Emna Mkaouar-Rebai

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Leigh syndrome is a genetically heterogeneous, neurodegenerative disorder that predominantly affects children and leads to death within months or years. Mutations causing this disease have been found in both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. The present report describes a Tunisian family with a maternally inherited Leigh syndrome harboring the mitochondrial(More)
Mitochondrial DNA defects were known to be associated with a wide spectrum of human diseases and patients might present a wide range of clinical features in various combinations. In the current study, we described a patient with psychomotor and neurodevelopmental delay, mild hyperintensity of posterior periventicular white matter, generalized clonic(More)
Inherited factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by an umbilical bleeding during the neonatal period, delayed soft tissue bruising, mucosal bleeding spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage, and soft tissue hemorrhages. Congenital FXIII deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, usually attributed to a defect in the FXIIIA(More)
In this study we performed a systematic sequence analysis of 6 mitochondrial genes (cytochrome oxidase I, cytochrome oxidase II, cytochrome oxidase III, adenosine triphosphate synthase6, ATP synthase8, and cytochrome b] in 66 infertile men suffering from asthenospermia (n = 34) in comparison to normospermic infertile men (n = 32) and fertile men (n = 100)(More)
Cytochrome c oxidase encoded by multiple mitochondrial genes (COXI, COXII, and COXIII) and nuclear genes is an essential component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain that catalyzes the reduction of molecular oxygen by reduced cytochrome c. Subunits COXI and COXII of cytochrome c oxidase are known to play the most essential role in proton pumping and(More)
Kearns-Sayre syndrome is a mitochondrial disorder characterized by the emergence before the age of 20 years of progressive external ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary retinopathy, with other heterogeneous clinical manifestations. Generally, mitochondrial DNA deletions were associated with KSS but the size and position of these deletions differ among patients. This(More)
Genetic polymorphisms in glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) genes might influence the detoxification activities of the enzymes predisposing individuals to cancer risk. Owing to the presence of these genetic variants, inter-individual and ethnic differences in GSTs detoxification capacity have been observed in various populations. Therefore, the present study(More)
BACKGROUND Febrile seizures (FSs) relatively represent the most common form of childhood seizures. FSs are not thought of as a true epileptic disease but rather as a special syndrome characterized by its provoking factor (fever) and a typical range of 3 months to 5 years. Although specific genes affecting the majority of FS cases have not been identified(More)
Mitochondria are essential for early cardiac development and impaired regulation of mitochondrial function was implicated in congenital heart diseases. We described a newborn girl with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and profound hearing loss. The mtDNA mutational analysis revealed the presence of known polymorphisms associated to cardiomyopathy and/or hearing(More)
Genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes might influence the repair activities of the enzymes predisposing individuals to cancer risk. Owing to the presence of these genetic variants, interethnic differences in DNA repair capacity have been observed in various populations. The present study was undertaken to determine the allele and genotype frequencies of(More)