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What is heat shock protin & ubiquitin?

What is heat shock protin & ubiquitin?

Heat shock protein: Heat shock proteins are groups of 60 kd, 70 kd o 80 kd proteins that are increased with heat stress and sometimes other types of stress. These proteins fold ad unfold other proteins. Ubiquitin is a 9 kd protein that marks other proteins for destruction. ...Read more

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In ICU Jan 2016 - toxic granulation, NRBC .3, atyp lymphs 6%. No diagnosis. May 2017 admitted w/ naus/vom. WBC 3.4, RBC 3.6, hgb 8. Any link?

In ICU Jan 2016 - toxic granulation, NRBC .3, atyp lymphs 6%. No diagnosis. May 2017 admitted w/ naus/vom. WBC 3.4, RBC 3.6, hgb 8. Any link?

Not relevant: The link if any with your 2016 admission may not be relevant. You are anemic and that needs to be investigated, along with your other symptoms. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Why are human endogenous retroviruses (herv's) "activated" in some people, but not in others, when exposed to exogenous viruses? Genetic mutations?

Why are human endogenous retroviruses (herv's) "activated" in some people, but not in others, when exposed to exogenous viruses?  Genetic mutations?

HERV's evolutionary: Endogenous retroviruses have made us evolve. They make up 8% of our dna genome. These aren't of the same class as HIV (lentivirus) or htlv (deltaretrovirus). Few are active & only w/growth & infection. Co-infection w/hiv can turn on herv replication wh/allows our immune system ability recognize & kill HIV viruses w/herv presenting-hiv infected cells leading to new therapies for HIV (vaccines!). ...Read more

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Nk cells have enzymes that attack foreign, virus infected, or cancerous cells? Is that how they work?

Nk cells have enzymes that attack foreign, virus infected, or cancerous cells? Is that how they work?

NK cells: Yes, natural killer cells are part of the innate immune system. Unlike other immune cells, they do not have to have prior exposure to an invader in order to attack it. They do release enzymes which essentially poke holes into the cell they are trying to destroy. They release their enzyimes into these holes. The enzymes travel to the center of the cell and cause it to explode, known as apoptosis. ...Read more

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Reactive cellular changes &/or repair are present. Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida species present. Endometrial cells present?

Reactive cellular changes &/or repair are present. Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida species present. Endometrial cells present?

Yelling at us: There is no need to yell on this application. All questions are considered. This is out of context and with no medical history attached upon which to comment. Your physician who ordered this test is responsible to interpret it for you. ...Read more

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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein ?

Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein
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None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein. ...Read more

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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

My blood test results:
total bilirubin: 1.41 h
ast: 40 h
alt: 100 h
total alk phosphatase: 43 l
serum total protein: 7.1

e.R. Said hepatitis?

Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Need good care: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can keep your diabetes under control and find the cause of your anemia, which i suspect is due to iron deficiency from blood being lose somewhere. We can't solve it here. If you have a specific question, let us know. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

No known interaction: B vitamins calcium, magnesium, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or gas-x. There is no information on omega-3 69, oregano juice, or airborne. Those you would have to take at your own risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which immune cells are most often attacked in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Which immune cells are most often attacked in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

CD4 T helper cells: The cd4 t helper cells are reduced by HIV infection. The virus that causes aids also infects macrophage cells but the reduction in t helper cells is the most important indicator of HIV disease progression towards aids. ...Read more

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Does beta blockers prevent vf in myocarditis ?

Does beta blockers prevent vf in myocarditis ?

Ventricular fibrilla: Antiarrhythmic medications and antiheart failure medications can decrease the probability of ventricular fibrillation but no medication is 'preventative'. ...Read more

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Are there psychiatric conditions associated w/ abnormally high levels of anger sadness & jealousy.feel like those destroying my life & relationships?

Are there psychiatric conditions associated w/ abnormally high levels of anger sadness & jealousy.feel like those  destroying my life & relationships?

Yes, the symptoms: you mention can cluster together w/in several different diagnoses. A mental health professional can help you sort this out. Work w/it now while you are young and it will make a happier life more possible in the future. Peaceand good health. ...Read more

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Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more