Publications by authors named "Vania Almeida"

100Publications

Biomechanical and histological characterization of MPS I mice femurs.

Acta Histochem 2021 Jan 9;123(2):151678. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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January 2021

Morphological damage in Sertoli, myoid and interstitial cells in a mouse model of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I).

Mol Biol Rep 2020 Dec 15. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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December 2020

Yogic meditation improves objective and subjective sleep quality of healthcare professionals.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2020 Aug 30;40:101204. Epub 2020 May 30.

Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua Borges Lagoa 802, CEP 04038-001, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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August 2020

A New Mutation in Gene Causing Hunter Syndrome: A Case Report.

Front Genet 2019 18;10:1383. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Center for Research and Molecular Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases, Department of Biophysics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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March 2020

Vitamin B is neuroprotective in experimental pneumococcal meningitis through modulation of hippocampal DNA methylation.

J Neuroinflammation 2020 Apr 1;17(1):96. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Neurogenômica/Imunopatologia, Instituto René Rachou (IRR), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Av. Augusto de Lima, 1715, Belo Horizonte, MG, CEP 30190-002, Brazil.

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April 2020

Cerebral schistosomiasis in a patient travelling from São Tomé and Príncipe.

BJR Case Rep 2020 Mar 12;6(1):20190055. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

Neurology Unit, Hospital Vila Franca Xira, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

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March 2020

Morphologic description of male reproductive accessory glands in a mouse model of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I).

J Mol Histol 2020 Apr 11;51(2):137-145. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, 925, Napoleão de Barros St, 3rd Floor, São Paulo, SP, 04024-002, Brazil.

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April 2020

Sleep parameters assessed by actigraphy in Fabry's disease patients: a proof-of-concept.

Sleep Med 2020 05 21;69:213-216. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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May 2020

Correlation between GLA variants and alpha-Galactosidase A profile in dried blood spot: an observational study in Brazilian patients.

Orphanet J Rare Dis 2020 01 29;15(1):30. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

Center for Research and Molecular Diagnostic of Genetic Diseases - Department of Biophysics, Federal University of São Paulo, Rua Pedro de Toledo, 669 - 9o andar, São Paulo, 04039-032, Brazil.

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January 2020

Sexual behaviour in a murine model of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I).

PLoS One 2019 13;14(12):e0220429. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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March 2020

Genome-wide association study reveals two novel risk alleles for incident obstructive sleep apnea in the EPISONO cohort.

Sleep Med 2020 02 14;66:24-32. Epub 2019 Aug 14.

Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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February 2020

Dietary sulfur amino acid restriction upregulates DICER to confer beneficial effects.

Mol Metab 2019 11 28;29:124-135. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Department of Biophysics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Program in Molecular Biology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil; Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil. Electronic address:

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November 2019

Associations between sleep conditions and body composition states: results of the EPISONO study.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2019 10 24;10(5):962-973. Epub 2019 May 24.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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October 2019

Genes related to maintenance of autophagy and successful aging.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 12;76(12):831-839

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Departamento de Psicobiologia, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

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December 2018

Rhythmic changes in Fabry disease: Inversion and non-oscillatory pattern in 6-sulfatoxymelatonin daily profile.

Chronobiol Int 2019 04 7;36(4):470-480. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Psychobiology , Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo , Sao Paulo , Brazil.

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April 2019

Serum homocysteine and cysteine levels and changes in the lipid profile of children and adolescents over a 12-month follow-up period.

Clin Nutr ESPEN 2017 10 25;21:13-19. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Department of Nutrition Science, Federal University of Bahia. Araújo Pinho Avenue, 32, 40110-090, Canela, Salvador, BA, Brazil. Electronic address:

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October 2017

Late-onset Pompe disease: what is the prevalence of limb-girdle muscular weakness presentation?

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Apr;76(4):247-251

Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.

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April 2018

Preservation, Sectioning, and Staining of Schwann Cell Cultures for Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis.

Methods Mol Biol 2018 ;1739:195-212

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

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January 2019

Serum Homocysteine and Cysteine Levels and Anthropometric Changes: A Longitudinal Study among Brazilian Children and Adolescents.

J Am Coll Nutr 2018 01 31;37(1):80-86. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

b Department of Nutrition Science , Federal University of Bahia , Salvador-Ba , Brazil.

