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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734945/the-epigenomic-revolution-in-breast-cancer-from-single-gene-to-genome-wide-next-generation-approaches
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REVIEW
Veronica Davalos, Anna Martinez-Cardus, Manel Esteller
From the first identification of aberrant DNA methylation in primary human tumors more than three decades ago, exponential progress in cancer epigenetics research has been made. For many years, cancer epigenetics studies relied on identification of DNA methylation and histone modifications at specific genes. These studies laid the foundation for the field and revealed the epigenetic alterations as hallmark of cancer, as well as the crucial role of epigenetic mechanisms in tumorigenesis. The introduction of next-generation sequencing and array-based technologies for analyzing epigenetic states has accelerated our understanding about cancer and nowadays have become potent tools in our fight against the disease...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720665/targeted-exome-sequencing-of-krebs-cycle-genes-reveals-candidate-cancer-predisposing-mutations-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
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Laura Remacha, Iñaki Comino-Méndez, Susan Richter, Laura Contreras, Maria Currás-Freixes, Guillermo Pita, Rocío Letón, Antonio Galarreta, Rafael Torres-Pérez, Emiliano Honrado, Scherezade Jiménez, Lorena Maestre, Sebastian Moran, Manel Esteller, Jorgina Satrústegui, Graeme Eisenhofer, Mercedes Robledo, Alberto Cascon
Purpose: Mutations in Krebs cycle genes are frequently found in patients with pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas. Disruption of SDH, FH or MDH2 enzymatic activities lead to accumulation of specific metabolites, which give rise to epigenetic changes in the genome that cause a characteristic hypermethylated phenotype. Tumors showing this phenotype, but no alterations in the known predisposing genes, could harbor mutations in other Krebs cycle genes. <p>Experimental Design: We used downregulation and methylation of RBP1, as a marker of a hypermethylation phenotype, to select eleven pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas for targeted exome sequencing of a panel of Krebs cycle-related genes...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716465/fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-mechanosensitivity-to-fluid-shear-is-modulated-by-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Eben G Estell, Lance A Murphy, Amy M Silverstein, Andrea R Tan, Roshan P Shah, Gerard A Ateshian, Clark T Hung
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) reside in the synovial membrane of diarthrodial joints and are exposed to a dynamic fluid environment that presents both physical and chemical stimuli. The ability of FLS to sense and respond to these stimuli plays a key role in their normal function, and is implicated in the alterations to function that occur in osteoarthritis (OA). The present work characterizes the response of FLS to fluid flow-induced shear stress via real-time calcium imaging, and tests the hypothesis that this response is modulated by interleukin-1α (IL-1α), a cytokine elevated in OA...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714469/transancestral-mapping-and-genetic-load-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Carl D Langefeld, Hannah C Ainsworth, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Jennifer A Kelly, Mary E Comeau, Miranda C Marion, Timothy D Howard, Paula S Ramos, Jennifer A Croker, David L Morris, Johanna K Sandling, Jonas Carlsson Almlöf, Eduardo M Acevedo-Vásquez, Graciela S Alarcón, Alejandra M Babini, Vicente Baca, Anders A Bengtsson, Guillermo A Berbotto, Marc Bijl, Elizabeth E Brown, Hermine I Brunner, Mario H Cardiel, Luis Catoggio, Ricard Cervera, Jorge M Cucho-Venegas, Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist, Sandra D'Alfonso, Berta Martins Da Silva, Iñigo de la Rúa Figueroa, Andrea Doria, Jeffrey C Edberg, Emőke Endreffy, Jorge A Esquivel-Valerio, Paul R Fortin, Barry I Freedman, Johan Frostegård, Mercedes A García, Ignacio García de la Torre, Gary S Gilkeson, Dafna D Gladman, Iva Gunnarsson, Joel M Guthridge, Jennifer L Huggins, Judith A James, Cees G M Kallenberg, Diane L Kamen, David R Karp, Kenneth M Kaufman, Leah C Kottyan, László Kovács, Helle Laustrup, Bernard R Lauwerys, Quan-Zhen Li, Marco A Maradiaga-Ceceña, Javier Martín, Joseph M McCune, David R