Aristomenis-Dimitrios Tourvas

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Currently, carcinogenesis is considered to be the result of mal-expression of tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes, leading either way to uncontrollable and disorganized cell mitosis. Recently a novel class of genes has drawn the interest of the scientific community. These are microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of noncoding RNAs, 20-23 nucleotides in length, that(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been often implicated in the development of childhood leukemia with ambiguous results. Hence, we conducted a meta-analysis aiming to summarize current evidence and quantify any tentative impact. PROCEDURE We retrieved one cohort (553 leukemias compared to 1,440,542 children), 20 case-control studies and(More)
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