Syed Ali Raza Kazmi

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and infects about 3% world population. Response to interferon therapy depends upon the genotype of the virus and factors associated with the host. Despite a good response to interferon therapy, a considerable number of genotype 3a infected patients remains unalleviated.(More)
Polymorphisms in cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C9 (CYP2C9) gene result in interindividual variability in warfarin dose requirement. There is a need for characterization of genotype frequency distribution in different populations for construction of customized dosing algorithms to enhance the efficacy and reduce the toxicity of warfarin therapy. This study was(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF- α ) gene polymorphisms have been implicated in the manifestation of atherosclerosis. Controversy exists regarding the link between the cytokine's variant genotype and CHD among different ethnic groups. There have been fewer studies on the TNF- α gene -1031T>C and -863C>A polymorphisms in relation to CHD.(More)
Bjørnstad syndrome is an extremely rare condition characterized by pilitorti and nerve deafness. Only few large families have been reported worldwide. Here we describe a large Pakistani family with five affected individuals. The hair fibers of all the patients were twisted around their axis and devoid of any pigment. In addition the patients had a(More)
A consanguineous family from Pakistan was ascertained to have a novel deafness-dystonia syndrome with motor regression, ichthyosis-like features and signs of sensory neuropathy. By applying a combined strategy of linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing in the presented family, a homozygous nonsense mutation, c.4G>T (p.Glu2*), in FITM2 was identified.(More)
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