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PURPOSE Association of ESR1 gene PvuII, XbaI and (TA)n microsatellite polymorphisms and woman infertility was evaluated. METHODS Infertile(n = 104) and fertile(n = 107) women were included in this study. We performed polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism analysis for detecting ESR1 polymorphisms. RESULT(S) PvuII and XbaI(More)
Tumor growth, which employs a number of regulators, requires the formation of new blood vessels. The most important regulators are vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT-2). DNA sequence variations in VEGF and ANGPT-2 genes may lead to altered productions and/or activities of these genes. In this study, we aimed to determine the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The study group consisted of 237 nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients who were detected by ultrasonography and 201 controls with ultrasonographically normal livers. DNA amplifications were performed by polymerase chain(More)
To date, research has led to the invention of multiple genes and their single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and environmental factors that influence the prostate cancer (PCa) pathogenesis. Therefore, the genes involved in these pathways are candidates for PCa predisposition. It is thought that polymorphisms of 5alpha-reductase II (SRD5A2) and 17(More)
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ErbB2) amplification and overexpression has been seen in many cancer types including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, ErbB2 is an important target for cancer therapies. Increased ErbB2 expression has been associated with drug resistance in cancer cells. Herceptin is a humanized monoclonal antibody that(More)
AIM The study was aimed on an evaluation of the effect of gossypol at concentration of 25-150 microM on the level of apoptosis in the human epidermoid larynx carcinoma cell line, HEp-2, in vitro. METHODS To determine the apoptotic effects of gossypol on growth of human epidermoid larynx carcinoma cell lines (HEp-2 cells), morphological evaluation of the(More)
Genetic and environmental factors are involved in prostate cancer (PCa) etiology. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may contribute to the PCa pathogenesis. The goal of this study is to determine the role of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and haplotypes in the development and progression of sporadic PCa. One hundred and thirty-three PCa(More)
BACKGROUND DNA sequence variations in HIF-1 alpha gene might yield changes both in the production outcomes and in the activities of the gene. Overexpression of the HIF-1 alpha subunit, resulting from intratumoral hypoxia and genetic alterations, has been demonstrated in common human cancers and is correlated with tumor angiogenesis and patient mortality. In(More)
This study aimed to assess mutations in GJB2 gene (connexin 26), as well as A1555G mitochondrial mutation in both the patients with profound genetic nonsyndromic hearing loss and healthy controls. Ninety-five patients with profound hearing loss (>90 dB) and 67 healthy controls were included. All patients had genetic nonsyndromic hearing loss. Molecular(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical that is produced by a number of mammalian cell types from L-arginine and a critical mediator that acts in many tissues to regulate a diverse range of physiological processes. The major metabolic end product for NO is nitrate (NO(3)) and nitrite (NO(2)), which are stable metabolites within tissue, plasma, and urine.(More)