Naseem Bibi Malik

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Discordance of STR typing results can be expected between kits that employ different primers for amplification. The complex motif of the SE33 locus and its flanking regions can contribute to the degree of discordant results. Sequence-dependent conformational changes can manifest as length differences under certain electrophoretic conditions and/or use of(More)
We identified five patients with congenital secondary hypothyroidism with isolated thyrotropin (TSH) deficiency originating from three and two unrelated Argentinean and Swiss families, respectively. The affected patients presented with both low TSH as well as low thyroid hormone levels. Further, TSH-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulation failed to increase(More)
Profiling sperm DNA present on vaginal swabs taken from rape victims often contributes to identifying and incarcerating rapists. Large amounts of the victim’s epithelial cells contaminate the sperm present on swabs, however, and complicate this process. The standard method for obtaining relatively pure sperm DNA from a vaginal swab is to digest the(More)
We have analysed 1173 cystic fibrosis (CF) chromosomes from Switzerland for eight mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. This permitted the identification of 88.5% of all mutations present. A novel insertion mutation in exon 20 of the CFTR gene, 3905insT, was discovered. This mutation accounted for 4.8% of CFTR gene mutations(More)
Adhesive tape is commonly used in crimes and is often the subject of forensic evaluation. DNA analysis of adhesive tape can provide DNA profiles of suspects. The object of this study was to evaluate the applicability of DNA analysis on adhesive tape samples in forensic casework. We retrospectively reviewed all cases involving adhesive tape or similar items(More)
In sexual-assault cases, autosomal DNA analysis of gynecological swabs is a challenge, as the presence of a large quantity of female material may prevent detection of the male DNA. A solution to this problem is differential DNA extraction, but there is no established best practice for this. We decided to test the efficacy of a number of different protocols(More)
An improved method of quantifying the donor:host blood cell ratio after haematological stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) using a variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) markers is presented. The post-transplant DNA is extracted from the patient's blood and amplified by semiquantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) without prior mock transplant and(More)
A survey for small mammal parasites carried out in a secondary forest of Ulu Gombak, Selangor, Peninsula Malaysia yielded the following animals: Rattus bowersi (7), Rattus tiomanicus jalorensis (2), Maxomys rajah (12), Maxoyms whiteheadi (3), Leopoldamys sabanus(13), Sundamys muelleri(10), Lariscus insignis (1), Sundasciurus tenuis (1) and Tupaia glis (2).(More)
Allele frequencies and forensically relevant population statistics of 16 STR loci, including the new European Standard Set (ESS) loci, were estimated from 668 unrelated individuals of Caucasian appearance living in different parts of Switzerland. The samples were amplified with a combination of the following three kits: AmpFlSTR® NGM SElect™, PowerPlex®(More)
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