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BACKGROUND Inhibitors of HIV-1 protease produce a rapid decrease in plasma HIV-1 RNA, with concomitant immune reconstitution. However, severe metabolic side effects together with a previously unseen form of lipodystrophy have been associated with long-term use of protease-inhibitor therapy. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying HIV-1 protease(More)
The presence and distribution of S-100-immunoreactive sustentacular cells were investigated by immunohistochemistry in 67 medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs). The familial or sporadic status of the tumours was assessed by clinical data and confirmed by the identification of RET germline mutations using the polymerase chain reaction-single-strand(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the combined development of tumors in several endocrine glands and other tissues. The MEN1 gene was recently identified and isolated by positional cloning. This gene was screened in two unrelated MEN1 Spanish kindreds (with four affected members and seven(More)
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