Mihaela Ivan

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Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists are effective antifibrotic agents in a number of tissues. Effects of these agents on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) and potential mechanisms underlying effects on EMT have not been well delineated. We examined effects of troglitazone, a(More)
Plantago L. genus (Plantaginaceae) includes a large number of species differing in salt tolerance; many of them are adapted to live in saline environments, thus making the genus Plantago a good model for comparative studies about responses to salinity stress (1). Plantago genus includes species well-known as medicinal plants and others can be used for food(More)
An outbreak of skin abscesses occurred in Adelaide, Australia, in association with biomesotherapy, an alternative therapy practice. Mycobacterium chelonae was identified in 8 patient and 3 environmental samples. Our findings show M. chelonae infection can be associated with alternative therapies when infection-control breaches occur. Tighter regulations of(More)
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