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IL-17-producing CD4+ T lymphocytes (Th17) are currently considered relevant participants in the pathogenesis of psoriasis skin lesions. However, little is known about the potential role of IL-17-producing CD8+ T cells, which are also present at the psoriatic plaque. We have addressed the functional characterization of this CD8+ subtype of T lymphocytes from(More)
AIMS To evaluate the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in an attempt to find new, potentially significant, prognostic markers. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical data and follow-up, histopathological features (pattern, cell size, thickness, mitoses, vascular invasion, lymphocytic infiltration) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Missing data imputation is an important task in cases where it is crucial to use all available data and not discard records with missing values. This work evaluates the performance of several statistical and machine learning imputation methods that were used to predict recurrence in patients in an extensive real breast cancer data set. (More)
Efficient and safe gene modification of hematopoietic stem cells is a requirement for gene therapy of primary immunodeficiencies such as Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. However, deregulated expression or ectopic expression in the progeny of transduced nonhematopoietic progenitor cells may lead to unwanted toxicity. We therefore analyzed the effect of ectopic(More)
Defective T cell functions, including IL-2 production and proliferation, have been shown in SLE patients. After T cell stimulation (first signal), a costimulatory signal (second signal) is required to achieve complete T cell activation. Main costimulatory signals are provided to T cells by B7 antigens (CD80 and CD86, expressed on antigen-presenting cells(More)
The development of vectors that express a therapeutic transgene efficiently and specifically in hematopoietic cells (HCs) is an important goal for gene therapy of hematological disorders. In order to achieve this, we used a 500 bp fragment from the proximal WASP gene promoter to drive the expression of the WASP cDNA in the context of a self-inactivating(More)
AIMS The term perineurioma has been used to designate a variety of clinically and histologically different proliferations of perineurial cells based on immunohistochemical and/or ultrastructural characterization. There are two different groups of neoplasms derived from perineurial cells: extraneural or soft tissue perineuriomas, and intraneural(More)
The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a severe immunodeficiency and platelet deficiency disease arising from mutation(s) in the WASP gene, which in normal cells encodes an intracellular protein able to interact with other proteins relevant to the control of cytoskeleton organization. Immunodeficiency is mainly due to T-cell progressive malfunction. Salient(More)
The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia, eczema and various degrees of immune deficiency caused by mutations in the WAS gene, which encodes the WASP protein, the expression of which is restricted to haematopoietic cells. Mild allelic variants are associated with X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT).(More)
We have undertaken a polyphasic taxonomic study of two halophilic, Gram-negative bacterial strains, N12(T) and B-100, that produce sulphated exopolysaccharides with biological activity. They were isolated from two different saline soil samples. Both strains grow at NaCl concentrations within the range 3-15 % (w/v) [optimum 5-10 % (w/v)], at 15-37 °C(More)