Ana Isabel Oliveira

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Histone variants seem to play a major role in gene expression regulation. In prostate cancer, H2A.Z and its acetylated form are implicated in oncogenes' upregulation. SIRT1, which may act either as tumor suppressor or oncogene, reduces H2A.Z levels in cardiomyocytes, via proteasome-mediated degradation, and this mechanism might be impaired in prostate(More)
Multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene encodes for an ATP binding cassette transporter - P-glycoprotein (P-gp) - involved in chemoresistance to taxanes. MDR1 promoter methylation is frequent in prostate carcinoma (PCa), suggesting an epigenetic regulation but no functional correlation has been established. We aimed to elucidate the epigenetic mechanisms(More)
Hypericum perforatum is a perennial plant, with worldwide distribution, commonly known as St. John's wort. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for the treatment of several disorders, such as minor burns, anxiety, and mild to moderate depression. In the past years, its antidepressant properties have been extensively studied. Despite that,(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of systematised information on respiratory sounds of healthy people. This impairs health professionals from differentiating respiratory sounds of healthy people from people with respiratory diseases, which may affect patients' diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, this systematic review aimed to characterise respiratory sounds of(More)
Endolysins, which are peptidoglycan-degrading enzymes expressed during the terminal stage of the reproduction cycle of bacteriophages, have great potential to control Gram-positive pathogens. This work describes the characterization of a novel endolysin (PlyPl23) encoded on the genome of Paenibacillus larvae phage phiIBB_Pl23 with high potential to control(More)
The Data Availability statement for this paper is incorrect. The correct statement is: All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files, except the aminoacidic sequence of the endolysin, which is available in RefSeq, accession number YP_008320357.1. Copyright: © 2015 Oliveira et al. This is an open access article distributed under(More)
Glioblastoma is the most malignant brain tumor, exhibiting remarkable resistance to treatment. Here we investigated the oncogenic potential of HOXA9 in gliomagenesis, the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which HOXA9 renders glioblastoma more aggressive, and how HOXA9 affects response to chemotherapy and survival. The prognostic value of HOXA9 in(More)
The data here described pertain to the article by Pojo et al. (2015) [10] titled “A transcriptomic signature mediated by HOXA9 promotes human glioblastoma initiation, aggressiveness and resistance to temozolomide” (Pojoet al., 2015 [10]). HOX genes are part of the homeobox gene family, which encodes transcription factors crucial during embryonic development(More)
Spatial concerns of Web geographical information systems (Web-GIS) are inherently crosscutting and volatile: crosscutting because they affect multiple functionalities of Web-GIS systems, and volatile because their status may change often. If these concerns are not modularized properly, the quality of Web-GIS services, particularly with regard to adaptation(More)
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