rillo Rodriguez

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The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of several depolarizing agents on both the membrane potential and on the release of [3H] gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from sheep brain cortex synaptosomes. We examined the effects of KCl, 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), veratridine, ouabain and tetraphenylphosphonium cation (TPP+) on Ca(2+)-independent(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adult somatic tissues may differentiate in vitro and in vivo into multiple mesodermal tissues including bone, cartilage, adipose tissue, tendon, ligament or even muscle. MSCs preferentially home to damaged tissues where they exert their therapeutic potential. A striking feature of the MSCs is their low inherent(More)
We examined the influence of external acidification on Ca2+ fluxes (45Ca2+ influx and 45Ca2+ efflux) in rat brain synaptosomes. A change on external pH (pHe) from 7.5 to 6.5 linearly decreased the 45Ca2+ uptake (5nmoles/mg protein/pHunit) and increased the 45Ca2+ efflux (1.5 fold/pH unit). These changes were both Na+ dependent and amiloride sensitive(More)
Resumen Durante muchos años la mejora de los procesos de desarrollo y mantenimiento de software se ha estudiado desde un punto de vista de ingeniería, con la premisa de que un mejor proceso de desarrollo permite la construcción de mejores productos. En este contexto son bien conocidos modelos de madurez como CMM, CMMI, ISO/IEC 15504 o ISO 9001:2000. Más(More)
In a previous work we have shown that histidine decarboxylase (HD) activity is found in a soluble and a membrane-bound form. A major part (82%) of the membrane-bound HD activity in the crude mitochondrial fraction (P2) was present in the synaptic plasma membrane-containing subfraction. Physiological concentrations of Ca2+ had no direct effect on HD activity(More)
The subcellular localization of ornithine decarboxylase activity was investigated in control or histamine-treated 6-day-old rat brains. Ornithine decarboxylase activity was located mainly in the cytosolic fraction (75%), whereas significant lower activity was observed in the crude nuclear (7%), crude mitochondrial (15%) and crude microsomal (3%) fractions.(More)
Histamine (10(-4) M) and 60 mM K+, but not 60 mM Na+ or 60 mM choline+, increased the maximal synaptosomal (Ca(2+)-Mg2+)-ATPase activity by 15 and 36% respectively and decreased the extrasynaptosomal Ca2+ concentration necessary to reach it. Histamine and K+ enhanced the synaptosomal (Ca(2+)-Mg2+)-ATPase activity in a concentration-dependent manner. In(More)
Histamine stimulated Ca2+ uptake in synaptosomes was completely inhibited by the slow Ca2+ channel antagonists verapamil, cinnarizine and flunarizine, and slightly inhibited by nifedipine and diltiazem. Ca2+ uptake in synaptosomes depolarized or predepolarized with varying K+ concentrations was increased by histamine, in both conditions, until 30mM K+. At(More)
Histidine decarboxylase (HD) activity was determined in high-speed fractions (100,000 g for 60 min) obtained from whole rat brain homogenates. Twenty-eight percent of the HD activity was associated with membranes, and the remaining was soluble. Several properties of the soluble and membrane-bound HD were compared. No significant differences in the values of(More)
The intracerebroventricular administration of compound 48/80 or polymixin B to rats 0 to 60 days old, produced a decrease both in the histamine which sediments in the crude nuclear fraction, as well as in the number of mast cells in the brain. In contrast, the histamine-releasers did not affect histamine levels in subcellular fractions where neuronal(More)