Laura Eugenia Nava

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We proposed a simple analytical procedure for measurement of serum advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) based on simultaneous detection of low-molecular-mass peptides and AGEs with a flow system and two detectors connected on-line: spectrophotometric for peptides (lambda = 280 nm) and spectrofluorometric for AGEs (lambda ex = 247 nm, lambda em = 440(More)
We carried out a cross-sectional study to investigate factors associated with adherence to diet and medication in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. A total of 200 patients not seeking treatment from clubs for diabetics from two hospitals in León, Mexico, accepted inclusion. Patients interviewed had a mean age of 58.8 (53.3-56.4, 95%(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the possible influence of modern cultural conditions on symptoms at menopause in three distant populations, comparing urban vs. rural women from three different States of Mexico: Guanajuato, Coahuila and Yucatán. In these groups we compared the age at menopause and symptoms at pre- and postmenopause. METHODS A total of 7632(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced glycosylation end product (AGE) formation is a major mechanism for the development of complications in diabetes, and the possible roles of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and IGF binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) are not clearly established. METHODS We examined the associations of AGEs, free IGF-I and IGFBP-3 in Type 2 diabetes mellitus(More)
To analyze the contribution of MHC class II genes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) with end stage renal disease (ESRD), we examined the distribution of HLA-DRB1, DQA1, DQB1 loci in Mexican Mestizos of Central Mexico, using PCR-SSOP and PCR-SSP. Three groups were included: 47 type 2 diabetic ESRD patients; 42 patients with ESRD and 50 type 2 DM patients with(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the participation of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles in the expression of type 2 diabetic and in nondiabetic subjects with and without family history of diabetes. The purpose was to evaluate any HLA association and to look for different patterns of insulin resistance and insulin secretion, comparing(More)
UNLABELLED Obese, postmenopausal women have lower FSH levels. To determine whether this is due to higher estrogen exposure, we compared feedback gonadotropin sensitivity and its relation to insulin resistance in four groups of obese and lean, postmenopausal women. Group one was treated with 400 mg troglitazone (TG) daily for two weeks; 150 clomiphene(More)
LHRH release is dependent on the availability of calcium, and prostaglandin E2 is a potent releaser of LHRH. Therefore, we investigated the role of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) on the release of LHRH from the hypothalamus. Four rat hypothalami were perifused with Krebs-Ringer buffer, and after a 60-min preincubation period, PLA2 was applied during 10 min. The(More)
BACKGROUND The accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) has a key role in the pathophysiology of diabetes complications. Comparison of AGEs measurement in serum, skin, saliva and urine has not been reported. AIMS To compare AGEs in serum, skin, saliva and urine in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, with complications at different(More)
Our aim was to investigate the adverse effects of occupational exposure to trivalent chromium. We measured chromium and iron levels in serum and urine and hemoglobin levels in tannery workers and unexposed persons. We studied three groups of subjects. Group 1 included 15 non-smoking male tannery workers highly exposed to chromium from tanning and retanning(More)