Javier Regadera

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The distribution of the androgen receptor (AR) in archival human testes was determined immunocytochemically using an affinity-purified peptide-specific rabbit antibody, PG21, and employing a modified biotin-streptavidin-immunoperoxidase method that incorporated a biotin amplification step. In combination with microwave epitope retrieval, the biotin(More)
To counter the global threat caused by Plasmodium falciparum malaria, new drugs and vaccines are urgently needed. However, there are no practical animal models because P. falciparum infects human erythrocytes almost exclusively. Here we describe a reliable falciparum murine model of malaria by generating strains of P. falciparum in vivo that can infect(More)
The testes of two premature newborns and a 9-year-old boy with cystic dysplasia were studied by light and electron microscopy. The histologic pattern of the three cases was similar, differing principally in the extension of the characteristic lesion. This consisted of multiple, anastomosing, irregular cystic spaces of varying sizes and shapes, separated by(More)
An ultrastructural, enzymohistochemical, and immunohistochemical study of the ductus epididymis in normal men was undertaken to investigate the characteristics of the apical mitochondria-rich cells (AMRCs). These cells, which differ morphologically from the principal cells (PCs), appear in isolation in the caput epididymidis (5.8 +/- 1.7 cells per(More)
Our objective was to characterize epithelial cells, lamina propria, and sites of estrogen coupling in the caput, corpus, and cauda regions of the human epididymis using antibodies to cytokeratin types; epithelial membrane antigen; laminin; type IV collagen; vimentin; desmin-, and estradiol-receptor-related protein; and immuno-histochemical techniques.(More)
Loss of thyroid hormone receptors (TR) is a common feature in some tumors, although their role in tumor progression is currently unknown. We show here that expression of TRbeta1 in hepatocarcinoma and breast cancer cells reduces tumor growth, causes partial mesenchymal-to-epithelial cell transition, and has a striking inhibitory effect on invasiveness,(More)
Autopsy specimens of the testes, epididymides, and spermatic cords from 20 adult young and 60 elderly men were studied by angiographic and histologic techniques. Testicular alterations in elderly men were correlated to the degree of aortic atheromatosis. Elderly men without manifest atheromatosis showed no lesions. Elderly men with slight atheromatosis(More)
Two patients with xanthogranulomatous inflammation are described, one with involvement of the spermatic cord and the other with 1 testicle and epididymis affected. To our knowledge, only 12 cases of xanthogranulomatous orchiepididymitis have been reported previously, one of which also presented a xanthogranulomatous funiculitis. Clinically, our patients(More)
Histological and ultrastructural study of an adult man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) revealed multiple testicular lesions. The seminiferous tubules varied from dilated tubules with hypospermatogenesis, to tubules with Sertoli cells and a few spermatogonia, to necrotic tubules. The testicular interstitium showed abundant inflammatory(More)
Whole-mounted preparations of the tunica albuginea of the rat testis were studied using light microscopy techniques for demonstration of cholinergic nerve fibres (Karnovski-Root method), catecholaminergic nerve fibres (De la Torre's method) and actin filaments (avidin-biotin-peroxidase method). An ultrastructural study of different regions of the albuginea(More)