Mattia Nova

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PURPOSE To investigate the ability of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 2-saporin to prevent lens regrowth in the rabbit. METHODS Chemically conjugated and genetically fused FGF2-saporin (made in Escherichia coli) were used. Extracapsular extraction of the lens was performed on the rabbit, and the cytotoxin either was injected directly into the capsule bag(More)
PURPOSE To test the ability of two preparations of FGF2-saporin, either FGF2 chemically conjugated to saporin (FGF2-SAP) or genetically engineered FGF2-saporin (rFGF2-SAP) to inhibit the growth of bovine epithelial lens (BEL) cells in vitro when in solution and when immobilized on heparin surface-modified (HSM) polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) intraocular(More)
The ability to control and modulate the action potential firing in neurons represents a powerful tool for neuroscience research and clinical applications. While neuronal excitation has been achieved with many tools, including electrical and optical stimulation, hyperpolarization and neuronal inhibition are typically obtained through patch-clamp or(More)
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