Monika Ołdak

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Despite research the role of the M34T and V37I variants of GJB2 in causing hearing impairment (HI) remains controversial. Our purpose was to test a hypothesis that M34T and V37I are pathogenic but have distinct features resulting in a reduced penetrance. We screened for known GJB2/GJB6 mutations 233 Polish consecutive unrelated subjects with non-syndromic,(More)
BACKGROUND UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are a group of enzymes involved in the detoxification and excretion of xeno- and endobiotics. Polymorphic variants of the UGT1A9 gene were shown to influence exposition to mycophenolate mophetil (MMF), a common immunosuppressive drug used in kidney allograft recipients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to(More)
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA have been reported as associated with non-syndromic and aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. In the present study, we have performed mutational screening of entire 12S rRNA gene in 250 unrelated patients with non-syndromic and aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. Twenty-one different homoplasmic sequence variants were(More)
CD95L belongs to the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) family, the members of which induce apoptosis by activation of their specific receptors. However, there are a few publications suggesting that two of these factors, TNF-alpha and TNF-beta, are able to reveal cytotoxic effect in pH-dependent manner. Therefore we investigated, whether CD95L may also(More)
Mycophenolic acid preparations are commonly used in prophylaxis of kidney allograft acute rejection. The medication is metabolized by uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferases, mainly UGT1A9 present in liver, kidney, and intestine. The effect of UGT1A9 allelic variants on drug metabolism in healthy volunteers and transplant recipients has been previously(More)
Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a common corneal endotheliopathy with a complex and heterogeneous genetic background. Different variants in the TCF4 gene have been strongly associated with the development of FECD. TCF4 encodes the E2-2 transcription factor but the link between the strong susceptibility locus and disease mechanism remains(More)
RAB40AL has been reported as the locus for Martin-Probst syndrome (MPS), an X-linked deafness-intellectual disability syndrome. The report was based on segregation of a missense change p.D59G with the disease in a single family and in vitro localization studies. We found the p.D59G variant by whole-exome sequencing in two patients; however, the diagnosis of(More)