Halil Atilla Idrisoğlu

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The presence of subclinical cognitive impairment in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is investigated using neuropsychological assessment and event-related potential recordings (ERP). An extensive battery of neuropsychological tests assessing the domains of attention, memory, language, visuo-spatial and executive functions were administered(More)
Research on Parkinson's disease fails to pinpoint a single gene or a gene product as the causative factor. However, the early onset form of the disease may be caused by mutations in PARK2 gene. Some studies related to the biochemistry or other aspects of the PARK2 gene or its product mostly used cDNA generated from substantia nigra of the mid-brain. This is(More)
There have been no serial studies about neuroradiological findings of neurosyphilis in the literature. There have been only case reports concerning HIV negative patients with neurosyphilis. We present 8 HIV negative neurosyphilis patients two of whom are women. The mean age of the patients was 48 years±12.37. Five of the 8 patients had general paresis, two(More)
Factors exerting recessive effects on susceptibility to complex traits are expected to be over-represented in communities having a higher frequency of consanguineous marriage. Multiple sclerosis, a typical complex trait, is relatively common in Turkey where cultural factors also determine a high rate of consanguineous marriage. Previous genetic studies of(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra, presumably due to increased apoptosis and oxidative stress. To investigate whether PD-induced survival/apoptosis gene expression changes can serve as prognostic biomarkers of PD, we measured expression levels of(More)
In order to screen the Turkish population for evidence of association with multiple sclerosis, we typed 6000 microsatellite markers in separately pooled DNA samples from 197 cases and 199 controls following the Genetic Analysis of Multiple sclerosis in EuropeanS (GAMES) protocol. Twelve markers showing evidence for association were identified. One of these(More)
Studies have revealed that elevated homocysteine levels can cause damage to motor neurons through multiple neurotoxic mechanisms, thus leading to the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). One way by which homocysteine levels are increased in the body is the consequence of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms.(More)
We aimed to investigate various anti-neuronal antibodies in sera of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to detect possible autoimmune encephalitis patients imitating ALS findings and to delineate the validity of routine screening of well-characterized anti-neuronal antibodies in ALS. The patients fulfilling the revised El Escorial diagnostic(More)
Recently, Eve et al. (2007) reported that the expression of TP53 (NM_000546) was increased by 2.1-fold in whole spinal cord and 2.7-fold in the ventral horn of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Based on this particular observation, we decided to evaluate whether the TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism (rs1042522) (C215G) was implicated in the(More)
Here, we report the association of the rs694539 variant of nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase gene with epilepsy in a case-control study of 215 patients with epilepsy and 239 healthy controls (χ 2 = 11.641, P = 0.003). The individuals with the GG genotype revealed protection against epilepsy (χ 2 = 5.866, P = 0.015, OR = 0.623, 95 % CI = 0.425–0.915), whereas(More)