Alessandra Sistiaga

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We have explored whether the desensitization of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) coupled to phosphoinositide hydrolysis affects the role that they play in modulating glutamate release. In hippocampal nerve terminals, the agonist 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) facilitated evoked glutamate release, but a second stimulation 5 min later reduced(More)
In this study we have addressed the identification of the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) involved in the facilitation of glutamate release in nerve terminals from the cerebral cortex. mGluR1 and 5 are coupled to phosphoinositide hydrolysis and the activation of these receptors with the specific agonist 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) enhances the(More)
The mechanism by which changes in cyclic GMP (cGMP) regulate glutamate release was investigated in rat cerebrocortical nerve terminals. The elevation of cGMP levels by inhibition of cGMP-phosphodiesterase with 2-o-propoxy-phenyl-8-azapurin-6-one (zaprinast) reduced the Ca(2+)-dependent glutamate release evoked by depolarization with 30 mM KCl or 1 mM(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively identify the bacterial aetiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of problematic (recurrent and treatment failure) acute otitis media in Spanish children several years after the introduction of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. METHODS Tympanocentesis or careful sampling of spontaneous otorrhoea was performed on children(More)
We have addressed the role of protein phosphatases (PPs) in the modulation of the switch in glutamate release observed after repetitive stimulation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs). In cerebrocortical nerve terminals the agonist (S:)-3, 5-dihydroxyphenylglycine facilitated evoked glutamate release. However, a second stimulation, 5 min(More)
We have addressed the role of arachidonic acid in the facilitation of glutamate release by group I metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors. The activation of these receptors with the specific agonist 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) failed to enhance the cumulative Ca(2+)-dependent release of glutamate evoked by a 5 min depolarization with 4-aminopyridine,(More)
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