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    German Medical Science; Düsseldorf, Köln
    In:  121. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie; 20040427-20040430; Berlin; DOC04dgch0859 /20041007/
    Publication Date: 2004-10-07
    Keywords: ddc: 610
    Language: German
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    German Medical Science; Düsseldorf, Köln
    In:  55. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie e.V. (DGNC), 1. Joint Meeting mit der Ungarischen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie; 20040425-20040428; Köln; DOCMO.03.01 /20040423/
    Publication Date: 2004-04-22
    Keywords: ddc: 610
    Language: English
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1460-9568
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Although neural progenitor cells (NPCs) may provide a source of new neurons to alleviate neural trauma, little is known about their electrical properties as they differentiate. We have previously shown that single NPCs from the adult rat hippocampus can be cloned in the presence of heparan sulphate chains purified from the hippocampus, and that these cells can be pushed into a proliferative phenotype with the mitogen FGF2 [Chipperfield, H., Bedi, K.S., Cool, S.M. & Nurcombe, V. (2002) Int. J. Dev. Biol., 46, 661–670]. In this study, the active and passive electrical properties of both undifferentiated and differentiated adult hippocampal NPCs, from 0 to 12 days in vitro as single-cell preparations, were investigated. Sparsely plated, undifferentiated NPCs had a resting membrane potential of ≈ −90 mV and were electrically inexcitable. In 〉 70%, ATP and benzoylbenzoyl-ATP evoked an inward current and membrane depolarization, whereas acetylcholine, noradrenaline, glutamate and GABA had no detectable effect. In Fura-2-loaded undifferentiated NPCs, ATP and benzoylbenzoyl-ATP evoked a transient increase in the intracellular free Ca2+ concentration, which was dependent on extracellular Ca2+ and was inhibited reversibly by pyridoxalphosphate-6-azophenyl-2′-4′-disulphonic acid (PPADS), a P2 receptor antagonist. After differentiation, NPC-derived neurons became electrically excitable, expressing voltage-dependent TTX-sensitive Na+ channels, low- and high-voltage-activated Ca2+ channels and delayed-rectifier K+ channels. Differentiated cells also possessed functional glutamate, GABA, glycine and purinergic (P2X) receptors. Appearance of voltage-dependent and ligand-gated ion channels appears to be an important early step in the differentiation of NPCs.
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  • 4
    ISSN: 1432-0703
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Energy, Environment Protection, Nuclear Power Engineering , Medicine
    Notes: Abstract. Persistent organochlorine residues such as hexachlorobenzene (HCB), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), chlorocyclodienes, and the DDT group (DDTs) were determined in fat and muscle samples of resident red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) hunted in Spain. Chlorinated contamination pattern varied largely depending on geographical distribution. Birds collected from the northern part of Spain contained greater concentrations of lindane (34.4 ng/g fat basis) than those from central or southern Spain. In contrast, red-legged partridges collected in southern locations exhibited elevated levels of p,p′-DDE (62.3 ng/g fat basis) as compared with central (31.2 ng/g fat basis) and northern areas (5.6 ng/g fat basis). The only cyclodiene detected, dieldrin, showed higher amounts (3.4 ng/g fat basis) in partridges collected in central Spain. The sex differences in pollutant occurrence and concentrations were negligible. One-year-old birds accumulated greater concentrations of β-HCH, and dieldrin than older birds. Global comparison of organochlorine concentrations indicated that northern partridges are more contaminated by compounds of industrial origin, whereas southern birds contained greater amounts of agricultural chemicals. Estimates of hazards associated with organochlorine levels in resident red-legged partridges in Spain suggested that southern birds may be at risk from exposure to DDTs, and northern birds may be affected by excessive concentrations of lindane. The use of red-legged partridge as bioindicator for OCP contamination is discussed.
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  • 5
    ISSN: 1434-601X
    Keywords: PACS. 21.10.Dr Binding energies and masses
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Physics
    Notes: Abstract: Direct mass measurements of neutron-deficient rare-earth isotopes in the vicinity of 146Gd were performed with the Penning trap mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP at ISOLDE/CERN. This paper reports on the measurement of more than 40 isotopes of the elements praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, dysprosium and holmium, that have been measured with a typical accuracy of m 14 keV. An atomic mass evaluation has been performed taking into account other experimental mass values via a least-squares adjustment. The results of the adjustment are discussed.
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  • 6
    ISSN: 1615-5742
    Keywords: Key words: cystic nephroma, renal tumors, Wilms' tumor
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: ABSTRACT We report a case of juxtaposed Wilms' tumor (WT) and cystic nephroma (CN) in a 21-month-old girl which gave rise to radiological diagnostic difficulty. Preoperative chemotherapy was given, resulting in marked tumor necrosis but the cystic nephroma remained untouched. Histological examination showed characteristic features of a triphasic WT and a CN; the two lesions were separated by a thick fibrous capsule. While everybody agrees that WT and cystic partially differentiated nephroblastoma (CPDN) are closely related, there are two opposite views about their relationship to CN. One is that CN may represent the final step in maturation of WT and CPDN. Other authors argue that there is no evidence to support this theory but believe CN might have something in common with nephrogenic rests. We suggest that the two lesions in the present case may have originated from two intralobar nephrogenic rests, which would strengthen the latter view.
