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Research in psycholinguistics and in the cognitive neuroscience of language has suggested that semantic and syntactic processing are associated with different neurophysiologic correlates, such as the N400 and the P600 in the ERPs. However, only a handful of studies have investigated the neural basis of the syntax-semantics interface, and even fewer(More)
Since 1986, there have been reports in the literature that glycyrrhizin (GL), 18 alpha-glycyrrhetinic acid (18 alpha-GA) and 18 beta-glycyrrhetinic acid (18 beta-GA) can inhibit the growth of some murine tumours. Recently, testing the activity of GL and 18 alpha-GA on human tumour cells, we observed that both substances are good anti-proliferative agents,(More)
It is known that liquorice root is rich in compounds which exert several pharmacological actions. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of glycyrrhizin (the main constituent of liquorice root) and of its metabolite aglycone, 18beta-glycyrrhetinic acid, on UVB-irradiated human melanoma cells: SKMEL-2 from metastatic tissue and SKMEL-28 from primary(More)
Lisuride increased the incidence of stretching and yawning (SY) as well as of penile erection (PE) and elicited stereotyped behavior (SB), aggressive behavior and mounting in male rats, depending on the dose used. SY was prevented by two dopaminergic antagonists, haloperidol and sulpiride, but not by methysergide, a serotoninergic antagonist, while PE was(More)
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B-HT 920, a selective agonist at dopamine (DA) autoreceptors, strongly increased the incidence of penile erections (PE) in male rats, an effect which was dose-related and antagonized by haloperidol. B-HT 920 at 100 and 200 micrograms/kg i.p. significantly altered the copulatory pattern of sexually active male rats, reducing the number of mounts and(More)
N-n-Propyl-norapomorphine (NPA), a potent dopamine (DA) receptor stimulant, in doses from 0.4 to 80 micrograms/kg i.p. produced a dose-related sexual stimulant effect characterized by recurrent episodes of penile erection (PE). The number of episodes and percentage of responding subjects were proportional to the dose. However, above the maximal effective(More)
Phentolamine (Phe) prevents the induction by epinephrine (E: 1800 nmol/kg, i.v.) of lung edema (LE) in urethane-anesthetized and bivagotomized rats in a dose-related manner (from 246 to 3933 nmol/kg, i.v.). Since Phe blocks and E activates both alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenoceptors, the evidence does not allow us to link LE to selective (alpha 1 or alpha 2) or(More)