José I . Botella Carretero

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By means of the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique a comparative immunocytochemical study of the distribution of the vasotocin- and vasopressin-reacting system in the chicken and rat hypothalamus was carried out. In both species it is possible to distinguish, on the basis of their topographical location, three different comparable populations: The first(More)
Previous studies have shown that synapses and expression of synaptic proteins in hippocampal neurons are regulated by hippocampus-derived estradiol. Here, we compared the effects of this paracrine regulation in different hippocampal regions. In tissue sections, immunohistochemistry followed by semiquantitative image analysis revealed a three-fold higher(More)
The biosynthesis of estradiol and related estrogens is catalyzed by the enzyme aromatase. Among other tissues, aromatase is expressed in the brain, where it is involved in the regulation of neuroendocrine events and reproduction. Under physiological conditions, the expression of aromatase in the mammalian brain is restricted to neurons. However, recent(More)
In order to establish the correlation between in vitro proliferation rate and morphometric variations of prolactin immunoreactive cells, a morphometric study was carried out in rat pituitary monolayer cultures by means of the double immunocytochemical staining methods employing mouse monoclonal antiproliferative cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and rabbit(More)
To assess the role of insulin receptor (IR) substrate (IRS)-2 in insulin action and resistance in the liver, immortalized neonatal hepatocyte cell lines have been generated from IRS-2(-/-), IRS-2(+/-), and wild-type mice. These cells maintained the expression of the differentiated liver markers albumin and carbamoyl phosphate synthetase, as well as bear a(More)
Using double labelling for proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), a study was conducted to elucidate the repercussions of the addition of estradiol to monolayer pituitary cultures on the morphology, size, number, mitotic index and PCNA labelling index of VIP-immunoreactive cells, comparing the results with those(More)
A double immunohistochemical study for VIP and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) was carried out on monolayer cultures from adult male rats pituitary glands treated with dopamine (ranging from 10(-9) to 10(-5) M), in order to establish whether or not dopamine is involved in the regulation of the proliferation rate of pituitary VIP-immunoreactive(More)
In order to analyze whether aromatase is present in the hypophysis of adult rats, we have performed an immunohistochemical study in young adult male and female rats. Our study has revealed that the hypophysis of adult rats contains aromatase, although marked differences are found between the sexes. The hypophyses of male rats have cells immunoreactive for(More)
A histochemical study of the distribution of NADPH diaphorase activity in the hypothalamus of normal rats was carried out. Our study demonstrates the presence of NADPH-diaphorase activity in the circularis and anterior and posterior fornicals nuclei for the first time. Additionally, we confirm the presence of NADPH-diaphorase-stained neurons in the(More)
An ultrastructural and morphometric study was carried out on the adenohypophyseal mammotropic cells of rats treated intraventricularly with an acute dose (150 μg) of Met-enkephalin. In the female rats, clear features of cellular hyperactivity appeared after opioid administration. The changes affected the Golgi complex, the rough endoplasmic reticulum, the(More)