Juan Carlos Jacinto Tinajero

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Cultured rat Leydig cells secreted considerable amounts of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). A major stimulus for Leydig cell-derived CRF was the trophic hormone LH/hCG, which released the peptide in a dose dependent fashion. Incubation of Leydig cells with a CRF antagonist revealed tonic suppression of basal and hCG-stimulated testosterone production(More)
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), the key neuropeptide in the stress cascade, has major inhibitory actions on testicular function in addition to its known antireproductive effects at the central level (inhibition of sexual behavior and LH secretion). CRF is secreted by the Leydig cells of the testis and acts through high-affinity receptors at the Leydig(More)
We have recently demonstrated the presence in the rat Leydig cells of a corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) receptor and an inhibitory action of the peptide on human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-induced cAMP generation and steroidogenesis. The inhibitory action of CRF was unaffected by pertussis toxin and was completely reversed by 8-bromo-cAMP (Ulisse,(More)
CRF is produced in the Leydig cells and acts as a negative autocrine regulator of Leydig cell function. To clarify the hormonal control of CRF secretion by Leydig cells, we evaluated the participation of serotonin (5HT) and serotonin agonists in the release of CRF from Leydig cells and their effects on hCG-induced cAMP generation and steroidogenesis.(More)
In rat Leydig cells, serotonin (5HT) binds to 5HT2 receptors and stimulates the secretion of CRF which in turn acts as an inhibitor of gonadotropin-induced cAMP formation and androgen production. In the present study we defined the regulation of 5HT secretion in cultured Leydig cells. Adult Leydig cells secreted considerable quantities of 5HT (100-150(More)
The beta-adrenergic antagonist propranolol binds to serotonin (5HT) receptors (5HT1B > 5HT1A > 5HT2) in brain membranes. We have recently demonstrated that 5HT acts through 5HT2 receptors in rat Leydig cells to release CRF, which, in turn, inhibits hCG-stimulated cAMP production and steroidogenesis. These observations prompted us to study the effects of(More)
The role of the Na+/H+ exchanger in the phospholipase-A2 (PLA2) stimulation of LHRH release was investigated using in vitro incubations of rat hypothalamic fragments. It was found that monensin, the Na+/H+ ionophore, increased LHRH release in a dose-related manner. That effect diminished in the absence of calcium as well as after the addition of(More)
UNLABELLED Bile duct injuries occur with a frequency of 1 to 5 per 1000 cases as a result of an increase in the number of procedures performed. Elderly patients have more severe lithiasis- related diseases than the younger population. This fact increases the likelihood of conversion from laparoscopic to open surgery, and the probability of injury. We report(More)
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