Carolina Conejero

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It is known that the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors leads to an increase in extracellular taurine concentration in different brain regions. The mechanism that mediates this effect is not totally understood. In this study, rat hippocampal slices were used to determine the dependence of NMDA-induced taurine release on extracellular(More)
Taurine has been shown to act as an osmolyte during the regulatory volume decrease process in a variety of cell types. The nature of the taurine efflux carrier is thought to consist of a diffusional pathway with pharmacological properties similar to a chloride channel or through an anion exchanger. We propose that taurine is a substrate of the anion(More)
INTRODUCTION Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are responsible for 3-10% of sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents. 75% are asymptomatic. International standards recommend annual screening for C. trachomatis in sexually active women under 26 years. Self-collected vaginal swab is one of the less invasive screening methods, it is well(More)
To assess the possible inhibitory action of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides on the synaptic release of glutamate, electrophysiological and biochemical experiments were performed on rat hippocampal slices. Perfusion of adenosine, beta-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) or beta-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP), reversibly inhibited(More)
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