Alejandro Martinez Martinez, Ph.D.
- Head of Department
- Department of Chemistry & Biology
- Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez
Laboratorio de Neurociencias y Neuroquimica
Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas
- Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
- [email protected]
- Research field
- Cell biology
- Award year
- Country of origin
- Mentor name
- Ricardo Miledi, M.D.
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.