Guillermo Federico Wassermann

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The importance of non-genomic signaling as a complementary route for cell regulation has recently become evident. This rapid mechanism is utilized not just by peptide hormones, but also by steroids and other lipid-related substances, resulting in amplification and fine-tuning of the signals. The Sertoli cell is the principal target for hormone action in the(More)
Testosterone at physiological intratesticular concentrations induces a dose-dependent depolarisation and an increase in input resistance together with an increment of 45Ca2+ uptake in the Sertoli cells from seminiferous tubules of immature rat. Previous studies have implicated K(+)ATP channels in these testosterone actions. This study demonstrates that(More)
Jundiá (Rhamdia quelen, Quoy and Gaimard), a South American teleostean fish, was exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of cypermethrin (30% and 45% of the 48-h LC(50) value of 0.265 ppm) for 2, 4 or 8 days. Serum biochemical and hematological values and behavioral changes were studied. The 30% LC(50), 0.08 ppm, produced significant increases in Mg(2+), P,(More)
The jundiá Rhamdia quelen (Quoy and Gaimard) is a teleost species from the Siluridae family and is an important species for aquaculture in temperate and subtropical climates. Gonad and blood tissue samples were taken from cultured jundiá females between 1998 and 1999. Plasma concentrations of 17beta-estradiol (E(2)), testosterone (T), 11-ketotestosterone(More)
Testes of 15-day-old rats preincubated and incubated during different times with various doses of FSH (0.2; 2.0 and 20.0 mU/ml) in Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate (KRb) buffer increase the uptake of [14C] methylaminoisobutyric acid and [14C] aminoisobutyric acid. The basal and FSH stimulated amino acid transport occurs at absolute lower levels when the protein or(More)
Neurological dysfunction is common in patients with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). However, the mechanisms underlying the neuropathology of this disorder are poorly known. In the present study we investigated the effect of acute hyperleucinemia on plasma and brain concentrations of amino acids. Fifteen-day-old rats were injected subcutaneously with 6(More)
The action of testosterone on the 45Ca2+ uptake and insulin secretion was studied in short-term experiments using isolated pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Testosterone (1 microM) stimulated 45Ca2+ uptake within 60 seconds of incubation on similar proportion than tolbutamide. Also, the hormone rapidly increased insulin release (34%; 180 seconds) on the(More)
For this study, we investigated the changes in the electrophysiological parameters of Sertoli cells in seminiferous tubules from 17 - 19 day-old rats induced by testosterone. Using conventional intracellular microelectrode techniques, we analysed the membrane potential and its input resistance. The entire tubules were fixed in a superfusion chamber(More)
FSH and testosterone exert different regulatory effects on the seminiferous epithelium; they act through multiple and complex signaling routes to direct the development of the germ cells into mature spermatozoa. In addition to their well-known pathways of action, both hormones have recently been recognized to have new signaling routes that are linked to the(More)
This study investigated the composition of milt of the South American silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) or jundiá. The semen was taken from jundiá in different periods during the four seasons. The biochemical composition of seminal fluid and the characteristics of sperm were analyzed. The semen quantity which can be extracted per fish in one day was 0.95 ±(More)