Articolele autorului Florina Raicu
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The relationship between the -765G>C COX-2 polymorphism and the development of cutaneous inflammatory process
Expression profiling of human normal testis by microarray technology
Microarray expression profiling of human dental pulp from single subject

Microarray is a recently developed simultaneous analysis of expression patterns of thousand of genes. The aim of this research was to evaluate the expression profile of human healthy dental pulp in order to find the presence of genes activated and encoding for proteins involved in the physiological process of human dental pulp. We report data obtained by analyzing expression profiles of human tooth pulp from single subjects, using an approach based

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A Novel Mutation in the Ligand-Binding Domain of the Androgen Receptor gene (L790P) associated with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Mutations in the X-linked androgen receptor (AR) gene cause androgen insensitivity syndrome, resulting in an impaired embryonic sex differentiation in 46,XY genetic men. Complete androgen insensitivity (CAIS) produces a female external phenotype, whereas cases with partial androgen insensitivity have various ambiguities of the genitalia. Mild androgen insensitivity is characterized by undermasculinization and gynecomastia. Here we describe a 2-month-old

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Male infertility: role of genetic background

Male infertility represents one of the clearest examples of a complex disease with a substantial genetic basis. Numerous male mouse models, mutation screening and association studies reported over the last few years reveal the high prevalence of genetic causes of spermatogenic impairment, accounting for 10-15% of severe male infertility, including chromosomal aberrations and single gene mutations. Natural selection prevents the transmission of mutations

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Population history of the Dniester-Carpathians: evidence from Alu markers

The area between the Dniester and the eastern Carpathian mountain range is at a geographical crossroads between eastern Europe and the Balkans. Little is known about the genetics of the population of this region. We performed an analysis of 12 binary autosomal markers in samples from six Dniester-Carpathian populations: two Moldavian, one Romanian, one Ukrainian and two Gagauz populations. The results were compared with gene frequency data from culturally

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A deletion of a novel heat shock gene on the Y chromosome associated with azoospermia

Deletions of the Y chromosome are a significant cause of spermatogenic failure. Three major deletion intervals have been defined and termed AZFa, AZFb and AZFc. Here, we report an unusual case of a proximal AZFb deletion that includes the Y chromosome palindromic sequence P4 and a novel heat shock factor (HSFY). This deletion neither include the genes EIF1AY, RPS4Y2 nor copies of the RBMY1 genes. The individual presented with idiopathic azoospermia.

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Multiplex PCR for the assignment of some major branches of the Y chromosome tree
Screening for microdeletions in human Y chromosome -AZF candidate genes and male infertility

About 30% of couple infertilities are of male origin, some of them caused by genetic abnormalities of the Y chromosome. Deletions in AZF region can cause severe spermatogenic defects ranging from non-obstructive azoospermia to oligospermia. The intracytoplasmatic sperm injection technique (ICSI) is rapidly becoming a versatile procedure for human assisted reproduction in case of male infertility. The use of ICSI allows Y chromosome defects to be

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