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Signalling by steroid hormones is mediated by receptor proteins that bind hormonal ligands and regulate the transcription of specific genes. The heat-shock protein hsp90 seems to associate selectively with unliganded receptors (aporeceptors), but it has not been determined whether this interaction affects receptor function in vivo. To address the role of(More)
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first described in 1872 by Moritz Kaposi. In 1994, Chang et al. first identified DNA sequences corresponding to human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) in AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma biopsies. It is now believed that presence of HHV-8 is necessary but not sufficient to cause KS. Other factors like immunosuppressive therapy also play a role.(More)
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer. The most significant risk factor is ultraviolet radiation and the most frequent site of BCC is head and neck, with around 75-80% occurring on face. BCC occurs infrequently in non-sun-exposed skin. The axilla is one of the least sun-exposed areas of our body, and as such BCC at this site is very(More)
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare and idiopathic vascular disorder. It is characterized by red to brown papules and nodules, typically localized on the head and neck, particularly around the ear as singular or multiple lesions. Although ALHE is a benign disease, lesions are often persistent and difficult to eradicate. Young to(More)
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