Estela Sánchez

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The M-current (I(K(M))) is believed to modulate neuronal excitability by producing spike frequency adaptation (SFA). Inhibitors of M-channels, such as linopirdine and 10,10-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone (XE991), enhance depolarization-induced transmitter release and improve learning performance in animal models. As such, they are currently(More)
Non-adapting superior cervical ganglion (SCG) neurones with a clustering activity and sub-threshold membrane potential oscillations were occasionally recorded, suggesting the presence of a persistent sodium current (I(NaP)). The perforated-patch technique was used to establish its properties and physiological role. Voltage-clamp experiments demonstrated(More)
The basis of rhythmic activity observed at the dorsal column nuclei (DCN) is still open to debate. This study has investigated the electrophysiological properties of isolated DCN neurones deprived of any synaptic influence, using the perforated-patch technique. About half of the DCN neurones (64/130) were spontaneously active. More than half of the(More)
Spontaneous and rhythmic neuronal activity in dorsal column nuclei has long been identified in anesthetized cats. Here, we have studied the spontaneous behavior of cuneate cells in anesthetized rats through extracellular recording, showing that most cuneate neurones recorded (155 of 185) fired spontaneously. Overall, 74% of these spontaneously firing(More)
An old controversy is resolved as a novel effect: In a rhythmic fashion, aqueous pineal homogenate (APH) enhances, attenuates or leaves unaffected the production of corticosterone by mouse adrenals incubated with pituitary media. All glands stem from the same circadian stage in these (isophasic) studies on 72 female CD2F1 mice, standardized for two weeks in(More)
In tests of corticosterone production in vitro, aqueous pineal homogenate (APH) modulates the effect of a short-chain ACTH analogue, ACTH 1-17, added to adrenals from different circadian stages. Adrenal and pineal glands from female B6D2F1 mice, standardized on staggered LD 12:12 regimens, were obtained at the same clock-hour from each room, in order to(More)
Circadian stage-dependent effects characterize synthetic ACTH 1-17 preparation (HOE 433 = Synchrodyn 1-17), tested in mice and rats, with reference notably to corticosterone and aldosterone production in vitro and to the behavior of rhythms in these two corticoids as an aspect of the adrenal cortical pacemaker of the circadian system. The possibility to(More)
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