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In this study we have investigated a group of 29 Brazilian patients, who had been diagnosed with the lysosomal storage disorder, Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I). MPS I is caused by a deficiency in the lysosomal hydrolase, alpha-L-iduronidase. Ninety percent of the MPS I patients in this study were genotyped and revealed 10 recurrent and thirteen novel(More)
This paper presents data collected by a Brazilian center in a multinational multicenter observational study of patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI), aiming at determining the epidemiological, clinical, and biochemical profile of these patients. Twenty-eight south-American patients with MPS VI were evaluated through medical interview,(More)
A benign deficiency (pseudodeficiency) of the lysosomal enzyme arylsulphatase A (ASA) (EC 3.1.6.8) towards synthetic substrates complicates the diagnosis of metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). The pseudodeficiency is due to a single base substitution in the 3′-untranslated region of the ASA gene (1524+95 A→G) and it has been reported that this mutation(More)
p53 mutation is a common genetic change in human cancers, but the clinical significance is controversial. We studied 68 patients and estimate the prevalence of intestinal metaplasia of cardia (IMC), Barrett's esophagus (BE), and p53 protein overexpression, and described molecular alterations of p53 gene exons 5 to 8. Immunohistochemical analysis showed(More)
UNLABELLED The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a heterogeneous group of inborn errors of lysosomal glycosaminoglycan (GAG) metabolism. The importance of this group of disorders among the inborn errors of metabolism led us to report 19 cases. METHOD We performed clinical, radiological, and biochemical evaluations of the suspected patients, which allowed us(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of metabolic factors in neural tube defects (NTDs) has been the focus of many investigations. Several authors have suggested that abnormalities in homocysteine metabolism, such as hyperhomocysteinemia, folate deficiency, and low vitamin B12, may be responsible for these malformations and that both nutritional factors and genetic(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI, or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, is an autosomal recessive disease caused by the deficiency of arylsulfatase B (ARSB; N-acetyl-galactosamine-4-sulfatase, E.C.3.1.6.12), which is involved in the stepwise degradation of dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. The deficiency of this enzyme causes storage in the lysozomes and(More)
Reaction of N-(sulfonyloxy)phtalimide derivatives 1, 2, with cystamine and homocystamine, respectively, affords bis[2,4-dioxol-1,2,3,4-tetra-hydroquinazolin-3-yl)alkyl] disulfanes [sequence: see text] 3, which could be reduced to 3-(mercaptoalkyl)quinazoline-2,4(1H,3H)-diones. 5. (3-(2-Mercaptoethyl)quinazoline-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (5a) was also obtained in a(More)
Several thiophilic adsorbents with mercaptoheterocyclic ligands have been analyzed for their ability to bind human serum proteins in a salt-independent way. In contrast to 2-mercaptopyrimidine, 2-mercaptopyridine derived ligands show a group-selective binding of immunoglobulins and alpha2-macroglobulin, not only in the presence of high concentrations of(More)