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Quail/chick transplantation chimeras were constructed during stages of gastrulation and neurulation to follow the subsequent movement and fate of cells of the primitive streak. All grafts were placed solely within the confines of the primitive streak to prevent confusion between cells that had not yet ingressed and those that had already ingressed, and(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of the prostate in healthy pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional ethics committee for animal research. Sixteen large white male pigs were randomly assigned to the embolization group (n = 8) or control group(More)
A prospective fate map of the avian epiblast at late gastrula and early neurula stages has been generated through the construction of quail/chick transplantation chimeras. This map shows the subdivisions of the prospective ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm, both within the epiblast prior to their ingression and within the primitive streak. The map demarcates(More)
The partial labyrinthectomy petrous apicectomy (PLPA) approach is a transpetrous route that provides the advantages of the labyrinthine removal but with hearing preservation. Using seven temporal bone tissue blocks and three formaldehyde-fixed cadaveric heads we have made a morphometric and comparative study on this approach that summarizes the(More)
The earliest events underlying cardiac induction and morphogenesis remain largely unknown. In the present study, we show that Hensen's node, the organizer of the avian embryo, induces cardiogenesis. Specifically, following heterotopic transplantation, Hensen's node induces ectopic host tissue that expresses two early cardiac markers (cNkx-2.5 and cNkx-2.8),(More)
The experimental evidences accumulated during last years point out a relevant role of oxidative stress in neurodegeneration. As anti-cellular oxidative stress agents flavonoids can act either as direct chemical antioxidants, the classic view of flavonoids as antioxidants, or as modulators of enzymes and metabolic and signaling pathways leading to an(More)
Ventricular myocardial fiber architecture has been considered an important factor in heart dynamics. Most anatomical studies however have focussed on the analysis of normal hearts. The present study compares ventricular myocardial fiber architecture patterns in dissections of 5 normal hearts and a malformed human heart with membranous ventricular septal(More)
The events that occur during the early development of the optic chiasm of the chick embryo have been studied by light and scanning electron microscopy. In developmental stages previous to the arrival of the first optic fibres in the floor of the diencephalon, as well as during the arrival of the leading fibres, extracellular spaces can be seen in the(More)