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Alamandine attenuates arterial remodelling induced by transverse aortic constriction in mice.

Souza-Neto FP, Silva MM, Santuchi MC, de Alcântara-Leonídio TC, Motta-Santos D, Oliveira A, Melo MB, Canta GN, de Souza LE, Irigoyen MC, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Guatimosim S, Souza Dos Santos RA, Silva RFD.

Clin Sci (Lond). 2019 Feb 8. pii: CS20180547. doi: 10.1042/CS20180547. [Epub ahead of print]


Occurrence of MYOC and CYP1B1 variants in juvenile open angle glaucoma Brazilian patients.

Svidnicki PV, Braghini CA, Costa VP, Schimiti RB, de Vasconcellos JPC, de Melo MB.

Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 Dec;39(6):717-724. doi: 10.1080/13816810.2018.1546405.


Association between IL1A and IL1B polymorphisms and primary open angle glaucoma in a Brazilian population.

Oliveira MB, de Vasconcellos JPC, Ananina G, Costa VP, de Melo MB.

Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2018 Sep;243(13):1083-1091. doi: 10.1177/1535370218809709.


Estimating the age of the p.Cys433Arg variant in the MYOC gene in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Marques AM, Ananina G, Costa VP, Vasconcellos JPC, de Melo MB.

PLoS One. 2018 Nov 16;13(11):e0207409. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207409. eCollection 2018.


Enhancing Humoral Responses Against HIV Envelope Trimers via Nanoparticle Delivery with Stabilized Synthetic Liposomes.

Tokatlian T, Kulp DW, Mutafyan AA, Jones CA, Menis S, Georgeson E, Kubitz M, Zhang MH, Melo MB, Silva M, Yun DS, Schief WR, Irvine DJ.

Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 8;8(1):16527. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34853-2.


Genetic deletion of the alamandine receptor MRGD leads to dilated cardiomyopathy in mice.

Oliveira AC, Melo MB, Motta-Santos D, Peluso AA, Souza-Neto F, da Silva RF, Almeida JFQ, Canta G, Reis AM, Goncalves G, Cerri G, Coutinho D, Guedes de Jesus IC, Guatimosim S, Linhares ND, Alenina N, Bader M, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Santos RAS.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Jan 1;316(1):H123-H133. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00075.2018. Epub 2018 Oct 19.


The usefulness of short-term high-fat/high salt diet as a model of metabolic syndrome in mice.

Mendes-Junior LG, Freitas-Lima LC, Oliveira JR, Melo MB, Feltenberger JD, Brandi IV, Carvalho BMA, Guimarães ALS, De Paula AMB, D'Angelis CEM, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Souza Santos RA, Braga VA, Santos SHS.

Life Sci. 2018 Sep 15;209:341-348. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2018.08.034. Epub 2018 Aug 14.


Immigrants' access to health care: Problems identified in a high-risk tuberculosis population.

Linhas R, Oliveira O, Meireles P, Oliveira P, de Melo MB, Lourenço J, Ferreira F, Gaio R, Duarte R.

Pulmonology. 2018 Aug 1. pii: S2531-0437(18)30071-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2018.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]


Enhancing T cell therapy through TCR-signaling-responsive nanoparticle drug delivery.

Tang L, Zheng Y, Melo MB, Mabardi L, Castaño AP, Xie YQ, Li N, Kudchodkar SB, Wong HC, Jeng EK, Maus MV, Irvine DJ.

Nat Biotechnol. 2018 Sep;36(8):707-716. doi: 10.1038/nbt.4181. Epub 2018 Jul 9.


Enhancement of Peptide Vaccine Immunogenicity by Increasing Lymphatic Drainage and Boosting Serum Stability.

Moynihan KD, Holden RL, Mehta NK, Wang C, Karver MR, Dinter J, Liang S, Abraham W, Melo MB, Zhang AQ, Li N, Gall SL, Pentelute BL, Irvine DJ.

Cancer Immunol Res. 2018 Sep;6(9):1025-1038. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-17-0607. Epub 2018 Jun 18.


Angiotensin-(1-7) reduces cardiac effects of thyroid hormone by GSK3Β/NFATc3 signaling pathway.

Senger N, Melo MB, Diniz GP, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Santos RAS, Barreto-Chaves MLM.

Clin Sci (Lond). 2018 Jun 5;132(11):1117-1133. doi: 10.1042/CS20171606. Print 2018 Jun 14.


Investigation of CAV1/CAV2 rs4236601 and CDKN2B-AS1 rs2157719 in primary open-angle glaucoma patients from Brazil.

Nunes HF, Ananina G, Costa VP, Zanchin NIT, de Vasconcellos JPC, de Melo MB.

Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 Apr;39(2):194-199. doi: 10.1080/13816810.2017.1393830. Epub 2017 Nov 7.


Association of HTRA1 rs11200638 with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Brazilian patients.

Lana TP, da Silva Costa SM, Ananina G, Hirata FE, Rim PHH, Medina FM, de Vasconcellos JPC, de Melo MB.

Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 Jan-Feb;39(1):46-50. doi: 10.1080/13816810.2017.1354382. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Association of the CFH Y402H Polymorphism with the 1-Year Response of Exudative AMD to Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Treatment in the Brazilian Population.

Medina FMC, Motta AALD, Takahashi WY, Carricondo PC, Motta MMDS, Melo MB, Vasconcellos JPC.

Ophthalmic Res. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1159/000475995. [Epub ahead of print]


Differentiating Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy from Normal-Tension Glaucoma.

Souto FM, de Vasconcellos JP, de Melo MB, Sartorato EL, Moura FC.

Neuroophthalmology. 2017 Feb 17;41(2):99-102. doi: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1279185. eCollection 2017 Apr.


Sustained antigen availability during germinal center initiation enhances antibody responses to vaccination.

Tam HH, Melo MB, Kang M, Pelet JM, Ruda VM, Foley MH, Hu JK, Kumari S, Crampton J, Baldeon AD, Sanders RW, Moore JP, Crotty S, Langer R, Anderson DG, Chakraborty AK, Irvine DJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 25;113(43):E6639-E6648. Epub 2016 Oct 4.


Mas receptor contributes to pregnancy-induced cardiac remodeling.

Carmos-Silva C, Almeida JF, Macedo LM, Melo MB, Pedrino GR, Santos FF, Biancardi MF, Santos RA, Carvalho AA, Mendes EP, Colugnati DB, Mazaro-Costa R, Castro CH.

Clin Sci (Lond). 2016 Sep 13. pii: CS20160095. [Epub ahead of print]


Abnormal expression of inflammatory genes in placentas of women with sickle cell anemia and sickle hemoglobin C disease.

Baptista LC, Costa ML, Ferreira R, Albuquerque DM, Lanaro C, Fertrin KY, Surita FG, Parpinelli MA, Costa FF, Melo MB.

Ann Hematol. 2016 Oct;95(11):1859-67. doi: 10.1007/s00277-016-2780-1. Epub 2016 Aug 22.


Assessing the sources of high fecal coliform levels at an urban tropical beach.

Davino AM, de Melo MB, Caffaro Filho RA.

Braz J Microbiol. 2015 Oct-Dec;46(4):1019-26. doi: 10.1590/S1517-838246420140466. Epub 2015 Oct 27.


Pharmacogenetic Effect of Complement Factor H Gene Polymorphism in Response to the Initial Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Medina FM, Alves Lopes da Motta A, Takahashi WY, Carricondo PC, Dos Santos Motta MM, Melo MB, Vasconcellos JP.

Ophthalmic Res. 2015;54(4):169-74. doi: 10.1159/000439172. Epub 2015 Oct 7.


Beneficial effects of angiotensin-(1-7) against deoxycorticosterone acetate-induced diastolic dysfunction occur independently of changes in blood pressure.

de Almeida PW, Melo MB, Lima Rde F, Gavioli M, Santiago NM, Greco L, Jesus IC, Nocchi E, Parreira A, Alves MN, Mitraud L, Resende RR, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Dos Santos RA, Guatimosim S.

Hypertension. 2015 Aug;66(2):389-95. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.04893. Epub 2015 Jun 15.


Activation of angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas axis in the brain lowers blood pressure and attenuates cardiac remodeling in hypertensive transgenic (mRen2)27 rats.

Kangussu LM, Guimaraes PS, Nadu AP, Melo MB, Santos RA, Campagnole-Santos MJ.

Neuropharmacology. 2015 Oct;97:58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.04.036. Epub 2015 May 15.


Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in CYP1B1-Associated Primary Congenital Glaucoma Patients Representing Two Large Cohorts from India and Brazil.

de Melo MB, Mandal AK, Tavares IM, Ali MH, Kabra M, de Vasconcellos JP, Senthil S, Sallum JM, Kaur I, Betinjane AJ, Moura CR, Paula JS, Costa KA, Sarfarazi M, Paolera MD, Finzi S, Ferraz VE, Costa VP, Belfort R Jr, Chakrabarti S.

PLoS One. 2015 May 15;10(5):e0127147. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127147. eCollection 2015.


Nanoparticulate STING agonists are potent lymph node-targeted vaccine adjuvants.