McWilliams, Joan T Merrill, Pedro Miranda, José F Moctezuma, Swapan K Nath, Timothy B Niewold, Lorena Orozco, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Michelle Petri, Christian A Pineau, Bernardo A Pons-Estel, Janet Pope, Prithvi Raj, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, John D Reveille, Laurie P Russell, José M Sabio, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Hugo R Scherbarth, Raffaella Scorza, Michael F Seldin, Christopher Sjöwall, Elisabet Svenungsson, Susan D Thompson, Sergio M A Toloza, Lennart Truedsson, Teresa Tusié-Luna, Carlos Vasconcelos, Luis M Vilá, Daniel J Wallace, Michael H Weisman, Joan E Wither, Tushar Bhangale, Jorge R Oksenberg, John D Rioux, Peter K Gregersen, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Lars Rönnblom, Lindsey A Criswell, Chaim O Jacob, Kathy L Sivils, Betty P Tsao, Laura E Schanberg, Timothy W Behrens, Earl D Silverman, Marta E Alarcón-Riquelme, Robert P Kimberly, John B Harley, Edward K Wakeland, Robert R Graham, Patrick M Gaffney, Timothy J Vyse
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with marked gender and ethnic disparities. We report a large transancestral association study of SLE using Immunochip genotype data from 27,574 individuals of European (EA), African (AA) and Hispanic Amerindian (HA) ancestry. We identify 58 distinct non-HLA regions in EA, 9 in AA and 16 in HA (∼50% of these regions have multiple independent associations); these include 24 novel SLE regions (P<5 × 10(-8)), refined association signals in established regions, extended associations to additional ancestries, and a disentangled complex HLA multigenic effect...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699354/drug-mediated-intracellular-donation-of-nitric-oxide-potently-inhibits-5-lipoxygenase-a-possible-key-to-future-anti-leukotriene-therapy
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Jessica Roos, Marcus Peters, Isabelle V Maucher, Benjamin Kühn, Jasmin Fettel, Nadine Hellmuth, Camilla Brat, Benita Sommer, Anja Urbschat, Matthias Piesche, Anja Vogel, Ewgenij Proschak, René Blöcher, Estel la Buscato, Ann-Kathrin Häfner, Carmela Matrone, Oliver Werz, Juliana Heidler, Ilka Wittig, Carlo Angioni, Gerd Geisslinger, Michael J Parnham, Kai Zacharowski, Dieter Steinhilber, Thorsten Jürgen Maier
AIMS: 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) is the key enzyme of leukotriene biosynthesis and is critically involved in a number of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, gout, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis and cancer. Because 5-LO contains critical nucleophilic amino acids, which are sensitive to electrophilic modifications, we determined the consequences of a drug-mediated intracellular release of nitric oxide (NO) on 5-LO product formation by human granulocytes and on 5-LO-dependent pulmonary inflammation in vivo...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692793/rare-x-chromosome-abnormalities-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Rohan Sharma, Valerie M Harris, Joshua Cavett, Biji T Kurien, Ke Liu, Kristi A Koelsch, Anum Fayaaz, Kaustubh S Chaudhari, Lida Radfar, David Lewis, Donald U Stone, C Erick Kaufman, Shibo Li, Barbara Segal, Daniel J Wallace, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Jennifer A Kelly, Bernardo Pons-Estel, Roland Jonsson, Xianglan Lu, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Deborah S Cunninghame-Graham, Andrew J W Huang, Michael T Brennan, Pamela Hughes, Ilias Alevizos, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Edward C Keystone, Vivian P Bykerk, Gideon Hirschfield, Gang Xie, Gunnel Nordmark, Sara Magnusson Bucher, Per Eriksson, Roald Omdal, Nelson L Rhodus, Maureen Rischmueller, Michael Rohrer, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Torsten Witte, Marta Alarcon-Riquelme, Xavier Mariette, Christopher J Lessard, John B Harley, Wan-Fai Ng, Astrid Rasmussen, Kathy L Sivils, R Hal Scofield
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are related by clinical and serological manifestations as well as genetic risks. Both diseases are more commonly found in women compared to men at a ratio of about 10 to 1. Common X chromosome aneuploidies, 47,XXY and 47,XXX, are enriched among men and women, respectively, in either disease suggesting a dose effect on the X chromosome. METHODS: We examined cohorts of Sjögren's syndrome or SLE patients with intensity plots of X chromosome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) alleles along with karyotype of selected subjects...
