María Montañés

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Optimal replacement treatment in haemophilia B patients requires a good understanding of the pharmacokinetics of factor IX (FIX). The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetic profile of Factor IX Grífols, a highly purified human FIX concentrate with two specific pathogen inactivation/removal steps, to that of available FIX preparations. The(More)
Double transgenic mice expressing mutant amyloid precursor protein (APPswe) and mutant presenilin 1 (PS1dE9) are a model of Alzheimer-type amyloidosis and are widely used in experimental studies. In the present work, the relationships between brain and plasma amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) levels and cognitive impairments were examined in male APPswe/PS1dE9 double(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by neuronal loss and the presence of both neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques in the brain. These plaques arise from the deposition of beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptides (38-43 amino acids), which are generated from enzymatic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β- and γ-secretases. In the present work,(More)
This work was prompted by the finding that Aβ1-17 (Aβ17) appeared to be the second-most abundant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ fragment, after Aβ40. We developed an ELISA to quantify levels of Aβ17 directly accessible in plasma (DA17), recovered from the proteomic plasma matrix (RP17) and associated with the cellular pellet (CP17) that remained after plasma(More)
Recent advances in neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker assays have provided evidence of a long preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This period is being increasingly targeted for secondary prevention trials of new therapies. In this context, the interest of a noninvasive, cost-effective amyloid-β (Aβ) blood-based test does not(More)
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the abnormal aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ)1-40 and Aβ1-42 peptides into fibrils. In this work, we analyzed the kinetics of Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 fibril formation in vitro using Thioflavin T fluorescence. We synthesized high-purity peptides and performed a hexafluoro-2-propanol pre-treatment to yield uniform peptide(More)
SUMMARY Factor IX Grifols is a new high-purity plasma-derived FIX concentrate with two specific pathogen elimination steps. Until this study was performed, there were no detailed reports with an adequate number of patients on the clinical evaluation of this product. To determine the efficacy and safety of Factor IX Grifols for replacement therapy in(More)
Direct comparisons of tolerability and safety of concentrated intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) versus less concentrated products are scarce. In this postauthorization, prospective, observational, multicenter study, a systematic comparison of 10% and 5% concentrations of Flebogamma® DIF IVIG was performed in both adult and pediatric patients treated with(More)
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