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A 53-year-old immunodepressed patient, who is being treated for acute leukaemia diagnosed 8 months ago, presented to the hospital with chest pain, non-productive coughing and mild dyspnoea. Upon clinical examination, the patient was febrile (38.2°C) and the pulmonary auscultation revealed bilateral basal crepitations. The patient maintained normal O2 saturation, his blood pressure was 110/60 mm Hg and the pulse rate 96 beats/min. The remainder of the clinical exam was unremarkable. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
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Discrete segments of DNA which can excise and reintegrate to another site in the genome. Most are inactive, i.e., have not been found to exist outside the integrated state. DNA transposable elements include bacterial IS (insertion sequence) elements, Tn elements, the maize controlling elements Ac and Ds, Drosophila P, gypsy, and pogo elements, the human Tigger elements and the Tc and mariner elements which are found throughout the animal kingdom.
A mixed mesenchymal tumor composed of two or more mesodermal cellular elements not commonly associated, not counting fibrous tissue as one of the elements. Mesenchymomas are widely distributed in the body and about 75% are malignant. (Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1866)
Copies of transposable elements interspersed throughout the genome, some of which are still active and often referred to as "jumping genes". There are two classes of interspersed repetitive elements. Class I elements (or RETROELEMENTS - such as retrotransposons, retroviruses, LONG INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS and SHORT INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS) transpose via reverse transcription of an RNA intermediate. Class II elements (or DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS - such as transposons, Tn elements, insertion sequence elements and mobile gene cassettes of bacterial integrons) transpose directly from one site in the DNA to another.
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