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The present authors have previously described a consanguineous Pakistani family with fibular hypoplasia and complex brachydactyly (DuPan syndrome) inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. All affected individuals showed either reductions or absence of bones in the limbs, and appendicular bone...
The effects of apolipoprotein (apo) A-IV genotype on serum glucose, total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose concentrations were ascertained in a population of 373 men and 361 women with a mean age of about...
For many decades, cholesterol has been considered an important structural component of cellular membranes and myelin, and a precursor of steroid hormones and bile acids. Moreover, the recognition that high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) are a major risk factor for the development of...
Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) caused by receptor-negative, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene mutations have higher concentrations of LDL-cholesterol in plasma and earlier onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than patients homozygous for...
Huntington's disease (HD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system with autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic counseling has always been difficult in this disorder with anguish, depression and denial being very common in both the patient and family members. The discovery of the...
The present study reports two Italian brothers affected by severe Salla disease (sialic acid storage disease), a slowly progressive autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder prevalent in the Finnish population. Mutations of the SLC17A5 gene, which encodes a protein called sialin, are the...
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