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This paper describes the distribution of the calcium-binding proteins calbindin-D28k. Parvalbumin and calretinin in primate basal ganglia. The data derive from immunocytochemical studies undertaken in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) and in normal human individuals. In the striatum, calbindin labels medium-sized spiny projection neurons whereas(More)
The limbic system-associated membrane protein is a 64,000-68,000 mol.wt molecule known to be preferentially expressed by neurons in limbic structures of rats and cats. The present immunohistochemical study describes the distribution of this protein in the basal ganglia of Macaca fascicularis. The ventral striatum of the cynomolgus monkey displays a very(More)
This paper provides an overview of the anatomical and functional organization of the most prominent chemospecific neuronal systems that compose the basal ganglia in primates. Emphasis is placed on the heterogeneity and diversity of small-molecule transmitters, neuroactive peptides and proteins used by basal ganglia neurons. Dopaminergic, serotoninergic and(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study was conducted to better understand the natural history of type-specific HPV infection in the anus. METHODS A cohort study was conducted among HIV-seropositive MSM in Montreal to investigate(More)
An increase of dynorphin levels is commonly observed in the substantia nigra of 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rats chronically treated with daily injections of L-DOPA. This study investigates the potential of fetal mesencephalic grafts to restore normal levels of dynorphin in such cases. After 19 consecutive days of treatment with L-DOPA, lesioned rats with(More)
The distribution of the limbic system-associated membrane protein in the amygdaloid complex and hippocampal formation of cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) was studied with immunohistochemical procedures. A highly complex and heterogeneous staining pattern is encountered in the macaque amygdala. The basal, lateral, and accessory basal nuclei display(More)
Levels of preproenkephalin (PPE) mRNA were measured in different sectors of the striatum with in situ hybridization histochemistry in both normal and parkinsonian (MPTP-treated) squirrel monkeys. In parkinsonian monkeys, a marked increase in PPE mRNA levels was noted in the dorsolateral third of the precommissural putamen and in most of the postcommissural(More)
While the antiarrhythmic effects of amiodarone are well-documented, its hemodynamic effects are not. We injected 5 mg/kg amiodarone i.v. in 16 patients undergoing coronary arteriography. Heart rate did not change. Aortic (systolic, diastolic and mean) and left ventricular (systolic and end-diastolic) pressures decreased significantly (p less than 0.01) at 5(More)
In this study, the systemic and coronary hemodynamic changes associated with the administration of diltiazem, a recent calcium antagonist, were evaluated in three different situations as follows: following a 200 microgram/kg intravenous bolus of the drug in 12 open-chest anesthetized dogs; following two successive intravenous infusions of diltiazem (15(More)
Both the magnitude and breadth of HIV-specific immunity were evaluated longitudinally on samples collected from six subjects starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) preseroconversion (group 1), 11 recently infected subjects starting HAART postseroconversion (group 2), five subjects starting HAART in the second half of the first year of(More)