Daniel Humberto Mendez Lozano

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BACKGROUND Our aim was to compare the intercycle reproducibility of serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) measurements with that of other markers of ovarian follicular status. METHODS Forty-seven normo-ovulatory, infertile women underwent serum AMH, inhibin B, estradiol and FSH measurements and early antral follicle (2-12 mm in diameter) counts by(More)
A deficit in bone formation is a major factor in diabetes-related osteopenia. We examined here whether diabetes-associated changes in osteoblast phenotype might in part result from a decrease in PTH-related protein (PTHrP). We used a bone marrow ablation model in diabetic mice by multiple streptozotocin injections. PTHrP (1-36) (100 microg/kg, every other(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current data suggest that parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related peptide (PTHrP) domains other than the N-terminal PTH-like domain contribute to its role as an endogenous bone anabolic factor. PTHrP-107-139 inhibits bone resorption, a fact which has precluded an unequivocal demonstration of its possible anabolic action in vivo. We thus(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is an important regulator of bone remodeling. Recent studies show that this protein can induce osteogenic features through its N- and C-terminal domains. Silica-based ordered mesoporous bioceramics with an SBA-15 structure - known to be bioactive and biocompatible - have recently been evaluated for their capacity(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) deficiency causes growth delay, and IGF-I has been shown to partially mediate bone anabolism by parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH-related protein (PTHrP) is abundant in bone, and has osteogenic features by poorly defined mechanisms. We here examined the capacity of PTHrP (1-36) and PTHrP (107-111) (osteostatin) to reverse(More)
Biopolymer-coated nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (HA) made as macroporous foams which are degradable and flexible are promising candidates as orthopaedic implants. The C-terminal (107-111) epitope of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) exhibits osteogenic properties. The main aim of this study was to evaluate whether PTHrP (107-111) loading into(More)
To evaluate the importance of follicular flushing on semi natural cycles IVF, we have compared prospectively the reproductive potential of oocytes obtained from follicular fluid (group A, n = 79) to those obtained from follicular flushing (group B, n = 47) in 146 oocyte pick-ups. The groups A and B were similar on the fertilisation rate (79.7% versus 88.1%,(More)
We undertook a multicenter, randomized, controlled, phase 1/2 clinical study to investigate the safety and efficacy of a fibrin sealant containing 4 IU/ml thrombin (FS 4IU) for the attachment of autologous sheet grafts in patients with deep partial-thickness or full-thickness burn wounds. Fibrin sealant (FS 4IU) was compared with staples for adherence of(More)
In the present study, the possibility that a diabetic (DM) status might worsen age-related bone deterioration was explored in mice. Male CD-1 mice aged 2 (young control group) or 16 months, nondiabetic or made diabetic by streptozotocin injections, were used. DM induced a decrease in bone volume, trabecular number, and eroded surface, and in mineral(More)
Si-doped hydroxyapatite (Si-HA) is a suitable ceramic for the controlled release of agents to improve bone repair. We recently showed that parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) (107-111) (osteostatin) has remarkable osteogenic features in various in vitro and in vivo systems. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2 modulates osteoblastic function and induces(More)