Ana G. Carretero

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A Pekingese dog with hemivertebrae, rib malformations and spinal cord dysraphism without spina bifida was presented. Two types of hemivertebrae were seen: bilateral and unilateral. Thoracic hemivertebrae were associated with fused ribs and rudimentary ribs. Spinal dysraphism consisted of polycavitary syringomyelia in the dorsal and lateral funiculi,(More)
The periphery of the vitreous body contains a population of cells termed hyalocytes. Despite the existence for more than one century of publications devoted to the pecten oculi, a convoluted coil of blood vessels that seems to be the primary source of nutrients for the avian avascular retina, little information can be found concerning the pecteneal(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)
Type 1 diabetes results from autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. This process might be reversed by genetically engineering the endocrine pancreas in vivo to express factors that induce beta cell replication and neogenesis and counteract the immune response. However, the pancreas is difficult to manipulate and pancreatitis is a serious concern,(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)
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)
beta-Catenin is a structural component of adherens junctions, a regulator of the Wnt signalling pathway and a transcriptional co-activator with a key role in vascular patterning. The avian mesonephros is a transitory embryonic kidney that is used in the study of vascular development and degeneration. Here we examine beta-catenin expression in this model(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Renal senescence during normal aging is associated with specific vascular alterations and tissue degeneration. Although the degenerative program executed during embryonic kidney development is known to include vascular alterations, studies yet have to examine whether it involves replicative senescence. In this study, we assessed the(More)
Embryonic tissues, in common with other tissues, including tumours, tend to develop a substantial vasculature when transplanted onto the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM). Studies conducted to date have not examined in any detail the identity of vessels that supply these grafts, although it is known that the survival of transplanted tissues depends on their(More)
Gene therapy may provide new treatments for severe pancreatic disorders. However, gene transfer to the pancreas is difficult because of its anatomic location and structure, and pancreatitis is a serious concern. Like the human pancreas, the canine pancreas is compact, with similar vascularization and lobular structure. It is therefore a suitable model in(More)