymorphism and CHD risk (*2 vs. L: OR = 1.00, 95%CI 0.85-1.17. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis suggested that there were no associations between IL-1 gene cluster polymorphisms and CHD.

  1. Ausência de associação entre polimorfismo do gene da interleucina-1 beta e o prognóstico de pacientes com traumatismo crânio-encefálico grave Lack of association between interleukin-1 gene polymorphism and prognosis in severe traumatic brain injury patients

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O traumatismo crânio-encefálico é a principal causa de óbito em indivíduos com idade entre 1 a 45 anos. O desfecho do traumatismo crânio-encefálico pode estar relacionado, além de fatores pré-morbidade e gravidade do dano, com fatores genéticos. Genes que podem ter relação com o resultado pós-trauma vêm sendo estudados, porém, ainda existem poucas informações sobre a associação entre polimorfismos genéticos e o desfecho do traumatismo crânio-encefálico. O gene da interleucina-1 beta (IL-1B é um dos genes estudados, pois esta citocina encontra-se em níveis elevados após o traumatismo crânio-encefálico e pode afetar de forma negativa seu desfecho. O objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar o polimorfismo -31C/T, localizado na região promotora do gene IL-1B, em pacientes com traumatismo crânio-encefálico grave visando correlacioná-lo com o desfecho primário precoce (alta do centro de terapia intensiva ou morte. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 69 pacientes internados por traumatismo crânio-encefálico grave em três hospitais de Porto Alegre e região metropolitana. O polimorfismo foi analisado através da reação em cadeia da polimerase, seguida da digestão com enzima de restrição. RESULTADOS: O traumatismo crânio-encefálico grave foi associado a uma mortalidade de 45%. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas nas frequências alélicas e genotípicas entre os grupos de pacientes divididos pelo desfecho do traumatismo crânio-encefálico. CONCLUSÃO: Nossos resultados sugerem que o polimorfismo -31C/T do gene IL-1B não tem impacto significativo no desfecho fatal dos pacientes com traumatismo crânio-encefálico grave.OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury is the major cause of death among individuals between 1-45 years-old. The outcome of traumatic brain injury may be related to brain susceptibility to the injury and genetic factors. Genes that may affect traumatic brain injury outcome are being

  2. [The character of the morphological changes of the mucous membrane of the large intestine and the genetic polymorphism of IL-1RA, IL-1B, IL-4 TNFA in patient with irritable bowel syndrome].

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    Sarsenbaeva, A S; Ivanova, E L; Burmistrova, A L; Drozdov, I V

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence or absence of a relationship between the variants of the course of IBS and their association with genetic polymorphisms of genes and intergenic interaction of cytokines. The sample consisted of 81 patients, the diagnosis was verified according to the criteria of the Rome III, were isolated psychopathological, morphological complications, extra-intestinal symptoms. Polymorphism genotyping IL-1Ra, IL-b, IL-4, TNFa performed by PCR. Statistical treatment are a non-parametric analysis of multiple comparisons, hierarchical log-linear analysis. It is found out the relation between the clinical variants with morphological changes of the mucous membrane of the large intestine, the association between gender characteristics of patients with IBS is established and with genetic polymorphisms of cytokines.

  3. Genes relacionados ao metabolismo dos fosfolípides como fatores de risco para o transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Meira-Lima Ivanor V

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos de epidemiologia genética fornecem consistente evidência de que o componente genético tem um papel preponderante no risco para o Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB, embora genes de vulnerabilidade ainda não tenham sido identificados de forma inequívoca. Nesta atualização os autores apresentam dados demonstrando que os fosfolípides exercem um relevante papel nos processos de sinalização intracelular e que estudos da neuroquímica dos estabilizadores do humor convergem em apontar para uma ação destas drogas nas vias de transdução de sinais reguladas pelas fosfolipases. Concluem que investigações de variantes nos genes que codificam enzimas do metabolismo dos fosfolípides como potenciais genes de susceptibilidade podem ampliar o conhecimento acerca dos fatores de risco e dos mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos no surgimento destes transtornos do humor.

  4. Letras e imágenes: dos casos de mitos y representaciones

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    Daniel Esteban Carmona Rendón

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    Este trabajo se concentra en el uso de la literatura como fuente para el quehacer del historiador y pretende dar algunos visos sobre la determinante importancia de esta para la comprensión de las mentalidades, representaciones e imaginarios de los diferentes períodos. Además de estudiar la influencia del lenguaje en la construcción y deconstrucción de mitos y representaciones que se complementen en torno a una idea.

    Esto se coloca a prueba con dos casos particulares, el primero, Policarpa Salavarrieta, donde busca comparar las representaciones gráficas y escritas de dos momentos de la historia colombiana, alrededor de la heroína, y la significación e intervención que se ejerce sobre ellas. El segundo, trata sobre el proyecto de ciudadano que se propone en Medellín para los años 30’s del siglo xx, estudiando un poco de las contradicciones discursivas que construyen el ideal de ciudadano del mundo en la emergente urbe.

    Finalmente, con este trabajo se propone un diálogo entre las imágenes y las letras, como constructores de nación, memorias, ciudadanías e identidades; buscando desde un ícono que los medios han puesto de moda y terminando en un estudio de caso a través de la construcción de UNA identidad urbana en Medellín.

    Palabras Clave: Identidad; representación; nacionalismo; prefiguración; ciudadanía.

     

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    This paper focuses on the use of literature as a source for the historian’s task and attempts to give some outlines on the decisive importance of this for understanding attitudes, representations and imaginaries of different periods. Besides, it studies the influence of language in the construction and deconstruction of myths and representations that complement around an idea.

    This is proved with two particular cases; the first one

  5. Escafocefalia en aborígenes de la República Argentina: dos casos de estudio.

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    Drube, Hilton

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    Full Text Available La escafocefalia constituye la manifestación más frecuente en el grupo de anomalías óseas denominadas craneostenosis, condición patológica que involucra el cierre prematuro de las suturas en el cráneo. La escafocefalia consiste en la obliteración temprana de la sutura sagital, limitando por lo tanto el desarrollo en dirección transversa del cráneo. El presente trabajo da cuenta de la manifestación de esta patología congénita en dos casos correspondientes a individuos de poblaciones aborígenes prehispánicas de Argentina. El primero de ellos procede de un sitio arqueológico del Período Tardío localizado en la cuenca del río Dulce en la provincia de Santiago del Estero. Caracteriza el sitio la presencia de numerosos montículos y alfarería del complejo Sunchituyoj. Los restos corresponden a un individuo adulto con atributos morfológicos masculinos. El calvarium se caracteriza por su extrema longitud y estrechez, constituyendo un típico caso de escafocefalia al no observarse rastro alguno de la sutura sagital, la que presenta fusión completa interna y externamente. El segundo caso, un individuo juvenil de sexo indeterminado, pertenece también a la provincia de Santiago del Estero, si bien su procedencia corresponde en este caso a la cuenca del río Salado. De la misma manera que el caso anterior, el cráneo presenta una longitud marcada en sentido ánteroposterior y un índice cefálico inferior a 70. La sutura sagital presenta fusión completa endocranealmente, en tanto que la sinostosis ectocraneal es parcial al apreciarse rastros de la sutura en la región bregmática.

  6. Cytokine gene polymorphisms and their association with cervical ...

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    Materials and methods: The present study was undertaken to evaluate association of cytokine gene polymorphisms with cervical cancer in a north Indian population. Genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) viz. IL 6-597G/A (rs1800797), IL-1b-511C/T (rs16944) and TNF-a-308G/A (rs1800629) was carried out ...

  7. Varios genes descartados como causantes de retinosis pigmentaria autosómica recesiva en dos familias costarricenses

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    Leal, Alejandro; Gutiérrez Espeleta, Gustavo A.; Barrantes Mesén, Ramiro

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    Se estudiaron dos familias costarricenses con Retinosis Pigmentaria (RP) de herencia autosómica recesiva, con el fin de descartar genes relacionados con la enfermedad. Para esto se efectuó un análisis de ligamiento con marcadores polimórficos por repeticiones en tandem (STRPs). En una familia (C1) los afectados presentan una degeneración de aparición temprana y severa. En la otra familia (P1) la aparición es temprana pero con una degeneración más lenta que en C1. Las diferencias fenotípicas s...

  8. [Influence of interleukin-1 beta gene polymorphism and childhood maltreatment on antidepressant treatment].

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    Chen, Ying; Zhang, Zhijun; Xu, Zhi; Pu, Mengjia; Geng, Leiyu

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    To explore the influence of interleukin-1 beta (IL1B) gene polymorphism and childhood maltreatment on antidepressant treatment. Two hundred and four patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have received treatment with single antidepressant drugs and were followed up for 8 weeks. Hamilton depression scale-17 (HAMD-17) was used to evaluate the severity of depressive symptoms and therapeutic effect. Childhood maltreatment was assessed using Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, a 28-item Short Form (CTQ-SF). Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the IL1B gene was determined using a SNaPshot method. Correlation of rs16944 gene polymorphism with response to treatment was analyzed using Unphased 3.0.13 software. The main and interactive effects of SNP and childhood maltreatment on the antidepressant treatment were analyzed using Logistic regression analysis. No significant difference of gender, age, year of education, family history, episode time, and antidepressant agents was detected between the remitters and non-remitters. Association analysis has found that the SNP rs16944 in the IL1B AA genotype carriers antidepressant response was poorer (χ2=3.931, P=0.047). No significant difference was detected in the CTQ scores between the two groups. Genetic and environmental interaction analysis has demonstrated a significant correlation between rs16944 AA genotype and childhood maltreatment and poorer response to antidepressant treatment. The SNP rs16944 in the IL1B gene and its interaction with childhood maltreatment may influence the effect of antidepressant treatment for patients with MDD.

  9. Estereotipos en las imágenes de los libros de texto de inglés en dos colecciones de Educación Primaria

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    Menescardi, Cristina; Estevan Torres, Isaac; Moya-Mata, Irene; Ros, Concepción

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar las imágenes que aparecen en los libros de texto de inglés en el tercer ciclo de Educación Primaria y comprobar si existen diferencias en los estereotipos presentes en dos colecciones de una misma editorial. Se analizaron 840 imágenes, pertenecientes a dos colecciones (Bed Bugs y Find Out) de la editorial Macmillan. Los resultados mostraron una mayor representación de los grupos mixtos, adolescentes de raza caucásica y somatotipo ectomorfo. Pese a la ...

  10. Association of IL-1beta gene polymorphism with cachexia from locally advanced gastric cancer

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    Zhang, Dianliang; Zheng, Hongmei; Zhou, Yanbing [Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College, Qingdao 266003 (China); Tang, Xingming; Yu, Baojun; Li, Jieshou [Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinlin Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

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    IL-1beta has been implicated in inflammatory episode. In view of the inflammatory nature of cancer cachexia, we determined the predictive value of IL-1B-31 T/C, -511 C/T, +3954 C/T and IL-1RN VNTR gene polymorphisms on the occurrence of cachexia associated with locally advanced gastric cancer. The study included 214 patients and 230 healthy volunteers. Genomic DNA was prepared from peripheral blood leukocytes. Genotypes and allele frequencies were determined in patients and healthy controls using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of polymerase chain reaction products. The overall frequencies of IL-1B-31 T, -511 T, +3954 T and IL-1RN VNTR alleles in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer were all comparable with those in controls. No significant differences were found in the distribution of IL-1B-31 T, -511 T and IL-1RN VNTR between patients with cachexia and without. Patients with cachexia showed a significantly higher prevalence of IL-1B+3954 T allele than those without (P = 0.018). In a logistic regression analysis adjusted for actual weight, carcinoma location and stage, the IL-1B+3954 CT genotype was associated with an odds ratio of 2.512 (95% CI, 1.180 – 5.347) for cachexia. The IL-1B+3954 T allele is a major risk for cachexia from locally gastric cancer. Genetic factors studied are not likely to play an important role in the determination of susceptibility to locally advanced gastric cancer.

  11. Association of IL-1beta gene polymorphism with cachexia from locally advanced gastric cancer

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    Zhang, Dianliang; Zheng, Hongmei; Zhou, Yanbing; Tang, Xingming; Yu, Baojun; Li, Jieshou

    2007-01-01

    IL-1beta has been implicated in inflammatory episode. In view of the inflammatory nature of cancer cachexia, we determined the predictive value of IL-1B-31 T/C, -511 C/T, +3954 C/T and IL-1RN VNTR gene polymorphisms on the occurrence of cachexia associated with locally advanced gastric cancer. The study included 214 patients and 230 healthy volunteers. Genomic DNA was prepared from peripheral blood leukocytes. Genotypes and allele frequencies were determined in patients and healthy controls using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of polymerase chain reaction products. The overall frequencies of IL-1B-31 T, -511 T, +3954 T and IL-1RN VNTR alleles in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer were all comparable with those in controls. No significant differences were found in the distribution of IL-1B-31 T, -511 T and IL-1RN VNTR between patients with cachexia and without. Patients with cachexia showed a significantly higher prevalence of IL-1B+3954 T allele than those without (P = 0.018). In a logistic regression analysis adjusted for actual weight, carcinoma location and stage, the IL-1B+3954 CT genotype was associated with an odds ratio of 2.512 (95% CI, 1.180 – 5.347) for cachexia. The IL-1B+3954 T allele is a major risk for cachexia from locally gastric cancer. Genetic factors studied are not likely to play an important role in the determination of susceptibility to locally advanced gastric cancer

  12. Relationship of interleukin-1B gene promoter region polymorphism with Helicobacter pylori infection and gastritis.

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    Ramis, Ivy Bastos; Vianna, Júlia Silveira; Halicki, Priscila Cristina Bartolomeu; Lara, Caroline; Tadiotto, Thássia Fernanda; da Silva Maciel, João Batista; Gonçalves, Carla Vitola; von Groll, Andrea; Dellagostin, Odir Antônio; da Silva, Pedro Eduardo Almeida

    2015-09-29

    Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma. The severity of damage is determined by the interplay between environmental/behavioral factors, bacterial pathogenicity genes and host genetic polymorphisms that can influence the secretion levels of inflammatory cytokines. Accordingly, this study aimed to identify polymorphisms in the IL-1B and IL-1RN genes and their associations with H. pylori infection, cagA gene of H. pylori, and gastroduodenal diseases. Gastric biopsy samples from 151 patients infected with H. pylori and 76 uninfected individuals were analyzed. H. pylori infection was diagnosed by histology and PCR. Polymorphisms at positions -511, -31 and +3954 of the IL-1B gene were detected by PCR-RFLP, and an analysis of the VNTR polymorphism of the IL-1RN gene was performed by PCR. It was observed that the presence of the T/T genotype at position -511 and the C/C genotype at position -31 were associated with H. pylori infection and with an increased risk of gastritis in H. pylori-positive patients. Additionally, strains from patients H. pylori-positive carrying the cagA gene was significantly related with the T/T genotype at position -511 of IL-1B.  No association of polymorphisms at position +3954 of IL-1B and in the IL-1RN with H. pylori infection and with risk of severe gastric diseases was found. We demonstrated that polymorphisms in the promoter region of the IL-1B gene (at positions -511 and -31) are associated with an enhanced risk of H. pylori infection as well as gastritis in H. pylori-positive patients.

  13. Interleukin-1 gene polymorphisms in chronic gastritis patients infected with Helicobacter pylori as risk factors of gastric cancer development.

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    Hnatyszyn, Andrzej; Wielgus, Karolina; Kaczmarek-Rys, Marta; Skrzypczak-Zielinska, Marzena; Szalata, Marlena; Mikolajczyk-Stecyna, Joanna; Stanczyk, Jerzy; Dziuba, Ireneusz; Mikstacki, Adam; Slomski, Ryszard

    2013-12-01

    Epidemiological investigations indicated association of the Helicobacter pylori infections with the occurrence of inflammatory conditions of the gastric mucosa and development of chronic gastritis and intestinal type of gastric cancer. IL1A and IL1B genes have been proposed as key factors in determining risk of gastritis and malignant transformation. The aim of this paper was to evaluate association of interleukin-1 gene polymorphisms with chronic gastritis, atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and intestinal type of gastric cancer in H. pylori-infected patients. Patients subjected to analysis represent group of 144 consecutive cases that suffered from dyspepsia with coexisting infection of H. pylori and chronic gastritis, chronic atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia or gastric cancer. Molecular studies involved analysis of -889C>T polymorphism of IL1A gene and +3954C>T polymorphism of IL1B gene. Statistical analysis of association of polymorphism -889C>T of gene IL1A with changes in gastric mucosa showed lack of significance, whereas +3954C>T polymorphism of IL1B gene showed significant association. Frequency of allele T of +3954C>T polymorphism of IL1B gene was higher in group of patients with chronic gastritis, atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia or intestinal type of gastric cancer (32.1 %) as compared with population group (23 %), χ(2) = 4.61 and p = 0.03. This corresponds to odds ratio: 1.58, 95 % CI: 1.04-2.4. Our results indicate that +3954C>T polymorphism of IL1B gene increase susceptibility to inflammatory response of gastric mucosa H. pylori-infected patients and plays a significant role in the development of chronic gastritis, atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and the initiation of carcinogenesis.

  14. Proinflammatory gene polymorphisms are potentially associated with Korean non-Sjogren dry eye patients

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    Na, Kyung-Sun; Mok, Jee-Won; Kim, Ja Yeon

    2011-01-01

    Purpose To determine whether proinflammatory cytokine genes were potential susceptibility candidate genes for Korean patients with non-Sjogren dry eye, we investigated the association of the interleukin 1 beta (IL1B), interleukin 6 (IL6), and interleukin 6 receptor (IL6R) variations with this disease in Korean patients. Methods Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples of unrelated non-Sjogren dry eye patients and healthy control individuals who visited the Eye Center and Health Promotion Center of St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, Korea. For screening genetic variations in proinflammatory cytokine genes, the 511 (rs16944) and 31 (rs1143627) positions in the promoter region of IL1B, rs1143634 in exon 5 of IL1B, rs1800795 of the IL6 promoter, and Asp358Ala (rs8192284) of IL6R were genotyped using the polymerase chain reaction, restriction fragment length polymorphisms, and direct sequencing. Results Among the polymorphisms, rs1143634 (F105F) in exon 5 of IL1B was significantly different between the patient and control groups. The frequency of the C/T genotype in dry eye patients was decreased relative to that of the control subjects (10.4% versus 3.9%, p=0.043, OR=3.337). For the IL6R gene, the genotypic and allelic distribution of rs8192284 was different between the dry eye patients and the controls: CC genotype (p=0.017, OR=2.12) and C allele (OR=1.26). Conclusions This is the first report of genetic variation screening of proinflammatory cytokine genes in Korean non-Sjogren dry eye patients. It is suggested that rs1143634 of IL1B and rs8192284 of IL6R act as susceptibility variations in Korean non-Sjogren dry eye patients. PMID:22128229

  15. [A study of the effect of the genes of inflammatory proteins on basic personality dimensions].

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    Golimbet, V E; Alfimova, M V; Korovaitseva, G I; Lezheiko, T V; Kondratyev, N V; Krikova, E V; Gabaeva, M V; Kasparov, S V; Kolesina, N Yu

    The present research examines the association between two basic dimensions of personality and genes of inflammatory cytokines and mediators reported to be elevated in schizophrenia and affective disorders. Genes of interleukin-1B (IL-1B), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP) and alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1AT) were studied. A total of 639 healthy subjects, aged from 17 to 69 years, participated in the study. The following polymorphisms were genotyped: IL-1B С-511Т (rs16944) and С3954Т (rs1143634), IL-6 G-174C (rs1800795), TNF-α G-308A (rs1800629), CRP (rs279452), A1AT 374G/A (rs709932). Basic personality dimensions Extraversion and Neuroticism were assessed using the Eysenck Personality Inventory. The levels of Extraversion and Neuroticism were not associated with IL-1B, IL-6, TNF-α G and CRP polymorphisms. The association between the A1AT 374G/A polymorphism and Extraversion (р=0.036) was shown. There was a trend towards the association between the A1AT 374G/A polymorphism and Neuroticism (p=0,05) in women. Because this is the first study of the effect of IL-1B, IL-6, TNF-α and A1AT on personality dimensions, the results should be considered as preliminary and need to be replicated.

  16. Interleukin‑1 gene cluster variants in hemodialysis patients with end stage renal disease: An association and meta‑analysis

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    G Tripathi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated whether polymorphisms in interleukin (IL-1 gene cluster (IL-1 alpha [IL-1A], IL-1 beta [IL-1B], and IL-1 receptor antagonist [IL-1RN] are associated with end stage renal disease (ESRD. A total of 258 ESRD patients and 569 ethnicity matched controls were examined for IL-1 gene cluster. These were genotyped for five single-nucleotide gene polymorphisms in the IL-1A, IL-1B and IL-1RN genes and a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR in the IL-1RN. The IL-1B − 3953 and IL-1RN + 8006 polymorphism frequencies were significantly different between the two groups. At IL-1B, the T allele of − 3953C/T was increased among ESRD (P = 0.0001. A logistic regression model demonstrated that two repeat (240 base pair [bp] of the IL-1Ra VNTR polymorphism was associated with ESRD (P = 0.0001. The C/C/C/C/C/1 haplotype was more prevalent in ESRD = 0.007. No linkage disequilibrium (LD was observed between six loci of IL-1 gene. We further conducted a meta-analysis of existing studies and found that there is a strong association of IL-1 RN VNTR 86 bp repeat polymorphism with susceptibility to ESRD (odds ratio = 2.04, 95% confidence interval = 1.48-2.82; P = 0.000. IL-1B − 5887, +8006 and the IL-1RN VNTR polymorphisms have been implicated as potential risk factors for ESRD. The meta-analysis showed a strong association of IL-1RN 86 bp VNTR polymorphism with susceptibility to ESRD.

  17. Associação dos polimorfismos dos genes da óxido nítrico sintase e metaloproteinases da matriz extracelular com a pré-eclâmpsia

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    Resumo: A pré-eclâmpsia é uma das principais causas de morbidade e mortalidade materna e neonatal no mundo, porém a sua fisiopatologia ainda não foi totalmente elucidada, sendo considerada uma síndrome com acometimento multisistêmico e etiologia multifatorial. O fator genético tem sido bastante estudado, com associação dos polimorfismos de nucleotídeo único em genes que codificam óxido nítrico sintase e metaloproteases de matriz com pré-eclâmpsia, porém os resultados foram inconclusivos em di...

  18. Polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 1-beta promoters with possible gene regulatory functions increase the risk of preterm birth

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    Hollegaard, Mads Vilhelm; Grove, Jakob; Thorsen, Poul

    2008-01-01

    genetic data were tested for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and analyzed using logistic regression, 2x2 proportions or chi(2). Haplotypes were estimated for each gene and permutation used for association testing. RESULTS: Women carrying the TNFA -857 C>T rare allele (T) and those homozygous for the IL1B -31 T...

  19. Polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 1-beta promoters with possible gene regulatory functions increase the risk of preterm birth

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    Hollegaard, Mads Vilhelm; Grove, Jakob; Thorsen, Poul

    2008-01-01

    genetic data were tested for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and analyzed using logistic regression, 2x2 proportions or chi(2). Haplotypes were estimated for each gene and permutation used for association testing. Results. Women carrying the TNFA -857 C>T rare allele (T) and those homozygous for the IL1B -31 T...

  20. Caracterização dos Genes de metalo-beta-lactamase blaNDM, blaSPM e blaIMP em Pseudomonas aeruginosa Resistentes a Carbapenens

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    Carolina Jahn

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    Full Text Available Justificativa e objetivo: P. aeruginosa é responsável por causar grande variedade de infecções agudas e crônicas. A resistência aos carbapenêmicos está se tornando um problema terapêutico mundial e a produção de metalo-beta-lactamases (MBL tem surgido como um dos mecanismos responsáveis por esta resistência. Objetivou-se identificar as cepas produtoras de MBL e verificar a presença dos genes codificador blaNDM, blaSPM e blaIMP em isolados de P. aeruginosa resistentes aos carbapenens. Métodos: Foram analisadas 16 cepas de P. aeruginosa, isoladas de diferentes sítios de indivíduos atendidos pelo Hospital do Vale do Rio Pardo-RS, no período de março 2014 a fevereiro de 2015. A identificação bioquímica foi realizada segundo protocolo da ANVISA e o antibiograma pelo método de ágar difusão em disco. A triagem fenotípica foi feita pelo teste modificado de aproximação de discos utilizando o EDTA como inibidor e a presença dos genes através da técnica de reação em cadeia da polimerase. Resultados: O setor clínico com maior prevalência de isolamento de P. aeruginosa resistente aos carbapenens é a unidade de terapia intensiva (50%. Em relação aos espécimes clínicos, 62,5% dos isolados foram identificados no trato respiratório inferior. Através do teste fenotípico, 50% das amostras analisadas mostraram ser produtora da enzima MBL. Através da técnica de reação em cadeia da polimerase foi possível identificar a presença de um dos três genes propostos, sendo eles blaSPM. Conclusão: Os isolados de P. aeruginosa mostraram serem produtores de MBL e apresentaram o gene de resistência blaSPM nesta espécie no interior do Rio Grande do Sul. Palavras Chaves: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; metalo-beta-lactamases; blaNDM, blaIMP, e blaSPM .

  1. Association of interleukin-1 gene variations with moderate to severe chronic periodontitis in multiple ethnicities

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    Wu, X; Offenbacher, S; Lόpez, N J; Chen, D; Wang, H-Y; Rogus, J; Zhou, J; Beck, J; Jiang, S; Bao, X; Wilkins, L; Doucette-Stamm, L; Kornman, K

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objective Genetic markers associated with disease are often non-functional and generally tag one or more functional “causative” variants in linkage disequilibrium. Markers may not show tight linkage to the causative variants across multiple ethnicities due to evolutionary divergence, and therefore may not be informative across different population groups. Validated markers of disease suggest causative variants exist in the gene and, if the causative variants can be identified, it is reasonable to hypothesize that such variants will be informative across diverse populations. The aim of this study was to test that hypothesis using functional Interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene variations across multiple ethnic populations to replace the non-functional markers originally associated with chronic adult periodontitis in Caucasians. Material and Methods Adult chronic periodontitis cases and controls from four ethnic groups (Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics and Asians) were recruited in the USA, Chile and China. Genotypes of IL1B gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including three functional SNPs (rs16944, rs1143623, rs4848306) in the promoter and one intronic SNP (rs1143633), were determined using a single base extension method or TaqMan 5′ nuclease assay. Logistic regression and other statistical analyses were used to examine the association between moderate to severe periodontitis and IL1B gene variations, including SNPs, haplotypes and composite genotypes. Genotype patterns associated with disease in the discovery study were then evaluated in independent validation studies. Results Significant associations were identified in the discovery study, consisting of Caucasians and African Americans, between moderate to severe adult chronic periodontitis and functional variations in the IL1B gene, including a pattern of four IL1B SNPs (OR = 1.87, p < 0.0001). The association between the disease and this IL1B composite genotype pattern was validated

  2. Proinflammatory gene polymorphisms are potentially associated with Korean non-Sjogren dry eye patients

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    Na, Kyung-Sun; Mok, Jee-Won; Kim, Ja Yeon; Joo, Choun-Ki

    2011-01-01

    Purpose To determine whether proinflammatory cytokine genes were potential susceptibility candidate genes for Korean patients with non-Sjogren dry eye, we investigated the association of the interleukin 1 beta (IL1B), interleukin 6 (IL6), and interleukin 6 receptor (IL6R) variations with this disease in Korean patients. Methods Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples of unrelated non-Sjogren dry eye patients and healthy control individuals who visited the Eye Center and Health Promotion ...

  3. Cytokine gene polymorphism associations with congenital cytomegalovirus infection and sensorineural hearing loss.

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    Kasztelewicz, B; Czech-Kowalska, J; Lipka, B; Milewska-Bobula, B; Borszewska-Kornacka, M K; Romańska, J; Dzierżanowska-Fangrat, K

    2017-10-01

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common viral agent of congenital infections and a leading nongenetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The host immunologic factors that render a developing foetus prone to intrauterine CMV infection and development of hearing loss are unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the potential associations between the polymorphisms within cytokine and cytokine receptors genes, and the risk of congenital CMV infection, and the hearing outcome. A panel of 11 candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): TNF rs1799964, TNF rs1800629, TNFRSF1A rs4149570, IL1B rs16944, IL1B rs1143634, IL10 rs1800896, IL10RA rs4252279, IL12B rs3212227, CCL2 rs1024611, CCL2 rs13900, CCR5 rs333 was genotyped in 470 infants (72 with confirmed intrauterine CMV infection and 398 uninfected controls), and related to congenital CMV infection, and the outcome. In multivariate analysis, the IL1B rs16944 TT and TNF rs1799964 TC genotypes were significantly associated with intrauterine CMV infection (aOR = 2.32; 95% CI, 1.11-4.89; p = 0.032, and aOR = 2.17, 95% CI, 1.25-3.77; p = 0.007, respectively). Twenty-two out of 72 congenitally infected newborns had confirmed SNHL. Carriers of CT or TT genotype of CCL2 rs13900 had increased risk of hearing loss at birth and at 6 months of age (aOR = 3.59; p = 0.028 and aOR = 4.10; p = 0.039, respectively). This is the first study to report an association between SNPs in IL1B, TNF, and CCL2, and susceptibility to congenital CMV infection (IL1B and TNF) and SNHL (CCL2).

  4. "Avaliação do envolvimento dos genes PAX8 e rTSH no hipotireoidismo congênito em pacientes com disgenesia tireoidiana"

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    Denise Perone

    2005-01-01

    Estudamos 32 crianças com HC devido à agenesia ou ectopia tireoideana para mutações no PAX8 e 30 crianças com hipoplasia da tireóide para mutações no rTSH. Todos os exons de ambos os genes foram amplificados a partir do DNA genômico, seguido por seqüenciamento direto. Encontramos, em dois pacientes com ectopia, duas alterações no gene PAX8, uma no promotor, e outra no exon um. Os outros indivíduos estudados apresentaram as seqüências codificáveis dos genes PAX8 e rTSH normais. Em relação ao c...

  5. ANÁLISE DO PODER PREDITIVO DOS GENES ARD1A E NGX6 EM PACIENTES COM CÂNCER DE MAMA

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    Eliane Aline Ribeiro

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A identificação de marcadores moleculares poderá ser uma ferramenta adicional na seleção mais específica das pacientes onde a remoção dos linfonodos axilares é mais indicada. O objetivo é avaliar se os genes ARD1A e NGX6 são marcadores preditivos do envolvimento dos linfonodos axilares no câncer de mama. Foi realizada a análise de expressão gênica pela técnica de RT-qPCR em 51 amostras de tumor primário, sendo 28 tumores primários linfonodo negativo, 23 tumores primários linfonodo positivo e 11 metástases axilares correspondentes. A expressão diferencial para os genes analisados não foi observada quando realizadas as comparações entre os grupos de tumores primários linfonodo positivo, linfonodo negativo e linfonodos correspondentes. Estes resultados sugerem que os genes ARD1A e NGX6 não tem poder preditivo no envolvimento de linfonodos em tumores mamários humanos.

  6. Polimorfismo do gene dos receptores de progesterona e o aborto espontâneo de repetição Progesterone receptor gene polymorphism and recurrent spontaneous abortion

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    Évelyn Traina

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar se polimorfismos dos genes que codificam o receptor de progesterona (PROGINS estão relacionados à ocorrência de aborto espontâneo de repetição (AER. MÉTODOS: em estudo caso-controle, foram selecionados 85 pacientes com antecedente de pelo menos três abortos precoces sem etiologia definida (Grupo Caso e 157 mulheres com história de pelo menos duas gestações de termo sem intercorrências e sem passado de abortamento (Grupo Controle. Realizada coleta de 10 mL de sangue por punção venosa periférica e extração de DNA pela técnica DTAB/CTAB. As genotipagens foram feitas por reação em cadeia de polimerase (PCR, nas condições de ciclagem específica para o polimorfismo em estudo, seguida de amplificação em gel de agarose a 2%. A visualização das bandas foi feita sob luz ultravioleta e os géis foram fotografados. As diferenças genotípicas e alélicas entre os dois grupos para o polimorfismo PROGINS foram calculadas pelo teste de χ2, adotando-se como nível de significância valores de pPURPOSE: to assess a possible association between polymorphism of the progesterone receptor gene (PROGINS and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA. METHODS: in this case-control study, 85 women with at least three previous spontaneous abortions without an identifiable cause (RSA Group and 157 women with at least two previous term pregnancies without pathologies and no previous miscarriage (Control Group were selected. An amount of 10 mL of peripheral blood was collected by venipuncture and genomic DNA was extracted by the DTAB/CTAB method, followed by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR under specific conditions for this polymorphism and by amplification by 2% agarose gel electrophoresis. The bands were visualized with an ultraviolet light transilluminator and the gels were photographed. Differences in the PROGINS genotype and allele frequencies between groups were analyzed by the χ2 test, with the level of significance set

  7. An Association Between Functional Polymorphisms of the Interleukin 1 Gene Complex and Schizophrenia Using Transmission Disequilibrium Test.

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    Kapelski, Pawel; Skibinska, Maria; Maciukiewicz, Malgorzata; Pawlak, Joanna; Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Monika; Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra; Zaremba, Dorota; Twarowska-Hauser, Joanna

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    IL1 gene complex has been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia. To assess whether IL1 gene complex is associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia in Polish population we conducted family-based study. Functional polymorphisms from IL1A (rs1800587, rs17561, rs11677416), IL1B (rs1143634, rs1143643, rs16944, rs4848306, rs1143623, rs1143633, rs1143627) and IL1RN (rs419598, rs315952, rs9005, rs4251961) genes were genotyped in 143 trio with schizophrenia. Statistical analysis was performed using transmission disequilibrium test. We have found a trend toward an association of rs1143627, rs16944, rs1143623 in IL1B gene with the risk of schizophrenia. Our results show a protective effect of allele T of rs4251961 in IL1RN against schizophrenia. We also performed haplotype analysis of IL1 gene complex and found a trend toward an association with schizophrenia of GAGG haplotype (rs1143627, rs16944, rs1143623, rs4848306) in IL1B gene, haplotypes: TG (rs315952, rs9005) and TT (rs4251961, rs419598) in IL1RN. Haplotype CT (rs4251961, rs419598) in IL1RN was found to be associated with schizophrenia. After correction for multiple testing associations did not reach significance level. Our results might support theory that polymorphisms of interleukin 1 complex genes (rs1143627, rs16944, rs1143623, rs4848306 in IL1B gene and rs4251961, rs419598, rs315952, rs9005 in IL1RN gene) are involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, however, none of the results reach significance level after correction for multiple testing.

  8. The frequency of β-globin gene haplotypes, α-thalassemia and genetic polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, factor V Leiden and prothrombin genes in children with sickle cell disease in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Frequência dos haplótipos da globina beta, da talassemia alfa e dos polimorfismos genéticos dos genes da metilenotetrahidrofolato redutase, do fator V Leiden e da protrombina em crianças com doença falciforme no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Isaac L. Silva Filho

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A freqüência dos haplótipos beta S e beta C do gene da globina e a prevalência de talassemia alfa e de mutações nos genes da metilenotetrahidrofolato redutase (MTHFR-C677T, do fator V de Leiden e da protrombina (G20210A foi estudada em crianças com doença falciforme do Rio de Janeiro. O haplótipo Bantu foi o mais freqüente (65,9%, 21,2% das crianças (18% heterozigotas e 3% homozigotas apresentam talassemia com mutação alfa 3.7kb, ao contrário da mutação alfa 4.2kb que não foi encontrada. Os alelos 677CT e 677TT da MTHFR foram observados em 20,2% e 4,8%, respectivamente. Os haplótipos Camarões, Árabe-Indiano e Senegal não foram detectados na amostra estudada, bem como mutações no gene do fator V de Leiden e da protrombina. Somente o haplótipo beta C CI foi observado. Esse é o primeiro estudo realizado em uma amostra proveniente do Programa de Triagem Neonatal para Hemoglobinopatias do estado do Rio de Janeiro. Apesar do Rio de Janeiro ser a segunda maior cidade brasileira e seus habitantes expressarem o elevado grau de miscigenação ocorrida no país, nossos resultados ainda coincidem com os registros históricos dos fluxos migratórios do gene beta S para o Brasil, bem como refletem a forte influência de indivíduos de origem africana na população do Rio de Janeiro.

  9. Expression of the sigma35 and cry2AB genes involved in Bacillus thuringiensis virulence Expressão dos genes sigma35 e cry2AB envolvidos na virulência de Bacillus thuringiensis

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    Ana Maria Guidelli-Thuler

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    Full Text Available There are several genes involved in Bacillus thuringiensis sporulation. The regulation and expression of these genes results in an upregulation in Cry protein production, and this is responsible for the death of insect larvae infected by Bacillus thuringiensis. Gene expression was monitored in Bacillus thuringiensis during three developmental phases. DNA macroarrays were constructed for selected genes whose sequences are available in the GenBank database. These genes were hybridized to cDNA sequences from B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki HD-1. cDNA probes were synthesized by reverse transcription from B. thuringiensis RNA templates extracted during the exponential (log growth, stationary and sporulation phases, and labeled with 33PadCTP. Two genes were differentially expressed levels during the different developmental phases. One of these genes is related to sigma factor (sigma35, and the other is a cry gene (cry2Ab. There were differences between the differential levels of expression of various genes and among the expression detected for different combinations of the sigma factor and cry2Ab genes. The maximum difference in expression was observed for the gene encoding sigma35 factor in the log phase, which was also expressed at a high level during the sporulation phase. The cry2Ab gene was only expressed at a high level in the log phase, but at very low levels in the other phases when compared to the sigma35.Muitos genes estão envolvidos nos mecanismos de esporulação da bactéria Bacillus thuringiensis. A regulação e expressão desses genes resultam em uma produção massiva da proteína Cry, responsável pela morte das larvas de muitos insetos. Neste trabalho monitorou-se a expressão de genes de Bacillus thuringiensis, ao longo de três fases de seu desenvolvimento. Foram construídos macroarrays de DNA dos genes selecionados, cujas seqüências estão disponibilizadas no GenBank. Estes genes foram hibridizados com cDNAs obtidos de B

  10. Memorias privadas, imágenes públicas. La primera persona en dos documentales argentinos recientes

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    Ernesto Livon-Grosman

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    Full Text Available En este ensayo comparo dos documentales argentinos, La televisión y yo (2001 de Andrés Di Tella y Los rubios (2003 de Albertina Carri. Ambos proponen explorar la reconstrucción de una memoria de infancia. El primero parte de la premisa del deseo del director de trazar la historia de la televisión que no ha podido ver en los siete años durante los cuales sus padres estuvieron exiliados en Inglaterra a consecuencia de la dictadura militar que se extendió de 1966 a1973. El segundo documental, Los rubios, busca reconstruir y examinar la vida personal y política de los padres de la directora, ambos militantes desaparecidos durante la última dictadura militar, que tuvo lugar entre 1976 y 1983, cuando la directora tenía tres años.

  11. The effects of quercetin on microRNA and inflammatory gene expression in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated bovine neutrophils

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    Full Text Available Aim: To investigate gene expression of microRNA (miRNA milieus (MIRLET7E, MIR17, MIR24-2, MIR146A, and MIR181C, inflammatory cytokine genes (interleukin 1β [IL1B], IL6, CXCL8, and tumor necrosis factor [TNF], and the pathogen receptor toll-like receptor (TLR4 in bovine neutrophils under quercetin supplementation. Materials and Methods: Isolated bovine neutrophils were incubated with bacterial lipopolysaccharide under quercetin treatment or left untreated. Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to determine the expression of the miRNAs and messenger RNA (mRNA transcripts in neutrophils. Results: Quercetin-treated neutrophils exhibited a remarkable suppression in MIR24-2, MIR146A, and MIR181C expression. Similarly, mRNA expression of IL1B, IL6, CXCL8, TLR4, and TNF genes noticeably declined in the quercetin group. Many proinflammatory genes (IL1B, IL6, and CXCL8 and the pathogen receptor TLR4 had a negative correlation with MIR146A and MIR181C as revealed by Pearson correlation. Conclusion: Interaction between cognate mRNAs and miRNAs under quercetin supplementation can be summarized as a positive or negative correlation. This finding may help understand the effects of quercetin either on miRNA or gene expression during inflammation, especially as a potentially applicable indicator in bovine mastitis.

  12. P53 and Rb tumor suppressor gene alterations in gastric cancer Alterações dos genes supressores tumorais p53 e Rb no câncer gástrico

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    Rejane Mattar

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Inactivation of tumor suppressor genes has been frequently observed in gastric carcinogenesis. Our purpose was to study the involvement of p53, APC, DCC, and Rb genes in gastric carcinoma. METHOD: Loss of heterozygosity of the p53, APC, DCC and Rb genes was studied in 22 gastric cancer tissues using polymerase chain reaction; single-strand conformation polymorphism of the p53 gene exons 5-6 and exons 7-8 was studied using 35S-dATP, and p53 expression was detected using a histological immunoperoxidase method with an anti-p53 clone. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: No loss of heterozygosity was observed in any of these tumor suppressor genes; homozygous deletion was detected in the Rb gene in 23% (3/13 of the cases of intestinal-type gastric carcinoma. Eighteen (81.8% cases showed band mobility shifts in exons 5-6 and/or 7-8 of the p53 gene. The presence of the p53 protein was positive in gastric cancer cells in 14 cases (63.6%. Normal gastric mucosa showed negative staining for p53; thus, the immunoreactivity was likely to represent mutant forms. The correlation of band mobility shift and the immunoreactivity to anti-p53 was not significant (P = .90. There was no correlation of gene alterations with the disease severity. CONCLUSIONS: The inactivation of Rb and p53 genes is involved in gastric carcinogenesis in our environment. Loss of the Rb gene observed only in the intestinal-type gastric cancer should be further evaluated in association with Helicobacter pylori infection. The p53 gene was affected in both intestinal and diffuse histological types of gastric cancer.A inativação de genes supressores tumorais tem sido freqüentemente observada na carcinogênese gástrica. O nosso objetivo foi estudar o envolvimento dos genes p53, APC, DCC e Rb no câncer gástrico. MÉTODO: Vinte e dois casos de câncer gástrico foram estudados por PCR-LOH (reação de polimerase em cadeia- perda de alelo heterozigoto dos genes p53, APC, DCC e Rb; e por PCR-SSCP (rea

  13. IL1 receptor antagonist gene IL1-RN variable number of tandem repeats polymorphism and cancer risk: a literature review and meta-analysis.

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    Ying Zhang

    Full Text Available IL1 receptor antagonist (IL1RA and IL1beta (IL1β, members of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 (IL1 family, play a potential role against infection and in the pathogenesis of cancers. The variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR polymorphism in the second intron of the IL1 receptor antagonist gene (IL1-RN and a polymorphism in exon 5 of IL1B (IL1B+3954C>T, rs1143634 have been suggested in predisposition to cancer risk. However, studies have shown inconsistent results. To validate any association, a meta-analysis was performed with 14,854 cases and 19,337 controls from 71 published case-control studies for IL1-RN VNTR and 33 eligible studies contained 7,847 cases and 8917 controls for IL1B +3954. Odds ratios (ORs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs were calculated from comparisons to assess the strength of the association. There was significant association between the IL1-RN VNTR polymorphism and the risk of cancer for any overall comparison. Furthermore, cancer type stratification analysis revealed that there were significantly increased risks of gastric cancer, bladder cancer and other cancer groups. Infection status analysis indicated that the H. pylori or HBV/HCV infection and IL1-RN VNTR genotypes were independent factors for developing gastric or hepatocellular cancers. In addition, a borderline significant association was observed between IL1B+3954 polymorphism and the increased cancer risk. Although some modest bias could not be eliminated, this meta-analysis suggested that the IL1-RN VNTR polymorphisms may contribute to genetic susceptibility to gastric cancer. More studies are needed to further evaluate the role of the IL1B+3954 polymorphism in the etiology of cancer.

  14. Associations of the interleukin-1 gene locus polymorphisms with risk to hip and knee osteoarthritis: gender and subpopulation differences.

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    Kaarvatn, M H; Jotanovic, Z; Mihelic, R; Etokebe, G E; Mulac-Jericevic, B; Tijanic, T; Balen, S; Sestan, B; Dembic, Z

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    Genetic predisposition to the complex hereditary disease like osteoarthritis (OA) of the large joints (hip and knee) includes the interleukin-1 gene (IL-1) cluster on chromosome 2. Using a case-control study with 500 OA patients (240 knee and 260 hip OA patients, all with joint replacement), we analysed frequencies of IL-1 gene cluster polymorphisms in Croatian Caucasian population. The control samples came from 531 healthy individuals including blood donors. We genotyped two single nucleotide polymorphisms in the IL-1 gene locus at IL-1A (-889, C>T, rs1800587) and IL-1B (+3594, C>T, rs1143634) and compared their frequencies between patients and controls. We predicted haplotypes by combining current data with our previous results on gene polymorphisms (IL-1B, rs16944 and the IL-1 receptor antagonist gene [IL-1RN] variable number tandem repeat [VNTR]) for the same population. Haplotype analyses revealed gender disparities and showed that women carriers of the 1-2-1-1 haplotype [IL-1A(rs1800587) - IL-1B(rs1143634) - IL-1B(rs16944) - IL-1RN(VNTR)] had sixfold lower risk to develop knee OA. However, carriers of the 1-1-1-2 haplotype of both sexes had over twofold higher predisposition to hip OA. Our results differ from some earlier studies in Caucasian subpopulations, which may be due to the fact that this is the first study to separate genders in assessing the IL-1-locus genetic risk of OA. The results suggest that inflammatory mediators like IL-1 might be implicated in the pathogenesis of primary OA in large joints and that as yet unidentified gender-specific factors exist in a Croatian Caucasian population. © 2012 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  16. Influência dos genes candidatos MC1R, ASIP, TYRP1 e kit na pigmentação em ovinos crioulos e predição do efeito dos polimorfismos não sinônimos no gene MC1R humano

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    A coloração dos animais é uma característica que apresenta uma grande diversidade de fenótipos nas diferentes espécies. Diferentes abordagens podem ser utilizadas para o entendimento da diversidade na coloração existente nas espécies animais. Através da análise de genes candidatos as mutações responsáveis pela variação na coloração têm sido descritas em diferentes espécies, demonstrando o envolvimento de mecanismos moleculares variados na sua regulação. Este trabalho tem por objetivo a utiliz...

  17. Expression of human bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2 and BMP-4 genes in transgenic bovine fibroblasts Expressão dos genes bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2 e BMP-4 em fibroblastos bovinos transgênicos

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    Full Text Available cDNAs dos genes bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2 e bone morphogenetic protein-4 (BMP-4 foram sintetizados a partir de RNA total extraído de tecidos ósseos de pacientes que apresentavam trauma facial (fraturas do maxilar entre o 7º e o 10º dia pós-trauma e clonados num vetor para expressão em células mamíferas, sob controle do promotor de citomegalovírus (CMV. Os vetores contendo os genes BMP-2 e o BMP-4 foram utilizados para a transfecção de fibroblastos bovinos. mRNAs foram indiretamente detectados por RT-PCR nas células transfectadas. As proteínas BMP-2 e BMP-4 foram detectadas mediante análises de Western blot. Os resultados demonstram a possibilidade de produção desses fatores de crescimento celular em fibroblastos bovinos. Essas células poderão ser utilizadas como fontes doadoras de material genético para a técnica de transferência nuclear na geração de animais transgênicos.

  18. Polimorfismos dos genes do receptor de serotonina (5-HT2A e da catecol-O-metiltransferase (COMT: fatores desencadeantes da fibromialgia? Serotonin receptor (5-HT 2A and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT gene polymorphisms: Triggers of fibromyalgia?

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A fibromialgia é uma síndrome reumática caracterizada por dor difusa e crônica associada a fadiga, insônia, ansiedade, depressão, perda de memória e tontura. Embora os mecanismos fisiológicos que controlam a fibromialgia não tenham sido estabelecidos, fatores neuroendócrinos, genéticos ou moleculares podem estar envolvidos. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente estudo foi caracterizar os polimorfismos dos genes do receptor de serotonina (5-HT2A e da catecolO-metiltransferase (COMT em pacientes brasileiros com fibromialgia, a fim de avaliar sua participação na etiologia da doença. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: O DNA genômico extraído de 102 amostras de sangue (51 pacientes, 51 controles foi usado para a caracterização molecular dos polimorfismos dos genes 5-HT2A e COMT, por meio de PCR-RFLP. RESULTADOS: A análise molecular dos polimorfismos do gene 5-HT2A demonstrou frequências de 25,49% C/C, 49,02% T/C e 25,49% T/T, nos pacientes com fibromialgia, e 17,65% C/C, 62,74% T/C e 19,61% T/T, no grupo controle, não apresentando diferença significativa entre o grupo de pacientes e o grupo controle. Os polimorfismos do gene da COMT em pacientes com fibromialgia apresentaram uma frequência de 17,65% e 45,10% para os genótipos H/H e L/H, respectivamente. No grupo controle, as frequências foram de 29,42%, para H/H, e 60,78%, para L/H, sem diferença significativa entre ambos os grupos. Entretanto, houve diferença significativa na frequência do genótipo L/L em pacientes (37,25% e controles (9,8%, o que permitiu a diferenciação entre os dois grupos. CONCLUSÃO: A frequência do genótipo L/L foi maior nos pacientes com fibromialgia. Apesar de a fibromialgia envolver uma situação poligênica e fatores ambientais, o estudo molecular do SNP rs4680 do gene da COMT pode auxiliar a identificação de indivíduos suscetíveis.INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome characterized by diffuse and chronic pain associated with

  19. Polymorphisms in IL-1 gene cluster and its association with the risk of perinatal HIV transmission, in an Indian cohort.

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    Ahir, Swati; Chaudhari, Deepali; Chavan, Vijay; Samant-Mavani, Padmaja; Nanavati, Ruchi; Mehta, Preeti; Mania-Pramanik, Jayanti

    2013-06-01

    Host genetic diversity plays a very important role in protecting infants exposed to HIV-1 through their mothers. IL-1 family genes are key mediators of inflammatory responses and no studies are available on its association with perinatal HIV transmission. We aimed to evaluate if single nucleotide polymorphisms in IL-1 family genes are associated with perinatal HIV transmission. Infants of HIV positive women were genotyped for five polymorphic loci in IL1 gene cluster namely; IL1R1 (rs2234650), IL1A (rs1800587), IL1B (rs16944), IL1B (rs1143634), and IL1RN (rs315952) using polymerase chain reaction with sequence specific primers (PCR-SSP) method. Haplotype block structure was determined using Haploview and statistical analysis was done using PyPop. In this cohort based observational study significantly increased frequency of CT genotype in IL1R1 (rs2234650) was observed in positive vs. negative children (76.4% vs. 42.2%, p = 0.023), while CC genotype was significantly (p = 0.022) high in exposed uninfected children compared to infected ones (51.1% vs. 17.6%). These significances, however, did not stand the Bonferroni corrections. Haplotypic analysis demonstrated that the TCCCT haplotype was significantly associated (p = 0.002) with HIV transmission and remained significant even after Bonferroni correction. The children who had the protective CC genotype at IL1R1 (rs2234650) and were still positive had the TTC haplotype for IL1A (rs1800587):IL1B (rs1143634):IL1R1 (rs2234650). In contrast, 16 out of 19 (84.2%) children who had the CT genotype and were still negative had the protective CTC haplotype for IL1A (rs1800587):IL1B (rs16944):IL1B (rs1143634). IL1R1 (rs2234650) polymorphisms CT/CC along the specific haplotypes of the IL-1 gene family can be exploited as possible markers for prediction of perinatal HIV transmission. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Clinical Relevance of Cytokines Gene Polymorphisms and Protein Levels in Gingival Cervical Fluid from Chronic Periodontitis Patients.

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    Lavu, Vamsi; Venkatesan, Vettriselvi; Venugopal, Priyanka; Lakkakula, Bhaskar Venkata Kameswara Subrahmanya; Paul, Solomon Franklin Durairaj; Peria, Kumarasamy; Rao, Suresh Ranga

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    Cytokines are suggested to play a role in periodontitis. To determine and compare the levels of Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples amongst healthy individuals and those with chronic periodontitis. Further to compare the GCF cytokine levels in three genotype classes defined by the respective gene polymorphisms. The study was conducted on 41 chronic periodontitis patients and 40 healthy volunteers. IL-1β and TNF-α were quantified in GCF by cytometric bead array. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples and genotyping of IL1B +3954C/T (rs1143634) IL1B -511G/A (rs16944), TNFA -1031T/C (rs1799964) and TNFA -863C/A (rs1800630) polymorphisms were performed using Sanger sequencing and Taqman SNP genotyping assays methods. Both IL-1β and TNF-α levels were significantly higher in chronic periodontitis group compared to the controls. IL-1β and TNF-α levels did not significantly differ in genotype classes of the respective polymorphism (IL1B -511G/A, TNFA -1031T/C and TNFA -863C/A). However, individuals with CT genotype of IL1B +3954C/T showed higher levels of IL-1β in the gingival crevicular fluid (ANOVA p<0.05). The results of this study revealed the presence of higher levels of IL-1β and TNF-α in subjects with periodontitis and genetic control of IL-1β levels in our samples of Indians.

  1. Interleukin gene polymorphisms in Chinese Han population with breast cancer, a case-control study.

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    Zuo, Xiaoxiao; Li, Miao; Yang, Ya; Liang, Tiansong; Yang, Hongyao; Zhao, Xinhan; Yang, Daoke

    2018-04-06

    Cytokines are known as important regulators of the cancer involved in inflammatory and immunological responses. This fact and plethora of gene polymorphism data prompted us to investigate IL1 gene polymorphisms in breast cancer (BC) patients. Totally, 530 patients with BC and 628 healthy control women were studied. The genetic polymorphisms for IL1 were analyzed by Massarray Sequencing method. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in IL1B, IL1R1 gene are thought to influence breast cancer risk. The results of the association between IL-1B, IL1R1 polymorphisms and breast cancer risk have significant. We found that the variant TT genotype of rs10490571 was associated with a significantly increased breast cancer risk (TT vs. CC: OR = 2.82, 95% CI = 1.12-7.08, P = 0.047 for the codominant model). For rs16944 (AG vs. GG: OR = 0.60, 95% CI = 0.41-0.90, P = 0.034 for the codominant model) and rs1143623 (CG vs. CC: OR = 0.65, 95% CI = 0.45-0.94, P = 0.023 for the codominant model) have significant associations were found in genetic models. In conclusion, the present analysis suggests a correlation of polymorphic markers within the IL-1 gene locus with the risk in developing breast cancer. Taken together with our finding that IL1B, IL1R1 gene three SNP are also associated with the risk for the disease, we suggest that inflammation via innate and adaptive immunity contributes to multifactorial hereditary predisposition to pathogenesis of the breast cancer.

  2. Role of ACE and IL-1β Gene Polymorphisms in Erythropoeitin Hyporesponsive Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease with Anemia.

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    Nand, N; Deshmukh, A R; Joshi, S; Sachdeva, M P; Sakthivel

    2017-02-01

    Hyporesponse to erythropoietin is a common problem seen in around 5-10% of patients. Recently the focus from these remediable factors has been shifted to the non-modifiable innate factors i.e polymorphism of ACE and IL-1B gene and studies have shown that DD genotype and IL-1B CC genotype have lower erythropoietin requirement. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of ACE and IL-1B gene polymorphisms in erythropoietin hyporesponse in CKD patients with anemia. A total of 50 patients were selected. After taking pre-informed written consent, they were segregated into two groups, group A and B with 25 patients in each group. Group A included CKD stage III-IV patients and Group B included CKD stage V patients who were on regular maintenance. All patients were given erythroepoietin and response was monitored using erythropoietin resistance index (ERI). Genotyping of ACE and IL-1B genes were done and serum levels of ACE and IL-1B were measured. Mean values of ERI were compared between different genotype subgroups and analysed using binary regression analysis. The study group included 6 patients with diabetic nephropathy and out of these 4(66.6%) had DD genotype. On comparing the effect of ACE polymorphism on ERI levels it was seen that the mean ERI values in DD subgroup were significantly lower (16.97±5.35, 21.88±6.25, 22.69±8.35 at 1,3 and 5th month) as compared to ID (18.16±3.39, 24.17±3.66, 32.74±9.95 and II (20.73±5.17, 27.74±7.30, 41.08±13.83 U/Kg/g/dL). In the case of IL-1B the mean ERI values were lowest in the TT subgroup (16.46±4.45, 21.96±5.77,23.98±8.48) as compared to CC (19.49 ±5.62,25.46±7.07, 33.59±12.61) and CT (18.12±4.27,24.14±5.70, 31.89±13.83 U/Kg/g/dL). The mean serum values of ACE were in a decreasing trend i.e DD> ID> II (238.05 ± 52.46, 194.73±50.28 and 162.99±39.71 ng/ml, (p 0.05). D allele positively affected the serum ACE level but there was no association between IL-1B genotype and its levels. ACE gene polymorphism

  3. Interleukin 1 beta gene and risk of schizophrenia: detailed case-control and family-based studies and an updated meta-analysis.

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    Shibuya, Masako; Watanabe, Yuichiro; Nunokawa, Ayako; Egawa, Jun; Kaneko, Naoshi; Igeta, Hirofumi; Someya, Toshiyuki

    2014-01-01

    Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. To assess whether the IL1B gene confers increased susceptibility to schizophrenia, we conducted case-control and family-based studies and an updated meta-analysis. We tested the association between IL1B and schizophrenia in 1229 case-control and 112 trio samples using 12 markers, including common tagging single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and a rare non-synonymous variation detected by resequencing the coding regions. We also performed a meta-analysis of rs16944 using a total of 8724 case-control and 201 trio samples from 16 independent populations. We found no significant associations between any of the 12 SNVs examined and schizophrenia in either case-control or trio samples. Moreover, our meta-analysis results showed no significant association between the common SNV, rs16944, and schizophrenia. The present study does not support a role for IL1B in schizophrenia susceptibility.

  4. Análise dos haplótipos do gene da betaS-globina no Ceará Analysis of betaS-globin gene haplotypes in Ceará, Brazil

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    Gentil Claudino de Galiza Neto

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho abordam-se vários aspectos relacionados à natureza molecular da anemia falciforme (AF, desordem hematológica de caráter hereditário. A descoberta do polimorfismo do DNA no grupamento do gene betaS, originando diferentes haplótipos da doença, permitiu ampliar o conhecimento em torno da heterogeneidade clínica observada nos pacientes falcêmicos nas mais diversas regiões do mundo. Analisaram-se os diferentes haplótipos e seus parâmetros hematológicos, presentes em um grupo de 22 pacientes naturais e procedentes do estado do Ceará. A distribuição das freqüências dos haplótipos encontrados foi de 55,9% para Benin; 41,2% para República Centro-Africana (CAR; e de 2,9% para o haplótipo Senegal. Esses dados, em comparação com os demais estudos realizados no Brasil, mostram associação entre os seus valores para um alfa de 5% (p The present work deals with numerous aspects related to the molecular nature of sickle cell anemia. The discovery of the DNA polymorphism in the betas-globin gene cluster, gave origin to different haplotypes of the disease, making possible to enlarge the knowledge about the clinical heterogenity observed on the patients with sickle cell disease, in the various regions of the world. The different haplotypes and its hematological parameters were analysed in a group of 22 patients born in the State of Ceará, northeast of Brazil. The distribution found in the haplotypes frequency was of 55.9% for the Benin, of 41.2% for the CAR, and of 2.9% for Senegal haplotype. The data, compared to the others works done in Brazil, show relations among their values to alpha of 5% (p < 0,05. The results make possible a full understanding of the pathophisiology of the illness and of its clinical complexity in our State, as well as it allows a better knowledge of the sickle cell disease in our country.

  5. Expressão dos genes nodC, nodW e nopP em Bradyrhizobium japonicum estirpe CPAC 15 avaliada por RT-qPCR Expression of nodC, nodW and nopP genes in Bradyrhizobium japonicum CPAC 15 strain evaluated by RT-qPCR

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a expressão, por RT-qPCR, dos genes de nodulação nodC e nodW e do gene nopP da estirpe CPAC 15, que provavelmente atuam na infecção das raízes da soja. Foram realizados dois experimentos. No primeiro, a expressão dos genes foi avaliada nas células após a incubação com genisteína por 15 min, 1, 4 e 8 horas. Os resultados revelaram que os três genes apresentaram maior expressão imediatamente após o contato com o indutor (15 min. No segundo experimento, a bactéria foi cultivada na presença de indutores (genisteína ou exsudatos de sementes de soja por 48 horas. A expressão dos três genes foi maior na presença de genisteína, com valores de expressão para nodC, nodW e nopP superiores ao controle. Os resultados obtidos confirmam a funcionalidade dos três genes na estirpe CPAC 15, com ênfase para o nopP, cuja funcionalidade em Bradyrhizobium japonicum foi descrita pela primeira vez.The objective of this work was to evaluate, by RT-qPCR, the expression of the nodC and nodW nodulation genes and of the nopP gene of the CPAC 15 strain, which probably play a role in the infection of soybean roots. Two experiments were done. In the first, the gene expression was evaluated in cells after incubation with genistein for 15 min, 1, 4 and 8 hours. Results showed that the three genes showed higher expression immediately after contact with the inducer (15 min. In the second experiment, the bacterium was grown in the presence of inducers (genistein or soybean seed exudates for 48 hours. The expression of the three genes was greater when induced by genistein, and the expression of nodC, nodW and nopP had higher values than the control. The results confirm the functionality of the three genes in the CPAC 15 strain, with an emphasis on the nopP, whose functionality in Bradyrhizobium japonicum was described for the first time.

