Hilze Rodríguez

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Spermatozoa obtained from testes, epididimydes and complete ejaculates of healthy rams during the breeding and non-breeding seasons were induced to show nuclear chromatin decondensation by controlled exposure to dithiotreitol (DTT) and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) in vitro. A gradual resistance to decondensation was shown by sperm during epididymal(More)
Recently, there has been public concern about the toxic effects of organophosphoric pesticides (OP) upon human and animal populations. Since the seminiferous epithelium is an actively proliferating tissue, it was of interest to study germ cell proliferation in the isolated seminiferous tubules of mice that were cultured in the presence of Parathion or(More)
Mouse monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were raised to dengue-2 virus (D-2V) Cuban (A15) strain and the cell culture supernatants were screened by ELISA using the homologous virus. Three MAb-secreting lines were further characterized using immunoblot, haemaglutination, complement-fixation, and neutralization assays. One of these, MAb 8H8, weakly reacted with the(More)
The ultrastructure and the spontaneous and drug-induced contractility of the testicular capsule of 18 boars were investigated. Isometric recordings were obtained in vitro using strips of the tunica albuginea isolated from various regions of the testis. Maximal contractile activity was found in the strips of the posterior border of the testis, in which the(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody (MAb, 4B6) was able to recognize dengue virus type 4 envelope (E) protein both as a recombinant protein in Pichia pastoris and when it was present in infected brains of suckling mice. 4B6 was characterized by enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay (ELISA), hemaglutination inhibition, neutralization, and immunoblot. The MAb was(More)
An ELISA has been set up for quantifying mouse monoclonal antibodies in culture supernatant. The assay includes rabbit anti-mouse IgG antibodies chromatographycally purified. This preparation was used as coating and as conjugated antibodies in the ELISA. The assay can detect IgG1 with sensitivity of 0.2 ng/mL, IgG2a (0.85 ng/mL), IgG2b (0.13 ng/mL), and(More)
An immunoglobulin G of mouse was purified from sera by affinity chromatography in protein A. The rabbits whose sera were able to recognize the antigen injected by double immunodiffusion were immunized with this preparation. The antibodies were precipitated from the rabbit's serum and purified by ion exchange chromatography. This preparation was conjugated(More)
Treatment of hematologic disorders in low-income countries (LIC) is difficult. This report summarizes treatment of sickle cell disease and aplastic anemia by pediatric hematologists from 15 LIC who participate in the Monza International School of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (MISPHO). Patients with severe sickle cell disease were treated with low dose(More)
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