Lilia Freire Rodrigues D'Souza-Li

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The calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) adjusts the extracellular calcium set point regulating PTH secretion and renal calcium excretion. The receptor is expressed in several tissues and is also involved in other cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation and other hormonal secretion. High extracellular calcium levels activate the receptor(More)
This study analyzes the body composition of young adult women with Turner syndrome (TS) either treated or not treated with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) and compares them with a group of healthy women. Fifty-two non-treated TS patients (23.0 ± 5.8 years), 30 treated with rhGH (21.5 ± 1.5 years), and 133 healthy young adult women (22.9 ± 3.2 years)(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant hereditary cancer syndrome characterized mostly by parathyroid, enteropancreatic, and anterior pituitary tumors. We present a case of an 8-year-old boy referred because of hypoglycemic attacks. His diagnosis was pancreatic insulinoma. Paternal grandmother died due to repeated gastroduodenal(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare cervical lengths of adolescents and adults in mid-gestation. DESIGN An analytical, observational, and cross-sectional study. SETTING Public health system in the city of Blumenau, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS Primigravidae adolescents under the age of 16 and adults over age 20 (n = 40/group) were systematically sampled. (More)
Mutations in the Bruton agammaglobulinemia tyrosine kinase (BTK) gene are responsible for X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Unfolded or misfolded proteins can trigger stress pathways in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), known as unfolded protein response (UPR). The aim was to clarify the involvement of UPR in XLA pathophysiology. By reverse(More)
Neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT) is a rare disorder characterized by major hypercalcemia, elevated parathyroid hormone levels, and marked enlargement of multiple parathyroid glands, usually associated with germline mutations in the calcium receptor gene CASR. However, little is known about the outgrowth of parathyroid tumors in NSHPT, including(More)
Changes in insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) were correlated with protein synthesis and breakdown using [1-13C]leucine before chemotherapy and during subsequent febrile neutropenia (FN) in eight children with cancer, aged 6.3-17.5 y. IGF-I levels were similar to age-matched controls before(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of gonadal tumors among patients with Turner syndrome (TS) carrying Y-derivative sequences in their chromosomal constitution. METHODS Six out of 260 patients with TS were selected based on mosaicism of the entire Y chromosome; 10 were included because Y-derivative sequences have been(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Turner syndrome (TS) patients have an increased risk of weight gain and metabolic syndrome. To date, it is unknown what factors are involved in this metabolic process, even though it is recognized that TS patients are frequently born small-for-gestational age. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between lipid and glucose(More)