July 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678681/profiling-of-oxbs-450k-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-human-placenta-and-brain-reveals-enrichment-at-imprinted-loci
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Jose Ramon Hernandez Mora, Marta Sanchez-Delgado, Paolo Petazzi, Sebastian Moran, Manel Esteller, Isabel Iglesias-Platas, David Monk
DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) is involved in many cellular processes and is an epigenetic mechanism primarily associated with transcriptional repression. The recent discovery that 5mC can be oxidized to 5-hydromethylcytosine (5hmC) by TET proteins has revealed the "sixth base" of DNA and provides additional complexity to what was originally thought to be a stable repressive mark. However, our knowledge of the genome-wide distribution of 5hmC in different tissues is currently limited. Here, we sought to define loci enriched for 5hmC in the placenta genome by combining oxidative bisulphite (oxBS) treatment with high-density Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 methylation arrays and to compare our results with those obtained in brain...
July 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675165/precision-medicine-based-on-epigenomics-the-paradigm-of-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary
#8
REVIEW
Sebastián Moran, Anna Martinez-Cardús, Stergios Boussios, Manel Esteller
Epigenetic alterations are a common hallmark of human cancer. Single epigenetic markers are starting to be incorporated into clinical practice; however, the translational use of these biomarkers has not been validated at the 'omics' level. The identification of the tissue of origin in patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is an example of how epigenomics can be incorporated in clinical settings, addressing an unmet need in the diagnostic and clinical management of these patients. Despite the great diagnostic advances made in the past decade, the use of traditional diagnostic procedures only enables the tissue of origin to be determined in ∼30% of patients with CUP...
July 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670349/epigenetic-mechanisms-during-ageing-and-neurogenesis-as-novel-therapeutic-avenues-in-human-brain-disorders
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REVIEW
Raúl Delgado-Morales, Roberto Carlos Agís-Balboa, Manel Esteller, María Berdasco
Ageing is the main risk factor for human neurological disorders. Among the diverse molecular pathways that govern ageing, epigenetics can guide age-associated decline in part by regulating gene expression and also through the modulation of genomic instability and high-order chromatin architecture. Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in the regulation of neural differentiation as well as in functional processes related to memory consolidation, learning or cognition during healthy lifespan. On the other side of the coin, many neurodegenerative diseases are associated with epigenetic dysregulation...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624801/bromodomain-inhibition-shows-antitumoral-activity-in-mice-and-human-luminal-breast-cancer
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Montserrat Pérez-Salvia, Laia Simó-Riudalbas, Pere Llinàs-Arias, Laura Roa, Fernando Setien, Marta Soler, Manuel Castro de Moura, James E Bradner, Eva Gonzalez-Suarez, Catia Moutinho, Manel Esteller
BET bromodomain inhibitors, which have an antitumoral effect against various solid cancer tumor types, have not been studied in detail in luminal breast cancer, despite the prevalence of this subtype of mammary malignancy. Here we demonstrate that the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 exerts growth-inhibitory activity in human luminal breast cancer cell lines associated with a depletion of the C-MYC oncogene, but does not alter the expression levels of the BRD4 bromodomain protein. Interestingly, expression microarray analyses indicate that, upon JQ1 administration, the antitumoral phenotype also involves downregulation of relevant breast cancer oncogenes such as the Breast Carcinoma-Amplified Sequence 1 (BCAS1) and the PDZ Domain-Containing 1 (PDZK1)...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624577/identification-of-an-immune-specific-class-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-molecular-features
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Daniela Sia, Yang Jiao, Iris Martinez-Quetglas, Olga Kuchuk, Carlos Villacorta-Martin, Manuel Castro de Moura, Juan Putra, Genis Camprecios, Laia Bassaganyas, Nicholas Akers, Bojan Losic, Samuel Waxman, Swan N Thung, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Manel Esteller, Scott L Friedman, Myron Schwartz, Augusto Villanueva, Josep M Llovet
