Aytemiz Gürgey

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Heterozygous germ-line mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes lead to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The disease susceptibility of individuals who constitutionally lack both wild-type alleles is unknown. We have identified three offspring in a hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family who developed hematological malignancy at a very(More)
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is an autosomal recessive disease of early childhood characterized by nonmalignant accumulation and multivisceral infiltration of activated T lymphocytes and histiocytes (macrophages). Cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cell activity is markedly reduced or absent in these patients, and mutations in a lytic(More)
Resistance to activated protein C (APC), which is caused by a single point mutation in the gene for factor V, is a common risk factor for thrombosis. In this study, we screened factor V (FV) Leiden mutation in 81 subjects. The mutation in the heterozygous form was found in 7.1 percent of our normal population. This high frequency suggests that screening for(More)
OBJECTIVE Familial haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is a fatal disorder of immune dysregulation with defective cytotoxic lymphocyte function. Disease-causing mutations have been identified in the genes encoding perforin (PRF1), syntaxin-11 (STX11), and Munc13-4 (UNC13D). We screened for UNC13D mutations and studied clinical and functional(More)
By using oligonucleotide hybridization, restriction endonuclease analysis and direct sequencing of amplified genomic DNA, we have been able to characterize 18 different mutations in the β-globin genes of 161 β thalassemia homozygotes and 107 β-thalassemia heterozygotes from Turkey (429 β-thalassemia chromosomes). Previous studies dealing with β-thalassemia(More)
A 30-year-old female who is homozygous for a Hb E-like abnormal hemoglobin and her immediate relatives were studied. Clinical examination of the proband revealed no abnormality. Routine hematological analysis showed that her hemoglobin level was 12 g/dL, MCV 82 fL, MCH 28 pg, RDW 15%. DNA sequence analysis indicated the presence of a G-->A substitution at(More)
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is a rare autosomal recessive lethal condition characterized by fever, cytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly and hemophagocytosis. The hallmark of FHL is defect apoptosis triggering and lymphocyte cellular cytotoxicity. Thus far three disease-causing genes (PRF1, UNC13D, STX11) have been identified. We performed a(More)
Sir, Red cell glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is not rare in Turkey. The frequency of this enzyme deficiency in Turkish males was reported to vary between 0.5-11.4% depending upon geographical areas and/or ethnic groups.1,2 Molecular studies of red cell G6PD enzyme revealed the presence of about 122 mutations which were recently reviewed(More)
Eight-year event-free survival (EFS) was evaluated in 205 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), to consider the efficacy of high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) given during remission induction chemotherapy between 1 and 29 days. The St Jude Total XI Study protocol was used after some minor modifications in this trial. Patients were randomized(More)