João Carlos Rodrigues

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ETHE1 is an iron-containing protein from the metallo β-lactamase family involved in the mitochondrial sulfide oxidation pathway. Mutations in ETHE1 causing loss of function result in sulfide toxicity and in the rare fatal disease Ethylmalonic Encephalopathy (EE). Frequently mutations resulting in depletion of ETHE1 in patient cells are due to severe(More)
Transgenic crop "pyramids" producing two or more Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins active against the same pest are used to delay evolution of resistance in insect pest populations. Laboratory and greenhouse experiments were performed with fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, to characterize resistance to Bt maize producing Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab and test(More)
Mutations in the genes encoding the alpha-subunit and beta-subunit of the mitochondrial electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF) and the electron transfer flavoprotein:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (ETF:QO) cause multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenation deficiency (MADD), a disorder of fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. Point mutations in ETF, which may compromise(More)
In parks, ornamental waters of easy access and populated with animals are quite attractive to children and yet might hide threats to human health. The present work focuses on the microbiota of the ornamental waters of a Lisboa park, characterized during 2015. The results show a dynamic microbiota integrating human pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae,(More)
663 points per period still fails to capture the full bandwidth needed for an accurate solution estimate. Interpolation of the Gear-2 solution was used to produce a 60-point starting estimate with finer resolution. This time all three methods again converged to almost the same waveform; however, Fig. 3 shows that the direct mapping still gives some small(More)
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