Lorena Hinojosa

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The effects of thymulin and GnRH on FSH and LH release were studied in suspension cultures of anterior pituitary cells from female adult rats sacrificed on each day of the estrous cycle. The spontaneous release of gonadotropins by pituitaries, as well as their response to GnRH or thymulin addition, fluctuated during the estrous cycle. Adding thymulin to(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), a 17-kDa cytokine produced by stimulated macrophages/monocytes, modulates the functions of a variety of cells and has been shown to induce bone resorption in vitro. However, the effects that TNF-alpha may have on the process of bone formation are not completely understood. In order to study the effects of TNF-alpha(More)
UNLABELLED In prepubertal mice, subcutaneous thymulin injection before equine chorionic gonadotrophin (eCG) treatment simulates ovulation; seemingly, the thymulin could be acting at the hypothalamus-pituitary axis level. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to analyze the effects of injecting thymulin into the hypothalamus or pituitary on induced ovulation(More)
We have shown previously that cultured Taenia crassiceps Wake Forest University (WFU) and Taenia solium cysticerci, as well as the adult worms, synthesize sex steroid hormones from [3H]steroid precursors and that androgens and oestrogens influence the in vitro development of the parasites. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are used to control the inflammation caused by(More)
Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps WFU cysticerci and tapeworms have the ability to synthesize sex steroid hormones and have a functional 3β-hydroxisteroid dehydrogenase. Corticosteroids (CS) like corticosterone and dexamethasone have been shown to stimulate in vitro estrogen production by Taenia crassiceps WFU cysticerci. The aim of this work was to study(More)
The effects of thymectomy performed on 10-day-old (Tx-10) mice on spontaneous puberty and the ovulatory response induced by gonadotrophin treatment were analysed, together with the effects of thymulin replacement from 10 days of age. Infantile thymectomy induced a delay of puberty, a decrease in serum 17beta-oestradiol concentration and a reduced total(More)
The 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSD) are key enzymes involved in the formation (reduction) and inactivation (oxidation) of sex steroids. Several types have been found in vertebrates including fish, as well as in invertebrates like Caenorhabditis elegans, Ciona intestinalis and Haliotis diversicolor supertexta. To date limited information is(More)
The effects of thymulin administration beginning on days 19 or 24 of age on spontaneous puberty and gonadotrophin-induced ovulation were analysed in female normal and hypothymic mice. In normal and hypothymic mice, the daily administration of thymulin at 24 days of age resulted in a delay in the age of vaginal opening, with an increase in serum progesterone(More)
Over the last years the biology of many parasites that infect humans and domestic animals has been intensively studied. Considerable efforts were addressed to obtain information on the parasite-host immune relationship. However, the knowledge of the endocrine physiology of parasites and the consequences of the local hormone production on the host tissues(More)
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