Victor Campos

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In this study, arsenic resistant bacteria were isolated from sediments of an arsenic contaminated river. Arsenic tolerance of bacteria isolated was carried out by serial dilution on agar plate. Redox abilities were investigated using KMnO4. arsC and aox genes were detected by PCR and RT-PCR, respectively. Bacterial populations were identified by RapID(More)
Visual media are powerful means of expressing emotions and sentiments. The constant generation of new content in social networks highlights the need of automated visual sentiment analysis tools. While Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have established a new state-of-the-art in several vision problems, their application to the task of sentiment analysis(More)
The mycotoxin ochratoxin A (OTA) and its metabolite ochratoxin alpha (OTα) were determined in milk and blood from nine lactating women who provided samples soon after delivery at a hospital in southern Chile. The analytical method applied liquid–liquid extraction with chloroform, and in the case of blood, an extra purification with solid phase extraction(More)
In Northern Chile, high arsenic concentrations are found in natural water, both natural and anthropogenic sources, a significant health risk. Nine bacterial strains were isolated from Camarones river sediments, located in Northern Chile, a river showing arsenic concentrations up to 1,100 microg/L. These strains were identified as Pseudomonas and they can(More)
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is an effective treatment for cervical dystonia (CD). Long-term changes of several variables, including the dose of BoNT, in these patients is largely unknown. We reviewed the clinical charts of 275 patients with CD treated with BoNT type A (BoNT-A) for at least 5 years since 1989 at ten tertiary centers. The mean dose of BoNT-A(More)
Pollution of aquatic systems by heavy metals has resulted in increasing environmental concern because they cannot be biodegraded. One metal that gives reason for concern due to its toxicity is chromium. Cr(VI) and Cr(III) are the principal forms of chromium found in natural waters. A chromate-resistant strain of the bacterium S. marcescens was isolated from(More)
BACKGROUND Glutamate is implicated in migraine pathophysiology; amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonists represent a potential therapeutic approach because of their anti-excitatory actions. METHODS This randomized, double-blind, proof-of-concept study assessed the efficacy of the AMPA receptor antagonist, BGG492 (250(More)
A Gram-negative, arsenite-oxidizing bacterial strain, designated VC-1, was isolated from sediment samples from the Camarones Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Strain VC-1 was strictly aerobic, oxidase and catalase positive, rod shaped, of about 5.5 microm in length and 0.5-1.0 microm in diameter. It was motile by means of multiple polar flagella. The(More)
Arsenic is naturally present in rocks, soil, water, and air. It is released to the environment by natural processes such as volcanic eruptions, and rock erosion. In this study, two arsenite-oxidizing strains were isolated from volcanic rocks obtained from the Camarones Valley, Atacama Desert, Chile. Strains were isolated from biofilms and identified by 16s(More)