Recent Submissions

  • The Secrets of the Brain. An evolutionary perspective on neuroscience 

    Desfilis, Ester; Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª (Universitat de València, 2016-05-15)
  • Revised Nomenclature for Avian Telencephalon and Some Related Brainstem Nuclei 

    Reiner, Anton; Perkel, David J.; Bruce, Laura L.; Butler, Ann B.; Csillag, András; Kuenzel, Wayne J.; Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Paxinos, George; Shimizu, Toru; Striedter, George; Wild, Martin; Ball, Gregori F.; Durand, Sarah; Gütürkün, Onur; Lee, Diane W.; Mello, Claudio V.; Powers, Alice; White, Stephanie A.; Hough, Gerald; Kubikova, Lubica; Smulders, Tom V.; Wada, Kazuhiro; Dugas-Ford, Jennifer; Husband, Scott; Yamamoto, Keiko; Yu, Jing; Siang, Connie; Jarvis, Erich D. (Wiley, 2004)
  • The functional anatomy of the basal ganglia of birds 

    Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Jiao, Yun; Reiner, Anton (Swets & Zeitlinger, 1999)
    To study how the basal ganglia can control movement in birds, we have reinvestigated the connections of the pigeon dorsal pallidum. Our results indicate that avian basal ganglia appear to control movement through major ...
  • The hard-to-close window of T-type calcium channels 

    Visa Pretel, Anna; Shaikh, Soni; Alza, Lía; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (Elsevier, 2019-03-13)
    T-Type calcium channels (TTCCs) are key regulators of membrane excitability, which is the reason why TTCC pharmacology is subject to intensive research in the neurological and cardiovascular fields. TTCCs also play a role ...
  • Identification of the anterior nucleus of the ansa lenticularis in birds as the homologue of the mammalian subthalamic nucleus 

    Jiao, Yun; Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Veenman, C. Leo; Toledo, Claudio; Puelles, Luis; Reiner, Anton (Society for Neuroscience, 2000)
    In mammals, the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a glutamatergic diencephalic cell group that develops in the caudal hypothalamus and migrates to a position above the cerebral peduncle. By its input from the external pallidal ...
  • The Avian Brain Nomenclature Forum: Terminology for a New Century in Comparative Neuroanatomy. 

    Reiner, Anton; Perkel, David J.; Bruce, Laura L.; Butler, Ann B.; Csillag, András; Kuenzel, Wayne J.; Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Paxinos, George; Shimizu, Toru; Striedter, George; Wild, Martin; Ball, Gregori F.; Durand, Sarah; Gütürkün, Onur; Lee, Diane W.; Mello, Claudio V.; Powers, Alice; White, Stephanie A.; Hough, Gerald; Kubikova, Lubica; Smulders, Tom V.; Wada, Kazuhiro; Dugas-Ford, Jennifer; Husband, Scott; Yamamoto, Keiko; Yu, Jing; Siang, Connie; Jarvis, Erich D. (Wiley, 2004)
    Many of the assumptions of homology on which the standard nomenclature for the cell groups and fiber tracts of avian brains have been based are in error, and as a result that terminology promotes misunderstanding of the ...
  • Evolutionary and developmental contributions for understanding the organization of the basal ganglia 

    Medina Hernández, Loreta Mª; Abellán Ródenas, Antonio; Vicario Andrade, Alba; Desfilis, Ester (Karger, 2014-04-24)
    Herein we take advantage of the evolutionary developmental biology approach in order to improve our understanding of both the functional organization and the evolution of the basal ganglia, with a particular focus on the ...
  • Effects of Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity on Pulmonary Function: A Cross-Sectional Analysis in the ILERVAS Project 

    Gutiérrez Carrasquilla, Liliana; Sánchez Peña, Enric; Hernández García, Marta; Polanco, Dinora; Salas-Salvadó, Jordi; Betriu i Bars, M. Àngels; Gaeta, Anna Michela; Carmona, Paola; Purroy Garcia, Francisco; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Farràs, Cristina; López Cano, Carolina; Fernández i Giráldez, Elvira; Lecube Torelló, Albert (MDPI, 2019)
    A few studies showed that both adherence to Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) and physical activity practice have a positive impact on pulmonary function in subjects with lung disease. These associations are not well studied ...
  • Exceptional human longevity is associated with a specific plasma phenotype of ether lipids 

    Pradas Barriga, Irene; Jové Font, Mariona; Huynh, Karina; Puig Farré, Josep; Inglés, Marta; Borràs, Consuelo; Viña Ribes, José; Meikle, Peter J.; Pamplona Gras, Reinald (Elsevier, 2019)
    A lipid profile resistant to oxidative damage is an inherent trait associated with animal lifespan. However, there is a lack of lipidomic studies on human longevity. Here we use mass spectrometry based technologies to ...
  • Barley β-glucan accelerates wound healing by favoring migration versus proliferation of human dermal fibroblasts 

    Pérez Fusté, Noel; Guasch Vallés, Marta; Guillén, Pere; Anerillas, Carlos; Cemeli, Tània; Pedraza González, Neus; Ferrezuelo, Francisco; Encinas Martín, Mario; Moralejo Vidal, Mª Angeles; Garí Marsol, Eloi (Elsevier, 2019)
    β-Glucans are considered candidates for the medication in different human pathologies. In this work, we have purified β-glucan from a selected barley line and tested their effects in primary human dermal fibroblasts. ...
  • Lipids and lipoxidation in human brain aging. Mitochondrial ATP-synthase as a key lipoxidation target 

