Izaskun Martínez

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It is has been shown that the majority of T. cruzi strains isolated from Mexico belong to the T. cruzi I (TCI). The immune response produced in response to Mexican T. cruzi I strains has not been well characterized. In this study, two Mexican T. cruzi I strains were used to infect Balb/c mice. The Queretaro (TBAR/MX/0000/Queretaro)(Qro) strain resulted in(More)
Type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitors are able to suppress EAE. To investigate the effects of this therapy in the central nervous system, we serially analyzed from days 7 to 17 postinoculation the gene expression pattern of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), lymphotoxin, interferon-gamma, interleukin-1beta, the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOs),(More)
Aminoguanidine therapy delayed the onset of actively induced EAE in Lewis rats, but recovery was impaired in most animals. In the central nervous system this was correlated with persistent inflammation and production of proinflammatory cytokines. In the periphery of aminoguanidine-treated animals, T lymphocytes showed increased proliferation against myelin(More)
Resistin has been proposed as both an anti-adipogenic factor and an inducer of insulin resistance. During late pregnancy, white adipose tissue mass increases and insulin sensitivity decreases. To check for the involvement of resistin in these processes, we measured plasma resistin in pregnant and non-pregnant rats and in lactating dams. Plasma resistin(More)
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