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UNLABELLED The relief of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury (SCI) remains daunting, because pharmacologic intervention works incompletely and is accompanied by multiple side effects. Transplantation of human cells that make specific biologic agents that can potentially modulate the sensory responses that are painful would be very useful to treat(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae PAU genes constitute the largest multigene family in yeast, with 23 members located mainly in subtelomeric regions. The role and regulation of these genes were previously unknown. We detected PAU gene expression during alcoholic fermentation. An analysis of PAU gene regulation using PAU-lacZ fusions and Northern analyses revealed(More)
The antimicrobial activities of 23 extracts of 12 Cuban plant species reported in traditional medicine were tested. The agar diffusion method was used to assess the activity against four bacteria and one yeast: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. The results, evaluated as the diameter of(More)
Neuropathic pain is a prevalent and difficult problem in the setting of spinal cord injury (SCI). The use of cellular transplant therapy to treat this pain has been successful with the use of a human neuronal cell line, hNT2.17 [M.J. Eaton, S.Q. Wolfe, M.A. Martinez, M. Hernandez, C. Furst, J. Huang, B.R. Frydel, O. Gomez-Marin, Subarachnoid transplant of a(More)
Synthesis of the structural, surface glycoprotein (GP) of Ebola virus (EBOV) is dependent on transcriptional RNA editing phenomenon. Editing results in the insertion of an extra adenosine by viral polymerase at the editing site (7 consecutive template uridines) during transcription of GP gene of the wild-type virus (EBOV/7U). In this study, we demonstrate(More)
Although particular attention is paid to influenza A and B virus isolates during influenza surveillance, influenza C virus (FLUCV) coexisted during the first influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic wave during the 2009-2010 season. From 27 April 2009 to 9 May 2010, 12 strains of FLUCV were detected in specimens collected from 1713 nonhospitalized patients with(More)
The extent to which the Xpert MTB/RIF (Gene Xpert) contributes to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in samples other than sputum and cerebrospinal fluid remains uncertain. We aimed to assess the role of Xpert MTB/RIF for detecting M. tuberculosis in post-mortem tissues. We conducted a study among 30 complete diagnostic autopsies (CDA) performed at the Maputo(More)
The polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) composition of the brain was studied in 8 patients with Zellweger's syndrome (ZS), 3 with neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy (NALD), one with bifunctional enzyme deficiency (BED), one with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), and one with adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN). The PUFA composition of the liver, kidney and retina was(More)
Ebola virus (EBOV) transcription is dependent on the phosphoprotein VP30, a component of the viral nucleocapsid. VP30 is phosphorylated at 2 serine residue clusters located at the N-terminal part of the protein. In this report, we have investigated the role of VP30 phosphorylation in EBOV replication using a reverse genetics approach. In effect, recombinant(More)