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Hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance frequently develop after renal transplantation, contributing to cardiovascular disease. Individual differences in response based upon genetic variations in proteins regulating lipidic and glucose tolerance metabolism could be expected. In the general population, the S2 allelic variant of the apoprotein (apo) C-III gene(More)
Sirenomelia, also known as sirenomelia sequence, is a severe malformation of the lower body characterized by fusion of the legs and a variable combination of visceral abnormalities. The causes of this malformation remain unknown, although the discovery that it can have a genetic basis in mice represents an important step towards the understanding of its(More)
Melatonin inhibits proliferation of the estrogen-responsive MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. The objective of this work was to assess whether melatonin not only regulates MCF-7 cell proliferation but also induces apoptosis. In this experiment we used 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (D3) as a positive control because it inhibits MCF-7 cell proliferation and(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescence is a decisive period in human life due to the multiple physiological and psychological changes that take place. These changes will condition both nutritional requirements and eating/physical activity behavior. It has been demonstrated that these "adolescence" factors are of significant influence in health status during adult life. Due(More)
There is tremendous potential for genome sequencing to improve clinical diagnosis and care once it becomes routinely accessible, but this will require formalizing research methods into clinical best practices in the areas of sequence data generation, analysis, interpretation and reporting. The CLARITY Challenge was designed to spur convergence in methods(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence indicating that genes involved in certain metabolic processes of cardiovascular diseases may be of particular influence in people with low body weight at birth. We examined whether the apolipoprotein (APO) E, APOC3 and the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma-2 (PPARgamma2) polymorphisms influence the(More)
In vitro, cells derived from Ewing sarcoma (ES) with the characteristic somatic rearrangement between the genes EWS and FLII can be induced to differentiate toward a neuronal phenotype by exposure to agents such as dibutyryl cyclic AMP (db cAMP) or retinoic acid. Therefore, expression of the chimeric Ews-Flil protein does not irreversibly block the capacity(More)
A new method has been optimised to amplify five X chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) markers of interest in forensic medicine: human phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRTB), DXS101, androgen receptor (ARA), DXS7423 and DXS8377. Markers were conveniently amplified in a single PCR reaction with fluorochrome-labelled primers, which allowed the analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We explored the associations between aerobic physical fitness with blood lipids and a composite index of blood lipids and fasting glycaemia in adolescents, analysing possible interactions with weight status. METHODS AND RESULTS Body mass index and aerobic physical fitness was measured in 2090 adolescents (1034 males and 1056 females)(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a proinflammatory state and an excess of cardiovascular risk. In this work, we describe changes in inflammatory markers-C-reactive protein (CRP), pentraxin 3 (PTX3), serum component of amyloid A (SAA), and procalcitonin (PCT)--in CKD patients compared with a control group of subjects with a normal estimated(More)