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Giardiasis Alters Intestinal Fatty Acid Binding Protein (I-FABP) and Plasma Cytokines Levels in Children in Brazil.

Cascais-Figueiredo T, Austriaco-Teixeira P, Fantinatti M, Silva-Freitas ML, Santos-Oliveira JR, Coelho CH, Singer SM, Da-Cruz AM.

Pathogens. 2019 Dec 19;9(1). pii: E7. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9010007.


Ascaris lumbricoides coinfection reduces tissue damage by decreasing IL-6 levels without altering clinical evolution of pulmonary tuberculosis or Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokine profile.

Santos JHA, Bührer-Sékula S, Melo GC, Cordeiro-Santos M, Pimentel JPD, Gomes-Silva A, Costa AG, Saraceni V, Da-Cruz AM, Lacerda MVG.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2019 Dec 2;52:e20190315. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0315-2019. eCollection 2019.


The use of nanovermiculite catalyst in the study of removal of the organic load and degradation of atrazine via ozone process in RPB reactor.

de O Teixeira GN, da Cruz AMS, Samanamud GRL, França AB, Naves LLR, Melo D, Morais D, Baston EP, Naves FL.

J Environ Sci Health B. 2020;55(1):19-29. doi: 10.1080/03601234.2019.1661199. Epub 2019 Sep 16.


First report of treatment failure in a patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis infected by Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi carrying Leishmania RNA virus: a fortuitous combination?

Vieira-Gonçalves R, Fagundes-Silva GA, Heringer JF, Fantinatti M, Da-Cruz AM, Oliveira-Neto MP, Guerra JAO, Gomes-Silva A.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2019 Apr 11;52:e20180323. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0323-2018.


Lower levels of leptin are associated with severity parameters in visceral leishmaniasis patients.

Fievez AMDC, Silva-Freitas ML, Sousa AQ, Santos-Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM.

PLoS One. 2019 Mar 26;14(3):e0214413. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214413. eCollection 2019.


The presence of Giardia lamblia assemblage A in dogs suggests an anthropozoonotic cycle of the parasite in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fantinatti M, Caseca AC, Bello AR, Fernandes O, Da-Cruz AM.

Infect Genet Evol. 2018 Nov;65:265-269. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.07.025. Epub 2018 Jul 22.


Fatal septic shock caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis phylogenetic species S1 in a young immunocompetent patient: a case report.

Macedo PM, Almeida-Paes R, Almeida MA, Coelho RA, Oliveira Filho MA, Medeiros DM, Gomes-Silva A, Lima JR, Da-Cruz AM, Zancopé-Oliveira RM, Valle ACFD.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2018 Jan-Feb;51(1):111-114. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0318-2017.


Thalidomide is Associated With Increased T Cell Activation and Inflammation in Antiretroviral-naive HIV-infected Individuals in a Randomised Clinical Trial of Efficacy and Safety.

Vergara TRC, Samer S, Santos-Oliveira JR, Giron LB, Arif MS, Silva-Freitas ML, Cherman LA, Treitsman MS, Chebabo A, Sucupira MCA, Da-Cruz AM, Diaz RS; SPARC Working Group.

EBioMedicine. 2017 Sep;23:59-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Aug 12.


CD3+CD4negCD8neg (double negative) T lymphocytes and NKT cells as the main cytotoxic-related-CD107a+ cells in lesions of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.

Ferraz R, Cunha CF, Pimentel MIF, Lyra MR, Pereira-Da-Silva T, Schubach AO, Da-Cruz AM, Bertho AL.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 May 3;10(1):219. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2152-2.


Immune Activation and Bacterial Translocation: A Link between Impaired Immune Recovery and Frequent Visceral Leishmaniasis Relapses in HIV-Infected Patients.

Silva-Freitas ML, Cota GF, Machado-de-Assis TS, Giacoia-Gripp C, Rabello A, Da-Cruz AM, Santos-Oliveira JR.

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 1;11(12):e0167512. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167512. eCollection 2016.


Identification of Giardia lamblia Assemblage E in Humans Points to a New Anthropozoonotic Cycle.

Fantinatti M, Bello AR, Fernandes O, Da-Cruz AM.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 15;214(8):1256-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw361. Epub 2016 Aug 10.


Development of real-time PCR assays for evaluation of immune response and parasite load in golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) infected by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.

Ribeiro-Romão RP, Saavedra AF, Da-Cruz AM, Pinto EF, Moreira OC.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Jun 27;9(1):361. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1647-6.


