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Aqueous and organic extracts of 27 selected species from five genera (Fallopia, Oxyria, Persicaria, Polygonum and Rumex) of the family Polygonaceae occurring in the Carpathian Basin were screened in vitro for antiproliferative activity against HeLa (cervix epithelial adenocarcinoma), A431 (skin epidermoid carcinoma) and MCF7 (breast epithelial(More)
The newly developed rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS) provides the possibility of in vivo, in situ mass spectrometric tissue analysis. The experimental setup for REIMS is characterized in detail for the first time, and the description and testing of an equipment capable of in vivo analysis is presented. The spectra obtained by various(More)
The electric field and the concomitant heat (electrohyperthermia) can synergistically induce cell death in tumor tissue, due to elevated glycolysis, ion concentration, and permittivity in malignant compared with nonmalignant tissues. Here we studied the mechanism and time course of tumor destruction caused by electrohyperthermia. Bilateral implants of HT29(More)
Evidence is emerging with regard to the role of tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) in neural functions. As an ectophosphatase, this enzyme might influence neural activity and synaptic transmission in diverse ways. The localization of the enzyme in known neural circuits, such as the retina, might significantly advance an understanding of its(More)
Dopaminergic neurons of the central nervous system are mainly found in nuclei of the midbrain and the hypothalamus that provide subcortical and cortical targets with a rich and divergent innervation. Disturbance of signaling through this system underlies a variety of deteriorating conditions such as Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. Although retinal(More)
The relationship between metabolic disorders and the distribution of fat in different body regions is not clearly understood in humans. The aim of this study was to develop a suitable method for assessing the regional distribution of fat deposits and their metabolic effects in dogs. Twenty-five dogs were subjected to computed tomographic (CT) imaging and(More)
Increased fragility fracture risk with improper healing is a frequent and severe complication of insulin resistance (IR). The mechanisms impairing bone health in IR are still not fully appreciated, which gives importance to studies on bone pathologies in animal models of diabetes. Mice deficient in leptin signaling are widely used models of IR and its(More)
Designing ideal radiopharmaceuticals for use as bone pain palliatives require the use of a moderate energy beta() emitter as a radionuclide and a suitable polyaminophosphonic acid as a carrier molecule. Owing to its suitable decay characteristics [T(1/2) = 6.73 d, E((max)) = 497 keV, E() = 113 keV (6.4%), 208 keV (11%)] as well as the feasibility of(More)
INTRODUCTION Radionuclide therapy (RNT) is an effective method for bone pain palliation in patients suffering from bone metastasis. Due to the long half-life, easy production and relatively low beta- energy, (177)Lu [T(1/2)=6.73 days, E(beta max)=497 keV, E(gamma)=113 keV (6.4%), 208 keV (11%)]-based radiopharmaceuticals offer logistical advantage for wider(More)