Ignacio Farro Ventura

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Traditional methods used to assess cardiovascular risk (i.e., the Framingham Risk Score) exhibit clear limitations. To aid in patient-specific risk stratification and diagnosis it has been proposed to evaluate noninvasively structural and functional arterial parameters. A National Public University Center (CUiiDARTE) was created in Uruguay with the aim of(More)
Goodpasture-antigen binding protein (GPBP) is a nonconventional Ser/Thr kinase for basement membrane type IV collagen. Various studies have questioned these findings and proposed that GPBP serves as transporter of ceramide between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. Here we show that cells expressed at least two GPBP isoforms resulting from(More)
The extraction and partial purification of an endogenous "imipramine- like" material from rat brain is described. The endogenous factor obtained after gel filtration and silica chromatography inhibits [3H] imipramine specific binding and mimics the inhibitory effect of imipramine on [3H] serotonin uptake in both brain and platelet preparations. The effects(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil defensins, originally identified as broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides, have been implicated in the regulation of inflammatory and immunological processes. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the in vitro challenge of neutrophils from patients with bronchial asthma with allergens stimulated the release of alpha-defensins and whether(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is characterized by airway inflammation and remodelling in which matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role. MMP-9 is the major MMP found in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids and bronchial biopsies from patients with allergic asthma after allergen challenge, where it correlates with the count of neutrophils and macrophages.(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent years, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT, a non-invasive and reproducible technique) has gained considerable interest. In this sense, arterial capacity to react to vasoactive stimulus (induced by reactive hyperemia) is known as vascular reactivity (VR). OBJECTIVE Post ischemic beat to beat VR characterization was performed based on(More)
The partial purification and characterization of an imipramine endacoid from rat brain is reported. High affinity 3H-imipramine binding as well as 3H-serotonin uptake in both brain and platelet preparations is inhibited in a dose-dependent fashion by the endogenous substance. The effect of the endogenous factor appears to be specific since it does not(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the type of interconsultations carried out in the Emergency Department (ED) to hospital specialists and analyze their pattern over time. METHODS The study was carried out during the period from 2006 to 2012. It was carried out at EDs attending to all types of interconsultations except pediatrics and(More)
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