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Urine Interleukin-8 as a Marker of Vesicoureteral Reflux in Infants
OBJECTIVE. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a common finding in children presenting with urinary tract infection (UTI) and prenatally diagnosed urinary tract dilatation and in relatives of indexExpand
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TRAF6 ubiquitinates TGFβ type I receptor to promote its cleavage and nuclear translocation in cancer
Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) is a pluripotent cytokine promoting epithelial cell plasticity during morphogenesis and tumour progression. TGFβ binding to type II and type I serine/threonineExpand
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Mega transport projects—Beyond the ‘iron triangle’: Findings from the OMEGA research programme
Abstract This monograph reports on selected findings from a five year international research programme of 30 case studies of decision-making in the planning, appraisal and delivery of mega transportExpand
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Study of oncogenic transformation in ex vivo expanded mesenchymal cells, from paediatric bone marrow
Abstract.  Objectives: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have attracted considerable interest in both the scientific and clinical fields. In order to obtain a sufficient cell number for application,Expand
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Phenotypic characteristics of cord blood hemopoietic cells.
Bone marrow transplantation is limited due to the lack of HLA-matched donors and to the frequent occurrence of GvHD. Hemopoietic transplants using cord blood cells are being increasingly used inExpand
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Bioluminescence imaging of calvarial bone repair using bone marrow and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
A combined strategy using bioluminescence imaging, bone densitometry and histology was used to analyze the bone regeneration capacity of human bone marrow (hBMSC) and adipose tissue (hAMSC)Expand
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Stem cells: promises versus limitations.
Stem cells are the self-renewing progenitors of several body tissues and are classified according to their origin and their ability to differentiate. Current research focuses on the potential uses ofExpand
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Soluble transferrin receptor levels and soluble transferrin receptor/log ferritin index in the evaluation of erythropoietic status in childhood infections and malignancy
Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) is a new diagnostic tool for determining iron status and erythropoietic activity. The increased concentrations of sTfR in patients with iron deficiency reflect theExpand
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Serum and urine interleukin-6 and transforming growth factor-beta1 in young infants with pyelonephritis
BackgroundCytokines are involved both in the acute response during pyelonephritis and in the progression to renal scarring. The aim of the present study was to assess the pro-inflammatoryExpand
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