Néstor Kerner

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Trypanosoma cruzi lambda gt 11 library from epimastogote derived mRNA was screened with human chagasic sera or sera from chronically infected mice. Strong reactive recombinants were detected with both sera. Two recombinant clones were studied in more detail and shown to be composed of the same 114-bp repetitive sequence coding for a 38 amino acid(More)
A DNA strategy was designed to characterize the antigenic site(s) within a lambda gt11 cloned 35-amino-acid antigenic peptide, identified with antibodies from patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease (cChHD) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as the C-terminal portion of a Trypanosoma cruzi P ribosomal protein. The 198-bp cDNA insert was digested(More)
The effect of verapamil pre-treatment on the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of antipyrine was studied in eight healthy male volunteers. The oral clearance of antipyrine was decreased from 2.18 to 1.95 l h-1 (P less than 0.01) by verapamil (80 mg three times daily for 2 days prior to antipyrine administration and 2 days following) while half-life was(More)
DEAE-cellulose chromatography of mycelial extracts of Mucor rouxii grown to mid-exponential phase resolves two types of low-Km cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase (EC 3.1.4.17; PDE): PDE I, highly activatable (4-6-fold) by phosphorylation or proteolysis, and PDE II, unresponsive to activation. The enzymic profile of PDE activity obtained from germlings shows only(More)
BACKGROUND UV radiation can produce mutations in skin cells and correlates strongly with the onset of actinic keratoses and basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a heritable disease characterized by an extreme sensitivity of skin to UV radiation. Recently, studies in cultured cells as well as in XP patients have demonstrated that(More)
A partially purified preparation (200-fold) of cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE) was obtained from Mucor rouxii grown and extracted under conditions minimizing endogenous proteolysis. Four purification steps were applied: batch DEAE-Sepharose, DEAE-Sepharose chromatography, Sephadex G-150 super-fine gel filtration and sucrose gradient centrifugation. The final(More)