Horacio A Rodríguez

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Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in utero has been shown to induce alterations in the prostate of 30-d-old Wistar rats. Herein, we examine both the time course of BPA action on the rat prostate and the effects of BPA on the male hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. This was achieved by exposing rats to BPA in utero, followed by immunohistochemistry and(More)
Ripening of the rat cervix involves widespread collagenolysis that follows an eosinophilic leukocyte infiltration. The hormonal control of these events is not well understood. The aims of this study were to investigate the mechanism through which progesterone (P) and 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) modulate eosinophilic invasion and to determine if this event is(More)
In human and guinea-pig parturition, progesterone withdrawal and estrogen action are not mediated by changes in their circulating levels. Instead, these events might be promoted by changes in the responsiveness of the uterus and cervix to progesterone and estrogen via changes in their receptors. In this study, the guinea-pig model was used to investigate(More)
Normal parturition in guinea-pig involves changes in responsiveness of the genital tract to estrogen and progesterone. To better characterize endocrine control of guinea-pig parturition, protein and mRNA expression of estrogen receptor-alpha (ERalpha) and progesterone receptor (PR) were quantitatively evaluated in lower (LUS) and upper (UUS) uterine(More)
The study of oral exposure to the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) during the perinatal period and its effects on ovarian functionality in adulthood has generated special interest. Thus, our objective was to investigate ovarian folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis in adult female rat offspring born to mothers exposed to low doses of BPA (BPA50:(More)
BACKGROUND At term, cervical ripening in coordination with uterine contractions becomes a prerequisite for a normal vaginal delivery. Currently, cervical ripening is considered to occur independently from uterine contractions. Many evidences suggest that cervical ripening resembles an inflammatory process. Comparatively little attention has been paid to the(More)
Oct4 is involved in regulation of pluripotency during normal development and is down-regulated during formation of postnatal reservoir of germ cells. We propose thatOct4/GFP transgenic mouse, which mimics the endogenous expression pattern of Oct4, could be used as a mammalian model to study the effects of environmental estrogens on the development of male(More)
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