Ana M. Gonzales

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Advanced resources for genome-assisted research in barley (Hordeum vulgare) including a whole-genome shotgun assembly and an integrated physical map have recently become available. These have made possible studies that aim to assess genetic diversity or to isolate single genes by whole-genome resequencing and in silico variant detection. However such an(More)
To understand the role of cytokines during rotavirus infection, we assessed the kinetics of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) (proinflammatory), IL-12 (Th1 inducer), gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) (Th1), IL-4 and IL-10 (Th2), and transforming growth factor beta (Th3) cytokine responses by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in(More)
The levels of diversity and extent of linkage disequilibrium in cultivated species are largely determined by diversity in their wild progenitors. We report a comparison of nucleotide sequence diversity in wild and cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum and ssp. vulgare) at 7 nuclear loci totaling 9296bp, using sequence from Hordeum bulbosum to(More)
The common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) is an annual vine native to Central and Southern Mexico. The genetics of flower color polymorphisms and interactions with the biotic environment have been extensively studied in I. purpurea and in its sister species I. nil. In this study, we examine nucleotide sequence polymorphism in 11 loci, 9 of which are known(More)
HYPOTHESIS This study aimed to analyze the localization and distribution of vessels and of these angiogenic growth factors: basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2), transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in middle ear cholesteatoma in comparison with normal(More)
Genetic differentiation in natural populations is driven by geographic distance and by ecological or physical features within and between natural habitats that reduce migration. The primary population structure in wild barley differentiates populations east and west of the Zagros Mountains. Genetic differentiation between eastern and western populations is(More)
Intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) at 50 ng/h for 5 days in male BALB/c mice suppressed the daily intakes of water and food (n = 4). Intakes were reduced on the second day, and were suppressed until the second day after stopping the infusion. The same infusion for 4 days had little effect on the high intakes of(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) is a neurotrophic factor that regulates many neuronal functions and survival. We have characterised FGF-2 expression immunohistochemically in the cerebellum of young (4 months) and old (22 months) mice. About half of the population of the granule cells (GC), and all Purkinje cells (PC) expressed FGF-2 in all folia of the(More)
Ipomoea purpurea (common morning glory) is an annual vine native to Mexico that is well known for its large, showy flowers. Humans have spread morning glories worldwide, owing to the horticultural appeal of morning glory flowers. Ipomoea purpurea is an opportunistic colonizer of disturbed habitats including roadside and agricultural settings, and it is now(More)
A study on the metabolism of ammonium sulphate, amino acids, peptides, and nutrient broth by Azotobacter chroococcum is presented in this paper. Some of the amino acids studied lowered the pH of the medium while others alkalinized it. After prolonged incubation desamination could be observed. Peptides were hydrolyzed in some cases, although(More)