Michela Marian

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The involvement of platelets and the c-mpl receptor in the regulation of thrombopoietin (TPO) plasma concentrations and tissue mRNA levels was investigated in both normal mice and mice defective in c-mpl (c-mpl-/-). Although c-mpl-/- mice have fewer platelets and higher plasma TPO activity than normal mice, there was no increase in TPO mRNA levels as(More)
Long-acting formulations of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) were prepared by stabilizing and encapsulating the protein into three different injectable, biodegradable microsphere formulations composed of polymers of lactic and glycolic acid. The formulations were compared in juvenile rhesus monkeys by measuring the serum levels of rhGH and two(More)
Long-term GH replacement therapy is indicated for children with growth failure due to GH deficiency (GHD). We evaluated the feasibility of administering a long-acting GH preparation [Nutropin Depot (somatropin, rDNA origin) for injectable suspension] to prepubertal children with GHD by examining pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic response parameters after(More)
The sensitivity of the mitochondrial energy production system to propofol (DPP) has been investigated in rat brain synaptosomes. DPP at 0.8 mM concentration produced a partial inhibition of coupled respiration, an apparent decrease of the oxygen uptake stimulation induced by CCCP and a full inhibition of the mitochondrial ATP production by synaptosomes.(More)
The effects of the local anesthetics ropivacaine and bupivacaine were investigated on isolated rat liver mitochondria. The efficiency of oxidative phosphorylation was evaluated by measuring the rates of respiration and ATP synthesis and the magnitude of the transmembrane electrical potential (deltapsi). Bupivacaine did not alter the ADP-stimulated(More)
The effect of 2,6-diisopropylphenol (propofol) in comparison to that of the halogenated anesthetics enflurane, isoflurane, and halothane on tetrapenylphosphonium uptake by rat brain synaptosomes was studied. A direct method to separately measure the synaptosomal and the mitochondrial transmembrane potential by using the tetraphenylphosphonium cation (TPP+)(More)
Nitrosopropofol (NOPR) is a relatively stable compound obtained from the reaction between the general anesthetic 2,6 diisopropylphenol (propofol) and nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) and bearing a more acidic phenol group than propofol. It interfered with mitochondrial energetic metabolism in a concentration-dependent manner. Concentrations as high as 100 or 200(More)
Isolated rat liver mitochondria have been treated with the general anaesthetic propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol, 200 microM) and the physiological NO donor nitrosoglutathione (GSNO, 200 or 250 microM). The efficiency of the oxidative phosphorylation has been evaluated by measuring the respiration and ATP synthesis rates and the behavior of transmembrane(More)
Experiments have been performed on 25 synovial fluid samples from patients with juvenile chronic arthritis (mono- and polyarticular forms) and with hydroarthrosis, the latter considered as controls. By cytomorphologic studies, we determined the cellularity, ragocytosis and synoviocytogram of the synovial fluid cellular pellet and found out that the synovial(More)
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