    Jové Font, Mariona; Pradas Barriga, Irene; Dominguez Gonzalez, Mayelin; Ferrer, Isidre; Pamplona Gras, Reinald (Elsevier, 2018)
    The human brain is a target of the aging process like other cell systems of the human body. Specific regions of the human brain exhibit differential vulnerabilities to the aging process. Yet the underlying mechanisms that ...
  • Faecal bacterial and short-chain fatty acids signature in hypercholesterolemia 

    Granado-Serrano, Ana Belén; Martín Garí, Meritxell; Sánchez, V.; Riart Solans, M.; Berdún Hernández, Rebeca; Ludwig, Iziar A.; Rubió Piqué, Laura; Vilaprinyo Terré, Ester; Portero Otín, Manuel; Serrano Casasola, José Carlos Enrique (Nature Research, 2019)
    Gut microbiota has been suggested to affect lipid metabolism. The objective of this study was to characterize the faecal microbiota signature and both short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and bile acids (BA) profile of ...
  • The cirrhotic liver is depleted of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a key modulator of NF-κB and TGFβ pathways in hepatic stellate cells 

    Enguita, Mónica; Razquin, Nerea; Pamplona Gras, Reinald; Quiroga, Jorge; Prieto, Jesús; Fortes, Puri (Nature Research, 2019)
    Liver cirrhosis results from chronic hepatic damage and is characterized by derangement of the organ architecture with increased liver fibrogenesis and defective hepatocellular function. It frequently evolves into progressive ...
  • Chemotherapeutic agent 5-fluorouracil increases survival of SOD1 mouse model of ALS 

    Rando, Amaya; Torre, Miriam de la; Martinez-Muriana, Anna; Zaragoza, Pilar; Musaro, Antonio; Hernández i Estanyol, Sara; Navarro, Xavier; Toivonen, Janne M.; Osta, Rosario (Public Library of Science, 2019)
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a lethal motor neuron disease with no cure. Currently there are only two ALS drugs approved by the FDA, both with a limited therapeutic effect. In the search for drug candidates for ...
  • T-type Cav3.1 channels mediate progression and chemotherapeutic resistance in glioblastoma 

    Visa Pretel, Anna; Crespí Sallán, Marta; Maiques Carlos, Oscar; Alza, Lía; Talavera, Elisabeth; López-Ortega, Ricard; Santacana Espasa, Maria; Herreros Danés, Judit; Cantí Nicolás, Carles (American Association for Cancer Research, 2019-02-12)
    T-type Ca2+ channels (TTCC) have been identified as key regulators of cancer cell cycle and survival. In vivo studies in glioblastoma (GBM) murine xenografts have shown that drugs able to block TTCC in vitro (such as ...
  • Accumulation of poly(A) RNA in nuclear granules enriched in Sam68 in motor neurons from the SMNΔ7 mouse model of SMA 

    Narcís, Oriol J.; Tapia, Olga; Tarabal Mostazo, Olga; Piedrafita Llorens, Lídia; Calderó i Pardo, Jordi; Berciano, Maria T.; Lafarga, Miguel (Nature Research, 2018)
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe motor neuron (MN) disease caused by the deletion or mutation of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, which results in reduced levels of the SMN protein and the selective ...
  • proBDNF is modified by advanced glycation end products in Alzheimer’s disease and causes neuronal apoptosis by inducing p75 neurotrophin receptor processing 

    Fleitas Pérez, Catherine; Piñol Ripoll, Gerard; Marfull, Pau; Rocandio, Daniel; Ferrer, Isidre; Rampon, Claire; Egea Navarro, Joaquim; Espinet Mestre, Carme (BMC, 2018)
    Alzheimer disease (AD) is a complex pathology related to multiple causes including oxidative stress. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neutrotrophic factor essential for the survival and differentiation of ...
  • Adipose TSHB in Humans and Serum TSH in Hypothyroid Rats Inform About Cellular Senescence 

    Moreno-Navarrete, José María; Liñares-Pose, Laura; Sabater, Mónica; Rial-Pensado, Eva; Comas, Ferran; Jové Font, Mariona; Latorre, Jèsica; Ortega, Francisco; Ricart, Wifredo; Portero Otín, Manuel; López, Miguel; Fernández Real, José Manuel (Karger Publishers Open Access, 2018-11-18)
    Background/Aims: Thyroid hormones have been recently linked to senescence and longevity. Given the recent description of TSHB mRNA in human adipose tissue (AT), we aimed to investigate the relationship ...
  • Calpain Inhibition Increases SMN Protein in Spinal Cord Motoneurons and Ameliorates the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Phenotype in Mice 

    Fuente Ruiz, Sandra de la; Sansa Zaragoza, Alba; Periyakaruppiah, Ambika; Garcera, Ana; Soler i Tatché, Rosa Ma. (Springer Verlag, 2018)
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of infant death, is caused by the loss of survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. SMA is characterized by the degeneration and loss of spinal cord motoneurons (MNs), ...
  • Long lifespans have evolved with long and monounsaturated fatty acids in birds 

    Galván, Ismael; Naudí i Farré, Alba; Erritzøe, Johannes; Møller, Anders P.; Barja, Gustavo; Pamplona Gras, Reinald (Society for the Study of EvolutionWiley, 2015)
    The evolution of lifespan is a central question in evolutionary biology, begging the question why there is so large variation among taxa. Specifically, a central quest is to unravel proximate causes of ageing. Here, we ...

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