Nilda Gallardo

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The insulin receptor (IR) occurs as two alternatively spliced isoforms, IR-A (exon 11-) and IR-B (exon 11+), which exhibit functional differences and are expressed in a tissue-specific manner. The IR substrate (IRS) proteins 1, 2 and 3 also differ in function and tissue distribution. Here we show the differential gene expression of IRs and IRSs in several(More)
Leptin interacts with specific receptors in hypothalamic nuclei and modulates energy balance. Growing evidence has shown the association of obesity and hyperleptinaemia with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance. The aged Wistar rat shows peripheral insulin resistance in the absence of obesity and alterations of glucose homeostasis.(More)
Insulin resistance progressively increases with age, resulting in excessively high incidence of T2D in the elderly population. To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance of aging, we carried out a comparative study of insulin signalling cascade in adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle. We measured the protein levels in(More)
Aging is associated with alterations of lipid metabolism and increased prevalence of non alcoholic hepatic steatosis. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which fat is accumulated in the liver during aging remain incompletely understood. In the present study, we investigated potential alterations that might contribute to the development of hepatic steatosis with(More)
S-resistin is a non-secretable resistin spliced variant, which is expressed mainly in the white adipose tissue from Wistar rats. Previous results confirmed that 3T3-L1 cells expressing s-resistin (3T3-L1-s-res) showed an inflammatory response and exhibited a decrease in glucose transport, both basal and insulin-stimulated. Here we present evidences(More)
  • R Mourelle, E Barbería, N Gallardo, T Lucavechi
  • 2008
AIM Many studies have been made to evaluate the growth, development and maturation of cervical vertebrae. These studies make clear how those vertebrae have growth patterns and centre of ossification similar to those in carpal bones, therefore cervical vertebrae can be used to determine bone age. The aim of the present study is the observation of cervical(More)
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