Carlos Clavijo

Carlos Clavijo
National University of Colombia | UNAL

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Monocytes and macrophages are involved in a wide range of biological processes and parasitic diseases. The characterization of the molecular mechanisms governing such processes usually requires precise control of the expression of genes of interest. We implemented a tetracycline-controlled gene expression system in the U937 cell line, one of the mo...
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p>La enfermedad causada por los parásitos del género Leishmania representa un problema de salud pública de importancia a nivel nacional e internacional. El conocimiento actual de la interacción entre el macrófago humano y el parásito aún luce insuficiente para reflejarse en mejoras del tratamiento empleado. El presente manuscrito aspira a ser un te...
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We conducted an observational study to determine the prevalence of Entamoeba spp., in samples collected in a waste water treatment plant that provides water for agricultural irrigation. Samples were collected weekly over a period of 10 weeks at representative contamination stages from within the treatment plant. Protozoan identification was perform...
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The diseases caused by the parasite belonging to the genus Leishmania represent a public heath challenge both at national and international levels. Current knowledge about macrophage-parasite interaction still remains insufficient in order to be translated into more effective patient treatments. The present manuscript aspires to be a communication...
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Leishmaniasis development is multifactorial; nonetheless, the establishment of the infection, which occurs by the survival and replication of the parasite inside its main host cell, the macrophage, is mandatory. Thus, the importance of studying the molecular mechanisms involved in the Leishmania–macrophage interaction is highlighted. The aim of thi...
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Different Leishmania species cause distinct clinical manifestations of the infectious disease leishmaniasis. It is fundamentally important to understand the mechanisms governing the interaction between Leishmania and its host cell. Little is known about this interaction between Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and human macrophages. In this study,...
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A robust-control-based treatment designed for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected patients is studied. The dynamics of the immune system's response to infection is modeled, using a 5th order nonlinear model with separate efficacy coefficients for Protease Inhibitor (PIs) and Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (RTIs). Due to errors in paramete...
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La línea celular U937 se ha usado en el estudio de procesos como la infección de macrófagos por Leishmania spp. Dado que la interacción entre el parásito y su célula huésped implica procesos moleculares complejos, el grupo de investigación Modelamiento (sic.) y Control de Sistemas Biológicos ha venido implementando un modelo in vitro para el estudi...
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This paper presents a dynamical model of avian immune response, for antibody production purposes. Antibodies are fundamental tools for research, diagnosis, and the treatment of several diseases. It has been recognized for some time that antibodies obtained from poultry are an efficient alternative for applications in medicine and biology. Therefore...
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Recent works have considered the problem of using transgenic mosquitoes to control a malaria epidemic. These insects have been genetically engineered to reduce their capacity to infect humans with malaria parasites. We analyze a model of the mosquito population dynamics when genetically modified individuals are introduced into a wild type populatio...
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A dynamic model of the immune response in poultry was developed in order to enhance antibody production. Efficient production of antibodies is very valuable for researchers and physicians since they are used for other molecules detection. Large amounts of poultry-based antibodies are found in birds' eggs. However, inoculation timetables are based o...
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Designing a robust control-based treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients was studied. The dynamics of the immune system’s response to infection was modelled using a 5th order nonlinear model with separate efficacy coefficients for protease inhibitor (Pls) and reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTls). The immune response ha...
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The HMGA2 architectural protein functions in a variety of cellular processes, such as cell growth, transcription regulation, neoplastic transformation, and progression. Up-regulation of HMGA2 protein is observed in many tumors and is associated with advanced cancers with poor prognoses. Although the expression and biochemical properties of HMGA2 pr...
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Rat alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) in primary culture transdifferentiate from a type II (AT2) toward a type I (AT1) cell-like phenotype, a process that can be both prevented and reversed by keratinocyte growth factor (KGF). Microarray analysis revealed that these effects of KGF are associated with up-regulation of key molecules in the mitogen-acti...
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Protein kinase C (PKC) plays a critical role in diseases such as cancer, stroke, and cardiac ischemia and participates in a variety of signal transduction pathways including apoptosis, cell proliferation, and tumor suppression. Here, we demonstrate that PKCdelta is proteolytically cleaved and translocated to the nucleus in a time-dependent manner o...
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We recently showed that Etk/Bmx, a member of the Tec family of nonreceptor protein tyrosine kinases, promotes tight junction formation during chronic hypoxic exposure and augments normoxic VEGF expression via a feedforward mechanism. Here we further characterized Etk's role in potentiating hypoxia-induced gene expression in salivary epithelial Pa-4...
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La expresión en sistemas heterólogos ha sido una herramienta ampliamente utilizada enlos últimos años para el estudio funcional y estructural de proteínas. Para la carac-terización de las propiedades biofísicas de canales, bombas y transportadores engeneral su expresión en ovocitos de Xenopus laevis, ha sido fundamental. Este estudioreporta la expr...
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Little is known about the molecular mechanism underlying the release of merozoites from malaria-infected erythrocytes. In the present study, video microscopy was carried out, and images throughout the process of merozoite release from Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes were digitized and analyzed. Merozoites were shown to escape from the i...
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During intracellular development of the malarial parasite numerous membranous vesicles appear in the infected erythrocyte cytoplasm between the parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM) and the erythrocyte plasma membrane. In this study we describe the characterization of a monoclonal antibody which recognizes two major parasite-encoded proteins of 5...
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Little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying the release of merozoites from malaria infected erythrocytes. In this study membranous structures present in the culture medium at the time of merozoite release have been characterized. Biochemical and ultrastructural evidence indicate that membranous structures consist of the infected eryth...
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Designing a robust control-based treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients was studied. The dynamics of the immune system's response to infection was modelled using a 5th order nonlinear model with separate efficacy coefficients for protease inhibitor (PIs) and reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTIs). The immune res- ponse...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Southern California, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 113-121).
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Master en Bioquimica -- Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Facultades de Ciencias y Medicina, Bogota, 1997.

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