Andrea Terron

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Region-specific decreases of neurofilament proteins have been described in the ventral tegmental area of rats chronically treated with either morphine or cocaine. The aim of the present study was to assess if the levels of neurofilament proteins are changed in the ventral tegmental area by chronic treatment with nicotine. Immunoreactivity for NF-68, NF-160(More)
PURPOSE To compare two dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) techniques in terms of their ability in assessing the early antiangiogenic effect of SU11248, a novel selective multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, that exhibits direct antitumor and antiangiogenic activity via inhibition of the receptor tyrosine kinases(More)
Region-specific decreases of neurofilament proteins (NF) were described in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of rats treated chronically with morphine, cocaine or alcohol. In a previous study, we demonstrated that NF levels were also changed in the VTA after chronic treatment with nicotine. The aim of this study was to clarify the submicroscopic basis of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this research was to assess in vivo by dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) the antiangiogenic effect of SU6668, an oral, small molecule inhibitor of the angiogenic receptor tyrosine kinases vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (Flk-1/KDR), platelet-derived growth factor receptor, and fibroblast(More)
Sunitinib malate (SUTENT) is a multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor that is approved multinationally for the treatment of imatinib-resistant/-intolerant gastrointestinal stromal tumor and advanced renal cell carcinoma. This paper characterizes the organ toxicity of sunitinib in Sprague-Dawley rats and cynomolgus monkeys, and the(More)
The middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in mice induces a focal cerebral ischaemia at the level of the tempo-parietal cortex. Histological staining and immunohistochemical markers were used to characterize the temporal progression of the cerebral infarct: both qualitative and quantitative analyses were performed at different days after the MCAO. At 3(More)
Lacidipine is a second-generation 1,4-dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, whose potent and long-lasting antihypertensive properties prompted us to investigate whether its chronic administration to Dahl-S rats prevented salt-induced hypertension, vasculopathy, and accelerated mortality. These studies revealed that lacidipine proved vasoprotective when(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the antihypertensive and vasoprotective properties of lacidipine in salt-loaded Dahl-S rats, a suitable animal model of malignant hypertension. After 9 weeks of a high (8%) sodium chloride (NaCl) diet, 80% of the untreated Dahl-S rats died (20% survival rate) whereas a 100% survival rate was observed with chronic(More)
Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT) is an unusual type of trophoblastic tumor, with features resembling carcinoma. In this study, we describe a 4-year-old cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) showing, at necropsy, a lobulated mass replacing the left ovary and several nodular lesions within the lungs. Histologically, the mass in the ovary and lung(More)
The neuroprotective activity of the novel glycine receptor antagonist (E)-3[(phenylcarbamoil)ethenil]-4,6-dichloroindole-2-c arboxylic acid sodium salt) (GV150526) was recently reported in a model of focal ischemia in the rat. Here it was investigated whether GV150526 treatment results in any of the adverse side effects commonly detected after injection of(More)