Rui M. B. Maciel
Rui M. B. Maciel, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Maciel graduated in Medicine in 1970 at Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, where he also did his Residency in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (1971-74) and obtained M.Sc. degree in Immunology (1976) and Ph.D. in Endocrinology (1982). Post-doctoral training at University of California at Los Angeles under Inder Chopra (1976-78). Visiting Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, with Sidney Ingbar (1986-1987). Dr. Maciel is the author of more than 130 original papers and book-chapters and the advisor of 20 thesis (10 M.Sc. and 10 Ph.D.) in the areas of peripheral metabolism of thyroid hormones, methods of hormone measurements and thyroid cell growth. Dr. Maciel was Editor in Chief (1991-94) of "Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia", the official journal of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology, and has served in several committees of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology, Latin American Thyroid Society (Secretary-Treasurer 1990-1995), Brazilian Research Council, Sao Paulo State Research Council, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo and University of Sao Paulo, and is a member of the American Thyroid Association, European Thyroid Association and Endocrine Society. Follows 10 selected papers: 1. RMB Maciel, SS Miki, W Nicolau, NF Mendes. "Peripheral blood T and B lymphocytes, in vitro stimulation with phytohemagglutinin, and sensitization with 2,4 di-nitro-chlorobenzene in Graves' disease". J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1976; 42: 583-7; 2. F Geola, IJ Chopra, DH Solomon, RMB Maciel. "Metabolic clearence and production rates of 3',5'-diiodothyronine and 3,3'-diiodothyronine in man. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1979; 48: 297-301; 3. RMB Maciel, Y Ozawa, IJ Chopra. "Subcellular localization of T4 and reverse T3 outer ring monodesiodase activities". Endocrinology 1979; 104: 365-71; 4. Y Ozawa, RMB Maciel, IJ Chopra, DH Solomon, GN Beall. "Relationship among immunoglobulin markers in Graves' disease". J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1979; 48: 381-7; 5. RMB Maciel, IJ Chopra, Y Ozawa, F Geola, DH Solomon. " A radioimmunoassay for measurement of 3,5-diiodothyronine". J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1979; 49: 399-405; 6. AC Bianco, MT Nunes, NS Hell, RMB Maciel. "The role of glucocorticoids in the stress-induced reduction of extra-thyroidal 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine generation in rats". Endocrinology 1987; 120: 1033-8; 7. T Misaki, RMB Maciel, D Tramontano, AC Moses, A Lombardi, SH Ingbar. "Supranormal stimulation of DNA synthesis in FRTL-5 cells by serum from patientes with active acromegaly". J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1988; 66: 1227-32; 8. RMB Maciel, AC Moses, G Villone, D Tramontano, SH Ingbar. "Demonstration of the production and physiological role of insulin-like growth factor II in rat thyroid follicular cells in culture". J Clin Invest 1988; 82: 1546-53; 19. VN Alberti, LC Takita, MIS Mesquita, S Percario, RMB Maciel. "Immunohistochemical demonstration of insulin-like growth factor I in normal and pathological human pituitary gland. Pathol Res Pract 1991; 187: 541-2; 10. RMB Maciel, ET Kimura, MH Takahashi, MHC Lopes, MIS Mesquita, AC Moses, VN Alberti. "Insulin-like growth factor I in human thyroid tissue: specific localization by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Endocr Pathol 1995; 6: 207-15.