Darío Acuña

Learn More
Pregnant rats (starting on E5) were exposed chronically to carbon monoxide (CO) from gestational days 5-20. In the postnatal period, rat pups were grouped as follows: group A: prenatal exposure to CO only; group B: prenatal exposure to CO then exposed to CO from postnatal day (P) 5 to P20; group C, control (air without CO). Groups A and B showed similar(More)
The role of the pituitary-adrenal axis on receptor binding and diurnal rhythmicity of benzodiazepines (BNZ) was assessed in the rat cerebral cortex. Groups of intact, adrenalectomized (ADx) and/or hypophysectomized (HPx) rats were killed at six different time intervals during the 24-hour cycle. BNZ binding was estimated by Scatchard analysis of(More)
The functional development of semicircular canals and some brainstem structures of the auditory system was followed in parallel with time in control and propylthiouracyl-induced hypothyroid pigmented rats by respective recording of postrotatory nystagmus response and auditory evoked brainstem potentials, with the aim of discovering the timing of permanent(More)
Previous studies indicate that the pineal gland alters prolactin secretion, and it was suggested that at least part of the effect of the pineal hormone melatonin on prolactin release may be mediated by the hypothalamic structures. In this study, pinealectomy and lesions of the suprachiasmatic nuclei were found to alter serum levels of prolactin in the same(More)
  • 2007
A mis padres " No puede haber cosa más alegre y feliz que la vejez pertrechada con los estudios y experiencias de la juventud ". Cicerón " Muy pronto en la vida es demasiado tarde ". A TOD@S GRACIAS Este trabajo de investigación se ha llevado a cabo gracias a la financiación de las siguientes instituciones y proyectos de investigación: MINISTERIO DE SANIDAD(More)
Glutamate decarboxylase and choline acetyltransferase were measured in homogenated ampullar cristae of rats during development from postnatal day 13 to 60 to determine changes in levels of these enzymes during early postnatal development. Afferent and efferent innervation of the hair cells of the developing cristae were studied using electron microscopy. In(More)
The vestibular cell type affected by congenital hypothyroidism (CH) was investigated by measuring the activity of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) and choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), synthesizing enzymes of putative afferent (GABA) and efferent (acetylcholine, ACh) neurotransmitters and thus, respectively, hair cell I and II (HC-I, HC-II), and efferent(More)
  • 1