Modesto Carlos Rubio

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The phylogenetic evolution was studied of both glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin expression in the ependyma of the adult vertebrate spinal cord. Eleven species from different vertebrate groups were examined using different fixatives and fixation procedures to demonstrate any differences in immunoreactivity. GFAP expression in the ependymal(More)
The distribution and the structural, ultrastructural and immunohistochemical characteristics of the astroglial cells in the spinal cord of the adult barbel (Barbus comiza) have been studied by means of metallic impregnations (Golgi and gold-sublimate), immunohistochemical (GFAP and vimentin) and electron microscopic techniques. GFAP-positive cells were(More)
Repeated acetaminophen (AP) administration modulates intestinal P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression. Whether AP can modulate P-gp activity in a short-term fashion is unknown. We investigated the acute effect of AP on rat intestinal P-gp activity in vivo and in vitro. In everted intestinal sacs, AP inhibited serosal-mucosal transport of rhodamine 123 (R123), a(More)
1. The effect of paracetamol overdoses on its disposition was investigated in cholestatic rats. 2. Paracetamol plasma concentration and hepatic accumulation decrease about 70-80% in cholestatic rats. 3. Cholestatic rats intoxicated with paracetamol showed less hepatic damage as concluded from biochemical and histological findings. These data are correlated(More)
The effects of the five noradrenaline (NA) metabolites and of the O-methylated metabolite of adrenaline, metanephrine, were studied in a tissue with adrenergic beta-receptors (guinea-pig atria) and in a tissue with predominance of alpha-receptors (cat's nictitating membrane). In atria, normetanephrine and metanephrine elicited positive chronotrophic effects(More)
The effect of baclofen, a GABA(B) agonist, has been studied in the hot plate test in mice, to analyze the possible involvement of the GABAergic system in baclofen analgesia. Baclofen (1-3 mg kg(-1) intraperitoneal (i.p.)) was found to elicit a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect. The antinociceptive effect of baclofen cannot be due to motor incoordination(More)
Using hepatocytes isolated by collagenase perfusion, we studied the accumulation of 3-noradrenaline. Cells incubated during 15 min in the presence of 0.4 μmol/l 3H-noradrenaline (without inhibition of noradrenaline metabolism) accumulated 8.32 ± 1.77 pmol/106 cells (n = 3). The accumulation of 3H-noradrenaline in isolated parenchymal liver cells was(More)
The astroglial cells have been studied in the lizard spinal cord by means of metallic impregnations, immunohistochemical (glial fibrillary acidic protein) and ultrastructural methods. Three astroglial cell types have been immunohistochemically identified: ependymocytes, radial astrocytes and astrocytes. Transitional forms have also been observed. Scarce(More)
A significant decrease in the number of 3H-quinuclidinyl benzilate (3H-QNB) binding sites in striatal membranes was observed in rats exposed to gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) during 3 weeks. This decrease in 3H-QNB binding was not due to a direct effect of GBL on muscarine receptors since no alterations of binding were produced by high concentrations of GBL or(More)
The acute (1 h, i. p.) and chronic (14 days, p. o.) effects of LiCl treatment upon GABA-ergic neurons were studied in the rat corpus striatum and frontal cerebral cortex. One hour after a single injection of LiCl the activity of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) was reduced by 29% in the striatum (2 meq/kg LiCl) and by 38% in the cerebral cortex (10 meq/kg(More)