Marina Andjelic-Jelic

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer (LC) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In both diseases airways inflammation plays an important role. Functional promoter polymorphism, at the position -308, of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha represents attractive potential susceptibilty marker for both diseases. In order(More)
Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic adenocarcinoma are extensively studied as common and potentially lethal disorders. However, their causes and genetic background in most cases remain unclear. The C677T polymorphism in 5',10'-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene may modulate the risk of pancreatic disorders. In this study, we tested whether(More)
BACKGROUND The excess of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) might be associated with the airways destruction or dilatation in bronchiectasis. The functional promoter polymorphisms of MMP1 and MMP9 genes, involved in the extracellular matrix remodeling, might increase the expression of MMPs leading to the development of bronchiectasis. METHODS Detection of(More)
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