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Population-based prevalence and age distribution of human papillomavirus among women in Santiago, Chile.
UNLABELLED More than 18 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are associated with cervical cancer, the relative importance of the HPV types may vary in different populations. OBJECTIVE To investigateExpand
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p53 codon 72 polymorphism and risk of cervical cancer.
Storey et al. (1998) implicated the proline/argine polymorphism of the codon 72 of the tumor-suppressor gene p53 in the development of cervical cancer (CC) with the observation that the p53 proteinExpand
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Impaired Immune Response in Severe Human Lower Tract Respiratory Infection by Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory infection in infants. The immune response plays a leading role in the severity of the disease. WeExpand
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BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in a South American population.
A sample of 64 high-risk breast and/or ovarian cancer families from Chile were screened for germline mutations in the coding sequences and exon-intron boundaries of BRCA1 (MIN no. 113705) and BRCA2Expand
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Merkel cell polyomavirus in non-small cell lung carcinomas from Chile.
Lung cancer is a leading pathology strongly associated with the smoking habit. However, a viral etiology for a subset of patients developing lung cancer has been suggested. Polyomaviruses (PyVs) areExpand
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RAD51 135G>C polymorphism and risk of familial breast cancer in a South American population.
Several studies have reported that mutations in genes involved in maintenance of genome integrity may be responsible for increased cancer risk. Human RAD51, known to function in DNA repair, interactsExpand
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Comparison of virological profiles of respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus in acute lower tract respiratory infections in very young Chilean infants, according to their clinical outcome
Abstract Background Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus (HRV) are the main cause of acute lower respiratory tractExpand
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[Frequency of the 185delAG mutation in the BRCA1 gene in Chilean healthy women with family history of breast cancer].
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women, and is the second cause of cancer mortality among Chilean women. Female mortality due to breast cancer in Chile has shown a steadyExpand
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SP-A1, SP-A2 and SP-D gene polymorphisms in severe acute respiratory syncytial infection in Chilean infants.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the principal pathogen that causes acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRI) in infants. Severe RSV-ALRI has been associated with the host geneticExpand
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Human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus infections in breast cancer from chile
BackgroundHuman papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein Barr virus (EBV) have been found in breast carcinomas (BCs) around the world. In this study, fifty-five BCs from Chile were analyzed for HPV and EBVExpand
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