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Purinergic regulation of the immune system
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
Cellular stress or apoptosis triggers the release of ATP, ADP and other nucleotides into the extracellular space. Extracellular nucleotides function as autocrine and paracrine signalling molecules by activating cell-surface ...
Evidence-Based Clinical Use of Nanoscale Extracellular Vesicles in Nanomedicine
(American Chemical Society, 2016-03)
Recent research has demonstrated that all body fluids assessed contain substantial amounts of vesicles that range in size from 30 to 1000 nm and that are surrounded by phospholipid membranes containing different membrane ...
X chromosome inactivation and female predisposition to autoimmunity
(Springer New York, 2008)
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Endothelial progenitor cells display clonal restriction in multiple myeloma
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2006)
Background: In multiple myeloma (MM), increased neoangiogenesis contributes to tumor growth and disease progression. Increased levels of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neoangiogenesis in MM, and, ...
Evidence from autoimmune thyroiditis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in female predisposition to autoimmunity
(Nature Publishing Group, 2006)
The etiologic factors in the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are not fully understood. We investigated the role of skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) mosaicism in female predisposition to AITDs. One ...
Skewed X chromosome inactivation in blood cells of women with scleroderma
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005)
Objective. Scleroderma (SSc) is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. The disease is 3-8 times more frequent in women than in men. The role of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) in the predisposition of women to autoimmunity ...
Expression of IFITM1 in chronic myeloid leukemia patients
We investigated the peripheral blood gene expression profile of interferon induced transmembrane protein 1 (IFITM1) in sixty chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients classified according to new prognostic score (NPS). IFITM1 ...
Lack of association between RNASEL Arg462Gln variant and the risk of breast cancer
(International Institute of Anticancer Research, 2004)
Background: The RNASEL G1385A variant was recently found to be implicated in the development of prostate cancer. Considering the function of RNase L and the pleiotropic effects of mutations associated with cancer, we sought ...
Somatic mosaicism for a MECP2 mutation associated with classic Rett syndrome in a boy
(Nature Publishing, 2002)
Rett syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that arises from mutations in the X-linked MECP2 gene. It is almost exclusively seen in girls due to the predominant occurrence of the mutations on the paternal ...
MDM2 T309G polymorphism is associated with bladder cancer
(International Institute of Anticancer Research, 2006)
Recently, a functional T to G polymorphism at nucleotide 309 in the promoter region of the MDM2 gene (rs: 2279744, SNP 309) has been identified. This polymorphism has an impact on the expression of the MDM2 gene, which is ...