Ana G. Carretero

Learn More
IGF-1 has been associated with the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, although its role is not fully understood. Here we show that normoglycemic/normoinsulinemic transgenic mice overexpressing IGF-1 in the retina developed most alterations seen in human diabetic eye disease. A paracrine effect of IGF-1 in the retina initiated vascular alterations that(More)
Netobimin (NTB), a benzimidazole prodrug with a good anthelmintic spectrum, was administered orally to female rats at a dose of 59.5 mg NTB/kg, to study its pharmacokinetic behavior and the disposition of its most important metabolites, albendazole (ABZ), albendazole sulfoxide (ABZSO), and albendazole sulfone (ABZSO2). ABZ was found in plasma after 6 hr.(More)
PURPOSE The retina contains two distinct populations of monocyte-derived cells: perivascular macrophages, and microglia. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the presence and function in mouse and human retinas of a subtype of resident perivascular macrophages with scavenger function, different from microglia, in physiological conditions and during(More)
The lymphatic drainage of the peritoneal cavity has been investigated by intraperitoneal inoculation of an intracellular bacterium (Listeria monocytogenes) and an inert marker (Indian ink). The results reveal that both agents are transported, either after phagocytosis by intraperitoneal macrophages or in suspension in the lymph, towards the cranial sternal(More)
BACKGROUND In the chick embryo, both mesonephros and metanephros have a renal portal system. The classical literature gives uncertain answers about the development and degeneration of the meso- and metanephric portal venous system. Some mesonephric vessels present angiogenic processes to colonize the metanephros, while others show signs of degeneration and(More)
BACKGROUND The general morphology of the mesonephric and metanephric arteries in chicken embryos has already been described previously. Moreover, the general basis of glomerulogenesis has also been established. However, the degeneration of the mesonephric vascular system, and especially glomerular degeneration, have not been well established yet. Also the(More)
It is known that chick primordial germ cells (PGCs) in early embryonic development migrate via the blood vascular system to colonize the gonadal anlagen. Classically, two factors have been involved in the extravasation of PGCs from the blood stream: chemotactic and mechanical factors. An accurate knowledge of the vascular system of the genital ridge is(More)
Seventy-one chick embryos of both sexes at the 35 Hamburger and Hamilton (H-H) developmental stage were processed for scanning electron microscopy of vascular corrosion casts and of critical point dried specimens, as well as transmission electron- and light microscopy, in order to study the angiogenic structures. The gonadal subepithelial capillary network(More)
A technique to obtain microvascular corrosion casts of the G20 rat fetus and the normal pattern of the main arteries of the G20 rat fetus are described. The casts were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The arterial pattern is similar to that described in the adult; however, several variations have been found. It is concluded that the(More)
The pharmacokinetics of netobimin (NTB) metabolites has been investigated in ewes. Non-pregnant ewes and ewes in the first and last third of pregnancy were dosed orally with 20 mg kg bodyweight of NTB. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein from 30 minutes to 72 hours after administration and plasma samples were analysed by high performance(More)