Víctor Humberto Suarez

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Acetobacter diazotrophicus, a nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with sugar cane, secretes a levansucrase (sucrose-2,6-beta-D-fructan 6-beta-D-fructosyltransferase; EC 2.4.1.10). This enzyme is constitutively expressed and represents more than 70% of the total proteins secreted by strain SRT4. The purified protein consists of a single 58 kDa polypeptide(More)
During the past three years there have been several reports of cattle anthelmintic resistance (AR) in Argentina. Twenty-five cattle herds in the west fattening area of the Pampeana Region were surveyed to assess the prevalence of AR and the species of nematode involved. The survey involved fattening and cow-calf systems with a mean of 6760 bovines.(More)
The Acetobacter diazotrophicus SRT4 gene encoding levansucrase (EC 2.4.1.10) (IsdA) was isolated from a genomic library. The nucleotide sequence of a 2.3 kb DNA fragment sufficient for complementation of a levansucrase-deficient mutant (obtained by EMS treatment) was determined. The IsdA gene (1751 bp) coded for a polypeptide of molecular mass 64.9 kDa with(More)
The neuropeptides galanin and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) are markedly up-regulated in response to peripheral nerve lesion. Both peptides are involved in neuronal differentiation and neurite outgrowth during development. In this study, we investigated the effects of galanin and PACAP on axonal elongation and sprouting by adult rat(More)
In April 2003, persistent scouring and ill-thrift that was reported in calves form an intensive beef rearing operation in central Argentina despite treatments with benzimidazole and ivermectin. In order to conduct a controlled faecal egg count reduction test on this herd, 40 calves 5-8-months-old were selected on the basis that they had a nematode eggs per(More)
Five enzymes, malate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase, mannose-phosphate isomerase, glucose-phosphate isomerase and phosphoglucomutase from seven putative species of Ostertagiinae were compared using starch-gel electrophoresis. The Nei distances were not much affected by origin of specimens or host species. Six of the putative species could form(More)
The interbreeding of 6 species of ostertagiines was studied in a sheep model. Virgin young females of selected nonpolymorphic strains of Ostertagia ostertagi, Ostertagia leptospicularis, and Teladorsagia circumcincta were mated with various male ostertagiines. Interbreeding was successful between O. ostertagi and Ostertagia lyrata, O. leptospicularis and(More)
Seasonal population trends of helminth parasites of growing lambs were investigated over 4 years. Successive worm-free lambs were grazed together with untreated lambs for 20-30 days and then slaughtered for helminth counts 2 weeks after their removal from pasture. Likewise untreated lambs from the same flock were slaughtered from 2 to 15 months of age for(More)
Variations in the proportion of the less-frequent morph of Teladorsagia circumcincta, T. c. trifurcata, were studied under experimental conditions. Infections with older larvae (over 7 months of age at 4 degrees C) yield a lower proportion of T. c. trifurcata compared with those obtained from fresh larvae (15 days). This phenomenon could account for the(More)