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An investigation of microRNAs mapping to breast cancer related genomic gain and loss regions
Various regions of amplification or loss are observed in breast tumors as a manifestation of genomic instability. To date, numerous oncogenes or tumor suppressors on some of these regions have been characterized. An ...
Increased frequency of extremely skewed X chromosome inactivation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009)
Objective. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a childhood rheumatic disease of unknown etiology. Two subgroups of JIA, i.e., oligoarticular and polyarticular, are thought to have an autoimmune component, and show a ...
Analysis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females with rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroid diseases
(BioMed Central, 2009)
Introduction The majority of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are characterized by a striking female predominance superimposed on a predisposing genetic background. ...