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Natural forms of stimulation were used to compare the spontaneous and evoked activity of dorsal horn neurons in three groups of rats: controls with no surgical lesion, rats with transection of the sciatic nerve and rats with transection of the dorsal roots at the same segmental level. In control rats, cells encountered in the dorsal horn were classified… (More)
A bundle of central nervous fibers was excited in the rat with a short pulse (40 ns) of UV light produced by an excimer laser. Evoked responses were recorded in the thalamic ventralis posterior nucleus after stimulation of the medial lemniscus or the cuneate bundle in the spinal cord. The effects of electrical and optical fiber applied UV stimulation were… (More)
BHD, TP53, and HNF1beta on chromosome 17 were studied in 92 cases of renal cell carcinoma (46 chromophobe, 19 clear cell, 18 oncocytoma, and nine papillary). Six, thirteen, and zero cases had, respectively BHD, TP53, and HNF1beta mutations, (84% mutations involved chromophobe), suggesting a role for BHD and TP53 in chromophobe subtype.
The Doppler ultrasound diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis (asymetrical systolic and diastolic flows; elevated resistance index: ratio of flow pulse amplitude to systolic and diastolic values; flow reversal in the ophtalmic artery) is compared, in 52 patients, to the clinical, angiographic (40 patients) an surgical findings and to the peroperative measure… (More)
Mutations in BHD and TP53 genes, but not in HNF1b gene, in a large series of sporadic chromophobe renal cell carcinoma BHD, TP53, and HNF1b on chromosome 17 were studied in 92 cases of renal cell carcinoma (46 chromophobe, 19 clear cell, 18 oncocytoma, and nine papillary). Six, thirteen, and zero cases had, respectively BHD, TP53, and HNF1b mutations, (84%… (More)
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a hereditary cancer syndrome that predisposes to the development of a panel of highly vascularized tumors including CNS and retinal hemangioblastomas, endolymphatic sac tumors, clear-cell renal cell carcinomas (RCC), pheochromocytomas and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. CNS hemangioblastomas and RCC are the two main… (More)