V Ferret-Sena

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The influence of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) polymorphism on clinical severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) is still controversial. Cigarette smoking has been suggested to influence the progression of disability in these patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether an interaction of smoking with the ApoE polymorphism influences(More)
A clinically definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was done in a 61 year-old woman who displayed severe cerebellar and pyramidal tract involvement. Symptoms developed 5 years before with unsteadiness of gait and difficulties in walking. Diagnosis was supported by evoked potentials studies and magnetic resonance imaging. However, the cerebrospinal fluid(More)
The effect of low (physiological) concentrations of insulin (2 and 20 ng/ml) and L-triiodothyronine (T3) were studied on two myelin-related enzymes: (1) the 3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulfate:cerebroside sulfotransferase (CST, EC 2.8.2.11) catalyzing the production of sulfatide, and (2) the myelin enzyme, 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphohydrolase (CNP,(More)
The effect of physiological concentrations of insulin (2 and 20 ng/ml) on glutamine synthetase (GS) and glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) activities were compared in mouse and chick glial cells in culture. Addition of insulin to serum-containing medium increased the level of GS and GDH activities in glial cells prepared from 14-15-day-old embryonic mice. A(More)
The evolution of L-triiodothyronine (T3) receptors was studied in developing cultures of cells dissociated from cerebral hemispheres of 14-day-old mouse embryos, which present successive distinct periods of cell proliferation and/or maturation. These periods are characterized essentially as neuronal from 1 to 12 days in vitro (DIV) and glial between 12 and(More)
The development of cell cultures from embryonic mouse cerebral hemispheres has been followed in detail for periods up to 40 days in culture using a variety of approaches. Functionally well differentiated neurons (shown by receptor binding studies, immunocytochemistry and morphological examination) were found to be abundant early in culture and to form cell(More)
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