Eurico Costa

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The establishment of Locus Specific Databases (LSDB) is a crucial aspect for the Human Genetics field and one of the aims of the Human Variation Project. We report the development of a publicly accessible LSDB for the NIPBL gene (http://www.lovd.nl/NIPBL) implicated in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). This rare disorder is characterized by developmental(More)
Four experiments were conducted to compare the performance of broilers fed soybean meal (SBM) versus peanut meal (PNM) as protein sources. Ross x Ross 208 broiler chickens were placed in battery brooders (Experiments 1 to 3, four replicates of 8 chicks per treatment) and floor pens (Experiment 4, four replicates of 34 chicks per treatment). In Experiment 1,(More)
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the performance of broiler chicks fed diets with cottonseed meal (CSM) as the major protein source. Experiment 1 was a 3 x 2 factorial with three crude protein levels (17, 20, and 23%) by two protein sources, CSM or soybean meal (SBM). Diets were fed to male broilers (n = 840) in floor pens from 21 to 49 d of(More)
The proportions of fibres of the collagenous and elastic systems were measured in the aortas of three normal heifers and in nine heifers given the calcinogenic plant Solanum glaucophyllum for 15, 30 or 60 days. There were decreases in the amount of collagen relative to reticulin, and in the proportion of elastic fibres which were related to the period of(More)
Solanum glaucophyllum (Sg) (synonym S. malacoxylon) is a plant toxic to cattle due to its high levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 as glycoside derivatives. Sg causes a disease characterized by wasting and calcification of soft tissues. The effects of vitamin D are not only important in calcium homeostasis, but also in immune regulation, cell growth and cell(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determinate the incidence of risk factors and therapeutic strategies for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among our lung transplant recipients. We also analyzed the association with 1-, 2-, and 5-years mortality after lung transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS This descriptive, retrospective study of 161 patients(More)
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