Halka Buryova

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BACKGROUND Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, intrahepatic cholestasis, and other cholestatic conditions. Although much has been learned about the molecular basis of the disease pathophysiology, our understanding of the effects of UDCA remains unclear. Possibly underlying its cytoprotective, anti-apoptotic,(More)
MDS with complex chromosomal aberrations (CCA) are characterized by short survival and a high rate of transformation to AML. A comprehensive genome-wide analysis of bone-marrow cells of 157 adults with newly diagnosed MDS and CCA revealed a large spectrum of nonrandom genomic changes related to the advanced stages of MDS. Chromosome shattering, probably(More)
The signalling pathway elicited by hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor c-Met is indispensable for liver development and regeneration. It has been described that c-Met is released from the cell surface by a disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) resulting in a soluble c-Met form known as sMet. Using the human hepatocellular HepG2 and hepatic(More)
The epidermis is a stratified tissue composed of different keratinocyte layers that create a barrier protecting the body from external influences, pathogens, and dehydration. The barrier function is mainly achieved by its outermost layer, the stratum corneum. To create a mouse model to study pathophysiological processes in the outermost layers of the(More)
A balanced proteolytic activity in the epidermis is vital to maintain epidermal homoeostasis and barrier function. Distinct protease-inhibitor systems are operating in different epidermal layers. In the uppermost layer, the stratum corneum, kallikrein-like proteases and their inhibitors are responsible for desquamation of the cornified keratinocytes, thus(More)
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