  6. Gene-environment interactions linking air pollution and inflammation in Parkinson's disease.

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    Lee, Pei-Chen; Raaschou-Nielsen, Ole; Lill, Christina M; Bertram, Lars; Sinsheimer, Janet S; Hansen, Johnni; Ritz, Beate

    2016-11-01

    Both air pollution exposure and systemic inflammation have been linked to Parkinson's disease (PD). In the PASIDA study, 408 incident cases of PD diagnosed in 2006-2009 and their 495 population controls were interviewed and provided DNA samples. Markers of long term traffic related air pollution measures were derived from geographic information systems (GIS)-based modeling. Furthermore, we genotyped functional polymorphisms in genes encoding proinflammatory cytokines, namely rs1800629 in TNFα (tumor necrosis factor alpha) and rs16944 in IL1B (interleukin-1β). In logistic regression models, long-term exposure to NO 2 increased PD risk overall (odds ratio (OR)=1.06 per 2.94μg/m 3 increase, 95% CI=1.00-1.13). The OR for PD in individuals with high NO 2 exposure (≧75th percentile) and the AA genotype of IL1B rs16944 was 3.10 (95% CI=1.14-8.38) compared with individuals with lower NO 2 exposure (<75th percentile) and the GG genotype. The interaction term was nominally significant on the multiplicative scale (p=0.01). We did not find significant gene-environment interactions with TNF rs1800629. Our finds may provide suggestive evidence that a combination of traffic-related air pollution and genetic variation in the proinflammatory cytokine gene IL1B contribute to risk of developing PD. However, as statistical evidence was only modest in this large sample we cannot rule out that these results represent a chance finding, and additional replication efforts are warranted. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Influence of IL-1 gene polymorphism on the periodontal microbiota of HIV-infected Brazilian individuals

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    Gonçalves, Lucio de Souza; Ferreira, Sônia Maria Soares; Souza, Celso Oliveira; Colombo, Ana Paula Vieira

    2009-01-01

    This study investigated the association of IL-1A (+4845) and IL-1B (+3954) gene polymorphism with the subgingival microbiota and periodontal status of HIV-infected Brazilian individuals on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). One hundred and five subjects were included in the study, distributed into 2 HIV groups [29 chronic periodontitis (CP+) and 30 periodontally healthy (H+)]; and 2 non-HIV groups (29 CP- and 17 H- patients). IL-1A and B were genotyped by PCR and restriction enzyme...

  8. Relationship Between IL1 Gene Polymorphisms and Periodontal Disease in Japanese Women

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    Tanaka, Keiko; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Hanioka, Takashi; Arakawa, Masashi

    2014-01-01

    Epidemiological evidence on the relationship between IL1A and/or IL1B polymorphisms and periodontal disease is inconsistent. We investigated associations between three IL1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes encoding interleukin (IL) -1α (rs1800587) and IL-1β (rs1143634 and rs16944) and the risk of periodontal disease among young Japanese women. A case–control study was performed with a total of 1150 women, including 131 subjects who had at least one tooth with a probing pocket de...

  9. Взаимосвязь полиморфизмов гена IL1B и табакокурения с риском возникновения инфаркта миокарда

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    Хуторная, Мария; Понасенко, Анастасия; Байракова, Юлия; Головкин, Алексей

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    Генотип и табакокурение определяют риски развития инфаркта миокарда (ИМ) у пациентов с ишемической болезнью сердца (ИБС). Гомозиготный генотип С (rs16944) IL1B ассоциирован с ИМ (ОШ = 3,17 (95% ДИ=0,92-10,89); р < 0,01), а гетерозиготное носительство этой аллели риски не увеличивает (ОШ=1,36 (95% Ди = 0,83-2,2); р = 0,01). Табакокурение увеличивает риск ИМ в 5 раз (ОШ = 5,16 (95% ДИ = 1,05-25,39); p < 0,05) у гомозигот, в 1,5 раза (ОШ = 1,46 (95% ДИ = 0,77-2,78); p < 0,05) у гетерози...

  10. Variants in the interleukin-1 alpha and beta genes, and the risk for periodontal disease in dogs.

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    Albuquerque, C; Morinha, F; Magalhães, J; Requicha, J; Dias, I; Guedes-Pinto, H; Bastos, E; Viegas, C

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    Elevated levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1) have been shown to amplify the inflammatory response against periodontopathogenic bacteria.In humans,polymorphisms in the IL1A and IL1B genes are the most well-studied genetic polymorphisms associated with periodontal disease (PD). In contrast to human, there is a lack of knowledge on the genetic basis of canine PD. A case-control study was conducted in which a molecular analysis of dog IL1A and IL1B genes was performed. Of the eight genetic variants identified, seven in IL1A gene and one in IL1B gene, IL1A/1_g.388A>C and IL1A /1_g.521T>A showed statistically significant differences between groups (adjusted OR (95% CI): 0.15 (0.03-0.76),P=0.022; 5.76 (1.03-32.1),P=0.046, respectively). It suggests that in the studied population the IL1A/1_g.388C allele is associated with a decreased PD risk, whereas the IL1A/1_g.521A allele can confer an increased risk. Additionally, the IL1A/2_g.515G>T variation resulted in a change of amino acid, i.e. glycine to valine. In silico analysis suggests that this change can alter protein structure and function, predicting it to be deleterious or damaging. This work suggests that IL1 genetic variants may be important in PD susceptibility in canines.

  11. Interleukin gene polymorphisms and breast cancer: a case control study and systematic literature review

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    Balasubramanian, SP; Azmy, IAF; Higham, SE; Wilson, AG; Cross, SS; Cox, A; Brown, NJ; Reed, MW

    2006-01-01

    Interleukins and cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of many solid cancers. Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in cytokine genes are thought to influence the expression or function of these proteins and many have been evaluated for their role in inflammatory disease and cancer predisposition. The aim of this study was to evaluate any role of specific SNPs in the interleukin genes IL1A, IL1B, IL1RN, IL4R, IL6 and IL10 in predisposition to breast cancer susceptibility and severity. Candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in key cytokine genes were genotyped in breast cancer patients and in appropriate healthy volunteers who were similar in age, race and sex. Genotyping was performed using a high throughput allelic discrimination method. Data on clinico-pathological details and survival were collected. A systematic review of Medline English literature was done to retrieve previous studies of these polymorphisms in breast cancer. None of the polymorphisms studied showed any overall predisposition to breast cancer susceptibility, severity or to time to death or occurrence of distant metastases. The results of the systematic review are summarised. Polymorphisms within key interleukin genes (IL1A, IL1B, IL1RN, IL4R, IL6 and IL10 do not appear to play a significant overall role in breast cancer susceptibility or severity

  12. Association of Interleukin-1 Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Keratoconus in Chinese Han Population.

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    Wang, Yani; Wei, Wei; Zhang, Changning; Zhang, XueHui; Liu, Ming; Zhu, Xiuping; Xu, Kun

    2016-05-01

    To investigate whether interleukin-1 alpha (IL1A) and interleukin-1 beta (IL1B) polymorphisms are associated with keratoconus (KC) in unrelated Chinese Han patients. The IL1A (rs2071376) and IL1B (rs1143627, rs16944) polymorphisms were genotyped in 115 unrelated Chinese Han KC patients and 101 healthy Chinese Han volunteers with the Sequenom MassARRAY RS1000. Sequenom Typer 4.0 software, PLINK 1.07, Haploview 4.0 software platform were used to analyze the allelic variants of IL1A and IL1B genes, and their association with KC risk factors were assessed. Among the variants, the three SNPs (rs2071376 in IL1A, rs1143627 and rs16944 in the promoter region of IL1B) were different between the two groups. The A allele of rs2071376 (A > C, p = 0.017, OR = 1.968, 95% C.I. 1.313-3.425), the C allele of rs1143627 (C > T, p rs16944 (A > G, p = 0.002, OR = 2.401, 95% C.I. 1.396-4.161) were associated with a increased risk of KC in Chinese Han patients. This study showed that rs2071376, rs1143627 and rs16944 had significant differences in associations between KC patients and the control group when different genotypes were analyzed in three models (dominant, recessive, and additive). In the haplotype analysis, the two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs1143627 and rs16944 showed strong linkage disequilibrium. In addition, Haplotype "ACA" was found to be associated with a higher risk of developing KC (OR = 12.91, p < 0.001). Keratocyte apoptosis is an initiating event in the pathogenesis of KC which could be induced by the altered levels of IL1 gene. These findings confirmed that polymorphisms in IL1 genes were associated with risk of KC in the Chinese Han population, which help us to gain insight into the pathogenesis of KC.

  13. Polimorfismos de DNA nos genes dos receptores de estrogênio e FSHR e associação com resposta superovulatória em bovinos

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    Valeriano, Ana Cláudia de Melo

    2010-01-01

    Estudos baseados em genes candidatos buscam identificar polimorfismos e a prospecção de genes candidatos que estão envolvidos no processo de ovulação são ferramentas de importantes quando se pretende incrementar a eficiência reprodutiva de rebanhos e melhorar as respostas das biotécnicas de multiplicação animal. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi sequenciar e detectar polimorfismos em parte do “exon” 10 do gene do receptor do hormônio folículo estimulante (FSHR); genotipar doadoras de e...

  14. Association analysis of the IL-1 gene cluster polymorphisms with aggressive and chronic periodontitis in the Algerian population.

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    Boukortt, Kawther Nourelhouda; Saidi-Ouahrani, Nadjia; Boukerzaza, Boubaker; Ouhaibi-Djellouli, Hadjira; Hachmaoui, Khalida; Benaissa, Fatima Zohra; Taleb, Leila; Drabla-Ouahrani, Hayet; Deba, Tahria; Ouledhamou, Sid Ahmed; Mehtar, Nadhera; Boudjema, Abdellah

    2015-10-01

    There is strong evidence that genetic as well as environmental factors affect the development of periodontitis. Various studies suggest that genetic polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) genes are associated with an increased risk of developing the pathogenesis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible relationship between two polymorphisms of IL-1 gene cluster IL-1B (C+3954T) (rs1143634) and IL-1A (C-889T) (rs1800587) SNPs and the aggressive and chronic periodontitis risk in a case control study in Algerian population. 279 subjects were recruited and received a periodontal examination: 128 healthy controls and 151 cases. From cases, 91 patients were having a chronic disease whereas 60 subjects with aggressive form. All these subjects were genotyped for IL-1A (C-889T) and IL-1B (C+3954T) polymorphisms using TaqMan real time PCR technology. Frequencies of IL-1 alleles, genotypes and the haplotypes were also examined. Significant differences were found in the carriage rate of both minor alleles of the IL-1A (C-889T) and IL-1B (C+3954T) polymorphisms of aggressive periodontitis cases compared with healthy controls (OR [95%CI]=1.61 [1.03-2.49], p=0.03), (OR [95%CI]=1.69 [1.09-2.63], p=0.01), respectively. The result did not reach significance with the chronic form. The studied polymorphisms of the IL-1 genes appear to be associated with susceptibility to aggressive periodontitis (AgP) in the Algerian population. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Novel CFTR missense mutations in Brazilian patients with congenital absence of vas deferens: counseling issues Mutações novas no gene CFTR de pacientes brasileiros portadores de agenesia dos vasos deferentes: dificuldades no aconselhamento

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    Patricia de Campos Pieri

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Screening for mutations in the entire Cystic Fibrosis gene (CFTR of Brazilian infertile men with congenital absence of vas deferens, in order to prevent transmission of CFTR mutations to offspring with the use of assisted reproductive technologies. METHOD: Specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR primers were designed to each of the 27 exons and splicing sites of interest followed by single strand conformational polymorphism and Heteroduplex Analysis (SSCP-HA in precast 12.5% polyacrylamide gels at 7ºC and 20ºC. Fragments with abnormal SSCP migration pattern were sequenced. RESULTS: Two novel missense mutations (S753R and G149W were found in three patients (two brothers together with the IVS8-5T allele in hetrozygosis. CONCLUSION: The available screenings for CF mutations do not include the atypical mutations associated to absence of vas deferens and thus, when these tests fail to find mutations, there is still a genetic risk of affected children with the help of assisted reproduction. We recommend the screening of the whole CFTR gene for these infertile couples, as part of the work-up before assisted reproduction.OBJETIVO: Pesquisar mutações em toda a extensão do gene que causa a Fibrose Cística (CFTR de homens brasileiros inférteis por agenesia congênita dos vasos deferentes, com a finalidade de prevenir a transmissão de mutações em CFTR à prole com o uso das tecnologias de reprodução assistida. MÉTODOS: Foram desenhados oligonucleotídeos específicos para realização de reação de polimerização em cadeia (PCR para cada um dos 27 exons e sítios de processamento de interesse no gene CFTR. O PCR foi seguido pela técnica de SSCP-HA (polimorfismos de conformação no DNA de fita simples e na formação de heteroduplexes em géis pré-fabricados de poliacrilamida a 12,5% em duas temperaturas, 7ºC e 20ºC. Os fragmentos com padrão alterado na migração do SSCP foram submetidos a seqüenciamento automatizado

  16. Autonomia profissional dos professores

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    Guerra, Teresa P.; Veiga, Feliciano

    2007-01-01

    Este estudo pretendeu analisar as representações dos professores acerca da sua autonomia em contexto escolar, com recurso a uma amostra de 203 professores de ambos os sexos, pertencentes a escolas dos distritos de Lisboa, Setúbal, Leiria e Aveiro. Utilizou-se a Escala de Autonomia Profissional dos Professores (EAPP).

  17. Inflammatory Gene Polymorphisms in Lung Cancer Susceptibility.

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    Eaton, Keith D; Romine, Perrin E; Goodman, Gary E; Thornquist, Mark D; Barnett, Matt J; Petersdorf, Effie W

    2018-05-01

    Chronic inflammation has been implicated in carcinogenesis, with increasing evidence of its role in lung cancer. We aimed to evaluate the role of genetic polymorphisms in inflammation-related genes in the risk for development of lung cancer. A nested case-control study design was used, and 625 cases and 625 well-matched controls were selected from participants in the β-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial, which is a large, prospective lung cancer chemoprevention trial. The association between lung cancer incidence and survival and 23 polymorphisms descriptive of 11 inflammation-related genes (interferon gamma gene [IFNG], interleukin 10 gene [IL10], interleukin 1 alpha gene [IL1A], interleukin 1 beta gene [IL1B], interleukin 2 gene [IL2], interleukin 4 receptor gene [IL4R], interleukin 4 gene [IL4], interleukin 6 gene [IL6], prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 gene [PTGS2] (also known as COX2), transforming growth factor beta 1 gene [TGFB1], and tumor necrosis factor alpha gene [TNFA]) was evaluated. Of the 23 polymorphisms, two were associated with risk for lung cancer. Compared with individuals with the wild-type (CC) variant, individuals carrying the minor allele variants of the IL-1β-511C>T promoter polymorphism (rs16944) (CT and TT) had decreased odds of lung cancer (OR = 0.74, [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.58-0.94] and OR = 0.71 [95% CI: 0.50-1.01], respectively, p = 0.03). Similar results were observed for the IL-1β-1464 C>G promoter polymorphism (rs1143623), with presence of the minor variants CG and CC having decreased odds of lung cancer (OR = 0.75 [95% CI: 0.59-0.95] and OR = 0.69 [95% CI: 0.46-1.03], respectively, p = 0.03). Survival was not influenced by genotype. This study provides further evidence that IL1B promoter polymorphisms may modulate the risk for development of lung cancer. Copyright © 2018 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Caracterização patológica e gênica (gene P53) dos tumores mamários em cadelas.

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    Daniela Maria Bastos de Souza

    2006-01-01

    Os tumores mamários em cadelas tem alta incidência e malignidade sendo provocados por vários fatores de risco incluindo idade, atividade hormonal, nutrição, vírus, pseudogestação e administração de progestágenos exógenos. O gene p53, conhecido como um gene supressor de tumor, tem apresentado mutações relacionadas com neoplasias. Neste trabalho, o objetivo foi caracterizar os tumores mamários em cadelas, avaliar o comprometimento da mama lateral ao tumor e o envolvimento de fatores de risco...

  19. Microdissecção e captura a laser na investigação do gene TP53 em tecidos incluídos em parafina Laser-capture microdissection for TP53 gene analysis in paraffin-embedded tissues

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    Shadia Muhammad Ihlaseh

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Microdissecção e captura a laser (MCL é uma técnica de desenvolvimento recente que permite a coleta de células individuais ou pequeno conjunto de células para análise molecular. Atualmente, no Brasil, há raros microscópios para MCL, de modo que a divulgação dos procedimentos inerentes a essa técnica é oportuna para destacar seu amplo potencial para diagnóstico e investigação. OBJETIVO: Este trabalho descreve a padronização dos procedimentos de MCL e de extração de DNA de material fixado em formalina e incluído em parafina. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados o éxon 8 do gene TP53 e o gene da ciclofilina em amostras de tecido normal e de neoplasias de fígado e rim provenientes de modelo de carcinogênese química induzida em rato. A extração do DNA foi comprovada por reação em cadeia da polimerase (nested-PCR. RESULTADOS: Foram padronizados os procedimentos de preparo dos cortes histológicos, de microdissecção e captura a laser e de obtenção de seqüências gênicas pela reação de nested-PCR para tecidos incluídos em parafina. Obtivemos amplificação de 48,3% das amostras para o éxon 8 do gene TP53 e 51,7% para o gene da ciclofilina. Considerando pelo menos um dos dois segmentos gênicos, foram amplificadas 79,3% das amostras. DISCUSSÃO E CONCLUSÃO: A extração de DNA de tecidos fixados em formalina e incluídos em parafina e a técnica de nested-PCR foram adequadamente padronizadas para produtos gênicos de interesse, obtidos de material coletado por MCL. Esses procedimentos podem ser úteis para a obtenção de seqüências de DNA de arquivos para análise molecular.BACKGORUND: Laser-capture micro-dissection (LCM is a recently developed procedure that provides single cells or specific cell groups for molecular analysis. Currently, there are few LCM systems in Brazil, in such a way that it is necessary to disseminate the technical procedures inherent to the methodology, and also to

  20. Expressão dos genes que codificam as proteínas anexina-1 e galectina-1 nos pólipos rinossinusais e sua modulação pelo glicocorticoide

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    Fernandes,Atílio Maximino; Babeto,Erica; Rahal,Paula; Provazzi,Paola Jocelan Scarin; Hidalgo,Claudia Augusta; Anselmo-Lima,Wilma T

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    A fisiopatologia da polipose rinossinusal não é totalmente compreendida, apesar de várias hipóteses em relação ao seu processo inflamatório. OBJETIVOS: Estudo prospectivo da expressão dos genes das proteínas, anexina-1 e a galectina-1, que têm ação anti-inflamatória, e sua modulação pelo glicocorticoide. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Onze pacientes portadores de polipose rinossinusal tiveram biopsiados seus pólipos em dois momentos: na ausência de glicocorticoide sistêmico, e na sua presença. Nas duas ...

  1. Pattern of expression of immune-relevant genes in the gonad of a teleost, the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.).

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    Chaves-Pozo, E; Liarte, S; Fernández-Alacid, L; Abellán, E; Meseguer, J; Mulero, V; García-Ayala, A

    2008-05-01

    Immune responses in the testis are regulated in a way that provides protection for the developing male germ cells, while permitting qualitatively normal inflammatory responses and protection against infection. In addition, germ cells are potent targets for the growth factors and cytokines which regulate the reproductive process. Our study analyzes for the first time the pattern of expression of several immune-relevant genes in the gonad of a seasonal breeding teleost fish. The immune molecules analyzed include (i) inflammatory molecules, such as interleukin-1b (il1b), il6, tumor necrosis factor-a (tnfa), cyclooxygenase-2 (cox2) and the NADPH oxidase subunit p40(phox) (ncf4 gene); (ii) the anti-inflammatory cytokine transforming growth factor-b1 (tgfb1) and its type 2 receptor tgfbr2; (iii) innate immune receptors, including toll-like receptor 9 (tlr9), tlr5, tlr22 and macrophage-colony stimulating factor receptor (mcsfr); (iv) lymphocyte receptors, such as the beta subunit of T-cell receptor (Tcrb) and the heavy chain of immunoglobulin M (ighm); (v) the anti-bacterial molecules lysozyme (lyz), hepcidin (hamp) and complement component 3 (c3); (vi) the anti-viral molecule myxovirus (influenza) resistance protein (mx); and (vii) molecules related to leukocyte infiltration, including the CC chemokine ccl4, the CXC chemokine il8 and the leukocyte adhesion molecule E-selectin (Sele). Notably, all of them show a pattern of expression that depends on the reproductive stage of the first two reproductive cycles when the fish develop and function as males. Furthermore, we demonstrate that some of these immune-relevant molecules, such as Il1b and Mcsfr, are produced by germ cells (Il1b) and ovarian and testicular somatic cells (Mcsfr). These data suggest that, as occurs in mammals, there is a critical balance between immune molecules and that these may play an essential role in the orchestration of gametogenesis and the maintenance of gonad tissue homeostasis in fish.

  2. Detecção dos genes codificantes da toxina CDT, e pesquisa de fatores que influenciam na produção de hemolisinas em amostras de Campylobacter jejuni de origem avícola

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    Michele M. Trindade

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Membros termofílicos do gênero Campylobacter são reconhecidos como importantes enteropatógenos para o ser humano e animais. A grande diversidade ecológica destes micro-organismos em diferentes habitats tais como água, animais e alimentos predispõem ao aparecimento de novos fatores de virulência. Este trabalho teve por objetivo detectar os genes codificantes da Toxina Distensiva Citoletal (CDT por meio da técnica de PCR, pesquisar a atividade de hemolisinas e a influência de soluções quelantes e de íons nesta atividade. Foram utilizadas 45 amostras de Campylobacter jejuni de origem avícola para pesquisa de atividade hemolítica, cultivadas em Caldo Triptona de Soja (TSB. Após o crescimento bacteriano, as amostras foram semeadas em Ágar tríptico de soja (TSA contendo 5% de sangue de ovino. Para verificar a influência de agentes quelantes e solução de íons na atividade hemolítica, as amostras de C. jejuni foram cultivadas em TSB contendo separadamente os quelantes EDTA, ácido acético, soluções de íons CaCl2, MgCl2 e FeCl3, em atmosfera de microaerofilia. Quanto à atividade de hemolisina de C. jejuni em placas de TSA - sangue ovino foi possível observar que houve hemólise em 40% das amostras analisadas apenas com caldo TSB. Somente o ácido acético apresentou ação quelante sobre a atividade de hemolisinas em amostras de C. jejuni semeadas em placas de TSA - sangue ovino. Para detecção dos genes cdtA, cdtB e cdtC através da técnica da Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase (PCR foram utilizadas 119 amostras de C. jejuni de origem avícola. Foi possível observar que 37,8% possuíam o perfil de genes cdtABC. Os resultados demonstraram em amostras avícolas a presença de cepas de C. jejuni com potencial virulento, devido à presença dos genes da toxina CDT e potencial hemolítico, que apresentou ação reduzida in vitro com ácido acético.

  3. Horizontol dissemination of TEM- and SHV-typr beta-lactamase genes-carrying resistance plasmids amongst clonical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae Disseminação horizontal de plasmídios de resistência contendo genes de beta-lactamase dos tipos TEM e SHV entre isolados clínicos de Enterobacteriaceae

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    Osman Birol Ozgumus

    2008-12-01

    identificadas pelo teste de sinergia em disco-duplo (DDS. Foram detectadas vinte cepas produtoras de ESBL, entre as quais Escherichia coli (n=9, Klebsiella pneumoniae (n=7, Klebsiella oxytoca (n=2 e Enterobacter aerogenes (n=2, que foram posteriormente analisadas quanto a suas características de transferência de resistência, perfil plasmidial e natureza dos genes de resistência. Os testes de transferência de plasmídios foram realizados empregando técnicas de conjugação em caldo. Os genes TEM e SHV foram analisados pela reação da polimerase em cadeia (PCR e hibridização com sondas especificas. A detecção de plasmídios epidêmicos foi feita por análise dos plasmídios R com a enzima de restrição EcoRI. Através desta análise, foram obtidos catorze perfis plasmidiais (A, B1, B2, C1 e C2 até L.Observou-se pela PCR que a maioria dos plasmidios carregavam genes derivados de TEM e SHV, confirmados através da detecção dos genes pelos testes de hibridização. As evidencias epidemiológicas indicaram que havia uma aparente transferência horizontal dos plasmídios R conjugativos entre as enterobactérias multiresistentes neste hospital.

  4. Características fenotípicas dos pacientes com anemia falciforme de acordo com os haplótipos do gene da βS-globina em Fortaleza, Ceará

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    Lilianne B. Silva

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Foram analisados 47 pacientes com diagnóstico clínico, laboratorial e molecular de anemia falciforme, residentes em Fortaleza, Ceará, com a finalidade de fornecer informações sobre a influência dos haplótipos do gene da βS- globina nas características fenotípicas desta doença. A determinação dos valores hematológicos foi realizada em contador automático de células sanguíneas, e os níveis de HbF foram determinados pela técnica da desnaturação alcalina. O DNA foi isolado de leucócitos, a partir de amostras de sangue total. A análise dos haplótipos da mutação βS foi realizada por PCR-RFLP (Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Fragment Lenght Polymorphism, sendo analisados seis sítios polimórficos de restrição. Os pacientes foram divididos em cinco grupos, de acordo com o tipo de haplótipo: Bantu/Bantu, Benin/Benin, Bantu/Benin, Bantu/Atípico e Benin/Atípico. O nível de significância considerado nas análises foi p<0,05. Na comparação entre os haplótipos e as características hematológicas estudadas, apenas os valores de HbF e Ht apresentaram diferença estatisticamente significativa. Os níveis de HbF foram maiores no haplótipo Benin, seguido do haplótipo Bantu, o que está em conformidade com os dados da literatura. Foram demonstrados maior presença de crises vaso-oclusivas e episódios de pneumonia no haplótipo Benin/Atípico do que no haplótipo Bantu/Atípico; e maior presença de crises de infecção urinária no haplótipo Benin/Atípico do que no haplótipo Benin/Benin. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significativa entre os haplótipos Bantu/Bantu e Benin/Benin em relação às complicações clínicas; entretanto, foi observado que o haplótipo Bantu/Bantu tem uma maior frequência em todos os eventos clínicos estudados quando comparado ao Benin/Benin. Os resultados demonstram que o tipo de haplótipo do gene da βS-globina influencia as características fenotípicas dos pacientes com

  5. Imágenes de dos reinos: las interpretaciones del Juicio Universal en el orbe hispánico del seiscientos

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    Domínguez Torres, Mónica

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Frente a las aproximaciones tradicionales de la historiografía artística que privilegian el estudio de las fuentes y los modelos iconográficos que se adoptaron en distintas regiones geográficas en un momento dado, han surgido en los últimos años renovadores enfoques que favorecen el estudio del proceso de recepción artística; es decir, el análisis de las circunstancias históricas y los mecanismos culturales a través de los cuales ciertos modelos artísticos fueron privilegiados sobre otros. Siguiendo esta nueva metodología, he emprendido el análisis de ciertas imágenes paradigmáticas dentro del ámbito español del seiscientos; entre ellas destaca la iconografía del Juicio Universal, la cual desempeñó un importante rol como agente de control político-social.…

  6. Avaliação da expressão tecidual do gene de reparo MLH1 e dos níveis de dano oxidativo ao DNA em doentes com câncer colorretal Evaluation of expression of mismatch repair gene MLH1 and levels of oxidative DNA damage in normal and neoplastic tissues of patients with colorectal cancer

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    Carlos Augusto Real Martinez

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    Full Text Available O dano oxidativo ao DNA provocado por radicais livres de oxigênio representa um dos principais mecanismos responsáveis pelas etapas iniciais da carcinogênese colorretal. O estresse oxidativo ocasiona erros de pareamento de bases possibilitando o aparecimento de mutações em genes controladores do ciclo celular. As células possuem um sistema de defesa representado pelos genes de reparo do DNA que corrigindo os erros de pareamento impedem o desenvolvimento de mutações. Poucos estudos avaliaram a relação entre dano oxidativo ao DNA e a expressão tecidual do gene de reparo MLH1. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar os níveis de estresse oxidativo ao DNA e a expressão tecidual do gene de reparo MLH1 nas células da mucosa cólica normal e neoplásica de doentes com câncer colorretal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram estudados 44 doentes com diagnóstico de adenocarcinoma colorretal. Foram excluídos os doentes com câncer colorretal hereditário, portadores de câncer relacionado às doenças inflamatórias intestinais e os submetidos à radioquimioterapia neoadjuvante. Para a avaliação dos níveis de dano oxidativo ao DNA utilizou-se a técnica da eletroforese alcalina em gel de célula isolada (ensaio do cometa avaliando 100 células obtidas dos tecidos normal e neoplásico. Para a avaliação da expressão do gene MLH1 utilizou-se a técnica de reação de polimerase em cadeia em tempo real (RT-PCR com primer especificamente desenhados para amplificação do gene. A comparação dos resultados encontrados para os níveis de estresse oxidativo ao DNA, e expressão do gene MLH1 nos tecidos normais e neoplásicos foi feito pelo teste t de Student, adotando-se nível de significância de 5% (pThe oxidative DNA damage caused by oxygen free radicals is one of the most important mechanisms responsible for the initial steps of colorectal carcinogenesis. The oxidative stress can cause errors in the pairing of nitrogenous bases that

  7. BDNF gene polymorphism, cognition and symptom severity in a Brazilian population-based sample of first-episode psychosis subjects Polimorfismo do gene do BDNF, cognição e gravidade dos sintomas em uma amostra de base populacional brasileira de indivíduos apresentando o primeiro episódio psicótico

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    Eduardo Martinho Jr

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF gene variations on cognitive performance and clinical symptomatology in first-episode psychosis (FEP. METHODS: We performed BDNF val66met variant genotyping, cognitive testing (verbal fluency and digit spans and assessments of symptom severity (as assessed with the PANSS in a population-based sample of FEP patients (77 with schizophreniform psychosis and 53 with affective psychoses and 191 neighboring healthy controls. RESULTS: There was no difference in the proportion of Met allele carriers between FEP patients and controls, and no significant influence of BDNF genotype on cognitive test scores in either of the psychosis groups. A decreased severity of negative symptoms was found in FEP subjects that carried a Met allele, and this finding reached significance for the subgroup with affective psychoses (p OBJETIVO: Investigar a influência da variação do gene do fator neurotrófico derivado do cérebro (BDNF no desempenho cognitivo e na sintomatologia clínica durante o primeiro episódio psicótico (PEP. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados a genotipificação das variantes Val66met do BDNF, o teste cognitivo (fluência verbal e repetição de dígitos e as avaliações da gravidade dos sintomas (conforme avaliado pela Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale [PANSS] em uma amostra de pacientes com PEP de base populacional (77 com psicose esquizofreniforme e 53 com psicose afetiva e 191 vizinhos controle saudáveis. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença na proporção de portadores do alelo Met entre pacientes com PEP e o grupo controle. Não houve influência significativa do genótipo do BDNF sobre a pontuação de cada um dos grupos psicóticos. Foi encontrada uma diminuição da gravidade dos sintomas negativos em sujeitos com PEP portadores do alelo Met, e essa descoberta mostrou-se significativa para o subgrupo com psicose afetiva (p < 0,01, ANOVA. CONCLUSÕES: Os

  8. Gene expression in blood of children and adolescents: Mediation between childhood maltreatment and major depressive disorder.

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    Spindola, Leticia Maria; Pan, Pedro Mario; Moretti, Patricia Natalia; Ota, Vanessa Kiyomi; Santoro, Marcos Leite; Cogo-Moreira, Hugo; Gadelha, Ary; Salum, Giovanni; Manfro, Gisele Gus; Mari, Jair Jesus; Brentani, Helena; Grassi-Oliveira, Rodrigo; Brietzke, Elisa; Miguel, Euripedes Constantino; Rohde, Luis Augusto; Sato, João Ricardo; Bressan, Rodrigo Affonseca; Belangero, Sintia Iole

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    Investigating major depressive disorder (MDD) in childhood and adolescence can help reveal the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to MDD, since early stages of disease have less influence of illness exposure. Thus, we investigated the mRNA expression of 12 genes related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, inflammation, neurodevelopment and neurotransmission in the blood of children and adolescents with MDD and tested whether a history of childhood maltreatment (CM) affects MDD through gene expression. Whole-blood mRNA levels of 12 genes were compared among 20 children and adolescents with MDD diagnosis (MDD group), 49 participants without MDD diagnosis but with high levels of depressive symptoms (DS group), and 61 healthy controls (HC group). The differentially expressed genes were inserted in a mediation model in which CM, MDD, and gene expression were, respectively, the independent variable, outcome, and intermediary variable. NR3C1, TNF, TNFR1 and IL1B were expressed at significantly lower levels in the MDD group than in the other groups. CM history did not exert a significant direct effect on MDD. However, an indirect effect of the aggregate expression of the 4 genes mediated the relationship between CM and MDD. In the largest study investigating gene expression in children with MDD, we demonstrated that NR3C1, TNF, TNFR1 and IL1B expression levels are related to MDD and conjunctly mediate the effect of CM history on the risk of developing MDD. This supports a role of glucocorticoids and inflammation as potential effectors of environmental stress in MDD. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Effects of Thyme Extract Oils (from Thymus vulgaris, Thymus zygis, and Thymus hyemalis on Cytokine Production and Gene Expression of oxLDL-Stimulated THP-1-Macrophages

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    A. Ocaña

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Properties of thyme extracts from three different species (Thymus vulgaris, Thymus zygis, and Thymus hyemalis were examined. Two oil fractions from each species were obtained by CO2 supercritical fluid extraction. Main compounds presented in the supercritical extracts of the three thyme varieties were 1,8 cineole, thymol, camphor, borneol, and carvacrol. As a cellular model of inflammation/atherogenesis, we use human macrophages derived from THP-1 monocytes and activated by oxidized LDLs. These cells were incubated with the thyme fraction oils, and the productions and gene expressions of the inflammatory mediators TNF-α, IL-1B, IL-6, and IL-10 were determined. Thyme extracts significantly reduced production and gene expression of the proinflammatory mediators TNF-α, IL-1B, and IL-6 and highly increased these parameters on the anti-inflammatory IL-10 cytokine. Changes on production and gene expressions were dose dependent and according to the thyme content of each species. Taken together, these results may suggest that thyme extracts could have anti-inflammatory effects.

  10. Gene

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  11. Expressão dos genes que codificam as proteínas anexina-1 e galectina-1 nos pólipos rinossinusais e sua modulação pelo glicocorticoide Expression of genes that encode the annexin-1 and galectin-1 proteins in nasal polyposis and their modulation by glucocorticoid

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    Atílio Maximino Fernandes

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A fisiopatologia da polipose rinossinusal não é totalmente compreendida, apesar de várias hipóteses em relação ao seu processo inflamatório. OBJETIVOS: Estudo prospectivo da expressão dos genes das proteínas, anexina-1 e a galectina-1, que têm ação anti-inflamatória, e sua modulação pelo glicocorticoide. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Onze pacientes portadores de polipose rinossinusal tiveram biopsiados seus pólipos em dois momentos: na ausência de glicocorticoide sistêmico, e na sua presença. Nas duas amostras, foi avaliada a expressão desses genes e comparada com a expressão na mucosa nasal normal do meato médio. RESULTADOS: Verificou-se que a média de expressão dos genes que codifica a anexina-1 e galectina-1 estava predominantemente aumentada, independente do uso do glicocorticoide em relação à mucosa nasal controle. Entretanto, nos pólipos sem uso de corticoide, a média de expressão do gene da anexina-1 foi significativamente maior do que nos pólipos que estavam sob uso de glicocorticoide. Com relação à galectina-1 não houve diferença significativa entre as médias de expressão antes e após o uso de glicocorticoide sistêmico. CONCLUSÃO: Os genes apresentaram um aumento da expressão na mucosa nasal polipoide, independente do uso do glicocorticoide, porém a relação destes dois genes das proteínas anti-inflamatórias com o glicocorticoide não ocorreu da mesma maneira.Rhinosinusal polyps physiopathology is not fully understand, despite numerous hypotheses regarding its inflammatory process. AIMS: a prospective study regarding the gene expression of proteins: anexin-1 and galectin-1, which has an anti-inflammatory action and is modulated by steroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: eleven patients with rhinosinusal polyps suffered a biopsy of their polyps at two moments: in the absence of systemic steroids and during its use. In the two samples we assessed the expression of these genes and compared it to the normal

  12. The role of polymorphisms of genes repair pathway to the radiotoxicity in patients with cancer of the cervix; O papel dos polimorfismos de genes da via de reparo com a radiotoxidade em pacientes com cancer de colo uterino

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    Carvalho, Ana Terra Silva

    2012-07-01

    Background: In Brazil, cervical cancer is the second most common among women. Radiation therapy is part of its interdisciplinary management, playing an important role in their loco regional control. The major challenge of modern medicine in radiotherapy is to develop predictive methods that can determine the level of radiosensitivity of the patient and the healthy surrounding tissue in order to individualize the prescribed radiation dose, to prevent severe side effects and promoting better local tumor control. This study evaluated the acute and chronic adverse effects on the skin, lower gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract of radiotherapy in 47 cervical cancer patients. Methods and Materials: Biological material was collected and DNA from peripheral blood was extracted of ali patients studied. The fragments of TP53 and ATM were amplified to be sequenced, to verify if there are any polymorphisms witch could be responsible to the radiosensitivity of the patients. Results and Discussion: In a univariate analysis, the variable age was strongly associated with a risk of acute toxicity skin (p=O,023). Patients that received a high dose of external beam radiation and patients who have undergone brachytherapy, showed a significantly higher incidence of chronic urinary tract toxicity (p=O,031) and (p=O,019), respectively. The exchange G>A in the position 5557 of the A TM gene was significantly associated with the risk of acute lower gastrointestinal tract (p=O,008). There wasn't association between the other TP53 polymorphisms analyzed and the frequency of side effects (p>O,05). Our data revealed that patients who evolved significant association presented death (p=O,019) with the increase of chronic skin radiossensitivity. Conclusions: These observations corroborate the importance of investigating the genetic profile to predict adverse side effects in cervical cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. These genes have an important role in DNA repair pathways and

  13. Expression of genes associated with immunity in the endometrium of cattle with disparate postpartum uterine disease and fertility

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    Herath Shan

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Contamination of the uterine lumen with bacteria is ubiquitous in cattle after parturition. Some animals develop endometritis and have reduced fertility but others have no uterine disease and readily conceive. The present study tested the hypothesis that postpartum cattle that develop persistent endometritis and infertility are unable to limit the inflammatory response to uterine bacterial infection. Methods Endometrial biopsies were collected several times during the postpartum period from animals that were subsequently infertile with persistent endometritis (n = 4 or had no clinical disease and conceived to first insemination (n = 4. Quantitative PCR was used to determine the expression of candidate genes in the endometrial biopsies, including the Toll-like receptor (TLR 1 to 10 family of innate immune receptors, inflammatory mediators and their cognate receptors. Selected proteins were examined by immunohistochemistry. Results The expression of genes encoding pro-inflammatory mediators such as interleukins (IL1A, IL1B and IL6, and nitric oxide synthase 2 (NOS2 were higher during the first week post partum than subsequently. During the first week post partum, there was higher gene expression in infertile than fertile animals of TLR4, the receptor for bacterial lipopolysaccharide, and the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL1A and IL1B, and their receptor IL1R2. The expression of genes encoding other Toll-like receptors, transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGFBR1 or prostaglandin E2 receptors (PTGER2 and PTGER4 did not differ significantly between the animal groups. Gene expression did not differ significantly between infertile and fertile animals after the first week postpartum. However, there were higher ratios of IL1A or IL1B mRNA to the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL10, during the first week post partum in the infertile than fertile animals, and the protein products of these genes were mainly localised to the epithelium

  14. Epithelial Cell Gene Expression Induced by Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus

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    Xianglu Li

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available HEp-2 cell monolayers were cocultured with intracellular Staphylococcus aureus, and changes in gene expression were profiled using DNA microarrays. Intracellular S. aureus affected genes involved in cellular stress responses, signal transduction, inflammation, apoptosis, fibrosis, and cholesterol biosynthesis. Transcription of stress response and signal transduction-related genes including atf3, sgk, map2k1, map2k3, arhb, and arhe was increased. In addition, elevated transcription of proinflammatory genes was observed for tnfa, il1b, il6, il8, cxcl1, ccl20, cox2, and pai1. Genes involved in proapoptosis and fibrosis were also affected at transcriptional level by intracellular S. aureus. Notably, intracellular S. aureus induced strong transcriptional down-regulation of several cholesterol biosynthesis genes. These results suggest that epithelial cells respond to intracellular S. aureus by inducing genes affecting immunity and in repairing damage caused by the organism, and are consistent with the possibility that the organism exploits an intracellular environment to subvert host immunity and promote colonization.

  15. O ecologismo dos pobres

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    Juan Martinez ALIER

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available O ecologísmo tem colocado em cheque as leis capitalistas de mercado, principalmente na sua fase globalizada, devido à apropriação e exploração inconsequente dos recursos naturais. Ao mesmo tempo tem apontado que o meio ambiente não se reduz ao tratamento somente cientifico da natureza. O presente artigo ressalta aspectos importantes do ecologísmo como a participação das mulheres, o marxismo, o neo-narodnismo, etc. e é rico em exemplos de problemas ambientais decorrentes das relações de produção. O ecologísmo dos pobres é apontado como uma perspectiva necessária às lutas ambientais no Terceiro Mundo.

  16. O Jardim dos Sonhos

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    RAUL CÂNOVAS

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O jardim dos sonhos sempre foi um ideal dos homens. No Antigo Egito, já se falava em um jardim sempre verde para onde as pessoas de bom coração iam após a morte. E na mitologia grega, um lindo jardim era palco das festas bucólicas dos deuses. As grandes religiões também citavam jardins como paraísos, como o Jardim do Éden. Neste artigo, Raul Cânovas nos leva a refletir sobre o sentido de um “jardim perfeito”, sem tratar a perfeição como apenas plástica e estruturada com exatidão, mas referindo-se a um jardim que nos inspire e emocione, emancipado de modismos passageiros. O paisagista também nos alerta sobre as condições mutáveis de um jardim, que nunca está finalizado. O paisagismo não é apenas técnica; é também sensibilidade, utilidade, sustentabilidade e equilíbrio das forças da natureza.

  17. Efeito dos ácidos graxos n-3 e n-6 na expressão de genes do metabolismo de lipídeos e risco de aterosclerose Effects of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids on the expression of genes involved in the lipid metabolism and risk of atherosclerosis

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    Helena Fonseca Raposo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A aterosclerose, principal responsável pela patogênese do infarto miocárdico e cerebral, bem como pela gangrena e por outras doenças vasculares periféricas, permanece como principal causa de morbidade e mortalidade nas populações "ocidentalizadas". Estima-se que 17,5 milhões de pessoas morreram por doenças cardiovasculares em 2005, o que representou 30% das causas de morte nesse ano, e que, em 2015, 20 milhões de pessoas morrerão por doenças cardiovasculares no mundo. Os ácidos graxos n-3, principalmente os de cadeia longa, encontrados nos peixes, têm-se mostrado particularmente úteis na prevenção e tratamento de doenças como dislipidemias, diabetes mellitus e obesidade, apresentando importante efeito cardioprotetor. Nesse contexto, pesquisas têm evidenciado que ao menos parte dos benefícios dos ácidos graxos eicosapentaenóico e docosahexaenóico sobre o risco de doenças cardiovasculares é decorrente da modulação de genes responsivos aos receptores ativados por proliferadores de peroxissomos e envolvidos no metabolismo lipídico. Nesta revisão, pretende-se expor alguns mecanismos de ação dos ácidos graxos n-3 e n-6 sobre o metabolismo de lipídeos e de lipoproteínas. Conclui-se que muitos aspectos que contribuem para o risco de doenças cardiovasculares são afetados pela ingestão de n-3. Além da redução de triglicérides, fatores como o aumento de adiponectina, a redução da concentração de colesterol plasmático e a melhora do transporte reverso de colesterol também são responsáveis pela redução do risco de aterosclerose promovida pelos ácidos graxos n-3. No entanto, ainda são necessários estudos adicionais para definir mais claramente os mecanismos celulares e moleculares responsáveis pelo efeito cardioprotetor dos ácidos graxos n-3.Atherosclerosis, the main cause of myocardial infarction, stroke, gangrene and other peripheral vascular diseases, also persists as the main cause of morbidity and

  18. Association of the interleukin 1 beta gene and brain spontaneous activity in amnestic mild cognitive impairment

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    Zhuang Liying

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Purpose The inflammatory response has been associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the rs1143627 polymorphism of the interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β gene moderates functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI-measured brain regional activity in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI. Methods Eighty older participants (47 with aMCI and 33 healthy controls were recruited for this study. All of the participants were genotyped for variant rs1143627 in the IL1B gene and were scanned using resting-state fMRI. Brain activity was assessed by amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF. Results aMCI patients had abnormal ALFF in many brain regions, including decreases in the inferior frontal gyrus, the superior temporal lobe and the middle temporal lobe, and increases in the occipital cortex (calcarine, parietal cortex (Pcu and cerebellar cortex. The regions associated with an interaction of group X genotypes of rs1143627 C/T were the parietal cortex (left Pcu, frontal cortex (left superior, middle, and medial gyrus, right anterior cingulum, occipital cortex (left middle lobe, left cuneus and the bilateral posterior lobes of the cerebellum. Regarding the behavioral significance, there were significant correlations between ALFF in different regions of the brain and with the cognitive scores of each genotype group. Conclusions The present study provided evidence that aMCI patients had abnormal ALFF in many brain regions. Specifically, the rs1143627 C/T polymorphism of the IL1B gene may modulate regional spontaneous brain activity in aMCI patients.

  19. Polymorphisms in genes related to inflammation, NSAID use, and the risk of prostate cancer among Danish men

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    Kopp, Tine Iskov; Friis, Søren; Christensen, Jane

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    The etiology of prostate cancer (PC) remains mostly unknown, but increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation in the prostate is associated with an increased risk of PC. Epidemiological studies have suggested that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may protect against PC....... Inborn variations in genes involved in the inflammatory response may modulate the risk of PC and interact with NSAIDs. The aims of this study were 1) to evaluate whether polymorphisms and haplotypes of the inflammation-related genes COX-2, Il1B, NFKB1, and PPARG are associated with risk of PC; 2......) to investigate gene–environment interactions between polymorphisms and NSAID use; and 3) to examine whether the studied polymorphisms were associated with the aggressiveness of PC. The study population consisted of 370 cases of PC and 370 risk-set matched (age) controls nested within the prospective Danish “Diet...

  20. O ecologismo dos pobres

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    O ecologísmo tem colocado em cheque as leis capitalistas de mercado, principalmente na sua fase globalizada, devido à apropriação e exploração inconsequente dos recursos naturais. Ao mesmo tempo tem apontado que o meio ambiente não se reduz ao tratamento somente cientifico da natureza. O presente artigo ressalta aspectos importantes do ecologísmo como a participação das mulheres, o marxismo, o neo-narodnismo, etc. e é rico em exemplos de problemas ambientais decorrentes das relações de produç...

  1. Dos novelas colombianas olvidadas

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    Eduardo García Piedrahita

    1980-06-01

    Full Text Available Estas dos novelas olvidadas llevan por títulos Pax de don Lorenzo Marroquín (pr. edi. 1907, y Diana Cazadora de don Clímaco Soto Borda(pr. edi. 1917, ambos bogotanos aunque de disímiles estirpes literarias; y como tales en sus obras fluyen física y verbalmente, el ambiente de su ciudad natal; espíritu hecho de zumbona crítica, individualismo cáustico y solapada parodia de usos y costumbres. Y sobre tales bases sentimentales y estilísticas debe considerárselas.

  2. Geoeconomia dos emergentes

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    Pinto, Pedro

    2010-01-01

    Mercados decisivos para a recuperação da economia global, até porque muito mais imunes às consequências da crise fi nanceira, os países emergentes apresentam taxas de crescimento mais altas face aos principais países desenvolvidos e têm desempenhado um papel fundamental na consolidação dos volumes de comércio internacional e de crescimento da economia mundial ao longo desta última década.

  3. Dos cupas complutenses

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    Stylow, Armin U.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Publication of two cupae from the ancient territory of Complutum. One was found in excavations in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid and is unpublished; of the other one, which came to light in the church of Alovera (Guadalajara, a new reading is given.Se publican dos cupas del antiguo territorio de Complutum, una, inédita, encontrada en excavación en Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, y la segunda, procedente de la iglesia de Alovera (Guadalajara, con una nueva lectura.

  4. CAPITAL HUMANO: DOS ENFOQUES

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    María Isabel Pueyo Roy

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un resumen de la teoría existente sobre capital humano, considerando dos proposiciones que se complementan: la Teoría Neoclásica -educación como formación laboral o señalización al mercado de trabajo- y la Teoría Institucional o de mercados internos de trabajo. Se presenta el desarrollo de ambas teorías, los problemas que presentan y la complementariedad entre las mismas.

  5. dos estudios de caso

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    Daniel Kersffeld

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La UNASUR se ha destacado desde sus inicios en la compleja labor de mediación y resolución de conflictos internacionales. Para ello, esta entidad multilateral ha apelado a distintas fórmulas políticas tendientes al encausamiento de problemáticas y conflictos apartados del camino de la institucionalidad y de los medios tradicionales de resolución. Con todo, y pese a la búsqueda de caminos alternativos, han sido las cumbres presidenciales la principal herramienta destinada a encontrar soluciones innovadoras y respetuosas del orden democrático y constitucional de los países sudamericanos. En este artículo se analiza de manera específica la actuación de la unasur en dos casos de profunda gravedad institucional: el intento de golpe de Estado ocurrido en Ecuador el 30 de septiembre de 2010 y el derrocamiento del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en Paraguay en junio de 2012. Luego de analizar estos dos casos extremos, y las implicancias políticas generadas, se avanza en una visión comprensiva acerca del éxito o el fracaso del papel político de la unasur como instancia de resolución de conflictos a nivel internacional.

  6. Altered Gene Transcription in Human Cells Treated with Ludox® Silica Nanoparticles

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    Caterina Fede

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Silica (SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs have found extensive applications in industrial manufacturing, biomedical and biotechnological fields. Therefore, the increasing exposure to such ultrafine particles requires studies to characterize their potential cytotoxic effects in order to provide exhaustive information to assess the impact of nanomaterials on human health. The understanding of the biological processes involved in the development and maintenance of a variety of pathologies is improved by genome-wide approaches, and in this context, gene set analysis has emerged as a fundamental tool for the interpretation of the results. In this work we show how the use of a combination of gene-by-gene and gene set analyses can enhance the interpretation of results of in vitro treatment of A549 cells with Ludox® colloidal amorphous silica nanoparticles. By gene-by-gene and gene set analyses, we evidenced a specific cell response in relation to NPs size and elapsed time after treatment, with the smaller NPs (SM30 having higher impact on inflammatory and apoptosis processes than the bigger ones. Apoptotic process appeared to be activated by the up-regulation of the initiator genes TNFa and IL1b and by ATM. Moreover, our analyses evidenced that cell treatment with LudoxÒ silica nanoparticles activated the matrix metalloproteinase genes MMP1, MMP10 and MMP9. The information derived from this study can be informative about the cytotoxicity of Ludox® and other similar colloidal amorphous silica NPs prepared by solution processes.

  7. Dos estudios de casos

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    Hernán Guillermo Salazar Morales

    1989-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN A continuación se presenta dos casos de estudio en donde se puede apreciar a la forma  como se establecen  las relaciones en una organización y lo que una DECISION  puede llegar a incidir en el desarrollo de las operaciones de una empresa. Decisiones basadas en la intuición, o en corazonadas, frecuentemente conducen en dirección equivocada, ocasionando pérdidas en tiempo, personal y dinero. El proceso de toma de decisiones deben ser TAREAS ESTRUCTURADAS que se sustenten con hechos. Su ejecución debe hacerse secuencialmente y cumplir con cada uno de sus pasos. El diseño de los  casos está orientado para que  sirvan como material de aplicación en la asignatura de  taller de planeación.

  8. A sociedade dos vivos

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    Leis Héctor Ricardo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A pergunta: qual é o significado da experiência da morte na sociedade contemporânea? A hipótese: que existe uma faceta sombria e degradante da condição humana, associada à privatização institucional ou "pacificação" da morte que estamos assistindo em nossa época. Muitos teóricos sociais contemporâneos apostam em estratégias como a reflexividade para reconstruir a fragmentação do ser humano, porém essa reconstrução mal poderia vir sem procurar apoio em aspectos chaves da condição humana. Apontar alguns dos déficits da teoria social contemporânea e assinalar alguns caminhos para superar impasses da sociedade contemporânea resume a tentativa deste trabalho.

  9. Inflammation gene variants and susceptibility to albuminuria in the U.S. population: analysis in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, 1991-1994

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    Chang Man-huei

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Albuminuria, a common marker of kidney damage, serves as an important predictive factor for the progression of kidney disease and for the development of cardiovascular disease. While the underlying etiology is unclear, chronic, low-grade inflammation is a suspected key factor. Genetic variants within genes involved in inflammatory processes may, therefore, contribute to the development of albuminuria. Methods We evaluated 60 polymorphisms within 27 inflammatory response genes in participants from the second phase (1991-1994 of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, a population-based and nationally representative survey of the United States. Albuminuria was evaluated as logarithm-transformed albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR, as ACR ≥ 30 mg/g, and as ACR above sex-specific thresholds. Multivariable linear regression and haplotype trend analyses were conducted to test for genetic associations in 5321 participants aged 20 years or older. Differences in allele and genotype distributions among non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, and Mexican Americans were tested in additive and codominant genetic models. Results Variants in several genes were found to be marginally associated (uncorrected P value IL1B (rs1143623 among Mexican Americans remained significantly associated with increased odds, while IL1B (rs1143623, CRP (rs1800947 and NOS3 (rs2070744 were significantly associated with ACR ≥ 30 mg/g in this population (additive models, FDR-P TNF rs1800750, which failed the test for Hardy-Weinberg proportions in this population. Haplotypes within MBL2, CRP, ADRB2, IL4R, NOS3, and VDR were significantly associated (FDR-P Conclusions Our findings suggest a small role for genetic variation within inflammation-related genes to the susceptibility to albuminuria. Additional studies are needed to further assess whether genetic variation in these, and untested, inflammation genes alter the

  10. Epigenetics and gene expression profile in first-episode psychosis: The role of childhood trauma.

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    Tomassi, Simona; Tosato, Sarah

    2017-12-01

    Childhood Trauma (CT) mediation of the epigenome and its impact on gene expression profile could provide a mechanism for the gene-environment interaction underling psychosis. We reviewed the evidence concerning epigenetic and gene expression modifications associated with CT in both First-Episode Psychosis (FEP) and healthy subjects. In order to explore the relative role of psychosis itself in determining these modifications, evidence about FEP and epigenetics/gene expression was also summarized. We performed a systematic search on PubMed, last updated in December 2016. Out of 2966 potentially relevant records, only 41 studies were included. CT resulted associated: in FEP subjects, with global DNA hypo-methylation and reduced BDNF gene-expression; in healthy subjects, with hyper-methylation of SLC6A4, NR3C1, KITLG, and OXTR; hypo-methylation of FKBP5, IL-6, and BDNF; increased IL1B, IL8, and PTGS gene expression; and decreased SLC6A4 gene expression. FEP showed global DNA hypo-methylation; increased methylation and reduced gene expression of GCH1; hyper-expression of MPB, NDEL1, AKT1, and DICER1; and hypo-expression of DROSHA, COMT, and DISC1 in comparison with healthy controls. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Anatomía comparada del leño de Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Myrtaceae de dos orígenes, ensayados en Santiago del Estero Comparative wood anatomy of two select origins of Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Myrtaceae, implanted in Santiago del Estero, Argentine Chaco Region

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    Juana Graciela Moglia

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estudiar la variabilidad radial en el leño de ejemplares de Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. provenientes de dos orígenes selectos implantados en un ensayo en Santiago del Estero. Se compararon materiales provenientes del Huerto Semillero de Zimbabwe y de Emu Creek Queensland. Se estudiaron las secciones transversales de fuste a 1,30 m de altura de 7 ejemplares de 5 años de edad, de cada uno de los orígenes. Se extrajeron dos probetas sobre el radio Norte, tomadas una a 25% y otra al 80% de distancia con respecto a la médula. Se analizaron: frecuencia y diámetro de vasos, longitud de vasos y fibras, porcentaje de tejidos, tipos de vasos y radios. El análisis de la varianza se ajustó al diseño de muestreo de efectos anidados para «orígenes» y «árboles», utilizando las «distancias radiales a la médula» como medidas repetidas y se evaluó con un modelo mixto. Los dos orígenes estudiados presentan porosidad difusa, vasos solitarios y radios homogéneos. Ninguna de las variables estudiadas mostró diferencias significativas entre orígenes. Las longitudes de vasos y fibras mostraron diferencias significativas entre distancias. La frecuencia y longitud de vasos, frecuencia de radios y los porcentajes de tejidos mostraron diferencias significativas entre árboles.The aim of the present research was to study radial wood variation of two different origins in Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. proceeding from a seed allotment in Zimbabwe and Emu Creek Queensland. For this study seven trees of 5 years old, of each origin, were selected from an implanted trial in Santiago del Estero. Two samples were taken from transverse sections at 1.30 m height on the North radius, one located at 25% and the other at 80% of distance to the pith. Frequency, diameter, and length of vessels, fiber length, tissues percentages and ray types were analyzed. Univariate analysis was performed using a nested design, for

  12. Polymorphisms in ATP-binding cassette transporter genes and interaction with diet and life style factors in relation to colorectal cancer in a Danish prospective case-cohort study

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    Kopp, Tine Iskov; Andersen, Vibeke; Tjonneland, Anne

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    to assess whether polymorphisms in ABCB1, ABCC2 and ABCG2 were associated with risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and to investigate gene-environment (dietary factors, smoking and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and gene-gene interactions between previously studied polymorphisms in IL1B and IL10......The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter family transports various molecules across the enterocytes in the gut protecting the intestine against potentially harmful substances. Moreover, ABC transporters are involved in mucosal immune defence through interaction with cytokines. The study aimed...... of the polymorphisms were associated with CRC, but ABCB1 and ABCG2 haplotypes were associated with risk of CRC. ABCB1/rs1045642 interacted with intake of cereals and fiber (p-Value for interaction (Pint) = 0.001 and 0.01, respectively). In a three-way analysis, both ABCB1/rs1045642 and ABCG2/rs2231137 in combination...

  13. Microarray analysis of gene expression alteration in human middle ear epithelial cells induced by micro particle.

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    Song, Jae-Jun; Kwon, Jee Young; Park, Moo Kyun; Seo, Young Rok

    2013-10-01

    The primary aim of this study is to reveal the effect of particulate matter (PM) on the human middle ear epithelial cell (HMEEC). The HMEEC was treated with PM (300 μg/ml) for 24 h. Total RNA was extracted and used for microarray analysis. Molecular pathways among differentially expressed genes were further analyzed by using Pathway Studio 9.0 software. For selected genes, the changes in gene expression were confirmed by real-time PCR. A total of 611 genes were regulated by PM. Among them, 366 genes were up-regulated, whereas 245 genes were down-regulated. Up-regulated genes were mainly involved in cellular processes, including reactive oxygen species generation, cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell differentiation, inflammatory response and immune response. Down-regulated genes affected several cellular processes, including cell differentiation, cell cycle, proliferation, apoptosis and cell migration. A total of 21 genes were discovered as crucial components in potential signaling networks containing 2-fold up regulated genes. Four genes, VEGFA, IL1B, CSF2 and HMOX1 were revealed as key mediator genes among the up-regulated genes. A total of 25 genes were revealed as key modulators in the signaling pathway associated with 2-fold down regulated genes. Four genes, including IGF1R, TIMP1, IL6 and FN1, were identified as the main modulator genes. We identified the differentially expressed genes in PM-treated HMEEC, whose expression profile may provide a useful clue for the understanding of environmental pathophysiology of otitis media. Our work indicates that air pollution, like PM, plays an important role in the pathogenesis of otitis media. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Association of Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    Rajni Kant Shukla

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD is a major health problem. The disease is driven by abnormal inflammatory reactions in response to inhaled particles and fumes. Therefore, inflammatory mediators are postulated to be of distinct importance. Keeping in view of the above facts; we investigate the role of polymorphisms of cytokine genes in the genetic predisposition of COPD.Methods: In this present case-control study, the allele and genotype distributions of IL1B, IL1RN, TNF-α, and IL4 were studied in COPD patients (N=204 and healthy individuals (N=208. Genomic DNA was obtained by whole blood and genotyping was carried out by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR based Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism technique.Results: Genotype IL1RN*2/IL1RN*2 was identified as protective for male COPD, its frequency being 8.7% in COPD patients and 14.6% in healthy subjects (p=0.017; OR=0.53, but IL1RN*1/IL1RN*2 turned out to be a risk factor for females COPD. No significant differences were found between the groups of COPD patients and healthy subjects concerning the genotype frequencies of the polymorphisms T (-511 C of IL1B and 70bp VNTR of IL-4. Genotype GA of the TNF-α polymorphism G (-308 A was more common in the COPD patients than in the controls (20.5% vs.14.4%; p=0.107, and allele A was significantly associated with COPD patients (p=0.023; OR=0.65.Conclusion: IL-1RN *2 allele appears to be significantly associated with the COPD female patients and TNF-α-308A allele is a risk factor for the development of COPD.

