Sara V Navarro

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Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main etiological agent of community-acquired pneumonia and a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children and the elderly. Genome sequencing of several pneumococcal strains revealed valuable information about the potential proteins and genetic diversity of this prevalent human pathogen. However, little is known about(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasian population. More than 900 mutations have been detected in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) gene. The most common worldwide, is a deletion of phenylalanine 508 (delta F508). AIM To analyze the presence of mutations delta F508, G542X, N1303K, G551D,(More)
Dehydrins and trehalose are multifunctional protective biomolecules that play a role in counteracting cellular damage during dehydrative stresses. In this paper, we studied dehydrin isoform patterns, dehydrin gene expression and trehalose levels in the skin of Cardinal (Vitis vinifera L.) table grapes, along with their regulation by different cold(More)
BACKGROUND Hyper-IgM syndronie (HIGM) is a rare primary immunodeficiency used to describe a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by recurrey bacterial infrctions, normal or elevated serum IgM levels and low or absent serum IgG, IgA and IgE. AIM To make definitive diagnosis, detect mutations in carriers and perform genetic counseling in patients(More)
BACKGROUND The X-linked form of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immunodeficiency that affects phagocytes of the innate immune system and is characterized by an increased susceptibility to severe bacterial and fungal infections. It is caused by mutations in the CYBB gene, which encodes the 91-kD subunit of phagocyte NADPH oxidase. AIM To(More)
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