Maja Jerše

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INTRODUCTION Cyclooxygenase is a key enzyme in prostanoid synthesis. It exists in two isoforms: cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1), which is constitutively expressed in cells and tissues maintaining normal homeostasis, and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which is normally not present in most cells, but can be induced by various stimuli. Little is known about the(More)
The heart is the first organ to function in the developing embryo. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs involved in the translational regulation of gene expression, which is beside transcriptional regulation crucial for the morphologic development of muscle tissue. The aim of our study was to test the hypothesis that the expression of miR-1,(More)
Cyclooxygenase (COX) is a key enzyme in prostanoid synthesis. It exists in two isoforms, COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 is referred to as a 'constitutive isoform', and is considered to be expressed in most tissues under basal conditions. In contrast, COX-2 is referred to as an 'inducible isoform', which is believed to be undetectable in most normal tissues, but can(More)
In addition to the conventional World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lupus glomerulonephritis (GN), various concomitant approaches have been introduced in the evaluation of renal biopsies of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in order to increase the impact of biopsies on the decision concerning the most appropriate therapy as(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the comparability of different classification criteria sets for primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS In a prospective study we examined all patients with suspected pSS who were admitted to our Department of Rheumatology or referred to our outpatient clinic between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2002. The Copenhagen, Californian,(More)
Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a rare solid tumor of myeloid origin, which usually precedes or occurs concurrently with myeloid leukemia, or with other types of myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders. Spinal affections of GS have been described but are uncommon, particularly in association with essential thrombocythemia. We present a case of a(More)
It is widely accepted that apoptosis plays an important role in the development of the heart as well as in different heart diseases. Despite extensive research efforts, many issues regarding apoptosis in the heart remain unsolved, including the detection of apoptotic cardiomyocytes, their morphological features, the mechanisms of their removal and the(More)
Six cases of gynecomastia with pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) and multinucleated stromal giant cells (MSGC) associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have been reported, and finding MSGC within PASH in gynecomastia has been suggested as being a characteristic of NF1. The frequency of PASH with MSGC in gynecomastia and its specificity for(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinal fetal teratoma can be detected as a mass in the chest during a routine prenatal ultra-sound screening. Because of the pressure on mediastinal structures it can be the cause of non-immune hydrops fetalis and polyhydramnion. The development of hydrops fetalis leads to fetal death or premature delivery in most reported cases. Early(More)