J. M. Sánchez

Learn More
The 8993 T>G mutation in mitochondrial DNA has been associated with variable syndromes of differing severity ranging from maternally inherited Leigh's syndrome (MILS) to neuropathy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa (NARP), depending on the mutation loads in affected patients. We report a kindred with several members in the same generation suffering NARP or(More)
The kinetics and the thermodynamics of melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) adsorption, penetration, and mixing with membrane components are reported. MCH behaved as a surface active peptide, forming stable monolayers at a lipid-free air-water interface, with an equilibrium spreading pressure, a collapse pressure, and a minimal molecular area of 11 mN/m, 13(More)
MOTIVATION Alteration of gene expression often results in up- or down-regulated genes and the most common analysis strategies look for such differentially expressed genes. However, molecular disease mechanisms typically constitute abnormalities in the regulation of genes producing strong alterations in the expression levels. The search for such deregulation(More)
In the present study we estimated the localization of ortho-nitrophenol (ONP) within model membranes through its efficiency to quench and to modify the anisotropy of DPH and TMA-DPH fluorescence. These fluorescent probes are known to sense the hydrocarbon core and the polar head group region of membranes, respectively. TMA-DPH fluorescence in MLVs was more(More)
Genetic Programming (GP) has proved useful in optimization problems. The way of representing individuals in this methodology is particularly good when we want to construct decision trees. Decision trees are well suited to representing explicit information and relationships among parameters studied. A set of decision trees could make up a decision support(More)
The effect of the radiomimetic compound bleomycin (BLM) on interstitial telomeric sequences (ITSs) was investigated in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells by using PNA-FISH with a pantelomeric probe. CHO cells were exposed to increasing concentrations of BLM and chromosomal aberrations were analyzed in the first mitosis after treatment. Cytogenetic analysis(More)
The selectivity and efficiency of several enrichment broths used for the the detection of salmonellas were comparatively evaluated under laboratory and environmental conditions. Media with selenite were less efficient in their inhibition of the growth of Gram-positive micro-organisms. Salmonellas grew slowly in tetrathionate broth and in media containing(More)
The relationship between (heterochromatic) interstitial telomeric sequences (ITSs) and the chromosome damage induced by the radiomimetic compound streptonigrin (SN) was investigated in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells by using PNA- and Q-FISH techniques with a pantelomeric probe. CHO cells were exposed to increasing concentrations of SN and chromosomal(More)
In this paper we present some results obtained when comparing classic Genetic Programming (GP) with the isolated multipopulation version. Our first discovery was that sometimes, given a certain number of individuals, it is useful to distribute them among several populations even when no communication is allowed. Using a large population is not always the(More)