Mariana Castro Dias

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α-synuclein (aSyn) is associated with both sporadic and familial forms of Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease. In particular, multiplications and point mutations in the gene encoding for aSyn cause familial forms of PD. Moreover, the accumulation of aSyn in Lewy Bodies and Lewy neurites in(More)
The Cerrado is the second largest Brazilian biome, yet little is known about its wild fauna, flora and microbiota. This work aimed to identify epiphytic bacteria present in fruits native to three different regions of the Cerrado and to select cellulase-producing bacteria. Culture-dependent and culture-independent (PCR-DGGE) methods were used to characterize(More)
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