José Luis Relova

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It has previously been demonstrated that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)] administration, whether in cell cultures or in vivo to rats, increases glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression levels, suggesting that this hormone may have beneficial effects in neurodegenerative disorders. This study was carried out to explore the(More)
Because of the horizontal separation of both ocular globes, the projection angles are slightly different. These differences are commonly termed retinal disparities. Vertical and horizontal retinal disparities occur constantly in normal life. We have investigated the responses of single cells in cortical areas V1 and V2 of behaving Macaca mulatta monkeys to(More)
Stereoscopic vision is based on small differences in both retinal images known as retinal disparities. We investigated the cortical responses to retinal disparities in a patient suffering from occipital epilepsy by recording evoked potentials to random dot stereograms (RDS) from subdural electrodes placed in the parieto-occipito-temporal junction, medial(More)
Comparable short latency somaesthetic responses have been observed in the red nucleus and the motor cortex. Since previous experiments showed that a ventral spinal ascending pathway could account for red nucleus responses, the present experiments were designed to establish whether the same pathway could also transmit the short latency peripheral inputs to(More)
The differences between the two monocular receptive fields of cortical cells were measured and compared to their disparity tuning in the awake behaving monkey. Several receptive field properties (direction selectivity, orientation preference, eye preference and response modulation) were determined for each eye using sweeping bright bars. The disparity(More)
1. The main aim of the present series of experiments was to demonstrate with electrophysiological methods that the spinothalamocortical system may send somesthetic information to the pyramidal and corticospinal tract cells in the motor cortex of the cat. 2. Experiments were carried out on acutely prepared cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose. Extra- and(More)
To investigate the hemifield dependence of visually evoked responses to colour in the human fusiform gyrus we recorded evoked potentials from subdural electrodes in a patient suffering from occipital epilepsy. The responses in the fusiform gyrus show a strong hemifield dependence and discriminate the onset from the offset of the stimulus. Additionally, we(More)
C-fos containing neurons were investigated in the trigeminal sensory nuclear complex and in the dorsal horns of the cervical spinal cord (C1-C2) of the rat after a chemical noxious stimulus was applied to the lower lip mucosa. Numerous labelled neuronal nuclei were detected in the dorsolateral area of the caudal half of the trigeminal nucleus interpolaris,(More)
Evidence is presented that in the cat, the spinothalamic system contributes to short latency somaesthetic responses in motor cortex efferent cells. Intracellular recordings performed on identified pyramidal tract cells and corticospinal cells show that these cells are still activated and/or inhibited from the periphery after a set of central nervous lesions(More)
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