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Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among HIV‐infected pregnant women in Uganda and Rwanda
A retrospective survey to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infections was conducted on the samples of 247 African HIV‐1 positive pregnant women who had participated to aExpand
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The T‐tubule membrane ATP‐operated P2X4 receptor influences contractility of skeletal muscle
Evidence indicates that extracellular ATP may have relevant functions in skeletal muscle, even though the physiological role and distribution of specific signaling pathway elements are not wellExpand
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Skeletal muscle myofibrillar protein oxidation in heart failure and the protective effect of Carvedilol.
Heart failure is characterized by limited exercise tolerance and by a skeletal muscle myopathy with atrophy and shift toward fast fibres. An inflammatory status with elevated pro-inflammatoryExpand
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Denervation in murine fast-twitch muscle: short-term physiological changes and temporal expression profiling.
Denervation deeply affects muscle structure and function, the alterations being different in slow and fast muscles. Because the effects of denervation on fast muscles are still controversial, andExpand
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Sphingosine 1-phosphate signaling is involved in skeletal muscle regeneration.
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive lipid known to control cell growth that was recently shown to act as a trophic factor for skeletal muscle, reducing the progress of denervation atrophy.Expand
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High-frequency fatigue of skeletal muscle: role of extracellular Ca2+
The present study evaluated whether Ca2+ entry operates during fatigue of skeletal muscle. The involvement of different skeletal muscle membrane calcium channels and of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger (NCX)Expand
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Adaptation of Mouse Skeletal Muscle to Long-Term Microgravity in the MDS Mission
The effect of microgravity on skeletal muscles has so far been examined in rat and mice only after short-term (5–20 day) spaceflights. The mice drawer system (MDS) program, sponsored by Italian SpaceExpand
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Trophic action of sphingosine 1-phosphate in denervated rat soleus muscle.
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) mediates a number of cellular responses, including growth and proliferation. Skeletal muscle possesses the full enzymatic machinery to generate S1P and expresses theExpand
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Safety of Methylphenidate and Atomoxetine in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Data from the Italian National ADHD Registry
ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess the type and frequency of adverse events (AEs) in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treated with methylphenidate orExpand
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Beneficial effects of GH/IGF-1 on skeletal muscle atrophy and function in experimental heart failure.
Muscle atrophy is a determinant of exercise capacity in heart failure (CHF). Myocyte apoptosis, triggered by tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) or its second messenger sphingosine (SPH), is oneExpand
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