Francisco Montero de Espinosa

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 Methyl-jasmonate (MeJA) has been proposed to be involved in the evocation of defense reactions, as the oxidative burst in plants, substituting the elicitors or enhancing their effect. 48 h dark- and sterilely cultured (axenic) aeroponic sunflower seedling roots excised and treated with different concentrations of MeJA showed a strong and quick depression(More)
Excised and cold-preincubated sunflower seedling roots were compared with intact non-preincubated roots to test the effect of the injury stress and cold preincubation on the oxidative burst measured as apoplastic superoxide (O 2 .− ) generation and exocellular peroxidase (ECPOX) activity. Preincubated excised or intact roots released into the medium(More)
The authors have developed a method to induce chronic cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in monkeys. With microsurgical techniques, 33 monkeys had a frontotemporal craniectomy and unilateral opening of the subarachnoid cisterns. Cerebrospinal fluid was drained and a fresh hematoma, obtained from an average of 7 ml of autologous blood,(More)
The authors have developed a model of chronic cerebral vasospasm analogous to the clinical situation, by inducing a large subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in monkeys. With this model, the size of the SAH apparent on the first computerized tomography (CT) scan was correlated with the incidence and severity of cerebral vasospasm that developed. Indices monitored(More)
Excised roots from aeroponic axenically 48 h dark-grown sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seedlings showed redox activities, being able to oxidize/reduce all the exogenously added electron donors/acceptors, that affected the H+/K+ net fluxes simultaneously measured in the medium. Trials were performed with in vivo and CN−-poisoned roots; these showed(More)
Excised roots from axenically grown sunflower seedlings reduced or oxidized exogenously added 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol (DCIP), DCIP-sulfonate (DCIP-S), and cytochromec, and affected simultaneous H+/K+ net fluxes. Experiments were performed with nonpretreated “living” and CN−-pretreated “poisoned” roots (control and CN−-roots). CN−-roots showed no H+/K+(More)
Experienced neurosurgeons at eight spinal cord stimulation centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe participated in a study from 1997 to 2000 investigating the safety, performance, and efficacy of a Transverse Tripolar Stimulation (TTS) system invented at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. This device was proposed to improve the ability of(More)
Roots of intact olive seedlings, axenically cultured, were alternatively placed in contact with Rhizophagus irregularis (mycorrhizal) or Verticillim dahliae (pathogenic) fungi. MeJA treatments were also included. In vivo redox activities in the apoplast of the intact roots (anion superoxide generation, superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities) were(More)
ADOR is an aqueous extract obtained from the dry olive mill residue (DOR) which contains the majority of its soluble phenolic compounds, which are responsible for its phytotoxic properties. Some studies have shown that ADOR negatively affects seed germination. However, to date, few studies have been carried out on the effect of ADOR on the oxidative stress(More)
In most angiosperms, the endosperm develops before the embryo, but with harmony between the two structures until final seed formation. In an embryological study, we show that inbreeding depression causes disharmony in development of the two structures in two Leguminosae shrubs, Cytisus multiflorus and C. striatus. Our main objective was to test the causes(More)