Jimena Beatriz Fernández

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One hundred four bacterial strains mediating urinary tract infections in separate individuals from a Uruguayan community were isolated. Forty-six strains conferred a multidrug resistance phenotype. All 104 strains were examined for the presence of class 1, 2, and 3 integrons. Class 1 integrons were found in 21 isolates across four distinct bacterial genera.(More)
The woman described suffered from a pruritic erythematous rash, edema, malaise and fever which appeared during Tegretol therapy. The patient was shown to have a severe hypogammaglobulinemia with absence of circulating B lymphocytes, but normal cell-mediated immunity. There was an absence of in vitro immunoglobulin production by the patient's cells, but this(More)
AIMS Maternal diabetes impairs placental development and metabolism. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated nuclear receptors relevant in metabolic homeostasis. We investigated the concentrations of PPARdelta and its endogenous agonist prostacyclin (PGI2), as well as the effects of carbaprostacylin (cPGI(2,) a PPARdelta(More)
Small peptides patterned after the N terminus of the synaptosomal protein of 25 kDa, a member of the protein complex implicated in Ca(2+)-dependent neuronal exocytosis, inhibit in vitro the release of neuromodulators involved in pain signaling, suggesting an in vivo analgesic activity. Here, we report that compound DD04107 (palmitoyl-EEMQRR-NH(2)), a 6-mer(More)
Peritonitis was induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal inoculation of pure Escherichia coli. Rats in which 2 ml of 1% povidone iodine had been injected intraperitoneally 5 min after the bacterial challenge, showed a decrease in the neutrophil percentage of the peritoneal cell population during the first hours of peritonitis compared to the control group.(More)
The vulnerability of populations and species to global warming depends not only on the environmental temperatures, but also on the behavioral and physiological abilities to respond to these changes. In this sense, the knowledge of an organism’s sensitivity to temperature variation is essential to predict potential responses to climate warming. In(More)
Reproductive and life history patterns in reptiles are tightly related to the environmental conditions, so male reproductive cycles have been historically characterized as continuous, for tropical lizards, or seasonal, for temperate lizards. However, males of Liolaemus and Phymaturus lizards (Liolaemidae), from cold temperate climates of high altitudes or(More)