Marco Botelho

Marco Botelho
Universidade Potiguar (UnP) | UnP · School of Health

PhD

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April 2014 - present
Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris VII
Position
  • Researcher
August 2012 - February 2016
Universidade Potiguar (UnP)
Position
  • Director of Post Graduation Program in Biotechnology
May 2012 - present
University Potiguar
Position
  • Nanostrategies for dental materials

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Publications (57)
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The rate of hospitalization of patients in cancer treatment for febrile neutropenia is associated with high rates of morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with high number of patients using chemotherapy from the 50. This is because, most infections are asymptomatic or oligo, rapidly evolving, sometimes with fatal outcomes. This fact requires d...
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The rate of hospitalization of patients in cancer treatment for febrile neutropenia is associated with high rates of morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with high number of patients using chemotherapy from the 50. This is because, most infections are asymptomatic or oligo, rapidly evolving, sometimes with fatal outcomes. This fact requires d...
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Mesenchymal cells (MCs) exhibit great regenerative potential due to their intrinsic properties and ability to restore tissue function, either directly through transdifferentiation or indirectly through paracrine effects. This study aimed to evaluate morphometric and phenotypic changes in MCs grown with facial nerve-conditioned medium in the presenc...
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The exploration of emerging host organisms for the economic and efficient production of protein microbicides against HIV is urgently needed in resource-poor areas worldwide. In this study, the production of the novel HIV entry inhibitor candidate, griffithsin (GRFT), was investigated using Nicotiana benthamiana as the expression platform based on a...
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Parkinson's disease (PD) consists of a neurodegenerative pathology that has received a considerable amount of attention because of its clinical manifestations. The most common treatment consists of administering the drugs levodopa and biperiden, which reduce the effectiveness of the disease and the progress of its symptoms. However, phytotherapy tr...
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Parkinson’s disease (PD) consists of a neurodegenerative pathology that has received a considerable amount of attention because of its clinical manifestations. The most common treatment consists of administering the drugs levodopa and biperiden, which reduce the effectiveness of the disease and the progress of its symptoms. However, phytotherapy tr...
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Lippia sidoides Cham (Verbenaceae) is largely distributed in the northeastern region of Brazil. It is popularly known as 'Alecrim-pimenta'. Recent studies have shown that some species of Lippia have interesting pharmacological activities. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a nanostructured thymol gel (TG) 1.2 mg/g on acute phase of ligature...
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of a transdermal nanoemulsion testosterone associated with transdermal estrogen therapy as a novel protocol treatment for emergent loss of libido. METHODS: Twenty-four women, aged 31-75 years (mean age, 51.7), with emergent loss of libido were allocated to treatment with a novel transdermal formulation of 500...
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of a transdermal nanoemulsion testosterone associated with transdermal estrogen therapy as a novel protocol treatment for emergent loss of libido. METHODS: Twenty-four women, aged 31-75 years (mean age, 51.7), with emergent loss of libido were allocated to treatment with a novel transdermal formulation of 500...
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Lonchocarpus araripensis Benth. is largely distributed in the northeast region of Brazil. It is popularly known as 'sucupira'. Recent studies have shown that some species of Lonchocarpus have interesting pharmacological activities. In this study, we evaluated the antinociceptive effect of a flavone isolated from L. araripensis. The chemical examina...
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The specie Lippia gracilis Schauer is largely utilized for their antimicrobial properties, which are attributed to the presence of phenolic monoterpenes such as thymol and carvacrol. The aim of this study was to determine the yields and chemical composition of the essential oils obtained from fresh and dry leaves of collected at different times in...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the topographical changes and antimicrobial efficacy of a novel essential oil formulation of Lippia sidoides 0.5% (LSEO) and 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) against E. faecalis biofilm formed on cellulose nitrate membrane filters (CNM). The E. faecalis biofilms were immersed in NaOCl and LSEO for 10minutes...
