José Luis Caeiro

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The dispersal of the Austronesian language family from Southeast Asia represents the last major diaspora leading to the peopling of Oceania to the East and the Indian Ocean to the West. Several theories have been proposed to explain the current locations, and the linguistic and cultural diversity of Austronesian populations. However, the existing data do(More)
The genetic polymorphism of three salivary enzymes (esterase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and amylase) was studied in 580 autochthonous individuals from the Galician population (North-West Spain). The gene frequencies obtained were: SetF = 0.4036, SetS = 0.5964; Sgd1 = 0.7828, Sgd2 = 0.2172; AMY11 = 0.9319, AMY21 = 0.0495, AMY31 = 0.0186. Evidence of(More)
Ascertaining the genetic relationships between Austronesian populations is paramount to understanding their dispersal throughout the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The start of the Austronesian expansion has been dated to approximately 6,000 years ago, and from linguistic and archeological evidence, the origin of this dispersal may have been the(More)
Alu elements, the largest family of interspersed repeats, mobilize throughout the genomes of primates by retroposition. Alu are present in humans in an excess of 500 000 copies per haploid genome. Since some of the insertion alleles have not reached fixation, they remain polymorphic and can be used as biallelic DNA marker systems in investigations of human(More)
The vast majority of mastocytosis appear in childhood, urticaria pigmentosa (UP) and mastocytomas being the most common types. Terms such as "xanthelasmoid mastocytosis", "pseudoxanthomatous mastocytosis" or "nodular mastocytosis" have been introduced in the literature to describe the presence of yellowish papular or nodular lesions. We describe two(More)
The population of Cabo Verde was founded in the fifteenth century (1462), on the basis of slaves brought from the West African coast and a few Europeans, mainly from Portugal. The polymorphism of six red cell enzymes (ADA, AK1, ALAD, ESD, GLO1, and PGD) and ten plasma proteins (AHSG, BF, F13A, F13B, GC, HP, ORM, PLG, TBG, and TF) was studied in a sample of(More)
The genetic polymorphism of alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein (AHSG) was studied in the population of Cabo Verde (West Africa), using isoelectric focusing in polyacrylamide gels followed by immunofixation-silver stain. AHSG frequencies are reported for the first time in a subsaharan African population. In addition to the common variants, AHSG 1 and AHSG 2, five AHSG(More)
Genetic variants of leukocyte mitochondrial glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase, mitochondrial malic enzyme and phosphoglucomutase locus III were studied in the Galician population. There was no significant heterogeneity between 8 Galician subpopulations. The gene frequencies in the total population were: GOT(2)2 = 0.025; ME(2)2 = 0.408; PGM(2)3 = 0.333. No(More)
The distribution of the phenotypes for coagulation factor XIIIA subunit (F13A) of autochthonous individuals from the following five Spanish populations was studied: Galicia, Castilla-León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Western Andalusia. The frequency values obtained for F13A*2 ranged from 0.248 to 0.311. To date, these values are the highest recorded(More)
GPT and GLO-I phenotypes were determined by means of isoelectric focusing and starch gel electrophoresis, respectively, in a sample of the Galician population (Northwest Spain); GPT: n = 302, GLO-I: n = 500. The gene frequencies come to: GPT1 = 0.5099, GPT2 = 0.4901; GLO1 = 0.4930, GLO2 = 0.5070. No rare variants were found. The Galician gene frequencies(More)