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    1. Pereira Filho AA, Bandeira Mda C, Fonteles RS, Moraes JL, Lopes CR, Melo MN, Rebêlo JM. Erratum to: An ecological study of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the vicinity of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Nov 20; 8:603. PMID: 26588903; PMCID: PMC4653857.
    2. Wu ÂC, Freitas MA, Silva Sde O, Nogueira PM, Soares RP, Pesquero JB, Gomes MA, Pesquero JL, Melo MN. Genetic differences between two Leishmania major-like strains revealed by suppression subtractive hybridization. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 203(1-2):34-8. PMID: 26542948.
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    3. Pereira Filho AA, Bandeira Mda C, Fonteles RS, Moraes JL, Lopes CR, Melo MN, Rebêlo JM. An ecological study of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the vicinity of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Aug 28; 8:442. PMID: 26315017; PMCID: PMC4552461.
    4. Sabino-Santos G, Maia FG, Vieira TM, de Lara Muylaert R, Lima SM, Gonçalves CB, Barroso PD, Melo MN, Jonsson CB, Goodin D, Salazar-Bravo J, Figueiredo LT. Evidence of Hantavirus Infection Among Bats in Brazil. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Aug; 93(2):404-6. PMID: 26078322; PMCID: PMC4530771.
    5. de Jesus Pereira NC, Régis WC, Costa LE, de Oliveira JS, da Silva AG, Martins VT, Duarte MC, de Souza JR, Lage PS, Schneider MS, Melo MN, Soto M, Soares SA, Tavares CA, Chávez-Fumagalli MA, Coelho EA. Evaluation of adjuvant activity of fractions derived from Agaricus blazei, when in association with the recombinant LiHyp1 protein, to protect against visceral leishmaniasis. Exp Parasitol. 2015 Jun; 153:180-90. PMID: 25845753.
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    6. Paranaíba LF, de Assis RR, Nogueira PM, Torrecilhas AC, Campos JH, Silveira AC, Martins-Filho OA, Pessoa NL, Campos MA, Parreiras PM, Melo MN, Gontijo Nde F, Soares RP. Leishmania enriettii: biochemical characterisation of lipophosphoglycans (LPGs) and glycoinositolphospholipids (GIPLs) and infectivity to Cavia porcellus. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jan 17; 8:31. PMID: 25595203; PMCID: PMC4311450.
    7. Costa LE, Goulart LR, Pereira NC, Lima MI, Duarte MC, Martins VT, Lage PS, Menezes-Souza D, Ribeiro TG, Melo MN, Fernandes AP, Soto M, Tavares CA, Chávez-Fumagalli MA, Coelho EA. Mimotope-based vaccines of Leishmania infantum antigens and their protective efficacy against visceral leishmaniasis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110014. PMID: 25333662; PMCID: PMC4198211.
    8. Islam A, Da Silva JG, Berbet FM, da Silva SM, Rodrigues BL, Beraldo H, Melo MN, Frézard F, Demicheli C. Novel triphenylantimony(V) and triphenylbismuth(V) complexes with benzoic acid derivatives: structural characterization, in vitro antileishmanial and antibacterial activities and cytotoxicity against macrophages. Molecules. 2014 May 12; 19(5):6009-30. PMID: 24824136.
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    9. da Fonseca Pires S, Fialho LC, Silva SO, Melo MN, de Souza CC, Tafuri WL, Bruna Romero O, de Andrade HM. Identification of virulence factors in Leishmania infantum strains by a proteomic approach. J Proteome Res. 2014 Apr 04; 13(4):1860-72. PMID: 24617796.
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    10. Costa-Silva MF, Gomes LI, Martins-Filho OA, Rodrigues-Silva R, Freire Jde M, Quaresma PF, Pascoal-Xavier MA, Mendes TA, Serakides R, Zauli DA, Campi-Azevedo AC, Melo MN, Gontijo CM, Peruhype-Magalhães V, Teixeira-Carvalho A. Gene expression profile of cytokines and chemokines in skin lesions from Brazilian Indians with localized cutaneous leishmaniasis. Mol Immunol. 2014 Feb; 57(2):74-85. PMID: 24084096.
