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Having in mind the relationships among oxidative stress, psoriasis and common disorders, the association between polymorphisms in the gene encoding the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and plaque psoriasis, including patients with a personal history of diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders, cancer and allergy, was investigated. The(More)
From January 2011 to December 2013, a total of 262 samples, from 188 patients suspected of having syphilis were tested for the presence of treponemal DNA by PCR amplification of five chromosomal loci, including the polA (TP0105), tmpC (TP0319), TP0136, TP0548, and 23S rRNA genes. Altogether, 146 samples from 103 patients were PCR positive for treponemal(More)
AIM Polymorphisms in retinoid X receptors (RXRs) are very interesting from the point of view of a possible association of their variability with psoriasis. METHODS A total of 293 patients with plaque psoriasis, 82 patients with psoriasis guttata and 202 control subjects were enrolled in this study focused on 3 polymorphisms in RXRA and RXRB gene(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive angiogenesis is one of the characteristic features of psoriasis. OBJECTIVE To determine the possible genetic background of neo-angiogenesis in plaque psoriasis, frequent polymorphisms in matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) and endothelin 1 (ET-1) genes were studied. METHODS The case group (n = 119) included patients with plaque(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate possible associations of IL-6 gene polymorphisms (-596 A/G and -174 C/G) with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). In the case-control study, genotype distributions and allelic frequencies in two promoter IL-6 gene polymorphisms in the group of 63 Czech patients with CTCL were compared to those of 105 control non-CTCL(More)
BACKGROUND The cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a disease characterised by cutaneous infiltrates of malignant, clonally expanded T-cells. Because individual genetic determination of angiogenetic and antioxidant properties of blood vessels could be partly responsible for phototherapy in CTCL patients, three polymorphisms in angiotensin converting enzyme(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate possible association of MTHFR C677T gene polymorphism (NM_005957) with psoriasis. Genotypes of MTHFR C677T gene polymorphism were determined in a sample of 654 Caucasian (Czech) subjects. Case group (n = 410) included patients with psoriasis (plaque psoriasis diagnosed in 285 patients, other subtypes of psoriasis were(More)
Paraneoplastic syndromes are localized or diffuse pathologic manifestations that may occur in subjects affected by neoplastic diseases, even occult ones. Among the many clinical manifestations of paraneoplastic syndromes, cutaneous ones are quite common. It is estimated that skin manifestations may represent the very first diagnostic sign of a neoplastic(More)