  15. Incidência dos genes eaeA E stx1 EM Escherichia coli isolada de carcaça suína abatida em frigoríficos comercais na região sul do Brasil

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    Machado, Luís Alberto Pereira

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    A carne suína representa importante fonte de proteína animal para o mundo, porém vem sendo associada a surtos de toxinfecção alimentar. Uma das causas destes surtos é a contaminação por Escherichia coli (E. coli), encontrada no trato intestinal e ambiente dos suínos abatidos para produção de carnes in natura e industrializadas. No contexto de segurança alimentar, os surtos por Escherichia coli produtoras de toxina Shiga (STEC) são os melhores documentados. No mundo, diversos surtos causados p...

  16. Análise molecular dos genes PROP1 e HESX1 em pacientes com displasia septo-ótica e/ou deficiência hormonal hipofisária

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    Cruz, Juliana B. [UNESP; Nunes, Vânia dos Santos [UNESP; Clara, Sueli A. [UNESP; Perone, Denise [UNESP; Kopp, Peter; Nogueira, Célia Regina [UNESP

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    Objective: The present study aimed at evaluating the PROP1 and HESX1 genes in a group of patients with septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) and pituitary hormone deficiency (combined – CPHD; isolated GH deficiency – GHD). Eleven patients with a clinical and biochemical presentation consistent with CPHD, GHD or SOD were evaluated. Subjects and methods: In all patients, the HESX1 gene was analyzed by direct sequence analysis and in cases of CPHD the PROP1 gene was also sequenced. Results: A polymorphism...

  17. DOS cones along atomic chains

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    Kwapiński, Tomasz

    2017-03-01

    The electron transport properties of a linear atomic chain are studied theoretically within the tight-binding Hamiltonian and the Green’s function method. Variations of the local density of states (DOS) along the chain are investigated. They are crucial in scanning tunnelling experiments and give important insight into the electron transport mechanism and charge distribution inside chains. It is found that depending on the chain parity the local DOS at the Fermi level can form cone-like structures (DOS cones) along the chain. The general condition for the local DOS oscillations is obtained and the linear behaviour of the local density function is confirmed analytically. DOS cones are characterized by a linear decay towards the chain which is in contrast to the propagation properties of charge density waves, end states and Friedel oscillations in one-dimensional systems. We find that DOS cones can appear due to non-resonant electron transport, the spin-orbit scattering or for chains fabricated on a substrate with localized electrons. It is also shown that for imperfect chains (e.g. with a reduced coupling strength between two neighboring sites) a diamond-like structure of the local DOS along the chain appears.

  18. DOS cones along atomic chains

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    Kwapiński, Tomasz

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    The electron transport properties of a linear atomic chain are studied theoretically within the tight-binding Hamiltonian and the Green’s function method. Variations of the local density of states (DOS) along the chain are investigated. They are crucial in scanning tunnelling experiments and give important insight into the electron transport mechanism and charge distribution inside chains. It is found that depending on the chain parity the local DOS at the Fermi level can form cone-like structures (DOS cones) along the chain. The general condition for the local DOS oscillations is obtained and the linear behaviour of the local density function is confirmed analytically. DOS cones are characterized by a linear decay towards the chain which is in contrast to the propagation properties of charge density waves, end states and Friedel oscillations in one-dimensional systems. We find that DOS cones can appear due to non-resonant electron transport, the spin–orbit scattering or for chains fabricated on a substrate with localized electrons. It is also shown that for imperfect chains (e.g. with a reduced coupling strength between two neighboring sites) a diamond-like structure of the local DOS along the chain appears. (paper)

  19. Dos chalets, en Suecia

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    Erskine, Ralph

    1968-04-01

    Full Text Available Villa Engström, at Sorunda This house, of semi-spheric shape, has besically only one floor level, without basement. However, the guest room and the attic are a kind of second floor within the cupula. This is an experiment, with a view to the possible mass construction of this prototype. The various rooms are grouped in two blocks, one comprising the bedrooms, which are cellular type and of minimum size, and the bathrooms; the other includes the children's room, a living room which extends into the vestibule, and guest room at a higher level. Villa Ström, near Stockholm This house is practically cube shaped, with ample terraces, which are structurally independent of the central volume. A principal aim has been to obtain fine views in all directions, and also to take advantage of the ground slope. This house, of original and competent design, includes indoor gardens which add colour and life to the rooms.Villa Engström, en Sorunda Esta vivienda, que presenta una «forma» semiesferica, es fundamentalmente un edificio de una sola planta, sin sótano; sin embargo, el cuarto de huéspedes y el «ático» forman como una especie de doble planta dentro de la cúpula. Se trata de una experiencia con vistas a una posible fabricación en serie. Las diferentes habitaciones se hallan agrupadas en dos bloques: uno de ellos ocupado por los dormitorios —que son de tipo celular y de tamaño mínimo—, y los cuartos de baño; y el otro que comprende un cuarto para los niños, la sala de estar —unida con el vestíbulo—, y la habitación de los huéspedes en la parte superior. Villa Ström, cerca de Estocolmo La casa es prácticamente un cubo, con terrazas amplias e independientes estructuralmente del volumen principal. En todo caso, ha dominado la doble preocupación de conseguir magníficas vistas hacia todos los alrededores y una adaptación total a la pendiente del terreno. La vivienda se ha resuelto con maestría y originalidad, procurando zonas

  20. OS SACRAMENTAIS, SACRAMENTOS DOS POBRES

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    Victor Codina

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Basta ter tido um pouco de experiência pastoral com setores populares, concretamente na América Latina, para constatar a importância dos sacramentais na vida cristã do povo. Além das manifestações de piedade popular que se costuma estudar sob a rubrica de religiosidade popular (peregrinações, festas de padroeiro, procissões..., gostaria de destacar aqui outros elementos mais estreitamente ligados ao mundo dos sacramentos, ainda que não formem parte dos sete sacramentos tridentinos.

  1. Inherited Variation in Cytokine, Acute Phase Response, and Calcium Metabolism Genes Affects Susceptibility to Infective Endocarditis

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    Anastasia V. Ponasenko

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Infective endocarditis (IE is a septic inflammation of the endocardium. Recognition of microbial patterns, cytokine and acute phase responses, hemostasis features, and alterations in plasma lipid and calcium profile all have been reported to affect pathogenesis and clinical course of IE. Having recruited 123 patients with IE and 300 age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy blood donors, we profiled their genomic DNA for 35 functionally significant polymorphisms within the 22 selected genes involved in the abovementioned pathways, with the further genetic association analysis. We found that the G/A genotype of the rs1143634 polymorphism within the IL1B gene, the G/T genotype of the rs3212227 polymorphism within the IL12B gene, the A/G genotype of the rs1130864 polymorphism within the CRP gene, and the G allele of the rs1801197 polymorphism within the CALCR gene were associated with a decreased risk of IE whereas the T/T genotype of the rs1205 polymorphism within the CRP gene was associated with a higher risk of IE. Furthermore, heterozygous genotypes of the rs1143634 and rs3212227 polymorphisms were associated with the higher plasma levels of IL-1β and IL-12, respectively. Our results indicate that inherited variation in the cytokine, acute phase response, and calcium metabolism pathways may be linked to IE.

  2. Inherited Variation in Cytokine, Acute Phase Response, and Calcium Metabolism Genes Affects Susceptibility to Infective Endocarditis

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    Rutkovskaya, Natalia V.; Kondyukova, Natalia V.; Odarenko, Yuri N.; Kazachek, Yana V.; Tsepokina, Anna V.; Barbarash, Leonid S.

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    Infective endocarditis (IE) is a septic inflammation of the endocardium. Recognition of microbial patterns, cytokine and acute phase responses, hemostasis features, and alterations in plasma lipid and calcium profile all have been reported to affect pathogenesis and clinical course of IE. Having recruited 123 patients with IE and 300 age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy blood donors, we profiled their genomic DNA for 35 functionally significant polymorphisms within the 22 selected genes involved in the abovementioned pathways, with the further genetic association analysis. We found that the G/A genotype of the rs1143634 polymorphism within the IL1B gene, the G/T genotype of the rs3212227 polymorphism within the IL12B gene, the A/G genotype of the rs1130864 polymorphism within the CRP gene, and the G allele of the rs1801197 polymorphism within the CALCR gene were associated with a decreased risk of IE whereas the T/T genotype of the rs1205 polymorphism within the CRP gene was associated with a higher risk of IE. Furthermore, heterozygous genotypes of the rs1143634 and rs3212227 polymorphisms were associated with the higher plasma levels of IL-1β and IL-12, respectively. Our results indicate that inherited variation in the cytokine, acute phase response, and calcium metabolism pathways may be linked to IE. PMID:28659664

  3. Effects of the Natural and Artificial Menstrual Cycle on the Production of Osteoprotegerin and the Bone Resorptive Cytokines IL-1b and IL-6

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    Abrahamsen, B.; Stilgren, L.S.; Rettmer, E.

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    ) within the menstrual cycle prevent the increase in bone remodelling, which would otherwise have been the result of the luteal increase in the capacity for producing resorptive cytokines. The study population consisted of healthy female volunteers: premenopausal women (n = 11, mean age 39.4 y +/- 6.......1) without cycle irregularities. Postmenopausal women (n = 11, mean age 56.8 y +/- 3.6) receiving cyclic HRT (estradiol and noretisterone acetate). Luteal and follicular phase blood samples were diluted and cultured for 24 hours with and without lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The supernatant was assayed for IL-1...

  4. The IL1B-511 Polymorphism (rs16944 AA Genotype) Is Increased in Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease in Mexican Population

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    Falf?n-Valencia, Ramc?s; Pav?n-Romero, Gandhi F.; Camarena, Angel; Garc?a, Mar?a de la Luz; Galicia-Negrete, Gustavo; Negrete-Garc?a, Mar?a Cristina; Teran, Luis Manuel

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    Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by chronic hyperplastic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, asthma, and aspirin sensitivity. The mechanisms which produce these manifestations of intolerance are not fully defined, current research focuses on cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) inhibition, metabolism of arachidonic acid, and the COX pathway to the lipoxygenase (LO) route, inducing increased synthesis of leukotrienes (LT). The biological plausibility of this model has led to th...

  5. COMPARISON OF METAL-INDUCED ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL INJURY AND CHEMOKINE PRODUCTION DURING PRE,-SIMULTANEOUS, OR CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO TNFA, IL-1B, AND IFNY

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    Epidemiological studies have linked air pollution exposure to adverse respiratory health effects, especially in individuals with inflammatory airways disease. Symptomatic asthmatics appear to be at greatest risk. We previously demonstrated that exposure of rats to particulate...

  6. Análise do perfil de expressão dos genes da cana-de-açúcar envolvidos na interação com Leifsonia xyli subsp: xyli Differential gene expression in sugar cane infected by Leifsonia xyli subsp: xyli

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    Maria Inês Tiraboschi Ferro

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando a técnica de macroarranjos de cDNA em membranas de náilon, analisou-se o perfil de expressão de 3.575 ESTs ("Expressed Sequence Tags" de cana-de-açúcar, oriundas do projeto SUCEST, em duas variedades, uma tolerante (SP80-0185 e outra suscetível (SP70-3370 ao Raquitismo da Soqueira. Foram analisadas amostras foliares de plantas inoculadas com Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli., agente etiológico do Raquitismo, contrastadas com plantas não inoculadas (controle, para cada variedade, marcadas com sondas de cDNA e hibridizadas contra os macroarranjos. Após as hibridizações e análises estatísticas dos dados foi possível identificar 49 ESTs com expressão alterada, sendo 44 na variedade tolerante (41 ESTs induzidos e 3 reprimidos e 5 na variedade suscetível (2 ESTs induzidos e 3 reprimidos. Os resultados obtidos sugerem que a tolerância da variedade SP80-0185 de cana-de-açúcar à bactéria fitopatogênica pode estar relacionada com a percepção de sinais extracelulares, visto que ESTs relacionados a vias de transdução de sinais apresentaram expressão gênica induzida na variedade tolerante, os quais codificam para uma EST com similaridade à H+-ATPase da membrana plasmática, fatores de transcrição G-box, OsNAC6, "DNA binding", família MYB e "Zinc Finger" e ainda uma EST com similaridade ao fator de ligação ao G-Box, o qual corresponde a uma seqüência de DNA cis presente em vários promotores de plantas e requerido para o reconhecimento de muitos estímulos ambientais. Na variedade suscetível foi reprimido uma EST com similaridade à lipase. Esta enzima, também de membrana, faz parte da síntese do jasmonato, o qual ativa as defesas vegetais contra patógenos de plantas. Possíveis funções para os genes induzidos ou reprimidos nas cultivares de cana tolerante ou resistente ao Raquitismo são discutidas neste trabalho.The macroarray nylon membrane technology was used to study the differential gene expression of 3

  7. The influence of cytokine gene polymorphisms on the risk of developing gastric cancer in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection

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    Stubljar, David; Jeverica, Samo; Jukic, Tomislav; Skvarc, Miha; Pintar, Tadeja; Tepes, Bojan; Kavalar, Rajko; Stabuc, Borut; Peterlin, Borut; Ihan, Alojz

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    Helicobacter pylori infection is the main cause of gastric cancer. The disease progression is influenced by the host inflammatory responses, and cytokine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may have a role in the course of the disease. The aim of our study was to investigate proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms, previously associated with the development of gastric cancer, in a Slovenian population. In total 318 patients and controls were selected for the study and divided into three groups: (i) patients with gastric cancer (n = 58), (ii) patients with chronic gastritis (n = 60) and (iii) healthy control group (n = 200). H. pylori infection in patient groups was determined by serology, histology and culture. Four proinflammatory gene polymorphisms were determined (IL-1β, IL-1ra, TNF-α, TLR-4) in all subjects. We found a statistically significant difference between males and females for the groups (p = 0.025). Odds ratio (OR) for gastric cancer risk for females was 0.557 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.233–1.329) and for chronic gastritis 2.073 (95% CI: 1.005–4.277). IL-1B-511*T/T homozygous allele for cancer group had OR = 2.349 (95% CI: 0.583–9.462), heterozygous IL-1B-511*T had OR = 1.470 (95% CI: 0.583–3.709) and heterozygotes in TNF-A-308 genotype for chronic gastritis had OR = 1.402 (95% CI: 0.626–3.139). Other alleles had OR less than 1. We could not prove association between gastric cancer and chronic gastritis due to H. pylori in any cytokine SNPs studied in Slovenian population. Other SNPs might be responsible besides infection with H. pylori for the progression from atrophy to neoplastic transformation

  8. Metabolic gene expression changes in astrocytes in Multiple Sclerosis cerebral cortex are indicative of immune-mediated signaling

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    Zeis, T.

    2015-04-01

    Emerging as an important correlate of neurological dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), extended focal and diffuse gray matter abnormalities have been found and linked to clinical manifestations such as seizures, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. To investigate possible underlying mechanisms we analyzed the molecular alterations in histopathological normal appearing cortical gray matter (NAGM) in MS. By performing a differential gene expression analysis of NAGM of control and MS cases we identified reduced transcription of astrocyte specific genes involved in the astrocyte–neuron lactate shuttle (ANLS) and the glutamate–glutamine cycle (GGC). Additional quantitative immunohistochemical analysis demonstrating a CX43 loss in MS NAGM confirmed a crucial involvement of astrocytes and emphasizes their importance in MS pathogenesis. Concurrently, a Toll-like/IL-1β signaling expression signature was detected in MS NAGM, indicating that immune-related signaling might be responsible for the downregulation of ANLS and GGC gene expression in MS NAGM. Indeed, challenging astrocytes with immune stimuli such as IL-1β and LPS reduced their ANLS and GGC gene expression in vitro. The detected upregulation of IL1B in MS NAGM suggests inflammasome priming. For this reason, astrocyte cultures were treated with ATP and ATP/LPS as for inflammasome activation. This treatment led to a reduction of ANLS and GGC gene expression in a comparable manner. To investigate potential sources for ANLS and GGC downregulation in MS NAGM, we first performed an adjuvant-driven stimulation of the peripheral immune system in C57Bl/6 mice in vivo. This led to similar gene expression changes in spinal cord demonstrating that peripheral immune signals might be one source for astrocytic gene expression changes in the brain. IL1B upregulation in MS NAGM itself points to a possible endogenous signaling process leading to ANLS and GGC downregulation. This is supported by our findings that, among others

  9. Inherited Inflammatory Response Genes Are Associated with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Risk and Survival.

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    Kaspar René Nielsen

    Full Text Available Malignant B-cell clones are affected by both acquired genetic alterations and by inherited genetic variations changing the inflammatory tumour microenvironment.We investigated 50 inflammatory response gene polymorphisms in 355 B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL samples encompassing 216 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL and 139 follicular lymphoma (FL and 307 controls. The effect of single genes and haplotypes were investigated and gene-expression analysis was applied for selected genes. Since interaction between risk genes can have a large impact on phenotype, two-way gene-gene interaction analysis was included.We found inherited SNPs in genes critical for inflammatory pathways; TLR9, IL4, TAP2, IL2RA, FCGR2A, TNFA, IL10RB, GALNT12, IL12A and IL1B were significantly associated with disease risk and SELE, IL1RN, TNFA, TAP2, MBL2, IL5, CX3CR1, CHI3L1 and IL12A were, associated with overall survival (OS in specific diagnostic entities of B-NHL. We discovered noteworthy interactions between DLBCL risk alleles on IL10 and IL4RA and FL risk alleles on IL4RA and IL4. In relation to OS, a highly significant interaction was observed in DLBCL for IL4RA (rs1805010 * IL10 (rs1800890 (HR = 0.11 (0.02-0.50. Finally, we explored the expression of risk genes from the gene-gene interaction analysis in normal B-cell subtypes showing a different expression of IL4RA, IL10, IL10RB genes supporting a pathogenetic effect of these interactions in the germinal center.The present findings support the importance of inflammatory genes in B-cell lymphomas. We found association between polymorphic sites in inflammatory response genes and risk as well as outcome in B-NHL and suggest an effect of gene-gene interactions during the stepwise oncogenesis.

  10. Alteration of the gene expression profile of T-cell receptor αβ-modified T-cells with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma specificity.

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    Zha, Xianfeng; Yin, Qingsong; Tan, Huo; Wang, Chunyan; Chen, Shaohua; Yang, Lijian; Li, Bo; Wu, Xiuli; Li, Yangqiu

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    Antigen-specific, T-cell receptor (TCR)-modified cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) that target tumors are an attractive strategy for specific adoptive immunotherapy. Little is known about whether there are any alterations in the gene expression profile after TCR gene transduction in T cells. We constructed TCR gene-redirected CTLs with specificity for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)-associated antigens to elucidate the gene expression profiles of TCR gene-redirected T-cells, and we further analyzed the gene expression profile pattern of these redirected T-cells by Affymetrix microarrays. The resulting data were analyzed using Bioconductor software, a two-fold cut-off expression change was applied together with anti-correlation of the profile ratios to render the microarray analysis set. The fold change of all genes was calculated by comparing the three TCR gene-modified T-cells and a negative control counterpart. The gene pathways were analyzed using Bioconductor and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes. Identical genes whose fold change was greater than or equal to 2.0 in all three TCR gene-redirected T-cell groups in comparison with the negative control were identified as the differentially expressed genes. The differentially expressed genes were comprised of 33 up-regulated genes and 1 down-regulated gene including JUNB, FOS, TNF, INF-γ, DUSP2, IL-1B, CXCL1, CXCL2, CXCL9, CCL2, CCL4, and CCL8. These genes are mainly involved in the TCR signaling, mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling, and cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction pathways. In conclusion, we characterized the gene expression profile of DLBCL-specific TCR gene-redirected T-cells. The changes corresponded to an up-regulation in the differentiation and proliferation of the T-cells. These data may help to explain some of the characteristics of the redirected T-cells.

  11. Evidencia de orígenes filogenéticos diferentes de dos aislamientos mexicanos del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV

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    Giovanni Chaves-Bedoya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El análisis molecular del cistrón, que codifica para la proteína de la cubierta del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV reportado en la base de datos del banco de genes (GenBank, reveló la presencia de 45 nucleótidos adicionales que codifican para quince aminoácidos, en la región amino de la secuencia de la proteína de la cubierta del aislamiento mexicano identificado con el número de acceso GU474635. El análisis BLAST indicó que esta característica particular también está presente en el aislamiento D00949, reportado en 1991 en Estados Unidos. El análisis filogenético de 185 secuencias de la proteína de la cubierta de SCMV reportadas de Asia, áfrica, Brasil y Argentina, entro otros, sugiere diferentes orígenes filogeográficos de los aislamientos mexicanos. El aislamiento mexicano GU474635 es filogenéticamente más cercano a aislamientos de SCMV de Brasil y de EE.UU., mientras que secuencias de la proteína de la cubierta del virus SCMV reportadas en China y Alemania son filogenéticamente más cercanas al aislamiento mexicano EU091075. Las características particulares que comparten aislamientos virales de tres países del continente americano, a saber, EE.UU., México y Brasil, sugieren un bajo control fitosanitario en el intercambio de material vegetal.

  12. A longitudinal study of gene expression in healthy individuals

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    Tessier Michel

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of gene expression in venous blood either as a pharmacodynamic marker in clinical trials of drugs or as a diagnostic test requires knowledge of the variability in expression over time in healthy volunteers. Here we defined a normal range of gene expression over 6 months in the blood of four cohorts of healthy men and women who were stratified by age (22–55 years and > 55 years and gender. Methods Eleven immunomodulatory genes likely to play important roles in inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and infection in addition to four genes typically used as reference genes were examined by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR, as well as the full genome as represented by Affymetrix HG U133 Plus 2.0 microarrays. Results Gene expression levels as assessed by qRT-PCR and microarray were relatively stable over time with ~2% of genes as measured by microarray showing intra-subject differences over time periods longer than one month. Fifteen genes varied by gender. The eleven genes examined by qRT-PCR remained within a limited dynamic range for all individuals. Specifically, for the seven most stably expressed genes (CXCL1, HMOX1, IL1RN, IL1B, IL6R, PTGS2, and TNF, 95% of all samples profiled fell within 1.5–2.5 Ct, the equivalent of a 4- to 6-fold dynamic range. Two subjects who experienced severe adverse events of cancer and anemia, had microarray gene expression profiles that were distinct from normal while subjects who experienced an infection had only slightly elevated levels of inflammatory markers. Conclusion This study defines the range and variability of gene expression in healthy men and women over a six-month period. These parameters can be used to estimate the number of subjects needed to observe significant differences from normal gene expression in clinical studies. A set of genes that varied by gender was also identified as were a set of genes with elevated

  13. Zumbi dos Palmares: a afroresiliencia

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    Josué Petrônio Quirino de Oliveira

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo buscou fazer uma releitura de Zumbi dos Palmares sob o prisma da resiliência, demonstrando uma visão singular ao olhar para os escravos nos quilombos e suas histórias de superação e transformação perante as adversidades, levando não só a reconstruir o imaginário afrodescendente brasileiro com o caleidoscópio da resiliência, mas revelar que a resiliência sempre foi inerente a história dos negros no Brasil. Para tanto se caracterizou como uma pesquisa exploratória com abordagem qualitativa e procedimentos bibliográficos que foram essenciais para a construção do artigo, amadurecendo e ampliando os conhecimentos envolvidos na temática. Nesta abordagem o quilombo dos Palmares foi um conjunto complexo de condições, atitudes e ações que apesar das adversidades tiveram resultados positivos, os fatos demonstraram que os negros nos quilombos foram uma prova que a resiliência negra não foi apenas um fator individual, mas uma característica comunitária que desencadeou um processo de ruptura e recuperação social, um grito de liberdade em defesa da consciência de uma raça, e de um povo. Zumbi não foi apenas um líder de um movimento libertário que marcou a história dos negros oriundos de Pernambuco e Alagoas, mas a história de uma raça por gerações no país, que se tornou sinônimo de resiliência.

  14. Evidencia de orígenes filogenéticos diferentes de dos aislamientos mexicanos del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV

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    Ortiz Rojas Luz Yineth

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    El análisis molecular del cistron, (ue codica para la proteina de la cubierta del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV reportado en la base de datos del banco de genes (GenBank, reveló la pre- sencia de 65 nucleotidos adicionales (ue codican para (uince aminoãcidos, en la region amino de la secuencia de la proteina de la cubierta del aislamiento mexicano identicado con el nümero de acceso GU474635. El análisis BLAST indicó que esta característica particular también está presente en el aislamiento DDDF6F, reportado en 1FF1 en Estados Unidos. El anãlisis logenHtico de 1I5  secuen- cias de la proteína de la cubierta de SCMV reportadas de Asia, África, Brasil y Argentina, entro otros, sugiere diJerentes origenes logeogrãcos de los aislamientos mexicanos. El aislamiento mexicano GU6N6OP5 es filogeneticamente mãs cercano a aislamientos de QCWV de Brasil X de EE.UU., mien- tras que secuencias de la proteína de la cubierta del virus SCMV reportadas en China y Alemania son

    logenHticamente mãs cercanas al aislamiento mexicano EUDF1DN5. Las caracteristicas particulares que comparten aislamientos virales de tres países del continente americano, a saber, EE.UU., México X Brasil, sugieren un baYo control tosanitario en el intercambio de material vegetal.

  15. The effect of melatonin from slow-release implants on basic and TLR-4-mediated gene expression of inflammatory cytokines and their receptors in the choroid plexus in ewes.

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    Kowalewska, M; Herman, A P; Szczepkowska, A; Skipor, J

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    The present study concerns the effect of melatonin from slow-release implants on the expression of genes coding interleukin-1β (Il1B), inerleukin-6 (Il6), tumour necrosis factor α (Tnf) and their receptors: IL-1 receptor type I (Il1r1) and type II (Il1r2), IL-6 receptor (Il6r) and signal transducer (Il6st), TNFα receptor type I (Tnfrsf1a) and II (Tnfrsf1b) and retinoid-related orphan receptor α (RorA) and Rev.-erbα in the ovine choroid plexus (CP) under basal and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged conditions. Studies were performed on four groups: 1) sham-implanted and placebo-treated, 2) melatonin-implanted (Melovine, 18mg) and placebo-treated, 3) sham-implanted and LPS-treated (400ng/kg of body weight) and 4) melatonin-implanted and LPS-treated. Under basal conditions, we observed weak expression of Tnf, low expression of Il1B, Il6 and Il1r2 and intermediate expression of other cytokines receptors. LPS treatment induced (P≤0.05) expression in all cytokines and their receptors, except Il6r 3h after the administration. Melatonin attenuated (P≤0.05) LPS-induced up-regulation of Il6 but had no effect on other cytokines and their receptors and up-regulated (P≤0.05) Rev.-erbα expression under basal conditions. This indicates that melatonin from slow-release implants suppresses TLR4-mediated Il6 expression in the ovine CP via a mechanism likely involving clock genes. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. [Function of the interleukin-1 gene system in immunomodulation, apoptosis and proliferation in the male gonad].

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    Rozwadowska, Natalia; Fiszer, Dorota; Kurpisz, Maciej

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    Spermatogenesis is a phenomenon where two main processes proliferation and apoptosis, meet. Slight changes in their activities could lead to different pathologies, such as fertility disorder (excessive apoptosis) or testicular cancer (overproliferation). The IL-1 gene family includes genes which play important roles in both these processes and consists of IL-1?, IL-1ss, IL-18, the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), two IL-1 receptors (IL-1RI, IL-1RII), the IL-18 receptor (IL-18R?), and the receptor-associated proteins - IL-1RAcP and IL-18Rss. Caspase-1 (ICE - interleukin-1 converting enzyme), directly connected with apoptosis and responsible for the cleavage of IL-1b and IL-18, is also a member of the IL-1 family. The system of the numerous IL-1 receptors and their signal transduction involving protein cascades provokes a range of gene expressions necessary for the initiation and maintenance of inflammatory reaction. In the testis, IL-1 is constitutively expressed, where it creates a unique microenvironment for diploid gametogenic cell conversion into specialized haploid spermatozoa. It may also be an element of the physiological protection from autoimmune attack by host testicular antigens and a part of immune privilege. This review is to summarize the knowledge of the local control of spermatogenesis and immunomodulation in the male gonad. As infertility is one of the main problems of industrialized countries, study of the pathophysiology of the male genital tract appears essential in future clinical practice.

  17. Imunolocalização das proteínas dos genes supressores de tumores TP53 e p16CDKN2 no front invasivo do carcinoma epidermóide de cavidade bucal Immunolocalization of TP53 and p16CDKN2 tumour suppressor genes proteins in invasive front of oral epidermoid carcinoma

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A carcinogênese bucal é um processo multipassos no qual eventos genéticos promovem o rompimento de vias regulatórias normais que controlam funções celulares básicas. O carcinoma epidermóide de cavidade bucal (CECB surge como conseqüência de múltiplos eventos moleculares induzidos pelos efeitos de vários carcinógenos influenciados por fatores ambientais contra um quadro de resistência ou suscetibilidade herdada geneticamente. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a importância clínica e morfológica da imunoexpressão das proteínas p53 e p16 na região do front invasivo de uma série de 35 casos rotineiramente processados de CECB. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Amostras de CECB primários tratados exclusivamente por cirurgia foram investigadas. O sistema TNM foi empregado para o estadiamento clínico dos pacientes. Para a gradação morfológica das lesões foi adotado o sistema de gradação do front invasivo. A técnica de imuno-histoquímica foi realizada nas lesões fixadas em formalina tamponada a 10% e emblocadas em parafina para identificação das proteínas p53 e p16. As contagens foram realizadas e submetidas a tratamentos estatísticos específicos. RESULTADOS: As taxas de imunolocalização para as proteínas p53 e p16 foram de 63% e 66%, respectivamente, nas 35 amostras de carcinoma estudadas. Não houve relação entre as expressões das proteínas p53 e p16 com os parâmetros clínico-morfológicos analisados. Não houve correlação entre a expressão imuno-histoquímica das proteínas p53/p16. CONCLUSÃO: A expressão das proteínas p53 e p16 não influenciou os parâmetros clínico-morfológicos analisados neste estudo e aparentemente não representa base molecular para o significado biológico da região do front invasivo tumoral. A ausência de forte correlação entre as expressões imuno-histoquímicas das proteínas p53 e p16 sugere que as mesmas podem participar de atividade biológicas do controle do ciclo celular por

  18. Da arquitetura dos textos a eloquência dos lugares

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    Uma das questões importantes nas perspectivas pós- moderna e pós-estruturalistas em educação é a possibilidade de ler textos que estão visibilizados de outras formas que não as da fala e da escrita. Outro e evidenciar uma discussão sobre a linguagem caracterísitca de um fazer científico e de um fazer educacional tendo como  plano de fundo as falas da Educação em Bioquímica. Pretende-se mostrar que as linguagens dos campos de origem -bioquímica e educação - conformam e determinam um modo de li...

  19. Relationship between IL1 gene polymorphisms and periodontal disease in Japanese women.

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    Tanaka, Keiko; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Hanioka, Takashi; Arakawa, Masashi

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    Epidemiological evidence on the relationship between IL1A and/or IL1B polymorphisms and periodontal disease is inconsistent. We investigated associations between three IL1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes encoding interleukin (IL) -1α (rs1800587) and IL-1β (rs1143634 and rs16944) and the risk of periodontal disease among young Japanese women. A case-control study was performed with a total of 1150 women, including 131 subjects who had at least one tooth with a probing pocket depth of 4 mm or deeper and 1019 periodontally healthy controls. Compared with a reference group of women with the GG genotype of SNP rs16944, those with the GA genotype had a significantly reduced risk of periodontal disease, while there was no significant relationship between the AA genotype and periodontal disease. No evident relationships were observed between SNP rs1800587 or rs1143634 and periodontal disease. Our study did not reveal any evidence of interaction between the IL1 polymorphisms and smoking. The results of this study showed that the heterozygous variant genotype of the IL1 rs16944 was significantly associated with a reduced risk of periodontal disease in young Japanese women. Smoking did not significantly modify the gene-disease associations under study.

  20. Interaction Effects of Season of Birth and Cytokine Genes on Schizotypal Traits in the General Population

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    Margarita V. Alfimova

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    Full Text Available Literature suggests that the effect of winter birth on vulnerability to schizophrenia might be mediated by increased expression of proinflammatory cytokines due to prenatal infection and its inadequate regulation by anti-inflammatory factors. As the response of the immune system depends on genotype, this study assessed the interaction effects of cytokine genes and season of birth (SOB on schizotypy measured with the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ-74. We searched for associations of IL1B rs16944, IL4 rs2243250, and IL-1RN VNTR polymorphisms, SOB, and their interactions with the SPQ-74 total score in a sample of 278 healthy individuals. A significant effect of the IL4 X SOB interaction was found, p=0.007 and η2=0.028. We confirmed this effect using an extended sample of 373 individuals. Homozygotes CC born in winter showed the highest SPQ total score and differed significantly from winter-born T allele carriers, p=0.049. This difference was demonstrated for cognitive-perceptual and disorganized but not interpersonal dimensions. The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the cytokine genes by SOB interaction can influence variability of schizotypal traits in the general population. The IL4 T allele appeared to have a protective effect against the development of positive and disorganized schizotypal traits in winter-born individuals.

  1. Interaction Effects of Season of Birth and Cytokine Genes on Schizotypal Traits in the General Population.

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    Alfimova, Margarita V; Korovaitseva, Galina I; Lezheiko, Tatyana V; Golimbet, Vera E

    2017-01-01

    Literature suggests that the effect of winter birth on vulnerability to schizophrenia might be mediated by increased expression of proinflammatory cytokines due to prenatal infection and its inadequate regulation by anti-inflammatory factors. As the response of the immune system depends on genotype, this study assessed the interaction effects of cytokine genes and season of birth (SOB) on schizotypy measured with the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ-74). We searched for associations of IL1B rs16944, IL4 rs2243250, and IL-1RN VNTR polymorphisms, SOB, and their interactions with the SPQ-74 total score in a sample of 278 healthy individuals. A significant effect of the IL4 X SOB interaction was found, p = 0.007 and η 2 = 0.028. We confirmed this effect using an extended sample of 373 individuals. Homozygotes CC born in winter showed the highest SPQ total score and differed significantly from winter-born T allele carriers, p = 0.049. This difference was demonstrated for cognitive-perceptual and disorganized but not interpersonal dimensions. The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the cytokine genes by SOB interaction can influence variability of schizotypal traits in the general population. The IL4 T allele appeared to have a protective effect against the development of positive and disorganized schizotypal traits in winter-born individuals.

  2. Remessas de recursos dos imigrantes

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    Ana Cristina Braga Martes

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    Full Text Available AS REMESSAS contribuem para o desenvolvimento local e para redução da pobreza? Essa é a pergunta-chave que os estudos recentes sobre migrações internacionais têm levantado. O que se está procurando compreender é de que modo as remessas poderiam afetar positiva ou negativamente a economia dos países de origem dos imigrantes. Discutir o papel e o significado das remessas implica, assim, uma discussão em torno da existência (ou não de um "campo de positividades" do fenômeno migratório internacional. O principal objetivo deste artigo é contribuir para essa discussão por meio de um estudo empírico do caso brasileiro que adota as remessas como foco. Para tanto, é identificado o perfil das remessas e dos remetentes, assim como os objetivos e os beneficiários do dinheiro enviado. A pesquisa usa uma abordagem baseada em entrevistas em profundidade e survey não-representativo (Boston e Governador Valadares.DO REMITTANCES contribute to local development and the reduction of poverty? What are the consequences of the dollars sent by the migrants to the people, families, and organizations that receive them in the cities of origin? These are the key questions that recent studies have raised. According to some authors "migration is inevitable and has the potential to be quite positive in terms of development and reduction of poverty. The policies that have their origins in this principle will be more successful than those that attempt to oppose, intransigently, both globalization and the migration of people in space". Do current international migrations produce positive local development effects? The main objective of this article is to contribute to this discussion through an empirical study of the Brazilian case, which takes remittances as its focus. Thus, we identify who the immigrants are who send remittances from the United States to Brazil, to what ends the remittances are directed, who the beneficiaries are, and how the remittances

  3. Cytokine single-nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of non-small-cell lung cancer.

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    Pérez-Ramírez, Cristina; Alnatsha, Ahmed; Cañadas-Garre, Marisa; Villar, Eduardo; Valdivia-Bautista, Javier; Faus-Dáder, María J; Calleja-Hernández, Miguel Á

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    Lung cancer, particularly the non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) subtype, is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Several functional polymorphisms in inflammatory cytokine genes, such as IL1B, IL6, IL12A, IL13 and IL16, have been associated with the risk of NSCLC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between ILs gene polymorphisms and the risk of developing NSCLC. A retrospective case-control study was carried out, including 174 NSCLC cases and 298 controls of Spanish origin. IL1B (rs1143634), IL1B (rs12621220), IL1B (rs1143623), IL1B (rs16944), IL1B (rs1143627), IL12A (rs662959), IL13 (rs1881457), IL6 (rs1800795) and IL16 (rs7170924) gene polymorphisms were analysed by TaqMan. The genotypic logistic regression model adjusted by smoking status showed that the IL1B rs1143634-TT genotype was associated with a lower risk of NSCLC (P=0.04312; odds ratio=0.226; 95% confidence interval=0.044-0.840). No other gene polymorphisms showed an association with NSCLC in any of the models tested. In conclusion, IL1B rs1143634 was significantly associated with a higher risk of NSCLC. No influence of IL1B rs12621220, rs1143623, rs16944, rs1143627, IL12A rs662959, IL13 rs1881457 and IL16 rs7170924 on the risk of developing NSCLC was found in our study.

  4. Network analysis of inflammatory genes and their transcriptional regulators in coronary artery disease.

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    Full Text Available Network analysis is a novel method to understand the complex pathogenesis of inflammation-driven atherosclerosis. Using this approach, we attempted to identify key inflammatory genes and their core transcriptional regulators in coronary artery disease (CAD. Initially, we obtained 124 candidate genes associated with inflammation and CAD using Polysearch and CADgene database for which protein-protein interaction network was generated using STRING 9.0 (Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes and visualized using Cytoscape v 2.8.3. Based on betweenness centrality (BC and node degree as key topological parameters, we identified interleukin-6 (IL-6, vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA, interleukin-1 beta (IL-1B, tumor necrosis factor (TNF and prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2 as hub nodes. The backbone network constructed with these five hub genes showed 111 nodes connected via 348 edges, with IL-6 having the largest degree and highest BC. Nuclear factor kappa B1 (NFKB1, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3 and JUN were identified as the three core transcription factors from the regulatory network derived using MatInspector. For the purpose of validation of the hub genes, 97 test networks were constructed, which revealed the accuracy of the backbone network to be 0.7763 while the frequency of the hub nodes remained largely unaltered. Pathway enrichment analysis with ClueGO, KEGG and REACTOME showed significant enrichment of six validated CAD pathways - smooth muscle cell proliferation, acute-phase response, calcidiol 1-monooxygenase activity, toll-like receptor signaling, NOD-like receptor signaling and adipocytokine signaling pathways. Experimental verification of the above findings in 64 cases and 64 controls showed increased expression of the five candidate genes and the three transcription factors in the cases relative to the controls (p<0.05. Thus, analysis of complex networks aid in the

  5. Gene expression markers of age-related inflammation in two human cohorts.

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    Pilling, Luke C; Joehanes, Roby; Melzer, David; Harries, Lorna W; Henley, William; Dupuis, Josée; Lin, Honghuang; Mitchell, Marcus; Hernandez, Dena; Ying, Sai-Xia; Lunetta, Kathryn L; Benjamin, Emelia J; Singleton, Andrew; Levy, Daniel; Munson, Peter; Murabito, Joanne M; Ferrucci, Luigi

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    Chronically elevated circulating inflammatory markers are common in older persons but mechanisms are unclear. Many blood transcripts (>800 genes) are associated with interleukin-6 protein levels (IL6) independent of age. We aimed to identify gene transcripts statistically mediating, as drivers or responders, the increasing levels of IL6 protein in blood at older ages. Blood derived in-vivo RNA from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS, n=2422, ages 40-92 yrs) and InCHIANTI study (n=694, ages 30-104 yrs), with Affymetrix and Illumina expression arrays respectively (>17,000 genes tested), were tested for statistical mediation of the age-IL6 association using resampling techniques, adjusted for confounders and multiple testing. In FHS, IL6 expression was not associated with IL6 protein levels in blood. 102 genes (0.6% of 17,324 expressed) statistically mediated the age-IL6 association of which 25 replicated in InCHIANTI (including 5 of the 10 largest effect genes). The largest effect gene (SLC4A10, coding for NCBE, a sodium bicarbonate transporter) mediated 19% (adjusted CI 8.9 to 34.1%) and replicated by PCR in InCHIANTI (n=194, 35.6% mediated, p=0.01). Other replicated mediators included PRF1 (perforin, a cytolytic protein in cytotoxic T lymphocytes and NK cells) and IL1B (Interleukin 1 beta): few other cytokines were significant mediators. This transcriptome-wide study on human blood identified a small distinct set of genes that statistically mediate the age-IL6 association. Findings are robust across two cohorts and different expression technologies. Raised IL6 levels may not derive from circulating white cells in age related inflammation. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  6. Expressão diferencial dos genes VuUCP1a e VuUCP1b em caupi sob estresse salino Differential expression of VuUCP1a and VuUCP1b in caupi under salt stress

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    Francisco Edson Alves Garantizado

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    Full Text Available O estresse salino afeta o crescimento e o desenvolvimento das plantas, induzindo respostas bioquímicas e fisiológicas como mecanismo de adaptação para sua sobrevivência. As proteínas desacopladoras de planta (pUCPs dissipam o gradiente eletroquímico mitocondrial de prótons como calor e são codificadas por famílias multigênicas. Elas atuam como sistema de defesa evitando a formação de espécies reativas de oxigênio geradas em resposta a estresses ambientais. O objetivo do trabalho foi estudar a expressão de genes das pUCPs (VuUCP1a e VuUCP1b em raízes e folhas de plântulas de Vigna unguiculata submetidas ao estresse salino (NaCl 100 mM. Sementes foram germinadas no escuro e após 3 dias, as plântulas foram transferidas para solução de Hoagland, permanecendo 3 dias antes da aplicação do estresse. As raízes e folhas foram coletadas com 0; 6; 12 e 24 horas, após adição de NaCl, para avaliar o perfil de expressão dos genes da pUCP por RT- PCR. A análise de transcritos mostrou que VuUCP1a é expresso em raízes e folhas revelando um perfil constitutivo enquanto que VuUCP1b é dependente do tecido, isto é, expresso nas folhas, sem alteração em resposta ao estresse e induzido pelo estresse salino nas raízes. A peculiaridade da duplicação gênica de pUCP1 em caupi com perfil diferencial de expressão, sugere tanto um papel dessa enzima nos mecanismos de ajustamento ao estresse salino quanto promove essa espécie como um modelo atrativo para compreensão do papel da família multigênica da pUCP em plantas.Salt stress affects growth and development of plants, inducing a variety of physiological and biochemical responses as an adaptation mechanism for survival. The plant uncoupling mitochondrial proteins (pUCPs are able to dissipate the proton electrochemical gradient as heat and are encoded by a multigene family. They works as defence systems avoiding the formation of reactive oxygen species promoted by environmental

  7. A genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência

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    OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste artigo é revisar a literatura sobre a genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência. FONTES DOS DADOS: As palavras-chave "sono" e "genética" foram usadas para pesquisar por artigos publicados nos últimos cinco anos no banco de dados MEDLINE. A seguir, seus resumos foram analisados. A pesquisa também incluiu artigos clássicos, com a primeira descrição dos genes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A recorrência familiar de muitos distúrbios do sono é um achado freqüente,...

  8. Os Fungos no Funcionamento dos Ecossistemas Florestais

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    Os fungos no funcionamento dos ecossistemas Florestais: Papel dos fungos sapróbios na degradação da matériaorgânica Papel dos fungos micorrízicos na nutrição e saúde das árvores Diversidade fúngica e estabilidade das florestas Relações entre os fungos e os animais Doenças radiculares associadas ao declínio do montado de sobro e azinho

  9. Variable number of tandem repeat polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist gene IL-1RN: a novel association with the athlete status

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    Ryckman Kelli K

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The interleukin-1 (IL-1 family of cytokines is involved in the inflammatory and repair reactions of skeletal muscle during and after exercise. Specifically, plasma levels of the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra increase dramatically after intense exercise, and accumulating evidence points to an effect of genetic polymorphisms on athletic phenotypes. Therefore, the IL-1 family cytokine genes are plausible candidate genes for athleticism. We explored whether IL-1 polymorphisms are associated with athlete status in European subjects. Methods Genomic DNA was obtained from 205 (53 professional and 152 competitive non-professional Italian athletes and 458 non-athlete controls. Two diallelic polymorphisms in the IL-1β gene (IL-1B at -511 and +3954 positions, and a variable number tandem repeats (VNTR in intron 2 of the IL-1ra gene (IL-1RN were assessed. Results We found a 2-fold higher frequency of the IL-1RN 1/2 genotype in athletes compared to non-athlete controls (OR = 1.93, 95% CI = 1.37-2.74, 41.0% vs. 26.4%, and a lower frequency of the 1/1 genotype (OR = 0.55, 95% CI = 0.40-0.77, 43.9% vs. 58.5%. Frequency of the IL-1RN 2/2 genotype did not differ between groups. No significant differences between athletes and controls were found for either -511 or +3954 IL-1B polymorphisms. However, the haplotype (-511C-(+3954T-(VNTR2 was 3-fold more frequent in athletes than in non-athletes (OR = 3.02, 95% CI = 1.16-7.87. Interestingly, the IL-1RN 1/2 genotype was more frequent in professional than in non-professional athletes (OR = 1.92, 95% CI = 1.02-3.61, 52.8% vs. 36.8%. Conclusions Our study found that variants at the IL-1ra gene associate with athletic status. This confirms the crucial role that cytokine IL-1ra plays in human physical exercise. The VNTR IL-1RN polymorphism may have implications for muscle health, performance, and/or recovery capacities. Further studies are needed to assess these specific issues. As VNTR IL-1RN

  10. Identidade molecular dos fitoplasmas associados aos enfezamentos do tomateiro e da berinjela com base na análise do gene 16S rDNA Molecular identity of the phytoplasma associated to stunting of tomato and eggplant on the basis of analyses of the 16S rDNA

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    Ana Paula de Oliveira Amaral Mello

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Doenças de hortaliças de ocorrência no território brasileiro e em outras áreas do mundo têm sido associadas a diversos fitoplasmas. Na região de Piracicaba-SP e Bragança Paulista-SP, em plantas de tomate e berinjela foram observados sintomas típicos de enfezamento caracterizados por porte reduzido, clorose foliar, superbrotamento de ramos, desenvolvimento anormal do cálice, encurtamento de entre-nós, redução no tamanho de folhas, flores e frutos. Através de duplo PCR, utilizando os iniciadores R16 mF1/mR2 e R16 F2n/R2, fragmentos de DNA de 1,2 kb foram amplificados de amostras sintomáticas, demonstrando a presença de fitoplasma nos tecidos das plantas. O uso de iniciadores específicos demonstrou que estes fitoplasmas eram afiliados ao grupo 16SrIII. Análises de RFLP, usando as enzimas de restrição AluI, HpaII, KpnI, MboI, MseI e RsaI confirmaram que os fitoplasmas detectados eram representantes do grupo 16SrIII. Os fragmentos de DNA amplificados foram clonados em Escherichia coli, sequenciados e comparados, por homologia de seqüência, entre si e com outros fitoplasmas do grupo 16SrIII. Um índice de similaridade de seqüência acima de 95% foi encontrado quando seqüências dos fitoplasmas detectados em tomate e berinjela foram comparadas com aquelas de outros representantes do grupo 16SrIII. Um índice de 98-99% foi obtido quando seqüências dos fitoplasmas encontrados em tomate e berinjela foram comparadas entre si. Estes resultados evidenciaram que o enfezamento do tomateiro e da berinjela podem estar associados a um mesmo fitoplasma, com base na análise de seqüências do gene do 16S rDNA.Vegetable diseases occurring in the Brazilian territory and around the world have been associated with various phytoplasmas. In the region of Piracicaba-SP and Bragança-SP, in eggplant and tomato plants typical symptoms of stunting characterized by reduced canopy, leaf yellowing, proliferation of shoots, calix malformation

  11. Das bruxas, dos índios, dos negros e dos jovens da Febem

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    Sylvia Leser de Mello

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo visa discutir os temas Pesquisa e Direitos Humanos, partindo da definição do que pretende a Ciência, suas limitações e momentos seus a serviço de condenações de bruxas e ateus. Trata-se de levantar a questão da 'parcialidade' da Ciência e das formas de exclusão que ela ajudou a gerar e manter face aos criminosos, aos loucos, aos negros e, sem dúvida, aos jovens das camadas populares que são institucionalizados na FEBEM. E, na tentativa de resistência a se deixar levar pelo que de nefasto existe na mercantilização da Ciência hoje, buscar radicalizar a exigência de defesa dos Direitos Humanos.

  12. IL-33 stimulates expression of the GPR84 (EX33) fatty acid receptor gene and of cytokine and chemokine genes in human adipocytes.

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    Zaibi, Mohamed S; Kępczyńska, Małgorzata A; Harikumar, Parvathy; Alomar, Suliman Y; Trayhurn, Paul

    2018-05-15

    Expression of GPCR fatty acid sensor/receptor genes in adipocytes is modulated by inflammatory mediators, particularly IL-1β. In this study we examined whether the IL-1 gene superfamily member, IL-33, also regulates expression of the fatty acid receptor genes in adipocytes. Human fat cells, differentiated from preadipocytes, were incubated with IL-33 at three different dose levels for 3 or 24 h and mRNA measured by qPCR. Treatment with IL-33 induced a dose-dependent increase in GPR84 mRNA at 3 h, the level with the highest dose being 13.7-fold greater than in controls. Stimulation of GPR84 expression was transitory; the mRNA level was not elevated at 24 h. In contrast to GPR84, IL-33 had no effect on GPR120 expression. IL-33 markedly stimulated expression of the IL1B, CCL2, IL6, CXCL2 and CSF3 genes, but there was no effect on ADIPOQ expression. The largest effect was on CSF3, the mRNA level of which increased 183-fold over controls at 3 h with the highest dose of IL-33; there was a parallel increase in the secretion of G-CSF protein into the medium. It is concluded that in human adipocytes IL-33, which is synthesised in adipose tissue, has a strong stimulatory effect on the expression of cytokine and chemokine genes, particularly CSF3, and on the expression of GPR84, a pro-inflammatory fatty acid receptor. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Genes and Gene Therapy

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    ... correctly, a child can have a genetic disorder. Gene therapy is an experimental technique that uses genes to ... or prevent disease. The most common form of gene therapy involves inserting a normal gene to replace an ...

  14. Dos generaciones de nativos digitales

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    Joaquín Linne

    Full Text Available A partir de encuestas, entrevistas y observaciones en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, afirmamos que existen dos generaciones de nativos digitales (ND: los jóvenes 1.0 y los adolescentes 2.0. Si bien ambas comparten características comunes, los 2.0 poseen rasgos propios: son una generación post-mail, suelen haberse criado alrededor de entornos digitales y manifiestan de modo online sus aspectos íntimos. Estos contenidos personales, que comparten con su grupo de pares a través de sitios de redes sociales, expresan una nueva concepción de la intimidad que podemos denominar "multimidad". A su vez, dividimos a los ND 2.0 según su nivel de alfabetización digital, condicionado por su entorno tecnológico, su capital cultural y su uso de las TIC, con el objetivo de brindar herramientas analíticas que contribuyan a mejorar las políticas públicas de inclusión digital.

  15. Self-regulating the effortful "social dos".

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    Cortes, Kassandra; Kammrath, Lara K; Scholer, Abigail A; Peetz, Johanna

    2014-03-01

    In the current research, we explored differences in the self-regulation of the personal dos (i.e., engaging in active and effortful behaviors that benefit the self) and in the self-regulation of the social dos (engaging in those same effortful behaviors to benefit someone else). In 6 studies, we examined whether the same trait self-control abilities that predict task persistence on personal dos would also predict task persistence on social dos. That is, would the same behavior, such as persisting through a tedious and attentionally demanding task, show different associations with trait self-control when it is framed as benefitting the self versus someone else? In Studies 1-3, we directly compared the personal and social dos and found that trait self-control predicted self-reported and behavioral personal dos but not social dos, even when the behaviors were identical and when the incentives were matched. Instead, trait agreeableness--a trait linked to successful self-regulation within the social domain--predicted the social dos. Trait self-control did not predict the social dos even when task difficulty increased (Study 4), but it did predict the social don'ts, consistent with past research (Studies 5-6). The current studies provide support for the importance of distinguishing different domains of self-regulated behaviors and suggest that social dos can be successfully performed through routes other than traditional self-control abilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

  16. Análisis in silico de la capacidad de dos técnicas de PCR para la detección del gen stx In silico analysis of the capability of two polimerase chain reaction techniques for stx gene detection.

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    L. Galli

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Escherichia coli productor de toxina Shiga es un patógeno emergente cuyo principal factor de virulencia son las toxinas Shiga (Stx, codificadas por los genes stx. Estas toxinas se clasifican en 6 tipos (1, 2, 2c, 2d, 2e y 2f que agrupan a 22 variantes. En Argentina se validaron dos técnicas de PCR para la detección de los genes stx, PCR-MK y PCR múltiple. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron analizar mediante el uso de herramientas bioinformáticas la capacidad de dichas técnicas para detectar las variantes del gen stx y demostrar experimentalmente la amplificación de 8 variantes stx. Se recopilaron 25 secuencias nucleotídicas de la base de datos GenBank correspondientes a 21 variantes de stx. Se utilizó el programa BLAST 2 sequences para analizar la complementariedad de las bases nucleotídicas entre las secuencias de las variantes y las secuencias de los cebadores utilizados en las PCR estudiadas. La técnica de PCR-MK permite detectar los tipos stx1, stx2, stx2c, stx2d y stx2f, aunque no permite detectar el tipo stx2e y tres variantes del tipo stx2c. La PCR múltiple permite detectar los tipos stx1, stx2, stx2c, stx2d, pero no los tipos stx2e y stx2f. Se demostró experimentalmente que ambas técnicas de PCR son apropiadas para la detección de las variantes que están asociadas a enfermedad grave en el hombre.Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli is an emergent pathogen, being the Shiga toxin (Stx the main virulence factor. These toxins are classified into 6 types (1, 2, 2c, 2d, 2e and 2f and 22 variants. In Argentina, two PCR for stx gene detection, PCR-MK and multiplex-PCR, were validated. The aim of this work was to analyze, by using bioinformatic tools, the stx variants that could be amplified by these PCRs, and to experimentally show the amplification of 8 stx variants. Twentyfive nucleotide sequences were collected from GenBank corresponding to 21 stx variants. The BLAST 2 sequences program was used to analyze the

  17. Subclinical Pregnancy Toxemia-Induced Gene Expression Changes in Ovine Placenta and Uterus.

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    Kasimanickam, Ramanathan K

    2016-01-01

    The objective was to elucidate gene expression differences in uterus, caruncle, and cotyledon of ewes with subclinical pregnancy toxemia (SCPT) and healthy ewes, and to identify associated biological functions and pathways involved in pregnancy toxemia. On Day 136 (±1 day) post-breeding, ewes (n = 18) had body condition score (BCS; 1-5; 1, emaciated; 5, obese) assessed, and blood samples were collected for plasma glucose and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) analyses. The ewes were euthanized, and tissue samples were collected from the gravid uterus and placentomes. Based on BCS (2.0 ± 0.02), glucose (2.4 ± 0.33), and BHBA (0.97 ± 0.06) concentrations, ewes (n = 10) were grouped as healthy (n = 5) and subclinical SCPT (n = 5) ewes. The mRNA expressions were determined by quantitative PCR method, and prediction of miRNA partners and target genes for the predicted miRNA were identified using miRDB (http://mirdb.org/miRDB/). Top ranked target genes were used to identify associated biological functions and pathways in response to SPCT using PANTHER. The angiogenesis genes VEGF and PlGF, and AdipoQ, AdipoR2, PPARG, LEP, IGF1, IGF2, IL1b, and TNFα mRNA expressions were lower in abundances, whereas hypoxia genes eNOS, HIF1a, and HIF 2a, and sFlt1 and KDR mRNA expressions were greater in abundances in uterus and placenta of SCPT ewes compared to healthy ewes (P influence placental vascular development and angiogenesis as noted in this study set the course for hemodynamic changes and hence have a major impact on the rate of transplacental nutrient exchange, fetal growth, and health of the dam.

  18. Expression of Mesenchymal Stem Cells-Related Genes and Plasticity of Aspirated Follicular Cells Obtained from Infertile Women

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    Edo Dzafic

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available After removal of oocytes for in vitro fertilization, follicular aspirates which are rich in somatic follicular cells are discarded in daily medical practice. However, there is some evidence that less differentiated cells with stem cell characteristics are present among aspirated follicular cells (AFCs. The aim of this study was to culture AFCs in vitro and to analyze their gene expression profile. Using the RT2 Profiler PCR array, we investigated the expression profile of 84 genes related to stemness, mesenchymal stem cells (MCSs, and cell differentiation in AFCs enriched by hypoosmotic protocol from follicular aspirates of infertile women involved in assisted reproduction programme in comparison with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs and fibroblasts. Altogether the expression of 57 genes was detected in AFCs: 16 genes (OCT4, CD49f, CD106, CD146, CD45, CD54, IL10, IL1B, TNF, VEGF, VWF, HDAC1, MITF, RUNX2, PPARG, and PCAF were upregulated and 20 genes (FGF2, CASP3, CD105, CD13, CD340, CD73, CD90, KDR, PDGFRB, BDNF, COL1A1, IL6, MMP2, NES, NUDT6, BMP6, SMURF2, BMP4, GDF5, and JAG1 were downregulated in AFCs when compared with BM-MSCs. The genes which were upregulated in AFCs were mostly related to MSCs and connected with ovarian function, and differed from those in fibroblasts. The cultured AFCs with predominating granulosa cells were successfully in vitro differentiated into adipogenic-, osteogenic-, and pancreatic-like cells. The upregulation of some MSC-specific genes and in vitro differentiation into other types of cells indicated a subpopulation of AFCs with specific stemness, which was not similar to those of BM-MSCs or fibroblasts.

  19. Os organismos geneticamente modificados e a rotulagem dos alimentos - uma análise a partir dos direitos dos consumidores

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    Marcello Vitor Rocha Cota

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo do presente trabalho serão analisados os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs frente aos riscos à saúde alimentar e ao meio ambiente, sobretudo o princípio da precaução e a rotulagem dos produtos. A partir de uma dimensão comparativa de três realidades distintas, isto é, a estadunidense, a europeia, com ênfase mercado ao português, e a brasileira – sob um prisma ambiental, a rotulagem dos produtos será confrontada com os direitos dos consumidores, embora em determinadas ocasiões, diante da inexistência de informações adequadas e claras dos produtos, que estão sendo ofertados e consumidos, os consumidores não sabem o que estão consumindo.

  20. Expression of innate immune genes, proteins and microRNAs in lung tissue and leukocytes of pigs infected with influenza virus

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    This study aimed at providing a better understanding of the involvement of innate immune factors including microRNA (miRNA) in the local and systemic host response to influenza virus infection. Twenty pigs were challenged by influenza A virus subtype H1N2. Expression of miRNA, mRNA and proteins...... of genes were significantly regulated according to time point and infection status: Pattern recognition receptors (TLR2, TLR3, TLR7, RIG1, MDA5), IFN and IFN induced genes (IFNB, IFNG, IRF7, STAT1, ISG15 and OASL), cytokines (IL1B, IL1RN, IL6, IL7, IL10, IL12A, TNF, CCL2, CCL3 and CXCL10), and several...... to the control group, and haptoglobin and C-reactive protein were at significantly increased at day three pi. MiRNA are small non coding RNA molecules, that regulate gene expression in a wide range of organisms. Cellular miRNAs might be involved in influenza infection, both by targeting immune related host...

