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OBJECTIVE To investigate age-period-cohort effects on the temporal trend of type 1 diabetes in children age 0-14 years in Italian registries. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This report is based on 5,180 incident cases in the period 1990-2003 from the Registry for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Italy (RIDI). Multilevel (random intercept) Poisson regression(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine to what extent plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) values influence 5-year all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetic individuals, independently of albumin excretion rate (AER) and other cardiovascular risk factors, and its incremental usefulness for predicting individual risk of mortality. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE A protective effect of residual beta-cell function on microvascular complications of type 1 diabetes has been suggested. Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate the association of fasting plasma C-peptide values with micro- and macrovascular complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We recruited a clinic-based cohort of 471 type 1 diabetic(More)
The effect of melphalan on immunoglobulin G (IgG) production by a human lymphoblastoid cell line (BF) was studied. The amount of secreted IgG and the percentage of cells containing cytoplasmic IgG were measured by immunoassay and cytofluorometry, respectively. Dose-response studied indicated that melphalan concentrations of 2 X 10(-8) M had no effect, while(More)
The cartography of β-cell epitopes targeted by CD8(+) T cells in type 1 diabetic (T1D) patients remains largely confined to the common HLA-A2 restriction. We aimed to identify β-cell epitopes restricted by the HLA-B7 (B*07:02) molecule, which is associated with mild T1D protection. Using DNA immunization on HLA-B7-transgenic mice and prediction algorithms,(More)
A 27-year-old woman with severe chronic hemolytic anemia was found to have reduced red cell hexokinase activity when the degree of reticulocytosis was considered. This enzyme had normal pH-dependent activity, normal Km for glucose, fructose, and mannose, normal Km for Mg adenosine triphosphate (ATP)2- and Ki for glucose-1,6-diphosphate. Furthermore, the(More)
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