Lylyan Fragoso Pimentel

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The polymorphism at codon 129 of the prion protein gene (PRNP) is a major risk factor for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Several authors reported neuropathological and clinical overlapping between CJD and Alzheimer's disease (AD), with a few association studies generating conflicting results. To investigate the distribution of this polymorphism in AD, we(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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