Hazal Haytural

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BACKGROUND Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutation 6055G→A (Gly2019Ser) accounts for roughly 1% of patients with Parkinson's disease in white populations, 13-30% in Ashkenazi Jewish populations, and 30-40% in North African Arab-Berber populations, although age of onset is variable. Some carriers have early-onset parkinsonism, whereas others remain(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)
Efforts for the identification of diagnostic autoantibodies for neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD) have failed. Screening of NBD patients' sera with protein macroarray identified mitochondrial carrier homolog 1 (Mtch1), an apoptosis-related protein, as a potential autoantigen. ELISA studies showed serum Mtch1 antibodies in 68 of 144 BD patients with or without(More)
Sleep-related structures in the brain appear to be frequently affected in antibody-mediated autoimmunedisorders of the central nervous system (CNS), such as autoimmune encephalitis and neuromyelitis optica (NMO), resulting in sleep disorders generally occurring in the form of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), narcolepsy, insomnia or rapid eye movement(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-neuronal autoimmunity may cause cognitive impairment that meets the criteria for dementia. Objective. Our aim was to detect the incidence and clinical features of autoimmune encephalitis imitating clinical findings of primary dementia disorders and to delineate the validity of anti-neuronal antibody screening in dementia patients. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to identify a biomarker for multiple sclerosis (MS) that can be used as a predictor of relapse and disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sera of 26 consecutive relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients were screened for switch-associated protein 70 (SWAP-70) antibody, which was previously identified by protein macroarray. The(More)
BACKGROUND Many breast cancers are caused by certain rare and familial mutations in the high or moderate penetrance genes BRCA1, BRCA2 and CHEK2. The aim of this study was to examine the allele and genotype frequencies of seven mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and CHEK2 genes in breast cancer patients and to investigate their isolated and combined associations(More)
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