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The clinical severity of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as the brittle bone disease, relates to the extent of conformational changes in the collagen triple helix induced by Gly substitution mutations. The lingering question is why Gly substitutions at different locations of collagen cause different disruptions of the triple helix. Here, we(More)
The main physiological function of MCPIP1 (regnase-1) is negative regulation of inflammation. Moreover, roles of regnase-1 in apoptosis and differentiation have also been described, but its involvement in cancer is yet to be fully recognized. Earlier, we showed a lack of expression of MCPIP1 in both primary tumors and several neuroblastoma cell lines.(More)
The recently discovered MCPIP1 (monocyte chemoattractant protein-induced protein 1), a multidomain protein encoded by the MCPIP1 (ZC3H12A) gene, has been described as a new differentiation factor, a ribonuclease, and a deubiquitination-supporting factor. However, its role in cancer is poorly recognized. Our recent analysis of microarrays data showed a lack(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are treated long-term with immunosuppressive drugs can experience a decrease in their overall resistance to infections, including influenza. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the humoral response in children with IBD after being vaccinated against influenza. MATERIAL/METHODS Children(More)
Since 1997, human infections with highly pathogenic zoonotic avian influenza viruses have shown that the risk of influenza pandemic is significant. In Europe, infections caused by the highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N7) virus were confirmed in the human population in 2003 in the Netherlands. Moreover, outbreaks of A(H5N1) infections were observed in(More)
Numerous pathophysiological conditions change during 24-hour periods. Histamine, the main mediator in allergic reactions, exerts a multiplicity of pathophysiological actions through binding to specific receptors on effector cells. Nocturnal exacerbation of symptoms occurs in many atopic diseases in which histamine is an important mediator. Nocturnal(More)
A total number of 227,346 cases of influenza and influenza-like illness were registered in Poland in 2008 (incidence 596.5 per 100,000 population). Compared to 2007 on 39.2% incidence decrease was observed. Regionally the incidence varied from 142.3 in swietokrzyskie voivodeship to 1,830.6 in opolskie. Children and adolescents under 15 years of age(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with cardiovascular diseases. The main reason for the low vaccination rates in such patients is insufficient knowledge about vaccination efficacy, including immune response to the vaccine. The aim of this study was to assess humoral response to influenza vaccination in patients with coronary(More)
A total number of 374,042 cases of influenza and influenza-like illness were registered in Poland in 2007 (incidence 981.3 per 100,000 population). Compared to 2006 on 48.6% incidence increase was observed. Despite this increase influenza activity in 2007 was among the lowest during the last four decades. Regionally the incidence varied from 182.2 in(More)