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Successful implementations of radial-basis function (RBF) networks for classification tasks must deal with architectural issues, the burden of irrelevant attributes, scaling, and some other problems. This paper addresses these issues by initializing RBF networks with decision trees that define relatively pure regions in the instance space; each of these(More)
The 15 AmpFlSTR Identifiler loci (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, VWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818 and FGA) were analyzed in the sample of 100 unrelated, autochthonous healthy adult Serbians from Novi Sad (Vojvodina Province, Serbia and Montenegro). The agreement with HWE was confirmed for all loci with the(More)
BACKGROUND Disturbances in serotonin (5HT) transmission are the most frequently reported neurobiological substrates of suicidal behavior. Because 5HT transporter plays a central role in the regulation of 5HT synaptic function and its gene contains two functional polymorphisms (5-HTTLPR in the promoter region and VNTR in the second intron), it represents an(More)
Population genetic studies were carried out on Caucasians from north-west Croatia (Zagreb-area) using the short tandem repeat (STR) systems HumTHO1, HumVWA and HumACTBP2. After electrophoresis in PAG, 6 alleles could be identified for HumTHO1 in a sample size of 100 unrelated individuals and 7 alleles were found for VWA. For ACTBP2, 25 alleles have been(More)
Findings relating serotonin to suicidal behavior suggest the role of genes for tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) in the genetic substrate of this disorder. Association of Tph1 gene and suicidality, despite considerable research efforts, remains controversial. Polymorphism A218C in intron 7 of Tph1 gene was studied in violent suicide victims (N = 247) and(More)
Indices of disturbed serotonergic neurotransmission are the most robust biological findings in suicide. Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) and 5-hydroxytryptamine transporter (5HTt) are the main regulators of 5HT signaling. Owing to the assumed functionality of intronic polymorphisms of TPH (218AC) and 5HTt (VNTR-2) genes, we investigated frequencies of(More)
Austrian and Croatian Caucasian population data were generated for eight tetrameric STR loci amplified in a single multiplex reaction. Fluorescent detection was employed using the ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer, the 377 DNA Sequencer (ABI) and the 373A DNA Sequencer (ABI). The loci analyzed were HUMvWFA31 (vWA), HUMTH01, HUMTPOX, HUMCSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317,(More)
In order to generate and establish the database for forensic identification purposes in Vojvodina Province (Serbia), the sequence of the hypervariable regions 1 (HV1) and 2 (HV2) of the mtDNA control region were determined in a population of 104 unrelated individuals from Vojvodina Province, using a fluorescent-based capillary electrophoresis sequencing(More)
Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), the enzyme controlling serotonin synthesis, is considered to be a potential contributor to the biological substrate of suicide. The association of the promoter (-7065CT) and intron 7 (218AC) polymorphisms, and the related haplotype, of the Tph1 gene with suicidal behavior was investigated in a sample of 160 victims of violent(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse short tandem repeat (STR) variation using the data on nine loci (D3S1358, vWA, FGA, THO1, TPOX, CSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820) in the populations from eight villages on the island of Korcula, Croatia, in order to analyse its genetic and population structure. The analysis of STR data in this study indicated an(More)