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Recent reports linking Down syndrome (DS) to maternal polymorphisms at the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene locus have generated great interest among investigators in the field. The present study aimed at evaluation of MTHFR 677C/T and 1298A/C polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene as maternal risk factors for DS. Forty two mothers of proven DS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess homocysteine, folic acid and vitamin B12, trace element levels and oxidant/antioxidant status in Down syndrome (DS) mothers and children. DESIGN AND METHODS 42 mothers with previous history of bearing DS baby with karyotypically confirmed full trisomy 21 were included. 48 healthy mothers with their healthy children were considered as(More)
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