DAPG enhanced expression GSI-IX of a wide range of Sp245-Rif genes, including
genes involved in phytostimulation. Four of them (i.e., ppdC, flgE, nirK, and nifX-nifB) tended to be upregulated on roots in the presence of P fluorescens F113 compared with its phl-negative mutant. Our results indicate that DAPG can act as a signal by which some beneficial pseudomonads may stimulate plant-beneficial activities of Azospirillum PGPR.”
“Background\n\nPosttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLPD) is a relatively common complication in kidney transplant recipients. It. can involve the kidney allograft itself as well as extragraft sites. It is usually suspected clinically and diagnosed by tissue biopsy. It comprises a spectrum of lesions ranging from lymphoid hyperplasia to PP2 in vitro frank lymphoma.\n\nCase\n\nA 21-year-old male presented with recurrent episodes of microhematuria 2 years after a renal transplant. Voided urine cytology showed anaplastic, discohesive cells. Immunohistochemistry study on a urine cytospin showed the cells to be positive for LCA, CD20 and for CD 79a and negative for CD3, CD15, CD30, cytokeratin, S-100 and HMB45, confirming their lymphoid origin.\n\nConclusion\n\nThis is a rare suspected occurrence of PTLPD in voided urine. The presumptive diagnosis was supported by immunohistochemistry.
However, voided urine cytology should not be considered a standard diagnostic test due to its low sensitivity. Diagnosis and proper subclassification of kidney, PTLPD should be confirmed by histologic tissue study with supportive ancillary studies-e.g., immunohistochemistry and flaw cytometry. (Acta Cytol 2010;54:221-224)”
“Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica Bazex is a rare, obligate paraneoplasia initially presenting with palmoplantar hyperkeratosis. Later stages show acral psoriasiform lesions on other parts of the body. Common associated malignancies are laryngeal cancer and other tumors
of the head or neck region or neck lymph node metastases. A 49-year-old woman presented with palmoplantar hyperkeratoses for 4 months; in addition she had a squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. We diagnosed a minor form of acrokeratosis BTSA1 chemical structure paraneoplastica Bazex. Some authors consider this as a separate entity, but the well- known course argues against this hypothesis. We report a case and review the literature.”
“P>Reasons for performing study:\n\nAnecdotal evidence collected by a variety of organisations has highlighted poor welfare in horses transported long distances to slaughter within the European Union.\n\nObjective:\n\nTo investigate welfare of horses being transported long distances within the EU to slaughter.\n\nMethods:\n\nData on transported horses were recorded at 2 assembly centres in Romania and at 4 abattoirs in Italy over an 8 month period in 2008.