Valentina Doina Ciobanu

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Longevity is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The brain's dopamine system may be particularly relevant, since it modulates traits (e.g., sensitivity to reward, incentive motivation, sustained effort) that impact behavioral responses to the environment. In particular, the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) has been shown to moderate the impact of(More)
The level of plasma fibronectin (Fn) was studied in 40 patients with connective tissue diseases. Fn concentration was found increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (mean +/- SE, 560 +/- 30 micrograms/ml, p less than 0.01) decreased in patients with mixed connective tissue disease (337 +/- 12 micrograms/ml, p less than 0.05) and was not significantly(More)