Elisabeth Lerma

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INTRODUCTION Inherited variability in host immune responses influences susceptibility and outcome of Influenza A virus (IAV) infection, but these factors remain largely unknown. Components of the innate immune response may be crucial in the first days of the infection. The collectins surfactant protein (SP)-A1, -A2, and -D and mannose-binding lectin (MBL)(More)
Detection of K-ras mutations may be useful in the evaluation of pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to assess, in a prospective design, the diagnostic utility of K-ras mutation analysis in 62 consecutive fine-needle aspirates of pancreatic masses, using two PCR-based techniques-standard and enriched-with detection limits of a mutant allele in the(More)
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