Elaine F Costa

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Several point mutations in the GnRH receptor gene have been described in an autosomal recessive form of congenital isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH). We investigated 17 Brazilian patients(More)
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is caused by mutations in the androgen receptor gene and is associated with a variety of phenotypes in 46,XY individuals, ranging from phenotypic women [complete(More)
CONTEXT Mutations in TAC3 and TACR3 (encoding neurokinin B and its receptor) have been identified in Turkish patients with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), but broader populations have(More)
Peptidyl diazomethane (PDAM) derivatives, a class of irreversible inhibitors for cysteine proteinase, were screened for the ability to impair Trypanosoma cruzi invasion and intracellular development(More)
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) constitutes a natural model to study effects of androgens and estrogens on growth and bone density. We evaluated height and bone density in patients with AIS(More)