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Deregulation of miR-100, miR-99a and miR-199b in tissues and plasma coexists with increased expression of mTOR kinase in endometrioid endometrial carcinoma
BackgroundAlterations of mTOR gene expression have been implicated in the pathogenesis of endometrioid endometrial cancer however only few studies explored the cause of increased mTOR activation inExpand
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Selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase activity in human follicular fluid.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the follicular fluid selenium status of in vitro fertilization patients in relation to their individual characteristics and treatment outcome. A total of 135Expand
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Mercury in neonatal scalp hair.
Total mercury levels (TML) were determined in 141 samples of maternal head and pubic hair and neonatal scalp hair. The mean mercury contents of maternal head and pubic hair were 1.88 and 1.10 mgExpand
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Women in dental surgeries: reproductive hazards in occupational exposure to metallic mercury
SummaryEighty-one women (45 dentists and 36 dental assistants) occupationally exposed to metallic mercury underwent a toxicoclinical examination. Total mercury lebels (TMLs) were determined in scalpExpand
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Cytokines and anticytokines in psoriasis.
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune hyperproliferative skin disease of varying severity affecting approximately 2-3% of the general population in the USA and Europe. Although theExpand
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Smoking induces oxidative stress inside the Graafian follicle.
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidence indicates that pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance inside ovarian follicles plays an important role in folliculogenesis. Over 20% of women of reproductive age inExpand
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Moxifloxacin versus ofloxacin plus metronidazole in uncomplicated pelvic inflammatory disease: results of a multicentre, double blind, randomised trial
Objective: This multinational, multicentre, prospective, randomised, double blind, parallel group, non-inferiority study compared the efficacy and safety of moxifloxacin monotherapy with ofloxacinExpand
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Major regulators of microRNAs biogenesis Dicer and Drosha are down-regulated in endometrial cancer
Alterations in microRNAs expression have been proposed to play role in endometrial cancer pathogenesis. Dicer and Drosha are main regulators of microRNA biogenesis and deregulation of theirExpand
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Supplementation during pregnancy: beliefs and science
Abstract Pregnancy represents a challenge from a nutritional perspective, because micronutrient intake during the periconceptional period and in pregnancy affects fetal organ development and theExpand
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[Concentration gradient of cotinine between blood serum and preovulatory follicular fluid].
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the blood serum/follicular fluid gradient for cotinine levels in the IVF patients with different levels of the tobacco smoke exposure. MATERIAL ANDExpand
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