E . T . S . I . Caminos

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1. Neurotrophins are molecules that regulate the survival, development and maintenance of specific functions in different populations of nerve cells. 2. In the present work, we studied the localization, at the cellular level, of the different neurotrophins and their receptors within the rat retina in control and after ischemia-reperfusion of the retina. We(More)
The appearance of calbindin D-28K, a calcium-binding protein, during development of the trout retina was studied by immunohistochemistry. The first calbindin immunoreactive cells appear in the inner nuclear layer at the equator of the embryonic retina at the stage 227 degrees C (around embryonic day 15). Just before hatching, stage 440 degrees C (around(More)
The expression of mRNA coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and for its functional receptor, the full-length tyrosine kinase receptor trkB (trkB mRNA), was examined in early postnatal and adult rat retina by in situ hybridization using digoxygenin and radioactively-labeled oligonucleotide probes. BDNF and trkB mRNAs are expressed in the(More)
KCC2 is a neuron-specific Cl- transporter whose role in adult central neurons is to maintain low intracellular Cl- concentrations and, therefore, generate an inward-directed electrochemical gradient for Cl- needed for the hyperpolarizing responses to the inhibitory amino acids GABA and glycine. We report that the KCC2 protein is intensely expressed in CN(More)
KCNQ, also called Kv7, is a family of voltage-dependent potassium channels with important roles in excitability regulation. Of its five known subunits, KCNQ5/Kv7.5 is extensively expressed in the central nervous system and it contributes to the generation of M-currents. The distribution of KCNQ5 was analyzed in auditory nuclei of the rat brainstem by(More)
The development and maintenance of the adult expression and distribution of Kv 1.1 and Kv 1.2, two voltage-dependent potassium channel subunits, were investigated in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN) of the rat. Both Kv 1.1 and Kv 1.2 were found in AVCN neuronal cell bodies at birth, as detected by in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry.(More)
We have studied the microglial cells in the normal and regenerating visual pathways of Tinca tinca (Cyprinid, Teleost) by using the lectin from Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato), which, in our case, has been demonstrated as a specific marker for teleost microglia. In the normal fish, there are tomato lectin positive microglial cells in the retina, optic(More)
Glial cells in the normal and regenerating visual pathways of Tinca tinca (Cyprinid, Teleost) were studied by labelling with anti-S-100 antibody. In normal fish, S-100-positive bipolar cells were found in the optic nerve, optic tract, and in the diencephalic visual pathways. After crushing the left optic nerve, the distribution and the number of(More)
To understand the role of neurotrophins in the visual system, we investigated the distribution of both neurotrophins and their receptors within the retina of a fish that has the capacity to spontaneously regenerate its optic nerve axons after lesion. Intact retinas and retinas from tench, whose optic nerve had been crushed, were analyzed by(More)
We have analyzed the immunolabeling with the antibody RT97, a good marker for ganglion cell axons in several species, in the normal and regenerating visual pathways of teleosts. We have demonstrated that RT97 antibody recognizes several proteins in the tench visual system tissues (105, 115, 160, 200, 325 and 335 kDa approximately). By using(More)