Diego Nicolas

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The subcommissural organ (SCO) and the ventricular ependyma of the third ventricle of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) exhibit a highly positive histochemical reaction to NADPH-diaphorase and a considerable immunocytochemical expression of calmodulin. The SCO, however, does not display an immunocytochemical response to the neuronal isoform of(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) affects brain development during sensitive developmental periods. In rodents, transient sites of high affinity capture of 5-HT were demonstrated in the primary sensory neurons and in the sensory thalamocortical afferents. This uptake is required to adjust 5-HT receptor stimulation during the formation of sensory maps. To determine whether(More)
Glutamine synthetase (L-glutamate:ammonia ligase; EC 6.3.1.2), an enzyme catalysing the ATP-dependent formation of glutamine from glutamate and ammonia, was detected immunocytochemically only in glial (interstitial) cells of the superficial pineal gland of the rat. The results show the important role of pineal glial cells in the metabolism of the(More)
Foreign bank presence has substantially increased in Latin America during the second half of the 1990s, which has prompted an intense debate on its banking and macroeconomic consequences. In this paper, we apply ARCH techniques to jointly estimate the impact of foreign bank presence on the level and volatility of real credit in a panel of eight Latin(More)
Calretinin (CR) is a calcium-binding protein, found in a variety of organs and systems such as the central nervous system and the pineal gland. It was first thought to be a specific neuronal marker but this selectivity is now in question since CR has been demonstrated in avian thymus, rat ovary, rat and guinea pig inner ear, rat testis, and chicken and rat(More)
A histoenzymological method for demonstration of carbonic anhydrase (CA) was used for cryostat sections of superficial rat pineal gland. Light and electron microscopic analysis showed a high concentration of this enzyme in stellate cells, particularly heavily distributed under the organ capsule and scattered in the parenchyma, where they form a widespread(More)
The present paper aims to contribute to the knowledge of the histophysiologic role of the subfornical organ. Using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase histochemistry (NADPH-diaporase) and nitric oxide synthase immunocytochemistry, we detected a high concentration of the neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase in neurons of the(More)
Foreign bank presence has substantially increased in Latin America during the second half of the 1990s, which has prompted an intense debate on its banking and macroeconomic consequences. In this paper, we apply ARCH techniques to jointly estimate the impact of foreign bank presence on the level and volatility of real credit in a panel of eight Latin(More)
Calretinin is a calcium-binding protein whose major functions are assumed to be buffering, transport of Ca2+, regulation of various enzyme systems and cellular protection. Moreover, calretinin does not seem to be a specific marker for any particular cell since it has been discovered in various mammalian and avian organs. In order to give clue to its(More)
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