Mariela Caputo

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Aiming to detect individuals of Native American maternal or paternal ancestry a rapid screening approach has been developed. Its strategy was based on SNP typing by Real Time PCR (rt-PCR) followed by High Resolution Melting analysis (HRM). After extraction, DNA was quantitated by rt-PCR using commercial kits; samples were then submitted to two multiplex(More)
Faecal samples from 350 farm workers on 276 dairy farms and 50 abattoir employees from seven different operations were examined for the presence of Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157 (VTEC O157) by an O157-specific enzyme-linked fluorescent assay followed by immunoconcentration. VTEC O157 was isolated from four (1.1%) of the farm workers. A(More)
We have developed a simple and efficient SSCP (single strand conformational polymorphism) method for haplotype determination of beta2AR using four polymorphisms. The six different SSCP patterns were grouped into three major haplotypes named I, II and III. We studied a population of 199 individuals displaying all the haplotypes: 34.9% (group I), 36.1% (group(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS HBV infection exhibits geographical variation in its distribution in South America. While HBV rates are low in central Argentina, the north-western region exhibits intermediate HBV rates. Unfortunately, the reasons that could explain this difference are still unknown. METHODS A total of 1440 Argentines were recruited and grouped into HBV(More)
In a worldwide collaborative effort, 19,630 Y-chromosomes were sampled from 129 different populations in 51 countries. These chromosomes were typed for 23 short-tandem repeat (STR) loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385ab, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635, GATAH4, DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS570, DYS576,(More)
Background: The different clinical presentations of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and type 1 diabetes mellitus may be the result of susceptibility genes in determining the mode of onset. We analyzed the 5′ polymorphisms of the insulin mini-satellite region (INS), a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) [repeat units; RU]. We evaluated the(More)
Autoimmune diabetes is an organ specific and multifactorial disorder with a classical onset as insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and with another form of onset as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), which has a slower onset and a later progress to insulin dependency as a result of the beta cells destruction. The cytotoxic T(More)
The prevalence of genetic polymorphisms identified as predictors of therapeutic-induced hepatitis C virus (HCV) clearance differs among ethnic groups. However, there is a paucity of information about their prevalence in South American populations, whose genetic background is highly admixed. Hence, single-nucleotide polymorphisms rs12979860, rs1127354 and(More)
The autoimmune thyroid disease is a complex disorder caused by a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, which are believed to initiate the autoimmune response to thyroid antigens. Identification of the susceptibility genes has found that unique and diverse genetic factors are in association with Graves' disease and autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglobulin (TG) deficiency is an autosomal-recessive disorder that results in thyroid dyshormonogenesis. A number of distinct mutations have been identified as causing human hypothyroid goitre. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize new mutations in the TG gene in an attempt to increase the understanding of the(More)