Daniela Grand

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The contribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY), deriving from adrenal medulla, to the adrenosympathetic tone is unknown. We found that in response to NPY, primary cultures of mouse adrenal chromaffin cells secreted catecholamine, and that this effect was abolished in cultures from NPY Y(1) receptor knockout mice (Y(1)-/-). Compared with wild-type mice (Y(1)+/+),(More)
PCR-based immunoglobulin (Ig)/T-cell receptor (TCR) clonality testing in suspected lymphoproliferations has largely been standardized and has consequently become technically feasible in a routine diagnostic setting. Standardization of the pre-analytical and post-analytical phases is now essential to prevent misinterpretation and incorrect conclusions(More)
The aim of the present work was to study the effect of angiotensin II (Ang II) on catecholamines and neuropeptide Y (NPY) release in primary cultures of human adrenal chromaffin cells. Ang II stimulates norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (EP) and NPY release from perifused chromaffin cells by 3-, 2- and 12-fold, respectively. The NPY release is more sustained(More)
The vasoconstrictor neuropeptide Y (NPY) has been shown to down-regulate tyrosine hydroxylase expression in cultured adrenal chromaffin cells, which probably accounts for the higher plasma resting norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (E) concentrations observed in Y(1) knock-out mice (Y(1)-/-) than in wild-type mice (Y(1)+/+). The aim of this work was to(More)
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