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Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is the principal receptor for bacterial endotoxin recognition, and functional variants in the gene confer endotoxin-hyporesponsiveness in humans. Furthermore, there is evidence that endotoxin exposure during early life is protective against the development of atopy and asthma, although this relationship remains poorly understood.(More)
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is the principal receptor for bacterial endotoxin recognition, and functional variants in the gene confer endotoxin-hyporesponsiveness in humans. Furthermore, there is evidence that endotoxin exposure during early life is protective against the development of atopy and asthma, although this relationship remains poorly understood.(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events associated with oral contraceptives (OC) are a major concern to the clinician. This paper aggregates the findings of seven recent oral contraceptive studies on the risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI) among users of second (2gen) and third (3gen) generation OC. METHODS Odds ratios(More)
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