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Neuroaxonal degeneration is a pathological hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS) contributing to irreversible neurological disability. Pathological mechanisms leading to axonal damage include autoimmunity to neuronal antigens. In actively demyelinating lesions, myelin is phagocytosed by microglia and blood-borne macrophages, whereas the fate of degenerating(More)
The WT1 gene is normally expressed in fetal kidney and mesothelium, and its expression has been suggested as a marker for Wilms tumor and mesothelioma. We examined WT1 expression levels by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in 38 childhood small-cell tumors including Wilms tumor, embryonal and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma,(More)
Periodontitis is a chronic infectious disease that is highly prevalent worldwide and is characterized by inflammation of the gums, and loss of connective tissue and bone support. The Gram-negative anerobic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis is generally accepted as the main etiological agent for chronic periodontitis. The objective of this paper is to(More)
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