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Serum (IS) was obtained 0.5, 2, 4 or 6 h after inoculating s.c. six rabbits (approximately 2 kg) in each time period with 1 mg/kg of Tityus discrepans (Td) venom; the control was serum obtained from four rabbits 4 h after injecting them 1 ml s.c. of 0.9% NaCl. IS produced a transient (<25 min) rise in pulmonary artery pressure of isolated and perfused(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a morphogenic, chemotactic, mitogenic, and angiogenic peptide found within the central nervous system (CNS) with potent neurotrophic effects. A potential role in ischemia-induced vascular growth has been suggested for bFGF. In this study, we show that single, topical administration of human recombinant basic(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of fractional nitric oxide concentration in exhaled breath (FeNO), a noninvasive indicator of airway inflammation, remains controversial as a tool to assess asthma control. Guidelines currently limit asthma control assessment to symptom and spirometry based appraisals such as the Asthma Control Questionnaire-7 (ACQ-7). We aimed at(More)
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