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BACKGROUND The protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B, a negative regulator for insulin and leptin signalling, potentially modulates glucose and energy homeostasis. PTP1B is encoded by the PTPN1 gene located on chromosome 20q13 showing linkage with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in several populations. PTPN1 gene variants have been inconsistently associated with T2D, and(More)
Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) is a group of genetically heterogeneous conditions characterized by continued expression of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in adulthood. HPFH may be due not only to point mutations or large deletions in different regions of the cluster β globin, but also to variations in several polymorphic sequences in this(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common human enzyme defect. In this study, we aimed to perform a molecular investigation of G6PD deficiency in Tunisia and to associate clinical manifestations and the degree of deficiency with the genotype. A total of 161 Tunisian subjects of both sexes were screened by spectrophotometric(More)
Beta-thalassemia is the most frequent hereditary blood disorder in Tunisia because of its geographic localization and history. This pathology is characterized by a complex multisystem process with genetic and biochemical interactions. The aim of this work was to establish phenotype/genotype association through studying the distribution and the relationship(More)
The apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a well-established risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Several studies have attempted to confirm the association between the polymorphism located at position −491 in the transcriptional regulatory region of the APOE gene and AD. We examined in 85 AD patients and 90 control subjects of a Tunisian population the(More)
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