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The first two human embryonic stem cell lines (VAL-1 and VAL-2) have been derived in Spain with long-term cryopreserved embryos under animal-free conditions. In the first series, 40 human embryos that had been cryopreserved at day 2 of development were thawed after >5 years. A derivation efficiency of 5% per frozen embryo or 12.5% per blastocyst was(More)
Short or long term alloxan diabetes produced activation of oestrone and morphine glucuronidation and inhibition of p-nitrophenol glucuronidation in rat liver microsomes. Insulin treatment restored decreased glucuronyltransferase (GT) activity for p-nitrophenol and it did not abolish diabetes activation on oestrone glucuronidation. Triton X-100 detergent(More)
A total of 184 human embryos, frozen for >5 years, were donated; informed consent was obtained according to Spanish law 45/2003. Survival rate was 40% and three out of 24 blastocysts (12.5%) developed into putative hESC lines, named VAL-3, VAL-4, and VAL-5. The derivation process was performed on microbiologically tested and irradiated human foreskin(More)
AIM The diagnostic accuracy of the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) at a 100 ng/ml threshold for colorectal cancer (CRC) was compared with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) referral criteria. METHOD A multicentre, prospective, blind study of diagnostic tests was carried out(More)
Liver microsomes from alloxan diabetic rats displayed decreased activity to hydroxylate testosterone only at the 2-alpha and 6-beta positions. Diabetic insulin-treated rats showed higher hydroxylase activities than diabetic and control rats in the formation of all testosterone metabolites analyzed. The sodium dodecylsulfate electrophoretic profile of liver(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) or other lymphoproliferative disorders is an infrequent complication with a poor prognosis. The prophylaxis and treatment of CNS involvement in these patients are not homogenous. The aim of this prospective longitudinal study was to(More)
The chemical and microbial characteristics as well as the flavor and aroma of Los Pedroches cheese made using aqueous extracts of Cynara cardunculus L. flowers were compared with those of cheeses manufactured with extracts of Cynara humilis L. throughout ripening. The two thistle species assayed were found to have no appreciable effect on the moisture, fat,(More)