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We report a case of spinal cord neurocytoma in a 67-year-old man who had experienced a progressive numbness of the left foot during the previous 4 years. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined intramedullary tumor located at the T10–T11 level. The pathological examination revealed histological characteristics described in neurocytomas. The tumor(More)
Hypercalciuria was induced in female Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 40±2 days, by 7-day administration (mean±SEM) of calcitriol (5.4±0.1 ng/100 g per day, intraperitoneal), furosemide (14.9±1.9 mg/100 g per day, oral), or ammonium chloride (3.8±0.1 mEq/100 g per day, oral). Calciuria increased from 1.9±0.2, 1.6±0.2, and 1.9±0.3 to 5.4±0.5, 4.0±0.9, and 5.4±0.5(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis associated with hyperlipidaemia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after renal transplantation. Atorvastatin is a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor that has shown a favourable profile of lipid reduction when compared with other statins. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of atorvastatin in(More)
Growth depression is a side effect of high-dose glucocorticoid therapy in childhood. It is partially mediated by alterations of the somatotropic hormone axis and partially by direct local effects on growth plate chondrocytes. The mechanisms of interaction of corticosteroids and somatotropic and calciotropic hormones at the cellular level were recently(More)
Zeins are the major storage proteins in maize (Zea mays) endosperm, and their accumulation in zein bodies derived from the endoplasmic reticulum is well characterized. In contrast, relatively little is known about post-Golgi compartments or the trafficking of vacuolar proteins in maize endosperm, specifically the presence of globulins in structures(More)
Dissemination of knowledge in genetics to be applied in medicine has created a growing need for capacity building in health care workers. The CAPABILITY ARGENTINA outreach project protocol was designed as a model to introduce genetics in areas without genetic services. Our aim was for genetic health care to become part of primary care in an Argentine(More)
Rapamycin is a potent immunosuppressant with antitumoral properties widely used in the field of renal transplantation. To test the hypothesis that the antiproliferative and antiangiogenic activity of rapamycin interferes with the normal structure and function of growth plate and impairs longitudinal growth, 4-week-old male rats (n = 10/group) receiving 2(More)
Chronic renal failure modifies the morphology and dynamics of the growth plate (GP) of long bones. In young uremic rats, the height of cartilage columns of GP may vary markedly. The reasons for this variation are unknown, although the severity and duration of renal failure and the type of renal osteodystrophy have been shown to influence the height of GP(More)
BACKGROUND Gitel syndrome is an inherited tubular disorder characterized by metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia, and hypomagnesemia of renal origin and hypocalciuria. The majority of patients with Gitelman syndrome carry inactivating mutations in the SLC12A3 gene encoding the sodium-chloride cotransporter located in the distal convoluted tubule. The purpose of(More)
Growth impairment induced by chronic metabolic acidosis is associated with an abnormal growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) axis. To examine the potentially beneficial effects of IGF-I on acidosis-induced growth impairment and the influence of GH and IGF-I treatment on the GH/IGF-I axis, three groups of acidotic young rats (untreated,(More)