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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance for sex determination of the measurement of the area formed by the xerographic projection of 3 craniometric points related to the mastoid process: the porion, asterion, and mastoidale points. METHOD Sixty skulls, 30 male and 30 female, were analyzed. A xerographic copy of each side of(More)
Concurrent use of cocaine and alcohol results in reinforced behavioral consequences, but the molecular mechanisms associated with the co-use of both drugs are not clear. We report here that a 24-h exposure of the human dopamine transporter (hDAT)-transfected mouse neuroblastoma N1E-115 cell line (6C6) to cocaine (1 microM), or ethanol (1%) or both,(More)
We have successfully constructed a mouse neuronal N1E-115 cell line stably expressing a fully functional human dopamine transporter (hDAT). Previous studies in our laboratory have produced several anti-idiotypic Ab2beta antibodies that mimic the configuration of the cocaine molecule at their antigen-combining site. In the present study, we observed that(More)
In 1969 Walford hypothesized that age-related dysfunctions of the immune system may be involved in the pathogenesis of the lesions and disease of aging. Studies were initiated to test whether immunologic interventions intended to maintain the integrity of the immune system would delay the onset of diseases of aging and prolong lifespan. Adult BC3F1 mice(More)
The activity of the immune system declines in an age-related fashion, after reaching a peak in young-adult animals. Although this pattern has been well documented, the mechanisms responsible for the decline of immune potential in senescence have not been fully elucidated. At the same time, it has become apparent that the immune response depends on complex(More)
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