Dorit Aharoni

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Aberrant expression of the p21Ras proto-oncogene has been reported in lymphoid cells of SLE patients. We previously showed that the expression of the p21Ras stimulatory element, hSOS1, is reduced in PBMC from SLE patients with non-active disease. However, the significance of this finding regarding the regulation and function of the p21Ras pathway and its(More)
An imbalance between the Th1 and Th2 arms of the cellular immune system has been reported in several autoimmune diseases but not in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). Peak, total secretion and secretory pattern of the Th1 cytokines (IFNgamma and IL-2) and Th2 cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10) were determined in resting and stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that a subpopulation of patients with chronic urticaria has an autoimmune disorder. Aberrant expression and regulation of the p21Ras pathway has been reported in lymphoid cells in a variety of systemic autoimmune diseases but not in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between the expression of tissue factor (TF) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGEs) and vascular complications in patients with longstanding uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). TF and RAGE mRNAs as well as TF antigen and activity were investigated in 21 T2D patients with and without(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to describe thyroglobulin levels and iodine intake estimations in a convenience sample of Israeli adults without TD in the Ashkelon District, where SWRO desalination has become the major source of drinking water. BACKGROUND Iodine deficiency (ID) is a significant risk factor for thyroid disease (TD). Recently, there were(More)
AIMS To asses whether clinically severe insulin resistance and poor metabolic control in patients with type 11 diabetes are associated with aberrant expression or function of the p21ras pathway. METHODS We examined the expression and function of the p21ras pathway in resting and activated PBMC from 10 insulin treated patients with type II diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE Over 300 million people rely on desalinated seawater and the numbers are growing. Desalination removes iodine from water and could increase the risk of iodine-deficiency disorders (IDD). The present study assessed the relationship between iodine intake and thyroid function in an area reliant on desalination. DESIGN A case-control study was(More)
Polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) is associated with insulin resistance and increased prevalence of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The p21Ras/MAP kinase is a major intracellular signaling pathway mediating insulin signaling in insulin responsive tissues. The expression, regulation and function of the p21Ras/MAP kinase pathway in PCOD patients were(More)
Treatment with peptides based on the complementarity determining regions (CDR) of murine and human monoclonal anti-DNA antibodies that bear the common idiotype, 16/6 Id, ameliorates disease manifestations of mice with either induced or spontaneous SLE. Aberrant expression and function of the p21Ras/MAP kinase pathway are associated with active SLE.(More)
BACKGROUND Hypocalcemia following thyroid and parathyroid surgery is a well-recognized potential complication. OBJECTIVES To determine the utility of intraoperative quick parathormone assay in predicting severe hypocalcemia development following parathyroidectomy for a single-gland adenoma causing primary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS A retrospective(More)