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The soybean is rich in isoflavone phytoestrogens, which are ligands for estrogen receptors, but it is unknown whether soy/phytoestrogens have similar procoagulant effects to estrogen. In this randomized double-blind trial, 40 healthy postmenopausal women of age 50-75 yr received soy protein isolate (40 g soy protein, 118 mg isoflavones) (n = 19) or casein(More)
Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL1) translocations encode fusion proteins retaining the N terminus of MLL1, which interacts with the tumor suppressor, menin. This interaction is essential for leukemogenesis and thus is a promising drug target. However, wild-type MLL1 plays a critical role in sustaining hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs); therefore, disruption of an(More)
The mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene is disrupted by chromosomal translocations in acute leukemia, producing a fusion oncogene with altered properties relative to the wild-type gene. Murine loss-of-function studies have shown an essential role for Mll in developing the haematopoietic system, yet studies using different conditional knockout models have(More)
Use of combined oral contraceptives (OC) is associated with a significant risk of thrombosis. The mechanisms of this effect are not clearly defined. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is a circulating anti-coagulant that inhibits the earliest steps in activation of the extrinsic coagulation pathway. It plays a central role in control of coagulation but(More)
A 16-year-old schoolgirl presented with acute promyelocytic leukemia. 10 days after induction chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cytosine arabinoside together with heparinisation for the accompanying disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, she developed ventricular fibrillation. Following successful cardiac resuscitation a gated blood pool scan showed a(More)
To compare the cytotoxicity on HeLa cells induced by nanosized and microsized tellurium powders, HeLa cells were exposed to different concentrations of tellurium powders (0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 μg/mL) for 12 h. In this study, detection of a series of biomarkers, including reactive oxygen species (ROS), glutathione (GSH), 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine(More)
The profile of thymidine kinase isoenzymes was determined in peripheral blood lymphocytes from 14 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and 31 controls. Twelve patients with indolent disease showed TK2 isoenzyme activity, while two patients in whom the disease evolved and two patients who presented with aggressive disease exhibited TK1 isoenzyme(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that regional left atrial coagulation activity may be increased in mitral stenosis and perhaps contribute to the pathophysiology of left atrial thrombus. However, the relation of left atrial coagulation activity to factors that predispose to left atrial thrombus formation is unknown, and the relation between left atrial(More)