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Somatic fusion of mesophyll protoplasts was used to produce hybrids between the frost-tolerant species Solanum commersonii (2n=2x=24) and dihaploid S. tuberosum (2n=2x=24). This is a sexually incompatible combination due to the difference in EBN (Endosperm Balance Number, Johnston et al. 1980). Species with different EBNs as a rule are sexually(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a cause of hereditary cerebrovascular disease. It results from mutations in the Notch3 gene, a large gene with 33 exons. A cluster of mutations around exons 3 and 4 was originally reported and limited scanning of these exons was suggested for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess incidence and predictors of acute symptomatic seizures in a prospective cohort of patients with first stroke. METHODS Patients with first stroke hospitalized in 31 Italian centers were recruited. Relevant demographic data, disease characteristics, and risk factors were collected. Acute symptomatic seizures (≤7 days) were recorded and(More)
The aim of the ICARO-3 study was to evaluate whether intra-arterial treatment, compared to intravenous thrombolysis, increases the rate of favourable functional outcome at 3 months in acute ischemic stroke and extracranial ICA occlusion. ICARO-3 was a non-randomized therapeutic trial that performed a non-blind assessment of outcomes using retrospective data(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Experimentally, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a detrimental role related to hemorrhagic transformation and severity of an ischemic brain lesion. Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) enhances such effects. This study aimed to expand clinical evidence in this connection. METHODS We measured MMPs 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and tissue(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Data on stroke morbidity are lacking in southern Italy, an area with about 20 million inhabitants and a mean income lower than the rest of the country. Therefore a population-based stroke register was established to determine incidence and case fatality in the Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria. METHODS The survey was conducted(More)
The TPS seedling tuber technique can be successfully adopted in developing as well as in developed countries as a standard agronomic system for potato production. Experimental work has been started in order to select the best parental lines and to evaluate the appropriate breeding schemes for the use of this technique in southern Italy. During 1989 48 true(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The beneficial effect of intravenous thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke attributable to internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in these patients. METHODS ICARO was a(More)
A nationwide survey has been undertaken to evaluate the resources and the activities of Italian hospital neurology units (NU) in the emergency setting. NU are widely disseminated throughout the entire country and 220 (84%) are located in hospitals with an emergency room (ER). Complete data about hospital setting, structural and functional characteristics of(More)