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(A) HTDV/HERV-K particles expressed in human teratocarcinoma cells. Ultrathin section, (B) immunolabeling with goat anti HERV-K Gag antibody in ultrathin frozen section (right). Bar represents 250 nm. (C) HERV-K mRNA expression in human tissues. Steady state levels of HERV-K mRNA were revealed by hybridizations of commercially available Northern blots(More)
We report here a case of a rarely described complication of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), slippage during the postpartum period, after LAGB had been performed in an adolescent obese girl. The LAGB had been placed after one year of clinical survey initiated at the age of 16. Maximal pre-operative body mass index (BMI) was 48.5 kg.m(-2) and(More)
BACKGROUND 1-chloro-4-[2,2,2-trichloro-1-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl]benzene (p,p'-DDT) is a persistent environmental endocrine disruptor (ED). Several studies have shown an association between p,p'-DDT exposure and reproductive abnormalities. OBJECTIVES To investigate the putative effects of p,p'-DDT on the human follitropin receptor (FSHR) function. METHODS(More)
Several patients were identified with dyshormonogenesis caused by mutations in the thyroglobulin (TG) gene. These defects are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and affected individuals are either homozygous or compound heterozygous for the mutations. The aim of the present study was to identify new TG mutations in a patient of Vietnamese origin(More)
BACKGROUND An increase in cryptorchidism has been reported in many countries. One mechanism could be low fetal testosterone production possibly secondary to altered placental human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) release. Our Objective was to compare hCG values from maternal blood between boys with cryptorchidism and normal boys. METHODS Total hCG and(More)
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