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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. The present study was undertaken to examine the effects of ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic implicated in matrix remodeling, on dermal and lung fibroblasts obtained from SSc patients. Dermal and lung fibroblasts from SSc patients and healthy subjects were(More)
Previous researches of Cluj-Napoca laboratories of Physiology (Benetato, Baciu et al., 1945, 1946, 1947) demonstrated that direct electrical stimulation of the tubero-mammillary area in dogs increases, in the following hours, the blood polymorphonuclears phagocytic activity. By contrast, electrical damage of the same region produces a depression of the(More)
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