Raquel Mauriño

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Evidence supports the role of inflammation in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. In this work, we are interested in inflammation as a risk factor by itself and not only as a factor contributing to neurodegeneration. We tested the influence of a mild to moderate peripheral inflammation (injection of carrageenan into the paws of rats) on the(More)
We have developed an animal model of degeneration of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons, the neuronal system involved in Parkinson's disease (PD). The implication of neuroinflammation on this disease was originally established in 1988, when the presence of activated microglia in the substantia nigra (SN) of parkinsonians was reported by McGeer et al.(More)
We have used the microdialysis technique to perfuse different concentrations of LPS in the rat's striatum 24h after the implantation of a microdialysis probe. Dopamine metabolites in the dialysate obtained from the rat brain were measured by HPLC using electrochemical detection. Results show that intrastriatal perfusion of different concentrations of LPS(More)
Inflammatory processes described in Parkinson's disease (PD) and its animal models appear to be important in the progression of the pathogenesis, or even a triggering factor. Here we review that peripheral inflammation enhances the degeneration of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system induced by different insults; different peripheral inflammations have(More)
In previous studies we found that intrastriatal DCG-IV administration, an agonist for group II metabotropic glutamate receptor: (i) protected striatal dopaminergic terminals against MPP(+)-induced neurotoxicity (Matarredona et al., 2001); (ii) selectively destroyed striatal GABAergic neurons (Venero et al., 2002) and (iii) induced early robust up-regulation(More)
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