Mariana Ivanova

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Genetic polymorphisms in cytokine genes, which influence gene expression, may have an important impact on SLE susceptibility and severity. The aim of this study was to examine the possible influence of two functional polymorphisms in cis-regulatory regions of IL12B gene in the susceptibility and clinical symptoms of SLE in Bulgarian patients. Female SLE(More)
BACKGROUND Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) exerts broad anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects and plays a key role in self-tolerance. Complete knockout of TGF-β1 in mice results in autoimmunity and multi-organ inflammatory syndrome. The aim of the present study was to determine TGF-β1 serum levels in healthy individuals and in patients with(More)
Association of single nucleotide polymorphism at position ¡308 of the tumor necrosis factoralpha gene with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis Irena Manolova*, Mariana Ivanova, Rumen Stoilov, Rasho Rashkov and Spaska Stanilova Department of Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; Clinic of Rheumatology,(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system plays a prominent role in the regulation of immunity and inflammation. Inappropriate balance of IGF-1 signaling has been reported in autoimmune disorders. This study was designed to compare +3179G/A IGF-1R genotype distribution in 148 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with a group of 240 healthy donors.(More)
The aim of the study was to establish the functional disorder in the blood circulation of gout patients with a method that shows early damage of the heart and vascular structures. A total of 117 patients were examined cross-sectionally by a complex multimodal ultrasonography and were divided into four groups: 37 healthy controls, 24 asymptomatic(More)