L. Vassallo

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabichromene is known to activate the transient receptor potential ankyrin-type1 (TRPA1) and to inhibit endocannabinoid inactivation, both of which are involved in inflammatory processes. We examined here the effects of this phytocannabinoid on peritoneal macrophages and its efficacy in an(More)
The synthesis and pharmacology of 4, a potent thienothiophene non-peptide fibrinogen receptor antagonist, are reported. Compound 4 inhibited the aggregation of human gel-filtered platelets with an IC50 of 8 nM and demonstrated an 8-fold improvement in affinity for isolated GPIIb/IIIa receptors over analogues possessing an isoindolinone backbone. Flow(More)
From studies of isolated cartilage proteoglycans in solution it has been inferred that they occur in the tissue as aggregates of high molecular weight which consist of proteoglycan monomers, hyaluronic acid and specific link proteins. The present investigation provides direct evidence for the existence of hyaluronic acid-containing aggregates in vivo, as(More)
Ectopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue outside the normal location without connection to the normal pancreas. It occurs throughout the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach (25-60%), followed by the duodenum (25-35%) and jejunum (16%). It may develop the same pathological changes of a normal pancreas such as acute pancreatitis and(More)
Papillary breast lesions are a heterogeneous group of tumors which mainly arise in the central mammary region, ranging from benign to malignant. Among them, solid papillary carcinoma (SPC) represents a very uncommon variant with indolent clinical behavior and excellent prognosis. The categorization of papillary lesions as benign, atypical or malignant is(More)
Pleomorphic ductal invasive carcinoma is a very rare, high-grade breast cancer with unfavourable prognosis. It contains highly pleomorphic giant cells, which represent more than 50% of the cancer cells. One such case is described herein, focusing on its morphological, histopathological and immunohistochemical patterns. It was multicentric, oestrogen and(More)
A review is presented of 242 patients with acute malaria seen at two hospitals in Jeddah. Jeddah should be regarded as the malaria outpost of the South Western region of Saudi Arabia since nearly all of these patients contracted the disease while travelling within that area during the previous month. Plasmodium falciparum was the predominant infection(More)