Roberto Alonso

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We address the specific role of cytoplasmic Ca(2+) overload as a cell death trigger by expressing a receptor-operated specific Ca(2+) channel, vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1), in Jurkat cells. Ca(2+) uptake through the VR1 channel, but not capacitative Ca(2+) influx stimulated by the muscarinic type 1 receptor, induced sustained intracellular [Ca(2+)](More)
Citrus genus includes some of the most important cultivated fruit trees worldwide. Despite being extensively studied because of its commercial relevance, the origin of cultivated citrus species and the history of its domestication still remain an open question. Here, we present a phylogenetic analysis of the chloroplast genomes of 34 citrus genotypes which(More)
The molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 is constantly changing, mainly as a result of human migratory flows and the high adaptive ability of the virus. In recent years, Spain has become one of Europe's main destinations for immigrants and one of the western European countries with the highest rates of HIV-positive patients. Using a phylogeographic approach, we(More)
GB virus C or hepatitis G virus (GBV-C/HGV) is highly prevalent among population groups at risk of parenterally transmitted viral agents, but it has also a worldwide distribution in other non-risk population groups. GBV-C/HGV RNA and antibodies against its envelope protein (anti-E2 Abs) were found in 3/86 (3%) and 7/89 (8%) of biomedical science personnel(More)
OBJECTIVES Microbiological strategies are necessary to help clinicians discontinue empirical antifungal therapy in patients with suspected invasive candidiasis. Culture methods and biomarkers each show low sensitivity. We analysed the value of combining different biomarkers as a decision-making tool for discontinuing empirical antifungal treatment. (More)
Genomic experiments (e.g. differential gene expression, single-nucleotide polymorphism association) typically produce ranked list of genes. We present a simple but powerful approach which uses protein-protein interaction data to detect sub-networks within such ranked lists of genes or proteins. We performed an exhaustive study of network parameters that(More)
We studied 75 patients with non-hematological conditions from whom Aspergillus spp. were recovered from clinical specimens during the period March 2003 to August 2006. The patients were classified according to EORTC criteria and the presence of galactomannan (Platelia Aspergillus) in their sera was evaluated. Ten of these patients (13.3%) had proven or(More)
Patients with candidemia may have transient or catheter-related infections without involvement of deep tissues or deep-seated candidiasis. Clinical differentiation of these entities may not be evident with conventional microbiological and imaging methods. Our aim was to determine if the detection of Candida albicans germ tube-specific antibody (CAGTA) in(More)
Abstract In this paper an optimal solution to the problem of determining both vehicle attitude and position using line-of-sight measurements is presented. The new algorithm is derived from a generalized predictive filter for nonlinear systems. This uses a one time-step ahead approach to propagate a simple kinematics model for attitude and position(More)
Genome browsers have gained importance as more genomes and related genomic information become available. However, the increase of information brought about by new generation sequencing technologies is, at the same time, causing a subtle but continuous decrease in the efficiency of conventional genome browsers. Here, we present Genome Maps, a genome browser(More)