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Several polymorphic genes including those encoding for glutathione S-transferases (GST) have been reported to be involved in modifying lung cancer risk in smokers. The gene GSTM1 is frequently deleted in humans and a possible association between the null genotype and lung cancer risk is controversial. Another polymorphic gene of the same supergene family,(More)
Allele and genotype frequencies for three short tandem repeat loci were determined in a population sample from Catalonia (NE Spain). After denaturing PAGE electrophoresis, 11 alleles were identified for D12S391 (n = 167), 9 alleles for CSF1pO (n = 282) and 6 alleles for TPOX (n = 283). No deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found. The allele(More)
Several polymorphic genes have been reported to be possibly involved in modifying lung cancer risk in smokers. The gene GSTM1 is frequently deleted in human populations, and the null genotype has been reported to be a risk factor for developing lung carcinoma. A germline polymorphism of p53 with a single-base change at codon 72 that causes an amino acid(More)
Allele frequencies for four short tandem repeat loci were determined in a population sample from Catalonia (NE Spain). After denaturing PAGE electrophoresis, 8 alleles were identified for D3S1358 (n = 201), 10 alleles for D8S1179 (n = 198), 13 alleles for D18S51 (n = 197) and 11 alleles for D19S253 (n = 201). No deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was(More)
Allele and phenotype frequencies for the YNZ22 locus were determined in a population sample from Catalonia (Spain) using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In 311 unrelated individuals, 14 alleles and 56 phenotypes were observed. No deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found. The observed heterozygosity was 81.35%. The YNZ22 polymorphism is(More)
BACKGROUND Movima, Yuracare, Ignaciano and Trinitario are Amerindian populations living in the Bolivian lowlands of the Amazonian basin. The cultural and genetic affinity of the peoples living in this area is poorly known, despite many archaeological studies demonstrating its importance in pre-Columbian times. Densely populated Amerindian groups occupied(More)
Haplotype frequencies for eight Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci were determined in ¶a population sample from Barcelona (NE Spain). After PCR amplification and denaturing PAGE electrophoresis, DYS19, DYS388, DYS389 I/II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393 loci were typed. Complete eight ¶Y-chromosomal STRs haplotypes could be formed for 223(More)
Objectives: The human GSTTP1 gene is polymorphic with an A → G transition in exon 5 causing a replacement 105 Ile→Val in the GSTP1 protein. The two isoforms, encoded by the alleles GSTP1*A and GSTP1*B, respectively, show different catalytic efficiencies towards some carcinogenic epoxides. In this study we have addressed the possible role of the Ile105Val(More)
The purpose of this study is to report allele frequency data of three ethnic Amerindian population samples: the Otomi (Hña-hñu) from eastern Sierra Madre and Ixmiquilpan valley and the Huasteco from La Huasteca. These groups were characterised by 15 STR-PCR polymorphisms (HumTH01, HumvWA, D18S51, HumTPOX, D19S433, D16S539, D13S317, D8S1179, D7S820, D5S818,(More)
Haplotype frequencies for 16 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci, included in the Y-Filer kit, were determined in 247 unrelated healthy individuals from the Barcelona metropolitan area (Catalonia, NE Spain). After PCR amplification and denaturing PAGE electrophoresis, DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS393, DYS391,(More)