Borut Peterlin

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Clinal patterns of autosomal genetic diversity within Europe have been interpreted in previous studies in terms of a Neolithic demic diffusion model for the spread of agriculture; in contrast, studies using mtDNA have traced many founding lineages to the Paleolithic and have not shown strongly clinal variation. We have used 11 human Y-chromosomal biallelic(More)
The paper presents an interactive discovery support system for the field of medicine. The intended users of the system are medical researchers. The goal of the system is: for a given starting concept of interest, discover new, potentially meaningful relations with other concepts that have not been published in the medical literature before. The known(More)
We present BITOLA, an interactive literature-based biomedical discovery support system. The goal of this system is to discover new, potentially meaningful relations between a given starting concept of interest and other concepts, by mining the bibliographic database MEDLINE. To make the system more suitable for disease candidate gene discovery and to(More)
We propose using semantic predications to enhance literature-based discovery (LBD) systems, which currently depend exclusively on co-occurrence of words or concepts in target documents. In this paper, the predications, which are produced by the combined application of two natural language processing systems, BioMedLEE and SemRep, are coupled with an LBD(More)
To investigate whether Huntington's disease (HD) affects autonomic nervous system (ANS) functioning 33 subjects with positive genetic test results were studied. The subjects were classified according to Shoulson and Fahn (S&F) HD disability scale into three subgroups: subgroup 1 (eight asymptomatic gene carriers), subgroup 2 (13 mildly disabled HD patients)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of migraine/severe headaches in those with and without general obesity and abdominal obesity (Abd-O) and the effect of gender and age on this relationship. BACKGROUND General, or total body obesity (TBO), as estimated by body mass index, is a risk factor for migraine chronification. However, there are conflicting data(More)
We present an interactive literature based biomedical discovery support system (BITOLA). The goal of the system is to discover new, potentially meaningful relations between a given starting concept of interest and other concepts, by mining the bibliographic database Medline. To make the system more suitable for disease candidate gene discovery and to(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to estimate the frequency of Y chromosome microdeletions in the Slovenian population of infertile men and to analyse the consequences of mutation in respect to clinical severity and prognosis. METHODS In a controlled clinical study at the university-based medical genetics service and infertility clinic, 226(More)
The aim of the study was to define the relevance of deletions and duplications within the DAZ gene cluster to male factor infertility in a population of 90 infertile men and a control of 50 fertile men using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We conclude that partial deletions of the DAZ genes are associated with oligozoospermia but not with(More)
OBJECTIVES Although autonomic dysfunction was found in advanced Huntington's disease (HD) patients it is not clear whether there is autonomic dysfunction in presymptomatic and early symptomatic HD. MATERIAL & METHODS Different cardiovascular autonomic tests were performed in 14 presymptomatic HD mutation carriers (PHD), 11 early symptomatic HD patients(More)