Daniel S. Gonzalez

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The accumulation of β-amyloid in the brain is an early event in Alzheimer's disease. This study presents the first patient with Alzheimer's disease who underwent positron emission tomography imaging with the amyloid tracer, Pittsburgh Compound B to visualize fibrillar β-amyloid in the brain. Here we relate the clinical progression, amyloid and functional(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of modulating brain amyloid-β (Aβ) levels at different stages of amyloid pathology on synaptic function, inflammatory cell changes and hippocampal neurogenesis, i.e. processes perturbed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Young (4- to 6-month-old) and older (15- to 18-month-old) APP(SWE) transgenic(More)
We examined whether albumin-derived advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) downregulate the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Significant reductions in NOS activity and cGMP levels in bovine aortic endothelial cells were observed when exposed to different concentrations of albumin-derived AGEs. Western and Northern blot analyses(More)
We evaluated the association between salt-sensitive hypertension and 3 different genetic polymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin system. Fifty patients with essential hypertension were classified as salt sensitive or salt resistant, depending on the presence or absence of a significant increase (P<0.05) in 24-hour ambulatory mean blood pressure (BP) after(More)
Non-linear production functions are common in economic theory and in real life, especially in cases with increasing and diminishing returns to scale but there are also contexts where an increase in one input implies a decrease in one output. The aim of this paper is to test how non-linearity affect estimations of technical efficiency obtained by ordinary(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies implicate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), raising the question of whether inhibitors of AChE also might act in a disease-modifying manner. Huprine X (HX), a reversible AChE inhibitor hybrid of tacrine and huperzine A, has shown to affect the amyloidogenic process in vitro. In this(More)
Microglia normally exist in a resting state characterized by a ramified morphology, and are responsible for immune surveillance in the CNS. However, the resting microglia rapidly transform towards an activated phenotype in response to brain injury or immunological stimuli. In certain pathological conditions, the unregulated response or over-activation of(More)
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