Enrique J Rivera

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The neurodegeneration that occurs in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is consistently associated with a number of characteristic histopathological, molecular, and biochemical abnormalities, including cell loss, abundant neurofibrillary tangles and dystrophic neurites, amyloid-beta deposits, increased activation of pro-death genes and signaling pathways,(More)
The cascade of Alzheimer's disease (AD) neurodegeneration is associated with persistent oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired energy metabolism, and activation of pro-death signaling pathways. More recently, studies with human postmortem brain tissue linked many of the characteristic molecular and pathological features of AD to reduced(More)
Reduced glucose utilization and energy metabolism occur early in the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and correlate with impaired cognition. Glucose utilization and energy metabolism are regulated by insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), and correspondingly, studies have shown that cognitive impairment may be improved by glucose or insulin(More)
Alkyl esters of gallic acid inhibited the respiration rate of mouse sarcoma 786A and mouse mammary adenocarcinoma TA3 cell lines and its multiresistant variant TA3-MTX-R more effectively than gallic acid, both in the absence and in the presence of the uncoupler CCCP. The order of inhibition of the respiration rate by gallates in intact cells was n-octyl-(More)
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is often associated with the rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, coronary thrombus formation, and abrupt limitation of blood flow, leading to adverse outcomes. Passivation of vulnerable plaque represents a therapeutic concept that has the potential to prevent or limit the magnitude of a new rupture in order to reduce(More)
To estimate the potency of a porcine parvovirus (PPV) vaccine, three vaccinated and three non-vaccinated pregnant gilts were infected with PPV and the distribution of the virus was studied in the tissues of their 51 fetuses. Virus detection was attempted using haemagglutination (HA) and immunofluorescence (IF) assays, as well as by standard (single) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Little peer-reviewed literature exists regarding the actions of the person who recognized and called 911 at the time of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of persons who recognized OHCAs and to assess the impact of their actions on survival. METHODS Subjects were a convenience sample of(More)
The effects of some imine and amine derivatives of vanillin on the respiration rate of mouse mammary adenocarcinoma TA3 line, its multiresistant variant TA3-MTX-R line and mouse hepatocytes, together with their respective mitochondrial fractions, are described. These derivatives inhibit respiration in both tumour cell lines more effectively than vanillin in(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of amantadine induced corneal edema in a pediatric patient. METHODS A comprehensive ophthalmologic evaluation was performed to a 16-year-old female patient who presented with bilateral, painless loss of vision and corneal edema. RESULTS Review of the patient's medical information revealed the use of amantadine to alleviate(More)
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