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The aim of this study is to monitor type I interferon (IFN) activation in the cervical mucosa of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-infected and uninfected women attending a routine gynaecologic clinic. The expression of three IFN-induced genes (MxA coding for human Mixovirus resistance protein A, ISG15 Interferon Stimulated Gene coding for a 15 kDa ubiquitin-like(More)
It has been demonstrated that HIV infection may affect the levels of thymidine kinase (TK) and deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from HIV infected adults. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of HIV infection and/or antiretroviral therapy on the activity of the above enzymes in HIV-infected children. The results(More)
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a follicular hyperkeratosis disorder which is frequently detected in the adult population (44%), mostly in female adolescents (80%). It is a genetic autodominant dermatosis with variable penetrance, but no specific gene association has been determined, even though association to the presence of chromosome 18p deletion has been(More)
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