Minoo Atakhorrami

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The association between physical activity and risk of hospitalisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not yet clear. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to fill this gap in knowledge. Eight electronic databases were searched using a selection of controlled vocabulary and keywords. The search resulted in more than 1000(More)
A recent large-scale study have reported that rs1063843, a single nucleotide polymorphism located in the CAMKK2 gene is highly associated with schizophrenia in European and Han Chinese populations. Increasing evidences show that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have some common genetic variance. Here, we evaluated the association of this variant with(More)
In this study, the role of known Parkinson’s disease (PD) genes was examined in families with autosomal recessive (AR) parkinsonism to assist with the differential diagnosis of PD. Some families without mutations in known genes were also subject to whole genome sequencing with the objective to identify novel parkinsonism-related genes. Families were(More)
Wolfram syndrome is one of the rare autosomal recessive, progressive, neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by diabetes mellitus and optic atrophy. Several other features are observed in patients including deafness, ataxia, and peripheral neuropathy. A gene called WFS1 is identified on chromosome 4p, responsible for Wolfram syndrome. We investigated a(More)
Neurological disorders include a wide variety of mostly multifactorial diseases related to the development, survival, and function of the neuron cells. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been extensively studied in neurological disorders, and in a number of instances have been reproducibly linked to disease as risk factors. The RIT2 gene has been(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the etiology of the disease. Many studies have revealed the susceptibility genes and variations for PD which need further confirmation. Here we evaluated the association of variations in SNCA, HUSEYO and CSMD1 genes with(More)
PurposeJalili syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by simultaneous appearance of cone-rod dystrophy (CRD) and amelogenesis imperfecta (AI). Mutations in CNNM4 gene have been identified as the underlying cause of the syndrome. In this study, we investigated a large affected family to identify the causative mutation.Patients and MethodsA(More)
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