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One class of spinal interneurons, the Renshaw cells, is able to discharge at very high frequencies in adult mammals. Neuronal firing at such high frequencies requires voltage-gated potassium channels to rapidly repolarize the membrane potential after each action potential. We sought to establish the pattern of expression of calbindin and potassium channels(More)
This study addresses the hypothesis that the previously described capacity of D1 dopamine receptors (D1Rs) to regulate dendritic growth in developing cortical neurons may involve alterations in the phosphorylation state of microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP2). The changes in phosphorylation of this protein are known to affect its ability to stabilize the(More)
Adrenoceptors have been suggested to mediate neuronal development. This study revealed the expression of alpha2A adrenoceptors in the cortical plate of fetal mouse cerebral wall. The effects of alpha2A adrenoceptor on dendrite growth were investigated in primary neuronal cultures. Application of alpha2 adrenoceptor agonists, BHT 933 or UK 14304 for 24 or 72(More)
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of including enzymatically treated Artemisia annua L. (EA) in broiler diets on growth performance, meat quality, and oxidative stability of breast and thigh muscles. A total of 256 one-d-old Arbor Acres broiler chicks were randomly allotted into four groups with eight replicates of eight birds each.(More)
The fundamental growth thermograms of bacteria have been determined by using the microcalorimetric method. These perfect thermogram curves reflect the changes of bacterial growth patterns (including the lag phase of growth, log growth, stationary phase and the decline phase of growth). In our experiments, highly characteristic and reproducible growth(More)
Reactive oxygen species and free radicals play multiple roles in some immune-pathological events. Vitamin E, as a very potent antioxidant, perhaps deceases the potentially negative effects of such oxidative stress to prevent immune-pathological damage to broilers. Therefore, the current study investigated the effects of dietary natural (D-α-tocopherol) and(More)
The thermogenesis curves of the germination of different rice and tree seeds were determined and studied by using a newly constructed microcalorimeter. The thermogenesis curves of the germination of the seeds demonstrate the existence of physiological triphasic patterns, which include imbibition, activation and growth stages in the germination process. The(More)
A new generation hollow-fibre membrane oxygenator (Spiral Gold) has been introduced by Baxter Healthcare (Irvine, CA, USA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the operational performance of this device under clinical conditions and to compare it to the Univox Gold membrane oxygenator. Following institutional review board approval, and the obtainment(More)
In this study, a novel SEC2 mutant with lower toxic activity, named 2M-118 (H118A/T20L/G22E), was engineered by site-directed mutagenesis of structural domains that are responsible for MHC class II molecule binding and TCR binding, respectively. Stimulating activity on murine splenocytes, anti-tumor effect and immunogenicity of 2M-118 were investigated in(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of oridonin (ORI) on growth performance and antioxidant capacity in broiler chickens that were repeatedly challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). A total of 384 one-day-old male Arbor Acre broiler chickens were randomly assigned to 8 treatments with 6 replicate cages per treatment and 8 birds per(More)