Marcela Hernández

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The effects of intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) injected interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) on tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity in the median eminence and on serum adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) and prolactin (PRL) levels were studied in freely moving male rats chronically implanted with i.c.v. cannulas. IL-1 beta stimulated TH activity of the median(More)
Periodontal diseases usually refer to common inflammatory disorders known as gingivitis and periodontitis, which are caused by a pathogenic microbiota in the subgingival biofilm, including Porphyromonas gingivalis, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola that trigger innate, inflammatory, and adaptive immune(More)
In an effort to test stellar structure and evolution models, analysis of oscillations in A and F stars in open clusters is carried out by the STACC network (Frandsen 1992). In this paper we describe our effort to locate a suitable open cluster in the northern hemisphere for a future multi-site campaign. We present BV Johnson and time series CCD photometry(More)
The wetlands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau are believed to play an important role in global nutrient cycling, but the composition and diversity of microorganisms in this ecosystem are poorly characterized. An understanding of the effects of geography and microtopography on microbial populations will provide clues to the underlying mechanisms that structure(More)
Oxidative stress and matrix metalloproteinases -9 and -2 are involved in periodontal breakdown, whereas gingival crevicular fluid has been reported to reflect apical status. The aim of this study was to characterize oxidant balance and activity levels of MMP -2 and -9 in apical lesions and healthy periodontal ligament; and second, to determine whether(More)
  • M Fernández-Falcón, C E Alvarez, R Gorrín, M M Hernández, A A Borges
  • 2009
One derivative (Param-A) of a water-soluble compound of 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone has been commercially launched to induce resistance against Panama disease in bananas, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. This paper reports on a long-term experiment in order to verify the improvements that Param-A can provide in unfavourable banana culture(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of computer-assisted learning on first-year dental students' waxing abilities and self-evaluation skills. Additionally, this study sought to determine how well digital evaluation software performed compared to faculty grading with respect to students' technical scores on a practical competency examination.(More)
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