Juan Carlos Ulloa

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Porcine astrovirus (PAstV) has been poorly studied and has been associated mainly with gastroenteritis. Computational analysis has revealed the close relationship of PAstV with astroviruses of humans (HAstV) and cats (FAstV). In this study, 105 and 171 stool specimens were collected from piglets and children under 5 years of age, respectively, in different(More)
We are reporting computational studies of several genotyped strains of astrovirus isolated in Colombia which we have genotyped using the 348-bp segment located between nucleotides 258 and 606 close to the amino terminal region of the complete ORF 2. By biocomputational techniques this 348-bp segment from the different strains was translated into an amino(More)
BACKGROUND Achyrocline bogotensis has been traditionally used to treat infections of skin, respiratory, tract urinary and other infections, but not to treat viral gastrointestinal disease. In this study, this Colombian native medicinal plant was investigated by its in vitro anti-rotavirus and anti-astrovirus activity. METHODS Several extracts and(More)
Porcine astroviruses (PAstVs) are small RNA viruses associated with gastroenteritis. The capsid polyprotein of PAstVs, human (HAstVs) and feline (FAstVs) AstVs has a high similarity at the N-terminus before residue 415. Previous results showed the cross-detection of PAstVs and HAstVs from diarrheal samples using a commercial ELISA test that uses a(More)
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