Maria Filomena Xavier Mendes

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Mutations in the Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are known as a common cause of Parkinson's disease (PD) among patients from different geographic origins. In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of LRRK2 mutations in exons 31 and 41 in a cohort of 154 consecutive, unrelated Brazilian patients with familial or sporadic PD, including early and(More)
Our objective was to determine the effects of SCH 57068 alone and with 17 beta-estradiol (E(2)) on bone, lipids and uteri in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. In OVX animals lumbar vertebral and femoral bone mineral density (BMD) were significantly higher after 12 weeks of treatment with SCH 57068 than in untreated OVX controls. Similarly BMD was superior in OVX +(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a frequent endocrine disorder characterized by an excessive autonomous production and release of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by the parathyroid glands. This endocrinopathy may result from the development of a benign lesion (adenoma or hyperplasia) or from a carcinoma. Most of the PHPT cases occur sporadically; however,(More)
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