Cecilia Vial

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It has been demonstrated that microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) interact with tubulin in vitro and in vivo. However, there is no clear evidence on the possible roles of the interactions of MAPs in vivo with other cytoskeletal components in maintaining the integrity of the cell architecture. To address this question we extracted the neuronal(More)
Andes hantavirus (ANDV) causes hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in Chile and is the only hantavirus for which person-to-person transmission has been proven. We describe an outbreak of 5 human cases of ANDV infection in which symptoms developed in 2 household contacts and 2 health care workers after exposure to the index case-patient. Results of an(More)
OBJECTIVE Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion is the most commonly occurring known microdeletion syndrome. Deaths related to the syndrome have been reported, but the magnitude of death has not been quantified. This study evaluated the deletion's impact on survival and its clinical manifestations in a large cohort of Chilean patients. DESIGN Demographic and(More)
Identifying the ancestral components of genomes of admixed individuals helps uncovering the genetic basis of diseases and understanding the demographic history of populations. We estimate local ancestry on 313 Chileans and assess the contribution from three continental populations. The distribution of ancestry block-length suggests an average admixing time(More)
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) interact with tubulin in vitro and in vivo. Despite that there is a large amount of information on the roles of these proteins in neurons, the data on non-neuronal MAPs or MAPs-related proteins is scarce. There is an increasing number of microtubule-interacting proteins that have been identified in different cultured(More)
1. Neurofibrillary tangles present in Alzheimer's disease and, in a lower proportion, in aged brains are formed mainly by paired helical filaments. The microtubule-associated protein tau is a major structural component of these filaments. In order to increase our understanding of the aberrant behaviour of tau protein leading to its assembly into paired(More)
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