Ilinca Nicolae

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CD34 promotes melanoma cell motility, negative regulation of cellular response to hypoxia and positive regulation of vasculogenesis. Interleukin 8 (IL-8) is responsible for angiogenic response in endothelial cells, increases proliferation, metastasis, and survival of melanoma cells. The aim of our study was evaluation of relationship between CD34(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, it became more evident that skin is a target for neuroendocrine signals. AIMS (1) To evaluate the relationship between tumour aggressiveness and hypercalcaemia in patients with non-melanoma skin cancer; (2) to identify clinical, functional, biological alterations caused by this setting; (3) calcium redistribution from extracellular(More)
PURPOSE The gangliosides overexpression contributes to the development of skin melanoma. The purpose of this study was to determine if the total gangliosides serum levels might predict the tumor growth in patients with melanoma or if the transfer of shed cell gangliosides reflects the implication in the clinical prognostic of these patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
The aim was to analyze humoral immune response against GM1 ganglioside expressed on the surface of melanocytic cells, and the possible correlation between the level of antibodies against GM1 IgG and IgM class and melanoma progression. The study included 128 adult patients with malignant melanoma, without paraneoplastic neurologic disorders, 48 adults with(More)
Non-melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common of all cancers and the incidence has increased in the last years as a result of many factors including increased tanning, life style and possible global climate change. Inflammation plays an important role in cancer development and is frequently evaluated by serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. PTGS2(More)
BACKGROUND There are several circulatory biomarkers that are involved in forecasting the clinical outcome of cutaneous melanoma. Serum/plasma vitamin D status is one of the markers intensively studied in this type of cutaneous cancer. The combination of validated serum biomarkers (like LDH) with new biomarkers such as IL-8, angiogenic factor, and vitamin D(More)
Antigangliosides antibodies were observed in neoplastic diseases, bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases and neurological disorders. Objective: assessment of antigangliosides antibodies anti-GM1,-GM2,-GM3,-GD1a,-GD1b,-GT1b,-GQ1b of IgG type in asympto-matic HIV patients. The study was based on the prospective analysis of 32 patients with(More)