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Horacio Martins Canelas

Horacio Martins Canelas, Brazilian neurologist (São Paulo 30 May 1919 – São José dos Campos, São Paulo State 14 December 1995)
Authored internationally recognized contributions to copper and ceruloplasmin metabolism in Wilson disease 
Developed a method for studying copper in blood 
With F.B. De Jorge & Costa-Silva. Contribuição ao estudo do metabolismo do cobre.I: Metodologia da determinação do cobre em materiais biológicos. Rev Paul Med 61:350-355, 1962

Named neuroachylias or achylic demyelinizing neuropathies in neuroanaemic syndrome

Disturbios neurologicos nos estados carenciais aquilicos. Arq. Neuro-Psiqu. 10:1-40, 1952

Proposed the search for metachromatic bodies in these regions as a help in diagnosis of this disease

With O.D. Escalante, K. Iriya & F.B. de Jorge. The diagnosis of metachromatic leucodystrophy during life: metachromatic lipids in saliva and cerebrospinal fluid sediments and in the parotid glands. Arq. Neuro Psiqu. 22(2), 1964



With F.B. De Jorge & A. Spina-França. Contribuição ao estudo do metabolismo do cobre. II: Valores normais do cobre no sangue, líquido cefalorraqueano e urina. Rev Paul Med 62:125-128, 1963

With F.B. De Jorge. Contribuição ao estudo da ceruloplasmina. I: Valores normais no soro sangüíneo. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 22:271-276, 1964

With F.B. De Jorge, J.C. Dias & L. Cury. Studies on cooper metabolism. III: Cooper contents of saliva, pancreas, and salivary glands. Clin Chim Acta  9:148-150, 1964

With F.B. De Jorge, O.D. Escalante et al. Hepatolenticular degeneration: clinical and biochemical study. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 21:229-250, 1963

With F.B. De Jorge & W.A.Tognola. Metabolic balances of cooper in patients submitted to vegetarian and mixed diets. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 30:371-373, 1967  

Arqu.Neuro-Psiqu. 54(1):159-61, 1996 (available online)