Alberto Luaces

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We report a one-step method for the purification to homogeneity of a cysteine proteinase of Entamoeba histolytica (histolysin) by affinity chromatography of the soluble extract of the parasite on immobilized phenylalanyl(2-phenyl)aminoacetaldehyde semicarbazone. The enzyme has an apparent Mr of 26,000 by SDS/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis and 29,000 by(More)
Despite the importance given to the computational efficiency of multibody system (MBS) simulation tools, there is a lack of standard benchmarks to measure the performance of these kinds of numerical simulations. This works proposes a collaborative benchmarking framework to measure and compare the performance of different MBS simulation methods. The(More)
A solid-phase enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was used to detect circulating antibodies to histolysain, the major cysteine proteinase of Entamoeba histolytica. Serum samples from 40 healthy controls, 33 asymptomatic E. histolytica cyst passers and 22 patients with amoebic liver abscess were tested. Antibodies to histolysain were found in 72.7% of cases of amoebic(More)
Entamoeba histolytica is a common parasite of the human intestine, and in a significant percentage of cases it invades the tissues. Virulent strains of the organism produce the proteinose histolysain, which almost certainly facilitates the invasive behaviour. Histolysoin has been isolated, a selective assay developed, and specific antisera raised against(More)
We describe a new, improved test for the detection of intestinal infection by Entamoeba histolytica. The test depends upon immunoadsorption of the E. histolytica cysteine proteinase, histolysain, from faecal samples, and subsequent visual detection of the enzyme by a colour reaction. With samples from 200 volunteers, results agreed closely with those(More)
* PhD student and corresponding author, Phone: (+34) 981337400 ext. 3870, Fax: (+34) 981337410, Email: ABSTRACT Computational efficiency of numerical simulations is a key issue in multibody system (MBS) dynamics, and parallel computing is one of the most promising approaches to increase the computational efficiency of MBS dynamic(More)
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