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Tumours have at least two mechanisms that can alter dendritic cell (DC) maturation and function. The first affects the ability of haematopoietic progenitors to differentiate into functional DCs; the second affects their differentiation from CD14+ monocytes, promoting an early but dysfunctional maturation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vivo(More)
75 systemic sclerosis patients were independently tested for pulmonary fibrosis, autoantibodies, and MHC class II genes. 24 of 42 (57%) patients with pulmonary fibrosis had either HLA DR3/DRw52a or anti-Scl-70 vs 2 of 33 (6%) patients without pulmonary fibrosis. The presence of DR3/DRw52a or anti-Scl-70 gives a relative risk of 16.7 for the development of(More)
Background: Many HIV databases and applications focus on a limited domain of HIV knowledge. Since even a ''simple'' organism like HIV represents a very complex system with many interacting elements, the fractured structure of existing databases and applications likely limits our ability to investigate and understand HIV. To facilitate research, therefore,(More)
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