Jesús Andrés García-Sevilla

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1. I2-Imidazoline sites ([3H]-idazoxan binding) have been identified on monoamine oxidase (MAO) and proposed to modulate the activity of the enzyme through an allosteric inhibitory mechanism (Tesson et al., 1995). The main aim of this study was to assess the inhibitory effects and nature of the inhibition of imidazol(ine)/guanidine drugs on rat liver MAO-A(More)
The biochemical status of mu-opioid receptors in suicide was evaluated by [3H]DAGO specific binding in postmortem human brains from 15 suicide victims and 15 controls. The density (Bmax) in frontal cortex and thalamus was directly correlated with age. In the frontal cortex and caudate but not in the thalamus of suicide victims the density of mu-opioid(More)
1. The binding of [3H]-idazoxan in the presence of 10(-6) M (-)-adrenaline was used to quantitate non-adrenoceptor idazoxan binding sites (NAIBS) in the rat brain after treatment with various psychotropic drugs. 2. Chronic treatment (14 days) with the monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors clorgyline (0.3-10 mg kg-1, i.p.) and pargyline (10 mg kg-1, i.p.), but(More)
1. This study was designed to assess the influence of activation and blockade of the endogenous opioid system in the brain on two key proteins involved in the regulation of programmed cell death: the pro-apoptotic Fas receptor and the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 oncoprotein. 2. The acute treatment of rats with the mu-opioid receptor agonist morphine (3-30 mg x(More)
Albeit anthracyclines are widely used in the treatment of solid tumors and leukemias, their mechanism of action has not been elucidated. The present study gives relevant information about the role of nonlamellar membrane structures in signaling pathways, which could explain how anthracyclines can exert their cytocidal action without entering the cell(More)
This study was designed to assess the potential neuroprotective effect of several imidazol(ine) drugs and agmatine on glutamate-induced necrosis and on apoptosis induced by low extracellular K+ in cultured cerebellar granule cells. Exposure (30 min) of energy deprived cells to L-glutamate (1-100 microM) caused a concentration-dependent neurotoxicity, as(More)
OBJECTIVE To directly evaluate the guanine nucleotide-binding (G) protein subunits alpha, beta, and gamma, which are involved in the signal transduction of opioid receptors, in the postmortem brains of heroin addicts who had died of an opiate overdose. METHODS Specimens of the frontal cortex (Brodmann's area 9) were collected from 11 heroin addicts and 10(More)
The alpha-2 adrenoceptor antagonist idazoxan has been shown to also recognize with high affinity nonadrenoceptor sites (I2-imidazoline sites). In contrast, the 2-methoxy derivative of idazoxan, 2-methoxy idazoxan (RX821002), binds almost exclusively to alpha-2 adrenoceptors. The purpose of this study was to assess and extend the pharmacological(More)
1. The binding of [3H]-idazoxan in the presence of 10(-6) M (-)-adrenaline was used to quantitate I2 imidazoline-preferring receptors in the rat brain and liver after chronic treatment with various irreversible and reversible monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. 2. Chronic treatment (7-14 days) with the irreversible MAO inhibitors, phenelzine (1-20 mg kg-1,(More)
The alkylating agent N-ethoxycarbonyl-2-ethoxy-1,2-dihydroquinoline (EEDQ) is a peptide-coupling agent that is being used to inactivate irreversibly alpha 2-adrenoceptors and other receptors. The aim of the present study was to assess the in vitro and in vivo effects of EEDQ on the newly discovered brain I2-imidazoline sites, located mainly in mitochondria.(More)