Elena J. Ochoa

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The effects of different acetaminophen (APAP) concentrations (1,5 or 10 mM) on renal function were investigated in the isolated perfused rat kidney (IPK). APAP was added to the perfusion media as a single dose after a equilibration time and control periods. Changes in fractional excretion of sodium (FENa), water $$\left( {FE_{H_2 O} } \right)$$ , glucose(More)
In estradiol 17β-d-glucuronide (E17G)-induced cholestasis, the canalicular hepatocellular transporters bile salt export pump (Abcb11) and multidrug-resistance associated protein 2 (Abcc2) undergo endocytic internalization. cAMP stimulates the trafficking of transporter-containing vesicles to the apical membrane and is able to prevent internalization of(More)
The expression of fibronectin (FN), one of the extracellular matrix proteins, was studied in isolated renal proximal tubules in a in vivo rat model of unilateral renal ischemia without reperfusion. FN is involved in cell-extracellular matrix interactions and defective cell-extracellular matrix interactions have been hypothesized to contribute to ischemic(More)
Previous studies in rats have suggested that the urinary excretion of unconjugated bilirubin (UB) comprises only a small fraction of the pigment that reaches the tubular lumen by glomerular filtration and escapes from tubular cell reabsorption. However, additional data also indicated that UB interacts with renal peritubular cell membranes impairing the(More)
We evaluated the effect of acetaminophen (APAP), given as a single, 1g/kg body weight dose, on expression and activity of rat liver multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp), two major canalicular drug transporters. The studies were performed 24h after administration of the drug. APAP induced an increase in plasma membrane(More)
Renal transport of glycine was studied in control and glutathione-depleted rats. Diethylmaleate (4.0 mmol/kg body wt, ip) was used as a glutathione depletor agent and the studies were carried out 6 and 10 h post-diethylmaleate injection. Renal transport was measured in isolated rat kidney preparations by means of clearance techniques and in brush border(More)
Dapsone (DDS) is currently used in the treatment of leprosy, malaria and in infections with Pneumocystis jirovecii and Toxoplasma gondii in AIDS patients. Adverse effects of DDS involve methemoglobinemia and hemolysis and, to a lower extent, liver damage, though the mechanism is poorly characterized. We evaluated the effect of DDS administration to male and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of partial hepatectomy prior to cell isolation on hepatocytes in vitro. We characterized the possible changes of various stress oxidative parameters within the first 24 h after seeding. Male Wistar rats served as donors. Hepatocytes were isolated by collagenase digestion from either liver of simulated(More)
The renal handling of bilirubin in the rat was studied using an isolated kidney preparation by means of the determination of total pigment concentration decay in the perfusion medium and its renal clearance. Unconjugated bilirubin was incorporated in the perfusate at a concentration of about 4 microg/ml. In order to establish the potential role of secretion(More)