Juan José Augusto Moyano Muñoz

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The cyanobacterium (blue-green alga) Anabaena sp. ATCC 33047 produces an exopolysaccharide (EPS) during the stationary growth phase in batch culture. Chemical analysis of EPS revealed a heteropolysaccharidic nature, with xylose, glucose, galactose, and mannose the main neutral sugars found. The infrared (IR) spectrum of EPS showed absorption bands of(More)
Pertussigen (pertussis toxin (PT] is one of the most effective stimulators of IgE production in mice and rats. Employing flow microfluorimetric analysis (FMF), we showed that PT increases the percentage of blood and spleen lymphocytes with IgE on their surface. The percentage of IgE-bearing cells in the spleen of normal untreated C57Bl/10SCN mice of various(More)
We studied various biological activities of crystalline pertussigen and found that in mice as little as 0.5 ng of pertussigen induced hypersensitivity to histamine, 8 to 40 ng induced leukocytosis, 2 ng increased production of insulin, 0.1 ng increased production of immunoglobulin E and immunoglobulin G1 antibodies to hen egg albumin, 9.5 ng increased(More)
Pertussis toxin treatment of rabbit peritoneal neutrophils causes a concentration-dependent inhibition of granule enzyme secretion induced by formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine, C5a, and leukotriene B4. It also inhibits chemotaxis induced by formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine. The same toxin treatment, however, has no effect on granule enzyme secretion(More)
Pertussis toxin is produced by the causative agent of whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, and is an adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-ribosyltransferase capable of covalently modifying and thereby inactivating many eukaryotic G proteins involved in cellular metabolism. The toxin is a principal determinant of virulence in whooping cough and is a primary(More)
The degree of T cell commitment reached by cell precursors present in the fetal liver is a controversial issue. In the present work, the occurrence of fully T cell-committed progenitors among CD45+Thy-1+CD44+ 13-day-old rat fetal liver cells was demonstrated when limiting numbers of these cells in vitro reconstituted SCID mouse fetal thymic lobes providing(More)
Previous analysis on the thymus of erythropoietin-producing hepatocyte kinases (Eph) B knockout mice and chimeras revealed that Eph-Eph receptor-interacting proteins (ephrins) are expressed both on T cells and thymic epithelial cells (TECs) and play a role in defining the thymus microenvironments. In the current study, we have used the Cre-LoxP system to(More)