Andrés Hernando-Insúa

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IMT504 is an oligonucleotide that promotes tissue repair in bone injury and neuropathic pain models by stimulating progenitor cells. Here we evaluated the effect of IMT504 on the recovery of islet function in a streptozotocin (STZ)-induced model of diabetes in the rat. Male Sprague–Dawley rats were injected with STZ (60 mg/kg, i.p., day 1) or citrate buffer(More)
Background: Rabies virus infection causes encephalitis, which is almost always fatal. Vaccination can be extremely effective at preventing disease but is prohibitively costly. Vaccine formulations allowing dose-sparing and fewer inoculations with faster antibody response would be extremely desirable. IMT504, an immunostimulatory non-CpG(More)
Synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) are currently being evaluated as vaccine adjuvants for inducing protective immunity. As maternal vaccination is becoming increasingly common, the potential risk of vaccine formulation using ODN adjuvants should be warranted. A recent study performed in mice suggests that exposure to CpG motifs during pregnancy could(More)
We have recently shown that the administration of bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) prevents the development of mechanical and thermal allodynia in animals subjected to a sciatic nerve injury. Furthermore, exogenously administered MSCs have been shown to participate in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues in a variety of animal models. However,(More)
IMT504 is a non-CpG 24-mer oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) with immunomodulatory as well as tissue repair activity. IMT504 has been previously proven to be effective in animal models of vaccine potency, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, tissue regeneration, and sepsis. Here, we assessed the safety, including pharmacokinetics and toxicity studies in rats and monkeys,(More)
The immune responses of humans and animals to insults (i.e., infections, traumas, tumoral transformation and radiation) are based on an intricate network of cells and chemical messengers. Abnormally high inflammation immediately after insult or abnormally prolonged pro-inflammatory stimuli bringing about chronic inflammation can lead to life-threatening or(More)
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