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BACKGROUND The repulsive guidance molecule (RGM) is involved in formation of the central nervous system during development by moderating the repulsion of growing axons. However, the role of RGM in adult central nervous system lesions remains to be clarified. OBJECTIVE To identify and determine RGM expression in adult brains with focal cerebral ischemia or(More)
OBJECT Secondary damage after central nervous system (CNS) injury is driven in part by oxidative stress and CNS inflammation and is substantially mediated by cyclooxygenases (COXs). To date, the rapidly inducible COX-2 isoform has been primarily linked to inflammatory processes, whereas expression of COX-1 is confined to physiological functions. The authors(More)
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR/CD87) together with its ligand, urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA), constitutes a proteolytic system associated with tissue remodelling and leucocyte infiltration. uPAR is a member of the glycosyl phosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchored protein family. The functional role of uPAR comprises(More)
The immune response in the central nervous system (CNS) is under tight control of regulatory mechanisms, resulting in the establishment of immune privilege. CNS injury induces an acute inflammatory reaction, composed mainly of invading leukocytes and activated microglial cells/macrophages. The generation of this robust immune response requires binding of(More)
We report the case of a multifocal dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) in a 7-year-old girl with local tumor regrowth 6 years later. The tumor was localized in the right parietal lobe extending from the cortex into the periventricular white matter. After subtotal resection of a histopathologically confirmed DNT we observed unexpected tumor(More)
AIMS Glutamate receptor antagonists have failed clinical stroke trials and it has been proposed that the action of N-methyl D-aspartate receptors is necessary for neuronal survival. Thus, excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) might be a promising therapeutic target. The aim of this study was to investigate glial expression of EAATs following ischaemia.(More)
Rosai-Dorfman disease is a lymphoproliferative disease that rarely involves the central nervous system. A 32-year-old patient with an extensive process involving the petroclival region, cavernous sinuses, suprasellar region, anterior cranial fossa, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and spinal cord is reported. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy(More)
The migration of polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) into the brain parenchyma and release of their abundant proteases are considered the main causes of neuronal cell death and reperfusion injury following ischemia. Yet, therapies targeting PMN egress have been largely ineffective. To address this discrepancy we investigated the temporo-spatial(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ecchordosis physaliphora (EP), found in about 2% of autopsies, is a clinically inconspicuous notochordal remnant appearing at the dorsal wall of the clivus. To our knowledge, a systematic review of its MR features does not exist. The aim of this study was to describe the MR imaging findings of incidentally found retroclival EP with(More)
CD14, a key pattern recognition receptor of the innate immune system, is a surface molecule on monocytic cells involved in cellular activation. We investigated 18 autopsy cases of focal cerebral infarctions (FCI) by immunohistochemistry to examine CD14 expression following ischemia. Controls confirmed constitutive CD14 expression by few perivascular cells.(More)