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AIMS Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a pivotal enzyme system involved in extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and are considered to be important in the development and invasion of human tumours. Little is known about the regulation of MMPs in meningioma development and prognosis. The transcription factor Ets-1 is the main regulator of several MMPs,(More)
The island of Mauritius has experienced five reptile extinctions since the 1600s. Approximately half of the remaining herpetofauna has been restricted to offshore islets, resulting in small populations at high risk of extinction. Under the combined pressures of invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation and climate change, translocations are(More)
Greek patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, who were studied before receiving any form of treatment, tended to have elevated immunoglobulin (Ig) levels in the IgG and IgA, but not the IgM, classes. This is in agreement with the findings of the majority of studies on immunoglobulin levels in other countries. The levels of IgA were particularly associated(More)
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