João Ricardo Mendes de Oliveira

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Autosomal dominant primary familial brain calcifica-tion (PFBC) is a rare cerebral microvascular calcifying disorder defined by the presence of calcifications affecting at least the basal ganglia with no secondary cause. It is associated with diverse symptoms including movement disorders, psychiatric disturbances, and cognitive impairment. 1 PFBC is caused(More)
Primary brain calcification (PBC) is a dominantly inherited calcifying disorder of the brain. SLC20A2 loss-of-function variants account for the majority of families. Only one genomic deletion encompassing SLC20A2 and six other genes has been reported. We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) in 24 unrelated French patients with PBC, negatively screened for(More)
Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC), formerly known as Fahr disease, is a rare neurological disorder characterized by extensive calcification deposits in the brain. So far, four genes have been reported with variations associated with PFBC, SLC20A2, PDGFβ, PDGFRβ, and XPR1. Using real-time qPCR, we analyzed the expression of three inorganic(More)
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