Marilou A. Andres

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Administration of hypertonic NaCl solutions by intraperitoneal injection evokes a transient expression of immediate-early genes in the hypothalamic magnocellular neurons of supraoptic nuclei (SON), which is followed by an upregulation of arginine vasopressin synthesis and a general increase in cellular metabolic activity. Here we have analysed the changes(More)
 The morphology, organization and expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and the cytoskeletal proteins vimentin and GFAP in immature Bergmann glial cells were studied after a developmental injury induced by a single dose of the cytotoxic agent methylazoxymethanol (MAM) administered on postnatal day 5. This drug, which produces cell death of(More)
Background: The importance of cultural and adverse family-environment variables as risk factors for Disruptive Behaviour Disorder has been repeatedly shown, and hence a variation in rates and risk factors between cultures could be expected. Lower rates should be found in countries with strong and stable family ties, such as Spain. Objective: Prevalence(More)
This study has analyzed variations in the number of nucleoli and nuclear bodies, as well as in their ultrastructural and cytochemical organization, after the osmotically induced activation of supraoptic nucleus (SON) neurons of the rat. The number of nucleoli and nuclear bodies and also the nucleolar size were determined on smear preparations of previously(More)
The significance of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Apolipoprotein E (APOE) level and whether it might have differential effects on brain function due to the presence of APOE ε4 allele(s) in HIV-infected patients are unknown. However, APOE ε4 allele has been associated with greater incidence of HIV-associated dementia and accelerated progression of HIV(More)
BACKGROUND In the adult rat, neuron-astroglia interactions in the supraoptic nucleus (SON) are characterized by the structural and functional plasticity of astrocytes in response to several physiological and experimental conditions. This study has analyzed the plasticity of the supraoptic nucleus astrocytes in response to the age-induced changes in neuronal(More)
Endocrine cells of the anterior pituitary are controlled by the central nervous system through hormonal interactions and are not believed to receive direct synaptic connections from the brain. Studies suggest that some pituitary cells may be modulated by the neurotransmitter glutamate. We investigated prolactin (PRL)-releasing cells of the anterior(More)
We present a cytological and biochemical study of the cell death of granule cell precursors in developing rat cerebellum following treatment with the cytotoxic agent methylazoxymethanol (MAM) during the first postnatal week. The density of apoptotic figures per square millimeter progressively increases after 6, 12, 24 and 44 h of treatment, whereas cells(More)
The cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels (CNGCs) maintain cation homeostasis essential for a wide range of physiological processes in plant cells. However, the precise subcellular locations and trafficking of these membrane proteins are poorly understood. This is further complicated by a general deficiency of information about targeting pathways of membrane(More)
Nuclear pores were assessed on freeze-fracture replicas from different neuronal and glial cell types of the rat cerebellar cortex. Nuclear diameter and perimeter were measured on semithin sections, and nuclear surface area and volume were calculated from these data. The proportion of inner nuclear membrane in apposition to condensed chromatin was measured(More)