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Retinoid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORalpha) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily. To study its physiological role we generated null-mutant mice by targeted insertion of a lacZ reporter gene encoding the enzyme beta-galactosidase. In heterozygous RORalpha+/- mice we found beta-galactosidase activity, indicative of RORalpha protein(More)
The orphan nuclear receptor RORbeta is expressed in areas of the central nervous system which are involved in the processing of sensory information, including spinal cord, thalamus and sensory cerebellar cortices. Additionally, RORbeta localizes to the three principal anatomical components of the mammalian timing system, the suprachiasmatic nuclei, the(More)
We recently found that patients with drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) may have normal (group I) or abnormal (group II) putamen [(123)I]FP-CIT DAT (dopamine transporter) binding. In this study we reassessed clinical features and DAT binding in 19 of the original 32 patients (10 of group I and 9 of group II) after a 19-39-month follow-up period and tested the(More)
We assessed the status of dopamine nerve terminals in patients treated with dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs) who had developed drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP). We performed [(123)I]FP-CIT SPET in 32 consecutive patients who were on DRBAs for at least 6 months and developed extrapyramidal signs. The UPDRS-III was used to assess clinical severity.(More)
Lii-Nao countertransport was measured in red blood cells of 58 normotensive subjects (27 females and 31 males), 60 patients with essential hypertension (26 females and 34 males), and in 28 with secondary hypertension (19 females and 9 males). The mean values (+/- SEM) expressed as mmol Li (1 red cells X hr)-1 were 0.18 +/- 0.02 (females) and 0.20 +/- 0.01(More)
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