María Dolores Muñoz

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One of the brain sites more directly related with learning and memory processes is the hippocampus. We recorded, in conscious mice, the activity-dependent changes taking place at the hippocampal CA3-CA1 synapse during the acquisition, extinction, recall, and reconditioning of an associative task. Mice were classically conditioned to evoke eyelid responses(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Several studies have suggested that activation of the complement system is a contributing pathogenic mechanism in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). C4d staining is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method for the analysis of renal biopsies. This study aimed to assess the clinical and prognostic implications of C4d staining in IgAN. (More)
Neurotransmission through electrical synapses plays an important role in the spike synchrony among neurons and oscillation of neuronal networks. Indeed, electrical transmission has been implicated in the hypersynchronous electrical activity of epilepsy. We have investigated the influence of intracellular pH on the strength of electrical coupling mediated by(More)
Transforming growth factor-β signaling through intracellular Smad3 has been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD) and it fulfills an important role in the neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity that occurs in the adult dentate gyrus (DG). The long-term potentiation (LTP) induced in the DG by high-frequency stimulation of the medial perforant pathway is(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is not only characterized by motor disturbances but also, by cognitive, sensory, psychiatric and autonomic dysfunction. It has been proposed that some of these symptoms might be related to the widespread pathology of α-synuclein (α-syn) aggregation in different nuclei of the central and peripheral nervous system. However, the(More)
A novel hybrid forecasting Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) system is presented in this interdisciplinary study in which an isotropic buffer operator is applied for case-based creation. Commonly used as an image analysis technique by commercial Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the buffer operator in this particular system calculates the area of an oil slick(More)
Mutations of the GJB2 gene, which encodes connexin 26, are related to a range of conditions associated with sensorineural deafness and keratinization disorders. We present the case of a newborn girl with sensorineural deafness, erythematous hyperkeratotic plaques on intertriginous areas, and parakeratosis on the oral and esophageal mucosa. She had an F142L(More)
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