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Circulating levels of adiponectin, resistin, and visfatin after mud-bath therapy in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis
Adipocytokines, including adiponectin, resistin, and visfatin may play an important role in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). Spa therapy is one of the most commonly usedExpand
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18, X, Y aneuploidies and transmission electron microscopy studies in spermatozoa from five carriers of different reciprocal translocations.
We analysed ejaculated spermatozoa from five infertile men with different balanced reciprocal translocations to contribute to the study of meiotic segregation of chromosomes 18, X and Y and also toExpand
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Hydrostatic Pressure Regulates MicroRNA Expression Levels in Osteoarthritic Chondrocyte Cultures via the Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway
Mechanical loading and hydrostatic pressure (HP) regulate chondrocytes’ metabolism; however, how mechanical stimulation acts remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in cartilageExpand
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Raloxifene protects cultured human chondrocytes from IL-1β induced damage: a biochemical and morphological study.
It is well known that estrogens are implicated in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator used in the treatment of osteoporosis, though little isExpand
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Two cases of sperm immotility: a mosaic of flagellar alterations related to dysplasia of the fibrous sheath and abnormalities of head-neck attachment.
OBJECTIVE To characterize the association of two systematic sperm defects. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility. Expand
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Chondroprotective effect of three different classes of anti-inflammatory agents on human osteoarthritic chondrocytes exposed to IL-1β.
VA694, a promising cyclooxigenase-2 (COX-2)-inhibiting hybrid drug endowed with nitric oxide (NO) releasing properties (NO-COXIB), showed COX-2-selective inhibitory effects, associated withExpand
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Clinical and biochemical effects of a 3-week program of diet combined with spa therapy in obese and diabetic patients: a pilot open study
Obesity is a major risk factor for arterial hypertension, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemias, and type 2 diabetes. Spa therapy has long been used for treating obesity and its comorbidities.Expand
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis and intravenous immunoglobulins: a case series and review of the literature.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis or disease, is a systemic, necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis, belonging to the group of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmExpand
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Localization of AKAP4 and tubulin proteins in sperm with reduced motility.
AIM To perform screening, related to A-kinase anchoring proteins 4 (AKAP4) and tubulin proteins, in spermatozoa with absent or severely reduced motility in order to detect the status of the fibrousExpand
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Do MicroRNAs have a key epigenetic role in osteoarthritis and in mechanotransduction?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative disease affecting joint tissues. The pathogenesis of OA is complex and poorly understood, as well as the multiple factors contributing to itsExpand
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