Laura Vizzotto

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The expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the central nervous system (CNS) and the expression of its high-affinity trkB receptor on neuron surfaces are known to depend on neuron activity. The expression of BDNF (mRNA and protein) and trkB mRNA shows circadian oscillations in rat hippocampal homogenates. We investigated circadian(More)
Patients with uraemia have a defect of primary haemostasis expressed as long skin bleeding times and reduced platelet adhesion to the arterial subendothelium. Transfusion of red cells shortens the bleeding time and stops bleeding symptoms in uraemia. This study investigated whether the efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in correcting anaemia and(More)
Interneurons presynaptic to motoneurons were labeled by retrograde transneuronal transport of WGA-HRP. The tracer was injected either into the quadriceps muscles or into the posterior biceps muscles, thus labeling interneurons presynaptic to the quadriceps motoneurons (QINs) or interneurons presynaptic to posterior biceps motoneurons (PBINs). Statistical(More)
Nasal morphology was assessed three-dimensionally in 18 cleft lip and palate operated patients aged 19 to 27 years, and in 161 sex- and age-matched control subjects. Comparisons were performed by Student t and Watson-Williams' tests. No differences were found in nasal volume or surface. Nasal width, alar base width, and inferior width of the nostrils were(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements are frequently associated with cancer; the mechanisms underlying their cell-type specificity are poorly understood. Papillary thyroid carcinomas are marked by a high frequency of chromosome rearrangements involving the RET and NTRK1 tyrosine kinase receptor genes and producing RET and TRK oncogenes. An explanation for the(More)
The effect of testosterone on the morphology and biochemistry of adult castrated rat liver is described. Castration decreases mean weight and volume of hepatocytes, volume and surface area of sinusoidal lumen, and apparently increases cell number per g of tissue. These variations indicate cell distress. Testosterone administration restored sinusoidal volume(More)
The morphometric characteristics of the neurons of the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) in the rat were investigated by cluster analysis in order to identify neuronal groups which are morphometrically homogeneous, and to define their position and density in the IPN subnuclei. Two clusters of cells were detected. Cluster 1 neurons had a larger perikaryal size(More)
In this relation the authors present preliminary morpho-quantitative data on the fibres of sciatic nerves of normal albino rats, compared with those of animals treated endoperitoneally with 20 and 40 mg of atrazine. This compound (2 chloro - 4 ethylamino - 6 isopropyl amino-S-triazine) is largely used in agriculture, and recently was suspected to be(More)
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