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Physiological events at the time of fertilization of pig oocytes may differ in vitro depending on the in vitro fertilization (IVF) medium. This hypothesis was tested by in vitro maturation of pig oocytes for 44 h in NCSU-37 medium and thereafter fertilization with frozen-thawed ejaculated spermatozoa. Three different IVF media (TCM-199, Tyrode's albumin(More)
The present study tests the hypothesis that higher consumption of bakery products, sweetened soft drinks and yogurt is associated with higher intake of energy, saturated fats, sugars and worse overall diet quality among Spanish children. This is a cross-sectional study covering 1112 children aged 6.0-7.0 years in four Spanish cities. Nutrient and food(More)
Almost a 20% of the residues of tau protein are phosphorylatable amino acids: serine, threonine, and tyrosine. In this paper we comment on the consequences for tau of being a phosphoprotein. We will focus on serine/threonine phosphorylation. It will be discussed that, depending on the modified residue in tau molecule, phosphorylation could be protective, in(More)
Generation of new neurons from adult neural stem cells occurs in the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus and the lateral walls of the lateral ventricles. In this article, we study the neurogenesis that takes place during the hibernation of the Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Using a variety of standard neurogenesis markers and(More)
In rats, castration induces a complete defective adipose conversion of preadipocytes from the epididymal fat depots (Lacasa, D., B. Agli, D. Noynarol, and Y. Giudicelli, 1995, Endocrine 3: 789-793). The aim of this study was to establish the eventual site-specificity of this effect as well as the mechanisms involved. Therefore, the influence of androgenic(More)
β Amyloid, present in senile plaques, has been related largely to neuronal loss in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease. However, how neurons respond to β amyloid insults is still poorly understood. Here we show that β amyloid increases somatostatin and cortistatin gene expression mainly through an increase in histone 3 lysine 4 methylation(More)
Receptor clustering is known to trigger signalling events that contribute to critical changes in cellular functions. Faithful imaging of such clusters by means of fluorescence microscopy relies on the application of adequate cell fixation methods prior to immunolabelling in order to avoid artefactual redistribution by the antibodies themselves. Previous(More)
As ovariectomy induces obesity in rats, we have investigated the influence of ovariectomy and hormone replacement on the proliferation and differentiation capacities of rat cultured preadipocytes removed from different fat depots (femoral sc, parametrial, and perirenal). Ovariectomy induced increased proliferation and differentiation as well as high(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of retinol on the human adipose conversion process using primary cultured human adipocyte precursor cells. When these cells were seeded in a medium containing retinol (concentrations ranging from 3.5 nM to 3.5 muM), cell proliferation was slightly inhibited by high concentrations of retinol, as(More)
Androgenic status affects rat preadipocyte adipose conversion from two deep intra-abdominal (epididymal and perirenal) fat depots differently. The aim of this study was to establish whether these site-specific alterations of adipogenesis are related to altered expressions of the transcriptional factors regulating proliferation and differentiation of(More)