Aleksandar Petlichkovski

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Bronchial asthma is a multifactorial disease whereby both environmental and genetic factors contribute to its aetiology and/or clinical severity. The aim of this study was to examine the association of 22 cytokine gene polymorphism in the Macedonian population with bronchial asthma (BA). The sample of the population comprised of 301 normal unrelated(More)
To examine the possible role of 22 cytokine gene polymorphisms in host susceptibility to or protection against RA in Macedonians. In this study, 301 healthy unrelated individuals and 85 patients with RA were studied. Cytokine genotyping was performed by PCR with sequence-specific priming (PCR–SSP) (Heidelberg kit). Results showed susceptible association for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the possible role of 22 cytokine gene polymorphisms in host susceptibility to or protection against tuberculosis (TB) in Macedonians. METHOD 301 healthy unrelated individuals and 75 patients with pulmonary TB were studied. Cytokine genotyping was performed by PCR with sequence-specific priming (PCR-SSP) (Heidelberg kit). RESULTS(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the association of 22 cytokine gene polymorphism in Macedonians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The sample of the population comprised of 301 normal respondents and 62 patients with COPD. Cytokine genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific priming (PCR-SSP). Positive(More)
AIM To analyze the association of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms (MTHFR-677 and MTHFR-1298) with occlusive artery disease and deep venous thrombosis in Macedonians. METHODS We examined 83 healthy respondents, 76 patients with occlusive artery disease, and 67 patients with deep venous thrombosis. Blood samples were collected and DNA was(More)
The aim was to investigate different genotypes and haplotypes of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR-677, -1298) and plasma concentration of total homocysteine (tHcy) in Macedonian patients with occlusive artery disease (OAD) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Investigated groups consists of 80 healthy, 74 patients with OAD, and 63 patients with DVT.(More)
Autistic disorder is a severe neurodevelopment disorder characterized by a triad of impairments in reciprocal social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and a pattern of repetitive stereotyped activities, behaviours and interests. There are strong lines of evidence to suggest that the immune system plays an important role in the pathogenesis of(More)
Material and Methods: Blood samples were collected after signing written consent, DNA was isolated from peripheral blood, and CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes were typed (n=124). Genotyping was performed by commercially available kits (GeneID GmbH, Strassberg, Germany, AID Diagnostica), based on the method of polymerase chain reaction with a subsequent(More)
AIM To genotype cytokine polymorphisms in the Macedonian population as a part of the international project Cytokine Polymorphism Component (CPC). METHODS The sample consisted of 125 healthy unrelated individuals, 46 men and 79 women, aged 20-35 years. All individuals were of Macedonian origin and nationality, Christian Orthodox religion, and residents of(More)
BACKGROUND Distribution of cytokine gene polymorphisms may vary significantly among different ethnic groups, and eventually contribute to observed differences in disease frequencies. OBJECTIVES To genotype 22 cytokine polymorphisms in the Macedonian population. The Macedonian population consists of 301 healthy unrelated individuals. METHODS Blood(More)