L. Pencue Fierro

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Fast inactivation of the Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ current (ICRAC) was studied using whole cell patch-clamp recordings in rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-1) cells. Application of hyperpolarizing voltage steps from the holding potential of 0 mV revealed that ICRAC declined in amplitude over tens of milliseconds during steps more negative than -40 mV. This(More)
During the period from January 1988 to December 1994, a case-control study that included 497 cases of lung cancer and 497 controls was carried out at the Instituto de Oncologia, Montevideo, Uruguay, to evaluate the relationship between the drinking of mate (a local tea prepared with infusions of the herb Ilex paraguariensis) and the risk of lung cancer in(More)
In the period January 1988-December 1995, a case-control study of diet and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk involving 121 cases and 243 hospitalized controls was carried out in Montevideo, Uruguay. After adjusting for major covariates, red meat intake was associated with a 3.4 increase in risk for the highest category of intake, with a significant(More)
1. Tight-seal whole-cell patch clamp experiments were performed to examine the ability of different intracellular Ca2+ mobilising agents to activate the Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ current (ICRAC) in rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL-1) cells under conditions of weak cytoplasmic Ca2+ buffering. 2. Dialysis with a maximal concentration of inositol(More)
1. Tight-seal whole-cell patch clamp experiments were performed to investigate the mechanism whereby passive depletion of stores activates the Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ current (ICRAC) in rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL) cells. 2. Passive depletion of stores was achieved by dialysing cells with different concentrations of Ca2+ chelators. Low concentrations(More)
Background. Learning a predictive relationship between two events can block learning about an added event (conditioned blocking, CB). Patients with nonparanoid schizophrenia can show reduced CB and learn about the similar consequences of the added event. Methods. This study reports on the relationship of associative learning and CB measures of attention to(More)
Measures of selective attention processing like latent inhibition (LI) and conditioned blocking (CB) are disturbed in some patients with schizophrenia. (LI is the delay in learning about the associations of a stimulus that has been associated with no event [vs. de novo learning]; CB is the delay in learning the associations of a stimulus-component when the(More)
In electrically non-excitable cells, Ca2+ entry is mediated predominantly by the store-operated Ca2+ influx pathway, which is activated by emptying the intracellular Ca2+ stores. Just how the Ca2+ content of the stores is communicated to the activity of store-operated Ca2+ channels in the plasma membrane is unclear. It has been suggested that, in some cell(More)
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