Antonio Campos Torres

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Following unilateral inner ear lesion, astrocytes undergo hypertrophy in the deafferented vestibular and cochlear nuclei as shown by an increase in the level of glial fibrillary acid. The present study extends our understanding of vestibular and cochlear system plasticity by examining microglial changes in these deafferented nuclei. The microglial reaction(More)
We investigated whether unilateral removal of the labyrinthine and cochlear receptors induces a macroglial reaction in rat vestibular and cochlear nuclei using vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunochemical markers. Antibody binding was visualized using the avidin-biotin method and 3,3'-diaminobenzidine as the peroxidase substrate. In(More)
Complement is implicated in the pathology of neurodegenerative and inflammatory disease in the central nervous system (CNS). Although studies demonstrate that inhibition of complement activation attenuates disease development in the CNS, the specific complement components that contribute to the pathogenesis of CNS diseases remain unclear. To dissect the(More)
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