Leandro R. León

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Uncoupling protein-3 (UCP3) is a mitochondrial protein that can diminish the mitochondrial membrane potential. Levels of muscle Ucp3 mRNA are increased by thyroid hormone and fasting. Ucp3 has been proposed to influence metabolic efficiency and is a candidate obesity gene. We have produced a Ucp3 knockout mouse to test these hypotheses. The Ucp3 (-/-) mice(More)
We tested the effect of chronic leptin treatment on fasting-induced torpor in leptin-deficient A-ZIP/F-1 and ob/ob mice. A-ZIP/F-1 mice have virtually no white adipose tissue and low leptin levels, whereas ob/ob mice have an abundance of fat but no leptin. These two models allowed us to examine the roles of adipose tissue and leptin in the regulation of(More)
This paper describes a web-based finite element program called portal of damage. The purpose of the program is the numerical simulation of reinforced concrete framed structures, typically buildings, under earthquakes or others exceptional overloads. The program has so far only one finite element based on lumped damage mechanics. This is a theory that(More)
Polatuzumab vedotin, an antibody-drug conjugate containing monomethyl auristatin E, was associated with an incidence of grade ≥2 peripheral neuropathy (PN) of 55-72% in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a phase II study, when dosed 1.8-2.4 mg/kg every 3 weeks until progression or for a maximum of 17 cycles. To quantify the correlation of(More)
Splenic plasma cell response and systemic antibody response to intestinal amoebiasis were studied in C3H/HeJ mice from 5 to 60 days post-inoculation with Entamoeba histolytica. At various time intervals specific antibody-secreting cells (ASC) in the spleen were measured in infected mice and non-infected control mice by enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT)(More)
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