Driele Cristina Gomes Quinhoneiro

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INTRODUCTION The pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) involves both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, with focus on the mutation in the alpha-synuclein gene (SNCA).Objective To analyse the polymorphism SNCA-A53T in patients with familial PD (FPD) and sporadic PD (SPD). METHOD A total of 294 individuals were studied, regardless of sex(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of the expression of genes related to the energy metabolism can elucidate the understanding of physiological and genetic factors that contribute to obesity. This study aimed to evaluate the expression of genes and its influence on resting metabolic rate and weight loss in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are located in the inner membrane of mitochondria. These proteins participate in thermogenesis and energy expenditure. This study aimed to evaluate how UCP1 and UCP3 expression influences substrate oxidation and elicits possible changes in body composition in patients submitted to bariatric surgery. (More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Although energy restriction contributes to weight loss, it may also reduce energy expenditure, limiting the success of weight loss in the long term. Studies have described how genetics contributes to the development of obesity, and uncoupling proteins 1 and 2 (UCP1 and UCP2) and beta-3-adrenoceptor (ADRB3) have been implicated in the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM We studied the molecular pathogenesis of obesity, involving complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors, with a focus on the leptin gene. It was our aim to characterize the LEP -2548G>A leptin polymorphism and lipid profile in obese and normal-weight individuals. METHODS A total of 212 individuals were divided into the(More)
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