J. Ramos

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RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful reverse genetic tool to study gene function. The data presented here show that Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated RNAi is a fast and effective tool to study genes involved in root biology. The Arabidopsis gene KOJAK, involved in root hair development, was efficiently knocked down. A. rhizogenes-mediated root(More)
NADPH-diaphorase is a useful technique to reveal NO producing neurons at light microscopic level (LM). A modification of the technique using the tetrazolium salt BSPT as substrate, is useful to study the ultrastructure of NO neurons. The aim of this work was to perform a detailed analysis of NADPH-diaphorase reactive neurons in rat mesencephalon both at(More)
This work describes a computer program (POTENCOR) that applying the Fast Fourier Transform and Pearson product-moment correlation, can calculate easily, fast and accurately the absolute and relative power as well as the inter- and intrahemispheric correlation between every pair of EEG signals for narrow bands and for broad bands. POTENCOR has three main(More)
Cardiac auscultation is a traditional, yet highly sensitive and specific diagnosis technique for cardiovascular diseases. We present a Matlab framework for cardiac signals processing and analysis, which includes a new toolbox specifically designed for the main processing tasks related to heart sound analysis. Existing frameworks for acoustic cardiac signal(More)
The glycolysis inhibitor 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) is a safe, potentially useful anti-tumour drug, but its efficacy is normally low when used alone. Recent studies indicated that 2-DG stimulates the PI3K/Akt and MEK/ERK defensive pathways, which limits the apoptotic efficacy in tumour cell lines. We hypothesized that co-treatment with selected polyphenols(More)
The data mining process, when applied to clinical databases, suffers from critical data problems, from noisy acquisitions to missing or incomplete data points. Expert knowledge, in the form of practitioners' experience and clinical guidelines, is already used to manually correct some of these problems, while enhancing expert's confidence in such systems. In(More)