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Lowered DNA methyltransferase (DNMT-3b) mRNA expression is associated with genomic DNA hypermethylation in patients with chronic alcoholism
Summary.DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) are involved within the epigenetic control of DNA methylation processes. Recently, it has been shown that the genomic DNA methylation in patients withExpand
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Different allele-distribution of mthfr 677 C -> T and mthfr -393 C -> a in patients classified according to subtypes of Lesch's typology.
AIMS The typology by Lesch distinguishes between four subtypes: type 1 (model of allergy), type 2 (model of anxiety or conflict), type 3 (alcohol as an antidepressant), and type 4 (alcohol asExpand
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Association of the long allele of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism with compulsive craving in alcohol dependence.
AIMS Various studies have reported a role of the serotonin transporter-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) in alcoholism. METHOD The present study investigated an association of this polymorphismExpand
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Homocysteine plasma levels are elevated in females with anorexia nervosa
Summary.In the present pilot study significantly (T = 2.46, P = 0.018) higher levels of homocysteine were found in female anorectic patients (14.07, SD 7.3 µmol/l; n = 18) when compared with bulimicExpand
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Hybrid approach for closure of muscular ventricular septal defects
Background The complexity of ventricular septal defects in early infancy led to development of new mini-invasive techniques based on collaboration of cardiac surgeons with interventionalExpand
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Immediate and long‑term outcomes of native aortic coarctation and postsurgical aortic recoarctation treated with stent implantation: a single‑center experience.
INTRODUCTION    Stent implantation has become the treatment of choice for native aortic coarctation (CoA) and postsurgical aortic recoarctation (reCoA) in adults and adolescents. OBJECTIVES    ThisExpand
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Use of an Amplatzer Vascular Plug type II to occlude elongated patent ductus arteriosus in adult patient Przezcewnikowe zamknięcie przetrwałego przewodu tętniczego typu wydłużonego za pomocą implantu
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is one of the most prevalent congenital heart diseases. Transcatheter closure of PDA is the treatment method of choice. In spite of recent advances in transcatheterExpand