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Selma Maria Bezerra Jeronimo


Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Country: Brazil


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    Maciel B, Lacerda H, Queiroz J, Galvão J, Pontes N, Dimenstein R, et al. Association of nutritional status with the response to infection with Leishmania chagasi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008;79:591-8 pubmed
    ..Increased breastfeeding time (P = 0.036) was associated with asymptomatic infection. The results indicate that modifiable nutritional aspects are associated with the outcome of Leishmania spp. infection in humans. ..
  2. Ferreira L, Gomes C, Araújo A, Bezerra P, Duggal P, Jeronimo S. Association between ACVR2A and early-onset preeclampsia: replication study in a Northeastern Brazilian population. Placenta. 2015;36:186-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The gene ACVR2A was associated with the more severe early onset preeclampsia. This finding supports the hypothesis of different pathogenic mechanisms contributing to the early- and late-onset preeclampsia. ..
  3. Weirather J, Duggal P, Nascimento E, Monteiro G, Martins D, Lacerda H, et al. Fine mapping under linkage peaks for symptomatic or asymptomatic outcomes of Leishmania infantum infection in Brazil. Infect Genet Evol. 2016;43:1-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The latter supports growing evidence that the transforming growth factor-beta pathway is important in the immunopathogenesis of VL. ..
  4. Dourado M, Ferreira L, Freire Neto F, Jeronimo S. No association between FCGR2A and FCGR3A polymorphisms in Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a Brazilian population. J Neuroimmunol. 2016;298:160-4 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, there was no genetic association with either severity or clinical outcomes. We conclude that these FCGR polymorphisms are not associated with susceptibility to Guillain-Barré Syndrome in this Brazilian population. ..
  5. Teixeira D, Monteiro G, Martins D, Fernandes M, Macedo Silva V, Ansaldi M, et al. Comparative analyses of whole genome sequences of Leishmania infantum isolates from humans and dogs in northeastern Brazil. Int J Parasitol. 2017;47:655-665 pubmed publisher
    ..Of interest, these displayed lower diversity than isolates from symptomatic subjects, an observation that deserves further investigation with additional isolates from asymptomatic subjects. ..