  1. A DOS Primer for Librarians: Part II.

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    Beecher, Henry

    1990-01-01

    Provides an introduction to DOS commands and strategies for the effective organization and use of hard disks. Functions discussed include the creation of directories and subdirectories, enhanced copying, the assignment of disk drives, and backing up the hard disk. (CLB)

  2. REDUÇÃO DOS CUSTOS DA QUALIDADE COM MELHORIA DOS PROCESSOS: UM ESTUDO DE CASO

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    Oliveira, Gabriel Rech; Universidade de Caxias do Sul; Motta, Marta Elisete Ventura; Universidade de Caxias do Sul; Camargo, Maria Emilia; Universidade de Caxias do Sul; Tondolo, Vilmar Antonio Gonçalves; Universidade Federal de Rio Grande; Zanadrea, Gabriela; Universidade de Caxias do Sul; Russo, Suzana Leitão; Universidade Federal de Sergipe

    2016-01-01

    Com o objetivo de se tornarem competitivas, as empresas impulsionam a redução dos custos dos processos que impactam diretamente no preço do produto, destacando-se os custos de qualidade. Neste cenário, a busca pela qualidade total torna-se o caminho para a sobrevivência, devido ao fato da crescente exigência dos clientes para produtos com qualidade superior e preços baixos. Dentre os principais gastos que contribuem para o aumento dos custos da qualidade destacam-se a sucata e retrabalho de p...

  3. Effects of date palm fruit extracts on skin mucosal immunity, immune related genes expression and growth performance of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fry.

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    Hoseinifar, Seyed Hossein; Khalili, Mohsen; Rufchaei, Rudabeh; Raeisi, Mojtaba; Attar, Marzieh; Cordero, Héctor; Esteban, M Ángeles

    2015-12-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of date palm fruit extracts (DPFE) on skin mucosal immunity, immune related genes expression and growth performance of fry common carp (Cyprinus carpio). One hundred and twenty specimens (4.06 ± 0.13 g) were supplied and allocated into six aquaria; specimens in three aquaria were fed non-supplemented diet (control) while the fish in the other 3 aquaria were fed with DPFE at 200 ml kg(-1). At the end of feeding trial (8 weeks) skin mucus immune parameters (total immunoglobulins, lysozyme, protease and alkaline phosphatase activity) and immune related gene expression (tumor necrosis factor α [tnfa], lysozyme [ly] and interleukin-1-beta, [il1b]) in the head-kidney were studied. The results revealed that feeding carp fry with 200 ml kg(-1) DPFE remarkably elevated the three skin mucus immune parameters tested (P 0.05) compared to control fish (fed control diet). Furthermore, growth performance parameters were significantly improved in fry fed DPFE (P < 0.05). More studies are needed to understand different aspects of DPFE administration in fry mucosal immunity. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. O legado dos desenhadores da guerra

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    O comportamento que causa dano ou prejuízo moral é um comportamento violento, logo temido. Porém, não se foge dele, antes se procura.Verifica-se uma avidez global em busca de imagens,sejam fotografias ou vídeos, tendo a fotografia do interior da casa de espectáculos parisiense Le Bataclan, com os cadáveres dos reféns,ainda que pouco perceptível, sido vista até à exaustão, na sequência dos ataque terroristas dodia 13 de Novembro de 2015 em Paris.

  5. A voz dos cientistas críticos

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    Lewgoy Flavio

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A polêmica sobre os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs é complexa, envolvendo poderosos interesses econômicos, bem como aspectos éticos, legais, emocionais e científicos. Os últimos são abordados neste artigo. Os cientistas do grupo `triunfalista' afirmam que os OGMs e produtos derivados são seguros para o meio ambiente e não oferecem maiores riscos à saúde que os similares não modificados geneticamente. Isto é contestado pelos cientistas `críticos', motivados pela escassez de estudos sobre impactos ambientais e toxicidade dos OGMs, e que apontam falhas em testes efetuados pelas empresas donas das patentes dos transgênicos. Questionam, ainda, o estado atual do processo de transgenia, pouco preciso, o que, aliado ao desconhecimento das funções de 97% do genoma, pode acarretar efeitos imprevistos, com riscos ainda não avaliados sobre o meio ambiente e a saúde pública, por exemplo, a transferência de genes alienígenas para outras espécies, o surgimento de toxinas, a criação de novos vírus, o impacto sobre insetos benéficos e a biodiversidade, em geral. Já há exemplos desses efeitos.

  6. A Teoria dos Conjuntos de Cantor

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    Antônio Acra Freiria

    1992-07-01

    Full Text Available No final dos anos 50 e começo doe anos 60, houve uma reformulação significativa da Matemática no Brasil. Sob a bandeira do modernismo, seus defensores buscaram inovações no ensino da Matemática. Dessa forma, os reformistas se concentraram essencialmente na linguagem abusiva e no formalismo da Teoria dos Conjuntos, o que trouxe mais danos do que benefícios do ensino da Matemática de 1º e 2ºgraus. A linguagem formal da Teoria dos Conjuntos é porém sua parte menos importante. A teoria criada por Cantor tão logo revelou-se como o fundamento de toda a Matemática, possibilitando o desenvolvimento de novas disciplinas, como a Topologia, a Algebra Abstrata, a Teoria da Medida e Integração, a Teoria da Probabilidade e a Análise Funcional. O objetivo deste trabalho é um relato sucinto de como surgiu essa teoria, apresentando o "Conjunto de Cantor" como um dos mais ricos exemplos de "Conjunto perfeito" encontrados na literatura matemática.

  7. Lower levels of interleukin-1β gene expression are associated with impaired Langerhans' cell migration in aged human skin.

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    Pilkington, Suzanne M; Ogden, Stephanie; Eaton, Laura H; Dearman, Rebecca J; Kimber, Ian; Griffiths, Christopher E M

    2018-01-01

    Langerhans' cells (LC) play pivotal roles in skin immune responses, linking innate and adaptive immunity. In aged skin there are fewer LC and migration is impaired compared with young skin. These changes may contribute to declining skin immunity in the elderly, including increased skin infections and skin cancer. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are mandatory signals for LC migration and previous studies suggest that IL-1β signalling may be dysregulated in aged skin. Therefore, we sought to explore the mechanisms underlying these phenomena. In skin biopsies of photoprotected young ( 70 years) human skin ex vivo, we assessed the impact of trauma, and mandatory LC mobilizing signals on LC migration and gene expression. Biopsy-related trauma induced LC migration from young epidermis, whereas in aged skin, migration was greatly reduced. Interleukin-1β treatment restored LC migration in aged epidermis whereas TNF-α was without effect. In uncultured, aged skin IL-1β gene expression was lower compared with young skin; following culture, IL-1βmRNA remained lower in aged skin under control and TNF-α conditions but was elevated after culture with IL-1β. Interleukin-1 receptor type 2 (IL1R2) gene expression was significantly increased in aged, but not young skin, after cytokine treatment. Keratinocyte-derived factors secreted from young and aged primary cells did not restore or inhibit LC migration from aged and young epidermis, respectively. These data suggest that in aged skin, IL-1β signalling is diminished due to altered expression of IL1B and decoy receptor gene IL1R2. © 2017 The Authors. Immunology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Immunology.

  8. Association of variants in genes related to the immune response and obesity with BPH in CLUE II.

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    Lopez, D S; Peskoe, S B; Tsilidis, K K; Hoffman-Bolton, J; Helzlsouer, K J; Isaacs, W B; Smith, M W; Platz, E A

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    Chronic inflammation and obesity may contribute to the genesis or progression of BPH and BPH-associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The influence of variants in genes related to these states on BPH has not been studied extensively. Thus, we evaluated the association of 17 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in immune response genes (IL1B, IL6, IL8, IL10, TNF, CRP, TLR4 and RNASEL) and genes involved in obesity, including insulin regulation (LEP, ADIPOQ, PPARG and TCF7L2), with BPH. BPH cases (N = 568) and age-frequency matched controls (N=568) were selected from among adult male CLUE II cohort participants who responded in 2000 to a mailed questionnaire. BPH was defined as BPH surgery, use of BPH medications or symptomatic BPH (American Urological Association Symptom Index Score ⩾ 15). Controls were men who had not had BPH surgery, did not use BPH medications and whose symptom score was ⩽ 7. Age-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using logistic regression. None of the candidate SNPs was statistically significantly associated with BPH. However, we could not rule out possible weak associations for CRP rs1205 (1082C>T), ADIPOQ rs1501299 (276C>A), PPARG rs1801282 (-49C>G) and TCF7L2 rs7903146 (47833T>C). After summing risk alleles, men with ⩾ 4 had an increased BPH risk compared with those with ⩽ 1 (OR, 1.78; 95% CI, 1.10-2.89; P(trend) = 0.006). SNPs in genes related to immune response and obesity, especially in combination, may be associated with BPH.

  9. Solubilidade e disponibilidade dos micronutrientes em fertilizantes

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    F. Vale

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available A legislação brasileira exige que os micronutrientes nos fertilizantes sejam garantidos pelo teor total presente. Isto abre um precedente para a utilização de produtos não considerados como fontes de micronutrientes na fabricação dos fertilizantes. Todavia, a eficiência agronômica desses produtos é ainda duvidosa. Objetivou-se realizar um trabalho para caracterizar a solubilidade e a disponibilidade dos micronutrientes em trinta fertilizantes comerciais, por meio do uso de cinco extratores químicos: a água e soluções de ácido cítrico a 2%, de citrato neutro de amônio na diluição 1 + 9, de DTPA 0,005 mol L-1 e de EDTA 0,005 mol L-1. Os resultados mostraram a baixa solubilidade dos micronutrientes metálicos (cobre, ferro, manganês e zinco dos fertilizantes tipo "fritas". O ácido cítrico a 2% mostrou-se promissor na caracterização da disponibilidade de cobre, manganês e zinco para as plantas. Para o ferro não houve uma definição entre os extratores estudados. O boro teve boa solubilidade, tanto nos fertilizantes solúveis, como nos insolúveis em água, e a garantia pelo teor total mostrou-se bom indicativo da disponibilidade do elemento. Para o molibdênio a solubilidade foi maior para os fertilizantes com baixo teor do elemento. A garantia dos micronutrientes catiônicos pelo teor total, conforme exige a legislação, não indicou a sua real disponibilidade nos fertilizantes comerciais, mostrando a necessidade de uma definição de extratores para esse fim.

  10. Subclinical pregnancy toxemia induced gene expression changes in ovine placenta and uterus

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    Ramanathan K Kasimanickam

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to elucidate gene expression differences in uterus, caruncle and cotyledon of ewes with subclinical pregnancy toxemia (SCPT and healthy ewes, and to identify associated biological functions and pathways involved in pregnancy toxemia. On Day 136 (±1 day post breeding ewes (n=18 had body condition score (BCS; 1 to 5; 1, emaciated; 5, obese assessed and blood samples were collected for plasma glucose and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA analyses. The ewes were euthanized and tissue samples were collected from the gravid uterus and placentomes. Based on BCS (2.0 ± 0.02, glucose (2.4 ± 0.33 and BHBA (0.97 ± 0.06 concentrations, ewes (n=10 were grouped as healthy (n=5 and subclinical SCPT (n=5 ewes. The mRNA expressions were determined by quantitative PCR method and prediction of miRNA partners and target genes for the predicted miRNA were identified using miRDB (http://mirdb.org/miRDB/. Top ranked target genes were used to identify associated biological functions and pathways in response to subclinical pregnancy toxemia using PANTHER. The angiogenesis genes VEGF and PlGF, and AdipoQ, AdipoR2, PPARG, LEP, IGF1, IGF2, IL1b and TNFα mRNA expressions were lower in abundances; whereas hypoxia genes eNOS, HIF1a, and HIF 2a, and sFlt1 and KDR mRNA expressions were greater in abundances in uterus and placenta of SCPT ewes compared to healthy ewes (P<0.05. The predicted miRNA and associated target genes contributed to several biological processes, including apoptosis, biological adhesion, biological regulation, cellular component biogenesis, cellular process, developmental process, immune system process, localization, metabolic process, multicellular organismal process, reproduction, and response to stimulus. The target genes were involved in several pathways including angiogenesis, cytoskeletal regulation, hypoxia response via HIF activation, interleukin signaling, ubiquitin proteasome and VEGF signaling pathway. In conclusion, genes

  11. Gene expression profiles of human dendritic cells interacting with Aspergillus fumigatus in a bilayer model of the alveolar epithelium/endothelium interface.

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    Charles Oliver Morton

    Full Text Available The initial stages of the interaction between the host and Aspergillus fumigatus at the alveolar surface of the human lung are critical in the establishment of aspergillosis. Using an in vitro bilayer model of the alveolus, including both the epithelium (human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cell line, A549 and endothelium (human pulmonary artery epithelial cells, HPAEC on transwell membranes, it was possible to closely replicate the in vivo conditions. Two distinct sub-groups of dendritic cells (DC, monocyte-derived DC (moDC and myeloid DC (mDC, were included in the model to examine immune responses to fungal infection at the alveolar surface. RNA in high quantity and quality was extracted from the cell layers on the transwell membrane to allow gene expression analysis using tailored custom-made microarrays, containing probes for 117 immune-relevant genes. This microarray data indicated minimal induction of immune gene expression in A549 alveolar epithelial cells in response to germ tubes of A. fumigatus. In contrast, the addition of DC to the system greatly increased the number of differentially expressed immune genes. moDC exhibited increased expression of genes including CLEC7A, CD209 and CCL18 in the absence of A. fumigatus compared to mDC. In the presence of A. fumigatus, both DC subgroups exhibited up-regulation of genes identified in previous studies as being associated with the exposure of DC to A. fumigatus and exhibiting chemotactic properties for neutrophils, including CXCL2, CXCL5, CCL20, and IL1B. This model closely approximated the human alveolus allowing for an analysis of the host pathogen interface that complements existing animal models of IA.

  12. As armas dos cristãos

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    Angelica Hoffler

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we analyse Juazeiro do Norte particularly considering the belief that the End do the World is about to happen and the need of having their sins forgiven, Man, pilgrim in this world, takes advantage of the weapons offered by the Holy Writ and by the Compassion Books to fight against the eternal enemy. They are: the alms, the fasting, the prayer, the humiliation. / Diante da crença na iminência do Fim dos Tempos e da necessidade de remissão dos pecados, o Homem, peregrino sobre este mundo vale-se das armas que lhe são fornecidads pelas Escrituras e pelos Manuais de Piedade para combater o inimigo eterno. São elas: a esmola, o jejum, a oração, a mortificação.

  13. Defesa dos direitos humanos: sistemas regionais

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    Hélio Bicudo

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O texto discorre sobre a institucionalização dos sistemas de promoção dos Direitos Humanos, ao longo do século XX. Tomando a Declaração Universal dos Direitos do Homem, de 1948, como base e ponto de partida, o articulista aborda as três principais vertentes dos sistemas de promoção desses direitos: a européia, a americana e a africana. A evolução de cada uma delas descrita analógica e epistemologicamente, de forma a salientar singularidades sem perder de vista as influências recíprocas ou mesmo as determinantes próprias do contexto espaço-social. Para finalizar, o articulista destaca a importância do Tribunal Penal Internacional no estabelecimento de uma justiça ecumênica. Concomitantemente, alerta para o perigo contido na ameaça de os EUA não o ratificarem.The text underlines the institutional character acquired by the main systems to promote Human Rights in the twentieth century. Taking the Universal Human Rigths Declaration, of 1948, as the basis for analysis, the author brings up three different approaches to promote these rights: the European, the American and the African. The evolution of each of them is described using its procedure as a basic reference. Besides, an analogical analysis, brings to the fore singularities, without ignoring reciprocal influences dictated by particular contexts, though. The author stresses the importance of the International Penal Court, as a means to establish ecumenical justice. At the same time, he reminds the reader of the risks implicit in the possible non-ratification of the IPC by United States.

  14. A segunda alma do partido dos trabalhadores

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    André Singer

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os dois mandatos de Lula formaram a síntese contraditória das "duas almas" que hoje habitam o PT. Foi o fato de ter implementado, simultaneamente, políticas que beneficiam o capital e promovem a inclusão dos mais pobres, com uma melhora relativa na situação dos trabalhadores, que permitiu a convivência dos princípios estabelecidos em sua fundação, no colégio Sion em 1980, e as diretrizes do programa de governo apresentadas em 2002 na convenção do Anhembi, em São Paulo.Lula's presidency seem to have blended PT's two apparently contradictory "souls". By implementing policies that favor capital while at the same time foster the social inclusion of the poor, and that have also improved working class citizens' life standards, Lula has been able, as a president, to preserve the ideals that animated the party's foundation and the more pragmatic programme for government set out in 2002.

  15. ESCRITORAS BAIANAS DOS OITOCENTOS ENFRENTANDO PRECONCEITOS

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    Helena Parente Cunha

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    Full Text Available Tem sido a conquista dos últimos anos o reconhecimento das autoras brasileiras dos séculos passados, mias numerosas do que se supunha e que foram esquecidas devido aos preconceitos do canone Literário. A partir da segunda metade do século XIX, com o levantamento dos períodos em todo o país, dirigidos e editados por mulheres e para mulheres, veiculavam as ideias avançadas e, ao mesmo tempo, concepções do sistema patriarcado. O medo do corpo e do erotismo se transmite à produção literária feminina que, ao se inspirar no amor, quase sempre usa linguagem pudica, procuando santificar o sentimento. Mas não raro surgem passagens de uma audácia inesperada, num desafio ostensivo aos convencionalizmos do cânone comportamental. Estudam-se como as escritoreas Ana Ribeiro, Ildefonsa Laura César e Adelio Fonseca, dentro deste contexto

  16. Interleukin 1 gene cluster SNPs (rs1800587, rs1143634) influences post-orthodontic root resorption in endodontic and their contralateral vital control teeth differently.

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    Iglesias-Linares, A; Yañez-Vico, R M; Ballesta, S; Ortiz-Ariza, E; Mendoza-Mendoza, A; Perea, E; Solano-Reina, E

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    To investigate whether the genetic variants of the interleukin-1 gene cluster (IL1) are associated with a possible genetically induced variability in post-orthodontic external apical root resorption (EARR) in root filled teeth and their control counterparts with vital pulps. One hundred and forty-six maxillary premolars were evaluated radiographically following orthodontic treatment. Genetic screening was performed on orthodontic patients for two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs: rs1800587 and rs1143634) in the IL1 gene cluster. Subjects were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of radiographic post-orthodontic EARR (>2 mm) in root filled teeth and their controls with vital pulps. Logistic regression analysis was performed to obtain an adjusted estimation between EARR and IL1 polymorphisms. Allelic frequencies, genotype distributions, and adjusted odds ratio (OR), at 95% confidence interval, were also calculated. Whilst no clear statistical association was found for gene variations in IL1A, a sound association was found in the comparative analysis of subjects homozygous [2/2(TT)] for the IL1B gene, which resulted in a two times increased risk of suffering post-orthodontic EARR in root filled teeth [OR, 2.032 (P = 0.031); CI,1.99-14.77] when compared with their controls with vital pulps. There was, however, a shared predisposition to EARR in controls with vital pulps and root filled teeth of subjects homozygous for allele 1 [OR, 5.05 (P = 0.002)] and [OR, 2.77 (P = 0.037)], respectively. Genetic variations in the interleukin-1β gene (rs1143634) predispose root filled teeth to EARR for matched pairs secondary to orthodontic treatment in a different way from their control teeth with vital pulps in subjects homozygous for allele 2 [2/2(TT)]. © 2012 International Endodontic Journal.

  17. Efficacy of Spirulina platensis diet supplements on disease resistance and immune-related gene expression in Cyprinus carpio L. exposed to herbicide atrazine.

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    Khalil, Samah R; Reda, Rasha M; Awad, Ashraf

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    The present study evaluated the immunotoxicological effects of the herbicide atrazine (ATZ) at sub-lethal concentrations and the potential ameliorative influence of Spirulina platensis (SP) over a sub-chronic exposure period on Cyprinus carpio L., also known as common carp. Common carp was sampled after a 40-days exposure to ATZ (428 μg/L) and SP (1%), individually or in combination to assess the non-specific immune response, changes in mRNA expression of immune-related genes [lysozyme (LYZ), immunoglobulin M (IgM), and complement component 3 (C3)] in the spleen, and inflammatory cytokines (interleukins IL-1ß and IL-10) in the head kidney using real-time PCR. Additionally, disease resistance to Aeromonas sobria was evaluated. The results revealed that ATZ exposure caused a significant decline in most of the hematological variables, lymphocyte viability, and lysozyme and bactericidal activity. Moreover, ATZ increased the susceptibility to disease, reflected by a significantly lower post-challenge survival rate of the carp. ATZ may induce dysregulated expression of immune-related genes leading to downregulation of mRNA levels of IgM and LYZ in the spleen. However, expression of C3 remained unaffected. Of the cytokine-related genes examined, IL-1B was up-regulated in the head kidney. In contrast, the expression of IL-10 gene was down-regulated in the ATZ-exposed group. The SP supplementation resulted in a significant improvement in most indices; however, these values did not match with that of the controls. These results may conclude that ATZ affects both innate and adaptive immune responses through the negative transcriptional effect on genes involved in immunity and also due to the inflammation of the immune organs. In addition, dietary supplements with SP could be useful for modulation of the immunity in response to ATZ exposure, thereby presenting a promising feed additive for carps in aquaculture. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. TLR4 Gene Expression and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Alzheimer's Disease and in Response to Hippocampal Deafferentation in Rodents.

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    Miron, Justin; Picard, Cynthia; Frappier, Josée; Dea, Doris; Théroux, Louise; Poirier, Judes

    2018-01-01

    One important aspect in Alzheimer's disease pathology is the presence of chronic inflammation. Considering its role as a key receptor in the microglial innate immune system, TLR4 was shown to regulate the binding and phagocytosis of amyloid plaques by microglia in several mouse models of amyloidosis, as well as the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. To our knowledge, TLR4 and its association with cytokines have not been thoroughly examined in the brains of subjects affected with Alzheimer's disease. Using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in postmortem human brains, we observed increased expression for the TLR4 and TNF genes (p = 0.001 and p = 0.025, respectively), as well as a trend for higher IL6 gene expression in the frontal cortex of AD subjects when compared to age-matched controls. Similarly, using a mouse model of hippocampal deafferentation without amyloidosis, (i.e., the entorhinal cortex lesioned mouse), we observed significant increases in the expression of both the Tlr4 (p = 0.0367 and p = 0.0193 compared to sham-lesioned mice or to the contralateral side, respectively) and Il1b (p = 0.0055 and p = 0.0066 compared to sham-lesioned mice or to the contralateral side, respectively) genes in the deafferentation phase, but not during the ensuing reinnervation process. In conclusion, we suggest that the modulation of cytokines by TLR4 is differentially regulated whether by the presence of amyloid plaques or by the ongoing deafferentation process.

  19. Disk Operating System--DOS. Teacher Packet. Learning Activity Packets.

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    The Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) contained in this manual are designed to assist the beginning user in understanding DOS (Disk Operating System). LAPs will not work with any version below DOS Version 3.0 and do not address the enhanced features of versions 4.0 or higher. These elementary activities cover only the DOS commands necessary to…

  20. Camponeses e esquecimento na Antiguidade Tardia: as revoltas dos bagaudas e dos circunceliões

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    Uiran Gebara da Silva

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    Full Text Available Esse artigo apresenta alguns dos problemas com os quais eu tive de lidar ao realizar um estudo comparativo entre dois conjuntos de revoltas rurais do Império Romano tardio: as revoltas dos bagaudas na Gália e dos circunceliões na África. O artigo toma como eixo articulador a hipótese lançada por E. A. Thompson sobre o papel do esquecimento na produção dos relatos antigos sobre os bagaudas e a problematiza. Num segundo momento o artigo trata do problema relacionado à compreensão do caráter social de ambos os grupos, levando em consideração os múltiplos relatos presentes nas fontes antigas e as divergentes interpretações modernas sobre eles, enfatizando a necessidade de se reconhecer a tópica da inversão social como um elemento que diferencia os relatos sobre os revoltosos daqueles sobre a bandidagem. Outro elemento importante é o reconhecimento da heterogeneidade dos discursos cristãos com relação às classes subalternas e aos revoltosos, que apontam não para um fortalecimento do patronato rural, mas para o enfraquecimento ou para a crise dessas relações no campo tardo-romano.

  1. Gene Therapy

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    Gene therapy Overview Gene therapy involves altering the genes inside your body's cells in an effort to treat or stop disease. Genes contain your ... that don't work properly can cause disease. Gene therapy replaces a faulty gene or adds a new ...

  2. Negro é o inferno! Um ensaio sobre as cores dos homens, dos demônios e dos deuses

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    Walker Douglas Pincerati

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-8420.2016v17n2p46 Problematiza-se o par negro.branco na formação social brasileira, trabalhando a hipótese de que ‘negro’ não é cor, mas a metáfora do corpo do ser infernal. Estatísticas oficiais, a história da formação do Brasil, um enunciado de um Deputado Federal Pastor, o quadro A libertação dos Escravos de Pedro Américo (1889 e a história da construção das catedrais góticas medievais são evocadas para analisá-lo, desde o ponto de vista linguístico-discursivo. Nota-se, destarte, uma longa história do alinhamento dos significantes branco-luz-deuses-céu-liberdade... e negro-escuridão-demônios-inferno-escravidão... atuando ainda no nosso país.

  3. REDUÇÃO DOS CUSTOS DA QUALIDADE COM MELHORIA DOS PROCESSOS: UM ESTUDO DE CASO

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    Gabriel Rech Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de se tornarem competitivas, as empresas impulsionam a redução dos custos dos processos que impactam diretamente no preço do produto, destacando-se os custos de qualidade. Neste cenário, a busca pela qualidade total torna-se o caminho para a sobrevivência, devido ao fato da crescente exigência dos clientes para produtos com qualidade superior e preços baixos. Dentre os principais gastos que contribuem para o aumento dos custos da qualidade destacam-se a sucata e retrabalho de produtos durante o processo produtivo. Devido à ocorrência desses fatores, este trabalho tem como finalidade analisar os custos da qualidade e propor melhorias no processo produtivo utilizando ferramentas da qualidade para reduzir os desperdícios com sucata. As fases do projeto envolvem o comprometimento e dedicação de equipes para levantar as principais causas dos principais problemas do processo de produção de tubos capilares em cobre, resultando na redução dos gastos com sucata e aumento da produtividade. As metodologias utilizadas para atingir os objetivos foram baseadas pesquisa exploratória e estudo de caso. A partir da redução de custo e aumento da produtividade alcançada, constata-se a importância deste trabalho envolvendo equipes responsáveis para a obtenção de resultados em curto prazo.

  4. Frequência de polimorfismos nos genes codificadores das enzimas 17βHSD5 e aromatase em mulheres com diferentes fenótipos da síndrome dos ovários policísticos e resposta ao tratamento com anticoncepcional oral

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    Polyana Sartori Maier

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    A Síndrome dos Ovários Policísticos (PCOS) é a endocrinopatia mais frequente em mulheres na idade reprodutiva, além de ser a causa mais comum de hiperandrogenismo e anovulação crônica. Diferentes fenótipos da PCOS foram identificados, e um melhor entendimento dessas diferentes apresentações clínicas se faz necessário para o reconhecimento de riscos, medidas preventivas e terapêuticas específicas para cada fenótipo. Associações entre polimorfismos de substituição de um único nucleotídeo (SNPs)...

  5. Enanismo pituitario canino: reporte de dos casos

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    Corrada, Yanina; Humbert Lan, Analia; Dragonetti, Ana; Goya, Rodolfo; Gobello, Cristina

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    El enanismo pituitario es una endocrinopatía ocasionada por la deficiencia de hormona de crecimiento. La imposibilidad de medir esta hormona en los caninos ha ocasionado que, muchas veces, no se considere al enanismo pituitario entre los diagnósticos diferenciales de retraso del crecimiento y dermatopatía en el cachorro. En el presente trabajo se describen dos casos clínicos de esta enfermedad en caninos, los cuales una vez referidos a la Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de La Plata, Argenti...

  6. Problemas de teoria dos números

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    Pontes, Dúnia Lisandra Serra Lêdo

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    Tese de mestrado em Matemática para Professores, apresentada à Universidade de Lisboa, através da Faculdade de Ciências, 2013 A tese em questão, como o título sugere – Problemas de teoria dos números – propõe-se a estudar problemas relativos a uma das áreas mais antigas e mais ricas da matemática, considerada uma forte influência na evolução de grandes matemáticos. Este trabalho conjuga dois temas deveras importantes para o desenvolvimento da criatividade e do conhecimento matemático: reso...

  7. Por uma carta dos bens fundamentais

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    Luigi Ferrajoli

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo questiona a possibilidade de a estipulação dos direitos fundamentais, e suas obrigações e proibições correspondentes, ser suficiente para garantir adequadamente as necessidades e os interesses vitais, em especial aqueles de interesse coletivo. São bens fundamentais aqueles cujo acesso é garantido a todos e a cada um, visto que são objetos dos direitos fundamentais subtraídos à lógica do mercado. A garantia de novos bens como bens fundamentais exige uma decisão política civilizatória de submeter ao direito as relações de mercado. Assim, às cartas e convenções internacionais e constitucionais de direitos fundamentais deveriam ser acrescentadas Cartas Constitucionais e Cartas Internacionais de bens fundamentais. Daí a necessidade de uma nova dimensão do constitucionalismo garantista: a longo prazo, além de global, para além da lógica individualista dos direitos e da miopia, e do estreito localismo da política das democracias nacionais.AbstractThis article addresses the question of whether the stipulation of fundamental rights and obligations and prohibitions related to them is sufficient to properly ensure the needs and vital interests, especially those from collective interest. Fundamental goods are those whose access is guaranteed to each and every one since they are the object of fundamental rights, excluded from the logic of the market. The warranty for new goods and basic goods in the bottom of civilization requires a political decision to submit the right market relations. Thus, to the international charters and conventions and fundamental constitutional rights should be added Charters and international charter of basic goods. Hence the need for a new dimension of the constitutionally guaranteed: a constitutionally guaranteed in the long term, and global, apart from the individualistic logic of rights and shortsightedness and narrow localism policy of national democracies.

  8. Percepção de valor em uma oferta: o papel dos valores dos consumidores

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    Xavier Júnior, Carlos Eduardo Ramos

    2006-01-01

    O valor percebido e os valores pessoais dos consumidores são temas que vêm sendo investigados na literatura de marketing por diversos pesquisadores há décadas. Neste sentido, o objetivo desta dissertação foi investigar as relações entre os valores pessoais (KAHLE; KENNEDY, 1989) dos consumidores e a importância atribuída por estes às diversas dimensões do valor percebido apresentadas na literatura (SWEENEY; SOUTAR, 2001). Para isto, definiu-se o público de estudantes universitá...

  9. Resposta à restrição calórica por meio de uma intervenção dietética para redução de peso em mulheres obesas portadoras de polimorfismos dos genes ADRB2, ADRB3 e GHRL

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    Saliba, Louise Farah

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    Orientadora : Profª Drª Lupe Furtado Alle Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética. Defesa: Curitiba, 09/05/2014 Inclui referências Área de concentração :Genética Resumo: Ainda que as formas de tratamento da obesidade estejam estabelecidas, existe uma variação interindividual na resposta aos tratamentos, assim, genes relacionados à obesidade, os chamados genes candidatos à obesidade e seus polim...

  10. Heat Stress and Lipopolysaccharide Stimulation of Chicken Macrophage-Like Cell Line Activates Expression of Distinct Sets of Genes.

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    Anna Slawinska

    Full Text Available Acute heat stress requires immediate adjustment of the stressed individual to sudden changes of ambient temperatures. Chickens are particularly sensitive to heat stress due to development of insufficient physiological mechanisms to mitigate its effects. One of the symptoms of heat stress is endotoxemia that results from release of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS from the guts. Heat-related cytotoxicity is mitigated by the innate immune system, which is comprised mostly of phagocytic cells such as monocytes and macrophages. The objective of this study was to analyze the molecular responses of the chicken macrophage-like HD11 cell line to combined heat stress and lipopolysaccharide treatment in vitro. The cells were heat-stressed and then allowed a temperature-recovery period, during which the gene expression was investigated. LPS was added to the cells to mimic the heat-stress-related endotoxemia. Semi high-throughput gene expression analysis was used to study a gene panel comprised of heat shock proteins, stress-related genes, signaling molecules and immune response genes. HD11 cell line responded to heat stress with increased mRNA abundance of the HSP25, HSPA2 and HSPH1 chaperones as well as DNAJA4 and DNAJB6 co-chaperones. The anti-apoptotic gene BAG3 was also highly up-regulated, providing evidence that the cells expressed pro-survival processes. The immune response of the HD11 cell line to LPS in the heat stress environment (up-regulation of CCL4, CCL5, IL1B, IL8 and iNOS was higher than in thermoneutral conditions. However, the peak in the transcriptional regulation of the immune genes was after two hours of temperature-recovery. Therefore, we propose the potential influence of the extracellular heat shock proteins not only in mitigating effects of abiotic stress but also in triggering the higher level of the immune responses. Finally, use of correlation networks for the data analysis aided in discovering subtle differences in the gene

  11. O impacto dos sintetizadores no processo composicional

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    Felipe de Almeida Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho busca compreender a relação entre o compositor de música eletroacústica e o desenvolvimento dos instrumentos eletroacústicos, em especial a influência dos sintetizadores na música gerada. Adentramos especialmente na prática de patching, recurso que facilita o uso por omitir do músico conhecimentos avançados de eletrônica e programação em sintetizadores modulares de tensão controlada e softwares. A pesquisa tem como base os relatos de Robert Moog (apud KETTLEWELL, 2002, Donald Buchla e Miller Puckette (apud CHADABE, 1997, assim como os estudos de Peter Manning (2013 e Joel Chadabe (1997, e as obras de Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono, Morton Subotnick e Philip Manoury. Tem como principal objetivo refletir sobre o papel do compositor de hoje e os desdobramentos poéticos na prática de música eletroacústica.

  12. A Tutela Penal dos Direitos Humanos

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    Paulo Cesar Correa Borges

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A proteção penal dos direitos humanos tem dois aspectos decorrentes do garantismo penal: 1 limite para a persecução penal; 2 objetividade jurídica das normas incriminadoras. O conceito de direitos humanos para fins de tutela penal prescinde da sua classificação geracional, mas determina o reconhecimento de sua historicidade e, principalmente, a sua construção a partir das mobilizações e movimentos sociais. A vulnerabilidade dos grupos humanos que são difusa e sistematicamente discriminados ou violados deve ser o critério para a definição do objeto jurídico da norma incriminadora, para manter coerência e viabilizar a aplicação do princípio da complementariedade entre a repressão interna e a persecução internacional, compatibilizando o Direito Penal interno e o Internacional.

  13. FOUCAULT: O SILÊNCIO DOS SUJEITOS

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    José Carlos Bruni

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    Full Text Available Este pequeno estudo mostra como Foucault, ao romper com as filosofias tradicionais do sujeito - o marxismo, o existencialismo, o positivismo -, empenha-se na reconstituição histórico-social das tecnologias da sujeição, sem apontar os caminhos possíveis da libertação dos oprimidos. Crime e loucura surgem como figuras do mal e da desrazão, prisão e manicômio circunscrevem espaços da exclusão total, instituições estratégicas para se compreender os fundamentos da ordem social. Recusando-se a dar voz ao silêncio dos sujeitos, Foucault coloca, de modo radical, a questão da representação, convidando-nos a uma nova reflexão sobre o papel específico do intelectual e do político em geral.

  14. Através dos espelhos

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    Jean D. Soares

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    Full Text Available Ao refletir sobre a experiência através de espelhos, esse texto pensa a relação entre sujeito e imagem a partir dos conceitos de utopia e de heterotopia. Ao longo dos parágrafos, ele parte de exemplos cotidianos para se confrontar com os casos em que os direitos da imagem encontram situações limite, nomeadamente a partir de algumas reflexões de Michel Focault. Levantam-se aqui ao menos duas hipóteses importantes: a de que uma imagem utópica da existência traz perigos que não se podem menosprezar, e uma segunda sobre a possibilidade de uma alternativa capaz de rearranjar esses riscos em torno da experiência estética. Pretende-se com isso fomentar o debate ligado à discussão sobre nossa capacidade de dar conta das imagens que transmitimos para nós mesmos.

  15. Lugares dos mortos na cristandade ocidental

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    Cláudia Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Resumo. Este artigo busca refletir sobre a forte associação entre morte e cristandade no Ocidente, buscando identificar os lugares dos mortos nos diferentes sistemas de cristandade. Propõe-se aqui a viabilidade de se pensar numa certa vinculação entre determinadas atitudes e representações diante da morte e do morrer e o sistema de cristandade vigente em determinados contextos históricos, entre fins da Antiguidade tardia e o século XX, mais especificamente em países nos quais a Igreja romana exerceu hegemonia sobre a sociedade. Procura argumentar que, enquanto predominou a modalidade “constantiniana”, os mortos faziam parte do cotidiano e a morte e foram instrumentos do projeto cristianizador. Quando este modelo de Cristandade recuou, diante da emergência da chamada “Cristandade pós-constantiniana” – na qual a Igreja não mais era braço do aparelho estatal –, os mortos tinham sido afastados da cidade dos vivos e a morte, ou melhor, o medo da morte não mais representava instrumento de pressão sobre a consciência do cidadão

  16. [The influence of interleukin gene polymorphism on the serum cytokine level in the patients presenting with chonic suppurative otitis media].

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    Baike, E V; Vitkovsky, Yu A; Dutova, A A

    The objective of the present work was to study the influence of allelic variant associations of 1-beta interleukin (C3953T, &511C, T31C), interleukin-6 (C174G), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (G308A) gene polymorphisms on the serum cytokine level in the patients presenting with chronic suppurative otitis media. A total of 299 patients at the age varying from 16 to 55 years with this condition divided into three groups were examined. Group 1 was comprised of 146 patients suffering from the tubotympanic form of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). Group 2 was composed of 153 patients with epitympanic antral form of this condition. The control group included 183 subjects who have never suffered pathological changes in the middle ear. Human genomic DNA was analyzed with the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The serum cytokine levels were measured by the solid-state enzyme immunoassay in the beginning and at the end of the treatment period. The study has demonstrated that 56.2% of the healthy residents of the trans-Baikal region had the C/T Il-1b (C3953T) genotype. 79.1% of the patients presenting with the carious carious-destructive form of chronic suppurative otitis media were the heterozygous carriers of the T511C gene of 1-beta interleukin and had the maximally high concentrations of this interleukin in the blood serum. A rise in the production of the pro-inflammatory mediator (IL-6) was found to be related to the severity of the inflammatory process in the middle ear. The TNF-alpha content in the patients with CSOM during the active period of the disease proved to increase by a factor of 6 in comparison with that in the subjects of the control group irrespective of the type of mutation.

  17. Negro é o inferno! Um ensaio sobre as cores dos homens, dos demônios e dos deuses

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    Walker Douglas Pincerati

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-8420.2016v17n2p46 Problematiza-se o par negro.branco na formação social brasileira, trabalhando a hipótese de que ‘negro’ não é cor, mas a metáfora do corpo do ser infernal. Estatísticas oficiais, a história da formação do Brasil, um enunciado de um Deputado Federal Pastor, o quadro A libertação dos Escravos de Pedro Américo (1889) e a história da construção das catedrais góticas medievais são evocadas para analisá-lo, desde o ponto de vista linguístico-disc...

  18. Adaptation of GAMANAL to MS-DOS

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    Nagy, S.

    1990-04-01

    The public domain gamma spectrum analysis programme GAMANAL was adapted for use with personal computers running with MS-DOS or equivalent operating system. The original command structure of GAMANAL, and its algorithms were kept unchanged; the facilities to read spectra from different multichannel analyzer formats were added. In the completed PC version, GAMANAL runs in a batch mode, without graphics presentation or menu-oriented interaction with the operator. The operation and performance of the PC version of GAMANAL was compared with some commercial software, in respect to peak sensitivity, multiplet resolution, and accuracy of area determination. The study indicates that the GAMANAL analysis yields results as good or better than other programmes. 4 refs

  19. Contabilidade criativa e responsabilidade dos auditores

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    Ariovaldo dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Nos contextos nacional e internacional da profissão contábil, o auditor tem exercido um papel fundamental. A atividade profissional do auditor independente tem ajudado a impulsionar o desenvolvimento dos mercados, além de contribuir para o estabelecimento da ordem socioeconômica mundial. Na visão dos usuários externos da informação contábil, e dos próprios clientes, a atuação do auditor é sinônimo de confiança e credibilidade. Nos últimos meses, a onda de escândalos contábeis, com grandes empresas de auditoria envolvidas, e até sentenciadas (no caso Enron, a Andersen foi considerada culpada, por um Júri de Houston - Texas, pela destruição de documentos, marcou a atividade profissional dos auditores e parece ter mudado a visão de responsabilidade desses profissionais sobre esses fatos. No presente artigo são estudados e apresentados alguns conceitos fundamentais relacionados com o fenômeno da contabilidade criativa, assim como os fatores que induzem sua utilização, dentre os quais pode-se destacar: valores éticos, morais e vácuos ou flexibilidade normativa. Tais fatores acabam por funcionar como catalisadores da engenharia contábil no desenho das demonstrações contábeis e passam a atender os interesses de quem as elabora em vez de buscar a imagem fidedigna do patrimônio.In the national and international contexts of professional accounting, the auditor has played a fundamental role. The professional activity of the independent auditor has both helped to encourage market development and contributed to the establishment of a global socio-economic order.From the point of view of the external users of accounting information and the clients themselves, the professional activity of the auditor is a synonym of trust and credibility. In the last few months, the wave of financial scandals involving large auditing companies, some of which were even convicted for their demonstrated - direct and indirect - intervention in

  20. Equinococosis humana (quiste hidatidico: dos casos

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    Egon Lichtenberger

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    Full Text Available Se describen dos casos de quiste indatídico hepático en pacientes colombianos, oriundos del Chocó y de la Guajira, respectivamente. La equinococosis es posiblemente más frecuente en Colombia de lo que comúnmente se supone. Se hace un corto resumen de la anatomía patológica, morfología, ciclo vital, epidemiología y medios diagnósticos de esta parasitosis. The author describes two cases of hepatic echinococcosis demonstrating again, as correa henao and bojanini have done before, that this parasitosis exists in Colombia and is probably more common than usually believed. The pathology, morphology, life cycle, epidemiology, symptomatology and diagnosis are briefly reviewed.

  1. O Paradoxo da Porta dos Desesperados

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    Angela Soldatelli

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A “Porta dos Desesperados” é um jogo com três portas: atrás de uma delas há um prêmio, e atrás das outras, um monstro. O participante escolhe uma porta e ganha o que estiver atrás dela. Então o apresentador, sabendo em qual porta está o prêmio, abre uma das portas não escolhidas revelando um monstro. E faz a derradeira pergunta: “Quer trocar?”. Afinal, é ou não vantajoso trocar de porta? Este pequeno problema é mais difícil do que parece, e a resposta é contra-intuitiva: é sim vantajoso trocar – na verdade, a probabilidade de ganhar o prêmio dobra ao se trocar de porta.

  2. La larga vida de dos rocas orensanas

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    García Quintela, Marco V.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We study two rocks, a rock carving and a «rocky sanctuary » from the Ourense province (Spain, with two complementary methodologies, landscape archeology and «biography» (Kopytoff of objects. We start with their description in Christian texts, and then we observe that their relation with important hillforts forms a localization pattern, and finally we propose to date that relationship in the Iron Age. This chronology of the rocks and the following Christian reevaluation leads towards their «social life». These analyses are pertinent in the current debate about the chronology of the Galician rock art, and we propose that the use and meaning in the long term is as important as the initial moment of the carving.Se estudian dos rocas, un petroglifo y un «santuario rupestre » de la provincia de Ourense, con dos metodologías complementarias, la arqueología del paisaje y la «biografía» (Kopytoff de los objetos. Partiendo de su descripción en textos cristianos se considera el patrón de localización que conforman en relación con castros importantes, relación que se propone fechar en la Edad del Hierro. Esta adscripción cronocultural y su posterior resemantización cristiana lleva a la consideración de su «vida social». Estas aproximaciones inciden en el debate sobre la datación del arte rupestre en Galicia y se propone que, más allá del momento de grabado inicial, se estudie su uso y sentido en la larga duración.

  3. Brain Region–Specific Alterations in the Gene Expression of Cytokines, Immune Cell Markers and Cholinergic System Components during Peripheral Endotoxin–Induced Inflammation

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    Silverman, Harold A; Dancho, Meghan; Regnier-Golanov, Angelique; Nasim, Mansoor; Ochani, Mahendar; Olofsson, Peder S; Ahmed, Mohamed; Miller, Edmund J; Chavan, Sangeeta S; Golanov, Eugene; Metz, Christine N; Tracey, Kevin J; Pavlov, Valentin A

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    Inflammatory conditions characterized by excessive peripheral immune responses are associated with diverse alterations in brain function, and brain-derived neural pathways regulate peripheral inflammation. Important aspects of this bidirectional peripheral immune–brain communication, including the impact of peripheral inflammation on brain region–specific cytokine responses, and brain cholinergic signaling (which plays a role in controlling peripheral cytokine levels), remain unclear. To provide insight, we studied gene expression of cytokines, immune cell markers and brain cholinergic system components in the cortex, cerebellum, brainstem, hippocampus, hypothalamus, striatum and thalamus in mice after an intraperitoneal lipopolysaccharide injection. Endotoxemia was accompanied by elevated serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and other cytokines and brain region–specific increases in Il1b (the highest increase, relative to basal level, was in cortex; the lowest increase was in cerebellum) and Il6 (highest increase in cerebellum; lowest increase in striatum) mRNA expression. Gene expression of brain Gfap (astrocyte marker) was also differentially increased. However, Iba1 (microglia marker) mRNA expression was decreased in the cortex, hippocampus and other brain regions in parallel with morphological changes, indicating microglia activation. Brain choline acetyltransferase (Chat ) mRNA expression was decreased in the striatum, acetylcholinesterase (Ache) mRNA expression was decreased in the cortex and increased in the hippocampus, and M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (Chrm1) mRNA expression was decreased in the cortex and the brainstem. These results reveal a previously unrecognized regional specificity in brain immunoregulatory and cholinergic system gene expression in the context of peripheral inflammation and are of interest for designing future antiinflammatory approaches. PMID:25299421

  4. As origens do judô brasileiro: a árvore genealógica dos medalhistas olímpicos Las orígenes del judo brasileño: el árbol genealogica de los ganadores de medallas olímpicas The roots of Brazilian judo, the genealogic tree from olympic medalists

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    Alexandre Velly Nunes

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    Full Text Available O Brasil participou de todas as edições dos Jogos Olímpicos (JO no judô, nos quais 12 atletas brasileiros conquistaram medalhas. O objetivo deste estudo foi elaborar uma "árvore genealógica judoística" do judô brasileiro a partir destes medalhistas. A metodologia utilizada foi História Oral de Vida Híbrida. Foram entrevistados os 12 medalhistas brasileiros em JO e seus professores. Identificamos todos os formadores dos professores destes medalhistas, até encontrar os "genearcas", aqueles que chegaram ao Brasil com condições de transmitir estes conhecimentos. As informações obtidas com os entrevistados foram analisadas juntamente com outros documentos. Maeda e Satake foram os primeiros japoneses a chegar e fazer demonstrações de judô no Brasil, a partir de 1914. Ryuzo Ogawa, que fundou a Budokan em 1936, foi o genearca que influenciou o maior número destes atletas. O primeiro medalhista brasileiro, Chiaki Ishii, foi também um genearca, pois influenciou outros atletas e professores.Brasil ha participado en todas las ediciones de los Juegos Olímpicos (JO en judo, aunque 12 atletas brasileños ganaron medallas. El objetivo de este estudio fue preparar un árbol genealogica judoística de estos mismos medallistas olimpicos de judo. La historia oral de vida híbrida es la metodología utilizada. Entrevistamos a los 12 medallistas brasileños y sus entrenadores. Se identificaron todos los entrenadores formadores de estos medallistas también, hasta que encuentre los genearcas, que llegaran a Brasil y lograron hacer la transmisión de este conocimiento. La información obtenida de los encuestados fueron analizadas junto con otros documentos. Maeda y Satake fueron los primeros a llegar y dar demostraciones de judo en Brasil, desde 1914. Ryuzo Ogawa, quien fundó Budokan en 1936, fue el genearca que influyó el mayor número de estos atletas. El primer medallista brasileño, Chiaki Ishii, fue también un genearca al influir otros

  5. Neurobiologia dos transtornos do controle dos impulsos The neurobiology of impulse control disorders

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    Wendol A Williams

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar os artigos sobre substratos neurobiológicos dos transtornos do controle dos impulsos. O jogo patológico é o foco central desta revisão na medida em que a maioria dos estudos biológicos dos formalmente classificados como transtornos do controle dos impulsos examinou este transtorno. MÉTODO: Foi feita uma busca no banco de dados Medline de artigos publicados de 1966 até o presente para identificar aqueles relevantes para serem revisados neste artigo. DESFECHOS: Estudos pré-clínicos sugerem que a neuromodulação das monoaminas cerebrais está associada à tomada de decisões impulsivas e aos comportamentos de risco. Os estudos clínicos implicam diversos sistemas de neurotransmissores (serotoninérgico, dopaminérgico, adrenérgico e opióide na fisiopatologia do jogo patológico e de outros transtornos do controle dos impulsos. Estudos de neuroimagem preliminares têm indicado o córtex pré-frontal ventromedial e o estriato ventral como atuantes na fisiopatologia do jogo patológico e de outros transtornos do controle dos impulsos. As contribuições genéticas para o jogo patológico parecem substanciais e os estudos iniciais têm relacionado esse transtorno a polimorfismos alélicos específicos, ainda que os achados de varredura genômica ainda tenham que ser publicados. CONCLUSÃO: Mesmo que tenham sido logrados avanços significativos em nossa compreensão sobre os transtornos do controle dos impulsos, mais pesquisas são necessárias para ampliar o conhecimento existente e traduzir esses achados em avanços clínicos.OBJECTIVE: To review the neurobiological substrates of impulse control disorders. Pathological gambling is a main focus of the review in that most biological studies of the formal impulse control disorders have examined this disorder. METHOD: The medical database Medline from 1966 to present was searched to identify relevant articles that were subsequently reviewed to generate this manuscript

  6. Premilinary studies for optimiziing a protocol for obtaining embryogenic calluses in two rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Mull. Arg clones from different geographical origins Estudios preliminares en la estandarización de un protocolo para la obtención de callos embriogénicos en dos clones de caucho (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg. de diferentes orígenes geográficos

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    Medina S. Marisol

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    Full Text Available The influence of growth regulators on obtaining friable rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg. calluses with no plant regeneration as investigated. Two clones having different geographical origin were used in all trails carried out in this study: FX 3864 (South-American and PB 254 (Asian. Young leaves and eight- to ten-week-old seed integument from both clones were used as explants in several experiments; they were initially cultured in MH medium (Carron, et ál., 1989, modified MH medium (Montoro, et ál., 1993, 2000 and modified MS medium (Carron, et at,. 1992, no positive response being obtained by days 25 or 50. However, other trials were carried out with the integument in modified MS medium (1962, 0.67 mg/L BAP and 0.66 mg/L 2-4 D being added as medium for initiating embryogenesis, the formation of white, friable calluses being observed by day 25 in the two selected clones. These calluses were sub-cultured in MS supplemented with 0.35 mg/L BAP and 0.2 mg/L 2-4 D as callogenesis expression medium, embryogenic expression being observed in both clones by day 50. Equally friable white calluses were obtained from young leaves in the two clones in MS medium supplemented with 1.0 mg/L BAP, 1.0 mg/L ANA but without IBA and kinetin by day 25. Calluses sub-cultured in the same medium supplemented with 0.5 mg/L BAP and 0.5 mg/L ANA began to show increased friability after 50 days. culture. This work is a partial report of a macro-project for optimising a protocol for rubber (Hevea brasiliensis  multiplication by somatic embryogenesis.Se investigó la influencia de los reguladores de crecimiento para la obtención de callos friables en caucho (Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg. sin llegar a obtenerse regeneración de plántulas. En todos los ensayos realizados en este estudio, se utilizaron dos clones de diferentes orígenes geográficos: el FX 3864 (suramericano y el PB 254 (asiático. Para los diferentes tratamientos se utilizaron como explantes hojas j

  7. Characteristic Changes in Decidual Gene Expression Signature in Spontaneous Term Parturition

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    Haidy El-Azzamy

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    Full Text Available Background The decidua has been implicated in the “terminal pathway” of human term parturition, which is characterized by the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways in gestational tissues. However, the transcriptomic changes in the decidua leading to terminal pathway activation have not been systematically explored. This study aimed to compare the decidual expression of developmental signaling and inflammation-related genes before and after spontaneous term labor in order to reveal their involvement in this process. Methods Chorioamniotic membranes were obtained from normal pregnant women who delivered at term with spontaneous labor (TIL, n = 14 or without labor (TNL, n = 15. Decidual cells were isolated from snap-frozen chorioamniotic membranes with laser microdissection. The expression of 46 genes involved in decidual development, sex steroid and prostaglandin signaling, as well as pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways, was analyzed using high-throughput quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR. Chorioamniotic membrane sections were immunostained and then semi-quantified for five proteins, and immunoassays for three chemokines were performed on maternal plasma samples. Results The genes with the highest expression in the decidua at term gestation included insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 1 (IGFBP1, galectin-1 (LGALS1, and progestogen-associated endometrial protein (PAEP; the expression of estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1, homeobox A11 (HOXA11, interleukin 1β (IL1B, IL8, progesterone receptor membrane component 2 (PGRMC2, and prostaglandin E synthase (PTGES was higher in TIL than in TNL cases; the expression of chemokine C-C motif ligand 2 (CCL2, CCL5, LGALS1, LGALS3, and PAEP was lower in TIL than in TNL cases; immunostaining confirmed qRT-PCR data for IL-8, CCL2, galectin-1, galectin-3, and PAEP; and no correlations between the decidual gene expression and the maternal plasma protein concentrations of CCL2, CCL5, and

  8. Interleukin 1 beta promoter polymorphism is associated with keratoconus in a Japanese population

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    Mikami, Takenori; Meguro, Akira; Teshigawara, Takeshi; Takeuchi, Masaki; Uemoto, Riyo; Kawagoe, Tatsukata; Nomura, Eiichi; Asukata, Yuri; Ishioka, Misaki; Iwasaki, Miki; Fukagawa, Kazumi; Konomi, Kenji; Shimazaki, Jun; Nishida, Teruo; Mizuki, Nobuhisa

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    Purpose Polymorphisms in the interleukin 1 alpha (IL1A) and IL1B gene regions were previously associated with keratoconus in a Korean population. In the present study, we investigated whether the IL1A and IL1B polymorphisms are associated with keratoconus in a Japanese population. Methods A total of 169 Japanese patients with keratoconus and 390 Japanese healthy controls were recruited. We genotyped one IL1A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; rs2071376) and two IL1B SNPs (rs1143627 and rs16...

  9. O EQUIVALENTE EM CARBONATO DE CÁLCIO DOS CORRETIVOS DA ACIDEZ DOS SOLOS

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    J.C. ALCARDE

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    Full Text Available Os corretivos da acidez dos solos podem ter dois equivalentes em carbonato de cálcio: um, calculado pelos teores de cálcio e magnésio utilizando a expressão: % CaO x 1,79 + % MgO x 2,48 = %ECaCO3; outro, determinado analiticamente pelo poder ou valor de neutralização. Para uma mesma amostra ambos os valores deveriam coincidir, o que raramente acontece. Diversas hipóteses foram levantadas para justificar essa diferença. Os resultados deste trabalho permitiram inferir que nem todo o cálcio e magnésio dos corretivos devem estar associados às bases quimicamente efetivas mas também a fosfato, sulfato ou outras bases de forças inexpressivas; também os constituintes neutralizantes podem estar aprisionados em cristais de outros componentes dos corretivos, como sílica por exemplo, que só são atingidos por um ataque mais enérgico da amostra. Como conclusão, a avaliação química atual dos corretivos da acidez dos solos pode não estar se compatibilizando com o comportamento agrícola desses produtos.Agricultural liming materials can have two calcium carbonate equivalents: one calculated in function of calcium and magnesium oxide percentages, by the expression: % CaO x 1,79 + % MgO x 2,48 = %ECaCO3; and the other determined analytically by the neutralization power or value. For one sample, both values should be similar, however, this rarely occurs. Several hypoteses were raised to justify the difference. Results of this research permit to infer that not all calcium and magnesium should be associated to the chemically effective bases, but they are also associated to phosphate, sulphate or other bases of inexpressive strength. It is also possible that, the neutralizing components could be captured inside cristals, like silica for example, which react only after a strong solubilization of the sample. It is concluded that the chemical evaluation of agricultural liming materials at the present time cannot explain the agronomical behaviour of

  10. Dos escuelas en Daly City (California

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    Ciampi, Mario J.

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    Full Text Available The «Vista Grande» School includes a kindergarten, children's school, six school rooms for various levels of secondary instruction, and other facilities. The «Fernando Rivera» School has 12 schoolrooms, a children's classroom, a library, administrative offices, and a zone for a variety of other uses. Both buildings have been well designed. Space and light, the contrasts of volumes, and the power of colouring have been successfully handled.La Escuela «Vista Grande» se compone de: jardín de la infancia, clase para párvulos, seis aulas para los distintos grados, una zona para la administración, dependencias auxiliares, etc. La Escuela «Fernando Rivera» consta de: doce aulas, una clase para párvulos, biblioteca, dependencias para la administración, una zona para múltiples usos, etc. En los dos edificios, el espacio y la luz, la dinámica de la forma y la energía del color han sido acertadamente empleados.

  11. Os conflitos conjugais na perspectiva dos filhos

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    Viviane Ribeiro Goulart

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    Full Text Available Se investigó sobre la perspectiva de los hijos en los conflictos conyugales. Participaron 17 estudiantes de una escuela pública de Porto Alegre (RS, de ambos sexos, reunidos en dos grupos focales: uno con 8 niños (8-9 años, y otro con 9 jóvenes (12-13 años, que vivían con sus padres. Cada grupo ha tenido sólo una cita en la escuela. Las informaciones fueron grabadas, transcritas y el contenido analizado a partir de los temas emergentes. De acuerdo con los niños, los conflictos conyugales van desde una discusión hasta la agresión física, son recurrientes, versan sobre cualquier tema, y su expresión es predominantemente negativa. Los niños reconocen la existencia del conflicto pero ni siempre entienden sus causas y todavía sufren sus consecuencias. Los niños adoptan distintas estrategias para lidiar con los conflictos, desde ignorarlos hasta las actitudes autodestructivas. Se concluye que los sujetos son conscientes de los conflictos conyugales de sus padres y reconocen sus repercusiones.

  12. Apendicitis neonatal: Reporte de dos casos

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    María José Maldonado

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    Full Text Available La apendicitis neonatal es una patología infrecuente, de difícil diagnóstico y con una mortalidad elevada. Se han estudiado diversas teorías sobre su etiología que consideran que la apendicitis en el periodo neonatal podría corresponder a una manifestación de inmadurez inmunitaria. El cuadro clínico de apendicitis en este grupo etáreo no tiene las características clásicas, incluyendo signos y síntomas inespecíficos, que pueden corresponder a patologías más frecuentes como la enterocolitis necrotizante. La perforación intestinal constituye la complicación más frecuente y el diagnóstico se realiza usualmente de forma intraoperatoria. En el presente artículo, se describen dos neonatos con diagnóstico intraoperatorio de apendicitis, nacidos en la Clínica Universidad de La Sabana en el año 2016. En ellos, se destaca el cuadro clínico de presentación y manejo quirúrgico, los cuales permitieron identificar esta patología.

  13. Dos celebraciones religiosas en un mundo globalizado

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    María Iracheta

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    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta responder a la pregunta ¿cómo permanecen dos fiestas religiosas mexicanas -la de la Nuestra Señora de Tonatico, en su Santuario, ubicado en el municipio de Tonatico, Estado de México y la de la Virgen del Rosario en su iglesia del Barrio de Xochimilco, -en la ciudad de Oaxaca, capital del Estado de Oaxaca, -en el contexto de la modernización y la globalización? Tres elementos ayudan a explicar esta permanencia: la tradición, que es asumida y reproducida por el "linaje de creyentes" pasados, presentes y futuros; el ritual, que reproduce la memoria histórica y la identidad local; y la apropiación de elementos culturales ajenos a la cultura local para sobrevivir en contextos globales. Estas celebraciones permiten restituir la armonía en los pueblos o barrios, que han cambiado drásticamente por la inserción de los mismos en un mercado mundial. También generan la percepción de tener el control de la comunidad frente a los grandes procesos externos que la amenazan: la mancha urbana, el comercio internacional, los medios masivos de comunicación, la cultura de masas, entre otros.

