Erik Kovács

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Effects of DRD4 and 5-HTTLPR length polymorphisms have been reported on neonatal and infant temperament as well as adult personality traits. The 7-repeat form of the DRD4 III exon VNTR polymorphism has been associated with childhood ADHD, and recently we have reported its link with attachment disorganization in a nonclinical population of infants. Here, we(More)
Decreased activity of plasma cholinesterase is responsible for prolonged apnea during anesthesia using neuromuscular blockers such as suxamethonium and mivacurium. More than 20 mutations have been identified so far in the BCHE gene resulting in impaired plasma cholinesterase activity. Biochemical tests are not always able to differentiate between(More)
Large-scale genotyping of the repeat polymorphism in the regulatory region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) was attempted by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification followed by gel microchip electrophoresis analysis. The multilane (96) format of the gel microchip system allowed parallel separation of a large number of samples. The(More)
A microfabricated electrophoresis device was used for rapid polymerase chain reaction product analysis in genotyping the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) 48 base pairs repeat polymorphism. An allelic ladder, prepared from homozygous individuals, was used as internal standard during the microchip electrophoresis based analysis. Comparison of this novel(More)
BACKGROUND Microarray analysis offers the opportunity of screening transcriptional expression profile of neoplastic cells on a genomic level. Defining consistent changes in gene expression pattern of tumours enables the detection of genes essential for tumorigenesis and might provide biomarkers to early recognition of malignant behaviour and new(More)