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The high metabolic rates sustained by soccer players during training and match-play cause sweat to be produced in both warm and temperate environments. There is limited published information available on the effects of this sweat loss on performance in soccer. However, this limited information, together with knowledge of the effects of sweat loss in other(More)
Ablation of the desmosomal plaque component plakophilin 1 underlies the autosomal recessive genodermatosis, skin fragility-ectodermal dysplasia syndrome (OMIM 604536). Skin from affected patients is thickened with increased scale, and there is loss of adhesion between adjacent keratinocytes, which exhibit few small, poorly formed desmosomes. To investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Several hereditary human diseases are now known to be caused by distinct mutations in genes encoding various desmosome components. Although the effects of some of these mutant genes have been analysed by targeted disruption experiments in mouse models, little is known about the cell and tissue changes in affected human patients. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Acute inflammatory reactions were induced in rats by the intravenous injection of cellulose sulphate (CS) or an extract of normal rat lung homogenate (LH), or by intraperitoneal injections of Compound 48/80. These treatments greatly increased survival and clonogenic growth in the lungs of rats of intravenously injected allogeneic W-256 and Y-P388 tumour(More)
Current information and evidence indicate that for most activities free weight training can produce superior results compared to training with machines, particularly when the free weight training involves complex, multi-joint exercises. A number of reasons can account for the superiority of free weights; the major factor deals with mechanical specificity.(More)
A20 is a negative regulator of NF-kappaB activation and thus a potential therapeutic tool for the treatment of diseases where apoptosis and/or inflammatory responses are part of the pathogenic process. Thus, A20 has been shown to improve the long-term outcome of organ transplantation, particularly, the transplantation of islets of Langerhans which may aid(More)
The standard statistical-computing package GLIM is used to analyze data from agonist-antagonist studies for the estimation of the dissociation constant of the antagonist. The method follows the general approach of D.R. Waud (Analysis of dose-response curves. In Methods in Pharmacology, vol. 3, Smooth Muscle, ed. by E.E. Daniel and M. Paton, Plenum Press,(More)
The survival and clonogenic growth (measured in terms of colony forming efficiency (CFE) of intravenously injected (i.v.) Walker (W256) tumour cells in the lungs of rats was greatly enhanced by states of topical and systemic stress induced by the intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of rats with a single dose of 10(-5)-10(-3) mmol g-1 body weight of adrenaline(More)