J P Willemot

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One thing does seem clear: the people responsible for the Gargas hands were not primarily concerned with colouring their hands red, black, brown, yellow, or white, while merely using the cave walls as a convenient support. This may be observed from the striking topographical positions within the cave of many of the hands-e.g., within a niche in the rock,(More)
Since the operation of submucous resection of the septum has been replaced by septoplasty, the indication for nasal surgery in children has increased. They may be divided into four categories, which by order of importance are: Re-establishment of nasal function (95%); severe nasal allergy provoked by deformity; psychological factors associated with(More)
Nervous tissue pieces from the caudate nucleus and the substantia nigra of the rat were incubated in cold glycerol solutions of decreasing concentrations and then transferred into standard phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) or into tris-K+-Mg++-Ca++ buffer (pH 7.9) containing HMM, prepared from rabbit skeletal muscle by tryptic digestion. As controls, pieces were(More)
Heavy meromyosin (HMM) labeling was used to identify the nature of the filaments which form bundles in the cytoplasm of the pericytes in brain tissue. Rat brain tissue pieces were incubated in glycerol solutions at 4 degrees and then transferred into buffer (pH 7.0), (1) without HMM, (2) with HMM, (3) with HMM + 5 mM ATP, and (4) with HMM + 2.5 mM Na+(More)
To identify structures involved in the translocation of the synaptic vesicles towards the presynaptic membrane, an ultrastructural study has been undertaken by means of (1) the E-PTA stain and (2) the HMM-labeling procedure. Using serial sections of E-PTA stained nervous tissue, especially those made in transversal and tangential planes, the geometric order(More)
Chronic administration of isoproterenol (ISO) produces hypertrophy of the rat heart and tibialis muscle. With doses of 0.1, 0.3, and 0.6 mg/kg, hypertrophy of the heart is significantly by the 3rd day of treatment. Maximum cardiac enlargement attained with doses of 0.3 and 0.6 mg/kg occurs after 21 days and averages 40% above control values. ISO increases(More)
Experimental antidiarrheal activity of a traditionally used medication, Salicairine, was demonstrated in comparison to loperamide by significant inhibition of castor oil-induced diarrhea in mice (increases in hard faeces/total faeces ratio of 38 and 54 and 5 and 54% with respect to controls, at 0.5 and 1 mL/kg and 1 and 2 mg/kg, respectively) and(More)