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BACKGROUND Single embryo transfer (SET) is the most successful way to reduce the frequency of multiple pregnancies following in vitro fertilisation. However, selecting the embryo for SET with the highest chances of pregnancy remains a difficult challenge since morphological and kinetics criteria provide poor prediction of both developmental and implantation(More)
BACKGROUND Myostatin (MSTN), a member of the TGF-beta superfamily, has been identified as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. Inactivating mutations in the MSTN gene are responsible for the development of a hypermuscular phenotype. In this study, we performed transcriptomic and proteomic analyses to detect altered expression/abundance of genes and(More)
The pharmacokinetics, in vivo binding and metabolism of two M2 muscarinic receptor antagonists, [3H]AF-DX 116 and [3H]AF-DX 384, were studied in anesthetized rats, which received either the tracer alone or following a saturating injection of atropine. Both radioligands were cleared from the circulation with distribution half-lives of 17 and 14 sec and(More)
In Turner patients, the presence of a Y chromosome or derivative Y is correlated with the risk of gonadoblastoma induction. "Marker" chromosomes originating from Y, may not show characteristic fluorescence and then be very difficult to identify by conventional cytogenetic techniques, although they still predispose the patients to gonadal tumors. Using(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic value of the cell of origin (COO) in patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBLC), prospectively treated by rituximab, dexamethasone, high-dose cytarabine, and cisplatin (R-DHAP) versus rituximab, ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide and followed by intensive therapy plus autologous stem-cell(More)
Survival of solid organ grafts depends on life-long immunosuppression, which results in increased rates of infection and malignancy. Induction of tolerance to allografts would represent the optimal solution for controlling both chronic rejection (CR) and side effects of immunosuppression. Although spontaneous "operational tolerance" can occur in human(More)
SCOPE Our study aims to investigate molecular events associated to methyl donor deficiency (MDD) by analyzing the transcriptome and the methylome of MDD rats in liver. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-one-day-old rats born to mothers fed either with a standard diet or a MDD diet during gestation and lactation were compared. From a total of 44 000 probes for 26(More)
Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB (RANK)/RANK ligand (RANKL)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) are the key regulators of bone metabolism. Recent findings demonstrated a crucial role of RANK in several bone-associated tumors. Indeed, we have recently demonstrated functional RANK expression both in a mouse and several human osteosarcoma cell lines. However,(More)
Recent large-scale cDNA cloning studies have shown that a significant proportion of the transcripts expressed from vertebrate genomes do not appear to encode protein. Moreover, it was reported in mammals (human and mice) that these non-coding transcripts are expressed and regulated by mechanisms similar to those involved in the control of protein-coding(More)
Risk stratification in advanced heart failure (HF) is crucial for the individualization of therapeutic strategy, in particular for heart transplantation and ventricular assist device implantation. We tested the hypothesis that cardiac gene expression profiling can distinguish between HF patients with different disease severity. We obtained tissue samples(More)