Ibtessam M Ramzi Hussein

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OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine the association of insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene in hypertensive and T2DM subjects in Egyptian population. BACKGROUND The deletion (D) allele of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been studied in relation to hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with(More)
Haemophilia A is the most common inherited X-linked recessive bleeding disorder. The aim was to investigate the usefulness of two DNA markers in linkage analysis, one intragenic BCL1 affecting restriction site in intron 18, and is detected as restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and one extragenic variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) locus(More)
The contribution of genetic factors to the development of breast cancer in the admixed and consanguineous population of the western region of Saudi Arabia is thought to be significant as the disease is early onset. The current protocols of continuous clinical follow-up of relatives of such patients are costly and cause a burden on the usually over-stretched(More)
BACKGROUND The detection and diagnosis of β-thalassaemia for populations with molecular heterogeneity, or diverse ethnic groups, has increased the need for the development of an array high-throughput diagnostic tool that can deliver large scale genetic detection. We report on the update and validation of the ThalassoChip, a β-thalassaemia genetic diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, is caused by expansion of CGG trinucleotide repeat at the 5' untranslated region of the FMR1 gene at Xq27. In affected individuals, the CGG repeat expansion leads to hypermethylation and the gene is transcriptionally inactive. Our aim was to identify fragile X syndrome(More)
This study aimed at the identification of the spectrum of mutations in patients with β-thalassemia (β-thal) in the western province of Saudi Arabia. Screening for the mutations was done using the polymerase chain reaction-amplification refractory mutation system (PCR-ARMS) technique to test for 12 mutations, and direct automated DNA sequencing for the(More)
Background Patients with hereditary breast cancer constitute a considerable fraction of overall breast cancer sufferers. The contribution of genetic factors to the development of breast cancer in the admixed and highly consanguineous population of the western region of Saudi Arabia is thought to be significant as the disease is early onset [1]. The current(More)
Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysmorphic features, cardiovascular defects, cognitive deficits and developmental delay. WBS is caused by a segmental aneuploidy of chromosome 7 due to heterozygous deletion of contiguous genes at the long arm of chromosome 7q11.23. We aimed to apply array-CGH technique(More)
Background William’s Syndrome (WS) is one of the most powerful models of human cognition and rare genetic disorder, the incidence of WS range between 1/7500 and 50,000 and is considered to be a segmental aneuploidy due to heterozygous deletion of a contiguous gene at the long arm of chromosome 7 at q11.23 [1]. The deletion size usually ranges between(More)
Background Microarray–based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (a-CGH) has enabled wide investigation of the genome at high resolution and has been implemented in different centers as a clinical diagnostic tool. Chromosomal imbalances are implicated in the etiology of Developmental Delay (DD)/Intellectual Disability (ID)/Congenital Malformations. However,(More)