Verónica Martínez

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BACKGROUND Diagnosis and follow up of CanL is difficult since the range of clinical signs is varied and seroprevalence is high in endemic areas. The aims of this study were: i) demonstrate the advantages of Leishmania qPCR to diagnose and control CanL and highlight its prognostic value and ii) propose guidelines for tissue selection and infection(More)
BACKGROUND Modern dog breeds display traits that are either breed-specific or shared by a few breeds as a result of genetic bottlenecks during the breed creation process and artificial selection for breed standards. Selective sweeps in the genome result from strong selection and can be detected as a reduction or elimination of polymorphism in a given region(More)
BACKGROUND Iron is an essential nutrient but can be toxic at high intracellular concentrations and organisms have evolved tightly regulated mechanisms for iron uptake and homeostasis. Information on iron management mechanisms is available for organisms living at circumneutral pH. However, very little is known about how acidophilic bacteria, especially those(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an etiologic agent of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. It has been shown that K. pneumoniae infections are characterized by reduced early inflammatory response. Recently our group has shown that K. pneumoniae dampens the activation of inflammatory responses by antagonizing the activation of the NF-κB canonical pathway.(More)
BACKGROUND The current disease model for leishmaniasis suggests that only a proportion of infected individuals develop clinical disease, while others are asymptomatically infected due to immune control of infection. The factors that determine whether individuals progress to clinical disease following Leishmania infection are unclear, although previous(More)
PURPOSE To develop a predictive model based on inflammatory gene mRNA expression in conjunctival cells of graft versus host disease (GvHD)-associated dry eye (DE) patients, as well as to find meaningful correlations between gene signals and clinical signs. METHODS Twenty GvHD-DE patients and 14 healthy controls were recruited. Patients discontinued(More)
PURPOSE To develop a tear molecule level-based predictive model based on a panel of tear cytokines and their correlation with clinical features in ocular chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). METHODS Twenty-two ocular cGVHD patients and 21 healthy subjects were evaluated in a controlled environmental research laboratory (CERLab). Clinical parameters(More)
The objective of this article was to identify the effects of bromocriptine on the ultrastructure of the caudate nucleus in rats with a 6-hydroxidopamine (6-OHDA) unilateral lesion of the substantia nigra pars compacta. Eighteen Wistar male rats were stereotactically lesioned with 6-OHDA (n=12), or sham lesioned (n=6). Two days after rotational behavior was(More)
This article reports a research on late phonological assimilation processes in child language in order to determine the possible stages in their evolution and the variations in relative frequency as a function of directionality (progressive vs. regressive), distance (contiguous vs. non-contiguous), and type of phonemes involved in assimilations (consonants(More)