Balázs Csernus

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We generated a novel mouse model of spinal cord injury (SCI) by hemisection of the right L1 lumbar spinal cord, measured the permeability of the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB), and tested the hypothesis that tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) penetrates the injured BSCB by an enhanced transport system. SCI produced stereotypical sensorimotor deficits(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) is involved in the inflammation and tissue regeneration occurring after spinal cord injury (SCI). This study tests the specific role of p55 and p75 receptors in mediating the transport of TNF-alpha across the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) after SCI by compression. Transcytosis of 125I-TNF-alpha across a monolayer of the(More)
Over the past decade, methods of molecular biology have appeared in diagnostic pathology and are routinely applied on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded histological samples, processed via conventional embedding methods. Due to its reagent- and cost-effectiveness, embedding techniques that utilize microwave acceleration in one or more steps of(More)
A cytotoxic analogue of LH-RH, AN-207, consisting of 2-pyrrolinodoxorubicin (AN-201) linked to carrier [D-Lys6]LH-RH, was developed for targeted therapy of cancers expressing LH-RH-receptors. To determine its possible side-effects on the pituitary gland, we investigated the gene expression of pituitary LH-RH-receptors and LH secretion in ovariectomized(More)
We evaluated the effects of GHRH antagonists on the proliferation of MiaPaCa-2 human pancreatic cancer cells and cAMP signaling in vitro. GHRH antagonists inhibited the proliferation of MiaPaCa-2 cells in vitro in a dose-dependent way and caused a significant elevation in cAMP production. In a superfusion system, short-term exposure of the cells to GHRH(More)
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