Jesús Manuel Culebras

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Background: This work was undertaken to investigate whether treatment with N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) prevents oxidative stress and inhibits the apoptotic pathways in an animal model of fulminant hepatic failure. Methods: Rabbits were experimentally infected with 2×104 hemagglutination units of a rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus isolate. Results: The(More)
A theoretical calculation of the total nonaqueous exchangeable hydrogen in protein, carbohydrates, and fat in man has been made. It shows that of the total exchangeable hydrogen in the body 5.22% is located in biochemical components, soluble in body water, containing hydrogen that is exchangeable with the isotope. This value represents a maximum upward(More)
This work was undertaken to investigate whether treatment with melatonin prevents oxidative stress and changes in the expression and activity of factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant enzymes in an animal model of fulminant hepatic failure of viral origin. Rabbits were experimentally infected with 2 x 10(4) hemagglutination units of(More)
We investigated the effects of a glycine-containing diet (5%) on liver injury caused by hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation in rats. Anesthetized rats were bled to a mean arterial blood pressure of 35-40 mm Hg for 1 h and then resuscitated with 60% of shed blood and lactated Ringer's solution. Feeding the rats glycine significantly reduced mortality, the(More)
In this study we sought to determine whether molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of fulminant hepatic failure are present in rabbits experimentally infected with rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV). The activities of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and lactate dehydrogenase, as well as bilirubin concentration, were(More)
INTRODUCTION Significant malnutrition exists in a high percentage of patients with head and neck cancer. Malnutrition is associated with defects in immune function that may impair the host response to malignancy. Malnutrition and immunosupression make patients highly susceptible to postoperative infections and complications. OBJECTIVES Compare two(More)
We report on 54 Spanish patients with McArdle's disease from 40 unrelated families. Molecular analysis revealed that the most common R49X mutation was present in 70% of patients and 55% of alleles. The G204S mutation was less frequent and found in 14.8% of patients and 9% of mutant alleles. The W797R mutation was observed in 16.5% of patients, accounting(More)
Total body water (TBW) determination by tritium space could be factitiously elevated by exchangeable H+ contained within water-soluble chemical configurations. Should this nonaqueous (molecular) exchangeable H+ turn out to be a large fraction of total exchangeable H+, TBW measurement by tritiated water (THO) dilution would display a systematic upward and(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition in surgical patients is associated with delayed recovery, higher rates of morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospital stay, increased healthcare costs and a higher early re-admission rate. METHODS Data synthesis after review of pertinent literature. RESULTS The aetiology of malnutrition is multifactorial. In cancer patients,(More)
BACKGROUND Tacrolimus (FK506) is an immunosuppressive agent used for the prevention of allograft rejection after organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic tacrolimus treatment on bile secretion in rats. METHODS Tacrolimus was administered intraperitoneally at doses of 0.2, 0.5, and 0.8 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks. (More)