Margarita Lianeri

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OBJECTIVE It has been reported that aberrant DNA methylation can be associated with HPV infection and cervical tumorigenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility that polymorphic variants of genes that may affect DNA methylation status are associated with the risk of cervical cancer in the Polish population. DESIGN AND METHOD Employing(More)
Carcinogenesis may result from abnormal methylation of cancer-related genes regulatory sequence. Though, the polymorphic variants of genes encoding enzymes of folate and methionine metabolism may have an effect on DNA methylation. Using PCR-RFLPs, we examined the polymorphism distribution of genes encoding methionine synthase (MTR);(More)
Studies have demonstrated that changes in DNA methylation of cancer related genes can be an elementary process accounting for ovarian tumorigenesis. Therefore, we evaluated the possible association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) genes, including DNMT1, DNMT3B, and DNMT3A, with ovarian cancer development in the(More)
Data indicates that genetic factors alone do not account for ovarian tumorigenesis, suggesting that epigenetic status additionally affects this process. Therefore, we assessed the possible contribution of polymorphic variants of genes that may affect DNA methylation to the risk of ovarian cancer incidence in the Polish population. Using PCR-RFLP and HRM(More)
BACKGROUND Although infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is crucial to the development of cervical cancer, it is not considered a sufficient isolated factor to cause this malignancy. The association of the XRCC1 Arg399Gln (rs25487) polymorphism with cervical cancer has been demonstrated in some populations. METHODS The XRCC1 Arg399Gln genetic(More)
BACKGROUND The role of vitamin D receptor (VDR) single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ovarian cancer has been studied in various populations; however, these results are discordant between different ethnicities. METHOD Using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method, we studied the prevalence of the VDR FokI(More)
Tooth agenesis is one of the most common dental anomalies, with a complex and not yet fully elucidated aetiology. Given the crucial role of the Wnt signalling pathway during tooth development, the purpose of this study was to determine whether nucleotide variants of genes encoding components of this signalling pathway might be associated with hypodontia and(More)
Identification of susceptibility genes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has recently become a topic of interest. The IL-10 promoter contains three single base-pair substitutions at −627C > A, −854C > T and −1117G > A. These single base-pair substitutions produce three different haplotypes, GCC, ACC and ATA, which affect IL-10 expression. We examined(More)
Recently, several studies have demonstrated the role of vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, these results are inconsistent between different cohorts. Therefore, we studied the prevalence of the VDR FokI (rs2228570), BsmI (rs1544410), ApaI (rs7975232) and TaqI (rs731236) genotypes and(More)
The role played by the polymorphism located in Toll-like Receptor 9 (TLR9) as a risk factor of cervical cancer remains elusive. Therefore, we studied the association of the TLR9 −1486 T/C (rs187084) and C2848T (rs352140) polymorphisms with cervical cancer. The TLR9 −1486 T/C and C2848T polymorphism was genotyped in 426 patients and 460 unrelated healthy(More)