Isabel Corrales

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The current study was aimed at investigating whether the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs12979860), upstream of the IL28B gene, had any effect on the incidence rate and the features of active CMV infection in the Allogeneic stem cell transplantation setting. This was a retrospective observational study including 151 patients undergoing T(More)
A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), 3 kbp upstream of the IL28B gene (rs12979860; C/T), has been shown to influence the dynamics of cytomegalovirus (CMV) replication in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients (Allo-SCT). We investigated whether this SNP had any effect on the dynamics of CMV-specific T-cell immunity in these patients. CMV pp65/IE-1(More)
The nature of the binding sites for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on human monocytes was investigated using fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labelled LPS from Salmonella minnesota R595 (ReLPS). In the absence of serum, ReLPS bound to monocytes and this interaction was trypsin sensitive. A concentration of 0.1 mg/ml resulted in a 90% loss of LPS binding, while(More)
Invasive candidiasis (IC) is a frequent and life-threatening infection in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of IC and the antifungal susceptibility of etiological agents in patients admitted to our surgical intensive care unit (SICU) in Spain. We designed a prospective, observational, single center,(More)
Commercial immunoassays for detecting IgG and IgM antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), viral capsid antigens (VCA), and IgGs toward EBV nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) are routinely used in combination to categorize EBV infection status. In this study, we evaluated the performances of the Architect EBV VCA IgG, VCA IgM, and EBNA-1 IgG chemiluminescent(More)
In this study, we assessed the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in seven candidate genes involved in orchestrating the immune response against cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the 12-month incidence of CMV infection in 315 CMV-seropositive kidney transplant (KT) recipients. Patients were managed either by antiviral prophylaxis or(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in the activation or regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses may modulate the susceptibility to and the natural history of certain chronic viral infections. The current study aimed to investigate whether donor and recipient SNPs in the chemokine receptor 5 (rs1800023), monocyte(More)
Penicillin G, cefotaxime and clavulanic acid administered intravenously were studied for their immunomodulating properties. BALBC/c mice were immunized using PC-KLH as thymus-dependent antigen at the same time as the antibiotic was injected. The effect on antibody response was evaluated 5 days after immunization. Critical immunological parameters such as(More)
There is an increasing appreciation for the potential clinical value of the quantitation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA in the lower respiratory tract in critically ill patients lacking canonical immunosuppression, in view of the possible pathogenic role of CMV in these patients [1]. No data have been published on the analytical performance of real-time PCR(More)