María José Huertas

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Traces of metal are required for fundamental biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis and respiration. Cyanobacteria metal homeostasis acquires an important role because the photosynthetic machinery imposes a high demand for metals, making them a limiting factor for cyanobacteria, especially in the open oceans. On the other hand, in the last two(More)
At birth, the human colon is rapidly colonized by a vast amount of gut microbes that affect host physiology and metabolism because of their ability to ferment nutrients and secrete bioactive compounds (de Vos, 2013). Lately, different reports are exploring their potential use for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases, although the clinical use of the(More)
Arsenic (As) is toxic, carcinogenic and causes serious health problems. While As occurs naturally due to volcanic activity, the major anthropogenic sources of As are metal processing, burning of coal and arsenic-based pesticides or herbicides. Arsenate (AsO4 3-) and arsenite (AsO3 3-) are the primary chemical forms found in soil. Because of the wide(More)
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