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    11. Soares IR, Silva SO, Moreira FM, Prado LG, Fantini P, Maranhão Rde P, da Silva Filho JM, Melo MN, Palhares MS. First evidence of autochthonous cases of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum in horse (Equus caballus) in the Americas and mixed infection of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. Vet Parasitol. 2013 Nov 08; 197(3-4):665-9. PMID: 23845306.
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    12. Rocha MN, Nogueira PM, Demicheli C, de Oliveira LG, da Silva MM, Frézard F, Melo MN, Soares RP. Cytotoxicity and In Vitro Antileishmanial Activity of Antimony (V), Bismuth (V), and Tin (IV) Complexes of Lapachol. Bioinorg Chem Appl. 2013; 2013:961783. PMID: 23781165; PMCID: PMC3677620.
    13. Alves CF, Alves CF, Figueiredo MM, Souza CC, Machado-Coelho GL, Melo MN, Tafuri WL, Raso P, Soares RP, Tafuri WL. American tegumentary leishmaniasis: effectiveness of an immunohistochemical protocol for the detection of Leishmania in skin. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63343. PMID: 23704900; PMCID: PMC3660443.
    14. Ferreira Sde A, Almeida GG, Silva Sde O, Vogas GP, Fujiwara RT, de Andrade AS, Melo MN. Nasal, oral and ear swabs for canine visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis: new practical approaches for detection of Leishmania infantum DNA. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(4):e2150. PMID: 23593518; PMCID: PMC3617150.
    15. Ibraim IC, de Assis RR, Pessoa NL, Campos MA, Melo MN, Turco SJ, Soares RP. Two biochemically distinct lipophosphoglycans from Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania infantum trigger different innate immune responses in murine macrophages. Parasit Vectors. 2013 Mar 07; 6:54. PMID: 23497381; PMCID: PMC3606350.
    16. De Paula EE, De Sousa FB, Da Silva JC, Fernandes FR, Melo MN, Frézard F, Grazul RM, Sinisterra RD, Machado FC. Insights into the multi-equilibrium, superstructure system based on ß-cyclodextrin and a highly water soluble guest. Int J Pharm. 2012 Dec 15; 439(1-2):207-15. PMID: 23022296.
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    17. Margonari C, Menezes JA, Rocha MN, Maia KN, Eder de Oliveira M, Luisa Fonseca A, Furtado de Sousa F, Ferreira Ede C, Madureira AP, Melo MN, Soares RP. Public Knowledge about and Detection of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in Urban Divinópolis, Brazil. J Trop Med. 2012; 2012:429586. PMID: 22991521; PMCID: PMC3443989.
    18. Alvarenga JS, Ligeiro CM, Gontijo CM, Cortes S, Campino L, Vago AR, Melo MN. KDNA genetic signatures obtained by LSSP-PCR analysis of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum isolated from the new and the old world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43363. PMID: 22912862; PMCID: PMC3422226.
    19. Verçosa BL, Melo MN, Puerto HL, Mendonça IL, Vasconcelos AC. Apoptosis, inflammatory response and parasite load in skin of Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi naturally infected dogs: a histomorphometric analysis. Vet Parasitol. 2012 Oct 26; 189(2-4):162-70. PMID: 22694833.
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    20. de Almeida Ferreira S, Leite RS, Ituassu LT, Almeida GG, Souza DM, Fujiwara RT, de Andrade AS, Melo MN. Canine skin and conjunctival swab samples for the detection and quantification of Leishmania infantum DNA in an endemic urban area in Brazil. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(4):e1596. PMID: 22506084; PMCID: PMC3323509.
    21. Quaresma PF, Rêgo FD, Botelho HA, da Silva SR, Moura Júnior AJ, Teixeira Neto RG, Madeira FM, Carvalho MB, Paglia AP, Melo MN, Gontijo CM. Wild, synanthropic and domestic hosts of Leishmania in an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Oct; 105(10):579-85. PMID: 21890159.
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    22. Saraiva L, Andrade Filho JD, Silva Sde O, Andrade AS, Melo MN. The molecular detection of different Leishmania species within sand flies from a cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis sympatric area in Southeastern Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010 Dec; 105(8):1033-9. PMID: 21225201.
