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Quercus variabilis Blume, the Chinese cork oak, is an oak species with a thick cork outer bark. The cork is exploited at a limited scale in China and considered of lower quality than the commercial cork from Quercus suber. We studied an industrial cork granulate feedstock of Q. variabilis in relation to cellular structure and chemical composition and(More)
BACKGROUND In Ethiopia, malaria is caused by both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Drug resistance of P. falciparum to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and chloroquine (CQ) is frequent and intense in some areas. METHODS In 100 patients with uncomplicated malaria from Dilla, southern Ethiopia, P. falciparum dhfr and dhps mutations as well as P.(More)
BACKGROUND Due to increasing drug resistance, artemisinin-based combination chemotherapy (ACT) has become the first-line treatment of falciparum malaria in many endemic countries. However, irreversible ototoxicity associated with artemether/lumefantrine (AL) has been reported recently and suggested to be a serious limitation in the use of ACT. The aim of(More)
The NTPase/helicase of Flaviviridae viruses is one of the essential components of their replication complex. The enzyme is defined by the presence of seven highly conserved amino acid motifs. Random screening of numerous hepatitis C virus (HCV) derived peptides, revealed a basic amino acid stretch corresponding to motif VI of the HCV NTPase/helicase (amino(More)
BACKGROUND The emergence of drug resistance is a major problem in malaria control. Combination of molecular genotyping and characterization of mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) correlated with drug resistance can provide information for subsequent surveillance of existing and developing drug resistance patterns. The introduction of(More)
We studied the linearity and detection limits of the capillary zone electrophoresis system Capillarys in the measurement of serum monoclonal protein. Three monoclonal proteins with different isotypes and electrophoretic migrations were diluted with a hypo-gamma-globulinemic polyclonal serum pool. Mathematical linearity was observed for all monoclonal(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the chemical composition of different granulometric fractions obtained by milling of the bark of two softwood [Norway spruce, Picea abies (L.) Karst., and Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris L.] and two hardwood species (birch, Betula pendula Roth, and eucalypt, Eucalyptus globulus Labill.), and to discriminate between(More)
AbstrAct The healthcare sector has been continuously growing in importance in the past years throughout the entire world, and particularly in most Western countries and the U.S., where we witness an increase of expenditure in health per capita every year. This is related to many aspects of contemporary society, including an increase in life expectancy, the(More)
Denominación: Imagenología y neuroquímica de la adicción: Dependencia a nicotina y cannabinoides Objetivo general: El curso está diseñado para otorgar conocimiento general sobre los procesos que subyacen la dependencia a drogas, estudiando la participación de las diferentes estructuras y sistemas de neurotransmisión durante el proceso de adicción. Se(More)