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BACKGROUND Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited disorder in the heme biosynthetic pathway caused by a partial deficiency of porphobilinogen (PBG) deaminase. Clinically, AIP is characterized as acute neurovisceral attacks that are often precipitated by exogenous factors such as drugs, hormones, and alcohol. An early detection of mutation(More)
We investigated the possible role of chromosome 10q losses in colorectal cancer metastasis by carrying out an allelic imbalance study on a series of microsatellite instability-negative (MSI-) primary tumours (n=32) and metastases (n=36) from 49 patients. Our results demonstrate that 10q allelic losses are associated with a significant proportion (25%) of(More)
Disorders of iron metabolism are among the most common acquired and constitutive diseases. Hemochromatosis has a solid genetic basis and in Northern European populations it is usually associated with homozygosity for the C282Y mutation in the HFE protein. However, the penetrance of this mutation is incomplete and the clinical presentation is highly(More)
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