T.L. van der Merwe

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Transformation to an acute promyelocytic leukaemia occurred in a patient approximately 2 years after having been diagnosed as suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). At this time, in addition to the Ph1 chromosomal aberration, an isochromosome 17q [i(17q)] was noted. The t(15:17) was absent. The implications of this are discussed.
Background: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are transmembrane receptors that activate cells of the innate immune systems upon recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns. The TLR4 is an essential component of the innate immune response to various microorganisms. We investigated the impact of TLR4 polymorphism on development of opportunistic diseases in(More)
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