Luis Santamaría

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BACKGROUND Cadmium chloride is an environmental toxic that might be implicated in human prostate carcinogenesis. The study was directed: 1) to evaluate the immunoexpression of markers for cell proliferation, apoptosis, and resistance to apoptosis, and 2) to estimate the size of premalignant cell population in the preneoplastic changes induced in ventral(More)
The amount of neurons of periprostatic accessory ganglia in pre- and peripubertal rats was studied to ascertain whether the development of these autonomic ganglia is androgen-dependent. Stereological estimates of the volumes and number of neurons immunoreactive to protein gene product 9.5 (PGP 9.5), neuropeptide Y (NPY), and vasoactive intestinal(More)
Whole-mounted preparations of the tunica albuginea of the rat testis were studied using light microscopy techniques for demonstration of cholinergic nerve fibres (Karnovski-Root method), catecholaminergic nerve fibres (De la Torre's method) and actin filaments (avidin-biotin-peroxidase method). An ultrastructural study of different regions of the albuginea(More)
This work was addressed to study correlations between histopathology of breast malignancy and variations in depth, intensity, multiplicity, and simultaneous capacitance–conductance features of electrical impedance scanning (EIS), in cases presenting mammographic findings. The EIS was performed in 74 patients. The entrance criterion was the presence of(More)
Human testicular specimens were obtained from biopsies and autopsies covering the period from birth to adulthood. The number of testosterone-containing Leydig cells was determined using the peroxidase-anti-peroxidase method. This number decreased markedly from 3–6 months of age to the end of the first year of life and, up to 6 years of age, only a small(More)
We have reported the purification and characterization of a protein that behaves as a liver growth factor, showing activity either in vivo or in vitro [Díaz-Gil et al. (1986) Biochem. J. 235, 49-55]. In the present paper, we identify this liver growth factor (LGF) as an albumin-bilirubin complex. This conclusion is supported by the results of chemical and(More)
The ultrastructure and immunostaining with antibodies against actin, desmin, and vimentin were studied in the peritubular myofibroblasts of testes from normal men and men with Klinefelter' syndrome (KS). The seminiferous tubules were classified into five types (a-e), related to the progressive degree of sclerosis measured as thickening of the lamina(More)
Ultrastructural and some immunophenotypic features of the peritubular myoid cells of testes from normal men and from men with varicocele were studied. The seminiferous tubules were classified into five types (a-e), related to the progressive degree of sclerosis measured as thickening of the lamina propria. In normal testes only type a and b tubules were(More)
The distribution of protein gene product 9.5 (PGP) and ubiquitin immunoreactivities in the ductuli efferentes, ductus epididymidis, and ductus deferens of humans was studied by Western blot analyses and light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry. PGP immunoreactivity was intense in the ductuli efferentes and weak in the ductus epididymidis and(More)
Immunohistochemical and semiquantitative study of TNF-alpha, its receptors types 1 (TNFR1) and 2 (TNFR2), cell proliferation (Ki-67 nuclear antigen), and apoptosis (Tunel method) was carried out in human prostates, in normal healthy conditions, as well as in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic carcinoma (PC). Cell proliferation was higher in(More)