Juan Miguel Mancera

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Changes in different osmoregulatory and metabolic parameters over time were assessed in gills, kidney, liver and brain of gilthead sea bream Sparus auratus transferred either from seawater (SW, 38 p.p.t.) to hypersaline water (HSW, 55 p.p.t.) or from SW to low salinity water (LSW, 6 p.p.t.) for 14 days. Changes displayed by osmoregulatory parameters(More)
We investigated short-term effects (up to 24 h) of air exposure and confinement, and long-term effects (up to 11 days) of confinement, to elucidate signalling pathways in the stress response of gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata L. Plasma glucose and lactate were taken as indicators of sympathetic activation, and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone(More)
The branchial osmoregulatory response of gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus L.) to short-term (2-192 hr) and long-term (2 weeks) exposure to different environmental salinities (5 per thousand, 15 per thousand, 25 per thousand, 38 per thousand and 60 per thousand) was investigated. A "U-shaped" relationship was observed between environmental salinity and(More)
The influence of acclimation to different environmental salinities (low salinity water, LSW; seawater, SW; and hyper saline water, HSW) and feeding conditions (fed and food deprived) for 14 days was assessed on osmoregulation and energy metabolism of several tissues of gilthead sea bream Sparus auratus. Fish were randomly assigned to one of six treatments:(More)
The rapid activation of gill Na(+),K(+)-ATPase was analyzed in the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) transferred from low salinity (0.1 ppt) to high salinity (25-35 ppt). In parr and presmolt, Salmo salar gill Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity started to increase 3 days after transfer. Exposure of Fundulus heteroclitus to 35 ppt(More)
The distribution and ontogeny of adenohypophyseal cells have been studied in the pituitary gland of embryos, larvae, and juveniles of the clupeid American shad (Alosa sapidissima) using immunocytochemical techniques. In juvenile specimens, adenohypophysis was composed of rostral pars distalis (RPD), formed by cavities lined by prolactin (PRL),(More)
We here describe the ontogeny and morphology of the thyroid gland in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), and correlate these with whole body concentrations of thyroid hormones during early development and metamorphosis. Under our rearing conditions at 19.5 degrees C, most larvae entered metamorphosis in stage 1 at 15 days post-hatching (dph), and(More)
The osmoregulatory response of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis, Kaup 1858) to 14-day exposure and throughout 17-day exposure to different environmental salinities was investigated. A linear relationship was observed between environmental salinity and gill Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity whereas kidney Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity was unaffected. Two(More)
Gilthead seabream Sparus aurata were injected intraperitoneally with slow-release implants of coconut oil alone or containing cortisol (50 and 100 microg x g(-1) body weight), and sampled after two, five, and seven days to assess the simultaneous effects of cortisol on both osmoregulation and energy metabolism. Plasma cortisol levels increased in treated(More)
The ability of ovine growth hormone (oGH), recombinant bovine insulin-like growth factor I (rbIGF-I), recombinant human insulin-like growth factor II (rhIGF-II), and bovine insulin to increase hypoosmoregulatory capacity in the euryhaline teleost Fundulus heteroclitus was examined. Fish acclimated to brackish water (BW, 10 ppt salinity, 320 mOsm/kg H2O)(More)