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OBJECTIVE To characterize the presence and behavior of the dystrophinopathic myocardial damage in female carriers of a gene defect at the Xp21 locus of the X chromosome that causes Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD and BMD). DESIGN Cohort study from April 1, 1985, to April 30, 1995, with cardiologic follow-up performed yearly for a minimum of(More)
Mutations in any of the genes encoding the alpha, beta or gamma-sarcoglycan components of dystrophin-associated glycoproteins result in both sporadic and familial cases of either limb-girdle muscular dystrophy or severe childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy. The collective name 'sarcoglycanopathies' has been proposed for these forms. We report(More)
Pneumoperitoneum (PN) and the gas used to insufflate the abdominal cavity during laparoscopy seem to be responsible for local and systemic modifications. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of intra-abdominal carbon dioxide (CO2) and air insufflation on the peritoneum, as well as the cortico-surrenal response in prepuberal rats. Sixty prepuberal(More)
Aim of the study was to investigate whether the administration of gentamicin could restore dystrophin expression in striated muscles of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy caused by premature stop codon, as reported in mdx mice. Four Duchenne patients, still ambulant or in wheelchair stage for less than 4 months, selected among those with point(More)
Four hundred bovine urothelial tumours and tumour-like lesions were classified in accordance with the 2004 World Health Organization (WHO) morphological classification for human urothelial tumours. The spectrum of neoplastic lesions of the urinary bladder of cattle is becoming wider and bovine urothelial tumours share striking morphological features with(More)
To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic value of nuclear morphometry in squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) of canine skin, histological samples from 15 dogs were retrospectively analysed by computerized nuclear morphometry. In each case, the nuclei of at least 100 neoplastic cells were measured, and the mean nuclear area (MNA), standard deviation of MNA(More)
An immunohistochemical approach was used to examine the expression of MMP-2 and the activator MT1-MMP in a series of 50 canine mammary carcinomas of different histotype and stage. MMP-2 and MT1-MMP were mainly expressed in the cytoplasm of carcinoma cells and in fibroblasts. Immunolabelling for both MMP-2 and MT1-MMP was also seen on the tumour cell(More)
The distribution of type IV collagenase (cIVase) was evaluated immunohistochemically in a series of normal, dysplastic and neoplastic canine mammary glands, as well as in lymph node metastases. In normal and dysplastic mammary tissues, and benign mammary tumours, cIVase was observed in myoepithelial cells, but in malignant tumours it was mainly localized in(More)
BACKGROUND Ehlers-Danlos syndrome comprises a group of rare inherited connective tissue diseases characterized by skin hyperextensibility, joint laxity, skin and vessel fragility, and poor wound healing. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report was to describe the clinical, histologic, and ultrastructural findings in 2 dogs with collagenopathies consistent(More)
Malignant histiocytosis (MH) is a progressive systemic neoplastic proliferation of morphologically atypical histiocytes, well characterised in humans and dogs but only recently identified in the cat. In all species, liver, lung, lymph nodes, spleen and bone marrow are infiltrated by atypical histiocytes, and the disease is rapidly fatal. The purpose of this(More)