Xavier Palazzi

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Zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed for 3 weeks to low concentrations of estradiol including environmentally relevant concentrations (5, 25 and 100 ng/l), encompassing either their embryo-larvae (from fertilization to 21 day post-fertilization (dpf)), juvenile (from 21 to 42 dpf) or adult life stages (>200 dpf) with a view to investigating the most(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the histologic effects and clinical outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) delivered by miniaturized annular transducers for ciliary body coagulation in an animal study. METHODS Eighteen eyes of 18 rabbits were insonified with a ring comprising a six-sector transducer, to produce a 12.8-mm-diameter circular lesion. Six(More)
The main human forms of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), namely EB simplex, junctional EB and dystrophic EB, have also been described in domestic animals (small and large ruminants, and horses) and companion animals (cats and dogs). A recent description of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) in Golden Retriever dogs provided details of the principal clinical,(More)
This report describes two animals (one dog and one cat) with a retained surgical sponge. Both had nonspecific clinical signs. Clinical examination, ultrasonography and cytologic examination were used to identify an abdominal mass compatible with a granuloma. The lesions were surgically removed and confirmed histologically as granulomas secondary to a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance a newly developed nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite, OSTIM following functional implantation in femoral sites in thirty-eight sheep for 1, 2 or 3 months. Ostim 35 was compared to an established calcium phosphate, Alpha BSM. METHODS Biomechanical testing, micro-CT analysis, histological and(More)
Several transgenic mice models are accepted by regulatory agencies to determine the carcinogenic potential and predict the human response to exposure of chemicals, as an alternative to the conventional 2-year rodent bioassay. The rasH2 transgenic mouse model has been proposed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of medical devices, but few data are(More)
Pleistophora infestation was observed in adult fathead minnows, Pimephales promelas, held under laboratory conditions. Fish were clinically healthy, and presented no gross findings at necropsy. Histopathology revealed parasitic stages only in the ovaries. Spores within sporophorous vesicles were mainly encountered in late vitellogenic oocytes and were(More)
Type 7 phosphodiesterases (PDE7) are responsible for the decrease of intracellular cyclic AMP (cAMP) in many cells involved in allergic asthma by suppressing their potential to respond to many activating stimuli. The elevation of intracellular cAMP has been associated with immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activities and represents a potential(More)
The spontaneous incidence and distribution of beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide and argyrophilic deposits were extensively investigated in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). In 12 young marmosets, up to 67 coronal step sections were evaluated in the brain. One brain hemisphere was stained by a silver method and also immunohistochemically with a primary(More)
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