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Afferent projections to points of self-stimulation (SS) in the medial prefrontal cortex (MPC) of the rat were studied using the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) technique. Intracranial microinjections of HRP (30%) were delivered at the same stereotaxic points at which the electrodes eliciting SS were located. Retrogradely transported HRP labeled neurons in(More)
The effects of pineal gland on kidney-adrenal axis have been studied in male rats. Rats were pinealectomized and exposed to a photoperiod of 12 h light: 12 h dark. Plasma renin activity (PRA), corticosterone and corticotropin (ACTH) levels were measured at 10, 20 and 35 days postpinealectomy. Pinealectomy increased corticosterone and ACTH levels and(More)
Plasma renin activity (PRA), plasma renin substrate (PRS), plasma renin concentration (PRC), and plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) were measured in normal full-term newborn infants and infants up to 22 days after birth (36 in all). As compared to the control, PRA and PAC levels were significantly higher (p less than 0.001) in cord blood, and in 2 to 6(More)
In order to study the effects of prolactin upon the gonadotrophins and steroid hormones, hyperprolactinaemia was induced by the administration of sulpiride. 12 men between the ages of 18 and 20 were given 3 capsules of 50 mg of sulpiride daily for a period of 15 days, and the following parameters being measured before and after the treatment: (prolactine,(More)
In this paper we studied the role of thyroid gland function in two experimental hypertension models with different pathophysiological mechanisms: deoxycorticosterone-salt (DOCA-salt, volume dependent) and Goldblatt 2-kidney, 1-clip (2K1C, renin dependent). DOCA-salt hypertensive rats showed lower T3 and T4 serum levels by the third week of induced(More)
A simple kinetic method is described for measurement of plasma renin concentration (PRC) and plasma renin substrate concentration (PRS) in human plasma. It is based on the radioimmunological determination of angiotensin I generated when a plasma sample is incubated at 37 degrees C for 2, 4, 6 and 8 h. The use of exogenous renin and renin substrate(More)
The effects of insulin on the metabolism of acetate-U-14C in isolated chicken adipocytes have been investigated. Insulin added in vitro at physiological concentrations did not stimulate the incorporation of acetate-U-14C into triglycerides or CO2 when the acetate was present alone. In the presence of glucose 11m M, however, insulin stimulated significantly(More)
Anapsos, an antipsoriatic drug, was administered to normal volunteers in order to study its possible activity on the immune system. After three days of treatment, the drug decreased the lymphoblastic response to PWM and very slightly reduced the serum levels of immunoglobulins. After five days of treatment, however, both values were normal. The response to(More)
To investigate some parameters involved in postmenopausal calcium metabolism we have measured FSH, LH, estradiol (E2), parathyroid hormone (PTH) calcitonin (CT), 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 (25-OH-D3), total calcium (CaT) and ionic calcium (Ca++) serum levels in 20 healthy postmenopausal women and 20 premenopausal women. The results reported show that the(More)
The relationship between serum insulin and serum inorganic phosphate levels was investigated in normal subjects (NGT) and in patients with moderate impairment of glucose tolerance (IGT1 with subnormal and IGT2 with excessive insulin secretion) fasting and after oral glucose. Insulin and phosphate fasting levels were similar in all groups. In NGT subjects, a(More)