Victor H. Díaz Ramírez

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Sex differences are described in both a lateralized behavior (amphetamine-elicited rotation) and in the lateralization of striatal dopamine (DA) content. Amphetamine (AMPH) elicited significantly more partial turns, total rotations and lateralized (net) rotations in female, than in male rats. The two sexes also differed in their pattern of net rotations(More)
1. There are numerous circumstantial evidence supporting the concept that steroid hormones control cellular function by means other than the nuclear receptor steroid binding mechanism. It is the intent of this report to present evidence indicating that steroids bind to specific sites in neuronal membranes. 2. Some of the criteria to define steroid membrane(More)
The push-pull perfusion technique was used in combination with a sequential bleeding schedule to estimate simultaneously the release patterns of LHRH and LH in unanesthetized ovariectomized sheep and to determine the temporal relationship between the release of these two hormones. Ovariectomized (greater than 30 days) ewes received unilateral push-pull(More)
In the present experiment we examined the temporal effects of progesterone (P) upon in vitro dopamine (DA) release from superfused corpus striatum (CS) and medial basal hypothalami (MBH) tissue fragments. In ovariectomized-estrogen-primed adult female rats, P was systemically administered at 0.5, 2, 4, 12 or 24 h prior to sacrifice for CS and at 4 or 24 h(More)
A continuous flow perifusion system was used to measure the in vitro release rate, and percent release of endogenous norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) from rat brain fragments. Catecholamines (CA) were measured simultaneously in effluent fractions and in tissue fragments following perifusion using a modified radioenzymatic assay. Employing this(More)
In the present experiment, we examined whether progesterone modifies dopamine (DA) release from superfused corpus striatal (CS) tissue fragments of ovariectomized estrogen-primed rats as result of a direct interaction with dopaminergic nerve terminals or through interneurons within the CS. In Expt. I, an in vitro pulsatile infusion of progesterone (2 ng/ml)(More)
In the present experiment we used immobilized progesterone linked to bovine serum albumin (P4-3-BSA) as a probe to examine whether the effects of a direct in vitro infusion of progesterone upon dopamine (DA) release from corpus striatal (CS) tissue fragments from ovariectomized estrogen-treated rats may be attributable to a surface membrane site of action.(More)
Dopamine-releasing protein (DARP) is a multisubunit protein shown to have dramatic effects on development, recovery, and function of the rat catecholaminergic (CA) system. This study details efforts to determine if glial cells are responsible for the production of DARP in the central nervous system (CNS). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), Western(More)
Recent work from this laboratory suggests a role for a novel dopamine-releasing protein (DARP) during rat fetal development. We have previously shown that intrafetal administration of an anti-DARP monoclonal antibody (DARP mAb) at Embryonic Day 17 (E17) induces fetal resorption in a dose-dependent manner (Kuhananthan et al., Mol. Cell. Neurosci., 2,(More)