Manuel J. Rodríguez

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The main objective of this study is to develop a methodology that integrates indicators for performance assessment of small drinking water utilities. The investigation entails 10 water utilities in the Province of Québec (Canada) that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of runoff, and apply chlorination as the only treatment before(More)
Glibenclamide is neuroprotective against cerebral ischemia in rats. We studied whether glibenclamide enhances long-term brain repair and improves behavioral recovery after stroke. Adult male Wistar rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 90 minutes. A low dose of glibenclamide (total 0.6 μg) was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an acquired inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) and is the leading cause of nontraumatic disability among young adults. Activated microglial cells are important effectors of demyelination and neurodegeneration, by secreting cytokines and others neurotoxic agents. Previous studies have(More)
Astroglial participation in the regional differences of vulnerability to alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA)-induced neurodegeneration was investigated in the rat hippocampus and medial septum using L-alpha-aminoadipate (alpha-AA) as a specific astroglial toxin. alpha-AA was microinjected in the hippocampus and the medial septum(More)
Neurodegeneration is a complex process involving different cell types and neurotransmitters. A common characteristic of neurodegenerative disorders is the occurrence of a neuroinflammatory reaction in which cellular processes involving glial cells, mainly microglia and astrocytes, are activated in response to neuronal death. Microglia do not constitute a(More)
Brain damage caused by an acute injury depends on the initial severity of the injury and the time elapsed after the injury. To determine whether these two variables activate common mechanisms, we compared the response of the rat medial septum to insult with a graded series of concentrations of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA)(More)