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The 15 AmpF lSTR 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)
Seventeen autosomal STR loci (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, VWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818, FGA, Penta E and Penta D) and 16 Y-STR haplotype loci (DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS398II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635 and GATA H4.1) were analyzed in the sample(More)
Allele frequencies of 15 STR loci (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, TH01, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWA, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818, and FGA) were determined in a sample of 163 unrelated individuals from the Republic of Macedonia. AmpFISTR Identifiler Kit (Applied Biosystems) was used for PCR amplification. For all 15 loci, the combined(More)
Sustainable observations suggest that suicidal behaviour by itself may have biological correlates, among which those related to the serotonergic synapse hold the key position. Based on the association of suicide and serotonergic dysfunction, it was proposed that genetic mechanisms affecting suicidal behaviour could be related to the alterations of the genes(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)
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)
The association between suicide and G-703T polymorphism of the tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2), the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin, was studied in a sample of 291 suicide victims and 280 healthy subjects of Croatian origin. No significant differences were found between the groups. Obtained results do not support(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)
AIM To examine constitutional alterations of CDKN2A/p16INK4A locus as a potential indicator of melanoma predisposition among the first-degree relatives of patients with malignant melanoma. METHOD The study included eight families with a single member affected with melanoma. Members of the families were screened for allelic cosegregation with 9p21 region(More)