Hanson MC, Crespo MP, Abraham W, Moynihan KD, Szeto GL, Chen SH, Melo MB, Mueller S, Irvine DJ.

J Clin Invest. 2015 Jun;125(6):2532-46. doi: 10.1172/JCI79915. Epub 2015 May 4.


Toxoplasma gondii superinfection and virulence during secondary infection correlate with the exact ROP5/ROP18 allelic combination.

Jensen KD, Camejo A, Melo MB, Cordeiro C, Julien L, Grotenbreg GM, Frickel EM, Ploegh HL, Young L, Saeij JP.

MBio. 2015 Feb 24;6(2):e02280. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02280-14.


An eye on sickle cell retinopathy.

de Melo MB.

Rev Bras Hematol Hemoter. 2014 Sep-Oct;36(5):319-21. doi: 10.1016/j.bjhh.2014.07.020. Epub 2014 Aug 12. No abstract available.


Increased circulating PEDF and low sICAM-1 are associated with sickle cell retinopathy.

Cruz PR, Lira RP, Pereira Filho SA, Souza BB, Mitsuushi FN, Menaa F, Fertrin KY, Vasconcellos JP, Conran N, Costa FF, Melo MB.

Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2015 Jan;54(1):33-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Aug 29.


Cholinergic signaling exerts protective effects in models of sympathetic hyperactivity-induced cardiac dysfunction.

Gavioli M, Lara A, Almeida PW, Lima AM, Damasceno DD, Rocha-Resende C, Ladeira M, Resende RR, Martinelli PM, Melo MB, Brum PC, Fontes MA, Souza Santos RA, Prado MA, Guatimosim S.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 3;9(7):e100179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100179. eCollection 2014.


[Adherence to the Ongoing Education Program for family doctors in a southeastern Brazilian state].

d'Ávila LS, Assis LN, Melo MB, Brant LC.

Cien Saude Colet. 2014 Feb;19(2):401-16. Portuguese.


Dual role for inflammasome sensors NLRP1 and NLRP3 in murine resistance to Toxoplasma gondii.

Gorfu G, Cirelli KM, Melo MB, Mayer-Barber K, Crown D, Koller BH, Masters S, Sher A, Leppla SH, Moayeri M, Saeij JP, Grigg ME.

MBio. 2014 Feb 18;5(1). pii: e01117-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01117-13.


Association of LOC387715/ARMS2 (rs10490924) Gene Polymorphism with Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Brazilian Population.

Hirata FE, de Vasconcellos JP, Medina FM, Rim PH, Fulco EA, de Melo MB.

Ophthalmic Genet. 2015;36(3):224-8. doi: 10.3109/13816810.2013.867449.


Transcriptional analysis of murine macrophages infected with different Toxoplasma strains identifies novel regulation of host signaling pathways.

Melo MB, Nguyen QP, Cordeiro C, Hassan MA, Yang N, McKell R, Rosowski EE, Julien L, Butty V, Dardé ML, Ajzenberg D, Fitzgerald K, Young LH, Saeij JP.

PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(12):e1003779. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003779. Epub 2013 Dec 19.


Polymorphism in the HMOX1 gene is associated with high levels of fetal hemoglobin in Brazilian patients with sickle cell anemia.

Gil GP, Ananina G, Oliveira MB, Costa FF, Silva MJ, Santos MN, Bezerra MA, Hatzlhofer BL, Araujo AS, Melo MB.

Hemoglobin. 2013;37(4):315-24. doi: 10.3109/03630269.2013.789438. Epub 2013 Jun 3.


New mutation in the myocilin gene segregates with juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma in a Brazilian family.

Braghini CA, Neshich IA, Neshich G, Soardi FC, de Mello MP, Costa VP, de Vasconcellos JP, de Melo MB.

Gene. 2013 Jul 1;523(1):50-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.02.054. Epub 2013 Apr 5.


Priming mesenchymal stem cells boosts stem cell therapy to treat myocardial infarction.

Carvalho JL, Braga VB, Melo MB, Campos AC, Oliveira MS, Gomes DA, Ferreira AJ, Santos RA, Goes AM.

J Cell Mol Med. 2013 May;17(5):617-25. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12036. Epub 2013 Mar 14.


Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity and Cardiac Function Improvement After Stem Cell Therapy Diagnosed by Strain Echocardiography.

Oliveira MS, Melo MB, Carvalho JL, Melo IM, Lavor MS, Gomes DA, de Goes AM, Melo MM.

J Cancer Sci Ther. 2013;5(2):52-57.


Combined action of nucleic acid-sensing Toll-like receptors and TLR11/TLR12 heterodimers imparts resistance to Toxoplasma gondii in mice.

