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It is now generally accepted that the nigrostriatal degenerative properties of the parkinsonian-inducing agent 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine are mediated by the brain monoamine oxidase B generated 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium metabolite (MPP+). In this article, the results are described of ongoing efforts to evaluate the MPP(+)-type neurotoxic(More)
In patients with portal hypertension, plasma insulin levels were raised both fasting and after oral glucose or intravenous tolbutamide. This supports previous suggestions that resistance to endogenous insulin plays a major role in producing the impaired glucose tolerance found in chronic hepatic dysfunction. The operation of portacaval anastomosis was(More)
The role of the humoral immune system in human infection with Ascaris lumbricoides remains unclear. This study documents an epidemiological investigation in a highly endemic community in Vietnam, whereby serum antibody levels were assessed before treatment and after a 6-month reinfection period. These data were examined by correlation with infection status(More)
Marrow transplantation was attempted in a 13-yr-old boy with congenital hypoplastic anemia who had never responded to corticosteroid therapy. Prior to the transplant, he had received 238 transfusions, at least 12 of which were from his father. He was prepared for grafting with antilymphocyte globulin, procarbazine, and total body irradiation (1000 rads).(More)
We have previously reported that injection of ryanodine receptor agonists into mature bovine oocytes induces intracellular calcium release, indicative of the existence of ryanodine receptors. In this experiment, further evidence of the ryanodine receptor localization, and developmental regulation in bovine oocytes is presented. The possible physiological(More)
An essential element for continuing transmission of Plasmodium falciparum is the availability of mature gametocytes in human peripheral circulation for uptake by mosquitoes. Natural immune responses to circulating gametocytes may play a role in reducing transmission from humans to mosquitoes. Here, antibody recognition of the surface of mature(More)