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Immunological aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a specific clinical condition that characterises unexplained disabling fatigue and a combination of non-specific accompanying symptoms for at least 6 months, in theExpand
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Alzheimer's disease, autoimmunity and inflammation. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been recognized as the most common cause of sporadic dementia. It represents both a medical and social problem, as it affects 10% of over-65 population. Even if theExpand
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Leukocyte CD11/CD18 integrins: biological and clinical relevance.
The integrin family consists of a series of related alpha beta heterodimers (subunits of 95,000-200,000 Mw) involved in a variety of cell-matrix and cell-cell adhesion functions. Leukocyte adhesionExpand
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Host Tissue Damage by Phagocytes
  • G. Ricevuti
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 1997
Evidence continues to accumulate on the importance of neutrophils (PMNs) and phagocytes in the causation of tissue and endothelial injury that frequently accompanies the inflammatory response.Expand
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene variants and Alzheimer disease: an association study in an Alzheimer disease Italian population.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promotes neuronal survival during development and protects neurons from insults of various kinds. Changes in production of BDNF have been reported inExpand
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Increased Expression of Neutrophil and Monocyte Adhesion Molecules in Unstable Coronary Artery Disease
BackgroundA rapid increase in leukocyte adhesion to endothelial cells is one of the first events in the acute inflammatory response and in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. A subgroup of cellExpand
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Neutrophil infiltration into human gliomas
Abstract Human gliomas were analysed for the infiltration of neutrophils using immunohistochemistry by staining sections for CD15-positive and myeloperoxidase-positive cells. Over 70% of all gliomaExpand
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New trends in coronary artery disease: the role of granulocyte activation.
Circulating granulocytes play an important role in microvascular perfusion and organ pathology. Oxygen radicals released by aggregated and activated neutrophils may exacerbate the tissue damageExpand
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Opioid-induced modification of granulocyte function.
Inhibition of human granulocyte chemotaxis towards casein was observed in the presence of both the mu and kappa opioid receptor agonists, which, per se, exhibited chemokinetic activity. Naloxone wasExpand
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Clinical and angiographic correlates of leukocyte activation in unstable angina.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the relation, if any, between clinical and angiographic findings in patients with unstable angina and monocyte and neutrophil CD11b/CD18 receptor density. TheExpand
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