Marife Martinez

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It is well known that chronic administration of pergolide and other dopamine agonists may induce a downregulation of dopamine D2 receptors in the rat model of Parkinson's disease (PD). To our knowledge, this effect has not been demonstrated in vivo in patients with PD. At present, the status of striatal dopamine D2 receptors can be studied with use of(More)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been shown to be effective in modulating cerebral cortex activity. Most of the published controlled studies have reported that left temporoparietal area stimulation with 1 Hz frequencies has managed to improve auditory hallucinations at least partially and transiently in patients suffering from schizophrenia.(More)
Heat-killed Saccharomyces cerevisiae (HKY) vaccination protects mice against aspergillosis, coccidioidomycosis, mucormycosis, or candidiasis. We studied HKY protection against murine cryptococcosis. Once weekly subcutaneous HKY doses (S, 6 × 107; 2S, 1.2 × 108; 3S, 2.4 × 108) began 28 (×3), 35 (×4), or 42 (×6) days prior to intravenous Cryptococcus grubii(More)
Despite the prevalence of Aspergillus-related disease in immune suppressed lung transplant patients, little is known of the host-pathogen interaction. Because of the mould's angiotropic nature and because of its capacity to thrive in hypoxic conditions, we hypothesized that the degree of Aspergillus invasion would increase with progressive(More)
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