Valeria A Rodríguez

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The aim of this study was to determine whether the intrinsic mechanism of apoptosis is involved in the death of germ cells in Robertsonian (Rb) heterozygous adult male mice. Testes from 5-month-old Rb heterozygous CD1 x Milano II mice were obtained and compared with those from homozygous CD1 (2n=40) and Milano II (2n=24) mice. For histological evaluation of(More)
Ca is not only essential for bone mineralisation, but also for regulation of extracellular and intracellular processes. When the Ca2+ intake is low, the efficiency of intestinal Ca2+ absorption and renal Ca2+ reabsorption is increased. This adaptive mechanism involves calcitriol enhancement via parathyroid hormone stimulation. Bone is also highly affected.(More)
We have previously demonstrated that melatonin (MEL) blocks the inhibition of the intestinal Ca(2+) absorption caused by menadione (MEN). The purpose of this study were to determine whether MEL not only restores but also prevents the intestinal Ca(2+) absorption inhibited either by MEN or BSO, two drugs that deplete glutathione (GSH) in different ways, and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) on intestinal Ca(2+) absorption and to find out whether the inhibition of this process caused by NaDOC could be prevented by UDCA. Chicks were employed and divided into four groups: (a) controls, (b) treated with 10mM NaDOC, (c) treated with 60 μg UDCA/100g of b.w., and (d)(More)
Spermatogenic impairment and the apoptotic pathways involved in establishing sterility of male hybrids obtained from crossing Graomys griseoflavus females with Graomys centralis males were studied. Testes from G. centralis, G. griseoflavus and hybrids were compared at different ages. Terminal transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labelling assay (TUNEL), Fas,(More)
The aim of this work was to study the effect of sodium deoxycholate (NaDOC) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) on Ca(2+) uptake by enterocytes and the underlying mechanisms. Rats were divided into four groups: a) controls, b) treated with NaDOC, c) treated with UDCA d) treated with NaDOC and UDCA. Ca(2+) uptake was studied in enterocytes with different degrees(More)
The aim was to determine the intestinal Ca²⁺ absorption in type I diabetic rats after different times of STZ induction, as well as the gene and protein expression of molecules involved in both the transcellular and paracellular Ca²⁺ pathways. The redox state and the antioxidant enzymes of the enterocytes were also evaluated in duodenum from either diabetic(More)
Spermatogenesis is disrupted in Graomys griseoflavus×Graomys centralis male hybrids. This study was aimed to determine whether morphological alterations in Leydig cells from hybrids accompany the arrest of spermatogenesis and cell death of germ cells and whether apoptotic pathways are also involved in the response of these interstitial cells. We used three(More)
Calcitriol or 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) is a negative growth regulator of breast cancer cells. The aim of this study was to determine whether L-buthionine-S,R-sulfoximine, a glutathione-depleting drug, modifies the antiproliferative effects of 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) on MCF-7 cells. For comparison, we included studies in MCF-7 cells selected for vitamin D resistance and in(More)
Calcium is essential for bone and tooth formation, achievement of optimal peak bone mass and also for regulation of physiological processes. The calcium demand depends on age, gender and different physiological processes. These requirements are higher during childhood, pregnancy and lactation. Dietary Ca2+ deficiency modifies Ca2+ homeostasis and the(More)