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Rats subjected to a single non-penetrative blast were examined for possible neuronal damage and glial reaction by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. The most dramatic feature in rats killed between 1 and 14 days after the blast was the widespread response of microglial cells in various parts of the brain in which the cells were hypertrophied and(More)
The choroid plexus in rats exhibited ultrastructural changes following a non-penetrative blast. The immunophenotypic features of epiplexus cells associated with the choroid plexus epithelium were also altered. In rats killed at 1 and 7 days after the blast, the intercellular spaces between the epithelial cells were greatly widened, coupled with the massive(More)
The pineal gland of adult rats was examined immunohistochemically and electron microscopically following exposure of the animals to a single blast equivalent to 110 kg TNT explosive. The most dramatic feature in rats killed at 7, 14 and 21 days after the blast was the upsurge of a large number of macrophages/microglia intensely immunostained with OX-42,(More)
The present study examined the ultrastructural changes in astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in rats following an exposure to a non-penetrative blast. At 1 and 7 days after the blast, the astrocytes in the cerebral and cerebellar cortex were hypertrophied; their end-feet associated with the blood vessels were also swollen, bearing sparsely distributed(More)
Studies have shown a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in close communities and that intrafamilial spread during early childhood may be a route of transmission. A total of 72 household members from 21 families were enrolled in this study. Sera from individuals showed 50/72 (69.4%) seropositive for IgG against H. pylori by ELISA. Western blots(More)
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