E. Leclerc

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OBJECTIVE To investigate possible differences in peripheral levels of chemokines, BDNF and oxidative markers between patients with Schizophrenia (SZ) and matched healthy controls, and investigate the correlation of these biomarkers with cognitive performance. METHODS Thirty individuals with SZ and 27 healthy controls were included and the following(More)
The expression of the recently identified dermokine (Dmkn) gene leads to four families of proteins with as yet unknown functions. The secreted α, β and γ isoforms share an epidermis-restricted expression pattern, whereas the δ isoform is intracellular and ubiquitous. To get an insight into Dmknδ function, we performed yeast two-hybrid screening and(More)
strong family bonds can perceive mental disorders as something that would expose the family and affect its reputation. Structural-contextual barriers in Brazil include the lack of access to appropriate and culturally sensitive mental health services, due to the lack of staff members who understand and speak languages other than Portuguese, and the very(More)
Bipolar disorder (BD) usually follows a neurobiological progression pathway, but a relatively long interval between the first symptoms of the disorder and the correct diagnosis and treatment takes place in most patients. Strategies used to recognize BD at an early stage and even prior to the first manic episode could help identify the risk and modifying(More)
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