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  1. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is thought to play important roles in the development of reactive thrombocytosis caused by inflammation by its stimulatory effect on megakaryocytopoiesis. A G/C polymorphism of the IL-6 ge...

    Authors: José-Manuel Fernandez-Real, Joan Vendrell, Cristobal Richart, Cristina Gutierrez and Wifredo Ricart

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2001 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Data provided by the social sciences as well as genetic research suggest that the 8-10 million Roma (Gypsies) who live in Europe today are best described as a conglomerate of genetically isolated founder popul...

    Authors: Luba Kalaydjieva, David Gresham and Francesc Calafell

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2001 2:5

    Content type: Review

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  3. Oxidative stress, resulting in a marked increase in the level of oxygen free radicals (OFR), has been implicated in the etiology of diabetic neuropathy (DN). Antioxidant enzymes may protect against the rapid o...

    Authors: Dimitry A Chistyakov, Kirill V Savost'anov, Elena V Zotova and Valery V Nosikov

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2001 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with abnormal glucose metabolism, the reported polymorphisms are unlikely to have any biological consequences. The VDR gene has ...

    Authors: Ken C Chiu, Lee-Ming Chuang and Carol Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2001 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs), such as Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), appear to develop as a result of complex interactions between predisposing genes and environmental trigge...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Ban, Teruaki Tozaki, Matsuo Taniyama, Motowo Tomita and Yoshio Ban

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2001 2:1

    Content type: Case control study

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  6. The autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs), comprising Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), appear to develop as a result of complex interactions between predisposing genes and environmental tri...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Ban, Matsuo Taniyama, Teruaki Tozaki, Motowo Tomita and Yoshio Ban

    Citation: BMC Medical Genetics 2000 1:1

    Content type: Case control study

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