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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus hiding in a latent form in memory B cells in the majority of the world population. Although, primary EBV infection is asymptomatic or causes a self-limiting disease, infectious mononucleosis, the virus is associated with a wide variety of neoplasms developing in immunosuppressed or immunodeficient individuals,(More)
Human urothelial cell lines of non-malignant and malignant origin were classified into three grades of transformation, i.e. TGr I, TGr II, and TGr III, which differ from primary and early cultures of normal bladder mucosa (TGr 0) by growth in the absence of fibroblasts, prolonged survival, increasing chromosomal abnormalities, and antigenic modifications.(More)
In a retrospective study the overall survival time of 205 cystinotic patients of six countries was determined. The median survival time was 8.5 years. The median time for 'renal death' (age at death due to uraemia or age at starting renal replacement therapy) was 9.2 years. The youngest patient dying of renal death was 5.2 years. No sex difference in(More)
Parvovirus B19 is the causative agent of erythema infectiosum in children, but the virus is associated with an increasing range of different diseases. These include acute and chronic arthritis, hydrops fetalis in pregnant women, aplastic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. The host's immune response is directed against the viral structural proteins VP1 and VP2.(More)
Sequential overlapping Gag protein-derived oligopeptides of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) 22 to 24 amino acids long, were synthesized and tested in vitro for antiviral activity. Two synthetic peptides, one derived from the matrix protein p17 (NPGLLETSEGCRQ, amino acids 47 to 59) and one located in the capsid protein p24 (PAATLEEMMTA, amino(More)
Cytotoxicity of lymphocytes from T1 or T2 bladder cancer patients and patients with other diseases was tested in 44-hour microcytotoxicity assay against 3 different target cell lines: 1) HU 456, derived from human bladder carcinoma and established in our laboratory, 2) HU 609, a line derived from normal human bladder tissue and established in our laboratory(More)
In numerous in vitro studies of cell-mediated cytotoxicity directed against transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) urothelial cells of normal origin have served as control material. In the present work, which includes 13 human bladder cell lines of non-malignant or malignant origin, a comparison was made of morphology, chromosomal mode, growth fraction and(More)
The safety and efficacy of the selective alpha 1-blocking agent doxazosin 4 mg once daily in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia were evaluated in a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled 9-week study of 100 patients. By patients' overall assessment of voiding difficulties, 79% in the doxazosin group (DG) and 44% in the(More)