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Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 is highly associated with cervical cancer, but it seems that cofactors such as hormones affect its potential oncogenicity. We have analysed the HPV-16 gene expression in response to sex hormones and glucocorticoids in SiHa cells, a human cervical carcinoma cell line. An eightfold induction of HPV-16 transcripts was(More)
There has been a controversy as to the origin of lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF). It was originally thought to be associated with tuberculosis, due to its histopathological similarity. Recently, this association has been doubted, although there remain reported cases of LMDF associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Three patients with the(More)
Human papilloma virus 16 (HPV16) is considered to be the causative agent for cervical cancer, which ranks second to breast cancer in women's malignancies. In an attempt to develop drugs that inhibit the malignant transformation of HPV16-immortalized epithelial cells, we examined the effect of tyrphostins on such cells. We examined the effect of tyrphostins(More)
Flourescein angiography has been proved to be of value in the study of the chorioretinal abnormaliteis in sector retinitis pigmentosa. The findings from two patients, one being in an early and the other in a more advanced stage were analyzed. The pigment epithelium was found to be disturbed in a larger area than visible by ophthalmoscopy. In the impaired(More)
OBJECTIVE Human papillomaviruses, herpes simplex viruses, and Chlamydia trachomatis are very common infections of the genital tract. The purpose of our study was to develop a polymerase chain reaction-based assay for the simultaneous detection of these organisms from a single genital swab. STUDY DESIGN To prove the technical feasibility of a simultaneous(More)
Human papilloma virus 16 (HPV 16) is associated with cervical cancer and is therefore considered a major health risk for women. Immortalization of keratinocytes induced by HPV infection is largely due to the binding of p53 and Rb by the the viral oncoproteins E6 and E7, respectively, and is driven to a large extent by a transforming growth factor(More)
In contrast to the strong association of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 with genital malignancies, HPV 6 has been found essentially in benign genital lesions. In these studies we show that HPV type 6 and 16 DNAs behave differently also in their ability to transform NIH 3T3 cells in cooperation with the carcinogen N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been strongly associated with benign lesions of the genital tract (condylomata) and with genital cancer of the vulva and cervix. Since the incidence of these lesions in Israel is considered to be low, we have studied the presence of HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18 DNAs in benign, premalignant and malignant tissue samples or(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the first genetically proven identity of quintuplets in an IVF treatment cycle after transferring only two embryos. DESIGN Case report. SETTING IVF unit and obstetrics department of university-affiliated general hospital. PATIENT(S) Twenty-five-year-old patient undergoing IVF treatment for unexplained infertility. (More)
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