Andrade WA, Souza Mdo C, Ramos-Martinez E, Nagpal K, Dutra MS, Melo MB, Bartholomeu DC, Ghosh S, Golenbock DT, Gazzinelli RT.

Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Jan 16;13(1):42-53. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2012.12.003. Epub 2013 Jan 3.


Admixture and recombination among Toxoplasma gondii lineages explain global genome diversity.

Minot S, Melo MB, Li F, Lu D, Niedelman W, Levine SS, Saeij JP.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 14;109(33):13458-63. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1117047109. Epub 2012 Jul 30.


The rhoptry proteins ROP18 and ROP5 mediate Toxoplasma gondii evasion of the murine, but not the human, interferon-gamma response.

Niedelman W, Gold DA, Rosowski EE, Sprokholt JK, Lim D, Farid Arenas A, Melo MB, Spooner E, Yaffe MB, Saeij JP.

PLoS Pathog. 2012;8(6):e1002784. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002784. Epub 2012 Jun 28.


Oral administration of an angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 activator ameliorates diabetes-induced cardiac dysfunction.

Murça TM, Moraes PL, Capuruço CA, Santos SH, Melo MB, Santos RA, Shenoy V, Katovich MJ, Raizada MK, Ferreira AJ.

Regul Pept. 2012 Aug 20;177(1-3):107-15. doi: 10.1016/j.regpep.2012.05.093. Epub 2012 May 14.


The cardiac expression of Mas receptor is responsive to different physiological and pathological stimuli.

Dias-Peixoto MF, Ferreira AJ, Almeida PW, Braga VB, Coutinho DC, Melo DS, Gomes Filho A, Melo MB, Greco L, Campagnole-Santos MJ, Lima RF, Santos RA, Guatimosim S.

Peptides. 2012 Jun;35(2):196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2012.03.022. Epub 2012 Apr 6.


Beneficial effects of long-term administration of an oral formulation of Angiotensin-(1-7) in infarcted rats.

Marques FD, Melo MB, Souza LE, Irigoyen MC, Sinisterra RD, de Sousa FB, Savergnini SQ, Braga VB, Ferreira AJ, Santos RA.

Int J Hypertens. 2012;2012:795452. doi: 10.1155/2012/795452. Epub 2012 Feb 9.


Angiotensin-(1-7) receptor Mas is an essential modulator of extracellular matrix protein expression in the heart.

Gava E, de Castro CH, Ferreira AJ, Colleta H, Melo MB, Alenina N, Bader M, Oliveira LA, Santos RA, Kitten GT.

Regul Pept. 2012 Apr 10;175(1-3):30-42. doi: 10.1016/j.regpep.2012.01.001. Epub 2012 Jan 26.


Prognostic assessment of polymorphisms of the MDR-1 and GSTP1 genes in patients with stage II and III breast cancer submitted to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Oliveira Rodrigues FF, Dos Santos RE, de Oliveira AL, de Lima Rozenowicz R, de Melo MB, Scheffer DK.

Breast J. 2012 Mar-Apr;18(2):185-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2011.01211.x. Epub 2012 Jan 27. No abstract available.


Toxoplasma gondii effectors are master regulators of the inflammatory response.

Melo MB, Jensen KD, Saeij JP.

Trends Parasitol. 2011 Nov;27(11):487-95. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2011 Sep 3. Review.


Job satisfaction of nursing staff: integrative review.

Melo MB, Barbosa MA, Souza PR.

Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2011 Jul-Aug;19(4):1047-55. Review. English, Portuguese, Spanish.


Novel human CRYGD rare variant in a Brazilian family with congenital cataract.

de Figueirêdo ES, Giordano GG, Tavares A, da Silva MJ, de Vasconcellos JP, Arieta CE, de Melo MB.

Mol Vis. 2011;17:2207-11. Epub 2011 Aug 16.


Requirement of UNC93B1 reveals a critical role for TLR7 in host resistance to primary infection with Trypanosoma cruzi.

Caetano BC, Carmo BB, Melo MB, Cerny A, dos Santos SL, Bartholomeu DC, Golenbock DT, Gazzinelli RT.

J Immunol. 2011 Aug 15;187(4):1903-11. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1003911. Epub 2011 Jul 13.


Keeping an eye on myocilin: a complex molecule associated with primary open-angle glaucoma susceptibility.

Menaa F, Braghini CA, Vasconcellos JP, Menaa B, Costa VP, Figueiredo ES, Melo MB.

Molecules. 2011 Jun 27;16(7):5402-21. doi: 10.3390/molecules16075402. Review.

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