Keywords: reproductive population loss, fetal malformations, gene polymorphism, folate cycle, MTHFR C677T


Object of research: homozygous and heterozygous disorders of genes encoding the enzymes of the folate cycle, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and methionine-synthase-reductase (MTRR).

Solved problem: an in-depth study of genetically determined risk factor’s influence for reproductive losses associated with homozygous and heterozygous disorders of folate cycle genes.

Main scientific results: in-depth study of genetically determined reproductive losses as a systemic phenomenon was held. The structural characteristics of reproductive losses in population and significant predominance of pathology in the pedigrees of those examined with a burdened obstetric history of reproductive losses were determined. Also, a significant increase in the chances of reproductive loss in patients with heterozygous and homozygous inheritance of MTHFR and MTRR genes was determined. A correlation effect on the degree of genomic polymorphism of the MTHFR and MTRR gene was noted.

Area of practical use of research results: medical-genetic institutions.

Innovative technological product: determination of genetically risk factors for growth of reproductive losses of the population associated with homozygous and heterozygous disorders of genes encoding the enzymes of the folate cycle (MTHFR C677T and MTRR A66G). Timely adjustment of folic acid levels allows to prevent birth defects and reduce reproductive losses

Scope of application of the innovative technological product: clinical medical-genetic practice using the ability to determine the polymorphism of genes MTHFR and MTRR, which makes it possible to timely adjust the level of folic acid and prevent the reproductive losses.


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Author Biography

Tarana Dzhafar Kyzy Alieva, Kharkiv National Medical University

Department of Public Health and Health Care Management

Ukrainian Institute of Clinical Genetics


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