Maria Rosario Sepúlveda

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Interstitial immune complex nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Renal tissues from 45 patients with SLE nephritis, 34 patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and 77 patients with minimal glomerular disease (MGD) were studied by light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Interstitial nephritis characterized by(More)
Here we describe the association of the synaptosomal plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase (PMCA) from pig cerebellum with cholesterol/sphingomyelin-rich membrane domains (rafts). The PMCA4 was localized exclusively in rafts prepared by flotation in Nycodenz density gradients of ice-cold Brij 96 extracts. This was corroborated by its colocalization with the raft(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)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is associated with proximal pulmonary artery obstruction and vascular remodeling. We hypothesized that pulmonary arterial smooth muscle (PASMC) and endothelial cells (PAEC) may actively contribute to remodeling of the proximal pulmonary vascular wall in CTEPH. Our present objective was to(More)
Transient receptor potential channel-vanilloid subfamily member 1 (TRPV1) is an important target in the treatment of bladder overactivity. This receptor is suggested to function as a mechanosensor in the normal bladder and to mediate the development of bladder overactivity during cystitis. Our aim was to determine the cellular distribution of TRPV1 in mouse(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)
Neural cell differentiation involves a complex regulatory signal transduction network in which Ca(2+) ions and the secretory pathway play pivotal roles. The secretory pathway Ca(2+)-ATPase isoform 1 (SPCA1) is found in the Golgi apparatus where it is actively involved in the transport of Ca(2+) or Mn(2+) from the cytosol to the Golgi lumen. Its expression(More)
Subcellular fractions and sections of the cerebellum were analysed to evaluate the relative activity and distribution of organellar and plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPases (SERCA and PMCA). Western blot analysis of the fractions with IID8 or Y/1F4 SERCA-specific antibodies or else with 5F10 or pbPMCA antibodies, specific to PMCA pump, revealed a major content of(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)