Lucian Dragos Gorgan

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Male Wistar rats were subjected to chronic nicotine treatment (0.3 mg/kg; 7 continuous days) and their memory performance was studied by means of Y-maze and multi-trial passive avoidance tasks. Nicotine significantly decreased spontaneous alternation in Y-maze task and step-through-latency in the multi-trial passive avoidance task, suggesting effects on(More)
It is known that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment induces neuroinflammation and memory deterioration. One of the mechanisms may be the interference with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene expression and function. Lipopolysaccharide (3 μg/kg and 10 μg/kg) was unilaterally injected into the substantia nigra of adult male Wistar rats.(More)
Although bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) has been associated with a variety of underlying disorders, the majority of cases of BOOP are idiopathic. We present the case of a 61-year-old patient with fever, dry cough, bilateral patchy consolidation and high erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Open lung biopsy shows coexistence of BOOP and(More)
OBJECTIVE Swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) is considered to be a new zoonotic agent due to its close genomic resemblance to the human HEV. The aim of this study was to determine human HEV seroprevalence in eastern Romania and to characterize circulating swine HEV sequences. METHODS Serological investigations of human serum samples were done using a(More)
Atmospheric pressure DC-driven self-pulsing transient spark (TS) discharge operated in air and pulse-driven dielectric barrier discharge plasma jet (PJ) operated in helium in contact with water solutions were used for inducing chemical effects in water solutions, and the treatment of bacteria (Escherichia coli), mammalian cells (Vero line normal cells, HeLa(More)
The application of commercial rhizobial inoculants to legume crops is proving to be an alternative to synthetic fertilizer use. The challenge for sustainable agriculture resides in the compatibility between crop, inoculants and environmental conditions. The evaluation of symbiotic efficiency and genetic diversity of indigenous rhizobial strains could lead(More)
The symbiotic nitrogen fixing legumes play an essential role in sustainable agriculture. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is one of the most valuable perennial legumes in pastures and meadows of temperate regions. Despite its great agriculture and economic importance, there is no detailed available information on phylogenetic assignation and(More)
Little is known about mechanisms regulating gene expression for the a chains of basement membrane type IV collagen, arranged head-to-head in transcription units COL4A1–COL4A2, COL4A3–COL4A4, and COL4A5–COL4A6, and implicated broadly in genetic diseases. To investigate these mechanisms, we generated transgenic mouse lines bearing 50-flanking sequences of(More)