Diego Tejedor

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-choice drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, 30% of RA patients discontinue therapy within 1 year, usually because of adverse effects. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the association of polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene with the toxicity of MTX in RA. The aim of(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)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Defects in the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene cause familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a highly atherogenic condition. The effect of different LDLR mutations on coronary heart disease (CHD) risk is insufficiently defined. We assessed carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a surrogate marker of CHD, in relation to LDLR(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a heterogeneous neurologic disease with extensive variation with respect to the most affected central nervous system region (brain vs spinal cord). OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that this variation in lesion location (brain vs spinal cord) might be (partially) genetically determined. DESIGN Candidate gene study.(More)
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), characterized by isolated elevation of plasmatic low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and premature coronary heart disease (CHD), is associated with mutations in three major genes: LDL receptor (LDLR), apolipoprotein B (APOB) and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9). We have analyzed 5430 Spanish index(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)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Currently available nomograms to predict preoperative risk of early biochemical recurrence (EBCR) after radical prostatectomy are solely based on classic clinicopathological variables. Despite providing useful predictions, these models are not perfect. Indeed, most researchers agree that(More)