Nourdine Bouzekri

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The IDDM2 locus encoding susceptibility to type 1 diabetes was mapped previously to a 4.1–kb region spanning the insulin gene and a minisatellite or variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) locus on human chromosome 11p15.5. By ‘cross–match’ haplotype analysis and linkage disequilibrium mapping, we have mapped the mutation IDDM2 to within the VNTR itself.(More)
Considerable effort has been expended to determine whether the gene for angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) confers susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. In this study, we genotyped 13 polymorphisms in the ACE gene in 1,343 Nigerians from 332 families. To localize the genetic effect, we first performed linkage and association analysis of all the(More)
We describe the first haploid minisatellite, the human Y chromosome-specific locus, MSY1. It consists of an array of 48-114 AT-rich 25 bp repeats of at least five different variant types. A minisatellite variant repeat PCR (MVR-PCR) system gives Y-specific DNA codes, with a virtual heterozygosity of 99.9%, making MSY1 by far the single most variable locus(More)
Circulating angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) is a highly heritable trait, and a major component of the genetic variance maps to the region of the ACE gene. The strong effect of the locus, and the interest in ACE as a candidate gene for cardiovascular disorders, has led to extensive investigation of its relationship to the ACE phenotype, providing one(More)
An understanding of the genetic influences on hypertension would help unravel the pathophysiology of this complex disorder and improve our understanding of causal mechanisms. Contemporary technology makes it possible to examine enough genetic markers to support a generalized search across the entire genome for candidate regions. In the present study, a(More)
Pigment gallstones are a common clinical complication of sickle cell (SS) disease. Genetic variation in the promoter of uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) underlies Gilbert syndrome, a chronic form of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, and appears to be a risk factor for gallstone formation. We investigated the association between(More)
The genes in the renin–angiotensin system are important physiologic candidates in studies of the genetic susceptibility to hypertension. Limited information has been available in most studies on the extent of variation in the candidate loci or the modifying effects of different environmental settings. We consequently genotyped 13 polymorphisms at the(More)
OBJECTIVE Interest in mapping genetic variants that are associated with obesity remains high because of the increasing prevalence of obesity and its complications worldwide. Data on genetic determinants of obesity in African populations are rare. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We have undertaken a genome-wide scan for body mass index (BMI) in 182(More)
Gamete competition models were used to explore the relationships between 13 ACE gene polymorphisms and plasma ACE concentration in a set of Nigerian families. Several markers in the 5' and 3' regions of the gene were significantly associated with ACE concentration (P < 10(-4)). Multi-locus genotypes comprising different combinations of markers from the 5'(More)
The IDDM2 type 1 diabetes susceptibility locus was mapped to1–6 and identified as7 allelic variation at the insulin gene (INS) VNTR regulatory polymorphism. In Caucasians, INS VNTR alleles divide into two discrete size classes1. Class I alleles (26 to 63 repeats) predispose in a recessive way to type 1 diabetes, while class III alleles (140 to more than 200(More)