Enrique Werner

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Six identical cDNA clones corresponding to an RNA of 1685 nucleotides that is enriched in mouse sperm compared with testis were isolated from a mouse testis cDNA library. The sequence of these clones corresponds to the 16S mitochondrial RNA plus an inverted repeat of 120 bp covalently joined to the 5' end of the RNA. By RT-PCR, it was demonstrated that this(More)
A substrate cycle composed of phosphofructo 1-kinase I (PFK) and fructose 1,6 bisphosphatase I (FBPase) has been proposed in rat spermatids. This substrate cycle can explain the ability of glucose to induce a decrease in intracellular ATP, a phenomenon that was related to regulation of [Ca(2+)]i in these cells. In spite of the importance of this metabolic(More)
Previous studies of Plasmodium falciparum have identified a region of chromosome 2 in which are clustered three genes for glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored merozoite surface proteins, MSP2, MSP5, and MSP4, arranged in tandem. MSP4 and MSP5 both encode proteins 272 residues long that contain hydrophobic signal sequences, GPI attachment signals, and(More)
The granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a pleiotropic cytokine capable of stimulating proliferation, maturation and function of hematopoietic cells. Receptors for this cytokine are composed of two subunits, alpha and beta, and are expressed on myeloid progenitors and mature mononuclear phagocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and(More)
We studied the expression and function of the granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor in male germ cells. RT-PCR showed expression of mRNAs encoding the alpha- and beta-subunits of the GM-CSF receptor in human testis, and the presence of the alpha- and beta-proteins was confirmed by immunoblotting with anti-alpha and(More)
In this study, we examined the cytotoxic effects of seven ent-labdane derivatives 1-7 (0-100 μM) in different human cancer cell lines. Our results showed that compounds 1-3 exhibited significant dose-dependent inhibition on the growth of the three different human cell lines, according to the sulphorhodamine B assay and produced morphological changes(More)
Natural compounds from Drimys winteri Forst and derivatives exhibited larvicidal effects against Drosophila melanogaster til-til. The most active compound was isodrimenin (4). The highest lethal concentration to the larvae of D. melanogaster was 4.5 ± 0.8 mg/L. At very low concentrations drimenol (1), confertifolin (3), and drimanol (5) displayed(More)
Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser) R. Schodde (Monimiaceae) is a native tree widespread in the forest areas in the south of Chile and Argentina, known for its medicinal properties and excellent wood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition of L. philippiana leaf and bark essential oils (EOs) using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(More)
As a defense mechanism of the aerial parts of Calceolaria talcana (Calceolariaceae; formerly Scrophulariaceae) against herbivore offenses and insect pest attack, diterpenoids, triterpenoids, phenylethanoids, flavonoids, and iridoids are rapidly accumulated along the aerial parts, resulting in a unique natural biopesticide complex from this plant. In(More)