Miguel A Sierra

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A serological and immunohistochemical study of African swine fever was carried out in wild boar killed in seven municipalities in the north of the province of Córdoba during two hunting seasons (1991-92 and 1992-93), when the area was affected by the disease. Fourteen of 147 wild boar analysed by ELISA and immunoblotting had antibodies to African swine(More)
Iron chelates such as ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid (EDDHA) and their analogues are the most efficient soil fertilizers to treat iron chlorosis in plants growing in calcareous soils. EDDHA, EDDH4MA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl)acetic acid), and EDDCHA (ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis(2-hydroxy-5-carboxyphenyl)acetic(More)
This paper reports apoptosis of lymph-node lymphocytes in swine experimentally inoculated with a virulent African swine fever (ASF) virus isolate (Malawi '83). Apoptosis was observed in both compartments of cortical tissue, but was more intense in diffuse lymphoid tissue (T area). Lymphopenia detected in peripheral blood was associated with T-lymphocyte(More)
The synthesis of commercial EDDHA produces o,o-EDDHA as the main reaction product, together with a mixture of regioisomers (o,p-EDDHA and p,p-EDDHA) and other unknown byproducts also able to complex Fe3+. These compounds have been obtained by direct synthesis, and their structures have been determined by ESI-MS analysis as oligomeric EDDHA-like products,(More)
The presence of virus replication centers in neutrophils from pigs inoculated with a highly virulent strain of African swine fever virus is described for the first time in vivo. Virus antigens were observed from 3 days post-inoculation (dpi) onwards by means of an immunohistochemical technique. At this time (3 dpi), transmission electron microscopy studies(More)
African horse sickness (AHS) was induced in five horses by inoculation, to determine the ultrastructural changes in endothelial cells of capillaries in the myocardium, lung, spleen and liver. The animals developed cardiac and mixed forms of the disease. Alterations detected in the endothelial cells of the vessels of infected animals included: the presence(More)
In order to determine the cause of cellular death of lymphocytes in pigs with acute African swine fever and the relationships between African swine fever virus (ASFV) and interstitial cells, ten pigs were inoculated with a highly virulent strain of ASFV (Malawi '83) and samples taken for ultrastructural study of hepatic and renal interstitial tissues. We(More)
Attention has already been drawn to the presence of pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIMs) in species in which the lung plays an important part in the removal of particles from the bloodstream. The stimulation of PIMs under certain conditions has been related to pulmonary oedema and congestion. In order to ascertain whether these cells are found in(More)
We wished to determine which areas of the visual field contribute most strongly and most frequently to the deterioration of the visual fields in patients with high ocular pressure. The computerized analysis, using linear and multiple regressions of the findings in 382 visual fields, allowed us to select four test points sensitive enough to estimate the(More)