Claudia Pollera

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Neuropathological changes have been described associated with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection. The objective of our study was to characterize the lesions found in the brain and spinal cord of experimentally FIV-infected cats and to quantify, by morphometric analysis, the intensity of gliosis found in these subjects at different time post(More)
Prion protein (PrP) is a glycoprotein expressed on the surface of neurons and glial cells. Its pathological isoform (PrP(res)) is protease resistant, and involved in the pathogenesis of a number of transmissible encephalopathies (TSEs). One common feature of neurodegenerative diseases, including TSEs, is oxidative stress, which may be responsible not only(More)
BACKGROUND A repeat breeder cow (RBC) can be defined as an animal that after 3 or more inseminations cannot get pregnant because of fertilization failure or early embryonic death. If no cause is identified precisely, inadequate uterine receptivity is responsible for implantation failures. Since a large number of identified molecular mediators, such as(More)
Scrapie-infected hamsters were tested for spontaneous motor activity and passive avoidance at various times after infection. After testing, some animals were killed and their whole brains assayed for norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and their metabolites. The apparent rate of turnover was estimated in terms of metabolite/amine concentrations. After 70(More)
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