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Intratesticular injections of glycerol have been shown to result in a marked and prolonged reduction of spermatogenesis, accompanied by increased permeability of the blood-testis barrier. Because the permeability of the blood-testis barrier is regulated by Sertoli cell tight junctions, and tight junction organization is regulated by the cytoskeleton, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore effectiveness, tolerability and changes in quality of life in patients with epilepsy converting to topiramate (TPM) from carbamazepine (CBZ) or oxcarbazepine (OXC) due to insufficient effectiveness and/or tolerability. METHODS A multicenter, open-label, non-interventional trial was used to examine patients (> or = 12 years) with(More)
The incidence of cancer is constantly increasing. Chemo/radiotherapy is one of major methods of treating cancer. Although adverse chemo/radiotherapy events, such as anemia and neutropenia, can be successfully cured, thrombocytopenia is still problematic. We constructed the Hyper-IL11 (H11) cytokine by linking soluble interleukin 11 receptor alpha(More)
Activity of the immune system shows day/night rhythmicity. Changes in the migration and biological activities of immune cells are strongly regulated by the HPA axis. Another mechanism governing the level of the immune response is based on the suppressive activity of natural regulatory T cells CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ (nTregs) which play a crucial role in the(More)
BACKGROUND In Europe, dietary management of isovaleric acidemia (IVA) may vary widely. There is limited collective information about dietetic management. AIM To describe European practice regarding the dietary management of IVA, prior to the availability of the E-IMD IVA guidelines (E-IMD 2014). METHODS A cross-sectional questionnaire was sent to all(More)
Glucocorticoids are involved in the regulation of immune homeostasis and thymopoiesis and the integration of the thymus function with the neuroendocrine system. Their regulatory function is closely related to glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) expression. The aim of this study was to develop a method for the measurement of GCR expression in mouse living(More)
The biological foundations of light-treatment and their relation to neurophysiological and biochemical mechanisms were discussed. We developed an apparatus for treatment and report of first experiences in affective psychosis. In addition to a decrease of depressivity and anxiety we found an unequivocal tendency to normalization of sleep-behaviour. The(More)
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