  14. Immersion infection of germ-free zebrafish with Listeria monocytogenes induces transient expression of innate immune response genes

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    Full Text Available Zebrafish, Denio rerio, could be an alternative to other classic animal models for human infectious diseases to examine the processes of microbial infections and host-pathogen interactions in vivo because of their small body dimension but large clutch size. We established germ-free zebrafish infection models of Listeria monocytogenes through different routes of infection: oral immersion and injection via yolk sac, brain ventricle and blood island. Immersion of zebrafish larva even with 1010CFU/mL L. monocytogenes EGDe strain in egg water was unable to cause mortality, but GFP-expressing bacteria in the gut lumen could be observed in frozen sections. Several selected maker genes of the innate immune system, including cyp1a, irg1l, il1b and mmp9, were significantly induced by oral immersion not only with strain EGDe, but also with strain M7 and L. innocua, though to a lesser degree (P < 0.01. Such induction appears to be transient with peak at 48 h post-infection, but returned to basal level at 72 h post-infection. Of the three injection routes, mortality after infection by yolk sac was 80% in early stage of infection. Few eggs could survive and hatch. Injection into zebrafish embryos via brain ventricle or blood island led to progressive lethal infection. L. mocytogenes EGDe showed steady replication in the fish embryos and was far more pathogenic than strain M7, which is consistent with findings in the murine model. We conclude that zebrafish could serve as susceptible and microscopically visible infection models for L. monocytogenes via different routes and could be applied to further studies on the interactions between bacterial virulence factors and host immune responses.

  15. Interleukin-1β gene variants are associated with QTc interval prolongation following cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study.

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    Kertai, Miklos D; Ji, Yunqi; Li, Yi-Ju; Mathew, Joseph P; Daubert, James P; Podgoreanu, Mihai V

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    We characterized cardiac surgery-induced dynamic changes of the corrected QT (QTc) interval and tested the hypothesis that genetic factors are associated with perioperative QTc prolongation independent of clinical and procedural factors. All study subjects were ascertained from a prospective study of patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery during August 1999 to April 2002. We defined a prolonged QTc interval as > 440 msec, measured from 24-hr pre- and postoperative 12-lead electrocardiograms. The association of 37 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 21 candidate genes -involved in modulating arrhythmia susceptibility pathways with postoperative QTc changes- was investigated in a two-stage design with a stage I cohort (n = 497) nested within a stage II cohort (n = 957). Empirical P values (Pemp) were obtained by permutation tests with 10,000 repeats. After adjusting for clinical and procedural risk factors, we selected four SNPs (P value range, 0.03-0.1) in stage I, which we then tested in the stage II cohort. Two functional SNPs in the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL1β), rs1143633 (odds ratio [OR], 0.71; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.53 to 0.95; Pemp = 0.02) and rs16944 (OR, 1.31; 95% CI, 1.01 to 1.70; Pemp = 0.04), remained independent predictors of postoperative QTc prolongation. The ability of a clinico-genetic model incorporating the two IL1B polymorphisms to classify patients at risk for developing prolonged postoperative QTc was superior to a clinical model alone, with a net reclassification improvement of 0.308 (P = 0.0003) and an integrated discrimination improvement of 0.02 (P = 0.000024). The results suggest a contribution of IL1β in modulating susceptibility to postoperative QTc prolongation after cardiac surgery.

  16. 48 CFR 632.702-70 - DOS policy.

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false DOS policy. 632.702-70... REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 632.702-70 DOS policy. The Department's policy is to provide... incremental funding of cost-reimbursement contracts. Fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-materials contracts...

  17. Teaching Bibliometric Analysis and MS/DOS Commands.

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    Dou, Henri; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Outlines the steps involved in bibliometric studies, and demonstrates the ability to execute simple studies on microcomputers by downloading files using only the capability of MS/DOS. Detailed illustrations of the MS/DOS commands used are provided. (eight references) (CLB)

  18. Análise da lucratividade dos clientes

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    Madeira, Paulo

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    Um bom sistema de Análise da lucratividade de Clientes pode ajudar a melhorar a rendibilidade global do negócio, selecionando os clientes de qualidade, e a indicar o principal caminho a segui rpara atingir uma maior lucartividade, indicando o impacto financeiro actual e potencial dos movimentos estratégicos dos clientes.

  19. Origin of adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus: P53 and Ki67 expression and histopathologic background Origem do adenocarcinoma no esôfago de Barrett: bases histopathológicas e expressão dos genes p53 e Ki67

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    also grow in columnar epithelium without intestinal metaplasia. Barrett's esophagus should be followed up for the possibility of progression to malignancy, especially when the segment is longer than 3 cm.O esôfago de Barrett é definido como a substituição do epitélio escamoso do esôfago distal por epitélio colunar. A metaplasia intestinal no esôfago de Barrett é considerada por muitos como o principal fator de risco para o desenvolvimento do adenocarcinoma. Embora já descrito, o adenocarcinoma do tipo difuso e o esôfago de Barrett sem metaplasia intestinal, são raros e pouco estudados. OBJETIVO E MÉTODO: O presente estudo objetivou o cálculo da prevalência do adenocarcinoma no esôfago de Barrett, assim como a análise macroscópica e microscópica detalhada de treze pacientes operados no período de 1990 a 2002, com realização de estudo imunohistoquímico do p53 e Ki67, correlacionando o tipo de tumor com o epitélio adjacente a este. RESULTADOS: Obtivemos uma prevalência de 5,7% de adenocarcinoma em pacientes internados para tratamento cirúrgico de esôfago de Barrett . Encontraram-se tumores relativamente grandes, com média de 4,67 ± 2,28 cm, e sempre em esôfago de Barrett longo, com média de 7,71 ± 1,5 cm. Observou-se tendência de os tumores se localizarem próximos à transição escamo-colunar. O estudo histológico mostrou dois pacientes (15,4% que apresentavam esôfago de Barrett adjacente ao tumor do tipo juncional sem presença de metaplasia intestinal. Classificaram-se os tumores segundo a classificação japonesa de Nakamura (23% de padrão diferenciado ou intestinal e 77% de padrão indiferenciado ou gástico e pela classificação de Laurén (61% intestinais e 39% difusos. A diferença decorre da migração dos tumores microtubulares e foveolares do padrão gástrico para o tipo intestinal de Laurén. O estudo do Ki67 foi fortemente positivo em todos os pacientes, mostrando o alto índice de proliferação celular no epit

  20. Methionine-supplemented diet affects the expression of cardiovascular disease-related genes and increases inflammatory cytokines in mice heart and liver.

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    Aissa, Alexandre Ferro; Amaral, Catia Lira do; Venancio, Vinicius Paula; Machado, Carla da Silva; Hernandes, Lívia Cristina; Santos, Patrick Wellington da Silva; Curi, Rui; Bianchi, Maria de Lourdes Pires; Antunes, Lusânia Maria Greggi

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    Some important environmental factors that influence the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) include tobacco, excess alcohol, and unhealthy diet. Methionine obtained from the diet participates in the synthesis of DNA, proteins, lipids and affects homocysteine levels, which is associated with the elevated risk for CVD development. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the manner in which dietary methionine might affect cellular mechanisms underlying CVD occurrence. Swiss albino mice were fed either control (0.3% DL-methionine), methionine-supplemented (2% DL-methionine), or a methionine-deprived diet (0% DL-methionine) over a 10-week period. The parameters measured included plasma homocysteine concentrations, oxidative stress by reduced glutathione (GSH)/oxidized glutathione (GSSG) ratio, levels of inflammatory cytokines IL-1ß, TNF-α, and IL-6, as well as expression of genes associated with CVD. The levels of apolipoprotein A5 (APOA5), a regulator of plasma triglycerides, were measured. The methionine-supplemented diet increased oxidative stress by lowering the GSH/GSSG ratio in heart tissues and decreased expression of the genes Apob, Ctgf, Serpinb2, Spp1, Il1b, and Sell, but elevated expression of Thbs4, Tgfb2, Ccr1, and Vegfa. Methionine-deprived diet reduced expression of Col3a1, Cdh5, Fabp3, Bax, and Hbegf and increased expression of Sell, Ccl5, Itga2, Birc3, Msr1, Bcl2a1a, Il1r2, and Selp. Methionine-deprived diet exerted pro-inflammatory consequences as evidenced by elevated levels of cytokines IL-1ß, TNF-α, and IL-6 noted in liver. Methionine-supplemented diet increased hepatic IL-6 and cardiac TNF-α. Both methionine supplementation and deprivation lowered hepatic levels of APOA5. In conclusion, data demonstrated that a methionine-supplemented diet modulated important biological processes associated with high risk of CVD development.

  1. OS VIDEOJOGOS: AS REPRESENTAÇÕES DOS PAIS SOBRE A PRÁTICA DOS FILHOS

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    Full Text Available Os videojogos são um fenómeno com crescimento progressivo desde a década de 70, alojando-se na vida das crianças, dos jovens e até mesmo na dos adultos. Ao passarem muitas horas em frente a um ecrã as crianças podem estar a tornar-se pequenas pessoas inativas, porque as horas que passam a jogar videojogos poderiam ser dedicadas à actividade física, tornando assim as crianças mais ativas e menos sedentárias (Bergamasco et al., 2008. O magnetismo exercido pelos videojogos pode assustar os intervenientes da educação, pois as crianças e jovens de hoje passam horas a jogar, e nesse período de tempo não se consegue saber o que é que as crianças aprendem, ou não aprendem (Pereira, 2007. As investigações nesta área têm abordado esta temática, demonstrando que é importante ter atenção aos conteúdos e número de horas que as crianças dispensam a jogar de forma a poder haver um maior controle desse tempo (Marivoet, 2001; Moita, 2007; Pereira, 2007.Objetivo: Contribuir para o conhecimento e aprofundamento da problemática dos videojogos, relativamente à representação que os pais têm sobre a sua influência no desenvolvimento das crianças, as horas que os seus filhos passam a jogar e ainda se o tempo de jogo furta tempo à actividade física.

  2. Dos iglesias de Pierre Pinsard, arquitecto Francia

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    Full Text Available Parish Centre of Saint Pierre de Chanel, Bourg-en-Bresse It is located in the modern part of the town, and is built on three levels: — Basement, with public garage. — Ground floor, which has nave with seating capacity for 639, chapel, mortuary, sacristy, presbytery and offices, as well as courtyard, garden, car-park and belfry. — Upper floor, with catechism rooms, gallery, offices and sitting rooms annexed to the presbytery. The basic construction is of expossd concrete with metal columns. Parish Centre of Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle, Rouen This building is situated on the left bank of the Seine. Consisting of one floor only, it has a main nave with room for 600, a chapel, catechism rooms, two sacristies, mortuary, presbytery, choir and gardens. The construction is of concrete faced with brick, and metal roof with interior wood lining.Centro Parroquial de San Pedro de Chanel, en Bourg-en-Bresse Esta situado en la zona moderna y se ha distribuido en tres plantas: — Sótano: con garaje público. — Planta noble: con nave capaz para 639 plazas, capilla, mortuorio, sacristía, presbiterio y oficinas; además de la plaza, el jardin, aparcamiento y campanil. — Planta alta: con salas de catecismo, tribuna, oficinas y estancias anejas al presbiterio. Construcción fundamental de hormigón visto con pilares metálicos. Centro Parroquial de San Juan Bautista de La Salle, en Ruán Está situado en la orilla izquierda del Sena. Consta de una sola planta, con nave para 600 fieles, capilla, salas de catecismo, dos sacristías, mortuorio, presbiterio, coro y jardines. Construcción a base de hormigón, fábrica de ladrillo a cara vista y cubierta metálica revestida de madera el interior.

  3. Polymorphisms in the TNFA and IL6 Genes Represent Risk Factors for Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

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    Alvelos, Inês; Mendes, Adélia; Santos, Liliana R.; Machado, José Carlos; Melo, Miguel; Esteves, César; Neves, Celestino; Sobrinho-Simões, Manuel; Soares, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Background Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) comprises diseases including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease, both characterized by reactivity to autoantigens causing, respectively, inflammatory destruction and autoimmune stimulation of the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor. AITD is the most common thyroid disease and the leading form of autoimmune disease in women. Cytokines are key regulators of the immune and inflammatory responses; therefore, genetic variants at cytokine-encoding genes are potential risk factors for AITD. Methods Polymorphisms in the IL6-174 G/C (rs1800795), TNFA-308 G/A (rs1800629), IL1B-511 C/T (rs16944), and IFNGR1-56 T/C (rs2234711) genes were assessed in a case-control study comprising 420 Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients, 111 Graves' disease patients and 735 unrelated controls from Portugal. Genetic variants were discriminated by real-time PCR using TaqMan SNP genotyping assays. Results A significant association was found between the allele A in TNFA-308 G/A and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, both in the dominant (OR = 1.82, CI = 1.37–2.43, p-value = 4.4×10−5) and log-additive (OR = 1.64, CI = 1.28–2.10, p-value = 8.2×10−5) models. The allele C in IL6-174 G/C is also associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, however, only retained significance after multiple testing correction in the log-additive model (OR = 1.28, CI = 1.06–1.54, p-value = 8.9×10−3). The group with Graves' disease also registered a higher frequency of the allele A in TNFA-308 G/A compared with controls both in the dominant (OR = 1.85, CI = 1.19–2.87, p-value = 7.0×10−3) and log-additive (OR = 1.69, CI = 1.17–2.44, p-value = 6.6×10−3) models. The risk for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease increases with the number of risk alleles (OR for two risk alleles is, respectively, 2.27 and 2.59). Conclusions This study reports significant associations of genetic variants in TNFA and

  4. Polymorphisms in the TNFA and IL6 genes represent risk factors for autoimmune thyroid disease.

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    Full Text Available Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD comprises diseases including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease, both characterized by reactivity to autoantigens causing, respectively, inflammatory destruction and autoimmune stimulation of the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor. AITD is the most common thyroid disease and the leading form of autoimmune disease in women. Cytokines are key regulators of the immune and inflammatory responses; therefore, genetic variants at cytokine-encoding genes are potential risk factors for AITD.Polymorphisms in the IL6-174 G/C (rs1800795, TNFA-308 G/A (rs1800629, IL1B-511 C/T (rs16944, and IFNGR1-56 T/C (rs2234711 genes were assessed in a case-control study comprising 420 Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients, 111 Graves' disease patients and 735 unrelated controls from Portugal. Genetic variants were discriminated by real-time PCR using TaqMan SNP genotyping assays.A significant association was found between the allele A in TNFA-308 G/A and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, both in the dominant (OR = 1.82, CI = 1.37-2.43, p-value = 4.4×10(-5 and log-additive (OR = 1.64, CI = 1.28-2.10, p-value = 8.2×10(-5 models. The allele C in IL6-174 G/C is also associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, however, only retained significance after multiple testing correction in the log-additive model (OR = 1.28, CI = 1.06-1.54, p-value = 8.9×10(-3. The group with Graves' disease also registered a higher frequency of the allele A in TNFA-308 G/A compared with controls both in the dominant (OR = 1.85, CI = 1.19-2.87, p-value = 7.0×10(-3 and log-additive (OR = 1.69, CI = 1.17-2.44, p-value = 6.6×10(-3 models. The risk for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease increases with the number of risk alleles (OR for two risk alleles is, respectively, 2.27 and 2.59.This study reports significant associations of genetic variants in TNFA and IL6 with the risk for AITD, highlighting the

  5. Glucogenosis tipo I: reporte de dos casos en dos hermanos de Cartagena de Indias-Colombia

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    Alvear-Sedán Ciro; Barboza-Ubarnes, Miryam; Bonillas-Fierro Miguel [q.e.p.d

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    CASO CLÍNICO: # 1. Producto del primer embarazo de padres no consanguíneos, con lactancia hasta los dos años. A los 18 meses deedad presentó distensión abdominal, hepatomegalia difusa no dolorosa, diarrea de mes y medio, debilidad generalizada, edemaprogresivo en cara y pies, anasarca y anemia. Vesícula, bazo y riñones normales y examen neurológico sin alteraciones. Nopresentó hipoglucemia, ácido láctico normal. Pruebas hepáticas alteradas; colesterol, triglicéridos y ácido úrico en el límite...

  6. Calidad percibida por dos poblaciones adscritas a dos centros de salud de la provincia de Cuenca

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    Retamal González Antonio

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Para prestar un servicio de calidad es fundamental conocer la opinión que sobre la misma tienen los usuarios del mismo. El objetivo del presente trabajo es medir y comparar la calidad percibida por dos poblaciones asignadas a dos centros de salud de la provincia de Cuenca. MÉTODO: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo transversal. Las Zonas Básicas de Salud estudiadas han sido el Centro de Salud de Cardenete y Centro de Salud de Motilla del Palancar, ambos del Área de Salud de Cuenca. Se ha hecho un muestreo aleatorio estratificado por cuotas de edad y sexo a partir de la tarjeta sanitaria individual. Se ha medido la calidad percibida con un cuestionario validado y fiable, utilizado anteriormente con fines similares por el Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. RESULTADOS: Se analizan un total de 295 encuestas, 147 a varones y 148 a mujeres. La media de edad es de 48,83 años (DE: 18,77 para el Centro de Salud de Motilla, en Centro de Salud de Cardenete es de 61,93 años (DE: 15,17. La media de frecuencias mensuales de visitas para Centro de Salud de MP ha sido de 1,56 (DE: 1,91; esta media para el Centro de Salud de Cardenete ha sido:2,49 (DE: 4,27. La media de frecuencias semanales para el Centro de Salud de MP ha sido: 0,32 (DE: 0,66; para el Centro de Salud de Cardenete ha sido: 0,49 (DE: 1,03. El tiempo de espera en el Centro de Salud de MP ha sido: 10,86 minutos (DE: 8,27; en el Centro de Salud de Cardenete: 7,88 (DE: 4,55. 83,4 % de los usuarios de los dos Centros de Salud de conocen la posibilidad de libre elección de médico de cabecera. Se han encontrado diferencias estadísticamente significativas en 11 de los 21 ítems estudiados sobre calidad percibida de que consta el cuestionario CONCLUSIÓN. Los resultados de los componentes de la atención según el análisis factorial de los ítems de calidad percibida son coincidentes con los resultados de calidad percibida. De los dos grupos de usuarios estudiados, los que perciben

  7. ¿DOS CULTURAS O DOS PREJUICIOS? UN APORTE PARA LA COMPRENSION

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    Edelmira Ochoa Camacho

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    Full Text Available Uno de los propósitos explícitos en el proceso de educar debería ser el favorecer la comprensión de la mirada interdisciplinar del conocimiento, que aporte a la formación de personas integrales, curiosas, críticas e imaginativas (Mendoza, Callejas, Porras y Moralejo 2011, y la universidad juega un papel importante en este aspecto. Por lo que esta investigación busca contribuir al acercamiento de las dos culturas, la humanística y la  científico-tecnológica,  separadas  tradicionalmente  por  los  prejuicios  que  han propiciado la incomprensión y el rechazo hacia los otros.  Esta investigación forma parte del Proyecto de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje sobre la Naturaleza de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (EANCYT. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados globales obtenidos en un curso de Electiva interdisciplinar titulado “Consolidación de la cultura científica” de nivel universitario, donde se aplicó una Secuencia de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje (SEA  denominada “¿Dos culturas o dos prejuicios?”, diseñada por Mendoza et al (2011, que tuvo como uno de los objetivos que los estudiantes interpreten las relaciones entre las ciencias y las humanidades con base en la lectura de textos y la discusión con pares. Antes  y  después  de  la  aplicación  de  la  SEA,  se  aplicó  un  test  a  los  estudiantes estructurado  por    6 cuestiones  pertenecientes  al  Cuestionario  de Opiniones  sobre Ciencia-Tecnología-Sociedad, COCTS (Manassero, Vázquez y Acevedo, 2003. Luego de la aplicación de la SEA se obtuvieron mayores índices (que significan opiniones más adecuadas en las cuestiones referidas a unión de dos culturas, valores y estándares, decisiones sociales, ética e instituciones educativas.

  8. A proteção dos deslocados ambientais no regime internacional dos refugiados

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    Full Text Available O deslocamento de pessoas por causas ambientais gera discussões pela ausência de reconhecimento legal e proteção jurídica específica para essa categoria de pessoas. Assim, este artigo examina o Regime Internacional dos Refugiados (RIR, conceitua deslocados ambientais (DA e reflete sobre a ausência de proteção pelo RIR. Em seguida, examina as causas e as consequências dos deslocamentos e as formas de proteção aos DA, concluindo que os regimes vigentes não lhes oferecem proteção efetiva. Uma solução, segundo Betts (2009, seria cooperação para proteção por persuasão via cruzamento de assuntos de interesse estatal, persuadindo Estados a cooperarem em seus interesses, como saída eficaz para a ausência de proteção efetiva aos DA.

  9. Evidencia de orígenes filogenéticos diferentes de dos aislamientos mexicanos del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV Evidence of different phylogenetic origins of two mexican Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV isolates

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    Giovanni Chaves-Bedoya

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    Full Text Available El análisis molecular del cistrón, que codifica para la proteína de la cubierta del virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV reportado en la base de datos del banco de genes (GenBank, reveló la presencia de 45 nucleótidos adicionales que codifican para quince aminoácidos, en la región amino de la secuencia de la proteína de la cubierta del aislamiento mexicano identificado con el número de acceso GU474635. El análisis BLAST indicó que esta característica particular también está presente en el aislamiento D00949, reportado en 1991 en Estados Unidos. El análisis filogenético de 185 secuencias de la proteína de la cubierta de SCMV reportadas de Asia, áfrica, Brasil y Argentina, entro otros, sugiere diferentes orígenes filogeográficos de los aislamientos mexicanos. El aislamiento mexicano GU474635 es filogenéticamente más cercano a aislamientos de SCMV de Brasil y de EE.UU., mientras que secuencias de la proteína de la cubierta del virus SCMV reportadas en China y Alemania son filogenéticamente más cercanas al aislamiento mexicano EU091075. Las características particulares que comparten aislamientos virales de tres países del continente americano, a saber, EE.UU., México y Brasil, sugieren un bajo control fitosanitario en el intercambio de material vegetal.The molecular analysis of the Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV for coat protein cistron reported in the public GenBank database, revealed the presence of 45 additional nucleotides coding for 15 amino acids in the N-terminal region of the coat protein sequence of the mexican isolate GU474635. BLAST analysis indicates this particular feature is also present in the coat protein sequence identified with the accession number D00949 reported in the USA in 1991. Phylogenetic analysis of 185 SCMV coat protein sequences reported from Asia, Africa, Brazil and Argentina among others, suggest a putative different phylogeographical origin of the mexican SCMV isolates. Coat protein

  10. Dos traducciones costarricenses de Guy de Maupassant

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    Full Text Available La historia de la traducción literaria en Costa Rica ya tiene buena documentación académica que corrobora su desarrollo y su persistencia. Desde los años tempranos del siglo xx, no pocos escritores dedicaron su pluma, a modo de oficio paralelo, tanto a su creación literaria como a la traducción. Sin duda alguna, porque las obras que tradujeron significaban, en buena medida, sus verdaderos modelos de escritura, pero también porque como traductores, entendieron desde temprano que misión suya era también verter al español, y para Costa Rica, obras que de otro modo difícilmente se conocerían con prontitud en el medio. Un insigne escritor costarricense de aquella etapa inicial de las letras nacionales fue Alejandro Alvarado Quirós (1876-1945, autor de crónicas, crítica literaria y ensayos de singular interés. Como escritor asociado al modernismo costarricense, fue asiduo lector de las letras francesas de la segunda mitad del siglo xix, y varios de los grandes narradores del realismo y el simbolismo francés fueron sus preferidos. En 1912 reunió en el pequeño tomo titulado Lilas y resedas (Imprenta Alcina, San José varios cuentos franceses, especialmente del ilustre cuentista Guy de Maupassant. De esa colección se han extraído dos, para esta sección de Letras: «Nuestras cartas» y «Adiós», que pulcramente Alvarado Quirós vertió al español; desde luego, un español culto, al modo del discurso modernista, como conscientemente el traductor ejecutó su labor. Como Alvarado Quirós, no pocos modernistas se vieron seducidos por el oficio de traducir: Roberto Brenes Mesén, Ricardo Fernández Guardia, Fabio Baudrit, José Fabio Garnier. Fue una empresa que se fue convirtiendo en tarea obligada y, con el tiempo, en una especie de tradición solapada, que hasta nuestros días se extiende.

  11. Números primos: os átomos dos números

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    Rigoti, Marcio Dominicali

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    Este trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre os Números Primos que passa por resultados básicos, como a infinitude dos números primos e o Teorema Fundamental da Aritmética, e resultados mais sofisticados, como o Teorema de Wilson e a consequente função geradora de primos. Além dos resultados teóricos apresenta-se uma interpretação geométrica para os números primos. Essa interpretação e aplicada na ilustração de alguns dos resultados relacionados a primos abordados no ensino básico. Atividades envo...

  12. O Cabimento dos Embargos de Divergência

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    A presente pesquisa objetiva demonstrar os embargos de divergência com enfoque nos elementos processuais do cabimento de tal modalidade recursal em nosso ordenamento jurídico. Para tanto, investigaremos os aspectos gerais dos embargos de divergência, a partir da análise dos elementos históricos enquanto a criação do instituto, como também sua finalidade e classificação no ordenamento jurídico brasileiro. Após, analisaremos o requisito de admissibilidade do cabimento dos embargo...

  13. Genetic variability of interleukin-1 beta as prospective factor from developing post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    Hovhannisyan, Lilit; Stepanyan, Ani; Arakelyan, Arsen

    2017-10-01

    Individual susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is conditioned by genetic factors, and association between this disorder and polymorphisms of several genes have been shown. The aim of this study was to explore a potential association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of the IL-1β gene (IL1B) and PTSD. In genomic DNA samples of PTSD-affected and healthy subjects, the rs16944, rs1143634, rs2853550, rs1143643, and rs1143633 SNPs of IL1B gene have been genotyped. The results obtained demonstrated that IL1B rs1143633*C and rs16944*A minor allele frequency were significantly lower in patients than in controls. Our results confirm that IL1B rs1143633 and rs16944 SNPs are negatively associated with PTSD which allows us to consider them as protective variants for PTSD. IL1B rs1143633*C and rs16944*A minor allele frequencies and carriage rates are significantly lower in the PTSD patients as compared to the controls. These results may provide a base to conclude that above-mentioned alleles can be protective against PTSD, and IL1B gene can be involved in the pathogenesis of this disorder.

  14. Polymorphism in ficolin-1 ( FCN1 ) gene is associated with an earlier ...

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    -1 (FCN1) gene is associated with an earlier onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents from northeast Brazil. ZILMA PEREIRA DOS ANJOSA MANUELLA MARIA SILVA SANTOS NATASSIA JAVORSKI RODRIGUES ...

  15. Gene expression

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    Hildebrand, C.E.; Crawford, B.D.; Walters, R.A.; Enger, M.D.

    1983-01-01

    We prepared probes for isolating functional pieces of the metallothionein locus. The probes enabled a variety of experiments, eventually revealing two mechanisms for metallothionein gene expression, the order of the DNA coding units at the locus, and the location of the gene site in its chromosome. Once the switch regulating metallothionein synthesis was located, it could be joined by recombinant DNA methods to other, unrelated genes, then reintroduced into cells by gene-transfer techniques. The expression of these recombinant genes could then be induced by exposing the cells to Zn 2+ or Cd 2+ . We would thus take advantage of the clearly defined switching properties of the metallothionein gene to manipulate the expression of other, perhaps normally constitutive, genes. Already, despite an incomplete understanding of how the regulatory switch of the metallothionein locus operates, such experiments have been performed successfully

  16. O RETORNO DOS JOVENS À ESCOLA: A CENTRALIDADE DO TRABALHO

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    Cláudia Borges Costa

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute a EJA considerando a centralidade do trabalho no retorno dos jovens à escola. Investigou-se o perfil dos educandos do Proeja-Fic/Pronatec da rede municipal de Goiânia/GO considerando cento e oito questionários formulados pela Divisão de Ensino Fundamental de Adolescentes, Jovens e Adultos aos educandos de uma escola que experimenta a integração entre formação geral e qualificação profissional no ensino fundamental; e 14 (catorze entrevistas com educandos que declararam exercer alguma atividade profissional no momento. A pesquisa foi impulsionada pela reflexão sobre a situação dos jovens trabalhadores, apontando o trabalho enquanto motivação nesse retorno dos jovens à escola.

  17. Exposição a fungos dos trabalhadores dos ginásios com piscina

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    Viegas, Carla Sofia Costa

    2010-01-01

    RESUMO - Os trabalhadores dos ginásios com piscinas apresentam maior prevalência de lesões fúngicas, como a Tinea pedis e a onicomicose, devido às características intrínsecas da sua actividade profissional, pois apresentam mais horas por dia de exposição à contaminação fúngica das superfícies. Esta situação verifica-se não só por serem os que mais frequentam os locais possíveis de estarem contaminados, como é o caso de balneários, vestiários e zona envolvente às piscinas, mas t...

  18. Interesses e dificuldades dos pais na alfabetização dos filhos

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    Eliane Porto Di Nucci

    Full Text Available participação na alfabetização de seus filhos foi o principal objetivo deste estudo. Foram sujeitos desta pesquisa 25 mães de crianças em pré-escola e 1ª série de uma escola particular. Foi utilizado um questionário com duas perguntas sobre os interesses e as dificuldades dos sujeitos e sobre a disponibilidade de tempo neste contexto. Os resultados mostraram que os sujeitos parecem estar dispostos a participar mais efetivamente desse processo em casa e em parceria com a escola. Os interesses parecem estar voltados à evolução da escrita na criança e aos métodos de alfabetização. As dificuldades apareceram em relação às condutas diante da aprendizagem da criança.

  19. Efeito dos antimicrobianos sobre a eficácia dos contraceptivos orais

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    CORRÊA Elisabete Míriam de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O uso dos antimicrobianos para a profilaxia e tratamento de infecções orais é uma prática comum em odontologia. Sendo assim, é importante que o dentista conheça os riscos potenciais de seu uso, como reações adversas e interações medicamentosas. Uma importante interação envolve o uso concomitante de antimicrobianos e contraceptivos orais, podendo resultar em perda da eficácia contraceptiva e gravidez inesperada. Este artigo faz uma revisão sobre os principais antimicrobianos e possíveis mecanismos envolvidos no processo, assim como analisa a responsabilidade do dentista e os meios de se prevenir tal complicação.

  20. SEGUNDA TELA: A INTERNET PERVASIVA COMO POSSIBILIDADE DE EXTENSÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS TELEVISUAIS

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    Adriana Pierre Coca

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    Full Text Available Este artigo se alicerça, sobretudo, no conceito do fenômeno segunda tela (PROULX; SHEPATIN, 2012. Analisamos como as emissoras de TV aberta brasileiras vêm se comportando na interação com o ciberespaço. Partimos do pressuposto que, na reconfiguração dos modos de ver televisão; a internet, por ser cada vez mais um meio pervasivo, se torna uma aliada e não um perigo a hegemonia televisual. A transmidiação como apontada por Henry Jenkins (2009 está sendo colocada em prática com entusiasmo e as redes sociais, por exemplo, já se convertem em índices que mostram o reflexo do intenso diálogo entre a TV e a internet.

  1. Integrative microRNA and proteomic approaches identify novel osteoarthritis genes and their collaborative metabolic and inflammatory networks.

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    Dimitrios Iliopoulos

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is a multifactorial disease characterized by destruction of the articular cartilage due to genetic, mechanical and environmental components affecting more than 100 million individuals all over the world. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, the absence of large-scale molecular studies limits our ability to understand the molecular pathobiology of osteoathritis and identify targets for drug development. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we integrated genetic, bioinformatic and proteomic approaches in order to identify new genes and their collaborative networks involved in osteoarthritis pathogenesis. MicroRNA profiling of patient-derived osteoarthritic cartilage in comparison to normal cartilage, revealed a 16 microRNA osteoarthritis gene signature. Using reverse-phase protein arrays in the same tissues we detected 76 differentially expressed proteins between osteoarthritic and normal chondrocytes. Proteins such as SOX11, FGF23, KLF6, WWOX and GDF15 not implicated previously in the genesis of osteoarthritis were identified. Integration of microRNA and proteomic data with microRNA gene-target prediction algorithms, generated a potential "interactome" network consisting of 11 microRNAs and 58 proteins linked by 414 potential functional associations. Comparison of the molecular and clinical data, revealed specific microRNAs (miR-22, miR-103 and proteins (PPARA, BMP7, IL1B to be highly correlated with Body Mass Index (BMI. Experimental validation revealed that miR-22 regulated PPARA and BMP7 expression and its inhibition blocked inflammatory and catabolic changes in osteoarthritic chondrocytes. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings indicate that obesity and inflammation are related to osteoarthritis, a metabolic disease affected by microRNA deregulation. Gene network approaches provide new insights for elucidating the complexity of diseases such as osteoarthritis. The integration of microRNA, proteomic

  2. COMPORTAMENTO INFORMACIONAL DOS IDOSOS ATRAVÉS DOS MEIOS DE COMUNICAÇÃO

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    Vagner Ivan de Alencar Gomes

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    Full Text Available Aborda a relação entre os idosos e os meios de comunicação existentes, levando em consideração as transformações advindas das evoluções tecnológicas, que cada vez mais são inseridas em seu cotidiano. Destaca a necessidade de realizar estudos voltados para esse tipo de usuário, a fim de apresentar dificuldades que eles enfrentam na utilização dos meios de comunicações atuais. Objetiva identificar os meios de comunicações utilizados pelos idosos como forma de adquirir informações e especificar quais suas preferências e dificuldades ao utilizá-los. Emprega como metodologia a pesquisa exploratória e descritiva tendo em vista que se buscou informações através da aplicação de questionários e a realização de entrevistas de forma aleatória, com idosos a partir de 60 anos de idade, em diversas localidades da cidade do Natal/RN. Constatou-se que os meios de comunicação mais utilizados pelos idosos são a Televisão e o Rádio e com relação à era digital, 77% dos pesquisados possuem dificuldades em obter informações a partir da Internet. Percebe-se que todos idosos entendem a necessidade das pessoas estarem bem informadas, utilizando todos os meios que são disponibilizados, tais como: jornais, tvs, redes sociais, ou seja, os diversos meios de comunicação.

  3. MOBILE MARKETING: A NOVA ABORDAGEM DOS MARKETEERS E DOS NOVOS TURISTAS

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    Marco Paula Pinto

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O Mobile Marketing é uma das áreas do marketing digital que apresenta mais potencialidades para as empresas, em geral e em particular para as da área do turismo. Permite a criação de um canal direto com o cliente, que lhe permite adquirir um estilo de vida mais versátil uma vez que lhe facilita a aquisição de produtos únicos graças à possibilidade de personalização, conetividade e mobilidade em qualquer lugar e a qualquer hora. O presente estudo tem como objetivo a sensibilização da importância do marketing digital para as empresas, principalmente das relacionadas com a atividade turística, o qual apresenta as características e identifica as potencialidades das funcionalidades associadas, bem como a evolução dos dipositivos móveis até ao impacto que as tecnologias mobile poderão causar nas empresas e na sociedade atual. No presente artigo, concluiu-se que a tecnologia está cada vez mais presente na sociedade e concede vantagens competitivas às empresas em termos de versatilidade, personalização e divulgação dos seus produtos através de um canal direto e em tempo real com o cliente, através de um dispositivo móvel que cada vez mais é considerado um acessório necessário para os consumidores.

  4. Estudio de inmunogenicidad para dos vacunas recombinantes contra hepatitis B

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    O. Juliao

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio compara la inmunogenicidad (seroconversión, seroprotección e Hiperrespuesta, producida por dos vacunas recombinantes contra la hepatitis B (Engerix-B de Bélgica y Cubana, en dos esquemas (012 y 016 meses, empleando los métodos de cuantificación para Anti-HBsAg (Abbott y Organón, los cuales fueron también comparados. En el estudio participaron 257 voluntarios,  divididos al azar en 4 grupos (dos vacunas, dos esquemas. Resultados: los dos métodos de Abbon y Organon, no presentan diferencias estadísticas significativas. La vacuna cubana muestra una mayor respuesta inmunogénica para dos dosis de vacuna y para el esquema 012. No hay diferencia entre los esquemas 012 y 016 y en el esquema 016 no se ven diferencias estadísticamente significativas con la vacuna Engerix-B. En esta Última el esquema 016 muestra mejores resultados que el 012.

  5. OptaDOS - a new tool for EELS calculations

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    Nicholls, R. J.; Morris, A. J.; Pickard, C. J.; Yates, J. R.

    2012-07-01

    Many modern (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopes ((S)TEMs) are equipped with an energy loss spectrometer. The Electron Energy Loss (EEL) spectra collected provide an experimental method of probing the bonding within a material. With the extra addition of monochromators, the energy resolution obtainable means that even more information is revealed within the fine structure of the spectra. Interpreting the fine structure can often be aided by simulation. Density-functional theory (DFT) is one method of simulating EEL spectra. DFT allows us to simulate DOS and EEL spectra from different structures. This comparison between simulation and experiment enables us to explore how changes in the spectrum are related to changes within the sample. CASTEP is a pseudopotential DFT code which can simulate both low-loss and core-loss EEL spectra. Recent developments have resulted in a separate analysis tool, OptaDOS. This package computes various spectral properties including DOS, projected DOS, joint DOS, core-loss and low-loss EEL spectra and optical spectra. One of the important aspects of the code is the way in which the DOS is calculated. This is done via linear extrapolation or adaptive smearing, methods which are not currently available within CASTEP (or indeed any other code) and which allow detailed analysis of spectral properties. This paper summarises these developments and what they mean for the interpretation of EEL spectra.

  6. The evolution of pathogenic trypanosomes A evolução dos tripanossomas patogênicos

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    Jamie R. Stevens

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available In the absence of a fossil record, the evolution of protozoa has until recently largely remained a matter for speculation. However, advances in molecular methods and phylogenetic analysis are now allowing interpretation of the "history written in the genes". This review focuses on recent progress in reconstruction of trypanosome phylogeny based on molecular data from ribosomal RNA, the miniexon and protein-coding genes. Sufficient data have now been gathered to demonstrate unequivocally that trypanosomes are monophyletic; the phylogenetic trees derived can serve as a framework to reinterpret the biology, taxonomy and present day distribution of trypanosome species, providing insights into the coevolution of trypanosomes with their vertebrate hosts and vectors. Different methods of dating the divergence of trypanosome lineages give rise to radically different evolutionary scenarios and these are reviewed. In particular, the use of one such biogeographically based approach provides new insights into the coevolution of the pathogens, Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi, with their human hosts and the history of the diseases with which they are associated.Os avanços recentes obtidos com os métodos moleculares e com a análise filogenética permitem atualmente interpretar a "história escrita nos genes", na ausência de um registro fóssil. A presente revisão se concentra em avanços recentes na reconstrução da filogenia dos tripanossomas, com base em dados moleculares obtidos do ARN ribossômico, do miniexon e dos genes codificadores de proteínas. Os dados já coletados demonstram inequivocamente que os tripanossomas são monofiléticos; as árvores filogenéticas derivadas podem servir como arcabouço para reinterpretar a biologia, taxonomia e distribuição atual das espécies de tripanossomas, elucidando sua co-evolução com os hospedeiros vertebrados e vetores. Diferentes métodos para datar a divergência das linhagens de

  7. CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Editing in Human iPSC-Derived Macrophage Reveals Lysosomal Acid Lipase Function in Human Macrophages-Brief Report.

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    Zhang, Hanrui; Shi, Jianting; Hachet, Melanie A; Xue, Chenyi; Bauer, Robert C; Jiang, Hongfeng; Li, Wenjun; Tohyama, Junichiro; Millar, John; Billheimer, Jeffrey; Phillips, Michael C; Razani, Babak; Rader, Daniel J; Reilly, Muredach P

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    To gain mechanistic insights into the role of LIPA (lipase A), the gene encoding LAL (lysosomal acid lipase) protein, in human macrophages. We used CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) technology to knock out LIPA in human induced pluripotent stem cells and then differentiate to macrophage (human-induced pluripotent stem cells-derived macrophage [IPSDM]) to explore the human macrophage LIPA loss-of-function phenotypes. LIPA was abundantly expressed in monocyte-derived macrophages and was markedly induced on IPSDM differentiation to comparable levels as in human monocyte-derived macrophage. IPSDM with knockout of LIPA ( LIPA -/- ) had barely detectable LAL enzymatic activity. Control and LIPA -/- IPSDM were loaded with [ 3 H]-cholesteryl oleate-labeled AcLDL (acetylated low-density lipoprotein) followed by efflux to apolipoprotein A-I. Efflux of liberated [ 3 H]-cholesterol to apolipoprotein A-I was abolished in LIPA -/- IPSDM, indicating deficiency in LAL-mediated lysosomal cholesteryl ester hydrolysis. In cells loaded with [ 3 H]-cholesterol-labeled AcLDL, [ 3 H]-cholesterol efflux was, however, not different between control and LIPA -/- IPSDM. ABCA1 (ATP-binding cassette, subfamily A, member 1) expression was upregulated by AcLDL loading but to a similar extent between control and LIPA -/- IPSDM. In nonlipid loaded state, LIPA -/- IPSDM had high levels of cholesteryl ester mass compared with minute amounts in control IPSDM. Yet, with AcLDL loading, overall cholesteryl ester mass was increased to similar levels in both control and LIPA -/- IPSDM. LIPA -/- did not impact lysosomal apolipoprotein-B degradation or expression of IL1B , IL6 , and CCL5. CONCLUSIONS: LIPA -/- IPSDM reveals macrophage-specific hallmarks of LIPA deficiency. CRISPR/Cas9 and IPSDM provide important tools to study human macrophage biology and more broadly for future studies of disease-associated LIPA genetic variation in human

  8. Mielencefalite espontânea dos camundongos

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    Hermínio Linhares

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    Full Text Available 1 — Duas amostras de vírus capazes de produzir uma mielencefalite foram isoladas de dois camundongos brancos suíços, de criação, espontâneamente infetados, em um total de 7.000 animais examinados; uma terceira amostra foi obtida por trituração e filtração dos intestinos de camundongos aparentemente normais. 2 — Foram feitas separadamente dez passagens por inoculação intra¬cerebral em camundongos jovens e adultos. Verificou-se por testes de imunidade cruzada que as três amostras eram idênticas. Prossegiu-se então nas passagens com apenas uma das amostras. 3 — O poder infetante aumenta com o número de passagens: o período médio de incubação diminui e aumenta a letalidade. 4 — A infecção espontânea e experimental é descrita. A doença parece ser mais comum em animais jovens. O período de incubação varia de 5 a 30 dias. Às vêzes observa-se uma fase prodromica: fraqueza, menor atividade, dificuldade em andar; geralmente surge a paralisia flácida sem sintomas prévios, na grande maioria das vêzes, nos membros posteriores. Três formas clínicas foram observadas: super-aguda, aguda e crônica. 5 — Em camundongos normais o vírus pode ser demonstrado nas fezes e nos intestinos. Ele é comum no tubo digestivo e só ocasionalmente invade o sistema nervoso central, ou melhor, a encefalomielite e primàriamente uma doença do trato digestivo no qual a invasão do SNC é um acidente. 6 — O vírus passa através de velas de CHAMBERLAND L3 e L5, em BER KEFED V, N e W e em filtro Seitz EK, a suspensão sendo tão ativa como antes da filtração. Conserva-se bem em glicerina a 50% pelo menos 60 dias, se guardado na geladeira. Suspensão de cérebro e medula aquecida em banho-maria a 56°C por 30 minutos perde a atividade. 7 — O título variou entre 4.000 e 20.000 dmm. 8 — Obteve-se infecção por inoculação intracerebral, por instilação nasal e, com menos regularidade, por inoculação intraperitoneal; a via g

  9. Trichoderma genes

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    Foreman, Pamela [Los Altos, CA; Goedegebuur, Frits [Vlaardingen, NL; Van Solingen, Pieter [Naaldwijk, NL; Ward, Michael [San Francisco, CA

    2012-06-19

    Described herein are novel gene sequences isolated from Trichoderma reesei. Two genes encoding proteins comprising a cellulose binding domain, one encoding an arabionfuranosidase and one encoding an acetylxylanesterase are described. The sequences, CIP1 and CIP2, contain a cellulose binding domain. These proteins are especially useful in the textile and detergent industry and in pulp and paper industry.

  10. Perspectivas para a pesquisa em contabilidade: o impacto dos derivativos

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    Alexsandro Broedel Lopes

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o impacto dos instrumentos financeiros derivativos para a pesquisa em contabilidade. O impacto dos derivativos é grande independentemente da linha de pesquisa adotada. Dentro do paradigma do mercado de capitais, o papel dos derivativos como antecipadores do comportamento futuro dos preços fornece oportunidades interessantes de investigação, por exemplo. Na linha de pesquisa institucional e social o tratamento contábil de tais instrumentos é visualizado tendo-se por base a busca por poder e legitimização da profissão. As características operacionais dos produtos, ambiente de regulamentação, evolução tecnológica e outros aspectos característicos fazem desses produtos bases promissoras para investigações futuras.This paper investigates the role of derivative financial instruments for the future of financial accounting research. This impact is relevant what all major research paradigms are concerned. In capital market-based research, derivative instruments play a central role in price discovery. From the institutional and social points-of-view, derivatives are components of a greater quest for legitimization and power. Their operational features, regulatory environment, technological advances and other characteristics are turning derivatives into promising research venues.

  11. Electrostaticspray preparation and properties of RDX/DOS composites

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    Jian Yao

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available A composite explosive based on 1, 3, 5-trinitro-1, 3, 5-triazinane (RDX was prepared by electrostaticspray method with dioctyl sebacate (DOS as desensitizer. After preparation, the particle size and crystal structure were characterized and chemical features, such as chemical bonds, functional groups, thermal decomposition parameters and mechanical sensitivity were investigated as well. In terms of the morphologies of the composites, the particle sizes were in the range of 1–3 μm. Compared with RDX, the crystal types, chemical bonds and functional groups of the RDX/DOS composites were unchanged. The activation energy of the composites was lower than that of raw RDX, and the 3wt % DOS composites had the lowest activation energy. The impact sensitivity and friction sensitivity of the RDX/DOS composites were lower than those of raw RDX, and the 10wt% DOS composites had the highest H50 (125.9 cm and the lowest friction sensitivity (8%.

  12. O direito dos povos: uma proposta de sociedade bem ordenada

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    Jéssica de Farias Mesquita

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente texto tem como objetivo examinar a visão de John Rawls acerca das sociedades bem ordenadas na obra O Direito dos Povos, bem como o significado destas para o desenvolvimento da proposta de sociedade democrática liberal. Rawls, na primeira parte da obra, que trata sobre a teoria ideal, refere-se à ideia geral de contrato social nas Sociedades dos Povos democráticos liberais. O autor prossegue com a mesma ideia, na segunda parte da obra quando trata da teoria não-ideal, referindo-se aos povos decentes. Uma sociedade dos povos decentes, segundo Rawls, é uma sociedade cujas características são aceitáveis como membro de uma Sociedade dos Povos razoável, embora não seja uma sociedade democrática liberal. Ambas as sociedades, seja ela democrática liberal ou decente, fazem parte de uma sociedade bem ordenada por obedecerem aos critérios estabelecidos pela Sociedade dos Povos. Para a garantia de uma sociedade bem ordenada, Rawls expõe uma série de condições para que esse tipo de sociedade seja possível, uma dessas condições é o modo como essas sociedades se encontram reguladas.

  13. Igualdade na diversidade: a luta pelo reconhecimento dos direitos dos homossexuais no Brasil

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    Osvaldo F. R. L. Fernandez

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    Full Text Available Este artigo procura refletir sobre como a sistemática discriminação e violência contra os homossexuais, o que impede o próprio incremento da cidadania no Brasil, pois torna estruturalmente sancionada a exclusão e a desigualdade social. A principal questão é demonstrar que os preceitos constitucionais e os direitos fundamentais são violados quando são negados aos LGBT o direito à vida, à dignidade e à segurança. Assim, será defendida a tese de que a proteção e a promoção dos direitos desse segmento específico da sociedade significa também um ganho geral para o exercício da cidadania.

  14. Micetoma pulmonar por Scedosporium sp, reporte de dos casos

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    José G. Somocurcio

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta los dos primeros casos de micetoma pulmonar por Scedosporium sp, en el Perú, tratados quirúrgicamente en el Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unanue. Se practicó resección pulmonar debido a micetoma pulmonar de donde se tomó muestras que fueron enviadas a microbiología y anatomía patológica para cultivo y estudio histopatológico. Se identificó el moho Scedosporium sp en dos pacientes con secuelas cavitarias por tuberculosis, quienes presentaron tos y hemoptisis de dos meses y tres años de evolución, respectivamente. Radiológicamente las cavidades estaban ocupadas por una "bola fúngica". La histopatología indicó presencia de abundantes hifas, indistinguibles de las de Aspergillus sp, mientras que la inmunodifusión para Aspergillus fue negativa.

  15. EDITORIAL: Plágio e ineditismo dos artigos

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    Full Text Available EDITORIAL: Plágio e ineditismo dos artigos A partir deste ano de 2016, a revista Estação Científica (UNIFAP passou a adotar, como instrumento auxiliar da seleção dos artigos que serão publicados, a checagem de plágio nos conteúdos dos trabalhos que recebemos. Consta no site da revista a informação de que todos os trabalhos passarão por verificação de plágio, e desta forma alerta-se que sejam apresentados à Estação Científica (UNIFAP apenas os trabalhos que tenham autenticidade de autoria.

  16. Efeitos deleterios dos cloretos em reservatorios de concreto

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    Matoski, Adalberto

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnologico Caracterização dos reservatórios de água potável das regiões de Curitiba e Florianópolis, quanto às patologias apresentadas. Utilização do ensaio de potencial de eletrodo para a definição das linhas equipotenciais sobre a laje de concreto dos reservatórios. Análise dos efeitos do cloro adicionado à água, para sua desinfecção, sobre o concreto. Comparaçao entre os ensaios químico e de espectrometria de raio...

  17. POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS E DIREITOS DOS IDOSOS

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    Amanda Santa Cruz Melo

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho busca identificar as políticas públicas criadas pelo Poder Público, bem como pela sociedade civil, para assegurar a proteção, promoção e inclusão social dos idosos, no Brasil. Pretende-se resgatar o papel do idoso no seio familiar e comunitário, valorizando o conhecimento adquirido ao longo da existência e respeitando os limites impostos com a chegada da velhice. Contudo, em virtude da inobservância dos direitos humanos, dos preceitos constitucionais e da legislação infraconstitucional, muitas ações conjuntas devem ser realizadas para que este segmento social tenha os seus direitos resguardados, uma vez que o processo de envelhecimento é crescente em todo o mundo e atinge a todos, indistintamente.

  18. Amphetamine and environmentally induced hyperthermia differentially alter the expression of genes regulating vascular tone and angiogenesis in the meninges and associated vasculature.

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    Thomas, Monzy; George, Nysia I; Patterson, Tucker A; Bowyer, John F

    2009-10-01

    An amphetamine (AMPH) regimen that does not produce a prominent blood-brain barrier breakdown was shown to significantly alter the expression of genes regulating vascular tone, immune function, and angiogenesis in vasculature associated with arachnoid and pia membranes of the forebrain. Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats were given either saline injections during environmentally-induced hyperthermia (EIH) or four doses of AMPH with 2 h between each dose (5, 7.5, 10, and 10 mg/kg d-AMPH, s.c.) that produced hyperthermia. Rats were sacrificed either 3 h or 1 day after dosing, and total RNA and protein was isolated from the meninges, arachnoid and pia membranes, and associated vasculature (MAV) that surround the forebrain. Vip, eNos, Drd1a, and Edn1 (genes regulating vascular tone) were increased by either EIH or AMPH to varying degrees in MAV, indicating that EIH and AMPH produce differential responses to enhance vasodilatation. AMPH, and EIH to a lesser extent, elicited a significant inflammatory response at 3 h as indicated by an increased MAV expression of cytokines Il1b, Il6, Ccl-2, Cxcl1, and Cxcl2. Also, genes related to heat shock/stress and disruption of vascular homeostasis such as Icam1 and Hsp72 were also observed. The increased expression of Ctgf and Timp1 and the decreased expression of Akt1, Anpep, and Mmp2 and Tek (genes involved in stimulating angiogenesis) from AMPH exposure suggest that angiogenesis was arrested or disrupted in MAV to a greater extent by AMPH compared to EIH. Alterations in vascular-related gene expression in the parietal cortex and striatum after AMPH were less in magnitude than in MAV, indicating less of a disruption of vascular homeostasis in these two regions. Changes in the levels of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins Igfbp1, 2, and 5 in MAV, compared to those in striatum and parietal cortex, imply an interaction between these regions to regulate the levels of insulin-like growth factor after AMPH damage. Thus, the

  19. Participação dos Pais na Psicoterapia da Criança: Práticas dos Psicoterapeutas

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    Luiz Ronaldo Freitas de Oliveira

    Full Text Available Resumo A participação dos pais na psicoterapia de crianças é um tema controverso na literatura. Há autores a favor de uma abordagem mais intervencionista em relação aos pais e outros que circunscrevem seu papel à manutenção do tratamento e provimento de informações sobre a criança. O objetivo deste estudo exploratório, de levantamento, transversal, foi identificar experiências de psicoterapeutas de crianças brasileiros quanto às formas de inclusão dos pais no tratamento. Participaram 76 psicólogos, que responderam a um questionário on-line e as análises contemplaram estatística descritiva e análise de conteúdo. De acordo com os resultados, os respondentes foram predominantemente mulheres (89,5%, residentes na Região Sul (86,8%, entre 26 e 35 anos (53,9% e com até três anos de experiência clínica (43,4%. De maneira geral, os participantes incluem os pais na psicoterapia (76,3%; em entrevistas específicas (90,8%; coleta de informações (88,2%, para aconselhamento/orientação (72,4%; e para fortalecer a aliança terapêutica (61,8%. Riscos e benefícios da participação dos pais foram reportados e constituíram seis categorias: a criança como sintoma dos conflitos familiares; resistência dos pais à psicoterapia e às mudanças; cumprimento do contrato pelos pais; aliança terapêutica; compreensão da dinâmica familiar e dos sintomas da criança; e fortalecimento dos vínculos pais-filhos. Conclui-se que há tendência de inclusão dos pais, por parte dos psicoterapeutas, no processo de psicoterapia de crianças.

  20. Isotopic and chemical investigations on Angra dos Reis

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    Wasserburg, G.J.; Tera, F.; Papanastassiou, D.A.; Huneke, J.C.

    1977-01-01

    Extensive isotopic studies of Pb, Sr and Xe and chemical abundance measurements of K, Rb, Sr, Ba, Nd, Sm, U and Th for total meteorite and mineral separates of the Angra dos Reis achondrite are reported on. U-Pb, Th-Pb and Pb-Pb ages are concordant at 4.54 AE for the total meteorite and for high-purity whitlockite in Angra dos Reis. This establishes Angra dos Reis as an early planetary differentiate which has not been disturbed for these systems since 4.54 AE ago. Measured 87 Sr/ 86 Sr in pyroxene and whitlockite for Angra dos Reis (ADOR) are distinctly below BABI by two parts in 10 4 and only one part in 10 4 above the lowest 87 Sr/ 86 Sr (ALL) measured in an Allende inclusion. The difference in ADOR-ALL corresponds to an interval of condensation in the solar nebula of approximately 3 m.y. If 26 Al was the heat source for the magmatism on the parent planets of Angra dos Reis and the basaltic achondrites (BABI) then the relatively large difference in 87 Sr/ 86 Sr, BABI - ALL, must be the result of planetary evolution rather than condensation over approximately 10 m.y. Xe isotopic measurements confirm the presence of large amounts of 244 Pu-produced fission Xe and show that 244 Pu was enriched in the whitlockite relative to the pyroxene by a factor of approximately 18. Chemical element enrichment factors between the whitlockite and the fassaitic pyroxene in Angra dos Reis are presented. The enrichment factors demonstrate close analogy between the rare earth elements and their actinide analogs. The enrichment factor for Pu is intermediate to the enrichment factors of Nd and Sm. (Auth.)

  1. REPRESENTAÇÃO SOCIAL DOS ENFERMEIROS SOBRE CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS

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    Coelho de Britto, Sabrina Maria; de Souza Ramos, Raquel; dos Santos, Érick Igor; da Silva Veloso, Olga; Melo da Silva, Aline; de Aguiar Mariz, Rosângela Guiomar

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    Introdução: O presente estudo refere-se a um processo de investigação sobre a representação social dos enfermeiros sobre cuidados paliativos. Objetivos: identificar a estrutura das representações sociais dos enfermeiros sobre cuidados paliativos; discutir as repercussões dessas representações no cotidiano da prática assistencial. Materiais e Métodos: Para a realização deste estudo foram abordados 70 enfermeiros que atuam nas enfermarias do serviço de Clínica Médica. A técnica para coleta de d...

  2. Boécio e o problema dos futuros contingentes

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    William de Siqueira Piauí

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    Full Text Available Esse artigo representa nossa crença de que é possível introduzir o pensamento de Boécio a partir de um dos problemas mais recorrentes da filosofia, o problema dos futuros contingentes, explicitando, a partir daquela problemática é claro, quais as ligações mais fundamentais entre três de suas obras, seus dois comentários ao De Interpretatione de Aristóteles e sua Consolaçáo da Filosofia, e, de forma bastante resumida evidentemente, como o alcance do pensamento contido nessas obras chega até pelo menos a filosofia kantiana.

  3. A legenda dos genes e os leitores do cérebro

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    Miquel Bassol

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Entre psicanálise e cognitivismo, entre psicanálise e neurociências, não há ponto de interseção, são campo disjuntos, sem convergência nem objeto comum possível. Isso por uma razão simples que o leitor encontrará argumentada de várias formas, precisadas nas páginas que seguem: a psicanálise e o cognitivismo, assim como a psicanálise e as neurociências, frente a frente, tratam de reais distintos, radicalmente heterogêneos. O real próprio da psicanálise, esse real que Sigmund Freud abordou com o conceito de inconsciente e que Jacques Lacan escreveu com a letra do objeto a, esse real sem lei que não atende à probabilidade nem ao azar e que definimos, finalmente, como o impossível, como o que não deixa de não se escrever, é um real que não superpõe nem poderá localizar-se, jamais, no real objetivável das neurociências. Nesse real onde a ciência supõe um saber escrito, já constituído, a psicanálise lê a página em branco do sujeito do inconsciente.

  4. An integrated machine learning approach for predicting DosR-regulated genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    Zhang, Yi; Hatch, Kim A; Bacon, Joanna; Wernisch, Lorenz

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    RIGHTS : This article is licensed under the BioMed Central licence at http://www.biomedcentral.com/about/license which is similar to the 'Creative Commons Attribution Licence'. In brief you may : copy, distribute, and display the work; make derivative works; or make commercial use of the work - under the following conditions: the original author must be given credit; for any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are. Abstract Backgrou...

  5. O campo dos economistas franceses no fim dos anos 90: lutas de fronteira, autonomia e estrutura

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    Frédéric Lebaron

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    Full Text Available A noção de economista, longe de simples e evidente, é objeto de numerosas lutas de definição. O exemplo do campo dos economistas franceses, analisado a partir de um conjunto de entrevistas, observações de dados prosopográficos, revela certas características dessas lutas. Estas opõem detendores de formas diferenciadas de capital, que estão elas mesmas em correspondência com posições distintas no campo do poder. Nessas lutas, estão em questão ao mesmo tempo a autonomia e a estrutura desse campo científico. A fraca autonomia relativa do campo da ciência econômica se faz acompanhar de uma forte homologia entre a estrutura desse campo e aquela do campo do poder francês em seu conjunto.The concept of the economist, rather than being a simple and evident one, is the object of numerous conflicting definitions. The example of the field of French economists, as analysed in a set of interviews and the observation of prospographical data, reveal certain characteristics of these conflicts. These struggles oppose those who detain differentiated forms of capital, which are themselves in correspondence with distinct positions in the field of power. These conflicts put into question both the autonomy and the structure of this scientific field. The relatively weak autonomy of the field of economical sciences is followed by a strong homology between the structure of this field and that of the field of French power in its entirety.

