Fabiana Laura Lo Nostro

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Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) expressing cells were detected in pituitary, brain and ovary of the Perciform cichlid fish Cichlasoma dimerus. This detection was carried out by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot techniques using antisera of the Cyprinodontiform Fundulus heteroclitus raised against the conservative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a reciprocal signaling interaction initiated by embryo-derived nitric oxide (NO) to facilitate implantation by increased production of gelatinase A (matrix metalloproteinase 2, MMP2) in uterine stroma. DESIGN Experimental animal studies. SETTING Reproductive-physiology research laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Female syngeneic Wistar rats(More)
The process of embryo implantation requires extensive remodelling of the endometrial extracellular matrix, a function largely performed by matrix-degrading metalloproteinases (MMPs). In the present study, we used trophoblast cells isolated from human term placentas to study the regulation of MMPs by nitric oxide (NO). Using a combination of zymography,(More)
The swamp eel, Synbranchus marmoratus, is a freshwater protogynic diandric species. Primary males develop directly as males while secondary males arise from the sex reversal of females. Fishes from Argentine and Brazil inland waters were collected, examined and compared for this study. In order to characterize the interstitial testicular compartment, light(More)
The distribution of cells that express three prepro-gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRH), corresponding to salmon GnRH, sea bream GnRH (sbGnRH), and chicken II GnRH, was studied in the brain and pituitary of the South American cichlid fish, Cichlasoma dimerus. Although the ontogeny and distribution of GnRH neuronal systems have previously been examined(More)
Although the overall pattern and timing of gonadal sex differentiation have been established in a considerable number of teleosts, the ultrastructure of early stages of gonadal development is not well documented. In this study, gonads from larval and juvenile stages of laboratory-reared Cichlasoma dimerus were examined at the light-microscopic and(More)
An increasing number of widely used industrial and agricultural chemicals are being found to cause endocrine disruption. In fishes, xenoestrogens can induce female proteins, and in some cases, the development of testis-ova, demonstrating feminization of males. In this study we analyzed the effect of an acute exposure of adult male Cichlasoma dimerus fish to(More)
Exposure to environmental pollutants may disrupt endocrine functions and cause reproductive effects in human and wildlife populations. Various groups of chemicals have estrogen-like effects, including degradation products of alkylphenol polyethoxylates, such as 4-tert-octylphenol (OP). Laboratory studies have shown that exposure of male fish to(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the time-course of estrogen-induced gene expression, corresponding plasma protein detection and histological alterations after cessation of octylphenol (OP) exposure of Cichlasoma dimerus, to test differential responses of biomarkers suitable for environmental monitoring. Male fish were exposed to a nominal(More)
Molecular variants of GnRH were characterized by reverse-phase, high-performance liquid chromatography from brain extracts of fish in three different orders: Synbranchiformes (swamp eel [Synbranchus marmoratus]), Cyprinidontiformes (platyfish [Xiphophorus maculatus] and green swordtail [X. helleri]), and Atheriniformes (Patagonia pejerrey [Odontesthes(More)