U M Schrell

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In 20 healthy subjects (10 female and 10 male) and 17 patients undergoing presurgical epilepsy evaluation with intracranial EEG electrodes, circadian variations of serum prolactin (PRL) were measured. A comparison between the peak values found in normals with the postictal rises in patients, led us to consider 700 microU/ml to be the threshold of diagnostic(More)
Circulating autoantibodies to human fetal pituitary cells were detected in 13 out of 51 patients who underwent transsphenoidal microsurgery for Cushing's disease. The absence of Fc receptors on human fetal pituitary corticotropin-producing cells allowed the detection of antibodies to these cells. In all the 13 patients, the antibodies were present before(More)
In this paper the authors present the first evidence that meningiomas respond to treatment with hydroxyurea. Hydroxyurea was administered as an adjunct chemotherapeutic treatment in patients with recurrent and unresectable meningiomas. Hydroxyurea was used because experimental data demonstrated that it inhibits growth of cultured human meningioma cells and(More)
Meningiomas, which invade intracranial bone structures and the adjacent connective tissue, are frequently unresectable because of their aggressive and recalcitrant growth behavior. They have a high recurrence rate, and in approximately 10% of these tumors there is an increased risk of malignancy. Significant morbidity and mortality rates associated with(More)
Vasopressin, oxytocin and neurophysin were localized in the brains and spinal cords of four primates (tree shrew, squirrel monkey, rhesus monkey and human) using antisera to these peptides and the unlabelled antibody-enzyme peroxidase antiperoxidase method. Magnocellular neurons in the hypothalamus stained positively for vasopressin, oxytocin or(More)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP), injected into the rat caudal medulla oblongata, was detected by immunoperoxidase staining in 120 microns frozen sections, allowing examination of both the distribution and morphology of transporting neurons. In the hypothalamus, several groups of HRP-labeled neurons could be distinguished on the basis of location of the(More)
Cell culture and biochemical techniques have been employed to examine the effects of steroids, bromocriptine, and epidermal growth factor (EGF) on the growth and proliferative potential of meningiomas. In cell culture, the growth of meningiomas was not altered by progestogens, antiprogestogens, or 17beta-estradiol. The progestogen, norethisterone, had no(More)