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Spatial and temporal distribution of the glycolytic enzymes glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (pfGAPDH) and aldolase (pfAldolase) of Plasmodium falciparum were investigated using specific mAbs and indirect immunofluorescence analysis (IFA). Both glycolytic enzymes were co-localized during ring and trophozoite stages of both liver and asexual blood(More)
PE/PPE proteins are involved in several processes during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection of target cells; studying them is extremely interesting as they are the only ones from the Mycobacterium genus, they abound in pathogenic species such as Mtb and their function remains yet unknown. The PE9 protein (Rv1088) was characterised, the rv1088 gene(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) represents the major cervical carcinoma associated virus among women, especially in Colombia. It has thus become important to develop reliable inexpensive tests for detecting the presence of this virus. It has been shown that HPV16-E7 oncoprotein structural features have three alpha-helical structures and a loop-like(More)
Mutualistic interactions between plants and animals promote integration of invasive species into native communities. In turn, the integrated invaders may alter existing patterns of mutualistic interactions. Here we simultaneously map in detail effects of invaders on parameters describing the topology of both plant-pollinator (bi-modal) and plant-plant(More)
While it is well established that proximity to wetlands is a risk factor for contracting Buruli ulcer, it is not clear what proportion of a population living in an area where the etiologic agent, Mycobacterium ulcerans, is endemic is actually exposed to this disease. Immunological cross-reactivity among mycobacterial species complicates the development of a(More)
Based on theoretical underpinnings and an empirical review of forest laws and regulations of selected countries throughout the Americas, we examine key components of natural forest management and how they are addressed in the legal frameworks of 468 environmental/ecological, social, and economic aspects and classify them by the type of policy obligation:(More)
The BM86 antigen, originally identified in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, is the basis of the only commercialized anti-tick vaccine. The long-term goal of our study is to improve BM86 based vaccines by induction of high levels of tick gut binding antibodies that are also cross-reactive with a range of BM86 homologues expressed in other important tick(More)
Aotus nancymaae represents an animal model for the pre-clinical evaluation of blood-stage vaccine candidates against Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. We present here the nucleotide sequences of exon 2 and 3 of MHC-DPB1 genes. In a group of seven unrelated animals captured in the wild, three alleles of MHC-DPB1 exon 2 could be identified.(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the cause of epithelial lesions, HPV type 16 and type 18 being associated with the development of anogenital cancer. The L1 Major Capsid Protein (L1) represents about 90% of total HPV protein and is involved in virus-host cell interaction, but little is known about this binding process. L1 sequences from HPV types 16 and 18(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors attempted to correlate outcomes with various significant biopsychosocial variables in drug dependent veterans receiving outpatient treatment at San Juan V.A.M.C. METHODS The clinical charts of 120 inactive patients were examined using a 50 item questionnaire. The data was processed and analyzed using the EpiInfo v.5 computer program.(More)