Celina González Fernandez

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the hormonal response to strenuous endurance exercise performed by elite athletes. METHODS Nine professional cyclists (mean (SD) age 28 (1) years; mean (SD) VO(2)MAX 75.3 (2.3) ml/kg/min) who participated in a three week tour race (Vuelta a España 1999) were selected as subjects. Morning urinary levels of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin(More)
PSMA-VRP is a propagation defective, viral replicon vector system encoding PSMA under phase I evaluation for patients with castration resistant metastatic prostate cancer (CRPC). The product is derived from an attenuated strain of the alphavirus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) virus, and incorporates multiple redundant safety features. In this first(More)
1. The vasorelaxant effects of seven NA+ channel blockers (i.e., class I antiarrhythmic agents), quinidine, disopyramide, imipramine, lidocaine, mexiletine, flecainide, and desipramine, were investigated in isolated endothelium-denuded rat aorta. 2. All drugs induced a concentration-dependent relaxation in aorta precontracted with either 80 mM KCl or 10(-5)(More)
The possible role of melatonin in the regulation of the reproductive system of female rats during ageing was investigated in middle-aged female rats showing irregular duration of the oestrous cycle (n = 30). Blood samples were obtained by jugular venepuncture during the oestrous cycle in control rats. After this experiment was completed, the female rats(More)
In this study, a preparation of saponins (QB-90U) extracted from leaves of Quillaja brasiliensis collected in Uruguay was evaluated as a vaccine adjuvant by comparison with alum and the well known saponin-based adjuvant, Quil A. The haemolytic activity and cellular toxicity of the saponin preparations were also evaluated. QB-90U was only slightly haemolytic(More)
The differential overexpression of self-antigens on tumor cells is a prime feature of malignant transformation. Thomsen-Friedenreich (TF), a core disaccharide of O-glycosylated complex glycoproteins, is one of many “self” antigens expressed on malignantly transformed cells that has served as a target for immune recognition and attack. Previously, we(More)
We have shown the immunogenicity and safety of synthetic carbohydrate vaccines when conjugated to the carrier keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) and given with the adjuvant, QS-21, in patients with biochemically relapsed prostate cancer. To determine whether immune response could be further enhanced with stimulation by multiple antigens, a hexavalent vaccine(More)
The laboratory rat, a non-photoperiodic rodent, exhibits seasonal fluctuations of melatonin. Melatonin has been found to be readily transferred from the maternal to the fetal circulation. No data exist on the possible influence of maternal pineal gland upon seasonal variations of the offspring. The aim of the present study was to asses the influence of the(More)
GPI-0100 is a semi-synthetic saponin with modifications designed to augment stability and diminish toxicity. Two batches of GPI-0100 (the second with higher purity) were tested with doses ranging between 100 and 5000 microg in groups of five treated prostate cancer patients who had no evidence of disease except for rising PSA levels. GPI-0100 was mixed with(More)
The effect of pinealectomy (PIN-X) and PIN-X+melatonin treatment during pregnancy (PIN-X+MEL) 100μg/100g body weight on Substance P (SP) in the striatum was investigated in offspring female rats. Female offspring were divided into control and PIN-X at the neonatal period, and studied at days 31 and 60. PIN-X mother/control offspring showed a positive(More)