Functional complementation of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis AP endonuclease gene (lamap) in Escherichia coli mutant strains challenged with DNA damage agents.

Verissimo-Villela E, Kitahara-Oliveira MY, Reis AB, Albano RM, Da-Cruz AM, Bello AR.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2016 May;111(5):349-54. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760150412.


Effector memory CD4(+) T cells differentially express activation associated molecules depending on the duration of American cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions.

de Oliveira Mendes-Aguiar C, Vieira-Gonçalves R, Guimarães LH, de Oliveira-Neto MP, Carvalho EM, Da-Cruz AM.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2016 Aug;185(2):202-9. doi: 10.1111/cei.12798. Epub 2016 Jun 6.


Risk factors for infectious and noninfectious complications of totally implantable venous catheters in cancer patients.

Zerati AE, Figueredo TR, de Moraes RD, da Cruz AM, da Motta-Leal Filho JM, Freire MP, Wolosker N, de Luccia N.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Apr;4(2):200-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2015.10.008.


Cytotoxic cell involvement in human cutaneous leishmaniasis: assessments in active disease, under therapy and after clinical cure.

Cunha CF, Ferraz R, Pimentel MI, Lyra MR, Schubach AO, Da-Cruz AM, Bertho AL.

Parasite Immunol. 2016 Apr;38(4):244-54. doi: 10.1111/pim.12312.


Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi: rare enough to be neglected?

Fagundes-Silva GA, Romero GA, Cupolillo E, Yamashita EP, Gomes-Silva A, Guerra JA, Da-Cruz AM.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Sep;110(6):797-800. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760150128.


T-cell receptor Vβ repertoire of CD8+ T-lymphocyte subpopulations in cutaneous leishmaniasis patients from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ferraz R, Cunha CF, Pimentel MI, Lyra MR, Schubach AO, Mendonça SC, Da-Cruz AM, Bertho AL.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Aug;110(5):596-605. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760150039. Epub 2015 Jun 24.


Tegumentary leishmaniasis in the State of Amazonas: what have we learned and what do we need?

Guerra JA, Maciel MG, Guerra MV, Talhari AC, Prestes SR, Fernandes MA, Da-Cruz AM, Martins A, Coelho LI, Romero GA, Barbosa Md.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2015;48 Suppl 1:12-9. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0268-2013. Review.


Apoptosis and frequency of total and effector CD8+ T lymphocytes from cutaneous leishmaniasis patients during antimonial therapy.

Ferraz R, Cunha CF, Gomes-Silva A, Schubach AO, Pimentel MI, Lyra MR, Mendonça SC, Valete-Rosalino CM, Da-Cruz AM, Bertho ÁL.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 19;15:74. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0799-x.


Clinical and immunological evidence that low doses of pentavalent antimonials are effective in maintaining long-term cure of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis cutaneous lesions.

Vieira-Gonçalves R, Nogueira RS, Heringer JF, Mendes-Aguiar CO, Gomes-Silva A, Santos-Oliveira JR, Oliveira-Neto MP, Da-Cruz AM.

Br J Dermatol. 2015 Aug;173(2):571-3. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13669. Epub 2015 Jun 28. No abstract available.


Intranasal vaccination with leishmanial antigens protects golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) against Leishmania (Viannia) Braziliensis infection.

da Silva-Couto L, Ribeiro-Romão RP, Saavedra AF, da Silva Costa Souza BL, Moreira OC, Gomes-Silva A, Rossi-Bergmann B, Da-Cruz AM, Pinto EF.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jan 8;9(1):e3439. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003439. eCollection 2015 Jan.


Comparative evaluation of lesion development, tissue damage, and cytokine expression in golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) infected by inocula with different Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis concentrations.

Ribeiro-Romão RP, Moreira OC, Osorio EY, Cysne-Finkelstein L, Gomes-Silva A, Valverde JG, Pirmez C, Da-Cruz AM, Pinto EF.

Infect Immun. 2014 Dec;82(12):5203-13. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02083-14. Epub 2014 Oct 6.


Visceral leishmaniasis and HIV coinfection in Latin America.

Lindoso JA, Cota GF, da Cruz AM, Goto H, Maia-Elkhoury AN, Romero GA, de Sousa-Gomes ML, Santos-Oliveira JR, Rabello A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 18;8(9):e3136. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003136. eCollection 2014 Sep. Review.


Growth factor and Th2 cytokine signaling pathways converge at STAT6 to promote arginase expression in progressive experimental visceral leishmaniasis.