  6. Dos realidades: dos maneras de habitar conviven hoy en la ciudad

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    Carmen Faría Larrazábal

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    Full Text Available Maracaibo, centro de explotación petrolera en Venezuela, desde el siglo XVII organizó su estructura urbana mediante la cuadrícula tradicional española, cuyo tejido presentaba un grano uniforme. La dinámica de crecimiento del siglo XX aportó configuraciones diferentes: las Villas Cerradas, las cuales incorporan paradigmas que dibujan un nuevo orden espacial. El trabajo aborda dos aspectos estrechamente vinculados: por un lado, la solución habitacional ofertada a grupos socioeconómicos de niveles medio y medio-alto, y por otro, cómo estos desarrollos establecen nuevos patrones en el quehacer urbano, y nuevos códigos y significados a la memoria colectiva de sus ciudadanos. Se revisa el statu quo de la acción planificadora y constructiva de la vivienda y se presentan nuevas experiencias realizadas en la década de los 90, las cuales a través de su arquitectura de grandes murallas expresan la autoprotección y el control disciplinario de las relaciones sociales. La investigación utiliza el análisis documental, planimétrico y la observación directa de los fenómenos urbanos como instrumentos de ayuda para dibujar los cambios producidos; lo cual será útil tanto para la comprensión de los procesos y su teorización crítica, como para la enseñanza, el ejercicio de la profesión y la planificación de la ciudad

  7. PIMENTA NOS OLHOS DOS OUTROS É... CHILLI BEANS! A PERSONALIDADE DA MARCA AOS "OLHOS" DOS CONSUMIDORES

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    André Luiz Maranhão de Souza Leão

    Full Text Available Cada vez mais as organizações buscam estabelecer vínculos entre suas marcas e os consumidores como estratégia para construção de valor de modo a estabelecer trocas. Na academia, esta questão aparece em estudos que se localizam na interseção entre as áreas de branding e de marketing de relacionamento. Neste intuito, a personalidade de marca, referente à atribuição de características humanas à mesma, se apresenta como uma noção primordial no fomento a esse elo. O presente estudo investiga a percepção dos consumidores da Chilli Beans, maior vendedora de óculos escuros da América Latina, sobre a marca. Desta forma, o objetivo desta pesquisa foi identificar e avaliar as características humanas que compõem a personalidade da marca Chilli Beans sob a ótica de seus consumidores. A investigação se caracteriza como um estudo qualitativo exploratório, realizado por meio de entrevistas em profundidade e analisadas mediante a análise de discurso funcional. Nossos achados indicam treze categorias que, em suas relações, nos levaram à identificação de três perfis que compõem as características ônticas da marca. Implicações teóricas e práticas, bem como indicações de futuras pesquisas são consideradas.

  8. OXIDACIÓN DEL ARSÉNICO REGULADA POR UN SISTEMA BACTERIANO DE DOS COMPONENTES

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    Pacheco González G

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    Full Text Available El arsénico es un metaloide tóxico, ampliamente distribuido en ambientes terrestres y acuáticos. La biotransformación bacteriana juega un rol importante en el ciclo biogeoquímico de este metaloide, interviniendo en su movilidad, distribución y biodisponibilidad. Los mecanismos de resistencia bacteriana a arsénico, se encuentran asociados a determinantes genéticos, que les otorgan la capacidad de realizar principalmente transformaciones de oxidación y/o reducción. En esta revisión, se describe el mecanismo de resistencia bacteriana al arsénico por la Arsenito oxidasa (AOX y el control transcripcional mediado por un sistema de dos componentes (aoxSR, que regulan la expresión de genes clave implicados en la oxidación de arsenito (AsIII

  9. Ageing genes

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    The idea of gerontogenes is in line with the evolutionary explanation of ageing as being an emergent phenomenon as a result of the imperfect maintenance and repair systems. Although evolutionary processes did not select for any specific ageing genes that restrict and determine the lifespan...... of an individual, the term ‘gerontogenes’ primarily refers to any genes that may seem to influence ageing and longevity, without being specifically selected for that role. Such genes can also be called ‘virtual gerontogenes’ by virtue of their indirect influence on the rate and process of ageing. More than 1000...... virtual gerontogenes have been associated with ageing and longevity in model organisms and humans. The ‘real’ genes, which do influence the essential lifespan of a species, and have been selected for in accordance with the evolutionary life history of the species, are known as the longevity assurance...

  10. O ENTENDIMENTO DOS ESTUDANTES DOS CURSOS TÉCNICOS DE ADMINISTRAÇÃO SOBRE AS ATIVIDADES REALIZADAS PELO MARKETING

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    Laeber, Izabel Maria; Mainardes, Emerson Wagner; Monte-mor, Danilo Soares

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    Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a percepção dos estudantes dos cursos técnicos em Administração sobre o seu entendimento das atividades realizadas por um profissional de Marketing. O referencial teórico abrange conceitos sobre marketing, mix de marketing formado pelos 4 Ps (produto, preço, praça e promoção) e o ensino de marketing. No que se refere aos aspectos metodológicos, realizou-se um estudo de caráter descritivo e de natureza quantitativa, tendo como instrumento de coleta de dad...

  11. Emprego dos gangliosidos do cortex cerebral nas neuropatias perifericas

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    James Pitagoras De Mattos

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    Full Text Available Os autores registram a experiência pessoal com o emprego de gangliosídios do cortex cerebral nas neuropatias periféricas. O ensaio clínico e eletromiográfico revelou-se eficaz em 30 dos 40 casos tratados. Enfatizam os melhores resultados em casos de paralisias faciais periféricas.

  12. DOS VALORES INDIVIDUALISTAS AOS CAMINHOS DE SUPERAÇÃO

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    Full Text Available 800x600 Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabela normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} Este artigo se propõe averiguar as fontes dos valores individualistas na sociedade contemporânea. Para tanto, eles serão analisados por dois fatos geradores; i pela influência dos intelectuais nestes valores e; ii pelo condicionamento dos homens diante do arranjo econômico. Pauta ainda este trabalho as maneiras de mitigar tais valores, no tempo em que se gestam valores coletivistas. Este papel é analisado a partir de dois prismas i pelo papel dos intelectuais na formação de valores; ii a partir do sistema educacional que os potencialize. Assim, este trabalho versa, adicionalmente, sobre como a educação formal pode ter um papel importante na transformação cultural de uma sociedade.

  13. O novo orçamento militar dos Estados Unidos

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    João Fábio Bertonha

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    Full Text Available Tendo no atual orçamento militar dos Estados Unidos o ponto de partida, o presente artigo busca analisar o atual poderio militar daquele país, e os impactos deste no cenário internacional.

  14. Estudo dos elementos celulares na medula humana dos adultos I. linhagem plasmocitária

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    Full Text Available Examinando o conjunto dos resultados obtidos nesta pesquisa e os dados pela literatura, observamos que o aumento numérico de células plasmáticas na medula óssea é um fenômeno relativamente freqüente. Todo hematologista habituado pode facilmente fazer o diagnóstico do estado da célula plasmocitária pela sua morfologia, seu tamanho e sua coloração. Nos quadros mais proeminentes de predominância de células de linhagem plasmocitária, os exames hematológicos e clínicos aliados ao mielograma, auxiliarão no diagnóstico do plasmocitoma. A nosso ver, os sinais (qualitativos, distintivos, de natureza citológica, que aparecem nos mielogramas no caso de plasmocitoma são: a Pleomorfismo e dismorfismo na célula plasmática; b "Rouleaux" de hemácias, já visível no hemograma; c Aumento das dimensões de alguns metamielócitos e bastonetes, acompanhados geralmente de atipias nucleares. Atipias e plurissegmentação nos segmentados; d No setor plaquetogenético aparecem plaquetas grandes e certo grau de perturbação nos megacarióticos, traduzido ás vezes pela presença de núcleos nus.Two hundred fifty bone marrow specimens, including twenty seven from hematologically normal patients, were examined hitologically. The Wright's and Brachet's stains were used. Plasma cells were rarely seen in the peripheral blood and bone marrow of normal individuals, but they were prominent constituents in some pathological states. A number significantly increased of plasma cells or mieloma cells were usually recognized in bone marrow from patients with plasmacytoma. These cells ranged from a very anaplastic immature form to closely resembling plasma cell. Even in the same patient, considerable pleomorphism often occured, and variation in cell size, number of nuclei and degree of nuclear immaturity were common. Although the results report certain observations regarding to the other cell series in patients with plasmacytoma. The most suggestive evidences

  15. Dinâmica dos micronutrientes em cafeeiros enxertados

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    André Dominghetti Ferreira

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    Full Text Available As respostas à disponibilidade dos nutrientes variam entre espécies distintas dentro de um mesmo gênero, por causa, principalmente, das exigências nutricionais variáveis, capacidade de absorção, translocação e utilização dos nutrientes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de absorção, translocação e uso dos micronutrientes por diferentes cultivares de Coffea arabica L., enxertados em Apoatã IAC 2258 (Coffea canephora. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se o método de cultivo em solução nutritiva. Foi utilizado um fatorial 7 x 3 + 2, sendo sete cultivares de Coffea arabica L. (Palma II, Catucaí 2 SL, Oeiras MG 6851, Obatã IAC 1669-20, Acauã, Topázio MG 1190 e Paraíso MG H 419-1, três tipos de mudas (pé franco, autoenxertada e enxertada sobre o cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258 e duas testemunhas (Apoatã autoenxertado e Apoatã pé franco. O porta-enxerto utilizado influenciou negativamente na absorção de boro, ferro e manganês. A translocação dos micronutrientes boro e cobre obteve maiores índices nas mudas enxertadas. O cultivar Palma II, quando enxertado, apresentou o maior índice de utilização dos nutrientes, mostrando-se passível de ser enxertado. O porta-enxerto utilizado mostrou-se apto para a enxertia, por não sofrer influência negativa, tanto pela enxertia, quanto pelos cultivares utilizados.

  16. Aspectos históricos dos estudos caso-controle

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    Rêgo Marco Antônio Vasconcelos

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    Full Text Available Este texto apresenta um relato da evolução dos estudos de caso-controle (ECC até o final dos anos 80. A comparação de dois grupos quanto à exposição a um fator de risco é verificada desde o século XVII. A segunda metade do século XIX significou o declínio da Epidemiologia das "populações", e os primeiros ECC só foram realizados na década de 20. O avanço do método ocorreu na segunda metade do século, com destaque para as investigações sobre câncer de pulmão e hábito de fumar. As principais contribuições dos estudiosos do método foram o uso da odds ratio como estimativa do risco relativo; a definição dos aspectos estatísticos da análise de dados de estudos retrospectivos; o cálculo do risco atribuível e da fração etiológica para ECC; e a discussão da essência dos ECC. Os críticos referiam as fragilidades do método e a susceptibilidade aos bias. Conclui-se que os ECC tiveram aplicação crescente nas últimas décadas, sendo utilizados em diversas áreas da epidemiologia, constituindo-se em um importante instrumento para as ações de Saúde Pública.

  17. Gene doping.

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    Haisma, H J; de Hon, O

    2006-04-01

    Together with the rapidly increasing knowledge on genetic therapies as a promising new branch of regular medicine, the issue has arisen whether these techniques might be abused in the field of sports. Previous experiences have shown that drugs that are still in the experimental phases of research may find their way into the athletic world. Both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed concerns about this possibility. As a result, the method of gene doping has been included in the list of prohibited classes of substances and prohibited methods. This review addresses the possible ways in which knowledge gained in the field of genetic therapies may be misused in elite sports. Many genes are readily available which may potentially have an effect on athletic performance. The sporting world will eventually be faced with the phenomena of gene doping to improve athletic performance. A combination of developing detection methods based on gene arrays or proteomics and a clear education program on the associated risks seems to be the most promising preventive method to counteract the possible application of gene doping.

  18. Influência dos valores laborais dos pais sobre os valores laborais dos filhos Parents work values influence on sons work values

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    Juliana Barreiros Porto

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    Full Text Available Valores laborais são princípios ou metas, hierarquicamente organizadas, que as pessoas buscam e que guiam a sua vida no trabalho. A família, a escola e a experiência de trabalho são apontadas como as variáveis mais influentes na formação dos valores laborais. Os pais são considerados os agentes socializadores mais influentes nesse processo, pois servem como modelo de trabalhador para as crianças. O objetivo do presente trabalho é investigar a influência dos valores paterno e materno nos valores laborais de estudantes universitários. Participaram 129 estudantes universitários, de 17 cursos escolhidos aleatoriamente, seus pais (84 mães e 45 pais e 956 colegas de curso dos estudantes. Os participantes responderam à Escala de Valores Relativos ao Trabalho. Os resultados das regressões hierárquicas indicaram que os pais e os colegas exercem influência sobre os valores laborais de Realização Profissional e Estabilidade dos estudantes. São discutidas a relevância e as limitações desses resultados no artigo.Work values are principles or goals, ordered by importance, that people seek and that guide his/her life at work. Family, school and work experiences are indicated as the most important factors in the formation of work values. Parents are considered the most influential social agent in this process, since they serve as a role model to their children. The present study examines the impact of the work values of parents on the work values of college students. One hundred and twenty nine (129 students and their parents (84 mothers and 45 fathers in 17 randomly chosen undergraduate courses, as well as 956 colleagues of these students participated in this investigation. They answered the Work Values Scale. The results of the hierarchical regressions demonstrated that parents and colleagues influence the student's work values of Professional Achievement and Stability. The relevance and limitations of these results are discussed in

  19. Atividades Física, Educativa e de Dança: Um Estudo dos Valores Pessoais dos Consumidores Idosos

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    Luciana Torres Souza Kelly

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta como objetivo principal identificar os valores pessoais dos consumidores idosos dos serviços de atividades física, educativa e de dança, sob o aspecto motivacional hedônico e utilitário. Adotou-se o modelo de cadeia meios-fim de Gutman (1982, o qual sugere que a pesquisa deve utilizar uma abordagem qualitativa através da entrevista em profundidade no levantamento dos dados e da análise de conteúdo. Uma fase da metodologia é quantitativa, decorrente da tabulação das conseqüências e valores em tabelas, visando construir os mapas hierárquicos, os quais se constituem em diagramas de freqüência. Por meio dos resultados indicados nos mapas hierárquicos de valor foi possível observar que os valores e benefícios associados à participação em cada atividade são tanto de interesse individual quanto coletivo, e tanto de natureza hedônica quanto utilitária. Constatou-se através dos resultados, a identificação de valores convergentes e divergentes apontando o perfil heterogêneo do consumidor idoso indicando que a cultura, as vivências, as experiências e as realidades atuais corroboram para a manifestação de um valor pessoal característico na sua vida. E nas situações de compra e utilização de serviços, apresentam como meta a aquisição de novas amizades e a experimentação de momentos variados (com novidades na vida diária. DOI: 10.5585/remark.v10i3.2251

  20. Tratamento descentralizado de esgotos de empreendimentos comercial e residencial empregando a ecotecnologia dos wetlandsconstruídos

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    Camila Maria Trein

    Full Text Available ResumoO objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar o desempenho dos wetlandsconstruídos de fluxo vertical (WCFV submetidos a diferentes carregamentos orgânicos e hidráulicos, a fim de incorporar esta tecnologia como opção no tratamento descentralizado de esgotos em empreendimentos comercial e residencial. Avaliou-se ao longo de dois anos dois sistemas de tratamento: (i sistema 1 - empreendimento comercial: composto por um Reator Aneróbio Compartimentado (RAC seguido de WCFV (área superficial total de 189 m2; (ii sistema 2 - condomínio residencial: composto pela sequência RAC e WCFV com fundo saturado (área superficial total de 3.141 m2. Com o monitoramento operacional e analítico junto aos wetlands, determinaram-se taxas hidráulicas aplicadas variando de 130 a 12 mm.d-1 e carregamentos médios aplicados variando de 87 a 1,9 gDQO m-2.d-1 para os sistemas 1 e 2, respectivamente. Os distintos carregamentos foram resultantes da demanda atual dos empreendimentos, sendo que os sistemas 1 e 2 apresentaram eficiências médias globais de remoção em termos de concentração de 75% e 93% para DQO, de 88% e 97% para DBO e de 83% e 94% para SS, respectivamente. A partir dos resultados obtidos, recomenda-se a utilização dos WCFV como alternativa tecnológica de tratamento de esgoto sob o contexto da descentralização.

  1. Interleukins as new prognostic genetic biomarkers in non-small cell lung cancer.

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    Pérez-Ramírez, Cristina; Cañadas-Garre, Marisa; Alnatsha, Ahmed; Molina, Miguel Ángel; Robles, Ana I; Villar, Eduardo; Delgado, Juan Ramón; Faus-Dáder, María José; Calleja-Hernández, Miguel Ángel

    2017-09-01

    Surgery is the standard treatment for early-stage NSCLC, and platinum-based chemotherapy remains as the treatment of choice for advanced-stage NSCLC patients with naïve EGFR status. However, overall 5-years relative survival rates are low. Interleukins (ILs) are crucial for processes associated with tumor development. In NSCLC, IL1B, IL6, IL12A, IL13 and IL16 gene polymorphisms may contribute to individual variation in terms of patient survival. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between IL gene polymorphisms and survival in NSCLC patients. A prospective cohorts study was performed, including 170 NSCLC patients (114 Stage IIIB-IV, 56 Stage I-IIIA). IL1B (C > T; rs1143634), IL1B (C > T; rs12621220), IL1B (C > G; rs1143623), IL1B (A > G; rs16944), IL1B (C > T; rs1143627), IL6 (C > G; rs1800795), IL12A (C > T; rs662959), IL13 (A > C; rs1881457) and IL16 (G > T; rs7170924) gene polymorphisms were analyzed by PCR Real-Time. Patients with IL16 rs7170924-GG genotype were in higher risk of death (p = 0.0139; HR = 1.82; CI 95%  = 1.13-2.94) Furthermore, carriers of the TT genotype for IL12A rs662959 presented higher risk of progression in the non-resected NSCLC patient subgroup (p = 0.0412; HR = 4.49; CI 95%  = 1.06-18.99). The rest of polymorphisms showed no effect of on outcomes. Our results suggest that IL16 rs7170924-GG and IL12A rs662959-TT genotypes predict higher risk of death and progression, respectively, in NSCLC patients. No influence of IL1B rs12621220, IL1B rs1143623, IL1B rs16944, IL1B rs1143627, IL6 rs1800795, IL13 rs1881457 on NSCLC clinical outcomes was found in our patients. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Gene Locater

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    Anwar, Muhammad Zohaib; Sehar, Anoosha; Rehman, Inayat-Ur

    2012-01-01

    software's for calculating recombination frequency is mostly limited to the range and flexibility of this type of analysis. GENE LOCATER is a fully customizable program for calculating recombination frequency, written in JAVA. Through an easy-to-use interface, GENE LOCATOR allows users a high degree...... of flexibility in calculating genetic linkage and displaying linkage group. Among other features, this software enables user to identify linkage groups with output visualized graphically. The program calculates interference and coefficient of coincidence with elevated accuracy in sample datasets. AVAILABILITY...

  3. Terapia gênica Gene therapy

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    Nance Beyer Nardi

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Terapia gênica é um procedimento médico que envolve a modificação genética de células como forma de tratar doenças. Os genes influenciam praticamente todas as doenças humanas, seja pela codificação de proteínas anormais diretamente responsáveis pela doença, seja por determinar suscetibilidade a agentes ambientais que a induzem. A terapia gênica é ainda experimental, e está sendo estudada em protocolos clínicos para diferentes tipos de doenças. O desenvolvimento de métodos seguros e eficientes de transferência gênica para células humanas é um dos pontos mais importantes na terapia gênica. Apesar do grande esforço dirigido na última década para o aperfeiçoamento dos protocolos de terapia gênica humana, e dos avanços importantes na pesquisa básica, as aplicações terapêuticas da tecnologia de transferência gênica continuam ainda em grande parte teóricas. O potencial da terapia gênica é muito grande, devendo ainda causar grande impacto em todos os aspectos da medicina.Gene therapy is a medical intervention that involves modifying the genetic material of living cells to fight disease. Genes influence virtually every human disease, either by encoding for abnormal proteins, which are directly responsible for the disease, or by causing a susceptibility to environmental agents which induce it. Gene therapy is still experimental, and is being studied in clinical trials for many different types of diseases. The development of safe and effective methods of implanting normal genes into the human cell is one of the most important technical issues in gene therapy. Although much effort has been directed in the last decade toward improvement of protocols in human gene therapy, and in spite of many considerable achievements in basic research, the therapeutic applications of gene transfer technology still remain mostly theoretical. The potential for gene therapy is huge and likely to impact on all aspects of medicine.

  4. ECONOMIA DOS RECURSOS HUMANOS: TEORIA E EVIDÊNCIAS

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    Andre Carraro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo discutir as diversas contribuições dadas ao longo das últimas décadas à economia dos recursos humanos, uma área de crescente destaque tanto entre a comunidade acadêmica, quanto entre empresários e trabalhadores. Discutem-se os diversos tópicos que compõem as abrangentes relações empresariais, estabelecidos na literatura em quatro tópicos principais: treinamento, incentivos, organização e seleção de pessoas. É feita uma análise dos principais artigos e autores de cada uma dessas subáreas, com o intuito principal de facilitar o acesso à informação, apontar caminhos para novas pesquisas e incentivar potenciais pesquisadores.

  5. No Reino dos Sentidos: uma introdução

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    Cristina Meneguello

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available “A ideia escandalosa de que os sentidos tem uma história, como Karl Marx uma vez observou, é um dos marcos de nossa historicidade”. Assim escreveu o eminente crítico literário americano Fredric Jameson em 1981. Nos anos que se seguiram, talvez não tenhamos passado a ler a história em termos marxistas tal como Jameson gostaria, mas o escândalo há muito já se dissipou. Pelo contrário, explorar a infinita variedade de experiências sensórias tornou-se matéria-prima da análise histórica contemporânea, assim como dos estudos culturais e das ciências sociais de forma mais ampla.

  6. Sesquiterpenos e hidrocarbonetos dos frutos de Xylopia emarginata (Annonaceae

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    Isabel C. Moreira

    Full Text Available O extrato hexânico dos frutos de Xylopia emarginata foi particionado entre hexano e MeOH/H2O. A fase hidroalcoólica foi submetida à separação cromatográfica fornecendo quatro sesquiterpenos: óxido de cariofileno, espatulenol, 1beta,6alfa-diidroxi-4(15-eudesmeno e 4-hidroxi-1,15-peróxieudesmano. A fase hexânica foi fracionada através de cromatografia em coluna fornecendo dois hidrocarbonetos (nonadecano e 1-nonadeceno e uma cetona alifática (hentriacontan-16-ona. As estruturas dos compostos isolados foram estabelecidas através de análise espectroscópica, principalmente RMN e EM.

  7. Aventuras de diagrama no país dos signos

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    Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda as variabilidades do conceito de diagrama pelo viés da Teoria Geral dos Signos ou Semiótica, de Charles Sandres Peirce (1839-1914, e da Teoria Geral dos Sistemas, de Mario Bunge ( 1919 - ... . Etimologicamente, diagrama significa através da linguagem: diágramma, do grego, nasce da junção de dia (através de e gramma (medida de linguagem. No senso comum, seu significado se restringe a um gráfico, o que absolutamente não corresponde à complexidade do termo. Por se tratar de uma representação visual, os diagramas trazem aos nossos olhos a possibilidade de observar as relações neles contidas, relações estas que não necessariamente estavam visíveis antes da construção do diagrama.

  8. Aspectos Comportamentais no Julgamento Profissional dos Auditores Independentes

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    José Emerson Firmino

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Alguns estudos evidenciam que a adoção das International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS proporcionou melhorias na qualidade das informações contábeis. Mas, o conjunto de Procedimentos descritos nas IFRSs é fortemente afetado pelo julgamento profissional dos contadores. O mesmo fato ocorre com o auditor, que deve avaliar se a aplicação das normas resulta em fair presentation. Esse julgamento dependerá da interpretação do auditor sobre o nível de probabilidade associada a determinadas expressões presentes no texto das normas contábeis. Alguns autores evidenciam que existem diferenças significativas na interpretação das expressões verbais de probabilidade entre os auditores e que aspectos comportamentais estão influenciando a emissão do parecer de auditoria. Diante desse cenário, o objetivo deste estudo foi investigar como se comportam os auditores no julgamento de situações subjetivas, inseridos em um cenário pessimista ou otimista, no momento da avaliação dos critérios de reconhecimento e/ou mensuração, quando da execução dos trabalhos da auditoria. A amostra desta pesquisa é composta por 258 auditores independentes com registro de responsáveis técnicos junto à Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM. Os resultados obtidos, por intermédio da análise das respostas dos auditores para situações subjetivas, sugerem que o julgamento do auditor em situações de subjetividade é influenciado por aspectos comportamentais, sendo que eles podem apresentar opiniões distintas em seus relatórios.

  9. Manifesto dos pioneiros de 1932: leituras de seus 80 anos

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    Antonio Bosco de Lima

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo resulta de considerações parciais sobre pesquisa de pós-doutoramento que temo Plano de Desenvolvimento da Educação como foco central. Na pesquisa global, nossoobjetivo geral busca identificar elementos que configurem categorias centrais quesustentam o PDE, considerando a relação público/privado, analisando as manifestações decontrole e de regulação do Estado brasileiro presentes neste cenário de políticaseducacionais. A investigação, entretanto, nos impulsionou a incluir um panorama dosperíodos históricos (1920 a 1937 e 1955 a 1964 nos quais se encontram O Manifesto dosPioneiros da Educação, datado de 1932 e o Manifesto dos Educadores: mais uma vezconvocados, divulgado em 1959, fazendo uma análise da constituição de público e deprivado presentes nestes dois Manifestos. Neste artigo, apresentamos dados relativos àinvestigação sobre o Manifesto dos Pioneiros da Educação de 1932, realizando uma leiturasobre o mesmo, considerando-o como fonte importante e que traduz pela primeira vez naHistória da Educação um modelo de organicidade que buscou se constituir em PolíticaEducacional, mas que se contrapunha aos movimentos de esquerda do período(anarquismo, socialismo e comunismo.

  10. Determination of the stability classes in Angra dos Reis

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    Nicolli, D.; Miranda, I. de.

    1980-01-01

    The applicability of the methods for the calculation of atmospheric dispersion used in Angra dos Reis, (site of Angra I - reactor) is discussed. A review is made of the main meteorological parameters indicating turbulence, as well as of the methods presently em ployed for doing dispersion estimates. The turbulence indicator measured in Angra dos Reis and their utilization in the categorization of the stability conditions are discussed. The methods of the rate of vertical temperature variation and the fluctuation of the wind direction to calculate the concentration in the air, are used. The correlations existing between these two methods and their temporal and spacial variation are analysed. The analysis of one-year data allows the conclusion, that, due to the low wind velocity; in Angra dos Reis the fluctuation method is a good indicator of horizontal dispersion, but it does not allow the Knowledge of vertical stability which is better determined by the vertical gradient of temperature. Due to the local condition between the mountains and the sea, only experiments on atmospheric diffusion may indicate the better method for the calculation of local dispersion. (E.G.) [pt

  11. ESTUDO DOS PRINCÍPIOS APLICADOS À UTILIZAÇÃO DOS AGENTES QUÍMICOS DESINFETANTES HOSPITALARES

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    Vanda M. Galvão Jouclas

    Full Text Available As autoras realizaram um levantamento bibliográfico coletando dados atualizados sobre a utilização dos agentes químicos desinfetantes hospitalares, levando-se em consideração suas possibilidades e suas limitações. São abordados na fundamentação científica o conceito de desinfecção e esterilização, as condições necessárias para a ação efetiva de um agente químico, os critérios de escolha do agente químico, e a classificação dos agentes químicos utilizados em equipamentos e materiais médico-cirúrgicos.

  12. Dos especies nuevas de Ouratea Aublet (Ochnaceae de Colombia Dos especies nuevas de Ouratea Aublet (Ochnaceae de Colombia

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    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available Two new colombian species of Ouratea Aublet (Ochnaceae are described. Relationships are established with O. gigantophylla (Erhard Engler and O. macrophylla van Tieghem.   Entre el material de Ouratea Aublet (Ochnaceae recolectado recientemente en Colombia, no he podido referir tres especímenes a las especies ya descritas.  Estas plantas pertenecen a dos especies nuevas, sistemáticamente cercanas a O. gigantophylla (Erhard Engler y a O. macrophylla van Tieghem.

  13. Dos crisis, dos desenlaces: Retos realidades del empresario organizado colombiano en los años cincuenta y noventa

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    Angelika Rettberg

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El empresariado organizado nacional enfrenta principalmente dos tensiones: por un lado, la contradicción entre una estructura gremial formada por el régimen proteccionista de la política industrial de mitad de siglo pasado y las exigencias, retos y oportunidades para el empresariado organizado que ofrece una economía que se adentra en un mundo globalizado.

  14. O valor dos valores: avaliação de uma marca global por meio dos diversos brasis culturais

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    Edar da Silva Añaña

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho explora as influências dos valores pessoais e de outros elementos da cultura brasileira, na avaliação de uma marca de alcance mundial, por meio de quatro subculturas regionais que são utilizadas como unidades de análise. Utiliza as escalas de Rokeach (1968, 1973 para medir os valores humanos e a de Aaker (1997 para avaliar os atributos da marca, numa amostra de 308 pessoas, entre estudantes e profissionais de nível superior. O resultado confirma a existência de relações significativas entre os valores pessoais e a percepção da marca Nike, bem como a influência dos rituais, dos símbolos e de algumas variáveis demográficas, na forma como aquela marca é percebida e avaliada pelos consumidores. Confirma também a existência de diferenças significativas entre os elementos culturais das diversas subculturas, que podem ser bastante úteis na formulação de estratégias de marketing voltadas às diversas regiões do país.

  15. A PERCEPÇÃO DOS TURISTAS DE GRAMADO – RS QUANTO À QUALIDADE DOS SERVIÇOS NA HOTELARIA

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    Luisa Acco Vieira

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa teve o propósito de identificar a qualidade da prestação de serviço da hotelaria, na cidade de Gramado - RS, conforme percepção dos turistas. Considerando a importância do turismo para o destino, faz-se necessário que o serviço hoteleiro como toda atividade turística ocorra com qualidade, primando pela satisfação do turista. Para chegar ao objetivo, utilizou-se da metodologia de pesquisa exploratória descritiva. Contextualizou-se, teoricamente, sobre a importância da qualidade na prestação de serviços na hotelaria. Os dados coletados foram tabulados e transformados em gráficos, para compreensão e análise dos resultados à luz do marco teórico. O resultado informou que existe qualidade nos serviços da hotelaria. No entanto, também evidenciou que alguns serviços podem ser melhorados na perspectiva de buscar a satisfação dos clientes e a competitividade do destino turístico.

  16. A prática de enfermagem em uma Unidade de Queimados: análise dos discursos dos enfermeiros

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    Lídia Aparecida Rossi

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar a prática de enfermagem em uma Unidade de Queimados. Essa análise foi realizada a partir dos depoimentos de enfermeiros dessa Unidade, obtidos em um estudo anterior através de técnica de observação participante e de registro cursivo(19. Concluímos que os enfermeiros estão insatisfeitos com os salários, com a jornada de trabalho, com o relacionamento médico-enfermeiro e com as situações que envolvem o sofrimento e a agressividade dos pacientes. O cuidado direto parece consistir em uma fonte de satisfação, mas o enfermeiro está dividido entre a realização desse cuidado e os problemas que têm que resolver. O planejamento da assistência foi ajustado às rotinas do serviço e não às necessidades dos pacientes.

  17. As políticas sociais nos fundamentos dos projetos pedagógicos dos cursos de Psicologia

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    Pablo Sousa Seixas

    Full Text Available Resumo A Psicologia aproximou-se das políticas sociais, evocando mudanças para a atuação e formação nesse campo. O objetivo deste artigo é investigar o lugar que as políticas sociais ocupam nos fundamentos teórico-político dos Projetos Pedagógicos dos Cursos (PPCs de graduação em Psicologia no Brasil. Foram analisados 40 PPCs de instituições públicas e privadas das cinco regiões do Brasil. Analisaram-se os trechos sobre políticas sociais localizados nos textos do PPC relativos a: a os fundamentos do curso e b a descrição das práticas profissionais (composta pelas ênfases curriculares e locais de atuação indicados. Como resultados, identificou-se que ao tratarem das políticas sociais, os cursos possuem um foco técnico e prático, preocupando-se, recorrentemente, com a promoção de saúde e compromisso social - configuração identificada nas duas dimensões analisadas. Merece atenção a definição limitada dos dois últimos conceitos, corroborando com a indicação da literatura sobre as restrições do seu uso para direcionar as políticas sociais.

  18. Gene Ontology

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    Gaston K. Mazandu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The wide coverage and biological relevance of the Gene Ontology (GO, confirmed through its successful use in protein function prediction, have led to the growth in its popularity. In order to exploit the extent of biological knowledge that GO offers in describing genes or groups of genes, there is a need for an efficient, scalable similarity measure for GO terms and GO-annotated proteins. While several GO similarity measures exist, none adequately addresses all issues surrounding the design and usage of the ontology. We introduce a new metric for measuring the distance between two GO terms using the intrinsic topology of the GO-DAG, thus enabling the measurement of functional similarities between proteins based on their GO annotations. We assess the performance of this metric using a ROC analysis on human protein-protein interaction datasets and correlation coefficient analysis on the selected set of protein pairs from the CESSM online tool. This metric achieves good performance compared to the existing annotation-based GO measures. We used this new metric to assess functional similarity between orthologues, and show that it is effective at determining whether orthologues are annotated with similar functions and identifying cases where annotation is inconsistent between orthologues.

  19. Genes and chromosomes: control of development

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    Oleg Serov

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available The past decade has witnessed immense progress in research into the molecular basis behind the developmental regulation of genes. Sets of genes functioning under hierarchical control have been identified, evolutionary conserved systems of genes effecting the cell-to-cell transmission of transmembrane signals and assigned a central role in morphogenesis have been intensively studied; the concept of genomic regulatory networks coordinating expression of many genes has been introduced, to mention some of the major breakthroughs. It should be noted that the temporal and tissue-specific parameters of gene expression are correctly regulated in development only in the context of the chromosome and that they are to a great extent dependent on the position of the gene on the chromosome or the interphase nucleus. Moreover epigenetic inheritance of the gene states through successive cell generations has been conducted exclusively at the chromosome level by virtue of cell or chromosome memory. The ontogenetic memory is an inherent property of the chromosome and cis-regulation has a crucial role in its maintenance.Durante a última década houve imenso progresso na pesquisa sobre as bases moleculares da regulação gênica durante o desenvolvimento. Foram identificados grupos de genes funcionando sob controle hierárquico, sistemas de genes conservados ao longo da evolução atuando na transmissão célula a célula de sinais transmembrana e com uma função central na morfogênese foram intensamente estudados e o conceito de redes genômicas regulatórias coordenando a expressão de diversos genes foi introduzido, para citar apenas alguns dos principais avanços. Deve-se notar que os parâmetros tempo e tecido-específicos da expressão gênica são corretamente regulados durante o desenvolvimento apenas no contexto do cromossomo e que são amplamente dependentes da posição do gene no cromossomo ou no núcleo em interfase. Além do mais, a herança epigen

  20. Informatividade dos lucros contábeis e divulgação dos ativos biológicos: evidências brasileiras

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    2013-01-01

    A pesquisa tem o objetivo de investigar a influência exercida pela divulgação dos ativos biológicos na informatividade dos lucros contábeis nas firmas brasileiras listadas na BM&FBovespa, considerando-se o período de 2010 a 2011. Para a investigação da informatividade dos ativos biológicos foi utilizada a adaptação dos modelos propostos por Easton e Harris (1991) e Francis e Schipper (1999). Os ativos biológicos, por sua vez, foram mensurados de duas maneiras, pela simples existência da c...

  1. Gene doping: gene delivery for olympic victory

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    Gould, David

    2012-01-01

    With one recently recommended gene therapy in Europe and a number of other gene therapy treatments now proving effective in clinical trials it is feasible that the same technologies will soon be adopted in the world of sport by unscrupulous athletes and their trainers in so called ‘gene doping’. In this article an overview of the successful gene therapy clinical trials is provided and the potential targets for gene doping are highlighted. Depending on whether a doping gene product is secreted...

  2. Representações e expectativas dos profissionais dos serviços de pediatria do Hospital de Braga relativamente à intervenção dos "Doutores Palhaços"

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    Almeida, Isabel Cristina Ferreira de

    2012-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Estudos da Criança (área de especialização em Intervenção Psicossocial com Crianças, Jovens e Famílias) Neste estudo são dadas a conhecer as representações e expetativas dos profissionais de saúde dos serviços de pediatria do Hospital de Braga, relativamente ao trabalho dos palhaços profissionais da Operação Nariz Vermelho: os “Doutores Palhaços” (DP). A recolha dos dados realizou-se cerca de um mês antes do início da intervenção dos DP naquela unidad...

  3. Reconhecimento das marcas patrocinadoras dos times de Futebol Brasileiro

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    Giovani Blasi Martino Lanna

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O futebol é uma das maiores paixões dos brasileiros e os fatos que cercam esse esporte são constantemente propagados nos diversos meios de comunicação. A vasta divulgação do esporte desperta o interesse de muitas empresas a querer vincular a sua marca a determinado time de futebol com vistas a maximizar seus retornos de exposição, imagem e vendas. O presente estudo objetivou verificar o reconhecimento das marcas patrocinadoras dos times de futebol brasileiro na percepção dos torcedores. O público alvo do estudo foi composto por estudantes universitários selecionados por amostragem não probabilística por conveniência, totalizando 126 estudantes. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de questionário, no mês de junho de 2015, que foi respondido através de entrevista pessoal e individual. Os resultados demonstraram que 28,3% dos respondentes não torcem por nenhum time e 71,7% torcem por algum time. Considerando apenas a parcela dos respondentes que torcem por algum time, 28,9% não reconhecem nenhuma marca patrocinadora do time que torce e 71,1% reconhecem. Observa-se que a maior parcela dos torcedores reconhece as marcas patrocinadoras do time de futebol. Conclui-se que quando o indivíduo torce por algum time de futebol há um reconhecimento considerável das marcas patrocinadoras. ABSTRACT Recognition of sponsoring brands of Brazilian Football teams Football is one of the greatest passions of Brazilians and the facts surrounding this sport are constantly propagated in the media. The wide dissemination of the sport awakens the interest of many companies that want to link their brand to a certain football team in order to maximize your exposure returns, image and sales. This study aimed to verify he recognition of the sponsoring brands of Brazilian football teams in the perception of the fans. The study was composed of college students selected as target for non-probabilistic sampling for convenience, totaling 126

  4. CARACTERÍSTICAS DOS PORTAIS BRASILEIROS DE NOTÍCIAS

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    Heloiza G. Herckovitz

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Uma análise de conteúdo de quatro portais brasileiros de notícias revelou o predomínio de temas econômicos nas principais manchetes do dia localizadas no topo das páginas e a ausência de temas relacionados �  educação, meio ambiente e bem-estar social. Durante o período analisado, os quatro portais concentraram-se em notícias locais que, em sua maioria, não refletiam o conceito de noticiabilidade (uma combinação dos conceitos de significância social e desvio. As notícias basearam-se em poucas fontes, a maioria oficial. A análise de 432 matérias de topo de página publicadas pelo UOL, Estadão, iG e Terra durante 15 dias entre fevereiro e março de 2008 indica que naquele período os portais ofereceram relatos superficiais, sem linha editorial clara e ilustrados por poucos recursos de multimídia. Os resultados deste estudo sugerem que o noticiário dos portais ainda está na sua infância embora o Brasil concentre a maior população online da América Latina. O noticiário online dos portais analisados ainda não possui o peso editorial necessário para cobrir grandes temas sociais e políticos norteados pela teoria da responsabilidade social.

  5. Suetônio, dos gramáticos

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    Marcos Martinho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O Dos gramáticos de Suetônio divide-se em duas partes: na primeira, o autor narra a introdução, desenvolvimento, florescimento e declínio da gramática em Roma (1-4; na segunda, expõe a biografia de vinte professores de gramática, que ensinaram na Cidade entre o início do séc.  I a.C. e meados do século seguinte (5-24. Quanto à primeira parte, procuro mostrar que Suetônio adota conceitos fisicistas ou naturalistas para narrar a história da gramática em Roma, de modo que aquela se possa comparar à vida de um ser vivo. Assim, a exposição de Suetônio revela-se, na verdade, antes biográfica que historicista. Quanto à segunda parte, procuro mostrar que o Biógrafo se interessa por gramáticos que não só escreveram sobre sua arte no ócio, mas a ensinaram por ofício, isto é, por professores de gramática. Daí, seleciono e comento os elementos narrativos relacionados à docência, a saber: os métodos de ensino, o lugar de ensino, o número e qualidade dos alunos, os preços e honorários dos professores. Por fim, apresento tradução anotada do texto de Suetônio.

  6. As Limitações dos Sistemas de Metas

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    Mário Teixeira Reis Neto

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste ambiente de grandes incertezas em que as organizações estão inseridas, a correta utilização de um sistema de medição pode significar vantagem competitiva e desempenho. Este ensaio procura esclarecer os limites dos sistemas de medição, verificando se a utilização de metas de resultado é suficiente para que uma empresa tenha um desempenho superior. O objetivo é analisar a teoria das metas sob um olhar crítico, observando os limites da utilização de diversos tipos de metas, até mesmo no serviço público. Buscou-se fazer uma análise das pesquisas dos autores que defendem a utilização de metas para se ter desempenho e, a partir das suas premissas, analisar os estudos dos autores que as criticam, mostrando que elas podem causar, dependendo da situação, sérios danos financeiros e à imagem da organização. Após essa análise, verificou-se que as metas possuem um importante papel no aumento do desempenho da organização, todavia, deve-se ter certo cuidado na sua utilização, pois elas podem levar as pessoas a comportamentos não éticos, à inibição da cooperação e do aprendizado organizacional, entre outros.

  7. The truncated splice variant of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha, PPARα-tr, autonomously regulates proliferative and pro-inflammatory genes

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    Thomas, Maria; Bayha, Christine; Klein, Kathrin; Müller, Simon; Weiss, Thomas S.; Schwab, Matthias; Zanger, Ulrich M.

    2015-01-01

    The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) controls lipid/energy homeostasis and inflammatory responses. The truncated splice variant PPARα-tr was suggested to exert a dominant negative function despite being unable to bind consensus PPARα DNA response elements. The distribution and variability factor of each PPARα variant were assessed in the well-characterized cohort of human liver samples (N = 150) on the mRNA and protein levels. Specific siRNA-mediated downregulation of each transcript as well as specific overexpression with subsequent qRT-PCR analysis of downstream genes was used for investigation of specific functional roles of PPARα-wt and PPARα-tr forms in primary human hepatocytes. Bioinformatic analyses of genome-wide liver expression profiling data suggested a possible role of PPARα-tr in downregulating proliferative and pro-inflammatory genes. Specific gene silencing of both forms in primary human hepatocytes showed that induction of metabolic PPARα-target genes by agonist WY14,643 was prevented by PPARα-wt knock-down but neither prevented nor augmented by PPARα-tr knock-down. WY14,643 treatment did not induce proliferative genes including MYC, CDK1, and PCNA, and knock-down of PPARα-wt had no effect, while PPARα-tr knock-down caused up to 3-fold induction of these genes. Similarly, induction of pro-inflammatory genes IL1B, PTGS2, and CCL2 by IL-6 was augmented by knock-down of PPARα-tr but not of PPARα-wt. In contrast to human proliferative genes, orthologous mouse genes were readily inducible by WY14,643 in PPARα-tr non-expressing AML12 mouse hepatocytes. Induction was augmented by overexpression of PPARα-wt and attenuated by overexpression of PPARα-tr. Pro-inflammatory genes including IL-1β, CCL2 and TNFα were induced by WY14,643 in mouse and human cells and both PPARα forms attenuated induction. As potential mechanism of PPARα-tr inhibitory action we suggest crosstalk with WNT/β-catenin pathway. Finally

  8. Preventive conservation applied to "Casa dos Patudos" oil painting collection

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    Mafalda Fernandes

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    Full Text Available The main objective of this work was the identification of specific risks affecting the collection of oil paintings in the historic house "Casa dos Patudos" (Alpiarça, Portugal and the development of mitigation strategies for the risks encountered. The methodology used was proposed by the Canadian Conservation Institute. The results showed that the main risks affecting this collection result from incorrect handling, increase in paint detachment due to the maintenance of paintings with paint lifting on display, occurrence of insect pests, high fluctuations in relative humidity and, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Several preventive conservation strategies to mitigate these risks are proposed.

  9. Perfil da REF dos anos 1999-2012

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    Lucila Scavone

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2013000200010 O artigo resulta de pesquisa mais ampla sobre a produção acadêmica de gênero efeminista em revistas científicas deste campo, com metodologia peculiar. Trata dos eixostemáticos da Revista Estudos Feministas/REF de 1999-2012 por meio de levantamento de todos osartigos publicados neste período. Analisa a coerência de seu conteúdo com a política editorialproposta, bem como as tendências e características de suas publicações.

  10. Dos especies nuevas de calathea (Marantaceae de la Amozonia Colombiana

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    Suárez Stella

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    Full Text Available Two new species of Marantaceae from Amazonian Colombia are described and illustrated: Calathea caquetensis and C. compacta. C. caquetensis is apparently related to C. attenuata and C. silvosa. C. compacta seems to be related to C. ecuminata, C. pearcei and C. schunkei.Se describen e ilustran dos especies nuevas de Marantaceae de la Amazonia colombiana: Calathea caquetensís y C. compacta. C. caquetensis está aparentemente relacionada con C. attenuata y C. silvosa. C compacta parece estar relacionada con C. acuminata, C. pearcei y C. schunkei.

  11. Humanidade em pauta: uma leitura dos contos de Miguel Torga

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    O ponto fulcral de nossa argumentação é a discussão da vivência do sagrado das personagens de dois contos, Natal e Um roubo, em seu deslocamento contínuo entre os planos do divino e do profano, numa via crucis trilhada solitariamente e dolorosamente. Nosso interesse, a partir dos contos selecionados, não é propriamente afirmar a dessacralização da imagem de Deus, mas observar a forma como o homem penetra nesse mundo aparentemente fechado, proibido, das coisas santas, revivendo alguns mitos c...

  12. Saúde sexual dos adolescentes : conhecimentos riscos e mitos

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    Antunes, Maria Inês Araújo

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    Trabalho final de mestrado integrado na área científica de Medicina Geral e Familiar, apresentado á Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra Introdução: A saúde sexual é parte importante da saúde e desenvolvimento dos jovens, sendo os comportamentos sexuais e seus riscos um importante aspeto de saúde pública. O presente artigo visa avaliar as fontes de informação e mitos sobre sexualidade e o risco de infeção por ISTs e gravidez não planeada nos adolescentes. Materiais ...

  13. TRABALHO SOCIAL, IMPRENSA E CONSTRUÇÃO DOS SENTIDOS

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    Sônia Maria Ribeiro de Souza

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    Full Text Available Buscaremos discutir, neste texto, a questão da luta pela terra que se manifesta por meio daespecificidade da constituição da linguagem, isto é, o papel que os meios de comunicação assumemnesse processo, mais precisamente o jornalismo impresso. Nos propomos a analisar as modalidadesdo dizer da imprensa sobre o MST, tentando, na perspectiva da linguagem como determinaçãosocial, estabelecer as pistas ideológicas que marcam o comparecimento do Movimento no jornal OImparcial, diário sediado em Presidente Prudente, buscando questionar um dos princípios daimprensa que é a sua dita imparcialidade.

  14. Dos casas en el cerro Pochoco: Lo Barnechea, Chile

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    Carreño, Mario; Sartori, Piera

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    A partir de la remodelación de una vivienda, se generan dos casas superpuestas que comparten el mismo volumen y una torre-terraza asomada a un cajón cordillerano en la periferia de la ciudad de Santiago. La dimensión vertical de la montaña aparece en los interiores, orientados hacia el suelo inmediato y las vistas lejanas. Starting with the renovation of a dwelling, two superimposed houses are generated that share the same volume, a tower-terrace leaning out of a mountain valley in the out...

  15. Familia y escuela: ¿dos mundos inconexos?

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    Pérez De Guzmán Puya, María Victoria

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    La familia es la célula de todo el entramado social. Esta institución primaria en la que nacemos ha constituido el centro del crecimiento personal y social del ser humano a lo largo de la historia. La escuela al igual que la familia, mantiene un fuerte peso en la educación y formación del ser humano. Conocer los posibles canales de comunicación entre estos dos agentes de socialización nos permite buscar soluciones en la desconexión entre padres y profesores.

  16. Santa sexualidad: concepciones de dos monjas sobre Feminidad y sexualidad

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    Giraldo Quijano, Isabel Cristina

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    En el contexto de la religión católica, la feminidad y la sexualidad femenina se configuran según dogmas y representaciones sociales específicos, en los que la imagen de Cristo -y todo lo que ello implica- actúa como elemento fundamental en la construcción de las concepciones de las mujeres consagradas a la vida religiosa sobre sex ualidad, erotismo, cuerpo. amor. Este artículo pretende explorar desde un punto de vista sociológico las concepciones de dos monjas sobre los temas mencionados....

  17. Perfil diferencial do administrador do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

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    Lauro Tischer

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    As indústrias de calçados da região do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, sempre se destacaram no Brasil e no mundo por produtos reconhecidos internacionalmente, pela quantidade, qualidade e variedade de modelos. Com a globalização da economia e o desenvolvimento tecnológico imperante no mundo industrial, a região começou, rapidamente a ser deslocada de centro produtor de calçados para, quem sabe, centro consumidor de calçados. Quando as empresas começam a ter maus resultados, a culpa recai sempre nos “o...

  18. Dos narrativas de Mariel: muestrario de perdedores y suicidas

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    Matute Castro, Arturo

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    Este trabajo aborda la función de la derrota en dos obras de autores de la emigración cubana de la década del ochenta, conocida como la generación del Mariel. Analizo el primer texto escrito por Reinaldo Arenas una vez que llega al exilio, “Final de un cuento” (1982), y publicado en el número inaugural de la revista Mariel (1983-1985). Comparo al héroe perdedor en el cuento de Arenas con el protagonista de la novela de Guillermo Rosales La casa de los náufragos (Boarding Home), de 1987. Consi...

  19. Demanda dos principais metais e novos materiais : analise de tendencias

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    Wilson Trigueiro de Sousa

    1990-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho são analisadas algumas tendências na área de novos materiais na tentativa de obter um melhor entendimento das repercussões das atuais inovações tecnológicas para o setor mineral. Inicialmente são revisados os principais estudos sobre as mudanças ocorridas por volta de 1972/74 no comportamento da demanda dos metais mais importantes. Entre as possíveis causas, está o progresso técnico, que tornou possível o surgimento de novos materiais e o aperfeiçoamento de outros em us...

  20. A DIMENSÃO ECLESIAL DOS SACRAMENTOS SEGUNDO KARL RAHNER

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    P. Francisco Taborda

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    Full Text Available Escrever sobre Karl Rahner já deixou de ser moda. Por isso mesmo vale a pena tentá-lo. Ultrapassados o entusiasmo novidadeiro e o ardor sectário, o estudo do teólogo alemão pode ser muito mais frutuo-so à reflexão teológica. Indubitavelmente — tenha-se sobre ele a opinião que for — Karl Rahner marcou profundamente a teologia católica, de cuja renovação entre os anos 50 e 70 de nosso século foi u m dos mais importantes fautores.

  1. Genes and Hearing Loss

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    ... ENTCareers Marketplace Find an ENT Doctor Near You Genes and Hearing Loss Genes and Hearing Loss Patient ... mutation may only have dystopia canthorum. How Do Genes Work? Genes are a road map for the ...

  2. Radiation response and regulation of apoptosis induced by a combination of TRAIL and CHX in cells lacking mitochondrial DNA: A role for NF-κB-STAT3-directed gene expression

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    Ivanov, Vladimir N.; Ghandhi, Shanaz A.; Zhou, Hongning; Huang, Sarah X.; Chai, Yunfei; Amundson, Sally A.; Hei, Tom K.

    2011-01-01

    Mitochondrial DNA depleted (ρ 0 ) human skin fibroblasts (HSF) with suppressed oxidative phosphorylation were characterized by significant changes in the expression of 2100 nuclear genes, encoding numerous protein classes, in NF-κB and STAT3 signaling pathways, and by decreased activity of mitochondrial death pathway, compared to the parental ρ + HSF. In contrast, the extrinsic TRAIL/TRAIL-Receptor mediated death pathway remained highly active, and exogenous TRAIL in a combination with cycloheximide (CHX) induced higher levels of apoptosis in ρ 0 cells compared to ρ + HSF. Global gene expression analysis using microarray and qRT-PCR demonstrated that mRNA expression levels of many growth factors and their adaptor proteins (FGF13, HGF, IGFBP4, IGFBP6, and IGFL2), cytokines (IL6, ΙL17Β, ΙL18, ΙL19, and ΙL28Β) and cytokine receptors (IL1R1, IL21R, and IL31RA) were substantially decreased after mitochondrial DNA depletion. Some of these genes were targets of NF-κB and STAT3, and their protein products could regulate the STAT3 signaling pathway. Alpha-irradiation further induced expression of several NF-κB/STAT3 target genes, including IL1A, IL1B, IL6, PTGS2/COX2 and MMP12, in ρ + HSF, but this response was substantially decreased in ρ 0 HSF. Suppression of the IKK-NF-κB pathway by the small molecular inhibitor BMS-345541 and of the JAK2-STAT3 pathway by AG490 dramatically increased TRAIL-induced apoptosis in the control and irradiated ρ + HSF. Inhibitory antibodies against IL6, the main activator of JAK2-STAT3 pathway, added into the cell media, also increased TRAIL-induced apoptosis in HSF, especially after alpha-irradiation. Collectively, our results indicated that NF-κB activation was partially lost in ρ 0 HSF resulting in downregulation of the basal or radiation-induced expression of numerous NF-κB targets, further suppressing IL6-JAK2-STAT3 that in concert with NF-κB regulated protection against TRAIL-induced apoptosis.

  3. Functional and gene network analyses of transcriptional signatures characterizing pre-weaned bovine mammary parenchyma or fat pad uncovered novel inter-tissue signaling networks during development

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    Lewin Harris A

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The neonatal bovine mammary fat pad (MFP surrounding the mammary parenchyma (PAR is thought to exert proliferative effects on the PAR through secretion of local modulators of growth induced by systemic hormones. We used bioinformatics to characterize transcriptomics differences between PAR and MFP from ~65 d old Holstein heifers. Data were mined to uncover potential crosstalk through the analyses of signaling molecules preferentially expressed in one tissue relative to the other. Results Over 9,000 differentially expressed genes (DEG; False discovery rate ≤ 0.05 were found of which 1,478 had a ≥1.5-fold difference between PAR and MFP. Within the DEG highly-expressed in PAR vs. MFP (n = 736 we noted significant enrichment of functions related to cell cycle, structural organization, signaling, and DNA/RNA metabolism. Only actin cytoskeletal signaling was significant among canonical pathways. DEG more highly-expressed in MFP vs. PAR (n = 742 belong to lipid metabolism, signaling, cell movement, and immune-related functions. Canonical pathways associated with metabolism and signaling, particularly immune- and metabolism-related were significantly-enriched. Network analysis uncovered a central role of MYC, TP53, and CTNNB1 in controlling expression of DEG highly-expressed in PAR vs. MFP. Similar analysis suggested a central role for PPARG, KLF2, EGR2, and EPAS1 in regulating expression of more highly-expressed DEG in MFP vs. PAR. Gene network analyses revealed putative inter-tissue crosstalk between cytokines and growth factors preferentially expressed in one tissue (e.g., ANGPTL1, SPP1, IL1B in PAR vs. MFP; ADIPOQ, IL13, FGF2, LEP in MFP vs. PAR with DEG preferentially expressed in the other tissue, particularly transcription factors or pathways (e.g., MYC, TP53, and actin cytoskeletal signaling in PAR vs. MFP; PPARG and LXR/RXR Signaling in MFP vs. PAR. Conclusions Functional analyses underscored a reciprocal influence in

  4. Efeitos dos anabolizantes sobre a densidade de neurônios dos núcleos da base

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    Ariane Cristine de Freitas

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivos: Pouco se sabe sobre a atuação dos esteroides androgênicos anabolizantes (EAA no cérebro humano e, por isso, resolvemos estudar a perda neuronal causada pelo uso e abuso de EAA em camundongos. Métodos: Utilizamos 60 camundongos da linhagem Swiss, sendo 30 machos e 30 fêmeas, divididos em três grupos: 20 animais foram tratados com Deposteron® (cipionato de testosterona; outros 20 animais foram tratados com Winstrol Depot® (stanozolol; os últimos 20 animais foram tratados com solução salina. Todos foram submetidos à natação por 15 minutos. Finalizado o tratamento, os animais foram sacrificados pelo método de inalação de Halotano. Os encéfalos foram retirados e armazenados em solução de formaldeído a 4% por 24 horas. De cada encéfalo foram retiradas amostras homotípicas da região média do cérebro em cortes frontais para que pudéssemos avaliar as áreas estabelecidas para este estudo. Resultados: As análises da estimativa dos perfis celulares mostraram que houve uma diminuição do número de perfis no núcleo pálido dos animais machos tratados com Winstrol Depot®. Conclusão: Esses resultados nos permitem inferir que o uso inadequado e sem orientação médica de EAA pode levar a degenerações celulares.

  5. Análise dos co-movimentos entre os mercados de capitais do Brasil e dos EUA

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    Daniel Reed Bergmann

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, a teoria de cópulas é utilizada para analisar os co-movimentos entre os mercados de capitais do Brasil e dos EUA. Na finalidade de implementação de uma estratégia de alocação de ativos é importante entender os eventos extremos - tanto os positivos (boom como os negativos (crashes - e seus efeitos sobre os mercados. Os índices de mercado usados são o IBOVESPA e o S&P 500 cobrindo o período de 03/2001 a 04/2007. A aderência aos log-retornos das principais cópulas encontradas na literatura financeira é avaliada. Os seguintes critérios foram escolhidos: o Log-likelihod, o critério de informação de Akaike e o critério de informação bayesiano. Os resultados mostram que a cópula de Joe-Clayton simetrizada é a mais adequada para modelar a estrutura de dependência entre os log-retornos do IBOVESPA e os do S&P500. Este trabalho difere de alguns estudos já realizados [e.g. Mendes e Moretti(2005 e Canela e Collazo(2005], pois leva em consideração a modelagem de cópulas dinâmicas introduzida por Patton (2006. Finalmente, através dos índices de dependência caudal ao longo do tempo, pode-se concluir que a ocorrência de eventos extremos negativos (crashes no mercado norte americano tende a afetar mais o mercado brasileiro quando da comparação da ocorrência dos eventos extremos positivos (booms.

  6. Diagnóstico dos aneurismas cerebrais por angiotomografia tridimensional

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    Andrade Guilherme Cabral de

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A angiotomografia é método diagnóstico rápido e minimamente invasivo que passou a ser utilizado recentemente nos casos de aneurisma intracraniano, possuindo 100% de especificidade e podendo atingir 95% de sensibilidade, na avaliação dos aneurismas do círculo de Willis, substituindo a angiografia digital, mas não em todos os casos. Apresentamos nossa experiência na avaliação do exame de angiotomografia tridimensional em período de 2 anos, comprendido entre junho de 1997 e junho 1999, em que foram realizados exames de angiotomografia tridimensional para detecção de aneurismas intracranianos em 136 pacientes Em 118 pacientes foi realizada apenas angiotomografia e em 18 casos foi realizada além da angiotomografia tridimensional, também a angiografia digital convencional. O exame de angiotomografia tridimensional possui baixo risco, sendo melhor utilizada na detecção dos aneurismas com diâmetro maior que 3mm. Possui algumas limitações, como os aneurismas muito pequenos <3mm aneurismas da carótida cavernosa e da circulação posterior, como também a não realização do exame dinâmico.

  7. As fronteiras do poder. O mundo dos rústicos

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    António Manuel Hespanha

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo historiográfico analisa aexperiência portuguesa na transição de umdireito costumeiro que foi se transformando,a partir do Séc. XV, em uma categoria de fontedo direito francamente secundária frente àlegislação real e o direito comum, que passarama regular cada vez mais extensamentea vida social. No plano da administração dajustiça, ocorreu o mesmo processo, quando, apartir do Séc. XV, a progressiva intervençãoda justiça real (erudita, teria gradualmentesubstituído a autonomia jurídica dos conselhose dos senhorios (rústicos.This historiographic paper aimsat analyzing the Portuguese experienceconsidering the transition of common law,which changed itself from the XVth century,in a purely secondary law category, whencompared to the real legislation and commonlaw that controlled more and more extensivelysocial life. Concerning justice management,it was the same process, from XVth century,when a continuous intervention of real justice(erudite would gradually have substitutedthe juridical autonomy of Councils as well asthe landlords’ one (peasants.

  8. Iconologia dos intervalos, limiares cartográficos

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    Daniel Melo Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Este artigo resgata a relevância do pensamento de Aby Warburg para a compreensão das imagens no campo da comunicação. São discutidos os conceitos de “pós-vida” (nachleben e de “fórmula de pathos” (pathosformel, centrais na constituição da “iconologia dos intervalos” desse pensador alemão. Partindo das conexões abertas por Warburg em seu Atlas Mnemosyne, esta investigação procura se aprofundar nas aplicações dessa metodologia para o estudo de mapas. Levantamos a hipótese de que a distorção da linguagem cartográfica nos abre a possibilidade de potencializar as funções heurísticas dos mapas, despertando um saber imaginativo sobre a heterogeneidade do espaço. Para demonstrar esses dois conceitos, será analisada uma obra de arte chamada “A Longa Marcha” do artista Qin Ga, que explora a linguagem cartográfica no contexto das artes contemporâneas. As discussões serão amparadas por autores como Agamben e Didi-Huberman.

