Jorge Martinez

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Although a reduced expression of nm23 has been shown to correlate with a high metastatic potential in some human cancers, in colorectal cancers, conflicting data have been reported. As there are two homologous genes, nm23-H1 and nm23-H2, which encode the A and B subunits of nucleoside diphosphate kinase, efficient and simplified techniques were designed to(More)
Several allergens from Alternaria alternata have been isolated allowing some of them to be identified and characterised. Despite the fact that the major allergen of A. alternata (Alt a 1) has been extensively produced by recombinant technology, its biological activity still remains unknown. In the present study, extracts from culture filtrates were used to(More)
A 62-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after having three short syncopal episodes earlier that day soon after experiencing acute onset of shortness of breath. He had no significant past medical history and was a nonsmoker. Initially in the Emergency Department he was without any complaints, but then became acutely short of breath and(More)
Between 2008 and 2009, three pet ferrets from different sources presented with acute episode of dyspnoea. Cytological examination of pleural exudates revealed severe purulent inflammation with abundant clusters of rod-shaped microorganisms with a clear surrounding halo. Treatment was ineffective and the ferrets died 2-5 days later. Two ferrets were(More)
A large sheep-dog population from the province of Alava (northern Spain) has been investigated in order to determine the prevalence of the cestode parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Worms were detected in 14.0% of 721 dog faecal supernatants by coproantigen ELISA, and in 9.1% of 754 dog serum samples by serum antibody ELISA. A weak but statistically(More)
BACKGROUND While it is well known that there is significant intraspecific variation in the content an potency of Alternaria alternata allergens, little data has been published on intraspecific variability for individual allergens from moulds. OBJECTIVE To assess the variability of Alt a 1 expression in different strains of A alternata. METHODS Eleven(More)
We evaluate different call admission control policies in various multiservice cellular scenarios. For each of the studied policies we obtain the maximum calling rate that can be offered to the system to achieve a given QoS objective defined in terms of blocking probabilities. We propose an optimization methodology based on a hill climbing algorithm to find(More)
Condemnation causes of growth retarded pigs were studied in a Spanish abattoir. A total of 513 carcasses out of 6017 (8.5%) were rejected during inspection. The main reasons for condemnation were abscesses, cachexia, catarrhal bronchopneumonia, vertebral osteomyelitis, arthritis, pleuritis, peritonitis and pleuropneumonia. Positive relationships were found(More)