Alessia Manteca

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In segments of isolated proximal colon from bilaterally adrenalectomized and nephrectomized rats 10(-12) g angiotensin/ml added to the serosal medium stimulated fluid transfer and sodium transport whose increase was accompanied by a decrease in transepithelial potential difference and short circuit current. Transepithelial electrical resistance remained(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons leading to muscle paralysis. Research in transgenic mice suggests that the muscle actively contributes to the disease onset, but such studies are difficult to pursue in humans and in vitro models would represent a good starting point. In this work we show that(More)
Riluzole, the only drug available against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has recently been shown to block muscle ACh receptors (AChRs), raising concerns about possible negative side-effects on neuromuscular transmission in treated patients. In this work we studied riluzole's impact on the function of muscle AChRs in vitro and on neuromuscular(More)
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