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Receptors for vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) have been characterized in rat lymphoid cells. The interaction of [125I] VIP with blood mononuclear cells was rapid, reversible, specific and saturable. At apparent equilibrium, the binding of [125I] VIP was competitively inhibited by native VIP in the 0.01-100 nM range concentration. The binding data were(More)
Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD3), 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1, 25-(OH)2D3], PTH and osteocalcin were measured in 114 subjects living in the South of Spain (Cordoba, latitude 37.6 degrees) during early spring. Results in young healthy adults (group G1) were compared with values found in three groups of elderly subjects (mean age 77 years):(More)
1. The effect of chronic intake of ethanol on the binding of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) to rat spleen lymphoid cells was investigated. 2. The intake chronic of ethanol elicited an increase in specific VIP binding. 3. This increase was due to an increase in binding capacity of both the high and the low affinity binding sites. 4. There was a decrease(More)
Chronic ethanol intake resulted in a significant decrease in the rate of ponderal growth and an impaired nyctohemeral profile of pineal N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity. In ethanol-treated animals, the onset of the nocturnal NAT increase is delayed by 2 hours when compared to control animals. Moreover, pineal NAT nocturnal peak was reached at 4 h (2 hours(More)
The aim of the present study was to ascertain whether sex differences exist in GH response to GHRH, and the influence that menstrual cycle have on this response. A GHRH test was performed on nine healthy men and ten women on days one and twelve of the menstrual cycle. Basal GH levels, (mean +/- SE) (7.98 +/- 3.09 ng/ml in women and 0.13 +/- 0.07 ng/ml in(More)
Meningovascular neurosyphilis with basilar artery thrombosis, a case report and literature review Herein a case is described of a 54-years old patient, HIV negative, with cerebro-vascular disease by basilar artery thrombosis secondary to meningovascular neurosyphilis. Neurosyphilis is the impairment at any stage of the central nervous system by Treponema(More)