Ruben V Hernandez

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BACKGROUND Using chemotherapy as a part of each treatment fraction remains unexplored. This study integrates the concomitant administration of carboplatin with hyperfractionated irradiation by optimizing chemopotentiation through carboplatin administration with each irradiation fraction. METHODS From February 1993 to August 1996, 52 patients with advanced(More)
The integrin binding peptide GRGDSP was tested on Schaffer to CA1 (Sch-CA1) long-term potentiation (LTP) in the rat hippocampal slice. Experiments in which GRGDSP was bath applied for 50 min, beginning 10 min before theta burst stimulation (TBS), reduced LTP of the field excitatory post synaptic potential in a concentration dependent manner, with 250 microM(More)
Commissural CA3-CA3 (cCA3) long-term potentiation (LTP) was investigated in the anesthetized rat treated with the highly selective NMDA-receptor antagonist D,L-3[(+/-)-2-carboxypiperazin-4-yl]- propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP). Intraperitoneal injections of CPP did not significantly affect baseline test responses for either field EPSP slope or amplitude(More)
Sprague Dawley rats received three daily intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections of saline or 15 mg/kg cocaine. Following an interval of 2, 5 or 8 days, the behavioral response of separate groups of rats to a challenge injection of cocaine (15 mg/kg) was tested in an open field. After repeated cocaine (15 mg/kg) injection, movement in both the vertical and(More)
Theta-burst stimulation (TBS: four pulses at 100 Hz repeated with 200 ms inter-burst-intervals) and another commonly used high-frequency stimulation protocol (HFS: 1 s burst of equally spaced pulses at 100 Hz) were compared for the magnitude of LTP produced in rat hippocampal slices. The total number of pulses applied during tetanus (TET) was either 40,(More)
We reported previously that D-Pen2-[D-Pen5]enkephalin (DPDE), a delta-opioid receptor selective analog of Leu-enkephalin, impairs acquisition of an automated jump-up avoidance response in rats and acquisition of a one-way active avoidance response in mice. In the present study we investigated the effects of DPDPE on one-way avoidance conditioning in rats.(More)
In the series of experiments reported here we provide evidence that a focal adhesion-like process underlies the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the Schaffer Collateral-CA1 projection in the hippocampus. Here we show that an integrin binding peptide (RGD) impairs induction of Schaffer Collateral-CA1 LTP in hippocampal slice preparations in(More)
To evaluate the effect of thymostimulin in a treatment schedule of concurrent hyperfractionated chemoradiation therapy, with the cytostatic forming part of each therapeutic fraction, the authors included in this protocol 36 patients with advanced head and neck carcinomas randomized into two groups. Group A received 115 cGy + 5 mg/m2 of carboplatin per(More)
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