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Physician scientist with Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) from UFMG. Former postdoctoral fellow at the Neurology Department of Harvard Medical School (Neurogenetics Unit) and, at present, Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology of the University of São Paulo, and member of the international scientific advisory board of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (USA). Large experience in Medical Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, and researches the post-transcriptional control of transcripts of the two genes that may cause tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), as well as the functional relevance and regulation of alternative splicing, with emphasis on the Fragile Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Active collaboration in research projects of functional and expression analyses of genes and application of stem cells in regenerating tissue. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Fragile mental retardation protein (FMRP), encoded by the FMR1 gene, has been detected in pre- and postsynaptic neuronal processes. It plays central roles in translational repression of several dendritic mRNAs, which have translation activated upon synaptic stimulation, notably by glutamate. Other DNA- and RNA-mediated roles have been assigned to FMRP. Different FMRP isoforms have been ...
Fragile Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP), the product of Fragile Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1)gene, is an RNA-binding protein with significant expression in the brain, notably in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum. Fmr1 transcripts are subjected to alternative splicing yielding 20 possible, non-redundant FMRP isoforms, not yet characterized. FMRP second KH domain (KH-2) has...
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Alternative splicing is considered a key mechanism in the generation of transcriptomic and proteomic diversity in eukaryotes. With the ability to originate mRNA variants from a single gene, it is implicated in up to 80% of human brain expressed trancripts. Splicing is regulated both by accessory nucleotide sequences (cis elements) and various protein components (trans elements) that int...
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CAMPOS, Marcelo Valpeteris de. Levantamento de proteínas candidatas a ativadoras do splicing do éxon 12 do gene FMR1. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (11/03964-5)
VELLOSO, Juliana da Cruz Corrêa. Investigação de elementos regulatórios do éxon 14 do gene Fmr1 e análise de expressão de suas isoformas. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Biociências. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo. (09/51297-8)