Juan Charneco Fernández

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Reorganization of the fertilized egg during completion of the first meiotic division was studied in the glossiphoniid leech Theromyzon rude. Rotation of the meiotic spindle, presumably as a result of changes in the length and arrangement of astral fibers, allows one of its poles to approach the prospective animal pole (AP), which appears as a differentiated(More)
The hormone-independent human breast cancer cell line EVSA-T, originally described as negative estrogen and progesterone receptors is shown to become positive hormone receptors when the cellular proliferation rate is slowed down. The experimental procedure included the following steps: 1) EVSA-T cells were seeded in minimum essential medium supplemented(More)
Eggs of the leech Theromyzon rude were studied under dissecting, fluorescence, light, and electron microscopes. The sperm-derived centrosome divides and separates at early first interphase. The female pronucleus forms beside the male pronucleus at the centrally located perinuclear plasm domain, by fusion and remodelling of karyomeres that have descended(More)
Whole-mounted or sectioned eggs of the glossiphoniid leech Theromyzon rude were studied under the dissecting, fluorescence, light, and electron microscope. The egg is often penetrated by a single sperm that enters the animal hemisphere and becomes subjected to migration block. The latter is released shortly before or after discharge of the first pole cell,(More)
The formation and bipolar translocation of an ectoplasmic cytoskeleton of rings and meridional bands was studied in interphase zygotes of the glossiphoniid leech Theromyzon trizonare. Zygotes consisted of a peripheral organelle-rich ectoplasm and an internal yolk-rich endoplasm. After microinjection of labeled tubulin and/or actin, zygotes were examined by(More)
Segregation and proliferation of mitochondria, leading to formation of the teloplasms (pole plasms), were studied in eggs of the leech T. rude by immunocytochemistry, fluorescent time lapse video imaging, confocal and electron microscopy. The translocation of mitochondria was analyzed after loading the egg with either Rhodamine 123 or a Mitotracker.(More)
Ooplasmic segregation in the late interphase zygote of the leech Theromyzon trizonare is accomplished by reorganization of an ectoplasmic cytoskeleton formed by polar rings and meridional bands. The dynamic properties of this cytoskeleton were explored by time-lapse confocal and video microscopy. Cytoskeleton assembly was investigated in zygotes(More)
Forecasting pollination can help the allergist to establish the appropriate treatment and advice for patients. Based on previous studies, we have related the climate variables with the grass pollen counts in the search for pollination predictors. By relating the meteorological data of the temperature recorded every 6 h and of the rainfall in hourly periods,(More)
Patterns of cytoplasmic movements and organization of transport pathways were examined in live or fixed zygotes and early zebrafish embryos using a variety of techniques. The zygote blastodisc grows by accumulation of ooplasm, transported to the animal pole from distinct sectors of ecto- and endoplasm at different speeds and developmental periods, using(More)
The aim of this work is to determine when and how ooplasmic segregation is initiated in the zebrafish egg. To this end, the organization of the ooplasm and vitelloplasm were examined in oocytes and eggs shortly after activation. Ooplasmic segregation, initiated in the stage V oocyte, led to the formation of ooplasmic domains rich in organelles, and(More)