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HIV-1 exploits CCR5 conformational heterogeneity to escape inhibition by chemokines
CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is a receptor for chemokines and the coreceptor for R5 HIV-1 entry into CD4+ T lymphocytes. Chemokines exert anti–HIV-1 activity in vitro, both by displacing the viralExpand
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Use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans as model organisms to study the effect of cocoa polyphenols in the resistance to oxidative stress.
Developing functional foods to improve the quality of life for elderly people has great economic and social impact. Searching for and validating ingredients with in vivo antioxidant effects is one ofExpand
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A Cocoa Peptide Protects Caenorhabditis elegans from Oxidative Stress and β-Amyloid Peptide Toxicity
Background Cocoa and cocoa-based products contain different compounds with beneficial properties for human health. Polyphenols are the most frequently studied, and display antioxidant properties.Expand
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ITQs under illegal fishing: An application to the red shrimp fishery in Chile
We study an individual transferable quota system with imperfect enforcement. We apply a model of individual fisherman behavior to the red shrimp (Pleuroncodes monodon) fishery in central-southernExpand
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Estimation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis Growth Parameters: Strain Characterization and Comparison of Methods
ABSTRACT The growth rate of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis was assessed by different methods in 7H9 medium supplemented with OADC (oleic acid, albumin, dextrose, catalase), Tween 80, andExpand
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Increased CD11/CD18 Expression and Altered Metabolic Activity on Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Patients with Polycythemia vera and Essential Thrombocythemia
Functional studies of granulocytes in polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are contradictory. In order to study the possible link between adhesion molecules and functionalExpand
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Toxicological assessment of mesoporous silica particles in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
ABSTRACT Here we report the toxicological evaluation of mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) in the nematode C. elegans. Specifically, we have investigated the effect of bare micro‐ (M0) and nano‐sizedExpand
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Desarrollo de la respuesta de anticuerpos anti-fosfolipasa A, en caballos inoculados con veneno para la producción de suero antiofídico polivalente en Costa Rica
The development of antibody response against phospholipase A activity of Bothrops asper venom was studied in a group of adult and healthy horses used in the production ofthe polyvalent antivenom atExpand
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Mesophilic aeromonads in wild and aquacultured freshwater fish.
Numbers and species of motile Aeromonas were determined in freshly caught freshwater fish, in the surrounding environment, and also during iced chilled storage of fish specimens. Although noExpand
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Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to study the effectiveness and metabolic targets of dietary supplements used for obesity treatment: the specific case of a conjugated linoleic acid mixture (Tonalin).
The antiobesity effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has previously been described in different animal models. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a commercial mixtureExpand
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