A meta-analysis of cytokines in suicidal behavior.
Montpellier, France. In Brain Behav Immun, 09 Mar 2015
Levels of 6 independent plasma cytokines (IL2, IL6, TNFalpha, IFNgamma, IL4, TGFbeta) were meta-analyzed for plasma studies comparing suicidal vs. both controls.
PCR-based techniques for leprosy diagnosis: from the laboratory to the clinic.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Plos Negl Trop Dis, Apr 2014
Serological tests and IFN-gamma releasing assays (IGRA) that employ humoral and cellular immune parameters, respectively, are also being used, but recent results indicate that quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a key technique due to its higher sensitivity and specificity.
[Molecular aspects of renal desease].
In Usp Fiziol Nauk, Apr 2014
The most important molecules inducing inflammation are cytokines (MCP-1, TNFalpha, IFN-gamma, IL-1,6,8,18), matrix metalloproteinases MMP-2,3,9,14, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) and grow factors (VEGF PDGE FGF).