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This study examined the effect of treatment of control and streptozotocin-diabetic rats with a mixture of gangliosides, derived from bovine brain, on parameters of axonal transport of substance P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) and its levels in sciatic nerve and lumbar spinal ganglia. Rats were treated daily (10 mg/kg i.p.) for 28 days and compared with(More)
Zinc iodide-osmium (ZIO) impregnation of rat dorsal root ganglia differentially stained various elements in the neuronal cells, particularly their Golgi bodies. On the basis of this differential ZIO staining dorsal root ganglion neurones have been classified into seven types. The ultrastructure of these is described and the numbers of each type in the L4(More)
Inflammatory and procoagulant host responses are closely related in sepsis. The protein C pathway serves as a regulatory pathway with anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties. Recently, recombinant human activated protein C (rhAPC) was shown to reduce mortality in severe sepsis. Nevertheless, the effects of rhAPC in humans are still ill defined. The(More)
This study examined the axonal transport of substance P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) and its content in dorsal root ganglion, trigeminal ganglion, stomach and ileum of non-diabetic rats and two groups of rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes of 9 months duration. One diabetic group received the aldose reductase inhibitor 'Statil' throughout the period(More)
In dorsal root ganglia substance P is synthesized ribosomally, probably via a precursor. A second peptide, apparently a modified form of substance P (8-11), is cosynthesized with substance P and transported with it down both dorsal roots and peripheral branches. Four times as much substance P-like immunoreactivity is transported peripherally as centrally.(More)
Fluorescein-labelled Staphylococcus aureus were used to follow changes in phagolysosome (PL) pH of bovine and human neutrophils following phagocytosis. Under aerobic conditions there was an alkalinisation of the PL followed by a slow decline. Under anaerobic conditions no alkalinisation of the PL was seen, and pharmacological inhibition of the NADPH oxidase(More)
A preparation of the rat L5 dorsal root ganglion with 6 mm lengths of dorsal root and peripheral branch attached was incubated in vitro over a 9 h period. The substance P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) of the preparation increased linearly with time and SPLI was transported down both branches. The turnover-time of ganglion SPLI was 3.6 h. Four times as much(More)