J L Quintanar

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Adrenomedullary chromaffin cells release catecholamines in response to the intracellular calcium rise upon stimulation by different secretagogues. The presence of syntaxin 1, a protein presumably involved in docking of synaptic vesicles to presynaptic membranes, has been investigated in chromaffin cells. The study using two different monoclonal antibodies(More)
In the present work we have investigated the presence of the membrane proteins Syntaxin-1 and synaptosomal-associated protein (SNAP-25) by immunohistochemistry in the different parts of the pituitary of mouse, guinea pig and cat. We have demonstrated Syntaxin-1 and SNAP-25 immunoreactivity in the adenohypophysis as well as in the neurohypophysis but not in(More)
The aim of the present work was to investigate in cultured rat adenohypophysial cells: a) the presence of neurofilaments of 200 kDa (NF-H), b) the effect of thyroid hormone (T(3)) and thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) on the expression of NF-H and c) the possible role of NF-H on thyrotropin (TSH) secretion. The presence of NF-H was observed by(More)
The release of catecholamines from chromaffin cells involves specific proteins such as synaptobrevin present in the secretory vesicles as well as syntaxin and synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25), both present in the plasma membrane. We have found syntaxin and SNAP-25 in chromaffin cells of the frog adrenal gland by immunohistochemistry. This(More)
The specific phosphatase inhibitor, Calyculin-A (CL-A), decreases high-K stimulated catecholamine secretion in bovine chromaffin cells. This effect can be split into two components: one needs long exposures to the drug to be elicited, and is sensitive to the protein kinase-inhibitor K252a; the other is observed after short incubations of CL-A, and is(More)
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