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Agents that induce an immune response against tumors by altering T-cell regulation have increased survival times of patients with advanced-stage tumors, such as melanoma or lung cancer. We aimed to characterize molecular features of immune cells that infiltrate hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to determine whether these types of agents might be effective against liver tumors. METHODS: We analyzed HCC samples from 956 patients. We separated gene expression profiles from tumor, stromal, and immune cells using a non-negative matrix factorization algorithm...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619845/the-prohibitin-binding-compound-fluorizoline-induces-apoptosis-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-through-the-upregulation-of-noxa-and-synergizes-with-ibrutinib-aicar-or-venetoclax
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Ana M Cosialls, Helena Pomares, Daniel Iglesias-Serret, José Saura-Esteller, Sonia Núñez-Vázquez, Diana M González-Gironès, Esmeralda de la Banda, Sara Preciado, Fernando Albericio, Rodolfo Lavilla, Gabriel Pons, Eva M González-Barca, Joan Gil
Fluorizoline is a new synthetic molecule that induces apoptosis by selectively targeting prohibitins. In this study, the pro-apoptotic effect of fluorizoline was assessed in 34 primary samples from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Fluorizoline induced apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells at concentrations in the low micromolar range. All primary samples were sensitive to fluorizoline irrespectively of patients' clinical or genetic features, whereas normal T lymphocytes were less sensitive...
June 15, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603881/early-palliative-care-for-adults-with-advanced-cancer
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REVIEW
Markus W Haun, Stephanie Estel, Gerta Rücker, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Matthias Villalobos, Michael Thomas, Mechthild Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Incurable cancer, which often constitutes an enormous challenge for patients, their families, and medical professionals, profoundly affects the patient's physical and psychosocial well-being. In standard cancer care, palliative measures generally are initiated when it is evident that disease-modifying treatments have been unsuccessful, no treatments can be offered, or death is anticipated. In contrast, early palliative care is initiated much earlier in the disease trajectory and closer to the diagnosis of incurable cancer...
June 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581523/a-dna-methylation-map-of-human-cancer-at-single-base-pair-resolution
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E Vidal, S Sayols, S Moran, A Guillaumet-Adkins, M P Schroeder, R Royo, M Orozco, M Gut, I Gut, N Lopez-Bigas, H Heyn, M Esteller
Although single base-pair resolution DNA methylation landscapes for embryonic and different somatic cell types provided important insights into epigenetic dynamics and cell-type specificity, such comprehensive profiling is incomplete across human cancer types. This prompted us to perform genome-wide DNA methylation profiling of 22 samples derived from normal tissues and associated neoplasms, including primary tumors and cancer cell lines. Unlike their invariant normal counterparts, cancer samples exhibited highly variable CpG methylation levels in a large proportion of the genome, involving progressive changes during tumor evolution...
June 5, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578692/comprehensive-dna-methylation-study-identifies-novel-progression-related-and-prognostic-markers-for-cutaneous-melanoma
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Jasper Wouters, Miguel Vizoso, Anna Martinez-Cardus, F Javier Carmona, Olivier Govaere, Teresa Laguna, Jesuchristopher Joseph, Peter Dynoodt, Claudia Aura, Mona Foth, Roy Cloots, Karin van den Hurk, Balazs Balint, Ian G Murphy, Enda W McDermott, Kieran Sheahan, Karin Jirström, Bjorn Nodin, Girish Mallya-Udupi, Joost J van den Oord, William M Gallagher, Manel Esteller
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer, with an increasing incidence and mortality rate. Currently, staging of patients with primary melanoma is performed using histological biomarkers such as tumor thickness and ulceration. As disruption of the epigenomic landscape is recognized as a widespread feature inherent in tumor development and progression, we aimed to identify novel biomarkers providing additional clinical information over current factors using unbiased genome-wide DNA methylation analyses...
