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BACKGROUND Cytokine mRNA quantification is widely used to investigate cytokine profiles, particularly in small samples. Real-time polymerase chain reaction is currently the most reliable method of quantifying low-level transcripts such as cytokine and cytokine receptor mRNAs. This accurate technique allows the quantification of a larger pattern of cytokines(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the early-delayed effects of a low dose of the gamma acute radiation syndrome (1.5 Gy) on memory and on dopaminergic and serotoninergic metabolism in Swiss albino CD1 mice, of various ages (6, 10 and 20 weeks). At different times after irradiation (from 24 hr to three months), the mice were trained in a single-trial(More)
The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in striatum rat was determined before and shortly after death using the in vivo microspectrophotometric method. This technique allowed us to monitor the Ellman colorimetric reaction directly inside the brain using an optical probe implanted in a live animal and to determine locally the AChE activity. Whatever the(More)
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