Juan José Lopez-Costa

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Striatal and cortical neurons containing nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were studied in adult rats subjected to different periods of perinatal asphyxia (PA) using immunohistochemistry at both light microscopy (LM) and electron microscopy (EM). Another group was subjected to PA + hypothermia to study its neuroprotective effect. Quantitative image analysis was(More)
Recent research involving human and animals has shown that aerobic exercise of moderate intensity produces the greatest benefit on brain health and behavior. In this study we investigated the effects on cognitive function and anxiety-related behavior in rats at different ages of aerobic exercise, performed regularly throughout life. We designed an aerobic(More)
The present study was performed in order to follow the response of astroglial cells in the rat hippocampus to chronic low-level lead exposure. The experiments combined immunohistochemistry using anti-glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) antibody and conventional transmission electron microscopy (EM). Chronic administration with drinking water [1 g% w/v(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) is expressed early during central nervous system (CNS) development and plays an important role during this period. Nitric oxide (NO) is also involved in neuronal development. Morphological and functional relationships between NO and 5-HT, demonstrated as alterations of the nitrergic system, were observed after a 5-HT depletion. It has been(More)
Shiga toxin (Stx) from enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (STEC) is the main cause of hemorrhagic colitis which may derive into Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) and acute encephalopathy, one of the major risk factors for infant death caused by the toxin. We have previously demonstrated that intracerebroventricular administration of Stx2 causes neuronal death(More)
Neuropathological mechanisms triggered by excitatory aminoacids are known to involve nitric oxide (NO). Neurons containing NO are histochemically reactive to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPH-d), which labels NO synthase in CNS. Sprague-Dawley male rats subjected to perinatal asphyxia (PA) at 37 degrees C, and PA plus 15 degrees(More)
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