M Dolores López-Tejero

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The number of dendritic spines on consecutive segments from the cell body along the 400-600 micron proximal region of the apical dendrites of layer V pyramidal neurons, impregnated with the rapid Golgi method, in the somatosensory cortex was counted in ethanol-treated rats during gestation (25% ethanol in drinking water representing 30-35% of the total(More)
Reduced numbers of dendritic spines on the secondary apical dendritic branches and basilar dendrites of CA1 and CA3 pyramidal neurons were observed in ethanol-treated rats during embryonic life aged 15 days when compared with age-matched controls. However, differences were no longer present at the age of 90 days. These results suggest that recovery of some(More)
The effects of chronic alcohol intake on the ethanol levels in body fluids (blood, amniotic fluid, and fetal intragastric content), hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity, isoenzyme distribution, and hepatic zinc levels were studied in pregnant rats at term (19 and 21 days), in their offspring at fetal, perinatal, and weaned stages, and in adult(More)
Tissue-specific regulation of LPL has been widely studied in rats. Previous studies reported that in vivo administration of adrenaline and acute stress cause an increase in plasma LPL activity coinciding with a decrease in white adipose tissue (WAT) LPL activity. We studied the speed of LPL activity changes during 30 min of stress by immobilization (IMMO)(More)
AIM The need for a non-invasive diagnosis of the effects of ethanol in utero on the development of the intestine in humans led us to look for a serum marker of the structural integrity of the intestine. We propose apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) as a possible candidate. In humans this protein is synthesized only by intestinal mucosa, it is expressed in the(More)
To increase our understanding of the effects of chronic ethanol consumption beginning at adolescence, 25% ethanol in drinking water (v/v) was administered daily to young rats aged 45-50 days for 5 months. Increased numbers of dendritic spines on the apical dendrite of layer V pyramidal neurons of the somatosensory cortex (U-Mann-Whitney test, P less than(More)
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