Marianne Samir Makboul Issac

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Warfarin is the most frequently prescribed oral anticoagulant worldwide. Due to its narrow therapeutic index and inter-patient variability in dose requirement, this drug has been considered an ideal target for personalised medicine. Several warfarin dosing algorithms have been proposed to tailor the warfarin dosage in the European, Asian and(More)
Statins are among the most prescribed drugs worldwide to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Interindividual variability in drug response is a major clinical problem and is of concern during drug development. Statins, such as atorvastatin, are taken orally and access to their site of action in the liver is greatly facilitated by both intestinal and(More)
There is considerable inter-individual variability in warfarin dosages necessary to achieve target therapeutic anticoagulation. Polymorphisms in genes, which master warfarin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, might influence warfarin dose variation. Genes encoding drug transporters, such as human multidrug resistance (MDR1), as well as epoxide hydrolase(More)
Febrile seizures (FSs) are the most common form of childhood seizures. The higher levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in children may induce seizures, and alternatively, higher levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines may act as a defense mechanism against seizures. We aimed to investigate whether interleukin (IL)-1β-511 C/T (pro-inflammatory cytokine)(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex chronic inflammatory disease that involves the activity of various inflammatory cells and mediators. It has been suggested that susceptibility to COPD is, at least in part, genetically determined. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between surfactant protein D (SFTPD)(More)
Atherosclerotic vascular disease represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The endothelium plays a crucial role in vascular inflammation. E-selectin is exclusively expressed on activated endothelial cells and is upregulated following an inflammatory response and oxidative stress, while serum(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the agreement between blood spot and plasma chitotriosidase using the economic substrate 4-methylumbelliferyl-β-D-N,N',N"-triacetylchitotrioside, and to investigate the utility of the blood spot assay for the wide scale screening for lysosomal storage disorders among the clinically suspected. DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
The association between exposure to endogenous and exogenous steroid hormones and breast cancer (BC) risk is well established. The aim of this study was to examine whether Cytochrome P450 (CYP)17 -34T>C and estrogen receptor (ER)α XbaI gene polymorphisms might influence endogenous estrogen hormone level. Also, we aimed to examine the potential association(More)
Interaction between immune-inflammatory process and genetic factors might be implicated in the pathogenesis of febrile seizures. Pre-microRNA (miR)-146a rs2910164 polymorphism is postulated to modulate expression of miR-146a whose anti-inflammatory role involves regulation of high-mobility group box 1. Our aim is to examine whether rs2910164 polymorphism(More)
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