Celsa López-Campos

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Inorganic arsenic (i-As) is an environmental carcinogen to which millions of people are chronically exposed mainly via drinking water. In this study, we used the comet assay to evaluate DNA damage in i-As-exposed inhabitants of the north of Mexico. The environmental monitoring and the exposure assessment were done by measuring both drinking water arsenic(More)
Human exposure to arsenicals is associated with inflammatory-related diseases including different kinds of cancer as well as non-cancerous diseases like neuro-degenerative diseases, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes. Interindividual susceptibility has been mainly addressed by evaluating the role of genetic polymorphism in metabolic enzymes in(More)
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) during early childhood increases the risk of developing asthma. The intention of this study was to genotype a population of children from Coahuila state in Northern Mexico and to determine whether polymorphisms of the CYP1A1, GSTP1, and IL13 genes are associated with exposure to ETS and subsequently a higher(More)
BACKGROUND A clinical trial was carried out to determine whether therapeutic doses of prednisone could inhibit the response to the histamine skin test. METHODS Forty-five male and female asthmatic and allergic patients participated in the study, their ages ranged from 6-14 years old (16 girls and 29 boys). The clinical trial was random, double-blind, and(More)
AIMS Many factors have been involved in the determination of bronchial asthma severity, among which are: Family history, atopic condition and environmental factors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the degree of skin test reactivity is an useful indicator of bronchial asthma severity in atopic subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a prospective design, 140 patients(More)
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