José Luis Leyva Montiel

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This article provides an axiomatic characterization of quasi-hyperbolic discounting and a more general class of semi-hyperbolic preferences. We impose consistency restrictions directly on the intertemporal trade-offs by relying on what we call ‘‘annuity compensations.’’ Our axiomatization leads naturally to an experimental design that disentangles(More)
To determine whether GH and prolactin could be phosphorylated, turkey GH, chicken GH, chicken prolactin and turkey prolactin were incubated in vitro with the catalytic subunit of protein kinase A and [gamma-32P]ATP. Phosphorylation was assessed after sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting and autoradiography.(More)
It has been shown that chicken growth hormone (cGH) exhibits functional and molecular heterogeneity. Mass and charge variants have been described in fresh pituitary extracts and in pure preparations of the hormone. In an attempt to further study the molecular heterogeneity of cGH we have purified the glycosylated variant of this hormone by affinity(More)
We have demonstrated previously that ectopic expression of a soluble betaglycan, also known as transforming growth factor (TGF) beta type III receptor, can suppress the malignant properties of human carcinoma cells by antagonizing the tumor-promoting activity of TGF-beta (A. Bandyopadhyay et al., Cancer Res., 59: 5041-5046, 1999). In the current study, we(More)
An important step of innate immune response is the recruitment of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) to injured tissues through chemotactic molecules. Galectins, a family of endogenous lectins, participate in numerous functions such as lymphoid cell migration, homing, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Particularly, galectin-3 (Gal-3) and -9 have been(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine factors associated with a non-ACR 50 response at 6 months of follow-up, in a cohort of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Early RA patients (symptom duration <1 year), treated with the same combination treatment (methotrexate and sulfasalazine), were included. Demographic characteristics of the patients(More)
The possibility that chicken growth hormone (cGH) can be phosphorylated has been examined. Both native and biosynthetic cGH were phosphorylated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (and gamma -32P-ATP). The extent of phosphorylation was however less than that observed with ovine prolactin. Under the conditions employed, glycosylated cGH was not phosphorylated.(More)
The CD43 coreceptor molecule has been shown to participate in lymphocyte adhesion and activation. Leukocyte homotypic aggregation results from a cascade of intracellular signals delivered to the cells upon engagement of different cell-surface molecules with their natural ligands. This phenomenon requires an active metabolism, reorganization of the(More)
The Newey and West (1987) estimator has become the standard way to estimate a heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation consistent (HAC) covariance matrix, but it does not immediately apply to time series with missing observations. We demonstrate that the intuitive approach to estimate the true spectrum of the underlying process using only the observed data(More)