Cristina Vincent

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INTRODUCTION TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) has been proposed as a mediator of inflammation and bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study aimed to investigate TWEAK and TWEAK receptor (Fn14) expression in synovial tissue from patients with active and inactive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA) and normal controls and(More)
Two central nervous system myelin autoantigens, M2 and basic protein (BP), were examined, using complement-fixing antibodies against each autoantigen as markers on myelin. M2 activity was very labile and very insoluble, PB activity was very resistant. Trypsin reduced both activities an this reduction was greater after phospholipase treatment. Both(More)
The addition of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) to encephalitogen is required for the induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE). On the other hand, administration of encephalitogen in incomplete Freund's adjuvant (IFA) protects the animal from the development of EAE. It is shown in this work that injection of homologous central nervous(More)
Infantile gonads of Helix aspersa were cultured in vitro for 13 days, alone, associated with dorsal bodies, or with cerebral ganglia (surrounded by connective tissue containing the dorsal bodies). The results demonstrate the stimulatory effect of the dorsal bodies on oocyte growth and suggest that the cerebral ganglia have an inhibitory influence on dorsal(More)
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