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Nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kappaB) is a heterodimeric transcription factor with a pivotal role in orchestrating immune and inflammatory processes. Inflammatory cytokines and prostanoids activate NF-kappaB, which, in turn, stimulates expression of cytokines, proteases, adhesion molecules and other inflammatory mediators. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE)(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin, a newly discovered weight-reducing hormone, is mainly produced in fat cells. Recently, this hormone has been reported to be produced in rat gastric mucosa cells. In the present study we analyzed the localization and expression of leptin and its receptors in normal human gastric mucosa and in patients with Helicobacter pylori-associated(More)
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the steroid hormone receptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. The VDR gene was previously mapped to human chromosome 12q13-12q14, but its precise physical and genetic localization are unknown. The present study reports the mapping of the human VDR gene by radiation hybrid (RH) analysis, the(More)
We determined whether the physiologic changes that accompany food intake or sympathetic activation by beta-adrenergic stimulation result in alterations in the secretion of leptin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha), or interleukin-6 (IL-6) by serially sampling sc abdominal adipose interstitial fluid by open-flow microperfusion before and after a(More)
The description of the adipose tissue hormone leptin has led to important discoveries. Leptin plays a role not only in the regulation of metabolic efficiency, energy expenditure, food intake and adiposity, but also contributes greatly to the adaptation of the organism to starvation. Much of the literature has focused on the physiologic roles of(More)
Schmid metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (SMCD; MIM 156500) is an autosomal dominant disorder of the skeleton that is manifested in early childhood by short stature, coxa vara, and a waddling gait. Patients with SMCD have mutations in the gene that codes for the alpha-1 chain of collagen X (COL10A1); however, mutation analysis of this gene is hampered by its(More)
The authors describe the epidemiological characteristics of hepatitis cases occurred after administration of blood or blood-preparations in Hungary, based on data collected between January 1987 and December 1993. The epidemiologists of the public health network reported 868 acute posttransfusion hepatitis within this seven years period. The number of the(More)
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