L J Garcia-Marin

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Acinar cells require a functional apical actin web for secretion. During stimulation with supraphysiological concentrations of cholecystokinin (CCK), a condition that mimics acute pancreatitis, the actin filaments disintegrate. This leads to retention of secretory enzymes and, together with their premature activation, results in cell injury. Actin filaments(More)
Spermatozoa successfully fertilize oocytes depending on cell energy-sensitive processes. We recently showed that the cell energy sensor, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), plays a relevant role in spermatozoa by regulating motility as well as plasma membrane organization and acrosomal integrity, and contributes to the maintenance of mitochondrial(More)
The cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA), protein kinase C (PKC) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathways control most relevant functions in male germ cells including motility. Recently we demonstrated that phosphorylation state of glycogen synthase kinase-3alpha (GSK3A) is also a key event in the control of boar spermatozoa motility. However, the(More)
During boar semen liquid preservation, extender is one of the factors that influence storage tolerance of spermatozoa. However, there are few studies about intra-breed variation in the preservation of semen quality during storage in different extenders. Similarly, boar breed is generally not considered a possible factor influencing variation in the semen(More)
Src family kinases (SFK) play a central signaling role for growth factors, cytokines, G-protein-coupled receptors and other stimuli. SFKs play important roles in pancreatic acinar cell secretion, endocytosis, growth, cytoskeletal integrity and apoptosis, although little is known of the specific SFKs involved. In this study we demonstrate the SFK, Lyn, is(More)
The main functions of spermatozoa required for fertilization are dependent on the energy status and metabolism. AMP-activated kinase, AMPK, acts a sensor and regulator of cell metabolism. As AMPK studies have been focused on somatic cells, our aim was to investigate the expression of AMPK protein in spermatozoa and its possible role in regulating motility.(More)
Protein kinase C-delta (PKC-delta) is involved in growth, differentiation, tumor suppression, and regulation of other cellular processes. PKC-delta activation causes translocation, tyrosine phosphorylation, and serine-threonine kinase activity. However, little is known about the ability of G protein-coupled receptors to activate these processes or the(More)
The ability of nonpeptide antagonists to interact with gastrin releasing peptide receptors on lung cancer cells was investigated. PD176252 (3-(1H-Indol-3-yl)-N-[1-(5-methoxy-pyridin-2-yl)-cyclohexylmethyl]-2-methyl-2-[3-(4-nitro-phenyl)-ureido]-propionamide) and PD168368(More)
The accuracy of computer-assisted sperm morphometry analysis (CASMA) depends on the careful preparation, fixation and staining of spermatozoa. The efficiency of CASMA may be enhanced by developing optimized protocols. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of sperm washing and the use of three staining techniques [rapid Panoptic,(More)
Both the study and the relationship between sperm design and sperm function have been a target of several researchers. In our study we have evaluated the relationship between the morphometry of sperm head and midpiece as well as the relationship between morphometry of these two spermatic components and sperm motion characteristics in the boar. Analysis of(More)