  9. The future of multimodal corpora O futuro dos corpora modais

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    Dawn Knight

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper takes stock of the current state-of-the-art in multimodal corpus linguistics, and proposes some projections of future developments in this field. It provides a critical overview of key multimodal corpora that have been constructed over the past decade and presents a wish-list of future technological and methodological advancements that may help to increase the availability, utility and functionality of such corpora for linguistic research.Este artigo apresenta um balanço do estado da arte da linguística de corpus multimodal e propõe a projeção de desenvolvimentos futuros nessa área. Um resumo crítico dos corpora multimodais-chave que foram construídos na última década é apresentado, assim como uma lista de desenvolvimentos tecnológicos e metodológicos futuros que podem auxiliar na disponibilização e utilização, bem como na funcionalidade, de tais corpora para a pesquisa linguística.

  10. Importância dos instintos sexuais em Psicopatologia

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    Darcy M. Uchôa

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    Full Text Available O autor analisa a contribuição da teoria da libido, postulada por Freud, para o esclarecimento de certos problemas básicos da psicopatologia. Refere-se aos trabalhos fundamentais sôbre os instintos sexuais na primeira fase do movimento psicanalítico, sobretudo às contribuições pioneiras de Freud e Abraham. Após mencionar o movimento dissidente de Adler e Jung, passa a estudar a contribuição dos neopsicanalistas de orientação culturalista (Horney, Fromm, Kardiner, Sullivan, comentando seu ponto de vista fundamental: a predominância dos fatôres socioculturais e desvalorização do "biológico" na personalidade normal como na mórbida, sobretudo no âmbito da psicologia social e na moderna antropologia cultural. O autor procura analisar problemas tão complexos em têrmos de convergência e não como oposições rígidas entre o biológico e o sociocultural, admitindo que o aspecto instintivo da personalidade tem grande importância mas não esgota os problemas psicodinâmicos extremamente complexos da personalidade total.

  11. Características dos folhetos publicitários como ferramenta promocional: hipermerca dos vs. pequenos supermercados

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    Gázquez-Abad, Juan Carlos; Martínez-López, Francisco J.; Mondéjar-Jiménez, Juan Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Os folhetos publicitários tornaram-se uma das modalidades promocionais a que as empresas varejistas de distribuição destinam maior orçamento. Sem embargo, esta importância econômica não tem sido relatada na literatura de marketing. Torna-se necessário, portanto, um maior número de trabalhos que analisem as características dos folhetos publicitários como ferramenta promocional. Neste trabalho apresenta-se um marco de investigação que procura analisar, tanto desde uma perspectiva qualitativa, c...

  12. História dos modos gregos : história da estrutura dos gêneros musicais gregos

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    A pesquisa que se desenvolve sobre a história da música tem por objetivos gerais, compreender, explicar, diversas medidas do objeto de análise: os modos gregos. Especificamente, os objetivos constituem narrativas historiográficas que permitam refletir, no tempo, conteúdos relacionados, e uma história da música perpetrada sob a lente dos chamados modos gregos; pensar o conceito de modos gregos em seu envolvimento com conhecimentos teóricos e práticos em Geografia, Física, Matemática, Filosofia...

  13. O valor dos valores: avaliação de uma marca global por meio dos diversos Brasis culturais

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    Añaña, Edar da Silva; Nique, Walter Meucci

    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho explora as influências dos valores pessoais e de outros elementos da cultura brasileira, na avaliação de uma marca de alcance mundial, por meio de quatro subculturas regionais que são utilizadas como unidades de análise. Utiliza as escalas de Rokeach (1968, 1973) para medir os valores humanos e a de Aaker (1997) para avaliar os atributos da marca, numa amostra de 308 pessoas, entre estudantes e profissionais de nível superior. O resultado confirma a existência de relações signif...

  14. Compromissos dos Contratos Psicológicos e Uso Diagnóstico dos Sistemas de Controle Gerencial

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    Full Text Available Ao investigar os compromissos assumidos pelos Agentes de Fiscalização da Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel em seus contratos psicológicos e o uso diagnóstico do sistema de controle gerencial dessa entidade, este trabalho testou a hipótese de que os indivíduos tendem a se compromissarem mais com os assuntos aos quais são cobrados dentro das organizações. Trata-se de um trabalho teórico-empírico que assumiu que os compromissos compõem a parte da crença que os indivíduos desenvolvem sobre as relações recíprocas de trocas entre si e seus contratantes, conforme o modelo de Rousseau (1989; 1995. Também assumiu que a medida com que assuntos são cobrados dos membros de uma organização corresponde à sua percepção ao uso diagnóstico dos sistemas de controle formais e informais. Metodologicamente, a pesquisa se desenvolveu em duas fases, sendo a primeira qualitativa, com análise documental e análise de conteúdo dos documentos da organização; e a segunda, quantitativa, com a aplicação de questionários respondidos pelos indivíduos que ocupam a posição individual referenciada na organização, os quais avaliaram parâmetros comportamentais que agem sobre si e que foram identificados na primeira fase. Os dados obtidos apontaram que os 42 respondentes tendem a manter altos níveis de compromisso para com as regras e normas que são propostas para seu cargo. Os resultados estatísticos também sugerem que existe uma correlação positiva significante entre os compromissos assumidos e a percepção do uso diagnóstico dos sistemas de controle para os agentes de fiscalização que responderam ao questionário.

  15. ANÁLISE DO IMPACTO DOS ROYALTIES DO PETRÓLEO NO DESENVOLVIMENTO LOCAL DOS MUNICÍPIOS POTIGUARES

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    Ridalvo Medeiros Alves de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Os royalties do petróleo são compensações financeiras consequentes da exploração de petróleo ou gás natural. Devido à relevância da receita dos royalties do petróleo para a política fiscal e de desenvolvimento econômico do Rio Grande do Norte, e em particular, para os municípios que compõem a Área de Petróleo Potiguar, se fez necessário estabelecer um estudo sobre as suas influências na dinâmica socioeconômica dessa região. O objetivo geral desse artigo é investigar as contribuições das receitas extraordinárias, originadas da atividade industrial de petróleo no território potiguar, para a melhoria da qualidade de vida destes municípios. Assim, através da evolução dos índices de IDH-M vislumbrou-se observar se os royalties têm contribuído para o desenvolvimento humano nos municípios em estudo. Os dados para a pesquisa foram obtidos junto ao IBGE, ANP e FERMURN, e para analisar aevolução das duas variáveis – royalties e IDH-M – foi utilizada a metodologia descritiva. Ao final do artigo conclui-se que um dos fatores que ocasionaram na melhoria da dinâmica de desenvolvimento dos municípios da região foi o incremento dessa receita extraordinária nosorçamentos municipais, permitindo investimentos em programas que possibilitaram melhoria nas variáveis: renda, longevidade e educação. O resultado do coeficiente de Pearson (0,689apresentou que existe uma correlação positiva entre as variáveis no período de 1995 a 2000.

  16. Gene expression and gene therapy imaging

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    Rome, Claire; Couillaud, Franck; Moonen, Chrit T.W.

    2007-01-01

    The fast growing field of molecular imaging has achieved major advances in imaging gene expression, an important element of gene therapy. Gene expression imaging is based on specific probes or contrast agents that allow either direct or indirect spatio-temporal evaluation of gene expression. Direct evaluation is possible with, for example, contrast agents that bind directly to a specific target (e.g., receptor). Indirect evaluation may be achieved by using specific substrate probes for a target enzyme. The use of marker genes, also called reporter genes, is an essential element of MI approaches for gene expression in gene therapy. The marker gene may not have a therapeutic role itself, but by coupling the marker gene to a therapeutic gene, expression of the marker gene reports on the expression of the therapeutic gene. Nuclear medicine and optical approaches are highly sensitive (detection of probes in the picomolar range), whereas MRI and ultrasound imaging are less sensitive and require amplification techniques and/or accumulation of contrast agents in enlarged contrast particles. Recently developed MI techniques are particularly relevant for gene therapy. Amongst these are the possibility to track gene therapy vectors such as stem cells, and the techniques that allow spatiotemporal control of gene expression by non-invasive heating (with MRI guided focused ultrasound) and the use of temperature sensitive promoters. (orig.)

  17. Associations of interleukin-1 gene cluster polymorphisms with C-reactive protein concentration and lung function decline in smoking-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Wang, Yu; Shumansky, Karey; Sin, Don D; Man, SF Paul; Akhabir, Loubna; Connett, John E; Anthonisen, Nicholas R; Paré, Peter D; Sandford, Andrew J; He, Jian-Qing

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    Objective: We reported association of haplotypes formed by IL-1b (IL1B)-511C/T (rs16944) and a variable number of tandem repeats (rs2234663) in intron 3 of IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL1RN) with rate of lung function decline in smoking-induced COPD. The aim of current study was to further investigate this association. Methods: We genotyped an additional 19 polymorphisms in IL1 cluster (including IL1A, IL1B and IL1RN) in non-Hispanic whites who had the fastest (n = 268) and the slowest (n = 292) decline of FEV1% predicted in the same study. We also analyzed the association of all 21 polymorphisms with serum CRP levels. Results: None of 21 polymorphisms showed significant association with rate of decline of lung function or CRP levels after adjusting for multiple comparisons. Before adjusting for multiple comparisons, only IL1RN_19327 (rs315949) showed significant association with lung function decline (P = 0.03, additive model). The frequencies of genotypes containing the IL1RN_19327A allele were 71.9% and 62.2%, respectively in the fast and slow decline groups (P = 0.02, odds ratio = 1.6, 95% confidence interval = 1.1-2.3); the IL1B_5200 (rs1143633) and rs2234663 in IL1RN were associated with serum CRP levels (P=0.04 and 0.03, respectively). Conclusions: No single marker was significantly associated with either rate of lung function decline or serum CRP levels. PMID:26722511

  18. Imaging reporter gene for monitoring gene therapy

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    Beco, V. de; Baillet, G.; Tamgac, F.; Tofighi, M.; Weinmann, P.; Vergote, J.; Moretti, J.L.; Tamgac, G.

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    Scintigraphic images can be obtained to document gene function at cellular level. This approach is presented here and the use of a reporter gene to monitor gene therapy is described. Two main ways are presented: either the use of a reporter gene coding for an enzyme the action of which will be monitored by radiolabeled pro-drug, or a cellular receptor gene, the action of which is documented by a radio labeled cognate receptor ligand. (author)

  19. CASEMIRO DOS REIS FILHO E A EDUCAÇÃO BRASILEIRA CASEMIRO DOS REIS FILHO AND THE BRAZILIAN EDUCATION

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    Dermeval Saviani

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo procura traçar a trajetória do Prof. Casemiro dos Reis Filho a partir da origem de seus pais, em Portugal, passando pela sua escolarização no interior de São Paulo, sua formação em pedagogia na USP, o doutorado na PUC-SP, sua atuação destacada no magistério do ensino fundamental, médio e superior, na produção científica, na administração universitária e na divulgação de pesquisas educacionais, evidenciando sua relevante contribuição ao desenvolvimento da educação brasileira.The present paper seeks to trace the itinerary of Prof. Casemiro dos Reis Filho from his parent's origins, in Portugal, passing by his school years in inland São Paulo, his formation in pedagogy at USP and his doctor's degree at PUC-SP. It also stresses his highly praised activities as a teacher in the primary, secondary and higher education, not to mention his scientific production, university administration and eforts to spread educational research, thus highlighting his crucial contribution to develop Brazilian education.

  20. Conjunto de dos escuelas, en Zellerstrasse, Stuttgart, Alemania

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    Kammerer, Hans

    1969-04-01

    Full Text Available This integrated project brings together two new schools, the «Lehrschule» for underdeveloped children and the «Sprachschule» for deaf children who have speach defects. Each school has its own gymnasium, and the «Lehrschule» has eight classrooms, a natural science and a carpentry classroom, a kitchen for cookery instruction, and a sewing room, and another for religious teaching, as well as a library. The «Sprachschule» has four classrooms, for deaf children and four for children having speach defects. There are rooms for natural science tuition, for carpentry, and also for religious instruction and the use of hearing devices. There is also a library. There are no significant novelties in the construction method, but the schools include all modem advances, as well as works of art that enhance its quality.El conjunto construido agrupa dos nuevas Escuelas: la «Lehenschule » para niños retrasados y la «Sprachheilschule» para niños sordos o que tienen algún defecto de pronunciación. Cada escuela posee un gimnasio propio; y concretando, la «Lehenschule» dispone: de ocho clases; una sala de Ciencias Naturales y dos de carpintería; una cocina para la enseñanza de la confección de guisos domésticos; una sala de costura y otra para instrucción religiosa, y una biblioteca. En la «Sprachheilschule» se distribuyen: cinco clases para niños sordos y cuatro para niños con defectos de dicción; una sala de Ciencias Naturales, otra de costura, dos de carpintería, una de instrucción religiosa y otra de audiometría, y una biblioteca. El sistema constructivo no ofrece novedades de interés, pero se ha dotado al edificio de todos los adelantos técnicos, incorporándole obras de arte que resaltan su categoría.

  1. Presencia de beta-lactamasas de espectro extendido en dos hospitales de Lima, Perú

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    José-Luis Morales

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudiar la presencia de beta-lactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE e identificar los tipos Temoniera (TEM y sulfidrilo variable (SHV producidas por cepas de Escherichia coli y Klebsiella pneumoniae en dos hospitales de Lima. Material y Métodos: La selección y confirmación de cepas productoras de BLEE se realizó mediante pruebas de susceptibilidad antimicrobiana, utilizando los criterios de la National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS; la identificación de los genes blaTEM y blaSHV se realizó mediante el análisis de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR para su posterior secuenciamiento genético. Resultados: Se recolectó consecutivamente entre julio y septiembre de 2000, 137 cepas de Escherichia coli y 18 cepas de Klebsiella pneumoniae. La mayoría mostró alta resistencia a las cefalosporinas de tercera generación y aztreonam; 2,9% del total de E.coli y 44,4% del total de K.pneumoniae aisladas fueron confirmadas como productoras de BLEE. Todas las cepas productoras de BLEE fueron multirresistentes y la mayoría presentó co-resistencia a sulfametoxazol/trimetoprim, amikacina, gentamicina y ciprofoxacina. Se identificó la presencia del gen blaTEM en 4 cepas (3 K. pneumoniae y 1 E. coli y el gen blaSHV en 6 cepas (3 K. pneumoniae y 3 E. coli. El secuenciamiento de los correspondientes genes confirmó las BLEEs TEM-10 y SHV-5. Conclusión: Se demostró la presencia de BLEE tipo TEM y SHV, asociado a multirresistencia antibiótica.

  2. A genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência The genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence

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    Magda Lahorgue Nunes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste artigo é revisar a literatura sobre a genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência. FONTES DOS DADOS: As palavras-chave "sono" e "genética" foram usadas para pesquisar por artigos publicados nos últimos cinco anos no banco de dados MEDLINE. A seguir, seus resumos foram analisados. A pesquisa também incluiu artigos clássicos, com a primeira descrição dos genes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A recorrência familiar de muitos distúrbios do sono é um achado freqüente, mas loci genéticos foram descobertos para poucos deles. Descrevemos aqui distúrbios do sono transmitidos por herança genética e também aqueles que apresentam altos índices de recorrência familiar, apesar de nenhum gene específico haver sido encontrado. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar da maioria dos distúrbios do sono ainda não terem uma base molecular identificada, técnicas modernas são cada vez mais utilizadas para determinar a contribuição dos genes ao sono e aos seus distúrbios associados. A importância clínica destas descobertas pode estar relacionada com a melhoria de métodos diagnósticos, mas também como alvo para o desenvolvimento de medicações específicas.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding the genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence. SOURCES: Articles published in the past 5 years were searched on MEDLINE using the keywords sleep and genetics. Abstracts were then analyzed. Classical articles with the first description of genes were also included. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: We often find familial recurrence in many sleep disorders. However, gene loci were discovered for only a few of them. We describe sleep disorders transmitted by genetic heritance and also those in that, although a gene was not found, familial recurrence is high. CONCLUSION: Although most of the sleep disorders do not have by now an identified molecular basis, modern techniques are being increasingly applied to determine the

  3. Persistency of atmospheric diffusion conditions in Angra dos Reis - Brazil

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    Nicolli, D.

    1981-12-01

    Based on a 2 year observation period, the diffusion conditions at the Almirante Alvaro Alberto N.P.P. site, in Angra dos Reis, are analized with respect to persistency as a function of the wind direction, the Pasquill stability class and the time of the day. The Pasquill stability class relates to the bulk vertical temperature gradient measured between 2m and 50m in the atmosphere; the wind direction is measured at 50m height. The persistency is defined in this report as the probability that the wind direction will remain longer than a given time in a sector without change in the diffusion category by more than a certain stage. During the day the persistency is mostly affected by the sea breeze with predominance of the unstable and neutral categories. At night the stable categories dominate. The alternating sea and land breezes disturb daily the trade wind field resulting in low persistency of the diffusion conditions. (Author) [pt

  4. Fundamentos kantianos dos axiomas do movimento de Newton

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    Vieira Coutinho Abreu Gomes, Írio

    2006-01-01

    Esse trabalho se insere na perspectiva fundacionista kantiana, particularmente no que diz respeito às três leis de Newton. Em sua obra de 1786, Princípios Metafísicos da Ciência da Natureza, Kant empreende a tarefa de fundamentar a física mecânica através de princípios metafísicos. Nosso objetivo nessa dissertação foi abordar essa obra especificamente em seu terceiro capítulo onde Kant trata dos axiomas do movimento de Newton. Nessa dissertação elucidamos a argumentação kantiana na fundamenta...

  5. Visualización de funciones de dos variables

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    Busto Caballero, Ana Isabel

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los alumnos de la licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas tienen dentro de los contenidos del programa de la asignatura “Matemáticas Empresariales I”, el estudio de las funciones de varias variables: continuidad, derivabilidad, diferenciabilidad y optimización. Este tema es complicado de visualizar con tiza y pizarra, a diferencia del mismo estudio realizado para funciones reales de variable real. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar una metodología para llevar el ordenador a clase y visualizar las gráficas de las funciones de dos variables y sus características específicas, que faciliten la comprensión del tema por parte del alumno, y conseguir que los resultados obtenidos analíticamente tengan un aspecto gráfico e intuitivo.

  6. Dos puentes de hormigón, en Inglaterra

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    Editorial, Equipo

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    Full Text Available The great majority of the bridges at present under construction in Britain are reinforced or prestressed concrete structures. There are more of the first type, and no less than 300 of them have been built in the last decade. In order to convey some general idea of this type of construction in Britain, ihe author of the article has selected two types of bridges which seem to reflect best British contemporary practice in this field. The bridges, to which reference is made here, have been built for the Ministry of Transport, and have been designed by various engineers in cooperation with private architects. Bridge at Wentbridge. Its total length is 143 ms, and its maximubm height above the ground 30 ms. It has three spans; a central one of 58 ms and two lateral ones of 43.50 ms each. The piles of this structure are considerably inclined with respect to the vertical, and this gives the bridge a pleasant and harmonious appearance. The deck is divided into two traffic lanes, each 7.30 ms wide, and there is a central nucleus sufficiently massive to separate the two lanes completely. Two pedestrian footpaths, each 2.70 ms wide, contribute to the total deck width of 33 ras. Bridstow Bridge. This bridge differs essentially from the one mentioned above, and is undoubtedly the type of structure that fits best with the local scenery. Its three spans have an overall length of 107 ms, and the width of the deck is 24 ms. The central opening, of 63 ms span, consists of two cantilevers, and a closing central section, 31.30 ms in length, which rests on rollers.La inmensa mayoría de los puentes que actualmente se están construyendo en Inglaterra son de hormigón armado o pretensado. Los del primer tipo son más numerosos, pues sólo en los últimos diez años se han realizado 300. Con objeto de dar una idea general de la construcción de este tipo de estructuras en Inglaterra, el autor ha elegido dos tipos de puente que parece son los que mejor caracterizan las

  7. Logística reversa dos pneus usados no Brasil

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    Lagarinhos,Carlos A. F.; Tenório,Jorge A. S.

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    Após a aprovação da Resolução CONAMA (Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente) nº 258/99, ocorreu um avanço significativo na reciclagem de pneus no Brasil, com o desenvolvimento de tecnologias para reutilização, reciclagem e valorização energética. Em 2009, foi aprovada a Resolução CONAMA nº 416/09 que muda a forma de cálculo para a reciclagem, de pneus produzidos para venda no mercado de reposição. O objetivo principal deste trabalho é apresentar a logística reversa dos pneus usados no Brasil e c...

  8. Os impactos dos dispositivos móveis nas pessoas

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    Quéven Ribeiro

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Percebendo-se que há uso intenso dos dispositivos móveis, como tablets e smartphones, em horários, lugares e situações diversas, principalmente pelos jovens, o presente artigo apresenta considerações comprovadoras de que o uso excessivo desses aparelhos causa danos psicológicos, em maior ou menor grau, aos usuários mais assíduos. Para corroborar essas considerações, realizaram-se pesquisas quantitativas e de campo, com pessoas distintas e de idades variadas. Os resultados demonstram fatos que devem ser examinados com cuidado por pais, responsáveis, educadores, usuários e psicólogos da tecnologia, pois servem de alerta para a situação atual, que certamente terá consequências para os anos seguintes e para as próximas gerações.

  9. Efeitos dos choques fiscais sobre o mercado de trabalho brasileiro

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    Diogo Baerlocher Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Esse trabalho tem por objetivo entender quais os efeitos dos choques fiscais sobre o mercado de trabalho brasileiro. Em particular, utiliza se uma abordagem SVAR para avaliar esses efeitos sobre o emprego e o salário real. Os choques fiscais são identificados a partir da imposição de restrições de sinais puras sobre a relação dinâmica entre os gastos do governo, o produto real e a oferta de trabalho. As restrições são obtidas a partir de funções de resposta a impulso Bayesianas derivadas de um modelo DSGE na tradição da Nova Síntese Neoclássica. As funções de resposta a impulso obtidas a partir da abordagem SVAR mostram que choques fiscais aumentam o salário real e o emprego.

  10. Estudo sociocultural alimentício dos alunos da UNILA

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    Arcain, Beatriz Mitidiero Stachissini; Reyes, Patricio David; Perez, Cecilio Luis Correa; Campos, Sandra Regina Carneiro de; Brito, Gleisson Alisson Pereira de; Furtado, Danúbia Frasson

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    Anais do IV Encontro de Iniciação Científica da Unila - “UNILA 5 anos: Integração em Ciência, Tecnologia e Cultura na Tríplice Fronteira” - 05 e 06 de novembro de 2015 – Sessão Ciências Biológicas e Saúde Coletiva : Alterações ambientais e comportamentais podem causar interferências no peso através de alterações da massa adiposa, ocasionadas por modificações dos hábitos alimentares. As modificações do ambiente geram um estresse no indivíduo sendo que, segundo estudos, há diferente...

  11. Proteção da autonomia reprodutiva dos transexuais

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    Heloisa Helena Barboza

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2012000200015 A Constituição Brasileira assegura o direito ao planejamento familiar com fundamentonos princípios da dignidade da pessoa humana e da paternidade responsável. Esse direito éreconhecido não só ao casal, como ao homem e à mulher, que podem constituir sozinhos umacomunidade familiar, denominada família monoparental, constitucionalmente amparada. OConselho Federal de Medicina adotou normas éticas para a utilização das técnicas dereprodução assistida destinadas a todas as pessoas capazes, abrindo assim tal possibilidadepara qualquer pessoa independentemente de sua orientação ou situação sexual. Indispensável,neste momento, analisar o caso dos transexuais, que podem ter sua capacidade de reproduzircomprometida pelo processo transexualizador, para que seus direitos reprodutivos sejamresguardados.

  12. Observaciones sobre dos casos de "colitis ulcerativa", tratados con prednisona

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    Luis Valencia Torres

    1960-04-01

    Full Text Available Dos pacientes con colitis ulcerativa fueron tratados con prednisona en una dosis de 30 a 5 mlgr. diarios durante un período de tiempo de cuarenta y cinco días y cuatro meses, respectivamente. Ambos pacientes tenían rayos X de estómago y duodeno negativos, así como cifras de uropepsina normal antes del tratamiento. Ambos presentaron durante el curso del tratamiento episodios epigástricos agudos, con signos radiológicos de gastritis y aumento apreciable en las cifras de uropepsina. Igualmente mejoraron al instalarse un régimen antiulceroso. Un paciente obtuvo cicatrización completa de las ulceraciones y el otro una mejoría apreciable.

  13. Tomasello y Stern: Dos perspectivas actuales incluyentes del Desarrollo Infantil

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    Mata Isabel López

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como objetivo ilustrar dos perspectivas actuales del desarrollo infantil incluyentes más que excluyentes -Michael Tomasello (cognitivo y Daniel Stern (social-subjetivo-, en cuanto a que integran a su explicación los descubrimientos de las capacidades tempranas del bebé -realizados a partir de 1970/80- y, sin renunciar al paradigma teórico particular del que provienen, reconocen junto a estas competencias tempranas el rol fundamental de los diversos factores intervinientes en el desarrollo -lo innato y lo ambiental (social y cultural-, los diferentes métodos de investigación y las limitaciones de una mirada reduccionista. Además, postulan que se hace necesaria la conversación entre las diferentes perspectivas teóricas, para lograr una descripción del infante como una unidad.

  14. SINAIS DOS TEMPOS: IGREJA E SEITAS NO BRASIL

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    Full Text Available Entre os anos 1986-1987, o Instituto de Estudos da Religião (ISER, a pedido do Conselho Nacional de Igrejas Cristãs, desenvolveu um longo estudo acerca da Diversidade Religiosa no Brasil, com base num programa coordenado pela antropóloga Leilah Landim. As preocupações centrais que uniam os pesquisadores diziam respeito ao conhecimento do diversificado campo religioso brasileiro com especial ênfase às suas transformações recentes. Resumimos aqui o fruto dos diversos debates travados em torno a questões tais como: "como podem ser inventariadas e classificadas as diversas Igrejas, grupos, movimentos religiosos que compõem esse universo no Brasil hoje? Onde

  15. A Conjuração dos Imbecis

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    Baudrillard, Jean; Universidade de Paris

    2008-01-01

    A Conjuração dos Imbecis. As duas situações são uma tão crítica e insolúvel quanto a outra: a nulidade da arte contemporânea e a impotência do político face a Jean-Marie Le Pen. Situações que se intercambiam e resolvem por transfusão; a impotência em opor o que quer que seja de político a Le Pen desliza para o terreno da cultura e da Santa Aliança cultural. Apenas um pensamento reacionário e irracional, ou mesmo fascista, poderia pôr em xeque a arte contemporânea.

  16. Dos versiones de Santiago Matamoros del escultor Ruiz del Peral

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    Miguel Ángel León Coloma

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El culto a Santiago Matamoros en el setecientos español, tolerado desde posiciones ilustradas, sigue siendo una devoción alentada por una Iglesia sustancialmente contrarreformista. En Granada este tema iconográfico, con un especial  arraigo  desde  su conquista,  cuenta  en el siglo  XVIII  con  dos  interesantes  realizaciones  escultóricas,  la del convento  de las Comendadoras  de Santiago  y la de la Iglesia  de Santa Ana y San Gil, cuya atribución a Torcuato Ruiz del Peral proponemos en estas páginas.

  17. Effect of pregnancy on anti-HEV antibody titres, plasma cytokines and the corresponding gene expression levels in the PBMCs of patients presenting with self-recovering clinical and subclinical hepatitis E.

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    Ashwini Y Ramdasi

    Full Text Available High mortality in pregnant women (PR is a characteristic of hepatitis E in developing countries. To understand the pathogenesis of HEV infection in self-limiting disease during pregnancy, we compared clinical (PR-patients and subclinical-HEV-infections in pregnant women in the first (SC-PR-1 and later (2nd and 3rd, SC-PR-2+3 trimesters with the respective healthy controls and acute non-PR patients. The SC-PR-2+3 exhibited lower ALT, bilirubin levels, anti-HEV-IgM/IgG titres than the acute-PR/non-PR-patients (p<0.05-0.0001. IFNγ/IL4ratios indicated Th2/Th1 bias in non-PR and PR-patients respectively. Raised levels of 10/20 plasma cytokines in the non-PR-patients reflect predominant inflammatory response, unaltered- IFNγ/reduced-IFNα responses and a robust chemokine secretion. On contrary, the acute-PR-patients exhibited drastic reduction in majority of the cytokines relative to in the non-PR-patients. Importantly, diminished or unaltered response was noted in the acute-PR-group when compared to the corresponding controls. The only exception was sIL2RA, increasing in both patient categories. Of the 14 genes evaluated, the expression of IFNγ/IL10/IL1A/IL7/CCL2/CCL3/CXCL8/CXCL10 was higher in the non-PR patients. Of these, the expression of IFNγ/IL10/IL1A/CCL2/CCL3/CXCL8 and, additionally, IL2/IL6/TNF genes was higher in the clinical-PRs. Almost identical pattern was noted in the control-PR-2+3 category indicating no influence of HEV infection. Comparison of patient-categories identified significant elevation of IFNγ(P<0.001, CCL2(p<0.01, CXCL8(P<0.05, IL1B(p<0.05 and IL10(P<0.0001 and decrease in CXCL10(<0.05 in the PR-patients. The results suggest antibody-dependent disease severity and impaired immune response in the PR patients. Higher expression of cytokine-genes in the PBMCs did not correlate with the plasma-cytokine levels in the PR-patients.

  18. Ana Carolina Escosteguy: Cenários dos estudos culturais

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    Thaisa Cristina Bueno

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Autora do livro “Cartografia dos Estudos Culturais”, “Comunicação e recepção” (em coautoria com Nilda Jacks, “Leituras em comunicação, cultura e tecnologia”, além de coautora e organizadora em outras obras de referência sobre o tema cultura e comunicação no Brasil, Ana Carolina Escosteguy é hoje um dos nomes mais importantes quando se pensa em Estudos Culturais no país. Doutora em Ciências da Comunicação pela Universidade de São Paulo (2000, com pós-doutorado no CAMRI (Communication and Media Research Institute, associado ao Department of Journalism and Mass Communication da School of Media, Art and Design da University of Westminster (UK, Ana Carolina Escosteguy é professora titular da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS e bolsista produtividade em pesquisa do CNPq, desde março 2001. Nesta entrevista ela discute pontos sensíveis da área, entre eles o pouco destaque das pesquisas desse campo têm tido no Jornalismo, o fato de a base teórica ser bem mais ampla que os tradicionais estudos de recepção a que são comumente aproximados, não se nega a tratar das confusões com a folkcomunicação, bem como as próprios limites e intersecções desse campo de estudos. Durante esta conversa, aproveita para apontar as obras que considera essenciais para adentrar na área e mostra coragem e segurança para se colocar como uma pesquisadora que busca entender o tempo atual, as tecnologias e as rupturas a partir da perspectiva do usuário. Confiram:

  19. Consentimento dos conectados: a luta mundial pela internet livre

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    Elaine Cristina Xiol y Ferreira

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Resenha: A presente obra não se trata de um mero apanhado dos recentes movimentos de protestos e revoluções sociais que se utilizaram da internet como instrumentário para busca da democracia, mas, sim, é o resultado de uma vasta pesquisa sobre a evolução da internet e suas políticas de uso atualmente existentes em todo o mundo. Rebecca Mackinnon, conhecida jornalista e ativista do movimento da internet livre , faz um alerta sobre o tema. Seu intuito é atrair a atenção dos leitores para o verdadeiro papel e poder das tecnologias da internet e das redes digitais. O cerne da discussão envolve o fato de as grandes corporações e os governos que constroem, operam e supervisionam o espaço cibernético, ainda não serem suficientemente responsabilizados pelos abusos perpetrados contra a vida e a identidade das pessoas que se utilizam das redes digitais. A obra também examina algumas questões polêmicas das políticas de uso presentes em inúmeros debates nacionais e internacionais como a privacidade online, a regulação da neutralidade da rede, questões de liberdade de expressão e de direitos autorais. Aparentemente vivenciamos um “novo contrato social, no qual os indivíduos dão ao Estado o poder sobre a informação em troca de segurança e da conveniência de se viver no mundo moderno”.

  20. Dos hipótesis sobre el presidencialismo autoritario

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    Soledad Loaeza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presidencialismo autoritario mexicano ha sido objeto de muchas reflexiones y opiniones. No obstante, se ha impuesto un paradigma presidencialista que privilegia la perspectiva personalizada e idiosincrática del ejercicio del poder, con un importante componente cultu- ralista. Aquí se propone, por una parte, una perspectiva histórica que contextualiza las accio- nes presidenciales en el período 1944-1970; por la otra, se parte de dos presupuestos generales. Uno, sostiene que los presidentes mexicanos actuaban bajo importantes restricciones y según los ritmos de un proceso que avanzó en episodios, más que en forma lineal o acumulativa; el otro destaca la limitación geopolítica que se deriva de la vecindad con Estados Unidos que incidió sobre las acciones presidenciales, pero también sobre el desarrollo institucional del país. La evolución del presidencialismo autoritario lleva la huella de esta influencia. Este artículo introduce elementos para la discusión de las hipótesis. La primera parte hace una revisión crítica del paradigma presidencialista; la segunda expone las restricciones que se derivaban de la vecindad con Estados Unidos. La tercera y última está dedicada a la descripción del tipo de episodios que Pueden servir para ilustrar la evolución del presidencialismo autoritario. Las dos hipótesis que aquí se presentan han guiado una investigación más amplia sobre el impacto de la Guerra Fría en México y el desarrollo del presidencialismo.

  1. Hipertiroidismo congénito, Reporte de dos casos

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    Víctor Clemente Mendoza Rojas

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El hipertiroidismo es una patología tiroidea poco frecuente en neonatos, relacionada con el antecedente materno de enfermedad de Graves, y por lo tanto con el paso transplacentario de inmunoglobulinas estimulantes del receptor de TSH. Presentación de casos: Reportamos dos casos de sexo femenino, que se presentaron en el Hospital Universitario de Santander. El primero de los casos se manifestó en la primera semana; el segundo caso se presentó tardíamente después del primer mes de vida. Los síntomas que presentaron en común fueron taquicardia persistente e hiperactividad. En uno de los casos la presentación clínica fue confundida con una infección bacteriana, debido a la presencia de fiebre. Se confirma el diagnóstico con los niveles de TSH muy suprimidos y T4 libre elevada, al menos al doble del límite superior. Los dos casos observaron medicamentos antitiroideos y propanolol con buena evolución clínica y de laboratorios; no se observamos complicaciones a corto o largo plazo como arritmias o craneosinostosis. Discusión: El hipertiroidismo congénito es una patología poco frecuente y siempre debe ser sospechado en recién nacidos de madres con antecedente de enfermedad de Graves, sus manifestaciones pueden presentarse prenatalmente o postnatalmente, y su diagnóstico y tratamiento deben ser oportunos para evitar secuelas a largo plazo o incluso la muerte

  2. CRISE E NOVAS EXPRESSÕES DOS MOVIMENTOS POPULARES E SINDICALCRISE E NOVAS EXPRESSÕES DOS MOVIMENTOS POPULARES E SINDICALCRISE E NOVAS EXPRESSÕES DOS MOVIMENTOS POPULARES E SINDICAL

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    Ivo Lesbaupin

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    O Brasil tem visto nos últimos tempos o surgimento e desenvolvimento de inúmeros movimentos: movimentos de bairro, movimentos de mulheres, movimento negro, movimento dos atingidos pelas barragens, movimento dos sem-terra, movimento ecológico, e outros. Porque se formam tais movimentos? Qual o alcance, a capacidade de mudança social que têm estes movimentos? Quais as condições para que u m movimento seja bem sucedido?

  3. Emulation of MS DOS Operational System on the Autonomous Crate-Controller with I8086 microprocessor

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    Hons, Z.; Cizek, P.; Streit, V.

    1988-01-01

    KM-DOS operating system for CAMAC autonomous crate-controller based on Intel 8086/8087 microprocessor connected with Pravec-16 IBM PC is described. The KM-DOS system fully emulates the MS DOS environment on the CAMAC controller. Thus ASSEMBLER, FORTRAN, C and PASCAL programs compiled and linked on IBM PC and compatible can be run on the CAMAC controller and parall work of both computers is enabled

  4. O síndrome de Diógenes

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    Ramirez, N; Gois, J

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    O Síndrome de Diógenes é caracterizado por uma grave incapacidade para os cuidados e higiene pessoal, isolamento social marcado, acumulação de objectos inúteis, falta de pudor e recusa de ajuda. Pode ser desencadeado por acontecimentos vitais stressantes e é também denominado Síndroma de Esqualidez Senil. A maioria dos doentes com este Síndrome vivem sozinhos. Um caso típico é apresentado.

  5. Significado cultural dos bens de consumo em um concurso de beleza infantil

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    2010-01-01

    A presente dissertação tem como objetivo ampliar o conhecimento sobre o significado cultural dos bens de consumo, tendo como objeto o fenômeno dos concursos de beleza infantil e suas candidatas. Primeiramente, descrevo os concursos de beleza (adulto e infantil) expondo as principais discussões já geradas sobre o assunto, a fim de apresentar o contexto da pesquisa. Depois, realizo uma revisão teórica da temática dos significados culturais dos bens de consumo, do modelo de movimentação destes s...

  6. Dos décadas de estructuras plegadas de hormigón. Inicio y ocaso de un movimiento

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    En este trabajo se trata de la evolución y realizaciones más destacadas con estructuras formadas por plegaduras o facetas de hormigón armado. Se indagan los orígenes de su cálculo y aplicaciones y se ofrece una panorámica de lo realizado entre 1950 y 1970. Estas dos décadas dieron lugar a una gran concentración de literatura técnica y publicaciones al respecto, para decaer rápidamente poco después. Singularmente, puede certificarse su final, al menos simbólico, con un destacado Congreso de la...

  7. Incidente com Jornalistas portugueses no Iraque. Imprudência ou espírito missionário? A batalha dos argumentos nas colunas dos jornais

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    Oliveira, Madalena

    2007-01-01

    O chamado jornalismo de guerra é, desde o desenvolvimento de tecnologias que permitiram o relato de conflitos em directo, um dos tópicos mais estimulantes do debate em torno dos escolhos e dos desafios do ofício daqueles que têm por missão informar. Os riscos associados às movimentações dos jornalistas em campos de bata-lha são, com frequência, o fermento de notícias que enchem secções especializadas nos media. O baleamento de uma jornalista da SIC e o sequestro de um repórter da TSF, no Iraq...

  8. Genes and proteins of Escherichia coli (GenProtEc).

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    Riley, M; Space, D B

    1996-01-01

    GenProtEc is a database of Escherichia coli genes and their gene products, classified by type of function and physiological role and with citations to the literature for each. Also present are data on sequence similarities among E.coli proteins with PAM values, percent identity of amino acids, length of alignment and percent aligned. The database is available as a PKZip file by ftp from mbl.edu/pub/ecoli.exe. The program runs under MS-DOS on IMB-compatible machines. GenProtEc can also be accessed through the World Wide Web at URL http://mbl.edu/html/ecoli.html.

  9. Dos años entre los indios

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    Ardila Ardila Olga Felisa

    1996-06-01

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    La obra constituye la traducción del alemán publicada originalmente en dos volúmenes por E. Wasmuth en Berlín en 1909. En 1967 la Akademische Druck-u Verlagsanstalt en Graz (Austria publicó la segunda edición de la obra original, sobre la cual se trabajó la presente versión en español. La traducción estuvo a cargo de la antropóloga María Mercedes Ortiz. Koch-Grünberg se dedicó al estudio de la filología clásica pero con el tiempo se fue interesando cada vez más por el estudio de los pueblos autóctonos de Suramérica. En 1903 realizó su primera expedición a partir del noroeste brasilero hasta Colombia, en la región comprendida entre el alto río Negro y el Yapurá, área muy poco explorada hasta el momento. La obra Dos años entre los indios resume los resultados básicos de esta expedición. El autor alemán presenta el relato de sus cuatro viajes e ilustra con un mapa la ruta de su expedición a partir del Amazonas. Además del noroeste brasilero, el autor recorre un área importante del territorio colombiano, especialmente la zona del actual departamento del Vaupés. El libro está escrito en forma de un diario de viaje en el que se destacan sus observaciones etnográficas y lingüísticas, especialmente en lo que respecta a la cultura material, el ritual, el arte, las diferentes lenguas nativas habladas en la región y las relaciones de afinidad existentes entre dichas lenguas.

  10. Imaging gene expression in gene therapy

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    Wiebe, Leonard I.

    1997-01-01

    Full text. Gene therapy can be used to introduce new genes, or to supplement the function of indigenous genes. At the present time, however, there is non-invasive test to demonstrate efficacy of the gene transfer and expression processes. It has been postulated that scintigraphic imaging can offer unique information on both the site at which the transferred gene is expressed, and the degree of expression, both of which are critical issue for safety and clinical efficacy. Many current studies are based on 'suicide gene therapy' of cancer. Cells modified to express these genes commit metabolic suicide in the presence of an enzyme encoded by the transferred gene and a specifically-convertible pro drug. Pro drug metabolism can lead to selective metabolic trapping, required for scintigraphy. Herpes simplex virus type-1 thymidine kinase (H S V-1 t k + ) has been use for 'suicide' in vivo tumor gene therapy. It has been proposed that radiolabelled nucleosides can be used as radiopharmaceuticals to detect H S V-1 t k + gene expression where the H S V-1 t k + gene serves a reporter or therapeutic function. Animal gene therapy models have been studied using purine-([ 18 F]F H P G; [ 18 F]-A C V), and pyrimidine- ([ 123 / 131 I]I V R F U; [ 124 / 131I ]) antiviral nucleosides. Principles of gene therapy and gene therapy imaging will be reviewed and experimental data for [ 123 / 131I ]I V R F U imaging with the H S V-1 t k + reporter gene will be presented

  11. Imaging gene expression in gene therapy

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    Wiebe, Leonard I. [Alberta Univ., Edmonton (Canada). Noujaim Institute for Pharmaceutical Oncology Research

    1997-12-31

    Full text. Gene therapy can be used to introduce new genes, or to supplement the function of indigenous genes. At the present time, however, there is non-invasive test to demonstrate efficacy of the gene transfer and expression processes. It has been postulated that scintigraphic imaging can offer unique information on both the site at which the transferred gene is expressed, and the degree of expression, both of which are critical issue for safety and clinical efficacy. Many current studies are based on `suicide gene therapy` of cancer. Cells modified to express these genes commit metabolic suicide in the presence of an enzyme encoded by the transferred gene and a specifically-convertible pro drug. Pro drug metabolism can lead to selective metabolic trapping, required for scintigraphy. Herpes simplex virus type-1 thymidine kinase (H S V-1 t k{sup +}) has been use for `suicide` in vivo tumor gene therapy. It has been proposed that radiolabelled nucleosides can be used as radiopharmaceuticals to detect H S V-1 t k{sup +} gene expression where the H S V-1 t k{sup +} gene serves a reporter or therapeutic function. Animal gene therapy models have been studied using purine-([{sup 18} F]F H P G; [{sup 18} F]-A C V), and pyrimidine- ([{sup 123}/{sup 131} I]I V R F U; [{sup 124}/{sup 131I}]) antiviral nucleosides. Principles of gene therapy and gene therapy imaging will be reviewed and experimental data for [{sup 123}/{sup 131I}]I V R F U imaging with the H S V-1 t k{sup +} reporter gene will be presented

  12. Influência da forma dos agregados miúdos nas propriedades do concreto

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    F. Fabro

    Full Text Available Os agregados miúdos utilizados na produção de concretos são basicamente as areias naturais provenientes dos leitos dos rios e os agregados artificiais oriundos da britagem de rocha. A principal diferença entre estes dois agregados está no formato de seus grãos. O objetivo principal deste trabalho é avaliar o formato dos grãos de agregados miúdos por meio de diferentes parâmetros, analisando as diferenças entre as formas dos agregados, e suas conseqüências nas propriedades das argamassas e concretos confeccionadas com estes materiais. Para medição dos grãos dos agregados empregou-se a análise digital de imagens e foram calculados os seguintes parâmetros: relação de aspecto, esfericidade, indicador de lamelaridade e coeficiente de forma, sendo que os dois últimos foram os que melhor avaliaram a forma dos agregados. Observou-se que o formato dos grãos dos agregados artificiais depende do tipo de britador empregado pelas pedreiras no processo de britagem das rochas. Os agregados oriundos do britador do tipo vertical de impacto possuem grãos mais arredondados, semelhantes aos grãos da areia natural. Verificou-se que o formato dos grãos dos agregados tem influência direta sobre a consistência das argamassas e concretos, porém não apresentou influência nos resultados de resistência à compressão.

  13. Considerações gerais sôbre os órgãos odoríferos sexuais dos machos dos Lepidópteros

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    Rudolf Barth

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    Full Text Available São determinadas as seguintes regras sôbre a função dos órgãos odoríferos dos machos dos Lepidópteros: l.ª regra: A secreção das glândulas age em forma de gás sobre a fêmea diminuindo a reação normal de fuga e provocando a disposição e preparação para a copulação. 2.ª regra: Os órgãos odoríferos nos machos de um grupo de espécies parentes encontram-se constantemente nos mesmos órgãos possuindo o mesmo tipo de estrutura (constância orgânica . 3.ª regra: As partes quitinosas (escamas odoríferas, cerdas distribuidoras, inserções etc. são especificadas para cada espécie (constância de forma. 4.ª regra: O grau de desenvolvimento e com isto o grau de eficiência dos órgãos odoríferos dos Lepidópteros noturnos é sempre mais elevado do que os dos diurnos.

  14. A percepção dos trabalhadores de enfermagem sobre o manejo dos resíduos químicos perigosos

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    Taiza Florêncio Costa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar a percepção dos trabalhadores de enfermagem sobre o manejo dos resíduos químicos perigosos no Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo e elaborar uma proposta para o manejo desses resíduos. Trata-se de pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, cuja amostra foi intencional, composta por dezoito trabalhadores de enfermagem. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio da técnica de grupo focal. Com a análise temática foram identificadas quatro categorias que evidenciaram a deficiência de treinamento nas etapas do manejo, como a primeira dificuldade expressa, tendo aparecido ainda o desconhecimento da exposição e impactos, assim como o uso dos equipamentos de proteção individual em detrimento da proteção coletiva, seguidos das sugestões quanto às medidas de competência institucional e dos trabalhadores para o manejo seguro dos resíduos químicos perigosos. Esses dados permitiram recomendar propostas para o manejo adequado dos resíduos químicos perigosos pela enfermagem.

  15. A percepção dos trabalhadores de enfermagem sobre o manejo dos resíduos químicos perigosos

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    Taiza Florêncio Costa

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar a percepção dos trabalhadores de enfermagem sobre o manejo dos resíduos químicos perigosos no Hospital Universitário da Universidade de São Paulo e elaborar uma proposta para o manejo desses resíduos. Trata-se de pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, cuja amostra foi intencional, composta por dezoito trabalhadores de enfermagem. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio da técnica de grupo focal. Com a análise temática foram identificadas quatro categorias que evidenciaram a deficiência de treinamento nas etapas do manejo, como a primeira dificuldade expressa, tendo aparecido ainda o desconhecimento da exposição e impactos, assim como o uso dos equipamentos de proteção individual em detrimento da proteção coletiva, seguidos das sugestões quanto às medidas de competência institucional e dos trabalhadores para o manejo seguro dos resíduos químicos perigosos. Esses dados permitiram recomendar propostas para o manejo adequado dos resíduos químicos perigosos pela enfermagem.

  16. AVALIAÇÃO DA EFICIÊNCIA DA APLICAÇÃO DOS ROYALTIES DA MINERAÇÃO NO DESENVOLVIMENTO SOCIAL DOS MUNICÍPIOS MINEIROS

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    Alexandre de Cássio Rodrigues

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Tendo os royalites da mineração como origens de recursos públicos dos municípios nos quais a atividade mineral ocorre, essa pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar, por meio de indicadores sociais, se a aplicação dos royalties da mineração tem impactado positivamente no desenvolvimento dos municípios mineiros. Para tanto, utilizou-se na pesquisa documental a prestação de contas anual das prefeituras e câmaras municipais, informações sobre população municipal no site do IBGE e obtido o Índice Firjan de Desenvolvimento Municipal, sendo posteriormente utilizadas técnicas de regressão linear e análise de clusters. Os resultados indicam que o aumento da dependência dos royalties da mineração implica na redução do desenvolvimento humano dos municípios de base mineral. Além disso, não foram encontradas evidências de que a atividade mineral proporcione altos níveis de geração de emprego e distribuição de renda. Portanto, é necessário que esses recursos sejam geridos de forma mais eficiente, priorizando-se projetos que estimulem a diversificação econômica dos municípios.

  17. Abordagem teórica dos condicionantes da formação e consolidação dos parques tecnológicos

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    Alexandre Augusto Pereira Gaino

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute as condições teóricas para a instalação e consolidação dos parques tecnológicos, mecanismos utilizados na promoção da inovação tecnológica e do desenvolvimento regional, alvo de diversas iniciativas de políticas públicas na atualidade. Para a consecução desse objetivo foi adotada uma abordagem teórica e exploratória, por meio de revisão bibliográfica, em especial de referências internacionais. O artigo apresenta e analisa diversos conceitos e definições de parque tecnológico e constata que essa diversidade decorre das diferentes realidades regionais e das variadas motivações dos stakeholders. O papel dos parques tecnológicos no desenvolvimento regional assume múltiplas feições em decorrência dos distintos interesses dos atores envolvidos em sua instalação. O artigo enfatiza e adverte que há importantes limitações da ideia de que o sucesso do parque depende fundamentalmente da capacidade de cooperação e mobilização de recursos por parte dos agentes envolvidos.

  18. Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli infection in triatomine vectors by amplification of the histone H2A/SIRE and the sno-RNA-C11 genes Detecção da infecção por Trypanosoma cruzi e Trypanosoma rangeli em vetores triatomíneos através da amplificação dos gens de histona H2A/SIRE e sno-RNA-C11

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    Paula Ximena Pavia

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Trypanosoma rangeli is non pathogenic for humans but of important medical and epidemiological interest because it shares vertebrate hosts, insect vectors, reservoirs and geographic areas with T. cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease. Therefore, in this work, we set up two PCR reactions, TcH2AF/R and TrFR2, to distinguish T. cruzi from T. rangeli in mixed infections of vectors based on amplification of the histone H2A/SIRE and the small nucleolar RNA Cl1 genes, respectively. Both PCRs were able to appropriately detect all T. cruzi or T. rangeli experimentally infected-triatomines, as well as the S35/S36 PCR which amplifies the variable region of minicircle kDNA of T. cruzi. In mixed infections, whereas T. cruzi DNA was amplified in 100% of samples with TcH2AF/R and S35/S36 PCRs, T. rangeli was detected in 71% with TrF/R2 and in 6% with S35/S36. In a group of Rhodnius colombiensis collected from Coyaima (Colombia, T. cruzi was identified in 100% with both PCRs and T. rangeli in 14% with TrF/R2 and 10% with S35/S36 PCR. These results show that TcH2AF/R and TrF/R2 PCRs which are capable of recognizing all T. cruzi and T. rangeli strains and lineages could be useful for diagnosis as well as for epidemiological field studies of T. cruzi and T. rangeli vector infections.Embora o Trypanosoma rangeli não seja patogênico para o homem, sua importância médica e epidemiológica reside no fato de compartilhar vetores, reservatórios e áreas geográficas com o Trypanosoma cruzi, agente causal da Doença de Chagas. Neste estudo, para distinguir T. cruzi de T. rangeli em vetores com infecções mistas, se utilizaram duas amplificações de PCR; TcH2AF/R para o gen da histona H2A/SIRE e TrFR2, para um gen repetitivo de ARN nucleolar Cl1 (sno-RNA-Cl1. Assim como a PCR S35/S36, ambas as reações foram capazes de detectar corretamente a presença de T. cruzi ou T. rangeli em triatomíneos infectados experimentalmente. Nas infecções mistas, o ADN de

  19. Gene doping: gene delivery for olympic victory.

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    Gould, David

    2013-08-01

    With one recently recommended gene therapy in Europe and a number of other gene therapy treatments now proving effective in clinical trials it is feasible that the same technologies will soon be adopted in the world of sport by unscrupulous athletes and their trainers in so called 'gene doping'. In this article an overview of the successful gene therapy clinical trials is provided and the potential targets for gene doping are highlighted. Depending on whether a doping gene product is secreted from the engineered cells or is retained locally to, or inside engineered cells will, to some extent, determine the likelihood of detection. It is clear that effective gene delivery technologies now exist and it is important that detection and prevention plans are in place. © 2012 The Author. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology © 2012 The British Pharmacological Society.

  20. FERTILIZACION DE OVOCITOS CAPRINOS MADURADOS EN DOS MEDIOS DE CULTIVO

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    Alejandra Soberano Martinez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto de dos medios de cultivo en la tasa de maduración y fertilización de ovocitos de cabra. Los complejos cumulus ovocito (CCO´s fueron obtenidos de ovarios de cabras post-mortem. En el experimento I (EXP I, 361 CCO´s fueron divididos al azar para su maduración en TCM-199 (n=171 y HECM-9 (n=190. Ambos medios fueron suplementados con LH y FSH (10µg/ml y 50µg/ml de gentamicina. Los CCO´s fueron cultivados a 38.5 °C, 5% CO2 y a las 27 h post-maduración, fueron lavados en PBS y teñidos con Hoescht 33342 para evaluar la tasa de maduración. En el experimento II (EXP II 667 CCO´s fueron distribuidos en TCM-199 (n=323 y HECM-9 (n=344, y 30 ovocitos de cada tratamiento fueron evaluados como en el EXP I, el resto fueron co-incubados con 2x104 espermatozoides caprinos en medio TBM + 0.03% de BSA para evaluar la tasa de fertilización a las 36 h después. En el EXP I, la tasa de maduración nuclear fue superior (p

  1. Dos obras del arquitecto Azpiazu. España

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    Azpiazu Ordóñez, José Ramón

    1991-04-01

    Full Text Available Two recent works of the Architect J. R. Azpiazu are shown in this issue. The interest of each of them is based in punctual aspects with original constructive solutions: — At first, BUSINESS BUILDING IN SANTANDER, the project is very interesting mainly by the planning and design of the structure in wood reenforcement with laminated steel elements. — In the second, BANK OFFICE IN ORIHUELA, the interest of the constructive and formal solution in the helicoidal stair in structural concrete, without central element is the main subject.

    Se presentan en este trabajo dos obras recientes del Arquitecto José Ramón Azpiazu. El interés de cada una de ellas radica en aspectos puntuales, con soluciones constructivas de cierta originalidad: — En la primera, EDIFICIO DE OFICINAS EN SANTANDER, interesa de modo especial el planteamiento adoptado para el refuerzo de la estructura de madera existente realizado a base de elementos de acero laminado. — En la segunda, SUCURSAL DE BANCO EN ORÍ HUELA, el mayor interés radica en la solución constructiva y formal de la escalera helicoidal de hormigón armado, ejecutada sin vástago central.

  2. Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos: uma obra alternativa

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    Edite Galote Carranza

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Celebrando cem anos de nascimento da arquiteta Lina Bo Bardi, seu trabalho continua incitando a curiosidade de pesquisadores, artistas e arquitetos de todo o mundo, devido tanto à qualidade, à subjetividade artística, às ideias, aos ideais e à filosofia de fundo como à amplitude da obra nas áreas de cenografia, design, crítica, museologia e arquitetura. Entre suas obras arquitetônicas, a Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos, de 1978, em Vargem Grande Paulista, SP, merece maior atenção. Embora possa ser considerada singela, a Capela é uma obra densa e representativa da Arquitetura Alternativa ao status quo arquitetônico paulista. Este artigo analisa a Capela e sua relação com os conceitos de nacional-popular e Te-Ato, a fé franciscana e as culturas erudita e popular, a fim de contribuir para o melhor entendimento da obra que dialoga com a cena cultural e política da época.

  3. Feliciano y Loventué: dos modelos de desarrollo territorial

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    Isabel B. Truffer

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de las actuales modificaciones de la institucionalidad en la República Argentina, dos Departamentos, Loventué en la Provincia de La Pampa y Feliciano en la de Entre Ríos, iniciaron acciones para superar los niveles crecientes de pobreza. Loventué, en un corto proceso de características endógenas iniciado en el 2002, con la participación ciudadana y la constitución de una asamblea, avanzó hacia nuevas formas institucionales como la Fundación Loventué para el Desarrollo Regional (FLDR. Feliciano inició en 1993 su proceso exógeno, a partir de una creciente complejidad institucional que culmina con la constitución de una Unión Transitoria de Instituciones. En el origen y articulación de ambos procesos encontramos a instituciones estatales. Ante esas experiencias nos hemos preguntado cuáles son los modelos que sustentan cada una de las nuevas formas institucionales y cómo se articulan a los mismos las instituciones preexistentes. Desde una perspectiva cualitativa, a partir de la descripción de casos se realizó un análisis comparativo, intentando sistematizar de manera preliminar los diferentes modelos de gestión del desarrollo

  4. Efeitos da infertilidade no relacionamento dos cônjuges

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    Dieime Elaine Pereira de Faria

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo sobre os efeitos da infertilidade no relacionamento dos cônjuges, com os objetivos de descrever o perfil da população de estudo e analisar os efeitos da infertilidade na vida emocional, sexual e conjugal. Para tal, foi realizado um estudo transversal e prospectivo em instituição especializada. A amostra foi constituída por 50 casais inférteis com seis anos de infertilidade em média. As mulheres manifestaram sentimentos negativos perante a infertilidade, enquanto os homens assumiram uma postura de suporte e apoio. Os efeitos na vida sexual foram mais expressivos nas mulheres, e o tratamento da infertilidade levou a mudanças positivas para ambos os cônjuges. Ao comparar os efeitos da infertilidade sobre os indivíduos que haviam realizado mais de um tratamento com aqueles no primeiro tratamento, observamos que não houve diferenças entre as mulheres; entre os homens houve diferenças no aspecto emocional (frustração e alívio e no relacionamento conjugal (fortalecimento e amadurecimento.

  5. OS EFEITOS DO RECALL DE PRODUTOS NAS ATITUDES DOS CONSUMIDORES

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    Celso Augusto de Mattos

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Recentemente têm sido comuns mensagens das montadoras de automóveis convidando os consumidores a comparecerem em lojas autorizadas para efetuar consertos ou trocas preventivas de peças. Essas mensagens, conhecidas por recall ou chamadas, são usualmente veiculadas em mídias de massa, como TV e jornais impressos, a fim de ter ampla divulgação. Embora pareça uma postura honesta e proativa, não se conhecem 05 seus efeitos sobre o comportamento do consumidor. Como este percebe essas mensagens? Quais as suas Intenções em relação a essas empresas que fizeram o recall? O uso de citações de fomecedores na mensagem faz alguma diferença? A fim de Investigar essas questões, foi realizada uma pesquisa com 204 consumidores, dos quais 142 (70% possuiam automóvel. Os resultados mostraram que somente a avaliação da imagem apresentou diferença significativa entre os grupos, tendo sido negativa no grupo com referência ao fornecedor e positiva no grupo sem referência, principalmente para os consumidores de alto envolvimento com o produto. As implicações gerendais e recomendações para novas pesquisas são também apresentadas.

  6. Atitude do Consumidor: Estrutura dos Modelos Teóricos

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    Rafael Barreiros Porto

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa oferecer uma organização de teorias de atitude originada por meio de levantamento bibliográfico da literatura de psicologia do consumidor. O pesquisador de marketing poderá ver algumas limitações e utilidades da medição do constructo - atitude - muitas vezes concebido através de pesquisas acadêmicas com o fim de compreender o processo de compra ou escolha. Pretendeu-se prover explicações sobre as estruturas formadoras de atitudes em modelos teóricos, ofertando uma classificação de ênfase de investigação empírica dos componentes da atitude. Este ensaio propõe uma agenda de pesquisa na área para que novas estratégias de investigação possam ser elaboradas em marketing.DOI: 10.5585/remark.v9i2.2145

  7. uma proposta de análise dos erros

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    Ângela Maria V. Pinheiro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio investiga las estrategias utilizadas por niños brasileños en la lectura en voz alta de palabras aisladas. Tomando como foco la investigación de la naturaleza de los errores que generaron palabras reales, se han distinguido los tipos de respuestas que sugerían la utilización del proceso lexical (el reconocimiento automático de las palabras de aquellas que sugerían el uso del proceso fonológico (o la construcción de la pronunciación de la palabra por el uso de procedimientos de conversión grafema-fonema. Se concluyó que las "respuestas palabras reales", en el portugués brasileño, al contrario de la lengua inglesa, parecen indicar el uso del proceso fonológico de lectura, pues en las series estudiadas sólo una pequeña proporción de las respuestas denotó una influencia lexical, expresa por lexicalizaciones. Así, partiendo del proceso señalado por la respuesta, proponemos clasificar los errores de lectura en dos índices: uno indicativo de tendencia lexical y otro de tendencia fonológica. El análisis de errores propuesto puede ser utilizado para verificar el cambio de procesos de lectura a lo largo del desarrollo

  8. GUANTÁNAMO NA SUPREMA CORTE DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

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    Ana Luisa Zago de Moraes

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Após os atentados de 11 de setembro de 2001, o governo norte-americano iniciou  uma“guerra ao terrorismo”, sendo uma das medidas o aprisionamento de supostos terroristas  na Base Naval de Guantánamo, em Cuba, vedando aos detentos o acesso aos tribunais americanos e quaisquer direitos e os tratando como inimigos. Em resposta a essa situação, bem como aos atos normativos que regem o encarceramento, (não processamento e tratamento na prisão, a Suprema Corte Americana, durante o governo de George W. Bush, proferiu três decisões nos casos de terroristas presos nestas circunstâncias. Na primeira, concluiu que o Habeas Corpus é garantia que se estende a qualquer indivíduo; na segunda, invocou o direito internacional dos direitos humanos e salientou que todos os seres humanos são titulares de algum tipo de proteção com base apenas em sua própria humanidade; por fim, na última, afastou novas normas que excluíam a garantia de  Habeas Corpus e conclui que juntas militares não constituem um mecanismo justo para evitar a prisão de inocentes.

