Judith Martínez

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X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is an inherited metabolic disorder of the nervous system characterized by axonopathy in spinal cords and/or cerebral demyelination, adrenal insufficiency and accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in plasma and tissues. The disease is caused by malfunction of the ABCD1 gene, which encodes a peroxisomal(More)
Terrestrial plants have been demonstrated to be sources of antimalarial compounds. In Cuba, little is known about antimalarial potentials of plant species used as medicinals. For that reason, we evaluated the antimalarial activity of 14 plant species used in Cuba as antimalarial, antipyretic and/or antiparasitic. Hydroalcoholic extracts were prepared and(More)
In this study, a methanolic extract from Echinaster (Othilia) echinophorus was evaluated for activity against Leishmania amazonensis. The extract showed activity against the promastigote and amastigote forms with IC50 values of 62.9 and 37.5 microg.mL-1 respectively. This extract showed a moderate toxicity on macrophages from BALB/c mice. A dose of 100(More)
Latino children experience higher rates of obesity than do non-Latino white children. Family-centered nutrition interventions can slow the rate of weight gain in this population. Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healthy Children, Healthy Family) is a 5-year, community-based, participatory research study that targets rural Mexican-origin farmworker families with(More)
135 described in which the neuropathy preceded the abdominal clinical manifestations by years. In our patient, the clinical picture of polyneuropathy began two years before the abdominal manifestations and no nutritional deficiency was indicated. Various forms of peripheral neuropathy have been reported in other chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases,(More)
Acquired neuromyotonia is defined as continuous muscle activity originated in peripheral nerve due to alterations of the motor axon membrane. It has been considered a paraneoplastic syndrome in patients with neoplasms of the immune system, mainly lymphomas. Similarly, involvement of the motor neuron has been described as an uncommon paraneoplastic(More)