Natalia Raquel Salvetti

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BACKGROUND Our objective was to characterize the tissular distribution of relevant cytoskeletal proteins, cellular adhesion molecules and proliferation markers and conduct a histomorphometrical study of the follicular wall of letrozole-induced polycystic ovaries. METHODS Twenty rats were divided into two groups: a control group (C) of ten rats that(More)
Several experimental models have been developed for the study of the polycystic ovarian syndrome in the rat. In the present study, the syndrome was induced by exposure to constant light, and the expression of cytoskeletal proteins in the follicular wall was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. We analyzed the immunohistochemically stained area (IHCSA) by(More)
Cystic ovarian disease (COD) is an important cause of infertility that affects cattle. Alterations in the ovarian micro-environment of females with follicular cysts could alter the normal processes of proliferation and programmed cell death in ovarian cells. Thus, the objective in the present study was to evaluate apoptosis and proliferation in induced(More)
The objective of the present study was to characterise the expression and tissue distribution of steroid receptors (oestrogen receptor-alpha and -beta (ERalpha, ERbeta), androgen receptor (AR) and progesterone receptor (PR)) and steroidogenic enzymes (P450 aromatase (P450arom), 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD) and steroidogenic acute(More)
Biological response modifiers (BRM) are compounds that interact with the immune system to regulate specific aspects of host response. The objective of this study was to describe clinical and morphological changes during involution of bovine mammary gland following a single-dose infusion of a BRM containing lipopolysaccharide and cellular fractions of(More)
We hypothesized that the special hormonal environment present in animals with cystic ovarian disease (COD) interferes with cellular production of growth factors (GFs). The objective of the present study was to characterize the expression of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine by immunohistochemistry the expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors in ovarian follicular structures from cows with cystic ovarian disease (COD) and to compare these with normal ovarian structures. Secondary, tertiary, atretic, and cystic follicles were evaluated. The follicular cysts of animals with COD(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the expression and relative amounts of estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) and their isoforms as well as heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in ovaries of rats with induced cystic ovarian disease (COD). Primary, secondary, tertiary, atretic and cystic follicles were evaluated by immunohistochemistry and total(More)
Melanocortin receptors (MCRs) are involved in physiological responses to ACTH, as well as to α-, β- and γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-, β- and γ-MSH). Their expression has previously been analyzed in various bovine tissues; however, there are apparently no reports regarding their localization in the ovaries. In the present study, the expression of MCR(More)
AIM Androgen excess predisposes the organism to develop metabolic-endocrine and reproductive dysfunctions, among them the development of a phenotype resembling that of human Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). METHODS We analyzed the impact of a single neonatal (5day-old) testosterone propionate (TP; s.c. 1.25mg/female pup) dose on: a) several(More)