Rathika Chinniah

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Two hundred ischemic stroke patients and 193 age and sex matched healthy controls were studied for the presence of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Insertion/Deletion (ACE I/D) gene polymorphism. The PCR studies revealed that ACE 'II' (OR = 2.055; p = 0.004) genotype and 'I' (OR = 1.411; p = 0.018) alleles were significantly associated with IS patients. Gender(More)
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a debilitating renal problem in children resulting from an interaction between environmental and genetic factors including human leukocyte antigen genes (HLA). The aim of this work was to study the probable link between HLA alleles/haplotypes and NS in south India. METHODS HLA DRB1*/DQB1* alleles were genotyped in 183(More)
The predisposition to ischemic stroke (IS) might involve interactions of several genes and environmental factors. The present study was aimed to evaluate the influence of polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR-C677T) and apolipoprotein-E (apo-E) as risk factors for IS patients in south Indian population. 200 IS patients and 193 age and(More)
Seven human-specific Alu markers were studied in 574 unrelated individuals from 10 endogamous groups and 2 hill tribes of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states. DNA was isolated, amplified by PCR-SSP, and subjected to agarose gel electrophoresis, and genotypes were assigned for various Alu loci. Average heterozygosity among caste populations was in the range of(More)
The genes of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system are implicated in the susceptibility of several diseases including Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Therefore, we aimed to investigate the association of HLA alleles with T2DM in south India. A total of 344 patients (195 males; 149 females) and 309 controls (186 males; 123 females) were genotyped for HLA-DR/-DQ(More)
The eighth author’s name is incomplete. The complete name is: Kandeepan Chithan. The ninth author’s name is incomplete. The complete name is: Mahalakshmi Nithyanandam. In the second sentence of the second paragraph of the Introduction, the word “profess” should say “proteins.” The correct sentence is: “The genetic variations and/or polymorphism at loci that(More)
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