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Portuguese Brain Bank Tissue Request

The Portuguese Brain Bank (PBB) can supply formalin-fixed and fresh-frozen brain tissue for research purposes. You must complete and return a tissue request form.

The request will then be reviewed by our management committee who will assess the application on its scientific merit and ethical use of tissues. If necessary, additional information may be sought from the researchers.
If you have any questions, please contact the Portuguese Brain Bank geral@bancodecerebros.chporto.pt


Neuropathological Diagnoses


Publications from the PBB

Using global team science to identify genetic parkinson’s disease worldwide.
Vollstedt EJ, Kasten M, Klein C; MJFF Global Genetic Parkinson’s Disease Study Group.
Ann Neurol. 2019 Aug;86(2):153-157. doi: 10.1002/ana.25514. Epub 2019 Jun 26.

Evidence of amyloid-β cerebral amyloid angiopathy transmission through neurosurgery.
Jaunmuktane Z, Quaegebeur A, Taipa R, Viana-Baptista M, Barbosa R, Koriath C, Sciot R, Mead S, Brandner S.
Acta Neuropathol. 2018 May;135(5):671-679. doi: 10.1007/s00401-018-1822-2.

When Decrease Aβ1-42 in CSF May Not Mean Alzheimer’s Disease: Insights From Two Case Reports With Early Onset Dementia.
Ladeira F, Cação G, Correia AP, Pinto PS, Cavaco S, Melo-Pires M, Alonso I, Taipa R.
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2018 Oct-Dec;32(4):359-363. doi:10.1097/WAD.0000000000000248.

Vascular Pathology Causing Late Onset Generalized Chorea: A Clinico-Pathological Case Report.
Salgado P, Taipa R, Domingos J, Dias D, Pires MM, Magalhães M.
Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 8;4(6):819-823. doi: 10.1002/mdc3.12528

Patterns of Microglial Cell Activation in Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
Taipa R, Brochado P, Robinson A, Reis I, Costa P, Mann DM, Melo Pires M, Sousa N.
Neurodegener Dis. 2017;17(4-5):145-154. doi: 10.1159/000457127. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration-TDP with ‘multiple system atrophy phenocopy syndrome’.
Sousa AL, Taipa R, Quinn N, Revesz T, Pires MM, Magalhães M.
Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2017 Oct;43(6):533-536. doi: 10.1111/nan.12391

DJ-1 linked parkinsonism (PARK7) is associated with Lewy body pathology.
Taipa R, Pereira C, Reis I, Alonso I, Bastos-Lima A, Melo-Pires M, Magalhães M.
Brain. 2016 Jun;139(Pt 6):1680-7. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww080


Portuguese Brain Bank
Neuropathology Unit – Department of Neurosciences
Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
Largo Prof. Abel Salazar – 4099-001 Porto
geral@bancodecerebros.chporto.pt
Tel +351 913504401