Maria Imaculada Muniz Junqueira
Muniz Junqueira M, Mota L, Aires R, Junqueira Junior L. Differing phagocytic function of monocytes and neutrophils in Chagas' cardiopathy according to the presence or absence of congestive heart failure. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2004;37:447-53 pubmed
..Balanced opposite effects of cardiovascular and immune disturbances may be acting in Chagas' disease subjects with heart failure paradoxically recovering the altered phagocytic function. ..
Muniz Junqueira M, Peçanha L, da Silva Filho V, de Almeida Cardoso M, Tosta C. Novel microtechnique for assessment of postnatal maturation of the phagocytic function of neutrophils and monocytes. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003;10:1096-102 pubmed
..This practical method of assessment of phagocytosis may allow the diagnosis of primary or secondary phagocytic deficiencies to be made more easily and may allow better monitoring and treatment of those with dysfunctions of these cells. ..
Alves Ã, de Miranda M, Borges T, MagalhÃ£es K, Muniz Junqueira M. Anti-HIV drugs, lopinavir/ritonavir and atazanavir, modulate innate immune response triggered by Leishmania in macrophages: the role of NF-ÎºB and PPAR-Î³. Int Immunopharmacol. 2015;24:314-324 pubmed publisher
..Although HIV protease inhibitors are highly efficient to control the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, these drugs might also influence the course of leishmaniasis in HIV-Leishmania-co-infected individuals. ..
de Siqueira M, da Mota L, Couto S, Muniz Junqueira M. Enhanced neutrophil phagocytic capacity in rheumatoid arthritis related to the autoantibodies rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16:159 pubmed publisher
..Targeting the production of these autoantibodies may be a promising strategy in the management of RA. ..
Muniz Junqueira M, Mota L, Aires R, Junqueira L. Digitalis inhibits and furosemide does not change the in vitro phagocytic function of neutrophils of healthy subjects. Int Immunopharmacol. 2003;3:1439-45 pubmed
Muniz Junqueira M. Immunomodulatory therapy associated to anti-parasite drugs as a way to prevent severe forms of malaria. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2007;2:59-73 pubmed
..This review submitted this subject to a critical assessment and suggests ways to take advantage of immunomodulatory drugs, associated to anti parasite therapy, to reduce the morbimortality of malaria. ..
Borges T, Alves É, Vasconcelos H, Carneiro F, Nicola A, Magalhaes K, et al
. Differences in the modulation of reactive species, lipid bodies, cyclooxygenase-2, 5-lipoxygenase and PPAR-? in cerebral malaria-susceptible and resistant mice. Immunobiology. 2017;222:604-619 pubmed publisher