Andrés J. Quesada

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OBJECTIVE Thyroid disorders are accompanied by important changes in haemodynamic and cardiac functions and renal sodium handling. Since nitric oxide (NO) plays a crucial role in regulating vascular tone and renal sodium excretion, the present paper was designed to determine whether changes in the activity of NO synthase (NOS) participate in the(More)
BACKGROUND Different changes in neuronal and glial population of the aging brain have been described; however, the degree and extent of these changes are controversial. This study evaluates the quantitative and cytomorphometric effects of aging on neuronal and glial populations in the parietal cortex of the rat. METHODS The study was performed in two(More)
The present study aimed to evaluate the contributions of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF), the nitric oxide (NO)-cGMP pathway, and prostaglandins to adrenomedullin-induced vasodilation in isolated rat kidney. Inhibition of the NO-cGMP pathway with N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) or 1H-[1,2,4]oxadiazolo-[4,3a]quinoxalin-1-one(More)
The effects of clofibrate on the hemodynamic and renal manifestations of increased saline intake were analyzed. Four groups of male Wistar rats were treated for five weeks: control, clofibrate (240 mg/kg/day), salt (2% via drinking water), and salt + clofibrate. Body weight, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and heart rate (HR) were recorded weekly. Finally,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this work is to demonstrate if urinary excretion of glutamyl aminopeptidase (GluAp) can be quantified by immunological methods. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Urine samples from control and cisplatin-treated rats (n = 10 each group) were obtained at 1, 8, and 15 days after cisplatin injection. GluAp was analyzed by kinetic fluorimetry, ELISA, and(More)
This study evaluated the effects of thyroid hormone–NO interaction on tumor development, vascularization, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and aminopeptidase (AP) activity in a murine model of implanted Lewis’s carcinoma. Experiments were performed in male CBA-C57 mice. Animals were untreated (controls) or treated with: T4, the antithyroid drug(More)
The diverse feeding habits of sea anemones have led them to be classified as opportunistic polyphagous predators. However, most studies have focused on the diet of temperate sea anemones, and little is known about the trophic ecology of tropical species and their role in tropical ecosystems. We studied the diet of the intertidal sea anemone Anthopleura(More)
We investigated the effects of uninephrectomy (UNX) in 6-week-old male and female rats on blood pressure (BP), renal sodium handling, salt sensitivity, oxidative stress, and renal injury over 18 months postsurgery, studying control sham-operated and UNX-operated rats at 6, 12, and 18 months postsurgery, evaluating their renal sodium handling, BP, urinary(More)
AIMS This study analyzed the role of the amiloride-sensitive component and the participation of the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger in renal responsiveness to vasoconstrictors in the isolated perfused rat kidney. METHODS The renal responses to vasoconstrictors (angiotensin II, phenylephrine, vasopressin and KCl) were studied under baseline conditions and after the(More)