About the Authors

Raimundo Fernandes de Araújo Júnior

Affiliation Post Graduation Program in Functional and Structural Biology/Post Graduation Program Health Science/Department of Morphology, UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Tatiana Oliveira Souza

Affiliation Post Graduation Program Health Science/UFRN and FACENE, Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Caroline Addison Xavier de Medeiros

Affiliation Post Graduation Program in Health and Society/UERN, Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Lélia Batista de Souza

Affiliation Postgraduation Program Oral Pathology/UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Maria de Lourdes Freitas

Affiliation Department of Morphology, UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Hévio Freitas de Lucena

Affiliation Department of Dentristry/UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Maria do Socorro Costa Feitosa Alves

Affiliation Postgraduation Program Health Science/Postgraduation Program Public Health/UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Aurigena Antunes de Araújo

aurigena@ufrnet.br

Affiliation Postgraduation Program Public Health/Postgraduation Program in Pharmaceutical Science/Department of Biophysics and Pharmacology, UFRN, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RFdAJ AAdA. Performed the experiments: RFdAJ CAXdM TOS AAdA. Analyzed the data: RFdAJ LBdS MdLF HFdL MdSCFA AAdA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RFdAJ MdSCFA AAdA. Wrote the paper: RFdAJ AAdA.