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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine the associations of brain tumours with radio frequency (RF) fields from mobile phones. METHODS Patients with brain tumour from the Australian, Canadian, French, Israeli and New Zealand components of the Interphone Study, whose tumours were localised by neuroradiologists, were analysed. Controls were(More)
Glypican-1 is an extracellular matrix component found by microsequencing in a medium conditioned by cultured rat-sciatic nerves (CM). This CM was concentrated by ultrafiltration and fractionated by quaternary ammonium chromatography, followed by Hi-Trap blue affinity chromatography to obtain the active fraction B1.2. Previously, we have reported a 54 kDa(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study are to identify family and job characteristics associated with long work hours, to analyse the relationship between long work hours and several health indicators, and to examine whether gender differences for both objectives exist. METHODS The sample was composed of all salaried workers aged 16-64 years (3950 men(More)
In previous works we reported the finding of neurotrophic activity in a serum-free Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium conditioned by rat sciatic nerves, previously maintained in culture for 11 days. This medium produces rapid neuron-like differentiation of cultured PC12 cells, as revealed by an increase in the size of the cell body and by the extension of(More)
The actions of grayanotoxin I, veratrine, and tetrodotoxin on the membrane potential of the Schwann cell were studied in the giant nerve fiber of the squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea. Schwann cells of intact nerve fibers and Schwann cells attached to axons cut lengthwise over several millimeters were utilized. The axon membrane potential in the intact nerve(More)
The present work deals with the search and identification of the molecule or combination of molecules, present in a medium conditioned by cultured rat-sciatic nerves (CM), able to cause neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells. The molecular mass range of the active fraction, as well as the thermostability and heparin affinity of the active component found in(More)
Neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) is an active component found in sciatic nerve conditioned medium (CM). NRG-1 is a growth and differentiation factor shown to have an effect on neuritogenesis and survival of neural cells. PC12 cells chronically treated with NRG-1 (beta1 isoform) show an increase in proliferation under low-serum condition (2.5% fetal bovine serum and(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to develop an estimate of a radio frequency (RF) dose as the amount of mobile phone RF energy absorbed at the location of a brain tumour, for use in the Interphone Epidemiological Study. METHODS We systematically evaluated and quantified all the main parameters thought to influence the amount of specific RF(More)
This work characterizes the development of the saxitoxin (STX)-sensitive Na+ channels from rat whole forebrain between embryonic day 15 (E15) and postnatal day 90 (P90), both with binding studies and with single channel studies. The Na+ channel total mRNA and the individual mRNAs encoding Na+ channels I, II and III were also determined. The total STX(More)
Alkaloid-modified, voltage-dependent sodium channels from lobster walking leg nerves were studied in planar neutral lipid bilayers. In symmetrical 0.5 M NaCl the single channel conductance of veratridine (VTD) (10 pS) was less than that of batrachotoxin (BTX) (16 pS) modified channels. At positive potentials, VTD- but not BTX-modified channels remained open(More)