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OBJECTIVE Recently, a functional polymorphism in the CD40 gene at position -1, C to T change (C-1T) has been identified and the C/C genotype has been reported to be associated with Graves' disease (GD). DESIGN We performed a case-control, replication study on 556 patients with GD and 611 healthy subjects in a Polish population. Furthermore, we analyzed(More)
Recently, a functional polymorphism in the NFKB1 gene promoter (-94ins/del ATTG) has been identified and associated with chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the association of NFKB1 polymorphism with susceptibility to and phenotype of Graves' disease (GD). The initial case-control association study, performed in a(More)
BACKGROUND The thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) gene is an established susceptibility locus for Graves' disease (GD), with recent studies refining association to two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs179247 and rs12101255, within TSHR intron 1. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We aimed to validate association of rs179247 and(More)
PURPOSE The study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency of inherited medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) among patients with apparent sporadic disease. A stepwise algorithm was used depending on clinical indices and the age of patient at MTC diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred sixteen patients with MTC verified by postoperative pathologic(More)
The study was undertaken to verify whether the RET gene polymorphisms are associated with MTC in patients negative for germline mutations. Two hundred five patients with apparent sporadic MTC were subjected to genetic analysis of RET exons 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 22 RET germline mutation carriers were identified with 10.7% frequency. The frequency among 26(More)
BACKGROUND Graves' disease (GD) is a complex disease in which genetic predisposition is modified by environmental factors. The aim of the study was to examine the association between genetic variants in genes encoding proteins involved in immune response and the age at diagnosis of GD. METHODS 735 GD patients and 1216 healthy controls from Poland were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study interactions between the two most widely confirmed Graves' disease (GD) loci: HLA-DRB1 and CTLA-4. HLA-DRB1*03 (risk allele) and DRB1*07 (protective allele) were analyzed in this aspect, the linked TNF G(-308)A polymorphism was also considered. DESIGN A case-control study of 429 patients with GD compared to 308 healthy subjects. The(More)
Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune disease, which develops on the basis of an interaction between genetic, environmental and endogenous factors. GD is associated with some HLA genes. Closely linked with them are TNF genes (TNF and LTalpha). Their role in the pathogenesis of GD is still unclear. Two functional polymorphisms within TNF genes include a(More)
AIM The microRNAs (miRs) are small non-coding RNAs which regulate expression of multiple genes involved in atherogenesis. MicroRNA are also present in circulation. The aims of this study were: 1) assessment of expression level of miR-1, miR-208a and miR-423-5p in plasma in patients with STEMI, stable CAD and healthy individuals; 2) evaluation of correlation(More)
We investigated the putative benefits of simultaneous teleradiotherapy and anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 125I monoclonal antibody (MAb) 425 radioimmunotherapy, when applied after neurosurgery in high-grade gliomas, over teleradiotherapy alone. In comparison to previous studies which have reported good results with this type of(More)