Adriana B Vivas

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The enterotoxigenic and porcine enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EtEc and PEPEc) strains are agents associated with swine neonatal diarrhea, causing economic losses in swine production. The main goal of this study was to identify virulence genes of EtEc, verotoxigenic (VtEc) and PEPEc in intestinal strains responsible for swine diseases, by molecular(More)
N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) decreases the vasodilator effect of nitric oxide (NO) and induces pre-eclampsia in mouse. Sildenafil inhibits the degradation of nitric oxide and increases vasodilation. This study aimed to determine the effects of sildenafil citrate on angiogenesis and oxidative stress at the maternal foetal interface on(More)
Stress in pregnant rats caused by chronic immobilization alters the pattern of secretion of corticosterone and modifies the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) of the fetus. Early postnatal handling, however, may reverse the effects of increased secretion of corticosterone. We investigated the effects of prenatal stress and postnatal handling on the(More)
The purpose of this work was to obtain placental extracts with the capacity of producing lymphocyte blastogenesis. Placental homogenates were incubated at 37 degrees C in McCoy's 5A supplemented with 5% fetal bovine serum and 25 mM Hepes. After a 6-day incubation period, the cultures were harvested and the sterility and cellular viability were controlled.(More)
Oral administration of specific egg yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) is effective against a number of gastrointestinal pathogens. However, the activity of orally administered IgY is reduced rapidly, since IgY is sensitive to pepsin and low pH. In this study, hydrogels containing acrylamide and acrylic acid were synthesized and used to encapsulate IgY. The capacity(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate calf and herd prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp., the herd prevalence clustering, spatial distribution according to soil type and shedding patterns in dairy calves from Cordoba, Argentina. Six hundred twenty calves younger than 7 weeks of age from 43 dairy herds were sampled. Samples were(More)
In this work, the seric and hypophysial concentrations of the hormones alpha-melantopin and prolactin of male specimens of Leptodactylus ocellatus from the province of Cordoba are studied during a complete annual period. This amphibian presents a continuous reproductive cycle with a wave of greater spermatogenic activity in early summer months(More)
Given the importance of the hormones prolactin and alpha-melanotrophin in the regulation of the mammalian reproductive cycle, it was decided to assess their serum levels during the reproductive cycle of Columba livia (domestic pigeon). Female pigeons were utilized in the stages of egg-laying, incubation and rearing. Simultaneously, the structural changes of(More)