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Allergy and the eye
The eye represents an ideal and frequent site for the allergic reactions. The term ‘allergic conjunctivitis’ refers to a collection of disorders that affect the lid, conjunctiva and/or cornea. EvenExpand
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Characterization of highly toxic type 2 ribosome-inactivating proteins from Adenia lanceolata and Adenia stenodactyla (Passifloraceae).
From the caudices of the Passifloraceae Adenia lanceolata and A. stenodactyla, two lectins called lanceolin and stenodactylin, respectively, were purified by affinity chromatography on CL SepharoseExpand
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Saporin-S6: A Useful Tool in Cancer Therapy
Thirty years ago, the type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) saporin-S6 (also known as saporin) was isolated from Saponaria officinalis L. seeds. Since then, the properties and mechanisms ofExpand
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Cytokines, matrix metalloproteases, angiogenic and growth factors in tears of normal subjects and vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients
Background:  To detect the presence of multiple mediators and growth factors in tears of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) patients with active disease using stationary phase antibody arrays.
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Xanthine Oxidoreductase-Derived Reactive Species: Physiological and Pathological Effects
Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) is the enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and xanthine to uric acid and is widely distributed among species. In addition to thisExpand
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Xanthine oxidoreductase in cancer: more than a differentiation marker
Human xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) catalyzes the last two steps of purine catabolism and is present in two interconvertible forms, which may utilize O2 or NAD+ as electron acceptors. In addition toExpand
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The role of xanthine oxidoreductase and uric acid in metabolic syndrome.
Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) could contribute to the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome through the oxidative stress and the inflammatory response induced by XOR-derived reactive oxygen species andExpand
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Corneal confocal microscopy in patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
PURPOSE To compare corneal morphologic features using in vivo confocal microscopy in vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) patients compared with normal subjects. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study.Expand
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Saporin induces multiple death pathways in lymphoma cells with different intensity and timing as compared to ricin.
Ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP)-containing immunotoxins are currently used in clinical trials as anti-tumour drugs, in particular against haematological malignancies. In cell killing-basedExpand
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Effect of Red Pepper on Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Preliminary Study
BackgroundAbdominal pain, that characterizes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) together with bloating and disordered defecation, is mainly related to a visceral hypersensitivity due to an increase ofExpand
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