Roelke L.H.,Vitoria ES |
Emmerich A.O.,Oswaldo Cruz Foundation |
Rosetti E.P.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha |
Molina M.C.B.,University Estadual Do Rio Of Janeiro Uerj |
Neto E.T.S.,Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Jornal Vascular Brasileiro | Year: 2011
The association between periodontal disease and the development of atherosclerosis has been studied. The systematic review of literature aims to evaluate the association between periodontal disease and sub clinical atherosclerosis. A literature search of the PubMed, Scopus, LILACS, BBO, Cochrane Library and Scielo bibliographic databases was conducted using the following descriptors: "periodontal disease", "periodontitis", "carotid", and "therosclerosis". Articles were excluded if they: presented abstracts written in languages other than Portuguese, English and Spanish; experimental studies; did not contain data testing the degree of association between periodontal disease and subclinical atherosclerosis; did measure the extent of periodontal disease by parameters other than the clinical examination; did not measure the carotid artery intima-media wall thickness by ultrasonography; and covered specific population groups. The studies design, measurement protocols and reported data were compared. A total of 63 papers identified only 10 studies that met the inclusion criteria: 1 longitudinal study, 6 cross-sectional, and 3 case control studies. There was a wide heterogeneity between the studies regarding the methods of measuring periodontal disease and atherosclerosis outcomes. The conclusion is that periodontal infections are strongly associated with the development of subclinical atherosclerosis, however the mechanisms involved on the pathogenic process remain unknown.
Pereira O.G.,Federal University of Viçosa |
Rovetta R.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha |
Ribeiro K.G.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri |
Santos M.E.R.,Federal University of Viçosa |
And 2 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia | Year: 2012
The objective this study was to evaluate the growth rates of Tifton 85 bermudagrass under four nitrogen levels (0, 33, 66, 100, and 133 kg/ha N) and harvested at three plant heights (30, 40 and 50 cm). The experimental design was completely randomized in a split plot scheme with three replications. Nitrogen rates were set in the plots and plants heights in the subplots. For all variables, the interaction N rate × plant height was not significant. The net assimilatory rate and relative growth rate of Tifton 85 increased with increasing N rates. The leaf area ratio (LAR) decreased linearly with plant height at harvesting. In contrast, the LAR increased linearly with N rate. Linearly, the leaf weight ratio decreased with plant height at harvesting, and increased with N rate. The specific leaf area of Tifton 85 bermudagrass was influenced linear and positively only by nitrogen fertilization. The leaf area index (LAI) of Tifton 85 bermudagrass increased by about 0.05 unit for each centimeter increase in plant height at harvesting. There was a quadratic response of N in LAI of Tifton 85 bermudagrass. The increase of bermudagrass height at harvesting season decreases the participation of leaf blade in the forage. The nitrogen increases the growth rate of Tifton 85 bermudagrass. To ensure efficient harvesting of forage, the increase of N rate for Tifton 85 Bermudagrass implies a reduction in the harvest interval. © 2012 Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia.
Santos M.R.,Federal University of Viçosa |
Campos Ferreira H.C.,Federal University of Viçosa |
Dos Santos M.A.,Federal University of Viçosa |
Saraiva G.L.,Federal University of Viçosa |
And 6 more authors.
Revista Ceres | Year: 2014
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) causes major losses in worldwide livestock, affecting the respiratory and reproductive tracts of bovine. In the past decades, the number of cases in Brazil has been gradually increasing. Therefore, it is important to assess the distribution of infection in different regions of the country. In the state of Espírito Santo (ES) the BoHV 1 infection rate in dairy cattle herds is unknown. Thus, the aim of this study was to detect neutralizing antibodies against BoHV-1 in serum samples from 1,161 non-vaccinated cows from 59 dairy cattle herds in 23 municipalities of the Metropolitan, North, Northwest and South macro-regions. The identification of seropositive cows was evaluated by the virus neutralization test. The results showed that of all serum samples evaluated 775 (66.75%) had neutralizing antibodies against BoHV-1. Moreover, all herds were found positive; however, the percentage of positive cows varied among regions; 49.06%, 62.15%, 67.21% and 80.04% for the Metropolitan, South, North and Northwest macro-regions, respectively. In this study, the results clearly indicate the dissemination of the viral agent in dairy cattle in the ES state, requiring the monitoring and control of diseases related to BoHV-1 infection.
Almeida A.P.,University of Sao Paulo |
Almeida A.P.,Centro Universitario Luterano |
Souza T.D.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha |
Marcili A.,University of Sao Paulo |
Labruna M.B.,University of Sao Paulo
Journal of Medical Entomology | Year: 2013
This study evaluated infection by vector-borne agents in 58 crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous L.) that were road-killed in an Atlantic rainforest reserve in the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. Spleen, lung, or blood samples collected from the foxes were tested in the laboratory by a battery of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays targeting bacteria of the genera Rickettsia, Borrelia, Coxiella, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia; and protozoa of the genera Babesia, Hepatozoon, and Leishmania. Of the targeted organisms, evidence of infection in the foxes was detected for Ehrlichia and Hepatozoon organisms only. Overall, six (10.3%) foxes were infected by an ehrlichial agent closely related to an ehrlichial agent recently detected in free-ranging Jaguars [(Panthera onca (L.)] in central-western Brazil, and to Ehrlichia ruminantium. For Hepatozoon, 28 (48.3%) foxes were infected by an agent closely related to Hepatozoon sp. Curupira 2 and H. americanum; and one (1.7%) fox was infected by an organism closely related to reptile-associated Hepatozoon agents. Finally, 11 (19.0%) foxes were found infested by Amblyomma cajennense (F.) nymphs, which were all PCR negative for the range of vector-borne agents cited above. Because the haplotypes found in free-ranging foxes are genetically closely related to pathogens of great veterinary importance, namely E. ruminantium and H. americanum, it is highly desirable to know if these novel organisms have any important role as agents of diseases in domestic animals and wildlife in Brazil. © 2013 Entomological Society of America.
