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PURPOSE Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome is characterized by the accumulation of a material of unknown origin in the anterior structures of the eye. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in a genetic locus indicates the presence of a gene located in the same region that could be implicated in the development or the progression of a disease. In this study, the(More)
Several oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes have been identified that may have an important role in the development of human breast carcinoma. Furthermore, some of these gene alterations may be linked to the development of invasion and subsequent metastasis. Alterations in the expression of ras p21, p53 and c-erbB-2 have all been linked to tumours with(More)
BACKGROUND The remethylation cycle of methionine is folate and vitamin B(12) (cobalamin) dependent and appears to be crucial for embryonic development, probably through effects on synthesis of DNA, proteins and polyamines. Transcobalamin (TC) transports vitamin B(12) to the tissues. The objective of the present investigation was to explore the putative(More)
Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase ribonucleo-protein (h-TERT) that synthesizes telomeric repeats using its RNA component (h-TERC) as a template. Telomerase dysfunction has been associated with both fibrogenesis and carcinogenesis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the telomerase mRNA expression levels of both subunits (h-TERT and h-TERC) in lung(More)
Angiopoietin-1 and-2 are endogenous ligands for the vascular endothelium-specific receptor tyrosine kinase Tie-2. The angiopoietin/Tie system plays a critical role in the regulation of endothelial cell survival and vascular maturation and stability. Apart from its well-established role in vascular morphogenesis, emerging data support the involvement of(More)
Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations that affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age. Recent reviews have demonstrated the connection between endome-triosis and breast cancer, which represents the most frequently diagnosed female cancer and the most common cause of cancer-related(More)
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