Sirenia González-Pozos

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Due to the intracellular nature of mycobacterial infections, little attention has been paid to the possible extracellular role that neutrophils might play in tuberculosis. The recent discovery of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), composed of DNA and antimicrobial proteins,(1) introduces a new perspective to our understanding of the mechanism used by(More)
The number, phenotype, localisation and development of intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) from duodenum (Du) and ileum (Il) were studied by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and light and electron microscopy in unweaned (0-7 weeks old) and six months-old pigs. Developmental changes at birth showed that 38% of the total lymphocytes in the villi were IEL, mainly of(More)
Protein corona (PC) is the main biological entity of initial cell interaction and can define the toxicological response to Fe3O4 nanoparticles (IONP). Polymer coating to IONP, polyethilenglycol (PEG) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), is a widely accepted strategy to prevent toxicity and avoid excessive protein binding. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
Ectocytosis, the cellular process by which ectosomes (Ects) are released, is an important phenomenon by which eukaryotic cells exchange molecular information. Ects released from N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP)-activated human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) have recently been characterized. Molecules such as CD35 and phosphatidylserine(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) influences different physiological and pathophysiological aspects of the cell. The ECM consists in a complex network of macromolecules with characteristic biochemical properties that allow cells to sense their environments inducing different signals and changing cell behavior. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate(More)
A novel haloalkaliphilic archaeon, strain B23(T) was isolated from the former lake Texcoco in Mexico. The strain was Gram-stain-negative, the cells coccoid to ovoid rods, red pigmented and aerobic. Strain B23(T) grew in 1.7-4.3 M NaCl, at pH 6.5-9.5 and at 25-45 °C with optimal growth at 2.6-3.4 M NaCl, pH 7.5-8.5 and 37 °C. Phylogenetic analysis based on(More)
Giardia lamblia is a worldwide protozoan responsible for a significant number of intestinal infections. There are several drugs for the treatment of giardiasis, but they often cause side effects. Curcumin, a component of turmeric, has antigiardial activity; however, the molecular target and mechanism of antiproliferative activity are not clear. The effects(More)
Giardiasis, a diarrheal disease, is highly prevalent in developing countries. Several drugs are available for the treatment of this parasitosis; unfortunately, all of them have variable efficacies and adverse effects. Bursera fagaroides has been known for its anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal properties in Mexican traditional medicine. We investigated the(More)
Cytoskeletal organization, actin-myosin contractility and the cell membrane together regulate cell morphology in response to the cell environment, wherein the extracellular matrix (ECM) is an indispensable component. Plasticity in cell shape enables cells to adapt their migration mode to their surroundings. GH3 endocrine cells respond to different ECM(More)
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