María Cruz Berrocal

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Developmental studies identified four classes (V0, V1, V2, V3) of embryonic interneurons in the ventral spinal cord. Very little is known, however, about their adult phenotypes. Therefore, we characterized the location, neurotransmitter phenotype, calcium-buffering protein expression, and axon distributions of V1-derived neurons in the adult mouse spinal(More)
Membrane fractions of pig cerebellum show Ca2+-ATPase activity and Ca2+ transport due to the presence of the secretory pathway Ca2+-ATPase (SPCA). The SPCA1 isoform shows a wide distribution in the neurons of pig cerebellum, where it is found in the Golgi complex of the soma of Purkinje, stellate, basket and granule cells, and also in more distal components(More)
The diversity of premotor interneurons in the mammalian spinal cord is generated from a few phylogenetically conserved embryonic classes of interneurons (V0, V1, V2, V3). Their mechanisms of diversification remain unresolved, although these are clearly important to understand motor circuit assembly in the spinal cord. Some Ia inhibitory interneurons (IaINs)(More)
Ca2+ and Mn2+ play an important role in many events in the nervous system, ranging from neural morphogenesis to neurodegeneration. As part of the homeostatic control of these ions, the Secretory Pathway Ca2+-ATPase isoform 1 (SPCA1) mediates the accumulation of Ca2+ or Mn2+ with high affinity into Golgi reservoirs. This SPCA1 represents a relatively(More)
AD (Alzheimer's disease) is an age-associated neurodegenerative disorder where the accumulation of neurotoxic Aβ (amyloid β-peptide) in senile plaques is a typical feature. Recent studies point out a relationship between Aβ neurotoxicity and Ca2+ dyshomoeostasis, but the molecular mechanisms involved are still under discussion. The PMCAs (plasma membrane(More)
Fast inhibitory glycinergic transmission occurs in spinal cord, brainstem, and retina to modulate the processing of motor and sensory information. After synaptic vesicle fusion, glycine is recovered back to the presynaptic terminal by the neuronal glycine transporter 2 (GlyT2) to maintain quantal glycine content in synaptic vesicles. The loss of presynaptic(More)
Ca2+-ATPases are plasma membrane and intracellular membrane transporters that use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to pump cytosolic Ca2+ out of the cell (PMCA) or into internal stores. These pumps are the main high-affinity Ca2+ systems involved in the maintenance of intracellular free Ca2+ at the properly low level in eukaryotic cells. The failure of neurons(More)
The disruption of Ca2+ signaling in neurons, together with a failure to keep optimal intracellular Ca2+ concentrations, have been proposed as significant factors for neuronal dysfunction in the Ca2+ hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tau is a protein that plays an essential role in axonal transport and can form abnormal structures such as(More)
Moturiki is one of the high islands in the Lomaiviti Group, central Fiji. In this article we present exhaustive empirical information on archaeological survey and test pit excavations carried out in 2008 and 2010. An interesting archaeological landscape emerged, with 89 archaeological sites found on Moturiki and neighboring islands Yanuca Levu, Leleuvia,(More)
PURPOSE To present two cases of rebound neovascularization after bevacizumab treatment. METHODS Observational, retrospective case report. A 42-year-old male patient with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and a 68-year-old man with central retinal vein occlusion received treatment with panretinal photocoagulation and intravitreal bevacizumab. RESULTS(More)