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AIMS Different epidemiological studies have demonstrated that some ethanol containing beverages intake could be associated with a reduction of cardiovascular mortality, effect attributed in part to its antioxidant properties. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB) is a redox sensitive transcription factor implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. We(More)
BACKGROUND Cilastatin reduces nephrotoxicity associated with cyclosporin A (CyA) in solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. This appears to be unrelated to changes in renal haemodynamics or CyA metabolism. How cilastatin induces this protection is unclear, but it could result from changes on accumulation of CyA proximal cells. METHODS We investigated(More)
alpha-Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) and methyl acetylene putrescine (MAP) are inhibitors of the rate limiting enzyme in polyamine synthesis, ornithine decarboxylase. We studied the effects of these compounds on the formation of retrovirus transformed erythroid colonies. DFMO was able to effectively reduce the number of transformed colonies at a(More)
P"rpse: To investigate the clinical and histological toxicity of the exposure of the :rabbit cornea1 endothelium to anterior chamber injection of liposome-encapsulated 5-fluorouridine (LS-FUR) at concentrations of 1 mg/ml and 0.38 mg/ml and intravitreal injection of I.5FUR at 1 mg/ml. M*thOdS : A total of 12 New Zealand white rabbits were divided in three(More)
The wound epithelium of regenerating limbs of the American newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (Nv), up-regulates a number of antigens, including those recognized by mAbs WE3 and WE4. In the present study, we show that the WE3 antigen is up-regulated in a similar fashion in the wound epithelium of the European newt, Pleurodeles waltl (Pw). mAb WE3 and WE4(More)
Pm: A new hydrogel composed ofiota-carrageenan/polyvinylpyrrolidon (i-cgn/pvp) was tested in rabbit eyes to dctennine its intraocular tolerance and to evaluate its suitability as a vitreous substitute. MefhodF: Aver pars-plana lensectomy and pars-plana vitrectomy 1,Sml of i-cgn/pvp were injected into 4 eyes of 4 rabbitsThe untreated contralateral eyd served(More)