Mónica Rovira

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Three myotoxins, one from the venom of Bothrops atrox and two from the venom of B. moojeni, were isolated by ion-exchange chromatography on CM-Sephadex C-25. The three toxins are basic proteins with an estimated mol. wt of about 13,500, and similar amino acid compositions. When injected into the gastrocnemius muscle of mice, the three toxins induce drastic(More)
Equine antibodies to B. asper myotoxin II were isolated from polyvalent antivenom by affinity chromatography. Purified antibodies were among the most acidic serum immunoglobulins, migrating between the beta- and alpha 2-globulin regions by zone electrophoresis. This might be related to the fact that myotoxin II is a very basic antigen. At an antibody/toxin(More)
1. The presence of proteins antigenically related to Bothrops asper myotoxins in various snake venoms, mainly from South America, was investigated by using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. 2. Myotoxin-like components were detected in ten Bothrops venoms from South America, and in the venoms of Crotalus atrox (North America), Trimeresurus flavoviridis(More)
1. Two quantitative enzyme-immunoassays (EIA) for Bothrops asper myotoxin and anti-myotoxin antibodies, respectively, were utilized to study their in vivo distribution in mice (Swiss, 18 to 20 g). 2. After polyvalent antivenom (0.4 ml) administration by the iv route, there was an immediate peak in plasma anti-myotoxin antibodies which declined rapidly(More)
This paper presents a sonographic diagnosis of exencephaly made during the last trimester of gestation. The sonogram showed the absence of bones in the cranial vault together with the presence of a disorganized cerebral mass, with loss of its normal anatomy. Post-partum examination of the newborn confirmed the findings of the sonogram. We briefly review the(More)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2005;58(4):367-73 367 Introduction and objectives. To study the prevalence of and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in primary care. Patients and method. A cross-sectional study was carried out at an urban health center in Barcelona, Spain. In total, 2248 patients ≥15 years old were selected randomly from medical records. The study(More)
  • 1