Iulia Lupan

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Celiac disease remains one of the most challenging pathologies of the small intestine. It involves multiple pathogenic pathways and there are no disease-changing pharmacological agents available against it yet. The term microbiota refers to the community of microorganisms that inhabit a particular region of the body. Normal gut microbiota has a vital role(More)
To The Editor Early studies have not revealed a link between Helicobacter pylori and iron deficiency (1). A recent study from your journal revealed a significant association between H. pylori infection and iron deficiency anemia in patients with celiac disease. But the conclusion of this study was that H. pylori infection and iron deficiency anemia is(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)
Autoimmune diseases have become a major medical problem of recent years. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease model. The aim of our study was to follow the changes in the clinical autoimmunity picture of the celiac disease from recent years. The study of autoimmunity in celiac disease has focused on associated diseases with the aforementioned disease:(More)