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Hyptis pectinata L. Poit, Lamiaceae, is an aromatic, abundant and broadly used plant species in Sergipe to treat oral and gastrointestinal pain and inflammation. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relation between periodontitis and changes in the corporal mass and alveolar bone structure after induction of experimental periodontal dise...
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Purpose: This study evaluated the spatial and functional roughness parameters on air-abraded zirconia as a function of particle type and deposition pressure. Materials and methods: Polished zirconia blocks (Cercon, Degussa/Dentsply) (N=30) with dimensions of 5 × 4 × 4 mm3 were air abraded according to 2 factors: a) particle type - 30-μm silica-c...
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Kielmeyera rugosa is a medicinal plant known in Northeastern Brazil as ‘pau-santo’, and it is used in the treatment of several tropical diseases such as malaria, schistosomiasis, and leishmaniasis. We evaluated antihyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of methanol stem extract of K. rugosa (MEKR) in mice. The mechanical hyperalgesia induced...
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OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure in-vivo the depth and the percentage of testosterone in human skin. METHOD: Two healthy young Brazilian volunteers were evaluated through a Confocal Raman Spectroscopy probe on the right volar forearm. Testosterone spectroscopy of was performed on the Stratum Corneum, Viable Epidermis and Dermis; the pe...
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The species Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is utilized in popular medicine as a local antiseptic on the skin and mucosal tissues. Enterococcus faecalis is the bacterium isolated from root canals of teeth with persistent periapical lesions and has the ability to form biofilm, where it is responsible for the failure of endodontic treatments. Ess...
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To determine the safety and efficacy of a transdermal nanostructured formulation of progesterone (10%) combined with estriol (0.1%) + estradiol (0.25%) for relieving postmenopausal symptoms. A total of 66 postmenopausal Brazilian women with climacteric symptoms of natural menopause received transdermal nanostructured formulations of progesterone an...
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OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure in-vivo the depth and the percentage of testosterone in human skin. METHOD: Two healthy young Brazilian volunteers were evaluated through a Confocal Raman Spectroscopy probe on the right volar forearm. Testosterone spectroscopy of was performed on the Stratum Corneum, Viable Epidermis and Dermis; the p...
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Lippia gracilis Schauer (Verbenaceae) is an aromatic plant widely used in folk medicine in the Brazilian semi-arid region. This work aims at evaluating the anti-microbial activity of essential oils from the leaves of L. gracilis (EOLG) when associated with commercial antibiotics against bacterial resistance. The essential oil obtained by hydrodisti...
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The main object of this work is to study two materials with giant dielectric constants: CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) and Ca0.7Bi0.3Ti0.7Cr0.3O3 (CBTC). CBTC1−x –CCTO x composites were also obtained to create a new dielectric material with dielectric properties between these two phases. Structural properties were studied by x-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), Fo...
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Natural products from plants can alter the effect of antibiotics, by increasing or reducing its activity. Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is a bush found in the Northeastern region of Brazil. In popular medicine, L. sidoides has been used as antiseptic. In this work we report the chemical composition of the essential oil from L. sidoides and to...
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Hyptis pectinata L. Poit, known as 'sambacaitá', is used in Brazil to treat inflammatory and painful disorders. In this study, the antioxidant and orofacial antinociceptive properties of the aqueous extract of H. pectinata leaves (AEPH) were assessed using in vitro and in vivo models. Thus, AEPH reduced the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical up...
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SUMMARY. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel protocol of transdermal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) based on a nanostructured formulation of Estriol (0.1 %) + Estradiol (0.25 %) restoring serum levels and relieving menopausal symptoms. We evaluated 122 women with mean age of 56.88 (± 6.27) as part a longitudinal prosp...
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This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel protocol of transdermal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) based on a nanostructured formulation of Estriol (0.1 %) + Estradiol (0.25 %) restoring serum levels and relieving menopausal symptoms. We evaluated 122 women with mean age of 56.88 (± 6.27) as part a longitudinal prospective st...
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The Transdermal Delivery System (BIOLIPID B2®) is a nanoemulsion that can be applied directly to the skin by a metered pump to deliver hormones into the systemic circulation. The aims of this study were to assess the efficacy of BIOLIPID B2® to deliver testosterone systemically and evaluate the short-term effects on insulin, C-reactive protein (CRP...
