Fernando Rodriguez-Pascual

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This study was designed to evaluate whether the enzymes of the nitric oxide/cyclic-GMP pathway, nitric oxide synthase and soluble guanylyl cyclase, are functionally coupled in controlling catecholamine secretion in primary cultures of bovine chromaffin cells. In immunocytochemical studies, 80-85% of the tyrosine hydroxylase-positive chromaffin cells also(More)
The effects of the membrane-permeable cGMP analogue, 8-bromoguanosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate on acetylcholine-evoked catecholamine secretion and cytosolic calcium increases were studied in chromaffin cells from the bovine adrenal gland. Preincubation with 100 microM 8-bromoguanosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate during 10 and 30 min decreased the(More)
Endothelin 1 (ET-1) is a key regulator of vascular homeostasis. We have recently reported that the presence of Human antigen class I, HLA-B35, contributes to human dermal microvascular endothelial cell (HDMEC) dysfunction by upregulating ET-1 and proinflammatory genes. Likewise, a Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) ligand, Poly(I:C), was shown to induce ET-1(More)
Collagens constitute a large family of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins that play a fundamental role in supporting the structure of various tissues in multicellular animals. The mechanical strength of fibrillar collagens is highly dependent on the formation of covalent cross-links between individual fibrils, a process initiated by the enzymatic action of(More)
Lysyl oxidases (LOX) are copper-dependent enzymes that oxidize primary amine substrates to reactive aldehydes. The best-studied role of LOX enzymes is the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in animals by cross-linking collagens and elastin, although intracellular functions have been reported as well. Five different LOX enzymes have been identified(More)
Pretreatment of chromaffin cells with the permeable analogue of cGMP, 8-Br-cGMP (100 microM), leads to a reduction (35%) of depolarization-evoked intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) increases. There is evidence that bovine adrenal chromaffin cells are provided with both dihydropyridine-sensitive and -resistant voltage-sensitive Ca2+ influx(More)
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