Javier Vargas-Villarreal

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Mammalian serum or bovine serum albumin are essential for Trichomonas vaginalis cultivated under axenic conditions. Unfortunately, these components inhibit several biological properties of these parasites. PACSR is a serum replacement, free of bovine serum albumin. used for axenic cultivation of Entamoeba histolytica. We show that PACSR is also useful for(More)
Tuberculosis (TB - Mycobacterium tuberculosis) is an ancient infectious disease that has appeared once again as a serious worldwide health problem and now comprises the second leading cause of death resulting from a single infection. The prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) TB is increasing and therapeutic options for treatment are not always(More)
Knowledge of Entamoeba histolytica biology in the last 17 years has been acquired largely as a consequence of this parasite's axenic cultivation in TPS-1 or TYI-S-33 media. Unfortunately, there are often low yields in these media, due to variability of their main components, Panmede and yeast extract. We describe a medium, PEHPS, of which the main(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is a chronic disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of this species underscores the need for novel effective drugs against resistant mycobacteria as first-line antituberculosis medications. METHODS Crude aqueous (obtained by decoction, in accordance with the traditional(More)
Trichomonad total extracts (TTE), or vesicular (P30) and soluble (530) subcellular fractions from 3 pathogenic Trichomonas vaginalis strains (GT-3. GT-13. and GT-15), lysed both human and Sprague-Dawley rat erythrocytes in a time- and dose-dependent manner. The entire hemolytic activity of TTE was located in P30, showing 2 peaks of maximum activity, one at(More)
To determine the association between Human papillomavirus (HPV)-type infections with the frequency of Micronucleus (MN), a hospital-based, unmatched case-control study was carried out. We evaluated and compared the average number of MN/1,000 cells among three groups of Mexican females. Twenty one women ranging in age from 31-56 years and divided into three(More)
Primary amenorrhoea refers to the absence of menarche by the age of 16-18 years in the presence of secondary sexual characteristics, and occurs in 1-3% of women of reproductive age. To study the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities and the different options available for clinical management of women in Mexico with primary amenorrhoea, a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The recent emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR), extensively drug-resistant (XDR), and totally drug-resistant (TDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) strains have further complicated the control of tuberculosis (TB). There is an urgent need of new molecules candidates to be developed as novel, active, and less toxic(More)
4-(5-Substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)pyridine derivatives 1-12 were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antimycobacterial activity. Some compounds showed an interesting activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv and five clinical isolates (drug-sensitive and -resistant strains). Compound 4 [4-(5-pentadecyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)pyridine](More)