Qussay Albakri

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PURPOSE The chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a common disorder of unknown etiology. Elevated cytokines in prostate fluid and semen are frequent findings. We studied genetic polymorphisms that can alter cytokine gene expression in men with the chronic pelvic pain syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Genomic DNA was extracted from blood from 36 men with the(More)
Cytokines induce the mouse macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 to express cytokine-inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which is active only in dimeric form. Because dimerization of purified iNOS subunits requires tetrahydrobiopterin, heme, and L-arginine, we investigated if availability of these factors also influences intracellular assembly of dimeric iNOS.(More)
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