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Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase protein, acts as an early modulator of integrin signaling cascade, regulating basic cellular functions. In transformed cells, unopposed FAK signaling has been considered to promote tumor growth, progression and metastasis. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical significance of FAK(More)
BACKGROUND Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are ubiquitous, highly conserved proteins across all the species and play essential roles in maintaining protein stability within the cells under normal conditions, while preventing stress-induced cellular damage. HSPs were also overexpressed in various types of cancer, being associated with tumor cell proliferation,(More)
Minichromosome maintenance (MCM) proteins are essential for the process of DNA replication, functioning as license components for the S-phase of cell-cycle initiation and further exerting weak helicase activity to unwind DNA from its supercoiled state at replication forks. The requirement for MCM proteins in cycling cells and their absence in quiescent ones(More)
AIMS To report a case of pyothorax-associated lymphoma in a non-immunocompromised 78-year-old man with a 45-year history of tuberculous pleuritis and left pleural effusion. Pyothorax-associated lymphoma is a high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma occurring in 2% of patients with long-standing tuberculous pleuritis and pyothorax. Pyothorax-associated lymphoma is(More)
We investigated endotumoral and peritumoral lymphocytic subsets [natural killer cells (NK), B-cells and cytotoxic/suppressor (CD(8)+) T-cells], and expression of MUC1 and MUC6 glycoprotein with regard to various clinicopathological parameters in invasive breast cancer tissues. The study population consisted of 64 female patients with invasive ductal breast(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac amyloidosis is a manifestation of several systemic diseases known as amyloidoses. Arterial thromboembolic complications have not been reported to occur frequently, although the pathophysiology of cardiovascular amyloidosis would theoretically predispose to such manifestations. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a 52-year-old(More)
Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a well documented benign entity of endoscopic interest. We describe a case of 76-year-old patient who presented with fever, cough, purulent sputum during the past four days, and presence of an ovoid shadow in right upper zone of his chest X-ray. Medical history included diagnosis of colon diverticuli(More)
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