Nasreddine Gritli

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UNLABELLED Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles have been implicated in many autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study is to assess whether HLA-DR/DQ alleles confer susceptibility to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a Tunisian population. METHODS The HLA-DR/DQ genotyping was performed using polymerase chain reaction sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP)(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic risk factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this case-control study, we examined the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and their correlation with this pathology. OBJECTIVE To verify the association between MTHFR C677T and A1298C(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the role of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C gene polymorphisms and correlated these results with plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels in Tunisian ischemic stroke (IS) patients. METHODS Overall, 84 patients with IS were included and compared with 100 healthy controls. The most common stroke(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease characterized by central nervous system (CNS) inflammation and demyelination of nerve axons. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and multiple sclerosis in Tunisian patients. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a polygenic disease whose principal locus is the human leukocytes antigen (HLA) region. The aim of this study was to evaluate HLA DR-DQ alleles and to asses them as risk factors for type 1 diabetes in the Tunisian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 119 subjects with diabetes were tested for HLA class II alleles(More)
Chemokines and their receptors are known to mediate inflammation and tissue damage in autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, characterized by myelin damage and neurological complications. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) interacts with the C-C chemokine(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether 2 polymorphisms of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, C677T and A1298C, are risk factors for vascular complications in Tunisian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS The MTHFR polymorphisms were genotyped, and plasma homocysteine levels were evaluated in 160 Tunisian patients with type 2 diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an immune-mediated disorder of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The aim of this study was to investigate associations between HLA-DR/DQ alleles and CIDP in Tunisian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS HLA DR/DQ genotyping was performed using polymerase chain(More)
Abnormalities of coagulation and fibrinolysis were studied in a group of 28 children and young adults with homozygous sickle cell disease (SCD), either in the steady state (n = 12) or during painful crisis (n = 16). Coagulation was explored by standard clotting tests and by measurement of prothrombin complex factors, factor VIII (VIII:C) and antithrombin(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disorder, resulting from an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Several studies have addressed the association of AD with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) polymorphisms without arriving at any definite conclusions. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region is the key susceptibility(More)