Doris E. Sáez

Austral University of Chile, Puerto Montt, Region de Los Lagos, Chile

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Publications (3)9.19 Total impact

  • Doris E. Sáez, Juan C. Slebe
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    ABSTRACT: The localization of the aldolase B isozyme was determined immunohistochemically in rat kidney and liver using a polyclonal antibody. Aldolase B was preferentially localized in a nuclear region of hepatocytes from the periportal region and was absent in those from the perivenous region. Aldolase B was also preferentially localized in the proximal tubules and was absent in other structures of the renal cortex as well as in the renal medulla. Using reflection confocal microscopy, the enzyme was preferentially localized in a nuclear position in liver and renal cells, which was similar to the cellular and intracellular location found for the gluconeogenic enzyme fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (Sáez et al. [1996] J. Cell. Biochem. 63:453-462). Subcellular fractionation studies followed by enzyme activity assays revealed that aldolase activity was associated with subcellular particulate structures. Overall, the data suggest that different aldolase isoenzymes are needed in the glycolytic and gluconeogenic pathways.
    Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 05/2000; 78(1):62-72. · 3.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The localization of fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase (D-Fru-1,6-)2-1-phosphohydrolase, EC 3.1.3.11) in rat kidney and liver was determined immunohistochemically using a polyclonal antibody raised against the enzyme purified from pig kidney. The immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the bisphosphatase was preferentially localized in hepatocytes of the periportal region of the liver and was absent from the perivenous region. Fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase was also preferentially localized in the cortex of the kidney proximal tubules and was absent in the glomeruli, loops of Henle, collecting and distal tubules, and in the renal medulla. As indicated by immunocytochemistry using light microscopy and confirmed with the use of reflection confocal microscopy, the enzyme was preferentially localized in a perinuclear position in the liver and the renal cells. Subcellular fractionation studies followed by enzyme activity assays revealed that a majority of the cellular fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase activity was associated to subcellular particulate structures. Overall, the data support the concept of metabolic zonation in liver as well as in kidney, and establish the concept that the Fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase is a particulate enzyme that can not be considered a soluble enzyme in the classical sense.
    Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 01/1997; 63(4):453-62. · 3.06 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 01/1996; 63(4):453-462. · 3.06 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

32 Citations
9.19 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 1997–2000
    • Austral University of Chile
      • • Facultad de Ciencias
      • • Instituto de Bioquímica & Microbiología
      Puerto Montt, Region de Los Lagos, Chile