Ângela Timóteo

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in the elderly individuals, resulting from a complex interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Impaired brain iron homeostasis has been recognized as an important mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of this disease. Nevertheless, the knowledge gathered so far at the systemic level(More)
INTRODUCTION Corticobasal syndrome (CBS) has a heterogeneous clinical presentation with no specific pathologic substratum. Its accurate diagnosis is a challenge for neurologists; in order to establish CBS definitively, postmortem confirmation is required. Some clinical and radiological features can help to distinguish it from other neurodegenerative(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder of still unknown etiology and the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Besides its main neuropathological hallmarks, a dysfunctional homeostasis of transition metals has been reported to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Dysregulation of iron (Fe) metabolism in AD has been(More)
Headache is the most frequent presenting symptom of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), most commonly associated with other manifestations. It has been described as its only clinical presentation in 15 % of patients. There is no typical pattern of headache in CVT. The objective of this study was to study the characteristics of headache as the sole(More)
OBJECTIVE We report an uncommon case of a surgical resection of a fourth ventricle tumor in an adult that proved to be a schwannoma. METHODS A 53-year-old man presented with a 1.5-year history of gait unsteadiness and vertigo and a few-week history of headache, emesis, and neurogenic dysphagia. A brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large,(More)
Advances in human genetics in recent years have largely been driven by next-generation sequencing (NGS); however, the discovery of disease-related gene mutations has been biased toward the exome because the large and very repetitive regions that characterize the non-coding genome remain difficult to reach by that technology. For autosomal-dominant(More)
INTRODUCTION. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease occurring mainly in women of childbearing age. MS may interfere with family planning and motherhood decision. AIM. To study the influence of MS diagnosis and course of the disease on motherhood decision. PATIENTS AND METHODS. The cohort of 35 to 45-year-old female patients diagnosed with MS for at(More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that plays an important role in neuronal cell development and survival. Especially, NGF is a potent trophic factor for brain cholinergic neurons including those in the basal forebrain that are frequently affected in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Carnosic acid (CA), a major constituent of the herb rosemary,(More)
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