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Oxytocin injected into the ventral tegmental area induces penile erection and increases extracellular dopamine in the nucleus accumbens and paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus of male rats
The neuropeptide oxytocin (20–100 ng), induces penile erection when injected unilaterally into the caudal but not rostral mesencephalic ventral tegmental area (VTA) of male Sprague–Dawley rats. SuchExpand
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The endogenous cannabinoid system protects against colonic inflammation.
Excessive inflammatory responses can emerge as a potential danger for organisms' health. Physiological balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory processes constitutes an important feature ofExpand
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VGF: A Novel Role for This Neuronal and Neuroendocrine Polypeptide in the Regulation of Energy Balance
Insight into the mechanisms of action of neurotrophic growth factors has been obtained through the identification and characterization of gene products that are regulated or modified at theExpand
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Evidence for the presence of S-100 protein in the glial component of the human enteric nervous system
Recently, the complex organization of the enteric nervous system and its independent role in the integrative control of digestive functions have been fully recognized. However, little is known aboutExpand
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Neuronal intermediate filaments in rat dorsal root ganglia: differential distribution of peripherin and neurofilament protein immunoreactivity and effect of capsaicin
Two major neuronal populations were revealed in rat dorsal root ganglia, immunoreactive for either peripherin, or neurofilament triplet proteins (adult L2 ganglia: 66.2% and 25.6%, mainly small andExpand
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Tissue‐Specific Processing of the Neuroendocrine Protein VGF
Abstract: VGF is a neuroendocrine‐specific gene product that is up‐regulated by nerve growth factor in the PC12 cell line. In rat neuroendocrine tissues two polypeptides of 90 and 80 kDa wereExpand
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A novel neuroendocrine gene product: selective VGF8a gene expression and immuno-localisation of the VGF protein in endocrine and neuronal populations.
The VGF8a gene was recognised on the basis of its inducibility by NGF in rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. Using immunocytochemistry, we have localised the corresponding VGF protein product inExpand
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Emergence of fox rabies in north-eastern Italy.
Italy has been classified as rabies-free since 1997. In October 2008, two foxes have been diagnosed with rabies in the Province of Udine, north-east Italy. One case of human exposure caused by a biteExpand
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Oxytocin induces penile erection when injected into the ventral tegmental area of male rats: role of nitric oxide and cyclic GMP
Oxytocin (80 ng) injected into the caudal mesencephalic ventral tegmental area (VTA) of male rats induces penile erection. Such an effect occurs together with an increase in nitric oxide (NO)Expand
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Traces of medieval migrations in a socially stratified population from Northern Italy. Evidence from uniparental markers and deep-rooted pedigrees
Social and cultural factors had a critical role in determining the genetic structure of Europe. Therefore, socially stratified populations may help to focus on specific episodes of EuropeanExpand
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