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Interleukin-6 (IL6) is critically involved in inflammation and metabolism. About 1% of people produce IL6 autoantibodies (aAb-IL6) that impair IL6 signaling in vivo. We tested the hypothesis that the prevalence of such aAb-IL6 is increased in type 2 diabetic patients and that aAb-IL6 plays a direct role in causing hyperglycemia. In humans, the prevalence of(More)
Following intratracheal injection of particles of colloidal gold (30 nm) in the rat, particles in the blood platelets of the alveolar capillaries can rapidly be observed. The presence of the gold is confirmed by microanalysis. The role of this phenomenon in pulmonary clearance is discussed.
Some nickel compounds (Ni3S2,Ni) induce tumours in muscle, while others have no effect (NiO). It has been suggested that the carcinogenicity of nickel is related to its penetrating power (phagocytosis) in transformed cells. The penetration of various nickel salts into cultured rhabdomyosarcoma cells (RhC) was studied. Electron microscopy and microanalysis(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroidectomy is unsuccessful in 10-30% of uraemic patients operated on for secondary hyperparathyroidism. We investigated the usefulness of preoperative radionuclide imaging, with simultaneous recording of the distribution images of iodine-123 and technetium-99m-labelled sestamibi. METHODS 11 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism(More)
CONCLUSION Anti-p53-autoantibodies (a-p53-aabs) may suppress the development of distant metastases, but not lymph node metastases. This could explain the significantly prolonged survival of patients with UICC stage III tumors who have a-p53-aabs compared to those without a-p53-aabs. BACKGROUND Mutation within the tumor suppressor gene p53 leads to(More)
The levels of different elements were studied by x-ray microanalysis in the substantia nigra and the central gray substance of patients with Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and matched controls. In control brains, only iron, potassium, silicum, sodium, sulfur, and zinc were within the limit of detection of the technique. The abundance(More)
Two methods of analytical microscopy have been used to study the distribution of aluminum in bone marrow of rats intoxicated by aluminum gluconate. Images of the distribution of aluminum in a field of 250 microns in diameter were obtained by analytical ion microscopy. They show that this element was concentrated in spots, associated with iron or alone, in(More)
Selenium can modify the toxicity of different elements. Selenium and the element form a complex that is precipitated in the tissues and inhibits the toxicity of the element. We studied the interaction of arsenic and selenium at the subcellular level in rat kidney cells using electronic probe microanalysis that permits detection of elements in the(More)
The lysosomes of several varieties of cells such as the tubular proximal cell of the kidney and the alveolar macrophage have the ability to concentrate and precipitate several elements inhaled in water-soluble form, usually as phosphate. The mechanism involved is attributed to the high acid phosphatase activity of lysosomes and can be considered as an in(More)