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We have recently reported the first case of mutation in the core promoter sequence of the human calreticulin gene in a family case of schizoaffective disorder. Remarkably, this gene coincides with a region of suggested linkage at 19p13.2, identified in a whole genome scan [Hamshere et al. (2005); Arch Gen Psychiatry 62;1081-1088]. The identified mutation(More)
Caveolin 1 (CAV1) is a component of the myelin sheath and the expression of the gene encoding this protein is increased during myelination in Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes. We sought to investigate the homozygote haplotype compartment in a recently identified polymorphic purine complex at the upstream region of the human CAV1 gene in multiple sclerosis(More)
Aberrant expression of the caveolin-1 (CAV1) gene is associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. We have recently reported a polymorphic purine stretch located at between 1.8 and 1.5 kb flanking the CAV1 gene, whose alleles and genotypes are associated with late-onset AD. Extra-short homozygote haplotypes were observed that were present only in the AD(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), an adipokine, is produced in adipocytes, and the elevation of its levels has been linked to obesity and insulin resistance in some population. In this study the relationship between TNF-α promoter gene polymorphism and obesity in an Iranian population has been studied. Subjects were randomly selected from Tehran Cohort Lipid(More)
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