Vítor Bortolo de Rezende

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Higher risk of dementia is expected for patients with late onset depression (LOD) history. The IL-10 polymorphisms are associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). On the other hand, there is no study associating IL-10 polymorphisms to LOD. This study aimed to investigate the -1082G/A polymorphism association in LOD, AD patients and controls and also the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine expression profile of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T lymphocytes between drug resistant mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (mTLE) patients and healthy subjects. METHODS mTLE patients were enrolled at the Neurology Center of Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Belo Horizonte (SCM-BH) and healthy volunteers(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression might be a prodromal stage of dementia. Many factors contribute to the etiology of depression and dementia, being inflammation one of those. The present work measured and analyzed immune molecules involved in the innate immunity on cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14+) monocytes trying to investigate any relationship among late-onset(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic variation plays an important role in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and suicide susceptibility. However, little is known about the genetic influence on the risk of suicide, particularly in BD patients. Since FOXO3A plays a role in distinct mood-relevant behavioral processes, this gene could be a novel gene candidate for BD. Thus, we investigated(More)
The mechanisms involved in the symptoms of Sydenham's chorea (SC) remain obscure. Taking into account the autoreactive antibody-mediated hypothesis of SC pathogenesis, the persistence of chorea may be associated with increased levels of B1 lymphocytes and other lymphocyte subsets. We evaluated lymphocyte subsets, including B1 and T cells, in patients with(More)
Studies suggest that inflammation is involved in the neurodegenerative cascade of dementias. Immunological mechanisms may be part of the pathophysiological process in frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but up till now only vague evidence of such mechanisms has been presented. The B7- CD28/CTLA-4 pathway is an important immunological signaling pathway involved(More)
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