Verónica Judith Picos-Cárdenas

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UNLABELLED Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The peptide human beta-defensin 1 is an antimicrobial effector of innate epithelial immunity. A study was done on the association of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the beta-defensin 1 gene (DEFB1) - 668 C/G (-44 C/G or rs1800972; in 5' UTR), 692 A/G (-20 A/G or(More)
The calpain-10 gene is expressed primarily in tissues important in glucose metabolism; thus, some of its polymorphisms have been associated with type 2 diabetes. In this study, we examined the association between the calpain-10 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-43, SNP-19, and SNP-63 and type 2 diabetes in Mexican mestizos. We included 211 patients and(More)
We report a boy with Down syndrome and leukemia who acquired uniparental isodisomy of chromosome 7q as a secondary chromosomal change during recurrence of the disease. His karyotype before therapy was 46,XY,der(1)t(1;1)(p36;q32),-7,+21c/46,idem,del(9)(p22), whereas at recurrence it was 46,XY,der(1)t(1;1)(p36;q32,-7,der(7)(qter-->p22 through(More)
A semi-quantitative expression analysis of both AML1-a and AML1-total was performed by RT-PCR in 19 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at diagnosis. AML1-a expression was assessed in 16 bone marrow (BM) and 13 peripheral blood (PB) samples whereas AML1-total was assessed in 17 BM and 16 PB samples. These analyses were also carried out in 15 PB(More)
Fabry disease (FD) is an inherited X-linked lysosomal disease that causes renal failure in a high percentage of affected individuals. The eNOS gene encodes for endothelial nitric oxide synthase, which plays an important role in glomerular hemodynamics. This gene has two main polymorphisms (Glu298Asp and 4b/a) that have been studied in the context of many(More)
The 9p trisomy is a relatively frequent disorder, while pure 9p trisomies are less frequent and usually derived from 9;22 translocations, duplications or 9p extra chromosomes. Here we report a patient with pure trisomy 9p derived from a terminal balanced unreciprocal translocation. The patient derived to the genetic service by psychomotor delay, presented(More)
1Laboratorio de Citogenómica y Microarreglos, Departamento de Bioquímica y Medicina Molecular, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León 64460, México 2Unidad de Biología Molecular, Genómica y Secuenciación, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey,(More)
BACKGROUND Hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp (HSS; MIM 146520) is a rare autosomal dominant form of non-syndromic alopecia that affects men and women equally. Up to now, only a small number of families with HSS have been reported. The affected individuals experience a diffuse progressing hair loss from childhood to adulthood that is confined to the scalp.(More)
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