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Kidney cortex apoptosis was studied with female Wistar rats treated for 10 days with gentamicin and netilmicin at daily doses of 10 or 20 mg/kg of body weight and amikacin or isepamicin at daily doses of 40 mg/kg. Apoptosis was detected and quantitated using cytological (methyl green-pyronine) and immunohistochemical (terminal(More)
Chicory inulin is a natural linear fructan that is not digested in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract but is fermented in the cecocolon. It enhances calcium absorption in rats and improves femur and tibia mineral contents in gastrectomized or ovariectomized rats. We studied the effect of inulin (0, 5 and 10 g/100 g diet) on whole-body bone mineral(More)
Quantification of mRNA expression levels using real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) is increasingly used to validate results of DNA microarrays or GeneChips. It requires an improved method that is more robust and more suitable for high-throughput measurements. In this report, we compare a user non-influent, second derivative method with that of a(More)
Background:In order to demonstrate that high dilutions of histamine are able to inhibit basophil activation in a reproducible fashion, several techniques were used in different research laboratories. Objective:The aim of the study was to investigate the action of histamine dilutions on basophil activation. Methods:Basophil activation was assessed by alcian(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone involved in the regulation of phosphate and calcium metabolism. We have evaluated the levels of C-terminal FGF23 (Ct-FGF23) in 73 patients presenting heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) and assess their potential predictive value for long-term survival through a 6 years(More)
The role of dopamine receptor-G protein coupling in the development of striatal dopamine receptor supersensitivity was studied in rats with a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced unilateral lesion of the nigrostriatal pathway. This coupling was assessed by the measurement of dopamine agonist-induced guanosine 5'-O-(gamma[35S]thio)triphosphate(More)
  • F Noel, J Cumps
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological…
  • 1989
1. The interaction between ouabain and K+ and their effects on (Na+ + K+)-ATPase activity were studied using microsomes from guinea pig and rat heart. 2. Microsomes were incubated in the presence of various concentrations of K+ and ouabain and ATPase activity was estimated by measuring the inorganic phosphate liberated. The experimental data were analyzed(More)
The intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV), frequently coupled with a nebulizer, is increasingly used as a physiotherapy technique; however, its physiologic and clinical values have been poorly studied. The aim of this study was to compare lung deposition of amikacin by the nebulizer of the IPV device (Percussionaire; Percussionaire Corporation;(More)
The biological action of ultra high dilutions is controversial [1, 2]. Inhibition of anti-IgE induced basophil degranulation by successive histamine dilutions is of interest, as it studies a chemically defined compound (histamine) which exerts a negative feed back effect via the histamine H2 receptor. The biological activity is measured using the human(More)