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— Resource allocation problems are concerned with the allocation of limited resources among competing activities so as to achieve the best overall performances of the system but providing fair treatment of all the competitors. Telecommu-nication networks are facing the increasing demand for Inter-net services. Therefore, a problem of network dimensioning(More)
We performed a case-control study (150 cases and 150 controls) to test the association between three polymorphisms in BRCA2 and RAD51 genes and breast cancer risk. Genotypes were determined in DNA from blood cells by PCR–RFLP. Cancer occurrence was strongly associated with the BRCA2 Met/1915Thr homozygous polymorphic variants, whereas heterozygous variant(More)
XRCC2 and XRCC3 proteins are structurally and functionally related to RAD51 which play an important role in the homologous recombination, the process frequently involved in cancer transformation. In our previous work we show that the 135G>C polymorphism (rs1801320) of the RAD51 gene can modify the effect of the Thr241Met polymorphism (rs861539) of the XRCC3(More)
Mutations in the DNA repair genes may contribute to the increased risk of cancer, including colorectal cancer. Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) protein and human homolog of the 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) are involved in nucleotide excision repair and base excision repair, respectively. The XPD and the hOGG1 genes are highly polymorphic, and some(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of sporadic colorectal cancer can be associated with environmental and lifestyle factors that may be sources of physical and chemical carcinogens, modulated by products of many low penetrance genes. Polymorphisms of DNA repair genes may influence variation in individual DNA repair capacity, which is crucial for preventing genomic(More)
In the present study we investigated the association between three polymorphisms of the MUTYH (Tyr165Cys, rs34612342), the OGG1 (Ser326Cys, rs1052133) and the XPD (Lys751Gln, rs13181) genes with head and neck cancer risk. Genotypes were determined in DNA from peripheral blood lymphocytes of 265 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as(More)
Genetic variations in DNA repair genes may affect an individual's susceptibility to head and neck cancer. We performed a case-control study to test the association between head and neck cancer risk and two polymorphisms: the C722T of the XRCC3 and the G135C of the RAD51-genes of DNA double strand break (DSB) repair by homologous recombination (HRR).(More)
The problem of averaging outcomes under several scenarios to form overall objective functions is of considerable importance in decision support under uncertainty. The so-called Weighted OWA (WOWA) aggregation offers a well-suited approach to this problem. The WOWA aggregation, similar to the classical ordered weighted averaging (OWA), uses the preferential(More)
Nucleotide-excision repair (NER) is the most versatile mechanism of DNA repair, recognizing and dealing with a variety of helix-distorting lesions, such as the UV-induced photoproducts cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and pyrimidine (6-4) photoproducts. We investigated the influence of an anticancer drug, STI571, on the efficacy of NER in removing(More)
The approach called the Lexicographic Min-Max (LMM) optimization depends on searching for solutions minimal according to the lex-max order on a multidimensional outcome space. LMM is a refinement of the standard Min-Max optimization, but in the former, in addition to the largest outcome, we minimize also the second largest outcome (provided that the largest(More)