Trícia Kommers

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Phosphorylation of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in slices from immature rats is stimulated by glutamate via a group II metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR II) and by absence of external Ca2+ in reactions that are not additive (Wofchuk and Rodnight, Neurochem. Int. 24:517-523, 1994). These observations suggested that glutamate, via an mGluR,(More)
In previous work we showed that phosphorylation of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an astrocyte marker, is increased by glutamate in hippocampal slices from immature rats via a type II metabotropic receptor. In the present work we show that glutamate also stimulates GFAP phosphorylation in microslices prepared from immature cerebellar cortex, but by(More)
The effect of glutamate and lack of external Ca2+ on the phosphorylation of the astrocyte cell marker glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) was studied in slices of hippocampus and thoracic spinal cord from immature (P12-16) rats. Confirming previous work with immature hippocampal slices (Wofchuk, S.T. and Rodnight, R., Neurochem. Int., 24 (1994) 517-523;(More)
In this study we investigated the effects of methylmalonic acid (MMA) and propionic acid (PA) on the phosphorylation of cytoskeletal proteins of cerebral cortex of rats. Slices of tissue were incubated with 32P-orthophosphate in the presence or absence of glutamate, MMA, PA and ionotropic or metabotropic glutamate receptor agonists. The cytoskeletal(More)
Phosphorylation of the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in hippocampal and cerebellar slices from immature rats is stimulated by glutamate. This effect occurs via a group II metabotropic glutamate receptor in the hippocampus and an NMDA ionotropic receptor in the cerebellum. We investigated the glutamate modulation of GFAP phosphorylation in the(More)
In a previous study we showed that phosphorylation of the astrocytic marker glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in hippocampal slices from immature rats (P12-P16) is regulated by a metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR). The subtypes of these receptors are divided into three groups and exhibit two distinct transduction signals: activation of(More)
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