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How the remobilization of S and N reserves can meet the needs of seeds of oilseed rape subject to limitation of S fertilization remains largely unclear. Thus, this survey aims to determine the incidence of sulphate restriction [low S (LS)] applied at bolting [growth stage (GS) 32], visible bud (GS 53), and start of pod filling (GS 70) on source-sink(More)
The hypofrontality theory of the pathogenesis of schizophrenia predicts that cortical lesions cause psychosis. During a search for abnormalities of catecholaminergic neurotransmission in patients with complex partial seizures of the mesial temporal lobe, we discovered an increase of the rate of metabolism of an exogenous dopa tracer (6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa)(More)
Winter rapeseed (Brassica napus) is characterized by a low N recovery in seeds and requires high rates of fertilization to maintain yield. Its nutrient use efficiency could be improved by addition of a biostimulant such as humic acids whose physiological effects have been described previously in some plant species. However, to our knowledge, no study has(More)
The impact of sulphur limitation on the remobilization of endogenous S compounds during the rosette stage of oilseed rape, and the interactions with N availability on these processes, were examined using a long-term (34)SO(4)(2-) labelling method combined with a study of leaf senescence progression (using SAG12/Cab as a molecular indicator) and gene(More)
All our advanced, severe cases of Alzheimer's disease have dramatic cholinergic cell losses in the nucleus basalis of Meynert even after correction for cell or nucleoli shrinkage. There is a good correlation between choline acetyltransferase activity and "healthy" cell number in the nucleus basalis of Meynert. Half of the Alzheimer disease cases have(More)
Multiple neurotransmitter systems are affected in senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type (SDAT). Among them, acetylcholine has been most studied. It is now well accepted that the activity of the enzyme, choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) is much decreased in various brain regions including the frontal and temporal cortices, hippocampus and nucleus basalis of(More)
Apomorphine HCl (Apo) (0.25, 0.5 or 0.75 mg sc), a dopamine (DA) receptor agonist, induced penile erections (PEs) (monitored by mercury strain gauges and continuous recording on paper strip charts) in 7 out of 9 normal subjects and placebo in 1 of these 9 (p less than 0.05). Apo-induced PEs recurred in each of the 6 subjects retested. Benztropine (2 mg iv)(More)
Quinolinic acid (QUIN), an excitotoxic tryptophan metabolite, has been identified and measured in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) using a mass-fragmentographic method. Furthermore, its content has been evaluated in frontal cortex obtained at autopsy from the cadavers of patients who died after hepatic coma. During the coma, the concentration of QUIN in the(More)
Twenty-four hours sleep deprivation significantly decreased the growth hormone response to the dopamine receptor agonist, apomorphine HCl, in five normal men (0.5 mg s.c.) and one woman (0.75 mg s.c.) but had no effect on basal or post-apomorphine prolactin concentrations. These results suggest that sleep deprivation decreases the sensitivity of certain(More)