Maria del Pilar Gomez, M.D., Ph.D. – Publications

Articles

Goodman, M.N. and Gomez, M. (1987). Decreased myofibrillar proteolysis after refeeding requires dietary protein or amino acids. American Journal of Physiology. 253 (Endocrinol. Metabol.16): E52-E58.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1992). Light-activated ion channels in solitary photoreceptors from the eye of the scallop Pecten irradians. Journal of General Physiology. 99: 747-769.

Nasi E. and Gomez, M. (1992) Electrophysiological recordings from solitary photoreceptors isolated from the retina of the squid Loligo pealei. Visual Neuroscience. 8: 349-358.

Gomez, M., Waloga, G. and Nasi, E. (1993). Electrical properties of Y-79 cells, a multipotent line of human retinoblastoma. Journal of Neurophysiology. 70: 1476-1486.

Gomez, M., Waloga, G. and Nasi, E. (1993). Induction of voltage-dependent sodium channels by in vitro differentiation of human retinoblastoma cells. Journal of Neurophysiology. 70: 487-1496.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1994). The light-sensitive conductance of hyperpolarizing invertebrate photoreceptors: a patch-clamp study. Journal of General Physiology. 103: 939-956.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1994). Blockage of the light-sensitive conductance in hyperpolarizing photoreceptors of the scallop. Effects of tetraethylammonium and 4-aminopyridine. Journal of General Physiology. 104: 487-505.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1995). Activation of light-dependent potassium channels in ciliary invertebrate photoreceptors involves cGMP but not the IP3/Ca cascade. Neuron. 15: 607-618.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1996). Ion permeation through light-activated channels in rhabdomeric photoreceptors: role of divalent cations. Journal of General Physiology. 107: 715-730.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1997). Antagonists of the cGMP-gated conductance of vertebrate rods block the photocurrent in scallop ciliary photoreceptors. Journal of Physiology. 500: 367-378.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1997). Light adaptation in Pecten hyperpolarizing photoreceptors: insensitivity to Ca manipulations. Journal of General Physiology. 109: 371-384.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1998). Visual excitation mechanisms in rhabdomeric photoreceptors: multiple light-dependent channels, ion permeation and gating. In: C. Taddei-Ferretti and C. Musio (eds.): From Structure to Information in Sensory Systems, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong: World Scientific.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1998). Bridging the gap between vertebrate and invertebrate phototransduction: the light-activated conductance in molluscan hyperpolarizing photoreceptors. In C. Taddei-Ferretti and C. Musio (eds.): From Structure to Information in Sensory Systems, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong: World Scientific.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1998). Membrane current induced by protein kinase C activators in rhabdomeric photoreceptors: implications for visual excitation. Journal of Neuroscience. 18: 5253-5263.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1999). Divalent cation interactions with light-dependent K channels: kinetics of voltage-dependent block and requirement for an open pore. Journal of General Physiology. 114: 653-671.

Gomez M. and Nasi, E. (2000). Light transduction in invertebrate hyperpolarizing photoreceptors: possible involvement of a Go-regulated guanylate cyclase. Journal of Neuroscience. 20: 5254-5263.

Nasi, E., Gomez, M. and Payne, R. (2000). Phototransduction mechanisms in microvillar and ciliary photoreceptors of invertebrates. In A.J. Hoff, D.G. Stavenga, W.J. de Grip and E.N. Pugh (eds.): Molecular Mechanisms in Visual Transduction – Handbook of Biological Physics, Volume 3. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. pp. 389-448.

Piccoli, G., Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (2002). Role of protein kinase C in light adaptation of microvillar photoreceptors. Journal of Physiology. 543: 481-494.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (2005). Calcium-independent, cGMP-mediated light adaptation in ciliary photoreceptors. Journal of Neuroscience. 25: 2042-2049.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (2005). A direct signalling role for PIP2 in the visual excitation process of microvillar receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280:16784-16789.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (2005). On the gating mechanism of cGMP-activated channels of hyperpolarizing photoreceptors: does light remove inactivation in voltage-dependent k channels? Journal of General Physiology.125: 455-464.

Abstracts

Gomez, M., Waloga, G., and Nasi, E. (1988). Electrophysiological properties of human retinoblastoma. Investigative Ophtalmology and Visual Sciences. 29: 243.

Gomez, M., Waloga, G., and Nasi, E. (1989). Sodium current expressed in Y-79 human retinoblastoma cells after in vitro differentiation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 15: 536.

Gomez, M., Waloga, G., and Nasi, E. (1990). Kinetics of the inward current of human retinoblastoma before and after in vitro induced differentiation. Biophysical Journal. 57: 107a.

Nasi. E. and Gomez, M. (1990). Recordings from solitary photoreceptors and reconstituted membrane fractions of the squid. Biophysical Journal. 57: 368a.

Nasi. E. and Gomez, M. (1990). Light-dependent ion channels in dissociated photoreceptors of the scallop. Biophysical Journal. 57: 372a.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1991). Whole-cell and on-cell patch recordings of the light-sensitive conductance in hyperpolarizing invertebrate photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 59: 530a.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1991). Light-activated channels in scallop photoreceptors: recordings from cell-attached and perfused excised patches. Biophysical Journal. 59: 540a.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1991). Properties of light-activated single channels in isolated scallop photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology. 98: 15a.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1994). On the calcium permeability of light-sensitive channels inrhabdomeric photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 66: A48.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1994). The light-activated K conductance of invertebrate photoreceptors: rectification, block and single-channel recordings. Biophysical Journal. 66: A354.

Nasi, E. (1994). Single-channel mechanisms of visual excitation and adaptation. European Journal of Neuroscience. Suppl. 7: 65.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1995). Light adaptation in Pecten hyperpolarizing photoreceptors: insensitivity to Ca manipulations. Biophysical Journal. 68: A18.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1995). Involvement of cyclic GMP in transduction in hyperpolarizing invertebrate photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 68: A18.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1996). L-cis-diltiazem blocks the light-dependent K conductance of Pecten hyperpolarizing photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 70; A359.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1996). Kinetics of divalent cation blockage of light-dependent K channels: requirement for an open pore. Biophysical Journal. 70: A137.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E. (1996). A slow current induced by light in rhabdomeric photoreceptors: possible relation to Icrac. Biophysical Journal. 70: A359.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1997). Antagonists of the light-dependent conductance of rods block the photocurrent in invertebrate ciliary photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 72: A93.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(1997). Excitatory effects of activators of PKC on rhabdomeric photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 72: A92.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(1999). Calcium-independent, cGMP-mediated desensitization of the light response in Pecten ciliary photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 76: A243.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (1999). Dissociation of kinetics and desensitization effects of light adaptation in ciliary photoreceptors of Pecten. Biophysical Journal. 76: A243.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(1999). Involvement of a Go-regulated guanylate cyclase in light transduction in Pecten hyperpolarizing photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 76: A244.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (2000). Measurements of rapid light-induced calcium release in molluscan photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 78: 480A.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(2000). On the gating mechanisms of the light-dependent conductance in Pecten hyperpolarizing photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 78: 480A.

Nasi, E. and Gomez, M. (2001). Arrestin and response termination in ciliary invertebrate photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 80: 606a.

Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(2001). Does PIP2 directly participate in visual excitation of microvillar receptors? Biophysical Journal. 80: 606a.

Piccoli, G., Gomez, M. and Nasi, E.(2001). PKC and light adaptation in rhabdomeric photoreceptors. Biophysical Journal. 80: 606a.

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