June 5, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541128/epigenetic-drugs-more-than-meets-the-eye
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Manel Esteller
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May 4, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535802/n-blr-a-primate-specific-non-coding-transcript-leads-to-colorectal-cancer-invasion-and-migration
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Isidore Rigoutsos, Sang Kil Lee, Su Youn Nam, Simone Anfossi, Barbara Pasculli, Martin Pichler, Yi Jing, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Aristeidis G Telonis, Simona Rossi, Cristina Ivan, Tina Catela Ivkovic, Linda Fabris, Peter M Clark, Hui Ling, Masayoshi Shimizu, Roxana S Redis, Maitri Y Shah, Xinna Zhang, Yoshinaga Okugawa, Eun Jung Jung, Aristotelis Tsirigos, Li Huang, Jana Ferdin, Roberta Gafà, Riccardo Spizzo, Milena S Nicoloso, Anurag N Paranjape, Maryam Shariati, Aida Tiron, Jen Jen Yeh, Raul Teruel-Montoya, Lianchun Xiao, Sonia A Melo, David Menter, Zhi-Qin Jiang, Elsa R Flores, Massimo Negrini, Ajay Goel, Menashe Bar-Eli, Sendurai A Mani, Chang Gong Liu, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Manel Esteller, Scott Kopetz, Giovanni Lanza, George A Calin
BACKGROUND: Non-coding RNAs have been drawing increasing attention in recent years as functional data suggest that they play important roles in key cellular processes. N-BLR is a primate-specific long non-coding RNA that modulates the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, facilitates cell migration, and increases colorectal cancer invasion. RESULTS: We performed multivariate analyses of data from two independent cohorts of colorectal cancer patients and show that the abundance of N-BLR is associated with tumor stage, invasion potential, and overall patient survival...
May 24, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523560/stem-cell-technology-for-epi-genetic-brain-disorders
#18
Renzo J M Riemens, Edilene S Soares, Manel Esteller, Raul Delgado-Morales
Despite the enormous efforts of the scientific community over the years, effective therapeutics for many (epi)genetic brain disorders remain unidentified. The common and persistent failures to translate preclinical findings into clinical success are partially attributed to the limited efficiency of current disease models. Although animal and cellular models have substantially improved our knowledge of the pathological processes involved in these disorders, human brain research has generally been hampered by a lack of satisfactory humanized model systems...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517110/outcome-after-medical-and-surgical-intervention-in-horses-with-temporohyoid-osteoarthropathy
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P M Espinosa, J E Nieto, K E Estell, P H Kass, M Aleman
BACKGROUND: Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) is a cause of neurological disease in horses characterised by facial and vestibulocochlear nerve deficits. Studies reporting and comparing survival following medical or surgical treatment of THO are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To compare survival and prognosis of horses with THO treated medically or surgically; and to report surgical complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: Medical records of horses diagnosed with THO were retrieved, and signalment, clinical signs and duration, presence of corneal ulceration and bilateral occurrence were recorded...
May 18, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508402/risk-factors-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-among-blood-donors-in-cameroon-evidence-for-the-design-of-an-africa-specific-donor-history-questionnaire
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Claude T Tagny, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Diderot Fopa, Celestin Ashu, Estel Tante, Pauline Ngo Balogog, Olivier Donfack, Dora Mbanya, Syria Laperche, Edward Murphy
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa improving the deferral of at-risk blood donors would be a cost-effective approach to reducing transfusion-transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. We performed a pilot case-control study to identify the risk factors for HIV infection and to develop an adapted donor history questionnaire (DHQ) for sub-Saharan Africa. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We recruited 137 HIV-positive donors (cases) and 256 HIV-negative donors (controls) and gathered risk factor data using audio computer-assisted self-interview...
May 15, 2017: Transfusion
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