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Recently, a gene coding for the Bm86 tick gut glycoprotein was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and shown to induce an immunological response in cattle to damage ticks engorging on these animals (Rand et al., 1989). We report here the increased expression of the Bm86 antigen from the cattle tick Boophilus microplus in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia(More)
The increasing availability and diversity of omics data in the post-genomic era offers new perspectives in most areas of biomedical research. Graph-based biological networks models capture the topology of the functional relationships between molecular entities such as gene, protein and small compounds and provide a suitable framework for integrating and(More)
Hepatitis B core antigen has been intensively studied. Recently, cryoelectron microscopy studies have determined the structure of human and duck hepatitis B virus nucleocapsids at low resolution. Both viruses assemble into core particles of two sizes with icosahedral dimer-clustered T = 3 and T = 4 symmetries. Both capsids present tightly clustered dimers(More)
Here, we search protein-DNA binding data for prevalent pairs and higher-order tuples of co-occurring transcription factors (TF) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. While the identification of such modules is dependent on uncertainties of genome-wide data sets, we find several biologically meaningful examples, which allow putative annotation of yet unclassified(More)
The workshop "Bioinformatics for Biotechnology Applications (HavanaBioinfo 2012)", held December 8-11, 2012 in Havana, aimed at exploring new bioinformatics tools and approaches for large-scale proteomics, genomics and chemoinformatics. Major conclusions of the workshop include the following: (i) development of new applications and bioinformatics tools for(More)
Previous studies with gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH/LHRH) vaccines have shown the usefulness of immunization against this hormone in prostate cancer. To this end, we have generated a completely synthetic peptide modified at position 6 and attached to the 830-844 tetanic toxoid (TT) helper T cell sequence. Through this work we have demonstrated that(More)
PURPOSE To show the utility of optic coherence tomography (OCT) in the follow up of the idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in childhood. METHODS Three girls, aged between 4 and 11 years, were diagnosed and subsequently followed with the help of OCT for an episode of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. All of them had presented with non-specific(More)
In small RNA viruses, arm-like segments located at the N or C termini have been suggested as mediators in the assembly of the capsid proteins. In many cases the arms of several subunits converge at a common point (the symmetry axis). Recent advances in studies of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein attest the convergence of the segments preceding the(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate by ultrastructural techniques that human conjunctival epithelium cells in vitro can produce mucin-like secretion. METHODS Primary cultures of human conjunctival epithelial cells were grown in different culture media. Cultures were allowed to grow and were processed after 5 days and 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks for transmission and(More)
The identification of groups of co-regulated genes and their transcription factors, called transcriptional modules, has been a focus of many studies about biological systems. While methods have been developed to derive numerous modules from genome-wide data, individual links between regulatory proteins and target genes still need experimental verification.(More)