Juan Camilo Peña

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1. Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activities were obtained from nine mammalian species: rat, mouse, horse, sheep, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, dog and man. 2. Kinetic constants (Km and Vmax) using hippuryl-L-histidyl-L-leucine as substrate and inhibitory constants (I50 and Ki) for captopril were determined for the serum ACE of each species. 3. There(More)
The characteristics, survival rate and risk factors associated with death in patients with end-stage renal failure treated with chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) were studied. This is a retrospective study of a cohort of 206 patients, from which the follow-up was complete in 190 patients (92%). Only 16 patients (8%) were lost. The study group is(More)
The angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) activity was measured in urine, serum, and tissues from rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute renal failure on days 1, 2, 3, and 7 after CCl4 administration. Serum ACE increased on days 1 to 3. Heart, lung, small intestine, brain, and testis ACE decreased, whereas kidney and liver ACE remained(More)
  • J C Peña
  • 1995
In this work we analyze the renal and systemic factors involved in the sodium retention in two conditions: in extracellular volume depletion and in edema forming states, particularly liver cirrhosis with ascitis. In this paper we accept that the volume loss of body fluids stimulates the "effective arterial blood volume" (VAE). This term results from a(More)
We investigated the presence of HIV antigen in dialysis fluid of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), previously known to be infected with this virus. Sixteen adult patients and 6 adult volunteers were included in the study in 4 groups as follows: Group A: 3 patients on CAPD, previously(More)
The development of TCR-gamma delta cells during thymic ontogeny has been studied using fetal thymic organ cultures of normal and transgenic (Tg) mice. The expression of the cell-surface markers--heat stable Ag (HSA), MEL-14, CD5, CD25 (IL-2R), and CD44 (Pgp-1)--correlated with TCR-gamma delta maturation. As the fetal thymus developed, there was an increase(More)
Adynamic bone lesion has been defined as low bone turnover, normal or low osteoid volume and decreased bone formation rate (BFR). A prospective cross-sectional study was performed in 16 asymptomatic post-transplant kidney patients with normal renal function, to evaluate low bone mineral density. The mean age of the nine women and seven men was 33.9 +/- 7.3(More)
The pathophysiology of the nephrotic syndrome (NS), characterized by protenuria, edema, sodium retention and hyperlipidemia, is not clear. We studied the role of some systemic factors on sodium retention in an experimental model of NS. NS was induced in rats by a single subcutaneous injection of puromycin aminonucleoside (PA) (15 mg/100 g); control animals(More)