Gustavo Camargo Avendaño

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The activity of serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT), a key regulatory enzyme in the melatonin biosynthetic pathway, was examined in low-density monolayer cultures of chick embryo retinal cells prepared with three levels of photoreceptor enrichment. In cultures prepared from embryonic day 8 retinas (E8), photoreceptors represented approximately 30% of the(More)
The roles of membrane depolarization and calcium influx in the regulation of retinal serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity were investigated in low-density monolayer cultures of chick retinal cells, in which photoreceptors represented approximately 70% of the total cell population. NAT activity expressed by the cells in these cultures was markedly(More)
The roles of cyclic AMP and calcium in the regulation of serotonin N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity were studied in low density monolayer cultures of chick retinal photoreceptors and neurons. Photoreceptor-enriched retinal cell cultures were prepared from embryonic day 6 retinas and cultured for 6 days. NAT activity in these cultures could be induced by(More)
The effect of membrane depolarization on cyclic AMP synthesis was studied in glia-free, low-density, monolayer cultures of chick retinal photoreceptors and neurons. In photoreceptor-enriched cultures prepared from embryonic day 6 retinas and cultured for 6 days, elevated K+ concentrations increased the intracellular concentration of cyclic AMP and(More)
Individuals with atrophic gastritis (AG), especially atrophic body gastritis (ABG), are at increased risk of developing gastric cancer. Serum concentrations of pepsinogens (PG) have been proposed as markers for ABG. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for AG and ABG and the potential of using serum PG concentrations to detect ABG in a(More)
Cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery is an uncommon cause of intermittent claudication. We report a 52 years old male consulting for intermittent claudication referred to the calf. The angiography showed a 93% stenosis in segment of 45 mm length of the left popliteal artery with a smooth surface, suggesting an extrinsic compression. A CT angiography(More)
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