Ana F. S. Teixeira

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To identify risk variants for colorectal cancer (CRC), we conducted a genome-wide association study, genotyping 550,163 tag SNPs in 940 individuals with familial colorectal tumor (627 CRC, 313 advanced adenomas) and 965 controls. We evaluated selected SNPs in three replication sample sets (7,473 cases, 5,984 controls) and identified three SNPs in SMAD7(More)
Genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified multiple loci at which common variants modestly influence the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). To enhance power to identify additional loci with similar effect sizes, we conducted a meta-analysis of two GWA studies, comprising 13,315 individuals genotyped for 38,710 common tagging SNPs. We(More)
The highly heterogeneous epithelial mucins show considerable inter-individual variability attributable to allelic variations in their tandem repeat (TR) peptide domains. Most mucins are known to show variations in repeat number but variation in the sequence of the individual TRs is not as well characterised. Here, we have studied variation in the(More)
Mitotic recombination is important for inactivating tumour suppressor genes by copy-neutral loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Although meiotic recombination maps are plentiful, little is known about mitotic recombination. The APC gene (chr5q21) is mutated in most colorectal tumours and its usual mode of LOH is mitotic recombination. We mapped mitotic(More)
Iron-sulfur proteins involved in electron transfer reactions have finely tuned redox potentials, which allow them to be highly efficient and specific. Factors such as metal center solvent exposure, interaction with charged residues, or hydrogen bonds between the ligand residues and amide backbone groups have all been pointed out to cause such specific redox(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Dysregulation of respiratory mucins, MUC5AC in particular, has been implicated in respiratory disease and MUC5AC expression is up-regulated in response to environmental challenges and inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of genetic variation on susceptibility to common respiratory conditions. (More)
The cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer in the world and presents a higher chemi‐ cal variability for presence of several hydroxyl groups. These hydroxyl groups allow sur‐ face modification of biomaterials, with insertion of several chemical groups which change cellulose characteristics. This natural biopolymer and its derivatives have been used a lot(More)
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