Jairo Espinosa

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This paper presents an algorithm to extract rules relating input/output data and including prior knowledge. The rules are created in the environment of fuzzy systems. The fuzzy sets describing the system are constructed within a framework of linguistic integrity to guarantee its interpretability in the linguistic context. Two algorithms are presented in(More)
Leishmaniasis is a virulent parasitic infection that causes a worldwide disease burden. Most treatments have toxic side-effects and efficacy has decreased due to the emergence of resistant strains. The outlook is worsened by the absence of promising drug targets for this disease. We have taken a computational approach to the detection of new drug targets,(More)
In the search for early biological markers to detect genetic damage, a pilot study on a hydroarsenicism-exposed group was designed. Blood and urine samples were taken from 11 individuals chronically exposed and from 13 individuals with lower exposure to the metal. Lymphocyte cultures for cytogenetic studies and HGPRT assay were done with coded peripheral(More)
4 amebicides (chloroquine diphosphate, diiodohydroxyquin, iodochlorohydroxyquin and dehydroemetine) and 6 anthelmintics (bephenium hydroxynaphthoate, 4-hexylresorcinol, mebendazole, niclosamide, pyrantel pamoate and pyrvinium pamoate) were tested for mutagenicity in the Salmonella typhimurium microsomal test system. Frameshift mutations were induced by(More)
Drugs containing secondary aliphatic amines, heterocyclic nitrogen, or secondary aliphatic amido groups (chloroquine, dehydroemetine, mebendazole, and piperazine) and pyrimidine derivatives such as pyrantel pamoate were reacted in vitro with sodium nitrite at pH 3.7 and became mutagenic for Salmonella typhimurium strain TA1535. The products derived from the(More)
Niclosamide, a widely used anthelmintic drug in underdeveloped countries, is known to be mutagenic in the Salmonella typhimurium microsomal test system. The urine obtained from mice treated with niclosamide is mutagenic in the TA98 and TA1538 strains. Its effects on mouse-sperm morphology were evaluated in CD1 and (BALB/cJ x DBA/2J) F1 mice after 5 daily(More)
This paper presents an algorithm for predictive control using fuzzy models.This strategy is a Predictive Control Strategy for Nonlinear systems. The algorithm takes advantage of the already well known methods for linear systems (like Generalized Predictive Control). Analysis of the modiied algorithm is presented and performance comparisons are shown. The(More)