Andre G. Marquez

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The influence of spontaneous "sex seasons" on blood sugar (BS) and serum insulin levels was studied in bitches with natural diabetes mellitus (DM) and normal controls, in the basal condition and during glucose and insulin tests, was studied. DM increased basal BS, reduced glucose tolerance, distribution space (DS) and clearance from blood, and induced(More)
Glucose homeostasis is maintained by complex neuroendocrine control mechanisms. Increases in plasma concentrations of various glucose-raising hormones such as glucagon, catecholamines, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), and cortisol are observed under certain conditions associated with stress (haemorrhage and hypoglycaemia). The purpose of this study was(More)
Bauxite explotation of the Orinoco River in recent years is an important source of heavy metals discharge in the ecosystem, changing the natural biochemical flow of these elements and their concentrations in water, sediment and organisms. Iron and copper concentrations were measured in the fish Plagioscion squamosissimus in the Orinoco river, by sampling(More)
Photopolymers are appealing materials for the fabrication of diffractive optical elements (DOEs). We evaluate the possibilities of polyvinyl-alcohol/acrylamide-based photopolymers to store diffractive elements with low spatial frequencies. We record gratings with different spatial frequencies in the material and analyze the material behavior measuring the(More)
TiO2 thin films deposited by a vacuum arc on a glass substrate were characterized by X-ray reflectivity (XRR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Several thin films with different amounts of deposited TiO2 mass and different deposition and annealing temperatures were studied. A qualitative analysis(More)
The electronic structure and the optical response of free catechol, [Ti(cat)(3)](2-) complex, and catechol bound to TiO(2) nanoclusters have been analysed using time dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) performing calculations both in real time and frequency domains. Both approaches lead to similar results providing the basis sets and functionals(More)
Actions and interactions of spontaneous diabetes mellitus (DM) and natural estrous cycles (sex seasons) on the regulation of serum nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs) and free glycerol (FG) levels in bitches in the fasting condition and during i.v. glucose (IVGTT) and insulin (ITT) tolerance tests, were studied. DM increased serum NEFAs concentration both in(More)
Propranolol (P) administration is known to cause hypoglycemia in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. The mechanisms whereby this response is produced remain controversial. Some authors postulate an inhibition in the beta-adrenergic action of catecholamines, responsible for hepatic glycogenolysis, while others indicate that these hormones are not so(More)
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