Silvia Araneda

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The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis pars ventralis (vBNST) receives dense noradrenergic terminals and contains the highest concentration of noradrenaline (NA) in the brain. We used autoradiography following retrograde axonal transport of [(3)H]-NA to identify selectively whether noradrenergic neurons innervating the vBNST originate in the medulla(More)
Kin17 and 8-Oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (Ogg1) are proteins, respectively, involved in illegitimate recombination and DNA repair in eukaryotic cells. To characterize the expression of these proteins in cell types of rodent and avian brains, we combined immunocytochemistry for either Kin17 or Ogg1 proteins with glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, an(More)
The KIN17 gene product has been identified by cross immunoreactivity with anti-RecA antibodies and by DNA recombination techniques, and is probably part of the DNA recombination-repair machinery. Following Western blotting and immunocytochemistry using anti-RecA antibodies, and in situ hybridization with specific KIN17 cDNA probes, we here report the(More)
The oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (Ogg1) is a DNA repair enzyme that excises 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine present in DNA damaged by oxidative stress. We have investigated the expression of the OGG1 gene in different regions of the rat CNS. Biochemical studies on brain homogenates of adult rats have shown that Ogg1 nicking activity is present at relatively similar(More)
Radioautography was used to study the intraneuronal distribution of [3H]-serotonin (5-HT) and/or its derivatives selectively taken up by the olfactory bulb (OB) serotonergic terminals and subsequently transported to their parent cell bodies in the midbrain raphe nuclei. This was done 24 h after injection of [3H]5-HT into the main OB of rats either(More)
Ozone, a major photochemical pollutant, produces rapid damages in the pulmonary airway tract and in the central nervous system. This study focused on the neural mechanisms underlying the adaptive responses to an acute ozone exposure. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a factor associated with cellular recovery following brain injury. The aim of(More)
Accumulating literature implicates pathological angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis as playing key roles in tumor progression. Autocrine human growth hormone (hGH) is a wild-type orthotopically expressed oncogene for the human mammary epithelial cell. Herein we demonstrate that autocrine hGH expression in the human mammary carcinoma cell line MCF-7(More)
Urocortin (Ucn), a highly conserved metazoan gene, is related to stress and feeding, behaviors with significant gender differences. We investigated whether estrogens regulate the expression of the Ucn gene using transient transfection in PC12 cells with the human Ucn (hUcn) promoter coupled to luciferase and either alpha or beta estrogen receptors (ERalpha(More)
The ventilatory response to hypoxia is mediated by peripheral inputs arising from the arterial chemoreceptors. In their absence, hypoxic adaptation can be achieved, possibly as a result of central cellular reorganization. To study this reorganization, we used chemodenervated rats to investigate the expression and localization of vascular endothelial growth(More)
A retrograde axonal transport from the serotonergic nerve terminals in the olfactory bulb (OB) to their parent cell bodies in the midbrain raphe nuclei has been demonstrated after stereotaxic injection of [2H]5-HT into the OB of rats pretreated with a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor: at various time intervals thereafter (4-92 h) there was a preferential(More)