Patricia G. Martínez

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The AluYb8 sequences are a subfamily of short interspersed Alu retroelements that have been amplified within the human genome during recent evolutionary time and are useful polymorphic markers for studies on the origin of human populations. We have identified a new member of the Yb8 subfamily, AluyHG, located between the HLA-H and -G genes and 88-kb(More)
BACKGROUND Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) plays a major role in the development of Barrett's oesophagus. However, it has yet to be elucidated what factors determine the length of Barrett's mucosa in each individual patient. AIMS To determine if there is a correlation between oesophageal acid exposure and the length of Barrett's mucosa. We also(More)
We describe the finding of an Alu repeat dimorphism within the first intron of the MICB gene. The frequencies of the two AluyMICB alleles, AluyMICB*0 (absence of insertion) and AluyMICB*1 (presence of insertion), and their associations with the highly polymorphic HLA-B locus were determined for 51 human cell lines and for 109 and 200 Caucasians and(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic artery disease is a common condition in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, there are few published data on the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in nondialyzed patients with renal insufficiency. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a simple, noninvasive, and reliable method to assess PAD. METHODS AND(More)
The detection of specific antibodies against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was tested by dot blot enzyme immunoassay in 95 urine samples from 72 individuals infected with HIV and 23 seronegative individuals. Western blot of paired serum samples from these same individuals was used as the gold standard. The dot blot tested had a sensitivity of 97.2% and(More)
Lidocaine intrathecal anaesthesia was used to perform phallectomies in 15 hybrid Galapagos tortoises (Geochelone nigra) in a field setting as part of a conservation and ecosystem restoration project in the Galapagos Islands. The intrathecal injection was performed in the dorsal intercoccygeal region of the tail. Once the tail and hindlimbs were relaxed and(More)
Although mitochondrial DNA mapping of Varroa destructor revealed the presence of several haplotypes, only two of them (Korean and Japanese haplotypes) were capable to infest Apis mellifera populations. Even though the Korean haplotype is the only one that has been reported in Argentina, these conclusions were based on mites sampled in apiaries from a(More)
Metastasis remains a major cause of mortality in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Current clinicopathological features have shown limited predictability for the risk of distant metastasis in individual patients, and therefore more accurate and reliable markers are needed. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of various(More)
We present a family, identified through a girl with “Cri-du-chat syndrome”, in which two different types of recombinants exist [del(5)(qter→p14:) and dup(5)(p13)]. They are due to a 5p paracentric inversion of maternal origin [inv(5) (pter p13)]. We discuss the relationship between the breakpoints and segregation of the inversion carrier, as well as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Short segment Barrett's esophagus (SSBE) is defined by the presence of intestinal metaplasia in biopsies obtained from mucosa with an appearance suggestive of Barrett's that extends <3 cm into the esophagus. It has been suggested that this lesion may represent a stage in an ongoing process of Barrett's esophagus progression. If so, then the(More)