María Eugenia Mónaco

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Cell proliferation arrest at 37 degrees C (restrictive temperature) of the cell division cycle (cdc) mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cdc28, cdc35, cdc19, cdc21, and cdc17 was correlated with carbon and energy uncoupling. At 37 degrees C, cdc mutants diverted to biomass synthesis only 3 to 4% and 8 to 24% of the fluxes of carbon consumed and ATP obtained(More)
Gangliosides are a subfamily of complex glycosphingolipids (GSLs) with important roles in many biological processes. In this study, we report the cDNA cloning, functional characterization, and the spatial and temporal expression of Xlcgt and Xlgd3 synthase during Xenopus laevis development. Xlcgt was expressed both maternally and zigotically persisting at(More)
Several cell division cycle (cdc) mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (cdc28, cdc35, cdc19, cdc21, and cdc17) at the restrictive temperature (37 degrees C) in the presence of 1% glucose and defined medium divert most of the carbon (approximately 50%) to ethanol production with low biomass growth yields (Yglc) that correlate with carbon and energy uncoupling(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the physiological role and the expression pattern of heterologous gap junctions during Xenopus laevis vitellogenesis. Dye transfer experiments showed that there are functional gap junctions at the oocyte/follicle cell interface during the vitellogenic process and that octanol uncouples this intercellular(More)
The main hereditary hemoglobin (Hb) disorder in Argentina is β-thalassemia (β-thal). Molecular studies performed in the center of the country exhibited a marked prevalence of the codon 39 (C > T) and IVS-I-110 (G > A) mutations. The northwest region of Argentina has a different demographic history characterized by an important Spanish influx. Seventy-one(More)
Most common microcytic hypochromic anemias are iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and β-thalassemia trait (BTT), in which oxidative stress (OxS) has an essential role. Catalase causes detoxification of H2O2 in cells, and it is an indispensable antioxidant enzyme. The study was designed to measure erythrocyte catalase activity (ECAT) in patients with IDA (10) or(More)
In this work we carried out ultrastructural, autoradiographic and biochemical analyses of the follicular epithelium during C. cranwelli previtellogenesis. This study revealed that the follicular epithelium in early previtellogenesis is constituted of a single layer of squamous homogeneous cells. During mid-previtellogenesis two types of cells develop: dark(More)
The aim of the present study was to show the participation and physiological role of calmodulin (CaM) and cAMP during vitellogenin endocytic uptake in the amphibian Xenopus laevis. The results showed a differential distribution of CaM in the ovary follicles during oogenesis. The CaM intracellular localization was not affected by gap junction's(More)
The temperature-sensitive cell division cycle (cdc) G1 mutants cdc28 and cdc35 show decreased mitochondrial volumes with respect to the wild type strain A364A (WT) at the restrictive temperature. Of the three criteria of mitochondrial biogenesis studied, that is, number of mitochondria per cell, relative area of the cell occupied by mitochondria, or(More)
Vitronectin (vn) is a cell-adhesive glycoprotein present in blood and extracellular matrix of all vertebrates. In the present study we reported the cDNA cloning of Xenopus laevisvitronectin and its spatial and temporal expression pattern during the embryonic development of this important model organism. The deduced amino acid sequence of Xenopus laevis vn(More)