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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chronic inflammatory process plays an important role in atherothrombosis. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is one of the key modulators of the inflammatory response and its activity is critically regulated by its receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra). A variable number tandem repeat polymorphism in intron 2 of IL-1Ra gene and a C to T single base(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) plays a pivotal role in downregulating both the cellular and the humoral response by suppressing ongoing responses of activated T cells. Our earlier study showed that genetic variations in interleukin-1 genes confer susceptibility to myasthenia gravis, especially in patients having the lowest risk from(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an important pleiotropic cytokine with both anti-inflammatory and B lymphocyte stimulating functions. The expression of IL-10 is tightly controlled. A bi-allelic polymorphism and 2 CA repeat microsatellites located in the promoter region of IL-10 gene were analysed in Swedish myasthenia gravis (MG) patients and ethnically matched(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional methods of preparing magnetoliposomes are complicated and inefficient. A novel approach for magnetoliposomes preparation was investigated in the study reported here. METHODS FeCl3/FeCl2 solutions were hydrated with lipid films to obtain liposome-encapsulated iron ions by ultrasonic dispersion. Non-encapsulated iron ions were(More)
Stem/progenitor cells serve an important role in the process of blood vessel repair. However, the mechanism of vascular repair mediated by C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4-positive (CXCR4+) bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) following myocardial infarction remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Combination lipid-lowering therapy is often needed in patients with metabolic syndrome and mixed dyslipidemia. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of statin combined with a new hypolipidemic agent, coenzyme A (CoA) with moderate-dose statin monotherapy(More)
(2014). The effect of solids retention times on the characterization of extracellular polymeric substances and soluble microbial products in a submerged membrane bioreactor. Simultaneous removal of phosphorus and nitrogen from sewage using a novel combo system of fluidized bed reactor-membrane bioreactor (FBR-MBR). Bioresource Technology, 149, 276-285.(More)
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