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BACKGROUND Peach is the most important fruit related to food allergy in the Mediterranean area. Pru p 3, its lipid transfer protein, has been described as the principal allergen responsible for cross-reactivities with other foods and pollen and the severity of clinical symptoms. However, the involvement of other allergenic families cannot be ruled out.(More)
Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) contribute to gastric cancer aggressiveness by up-regulating the expression of proteases. We evaluated the expression and the prognostic significance of angiogenic factors and proteases in 148 patients with R0-resected gastric cancer. Expression of VEGF, Ang-2, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2),(More)
AIMS Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the head and neck is an unusual neoplasm in which a general consensus with regard to diagnostic criteria has not yet been reached. In this study we report the clinicopathological results of 12 ASCs, with special attention to their histological and immunohistochemical characteristics in order to define this neoplasm more(More)
BACKGROUND Green kiwifruit allergy is on the rise. However, no surveys testing purified major kiwi allergens have been carried out in a large population, including both kiwi-sensitized [skin prick test (SPT)-positive] and truly kiwi-allergic patients. OBJECTIVE To isolate major kiwifruit allergens, and to explore their relevance by in vitro and in vivo(More)
The authors reviewed a series of 110 surgical specimens of primary non-small cell lung carcinomas from the Department of Pathology at the Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona Medical School, between 1987 and 1997. The sample included 25 squamous cell carcinomas, 60 adenocarcinomas, 14 large cell carcinomas, and 11 neuroendocrine tumors. Electron(More)
We tested 417 cases of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded normal or hyperplastic gynecologic tissues as well as neoplasms involving the gynecologic tract with a monoclonal antibody against CD10 (clone 56C6), with special emphasis on epithelial and epithelial-like structures and tumors. CD10 was always expressed in mesonephric remnants (mesonephric remnants(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The molecular mechanisms responsible for leukocyte recruitment in experimental colitis are poorly understood. The aims of this study were to measure expression of endothelial intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) and to determine their role in leukocyte recruitment in experimental(More)
BACKGROUND Ectopic lymphoid neogenesis (LN) occurs in rheumatoid synovium, where it is thought to drive local antigen-dependent B cell development and autoantibody production. This process involves the expression of specific homing chemokines and the development of high endothelial venules (HEV). OBJECTIVE To investigate whether these mechanisms occur in(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the value of tumour microvessel density (MVD) and the expression of p53 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as prognostic markers in patients with gastric cancer operated on for cure. In all, 156 patients with curatively resected gastric cancer constituted the basis of this blinded retrospective evaluation.(More)