Inmaculada Barrera

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Four different recombinant antigens derived from Echinococcus granulosus, designated B1t, B2t, E14t, and C317, were tested with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for the detection of specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) in patients with unilocular hydatid disease (UHD). The results were compared to those obtained with hydatid fluid and were subjected(More)
Annexins belong to an evolutionarily conserved multigene family of proteins expressed throughout the animal and plant kingdoms. Although they are soluble cytosolic proteins that lack signal sequences, they have also been detected in extracellular fluids and have been associated with cell surface membranes, where they could be involved in anti-haemostatic(More)
Our earlier work on the recognition of Q beta plus strand RNA by replicase had shown by RNase degradation and by electron microscopic techniques that specific binding interactions occurred at two internal sites, the S-site and the M-site, but not at the 3'-end, i.e. the site of initiation of synthesis. Using essentially similar methods, we have found now(More)
Animal schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma bovis is a veterinary problem in many areas of the world. It affects a large number of animals and causes important economic losses in livestock production. The 22.6 kDa antigen is a tegumental protein of unknown function, restricted to schistosomes. In S. bovis it has been identified in the tegument and in an(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the conversion of MMF to EC-MPS in pediatric renal transplant recipients. We included 12 patients with stable graft function who were receiving MMF treatment. In the first visit, a complete medical examination was performed, which included a GSRS, a nine-point pharmacokinetic profile, samples(More)
RNA-protein interactions between bacteriophage Qbeta plus strand RNA and the components of the Qbeta replicase system were studied by deletion analysis. Internal, 5'-terminal and 3'-terminal deletions were assayed for template activity with replicase in vitro. Of the two internal binding sites previously described for replicase, we found that the S-site(More)
In order to identify the structural elements important for the activity of the Q beta minus strand RNA as a template for Q beta replicase, a series of minus strand RNAs with internal or external deletions were prepared by in vitro transcription from suitable expression plasmids. The template activities of the deletion mutants were determined by single-round(More)
Cognitive reserve is an active mechanism based on the application of resources learned thanks to a good education, profession, or premorbid intelligence. The aim of this research is to study whether the inclusion of sociodemographic variables linked to lifestyle can discriminate individuals more effectively regarding their level of cognitive reserve.(More)
UNLABELLED Endpoint: To assess early urinary (GU) and rectal (GI) toxicities after helical tomotherapy Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and to determine their predictive factors. METHODS Since May 2012, 45 prostate cancer patients were treated with eight fractions of 5.48 (low risk, 29%) or 5.65 Gy (intermediate-high risk, 71%) on alternative(More)
It is thought that the Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID), proposed by Kass in 1980, is an algorithm to detect, in an automatic way, the interaction between two or more predictors and its role in the explanation of the dependent variable, but this is not always true; for example when Simpson ́s paradox is present. The aim of this talk is to(More)