Javier Dıaz Gimenez

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Congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD) is a heterogeneous disorder, largely due to mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CFTR) gene. Patients with unilateral absence of the vas deferens (CUAVD) and patients with CAVD in association with renal agenesis appear to have a different aetiology to those with isolated CAVD. We have studied 134 Spanish CAVD(More)
delta F508 is the most frequent cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation and accounts for approximately 70% of CF chromosomes worldwide. Three highly polymorphic microsatellite markers have been used to study the origin and evolution of delta F508 chromosomes in Europe. Haplotype data demonstrate that delta F508 occurred more than 52,000 years ago, in a population(More)
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) conductance transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene have been detected in patients with CF and in males with infertility attributable to congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). Thirty individuals with CBAVD and 10 with congenital unilateral absence of the vas deferens (CUAVD) were analyzed by single-strand(More)
In this work the sorption of As(III) and As(V) on different natural iron oxides (hematite, magnetite, and goethite) has been studied as a function of different parameters. The sorption kinetics for the three iron oxides shows that equilibrium is reached in less than 2 days and the kinetics of sorption seems to be faster for goethite and magnetite than for(More)
We present early estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the population targeted for vaccination, during 25 December 2011 to 19 February 2012. The adjusted VE was 55% (95% CI: 3 to 79) against any type of influenza virus and 54% (95% CI: 1 to 79) against influenza A(H3N2) virus. This suggests a moderate protective effect of the vaccine in the(More)
mRNA analysis of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene in tissues of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has allowed us to detect a cryptic exon. The new exon involves 49 base pairs between exons 11 and 12 and is due to a point mutation (1811+1.6kbA-->G) that creates a new donor splice site in intron 11. Semiquantitative mRNA analysis showed(More)
Highly informative intragenic microsatellite markers within the cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene allow the analysis of associations between specific mutations and haplotypes. We have analysed 440 Spanish CF families carrying 22 different CF mutations and have established haplotypes in 1,036 chromosomes for microsatellites(More)
We have analyzed 640 Spanish cystic fibrosis (CF) families for mutations in the CFTR gene by direct mutation analysis, microsatellite haplotypes, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, single-strand conformation analysis and direct sequencing. Seventy-five mutations account for 90.2% of CF chromosomes. Among these we have detected seven novel CFTR(More)
Selenium is a toxic element with a relatively high mobility in the natural waters. Iron oxy-hydroxides might play an important role in the migration of this element as well as on its removal from contaminated water. In this work we study the interaction of Se(IV), and Se(VI) with natural iron oxides hematite and goethite through two series of batch(More)
We have determined the frequency of deletion ΔF508 and mutation G542X, a nonsense mutation in exon 11 of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene, in a sample of 400 Spanish CF families. Mutation G542X represents 8% of the total number of CF mutations in Spain, making it the second most common mutation after the ΔF508 deletion, which accounts for 48% of CF(More)