Marcela Vallejo

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Chronic intermittent exposure to psychomotor stimulants induces in the striatum the expression of Fos-related proteins (Fras) that persist after the end of drug treatment. We carried out experiments to determine whether such Fras ("chronic Fras') require dopamine D1-class receptor function for their persistent expression in the striatum. We chronically(More)
Although inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate (InsP5) and hexakisphosphate (InsP6) have been recognized for some time as naturally-occurring metabolites of inositol, their occurrence in mammalian cell types, including one of neural origin, has only recently been documented. This is of interest because of the recognized second messenger role of inositol(More)
We have investigated whether microinjections of arginine-vasopressin (AVP) into the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) of rats results in the stimulation of inositol phospholipid metabolism, a biochemical event related to the activation of V1-type receptors. We found that AVP, but not the related peptides oxytocin or deamino-D-AVP, increases the incorporation(More)
The possibility of a functional relationship between noradrenaline and neurohypophyseal peptides in the control of cardiovascular function in the nucleus tractus solitarius of rats has been investigated. The hypotensive response to microinjections of noradrenaline (20 nmol) was abolished by simultaneous (but not prior) microinjections of [Arg8]vasopressin(More)
The central haemodynamic effects of neuropeptide Y (NPY), both alone and together with either noradrenaline (NA) or vasopressin (AVP), have been investigated by microinjecting synthetic peptide into the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) of anaesthetized rats. NPY alone elicited dose-dependent changes in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR); 470 fmol(More)
The haemodynamic responses to microinjections of rat or human calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) into the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) of rats were studied. 40 fmol rCGRP did not significantly modify cardiovascular parameters, but 0.2 pmol decreased blood pressure and heart rate (HR), whereas 2 pmol produced a pressor response with no effect on HR.(More)
Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) and related peptides were administered by microinjection into the nucleus tractus solitarius of the rat. AVP produced a rise both in mean arterial pressure and in heart rate. This effect was abolished by pretreatment with a specific antagonist of V1 receptors and was not seen either after injections of oxytocin or of the V2(More)
Resumen—En este artículo se describe la metodología para el desarrollo de Sistemas Multi-Agente Robóticos MAD-Smart y se desarrollan algunos ejemplos para visualizar algunas de sus características. La metodología buscar dar cobertura en la fase de conceptuación, análisis y diseño mediante la definición de un conjunto de actividades que ayudan al(More)
The effects of intracerebroventricular administration of neuropeptide Y (NPY) on central monoamine turnover were studied in rats treated with alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine (alpha-MPT). NPY decreased noradrenaline turnover in the brainstem, hypothalamus, midbrain and hippocampus. Dopamine turnover was decreased in the brainstem and striatum of NPY-treated rats.(More)
Sistemas Multi-Agente Robóticos MAD-Smart y se desarrollan algunos ejemplos para visualizar algunas de sus características. La metodología buscar dar cobertura en la fase de conceptuación, análisis y diseño mediante la definición de un conjunto de actividades que ayudan al desarrollador a entender mejor el problema a resolver, las características finales(More)