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Elevated plasma levels of type 1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) have been implicated in mediating the fibrin deposition and occlusive lesions that occur within the placental vasculature in preeclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). In this report we identify the cells within the normal-appearing villous tissue that are(More)
Insulin autoimmune syndrome is characterised by spontaneous hypoglycaemia without evidence of exogenous insulin administration, a high serum concentration of total immunoreactive insulin, and the presence of insulin autoantibodies in high titre. HLA typing of 27 patients with insulin autoimmune syndrome showed that all had DR4, which was present in only 43%(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Osteochondral defects have a limited capacity for repair. We therefore investigated the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signal blockade by etanercept (human recombinant soluble TNF receptor) on the repair of osteochondral defects in rabbit knees. MATERIAL AND METHODS Osteochondral defects (5 mm in diameter) were created in(More)
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