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ea0041gp237 | Thyroid Cancer (1) | ECE2016

The origin of patients with inherited medullary thyroid cancer, who are carriers of the rare exon 8 mutation (G533C) of the RET gene in Greece

Saltiki Katerina , Anagnostou Elli , Angelopoulou Anastasia , Kouki Sofia , Apostolakis Michail , Sarika Lida , Papathoma Alexandra , Alevizaki Maria

Introduction: Mutations in the ret gene are responsible for the transmission of inherited medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). In recent years a high prevalence of the ‘rare’ exon 8 mutation (G533C) has been found in patients with inherited MTC in Greece. The aim of this study was to record with more detail the place of origin of these families in the country.Design: We analysed the details of 44 patients belonging to 22 families who were c...

ea0026p356 | Steroid metabolism | ECE2011

Hormonal parameters and sex hormone receptor gene polymorphisms in males with autoimmune diseases

Doukas Charalampos , Saltiki Katerina , Terzidis Kostas , Mantzou Aimily , Sarika Lida , Cimponeriu Andriana , Sfikakis Petros , Alevizaki Maria

Introduction: Autoimmune disease (AD) is more common in women than in men. Sex hormones may play a role. Sex hormone receptors (SHR) are expressed in cells of the autoimmune system. We investigated the possible role of hormonal parameters and of common gene polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1), beta (ESR2) and androgen receptor (AR) in the presence of AD in men.Methods: In total 227 men were studied; 125 had at least o...