Ana María Moreno García

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We studied a patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes who had morphologically and biochemically abnormal muscle mitochondria. Molecular analysis revealed a T8316C transition in the mitochondrial DNA tRNA(Lys) gene. The mutation was homoplasmic in muscle from the proposita, heteroplasmic in her blood, and still(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore cardiovascular autonomic regulation in Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) patients, using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis and neurophysiologic autonomic reflex tests, and determine relations and causal related factors of dysautonomia in SCA2. MATERIALS AND METHODS Heart rate variability indices for 5 min series of RR(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic stress is associated with cardiovascular diseases, but the link with stroke has not been well established. Stress is influenced by life-style habits, personality type and anxiety levels. We sought to evaluate psycho-physical stress as a risk factor for stroke, while assessing gender influences. METHODS Case-control study. cases:(More)
BACKGROUND Insomnia with predominant thalamic involvement and minor cortical and cerebellar pathologic changes is not characteristic of familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) but is a hallmark of fatal familial insomnia. OBJECTIVE To report a 53-year-old woman with intractable insomnia as her initial symptom of disease. METHODS The authors(More)
The 8993 T>G mutation in mitochondrial DNA has been associated with variable syndromes of differing severity ranging from maternally inherited Leigh's syndrome (MILS) to neuropathy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa (NARP), depending on the mutation loads in affected patients. We report a kindred with several members in the same generation suffering NARP or(More)
The authors describe a patient who presented with myoglobinuria after starting cerivastatin-gemfibrozil therapy. Muscle histochemistry revealed ragged-red fibers and cytochrome c oxidase negative (COX) fibers, and biochemistry showed a defect of COX activity. Immunoblot analysis showed a 60% reduction of COX I and COX II polypeptides. Cerivastatin(More)
We applied the SPARROW model to estimate phosphorus transport from catchments to stream reaches and subsequent delivery to major receiving water bodies in the Southeastern United States (U.S.). We show that six source variables and five land-to-water transport variables are significant (p<0.05) in explaining 67% of the variability in long-term(More)
The hexanic extract composition of two populations of Lippia graveolens growing in an arid zone in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley (Zapotitlán Salinas, Puebla), Central Mexico, in different seasons of the year, and in contrasting conditions of ecological disturbance has been studied by GC and GC-MS. Regarding to the composition of these extracts, qualitative(More)
Evolutionary chromosome change involves significant variation in DNA amount in diploids and genome downsizing in polyploids. Genome size and karyotype parameters of Hippeastrum species with different ploidy level were analysed. In Hippeastrum, polyploid species show less DNA content per basic genome than diploid species. The rate of variation is lower at(More)