  9. Dos núcleos residenciales – España

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    Azpiazu Ordóñez, J. R.

    1973-12-01

    Full Text Available These consist of two groups of apartment houses totaling 240 units in three building blocks of curved floor plan, and 200 units in 7 building blocks, respectively, in addition to the commercial premises located on the ground floors. Special care has been taken with garden areas, play areas for children and parking space, with emphasis on the environmental decor. More than the space stipulated in the Municipal Building Code has been alloted to these areas. The living quarters are of medium size, 90-100 m2. Both structures are of reinforced concrete and the rest of the construction is traditional.Se trata de dos grupos de viviendas de 200 unidades en siete bloques y 240 unidades en tres bloques de planta curva, respectivamente, además de los locales comerciales de las plantas bajas. Se ha cuidado especialmente la jardinería, zonas de juego y aparcamiento, procurando ambientar muy decorosamente y con más amplitud de la que exigen las Ordenanzas Municipales estos conjuntos de viviendas de tipo medio, 90-100 metros cuadrados. La estructura de ambos es de hormigón armado y el resto de la construcción, tradicional.

  10. Dos viviendas unifamiliares en Madrid – España

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    Mas Sarrío, V.

    1974-10-01

    Full Text Available The two housings are located near the capital, in a small urbanisation of Pozuelo de Alarcón. The planning of both apartments is similar since the families occupying them and their requirements are quite alike. It has been attempted to give «movement» to the storeys, sections and elevations so as to avoid the static impression of a cube anchored to the ground and to give the sides different facets. The materials used are the traditional ones and are easy to maintain and we are of the opinion that the objectives established at the drafting of the project have been fully attained.Ambas están ubicadas en las proximidades de la capital, en una pequeña urbanización de Pozuelo de Alarcón. El programa desarrollado en las dos es similar, dado que las necesidades y familia de sus propietarios son muy parecidas. Se ha procurado dar «movimiento » a plantas, secciones y alzados, a fin de evitar el estatismo del cubo anclado en tierra, tratando de lograr distintas facetas según el punto de vista que se adopte. Los materiales empleados son tradicionales, de fácil entretenimiento, y consideramos plenamente conseguidos los objetivos exigidos al redactar el proyecto.

  11. DOS CONDICIONES DE APLICACIÓN DE LA PLON-R: DATOS PRELIMINARES PARA LA ADAPTACIÓN A POBLACIÓN MEXICANA

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    María Diana Araujo Puente; Juan Alfonso Méndez Zavala; María de Lourdes Cárdenas Carreño; Mireya Quiroz Serrano

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer si hay diferencias en los resultados de la aplicación del PLON - R en función de las modificaciones a las láminas de estímulos visuales debidas a la contex - tualización de las imágenes. El enfoque utilizado fue cuantitativo con diseño cuasiexperimental de dos condiciones: control (aplicación de la prueba sin modificaciones) y experimental (aplicación con modificaciones). El estudio se realizó con 48 menores de ambos sexos, de 3 a 6...

  12. Variação inter-individual nos níveis de bilirrubina: o papel dos factores genéticos e adquiridos

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    Rodrigues, Carina; Vieira, Emília; Santos, Rosário; Carvalho, João; Santos-Silva, Alice; Elísio, Costa; Bronze-da-Rocha, Elsa

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    A bilirrubina é um pigmento biliar que deriva principalmente do catabolismo da hemoglobina. É um marcador bioquímico de doenças hepáticas e hematológicas e tem vindo a ser alvo de interesse devido à sua capacidade antioxidante. O objectivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a contribuição de vários factores para a variação da concentração da bilirrubina sérica na população portuguesa. Foi analisado o contributo dos polimorfismo genéticos no promotor do gene UGT1A1 (c.-41_40...

  13. Dos bibliotecas en Medellín: Medellín, Colombia

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    Mazzanti,Giancarlo  

    2009-01-01

    La disponibilidad de terrenos en pendiente permitió dar infraestructura a dos parques públicos en la ciudad de Medellín. Dispuestos como una serie de volúmenes en la ladera, dos centros comunitarios con programas públicos -bibliotecas, centros culturales, auditorios y espacios comunes- se integran al paisaje y al espacio público.

  14. America Inc.: John Dos Passos'"USA" as Professional Writing Textbook.

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    Di Renzo, Anthony

    While working as a special consultant for General Mills in 1948, John Dos Passos wrote a report explaining the latest scientific research and technological advancements and how the postwar economy was affecting General Mills and the cereal market. General Mills, using a real writer for a corporate freelance, profited from Dos Passos' expertise and…

  15. SPEDAC Pro for DOS. Format conversion of spectral data from nuclear experiments. User's manual

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    1996-01-01

    SPEDAC Pro for DOS is a software package that allows you to convert spectral data from nuclear experiments (e.g. X-ray, gamma ray, and Moessbauer spectroscopy) from one format to another. It runs on IBM compatible PCs under Dos 3.1 or higher. SPEDAC Pro has been developed under the auspices of the IAEA Physics Section

  16. Vallejo poeta, Vallejo periodista: “dos espíritus” en el mismo escritor

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    En este ensayo, el autor analiza dos crónicas periodísticas del gran  poeta  peruano César Vallejo, con el criterio de que poeta y periodista nunca fueron dos, sino uno solo, sin necesidad de desdoblamientos o encuentros antimateria.

  17. Taxonomia de Coffea arabica L. VI: caracteres morfológicos dos haplóides

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    A. Carvalho

    1952-06-01

    Full Text Available No decorrer dos trabalhos de melhoramento do café em execução no Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, plantas haplóides foram encontradas nas variedades typica, bourbon, maragogipe, semperflorens, laurina, erecta, caturra e San Ramon, da espécie Coffea arabica. Todos os haplóides apresentam porte menor e fôlhas mais estreitas e mais finas do que as variedades que lhes deram origem. Apesar de as flores serem completas, nota-se esterilidade muito acentuada. Raramente se formam alguns frutos, e êstes são providos de uma única semente, motivo pelo qual as plantas haplóides são denominadas "monosperma". Os fatôres genéticos dominantes maragogipe (Mg, erecta (Er, caturra (Ct e San Ramon, bem como os gens recessivos semperflorens (sf, e laurina (lr, das variedades estudadas, manifestam-se nas plantas haplóides, de modo semelhante ao que ocorre nas plantas diplóides correspondentes. O fator para coloração bronze dos brotos novos tem dominância incompleta e, na condição heterozigota (Brbr, mostra intensidade intermediária de côr. Nas plantas haplóides contendo um só alelo Br, a côr dos brotos novos é bronze-clara. Uma única dose do fator Na, que também apresenta dominância incompleta, dando, na forma heterozigota (Nana e na presença de tt, o fenótipo conhecido por murta, manifesta-se, na forma haplóide, dando plantas semelhantes às homozigotas ttNaNa, apenas com fôlhas mais estreitas e mais finas. Chamou-se atenção para as linhas puras de café obtidas pela duplicação do número de cromosômios dos haplóides e sua aplicação nos ensaios de linhagens e na determinação das taxas de mutação. As observações realizadas na meiose da espécie C. arabica, bem como os dados das análises genéticas e as observações feitas nesses haplóides parecem indicar que, se essa espécie fôr alotetraplóide, tal origem deve ser bem antiga, comportando-se hoje a espécie C. arábica, como um diplóide normal. As plantas

  18. UMA ANÁLISE DOS PCNS DE ENSINO DO INGLÊS: DISCURSOS EM DISPUTA

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é um recorte dos resultados parciais da pesquisa em andamento intitulada “Processos de Identificações no Ensino da Língua Inglesa” que privilegia as análises dos discursos, AD da corrente francesa, dos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais do terceiro e quarto ciclos do Ensino Fundamental de Língua Estrangeira em diálogo com algumas representações sobre o ensino de inglês retiradas de entrevistas. Esse procedimento serviu para apontar caminhos de análises dos discursos dos PCNs, uma vez que os problemas ali apontados também foram reproduzidos pelos estudantes ao rememorarem sua participação na escola regular.

  19. Evolution of homeobox genes.

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    Holland, Peter W H

    2013-01-01

    Many homeobox genes encode transcription factors with regulatory roles in animal and plant development. Homeobox genes are found in almost all eukaryotes, and have diversified into 11 gene classes and over 100 gene families in animal evolution, and 10 to 14 gene classes in plants. The largest group in animals is the ANTP class which includes the well-known Hox genes, plus other genes implicated in development including ParaHox (Cdx, Xlox, Gsx), Evx, Dlx, En, NK4, NK3, Msx, and Nanog. Genomic data suggest that the ANTP class diversified by extensive tandem duplication to generate a large array of genes, including an NK gene cluster and a hypothetical ProtoHox gene cluster that duplicated to generate Hox and ParaHox genes. Expression and functional data suggest that NK, Hox, and ParaHox gene clusters acquired distinct roles in patterning the mesoderm, nervous system, and gut. The PRD class is also diverse and includes Pax2/5/8, Pax3/7, Pax4/6, Gsc, Hesx, Otx, Otp, and Pitx genes. PRD genes are not generally arranged in ancient genomic clusters, although the Dux, Obox, and Rhox gene clusters arose in mammalian evolution as did several non-clustered PRD genes. Tandem duplication and genome duplication expanded the number of homeobox genes, possibly contributing to the evolution of developmental complexity, but homeobox gene loss must not be ignored. Evolutionary changes to homeobox gene expression have also been documented, including Hox gene expression patterns shifting in concert with segmental diversification in vertebrates and crustaceans, and deletion of a Pitx1 gene enhancer in pelvic-reduced sticklebacks. WIREs Dev Biol 2013, 2:31-45. doi: 10.1002/wdev.78 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. The author declares that he has no conflicts of interest. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. Gene cluster statistics with gene families.

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    2009-05-01

    Identifying genomic regions that descended from a common ancestor is important for understanding the function and evolution of genomes. In distantly related genomes, clusters of homologous gene pairs are evidence of candidate homologous regions. Demonstrating the statistical significance of such "gene clusters" is an essential component of comparative genomic analyses. However, currently there are no practical statistical tests for gene clusters that model the influence of the number of homologs in each gene family on cluster significance. In this work, we demonstrate empirically that failure to incorporate gene family size in gene cluster statistics results in overestimation of significance, leading to incorrect conclusions. We further present novel analytical methods for estimating gene cluster significance that take gene family size into account. Our methods do not require complete genome data and are suitable for testing individual clusters found in local regions, such as contigs in an unfinished assembly. We consider pairs of regions drawn from the same genome (paralogous clusters), as well as regions drawn from two different genomes (orthologous clusters). Determining cluster significance under general models of gene family size is computationally intractable. By assuming that all gene families are of equal size, we obtain analytical expressions that allow fast approximation of cluster probabilities. We evaluate the accuracy of this approximation by comparing the resulting gene cluster probabilities with cluster probabilities obtained by simulating a realistic, power-law distributed model of gene family size, with parameters inferred from genomic data. Surprisingly, despite the simplicity of the underlying assumption, our method accurately approximates the true cluster probabilities. It slightly overestimates these probabilities, yielding a conservative test. We present additional simulation results indicating the best choice of parameter values for data

  1. COMPARAÇÃO DOS MÉTODOS OFICIAIS DE ANÁLISE E CROMATOGRÁFICOS PARA A DETERMINAÇÃO DOS TEORES DE ALDEÍDOS E ÁCIDOS EM BEBIDAS ALCOÓLICAS

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    NASCIMENTO,Ronaldo F.; CERRONI,Jefferson L.; CARDOSO,Daniel R.; LIMA NETO,Benedito Santos; FRANCO,Douglas W.

    1998-01-01

    É apresentado um estudo comparativo entre os métodos oficiais e cromatográficos para a análise de aldeídos e de ácidos em bebidas alcoólicas. Foram analisadas trinta e cinco amostras de destilados alcoólicos. Com respeito a determinação dos teores totais de aldeídos e de ácidos. Os métodos oficiais e cromatográficos apresentam similar exatidão e reprodutibilidade. Entretanto, apenas os métodos cromatográficos permitem identificar e quantificar os componentes de cada série homologa. As metodol...

  2. O dimorfismo dos ramos em Coffea arabica L.

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    A. Carvalho

    1950-06-01

    Full Text Available O dimorfismo dos ramos tem sido observado em vários gêneros de plantas, tais como Gossypium, Theobroma, Hedera, Musa, Araucária, Castilla, bem como em Coffea. Tal fenômeno se carateriza por uma diferenciação somática, que, na maioria dos casos, é permanente, podendo-se propagar as diferentes formas pela reprodução vegetativa. Como acontece nos representantes de Coffea, tal dimorfismo se carateriza por diferenças no hábito de crescimento, isto é, na direção dos ramos. Assim, a extremidade de um ramo ponteiro (ortotrópico reproduz, quando enxertada, uma planta normal, ao passo que a de um ramo lateral (plagiotrópico somente dará origem a ramos laterais. Em se tratando de um fenômeno tanto de interesse teórico como de importância prática (para a propagação vegetativa, resolveu-se fazer uma série de investigações em tôrno dêsse assunto, cujos primeiros resultados os autores relatam no presente trabalho. Apresentaram-se, em primeiro lugar, as observações feitas com referência à natureza das gemas existentes nas axilas das fôlhas de plantas novas, tanto na haste principal, como nos ramos laterais. Verificou-se que: a no eixo hipocotiledonar não há indícios da existência de gemas ; b na axila das fôlhas cotiledonares há um grupo de gemas dormentes, que são despertadas, dando origem a ramos ortotrópicos, quando o eixo epicotiledonar é cortado abaixo do primeiro par de fôlhas primárias; c o aparecimento de gemas, que dão ramos laterais (plagiotrópicos, só ocorre pela primeira vez, nas axilas do oitavo ao décimo primeiro par de folhas ; observou-se que certas estruturas genéticas impedem a formação de ramos plagiotrópicos mesmo até o trigésimo terceiro par de fôlhas ; d nas axilas da haste principal, possuidoras de gemas que dão origem a ramos plagiotrópicos, ocorrem também duas e, mais raramente, três outras, que produzem ramos ortotrópicos, e que se desenvolvem quando se suprime o eixo

  3. Carboxylesterase 1 genes

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    Rasmussen, Henrik Berg; Madsen, Majbritt Busk

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    The carboxylesterase 1 gene (CES1) encodes a hydrolase that metabolizes commonly used drugs. The CES1-related pseudogene, carboxylesterase 1 pseudogene 1 (CES1P1), has been implicated in gene exchange with CES1 and in the formation of hybrid genes including the carboxylesterase 1A2 gene (CES1A2...

  4. Análise e Mapeamento sobre a Avaliação da Evidenciação dos Atos Públicos dos Entes Governamentais

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    Lucas dos Santos Matos

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available O aumento da demanda da população e dos órgãos fiscalizadores por informações relacionadas à gestão governamental ocasionou a necessidade de melhorar a evidenciação dos relatórios públicos, tanto na abrangência e qualidade da informação quanto na sua transparência. Surge então a necessidade de desenvolver modelos de avaliação da transparência dos atos públicos que contemplem a necessidade dos usuários. Assim, esta pesquisa, de natureza exploratório-descritiva, com abordagem qualitativa e quantitativa, objetiva realizar um mapeamento sobre o tema avaliação da evidenciação dos atos públicos dos entes governamentais a partir da seleção de um rol de artigos internacionais reconhecidos cientificamente e, a partir deste portfólio, realizar uma análise de conteúdo destes artigos, visando à identificação de oportunidades de pesquisas. Dessa forma, foi selecionado o Knowledge Development Process – Constructivist (ProKnow-C como instrumento de intervenção do processo. O resultado foi um conjunto de 14 artigos científicos, publicados entre 2000 e 2013, com reconhecimento e, para estes artigos, evidenciou-se os principais artigos, periódicos, autores e palavras-chave acerca do tema de estudo. A análise de conteúdo possibilitou encontrar destaques e oportunidades para pesquisas futuras. Verificou-se que a literatura trata apenas de modelos de avaliação da transparência pública conforme os critérios definidos por normas e legislações, mas é necessário considerar as necessidades dos usuários.

  5. CLASSIFICAÇÃO DOS JUROS E DIVIDENDOS NA DEMONSTRAÇÃO DOS FLUXOS DE CAIXA DAS EMPRESAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Lara Núbia Silvestre

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste trabalho foi analisar a classificação dos juros e dividendos nas Demonstrações de Fluxo de Caixa de empresas brasileiras de capital aberto. Utilizou-se de uma amostra com 66 empresas, sendo: 22 que também negociam ações na bolsa de valores de Nova York, 22 do Novo Mercado da BM&FBOVESPA e 22 do Mercado Tradicional da BM&FBOVESPA. Em cada Demonstração coletada, analisaram-se onde os juros e os dividendos haviam sido classificados. Como principais resultados, foi observado que: i juros recebidos e dividendos pagos foram classificados em toda a amostra como pertencentes aos fluxos operacional e financiamento, respectivamente; ii a classificação de dividendos recebidos e juros pagos não se registrou homogênea, já que foram considerados apenas por parte das empresas como operacionais; e iii não houve divergência estatisticamente significativa entre os critérios para classificar juros e dividendos entre os três diferentes mercados analisados.

  6. Infâncias Glitz: um estudo sobre as imposições dos concursos de beleza aos corpos infantis

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    Rafaela da Silva Melo

    2014-08-01

    A partir dos trechos extraídos de episódios do reality show Pequenas Misses (Toddlers and Tiaras e das contribuições dos estudos da infância e da perspectiva teórica pós-estruturalista, busco analisar os discursos de “verdade” que sustentam a necessidade da transformação radical dos corpos infantis para atender às exigências dos concursos beleza. Discursos que tem servido de justificativa para as formas contemporâneas de exploração, abuso, disciplinamento e governo dos corpos infantis.

  7. La Murciana: dos versiones para un cante minero

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    Herrero Rodes, Sixto Manuel

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents one of the styles of Minero singing, perhaps a not very well-known modality in Flamenco practice: La Murciana. More specifi cally, this article deals with two versions, which are nowadays the best known and repeatedly performed in the International Festival of “Cante de las Minas” in La Unión. My research is focused primarily on its formal and cadential structure. It is my intention to bring –in the most synthetic, clear and organized way–, all information that has meant to me a new way of accessing to an extraordinarily rich repertoire; therefore, any historical work has been subordinated to the mission of informing myself and enriching my knowledge about this musical style.

    Este artículo presenta uno de los estilos de cante minero quizás menos conocido y desarrollado en la práctica flamenca, La Murciana, y concretamente, dos versiones que hoy en día son más conocidas y reinterpretadas en el Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión. Mi trabajo se ha centrado, principalmente, en la investigación de su estructura formal y cadencial. Con este trabajo he pretendido aportar en la forma más sintética, clara y ordenada posible, el conjunto de informaciones que para mí han significado una nueva manera de acceder a un repertorio extraordinariamente rico, por ello, toda labor historiográfica ha quedado supeditada a la misión de instruirme y enriquecer mis conocimientos sobre este estilo musical.

  8. Desenvolvimento territorial rural no Brasil: limites e potencialidades dos CONSADs

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    Antonio César Ortega

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A motivação principal desse trabalho é avaliar a capacidade da abordagem territorial em contribuir com o enfrentamento da pobreza e das desigualdades sociais brasileiras, representando uma alternativa de geração de emprego e renda em territórios rurais deprimidos. Por meio dos Consórcios de Segurança Alimentar e Desenvolvimento Local (CONSADs analisa-se as potencialidades e as dificuldades que essa estratégia vem enfrentando para estabelecer a cooperação entre o poder público e a sociedade civil voltada para o fomento, o apoio logístico e a canalização de recursos para as iniciativas territoriais, projetos e ações estruturantes que visam a geração de emprego e renda, com a garantia de segurança alimentar e do desenvolvimento local.This paper aims at evaluating the capacity of the territorial approach to contribute to poverty issues and Brazilian social inequalities, representing an alternative of employment and income generation in depressed rural territories. Through Consórcios de Segurança Alimentar e Desenvolvimento Local-CONSADs (Food Safety Consortia and Local Development we analyzed the potentialities and difficulties the strategy is facing to establish the cooperation between public power and civil society regarding fomentation, logistic support and canalization of resources for territorial initiatives, projects and structuring actions that seek employment and income generation with food safety warranty and local development.

  9. Kernel smoothing dos dados de chuva no Nordeste

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    Nyedja F. M. Barbosa

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O regime de chuvas sobre o Nordeste do Brasil é bastante complexo, sendo considerado sazonal, além de sofrer fortes influências dos fenômenos El Niño, La Niña e outros sistemas meteorológicos, como o dipolo, atuantes sobre as bacias do oceano Atlântico Tropical. Neste trabalho foi aplicada a técnica matemática-computacional de interpolação do Kernel Smoothing nos dados de precipitação pluvial sobre o Nordeste, coletados no período de 1904 a 1998, provenientes de 2.283 estações meteorológicas. Os cálculos foram desenvolvidos por meio do software "Kernel", escrito em linguagem C e Cuda o que possibilitou fazer a interpolação de mais de 26 milhões de medidas de precipitação pluvial, permitindo gerar mapas de intensidade de chuva sobre toda a região e calcular estatísticas para a precipitação do Nordeste em escalas mensais e anuais. De acordo com as interpolações realizadas foi possível detectar, dentre o período estudado, os anos mais secos e mais chuvosos, a distribuição espacial das chuvas em cada mês, bem como a característica da precipitação pluviométrica em épocas de El Niño e La Niña.

  10. A arquitetura dos jesuítas no Brasil

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    Lúcio Costa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Lúcio Costa aborda neste artigo as singularidades das construções jesuíticas no contexto brasileiro, defendendo que essas obras constituíram verdadeiramente nossa "antiguidade". O autor afirma que enquanto na Europa a Companhia se associava à exuberância das construções barrocas, aqui, suas intervenções eram marcadas por uma profunda sobriedade, não obstante deixando entrever um "sabor popular", que desfigurava desde sempre os padrões eruditos, configurando-se como experiências legítimas de recriações. O autor não deixa de atentar para o fato de que no Brasil as características arquitetônicas empreendidas nas obras dos jesuítas extrapolavam a esfera das edificações religiosas, repetindo-se nas demais construções do traçado urbano.Lúcio Costa approaches, in this article, the singularities of the Jesuitical buildings in the Brazilian context, stating that such works constituted our true "antiquity". The author argues that, if in Europe the religious order was associated with the exuberance of Baroque, here its interventions were marked by a deep sobriety, nonetheless revealing a "popular flavor" that has been, since the beginning, transfiguring the classical canons, and, thus, becoming legitimate experiences of reinvention. The author pays attention to the fact that, in Brazil, the architectural features in the Jesuitical works surpasses the religious sphere, appearing in other urban buildings.

  11. O sindicalismo mineiro frente aos desafios dos anos 90

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    Antônio Carvalho Neto

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available O que se analisa neste artigo é como os sindicatos dos bancários, metalúrgicos e trabalhadores em telecomunicações têm negociado o (desemprego, a demanda por qualificação e a remuneração variável. Foram tabuladas/analisadas 3.569 cláusulas de acordos coletivos, e realizadas 26 entrevistas com dirigentes sindicais e empresariais em três Estados (RJ, SP e MG. Os resultados indicam que as mudanças organizacionais foram incomparavelmente mais negociadas no setor metalúrgico do ABC. A flexibilização da jornada foi trocada pela redução (da jornada sem redução de salário nos setores metalúrgicos paulistas, mas não em Minas Gerais. No setor bancário, houve poucos resultados nas negociações sobre jornada. As negociações em torno da remuneração variável vinculada às metas das empresas aconteceram nos setores metalúrgicos, e não nos setores de serviços. As entrevistas apontam para um sindicalismo mais propositivo, no sentido de uma intervenção negociada, predisposição que não é correspondida pelos empresários, grosso modo. O Estado, que poderia utilizar seu poder regulador para induzir os empresários a negociarem nessa direção não tem produzido resultados satisfatórios. Conclui-se que não há maturidade empresarial no Brasil que permita ao Estado ausentar-se das relações de trabalho.

  12. La Psicología Experimental en dos universidades paraguayas

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    José E. García

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Varias de las carreras de Psicología que actualmente funcionan en Paraguay incluyen cátedras de Psicología Experimental en sus mallas curriculares. Uno de los objetivos de estas cátedras es la aplicación del método de la experimentación para elaborar trabajos de investigación de sus estudiantes, con lo que cumplen el doble propósito del aprendizaje didáctico y el desarrollo de conocimiento nuevo. Sin embargo, en Paraguay estas cátedras deben realizarse en medio de una escasez muy aguda de recursos e infraestructura. Este trabajo discute de manera crítica tales problemas. En primer lugar, se hace una exposición sobre los antecedentes de la Psicología Experimental en el Paraguay. Luego, se detalla la producción de los estudiantes en dos universidades haciendo especial referencia a los temas que abordan las investigaciones y el tipo de estadística utilizada. Los trabajos fueron completados durante el segundo semestre de los años 2006, 2007 y 2008 en la Universidad de la Integración de las Américas (UNIDA, ubicada en Asunción (2006 y la Universidad Católica, sede Regional Itapúa (UCI en la ciudad de Encarnación (2006, 2007 y 2008. En la sección final del trabajo se identifican y discuten algunos de los problemas principales que dificultan la investigación psicológica en las universidades paraguayas con especial énfasis en la aplicación del método experimental

  13. Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Influencing NRF1 Regulated Gene Networks in the Development of Complex Human Brain Diseases.

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    Preciados, Mark; Yoo, Changwon; Roy, Deodutta

    2016-12-13

    these genes are involved with brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Brain Neoplasms. For example, the search of enriched pathways showed that top ten E2 interacting genes in AD- APOE , APP , ATP5A1 , CALM1 , CASP3 , GSK3B , IL1B , MAPT , PSEN2 and TNF- underlie the enrichment of the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) AD pathway. With AD, the six E2-responsive genes are NRF1 target genes: APBB2 , DPYSL2 , EIF2S1 , ENO1 , MAPT , and PAXIP1 . These genes are also responsive to the following EEDs: ethinyl estradiol ( APBB2 , DPYSL2 , EIF2S1 , ENO1 , MAPT , and PAXIP1 ), BPA ( APBB2 , EIF2S1 , ENO1 , MAPT , and PAXIP1 ), dibutyl phthalate (DPYSL2, EIF2S1, and ENO1), diethylhexyl phthalate ( DPYSL2 and MAPT ). To validate findings from Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) curated data, we used Bayesian network (BN) analysis on microarray data of AD patients. We observed that both gender and NRF1 were associated with AD. The female NRF1 gene network is completely different from male human AD patients. AD-associated NRF1 target genes- APLP1 , APP , GRIN1 , GRIN2B , MAPT , PSEN2 , PEN2 , and IDE -are also regulated by E2. NRF1 regulates targets genes with diverse functions, including cell growth, apoptosis/autophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis, genomic instability, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, synaptogenesis, and senescence. By activating or repressing the genes involved in cell proliferation, growth suppression, DNA damage/repair, apoptosis/autophagy, angiogenesis, estrogen signaling, neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, and senescence, and inducing a wide range of DNA damage, genomic instability and DNA methylation and transcriptional repression, NRF1 may act as a major regulator of EEDs-induced brain health deficits. In summary, estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals-modified genes in brain health deficits are part of both estrogen and NRF1

  14. Uso do radar penetrante no solo (GPR na investigação dos solos dos tabuleiros costeiros no litoral norte do estado da Bahia

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    J. M. Ucha

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados nove perfis ao longo de uma toposseqüência sobre os sedimentos do Grupo Barreiras, na Fazenda Rio Negro, município de Entre Rios (BA, utilizando a prospecção eletromagnética por meio do Radar Penetrante no Solo - "Ground-penetrating radar - GPR", objetivando analisar a utilização dessa ferramenta na aquisição de informações sobre as feições que ocorrem no solo, mediante a comparação entre os radargramas obtidos e a descrição pedológica. O equipamento utilizado foi um Geophysical Survey System modelo GPR SR system-2, com antena de 80 MHz. A análise radargramétrica confirmou o aparecimento dos fragipãs e duripãs em profundidade, que ocorrem sempre acompanhados de um processo de transformação dos solos do tipo Latossolo Amarelo e Argissolo Amarelo em Espodossolo. Os padrões de reflexão mostram claramente os domínios dos solos argilosos e dos solos arenosos, com e sem a presença dos horizontes endurecidos.

  15. A direita que saiu do armário: a cosmovisão dos formadores de opinião dos manifestantes de direita brasileiros

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    Débora Messenberg

    Full Text Available Resumo O artigo procura desvelar a cosmovisão (weltanschauung dos principais formadores de opinião dos manifestantes de direita brasileiros, que foram às ruas ao longo do ano de 2015. O trabalho pautou-se em pesquisa multimétodos, construída a partir do levantamento das postagens emitidas por esses atores sociais em suas páginas no Facebook, durante o ano em foco, além de matérias de suas autorias publicadas em blogs, jornais e revistas, como também vídeos de suas entrevistas e hangouts. Organizaram-se, ainda, dois grupos focais compostos por francos apoiadores e participantes dos referidos protestos, no intuito de compreender de que maneira a cosmovisão desses formadores de opinião foi efetivamente compartilhada pelos manifestantes de direita em 2015. Na análise dos dados coletados, optou-se pela sistematização de determinados campos semânticos, constituídos por certas ideias-força que se apresentam de forma regular e repetitiva no discurso desses agentes sociais. Funcionam, assim, como “chaves de leitura” para as interpretações da conjuntura política nacional e orientadores de suas ações. São eles: o antipetismo, o conservadorismo moral e os princípios neoliberais.

  16. Association of six CpG-SNPs in the inflammation-related genes with coronary heart disease.

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    Chen, Xiaomin; Chen, Xiaoying; Xu, Yan; Yang, William; Wu, Nan; Ye, Huadan; Yang, Jack Y; Hong, Qingxiao; Xin, Yanfei; Yang, Mary Qu; Deng, Youping; Duan, Shiwei

    2016-07-25

    Chronic inflammation has been widely considered to be the major risk factor of coronary heart disease (CHD). The goal of our study was to explore the possible association with CHD for inflammation-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) dinucleotides. A total of 784 CHD patients and 739 non-CHD controls were recruited from Zhejiang Province, China. Using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform, we measured the genotypes of six inflammation-related CpG-SNPs, including IL1B rs16944, IL1R2 rs2071008, PLA2G7 rs9395208, FAM5C rs12732361, CD40 rs1800686, and CD36 rs2065666). Allele and genotype frequencies were compared between CHD and non-CHD individuals using the CLUMP22 software with 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations. Allelic tests showed that PLA2G7 rs9395208 and CD40 rs1800686 were significantly associated with CHD. Moreover, IL1B rs16944, PLA2G7 rs9395208, and CD40 rs1800686 were shown to be associated with CHD under the dominant model. Further gender-based subgroup tests showed that one SNP (CD40 rs1800686) and two SNPs (FAM5C rs12732361 and CD36 rs2065666) were associated with CHD in females and males, respectively. And the age-based subgroup tests indicated that PLA2G7 rs9395208, IL1B rs16944, and CD40 rs1800686 were associated with CHD among individuals younger than 55, younger than 65, and over 65, respectively. In conclusion, all the six inflammation-related CpG-SNPs (rs16944, rs2071008, rs12732361, rs2065666, rs9395208, and rs1800686) were associated with CHD in the combined or subgroup tests, suggesting an important role of inflammation in the risk of CHD.

  17. Sensibilizar professores para o desenvolvimento de carreira dos alunos: relato de uma experiência

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    Íris M. Oliveira

    Full Text Available A literatura destaca a importância de realizar sessões de sensibilização dos professores para promover a sua influência positiva e intencional, enquanto docentes, nas trajetórias de carreira dos alunos. Este artigo relata uma experiência de realização de uma sessão de sensibilização junto a professores da educação básica de um agrupamento de escolas no noroeste de Portugal. Procurou-se esclarecer o conceito de desenvolvimento de carreira junto dos professores, conscientizá-los para o papel da escola no desenvolvimento de carreira dos alunos e estimular a dinamização de atividades promotoras desse processo. Apresenta-se a estrutura da sessão, as estratégias adotadas para alcançar os objetivos propostos e as reflexões partilhadas e debatidas pelos professores. As apreciações dos intervenientes quanto à sessão de sensibilização mostraram-se favoráveis. Esta experiência ilustra a importância de realizar sessões de sensibilização dos professores nesse domínio, as quais podem sustentar a promoção do desenvolvimento de carreira dos alunos, ao longo da escolaridade.

  18. A questão da relevância nos estudos dos movimentos sociais

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    Dick Flacks

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    Full Text Available A colaboração entre Charles Tilly, Sidney Tarrow e Doug McAdam traduziu-se num quadro conceptual que hoje domina os estudos dos movimentos sociais. O trabalho destes autores teve a utilidade de dirigir a atenção para as determinações estruturais das acções de protesto, ao acentuar as oportunidades externas, as ameaças e os constrangimentos que explicam a emergência e evolução dos movimentos. Sucede, no entanto, que os estudos dos movimentos sociais se foram tornando cada vez mais “académicos”, apontando sobretudo para o apuramento dos conceitos e o testar das hipóteses. Nesse sentido, o trabalho realizado nesta área não só tem perdido relevância social como tem vindo a descurar questões intelectuais que são fundamentais. Entre estas contam-se os esforços no sentido de compreender as origens do poder dos movimentos e da motivação dos activistas. Uma forma de restaurar aquilo que é relevante e substancial será fazer com que os académicos vocacionados para a questão dos movimentos retomem o diálogo com os activistas desses mesmos movimentos.

  19. Análise dos fatores de riscos ocupacionais do trabalho de enfermagem sob a ótica dos enfermeiros

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    Nei Santos Duarte

    Full Text Available Estudo com abordagem quantitativa e descritiva, com objetivo de identificar, na percepção dos enfermeiros chefes de unidades de internação de um hospital universitário, os riscos ocupacionais a que estão expostos. A população foi composta de 30 enfermeiros, chefes de unidade de internação. Na coleta de dados, utilizou-se um questionário estruturado proposto no Guia de Avaliação de Riscos nos Locais de Trabalho de Boix e Vogel (1997, adaptado para a aplicação em estabelecimentos de saúde por Mauro (2001. Os resultados evidenciaram que os fatores de riscos atuam sobre os trabalhadores, propiciando um ambiente desfavorável para a realização das atividades, podendo comprometer a saúde e a vida profissional destes. As variáveis predominantes foram o ambiente e a manutenção preventiva inadequados e os equipamentos de proteção individual e coletiva insuficientes e/ou inadequadamente utilizados pelos profissionais, constrangimentos ergonômicos pela manipulação de carga e postura corporal inadequadas na realização das tarefas, e ritmo de trabalho acelerado pela falta de recursos material e humano. Ressalta-se que a pesquisa proporcionou um diagnóstico referente aos riscos presentes nos ambientes de trabalho da enfermagem, proporcionando um modo operatório eficaz com menor risco de acidentes no processo de trabalho, ambientes menos insalubres e maior satisfação para o profissional e os clientes.

  20. ETNOGRAFIA, LUGARES DA MEMÓRIA E O DISCURSO DOS PODERES NA ALDEIA DOS ÍNDIOS POTIGUARA.

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    José Manuel Simões

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:A aldeia dos índios Potiguara não é somente um aglomerado de casas e pessoas. Trata-se de um espaço social muito mais complexo, somando ao habitat modelos de parentesco, cruzando práticas culturais e economicas, juntando aos humanos bichos e plantas, rotinas de trabalhos e “libertações” de lazeres. A aldeia Potiguara embora se apresente como singular, ela comunicava e continua a comunicar hoje com redes mais amplas de aldeias rurais e indígenas, gerando transformações culturais e sociais profundas. Embora as alterações marquem as mudanças nos habitos da aldeia Potiguara acredita-se que as práticas culturais que se estendem das festas ao turismo das suas aldeias são tão tradicionais como singulares.PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Aldeia indígena – Espaço social – Práticas culturais – TransformaçõesABSTRACT:The village of Potiguara Indians is not only a cluster of houses and people. This is a social space much more complex, adding to habitat kinship models, crossing cultural and economic practices, joining human animals and plants, work routines and "releases" of leisure. The Potiguara village despite presenting as singular, she communicated and continues to communicate today with wider networks of rural and indigenous villages, generating deep cultural and social transformations. Although the changes mark the changes in the habits of the village Potiguara is believed that cultural practices that extend parties to tourism from their villages are so traditional and unique. KEYWORDS: Indian Village - social area - Cultural practices - TransformationsRecebido: 31/08/2014    Aceito: 01/10/2014

  1. Gene doping in sports.

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    Unal, Mehmet; Ozer Unal, Durisehvar

    2004-01-01

    Gene or cell doping is defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as "the non-therapeutic use of genes, genetic elements and/or cells that have the capacity to enhance athletic performance". New research in genetics and genomics will be used not only to diagnose and treat disease, but also to attempt to enhance human performance. In recent years, gene therapy has shown progress and positive results that have highlighted the potential misuse of this technology and the debate of 'gene doping'. Gene therapies developed for the treatment of diseases such as anaemia (the gene for erythropoietin), muscular dystrophy (the gene for insulin-like growth factor-1) and peripheral vascular diseases (the gene for vascular endothelial growth factor) are potential doping methods. With progress in gene technology, many other genes with this potential will be discovered. For this reason, it is important to develop timely legal regulations and to research the field of gene doping in order to develop methods of detection. To protect the health of athletes and to ensure equal competitive conditions, the International Olympic Committee, WADA and International Sports Federations have accepted performance-enhancing substances and methods as being doping, and have forbidden them. Nevertheless, the desire to win causes athletes to misuse these drugs and methods. This paper reviews the current status of gene doping and candidate performance enhancement genes, and also the use of gene therapy in sports medicine and ethics of genetic enhancement. Copyright 2004 Adis Data Information BV

  2. Degrees of separation as a statistical tool for evaluating candidate genes.

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    Nelson, Ronald M; Pettersson, Mats E

    2014-12-01

    Selection of candidate genes is an important step in the exploration of complex genetic architecture. The number of gene networks available is increasing and these can provide information to help with candidate gene selection. It is currently common to use the degree of connectedness in gene networks as validation in Genome Wide Association (GWA) and Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping studies. However, it can cause misleading results if not validated properly. Here we present a method and tool for validating the gene pairs from GWA studies given the context of the network they co-occur in. It ensures that proposed interactions and gene associations are not statistical artefacts inherent to the specific gene network architecture. The CandidateBacon package provides an easy and efficient method to calculate the average degree of separation (DoS) between pairs of genes to currently available gene networks. We show how these empirical estimates of average connectedness are used to validate candidate gene pairs. Validation of interacting genes by comparing their connectedness with the average connectedness in the gene network will provide support for said interactions by utilising the growing amount of gene network information available. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Influencing NRF1 Regulated Gene Networks in the Development of Complex Human Brain Diseases

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    Mark Preciados

    2016-12-01

    NRF1. Some of these genes are involved with brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Brain Neoplasms. For example, the search of enriched pathways showed that top ten E2 interacting genes in AD—APOE, APP, ATP5A1, CALM1, CASP3, GSK3B, IL1B, MAPT, PSEN2 and TNF—underlie the enrichment of the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG AD pathway. With AD, the six E2-responsive genes are NRF1 target genes: APBB2, DPYSL2, EIF2S1, ENO1, MAPT, and PAXIP1. These genes are also responsive to the following EEDs: ethinyl estradiol (APBB2, DPYSL2, EIF2S1, ENO1, MAPT, and PAXIP1, BPA (APBB2, EIF2S1, ENO1, MAPT, and PAXIP1, dibutyl phthalate (DPYSL2, EIF2S1, and ENO1, diethylhexyl phthalate (DPYSL2 and MAPT. To validate findings from Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD curated data, we used Bayesian network (BN analysis on microarray data of AD patients. We observed that both gender and NRF1 were associated with AD. The female NRF1 gene network is completely different from male human AD patients. AD-associated NRF1 target genes—APLP1, APP, GRIN1, GRIN2B, MAPT, PSEN2, PEN2, and IDE—are also regulated by E2. NRF1 regulates targets genes with diverse functions, including cell growth, apoptosis/autophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis, genomic instability, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, synaptogenesis, and senescence. By activating or repressing the genes involved in cell proliferation, growth suppression, DNA damage/repair, apoptosis/autophagy, angiogenesis, estrogen signaling, neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, and senescence, and inducing a wide range of DNA damage, genomic instability and DNA methylation and transcriptional repression, NRF1 may act as a major regulator of EEDs-induced brain health deficits. In summary, estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals-modified genes in brain health deficits are part of both estrogen and NRF1 signaling pathways. Our

  4. Competências em informação dos estudantes de graduação para elaboração dos trabalhos acadêmicos

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    Silva, Lúcia Vera da

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    A competência em informação dos estudantes de graduação, durante a elaboração do trabalho acadêmico, bem como o papel representado pela biblioteca universitária, nesse processo, constituíram o tema deste trabalho. O objetivo foi o de identificar as dificuldades dos estudantes de graduação no processo de elaboração do Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso, decorrentes do desconhecimento do papel e da lógica de funcionamento da biblioteca, como também dos seus produtos e serviços. Procurou-se analisar...

  5. COMUNIDADES DE PALMAS EN DOS BOSQUES DE CHOCÓ, COLOMBIA

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    Ramirez G

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudiamos la riqueza, la abundancia, la composición y la estructura de las comunidades de palmas en dos sitios de la selva central del Chocó, Colombia. Se establecieron 14 transectos (1.5 ha en Tutunendo y 12 transectos (1 ha en Angostura, y en cada uno se registraron e identificaron las palmas, incluyendo todos los tamaños (plántulas, juveniles y adultos; además, se indagó sobre nombres comunes y usos de cada especie, entrevistando a 16 hombres mayores de 45 años y conocedores del bosque. La riqueza de palmas encontrada en las localidades estudiadas (29 especies en 1.5 ha y 23 especies en 1 ha, está entre las más altas registradas para el Neotrópico, y corrobora el patrón de distribución de riqueza ligado a altas precipitaciones. La mayoría de las especies están representadas por pocos individuos, mientras que unas pocas son las más abundantes y frecuentes. Se identificó un grupo de especies (Wettinia quinaria, Welfia regia, Iriartea deltoidea, Socratea exorrhiza, Oenocarpus bataua, en el dosel, y Geonoma cuneata, en el sotobosque, que son particularmente importantes a nivel ecológico, y que caracterizan y modelan la vegetación, no sólo del área de estudio, sino también, al parecer, a lo largo de la región del Chocó Biogeográfico. Con base en los resultados y en otros datos florísticos, se plantea que, si bien las palmas son importantes a todo lo largo de la región, la mayor abundancia y riqueza parece presentarse hacia la zona central, que coincide con un aumento en el gradiente de precipitación. Veintisiete de las 33 especies encontradas tenía algún uso en una de las siete categorías de uso, lo cual muestra la importancia de las palmas para las poblaciones locales.

  6. Mutismo ancestral: a sorte dos índios

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    Luis Adriano de Souza Cezar

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    Full Text Available Milton Hatoum es uno de los autores más relevantes de la literatura brasileña contemporánea. En 1989, realizó su debut en el universo literario con la aclamada novela Relato de um certo Oriente. Resultado de una alta sofisticación estética y de una intrincada disposición narrativa, esa obra se distingue no solo por la fuerza de su enredo, sino también, sobre todo, porque incorpora, como elemento constituyente de los personajes y sus conflictos, el discurso histórico de una Manaus en crisis económica y cultural, después del decaimiento del Ciclo da Borracha. De tal manera, este trabajo presenta un análisis del romance, cuya referencia es la sociedad amazónica (y brasileña a lo largo del siglo XX. Milton Hatoum é um dos autores mais relevantes da literatura brasileira contemporânea. Em 1989, realizou sua estreia no universo literário com o aclamado romance Relato de um certo Oriente. Resultado de um alto refinamento estético e de um intricado arranjo narrativo, essa obra se distingue não só pela força de seu enredo, mas, sobretudo, porque incorpora, como elemento constituinte das personagens e seus conflitos, o discurso histórico de uma Manaus em crise econômica e cultural, após a decadência do Ciclo da Borracha. Dessa maneira, este trabalho apresenta uma análise do romance, cuja referência é a sociedade amazônica (e brasileira ao longo do século XX. Milton Hatoum is one of the most important authors of contemporary Brazilian literature. He made his debut in the literary world in 1989 with the acclaimed novel Relato de um Certo Oriente. This work, the result of high aesthetic refinement and an intricate narrative arrangement, is distinguished not only by the strength of its plot, but above all because it incorporates, as a constituent element of the characters and their conflicts, the historic discourse of Manaus during an economic and cultural crisis subsequent to the decline in the Rubber Boom. This paper therefore

  7. O preparo dos acadêmicos de enfermagem brasileiros para vivenciarem o processo morte-morrer

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    Bernieri, Jamine; Hirdes, Alice

    2007-01-01

    Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo geral investigar o preparo dos acadêmicos de enfermagem frente à morte. A metodologia é de natureza qualitativa, realizada através de 15 entrevistas semi-estruturadas com acadêmicos de Enfermagem do sexto e sétimo semestres de uma instituição de ensino superior localizada no norte do Rio Grande do Sul. Os resultados apontam as dificuldades dos acadêmicos de enfermagem entrevistados em lidar com o processo morte-morrer dos pacientes assistidos em estágio; a dif...

  8. Mitigate DoS and DDoS attacks in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Michalas, Antonis; Komninos, Nikos; Prasad, Neeli R.

    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes a technique to defeat Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in Ad Hoc Networks. The technique is divided into two main parts and with game theory and cryptographic puzzles. Introduced first is a new client puzzle to prevent DoS attacks...... in DoS and DDoS attacks. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the approach for devices with limited resources and for environments like ad hoc networks where nodes must exchange information quickly....

  9. Indicações e complicações dos bifosfonatos em ortopedia

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    Marques, Manuel de Almeida

    2014-01-01

    Trabalho final de mestrado integrado em Medicina (Ortopedia), apresentado á Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra Contexto: Ao longo dos últimos anos, a osteoporose tem vindo a revelar-se um problema de saúde pública de crescente importância, contribuindo para o aumento da prevalência de fraturas na população idosa. O objectivo deste trabalho foi proceder a uma revisão dos estudos publicados sobre a eficácia dos bifosfonatos na redução do risco de fratura osteoporótica, o seu...

  10. Resistencia al cizallamiento de amalgama adherida utilizando dos sistemas adhesivos en dientes temporales in vitro

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    Chiappe González, Alezandra; Céspedes Porras, Jacqueline

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo general: determinar in Vitro la resistencia al cizallamiento de dos sistemas adhesivos en restauraciones de amalgama adherida en dientes temporales. Material y Método: se evaluó dos sistemas adhesivos de diferente tipo de curado: Un sistema adhesivo de curado dual (Clearfil Liner Bond 2v) y otro de autocurado (Multilink). Treinta molares libres de caries fueron divididas en dos grupos de 15 cada uno. Se incluyeron las piezas en cilindros de resina acrílica, se desgastó ca...

  11. Adicciones beneficiosas y adicciones perjudiciales: dos caras de la misma moneda

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    Rafael López

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    En este artículo obtenemos un isomorfismo entre las adicciones beneficiosas y las perjudiciales en un contexto de elección binaria en tiempo discreto. La equivalencia obtenida de este modo nos permite estudiar los dos fenómenos (los dos tipos de adicciones) como dos caras de la misma moneda. Además de la visión teórica que proporciona, esta dualidad también resulta particularmente útil porque permite trasladar fácilmente los resultados obtenidos en el campo de las adicciones perjudiciales al ...

  12. Causas estruturais e consequências dos regimes internacionais: regimes como variáveis intervenientes

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    Krasner, Stephen D.

    2012-01-01

    Os regimes internacionais são definidos como princípios, normas, regras e procedimentos de tomada de decisões ao redor dos quais as expectativas dos atores convergem em uma dada área-tema. Como ponto de partida, os regimes são conceituados como variáveis intervenientes, estando entre fatores causais básicos e os resultados e comportamentos relacionados. Há três visões a respeito da importância dos regimes: as orientações estruturais convencionais desvalorizam os regimes como sendo, na melhor ...

  13. Hábitos alimentares e tabágicos dos estudantes da Universidade Fernando Pessoa

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    Guimarães, Inês Rocha Hortega de Eckenroth

    2011-01-01

    Trabalho apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para a obtenção do grau de Licenciado em Ciências Farmacêuticas. A alimentação tem um papel fundamental na nossa vida. A adopção de hábitos alimentares desequilibrados tem um importante impacto na morbilidade e mortalidade das populações Este trabalho teve como objectivo o estudo dos hábitos alimentares e tabágicos dos estudantes da Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Em seguida, são abordados temas como a alimentaç...

  14. Música para idosos institucionalizados: percepção dos músicos atuantes

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    Leão, Eliseth Ribeiro; Flusser, Victor

    2008-01-01

    Estudo qualitativo que analisou a percepção dos músicos sobre a atividade musical junto a idosos institucionalizados (Portugal e França). Empregaram-se um questionário e o Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo para organização dos dados. Os músicos percebem sua atuação como uma experiência relacional; buscam intencionalmente a proximidade e a comunicação; reconhecem a realidade dos idosos institucionalizados e desejam transformá-la; apresentam algumas dificuldades de comunicação interpessoal, de aprim...

  15. Repercussões da aceleração dos ritmos de trabalho na saúde dos servidores de um juizado especial

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    Daiane Dal Pai

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    Full Text Available Os recentes incrementos tecnológicos promovidos junto ao serviço judiciário federal trouxeram avanços importantes para a melhoria dos atendimentos prestados à população, contudo originaram novas demandas organizacionais aos trabalhadores do setor. Objetivo Conhecer as repercussões da organização do trabalho no cotidiano laboral e na saúde dos servidores do Juizado Especial Federal de Porto Alegre (RS.Procedimentos metodológicos Desenvolveu-se uma pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas com 17 servidores de um juizado especial federal. As falas foram gravadas em áudio, transcritas e submetidas à análise de conteúdo. O referencial teórico da psicodinâmica do trabalho fundamentou a interpretação dos achados.Resultados Foram identificadas duas categorias de análise: (1 Mudanças na organização do trabalho: de processos judiciais físicos à aceleração virtual e (2 Adaptação dos profissionais às mudanças e suas repercussões sobre a saúde. Na primeira categoria foram discutidas as transformações vivenciadas pelos trabalhadores a partir da implantação dos sistemas informatizados de recebimento e análise dos processos judiciais. Na segunda categoria revelaram-se as exigências psíquicas e físicas que os trabalhadores associaram ao contexto laboral.Conclusão Concluiu-se que os trabalhadores se percebem diante de um ritmo acelerado e elevado volume de trabalho, convivendo com sintomas que sugerem o adoecimento e sentindo-se desassistidos quanto às mudanças estabelecidas ao processo de trabalho.

  16. Human Gene Therapy: Genes without Frontiers?

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    Simon, Eric J.

    2002-01-01

    Describes the latest advancements and setbacks in human gene therapy to provide reference material for biology teachers to use in their science classes. Focuses on basic concepts such as recombinant DNA technology, and provides examples of human gene therapy such as severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, familial hypercholesterolemia, and…

  17. A privacidade dos pacientes e as ações dos enfermeiros no contexto da internação hospitalar

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    Narciso Vieira Soares

    2010-01-01

    A privacidade é um direito individual que contempla situações relacionadas à proteção da intimidade dos sujeitos, respeito à dignidade, limitação de acesso ao corpo, aos objetos íntimos, aos relacionamentos familiares e sociais e a enfermagem tem como desafio a reflexão ética sobre a responsabilidade e compromisso de suas ações, nesse âmbito. O objetivo geral da pesquisa consistiu em analisar situações relativas à privacidade do paciente no cotidiano da enfermagem hospitalar e as ações dos en...

  18. Caracterização dos hábitos alimentares e avaliação antropométrica dos estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra

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    Sousa, Célia Maria Pires Lavaredas de

    2013-01-01

    Introdução: todo um enquadramento cultural, económico e psico-social torna a população universitária um grupo alvo de estudo e eventual intervenção nutricional, atendendo ao facto de os hábitos alimentares instituídos em idades mais jovens poderem ser os mais duradouros e mais relevantes no futuro. Objectivo: caracterizar os hábitos alimentares dos estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra recorrendo a um questionário de frequência alimentar e fazer a avaliação antropométrica com base no Índic...

  19. A modulação dos efeitos dos julgados do Supremo Tribunal Federal na seara tributária: o substrato moral das decisões judiciais

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    Toyoda , Hisashi

    2016-01-01

    Esta pesquisa foi desenvolvida com o propósito de analisar o teor das decisões do Supremo Tribunal Federal, nas quais foi aplicado o instituto da modulação de efeitos de normas tributárias declaradas inconstitucionais, para verificar se foram observados os requisitos da devida motivação e da adequabilidade moral desses julgados em face da exigência fundamental da materialização do justo por meio da máxima efetividade dos direitos dos cidadãos contribuintes. O estudo tem embasamento em um leva...

  20. A direita que saiu do armário: a cosmovisão dos formadores de opinião dos manifestantes de direita brasileiros

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    Messenberg, Débora

    2018-01-01

    O artigo procura desvelar a cosmovisão (weltanschauung) dos principais formadores de opinião dos manifestantes de direita brasileiros, que foram as ruas ao longo do ano de 2015. O trabalho pautou-se em pesquisa multimétodos, construída a partir do levantamento das postagens emitidas por esses atores sociais em suas páginas no Facebook, durante o ano em foco, além de matérias de suas autorias publicadas em blogs, jornais e revistas, como também vídeos de suas entrevistas e hangouts. Organizara...

  1. Evidências Empíricas sobre a Rentabilidade dos Ativos dos Bancos no Brasil antes da Crise Americana do Subprime

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    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

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    Full Text Available Segundo a visão pós-keynesiana, defendida por Tobin (1982, os ativos dos bancos são divididos basicamente entre aqueles de natureza defensiva, representados fundamentalmente por títulos financeiros, com característica de maior liquidez e menor rentabilidade, e as operações de crédito, que são ativos não defensivos com perfil de oferecer menor liquidez e maior rentabilidade. Com base nessa visão e a partir de dados organizados em painel, contemplando 71 instituições financeiras que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2008, no presente artigo foi utilizada a técnica econométrica do método dos momentos generalizados em sistema (GMM-SYS a fim de analisar empiricamente a influência de variáveis macro e microeconômicas sobre a rentabilidade de ativos dos bancos no país, tanto em títulos financeiros quanto em operações de crédito. Os exercícios econométricos propostos, que objetivaram melhorar a compreensão em relação à formação da rentabilidade dos ativos dos bancos no mercado bancário brasileiro, permitiram identificar aspectos como a persistência nos níveis de rentabilidade, a nacionalidade e personalidade jurídica dos bancos mais rentáveis por tipo de ativo, a influência do tamanho da instituição e do nível de capitalização sobre a rentabilidade dessas aplicações, além das evidências contrárias à hipótese de estrutura-conduta-performance (HCP no mercado bancário brasileiro. As estimativas envolvendo as variáveis macroeconômicas revelaram influência positiva da taxa básica de juros e característica pró-cíclica da rentabilidade dos ativos bancários. Assim, os achados permitem melhor decifrar o comportamento do desempenho dos ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, o que pode, inclusive, vir a orientar esforços de gestão e supervisão no sistema financeiro.

  2. Evidências Empíricas sobre a Rentabilidade dos Ativos dos Bancos no Brasil antes da Crise Americana do Subprime

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    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

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    Full Text Available Segundo a visão pós-keynesiana, defendida por Tobin (1982, os ativos dos bancos são divididos basicamente entre aqueles de natureza defensiva, representados fundamentalmente por títulos financeiros, com característica de maior liquidez e menor rentabilidade, e as operações de crédito, que são ativos não defensivos com perfil de oferecer menor liquidez e maior rentabilidade. Com base nessa visão e a partir de dados organizados em painel, contemplando 71 instituições financeiras que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2008, no presente artigo foi utilizada a técnica econométrica do método dos momentos generalizados em sistema (GMM-SYS a fim de analisar empiricamente a influência de variáveis macro e microeconômicas sobre a rentabilidade de ativos dos bancos no país, tanto em títulos financeiros quanto em operações de crédito. Os exercícios econométricos propostos, que objetivaram melhorar a compreensão em relação à formação da rentabilidade dos ativos dos bancos no mercado bancário brasileiro, permitiram identificar aspectos como a persistência nos níveis de rentabilidade, a nacionalidade e personalidade jurídica dos bancos mais rentáveis por tipo de ativo, a influência do tamanho da instituição e do nível de capitalização sobre a rentabilidade dessas aplicações, além das evidências contrárias à hipótese de estrutura-conduta-performance (HCP no mercado bancário brasileiro. As estimativas envolvendo as variáveis macroeconômicas revelaram influência positiva da taxa básica de juros e característica pró-cíclica da rentabilidade dos ativos bancários.  Assim, os achados permitem melhor decifrar o comportamento do desempenho dos ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, o que pode, inclusive, vir a orientar esforços de gestão e supervisão no sistema financeiro.

  3. A aplicação dos recursos da seguridade social, a partir da perspectiva da teoria dos sistemas, da teoria comunicacional e do caos

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    Júnior, Dávio Antonio Prado Zarzana

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho, focalizando o custeio da Seguridade Social, pretende realizar três verificações: a primeira, a existência ou não de desvios na aplicação dos recursos arrecadados para este financiamento, inclusive a partir da formulação de um conceito de desvio. A segunda, examinar os desequilíbrios que esses possíveis desvios produziriam, sob a ótica da Teoria dos Sistemas, utilizando-se, em adição, terminologia própria da Teoria Comunicacional. E a terceira, perscrutar a pos...

  4. Dos obras de Friedrich F. Haindl, Alemania Federal

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    -rooms.El asilo de Wasserburg. Se trata de una construcción de ladrillo, con revestimiento de piezas prefabricadas de hormigón; tiene planta rectangular y está compuesto por: sótano, planta baja y seis superiores. En el sótano se han dispuesto: la cocina con sus dependencias, una lavandería y los locales de almacenamiento, servicios e instalaciones. La entrada se realiza por la planta baja, atravesando una cancela que comunica con el espacioso salón interior. Esta planta aloja: el comedor, la capilla, la biblioteca y los locales administrativos. La planta primera se dedicó a las dependencias del personal y a las habitaciones de las hermanas, incluyendo un refectorio y la vivienda del portero. Las cuatro plantas superiores contienen el tota! de las habitaciones de los residentes, con un salón común en cada planta. En la última se ha montado el centro asistencial, con habitaciones de distintas capacidades. El conjunto se completa con un garaje y un jardin. La residencia de ancianos de Berching. Está situada en un antiguo convento de dos plantas, añadiéndole un nuevo edificio, que consta de: sótano, planta baja y dos o tres plantas superiores. Se une al anterior mediante un pasillo acristalado. En el primer edificio se dispusieron: las habitaciones del personal, hermanas y enfermeras vivienda para el sacerdote, cocina, comedor, refectorio, sala de estar, administración, aseos y servicios, almacenes, provisiones y talleres En la nueva construcción se distribuyen: las habitaciones de los ancianos, cuarto de calderas, tanques de aceite para calefacción, almacenes, talleres, comedor y vestíbulo junto al pasillo de enlace, cocina general, cocinas pequeñas en cada planta, comedor del personal lavandería, aseos, cuartos de estar y terraza de uso común, y el centro asistencial de 22 camas Cada dormitorio va dotado de lavabo y un armario empotrado, disponiendo, además, las habitaciones de los ancianos de una terraza individual. La nueva construcción se ha realizado en

  5. Estudio de dos estructuras neuronales feedforward para la compresión de imágenes digitales

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    Andrés Eduardo Gaona Barrera

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    Full Text Available This paper shows and explains the process implemented for the development of feed- forward neural networks with the aim of compress digital image color. It sets oul sorne traditional techniques and develops tvvo topologies to implement feed forward. During the development of networks, fue items that are considered: number of layers, number of neurons, image type, size and munber of blocks to train, to o