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OBJECTIVE To obtain baseline information for designing a community-based intervention programme aimed at increasing the cervical cancer screening coverage of women most at risk. METHODS A population-based survey, using proportional stratified two-stage cluster sampling in Rivas, one of the 16 Departments of Nicaragua. The individuals selected were(More)
A number of polysaccharides showed good antiviral activity against several animal viruses. At 5 micrograms/ml, carrageenan prevented the cell monolayer from destruction by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) growth. At 10 micrograms/ml, carrageenan reduced the formation of new infectious HSV-1 by almost five logs. No cytotoxic effects were detected with(More)
Transverse tubule membranes isolated from rabbit skeletal muscle have high levels of a Ca2+- or Mg2+-ATPase with Km values for Ca-ATP or Mg-ATP in the 0.2 mM range, but do not display detectable levels of ATPase activity activated by micromolar [Ca2+]. The transverse tubule enzyme is less temperature or pH dependent than the Ca2+-ATPase of sarcoplasmic(More)
The entry of animal viruses into cells is associated with permeabilization of the infected cells to protein toxins such as alpha-sarcin (C. Fernández-Puentes and L. Carrasco, Cell 20:769-775, 1980). This phenomenon has been referred to as "the early permeabilization by animal viruses" (L. Carrasco, Virology 113:623-629, 1981). A number of inhibitors of(More)
The etiology of a number of retinopathies, such as acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), remains undetermined. Candida famata was isolated from conjunctival exudates of a patient diagnosed with AZOOR. This yeast was very abundant, particularly in the more affected eye, while no other pathogens or fungal species were in evidence. Immunological tests(More)
We have examined the effect of Rev on the regulation of the expression of RRE containing mRNAs when they were synthesised in the nucleus or directly in the cytoplasm. In the nuclear expression system, Rev enhanced env mRNA transport by about 1.6-fold, while translation of this mRNA was increased more than a 100-fold. These findings indicate that the target(More)
Megalomycin C, a natural macrolide antibiotic showed a potent antiherpetic activity. At concentrations that efficiently prevented HSV-1 multiplication, the compound had no cytotoxic or antiproliferative effects. Viral DNA and protein synthesis took place at normal levels in the presence of the antibiotic, suggesting that neither the translation of viral(More)
Isolated transverse tubule vesicles free of sarcoplasmic reticulum transport calcium with high affinity in the presence of ATP. The calcium transport by transverse tubules differs from calcium transport by sarcoplasmic reticulum. It is not increased by oxalate or phosphate, it has a different temperature dependence, it is inhibited by sub-micromolar(More)
BACKGROUND Antiviral compounds are needed in the control of many animal and human diseases. METHODS We analysed the effect of the antitumoural drug lauryl gallate on the infectivity of the African swine fever virus among other DNA (herpes simplex and vaccinia) and RNA (influenza, porcine transmissible gastroenteritis and Sindbis) viruses, paying attention(More)
INTRODUCTION Most cases of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection are self-limited, but occasionally the disease evolves to a severe condition needing hospitalization. Here we describe the evolution of the respiratory compromise, ventilatory management and laboratory variables of patients with diffuse viral pneumonitis caused by pandemic 2009 influenza A(More)