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OBJECTIVE Besides foetal or maternal disorders, placental dysfunction is a major cause of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Although numerous macro- and histopathological changes have been described, little is known about the precise aetiology and the contribution of foetal/placental genes in this disorder. DESIGN Placental tissues of 20 IUGR and(More)
BACKGROUND Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are consumed worldwide and their amount of consumption is associated with the prevalence of tomato allergy. Therefore, identification of tomato cultivars with reduced allergenicity would potentially increase the quality of life of affected subjects. OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the allergenic and(More)
It is still unknown whether remote ischemic preconditioning is mediated by a humoral or a neurogenic mechanism from the preconditioning to the preconditioned tissue. The purpose of the following study was to identify a possible humoral trigger of ischemic myocardial preconditioning and remote renal preconditioning. Open chest rats were subjected to a(More)
BACKGROUND Tomato became one of the world-wide most consumed vegetables, unfortunately accompanied by an increasing risk of tomato allergy affecting certain people. As tomato allergic subjects show highly variable reactions in clinical allergy tests, it is difficult to identify cultivars or differentially treated tomato plants where a significant reduction(More)
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