Gloria J Colurso

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It has been suggested that the neurodegeneration that occurs with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may result from apoptosis, a process of programmed cell death. Neuronal injury, induced by abnormal aggregates of beta-amyloid peptide, has been identified as an apoptotic trigger. In the present study, brain tissue samples were obtained from the insular cortex (INS)(More)
Scanning and integrating microdensitometry of azure B- and Coomassie brilliant blue G-stained tissue sections was used to measure the levels of RNA and protein, respectively, in pyramidal neurons of the insular cortex (INS) and midfrontal gyrus (MFG) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-matched, nondemented control subjects. AD was associated(More)
Mach-Zehnder interferometric measurements were used to assess the extent of section thickness variability (inter- and intrasection) associated with cryostat microtomy of adrenal sections over a typical working range of 10-20 micron. Sections were obtained using a Bright's Cambridge rocking type and a Damon rotary type cryostat microtome to allow comparative(More)
Immunoreactive beta-endorphin-like activity (-IR) and ACTH-IR were determined in rat pituitary lobes and plasma at 4-hr intervals over a 24-hr period. In addition, we measured beta-endorphin-IR in discrete hypothalamic nuclei, and plasma corticosterone levels at the same time points. Significant and replicable circadian variation was detected only in(More)
The pituitary intermediate lobe of most species is cytologically monotonous, but that of the dog is composed of two immunocytochemically distinct cell types. The predominant A cells are typical pars intermedia cells: they stain immunocytochemically for alpha-melanotropin and, more weakly, for adrenocorticotropin and beta-lipotropin. The B cells are like the(More)
Serum corticosterone and ACTH levels were measured in rats subjected to one and two 30 min intervals of noise (100 dB, 250--20,000 Hz). Both hormones were elevated immediately after noise exposure, dropped below pre-exposure levels after a 2 hr recovery interval and were again elevated with a second exposure. The ratio of immunoactive to bioactive ACTH was(More)
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