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The anti-inflammatory effect of c-phycocyanin extract was studied in acetic acid-induced colitis in rats. Phycocyanin (150, 200 and 300 mg kg(-1) p.o.) was administered 30 min gbefore induction of colitis with enema of 1 ml of 4% acetic acid per rat. Twenty-four hours later myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity was determined as well as histopathological and(More)
Coinfection of farm-reared salmonids involving two viruses has been described, but there is no report on the interactions between viruses. Here we examine whether infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) strain Sp interferes with the growth of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) strain S46, a coinfected isolate from rainbow trout. When BF-2(More)
A population analysis of an unusual NOR-site polymorphism previously detected in brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) from North-western Spain was carried out in 225 individuals from 20 native populations from this area. The analysis performed has permitted us to reveal: (i) the ubiquity of this phenomenon in most river basins from NW Spain, 13 extra-NORs not(More)
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is endemic in most parts of the world and is now recognised as an important contributor to neurological disease. Serological diagnosis of NCC improved greatly in the past two decades and contributed to demonstrating previously unsuspected regions of endemicity. Claims for an accurate serological screening tool for human(More)
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a major cause of seizures and epilepsy. Diagnosis is based on brain imaging, supported by immunodiagnosis in serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Lumbar puncture is invasive and painful. Blood sampling is slightly painful and poorly accepted. Urine antigen detection has been used for other parasites and tried in NCC with(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of epilepsy added to inadequate treatment results in chronic morbidity and considerable mortality in poor populations. Neurocysticercosis (NCC), a helminthic disease of the central nervous system, is a leading cause of seizures and epilepsy in most of the world. METHODS Taking advantage of a cysticercosis elimination program, we(More)
Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is endemic in most developing countries, where it is an important cause of epileptic seizures and other neurologic symptoms. In industrialized countries, cysticercosis results from travel or immigration of tapeworm carriers from endemic areas. In both endemic and nonendemic countries, housemaids commonly immigrate from(More)
Spindles of CUBA 87-51 sugarcane were cultured in Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium and supplemented with different nutrients. Embryogenic and non-embryogenic callus obtained were comparatively studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Samples of embryogenic callus cultured in regeneration medium (MS without 2.4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) were(More)
The growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1a (GHSR1a) has the highest known constitutive activity of any G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). GHSR1a mediates the action of the hormone ghrelin, and its activation increases transcriptional and electrical activity in hypothalamic neurons. Although GHSR1a is present at GABAergic presynaptic terminals, its(More)
Cysticercosis, the infection with the larval stage of Taenia solium, is a cause of neurological symptoms including seizures, affecting the quality of life of patients and their families. Diagnosis focuses on brain imaging and serological tests are mostly used as confirmatory tools. Most cases, however, occur in poor endemic areas, where both kinds of(More)