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Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), a member of the Toll-like receptor family, plays an important role in recognition of, and subsequent immune response activation against, mycobacteria. The genetic polymorphism of TLR2 (arginine to glutamine substitution at residue 753 (Arg753Gln)) has been associated with a negative influence on TLR2 function, which may, in(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Important signalling pathways play fundamental roles in the pathogenesis of thyroid carcinoma (TC). PTEN, mTOR, PI3K-p85 and K-Ras are the principal factors involved in these signalling pathways. To immunohistochemically examine the expressions of PI3K, mTOR and PTEN in patients suffering from follicular TC, papillary TC or variants(More)
Fifteen patients with beta-thalassemia received an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant. Median age was 3.5 years (1–15 years). Six were class I, four class II and five class III according to the Pesaro criteria. All of the donors were HLA-phenotypically identical (13 siblings and two parents). Nine patients were given BU + CY and six BU + CY(More)
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