Blanca Ortiz-Reyes

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BACKGROUND The hepatitis C virus (HCV) commonly causes persistent infection. One of the viral mechanisms in preventing viral clearance is the ability of HCV to induce functional alterations of the immune system cells, specifically of dendritic cells. Viral proteins producing the dendritic cell functional alterations have been identified as the HCV core(More)
INTRODUCTION Hereditary angioedema is an autosomal dominant primary immunodeficiency caused by a deficiency of the C1 inhibitor protein and characterized by recurrent episodes of subcutaneous and mucosal edema. Unpredictable and frequent crisis of angioedema affect the quality of life of individuals suffering this kind of disorder. OBJECTIVE To analyze(More)
Constructions were made from genes encoding ribosomal acidic phosphoproteins YP1 beta (L44') and YP2 beta (L45) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae in which different parts of the 5'-untranslated regions were included. The constructs were inserted into centromeric plasmids under the control of the GAL1 promoter and expressed in yeast strains in which the genes(More)
Background Information regarding urinary biomarkers in Mestizo and Afro-Latin-American patients is very limited. We investigated whether levels of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) are good biomarkers to differentiate patients with lupus nephritis among Latin-American systemic lupus(More)
Isoelectrofocusing gels of acidic ribosomal proteins from most yeast strains reveal the presence of up to 10 bands which are the product of only 4 genes. The proteins have been characterized by NH2-terminal amino acid sequencing, specific antibodies, HPLC, and by taking advantage of acidic protein-defective yeast strains obtained by gene disruption methods.(More)
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