Momchilo Russo

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A single-section deconvolution-derived computerized tomographic perfusion imaging was performed in 45 patients (22 male and 23 female; mean age=69.89+/-10.07 years) with acute supratentorial spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Mean rCBF and rCBV were lower in the hemorrhagic core than in the perihematomal low density area (p<0.001), and in the(More)
Mice of the C3H/HeJ strain exhibit low inflammatory and immunological responses to certain bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) preparations. Lymphocytes from C3H/HeJ mice also show defective LPS-induced mitogenesis. We tested the colony stimulating activity (CSA) response of C3H/HeJ mice. As controls we used mice of the congenic C3HeB/FeJ strain, which are(More)
It is postulated that glutathione acting as a free oxygen radical scavenger may protect beta-cells from cytokine-mediated cytotoxicity in insulin-dependent diabetes. In this study the effect of glutathione in preventing the cytotoxic damage mediated by tumor necrosis factor-a in vitro towards a human beta-cell line (CM insulinoma) was investigated. CM cells(More)
The DNA glycosylase MUTYH (mutY homolog (Escherichia coli)) counteracts the mutagenic effects of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxodG) by removing adenine (A) misincorporated opposite the oxidized purine. Biallelic germline mutations in MUTYH cause the autosomal recessive MUTYH-associated adenomatous polyposis (MAP). Here we designed new tools to investigate(More)
Intranasal (i.n.) administration of soluble proteins induces a state of specific unresponsiveness to subsequent immunization, known as nasal tolerance. It is thought that newborns are less susceptible to nasal tolerance induction. Recently, we have shown that feeding adult animals with a protein-free diet (Aa) resulted in their arrest at an immature(More)
Autoimmune (type 1) diabetes mellitus results from a progressive destruction of insulin secreting beta cells operated by T lymphocytes in pancreatic islets. Circulating autoreactive T cells to specific beta cell antigens are detected in patients with type 1 diabetes. To date, several beta cell autoantigens have been identified in this disease (GAD, IA-2,(More)
A monoclonal antibody to ovine corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) has been produced by fusion of a non-producing plasmacytoma cell line P3U1 with spleen cells of Balb/c mice immunized with the synthetic 41 amino acid peptide coupled covalently with rabbit myosin by a heterobifunctional reagent, N-succinimidyl 3-(2-pyridyldithio) propionate. A total(More)
In this study, we investigated 40 patients (18 male, 22 female; mean age = 64.5 +/- 11.0; GCS = 9 to 14) with acute supratentorial spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) at admission by using a 1-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit equipped for single-shot echo-planar spin-echo isotropic diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) sequences. All DWI(More)