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Celiac disease has become extensively studied. What could be the cause? Increasing the accuracy of diagnostic tests for celiac disease has led to more discovered cases. Serological diagnosis of celiac disease has undergone important changes in recent years. Application of serological tests has reflected the diagnostic performance of tissue transglutaminase(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and clinical relevance of inherited complement and antibody deficiency states in a large series of patients with various autoimmune rheumatologic diseases (ARD) with juvenile onset. METHODS A total number of 117 consecutive patients from 2 tertiary referral hospitals were included in the study. All(More)
The North of Romania is known for its wooden churches dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their deterioration constitutes a major problem due to their value for the cultural heritage. The microbial community from a seventeenth-century wooden church (Nicula, Romania) was investigated by characterization of uncultivated and cultivated(More)
VNTR (Variable Number of Tandem Repeats) composite retrotransposons - SVA (SINE-R-VNTR-Alu), LAVA (LINE-1-Alu-VNTR-Alu), PVA (PTGR2-VNTR-Alu) and FVA (FRAM-VNTR-Alu) - are specific to hominoid primates. Their assembly, the evolution of their 5’ and 3’ domains, and the functional significance of the shared 5’ Alu-like region are well understood. The central(More)
The nonheme peroxidase, rubrerythrin, shows the ability to reduce hydrogen peroxide to water without involving strongly oxidizing and free-radical-creating powerful oxidants such as compounds I and II [formally Fe(IV)] formed in peroxidases and catalases. Rubrerythrin could, therefore, be a useful ingredient in protein-based artificial oxygen carriers.(More)
Intestinal microbiota plays an important role in maintaining the overall health of an individual. It can be affected by diet but also inflammation of the intestine due to various causes. In the last decade, particular attention has been paid to the study of the interaction between mucosal cells and intestinal microbiota, and to the host immune response to(More)
Hemerythrin is proposed as an alternative to hemoglobin-based blood substitutes. In contrast to hemoglobin, hemerythrin exhibits negligible reactivity towards oxidative and nitrosative stress agents (peroxide, nitric oxide, nitrite). Protocols for attachment of polyethylene glycol and glutaraldehyde cross-linking of Hr are described. These derivatizations(More)
Many recent studies overshadow the effects of gluten-free diet. Gluten-free diet positive effects were observed in celiac disease patients: increase in body mass index, higher energy intakes, reducing adiposity gain, moderates the risk of the associated complications. However, adhering to a gluten-free diet is difficult for many people. A new solution is(More)