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January 2018

Leptin concentrations and SCD-1 indices in classical homocystinuria: Evidence for the role of sulfur amino acids in the regulation of lipid metabolism.

Clin Chim Acta 2017 Oct 8;473:82-88. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Post-Graduation Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; BRAIN Laboratory (Basic Research and Advanced Investigations in Neurosciences) - Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Medical Genetics Service, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:

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October 2017

Early warnings of heart rate deterioration.

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2016 Aug;2016:940-943

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August 2016

Tryptophan overloading activates brain regions involved with cognition, mood and anxiety.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2017 Jan-Mar;89(1):273-283. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

1Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 925, 3º andar, 04023-062 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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March 2018

Altered Cellular Homeostasis in Murine MPS I Fibroblasts: Evidence of Cell-Specific Physiopathology.

JIMD Rep 2017 21;36:109-116. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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February 2017

Differential expression of microRNAs from miR-17 family in the cerebellum of mucopolysaccharidosis type I mice.

Gene 2016 Dec 6;595(2):207-211. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Pediatrics, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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December 2016

The Underexploited Role of Non-Coding RNAs in Lysosomal Storage Diseases.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2016 21;7:133. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Laboratório de Erros Inatos do Metabolismo, Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Pediatrics, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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September 2016

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Mice Bone Marrow and Spleen B Lymphopoiesis.

J Cell Physiol 2016 Jun 20;231(6):1313-20. Epub 2015 Nov 20.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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June 2016

Detraining in pregnancy and/or lactation modulates neuropeptidergic hypothalamic systems in offspring mice.

Endocrine 2015 Dec 7;50(3):715-24. Epub 2015 May 7.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 925, 3rd floor, São Paulo, SP, 04024-002, Brazil.

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December 2015

Paradoxical sleep deprivation impairs mouse survival after infection with malaria parasites.

Malar J 2015 Apr 28;14:183. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 925, 3rd floor, São Paulo, SP, 04024-002, Brazil.

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April 2015

Genetic and environmental factors associated with vitamin B12 status in Amazonian children.

Public Health Nutr 2015 Aug 16;18(12):2202-10. Epub 2015 Jan 16.

1Department of Nutrition,School of Public Health,University of São Paulo,Av. Dr Arnaldo 715,01246-904 São Paulo,Brazil.

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August 2015

A putative role for homocysteine in the pathophysiology of acute bacterial meningitis in children.

BMC Clin Pathol 2014 22;14(1):43. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), São Paulo, SP Brazil.

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December 2014

Loss of central inhibition: implications for behavioral hypersensitivity after contusive spinal cord injury in rats.

Pain Res Treat 2014 10;2014:178278. Epub 2014 Aug 10.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA ; The Department of Neurological Surgery, The Neuroscience Program, The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA.

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September 2014

Central and systemic responses to methionine-induced hyperhomocysteinemia in mice.

PLoS One 2014 25;9(8):e105704. Epub 2014 Aug 25.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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November 2015

Analysis of male reproductive parameters in a murine model of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I).

Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2014 15;7(6):3488-97. Epub 2014 May 15.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo São Paulo - SP, Brazil.

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May 2015

Cardiovascular risk analysis by means of pulse morphology and clustering methodologies.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2014 Nov 25;117(2):257-66. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Physics Department, Electronics and Instrumentation Group, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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November 2014

Brazilian reference values for MPS II screening in dried blood spots--a fluorimetric assay.

Clin Biochem 2014 Sep 28;47(13-14):1297-9. Epub 2014 Jun 28.

Laboratório de Erros Inatos do Metabolismo, Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 925, 3rd Floor, 04024-002 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

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September 2014

The effects of paradoxical sleep deprivation on amphetamine-induced behavioral sensitization in adult and adolescent mice.

Psychiatry Res 2014 Aug 9;218(3):335-40. Epub 2014 May 9.

Department of Pharmacology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, R. Botucatu, 862, Ed. Leal Prado, 1° andar, 04023062 São Paulo, SP, Brazil; Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, R. Napoleão de Barros, 925, 3° andar, 04024002 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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August 2014

Body composition in patients with classical homocystinuria: body mass relates to homocysteine and choline metabolism.

