Rosa E Gómez

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We sought to determine the site of action and receptor type responsible for the antihypertensive actions of rilmenidine, an oxazoline analogue of clonidine. In anesthetized paralyzed rats decerebration did not alter the dose dependent reductions in arterial pressure and heart rate elicited by i.v. drug. Rilmenidine microinjected bilaterally into the C1 area(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a main public health problem in the Mexican population. It is characterized by insulin resistance in peripheral tissues and a relative deficiency in the pancreatic beta-cell functions. Diverse single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the IRS1 gene have been associated with insulin resistance and T2D risk. The aim of this(More)
A cardiovascular-active pressor area of medullary reticular formation was defined by mapping changes in arterial blood pressure produced by microinjections of the neuroexcitatory amino acid, L-Glutamate (L-Glu). Sites where L-Glu provoked pressor responses larger than 10 mmHg were localized to a rostral longitudinal cell column of the nucleus reticularis(More)
Projections from the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) to the spinal cord were demonstrated in the male Sprague-Dawley rat. In retrograde transport studies, a horseradish peroxidase conjugate or a fluorescent dye, FluoroGold, were injected into midcervical or upper thoracic spinal segments. Most solitariospinal neurons were multipolar or bipolar and located(More)
The effects of arginine vasopressin (VP), 8 mU/ml, on contractility, heat production and glucose metabolism were investigated in isolated, arterially perfused, interventricular rabbit septa. Rest tension linearly increased in the presence of VP with a slope of 0.095 +/- 0.008 g/min. Developed tension (DT), maximal rate of tension development (+dT/dt)max and(More)
The daily water intake was reduced in rats by subcutaneous administration of propranolol. The fluid intake after 24 h of dehydration in nephrectomized animals was decreased by propranolol. In intact rats diazepam did not modify the postdehydration water intake. Propranolol injected into subfornical organ decreased water consumption after 24 h of fluid(More)