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During several surveys made in the region of the lower Fly River and delta, Papua New Guinea, nine species of oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) were recorded: Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus, Oxuderces wirzi, Periophthalmodon freycineti, Periophthalmus darwini, Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis, Periophthalmus takita, Periophthalmus weberi,(More)
We present an experimental analysis on externally seeded colourless transmitters for WDM PON. We take advantage of direct modulation of a high performance MQW RSOA. Chirp is analysed as main limiting factor to SSMF propagation at 10 Gb/s. We demonstrate that off-set filtering performed by the OLT demultiplexer allows to cope with chromatic dispersion(More)
Bone marrow stroma produces positive and negative growth regulators which constitute the hematopoietic microenvironment. As many tumors metastasize to the bones, these regulators may also influence tumor growth. Hematopoietic cytokines may indeed exert both positive and negative effect on tumor growth. We report that, when mixed with tumor cells. adherent(More)
Gastric or cutaneous habronemosis caused by Habronema microstoma Creplin, 1849 and Habronema muscae Carter, 1865 is a parasitic disease of equids transmitted by muscid flies. There is a paucity of information on the epidemiology of this disease, which is mainly due to limitations with diagnosis in the live animal and with the identification of the parasites(More)
Alcohol drinking at high doses is a risk factor for head and neck cancer, and exposure to acetaldehyde, the principle metabolite of alcohol, is supposed to account for the increased risk. Individuals homozygous for the 2 variant allele of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) are unable to metabolize acetaldehyde, which prevents them from alcohol drinking,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to analyze the combined effects of selected p53 and p73 polymorphisms and their interaction with lifestyle habits on squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) risk and progression in an Italian population. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-three cases and 295 hospital controls were genotyped for p53(More)
Sabeluzole was described to have antiischemic, antiepileptic, and cognitive-enhancing properties, and is currently under development for Alzheimer's disease. Recently, it was reported that repeated treatments with sabeluzole protect cultured rat hippocampal neurons against NMDA- and glutamate-induced neurotoxicity. We evaluated the possibility that(More)
We have reported that melatonin exerts colony stimulating activity and rescues bone marrow cells from apoptosis induced either in vivo or in vitro by cancer chemotherapy compounds. We proposed that melatonin regulates interleukin-4 (IL-4) production in bone marrow T-helper cells and that IL-4 stimulates adherent stromal cells to produce colony stimulating(More)
Short-term exposure of primary cultures of cerebellar granule cells from neonatal rat brain to high concentrations of glutamate resulted in a significant increase of both immunoreactivity to and mRNA levels of tau protein. Time-course experiments revealed the increases of tau immunoreactivity and mRNA levels to be maximal 2 h after the glutamate pulse. To(More)
In idiopathic headache (IH) sufferers, phenylephrine and fenfluramine induce a pupillary dilatation respectively greater and lesser than in controls. The difference may be due to a supersensitivity of the iris alpha adrenoceptors caused by a deficiency of noradrenaline in the iris adrenergic nerve terminal of the IH sufferer. These findings seem to support(More)