João Paulo Forato Blini

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SUMMARY Although ATP and P2X receptor activity have been lately associated with epilepsy, little is known regarding their exact roles in epileptogenesis. Temporal-lobe epilepsy (TLE) in rat was induced by pilocarpine in order to study changes of hippocampal P2X(2), P2X(4) and P2X(7) receptor expression during acute, latent or chronic phases of epilepsy.(More)
In ascending aorta aneurysms (AscAA) the whole vessel wall dilates, while in aortic dissections (AD) the wall cleaves into two sheets. Both may present fine elastic fragmentation and a decrease in collagen. We analyzed whether alterations in the three-dimensional structure of these fibers could be involved in the pathogenesis of AscAA/AD. Specimens obtained(More)
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