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  • 7
    ISSN: 1600-5775
    Source: Crystallography Journals Online : IUCR Backfile Archive 1948-2001
    Topics: Geosciences , Physics
    Notes: A new facility for simultaneous extended X-ray absorption of fine structure (EXAFS), X-ray diffraction and photoluminescence measurements under high pressures has been developed for use on station 9.3 at the Daresbury Laboratory Synchrotron Radiation Source. This high-pressure facility can be used at any suitable beamline at a synchrotron source. Full remote operation of the rig allows simultaneous collection of optical and structural data while varying the pressure. The set-up is very flexible and can be tailored for a particular experiment, such as time- or temperature-dependent measurements. A new approach to the collection of high-pressure EXAFS data is also presented. The approach significantly shortens the experimental times and allows a dramatic increase in the quality of EXAFS data collected. It also opens up the possibility for EXAFS data collection at any pressure which can be generated using a diamond cell. The high quality of data collected is demonstrated with a GaN case study. Particular attention will be paid to the use of energy-dispersive EXAFS and quick-scanning EXAFS techniques under pressure.
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  • 8
    ISSN: 1399-3054
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: The mechanisms regulating stomatal response following exposure to low (5°C) soil temperature were investigated in aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) seedlings. Low soil temperature reduced stomatal conductance within 4 h, but did not alter shoot xylem pressure potential within 24 h. The xylem sap composition was altered and its pH increased from 6.5 to 7.1 within the initial 4 h of the low temperature treatment. However, the increase in abscisic acid (ABA) concentration in xylem sap was observed later, after 8 h of treatment. These changes were accompanied by a reduction in the electrical conductivity and an increase in the osmotic potential of the xylem sap. The timing of physiological responses to low soil temperature suggests that the rapid pH change of the xylem sap and accompanying changes in ion concentration were the initial factors which triggered stomatal closure in low temperature-treated seedlings, and that the role of the more slowly accumulating ABA was likely to reinforce the stomatal closure. When leaf discs were exposed to xylem sap extracted from low soil temperature-treated plants, stomatal aperture was negatively correlated with ABA and positively correlated with K+ concentrations of the xylem sap. The stomatal opening in the leaf discs linearly increased in response to exogenous KCl concentrations when K+ concentrations were in the similar range to those detected in the xylem sap. The lowest concentration of exogenous ABA to induce stomatal closure was several-fold higher compared with the concentration present in the xylem sap.
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  • 9
    ISSN: 1365-2958
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
    Notes: SpoIVB is essential for intercompartmental signalling in the σK-checkpoint of Bacillus subtilis. SpoIVB is synthesized in the spore chamber and is the signal which activates proteolytic processing of pro-σK to its mature and active form σK. We show here that SpoIVB is a serine peptidase of the SA clan. Expression of SpoIVB in Escherichia coli has shown that SpoIVB is able to self-cleave into at least three discrete products, and in vitro studies have shown cleavage in trans. Autoproteolysis of SpoIVB is tightly linked to the initiation of the two developmental functions of this protein, signalling of pro-σK processing and a yet, uncharacterized, second function which is essential for the formation of heat-resistant spores. In B. subtilis, SpoIVB is synthesized as a zymogen and is subject to two levels of proteolysis. First, autoproteolysis generating intermediate products, at least one of which is proposed to be the active form, followed by processing by one or more enzymes to smaller species. This could provide a mechanism for switching off the active SpoIVB intermediate(s) and suggests a similarity to other proteolytic cascades such as those found in blood coagulation.
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  • 10
    ISSN: 1574-6968
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: The process of spore formation in Bacillus subtilis is dependent upon a sophisticated program of gene expression that is regulated both temporally and spatially by a series of alternate sigma factors, in conjunction with a number of transcriptional regulators. One of these, SpoVT, regulates forespore-specific σG-dependent transcription and is related at the amino acid level to the major stationary phase sentinel, AbrB, whose mode of DNA recognition appears to be non-classical. Here, we report that the C-terminal domain of SpoVT is crucial to its correct folding and function, and how the DNA-binding domain from AbrB cannot complement the closely homologous domain of SpoVT in vivo. We also establish the oligomeric state of SpoVT and its component domains. Finally, we demonstrate that the regulation of transcriptional control by SpoVT is unexpectedly more complicated than its counterpart, AbrB, and that the latent non-specific DNA-binding activity of the N-terminal domain of SpoVT is modulated by the C-terminal domain, which perhaps in combination with another unknown factor, confers specificity.
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