Marina Mangas

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Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is an X-linked recessive lysosomal storage disease caused by a defect in the iduronate-2-sulfatase gene (IDS). Alternative splicing of the IDS gene can occur and the underlying regulatory mechanism may be rather complex. Nevertheless, little information is available on the role of variations at the IDS locus in the(More)
The neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinoses are the most common neurodegenerative disorders in childhood characterized by progressive blindness, epilepsy, brain atrophy, and premature death. Based on the age at onset, disease progression and ultrastructural features three classical (infantile, late-infantile, and juvenile) and three variant late-infantile forms are(More)
In a previous work, we demonstrated that the induction of arginase I favored the replication of Leishmania inside macrophages. Now we have analyzed the differential expression of this enzyme in the mouse model of L. major infection. Ours results show that arginase I is induced in both susceptible and resistant mice during the development of the disease.(More)
The CLN6 vLINCL is caused by molecular defects in CLN6 gene coding for an ER resident transmembrane protein whose function is unknown. In the present study gene expression profiling of CLN6-deficient fibroblasts using cDNA microarray was undertaken in order to provide novel insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying this neurodegenerative fatal(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (Sanfilippo B disease) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by defective alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU). We examined the NAGLU gene in 11 MPS IIIB Portuguese patients, having identified five novel (M1K, W147X, G304V, S522P, and R533X) and four previously reported mutations (W168X, R234C, R565W and R643C).(More)
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