Diana M Gaitán

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The amino acid D-serine (D-Ser), previously recognized as a pharmacological tool for potentiating neuronal activity mediated by the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor complex, in vitro and in vivo, has been observed in several brain regions of the rat and mouse, most prominently in cortex. In addition to reconfirming the presence and distribution of D-Ser(More)
The transverse carpal ligament is the volar roof of the carpal tunnel. Gross observation shows that the ligament appears to have fibers that roughly orient in the transverse direction. A closer anatomical examination shows that the ligament also has oblique fibers. Knowledge of the fiber orientation of the transverse carpal ligament is valuable for further(More)
ACTH secretion by tumors of nonpituitary origin is characteristically resistant to negative feedback regulation by glucocorticoids. One possible mechanism for the phenomenon could be a structural defect in the intracellular glucocorticoid receptor (GR). We studied the GR in DMS-79 cells derived from a human ACTH-secreting small cell lung cancer. Compared(More)
The CRH test may sometimes be useful in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome, because most patients with pituitary ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome (Cushing's disease) respond to CRH, but those with other causes of Cushing's syndrome usually do not. However, about 10% of Cushing's disease patients fail to respond to CRH. We wondered if we could(More)
Non-pituitary tumors that produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) exhibit resistance to the normal feedback effects of glucocorticoids on proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene expression. This glucocorticoid resistance is typically complete, although some tumors show only relative glucocorticoid resistance in the clinical setting. The molecular mechanisms(More)
Cushing's disease (pituitary ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome) has been described in association with the syndrome of multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN-I). Cushing's disease is uncommon in MEN-I and has not been reported in more than one member of a kindred. Here we describe a mother and her daughter with Cushing's disease and major depressive(More)
Our objective was to study the effect of glutaraldehyde (GLU) concentration, heat, and photooxidation on mechanical properties and calcification of bovine pericardium grafts in an in vivo model. Fresh pericardia were treated as follows: 0.625% GLU for 7 days (standard); 0.625%, 1%, and 3% GLU at 4 degrees C for 20 days and 50 degrees C for additional 20(More)
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