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    23. Coelho-Finamore JM, Freitas VC, Assis RR, Melo MN, Novozhilova N, Secundino NF, Pimenta PF, Turco SJ, Soares RP. Leishmania infantum: Lipophosphoglycan intraspecific variation and interaction with vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. Int J Parasitol. 2011 Mar; 41(3-4):333-42. PMID: 21118695.
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    24. Saraiva L, Andrade Filho JD, Falcão AL, de Carvalho DA, de Souza CM, Freitas CR, Gomes Lopes CR, Moreno EC, Melo MN. Phlebotominae fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) in an urban district of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, endemic for visceral leishmaniasis: characterization of favored locations as determined by spatial analysis. Acta Trop. 2011 Feb; 117(2):137-45. PMID: 21110938.
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    25. Margonari C, Soares RP, Andrade-Filho JD, Xavier DC, Saraiva L, Fonseca AL, Silva RA, Oliveira ME, Borges EC, Sanguinette CC, Melo MN. Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) and Leishmania infection in Gafanhoto Park, Divinópolis, Brazil. J Med Entomol. 2010 Nov; 47(6):1212-9. PMID: 21175074.
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    26. Ferreira EC, Gontijo CM, Cruz I, Melo MN, Silva AM. Alternative PCR protocol using a single primer set for assessing DNA quality in several tissues from a large variety of mammalian species living in areas endemic for leishmaniasis. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010 Nov; 105(7):895-8. PMID: 21120359.
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    27. da Silva SM, Rabelo PF, Gontijo Nde F, Ribeiro RR, Melo MN, Ribeiro VM, Michalick MS. First report of infection of Lutzomyia longipalpis by Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum from a naturally infected cat of Brazil. Vet Parasitol. 2010 Nov 24; 174(1-2):150-4. PMID: 20832944.
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    28. de Souza MC, de Assis EA, Gomes RS, Marques da Silva Ede A, Melo MN, Fietto JL, Afonso LC. The influence of ecto-nucleotidases on Leishmania amazonensis infection and immune response in C57B/6 mice. Acta Trop. 2010 Sep; 115(3):262-9. PMID: 20399737.
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    29. Moreno EC, Gonçalves AV, Chaves AV, Melo MN, Lambertucci JR, Andrade AS, Negrão-Corrêa D, de Figueiredo Antunes CM, Carneiro M. Inaccuracy of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using soluble and recombinant antigens to detect asymptomatic infection by Leishmania infantum. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009 Oct 20; 3(10):e536. PMID: 19841736; PMCID: PMC2759029.
    30. da Silva SM, Ribeiro VM, Ribeiro RR, Tafuri WL, Melo MN, Michalick MS. First report of vertical transmission of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum in a naturally infected bitch from Brazil. Vet Parasitol. 2009 Dec 03; 166(1-2):159-62. PMID: 19733439.
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    31. Silva Sde O, Wu AA, Evans DA, Vieira LQ, Melo MN. Leishmania sp. isolated from human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil characterized as Leishmania major-like. Acta Trop. 2009 Dec; 112(3):239-48. PMID: 19660430.
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    32. Melo MN, Sousa FJ, Carneiro FA, Castanho MA, Valente AP, Almeida FC, Da Poian AT, Mohana-Borges R. Interaction of the Dengue virus fusion peptide with membranes assessed by NMR: The essential role of the envelope protein Trp101 for membrane fusion. J Mol Biol. 2009 Sep 25; 392(3):736-46. PMID: 19619560.
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    33. Brandão GP, Melo MN, Gazzinelli RT, Caetano BC, Ferreira AM, Silva LA, Vitor RW. Experimental reinfection of BALB/c mice with different recombinant type I/III strains of Toxoplasma gondii: involvement of IFN-gamma and IL-10. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009 Mar; 104(2):241-5. PMID: 19430649.
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    34. Fernandes AP, Costa MM, Coelho EA, Michalick MS, de Freitas E, Melo MN, Luiz Tafuri W, Resende Dde M, Hermont V, Abrantes Cde F, Gazzinelli RT. Protective immunity against challenge with Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi in beagle dogs vaccinated with recombinant A2 protein. Vaccine. 2008 Oct 29; 26(46):5888-95. PMID: 18786587.
