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The influence of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotypes on plasma lipid levels and interaction with other environmental factors was determined in two Slovakian population samples; 146 Romany and 351 Slovak individuals. The two samples differ significantly in the distribution of E3/3 genotypes (p<0.014) and E3/2 (p<0.035). Analysis of variance did not reveal any(More)
Participants in a study of occupational exposure to mineral fibres in Slovakia were analysed for the polymorphism 23A-->G in the DNA repair gene XPA. Of the 388 subjects, 239 were exposed to asbestos, stonewool or glass fibre; the rest were unexposed controls. Levels of DNA base alterations (oxidation and alkylation) in lymphocytes were measured using the(More)
  • M Dusinská, A Kazimírová, +6 authors A R Collins
  • 2003
In order to investigate the effects of antioxidant supplementation on chromosome damage, a 3 month antioxidant supplementation trial was conducted on groups of 28 myocardial infarction survivors and 57 rural controls, all male. The supplement consisted of vitamin C (100 mg/day), vitamin E (100 mg/day), beta-carotene (6 mg/day) and selenium (50 microg/day).(More)
BACKGROUND Over-replication of periodontal pathogens in the periodontium induces production of proinflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein that can stimulate systemic inflammatory status and can initiate atherosclerosis and its consequences. In our pilot study we examined whether periodontal status and serum levels of interleukin-6 and C-reactive(More)
The polymorphism at codon 129 (M129V) of the prion protein gene (PRNP) is a recognized genetic marker for susceptibility to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the Caucasians. The distribution of this polymorphism in healthy individuals provides an important starting point for the evaluation of CJD risk in the general population. Early studies of reference(More)
OBJECTIVES As asbestos presents a direct genetic hazard for humans, a small-scale molecular epidemiological study was conducted to monitor 61 subjects long-term exposed to asbestos in comparison with 49 town controls and 21 control subjects from administration of the same factory. RESULTS Asbestos exposed workers had significantly higher numbers of(More)
In order to study the effect of mineral wool exposure on oxidative DNA damage and lipid peroxidation, an epidemiological study was conducted in a mineral wool factory in Slovakia. Altogether 141 subjects were investigated (21-58 years old), 43 controls (20 men and 23 women: 27 non-smokers, 16 smokers) and 98 exposed (75 men and 23 women: 61 non-smokers, 37(More)
OBJECTIVES In humans, epidemiological evidence suggests that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables can substantially enhance the protection against many common types of cancer. METHODS & RESULTS A molecular epidemiological study in 3 Slovak factories producing asbestos, glass fibres and rockwool was conducted. Altogether 388 subjects (239(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) exposure of 75 mother–child pairs in relation to their thyroid hormone status (thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), free triiodothyronine (fT3), thyroxine (T4), and free thyroxine (fT4)). THg and MeHg in blood samples were measured by atomic absorption(More)
The objective of this study was to examine plasma homocysteine levels and C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism in two ethnic groups from Slovakia. The samples consisted of general Slovak-Romany population (68 men and 81 women) from Southwestern Slovakia and the Slovak-Caucasians (174 men and 177 women) who participated in the(More)
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