Ayşe Nur Ulgen

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Sex differences in asthma-associated phenotypes are well known but the genetic factors that may account for these differences have received little attention. This study aimed to characterize sex-specific and pleiotropic genetic factors underlying four quantitative phenotypes involved in the main asthma physiopathological pathways: immunoglobulin E levels, a(More)
We compared linkage analysis results for an alcoholism trait, ALDX1 (DSM-III-R and Feigner criteria) using a nonparametric linkage analysis method, which takes into account allele sharing among several affected persons, for both microsatellite and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers (Affymetrix and Illumina) in the Collaborative Study on the(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) is a familial epilepsy syndrome with extremely variable expressivity. Mutations in 5 genes that raise susceptibility to GEFS+ have been discovered, but they account for only a small proportion of families. METHODS We identified a 4-generation family containing 15 affected individuals with a(More)
Although many genome screens have been conducted for asthma as a binary trait, there is limited information regarding the genetic factors underlying variation of asthma expression. Phenotypes related to variable disease expression include time to asthma onset and variation in clinical expression as measured by an asthma score built from EGEA data. A recent(More)
BACKGROUND We address the question of whether statistical correlations among quantitative traits lead to correlation of linkage results of these traits. Five measured quantitative traits (total cholesterol, fasting glucose, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides), and one derived quantitative trait (total cholesterol divided by the HDL(More)
We here consider the null distribution of the maximum lod score (LOD-M) obtained upon maximizing over transmission model parameters (penetrance values, dominance, and allele frequency) as well as the recombination fraction. Also considered is the lod score maximized over a fixed choice of genetic model parameters and recombination-fraction values set prior(More)
AIM To compare the effects of 3 molar distalization appliances, the intraoral bodily molar distalizer, the Keles slider, and the acrylic cervical occipital appliance, from the viewpoint of skeletal and soft tissue changes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Lateral cephalometric films taken before and immediately after distalization of 51 patients comprised the study(More)
Thought disorder (TD) has long been associated with schizophrenia (SZ) and is now widely recognized as a symptom of mania and other psychotic disorders as well. Previous studies have suggested that the TD found in the clinically unaffected relatives of SZ, schizoaffective and bipolar probands is qualitatively similar to that found in the probands(More)
The present study examined the correlation between anxiety scores and skin conductance level in 29 male Swiss Albino mice. Skin conductance (SC) was recorded with the SC unit and IBM-AT computer. Anxiety scores of mice were obtained from the elevated plus-maze test. The main result of the present study indicates that SC levels (SCLs) are negatively(More)
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