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The diagnosis of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NP-SLE) is clinical and one of exclusion. Brain cross-reactive lymphocytotoxins or neuronal antibodies have been proposed as a mechanism underlying NP-SLE. We assessed the clinical relevance of neuronal cell binding antibodies using a standardized clinical definition of NP-SLE. Serum from 54(More)
The clinical and pathologic features of a case of giant cell arteritis presenting in the breast and those of seven previously reported similar cases are described. A unique finding in the present case was a coincidental in situ and infiltrating ductal carcinoma in the same biopsy specimen. All the patients were postmenopausal women who presented with a firm(More)
The cytidine deaminases belong to the family of multisubunit enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic deamination of their substrate to a corresponding uracil product. They play a major role in pyrimidine nucleoside and nucleotide salvage. The intracellular distribution of cytidine deaminase and related enzymes has previously been considered to be cytosolic.(More)
ApoB RNA-editing enzyme (APOBEC-1) is a cytidine deaminase. Molecular modeling and mutagenesis show that APOBEC-1 is related in quaternary and tertiary structure to Escherichia coli cytidine deaminase (ECCDA). Both enzymes form a homodimer with composite active sites constructed with contributions from each monomer. Significant gaps are present in the(More)
The carbon dioxide laser for circumcision was introduced by our department in 1989. This study aims to review our experience with laser circumcision for children and to evaluate its cost effectiveness as compared to conventional methods. A retrospective study of 30 patients who underwent conventional circumcision in 1985 and another 30 patients who(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics of soft tissue tuberculosis (TB). METHODS Retrospective review of all cases of soft tissue TB seen by the authors. RESULTS Eleven cases were seen between 1988 and 1994. All patients but one were foreign born. Six patients had collagen vascular disorders and another had a kidney transplant. Five were(More)
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