Alejandro Gibbons

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We investigated the relative efficacies of penicillin, clindamycin, and erythromycin in a mouse model of myositis due to Streptococcus pyogenes. Penicillin was ineffective unless given at the time of bacterial injection, and treatment delays of 2 h reduced its efficacy such that survival was no better than that of untreated control animals (P less than(More)
Transgenesis is an essential tool in many biotechnological applications. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)-mediated gene transfer is a powerful technique to obtain transgenic pups; however, most domestic animal embryos do not develop properly after ICSI. An additional step in the protocol, namely assistance by haploid chemical activation, permits the(More)
Possible effects of repeated hormonal treatments and laparoscopic ovum pick-up (LOPU) on the efficiency of oocyte recovery rate and quality were determined in sheep and goats. In six adult Merino sheep and five Criolla goats, ovarian status was synchronized by a prostaglandin F(2 alpha) analogue and the insertion of an intravaginal sponge 48 h later.(More)
Leucocytes from 26 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and 18 healthy controls were investigated by migration inhibition induced by a variety of antigens. In patients with CF cell-mediated immunity was found to human lung and pancreatic tissue extracts as well as to Aspergillus fumigatus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and food antigens but not to brain, heart, or(More)
Transgenesis constitutes an important tool for pharmacological protein production and livestock improvement. We evaluated the potential of laparoscopic insemination (LI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to produce egfp-expressing ovine embryos, using spermatozoa previously exposed to pCX-EGFP plasmid in two different(More)
The current study characterized the timing of emergence of ovulatory follicles during the follicular phase of the estrous cycle in polyovulatory does and assessed whether selection may influence ovulation rate through differences in ovarian follicular dynamics, by characterizing preovulatory follicular emergence and growth in two ecotypes of Neuquen-Criollo(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the effects of superovulatory treatment (multiple FSH-dose vs single-shot FSH treatment) and seasonality on embryo yields in fine-wool Merino ewes. Treatment based on multiple FSH-dose consisted of 200 mg of FSH (Folltropin(®)) administered in seven decreasing doses. Single-shot treatment consisted of a single dose of 70(More)
Transgenic domestic animals represent an alternative to bioreactors for large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals and could also provide more accurate biomedical models than rodents. However, their generation remains inefficient. Recently, DNA transposons allowed improved transgenesis efficiencies in mice and pigs. In this work, Tn5 and Sleeping Beauty(More)
Because no simple in vitro test for cefotaxime (CTX) and desacetylcefotaxime (dCTX) synergy exists, and, because no disk susceptibility data is available for dCTX, we investigated the potential of antibiotic impregnated disks as a test for positive in vitro interaction. Results of this study indicate that all strains of Staphylococcus aureus tested(More)
The present study evaluated the feasibility of carrying out an easy-to-handle and cost-efficient test for the preselection of high- and low-ovulatory responder ewes under superovulatory protocols. The test was based on the assessment of the number of ovulations obtained in response to the administration of a single-shot eCG treatment. The predictive value(More)