Sandra Batista

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We assessed gene expression profiles in 2,752 twins, using a classic twin design to quantify expression heritability and quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) in peripheral blood. The most highly heritable genes (∼777) were grouped into distinct expression clusters, enriched in gene-poor regions, associated with specific gene function or ontology classes, and(More)
Genomes of men and women differ in only a limited number of genes located on the sex chromosomes, whereas the transcriptome is far more sex-specific. Identification of sex-biased gene expression will contribute to understanding the molecular basis of sex-differences in complex traits and common diseases. Sex differences in the human peripheral blood(More)
MOTIVATION We address a common problem in large-scale data analysis, and especially the field of genetics, the huge-scale testing problem, where millions to billions of hypotheses are tested together creating a computational challenge to control the inflation of the false discovery rate. As a solution we propose an alternative algorithm for the famous(More)
This article presents the major differences in the exoproteomes of Listeria monocytogenes strains grown at 11°C and 20°C, and their comparison to 37°C, the optimal temperature of growth of this foodborne pathogenic bacteria. A set of four strains previously characterized and representing the genetic diversity of the species was used. Two were virulent, of(More)
Uterine metastases are rare events, but when they occur, the first extragenital neoplasm responsible is breast carcinoma. Toremifene, used in breast cancer hormonotherapy, has a partial estrogenic agonist effect in the endometrium, responsible for potential abnormalities, like polyps. A 53-year-old woman, receiving toremifene due to previously excised(More)
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