Alejandro Javier Yañez

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Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), often labeled mesenchymal stem cells, contribute to tissue regeneration in injured bone and cartilage, as well as in the infarcted heart, brain, and kidney. We hypothesize that MSCs might also contribute to pancreas and kidney regeneration in diabetic individuals. Therefore, in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type(More)
It has been proposed that the enhanced metabolic activity of tumor cells is accompanied by an increased expression of facilitative hexose transporters (GLUTs). However, a previous immunohistochemical analysis of GLUT1 expression in 154 malignant human neoplasms failed to detect the GLUT1 isoform in 87 tumors. We used 146 normal human tissues and 215 tumor(More)
In primary cultured hepatocytes, fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) localization is modulated by glucose, dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and insulin. In the absence of these substrates, FBPase was present in the cytoplasm, but the addition of glucose or DHA induced its translocation to the nucleus. As expected, we observed the opposite effect of glucose on(More)
The RNase-colloidal gold procedure for the ultrastructural localization of RNA was used for rat testis. Along with other structures, it was found that the testicular sperm nucleus was well stained. Similar labelling was observed in the nucleus of rat epididymal sperm and human sperm. The RNA was extracted from sperm and analyzed by electrophoresis on 10%(More)
Analysis of epididymal rat sperm RNA strongly suggested the presence of U snRNAs, especially U1 and U2 snRNA. By Northern blot analysis with radiolabeled oligodeoxynucleotide probes, the presence of U1 and U2 snRNA in rat sperm was confirmed. To precisely localize these RNAs, in situ hybridization with antisense and sense oligo probes labeled with(More)
Reverse transcription-real time polymerase chain reaction (real time RT-PCR) assay with Universal Probe Library (UPL) probes has been developed for the detection and genotyping of Chilean infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) isolates from infected cell culture. Partial nucleotide sequences (1175 bp) of the VP2 coding region from a selection of 7(More)
Dopamine is a recognized modulator in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral organ functions. The presence of peripheral dopamine receptors outside the CNS has suggested an intriguing interaction between the nervous system and other functional systems, such as the reproductive system. In the present study we analyzed the expression of D2R receptors(More)
Isoform 1 of the sodium-vitamin C co-transporter (SVCT1) is expressed in the apical membrane of proximal tubule epithelial cells in adult human and mouse kidneys. This study is aimed at analyzing the expression and function of SVCTs during kidney development. RT-PCR and immunohistochemical analyses revealed that SVCT1 expression is increased progressively(More)
The importance of renal and hepatic gluconeogenesis in glucose homeostasis is well established, but the cellular localization of the key gluconeogenic enzymes liver fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) and cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) in these organs and the potential contribution of other tissues in this process has not been(More)
In vitro capacitation of dog spermatozoa in a medium without sugars and with lactate as the metabolic substrate (l-CCM) was accompanied by a progressive increase of intracellular glycogen during the first 2 h of incubation, which was followed by a subsequent decrease of glycogen levels after up to 4 h of incubation. Lactate from the medium is the source for(More)