José Luis Torres

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Disability after traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) results from physical trauma and from "secondary mechanisms of injury" such as low metabolic energy levels, oxidative damage and lipid peroxidation. In order to prove if early metabolic reactivation is a better therapeutic option than antioxidant therapy in the acute phase of TSCI, spinal cord contusions(More)
A protein separation scheme combining affinity or ion exchange sorption with hollow fiber cross-flow filtration is described. Sorptive gel particles were loaded into the shell side of a hollow fiber membrane module. In the adsorption step, crude protein mixtures were passed through the lumen and permeating proteins passed through the membrane to bind on the(More)
The serine carboxylesterase from horse serum was characterized by amino acid composition, peptide mapping, molecular and subunit weights, and sequencing of the amino acids around the essential serine residue at the active site. A protocol was developed for using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography as the final step to obtain homogeneous(More)
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the main etiologic agents of gastrointestinal illness in developing and developed areas throughout the world. Isolation of enterotoxin-producing C. jejuni has been associated with clinical symptoms of a watery-secretory type of diarrhea. Although physiological and immunological relatedness has been demonstrated between the C.(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of cerebral ischemia in clinical practice has driven the development of diverse experimental models of its different forms and different methods of producing it have been described. Here we report our experience with the use of the internal carotid artery (ICA) as an access route for the permanent endoluminal occlusion of the(More)
Lactation is a physiological process associated with hyperactivity of hypophyseal prolactin-producing cells. It is known that the percentage of these cells is increased during lactation, although there are discrepancies in the reports regarding the mechanisms responsible for increasing the number of prolactin cells. In order to analyse whether this increase(More)
BACKGROUND The recently approved subcutaneous implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (S-ICD) uses a single extrathoracic subcutaneous lead to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. This is different from conventional transvenous ICDs, which are typically implanted under sedation.(More)
STUDY DESIGN This work is an experimental and prospective study in adult, female, Long-Evans rats. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to probe the effect of metabolic inhibition after an acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) using a standardized contusion model (NYU impactor) to know whether the metabolic inhibition is a 'secondary mechanism of(More)
Octadecyl-bonded silica, commonly used for reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography, was modified using surfactants bearing ionizable groups and the modified packing used in ion-exchange chromatography of proteins. The surfactants 2-(n-hexadecylheptaethoxy)acetic acid, 1-(n-hexadecyloctaethoxy)ethylene-diamine, and(More)
Pyridine was coupled covalently to a nonionic ethoxylated alcohol: octaethylene glycol n-hexadecyl ether. This modified surfactant was found to be a reversible, competitive inhibitor of horse serum cholinesterase. The surfactant bound irreversibly, in aqueous media, to octadecyl-bounded reverse phase silica particles commonly used for high-performance(More)