Ana Martinho

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Transthyretin (TTR) is a carrier for thyroid hormones and retinol binding protein. Several mutated forms of TTR cause familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, an inheritable lethal disease. On the other hand, wild-type TTR has a protective role against Alzheimer’s disease. Despite its overall importance in normal animal physiology and in disease, few studies(More)
The choroid plexus (CP) participates in the synthesis, secretion and regulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, in the removal of its toxic compounds and in the regulation of the availability of essential metal ions to the brain. It expresses and secretes metallothioneins 1/2 (MT-1/2) which are key components in the maintenance of the central nervous system(More)
Depletion of ovarian hormones 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) after menopause may contribute to the decline in cognitive performance and increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in women, striking the importance of understanding the regulation of pivotal proteins involved in AD pathogenesis by ovarian hormones. Transthyretin (TTR) is now(More)
Hypericum perforatum L. is one of the best-studied and consumed worldwide medicinal plants and several reports described various biological activities, including sedative, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antidepressant. H. perforatum, hypericin, and hyperforin can regulate the expression of CYP3A4 and, to our knowledge, studies are focused on in vivo and(More)
This study presents the Inflexible Eating Questionnaire (IEQ), which measures the inflexible adherence to subjective eating rules. The scale's structure and psychometric properties were examined in distinct samples from the general population comprising both men and women. IEQ presented an 11-item one-dimensional structure, revealed high internal(More)
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