Rita C Stocco dos Santos

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Enzootic haematuria and urinary bladder cancer in cattle are associated with feeding on bracken fern and bovine papillomavirus (BPV) infection. An increased rate of chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes from chronically affected haematuric cows raised in bracken fern pastures has been reported, suggesting the presence of BPV in the(More)
Bovine papillomavirus type 4 (BPV-4) and bracken fern are cofactors in the carcinogenesis of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract of cattle. An experimental in vitro model system has been developed to analyse the co-operation between the viral transforming protein E7, the cellular ras oncogene and quercetin, one of the mutagens of bracken fern, during(More)
Mental retardation (MR) affects an estimated 2-3% of the population. A considerable fraction of mental retardation is due to X-linked genes. Of these genes, about 136 are responsible for syndromic X-linked MR (XLMR). One such XLMR syndrome, Stocco dos Santos, was first described in 1991. This family was re-visited, which allowed further delineation of the(More)
Ingestion of bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum v. arachnoideum) is associated with digestive tract cancer in different regions of Japan, Venezuela and Brazil. In view of reports that dietary bracken fern causes chromosomal instability in cattle, the clastogenic effect of bracken fern was investigated, in a preliminary study, in peripheral lymphocytes(More)
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