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Inhibitory interneurons of the olfactory bulb are subjected to permanent adult neurogenesis. Their number is modulated by learning, suggesting that they could play a role in plastic changes of the bulbar network associated with olfactory memory. Adult male C57BL/6 mice were trained in an associative olfactory task, and we analyzed long-term retention of the(More)
BACKGROUND Andes virus (ANDV), a rodent-borne Hantavirus, is the major etiological agent of Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) in South America, which is mainly characterized by a vascular leakage with high rate of fatal outcomes for infected patients. Currently, neither specific therapy nor vaccines are available against this pathogen. ANDV infects(More)
This article describes a simple and selective procedure used for direct measurement of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in biological samples and its application to the determination of GAGs during tissue regeneration and myogenic differentiation. We describe a modified procedure of previous GAG assays that has improved specificity, reproducibility, and(More)
We have engineered polymers called ReGeneraTing Agents (RGTAs), which mimic the protecting and potentiating properties of heparan sulfates toward heparin-binding growth factors (HBGF). RGTAs have been shown to optimize cell growth and regulate collagen production in vitro. Here, we studied relationships between RGTA structure and collagen-type expression in(More)
The levels of soluble and membrane-bound aminopeptidase activities were assayed in subcellular fractions from young (4 weeks old) and adult (20 weeks old) rat brains, using Asp-2-naphthylamide as substrate. The young rats showed the highest soluble and membrane-bound levels of activity in the microsomal fraction but no differences among fractions were found(More)
Soluble Leu-beta-naphthylamide hydrolysing activity (arylamidase activity) was assayed in retina, superior cervical ganglia, several brain areas and serum of adult male rats, at different time points of a 12:12h light:dark cycle (from 7h to 19h light). The results demonstrated a left or right biased asymmetrical distribution of this activity depending on(More)
The thyroliberin and luliberin contents exhibit a diurnal rhythm within the brain and an asymmetrical distribution of both neuropeptides has been demonstrated in the hypothalamus. Since they have been described as substrates of pyroglutamyl peptidase I, this activity was analysed in several rat brain regions and other structures, in order to investigate its(More)
Falling is a serious problem in an aged society such that assessment of the risk of falls for individuals is imperative for the research and practice of falls prevention. This paper introduces an application of several machine learning methods for training a classifier which is capable of classifying individual older adults into a high risk group and a low(More)
The levels of soluble and membrane-bound aminopeptidase activities were assayed in subcellular fractions from young (1 month old) and adult (5 month old) left and right rat brains, using Leu-, Arg- and Asp-2-naphthylamide as substrates. Both soluble Leu- and Arg-aminopeptidase activities showed the highest levels in the synaptosomal fraction in the two(More)