baff


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baff

(bæf)
n
Scot a blow or stroke using a soft or flat object
vb (tr)
golf to strike (ground) with the head of a golf club when making a stroke
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BAFF has offered numerous scholarship opportunities for residents of the Baltic States during its five years of operations in the region.
The anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-2 can functionally substitute for the B cell survival but not for the marginal zone B cell differentiation activity of BAFF.
The aim of this study was to determine and compare the serum level of the BAFF in patients with RA, SLE, and BD and also to correlate its serum level with disease activity indices and severity.
BAFF, APRIL and their receptors: structure, function and signaling.
The researchers found that BAFF interacts with a gene linked to leukemogenesis - the development of leukemia - called c-MYC.
BAFF and MyD88 signals promote a lupus like disease independent of T cells.
Soluble variants of BAFF are the major contributors of its activity, through regulating the survival of B cells (3).
Biyolojik onemi acik olmamasina ragmen YDIY'Ii hastalarda TACI, BAFF ve bir proliferasyon indukleyici ligand olan APRILin (B hucrelerini aktive eden ve izo tip sinif isaretlenmesini etkilenen) serum duzeylerinin belirgin olarak yukselebildigi bildirilmistir (37).
Palabras clave: Linfocitos B, artritis reumatoide, factor reumatoide, anticuerpos anti-peptidos ciclicos citrulinados (Anti-CCP), BAFF, anticuerpos anti-CD20.
This is to maintain the status of BAFF as a foreign invested joint venture.