Martha-Eugenia Ruiz-Tachiquín

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We describe here the participation of a Trichomonas vaginalis 30-kDa proteinase (CP30) with affinity to the HeLa cell surface in attachment of this parasite to host epithelial cells. The CP30 band is a cysteine proteinase because its activity was inhibited by E-64, a thiol proteinase inhibitor. In two-dimensional substrate gel electrophoresis of total(More)
Ischemic stroke is a major cause of death worldwide that provokes a high society cost. Deprivation of blood supply, with the subsequent deficiency of glucose and oxygen, triggers an important number of mechanisms (e.g. excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation) leading to irreversible neuronal injury. Consequently, ischemia increases the energy(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a problem in several regions of the world with limited resources. Blood samples dried on filter paper (DBS) have been successfully used to diagnose and monitor several infectious diseases. In Mexico there is an urgent need for an affordable and easy sampling method for viral load (VL) testing and monitoring of chronic(More)
In third-world countries, dried blood samples (DBS) are a convenient alternative to plasma for monitoring viral load during HIV-1 therapy. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of using DBS to perform HIV-1 drug resistance genotyping in a ViroSeq assay in which the protease and reverse transcriptase regions of the pol gene are analyzed. Fifty-seven(More)
We describe diffuse glioma-like infiltrates in excised tubers in five out of forty Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) patients undergoing excision of a tuber at our institution within the last 10 years. All patients presented with refractory seizures. Resection specimens from four patients had the pathognomonic histologic features of neuroglial hamartomas(More)
It has been hypothesized that human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) may be associated with breast cancer progression. However, the role of HCMV infection in breast cancer remains controversial. We aimed to assess whether HCMV genes (UL122 and UL83) could be detected in breast carcinomas and reinvestigated their possible association with breast cancer progression.(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a small DNA-containing virus with 4 genes, C, S, X and P. The S gene codes for the surface antigen (HBsAg), which contains the "a" determinant, the main region for induction of a protective humoral immune response. To compare the genotype and sequence of the "a" determinant between strains isolated from asymptomatic and(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus is a betaherpesvirus responsible for persistent infections that are generally asymptomatic in healthy individuals. In the absence of an effective immune response, as in neonates, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, individuals with AIDS, etc., cytomegalovirus may cause severe disease. Early detection of this virus would(More)
Antioxidant properties and protective effect of aged garlic extract (AGE) and of 20% hydroethanolic fresh extracts from garlic clove (GCE) and skin (GSE) on cerebral ischemia were evaluated by administering extracts at the beginning of reperfusion in a rat model of stroke. All three extracts scavenged superoxide anion, peroxynitrite anion, and peroxyl(More)
Gastric cancer (GC) is the fifth most common type of malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. It is necessary to identify novel methods aimed at improving the early diagnosis and treatment of GC. MicroRNA expression profiles in the plasma of patients with GC have demonstrated a potential use in the opportune diagnosis(More)
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