Alex Romero

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Leptospirosis is a zoonosis of global distribution that affects tropical and temperate areas. Under suitable conditions, Leptospira can survive in water and soil and contribute to human and animal infections. The objective of this study was to describe the presence of pathogenic Leptospira in peri-domestic water samples from rural households in southern(More)
The painful neuroma is an often debilitating sequela of nerve injury about the hand. The exact pathophysiology of this condition is poorly understood. After sharp trauma to a peripheral nerve, as nerve ends try to connect with their end organs and "find" the distal nerve stump, fascicular escape and scarring can lead to the development of a painful neuroma.(More)
Here we show the cloning and characterization of a novel homolog of prepro C-RFa cDNA from Cyprinus carpio. The deduced preprohormone precursor of 115 amino acids leads to a mature bioactive peptide of 20 amino acids with identical sequence to other teleost C-RFa. Modeling of the mature C-RFa peptide highlighted signifi cant similarity to homologous human(More)
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