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Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system in vertebrates. Excitotoxicity, caused by over-stimulation of the glutamate receptors, is a major cause of neuron death in several brain diseases, including epilepsy. We describe here how behavioural seizures can be triggered in adult zebrafish by the administration of kainate(More)
Docosahexaeonic acid (DHA) is the final compound in the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) synthetic pathway and the most abundant PUFA found in the brain. DHA plays an essential role in the development of the brain, and the intakes in pregnancy and early life affect growth and cognitive performance later in childhood. Recently, it has been proposed(More)
SUMMARY We have found linkage and association of type 1 diabetes (T1D) to 2p25. The TPO gene lies within this region. Our aim was to test the association of this gene with the susceptibility to T1D in a group of Colombian families, all of them originated in Antioquia, a special population in northwestern Colombia. One hundred familial trios with type 1(More)
Disseminated herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection during pregnancy is poorly described even though it is associated with high maternal and fetal morbidity and neonatal mortality in humans. In a previous paper using mice as a model, the authors demonstrated that HSV-1 is transmitted hematogenously from mother to offspring, the virus colonizing the(More)
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