Delmore Morsette

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We report here the characterization of the human tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) gene. The gene is 83 kilobase pairs (kb) long with exon-intron splicing sites located in preserved positions among the three members of the TIMP family. A 2.6-kb genomic DNA fragment flanking the 5'-end of the gene contains several regulatory elements(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord herniation through a dural defect is a cause of myelopathy and BSS that may be underdiagnosed. It may occur spontaneously, after trauma, or after surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION We present the case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with low back pain, progressive myelopathy, right proximal LEW, several episodes of falling, sensory(More)
The effect of metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) activation on vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) release was evaluated using explants of the hypothalamoneurohypophysial system. (+/-)-1-Aminocyclopentane-trans-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (t-ACPD), an agonist at groups I and II mGluRs, increased VP and OT release in a concentration-dependent manner. A role(More)
Glutamate is recognized as a prominent excitatory transmitter in the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and is involved in transmission of osmoregulatory information from the osmoreceptors to the vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) neurons. Explants of the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system were utilized to characterize the roles of the non-N-methyl-D-aspartate(More)
Previous experiments demonstrated that excitatory amino acids participate in the osmotic regulation of vasopressin secretion, but the specific involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors was not evaluated. This was demonstrated in the present studies. NMDA stimulated vasopressin release from perifused explants of the(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that the increase in vasopressin (VP) release and induction of VPmRNA content by osmotic stimulation was blocked by kynurenic acid, a non-specific antagonist of excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptors. In order to identify the type of EAA receptor involved, perifused explants of the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system (HNS) were(More)
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