Subhadra Poornima

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Spinocerebellar ataxia is a growing group of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases for which ≥30 different genetic loci have been identified. In this study, we assessed the repeats at eight spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) loci in 188 clinical SCA patients and 100 individuals without any neurological signs. Results from the present study were able to identify(More)
Prematurity is the cause of 85% of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) is associated with 30-40% of preterm deliveries. A case-control study conducted between July 2002 and 2003 examined the correlates and risk factors for PROM in Mysore, India. WBCs in vaginal fluid, leucocytes in urine, UTI and infection with E.(More)
We studied the ontogeny and developmental regulation of the recently isolated SP-A receptor in fetal and postnatal rat lung. Our results show that SP-A receptor protein levels are first detectable at 16-18 days' gestation in fetal rat lung. There is a biphasic change in its levels with an initial marked increase during late gestation, a decrease in the(More)
Trauma to the deciduous teeth may have severe consequences. Pulp necrosis is the commonly observed sequel in traumatized primary teeth and is one of the possible etiologic factors for the development of dentigerous cyst. Dentigerous cyst is more commonly seen in mandibular third molar and maxillary canine region and is rarely associated with other teeth.(More)
Acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning is a common medical emergency with high fatality in agricultural communities of Asia. Organophosphate compounds inhibit acetylcholinesterase and prolonged neuromuscular weakness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality of poisoning. Organophosphate pesticide induced muscle weakness may not only arise from(More)
INTRODUCTION Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) insertion and deletion (I/D) polymorphism has been implicated in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). In recent years, numerous genetic factors have been identified and implicated in OA. In this Asian Indian population-based study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between ACE (I28005D) gene(More)
INTRODUCTION Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Several genes have been implicated in the development of T2DM. Genetic variants of candidate genes are, therefore, prime targets for molecular analysis. AIM In this study, we have selected 3 candidate genes, namely, TCF7L2, SLC30A8,(More)
Global burden of breast cancer is expected to increase to >2 million new cases every year by 2030 and 10% of these are likely to have hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. Identifying these individuals by pedigree and BRCA1/2 mutation analyses will enable us to offer targeted mutation testing and appropriate counseling. This study from a tertiary(More)
BACKGROUND Degenerated disc disease (DDD) is a common disorder responsible for increased morbidity in a productive age group. Its etiology is multifactorial and genetic factors have been predominantly implicated. Disc prolapse results due to tear in the annulus, which is a fibrous structure composed largely of type I collagen. Functional polymorphism at the(More)
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