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The Transdermal Delivery System (BIOLIPID B2®) is a nanoemulsion that can be applied directly to the skin by a metered pump to deliver hormones into the systemic circulation. The aims of this study were to assess the efficacy of BIOLIPID B2® to deliver testosterone systemically and evaluate the short-term effects on Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH...
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This work reports the chemical composition of the essential oil of Lippia sidoides (EOLS) and evaluation of the topical effect of EOLS and thymol against different irritant agents in vivo. The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation, and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis identified the main constituents: thymol (84.9%) and p-cym...
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The composition of three samples of essential oil (EO) extracted from the leaves and flowers of Hyptis fruticosa (Lamiaceae) were investigated by GC/MS and GC-FID. The variability of the constituents and biological activity were evaluated in the oil samples. Acetic acid-induced abdominal constrictions and formalin-induced pain tests in mice were us...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of conversion (DC) of dental bonding agents at different temperatures and the bond durability of restorations bonded with preheated dental bonding agents. Materials and methods: Three multistep adhesive systems, including one 3-step etch-and-rinse (Adper Scotchbond Multipurpose Plus) and...
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Lippia sidoides Cham (Verbenaceae) is largely distributed in the northeastern region of Brazil. It is popularly known as 'Alecrim-pimenta'. Recent studies have shown that some species of Lippia have interesting pharmacological activities. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a nanostructured thymol gel (TG) 1.2 mg/g on acute phase of ligature...
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This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel protocol of transdermal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) based on a nanostructured formulation of Estriol (0.1 %) + Estradiol (0.25 %) restoring serum levels and relieving menopausal symptoms. We evaluated 122 women with mean age of 56.88 (± 6.27) as part a longitudinal prospective st...
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The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from the fresh and dried leaves of Lippia gracillis Schauer, Verbenaceae, was analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The yield of essential oil extracted from the dried leaves was significantly higher (p<0.05) when compared to the fresh leaves. Seventee...
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Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is used in the folk medicine as topical antiseptic in skin and mucous membranes and its therapeutic effect is attributed to the thymol presence. The objective of this work was to verify the chemical composition and antibiotic modifying activity of the essential oil extracted from the leaves of L. sidoides and its...
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The composition of three samples of essential oil (EO) extracted from the leaves and flowers of Hyptis fruticosa (Lamiaceae) were investigated by GC/MS and GC-FID. The variability of the constituents and biological activity were evaluated in the oil samples. Acetic acid-induced abdominal constrictions and formalin-induced pain tests in mice were us...
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Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown, popularly known as "erva-cidreira," is commonly found in northeastern Brazil. The leaves tea is used to treat digestive disturbances, nausea, cough, and bronchitis. This work reports the chemical composition and erythromycin-modifying activity by gaseous contact against Staphylococcus aureus. The leaves of L. alba we...
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Lippia sp. essential oils have been popularly used to treat infectious diseases and some studies have shown their effect on microorganisms control. Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown, known as "cidreira", is a shrub easily found in Brazilian Northeast. The traditional use of their leaves, used as tea to treat some affections, justify the investment in...
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Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt ('Java citronella') is an important essential oil yielding aromatic grass cultivated in India and Brazil and its volatile essential oils extracted from its leaves are used in perfumery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and flavoring industries. However, there is no report on any psychopharmacological study of C. winterianus...
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In this study, we describe the antinociceptive activity of the ethanol extract (EE), chloroform (CF) and methanol (MF) fractions obtained from Sida cordifolia, popularly known in Brazil as "malva branca" or "malva branca sedosa". Leaves of S. cordifolia were used to produce the crude ethanol extract and after CF and MF. Experiments were conducted o...
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Citral (CIT), which contains the chiral enantiomers, neral (cis) and geranial (trans), is the majority monoterpene from Lippia alba and Cymbopogon citratus. The present study aimed to evaluate CIT for antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities in rodents. Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects were studied by measuring nociception thro...
