Fabia Gamboni

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Painful neuromas from 16 patients were examined using site-specific antisodium channel antibodies employed in immunocytochemical and radioimmunoassay methods. Normal sural nerves from six of these patients served as controls. Immunocytochemistry showed abnormal segmental accumulation of sodium channels within many axons in the neuromas. Dens(More)
Voltage-gated sodium channels are largely localized to the nodes of Ranvier in myelinated axons, providing a physiological basis for saltatory conduction. What happens to these channels in demyelinated axons is not known with certainty. Experimentally demyelinated axons were examined by using a well-characterized, polyclonal antibody directed against sodium(More)
The axolemmal distribution of voltage-gated sodium channels largely determines the regions of axonal electrical excitability. Using a well-characterized anti-sodium channel antibody, we examined peripheral nerve fibers focally injured by exposure to the neurotoxic agent, potassium tellurite (K2TeO3). Immunocytochemical and radioimmunoassay data showed a(More)
Sodium channels, which are largely localized to the nodes of Ranvier in myelinated axons, appear to form new distributions along demyelinated axons. In this study a sensitive radioimmunoassay (RIA) was used to examine the changes in the total number of sodium channels that occur in nerves experimentally demyelinated in vivo with doxorubicin (adriamycin).(More)
Hypertonic saline (HTS) has been used intravenously to reduce organ dysfunction following injury and as an inhaled therapy for cystic fibrosis lung disease. The role and mechanism of HTS inhibition was explored in the TNFα and IL-1β stimulation of pulmonary epithelial cells. Hyperosmolar (HOsm) media (400 mOsm) inhibited the production of select cytokines(More)
Many receptors involved with innate immunity activate the inhibitor kappa B kinase signalosome (IKK). The active complex appears to be assembled from the two kinase units, IKKα and IKKβ with the regulatory protein NEMO. Because we previously found that RNA silencing of clathrin heavy chains (CHC), in transformed human lung pneumocytes (A549), decreased(More)
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