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Germline mutations within the mismatch repair (MMR) genes are generally found in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with a positive family history for the presence of the neoplasia. Clinical standard criteria have been established to define hereditary-non-polyposis-colorectal cancer (HNPCC)-prone families. Interestingly, the number of MMR gene mutations found(More)
1. The effects of muscimol and bicuculline on mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) were studied after their microinfusion into the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) and into the nucleus parabrachialis medialis (NPBmed) in 3 and 24 month old rats. 2. In 3 month old rats a dose of 0.01 microgram of muscimol given into the NTS increased MAP,(More)
An epidemiologic study was conducted from 1979 through 1984 on subjects presenting transitory ischemic attacks (TIA) and admitted into our Institute. We investigated year, season, month, day, and hour of every attack on 80 patients aged between 51 and 88 years. Time-series analysis showed a seasonal pattern of disease onset in early spring. Peaks occurred(More)
The rats systemic administration of tolonidine in rats (0.05-5.0 mumol/Kg) produced behavioural and electrocortical slow-wave sleep lasting between 35 and 200 min depending on the dose. In addition, a dose-dependent fall in deep body temperature was observed. Similar effects were evoked by infusing tolonidine (5-80 nmol) into the third cerebral ventricle.(More)
Fallopian tube cancer (FTC) accounts for 0.1-0.5% of all gynaecological malignancies, so that very few studies have demonstrated a significant linkage between this cancer type and BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. We report the identification of a novel germline mutation (Q3034R) in BRCA2 gene in a 41-year-old patient. The nucleotide change (CAG > CGG) abolishes a(More)
permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver Background: NSCLC remains a challenging disease to treat, especially(More)
The cardiovascular responses induced by intracerebroventricular or intravenous administration of ketanserin in normotensive rats were evaluated. Ketanserin, which is an antagonist at 5-HT2 receptors, when microinfused into the third cerebral ventricle, did not induce significant cardiovascular effects, except for a slight and transitory hypotensive response(More)
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