Surakameth Mahasirimongkol

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Previous studies on the association between apolipoprotein E (APOE) alleles and Parkinson's disease (PD) have shown contradictory results. A recent study showed that APOE is involved in a molecular pathway of α-synuclein-induced neurodegeneration. We therefore conducted the first Thai study on APOE genotypes in patients with PD. We analysed the frequencies(More)
In genome-wide association studies (GWAS), the association between each single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and a phenotype is assessed statistically. To further explore genetic associations in GWAS, we considered two specific forms of biologically plausible SNP-SNP interactions, 'SNP intersection' and 'SNP union,' and analyzed the Crohn's Disease (CD)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prevalence of Huntington's disease (HD) among East Asians is less than one-tenth of that among Caucasians. Such a low prevalence may be attributable to a lack of carriers of specific predisposing haplogroups associated with the high instability of the Huntingtin gene (HTT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-Wide Association (GWA) analysis is a powerful method for identifying loci associated with complex traits and drug response. Parts of GWA analyses, especially those involving thousands of individuals and consuming hours to months, will benefit from parallel computation. It is arduous acquiring the necessary programming skills to correctly(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a complex disease, and both genetic and environmental factors contribute to disease progression. A previous genome-wide linkage study in Thailand determined that chromosome 20p13-12.3 may contain risk factors for young-onset disease. The present study aimed to identify novel susceptibility genes for young-onset TB within a 1-Mbp target(More)
Copy number variation (CNV) is a major genetic polymorphism contributing to genetic diversity and human evolution. Clinical application of CNVs for diagnostic purposes largely depends on sufficient population CNV data for accurate interpretation. CNVs from general population in currently available databases help classify CNVs of uncertain clinical(More)
Thailand's history goes back more than 700 years, and since 1782, Bangkok has been the capital. The population of Thailand in 2013 was 69.52 million, ranked 20th in the world (http://www.worldpopulationstatistics.com/). More than 14 million (or 22% of the total population) live in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, located in Central Thailand(More)
BACKGROUND Rash is the most common adverse effect associated with nevirapine (NVP). We aimed to develop a model and risk score for predicting NVP-associated rash among HIV-infected patients with low CD4 cell counts. METHODS Cross-sectional study was conducted and 383 HIV-infected patients consecutively enrolled in the study. RESULTS Of 222 patients in(More)
The similarity of the marker allele frequency and linkage disequilibrium structure between two populations are major factors for the determination of the transferability and efficiency of haplotype tagging SNP derived from one population to use for an indirect association study in another population. To prove the similarity between northern East Asian(More)
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