Gene 2014 Aug 6;546(2):443-7. Epub 2014 May 6.

Post-Graduation Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; BRAIN Laboratory (Basic Research and Advanced Investigations in Neurosciences), Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Medical Genetics Service, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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August 2014

Effect of vitamin B deprivation during pregnancy and lactation on homocysteine metabolism and related metabolites in brain and plasma of mice offspring.

PLoS One 2014 2;9(4):e92683. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

Department of Pediatrics, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil; Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.

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February 2015

Mandibular advancement device and CPAP upon cardiovascular parameters in OSA.

Sleep Breath 2014 Dec 26;18(4):749-59. Epub 2014 Jan 26.

Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP, Rua Napoleão de Barros, 925, Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, 04024-002, Brazil.

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December 2014

Cognition and biomarkers of oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea.

Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2013 Apr;68(4):449-55

Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo/SP, Brazil.

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April 2013

Transplantation of Schwann cells in a collagen tube for the repair of large, segmental peripheral nerve defects in rats.

J Neurosurg 2013 Sep 7;119(3):720-32. Epub 2013 Jun 7.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.

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September 2013

Limitations of nerve repair of segmental defects using acellular conduits.

J Neurosurg 2013 Sep 7;119(3):733-8. Epub 2013 Jun 7.

Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.

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September 2013

Grape juice concentrate protects reproductive parameters of male rats against cadmium-induced damage: a chronic assay.

Br J Nutr 2013 Dec 9;110(11):2020-9. Epub 2013 May 9.

Departamento de Biociências, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Avenida Ana Costa, 95, Vila Mathias, Santos 11060-001, SP, Brazil.

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December 2013

Empirical mode decomposition for self-mixing Doppler signals of hemodynamic optical probes.

Physiol Meas 2013 Mar 26;34(3):377-90. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Instrumentation Centre, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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March 2013

Machine learning techniques for arterial pressure waveform analysis.

J Pers Med 2013 May 2;3(2):82-101. Epub 2013 May 2.

Instrumentation Center, Physics Department, University of Coimbra, Rua Larga, Coimbra 3004-516, Portugal.

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May 2013

Homocysteine levels in Takayasu arteritis -- a risk factor for arterial ischemic events.

J Rheumatol 2013 Mar 15;40(3):303-8. Epub 2012 Dec 15.

Rheumatology Division, Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina (Unifesp/EPM), São Paulo, Brazil.

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March 2013

Microinjection of melanin concentrating hormone into the lateral preoptic area promotes non-REM sleep in the rat.

Peptides 2013 Jan 30;39:11-5. Epub 2012 Oct 30.

Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

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January 2013

Sleep deprivation impairs calcium signaling in mouse splenocytes and leads to a decreased immune response.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2012 Dec 20;1820(12):1997-2006. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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December 2012

Motoneuron replacement for reinnervation of skeletal muscle in adult rats.

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2012 Oct;71(10):921-30

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136-2104, USA.

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October 2012

Primary lateral sclerosis: predicting functional outcome.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2013 Mar 8;14(2):141-5. Epub 2012 Sep 8.

Department of Neurosciences, Hospital de Santa Maria-CHLN, Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, Lisbon, Portugal.

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March 2013

Surgical control of limbic encephalitis associated with LGI1 antibodies.

Epileptic Disord 2012 Sep;14(3):345-8

Department of Neurosciences, Santa Maria Hospital (CHLN, EPE), Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon Faculty of Medicine.

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September 2012

Does phase angle correlate with hyperhomocysteinemia? A study of patients with classical homocystinuria.

Clin Nutr 2013 Jun 7;32(3):479-80. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

Medical Genetics Service, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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June 2013

Evaluation of oxidative stress markers and cardiovascular risk factors in Fabry Disease patients.

Genet Mol Biol 2012 Apr 17;35(2):418-23. Epub 2012 May 17.

Departamento de Pediatria, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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April 2012

Nerve ultrasound follow-up in a child with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Muscle Nerve 2012 Aug;46(2):270-5

Serviço de Neurologia, Hospital de Santa Maria, Av.Prof. Egas Moniz, 1649-035 Lisboa, Portugal.

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August 2012

Associated movement disorders in orthostatic tremor.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2012 Jul 10;83(7):725-9. Epub 2012 May 10.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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July 2012