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The aim of the study was to investigate gonadal function and LH reserve in patients on chronic therapy with supraphysiological doses of GC. We clinically evaluated 17 male subjects (aged 23-56 years-old) on chronic GC therapy. In four subjects (aged 23-39 years-old) randomly selected, three basal blood samples were drawn and pooled for measurement of SHBG,(More)
We have previously shown that interleukin-2 (IL-2) and IL-6, which are expressed in the anterior pituitary, affect anterior pituitary cell proliferation in normal rats and cell lines. Here we examined their effects on the c-fos expression by human anterior pituitary adenomas. Adenoma cells in culture do not express c-fos mRNA. In adenoma explants, however,(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the postweaning growth of Iberian piglets and its relationship with the occurrence of diarrhea. To assess these factors in response to different weaning ages, a total of 360 pure-breed Iberian piglets were studied. Three trials were conducted with 120 piglets from 24 litters randomly assigned to be weaned at 28 or 42 d(More)
Is Cushing's syndrome ever caused by adrenal stimulating autoantibodies? Specific antiadrenal antibodies were found in the serum of three of seven patients with Cushing's syndrome. The immunologic techniques that showed positive results were complement fixation, tanned RBC hemagglutination, and immunofluorescence. Lymphocytic infiltration of the adrenal was(More)
We have previously reported that seminal plasma (SP) pool from donors and azoospermic patients can inhibit the NK response in vitro. In this study we investigated whether SP also inhibits the interleukin -2-activated natural cytotoxicity (LAK). Pools of SP from 10 healthy donors and 17 azoospermic patients were used. They were sterilized by filtration and(More)
Experiments were conducted in which rhesus monkeys were infected with mumps virus by inoculation into the parotid gland. Virus was isolated from buccal swab specimens from animals up to 6 days after inoculation. Immunofluorescence staining for mumps antigen was positive, and infectious virus was recovered from tissue biopsies of inoculated glands.(More)
From recent decades, the phenomenon of globalization is affecting the business model of companies, evolving into a global market that seeks to reduce costs, increase productivity and competitive advantage. The companies engaged in software development are no strangers to this phenomenon, and also being adapted to develop the software in a distributed way at(More)