S. Jamal Md Nurul Jain

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Down syndrome (DS) is one of the commonest disorders with huge medical and social cost. DS is associated with number of phenotypes including congenital heart defects, leukemia, Alzeihmer’s disease, Hirschsprung disease etc. DS individuals are affected by these phenotypes to a variable extent thus understanding the cause of this variation is a key challenge.(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IV A (Morquio syndrome A, MPS IVA) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS). The mutation spectrum in this condition is yet to be determined in Indians. We aimed to analyze the mutations in the GALNS gene in Asian Indians with MPS IVA. All the exons and the adjacent intronic(More)
Quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) is a well-established method in Western countries where commercial kits are being used for rapid prenatal diagnosis of aneuploidies. The limitations of these kits are that these are basically designed for the Caucasian population and are very expensive. Thus there is an urgent need to investigate(More)
Short tandem repeats are highly polymorphic sequences of nucleotides, which are abundant in eukaryotic genome. They form approximately 3% of the total human genome and occur on average in every 10, 000 nucleotides. Due to their small dimension, low mutation, and high level of polymorphism, these markers are intensely used as important genetic markers for(More)
Background Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) are a group of rare inherited metabolic disorders which are caused due to the deficiency of a specific lysosomal enzyme involved in the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans. These disorders show a wide clinical spectrum ranging from severe, intermediate and mild phenotypes. Most of them show overlapping clinical features(More)
Background Protein structure prediction is the prediction of threedimensional structure of a protein from its amino acid sequence. It is useful in determining the effect of a mutation on protein structure and associated function in detail. Along with the use of mutation prediction servers (Mutation taster, Polyphen etc.) protein structure prediction is an(More)
AIM To find out the association of common HFE mutations (viz., C282Y and H63D) with primary iron overload (PIL) in liver cirrhosis (CLD) patients of Indian origin. METHODS Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method was used for screening C282Y and H63D mutation in 496 CLD patients (hepatitis B virus associated cirrhosis(More)
CONTEXT Conventional karyotyping for antenatal diagnosis is time consuming and hence there has been a growing interest in more rapid techniques for detection of chromosomal aneuploidies. Around 95% of Down syndrome cases are due to free trisomy 21. AIMS The aims of this study were to demonstrate sensitivity of DNA diagnosis of Down syndrome using(More)
The integrity of the sperm genome and epigenome are critical for normal embryonic development. The advent of assisted reproductive technology has led to an increased understanding of the role of sperm in fertilization and embryogenesis. During fertilization, the sperm transmits not only nuclear DNA to the oocyte but also activation factor, centrosomes, and(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI) is a rare, autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficient enzymatic activity of N-acetyl galactosamine-4-sulphatase resulting from mutations in the arylsulphatase B (ARSB) gene. The ARSB gene is located on chromosome 5q11-q13 and is composed of eight exons. More than hundred(More)