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The case of a 43-year-old woman with a several month history of severe back pain is reported. CT and MR imaging revealed an intramedullary cystic tumor, which was considered a dermoid cyst or teratoma. During surgery, the tumor was found within the base of the filum terminale and completely resected. Microscopic studies revealed a mature teratoma with an(More)
We have shown that embryonic retina contains progenitors which display stem cell properties in vitro. These cells are proliferative and in addition to expressing the neuroectodermal marker, nestin, are multipotential. These properties and the fact that the putative stem cells can differentiate as photoreceptors when exposed to conducive environment identify(More)
Regular exercise may improve systemic markers of chronic inflammation, but direct evidence and dose-response information is lacking. The objective of this study was to examine the effect and time course of changes in markers of chronic inflammation in response to progressive exercise training (and subsequent detraining). Forty-one sedentary men 45-64 yr of(More)
We report the successful grafting of embryonic (newborn) rat retina into a lesion site (die-back zone) of an adult retina with a corresponding 90-100% survival rate. A penetrating lesion was made through the sclera, choroid and retina on the superior surface of the host eye and closed with microsutures. The lesion site was either allowed to stabilize for 5(More)
Exercise induces mobilisation of CD8(+) T lymphocytes (CD8TL) into the peripheral blood. This response is largely confined to effector-memory CD8TLs: antigen experienced cells which have a strong tissue-homing and effector potential. This study investigated whether effector-memory cells also account for the CD8TL egress from peripheral blood following(More)
The toxic acetate analogue monofluoroacetic acid was employed to isolate Arabidopsis tDNA-tagged plants deficient in their ability to utilize or sense acetate. Several tDNA-tagged lines were isolated, including two that were determined to be allelic to an EMS-mutagenized line denoted acn1 for ac non-utilizing. Following conventions, the tDNA-tagged mutants(More)
Photoreceptor cells in Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats with inherited retinal dystrophy can be rescued by the transplantation of normal, wild-type retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, if done before photoreceptor cell death. In the present study, we have examined several metabolic features of rescued photoreceptors and transplanted RPE cells at(More)