Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez

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Reproduction is controlled by two pituitary gonadotropin hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). This study reports the cloning, sequence analysis, and gene expression of gonadotropin (GTH) subunits from the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). The GTH subunits were cloned from a sea bass brain-pituitary cDNA library.(More)
Two different modes for regulation of stomach acid secretion have been described in vertebrates. Some species exhibit a continuous acid secretion maintaining a low gastric pH during fasting. Others, as some teleosts, maintain a neutral gastric pH during fasting while the hydrochloric acid is released only after the ingestion of a meal. Those different(More)
The Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis, is a highly prized flatfish of growing commercial interest for aquaculture in Southern Europe. However, despite the industrial production of Senegalese sole being hampered primarily by lack of information on the physiological mechanisms involved in reproduction, growth and immunity, very limited genomic information(More)
Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) is a teleost belonging to the family Sparidae with a high economical relevance in the Mediterranean countries. Although genomic tools have been developed in this species in order to investigate its physiology at the molecular level and consequently its culture, genomic information on post-embryonic development is still(More)
Testicular development and plasma levels of sex steroids (11-ketotestosterone (11-KT), testosterone (T) and 17,20beta-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17,20beta-P)) were investigated for the first time in cultured male Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis. The germ cell dynamics and gonadosomatic index (IG) were monitored. Based on the relative abundance of the(More)
The seasonal variation of PRL, GH and SL gene and protein expression has been analyzed in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) pituitaries using Real-Time Q-PCR and Western Blots, respectively. Animals were cultured in earthen ponds under natural photoperiod, temperature and salinity conditions. Samples were taken during winter 2005 (January), spring 2005(More)
To investigate the physiological roles of arginine vasotocin (AVT) and isotocin (IT) in osmoregulatory process in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), a time course study (0, 12h, and 1, 3, 7 and 14 days) has been performed in specimens submitted to hypoosmotic (from 40‰ salinity to 5‰ salinity) or hyperosmotic (from 40‰ salinity to 55‰ salinity) challenges.(More)
Temperature and salinity are important factors that affect several physiological processes in aquatic organisms, which could be produced by variation of certain hormones. In this study, the expression of pituitary hormones involved in the acclimation to different temperatures and salinities was examined in Sparus aurata, a euryhaline and eurytherm species,(More)
The dynamic changes in mRNA expression levels for vasotocin (AVT) and isotocin (IT) receptor gene levels were assessed in a time-course response study in immature male specimens of the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) submitted to hyper- (55‰ salinity) and hypo-osmotic (5‰ salinity) challenges. Two different cDNAs for the AVT receptor and one for the IT(More)
Meiogynogenesis was induced in the European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax L. by fertilizing eggs with UV-irradiated sperm followed by inhibition of the second meiotic division by a cold shock. Putative gynogenetic progeny derived from three groups of breeders were analyzed for maternal inheritance using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers.(More)