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Diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome: An American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute scientific statement
The metabolic syndrome has received increased attention in the past few years. This statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) isExpand
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DNA polymorphisms at the BCL11A, HBS1L-MYB, and β-globin loci associate with fetal hemoglobin levels and pain crises in sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a debilitating monogenic blood disorder with a highly variable phenotype characterized by severe pain crises, acute clinical events, and early mortality. InterindividualExpand
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Diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome
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An inherited mutation leading to production of only the short isoform of GATA-1 is associated with impaired erythropoiesis
Acquired somatic mutations in exon 2 of the hematopoietic transcription factor GATA-1 have been found in individuals with Down syndrome with both transient myeloproliferative disorder and acuteExpand
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Exercise and acute cardiovascular events: placing the risks into perspective.
Habitual physical activity reduces coronary heart disease events, but vigorous activity can also acutely and transiently increase the risk of sudden cardiac death and acute myocardial infarction inExpand
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Shotgun sequencing of the human transcriptome with ORF expressed sequence tags.
Theoretical considerations predict that amplification of expressed gene transcripts by reverse transcription-PCR using arbitrarily chosen primers will result in the preferential amplification of the central portion of the transcript. Expand
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Effect of alpha-thalassemia and beta-globin gene cluster haplotypes on the hematological and clinical features of sickle-cell anemia in Brazil.
To compare the features of sickle-cell anemia in Brazil with those in other locales, we studied the effects of the beta-globin-like gene cluster haplotype and alpha-thalassemia upon the clinical andExpand
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Prevalence of the prothrombin gene variant (nt20210A) in venous thrombosis and arterial disease.
The prothrombin gene variant resulting form a G-->A transition at position 20210 has been described as a common genetic risk factor for venous thrombosis. Expand
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Prevalence of the mutation C677 --> T in the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene among distinct ethnic groups in Brazil.
Vascular disease is a serious public health problem in the industrialized world, and is a frequent cause of death among the adult population of Brazil. Mild hyperhomocysteinemia has been identifiedExpand
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Newer Aspects of the Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease Vaso-Occlusion
Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder of hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis, caused by a single nucleotide substitution (GTG>GAG) at the sixth codon of the β-globin gene, leading to the production of aExpand
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