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Comparison of three different primer pairs for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by polymerase chain reaction in paraffin-embedded tissues.
SETTING More than five different primer pairs have been used for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). OBJECTIVE TheExpand
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Why are they having infant colic? A nested case-control study.
We aimed to analyse infant (birth characteristics, feeding type, faecal enzyme activities) and environmental (maternal smoking, nutrition and psychological status, mother-child bonding, familyExpand
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At least six different mutations in HEXA gene cause Tay-Sachs disease among the Turkish population.
Twenty-five Turkish infants with Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) have been diagnosed in the past 8 years. All are from consanguineous, nonrelated families. The present study deals with the molecular basis ofExpand
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Effectiveness of topical zinc oxide application on hypertrophic scar development in rabbits.
BACKGROUND The etiology, biology, prevention and effective treatment of hypertrophic scars have not exactly been defined. Topical zinc oxide application was shown to be effective in the treatment ofExpand
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Four novel mutations in the β-galactosidase gene identified in infantile type of GM1 gangliosidosis.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to find out mutations of Turkish GM1 gangliosidosis patients and to make genotype-phenotype correlations. DESIGN AND METHODS β-galactosidase activities wereExpand
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A study on enzyme activities of some sphingolipidoses.
Enzyme activities were determined in fibroblast cell cultures of eight patients suspected of having a type of sphingolipidosis. The patients were 0 to 4 years of age; four were female and four wereExpand
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Two novel alpha-galactosidase A mutations causing Fabry disease: A missense mutation M11V in a heterozygote woman and a nonsense mutation R190X in a hemizygote man.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the nature of the molecular lesions in the alpha-galactosidase A gene of two patients having Fabry disease. METHODS Enzyme analyses were done using 4-methylumbellyferylExpand
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Serum ribonuclease activity in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in men with serum prostate-specific antigen levels between 2.5 and 20 ng/mL.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic value of serum ribonuclease activity for prostate cancer detection and to compare its performance with serum PSA. DESIGN AND METHODS 111 subjects with serumExpand
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Increased hexosaminidase activity in antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side effects: Possible association with higher occurrence in bipolar disorder patients
Dystonic movements and Parkinsonism are frequently seen in gangliosidoses and these conditions have been reported to modify dopaminergic plasticity. We investigated whether the activity ofExpand
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