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BACKGROUND Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia among senile subjects. It has been proposed that AD can be caused by defects in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Given the fundamental contribution of the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) for the respiratory chain, there have been a number(More)
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) have been used to improve cognitive status and disability in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, while the efficacy of AChEIs (i.e. how they act in randomized controlled trials) in this setting is widely accepted, their effectiveness (i.e. how they behave in the real world) remains(More)
The proceedings of the third workshop of the molecular biology/bone marrow transplantation (BMT) study group held in January 1991 in Verona, Italy. This workshop was convened to review progress in the application of molecular techniques to the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) as well as other haematologic(More)
This paper addresses a tenet of the literature on APOE, i.e., the relationship between the effects of the ε4, one of the established genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and its expression levels as determined by APOE promoter polymorphisms. Five polymorphisms (-491 rs449647, -427 rs769446, -219 rs405509, and ε rs429358-rs7412) were studied in(More)
HMB-45 is an anti-melanoma monoclonal antibody widely used in diagnostic pathology owing to its great specificity in identifying poorly differentiated melanomas. In this study, by a series of sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) immunoblots with the enhanced chemiluminescent (ECL) detection method on the HU-214 melanoma cell(More)
In 420 Philadelphia positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients karyotyped at diagnosis in our laboratory, 26 Ph variants (6.2%) were observed. Twelve of them are reported. Five cases are "simple" variants without detectable involvement of band 9q34, and seven are "complex," since a third chromosomal band is involved in the Ph formation. Two(More)
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) was used to evaluate minimal residual disease in 21 Ph+ CML patients at various intervals after allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation (ABMT) by amplification of bcr-abl cDNA. All patients were cytogenetically Ph- at the moment of molecular analysis. Of these 76% were PCR negative, 24% positive for bcr-abl transcripts.(More)
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