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A structure is called weakly oligomorphic if its endomorphism monoid has only finitely many invariant relations of every arity. The goal of this paper is to show that the notions of homomorphism-homogeneity, and weak oligomorphy are not only completely analogous to the classical notions of homogeneity and oligomorphy, but are actually closely related. We(More)
Technics of myocardial protection used in cardiac surgery have been dramatically improved with the use of cardioplegic solutions. These solutions (particularly blood cardioplegic solutions) are routinely administered during open heart surgery. When unclamping the aorta, reperfusion of the ischemic heart with oxygenated blood induces reperfusion injury.(More)
Serum IgG subclass levels were investigated in 27 IgA GN and HSP patients and 19 healthy paired controls using a panel of monoclonal antibodies. IgG1 and IgG2 were statistically lower than in the controls in both the non-nephrotic and nephrotic patients, and 80% of the non-nephrotic patients exhibited a partial deficiency for either IgG1, IgG2 or IgG3.(More)
Thromboembolic events remain one of the most serious complications in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS). The natural anticoagulant system protein C-protein S was evaluated in patients with proteinuria and NS. Protein C levels were found to be normal or increased in NS. Protein C levels correlated positively with proteinuria, cholesterol and(More)
Salivary components (proteins, albumin, IgA1, IgA2, IgG, IgM, beta 2-microglobulin, neopterin and peroxidase) were investigated in 3 adult types of primary glomerulonephritis (PGN): IgA mesangial glomerulonephritis (IgAGN; n = 14); idiopathic membranous glomerulonephritis (n = 8); idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS; n = 14), and a control group (n = 11).(More)
The role of plasma LDL in atherogenesis is now well established. Cholesteryl ester accumulation within macrophages leads to foam cell formation, an early atherosclerotic process. In vitro, foam cell formation scarcely ever occurs in the presence of native LDL. Modification of these lipoproteins is necessary for their binding to macrophage scavenger(More)