Aya Vituri

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Levodopa-induced dyskinesias (LID) present a common but elusive complication of levodopa therapy in Parkinson’s disease (PD). In order to identify genetic factors associated with LID, 352 (213 males) levodopa-treated Israeli PD patients were genotyped for 34 polymorphisms within three candidate genes affecting dopaminergic activity and synaptic plasticity:(More)
Endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Few studies have also shown increased risk of breast cancer. BRCA1/2 mutations are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers but their relation to endometriosis is unknown. The objective of this study was to examine the mutation rate of BRCA1/2 among women with surgically(More)
BACKGROUND While Parkinson's disease (PD) phenotype in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 gene (LRRK2)-associated and sporadic PD seems similar, there is paucity of data on the possible effect of mutations in LRRK2 on response to and complications of dopaminergic therapy. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of the LRRK2 Gly2019Ser (G2019S) carrier status on the time(More)
AIMS Klotho is a trans-membrane protein that serves as a tumour suppressor in a wide array of malignancies. Recent data suggest it as an epigenetically silenced tumour suppressor in cervical cancer. Yet, the expression pattern of klotho in cervical cancer has not been determined. We aimed to study the expression of klotho in squamous cell carcinomas (SQCC)(More)
AIMS Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are malignant mesenchymal tumours with overlapping morphological and immunohistochemical (IHC) characteristics. Our aim was to evaluate the IHC expression of α-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR/P504S), β-catenin and E-cadherin in chordomas relative to chondrosarcomas and assess the utility of these markers for differential(More)
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