Osorio EY, Travi BL, da Cruz AM, Saldarriaga OA, Medina AA, Melby PC.

PLoS Pathog. 2014 Jun 26;10(6):e1004165. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004165. eCollection 2014 Jun.


Antigen-triggered interferon-γ and interleukin-10 pattern in cured mucosal leishmaniasis patients is shaped during the active phase of disease.

Nogueira RS, Gomes-Silva A, Bittar RC, Silva Mendonça D, Amato VS, da Silva Mattos M, Oliveira-Neto MP, Coutinho SG, Da-Cruz AM.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Sep;177(3):679-86. doi: 10.1111/cei.12364.


Leishmania braziliensis-reactive T cells are down-regulated in long-term cured cutaneous Leishmaniasis, but the renewal capacity of T effector memory compartments is preserved.

Pereira-Carvalho R, Mendes-Aguiar CO, Oliveira-Neto MP, Covas CJ, Bertho AL, Da-Cruz AM, Gomes-Silva A.

PLoS One. 2013 Nov 26;8(11):e81529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081529. eCollection 2013.


Microbial translocation induces an intense proinflammatory response in patients with visceral leishmaniasis and HIV type 1 coinfection.

Santos-Oliveira JR, Regis EG, Giacoia-Gripp CB, Valverde JG, Alexandrino-de-Oliveira P, Lindoso JÂ, Goto H, Oliveira-Neto MP, Guerra JO, Grinsztejn B, Jerônimo SB, Morgado MG, Da-Cruz AM.

J Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;208(1):57-66. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit135. Epub 2013 Mar 28.


Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) as an experimental model for Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis infection.

Gomes-Silva A, Valverde JG, Ribeiro-Romão RP, Plácido-Pereira RM, Da-Cruz AM.

Parasitology. 2013 May;140(6):771-9. doi: 10.1017/S0031182012002156. Epub 2013 Feb 1.


Enhanced T cell activation in Plasmodium falciparum malaria-infected human immunodeficiency virus-1 patients from Mozambique.

Chavale H, Santos-Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM, Enosse S.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012 Dec;107(8):985-92.


Dyarrheal Syndrome in a Patient Co-Infected with Leishmania infantum and Schistosoma mansoni.

Cota GF, Gomes LI, Pinto BF, Santos-Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM, Pedrosa MS, Tafuri WL, Rabello A.

Case Rep Med. 2012;2012:240512. doi: 10.1155/2012/240512. Epub 2012 Nov 18.


Candidate gene case-control and functional study shows macrophage inhibitory factor (MIF) polymorphism is associated with cutaneous leishmaniasis.

de Jesus Fernandes Covas C, Cardoso CC, Gomes-Silva A, Santos Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM, Moraes MO.

Cytokine. 2013 Jan;61(1):168-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2012.09.012. Epub 2012 Oct 13.


Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Cellular Activation May Participate in the Immunopathogenesis of Visceral Leishmaniasis Alone or in HIV Coinfection.

Santos-Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM.

Int J Microbiol. 2012;2012:364534. doi: 10.1155/2012/364534. Epub 2012 Aug 22.


Decrease in anti-Leishmania IgG3 and IgG1 after cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion healing is correlated with the time of clinical cure.

Fagundes-Silva GA, Vieira-Goncalves R, Nepomuceno MP, de Souza MA, Favoreto S Jr, Oliveira-Neto MP, Da-Cruz AM, Gomes-Silva A.

Parasite Immunol. 2012 Oct;34(10):486-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3024.2012.01379.x.


Evidence that lipopolisaccharide may contribute to the cytokine storm and cellular activation in patients with visceral leishmaniasis.

Santos-Oliveira JR, Regis EG, Leal CR, Cunha RV, Bozza PT, Da-Cruz AM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jul;5(7):e1198. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001198. Epub 2011 Jul 12.


Atypical lesions as a sign of cutaneous dissemination of visceral leishmaniasis in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient simultaneously infected by two viscerotropic Leishmania species.

Santos-Oliveira JR, Da-Cruz AM, Pires LH, Cupolillo E, Kuhls K, Giacoia-Gripp CB, Oliveira-Neto MP.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Jul;85(1):55-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0398.


CD25(+)CD8(+), CLA(+)CD4(+), CD11a(+) CD4(+), and CD11a(+) CD8(+) T cell counts are elevated in the blood of Brazilian patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.

