Ángel A. Soler-García

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The PATE gene is expressed in prostate and testis. To determine if PATE is expressed in other accessory tissues of the male genital tract, RT-PCR of the epididymis and seminal vesicle was performed. PATE mRNA was highly expressed in the epididymis and seminal vesicle. In situ hybridization of the testis showed PATE mRNA is strongly expressed in the(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children are at risk of developing several types of renal diseases, including HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), which is usually seen during late stages of infection in children with a high viral load. This disease is defined by the presence of proteinuria associated with mesangial hyperplasia and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the risk of performing renal biopsies in children with co-morbid conditions, we carried out this study to identify candidate protein biomarkers in the urine of HIV-infected children with renal disease. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS & MEASUREMENTS Urine samples from HIV-infected children with biopsy proven HIV-nephropathy (HIVAN; n =(More)
A significant number of children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) virus all over the world are at risk of developing renal diseases that could have a significant impact on their treatment and quality of life. It is necessary to identify children undergoing the early stages of these renal diseases, as well as the potential renal(More)
The goal of this study was to assess the value of a urinary biomarker profile comprised of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2), and epidermal growth factor (EGF), to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill neonates. We conducted a prospective cohort pilot study of at-risk neonates treated in a(More)
Rapid molecular typing methods are important tools in surveillance and outbreak investigations of human Salmonella infections. Here we described the development of a three-genes PCR-RFLP typing method for the differentiation of Salmonella species, subspecies and serovars using the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer. The fliC, gnd, and mutS genes were PCR-amplified in(More)
A central question in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated thrombotic microangiopathic (HIV-TMA) lesions is whether the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (HIV-1 Env) can interact directly with human glomerular endothelial cells (HGECs) through specific HIV-1 co-receptors. The goal of this study was to determine whether cultured primary HGECs express significant(More)
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is an angiogenic growth factor involved in renal growth and regeneration. Previous studies in rodents revealed that single intrarenal injections of FGF-2 improved the outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI). Septic children usually show elevated plasma levels of FGF-2, and are at risk of developing AKI. However, the role of(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) increases the morbidity of critically ill children. Thus, it is necessary to identify better renal biomarkers to follow the outcome of these patients. This prospective case–control study explored the clinical value of a urinary biomarker profile comprised of neutrophil gelatinase lipocalin (uNGAL), fibroblast growth factor-2(More)
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