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The molecular karyotype of 3 clones derived from strain HM1:IMSS of Entamoeba histolytica was studied by transverse alternating field electrophoresis. 11-20 bands ranging between 0.3 and over 3 Mb were resolved. Hybridization with total DNA detected highly repetitive sequences in the slow-migrating molecules, while non-repetitive sequences were located in(More)
We report the size-fractionation of Entamoeba histolytica and E. invadens deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by pulsed field gradient electrophoresis. Using 3 different electrophoretic conditions, we were able to resolve 6 to 9 bands between 300 and 2000 kilobases (kb), distributed in 16-22 large and up to 31 small chromosomes for E. histolytica DNA. For E.(More)
Osteochondrodysplasias are caused by abnormal development and growth of cartilage and bone. These abnormalities have been reported in both humans and animals with dwarfism. The basset hound is considered a breed with a disproportionate prevalence of dwarfism, the cause of which is unknown. To determine the type of osteochondrodysplasia in this breed, we(More)
The effect of transient uteroplacental ischemia on nitric oxide (NO) levels, enzymatic activity, and expression of NO synthase (NOS) isoforms was studied in fetal rat brains. Fetuses were subjected to ischemia by clamping the uterine arteries for 5 min on gestational day 17 (GD17). At different times after ischemia, fetuses were delivered by Cesarean(More)
The RPCH and beta-actin cDNAs from the crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus were amplified, cloned and sequenced. The primary structure sequences of these cDNAs were compared to other members of the AKH/RPCH family. Fluctuations in the amount of the C. quadricarinatus RPCH and beta-actin mRNAs, as cDNAs, were quantified every 3h by RT-PCR. Single cosinor(More)
Evidence of health inequities associated with sexual orientation has been gathered for industrialized countries. The situation for lesbians, gay males, and bisexuals (LGB) from middle- or low-income countries may be worse than those in industrialized nations. Here, we analyze the relationship of sexual orientation with self-rated health and cigarette and(More)
Precursor structures of various members of the neuropeptide family adipokinetic hormone/red pigment concentrating hormone (AKH/RPCH) of mandibular arthropods and the APGWamide family of mollusks were compared. Amino acid alignments showed a common overall architecture (signal peptide, active peptide, related peptide), with a similar α helix–random coil(More)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and its receptor (GnRHR) are both expressed by a number of malignant tumors, including those of the breast. In the latter, both behave as potent inhibitors of invasion. Nevertheless, the signaling pathways whereby the activated GnRH/GnRHR system exerts this effect have not been clearly established. In this study, we(More)
The HPV-16 E6/E7 genes, which contain intron 1, are processed by alternative splicing and its transcripts are detected with a heterogeneous profile in tumours cells. Frequently, the HPV-16 positive carcinoma cells bear viral variants that contain single nucleotide polymorphisms into its DNA sequence. We were interested in analysing the contribution of this(More)
We established a Chelex 100-Microwave method for the purification of bacterial genomic DNA (gDNA) in less than 20 min with high yield and good quality, useful for multiple purposes. It combines Chelex 100, proteinase K, RNase A and heating in a microwave oven. The resulting gDNA was used directly to identify bacterial species of the Order Lactobacillales by(More)