Alice Perez

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BACKGROUND Infliximab, a mouse-human chimeric monoclonal antibody directed against tumour necrosis factor-alpha, has been shown to be effective for moderate to severe psoriasis, but there are few data published on its use in recalcitrant, treatment-resistant disease or in combination with other antipsoriatic therapies. OBJECTIVES To report our experience(More)
OBJECTIVE Outcomes from the Women's Health Initiative have demonstrated adverse effects associated with hormone therapy and have prioritized the need to develop new alternative treatments for the management of menopause and osteoporosis. To this end, we have been investigating natural herbal medicines used by Costa Rican women to manage menopausal symptoms.(More)
The immunolocalization of the plasma membrane calcium pump (PMCA) was studied in 4-week-old chick retina in comparison with calbindin D28K (CaBP) immunostaining. We have demonstrated that the monoclonal anti-PMCA antibody SF10 from human erythrocyte plasma membrane cross-reacts with a Ca2+ pump epitope of the cells from the neural retina. The(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Our previous work has demonstrated that several plants in the Piperaceae family are commonly used by the Q'eqchi Maya of Livingston, Guatemala to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and pain. Extracts of Piper hispidum Swingle (Piperaceae), bound to the estrogen (ER) and serotonin (5-HT7) receptors. AIM OF THE STUDY To(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the biological activities of Justicia pectoralis Jacq. (Acanthaceae), an herbal medicine used in Costa Rica (CR) for the management of menopausal symptoms and dysmenorrhea. STUDY DESIGN The aerial parts of J. pectoralis were collected, dried and extracted in methanol. To establish possible mechanisms of action of JP for the(More)
Lori Mestre is Head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champign, e-mail:; Lisa Baures is Public Services Librarian/College of Education Liaison at Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, e-mail:; Mona Niedbala is Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian at University of(More)
Vitamin D3 administration affects the NAD-linked oxidoreductase activities of Krebs cycle from intestinal mucosa of vitamin D-deficient chicks. Vmax values were increased in all of them, while K0.5 for substrate remained unchanged except for 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase, which showed lower affinity for oxoglutarate. Addition of Ca2+ to the incubation medium(More)
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