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A total of 149 strains of lactic acid bacteria isolated from the spontaneous fermentation of 'Almagro' eggplants were characterized and identified. Of the isolates, 148 were determined as belonging to the genus Lactobacillus. A coccoid, gram-positive database-negative isolate was obtained in the early stages of fermentation. The Lactobacillus strains were(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of anorexia nervosa is still unknown. Multiple and distributed brain regions have been implicated in its pathophysiology, implying a dysfunction of connected neural circuits. Despite these findings, the role of white matter in anorexia nervosa has been rarely assessed. In this study, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to(More)
Several wild and collection strains of the genus Zygosaccharomyces were characterized using a rapid and simple method of restriction analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Patterns obtained with three endonucleases (HaeIII, HinfI and RsaI) made it possible to differentiate each species and to identify the wild strains, isolated from the same spoiled concentrated(More)
In previous studies we demonstrated that insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) induces pituitary vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) gene expression and secretion, and that IGF-I-induced prolactin (PRL) release is mediated by VIP. In this study, we investigate the mitotropic action of IGF-I and VIP on pituitary lactotropes, and their possible interplay in(More)
BACKGROUND Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has commonly been described in psychiatric disorders. Although several studies have found positive associations between abnormal eating patterns during childhood and ADHD, there is a lack of studies on ADHD and Eating Disorders (ED). The aims of this exploratory study were 1) to assess the ADHD(More)
BACKGROUND With the imminent publication of the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there has been a growing interest in the study of the boundaries across the three bulimic spectrum syndromes [bulimia nervosa-purging type (BN-P), bulimia nervosa-non purging type (BN-NP) and binge eating disorder (BED)].(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated physical activity has been observed in some patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) despite their emaciated condition. However, its effects on treatment outcome remain unclear. This study aimed to examine objectively measured physical activity in this clinical population and how it might be related to a partial hospitalization therapy(More)
AIMS The goal of this study was to assess the genetic diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from the complex natural ecosystem present in the spontaneous fermentation of 'Almagro' eggplants by a polyphasic approach based on molecular techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by dopaminergic dysfunction and degeneration. DJ-1/PARK7 mutations have been linked with a familial form of early onset PD. In this study, we found that human DJ-1 wild type and the missense mutants M26I, R98Q, A104T and D149A were stable proteins in cells, only the L166P mutant was unstable. In parallel, the former(More)
Although the concept of 'food addiction' (FA) has raised growing interest because of evidence for similarities between substance dependence and excessive food intake, there is a lack of studies that explore this construct among the wide spectrum of eating disorders (EDs). Besides providing validation scores of a Spanish version of the Yale FA Scale(More)