Juan Arévalo-Serrano

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Sequencing data from Plasmodium ovale genotypes co-circulating in multiple countries support the hypothesis that P. ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri are 2 separate species. We conducted a multicenter, retrospective, comparative study in Spain of 21 patients who had imported P. ovale curtisi infections and 14 who had imported P. ovale wallikeri(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptide and astrogliosis in early stages of Abeta toxicity. In Wistar rats, anaesthetised with equitesine, a single microinjection of Abeta1-42 oligomers was placed into the retrosplenial cortex. Control animals were injected with Abeta42-1 peptide into the corresponding(More)
We conducted a case-control study searching for a possible role of environment in the risk of essential tremor (ET). We interviewed 142 ET patients and 284 age- and sex-matched controls about a family history of ET, exposure to environmental products containing lead, mercury, manganese, solvents and beta-carbolines, and exposure to agricultural work, well(More)
OBJECTIVE To objectively evaluate the visual function, and the relationship between disability and optic nerve dysfunction, in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and optic neuritis (ON), using multifocal visual evoked potentials (mfVEP). METHODS This observational, cross-sectional study assessed 28 consecutive patients with clinically definite MS,(More)
Despite growing evidence indicating the effects of cytokines, including interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNFα), and the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in Alzheimer's diseases, little is known about the signalling mechanisms that mediate its activation in response to beta-amyloid protein (Aβ). The aim of this study was first to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the orbital structures and to establish correlations with disease activity and severity in patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism and orbitopathy (GO) using short-tau inversion-recovery (STIR) sequence magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Observational, cross-sectional, case-control study. Twenty-eight patients with euthyroid(More)
The effects of the injected beta-amyloid (Abeta) protein on the alpha7 subtype of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor protein (alpha7nAChR) in the hippocampus were studied in rats. Injections of Abeta into the retrosplenial cortex resulted in a decrease in alpha7nAChR-immunoreactivity in the hippocampus. Quantitative analysis revealed a significant reduction(More)
AIMS The deposition of amyloid peptides (A beta) in the cortex and hippocampus is the primary trigger of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent studies also indicated that the M2 subtype of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (M2mAChR) may be a key molecule involved in cognitive dysfunction. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate visual function and its relationship to structure in adult amblyopic subjects. METHODS This observational, cross-sectional study included 24 adult amblyopes and 19 healthy subjects. The amblyopes were separated into three groups: anisometropic amblyopes (n = 15), strabismic amblyopes (n = 5), and strabismic amblyopes with anisometropia(More)
Dysthyroid optic neuropathy is the most serious, although infrequent (8–10 %) complication in Graves’ orbitopathy (GO). It is known that early stages of compressive optic neuropathy may produce reversible visual field defects, suggesting axoplasmic stasis rather than ganglion cell death. This observational, cross-sectional, case–control study assessed 34(More)