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Polymorphisms of the interleukin-23 receptor (IL23R) gene have been found to play a role in the development of several autoimmune diseases. Our aim was to examine the possible effect of not only simple individual variants, but of haplotypes composed of them. We analysed 263 patients with psoriasis, 199 patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), 282 patients with(More)
The role of triglyceride metabolism in different diseases, such as cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases is still under extensive investigations. In genome-wide studies several polymorphisms have been reported, which are highly associated with plasma lipid level changes. Our goal was to examine eight variants: rs12130333 at the ANGPTL3, rs16996148 at(More)
Variants of glucocorticoid induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) result decreased response to inhaled corticosteroids, while intronic variant of low-affinity IgE receptor (FCER2) is associated with exacerbation rates in children with asthma. We examined the ethnic differences, allele and genotype frequencies of two linked single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs37972,(More)
This article presents the case of a 62-year-old mother and her 41-year-old daughter, who have had severe neurological symptoms for a few decades. After a long investigation period the definite diagnosis of MERRF syndrome was confirmed. After DNA isolation from our patient's blood sample we examined the mitochondrial DNA with direct sequencing. An(More)
AIMS Pharmacogenetic based dosing recommendations are provided in FDA-approved warfarin label for Caucasians. Evidence of notable difference in dosing algorithms of under-represented populations forced us to explore the genetic variability of CYP4F2 gene in Roma and Hungarian populations. PATIENTS AND METHODS 484 Roma, 493 Hungarian untreated subjects(More)
The purpose of this work was to characterise the W24X mutation of the GJB2 gene in order to provide more representative and geographicaly relevant carrier rates of healthy Roma subisolates and the Hungarian population. 493 Roma and 498 Hungarian healthy subjects were genotyped for the GJB2 c.71G>A (rs104894396, W24X) mutation by PCR–RFLP assay and direct(More)
SLCO1B1 polymorphisms are relevant in statin pharmacokinetics. Aim of this study was to investigate the genetic variability and haplotype profile of SLCO1B1 polymorphisms in Roma and Hungarian populations. Genotypes of 470 Roma and 442 Hungarian subjects for c.388A > G, c.521T > C and c.1498-1331T > C polymorphisms were determined by PCR-RFLP assay. Using(More)
Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (Dravet's syndrome) is a very rare form of epilepsy. Mutations of SCN1A gene encoding voltage-gated sodium channel alpha-1 subunit are major causes of the autosomal dominant disorder. Most cases are associated with a de novo point mutation, but some patients have copy number variations. The protein encoded by the SCN1A(More)
Polymorphisms of the interleukin-23 receptor (IL23R) gene have been found to play an important role in the development of several autoimmune diseases. We examined five susceptible (rs10889677, rs1004819, rs2201841, rs11805303, rs11209032), one protective (rs7517847) and two neutral variants (rs7530511, rs1884444) of the IL23R gene in pooled DNA of healthy(More)
BACKGROUND In the present study we aimed: 1) To establish the prevalence and clinical impact of DFNB49 mutations in deaf Roma from 2 Central European countries (Slovakia and Hungary), and 2) to analyze a possible common origin of the c.1331+2T>C mutation among Roma and Pakistani mutation carriers identified in the present and previous studies. METHODS We(More)