Felipe Galleguillos

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The bioleaching of metal sulfide has developed into a very important industrial process and understanding the microbial dynamic is key to advancing commercial bioleaching operations. Here we report the first quantitative description of the dynamic of active communities in an industrial bioleaching heap. Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was the most abundant(More)
Patients presenting to a chest clinic because of adult-onset wheezing with no history of allergy had a 90 percent prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux, even though reflux symptoms were mild or absent. Ninety patients were randomly assigned to receive cimetidine or an identical placebo or to undergo antireflux surgery. During a six-month period, all groups(More)
We have measured the total and differential cell counts, histamine, leukotriene (LT) B4 and LTC4, immunoglobulins, complement (C3), eosinophil-derived basic proteins, and monocyte complement rosettes in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) 6 h after challenge with either antigen or diluent control in seven patients with antigen-induced single early reactions, and(More)
We measured the numbers of helper (OKT4) and suppressor (OKT8) T-cells in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in 6 patients who developed single early reactions after allergen inhalational challenge and in 6 subjects who developed dual (early- and late-phase) responses. The asthmatics were lavaged twice. On the first occasion, they inhaled the diluent(More)
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we measured the effect of disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) on leukocyte counts, total IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM, house dust mite-specific IgE, C3, and C4 in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and peripheral blood in 36 atopic, perennial asthmatic subjects (DSCG 19; placebo 17). Differential cell counts on bronchial mucus(More)
BACKGROUND Disturbances in central serotonin function have been implicated in impulsive and aggressive behavior. A deletion/insertion polymorphism within the 5-HT transporter promoter gene (5-HTTLPR) is thought to be associated with disturbed impulse control, anxiety, and depression. The serotonin transporter (5-HTT) is the primary action site for selective(More)
Pulmonary function changes were studied following bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in a group of mild to moderate asthmatic patients and in control subjects. After BAL significant decreases in FEV1 and FVC which were not inhibited by atropine and a consistent decline in PaO2 were seen in both groups. The magnitude of changes in these asthmatics was similar to(More)
Ketotifen is a new chemical entity which has been shown pharmacologically to be both an anti-histamine and an anti-allergic agent. The oral activity of the compound has been investigated in a controlled study against placebo in 40 atopic and 38 non-atopic asthmatics. In atopic patients, ketotifen resulted in an improvement in asthma symptoms over the 12(More)