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Near identical trials conducted concurrently in maize plots in Honduras and Mexico produced similar results in the pattern of larval mortality of Spodoptera frugiperda following application of a baculovirus or a conventional synthetic insecticide. The highest application rates of virus resulted in approximately 40% mortality of S. frugiperda larvae.(More)
Over three months of intensive training with a tactile stimulation device, 18 blind and 10 blindfolded seeing subjects improved in their ability to identify geometric figures by touch. Seven blind subjects spontaneously reported 'visual qualia', the subjective sensation of seeing flashes of light congruent with tactile stimuli. In the latter subjects(More)
We have studied the presence of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in parenchymal and pial bovine cerebral vessels by using western blot analysis. The different vessel structures were analysed by microscopic observation and their biochemical features determined by using gamma-glutamiltranspeptidase (gamma-GTP)(More)
Most research about psychopathy have been conducted on adults. It is important to focus on the study of psychopathy in children to better understand the evolution of this disorder. This article focuses on a brief review of the contributions from psychology, where trait callous unemotional is closely related to the presence of antisocial behavior and conduct(More)
We have suggested that substance P, in cerebral cortex, causes a phosphatidylinositol (PI) breakdown by a dual mechanism suggesting the involvement of either phospholipase A2 or phospholipase C. We have presently characterized further these effects. Substance P (65 pM) provoked an increase in lysoPI concomitant with a decrease in PI level. This finding(More)
The protein phosphorylation in rat brain microvessels has been examined; the major phosphorylated proteins correspond to a doublet of molecular weight 134-141 kDa, and four proteins of approx. 25, 55, 80 and 200 kDa. TPA (12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate) enhanced, in a few minutes, the phosphorylation of three major protein substrates with apparent(More)
INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT Neuroplasticity is a process by which neurons increase their connectivity with other neurons in a stable fashion as a consequence of experience, learning and both sensitive and cognitive stimulation. Different authors have shown a huge process of brain plasticity in blind subjects towards other sensorial areas, mainly auditive(More)
A detailed lipid characterization of Scenedesmus acutus PVUW12, with emphasis on the evaluation of triacylglycerols (TAGs) as a biodiesel feedstock, is presented. When algal cells were grown in nitrogen-free medium (N stress), a lipid increase was detected that was mainly due to TAG accumulation. In situ fluorescence measurements allowed the kinetics and(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to establish whether stimulation at 5 Hz enables immediate words recall. METHOD A total of 20 participants received auditory stimulation at 5 Hz-theta, beta-13 Hz frequencies, white noise (WN) and words. RESULTS The results indicate significant differences in the number of recalled words per day depending on(More)
The effect of platelet-activating factor (PAF) on protein tyrosine phosphorylation was studied in rat brain slices. PAF induced a time- and concentration-dependent increase in tyrosine phosphorylation of a doublet of approximately 125 kDa. These proteins were identified by immunoprecipitation as p125(FAK) and p130(Cas), using monoclonal antibodies. This(More)