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25 kidney donors who had undergone nephrectomy 1-11 years ago, 35 patients followed up for 13 years after poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, and 44 controls were investigated for their capacity to increase their glomerular filtration rate after an acute oral load of 100-150 g of protein. Their mean baseline creatinine clearances (Ccrl, ml/min +/- SEM)(More)
Recent studies demonstrate that combinations of androgens and progestagens are highly effective in the suppression of spermatogenesis in normal volunteers. To test whether progestagen and androgen delivery systems designed to produce steady serum levels will be as effective as other androgen plus progestagen combinations, we compared Norplant II and(More)
A complex mixture of air pollutants is present in the ambient air in urban areas. People, animals, and vegetation are chronically and sequentially exposed to outdoor pollutants. The objective of this first of 2 studies is to evaluate by light and electron microscopy the lungs of Mexico City dogs and compare the results to those of 3 less polluted cities in(More)
The principal objective of this study is to evaluate by light and electron microscopy (LM, EM) the heart tissues in stray southwest and northeast metropolitan Mexico City (SWMMC, NEMMC) dogs and compare their findings to those from 3 less polluted cities (Cuernavaca, Tlaxcala, and Tuxpam). Clinically healthy mongrel dogs, including 109 from highly polluted(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) and cyclophosphamide (IVCy) in children with severe neuropsychiatric (NP) systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). METHODS We studied 7 consecutive pediatric patients with severe NPSLE. All patients were treated initially with IVMP and IVCy followed by monthly IVCy for at least 3(More)
It is accepted that recombination errors during human female meiotic prophase have some influence on the origin of trisomy 21. A total of 335 oocytes from four euploid fetuses were analysed by immunofluorescence and fluorescence in-situ hybridization in order to assess the recombination nodules along chromosome 21. Results based on the analysis of(More)
A large Costa Rican kindred has been identified with 15 males affected with congenital blindness, progressive bearing loss, and venous insufficiency. Due to ophthalmological and audio-otological findings, including bilateral retinal dysplasia and detachment, progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, and an X-linked pattern of inheritance, a(More)
Southwest Metropolitan Mexico City (SWMMC) children are repeatedly exposed to a complex mixture of air pollutants, including ozone, particulate matter, and aldehydes. Nasal biopsies taken from these children exhibit a wide range of histopathologic alterations: marked changes in ciliated and goblet cell populations, basal cell hyperplasia, squamous(More)
Only little is known about the meiotic prophase events in human oocytes, although some of them are involved in the origin of aneuploidies. Here, a broad study of the pairing and synaptic processes in 3263 human euploid and 2613 aneuploid oocytes (47,XX, +21 and 47,XX, +13), using different techniques and methods, is presented in order to elucidate the(More)
We report the characterization of N-linked oligosaccharides on six foreign glycoproteins secreted from the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. These proteins included: a bacterial enzyme, Bacillus licheniformis alpha-amylase; three fungal enzymes, Saccharomyces cerevisiae invertase, Penicillium minioluteum dextranase, and Mucor pusillus aspartic protease;(More)