Manuela R. B. Souza

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The abnormal deposition of amyloid-β protein in the brain plays an important role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), being considered a potential clinical biomarker. To investigate genetic associations with amyloid-β we used biomarker data and genome-wide variants from individuals with AD and mild cognitive impairment in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging(More)
Genetic variations might contribute to differences in protein activities and gene expression levels observed in complex genetic traits, like neuropsychiatric disease. This finding motivated the development of original approaches using expression studies to guide the finding of new genetic variations. We extended this approach to new genes selected from(More)
Even one hundred years after being originally identified, aspects of the taxonomy of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis, the principal vector of Leishmania infantum in the Americas, remain unresolved for Brazilian populations of this vector. The diversity of morphological, behavioral, biochemical, and ethological characters, as well as the genetic(More)
The decade passed after publishing the Human Genome first draft faced an enormous growth at the understanding of the genomic variation among different subjects, populations, and groups of patients. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertion or deletions (INDELs) have been increasingly recognized as a major type of genetic variations, with(More)
There is a growing need to curate the overwhelming amount of sequencing data which is available in many public databases. For instance, new information shows that the M235T polymorphism at the angiotensinogen gene (AGT) is actually positioned at the position corresponding to the amino acid 268 and not 235. This polymorphism is filled as rs699 in the NCBI(More)
i Professora do Departamento de Agrotecnologia e Ciências Sociais da Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido e doutoranda em Administração da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil). E-mail: ii Graduada em Hotelaria pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil). E-mail: iii Aluna do International Master of(More)
Changes in gene expression and genetic variations in coding regions have likely functional impact, potentially associated with complex diseases, such as neuropsychiatric conditions. A current need for high throughput analysis of genomic data is leading to the development and improvement of sophisticated bioinformatics approaches, which allows the processing(More)
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