P. Ludeña Reyes

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The present report summarizes studies combining an in vivo and in vitro approach, where asphyxia is induced in vivo at delivery time of Wistar rats, and the long term effects on hippocampus neurocircuitry are investigated in vitro with organotypic cultures plated at postnatal day seven. The cultures preserved hippocampus layering and regional subdivisions(More)
Orotate phosphoribosyltransferase and orotidylate decarboxylase from mammalian sources reside on a bifunctional protein. In such a system, orotidylate, the product of orotate phosphoribosyltransferase is preferentially channeled to orotidylate decarboxylase and does not equilibrate with the assay medium. In contrast, we found that orotidylate was released(More)
The properties of a purine phosphoribosyltransferase from late trophozoites of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, are described. Enzyme activity with hypoxanthine, guanine and xanthine as substrates eluted in parallel during hydroxylapatite, size exclusion and DEAE-Sephadex chromatography as well as during chromatofocusing experiments.(More)
Parasitized human erythrocytes were concentrated from continuous cultures of Plasmodium falciparum from 5-7% up to 80-95% using Plasmagel. After aggregation of the cells with phythemagglutinin, the aggregated erythrocytes were fragmented by passing them, with minimal force, through successive nylon filters of decreasing pore size (100 microns-3 microns).(More)
We have analyzed the pattern of AluI digestion over time on human chromosomes in order to monitor the evolution of the in situ enzyme action. Short treatments followed by Giemsa staining produce a G-like banding effect, whereas longer treatments produce a C-like banding pattern. However, when Propidium iodide staining is used, it reveals a uniform bright(More)
As it has been established that demethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 by the lysine-specific demethylase JMJD3 increases immune responses and thus elicits inflammation, we hypothesize that inhibition of JMJD3 may attenuate autoimmune disorders. We found that in vivo administration of GSK-J4, a selective inhibitor of JMJD3 and UTX, ameliorates the(More)