Iván Santander

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Excitotoxicity due to glutamate receptors (GluRs) overactivation is a leading mechanism of oxidative damage and neuronal death in various diseases. We have shown that dapsone (DDS) was able to reduce both neurotoxicity and seizures associated to the administration of kainic acid (KA), an agonist acting on AMPA/KA receptors (GluK1–GluK5). Recently, it has(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a condition producing irreversible damage to the neurological function. Among the leading mechanisms associated to cell death after SCI, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, inflammatory response and apoptosis are considered potential targets to prevent tissue damage. We recently reported that dapsone an anti-inflammatory drug,(More)
Characterization of auto-destructive mechanisms, leading to cell death after spinal cord injury (SCI) is important to prevent further damage to tissue. Heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the oxidation of heme to biliverdin and carbon monoxide (CO), as a response to cell damage. Products of HO action have biological effects, as antioxidant biliverdin. We(More)
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