Evaluation of the relationship between C677T variants of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and hyperhomocysteinemia in children receiving antiepileptic drug therapy

  title={Evaluation of the relationship between C677T variants of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and hyperhomocysteinemia in children receiving antiepileptic drug therapy},
  author={Sebahattin Vurucu and Erkan Demirkaya and Mustafa Kul and Bulent Unay and Davut Gul and Rıdvan Akın and Erdal Gokçay},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},

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