Agustín de la Varga González

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Various aspects of the biogenetic mechanisms that are involved in the insertion of nascent plasma membrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane and their subsequent distribution through the cell have been investigated. For these studies chimeric genes that encode hybrid proteins containing carboxy-terminal portions of the influenza virus(More)
Previous studies (Rindler, M. J., I. E., Ivanov, H. Plesken, and D. D. Sabatini, 1985, J. Cell Biol., 100: 136-151; Rindler, M. J., I. E. Ivanov, H. Plesken, E. J. Rodriguez-Boulan, and D. D. Sabatini, 1984, J. Cell Biol., 98: 1304-1319) have demonstrated that in polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney cells infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) or(More)
SNARE complexes form between the synaptic vesicle protein synaptobrevin and the plasma membrane proteins syntaxin and SNAP25 to drive membrane fusion. A cytosolic protein, complexin (Cpx), binds to the SNARE bundle, and its accessory helix (AH) functions to clamp synaptic vesicle fusion. We performed molecular-dynamics simulations of the SNARE/Cpx complex(More)
The alpha1-subunits of the skeletal and cardiac L-type calcium channels (L-channels) contain nearly identical pore regions (P-regions) in each of the four internal homology repeats. In spite of this high conservation of the P-regions, native skeletal L-channels exhibit a unitary conductance that is only about half that of native cardiac L-channels. To(More)
The fine structure of the rat parietal cell was studied, both at rest and after stimulation by refeeding or insulin administration. Experiments on fixation procedures showed that whenever the fixative contained sucrose at a concentration higher than 0.2 M, the system of cytoplasmic membranes was clearly tubular in arrangement, whereas the omission of(More)
The co-translational insertion of polypeptides into endoplasmic reticulum membranes may be initiated by cleavable amino-terminal insertion signals, as well as by permanent insertion signals located at the amino-terminus or in the interior of a polypeptide. To determine whether the location of an insertion signal within a polypeptide affects its function,(More)
The effect of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on gastric acid secretion was correlated with the morphological changes of the apical pole of rat parietal cells studied by transmission electron microscopy. Gastric acid secretion was stimulated by histamine, carbachol, pentagastrin, and insulin-induced hypoglycemia, and estimated by continuous recording of pH(More)
Synaptic vesicles fuse at morphological specializations in the presynaptic terminal termed active zones (AZs). Vesicle fusion can occur spontaneously or in response to an action potential. Following fusion, vesicles are retrieved and recycled within nerve terminals. It is still unclear whether vesicles that fuse spontaneously or following evoked release(More)
This document is the summary of the proposals generated in the latter year of work for the consolidation of several tools to support the managers network of AECID's education programs in which, by the use of the TICs, we trie to create a collaborative environment of learning based on strategies of " Cloud Education " that help us to improve our daily work(More)
Patch-clamping and the simultaneous fluorescence measurement of cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) were used to analyze the effect of serum on the functional features of excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling in mouse skeletal myotubes. In high-serum-treated (10%) myotubes, depolarization elicited Ca2+ release which continued for tens of milliseconds following the(More)
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