András Lászik

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BACKGROUND The functional polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene (5HTTLPR) has been earlier associated with affective disorders. No research has however been carried out to identify the relationship between this polymorphism and depressive traits and subclinical depressive symptoms within a psychiatrically healthy population. METHODS One hundred(More)
It is well known that migraine has a strong genetic component, although the type and number of genes involved is not yet clear. There is evidence to suggest that serotonin-related genes participate in the pathogenesis of migraine. Previous studies have shown that gender differences influence the serotonergic neurotransmission and, in addition, the migraine(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has been described that affective temperaments are associated with the 5-HTTLPR, less attention was paid to the association between this polymorphism and subscales and items related to each affective temperament. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of affective temperament subscales and individual items with the s(More)
Platelet serotonin (5-HT) concentrations in a headache-free period during the mid-follicular phase and the serotonin transporter gene regulatory region polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) were measured in female migraine patients without aura (n = 64) and healthy controls (n = 42). High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to determine the platelet 5-HT(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the type VII collagen gene (COL7A1) are responsible for dominant and recessive forms of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB). These mutations are usually specific for individual families; only a few cases of recurring mutations have been identified. OBJECTIVES Forty-three unrelated Hungarian and German patients with different DEB(More)
OBJECTIVE The 5-HTTLPR polymorphism has been associated both with depression and aggression/hostility. The multidirectional association between depression, aggression and the s allele may be important, since all these phenomena are related to suicidal behavior. Our aim was to investigate the association between 5-HTTLPR and aggressive/hostile traits in(More)
Allele frequency data for the STR system ACTBP2 (SE33) were determined in eight populations by denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with automated laser-induced fluorescence detection. No significant deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed. The power of discrimination and the mean exclusion chance ranged from 96.6% to 98.7% and(More)
A 70-year-old male patient with a 23-year-old history of right lower lung lobectomy for primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma (T1 N0 M0) presented with recurrent bronchopneumonia and purulent sputum. Pleural callus, lung abscess, bronchopleural fistula, and stitch granulomas were confirmed by chest x-ray, computed tomography scan, and bronchoscopy in the(More)
Enteroviruses (EVs) are the most frequent pathogens in myocarditis and in the subsequently developing dilated cardiomyopathy as well. Furthermore, persistence of other viruses might play a pathogenic role in the evolution from myocarditis to dilated cardiomyopathy. Explanted heart of 28 patients, who underwent heart transplantation were screened for EV,(More)
BACKGROUND Birth season has well-known effects on neuropsychiatric disorders, and may also influence genotype distribution by possibly influencing chance of conception via parental idiosyncratic conception patterns or survival of foetuses or infants. The 5-HTTLPR is associated with phenomena including affective temperaments or suicide which are also(More)