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Vlad III The Impaler, also known as Dracula, descended from the dynasty of Basarab, the first rulers of independent Wallachia, in present Romania. Whether this dynasty is of Cuman (an admixed Turkic people that reached Wallachia from the East in the 11(th) century) or of local Romanian (Vlach) origin is debated among historians. Earlier studies have(More)
The Romani, the largest European minority group with approximately 11 million people, constitute a mosaic of languages, religions, and lifestyles while sharing a distinct social heritage. Linguistic and genetic studies have located the Romani origins in the Indian subcontinent. However, a genome-wide perspective on Romani origins and population(More)
The frequency of common MTHFR, MTR and MTRR genes polymorphisms was evaluated among patients with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P), their mothers and healthy persons from West-Ukrainian region. MTHFR 677TT genotype was shown to increase more than three-fold risk of CL/P and for mothers the risk of having CL/P children may increase two-fold(More)
We present the first comprehensive report on the distribution and genotype-phenotype correlations of CF-causing mutations in Western Ukraine (former Galicia). The 2184insA mutation was identified in 17 unrelated CF patients, 2 of whom are homozygotes for this allele. This mutation is associated with the classical form of CF. The high frequency of 2184insA(More)
Pharmacogenomics aims to correlate inter-individual differences of drug efficacy and/or toxicity with the underlying genetic composition, particularly in genes encoding for protein factors and enzymes involved in drug metabolism and transport. In several European populations, particularly in countries with lower income, information related to the prevalence(More)
The chromosomal anomalies, microdeletions of AZF region of Y-chromosome and CFTR gene mutations have been studied among 80 infertile men with idiopathic spermatogenetic failure: 36 (45%) patients with aspermia, 19 (24%) patients with azoospermia and 25 (31%) patients with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. In total 30% males with spermatogenetic failure(More)
The distribution of polymorphic variants in the MTHFR, MTR and MTRR genes in the contingents of patients with nonsyndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCL/P), their mothers, and healthy individuals from Ukraine’s western region was evaluated. It was shown that the presence of the homozygous MTHFR 677TT genotype might lead to a threefold increase in the risk(More)
The Roma, also known as 'Gypsies', represent the largest and the most widespread ethnic minority of Europe. There is increasing evidence, based on linguistic, anthropological and genetic data, to suggest that they originated from the Indian subcontinent, with subsequent bottlenecks and undetermined gene flow from/to hosting populations during their(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-2 (IGF-2) is a mitogen, growth and differentiation modulator for many cell types. It is mainly expressed during the prenatal development, and its activity strongly depends on the genomic imprinting. Genomic imprinting in the chorionic tissues of spontaneously eliminated human embryos has been studied on the model of 820-AG (Apa1)(More)
The results of molecular-genetic study of Y-chromosome microdeletions in men with spermatogenesis failure and in patients with cryptorchism are presented. The molecular-genetic studies of regions AZFa, AZFb, AZFc in STS loci - sY84, sY86, sY127, sY134, sY254, sY255 and SRY gene have been performed. Y-chromosome microdeletions were detected in 13,3%(More)