Susana Russo

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The nucleoprotein genes of 54 human, domestic and wild animals rabies isolates obtained in Argentina between 1995 and 2002 were characterized using monoclonal antibodies and partial gene sequence analysis. The antigenic and genetic diversities of rabies virus in samples from bat and bat-related cases were studied, leading to the identification of five(More)
The first case in Italy and the youngest case in the world of gyrate atrophy of the choroid associated with hyperornithinaemia is reported. A therapeutical attempt has been made and the possibility of following the evolution of the ocular lesion is very interesting.
BACKGROUND Rabies is a fatal infection of the central nervous system primarily transmitted by rabid animal bites. Rabies virus (RABV) circulates through two different epidemiological cycles: terrestrial and aerial, where dogs, foxes or skunks and bats, respectively, act as the most relevant reservoirs and/or vectors. It is widely accepted that insectivorous(More)
The cardiovascular and respiratory effects of dermorphin (D) have been evaluated in freely moving or anesthetized normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive male rats. Intravenously or intracerebroventricularly administration of D produced arterial hypotension with sinus bradycardia and respiratory depression. Naloxone antagonized the effects of D. Atrial(More)
Low activity genetic variants of acid phosphatase (ACP1) are positively associated with extreme body mass deviations in obese subjects. The same pattern has been found in non-diabetic children, in diabetic pregnant women, and in non-diabetic adult subjects. Low activity variants of ACP1 also show a positive association with family history of obesity,(More)
The activity of red blood cell galactose-1-P-uridyl transferase in 22 patients with congenital and infantile cataract and in 18 age-matched controls was investigated. All control subjects examined showed normal enzymatic levels, while 31.8% of patients with congenital and infantile cataract presented a statistically significant reduced enzymatic activity(More)
Prolonged ingestion of liquorice is a well-known cause of hypertension due to hypermineralocorticoidism. We describe 2 cases of hypertension encephalopathy (in addition to the classical symptoms of hypertension, hypokalemia and suppression of the renin-aldosterone system) which resulted in pseudohyperaldosteronism syndrome due to the regular daily intake of(More)
The therapeutic usefulness of doxorubicin, an antineoplastic drug, is limited by its cardiotoxicity whose mechanism is as yet unknown. Several hypotheses have been postulated including also the release of vasoactive substances, so the aim of the present investigations was to study the relationship between the release of vasoactive substances and the(More)
In conscious rats with normal arterial blood pressure or with spontaneous or DOC induced hypertension, effects of drugs increasing (cycloserine, ethanolamine-o-sulphate, piracetam, chlordesmethyldiazepam) or depressing (bicuculline, Ro 15-1788, PK 11195) GABAergic reactivity were evaluated on the arterial hypotension and sinus bradycardia induced by(More)
Cigarette smoke contains detectable amounts of cyanide, regardless of the type of cigarette. The very high levels of this compound in plasma of amblyopic smokers suggests that cyanide causes optic neuropathy. The detoxification of cyanide in man occurs through various metabolic pathway; the most important are those that use sulfur to transform cyanide into(More)