Alvaro González Iglesias

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Continuous treatment with ivermectin from birth to puberty advanced sexual maturation by 3.7 wk in Holstein heifers grazing pastures naturally infected with nematodes. Every 14 d jugular blood samples were taken from birth to 45 wk of age from all heifers. No differences in serum FSH, estradiol, or thyroxine levels were observed during the trial between the(More)
Marked sexual and ontogenic differences have been described in gonadotropin regulation in the rat. These could arise from events occurring both at the hypothalamic or hypophyseal levels. The present experiments were designed to evaluate the capacity of the hypothalamus in releasing GnRH in vitro, basally and in response to depolarization with KCl, during(More)
The present experiments were designed in order to elucidate the participation of the developing hypophysis in determining the changing sensitivity of gonadotrophins to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) during ontogeny in the rat. To that end, we chose two well defined developmental ages that differ markedly in sexual and ontogenic characteristics of(More)
We evaluated the effects of angiotensin II (ANG II) and its antagonists on prolactin release, intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) mobilization, and [3H]thymidine uptake in cells from normal rat pituitaries and from estrogen-induced pituitary tumors. ANG II (10(-7) to 10(-9) M) increased prolactin release significantly in control and not in tumoral cells. In(More)
In estrogen-induced pituitary hyperplasia AII-evoked prolactin release is decreased and the octapeptide does not generate a spike elevation in [Ca(2+)](i) in vitro. We studied whether or not bromocriptine could restore AII response in diethylstilbestrol treated rats. Co-administration of bromocriptine resulted in involution of pituitary size and lowering of(More)
Activation of pituitary angiotensin (ANG II) type 1 receptors (AT1) mobilizes intracellular Ca2+, resulting in increased prolactin secretion. We first assessed desensitization of AT1 receptors by testing ANG II-induced intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+](i)) response in rat anterior pituitary cells. A period as short as 1 min with 10(-7) M ANG II was(More)
The effect of nitric oxide donors on intracellular calcium concentration [Ca2+]i was studied in anterior pituitary cells using ratiometric FURA 2 fluorescence measurements. Sodium nitroprusside (NP) induced a transient decrease in [Ca2+]i, after which [Ca2+]i returned to, or even increased over basal values. S-Nitroso glutathione (GSNO) induced a similar(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a severe health problem all over the world about morbidity and mortality, whose repercussions on the patients and their family require coordinated actions. OBJECTIVE To know the characteristics of hospitalizations due to asthma severe crises in pediatric intensive care units of a Cuban province. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective(More)
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