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OBJECTIVE The imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and polymorphism of cytokine genes may play a role in the etiology of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of polymorphisms of TNFalpha, IL-6 and IL-10 genes with the occurrence and the clinical/laboratory characteristics of PCOS in(More)
BACKGROUND Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is one of the autoimmune disorders of the thyroid gland. The pathogenesis of HT has not been clearly understood. This study was designed to investigate plasma transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and nitrate/nitrite (NOx - two end products of nitric oxide [NO](More)
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is one of the autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland. It is characterized by diffuse lymphocytic infiltration of the thyroid gland and the elevated levels of the serum anti-thyroid antibodies. Recently Hashimoto thyroiditis has been proposed as a systemic disorder. Acute-phase reactans have been implicated for their involvement(More)
OBJECTIVE Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the regulatory regions of the cytokine genes for tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10 have been suggested to influence the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with conflicting results. AIM To investigate the TNFalpha-308, IL-6 -174 and IL-10 -1082 gene polymorphisms as(More)
AIM Preeclampsia (PE) is one of the most serious disorders of pregnancy. The imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines may play a role in its etiology. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether cytokine gene polymorphism is associated with PE, and to evaluate the relationship between genotypes and clinical/laboratory manifestation(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress has been postulated as a major contributor to placental hypoperfusion and ischemia in pre-eclampsia (PE). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated during placental ischemia can cause oxidative damage to nucleic acids. Base excision repair (BER) and nucleotide excision repair (NER) are major pathways responsible for removing the(More)
BACKGROUND The etiopathogenesis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) - has not been clearly elucidated although the role of chronic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines has been established. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) is required to maintain immune homeostasis, and is implicated in(More)
INTRODUCTION Parenchymal neuro-Behçet disease (NBD) is encountered in 5%-15% of Behçet disease (BD) patients and is characterized by inflammation of the brainstem and diencephalon structures. Neuronal apoptosis has been shown to participate in neuronal cell loss. Anti-neuronal antibodies have been identified in NBD patients. However, the pathogenic(More)
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