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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of the endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1) gene in AS susceptibility and functional severity in a Spanish population. METHODS Eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) spanning the ERAP1 gene were genotyped by allele-specific fluorescent PCR in 300 AS Spanish patients and 300(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a model to predict RA outcome based on biochemical variables and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). METHODS We collected baseline data from RA patients. SNP genotyping was performed using an oligonucleotide microarray. Remission and severe disability were investigated as outcomes of the study. Logistic regression models and(More)
PURPOSE Single nucleotide polymorphisms are inherited genetic variations that can predispose or protect individuals against clinical events. We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphism profiling may improve the prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective, multi-institutional(More)
Mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene cause familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an autosomal dominant inherited disorder associated with an increased risk of premature atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to characterize the LDLR mutations in a group of 476 apparently non-related Spanish FH patients. The promoter region and the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have a high risk of premature cardiovascular disease (PCVD). Mutations in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene and the R3500Q mutation in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are known to cause FH, but lack of high-throughput methods makes routine genetic diagnosis difficult. The objective of this work was to(More)
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and familial defective apolipoprotein B-100 (FDB) are autosomal codominant diseases characterized by elevated LDL cholesterol levels and premature coronary artery disease. Mutations of the LDL-receptor and apolipoprotein B genes, which affect the binding domains of their protein products, are the causal defects. Securing(More)
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common autosomal codominant hereditary disease caused by defects in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene, and one of the most common characteristics of affected subjects is premature coronary heart disease (CHD). In heterozygous FH patients, the clinical expression of FH is highly variable in terms of the severity of(More)
BACKGROUND Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). There are important differences in the presence of CVD among heterozygous subjects with FH. Some of this variability can be explained by genetic factors, and the apolipoprotein (apo)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to validate the Lipochip genetic diagnostic platform by assessing effectiveness, sensitivity, specificity and costs for the identification of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in Spain. This platform includes the use of a DNA micro array, the detection of large gene rearrangements and the complete(More)