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    35. Resende MG, Fux B, Caetano BC, Mendes EA, Silva NM, Ferreira AM, Melo MN, Vitor RW, Gazzinelli RT. The role of MHC haplotypes H2d/H2b in mouse resistance/susceptibility to cyst formation is influenced by the lineage of infective Toxoplasma gondii strain. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2008 Mar; 80(1):85-99. PMID: 18345378.
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    36. da Costa-Val AP, Cavalcanti RR, de Figueiredo Gontijo N, Michalick MS, Alexander B, Williams P, Melo MN. Canine visceral leishmaniasis: relationships between clinical status, humoral immune response, haematology and Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) longipalpis infectivity. Vet J. 2007 Nov; 174(3):636-43. PMID: 17229582.
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    37. Moreno EC, Melo MN, Lambertucci JR, Serufo JC, Andrade AS, Antunes CM, Genaro O, Carneiro M. Diagnosing human asymptomatic visceral leishmaniasis in an urban area of the State of Minas Gerais, using serological and molecular biology techniques. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2006 Sep-Oct; 39(5):421-7. PMID: 17160317.
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    38. Mayrink W, Botelho AC, Magalhães PA, Batista SM, Lima Ade O, Genaro O, Costa CA, Melo MN, Michalick MS, Williams P, Dias M, Caiaffa WT, Nascimento Ed, Machado-Coelho GL. Immunotherapy, immunochemotherapy and chemotherapy for American cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2006 Jan-Feb; 39(1):14-21. PMID: 16501760.
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    39. de Freitas E, Melo MN, da Costa-Val AP, Michalick MS. Transmission of Leishmania infantum via blood transfusion in dogs: potential for infection and importance of clinical factors. Vet Parasitol. 2006 Apr 15; 137(1-2):159-67. PMID: 16414196.
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    40. Moreno EC, Melo MN, Genaro O, Lambertucci JR, Serufo JC, Andrade AS, Antunes CM, Carneiro M. Risk factors for Leishmania chagasi infection in an urban area of Minas Gerais State. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2005 Nov-Dec; 38(6):456-63. PMID: 16410918.
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    41. Silva ES, Gontijo CM, Melo MN. Contribution of molecular techniques to the epidemiology of neotropical Leishmania species. Trends Parasitol. 2005 Dec; 21(12):550-2. PMID: 16226490.
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    42. Gonçalves R, Vieira ER, Melo MN, Gollob KJ, Mosser DM, Tafuri WL. A sensitive flow cytometric methodology for studying the binding of L. chagasi to canine peritoneal macrophages. BMC Infect Dis. 2005 May 24; 5:39. PMID: 15913461; PMCID: PMC1166554.
    43. Tavares CA, Fernandes AP, Melo MN. Molecular diagnosis of leishmaniasis. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2003 Sep; 3(5):657-67. PMID: 14510185.
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    44. Gonçalves R, Tafuri WL, Melo MN, Raso P, Tafuri WL. Chronic interstitial pneumonitis in dogs naturally infected with Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi: a histopathological and morphometric study. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2003 May-Jun; 45(3):153-8. PMID: 12870065.
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    45. Cardoso SR, da Silva JC, da Costa RT, Mayrink W, Melo MN, Michalick MS, Liu IA, Fujiwara RT, Nascimento E. Identification and purification of immunogenic proteins from nonliving promastigote polyvalent Leishmania vaccine (Leishvacin ). Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2003 Mar-Apr; 36(2):193-9. PMID: 12806454.
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    46. Gontijo CM, Pacheco RS, Orefice F, Lasmar E, Silva ES, Melo MN. Concurrent cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in a kidney transplant patient. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2002 Jul; 97(5):751-3. PMID: 12219147.
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    47. Melo MN, Williams P, Tafuri WL. Influence of lysates of the salivary glands of Lutzomyia longipalpis on the development of a Leishmania-major-like parasite in the skin of the golden hamster. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2001 Jan; 95(1):59-68. PMID: 11235554.
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