Eduardo Martínez-Martínez

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In vitro studies support the existence of adult neural stem cells in the rostral migratory stream (RMS). The evidence supporting this possibility in vivo is scarce. We then explore this issue by taking advantage of a rat model in which a physical barrier implanted in the brain interrupted the migration of neuroblasts derived from the SVZ along the RMS at(More)
Homodimeric triosephosphate isomerases from Trypanosoma cruzi (TcTIM) and Trypanosoma brucei (TbTIM) have markedly similar catalytic properties and 3-D structures; their overall amino acid sequence identity is 68% and 85% in their interface residues. Nonetheless, active dimer formation from guanidinium chloride unfolded monomers is faster and more efficient(More)
Vascular calcification is a major contributor to the progression of cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death in industrialized countries. New evidence on the mechanisms of mineralization identified calcification-competent extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from smooth muscle cells, valvular interstitial cells and macrophages as the(More)
BACKGROUND The legal framework and funding mechanisms of the national health research system were recently reformed in Mexico. A study of the resource allocation for health research is still missing. We identified the health research areas funded by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) and examined whether research funding has been(More)
BACKGROUND The bulge region of the hair follicle contains resident epithelial stem cells (SCs) that are activated and mobilized during hair growth and after epidermal wounding. However, little is known about the signals that modulate these processes. Clinical and experimental observations show that a reduced supply of sensory innervation is associated with(More)
The susceptibility to subtilisin of homodimeric triosephosphate isomerase from Trypanosoma brucei (TbTIM) and Trypanosoma cruzi (TcTIM) was studied. Their amino sequence and 3D structure are markedly similar. In 36 h of incubation at a molar ratio of 4 TIM per subtilisin, TcTIM underwent extensive hydrolysis, loss of activity, and large structural(More)
OBJECTIVE Collagen accumulation and calcification are major determinants of atherosclerotic plaque stability. Extracellular vesicle (EV)-derived microcalcifications in the collagen-poor fibrous cap may promote plaque rupture. In this study, we hypothesize that the collagen receptor discoidin domain receptor-1 (DDR-1) regulates collagen deposition and(More)
Prevalence of malnutrition in pre-school children may be used to determine the need for nutrition surveillance or nutritional care. That prevalence depends on the nutritional classification used. The authors consider that one of the most recommended classifications used for identifying Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) was developed by Waterlow. The(More)
Innervation is required to preserve several aspects of skin homeostasis. Previous studies in rodents have shown that sciatic nerve transection leads to epidermal thinning and reduced keratinocyte proliferation. As the sciatic nerve is composed of sensory and motor axons, it is not clear whether skin alterations reflect motor or sensory disturbances. In this(More)
Birth-enucleated rodents display enlarged representations of whiskers (i.e., barrels of the posteromedial subfield) in the primary somatosensory cortex. Although the historical view maintains that barrel expansion is due to incremental increases in neuronal activity along the trigeminal pathway during postnatal development, recent evidence obtained in(More)