Luciana Rodrigues Jacy da Silva

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Associations between specific alleles of genes encoding enzymes in the methionine/homocysteine pathway and plasma homocysteine levels have been examined in different populations. In the present study, we determined polymorphisms of MTHFR A222V (677C > T), MTHFR E429A (1298A > C), MTRR I22M (66A > G), MTR D919G (2756A > G), and CBS 844ins68 and total plasma(More)
AIMS To investigate the prevalence and characteristics of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in cattle from Paraná State, southern Brazil. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and seven faeces cattle samples were cultured on Sorbitol-MacConkey agar. Escherichia coli colonies were tested for production of Shiga toxin using Vero-cell assay. A high(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of progressive inherited retinal dystrophies that cause visual impairment as a result of photoreceptor cell death. RP is heterogeneous, both clinically and genetically making difficult to establish precise genotype-phenotype correlations. In a Spanish family with autosomal recessive RP (arRP), homozygosity mapping and(More)
We report a 3-year-old female with type I spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) born to a young and non-consanguineous couple. The child presented at two months of life with intense muscle weakness affecting predominantly proximal portions of the limbs, especially the legs, muscle hypotonia, fasciculation of the tongue, and severe respiratory muscle involvement.(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), the most frequent form of inherited retinal dystrophy is characterized by progressive photoreceptor degeneration. Many genes have been implicated in RP development, but several others remain to be identified. Using a combination of homozygosity mapping, whole-exome and targeted next-generation sequencing, we found a novel(More)
This paper is about an integrative review from literature realized in databases online, into the period among 2003-2009, with the objective of identify the available evidence on the main drug-related adverse events in pediatric clientele and propose strategies for reducing them. The study revealed the inadequacy of the drugs presentation to meet the(More)
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