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Protein complexes that bind to 'GAGA' DNA elements are necessary to replace nucleosomes to create a local chromatin environment that facilitates a variety of site-specific regulatory responses. Three to four elements are required for the disruption of a preassembled nucleosome. We have previously identified human protein-coding gene core promoters that are(More)
Alteration in gene expression levels underlies many of the phenotypic differences across species. Because of their highly mutable nature, proximity to the +1 transcription start site (TSS), and the emerging evidence of functional impact on gene expression, core promoter short tandem repeats (STRs) may be considered an ideal source of variation across(More)
The rs3129882, a noncoding variant in HLA-DR, was found to be associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) using several genome-wide association studies. The aim of this replication study was to explore the relationship between this variant and PD in Iranian population. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples, and the rs3129882 SNP was genotyped(More)
Neurological disorders include a wide variety of mostly multifactorial diseases related to the development, survival, and function of the neuron cells. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been extensively studied in neurological disorders, and in a number of instances have been reproducibly linked to disease as risk factors. The RIT2 gene has been(More)
The deciduous teeth play a very important role in proper alignment, placing and occlusion of permanent teeth. Calcification of deciduous teeth begins during the fourth month of fetal life, and by the end of sixth month all of the deciduous teeth have begun calcification. Eruption date is variable and timing of eruption "runs in families". Delay of deciduous(More)
OBJECTIVE Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder. Associations of the glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) polymorphisms with the risk factors for AD have not been definitely confirmed. We investigated the association of GSTM1 and GSTT1 null deletion and GSTP1 313 A/G polymorphisms and the risk of AD in an(More)
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