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This work aimed to prospectively record all primary central nervous system tumor (PCNST) cases in France, for which histological diagnosis is available. The objectives were to (i) create a national registry and a network to perform epidemiological studies; (ii) implement clinical and basic research protocols; and (iii) harmonize the health care of patients(More)
The FTO (Fat mass and obesity associated) locus has recently been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in humans. To understand the role of the FTO gene in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) we genotyped single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1421085 (C/T) in women with PCOS (n=207) and controls (n=100) from a Central European population. The(More)
To assess the role of the insulin receptor gene in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) we performed a case-control study in a female population (n=226) from Central Europe by examining the genetic associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs8107575, rs2245648, rs2245649, rs2963, rs2245655, and rs2962) and inferred haplotypes around exon 9 of this gene.(More)
FTO gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been shown to be associated with obesity-related traits and type 2 diabetes. Several small studies have suggested a greater than expected effect of the FTO rs9939609 SNP on weight in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We therefore aimed to examine the impact of FTO genotype on BMI and weight in PCOS. A(More)
Interleukin 10 (IL10) is associated with maternal immunotolerance. IL10 also down-regulates decidual cell tissue factor expression, the main molecule triggering coagulation activation: this antithrombotic effect may protect the umbilicoplacental vasculature from the 10th wk of gestation onward. IL10 down-regulation may thus dispose to early pregnancy loss(More)
Recent studies have suggested that calpain-10 (CAPN10) gene polymorphisms play a role in the susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible association between three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CAPN10 gene: UCSNP-43 (rs3792267), UCSNP-19 (rs3842570), and UCSNP-63 (rs5030952) and(More)
The FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene was associated with different metabolic disorders in populations from different origins but with great difference between African and non-African populations. North-African populations combine many genetic backgrounds, among which African, Berber and Caucasian components, which makes North-Africans a good model(More)
BACKGROUND Variants in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. AIM OF THE STUDY This study aims to assess the association of the rs9939609 variant and haplotypes in FTO gene with metabolic syndrome (MetS) components in a Tunisian population sample. METHODS A total of 685 Tunisian subjects(More)
INTRODUCTION Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) results from an atypical immune response with synthesis of IgG antibodies (Abs) to platelet factor 4/heparin complexes (PF4/H), and probably involves both B and T cells. We investigated whether 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs1800896 (-1082G/A), rs1800871 (-819C/T) and rs1800872 (-592C/A) and(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Recent genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified many genetic variants associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, their contribution to MetS in ethnic groups in Tunisia is largely unexplored. In this study, we aim to examine the associations of related loci with a risk of metabolic syndrome in a sample of Tunisians.(More)