Jose Gutierrez

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Here, we describe optimal conditions for the culture of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) pre-adipocytes obtained from adipose tissue and their differentiation into mature adipocytes, in order to study the endocrine control of adipogenesis. Pre-adipocytes were isolated by collagenase digestion and cultured on laminin or 1% gelatin substrate. The(More)
In a multicenter study involving three reference centers for mycobacteria, the rate of recovery of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and the mean time to their detection from clinical specimens was determined by using the Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT). These parameters were compared to those assessed by the radiometric BACTEC 460 TB system and by(More)
In mammals and birds, several isoforms of facilitative glucose transporters have been identified (GLUT1-4), but no information is available regarding the molecules involved in glucose transport in other vertebrates. Here we report the cloning of a GLUT molecule from fish muscle with high sequence homology to GLUT4 and containing features characteristic of a(More)
To examine the various mechanisms involved in compensatory growth in Oncorhynchus mykiss, an experimental protocol involving 1, 2 or 4 weeks of fasting followed by a single ad libitum re-feeding period of 4 weeks was designed for alevins. Morphological parameters including body weight, specific growth rates (SGR), and coefficient factor decreased(More)
Schizophrenia is a highly disabling and limiting disorder for patients and the possibility that infections by some microorganisms may be associated to its development may allow prevention and recovery. In the current study we have done a meta-analysis of studies that have assessed the possible association between detection of different infectious agents and(More)
Isolates from urine samples obtained during 1999 were identified and their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents studied along with any production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. A total of 13774 samples were analysed using an automatic system for the detection of bacterial ATP (Coral, USA). Of(More)
Primary cultures of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) adipocytes were used to examine the main signaling pathways of insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) during adipogenesis. We first determined the presence of IGF-I receptors (IGF-IR) and insulin receptors (IR) in trout preadipocytes (day 5) and adipocytes (day 14). IGF-IRs were more abundant(More)
Using data collected at the Pierre Auger Observatory during the past 3.7 years, we demonstrated a correlation between the arrival directions of cosmic rays with energy above 6 x 10(19) electron volts and the positions of active galactic nuclei (AGN) lying within approximately 75 megaparsecs. We rejected the hypothesis of an isotropic distribution of these(More)
A wide spectrum of congenital anomalies may affect the upper gastrointestinal tract, including anomalies of the esophagus (e.g., atresia, fistulas, webs, duplications, vascular rings), stomach (e.g., congenital gastric outlet obstruction, duplications), and duodenum (e.g., atresia, annular pancreas, duplications, malrotation). The evaluation of affected(More)
Thymus-expressed chemokine (TECK) has been reported to chemoattract dendritic cells, thymocytes, and activated macrophages. Here, we show that TECK is a specific agonist for a human orphan receptor called GPR-9-6. We have determined the cDNA sequence of human GPR-9-6 and cloned the corresponding murine cDNA. Human and murine GPR-9-6 expression is very high(More)