Alfonso Velasco

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Immunocytochemical methods were used at the levels of light and electron microscopy to examine the intracellular compartments of chondrocytes involved in extracellular matrix biosynthesis. The results of our studies provide morphological evidence for the compartmentalization of secretory proteins in the ER. Precursors of the large chondroitin sulfate(More)
Canine hip dysplasia is one of the most prevalent developmental orthopedic diseases in dogs worldwide. Unfortunately, the success of eradication programs against this disease based on radiographic diagnosis is low. Adding the use of diagnostic genetic tools to the current phenotype-based approach might be beneficial. The aim of this study was to develop a(More)
BACKGROUND Canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic enteropathy of unknown etiology, although microbiome dysbiosis, genetic susceptibility, and dietary and/or environmental factors are hypothesized to be involved in its pathogenesis. Since some of the current therapies are associated with severe side effects, novel therapeutic modalities are(More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal surgical procedures share the technical difficulty of having to preserve the integrity of the dura mater in a surgical field with different degrees of hemorrhage. This difficulty is particularly evident in the surgery of degenerative diseases. METHODS We have developed a new surgical sucker that allows an easy dissection of the dural sac(More)
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