Carlos César Pérez

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There is consensus that muscarinic and nicotinic receptors expressed in vestibular hair cells and afferent neurons are involved in the efferent modulation of the electrical activity of the afferent neurons. However the underlying mechanisms of postsynaptic control in neurons are not well understood. In our work we show that the activation of muscarinic(More)
In this study we determined the norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine and methoxy-hydroxy-phenyl-glycol (MHPG) levels in dissected chick telencephalon, diencephalon/mesencephalon and cerebellum in a number of stages from the late embryonic period (E16, E17, E18 and E19) and post-hatching period (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P15 and P30) using HPLC coupled with a(More)
Urocortin 1, highly conserved metazoan gene of the corticotropin-releasing hormone family, is a simple gene structured in two exons and the corresponding intron. The urocortin 1 prepropeptide is entirely coded in the second exon. Preliminary non-isotopic in situ hybridization experiments with an oligonucleotide complementary to an intron sequence of the(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the abnormal proteolytic processing of amyloid precursor protein, resulting in increased production of a self-aggregating form of beta amyloid (Aβ). Several lines of work on AD patients and transgenic mice with high Aβ levels exhibit altered rhythmicity, aberrant neuronal network activity and hyperexcitability(More)
Xanthium strumarium L. is a member of the Asteraceae commonly used in Cuba, mainly as diuretic. Some toxic properties of this plant have also been reported and, to date, very little is known about its genotoxic properties. The present work aims was to evaluate the potential cytotoxic and genotoxic risk of whole extract from Xanthium strumarium L. whole(More)
Here we studied muscarinic receptors in the gerbil thalamus at 8 different ages - from 6 to 36 months - using receptor and functional autoradiography. The pharmacological profile inhibiting [(3)H]N-methyl scopolamine ([(3)H]NMS) binding with 50 and 200 nM pirenzepine, 30 nM pFHHSiD and 100 nM AF-DX 116 revealed the predominance of the M(2) muscarinic(More)
In this work, we studied the in vitro G-protein activation induced by muscarinic agonists using [(35)S]guanylyl-5'-O-(gamma-thio)-triphosphate ([(35)S]GTPgammaS) autoradiographic methods to characterize the M(2) and M(4) muscarinic subtypes response. Thus, we describe a detailed characterization of the increases in [(35)S]GTPgammaS binding elicited by(More)
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