Gerber Gómez

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (METS) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular risk. Since the prevalence of METS increases after menopause, gynecological routine consultation offers an excellent screening opportunity. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of METS in Latin American postmenopausal women and factors modifying its risk; as well as to assess the(More)
Dynorphin A-(1-17) has been found to produce spinal antianalgesia and allodynia. Thus, we studied whether dynorphin A-(1-17) modulates substance P release evoked by the C-fiber-selective stimulant capsaicin (1 microM) from trigeminal nucleus caudalis slices. Very low concentrations of dynorphin A-(1-17) (0.01-0.1 nM) strongly facilitated capsaicin-evoked(More)
Numerous association studies have been performed to evaluate the relationship between the angiotensinogen gene and the essential hypertension, but their results are conflicting. The conflicting results may be explained by methodological reasons, particularly genetic differences in the population samples, phenotypic differences in the hypertensive(More)
Spontaneous contractile activity, glucose (Glu), glycogen (GLY), triglyceride (TG) metabolism and eicosanoid production, was evaluated in isolated uterine strips from control and non-insulin-dependent diabetic rats on day 10 of pregnancy. Metabolism of Glu, levels of GLY and TG and eicosanoid production were also studied in day 10 embryos obtained from both(More)
Morphine produces a multiphasic modulation of K+-evoked substance P release from trigeminal slices and dorsal root ganglion neurons in culture. We now found that the C-fiber stimulant, capsaicin (1 μM), evoked release of substance P that was inhibited, enhanced and inhibited by 0.1 nM, 1 μM, and 10 μM morphine, respectively. This morphine's multiphasic(More)
Eicosanoid production by intrauterine tissues from control and neonatal-streptozotocin induced diabetic rats during late pregnancy was evaluated. In diabetic placenta the release of 6-keto-PGF1alpha was found diminished when compared to controls. In addition, LTB4 generation was increased in diabetic placenta. No alterations in the production of TXA2, PGE2,(More)
"In vitro" isometric developed tension (IDT) and frequency of contractions (FC), glucose (Glu), glycogen (GLY) and triglyceride (TG) metabolism, as well as prostaglandin PGE2 and PGE1 production, were studied in uterine strips and in embryos isolated from controls and diabetic rats at day 10 of pregnancy. The IDT and the FC, at 0 time or after a 60 min(More)