Amira Moussa

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Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the hydrolysis of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particles (Chylomicrons and very-low-density lipoprotein). LPL polymorphisms’ effects on lipids and coronary artery disease are controversial among studies and populations. Our aim was to study the association between six polymorphisms, haplotypes and(More)
Haptoglobin (Hp) polymorphism generates three common human genotypes (Hp1-1, Hp2-1, and Hp2-2), having functional differences, related to the risk of development of cardiovascular diseases. These functions are a consequence of hemoglobin binding that leads to the synthesis of an antioxidant like ferritin. We explored the association of Hp polymorphism with(More)
BACKGROUND Oral steroid treatment is the first line of therapy for childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). However, resistance to this treatment has been observed in some patients. Here, we investigated the association of two steroid metabolism-related genes with susceptibility to childhood NS and the steroid response. METHODS We genotyped the single(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinaemia, an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, is common in hemodialysis patients (HD) and particularly in those homozygous for polymorphism of the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene. B vitamins supplementation has been shown to lower plasma total homocysteine (tHcy), but this has been(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by inherited mutations in the AGXT gene encoding liver peroxisomal alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT). PH1 is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder. The aim of our study was to analyze and characterize the mutational spectrum of PH1 in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of ACE, angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin II receptor type I (AGTR1) polymorphisms with diabetic nephropathy (DN) in Tunisians. METHODS The study population comprised 236 type 2 diabetic patients: with nephropathy (DN = 47) and without nephropathy (DM = 189). Genotyping of(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), is a rare and heterogeneous disease and one of major causes of renal insufficiency in Tunisia, caused by mutations in the AGXT gene. 33-34InsC mutation, was mainly described in children with a severe clinical feature leading to early death, but it was uncommonly reported in adult patients. METHODS Common(More)
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