M. Cecilia Rousseaux

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Antioxidants present in fruits and vegetables may help prevent some chronic diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and heart disease. Tomatoes provide a major contribution to human dietary nutrition because of their widespread consumption in fresh and processed forms. A tomato introgression line population that combines single chromosomal segments introgressed(More)
Field experiments assessing UV-B effects on plants have been conducted using two contrasting techniques: supplementation of solar UV-B with radiation from fluorescent UV lamps and the exclusion of solar UV-B with filters. We compared these two approaches by growing lettuce and oat simultaneously under three conditions: UV-B exclusion, near-ambient UV-B(More)
We examined the effects of solar ultraviolet-B radiation (UVB) on plant-herbivore interactions in native ecosystems of the Tierra del Fuego National Park (southern Argentina), an area of the globe that is frequently under the Antarctic “ozone hole” in early spring. We found that filtering out solar UVB from the sunlight received by naturally-occurring(More)
The primary motivation behind the considerable effort in studying stratospheric ozone depletion is the potential for biological consequences of increased solar UVB (280-315 nm) radiation. Yet, direct links between ozone depletion and biological impacts have been established only for organisms of Antarctic waters under the influence of the ozone "hole;" no(More)
The objectives of this study were to test potential effects of solar ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on (i) foliage nutritional quality and foliage decomposition rates of six plant species of this fen ecosystem (Nothofagus antarctica, Carex curta, C. decidua and C. magellanica; Acaena magellanica and Gunnera magellanica) and (ii) feeding preferences for(More)
We examined the effects of solar ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on plant-insect interactions in Tierra del Fuego (55°S), Argentina, an area strongly affected by ozone depletion because of its proximity to Antarctica. Solar UV-B under Nothofagus antarctica branches was manipulated using a polyester plastic film to attenuate UV-B (uvb−) and an Aclar film to(More)
Structural definition of the receptors for neurotropic and angiogenic modulators such as fibroblast growth factors and related polypeptides will yield insight into the mechanisms that control early development, embryogenesis, organogenesis, wound repair and neovessel formation. We isolated 3 murine cDNAs encoding different binding domains of these receptors(More)
The latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) encoded by the Epstein–Barr virus functions as a constitutively activated receptor of the tumor necrosis factor receptor family. LMP1 is a short-lived protein that is ubiquitinated and degraded by the proteasome. We have previously shown that LMP1 recruits the adapter protein tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated(More)
Many cell surface glycoproteins are anchored in the lipid bilayer by a glycosylphosphatidyl-inositol (GPI) structure. Recently, a number of cell lines which are deficient in the biosynthesis and/or addition of this anchor have been described. In this report, we summarize the current knowledge on these lines and discuss their potential use to isolate the(More)