Francisco Bolás-Fernández

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The number of protein 3D structures without function annotation in Protein Data Bank (PDB) has been steadily increased. This fact has led in turn to an increment of demand for theoretical models to give a quick characterization of these proteins. In this work, we present a new and fast Markov chain model (MCM) to predict the enzyme classification (EC)(More)
A real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR assay was developed for the quantification of cytokine mRNA expression in the golden Syrian hamster Mesocricetus auratus infected with Leishmania infantum and treated with amphotericin B (AMB) formulated in microspheres made of human serum albumin (HSA). Treatment was administered intravenously on days 69,(More)
BACKGROUND Mebendazole (MBZ) is an extremely insoluble and therefore poorly absorbed drug and the variable clinical results may correlate with blood concentrations. The necessity of a prolonged high dose treatment of this drug increases the risk of adverse effects. METHODS In the present study we prepared redispersible microparticles (RDM) containing MBZ,(More)
Leishmaniasis is a growing health problem worldwide. As there are certain drawbacks with the drugs currently used to treat human leishmaniasis and resistance to these drugs is emerging, there is a need to develop novel antileishmanial compounds, among which isoquinoline alkaloids are promising candidates. In this study, 18 novel oxoisoaporphine derivatives(More)
In a previous work, it was demonstrated that (+) albendazole sulphoxide (SOABZ) has higher anthelmintic activity than (−) SOABZ (Bolás-Fernández et al. J Parasitol 90:407–409, 2004). In this work, the pharmacokinetics characteristics of SOABZ and its enantiomeric forms were studied in an ex vivo model system for Trichinella spiralis isolated muscle larvae.(More)
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