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This article reviews the biochemical, physiological, and experimental data cumulated during the last decade on the Meissner and Pacinian corpuscles. It includes information about (i) the localization of molecules recently detected in sensory corpuscles; (ii) the unsolved problem of the accessory fibers in sensory corpuscles and the occurrence of myelin(More)
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are the members of the degenerin/epithelial sodium channel (Deg/ENaC) superfamily which mediate different sensory modalities including mechanosensation. ASICs have been detected in mechanosensory neurons as well as in peripheral mechanoreceptors. We now investigated the distribution of ASIC1, ASIC2, and ASIC3 proteins in(More)
Null mutations of genes from the NGF family of NTs and their receptors (NTRs) lead to loss/reduction of specific neurons in sensory ganglia; conversely, cutaneous overexpression of NTs results in skin hyperinnervation and increase or no changes in the number of sensory neurons innervating the skin. These neuronal changes are paralleled with loss of specific(More)
Myelinated nerve fibres forming sensory corpuscles become amyelinic before entering the corpuscle. Interestingly, in Meissner corpuscles from monkey myelin basic protein (MBP), a specific component of myelin sheath co-localized with neuronal markers. To investigate whether or not this also occurs in human digital Meissner corpuscles, we used single and(More)
Pacinian corpuscles are innervated by large myelinated Aalpha-beta axons from the large- and intermediate-sized sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglia. These neurons express different members of the degenerin/epithelial Na(+) channel (DEG/ENa(+)C) superfamily of proteins with putative mechanosensory properties, whose expression is regulated by the TrkB-BDNF(More)
In cross-chopped slices from rat thalamus and in the presence of 10 mM LiC1, the cholinergic agonist carbachol stimulated the accumulation of total [3H]inositol phosphates ([3H]IP2 = [3H]IP1 + [3H]IP2 + [3H]IP3). Best-fit values for the concentration-response curve for carbachol after 60 min incubation yielded an EC50 of 44 +/- 6 microM, maximum effect of(More)
INTRODUCTION The natural history of the superficial carcinoma of bladder is characterized by his high rate of recurrence and by the aptitude to progress to higher stages. We are going to investigate the capacity of prediction for tumor recurrence of protein p53, antigen Ki-67, E Cadherin and Beta Catenin MATERIAL AND METHOD 88 T1 tumors with a median of(More)
OBJECTIVE High altitude and exposure to cold are associated with significant levels of dehydration because of cold-altitude urine output, high energy expenditures, and poor access to water. The aims of the present study were to measure the fluid intake and urine output among military mountaineers during their stay at high altitude and to study the level of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the mean age at natural menopause, primary initial motives for consultation, symptoms and factors related to a more severe symptom profile using the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) in a nationwide sample of middle-aged women in gynecological clinics in Mexico. METHODS A total of 4548 women, 40-59 years old were surveyed in gynecological(More)
The V and VII cranial nerves of rats inoculated with rabies virus were studied by electron microscopy. The results were compared with the same cranial nerves of rats inoculated with rabies virus but vaccinated against the disease. The findings are those of axonal degeneration and intense demyelination of the nerves of the group of rats not vaccinated. The(More)
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