Katy Halasz

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OBJECTIVE Fibrosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Levels of lysyl oxidase (LOX), an extracellular enzyme that stabilizes collagen fibrils, have been found to be elevated in the skin of SSc patients, but have not been evaluated in the serum or correlated with the clinical parameters. We undertook this study to(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate whether immunologic factors in breast milk change in response to nursing infants' infection. RESULTS Total CD45 leukocyte count dropped from 5,655 (median and interquartile range: 1,911; 16,871) in the acute phase to 2,122 (672; 6,819) cells/ml milk after recovery with macrophage count decreasing from 1,220 (236; 3,973) to 300(More)
Semaphorin 3A (sema3A) plays a regulatory role in immune responses, mainly affecting the activation of regulatory T cells. It has been found to correlate with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To investigate the expression of sema3A in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to healthy controls and SLE(More)
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