Blanca H. Ruiz

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In the present study we analysed the possible antiviral effect on dengue viruses of different flavonoids extracted and identified at the Chemistry Institute, UNAM, from the Mexican plants Tephrosia madrensis, Tephrosia viridiflora and Tephrosia crassifolia. The flavonoids glabranine and 7-O-methyl-glabranine presented 70% inhibition on the dengue virus at a(More)
Eleven clones of dengue virus 2 Mexican strain were selected by the size of their lytic plaques. Nucleotide sequences of the clones producing large plaques (D2ML2, D2ML3 and D2ML4) revealed 11 mutations, 10 of which were silent. The substitution at nucleotide 1168 (G-->C) generates one amino acid difference at residue 390 (Asp-->His) of the envelope protein(More)
Recent attention has focused on the geographic variation of dengue viruses, since major epidemies may follow introduction of a new virus strain into susceptible populations. We cloned and sequenced a very interesting Mexican isolate (200787/1983) which is antigenically unique by signature analysis with respect to all other dengue-2 topotype viruses. This(More)
The immune response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) in mice and hamsters injected with an extract ofEntamoeba histolytica was studied. Both the primary and secondary immune response, measured by anti-SRBC antibody titers, were unaltered in the mouse, while a significant depression of the primary, but not the secondary, response was observed in the hamster.(More)
The presence of reactive spleen cells to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) in nonimmunized BALB/c mice injected with histoplasmin, the culture filtrate of Histoplasma capsulatum, was monitored for 21 days following inoculation. Polyclonal activation, as evidenced by a sharp increase in the number of anti-SRBC rosetteforming cells (RFC), as well as an enhanced(More)
The cytotoxic effect of five flavonoids isolated from the aerial parts of the Asteraceae family of plants were studied in vitro using LLC-MK2 and C6 glial cells. Agehoustin A was shown to be cytotoxic for both cells (71% or 67% cell death). Agehoustin B and artemetin, which lack a methoxy group at C-8 (RI), were not cytotoxic for the cells (19% and 16% cell(More)
To understand the host-parasite relationship in histoplasmosis, mice were inoculated with histoplasmin (HP), the filtrate of aged cultures of Histoplasma capsulatum, and the immune response of these mice towards sheep red blood cells (SRBC) and to trinitrophenyl hapten was studied. The filtrate abrogated completely the primary antibody response to both(More)
The reactivity of sera from experimentally infected animal was studied from 5-60 days postinoculation to determine which of the E. histolytica antigens are recognized frequently to infection. Crude extract of E. histolytica trophozoites was used and sera were examined by immunoelectrotransference assay. It was observed that sera recognized polypeptide with(More)
Aim: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of F-FDG-PET/CT in detecting asymptomatic recurrences in patients with lymphoma. To define uptake patterns of recurrence indicative of recurrence. Material and methods: Those patients with lymphoma who fulfilled the following inclusion criteria of clinical complete remission and negative PET/CT study were included(More)
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