Eva Andrés-Mateos

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Sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) is a frequent but poorly understood neurological complication in sepsis that negatively influences survival. Here we present clinical and experimental evidence that this brain dysfunction may be related to altered neurotransmission produced by inflammatory mediators. Compared with septic patients, SAE patients had(More)
Understanding precisely the functioning of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels and their modulation by signaling molecules will help clarifying the Ca(2+)-dependent mechanisms controlling exocytosis in chromaffin cells. In recent years, we have learned more about the various pathways through which Ca2+ channels can be up- or down-modulated by hormones and(More)
Although the specific interaction between synaptic protein SNAP-25 and the alpha1A subunit of the Cav2.1 channels, which conduct P/Q-type Ca2+ currents, has been confirmed in in vitro-translated proteins and brain membrane studies, the question of how native proteins can establish this association in situ in developing neurons remains to be elucidated. Here(More)
Because the presence of a native plasmalemmal Na+/Ca2+ exchange (NCX) activity in Xenopus laevis oocytes remains controversial, its possible functional role in these cells is poorly understood. Here, in experiments on control oocytes and oocytes overexpressing a cloned NCX1 cardiac protein, confocal microscopy combined with electrophysiological techniques(More)
This study aimed at determining the distribution and expression levels of different subtypes of Ca(2+) channels in the bovine adrenal medulla, and whether individual subtypes were more abundant in chromaffin cells exhibiting an adrenergic or a noradrenergic phenotype. In situ hybridization using riboprobes specific for the pore-forming Ca(2+) channel(More)
Simultaneous recordings of inward whole-cell Ca(2+) channel currents (I(Ca) ) and increments of capacitance as an indication of exocytosis (Delta(Cm)), were performed in voltage-clamped single adrenal chromaffin cells from wild-type and alpha(1A) subunit deficient mice, using the perforated-patch configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Using protocol #1(More)
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