Zuhal Akcoren

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Previously, we reported results indicating that nebulin was the gene causing the typical form of autosomal recessive nemaline (rod) myopathy. Here we describe the identification of mutations in the nebulin gene in seven offspring of five families affected by the severe congenital form of nemaline myopathy. One pregnancy was terminated on the grounds of(More)
We describe a 10-year-old girl with congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) and multiple hyperplastic nodules in the liver. MRI appearances of the liver lesions and the portocaval anastomosis between the inferior mesenteric vein and internal iliac veins are presented. In addition, the relevance of CAPV and nodular lesions of the liver is reviewed.
BACKGROUND Fetal akinesia/hypokinesia, arthrogryposis and severe congenital myopathies are heterogeneous conditions usually presenting before or at birth. Although numerous causative genes have been identified for each of these disease groups, in many cases a specific genetic diagnosis remains elusive. Due to the emergence of next generation sequencing,(More)
This case report describes congenital nephrotic syndrome in a 2-month-old girl associated with cytomegalovirus infection. Histological examination on renal biopsy showed diffuse mesangial sclerosis and cytomegalic inclusion bodies in the tubular cells and in some glomeruli. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) titer in serum was high.(More)
CXCR1 (CKR-1), a receptor of IL-8, is expressed in various cells including neutrophils and monocytes, both of which play a major role in proliferating glomerular diseases. We investigated time-dependent expression of CXCR1 and the effect of single-dose cyclosporine A (CsA) treatment on this expression in experimental mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis(More)
There is limited experience of percutaneous biliary interventions in children although they are safe and effective procedures. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous management of tumoral biliary obstruction in children. Percutaneous biliary interventions were performed in eight children (six boys, two girls) with a mean age of 10.5 years(More)
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC; OMIM 257219) disease is a neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorder characterized by accumulation of unesterified cholesterol in the lysosomal/late endosomal system. This autosomal recessive disorder occurs in approximately 1/150,000 births. The broad clinical spectrum ranges from a prenatal severe presentation to an adult-onset(More)