Elsa M Rodríguez

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Classical swine fever virus is the etiological agent of the most economically important highly contagious disease of swine worldwide. E2 is the major envelope glycoprotein present as a homodimer on the outer surface of the virus and represents an important target for the induction of neutralizing immune response against the viral infection. The E2(More)
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) VP60 capsid protein was recently expressed at approximately 1.5 gL(-1) associated with the disruption pellet of Pichia pastoris, thus requiring an additional process of extraction by solubilization. Consequently, the expression of a soluble variant of VP60 was undertaken in order to attain an easier approach for(More)
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is the etiological agent of a lethal and contagious disease of rabbits that remains as a serious problem worldwide. As this virus does not replicate in cell culture systems, the capsid protein gene has been expressed in heterologous hosts or inserted in replication-competent viruses in order to obtain non-conventional(More)
Modern vaccines based on purified recombinant antigens have improved their safety; however they induce a suboptimal immune response without the help of adjuvants. Consequently, the development of new adjuvants to enhance the immunogenicity of purified subunit antigens and modulate resulting immune responses is of great interest. In the present study, we(More)
Background: The cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, affects livestock production in many regions of the world. Up to now, the widespread use of chemical acaricides has led to the selection of acaricide-resistant ticks and to environmental contamination. Gavac is a subunit vaccine based on the recombinant Bm86 tick antigen expressed in yeast,(More)
BACKGROUND The cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, affects livestock production in many regions of the world. Up to now, the widespread use of chemical acaricides has led to the selection of acaricide-resistant ticks and to environmental contamination. Gavacplus is a subunit vaccine based on the recombinant Bm86 tick antigen expressed in(More)
BACKGROUND Growth hormone secretagogues (GHS), among other factors, regulate the release of GH. The biological activity of the secretagogue peptide A233 as a promoter of growth and innate immunity in teleost fish has previously been demonstrated, but its role in the immune system of mammals is not well understood. METHODS The effect of the peptide was(More)
Classical swine fever is an economically important, highly contagious disease of swine worldwide. Subunit vaccines are a suitable alternative for the control of classical swine fever. However, such vaccines have as the main drawback the relatively long period of time required to induce a protective response, which hampers their use under outbreak(More)
Growth hormone (GH) has pleiotropic functions in all vertebrates. In addition to its essential role in the regulation of body growth and development, it can also influence reproduction, immunity, osmoregulation, and behavior Immune and neuroendocrine systems have bidirectional communications and it is well document the enhancing action of GH on teleost(More)
N-glycosylation analysis of recombinant human Erythropoietin (rhEPO) obtained by adenoviral transduction of goat mammary gland epithelial cells (GMGE) rhEPO-GMGE and in the milk of goats (rhEPO-Lc) was carried out by a combination of normal-phase HPLC (Amide-80) and ion exchange chromatography of the 4ABA labeled, enzymatically released N-glycans and(More)