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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant disability, but outcome is variable. The impact of known predictors accounts for a limited proportion of the variance in outcomes. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotype has been investigated as an additional source of variability in injury severity and outcome, with mixed findings reflecting variable(More)
Sexual development was studied in 25 hermaphrodite mice with the genotype T16H/XSxr. The majority of the animals had a male phenotype similar to that seen in XXSxr males. A few, however, had feminized external genitalia and were classified as females. Examination of the gonads and reproductive tracts of the male hermaphrodites revealed a strong tendency for(More)
Mast cells (MC) release potent mediators which alter enteric nerve and smooth muscle function and may play a role in the pathogenesis of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aim of this study was to determine if MC were increased in the colon of IBS patients compared to controls. Biopsy specimens were obtained from the caecum, ascending colon, descending(More)
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