Bárbara Méndez

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Mannoproteins on the cell wall of yeast and fungi help regulate cell shape, porosity, and cell-cell interactions, including those required for attachment to host cells by fungal pathogens. The mannose-containing oligosaccharides on proteins and lipids are extended in the Golgi by glycosyltransferases that use GDP-mannose as the sugar substrate. A(More)
Transplacental transfer of maternal anti-Ro and/or anti-La autoantibodies can result in fetal cardiac disease, including congenital heart block and cardiomyopathy, called cardiac neonatal lupus (NL). Thousands of women are faced with the risk of cardiac NL in their offspring, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are no known(More)
We report the use of comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to define the extra chromosome region present in two de novo partial trisomies 15q25-qter and Xp21-pter, which could not be clarified by conventional G-banding. Investigation with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) revealed that the partial trisomy corresponded to an unbalanced(More)
The susceptibility to antimicrobial agents of 410 strains belonging to six serotypes of epidemic Salmonella (S. wien, S. saint-paul, S. panama, S. heidelberg, S. isangi and S. brandenburg) was studied. Resistance to one or more antibiotics was shown for 228 of these strains. Study of resistance transfer was investigated for 25 multiresistant strains of(More)
Urinary tract infections caused by urea-splitting bacteria are severe clinical conditions and very difficult to treat due to their association with calculi, and because such bacteria form ammonium hydroxide raising the urinary pH and thereby creating an unfavourable condition for the action of most antimicrobials. We tested ofloxacin, norfloxacin, nalidixic(More)
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