José Cifuentes

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The vomeronasal organ of the cat was studied macroscopically, by light microscopy and by immunohistochemical techniques. Special attention was paid to the general distribution of the various soft tissue components of this organ (duct, glands, connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves.) Examination of series of transverse sections showed that the wall of(More)
In this article we have studied the topography, relationship and projection of the hippocampus in the dog by means of 1 mm thick transverse, horizontal and parasagital sections stained with Mulligan's reagent and 50 microns transverse sections (Nissl). The macroscopical disposition of this part of the CNS was completed by means of a gross dissection.(More)
The distribution of binding sites for the lectins Ulex europaeus agglutinin I, Soybean agglutinin, Bandeiraea simplicifolia agglutinin I-isolectin B4, and Vicia villosa agglutinin in the mink olfactory bulb was investigated. All lectins except Ulex europaeus agglutinin I bound exclusively and systematically to a single area of the olfactory bulb. This area(More)
In vivo, after administration by gavage to mice and rats, okadaic acid has been reported to produce lesions in liver, small intestine and forestomach. Because several reports differ in the damage detected in different organs, and on okadaic acid distribution after consumption, we determined the toxicity of this compound after oral administration to mice.(More)
The accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) is the primary target of the sensory epithelium of the vomeronasal organ (VNO), and thus constitutes a fundamental component of the accessory olfactory system, which is involved in responses to behaviour-related olfactory stimuli. In this study we investigated the characteristics of the AOB, VNO, vomeronasal nerves (VNNs)(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the vertical organization of axons and pyramidal cells in area 18, and to compare it with that in area 17. In area 18 there are regularly spaced vertical bundles of myelinated axons that have an average center-to-center spacing of 21 microns. This arrangement of axons resembles that in area 17. Pyramidal cells in(More)
Mammalian blastocyst produces membranes that gradually attach in the endometrial epithelium and establish a close relationship between fetal and maternal circulatory systems for physiologic exchange. This fact results in the formation of a combined organ, the placenta. Placentation includes extensive neovascularization in maternal and embryonic placental(More)
The enormous morphological diversity and heterogeneity of the vomeronasal system (VNS) in mammals--as well as its complete absence in some cases--complicates the extrapolation of data from one species to another, making any physiological and functional conclusions valid for the whole Mammalian Class difficult and risky to draw. Some highly-evolved(More)
Macro- and microdissection methods together with conventional histology and lectin immunohistochemistry have been used to identify the course of the vomeronasal nerves and their site of termination (accessory olfactory bulb; AOB) in the dog. The AOB in this species is small and variable in size, situated on the medial surface of the main olfactory bulb, and(More)
Azaspiracids (AZAs) are marine biotoxins produced by the dinoflagellate Azadinium spinosum that accumulate in several shellfish species. Azaspiracid poisoning episodes have been described in humans due to ingestion of AZA-contaminated seafood. Therefore, the contents of AZA-1, AZA-2 and AZA-3, the best-known analogs of the group, in shellfish destined to(More)