Maria Helena Galante

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The three mitochondrially translated ATP synthase subunits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were extracted from the enzyme and from whole mitochondria using an organic solvent mixture and then purified by reverse-phase HPLC. The amino acid composition of subunit 6 is close to the one predicted from the oli2 gene. The partial amino terminal sequence of subunit 6(More)
A novel method for localization of abnormal parathyroid glands involving color-processing of nuclear scintigrams of the neck after injection of Thallium-201 and Technetium pertechnetate is presented with surgical correlation. Preoperative localization of single parathyroid adenomas was successful in 88% of previously unoperated patients and in 85.7% of(More)
The metabolic manifestations and operative findings in 10 patients with a diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma were analyzed to determine whether they differ from those in patients with parathyroid adenomas and similar degrees of hypercalcemia. Two groups of patients with parathyroid adenomas were used for comparison. Group A consisted of eight patients with(More)
1. The well-developed cytoarchitecture of rat organotypic spinal cord culture makes it a suitable model to explore how persistent suppression of certain synaptic inputs might be compensated by increased synaptic efficacy (homeostatic plasticity). 2. Spontaneous or electrically evoked synaptic transmission of patch-clamped ventral horn interneurons was(More)
From 1950 to 1973, 129 patients received irradiation for esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma at the University of California, San Francisco. From this group, 26 received surgical and irradiation treatment. Twelve did not receive irradiation until recurrence became evident and among them were no 5-year survivors. Among the other 14 were six 5-year survivors(More)
Forty patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and 3 patients with C-cell hyperplasia were studied. Seventeen (40%) cases were sporadic and 26 (60%) were hereditary. Eight patients had type lla multiple endocrine neoplasia, 7 patients had type llb multiple endocrine neoplasia, and 11 patients had familial nonmultiple endocrine neoplasia medullary thyroid(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was used in 32 patients, including eight with benign disease, after partial or total thyroidectomy to determine sensitivity and specificity of MR imaging in the detection of tumor recurrence, to compare signal intensities of scar versus recurrent tumor qualitatively and quantitatively, and to define the extent of recurrent(More)
Muscle cellularity was studied in Pagellus bogaraveo juveniles fed on diets with different protein contents. Measured in transversal body sections, at both post-opercular and post-anal locations, the morphometric variables estimated were: total muscle area (A), total number of fibres (N), number of fibres per unit area of muscle (N (A)) and cross-sectional(More)