Blerta Stringa

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Prostate cancer is a highly heritable molecularly and clinically heterogeneous disease. To discover germline events involved in prostate cancer predisposition, we develop a computational approach to nominate heritable facilitators of somatic genomic events in the context of the androgen receptor signaling. Here, we use a ranking score and benign prostate(More)
Novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis also include the use of naturally occurring compounds possessing antioxidant properties. In the present work, the effects of oral administration of quercetin were investigated in a rat model of adjuvant arthritis. Arthritis was induced by a single intradermal injection of heat-inactivated Mycobacterium butyricum in(More)
INTRODUCTION Emphysema is characterized by an abnormal and permanent enlargement of airspaces accompanied by destruction of their walls. Up to now, there is no cure for emphysema, and animal models may be important for new drug discovery. AREAS COVERED Herein, the authors review animal models of emphysema since the protease-antiprotease hypothesis as well(More)
F2-isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) have been considered markers of oxidative stress in various pulmonary diseases, but little is known about their possible role in pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we have investigated the potential key role of F2-IsoPs as markers and mediators of bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats. During the in vivo study, plasma(More)
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