Dalpiaz P.L.M.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Lamas A.Z.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Caliman I.F.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Medeiros A.R.S.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
And 6 more authors.
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research | Year: 2013
Sex hormones modulate the action of both cytokines and the renin-angiotensin system. However, the effects of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) on the proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels in male and female spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are unclear. We determined the relationship between ACE activity, cytokine levels and sex differences in SHR. Female (F) and male (M) SHR were divided into 4 experimental groups each (n = 7): sham + vehicle (SV), sham + enalapril (10 mg/kg body weight by gavage), castrated + vehicle, and castrated + enalapril. Treatment began 21 days after castration and continued for 30 days. Serum cytokine levels (ELISA) and ACE activity (fluorimetry) were measured. Male rats exhibited a higher serum ACE activity than female rats. Castration reduced serum ACE in males but did not affect it in females. Enalapril reduced serum ACE in all groups. IL-10 (FSV = 16.4 ± 1.1 pg/mL; MSV = 12.8 ± 1.2 pg/mL), TNF-α (FSV = 16.6 ± 1.2 pg/mL; MSV = 12.8 ± 1 pg/mL) and IL-6 (FSV = 10.3 ± 0.2 pg/mL; MSV = 7.2 ± 0.2 pg/mL) levels were higher in females than in males. Ovariectomy reduced all cytokine levels and orchiectomy reduced IL-6 but increased IL-10 concentrations in males. Castration eliminated the differences in all inflammatory cytokine levels (IL-6 and TNF-α) between males and females. Enalapril increased IL-10 in all groups and reduced IL-6 in SV rats. In conclusion, serum ACE inhibition by enalapril eliminated the sexual dimorphisms of cytokine levels in SV animals, which suggests that enalapril exerts systemic anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive effects.
Reproduction of Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea): Effect of lunar cycle and population characteristics [Reprodução de Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea): Efeito do ciclo lunar e características da população]
Lage A.M.C.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Joyeux J.-C.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Gomes L.C.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha
Acta Scientiarum - Biological Sciences | Year: 2011
This work evaluated the spawning of sea urchin Lytechinus variegates based on lunar cycle and population characteristics. Eight monthly collections were realized to estimate the gonadosomatic index (GI) and population parameters regarding reproduction. To evaluate the effect of the lunar cycle on spawning, samples were taken for each moon phase of three lunar cycles. In the entire work 295 individuals were collected, 156 males and 131 females (1.19:1 ratio). However, there was no significant difference in the sex ratio of the population. The weight of males was significantly greater than that of females. There were no differences between males and females in gonadosomatic index (GI), gonad weight and diameter. There was an effect of the lunar periodicity on spawning, with lower GI in new moon, indicating that spawning occurs on the first lunar quarter in spring tide.
Batista R.M.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Rosetti E.P.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
Zandonade E.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha |
Roelke L.H.,Federal University of Espirito Santo |
And 2 more authors.
Cadernos de Saude Publica | Year: 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between periodontal disease and increased thickness of the carotid artery intimamedia complex. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 220 adults (age ≥ 35 years) among participants in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). Carotid artery ultrasound and periodontal clinical examinations were conducted and included visible plaque index, gingival bleeding on probing index, probing pocket depth (PPD), and clinical attachment level (CAL). Individuals with increased carotid artery thickness showed fewer teeth and higher frequency of CAL ≥ 3mm, CAL ≥ 4mm, CAL ≥ 5mm, and CAL ≥ 6mm and PPD ≥ 4mm (p < 0.05). Despite the use of 18 definitions for periodontal disease, only one confirmed the hypothesis of an association between periodontal disease and subclinical atherosclerosis. Individuals with 10% or more sites with CAL ≥ 4mm were more likely to present carotid thickening.
New records of the Forbess blackbird Curaeus forbesi (Sclater, 1886) in the state of minas gerais, with comments on its conservation [Novos registros do anumará Curaeus forbesi (Sclater, 1886) no estado de Minas Gerais, com comentários sobre sua conservação]
Mazzoni L.G.,Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais |
Esser D.,Rua Mario Bento da Silva 133 |
Dutra E.C.,Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais |
Perillo A.,Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais |
Morais R.,Centro Universitario Of Vila Velha
Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia | Year: 2012
The Forbes's Blackbird Curaeus forbesi (Sclater, 1886), an endangered species endemic to the Atlantic Forest, has its occurrence documented from only two localities of southeastern Brazil. Here we report on three new localities in the Rio Doce basin, state of Minas Gerais, where C. forbesi has been documented, resulting in a significant extension of the known species distribution in its southern part. We also discuss previous undocumented records of C. forbesi and comment on its conservation status in the state of Minas Gerais.