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Pequi fruits have a high nutritional value, and they are rich in protein and vitamins. This work reports the results of the chemical characterization and antibacterial activity of “pequi” fruit pulp oil of Caryocar coriaceum (Wittm). Chemical composition was assessed by GLC and the antibacterial activity was assayed by the disk diffusion method. GL...
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Carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol present in essential oils of the Labiatae family, has been used through the ages as a source of flavor in food and for medicinal purposes. Borneol is a monoterpene found in several species of Artemisia and Dipterocarpaceae, used for anxiety, pain and anesthesia in traditional Chinese. Citral, a mixture of two geomet...
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The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a locally applied 8.5% nanostructured doxycycline (DOX) gel in preventing alveolar bone loss in experimental periodontal disease (EPD) in rats by using the tapping mode atomic force microscopy (AFM). EPD was induced in 24 Wistar rats. Animals were treated with the doxycycline gel topically, immediat...
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SUMMARY. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a diclofenac diethylammonium gel 10 mg/g (DD) on acute phase of ligature induced periodontitis model in rats. Experimental Periodontitis Disease (EPD) was induced in 30 Wistar rats subjected to ligature placement on left molars. Animals were treated with (DD), immediately after (EPD) induction. Sa...
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RESUMO. Aedes aegypti L. é um dos vetores do dengue. No Brasil, tem ganhado muita atenção no setor da saúde pública, uma vez que esta doença tem se tornando mais agressiva na forma hemorrágica na popula-ção. Esse estudo teve como objetivo investigar o efeito de óleos essenciais de Piper aduncum, Piper margi-natum e Piper nigrum contra larvas de Aed...
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The aims of this study were to test a locally applied carvacrol gel and determine its efficacy preventing alveolar bone loss in experimental periodontitis in rats by regular methodology to validate applicability the atomic force microscopy (AFM) as a novel morphology method on this model. Wistar rats were subjected to ligature around second, upper-...
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An open, randomized, controlled study with two parallel treatment groups was done to evaluate the efficacy of a Lippia sidoides essential oil (EO) 1% mouthrinse compared with chlorhexidine 0.12% mouthrinse, applied two times daily for 1 week, in the treatment of dental plaque and gingivitis. Fifty-five patients were included in the study. The effic...
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The aim of this study was to compare the short-term efficacy and safety of a Azadirachta indica mouthrinse on gingival inflammation and microbial plaque, compared to 0.12% chlorhexidine. A double-masked, randomized, parallel armed study was carried out to assess the efficacy of an oral mouthrinse based on leaves of the neem tree reducing gingivitis...
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Carvacrol and dimeric chalcones are the respective bioactive components of Lippia sidoides and Myracrodruon urundeuva, popular medicinal plants of Northeastern Brazil with proven antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties. Periodontal disease is associated with inflammation and microbiological proliferation, thus the study aimed to investigate t...
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In Brazilian folk medicine, Lippia sidoides (Ls) and Myracrodruon urundeuva (Mu) have gained popularity and reputation as effective antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents. This work aimed to evaluate the effect of topical herbal gel from Ls 0.5% (v/w) and Mu 5% (w/w) in experimental periodontal disease (EPD) in rats. Wistar rats were subjected...
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Several different plant extracts have been evaluated with respect to their antimicrobial effects against oral pathogens and for reduction of gingivitis. Given that a large number of these substances have been associated with significant side effects that contraindicate their long-term use, new compounds need to be tested. The aim of this study was...
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Dental caries and periodontal disease are associated with oral pathogens. Several plant derivatives have been evaluated with respect to their antimicrobial effects against such pathogenic microorganisms. Lippia sidoides Cham (Verbenaceae), popularly known as "Alecrim-pimenta" is a typical shrub commonly found in the Northeast of Brazil. Many plant...

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One important aspect that literature has to clarify is the potential specific role of natural antioxidants in their protective effects. Apparently they are general modulators and have no specific effects.
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Reposição Hormonal com Nanotecnologia