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Measurement of the thickness of glomerular basement membranes is required for the diagnosis of thin membrane nephropathy. Over the years various morphometric methods have been used but some are laborious so there is a need for establishing a simplified method for measuring thickness. In the present study 20 renal biopsies were used to carry out a… (More)
This study was carried out in Greek Cypriot males to identify risk factors that predispose to myocardial infarction (MI). Genetic and lipid risk factors were investigated for the first time in a Greek Cypriot male case-control study.Contrary to other studies, mean low density lipoprotein cholesterol did not differ between cases and controls. High density… (More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to establish the allele, genotype and genotype combination/SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) profile frequencies in the general population of Cyprus for 6 genes implicated in thrombotic disorders. The genes with their respective functional polymorphisms were the following: factor V (G1691A), prothrombin/factor II… (More)
Allele frequencies for 15 STRs (D3S1358, vWA, FGA, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, THO1, Penta E, D16S539, CSF1PO, Penta D and TPOX) in the PowerPlex-16 System (Promega Corporation) were derived from a sample of 1475 unrelated Greek Cypriot individuals from the island of Cyprus.
A sample from the Greek Cypriot population was typed at seven forensically important PCR-based loci: LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, GC, HLA-DQA1, and D1S80. The results showed that all loci meet Hardy-Weinberg expectations and that there is no evidence for association of alleles between loci. Allelic frequency distributions at all loci, except HLA-DQA1 and two… (More)
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) plays an important role in the multifactorial etiology of both cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to investigate the APOE gene polymorphism in 335 unrelated Greek Cypriots living on the island of Cyprus. For the most common APOE genotypes, the Greek Cypriots followed the general… (More)
In this paper we propose a modification of the Divergence Information Criterion (DIC) for the determination of the order of an autoregressive process and show that it is an asymptotically unbiased estimator of the expected overall discrepancy. Further, we use Monte Carlo methods and various Data Generating Processes for small, medium and large sample sizes… (More)