Justyna Turek-Plewa

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The term epigenetic modification denotes reversible traits of gene expression that do not include alterations to the DNA sequence. These epigenetic alterations are responsible for chromatin structure stability, genome integrity, modulation of tissue-specific gene expression, embryonic development, genomic imprinting and X-chromosome inactivation in females.(More)
A genetic analysis of a female with a 46,XY genotype and typical symptoms of the complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) was conducted. The patient was diagnosed with an abdominal tumor due to the presence of a Sertoli cell adenoma in both gonads. Multiple temperature single-stranded conformational polymorphism (MSSCP) and sequence analyses of the(More)
A correlation between the heterogeneity of hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) of E2 glycoprotein (gp) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody profile was investigated. Of 6 patients studied two were in acute phase, two in chronic phase and two showed signs of long-time HCV infection, i.e. liver cirrhosis. All the patients exhibited a vigorous antibody response to(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct clinical, genetic, and molecular diagnostics of two sisters with typical symptoms of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Research laboratory at a university of medical science. PATIENT(S) Two patients with 46,XY karyotype and a female phenotype were diagnosed because of primary amenorrhea. Their(More)
A patient with a female phenotype, 46,XY karyotype, and a diagnosis of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) was examined. Her mother and three 46,XX sisters were also included in the study. Sequence analysis of the androgen receptor gene (AR) revealed a novel A2933 insertion that alters the Tyr codon to a termination codon (Y857X), resulting in a(More)
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