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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and the variants rs10830963 and rs1387153 in the MTNR1B locus in a sample of the Greek population. DESIGN One hundred seventy-five unrelated pregnant Greek women (77 with GDM and 98 non-diabetic control subjects) were enrolled and the SNaPshot method was employed in order(More)
A series of twelve XX males and their relatives have been examined by Southern blot analysis with fourteen different Y recombinants. The pattern of Y sequences present shows considerable variation between XX males. Furthermore, on the basis of the terminal transfer model, anomalous patterns of Y sequences are evident in certain XX males in that sequences(More)
OBJECTIVE Quantitative fluorescence-polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) has recently been used for the detection of common chromosomal aneuploidies in prenatal diagnosis. Here we describe our experience in prenatal diagnosis of 1100 samples. METHODS Extraction of DNA was performed from amniotic fluid, chorionic villus samples (CVS), fetal blood and fetal(More)
A systematic study of 42 Greek DMD/BMD families using 14 polymorphic markers that span the dystrophin gene was performed in order to assess the position and frequency of recombinants in the Greek population and to test whether "hot spots" of recombination and deletions coincide when exclusively studying DMD/BMD families. We report a low percentage of(More)
A series of Y recombinants have been isolated from Y-specific DNA libraries and regionally located on the Y chromosome using a Y deletion panel constructed from individuals carrying structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome. Of twenty recombinants examined twelve have been assigned to Yp and eight to Yq. Five of the Yp recombinants map between Yp11.2 and(More)
Childhood onset proximal spinal muscular atrophy presents with considerable clinical variability. This study included 14 Croatian children aged 11 days to 8 years with spinal muscular atrophy types I-III verified clinically and electromyoneurographically. DNA of affected children was screened for deletions of exons 7 and 8 of the survival motor neuron gene(More)
We present molecular data from 90 Greek boys with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy using cDNA analysis or multiplex PCR or both. Deletions were detected in 63.3% of patients and were mainly clustered in two areas of the gene, one in the 3' and one in the 5' end of the gene (exons 3-19 and 44-53). Almost 17% of deletion breakpoints lay in intron 44(More)
BACKGROUND The RNASEL G1385A variant was recently found to be implicated in the development of prostate cancer. Considering the function of RNase L and the pleiotropic effects of mutations associated with cancer, we sought to investigate whether the RNASEL G1385A variant is a risk factor for breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 453 breast cancer(More)
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 (FGFR3) related skeletal dysplasias are caused by mutations in the FGFR3 gene that result in increased activation of the receptors causing alterations in the process of endochondral ossification in all long bones, and include achondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, thanatophoric dysplasia, and SADDAN. Reports of prenatal(More)