Amanda Baraldi

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Two patients with multiple system atrophy, autonomic failure, and peripheral neuropathy are reported. EMG conduction study in both muscle and sural nerve histology in one patient documented the involvement of the neuromuscular system. Morphologic study of the biopsied nerve showed marked reduction of large myelinated fibers, whereas the unmyelinated axons(More)
Most chronic renal failure patients suffer from generalized pruritus. An involvement of cutaneous nerve terminals in the pathogenesis of uremic pruritus has been suggested. Skin specimens from 24 uremic patients and 10 healthy subjects were processed with an indirect immunofluorescence method to investigate the presence and distribution of a number of(More)
The in vitro effects of different lipoprotein fractions (VLDL, LDL and HDL) on human washed platelet aggregation, induced by collagen and thrombin, were evaluated in the presence and absence of PGI2. Although VLDL and LDL increased the platelet aggregation while HDL showed an opposite effect, none of the tested lipoprotein fractions affected the potency of(More)
Through the characterisation of the human onchomycotic nail plate this study aimed to inform the design of new topical ungual formulations. The mechanical properties of the human nail were characterised using a Lloyd tensile strength tester. The nail’s density was determined via pycnometry and the nail’s ultrastructure by electron microscopy. Raman(More)
Enolases (2-phospho-D-glycerate hydrolase) are glycolytic cytoplasmic enzymes, with multiple isoenzymes, widely distributed in mammalian tissues. Enolase isoenzymes are dimers composed of three immunologically distinct subunits (c~,/3, 7). The isoenzymes containing the 7-subunit were initially found in neuronal and neuroendocrine cells [12] and tumours [14,(More)
Sydenham’s chorea (SC) is the neurologic manifestation of rheumatic fever. In addition to involuntary movements, SC patients show behavioral changes, such as hyperactivity, obsessions, and compulsions. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is related to neuronal development and differentiation. Since BDNF serum levels are altered in a series of(More)
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