Sabina Palmieri

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Oct-4 is the earliest expressed gene known to encode a transcription factor which is developmentally regulated during mammalian embryogenesis. In order to understand the role of Oct-4 in early murine embryogenesis, we carried out an analysis of the temporal and spatial pattern of protein expression. We report the presence of Oct-4 protein in cultured cells(More)
Cigarette smoking increased during alcohol self-administration in comparison to an alcohol-free baseline in 24 women given access to alcohol for 21 days. Heavy smokers (25 or more cigarettes per day) increased smoking significantly during drinking (P<0.05). Analysis of tobacco smoking by level of alcohol consumption showed that both heavy and moderate(More)
Alcohol acquisition and use patterns were studied in 26 women on a clinical research ward. Women could earn alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) or 50 for 30 min of performance on a second-order fixed ratio 300 (fixed interval 1 sec: S) schedule of reinforcement. Points earned for money and for alcohol were not interchangeable. A 7-day drug-free base(More)
Plasma luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol, prolactin and progesterone levels were measured in nine normal adult women prior to and following administration of naloxone and oral ingestion of ethanol or placebo-control solution. Each subject served as her own control in a double-blind study carried out during the midluteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The(More)
Plasma levels of LH, FSH, prolactin (PRL), and testosterone (T) were assessed in six normal men following administration of a pharmacologic dose of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) (500 micrograms iv over a one-min period) with concomitant oral administration of either ethanol (0.695 g/kg of body weight over a 15-min period) or ethanol placebo. Acute(More)
The biological risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for activities involving exposure to contaminated water, such as, for example, routine maintenance of swimming pools, is related to the availability of effective prophylactic and therapeutic measures. The authors present the data of the microbiological analyzes made on 2349 samples taken from pools in Rome and(More)
Viruses are recognized to be the major cause of respiratory infections. Clinical and experimental evidence also supports an important role for viruses in the pathogenesis of lower airway disease and asthma exacerbation. In prospective epidemiological studies, 80% of asthma exacerbations in school-aged children and half of all asthma exacerbations in adults(More)
This report describes a prospective study of social drinking, marihuana smoking, and sexual activity by 26 healthy adult women (mean age 26.8 years). Each subject completed daily questionnaires for 3 consecutive menstrual cycles, and recorded menstrual cycle status, quantities and frequencies of alcohol consumption, marihuana smoking, and sexual activity.(More)
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