Guadalupe E. Mercado Cárdenas

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T here is growing concern that in spite of the healthy status of several epipelagic (living near the surface) fi sh stocks ( 1), some scombrid (tunas, bonitos, mackerels, and Spanish mackerels) and billfi sh (swordfi sh and marlins) species are heavily overfi shed and that there is a lack of resolve to protect against overexploitation driven by high prices(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurocysticercosis (NC), a parasitic disease caused by Taenia solium, may be either asymptomatic or show a mild to severe clinical picture with intracranial hypertension. The most severe form of the disease is caused when viable cysticerci are localised in the ventricles or in subarachnoidal cisterns at the base of the skull. Detection of the(More)
Neurocysticercosis is a clinically and radiologically heterogeneous disease, ranging from asymptomatic infection to a severe, potentially fatal clinical picture. The intensity and extension of the parasite-elicited inflammatory reaction is a key factor for such variability. The main features of the inflammatory process found in the brain and in the(More)
Axenically grown Entamoeba histolytica produces a pentapeptide (Met-Gln-Cys-Asn-Ser) with several anti-inflammatory properties, including the inhibition of human monocyte locomotion (Monocyte Locomotion Inhibitory Factor (MLIF)). A construct displays the same effects as the native material. It remains to be seen if MLIF is used, or even produced in vivo by(More)
In Argentina, more than 60 % of the tobacco crops are grown in the northwestern part of the country and where Rhizoctonia solani leads to a reduction in crop yield and quality. In this study, 35 isolates of Rhizoctonia were obtained from 32 tobacco fields in northwestern Argentina and characterized by both morphological and molecular approaches. Based on(More)
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