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The aminoacyl-imidazole dipeptides carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) and anserine (β-alanyl-1-methyl-histidine) are present in relatively high concentrations in excitable tissues, such as muscle and nervous tissue. In the present study we describe the existence of a marked sexual dimorphism of carnosine and anserine in skeletal muscles of CD1 mice. In adult(More)
We have studied the influence of dietary arginine on tissue arginine content, and arginine metabolism in CD1 mice. Dietary arginine restriction produced by feeding mice with a low arginine diet (0.06%) produced a marked decrease in arginine concentrations in the plasma, skeletal muscle and kidney of female mice (72%, 67% and 54%, respectively) while in male(More)
Feeding mice an arginine-deficient diet decreased plasma concentrations of arginine, citrulline and ornithine in the females and arginine in the males, abolishing the sexual dimorphic pattern of these amino acids found in mice fed the standard diet. In addition, the restriction of dietary arginine produced a marked decrease in body and renal weights as well(More)
Treatment of developing rats with monosodium glutamate (MSG) produces an increase of glutamate levels in the brain, being this elevation dependent on both route of administration and animal's age. The capacity of exogenous MSG to induce convulsions seems to be related to the rate of glutamate elevation in the brain, rather than to the absolute value of(More)
The purpose of this demonstration is to show the functionality of EDIV tool to manage distributed virtualization scenarios that are deployed on PASITO, a federated experimentation infrastructure created and coordinated by RedIRIS (the Spanish Research and Education Network). The demo presents the different phases a researcher would follow to create and(More)
The antihormone RU486 (mifepristone, 11beta-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-17beta-hydroxy-17alpha-(prop- 1-ynyl)-estra-4,9-dien-3-one) is currently used in many endocrinological studies and in clinical practice as a contraceptive agent. The results presented here indicate that the synthetic steroid RU486 may interfere in determinations of testosterone and(More)
1. Neuronal, but not circulating catecholamines, regulate the induction of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) by testosterone in the mouse kidney. 2. Central and peripheral catecholamine-depleting agents, such as reserpine or alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine, exerted a more pronounced effect on renal ODC than the selective agents tetrabenazine or guanethidine. 3.(More)
A substantial elevation of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate can be produced in the brain of 3-day old rats, either after subcutaneous injection of monosodium glutamate (4 mg/g), or by hyperthermic treatment (40 degrees C, 3 h). In the glutamate-treated animals a large increase in the GABA levels has also been observed while the elevation of this(More)
1. The treatment of rats with glycine (2 mg/g) produced a marked decrease in the hepatic taurine content of neonate rats but not of adult rats. 2. The decrease observed in taurine concentration in the liver of newborn rats was not found in other organs, such as brain or kidney. 3. The results showed that the change in hepatic taurine concentration was dose-(More)