Teemu H Helkamaa

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Activated microglial cells are found in the substantia nigra and the striatum of Parkinson's disease patients. These cells have been shown to express catechol-O-methyltransferase activity which may increase during pathological conditions. Lipopolysaccharides are potent activators of microglial cells. After paranigral lipopolysaccharide infusion to rats we(More)
In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that the pro-oxidative properties of Angeli's salt (AS), a nitroxyl anion (HNO/NO-) releasing compound, cause neurotoxicity in dopaminergic neurons. The pro-oxidative properties were demonstrated in vitro by measuring hydroxylation products of salicylate and peroxidation of lipids under various redox conditions.(More)
Background and purpose - Although the results of primary total hip replacements (THRs) are generally excellent, sometimes serious complications arise. Some of these severe complications are considered to be patient injuries. We analyzed primary THR-related patient injuries in a nationwide setting. Patients and methods - We evaluated all the primary(More)
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