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Anisonucleosis is defined as a morphological manifestation of nuclear injury characterized by variation in the size of the cell nuclei. It has been described in variety of benign conditions and is most pronounced in dysplasia and malignancy. To better understand the pathogenesis of anisonucleosis in liver diseases, this study focused on hepatocyte(More)
Sequencing studies were performed in three previously described microsatellite and minisatellite markers located within the HLA-DQ region, DQCAR, DQCARII and G51152. Multiple nucleotide substitutions that did not change size polymorphisms were observed in all three markers. In all loci, the number of core repeats did not correlate with neighboring DQ allele(More)
DQCAR is a very polymorphic CA repeat microsatellite located between the HLA DQA1 and DQB1 gene. Previous studies have shown that specific DQCAR alleles are in tight linkage disequilibrium with known HLA DR-DQ haplotypes. Of special interest was the fact that haplotypes containing long CA repeat alleles (DQCAR > 111) were generally more polymorphic within(More)
Hospitalized meningococcal meningitis patients in northeastern Ghana during 1972-1973 were studied to provide baseline information about case clustering and age-specific attack rates to guide meningitis control programs. In 1973, group A meningococci were prevalent and 7% of isolates were sulfadiazine-resistant. In contrast to the age distribution of(More)
In previous studies we found that uveal melanoma cells grown in extracellular matrix (ECM)-containing three-dimensional (3D) cultures have increased resistance against herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-mediated destruction relative to cells cultured without ECM. Using additional tumor cell types including MB-231 human breast cancer cells, PC-3 human(More)
Gait measures with a triaxial accelerometer among patients with neurological impairment Patrik Fazio, Gino Granieri, Ilaria Casetta, Edward Cesnik, Sante Mazzacane, Pietro Caliandro, Francesco Pedrielli, Enrico Granieri (Italy) DOI 10.1007/s10072-012-1017-x Pages 435–440 The purpose of the present study is to evaluate accelerometric parameters of gait in(More)
The presence of multifocality and the aggregate tumor size were retrospectively analysed in a database of 1071 operated breast cancers. Around a quarter of all these cancers involved multiple foci, while a tenth of the total demonstrated more than one invasive focus. Although the multifocal cancers were smaller and more often screen-detected than the(More)
There are very limited data concerning the association of lymphocytic thyroiditis with cardiomyopathy, and there is only one published report of fatal cardiomyopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. An association of Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE) with autoimmune myocarditis has not yet been reported. Here we describe a case of a 31-year-old man with(More)
Nectin-1 is a cell adhesion molecule that plays a role in interneuronal synapse formation, in axonal guidance during development and possibly in neuron-glia interactions. To better understand axonal changes in MS, nectin-1 expression was determined by immunohistochemistry in normal adult human cerebral white matter (n = 4) and in six MS plaques (three(More)
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