Carlos Alonso-Alvarez

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Testosterone and oxidative stress: the oxidation handicap hypothesis
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7103, 7 quai St Bernard, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Proc Biol Sci 274:819-25. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Age and breeding effort as sources of individual variability in oxidative stress markers in a bird species
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Junta de Communidades de Castilla La Mancha, Ronda de Toledo, s n 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:110-8. 2010
  3. pmc Free radical exposure creates paler carotenoid-based ornaments: a possible interaction in the expression of black and red traits
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Ecology Unit, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e19403. 2011
  4. pmc Energetic reserves, leptin and testosterone: a refinement of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC UCLM JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
    Biol Lett 3:271-4. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute exposure to heavy fuel oil from the Prestige spill on a seabird
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Unidad de Ecología, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, Ciudad Real 13005, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 84:103-10. 2007
  6. pmc Testosterone-mediated trade-offs in the old age: a new approach to the immunocompetence handicap and carotenoid-based sexual signalling
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2093-101. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The oxidation handicap hypothesis and the carotenoid allocation trade-off
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC, CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    J Evol Biol 21:1789-97. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Sublethal toxicity of the Prestige oil spill on yellow-legged gulls
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Unidad de Ecología, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Environ Int 33:773-81. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint An experimental manipulation of life-history trajectories and resistance to oxidative stress
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unite Mixte de Recherche, 7103, 7 quai St Bernard, 75252 Paris 05, France
    Evolution 60:1913-24. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids modulate the trade-off between egg production and resistance to oxidative stress in zebra finches
    Sophie Bertrand
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7103, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, quai St Bernard, France
    Oecologia 147:576-84. 2006

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Testosterone and oxidative stress: the oxidation handicap hypothesis
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7103, 7 quai St Bernard, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Proc Biol Sci 274:819-25. 2007
    ..The recent finding that red blood cell resistance to free radicals is negatively associated with mortality in this species suggests that benefits of sexual signalling might trade against the costs derived from oxidation...
  2. doi request reprint Age and breeding effort as sources of individual variability in oxidative stress markers in a bird species
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Junta de Communidades de Castilla La Mancha, Ronda de Toledo, s n 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:110-8. 2010
    ..Furthermore, hatching success was negatively correlated to lipid peroxidation in females but not in males, supporting the hypothesis that breeding effort promotes oxidative damage...
  3. pmc Free radical exposure creates paler carotenoid-based ornaments: a possible interaction in the expression of black and red traits
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Ecology Unit, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e19403. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Energetic reserves, leptin and testosterone: a refinement of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC UCLM JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
    Biol Lett 3:271-4. 2007
    ..However, T-birds injected with leptin enhanced their immune response to the level of control birds. These results open a new perspective on the study of the ICHH...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute exposure to heavy fuel oil from the Prestige spill on a seabird
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Unidad de Ecología, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, Ciudad Real 13005, Spain
    Aquat Toxicol 84:103-10. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Testosterone-mediated trade-offs in the old age: a new approach to the immunocompetence handicap and carotenoid-based sexual signalling
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2093-101. 2009
    ..The link between testosterone and carotenoids could favour the reliability of sexual signals throughout the life...
  7. doi request reprint The oxidation handicap hypothesis and the carotenoid allocation trade-off
    C Alonso-Alvarez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC, CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    J Evol Biol 21:1789-97. 2008
    ..The trade-off was apparently solved by reducing redness, allowing increased carotenoid availability, which could have contributed to buffer oxidative stress...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sublethal toxicity of the Prestige oil spill on yellow-legged gulls
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Unidad de Ecología, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCM, JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Environ Int 33:773-81. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint An experimental manipulation of life-history trajectories and resistance to oxidative stress
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unite Mixte de Recherche, 7103, 7 quai St Bernard, 75252 Paris 05, France
    Evolution 60:1913-24. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids modulate the trade-off between egg production and resistance to oxidative stress in zebra finches
    Sophie Bertrand
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS UMR 7103, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, quai St Bernard, France
    Oecologia 147:576-84. 2006
    ..This result therefore suggests that carotenoid availability can modulate the trade-off between reproduction and resistance to oxidative stress...
  11. ncbi request reprint An experimental test of the dose-dependent effect of carotenoids and immune activation on sexual signals and antioxidant activity
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unite Mixte de Recherche 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 7 quai St Bernard, CC237, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Am Nat 164:651-9. 2004
    ..These results support the idea that carotenoids have important physiological properties that ensure the honesty of carotenoid-based sexual traits...
  12. doi request reprint Cell-mediated immune activation rapidly decreases plasma carotenoids but does not affect oxidative stress in red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa)
    Lorenzo Perez-Rodriguez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    J Exp Biol 211:2155-61. 2008
    ..Alternative mechanisms linking carotenoids to immunity (not necessarily relying on the use of these pigments as antioxidants) should be considered in future studies on birds...
  13. doi request reprint Contrasted effects of an oxidative challenge and α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone on cellular immune responsiveness: an experiment with red-legged partridges Alectoris rufa
    Francois Mougeot
    Estacion Experimental de Zonas Áridas EEZA, CSIC, Almeria, Spain
    Oecologia 169:385-94. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Identification of carotenoid pigments and their fatty acid esters in an avian integument combining HPLC-DAD and LC-MS analyses
    Esther García-de Blas
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC CSIC, UCLM, JCCM, Ciudad Real, Spain
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 879:341-8. 2011
    ..The combination of HPLC-DAD and LC-MS/MS spectra was especially useful to identify the carotenoids present in the esterified forms and the probable masses of the fatty acids included in them, respectively...
  15. ncbi request reprint Repeated sampling but not sampling hour affects plasma carotenoid levels
    Lorenzo Perez-Rodriguez
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, Ronda de Toledo s n 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Physiol Biochem Zool 80:250-4. 2007
    ..However, the effect of hemodilution associated with repeated blood extraction should be carefully considered in those studies involving repeated sampling...
  16. doi request reprint Free and esterified carotenoids in ornaments of an avian species: the relationship to color expression and sources of variability
    Esther García-de Blas
    Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain 2Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, c Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2 28006 Madrid, Spain 3Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
    Physiol Biochem Zool 86:483-98. 2013
    ..Also, wild animals had higher ester levels and a higher proportion of carotenoids in esterified forms in all traits than did captive partridges. Probable physiological mechanisms explaining these patterns are discussed. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of testosterone manipulation on the body condition of captive male yellow-legged gulls
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Department of Applied Biology, Estacion Biologica de Donana, CSIC, Pabellón del Perú, Avda Maria Luisa s n, E 41013 Seville, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 131:293-303. 2002
    ..Our results do not support the hypothesis that a reduction in body condition can be directly produced by plasma testosterone, although total protein changes do suggest different anabolic patterns in testosterone-treated gulls...
  18. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent changes in plasma biochemistry of yellow-legged gulls (Larus cachinnans)
    Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
    Departamento de Ecoloxia e Bioloxia Animal, EUET Forestal, Universidade de Vigo, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 140:512-8. 2005
    ..Finally, inorganic phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase, both traditionally related to osteogenesis, were not associated to deferred skull ossification, as originally was suggested in other species...