Matthew Philip Keasey

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Patients with primary familial brain calcifications (PFBC) present bilateral calcifications, often affecting basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebellum, inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern of segregation. Affected individuals display a wide variety of motor and cognitive impairments such as parkinsonism, dystonia, migraine, dementia, psychosis, and mood(More)
Habituation presents major challenges for the study of wild primates, particularly in areas where threats such as hunting pressure and increasing forest fragmentation exist. This study describes the use of ground camera trapping to investigate nonhabituated blonde capuchins. Capuchins are arboreal animals, but often use the ground when foraging. Thus, we(More)
Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is identified by mineralization of the basal ganglia and other brain regions in the absence of known causes. The condition is often inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and can manifest itself clinically with neuropsychiatric symptoms such as Parkinsonism, headaches, psychosis, and mood swings. Mutations in(More)
Compassionate caretaking behaviour towards dying adult group members has been reported as being unique to humans and chimpanzees. Here we describe in detail the reaction of a wild dominant male common marmoset, a neotropical primate, to the accidental death of the dominant female of its group. The male exhibited behaviours towards the dying female that(More)
We explored the response of a panel of selected microRNAs (miRNAs) in neuroprotection produced by ischemic preconditioning. Hippocampal neuronal cultures were exposed to a 30-min oxygen–glucose deprivation (OGD). In our hands, this duration of OGD does not result in neuronal loss in vitro but significantly reduces neuronal death from a subsequent ‘lethal’(More)
Vitamin D deficiency (hypovitaminosis D) causes osteomalacia and poor long bone mineralization. In apparent contrast, hypovitaminosis D has been reported in patients with primary brain calcifications ("Fahr's disease"). We evaluated the expression of two phosphate transporters which we have found to be associated with primary brain calcification (SLC20A2,(More)
The original version of this article unfortunately contained mistakes in the Author group and Abstract sections. Author D. P. Bezerra's name was incorrectly presented as " D. P. Paiva ". Abstract PiT1 (SLC20A1) and PiT2 (SLC20A2) are members of the mammalian type-III inorganic phosphate transporters and recent studies linked SLC20A2 mutations with primary(More)
Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an essential component for structure and metabolism. PiT1 (SLC20A1) and PiT2 (SLC20A2) are members of the mammalian type-III inorganic phosphate transporters. SLC20A2 missense variants are associated with primary brain calcification. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous noncoding regulatory RNAs, which play important roles in(More)
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