Carolina B Romero

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A potential strategy to combat obesity and its associated complications involves modifying gene expression in adipose cells to reduce lipid accumulation. The nuclear receptor Peroxisome Proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is the master regulator of adipose cell differentiation and its functional activation is currently used as a therapeutic(More)
Intracolonic administration of Trichinella spiralis larvae in rats causes colitis with features similar to ulcerative colitis, notably with inflammation predominantly limited to the colonic mucosa. Our aim was to characterize the functional and neurochemical changes occurring within the myenteric (MP) and submucosal plexuses (SMP) during T. spiralis-induced(More)
Accumulating evidence suggest that the enteric nervous system (ENS) plays important roles in gastrointestinal inflammatory responses, which could be in part mediated by Toll-like receptor (TLR) activation. The aim of this study was to characterise the expression and functionality of TLR2/4/9 in the ENS. TLR2/4/9 expression was assessed in the plexuses of(More)
Prenatal stress (PS) has been linked to abnormal cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial outcomes in both animals and humans. Since PS has been shown to induce a cerebellar cytoarchitectural disarrangement and cerebellar abnormalities that have been linked to an impairment of behavioral functions, the aim of the present work was to investigate whether the(More)
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