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Pilomatrix carcinoma, the malignant variant of pilomatrixoma, is a rare entity. The authors report on six patients with pilomatrix carcinoma and review the pertinent literature. The lesions showed a predilection for elderly individuals (mean age, 61 years) with a male:female ratio of 5:1, and they presented as dermal or subcutaneous tumors located on the(More)
The application of bioengineering to plants for production of biological products for human and animal use has expanded in recent years. The reasons for this expansion are several and include advances in the technology for novel production systems and the need for very large quantities of therapeutic proteins. The process of growing pharmaceutical proteins(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerance of an infant formula supplemented with Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716, a probiotic strain isolated from breast milk, in infants of 1-6 months of age. A randomized double blinded controlled study including healthy infants was conducted. One month aged infants received a prebiotic infant(More)
Transgenic plants expressing recombinant immunoglobulins have arisen as an alternative technology for the large-scale production of antibodies useful in therapeutics and in industrial processes. In the present paper we report the expression in transgenic tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacum ) of an anti-HBsAg [anti-(hepatitis B virus surface antigen)] mouse IgG1 mAb(More)
A 75-year-old woman presented with a four month history of a slowly growing tumour on the distal portion of the third finger of her left hand. The lesion suggested clinically an inflammatory process or an epidermoid carcinoma. The finger was amputated through the proximal interphalangeal joint. Microscopic examination showed an acral-lentiginous melanoma,(More)
BACKGROUND Chondroid syringomas are benign uncommon tumours of controversial histogenesis that most often affect the head and neck region and usually measure > 3 cm in greatest dimension. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, histology, and differential diagnosis of an unsually large axillary chondroid syringoma. METHODS A 64-year-old man(More)
Little is known about the assembly pathway or structure of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In this work a truncated HCcAg variant covering the first 120 aa (HCcAg.120) with a 32 aa N-terminal fusion peptide (6x Histag-Xpress epitope) was purified as a monomer under strong denaturing conditions. In addition, minor HCcAg.120 peaks exhibiting little different(More)
In the present work, immunogenicity of recombinant in vitro assembled hepatitis C virus core particles, HCcAg.120-VLPs, either alone or in combination with different adjuvants was evaluated in BALB/c mice. HCcAg.120-VLPs induced high titers of anti-HCcAg.120 antibodies and virus-specific cellular immune responses. Particularly, HCcAg.120-VLPs induced(More)
BACKGROUND In the present study, we evaluated the safety of CIGB-230, a novel vaccine candidate based on the mixture of a plasmid for DNA immunization, expressing hepatitis C virus (HCV) structural antigens, with a recombinant HCV Core protein. METHODS Fifteen HCV chronically-infected volunteers with detectable levels of HCV RNA genotype 1b, who were(More)
Currently, there are no effective tools to fight multiple pathogens due to the insufficient knowledge on their components and the limited arsenal of vaccine alternatives. In the present paper, combinations of recombinant viral antigens and nucleic acids are studied using electron microscopy, electrophoresis, nuclease digestion and sucrose or cesium chloride(More)
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