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BACKGROUND Nolz1 is a zinc finger transcription factor whose expression is enriched in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE), although its function is still unknown. RESULTS Here we analyze the role of Nolz1 during LGE development. We show that Nolz1 expression is high in proliferating neural progenitor cells (NPCs) of the LGE subventricular zone. In(More)
The immune stimulation induced by Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505 (Lr05) and L. rhamnosus CRL1506 (Lr06) on the resistance to infection with an intestinal pathogen (Salmonella typhimurium) and a respiratory pathogen (Streptococcus pneumoniae) was studied in swiss-albine mice experimental models. The cytokine profiles that induced the innate and specific(More)
Brain HIV-1-infection may result in a syndrome of profound cognitive, behavioral and motor impairment known as AIDS dementia complex (ADC) in adults and HIV-related encephalopathy in children. Although the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has prolonged and improved the lives of infected individuals, it is clear that HAART does(More)
Astrocytes are the major glial cell within the central nervous system and have a number of important physiological properties related to brain homeostasis. They provide trophic support to neurons and are immune cells with key roles during states-of-inflammation. The potential for production of proinflammatory cytokines and its consequences has been studied(More)
Mice deficient of myelin protein P0 are established models of demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Dysmyelination in these mice is associated with an ectopic expression of the sensory neuron specific sodium channel isoform NaV1.8 on motor axons. We reported that in P0+/-, a model of CMT1B, the membrane dysfunction could be acutely improved by a(More)
Acute exposure of peripheral axons to the free radical Nitric Oxide (NO) may trigger conduction block and, if prolonged, Wallerian degeneration. It was hypothesized that this neurotoxic effect of NO may be due primarily to energy restriction by inhibition of mitochondrial respiration. We compared the neurotoxic effect of NO with the effect of the(More)
The aim of this paper is to revisit an old theory of texture perception and update its computational implementation by extending it to colour. With this in mind we try to capture the optimality of perceptual systems. This is achieved in the proposed approach by sharing well-known early stages of the visual processes and extracting low-dimensional features(More)
BACKGROUND The course of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection is influenced by a complex interplay between viral and host factors. HIV infection stimulates several proinflammatory genes, such as cyclooxigense-2 (COX-2), which leads to an increase in prostaglandin (PG) levels in the plasma of HIV-1-infected patients. These genes play an(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Zuccagnia punctata Cav. (Fabaceae) is a monotypic species distributed in western Argentina and is traditionally used for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections. The aim of this study was to demonstrated the antibacterial activity of the Zuccagnia punctata standardized extract and the structurally related(More)
To establish the effect of an alternative diet on the quality of Majorero cheese, the basic physicochemical parameters, fatty acid profile, and sensory characteristics were studied. Two groups of 20 Majorero goats were fed 2 different diets: a forage diet (DF), which had a high ratio of long fiber to concentrates (65:35), and a concentrate diet (DC), with a(More)