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Parathyroid hormone receptor 2 (PTH2R) and its ligand, tuberoinfundibular peptide of 39 residues (TIP39) constitute a neuromodulator system implicated in endocrine and nociceptive regulation. We now describe the presence and distribution of the PTH2R and TIP39 in the brain of primates using a range of tissues and ages from macaque and human brain. In situ(More)
Arterial hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality. Few data exist on prevalence, awareness, and management of hypertension in Bulgaria, precluding development of potentially beneficial risk reduction initiatives. Between September 1996 and July 1997, an age-sex stratified sample of 847 male and 771 female employees(More)
The application of wireless technologies in the area of industrial automation and the increasing demand for efficient utilization of the scarce spectrum resources inherently presents the challenge of managing the coexistence of heterogeneous wireless communications. In this contribution we describe applications of Cognitive Radio Systems (CRS) in the area(More)
The process of lens regeneration in newts involves the dedifferentiation of pigmented iris epithelial cells and their subsequent conversion into lens fibers. In vivo this cell-type conversion is restricted to the dorsal region of the iris. We have examined the patterns of hyaluronate accumulation and endogenous hyaluronidase activity in the newt iris during(More)
In this paper, we investigate the impact of antenna spatial correlation on the performance of K-user MIMO interference channel, in which interference alignment technique is employed to align all interferences at receivers. In order to improve the sum-rate and BER performances of the system in low SNR regimes the MMSE-based interference alignment algorithm(More)
There is a growing body of evidence for the protective role of vitamin D in diabetes mellitus (DM), infection, cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders and kidney function. Considering the reported high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), the aim of this study was to assess the influence of(More)
1. Effects of the enkephalins Met-enk (M) and Leu-enk (L), of two newly synthesized analogues--[Cys-(O2NH2)]2-Met-enk (CM) and [Cys-(O2NH2)]2-Leu-enk (CL)--and of a hexapeptide--D-Ala2-Leu5-Arg6 (Dalargin; DL) on the spontaneous and electrically stimulated activity were examined with respect to their selectivity for the mu opioid receptors in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Proteinuria is associated with decreased graft and patient survival after kidney transplantation. Increasing evidence shows that vitamin D has antiproteinuric and renoprotective effects. The aim of our study was to assess the influence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels on proteinuria after kidney transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between May 1,(More)
Antenatal corticosteroids are now administered for the purpose of hastening maturation of the preterm infant's organs and tissues, thus reducing neonatal mortality and the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Our purpose was to determine the efficacy of maternal corticosteroid therapy on fetal maturation in cases with preterm premature rupture(More)