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Peptides known to block the extracellular interactions of adhesion receptors belonging to a subclass of the integrin family were tested for their effects on the stabilization of long-term potentiation (LTP) in hippocampal slices. Theta burst stimulation delivered after infusions of Gly-Ala-Val-Ser-Thr-Ala (GAVSTA) resulted in a potentiation effect that(More)
Water scarcity is a critical environmental issue worldwide, especially in arid and semiarid regions. In those regions, climate change projections suggest further reductions in freshwater supplies and increases of the recurrence, longevity and intensity of drought events. At present, one important question for policy debate is the identification of water(More)
Using sera from hosts infected with bovine leukaemia virus (BLV), human T cell lymphoma virus types I and II (HTLV-I and -II), or simian T cell lymphoma virus type I (STLV-I), we found that the major gag proteins of these viruses cross-react immunologically. The specificity of this cross-reactivity was demonstrated by absorption using purified viral(More)
A 27-kDa protein from adult rat brain synaptosomes was purified by matrix-affinity chromatography. The matrix receptor interacted with the Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser sequence recognized by integrin-type adhesion molecules, and was labeled by integrin antibodies. Levels of the 27-kDa species in brain membranes were unaffected by proteolysis, however, conventional(More)
Bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) resides in infected lymphocytes in a latent, repressed state but becomes expressed a few hours after the cells are cultured in vitro. We have identified several conditions and factors affecting the expression of BLV in short-term cultures of naturally infected lymphoid cells. The presence of foetal calf serum in the culture(More)
This paper focuses on economic impacts of cooperation between groundwater users on aquifers' management. Groundwater is a common-pool resource with several negative externalities associated with its use. Cooperation among users is promoted as a means of achieving better management, internalizing the damages of users' activities and reducing extractions.(More)
Overexploitation of groundwater affects the quality and quantity of aquifer water and creates serious survival problems for ecosystems that depend on these water bodies. Groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) provide several ecological goods and services to societies and also have positive impacts on the groundwater resources to which they are connected,(More)
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