Ayelén Mariana Distéfano

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Nitric oxide (NO) has recently emerged as a second messenger involved in the complex network of signaling events that regulate stomatal closure. Little is known about the signaling events occurring downstream of NO. Previously, we demonstrated the involvement of phospholipase D (PLD) in NO signaling during stomatal closure. PLDδ, one of the 12 Arabidopsis(More)
Stomatal closure is regulated by a complex network of signalling events involving numerous intermediates, among them nitric oxide (NO). Little is known about the signalling events occurring downstream of NO. Previous studies have shown that NO modulates cytosolic calcium concentration and the activation of plasma membrane ion channels. Here we provide(More)
Previously considered as toxic by-products of aerobic metabolism, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are emerging as essential signaling molecules in eukaryotes. Recent evidence showed that maintenance of ROS homeostasis during female gametophyte development is crucial for embryo sac patterning and fertilization. Although ROS are exclusively detected in the(More)
Plants alternate between two generations during their life cycle: the diploid sporophyte and the haploid male and female gametophytes, in which gametes are generated. In higher plants, the female gametophyte or embryo sac is a highly polarized seven-celled structure that develops within the sporophytic tissues of the ovule. It has been proposed that(More)
Phospholipase D (PLD) is involved in different plant processes, ranging from responses to abiotic and biotic stress to plant development. Phospholipase Dδ (PLDδ) is activated in dehydration and salt stress, producing the lipid second messenger phosphatidic acid. In this work we show that pldδ Arabidopsis mutants were more tolerant to severe drought than(More)
In plants, regulated cell death (RCD) plays critical roles during development and is essential for plant-specific responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent, oxidative, nonapoptotic form of cell death recently described in animal cells. In animal cells, this process can be triggered by depletion of glutathione (GSH) and(More)
This study reports a simplified, low-cost, easily performed chemico-mechanical isolation method of the islets of Langerhans. The experimental study was carried out on 15 adult pigs. Our method used collagenase and a digestion chamber for islet isolation and yielded 2,240 +/- 613 islets per g treated pancreas after purification. This demonstrates that the(More)
The authors analyzed the expression of some genes involved in the control of T lymphocyte proliferation in a group of healthy elderly subjects. They focused their attention on genes involved in the G(0)/G(1) transition (TK, PCNA, H3, IL2-R) and showed decreased expression in the TK, H3 and IL2-R genes. Using flow cytofluorimetry, delayed transition from the(More)
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