Noor M. Ghiasvand

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex multifactorial disease that affects the central region of the retina. AMD is clinically heterogeneous, leading to geographic atrophy (GA) and/or choroidal neovascularization (CNV) at advanced stages. Considerable data exists in support of a genetic predisposition for AMD. Recent linkage studies have(More)
Individuals with nonsyndromic congenital retinal nonattachment (NCRNA) are totally blind from birth. The disease afflicts ∼1% of Kurdish people living in a group of neighboring villages in North Khorasan, Iran. We found that NCRNA is caused by a 6,523-bp deletion that spans a remote cis regulatory element 20 kb upstream from ATOH7 (Math5), a bHLH(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a genetically heterogeneous group of progressive neurodegenerative diseases that result in dysfunction and/or death of rod and cone photoreceptors in the retina. So far, 18 genes have been identified for autosomal-dominant (ad) RP. Here, we describe an adRP locus (RP42) at chromosome 7p15 through linkage analysis in a(More)
Using Guthrie Biological Inhibition Assay, 4963 mentally retarded individuals housed in 31 cities and towns across the country were screened for PKU. The average prevalence of classical PKU in the study population was 2.1%, which is higher than that reported for most mentally retarded populations in other countries prior to the implementation of a(More)
In an isolated and founding Iranian population the prevalence of congenital total blindness is 1.1%. Clinical findings such as lack of perception of light, massive retrolental mass, shallow anterior chamber and nystagmus, in otherwise normal individuals, correspond to nonsyndromal congenital retinal nonattachment. To determine the inheritance of this(More)
Nonsyndromic congenital retinal nonattachment (NCRNA) comprises congenital insensitivity to light, massive retrolental mass, shallow anterior chamber, microphthalmia, and nystagmus. We searched for the location of the gene responsible for an autosomal recessive form of NCRNA by using DNA samples from 36 individuals from a founding population. To this end we(More)
Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic congenital retinal nonattachment (NCRNA) comprises congenital insensitivity to light, massive retrolental mass, shallow anterior chamber, microphthalmia, and nystagmus in otherwise normal individuals. Polymerase chain reaction-based linkage analyses of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the 10q21 region on DNA samples(More)
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