J Luis Quintanar

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The aim of this study was to analyze the expression of SNAP-25 and syntaxin-1 in the adenohypophyses of hypothyroid rats. Rats were divided into: 1) controls; 2) thyroidectomized 40 days; and 3) thyroidectomized 40 days with replacement of T4 20 days after surgery. Adenohypophyses were studied by immunohistochemistry and immunoblot analysis using antibodies(More)
Carboxylesterase activities are widely distributed in a great variety of tissues; however, the biological function of these enzymes remains unclear. Some organophosphorus compounds induce a neurodegenarative syndrome related to the covalent modification of a carboxylesterase known as neuropathy target esterase. We investigated the expression of neuropathy(More)
Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a disorder characterized by the infiltration of lymphocytes and monocytes, the activation of the microglia, demyelination and an axonal loss. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a hypothalamic decapeptide with a role as a primary regulator of gonadal function.(More)
In tile present study we seek the presence and possible function of the intermediate filament protein vimentin in adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Vimentin which is not present in the adrenal medulla was clearly showed up after collagenase digestion of the gland in the cultured chromaffin cells by using an immunofluorescent analysis with double cell(More)
Toxicity tests were performed on the freshwater rotifer Lecane quadridentata exposed to the pesticides carbaryl and methyl parathion (lethal, sublethal, and chronic) to compare the sensitivity between different endpoints: (a) 48-h mortality; (b) 30-min in vivo inhibition of esterase activity; (c) 5-day inhibition of the instantaneous growth rate. The(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection induces an inflammatory response in the gastric mucosa. Activation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes can produce oxidative damage to gastric tissue through intermediary radicals of oxygen and nitrogen. Vegetable extracts containing polyphenols of the flavonoid family have antibacterial activity, and the flavonoid quercetin(More)
Mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was initially isolated from hypothalamus and its receptor from anterior pituitary, although extrapituitary GnRH receptors have been reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether GnRH receptor and its mRNA are expressed in cerebral cortical neurons of rat embryos and adult rats using(More)
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)
Mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and its receptor have been found in the neuroendocrine reproductive axis. However, they can be localized in other extra-pituitary tissues as well including the central nervous system. The present study reports the expression of GnRH receptor and its mRNA in spinal cord neurons of rat embryos and adult rats,(More)
The presence of GnRH receptor in cerebral cortical neurons of rat embryos and adult rats has been described. In this work, we studied the effects of GnRH on outgrowth and length of neurites and cytoskeletal neurofilament proteins expression (NF-68 and NF-200 kDa) by immunoblot of cultured cerebral cortical neurons of rat embryos. Our results show that GnRH(More)