Alejandro Martinez Martinez, Ph.D.

Title
Head of Department
Department
Department of Chemistry & Biology
Institution
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez
Address
Laboratorio de Neurociencias y Neuroquimica
Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas
City
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Country
Mexico
E-mail
alejandro.martinez[at]uacj.mx
Research Field
Cell biology
Award Year
1999
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Ricardo Miledi, M.D.

Research

Our group is interested in the study of gene expression shift of the brain under psychogenic stress; we use a model of non invasive acute stress: exposure of a rat to a predator odor. After treatment we evaluate the oxidative stress defense by measuring phase 1 and 2 antioxidant enzymes that eradicate intracellular free radicals and ROS in limbic structures, we analyze transcripts, proteins and activity of catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione S-transferase.