Eleri Thomas

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Clinical, histopathological, and ultrastructural features of an extended intracranial malignant neoplasm are presented. Following incomplete extirpation of a large epidural tumor at the temporal base of the skull, the 21-year-old male patient suffered from several local recurrences and died at the age of 27. The neoplasm was defined by its histopathological(More)
Results from a computer model of a thalamic network predict that agents augmenting GABA(A)-mediated inhibition in the reticular thalamic (RE) nucleus will be antiepileptic or desynchronizing. This provides support for the hypothesis that antiepileptics like benzodiazepines may exert their effects through an isolated increase of inhibition in the RE nucleus.(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-derived vectors have been suggested for potential use in gene therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). HSV naturally infects adult neuronal cells and possesses a large genome for the insertion of transgenes. In the present study, we have used two different HSV constructs to deliver glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)(More)
Enzyme activity of adenosinetriphosphatase, NADH2-tetrazolium reductase and lactate dehydrogenase was studied in the rat perineurium 10, 20, 30, and 90 days post partum. The effect of under-nutrition was shown by a lack of enzyme activity in rats 30 days post partum in contrast to control animals, 30 days also corresponds to the time when, in normal rats,(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV) of a highly or slightly neuropathogenetic strain was inoculated into the tongues of mice. After appropriate survival times, the animals were killed and portions of the facial and trigeminal nerves as well as the brain stem were examined with virus isolation and immunocytochemistry for the presence of HSV. Both virus strains(More)
Rat sciatic nerve was crushed at mid thigh level. 30 minutes up to 24 hours after the lesion, the nerve was excised, fixed, stained for acid phosphatase activity, and embedded in araldite. The nerve was cut lengthwise over a distance of 6 mm proximally and distally to the lesion and examined by electron microscopy. Not more than 30 minutes after damage(More)
Studying eight sural nerve biopsy specimens of a biopsied trigeminal ganglions and peripheral nerves from eight autopsies, some of them retrieved 30 years ago, with a panel of antibodies against several types of amyloid revealed the presence of AF, AL of the lambda type, AA and ASs in peripheral nerve specimens while AB, AE, ASc, ASb, ACc, APrP could not be(More)
Changes in immature rats in motor neurones after axotomy were studied by enzyme-histochemical methods. Increased activity of dehydrogenases in these neurones demonstrates enhanced metabolism and there was also increase of acid phosphatases. Decreased activity of acetylcholinesterase and indoxylacetate esterase in the neurones and their processes seems to(More)
Aerosolization of imipenem/cilastatin was compared with continuous intravenous infusions of the antibiotic for pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analysis. The concentrations of imipenim/cilastatin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BAL) obtained from rats exposed to the aerosolized antibiotic were significantly greater than the concentrations in BAL in the(More)