Luis Amarillas

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease, affecting almost exclusively middle-aged women and consists of an abnormal nodular proliferation of muscle cells of the lymphatic system. Its etiology is unknown. The most frequent sites involved are the lungs, mediastinum, and retroperitoneum. The outcome is uncertain. At the present, no treatment has proved to(More)
Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically infect and lyse prokaryotic cells and therefore might be used as biocontrol agents. However, it is necessary to acquire genomic information to predict and understand the phage’s characteristics for the efficient and safe use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents against bacterial pathogens. In this study, the(More)
The bacteriophage phiJLA23 was isolated from an animal feces sample and lytic activity was demonstrated against the Esche-richia coli O157:H7 strain. We report the complete nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage phiJLA23, information which may be useful for determining whether this phage is a candidate for biocontrol or another biotechnological application. E(More)
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria is a global health problem that requires immediate attention. Bacteriophages are a promising biotechnological alternative approach against bacterial pathogens. However, a detailed analysis of phage genomes is essential to assess the safety of the phages prior to their use as biocontrol agents.(More)
Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii (PC) is characterized, in most cases, by the existence of infiltrates of interstitium or bilateral interstitium-alveolar type on the thorax radiography. However atypical radiological findings associated with this type of opportunistic infection are being described more and more frequently. We present two patients with(More)
Salmonella is a pathogen of worldwide importance, causing disease in a vast range of hosts, including humans. We report the genome sequence of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Saintpaul strain S-70, isolated from an aquatic environment.
Lytic bacteriophages have reemerged as an alternative for the control of pathogenic bacteria. However, the effective use of phage relies on appropriate genomic characterization. In this study, we report the genome of bacteriophage Av-05 and its sequence analysis, which has strong lytic activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains and several Salmonella(More)
Foodborne diseases are a serious and growing problem, and the incidence and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among foodborne pathogens is reported to have increased. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains demands novel strategies to counteract this epidemic. In this regard, lytic bacteriophages have reemerged as an alternative for the(More)