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Systematic review of pharmacological treatments in fragile X syndrome
(BioMed Central, 2009-10-13)
Background: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is considered the most common cause of inherited mental retardation. Affected people have mental impairment that can include Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ...
Risk factors for dementia in the epidemiological study of Munguialde County (Basque Country-Spain)
(BioMed Central, 2008-10-15)
Background: Prevalence of degenerative dementias and dementias associated with cerebrovascular disease is increasing. Dementia is one of the most significant public health problem. In recent years, the role of vascular ...
Molecular Components and Functions of the Endocannabinoid System in Mouse Prefrontal Cortex
(Public Library of Science, 2007-08-08)
Background. Cannabinoids have deleterious effects on prefrontal cortex (PFC)-mediated functions and multiple evidences link the endogenous cannabinoid (endocannabinoid) system, cannabis use and schizophrenia, a disease in ...
A Model of Ischemia-Induced Neuroblast Activation in the Adult Subventricular Zone
(Public Library of Science, 2009-04-23)
We have developed a rat brain organotypic culture model, in which tissue slices contain cortex-subventricular zone-striatum regions, to model neuroblast activity in response to in vitro ischemia. Neuroblast activation has ...
Glycosaminoglycans in human retinoblastoma cells: heparan sulfate, a modulator of the pigment epithelium-derived factor-receptor interactions
(BioMed Central, 2003-02-19)
BACKGROUND: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has binding affinity for cell-surface receptors in retinoblastoma cells and for glycosaminoglycans. We investigated the effects of glycosaminoglycans on PEDF-receptor ...
Global Self-Organization of the Cellular Metabolic Structure
(Public Library Science, 2008-08)
Background: Over many years, it has been assumed that enzymes work either in an isolated way, or organized in small catalytic groups. Several studies performed using "metabolic networks models'' are helping to understand ...