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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder. Genetic loci have not yet been identified by genome-wide association studies. Rare copy number variations (CNVs), such as chromosomal deletions or duplications, have been implicated in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. To identify rare(More)
Angiogenesis is a key process of dynamic tissue remodeling occurring during placentation. Compelling evidence indicates that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important mediator of placental angiogenesis and appears to be deregulated in preeclampsia. Recently a new angiogenic factor, endocrine gland-derived VEGF (EG-VEGF), also known as(More)
Chronic voluntary exercise in wheels for 5 weeks in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) augments in vivo natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity. Endogenous beta-endorphin is increased in cerebrospinal fluid after voluntary exercise in rats and we have recently shown that beta-endorphin administered i.c.v. augments NK cell mediated cytotoxicity in vivo in a(More)
The chimeric anti-TNF antibody Remicade (Infliximab) has recently been approved for human use by the FDA and is now available on the market. Since there is considerable interest in this kind of treatment among patients with Crohn's disease, an international working group has summarized the presently available information about efficacy, side effects and(More)
Screening for specific biomarkers of early-stage detection of ovarian cancer is a major health priority due to the asymptomatic nature and poor survival characteristic of the disease. We utilised two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) to identify differentially expressed proteins in the serum of ovarian cancer patients that may be useful as biomarkers of(More)
The effect of voluntary exercise on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of immunoreactive beta-endorphin has been studied in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). The exercise consisted of 5-6 weeks of spontaneous running in wheels and the average running distance was 3.5 +/- 0.4 km/24 h. CSF samples were obtained under anaesthesia from the cisterna magna.(More)
1. Compared with linoleic acid rich and pellet diet linoleic acid free diet causes an increase in blood pressure in salt loaded rats. The blood pressure increasing effect of linoleic acid poor diet could not be augmented by linoleic acid free diet. 2. The blood pressure was increased by indomethacin in linoleic acid rich and pellet fed rats. In linoleic(More)
Lipopeptides, carrying the N-terminal lipoamino acid 2-(palmitoylamino)-6,7-bis(palmitoyloxy) heptanoic acid (Pam3Adh-OH, 1), were obtained by solid-phase synthesis and by synthesis in solution. 2-Amino-6,7-dihydroxyheptanoic acid (Adh) can be regarded as a methylene analogue of S-glycerylcysteine, the N-terminal amino acid of lipoprotein from the outer(More)
The preparation of antibodies against the liver toxin microcystin, as described here, is of major importance for its detection and purification in food and water, and for a therapeutic approach to neutralize the toxin by passive immunization. Microcystin-LR (MLR) and microcystin-RR (MRR) were purified from cyanobacterial cell materials by extraction,(More)
Dichloromethane sensitizes the myocardium to arrhythmia development in response to catecholamines. The effects of acute dichloromethane exposure (3.1, 6.2 or 12.4 mmol/kg) on cardiovascular actions of epinephrine (1 or 4 micrograms/kg iv) and norepinephrine (2 or 10 micrograms/kg iv) in the urethane-anaesthetized rat model was investigated. Hypertensive(More)