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Approximately 80% of the hereditary hearing loss is nonsyndromic. Isolated deafness is the most genetically heterogeneous trait. We have ascertained 10 individuals from a large consanguineous Tunisian family with congenital profound autosomal recessive deafness. All affected individuals are otherwise healthy. Genotype analysis excluded linkage to known(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs) are consistently associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). As Bcl-2 and Bcl-X are co-expressed in EBV-transformed B-lymphocytes, we attempted to determine their status in malignant NPC cells. A retrospective series of 100 NPC specimens from untreated Tunisian patients was investigated by immuno-histochemistry. Twenty(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) occurs with a striking geographic distribution, it is endemic in certain areas of Southeast Asia and North Africa. NPC is tightly linked to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), however, only a small subset of EBV genes are expressed, among them the latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1). LMP1 is considered as the main EBV oncoprotein and its(More)
Hereditary non-syndromic deafness is extremely heterogeneous. Autosomal recessive forms account for approximately 80% of genetic cases. Autosomal recessive non-syndromic sensorineural deafness segregating in a large consanguineous Tunisian family was mapped to chromosome 6p21.2-22.3. A maximum lod score of 5.36 at theta=0 was obtained for the polymorphic(More)
We explored the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and the tRNASer(UCN) genes in 100 Tunisian families affected with NSHL and in 100 control individuals. We identified the mitochondrial A1555G mutation in one out of these 100 families and not in the 100 control individuals. Members of this family harbouring the A1555G mutation showed phenotypic heterogeneity which(More)
Approximately 80% of hereditary hearing loss is non-syndromic. Non-syndromic deafness is the most genetically heterogeneous trait. The most common and severe form of hereditary hearing impairment is autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL), accounting for approximately 80% of cases of genetic deafness. To date, 22 genes implicated in ARNSHL(More)
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