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In monkeys rendered parkinsonian with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), expression of the dopamine D3 receptor was decreased. However, levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID), similar to the debilitating and pharmacoresistant involuntary movements elicited after long-term treatment with levodopa in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), was(More)
Involuntary movements, or dyskinesia, represent a debilitating complication of levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease. Taking advantage of a monkey brain bank constituted to study the pathophysiology of levodopa-induced dyskinesia, we here report the changes affecting D1, D2 and D3 dopamine receptors within the striatum of four experimental groups of(More)
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a member of a growing family of heptahelical receptors with an unusually large extracellular domain. To further delineate its functions in neurons and glia, we have investigated the expression pattern of CaSR transcripts in the postnatal and adult rat brain, spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia by in situ hybridization.(More)
The recent availability of human growth hormone releasing factor (hGRF) encouraged thorough investigations of human growth hormone secretion. Moreover it is now possible to put forward a therapeutic application for this hormone. Herein, we report the dose-effect relationship obtained between hGRF and GH response in normal young men submitted to IV(More)
Fifty adult patients with partial motor status epilepticus were treated with a single intravenous (i.v.) injection of diphenylhydantoin (DPH), 20 mg/kg body weight at a rate of 1 mg/kg/min. Seizures were controlled in 32 patients (64%) during the injection or within the following hour; in 13 of them previous (i.v.) injections out of benzodiazepines had been(More)
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