Genoveva Duran

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Adipose tissue is not only an energy storage organ, it also plays an important role in the combination of endocrine, metabolic, and inflammatory signals in the organism in order to regulate insulin sensitivity and energy metabolism (1–3). Among other adipocytokines secreted by adipocytes, adiponectin could participate in this regulation (3,4). Obesity and(More)
Decarboxylation of L-ornithine by L-ornithine decarboxylase (ODC; E.C.4.1.1.17.) is the initial step in the biosynthesis of putrescine, ODC activity is generally low in most tissues, marked increases are associated with rapid tissue growth and particularly with mammalian embryogenesis. 0.5 mg/kg of DL-alpha-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) (irreversible(More)
We studied the ability of four commercially available antivenoms to neutralize several toxic and enzymatic activities of Bothrops asper (terciopelo) venom from Costa Rica. Experiments with preincubation of venom and antivenom were carried out to test the neutralization of lethal, hemorrhagic, coagulant and indirect hemolytic activities. In addition,(More)
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