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Gastric cancer (GC) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition to environmental factors, genetic factors also play an important role in GC etiology, as demonstrated by the fact that only a small proportion of individuals exposed to the known environmental risk factors develop GC. Molecular studies have provided evidence that GC(More)
BACKGROUND Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a life-threatening disease with severe mucocutaneous shedding. Although it is widely accepted that immune mechanisms are at play, the pathophysiology of TEN is still unknown. We studied the blister fluid inflammatory cells in three drug-related cases to further define the suspected T-cell involvement in TEN. (More)
BACKGROUND Balanitis is defined as inflammation of the glans penis, often involving the prepuce (balanoposthitis). It is a common condition due to a wide variety of causes with infection being the most frequent and several microorganisms reported. The clinical aspect is often non specific. The management of balanoposthitis remains a clinical challenge. (More)
P-cadherin is a cell-cell adhesion molecule codified by the CDH3 gene, which expression is highly associated with undifferentiated cells in normal adult epithelial tissues, as well as with poorly differentiated carcinomas. In breast cancer, P-cadherin is frequently overexpressed in high-grade tumours and is a well-established indicator of aggressive tumour(More)
Gastric cancer (GC) is a world health burden, ranging as the second cause of cancer death worldwide. Etiologically, GC arises not only from the combined effects of environmental factors and susceptible genetic variants but also from the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations. In the last years, molecular oncobiology studies brought to light a(More)
Polymorphisms in inflammation-related genes have been associated with a risk of gastric carcinoma (GC). However, the biological mechanisms underlying these associations are still elusive. Our objective was to determine whether chronic inflammation-associated IL1Β signalling, as seen in the context of Helicobacter pylori infection, could be linked to gastric(More)
Transcription factors from the CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) family are fundamental for the control of differentiation and proliferation of many adult tissues. C/EBP alpha has a crucial role in inducing terminal differentiation and is an established tumor suppressor gene in several cancer models. The objective of this study was to analyze the(More)