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Neuropeptides as synaptic transmitters
Neuropeptides are small protein molecules (composed of 3–100 amino-acid residues) that have been localized to discrete cell populations of central and peripheral neurons. In most instances, theyExpand
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Ghrelin in Central Neurons
Ghrelin, an orexigenic peptide synthesized by endocrine cells of the gastric mucosa, is released in the bloodstream in response to a negative energetic status. Since discovery, the hypothalamus wasExpand
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Microglia Control Neuronal Network Excitability via BDNF Signalling
Microglia-neuron interactions play a crucial role in several neurological disorders characterized by altered neural network excitability, such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain. While a series ofExpand
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The biosynthesis of flavonoids is enhanced similarly by UV radiation and root zone salinity in L. vulgare leaves.
Flavonoids have recently been suggested to have the potential to serve as antioxidants other than effective UV attenuators in photoprotection. Here, we tested the hypothesis that flavonoidsExpand
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Effect of Temperature on Key Physiological Responses of Grapevine Leaf
The effects of temperature on the physiological responses of self-rooted cv. Trebbiano grapevines in three growth chambers were studied at 20°C, 27.5°C, and 35°C and compared to those of controlExpand
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Stress-induced flavonoid biosynthesis and the antioxidant machinery of plants
There is a growing body of evidence that flavonoids do not primarily function as UV-B screening pigments in photoprotection. Recent findings support the idea that excess light stress, irrespective ofExpand
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Presynaptic functional trkB receptors mediate the release of excitatory neurotransmitters from primary afferent terminals in lamina II (substantia gelatinosa) of postnatal rat spinal cord
A subset of primary sensory neurons produces BDNF, which is implicated in control of nociceptive neurotransmission. We previously localized full‐length trkB receptors on their terminals within laminaExpand
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Municipal-treated wastewater reuse for plant nurseries irrigation.
Results of an experiment aimed at assessing the possibility of reusing reclaimed wastewater for nursery ornamental plants are presented. Tests were carried out in Pistoia (Italy). A pilot plant forExpand
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VAM Fungi and Soil Lime Content Influence Rootstock Growth and Nutrient Content
A factorial experiment was conducted to determine the interaction between vesicular-arbuscular fungi (VAF) inoculation ( Glomus constrictus Trappe, G. deserticola Trappe, Blosse, and Menge, G.Expand
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Ultrastructural evidence for a pre‐ and postsynaptic localization of full‐length trkB receptors in substantia gelatinosa (lamina II) of rat and mouse spinal cord
Brain‐derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) exerts its trophic effects by acting on the high‐affinity specific receptor trkB. BDNF also modulates synaptic transmission in several areas of the CNS,Expand
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