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Hereditary hearing impairment (HI) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder caused by mutations either in nuclear DNA (nDNA) or in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The nDNA mutations account for the(More)
OBJECTIVE Autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) can be caused by many genes. However, mutations in the GJB2 gene, which encodes the gap-junction (GJ) protein connexin (Cx) 26,(More)
BACKGROUND The T allele of the hepatic lipase (HL) C-514T polymorphism was previously found to be associated with lower plasma HL activity. Here, we examined the association between this polymorphism(More)