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High prevalence of GB virus C infection in a group of Italian patients with hepatitis of unknown etiology.
Prevalence of the recently discovered GB virus C(GBV-C) was evaluated in a cohort of 49 Italian patients with acute or chronic hepatitis of unknown etiology (non-A-E hepatitis) and in a control groupExpand
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Hippocampus: a target for estrogen action in mammalian brain.
An analysis of the distribution of estrogen receptor (ER) via immunoenzymatic assay in the brain of ovariectomized rats reveals the presence of large amounts of ER-like immunoreactive material in theExpand
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Activation of ANP synthesis during congestive heart failure in rats treated with monocrotaline.
We studied plasma concentration, content, and mRNA for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP-mRNA) in heart chambers of monocrotaline-treated rats. Three distinct groups emerged: group 1, with moderateExpand
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DNA enzyme immunoassay: general method for detecting products of polymerase chain reaction.
We developed a new colorimetric method, DNA enzyme immunoassay (DEIA), for detecting specific hybrids of complementary nucleic acids and applied it to the detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNAExpand
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Electronic nose and Alicyclobacillus spp. spoilage of fruit juices: An emerging diagnostic tool
Abstract The application of an electronic nose equipped with a Metal Oxide Semiconductor sensor array for the detection of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris and A. acidocaldarius artificiallyExpand
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PCR technique detection of Leishmania spp. but not Mycobacterium spp. in canine cutaneous 'sterile' pyogranuloma/granuloma syndrome.
Cutaneous 'sterile' pyogranuloma/granuloma syndrome (SPGS) is an uncommon canine skin disorder of unknown aetiopathogenesis. Histopathological findings and failure to demonstrate an aetiologic agentExpand
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Evaluation of hepatitis delta virus RNA levels during interferon therapy by analysis of polymerase chain reaction products with a nonradioisotopic hybridization assay
We developed a nonradioisotopic assay for detection of hepatitis delta virus RNA in serum by combining reverse transcription of RNA, polymerase chain reaction of the resultant complementary DNA andExpand
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Gene expression of cardiac beta1-adrenergic receptors during the development of hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats
Objective: To study adrenergic receptors in the heart tissues of genetically hypertensive rats by evaluating the gene expression and the membrane protein density of ß1-adrenergic receptors usingExpand
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Development of an allele-specific real-time PCR assay for discrimination and quantification of p63 R279H mutation in EEC syndrome.
The ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous mutations in the p63 gene, a transcription factor belonging to the p53 family. TheExpand
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High genomic variability in the pre-C region of hepatitis B virus in anti-HBe, HBV DNA-positive chronic hepatitis.
Some chronic HBV carriers have circulating HBV DNA despite the presence of anti-HBeAg antibodies. This observation has recently been related to the presence, in the HBV pre-C region, of aExpand
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