Porto Ferreira C, Gomes da Silva A, Martins CJ, Da-Cruz AM.

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2011 Jun;102(5):388-90. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2011 Mar 17. No abstract available.


High levels of T lymphocyte activation in Leishmania-HIV-1 co-infected individuals despite low HIV viral load.

Santos-Oliveira JR, Giacoia-Gripp CB, Alexandrino de Oliveira P, Amato VS, Lindoso JÂ, Goto H, Oliveira-Neto MP, Mattos MS, Grinsztejn B, Morgado MG, Da-Cruz AM.

BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Dec 20;10:358. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-358.


Therapeutic failure in American cutaneous leishmaniasis is associated with gelatinase activity and cytokine expression.

Maretti-Mira AC, de Oliveira-Neto MP, Da-Cruz AM, de Oliveira MP, Craft N, Pirmez C.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2011 Feb;163(2):207-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2010.04285.x. Epub 2010 Nov 22.


HIV/AIDS-associated visceral leishmaniasis in patients from an endemic area in Central-west Brazil.

Alexandrino-de-Oliveira P, Santos-Oliveira JR, Dorval ME, Da-Costa Fd, Pereira GR, da Cunha RV, Paniago AM, Da-Cruz AM.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010 Aug;105(5):692-7.


Differences in the antigenic profile and infectivity of murine macrophages of Leishmania (Viannia) parasites.

Matta NE, Cysne-Finkelstein L, Machado GM, Da-Cruz AM, Leon L.

J Parasitol. 2010 Jun;96(3):509-15. doi: 10.1645/GE-2241.1.


Psoriasis affects individuals of African descent and white Brazilians similarly.

Porto Ferreira C, Martins CJ, Issa PR, de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira R, Da-Cruz AM.

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2010 Apr;101(3):230-4.


T cells specific to leishmania and other nonrelated microbial antigens can migrate to human leishmaniasis skin lesions.

Da-Cruz AM, Oliveira-Neto MP, Bertho AL, Mendes-Aguiar CO, Coutinho SG.

J Invest Dermatol. 2010 May;130(5):1329-36. doi: 10.1038/jid.2009.428. Epub 2010 Jan 28.


The skin homing receptor cutaneous leucocyte-associated antigen (CLA) is up-regulated by Leishmania antigens in T lymphocytes during active cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Mendes-Aguiar Cde O, Gomes-Silva A, Nunes E Jr, Pereira-Carvalho R, Nogueira RS, Oliveira-Neto Mde P, Bertho AL, Da-Cruz AM.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2009 Sep;157(3):377-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2009.03970.x.


Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis induces low immunologic responsiveness in leishmaniasis patients from an endemic area of the Brazilian Amazon Highland.

Matta NE, Nogueira RS, Franco AM, de Souza E Souza I, Mattos MS, Oliveira-Neto MP, Coutinho SG, Leon LL, Da-Cruz AM.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Mar;80(3):339-44.


Clinical features of cutaneous and disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro.

Vieira-Gonçalves R, Pirmez C, Jorge ME, Souza WJ, Oliveira MP, Rutowitsch MS, Da-Cruz AM.

Int J Dermatol. 2008 Sep;47(9):926-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03701.x.


Local immunological factors associated with recurrence of mucosal leishmaniasis.

Tuon FF, Gomes-Silva A, Da-Cruz AM, Duarte MI, Neto VA, Amato VS.

Clin Immunol. 2008 Sep;128(3):442-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2008.05.007. Epub 2008 Jun 27.


T-cell responses associated with resistance to Leishmania infection in individuals from endemic areas for Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.

Bittar RC, Nogueira RS, Vieira-Gonçalves R, Pinho-Ribeiro V, Mattos MS, Oliveira-Neto MP, Coutinho SG, Da-Cruz AM.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2007 Aug;102(5):625-30.


Can interferon-gamma and interleukin-10 balance be associated with severity of human Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis infection?

Gomes-Silva A, de Cássia Bittar R, Dos Santos Nogueira R, Amato VS, da Silva Mattos M, Oliveira-Neto MP, Coutinho SG, Da-Cruz AM.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2007 Sep;149(3):440-4. Epub 2007 Jul 5.


[Immunopathologic changes in HIV-Leishmania co-infection].

Da-Cruz AM, Rodrigues AC, Mattos M, Oliveira-Neto MP, Sabbaga-Amato V, Posada MP, Lindoso JA, Goto H.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2006;39 Suppl 3:75-9. Portuguese. No abstract available.


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