Margarita M Ivanova

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E-cadherin is an important mediator of cell-cell interactions, and has been shown to play a crucial role in breast tumor suppression. Its inactivation occurs through instability at its chromosomal locus and mutations, but also through epigenetic mechanisms such as promoter hypermethylation and transcriptional silencing. We show here that the potent mitogen(More)
Six patients with eosinophilic fasciitis are presented. This syndrome is characterized by indurative swellings of arms and legs, with rapidly progressing difficulties in extending elbows, wrists, and fingers, and often limited motion of shoulders and ankle joints. Pain when contracting muscles, and weakness of proximal muscles and hand grip are common(More)
E-cadherin is an important mediator of cell-cell interactions, and has been shown to play a crucial role in breast tumor suppression. Its inacti-vation occurs through instability at its chromosomal locus and mutations, but also through epigenetic mechanisms such as promoter hypermethy-lation and transcriptional silencing. We show here that the potent(More)
Scaffold attachment factor B1 (SAFB1) is a multifunctional protein that can bind both DNA and RNA and is involved in RNA processing and stress response. In addition, SAFB1 contains a transcriptional repression domain and can bind certain hormone receptors and repress their activity. To assess the role of SAFB1 in vivo, we generated SAFB1 mutant mice through(More)
AIM To evaluate implications of pathomorphological alterations of synovial membrane at an early stage of rheumatoid synovitis (RS) for further course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and prognosis of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS 92 new cases of RA (22 males, 70 females, mean age 31.1 +/- 10.5 years, mean duration of RA 5.99 +/- 3.27) subjected to(More)
Gaucher disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding acid-β-glucosidase, resulting in functional disruptions in degradation of glycosphingolipids and lysosomal accumulation of the substrates. The most frequent clinical presentations of GD are thrombocytopenia, splenomegaly and bone pain. Prior to advent of enzyme(More)
In this paper the authors underline the significance of studies into the body's free radical oxidation, analyze the involvement of free radical reactions in the maintenance of homeostasis. They indicate that free radical metabolic changes leading to oxidative stress play a role in the pathogenesis of many human diseases. Particular emphasis is laid on the(More)
Diclonate P (sodium diclofenac, Pliva, Zagreb) was used in the treatment of 74 patients with rheumatoid arthritis as the basic antirheumatic drug. Analgesic and antiinflammatory activity and good tolerance of three dosage forms (tablets, suppositories, ampoules) of diclonate P were established on a statistically significant basis. In some parameters the(More)