Jose Ramón López

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a recessive X-linked genetic disease, caused by mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin. DMD is characterized in humans and in mdx mice by a severe and progressive destruction of muscle fibers, inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, and cell death. In mdx muscle fibers, we have shown that basal ATP release is(More)
Ionic calcium concentrations were measured in frog skeletal muscle fibers using Ca-selective microelectrodes. In fibers with resting membrane potentials more negative than -85 mV, the mean pCa value was 6.94 (0.12 microM). In fibers depolarized to -73 mV with 10-mM K the mean pCa was 6.43 (0.37 microM). This increase in the intracellular [Ca2+] could be(More)
In this study we have developed protocols for induced triploidy and gynogenesis of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), a promising flatfish species for marine aquaculture, in order to: 1) identify the sex-determination mechanism; and 2) to improve its production by generating a) sterile fish, avoiding problems related with sexual maturation, and b)(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) on early outcomes in young and middle-aged patients undergoing conventional aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis remains unknown. Our objective was to evaluate the incidence of some degree of PPM and its influence on early mortality and morbidity. METHODS We analyzed our single(More)
Mg2+-selective microelectrodes have been used to measure the intracellular free Mg2+ concentration in frog skeletal muscle fibers. Glass capillaries with a tip diameter of less than 0.4 micron were backfilled with the Mg2+ sensor, ETH 1117. In the absence of interfering ions, they gave Nernstian responses between 1 and 10 mM free Mg2+. In the presence of an(More)
INTRODUCTION The relation between subjective sleep quality and the stages of polysomnography is unclear. Computerized sleep analysis provides a reliable tool for the study of sleep dynamics. OBJECTIVE To study the relation between subjective sleep quality and spectral EEG parameters during nocturnal sleep. MATERIAL AND METHODS Nocturnal sleep were(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinic usefulness of a diagnostic test is in relationship to the precision with which measures the studied phenomenon. The lack of precision involve the reliability upon causing confounded results of the normal and diseased populations. OBJECTIVE Since the sleep varies in function of the age, to find sleep parameters that fit better to(More)
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