Rubén Moreno

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Epigenetic aberrancies likely preclude correct and complete nuclear reprogramming after somatic cell nucleus transfer (SCNT) and may underlie the observed reduced viability of cloned embryos. In the current study, we tested the effects of the histone deacetylase-inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) on preimplantation development and on histone acetylation and the(More)
A total of 184 human embryos, frozen for >5 years, were donated; informed consent was obtained according to Spanish law 45/2003. Survival rate was 40% and three out of 24 blastocysts (12.5%) developed into putative hESC lines, named VAL-3, VAL-4, and VAL-5. The derivation process was performed on microbiologically tested and irradiated human foreskin(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether genetically similar or diverse strains of Listeria monocytogenes colonize the environment and carcasses in a single Spanish broiler abattoir over time. The study was composed of 5 surveys over a 1.5-yr period and included the monitoring of cleaning and disinfection procedures. Overall, a total of 212(More)
Among the factors that affect the efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in pigs, the activation protocol is the most variable among the current SCNT procedures. The aim of this study is focused on defining an efficient activation treatment of porcine oocytes. In Experiment 1, we studied the effects of nine different oocyte activation procedures(More)
An effective, consistent and xeno-free cryopreservation technique is crucial for any human embryonic stem cell (hESC) laboratory with future perspectives for clinical application. This study presents a new slow freezing-rapid thawing method in serum-free conditions that allows the cryopreservation of a large number of colonies without the use of a(More)
According with FAO reported data the methionine intracellular content in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is higher than another yeast. For increasing the yeast methionine internal concentration three S. cerevisiae mutant strains were chosen (M2, M4 y M9), obtained by ethionine (0.1 mg/ml) and norleucine (0.33 mg/ml) resistance by González Miliani (personal(More)
The potential of using anaerobic digestion for the treatment of poultry blood has been evaluated in batch assays at the laboratory scale and in a mesophilic semi-continuous reactor. The biodegradability test performed on residual poultry blood was carried out in spite of high inhibitory levels of acid intermediaries. The use of activated carbon as a way to(More)
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