F. J. Giménez

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We have analysed five Southern European populations (Albanian, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Yugoslavian) for 14 cystic fibrosis (CF) mutations. The most frequent mutations, apart from ΔF508, were G542X (6.04%), R1162X (3.61%) and N1303K (3.24%). Each of the other analysed mutations were present at a frequency of less than 1% (R347P, R334W, S549RA, S549I,(More)
The Basque population is one of the oldest populations of Europe. It has been suggested that the Basques arose from a population established in western Europe during the late Paleolithic Age. The Basque language (Euskera) is a supposedly pre-Indo-European language that originates from the first settlers of Europe. The variable distribution of the major(More)
We have analysed haplotypes for four DNA polymorphisms, closely linked to the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene, in 82 Spanish families, in which the CF probands are either homozygous for non-delta F508 mutations or heterozygous for the delta F508 deletion and other CF mutations. The analysis provides genetic data for a new polymorphism for the closely linked(More)
The development of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) which allows the specific amplification of DNA sequences has improved considerably the genetic analysis of hereditary diseases. We present here the application of this new technique to the genetic analysis of cystic fibrosis (CF), the most frequent severe genetic disease in caucasians. We have amplified(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived ω-3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω-3 fatty acids (long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consumption is(More)
BACKGROUND The usefulness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) predictive equations in different populations is debatable. We assessed the efficacy of the Framingham-REGICOR scale, validated for the Spanish population, to identify future CVD in participants, who were predefined as being at high-risk in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study-a(More)
Spanish cystic fibrosis (CF) families (n = 194) have been analysed for the delta F508 mutation, and for closely linked DNA markers. The delta F508 mutation accounts for 50% of CF chromosomes. Four haplotypes are associated with the deletion, and at least seven haplotypes carry other mutations. The second major CF mutation is associated with pancreatic(More)
Spanish cystic fibrosis (CF) families (n = 194) have been analysed for the ΔF508 mutation, and for closely linked DNA markers. The ΔF508 mutation accounts for 50% of CF chromosomes. Four haplotypes are associated with the deletion, and at least seven haplotypes carry other mutations. The second major CF mutation is associated with pancreatic insufficiency(More)
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