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Aberrant expression of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) class I has prognostic importance in various cancers. Here, we evaluated the prognostic value of classical (A/B/C) and nonclassical (G/E) HLA expression in 169 high grade epithelial ovarian cancer samples and linked that to clinicopathological characteristics and survival. Expression of HLA-A, -B/C, or(More)
Transient retinal ischemia leads to the loss of neurons in the inner retina. In an accompanying paper [F. Dijk, S. Van Leeuwen, W. Kamphuis, Differential effects of ischemia/reperfusion on amacrine cell subtype-specific transcript levels in the rat retina, Brain Res., 1026 (2004) 194-204] we present the results of a study on the effects of experimentally(More)
Transient retinal ischemia induces loss of retinal ganglion cells, supporting the hypothesis that ischemic conditions contribute to the induction and progression of glaucoma. However, after 60 min of ischemia, also amacrine cells are lost from the inner nuclear layer. The main goal was to determine the relative vulnerability of various amacrine(More)
Unlike in adults, pulmonary embolism (PE) is an infrequent event in children. It has a marked bimodal distribution during the paediatric years, occurring predominantly in neonates and adolescents. The most important predisposing factors to PE in children are the presence of a central venous line (CVL), infection, and congenital heart disease. Clinical signs(More)
In response to injury, the adult mammalian retina shows signs of structural remodeling, possibly in an attempt to preserve or regain some of its functional neural connections. In order to study the mechanisms involved in injury-induced plasticity, we have studied changes in growth associated protein 43 (GAP-43) after retinal ischemia/reperfusion in the rat.(More)
PURPOSE To obtain and analyze the gene expression changes after ischemic preconditioning (IPC) in the rat retina. METHODS Ischemic damage to the inner retina can be prevented by a short, non-deleterious, ischemic insult of 5 min applied 24 h preceding a full ischemic insult of 60 min; a phenomenon termed tolerance or IPC. The time course of changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Genome-wide association studies identified IL33 and IL-1 receptor-like 1 (IL1RL1)/IL18R1 as asthma susceptibility loci. IL33 and IL1RL1 constitute a single ligand-receptor pathway. OBJECTIVE In 2 birth cohorts, the Prevalence and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy (PIAMA) study and Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we(More)
The circadian expression patterns of genes encoding for proteins that make up the core of the circadian clock were measured in rat retina using real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR). Transcript levels of several genes previously used for normalization of qPCR assays were determined and the effect of ischemia-reperfusion on the expression of clock genes was(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Most asthma starts early in life. Defining phenotypes of asthma at this age is difficult as many preschool children have asthma-like respiratory symptoms. This review discusses progress in defining early wheezing phenotypes and describes genetic factors associated with the age of onset of asthma. RECENT FINDINGS Latent class analyses(More)
Neuronal protein aggregates are considered as pathological hallmarks of various human neurodegenerative diseases, including the so-called CAG-repeat disorders, such as spinocerebellar ataxia Type 6 (SCA6). Since the immunocytochemical findings of an initial post-mortem study using a specific antibody against the disease protein of SCA6 (i.e., pathologically(More)