Angel A Aguirre

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 An alpha-herpesvirus has been associated recently with green turtle fibropapilloma (FP). To further clarify the role of this newfound green turtle herpesvirus (GTHV) in the pathogenesis of FP, various normal-appearing tissues and organs (including skin, eye, brain, heart, liver, spleen, intestine, lung, kidney, nerve, gonad, tongue, gall bladder, urinary(More)
Baseline blood biochemistry values were obtained for two foraging aggregations of clinically healthy wild, juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) inhabiting Kaneohe Bay, Island of Oahu, and the Kona Coast, Island of Hawaii. Mean reference values were compared to values obtained from green turtles of similar size affected with fibropapillomas (FP) collected(More)
The expression of the chick kainate-binding protein, a member of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family, is restricted to the cerebellum, specifically to Bergmann glia. Glutamate induces a membrane to nuclei signaling involved in gene expression regulation. Exposure of cultured chick Bergmann glia cells to glutamate leads to an increase in kainate binding(More)
Through 4 consecutive genomic walks employing a recently modified inverse polymerase chain reaction technique, a 4,054-bp DNA fragment of a newfound green turtle herpesvirus (GTHV) was obtained from tumor tissues of a green turtle with fibropapillomas. This newly identified viral DNA fragment contains two non-overlapping open reading frames (ORF) oriented(More)
The organochlorine pesticides are lipophilic and persistent and tend to accumulate in soils and growing plants. The contamination of growing plants occurs by adhesion of volatile substances from the air to the plant surface and by the migration of contaminants through xylem in inner ascendant transport. Persistent organochlorine pesticides (HCB,(More)
 An alpha-herpesvirus has recently been associated with green turtle fibropapilloma (FP). To further understand the etiological role of this newfound green turtle herpesvirus (GTHV) in the pathogenesis of FP, expression of GTHV polymerase (pol) gene was determined in tumors and normal-appearing nontumor tissues and organs from five green turtles suffering(More)
In diverse bacterial lineages, multienzyme assemblies have evolved that are central elements of RNA metabolism and RNA-mediated regulation. The aquatic Gram-negative bacterium Caulobacter crescentus, which has been a model system for studying the bacterial cell cycle, has an RNA degradosome assembly that is formed by the endoribonuclease RNase E and(More)
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