Virginia G. Bañares

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Several studies have shown evidence of an association between the *4 allele of apolipoprotein E (APOE) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in different populations. We determined the APOE genotype and total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC) values in 189 patients with angiographically evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND There is little information about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) epidemiology and care in Ibero-American countries. The Ibero-American FH network aims at reducing the gap on diagnosis and treatment of this disease in the region. OBJECTIVE To describe clinical, molecular, and organizational characteristics of FH diagnosis in Argentina,(More)
Genetic variability of the APOE gene confers susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD). Beyond variability on the coding region, polymorphisms in the regulatory region of the APOE gene have been associated with variation on plasma cholesterol levels. It has also been demonstrated a complex and multifactorial association between, APOE gene(More)
The Fragile X syndrome is one of the most frequent forms of mental retardation. The responsible mutation is an unstable repetitive sequence. Since the mutation's discovery, the knowledge about the gene, its protein, function, expression, laboratory detection, phenotype-genotype relationship and risk of expansion, has enormously increased. This work pretends(More)
BACKGROUND Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and early cardiovascular disease. As cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality in Argentina, early identification of patients with FH is of great public health importance. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to(More)
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