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Using two recently described family-based tests of association, the possible role of the functional -2518G/A polymorphism in the promoter region of the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) gene in the susceptibility to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) was investigated in a well-defined Irish population. One thousand and twelve individuals from 386… (More)
The possible role of the K469E polymorphism in the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) gene in the susceptibility to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) was investigated in a well-defined Irish population using two recently described family-based tests of association. One thousand and twelve individuals from 386 families with at least one member… (More)
We prospectively evaluated a rapid-access chest pain clinic in terms of clinical diagnoses, outcomes, morbidity and mortality at 3 months follow-up in patients, and cost-effectiveness. All patients seen at the clinic from February 1999 to December 2000 were assessed. Referring doctors indicated the management they would have provided had the clinic been… (More)
Ischaemic heart disease is a complex phenotype arising from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Excessive production of reactive oxygen species leading to endothelial dysfunction is believed to be important in the pathogenesis of ischaemic heart disease. The NAD(P)H oxidase system generates superoxide anions in vascular cells; however, the… (More)
Dysbindin is known to (a) bind ß-dystrobrevin in postsynaptic densities in a number of brain areas, and (b) be a component of the biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles complex 1 (BLOC-1). Reduced levels of dysbindin have been identified presynaptically at hippocampal formation sites lacking ß-dystrobrevin in schizophrenia cases. This suggests a role for… (More)
PROGRAMME 2.00 pm Welcome 2.15pm Presented Abstracts 3.15pm Invited Abstract: Is there a place for liver transplantation from living donors?