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    • In vitro Characterization of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIg) Produced From Plasma of Donors Immunized With the BNT162b2 Vaccine and Its Comparison With a Similar Formulation Produced From Plasma of COVID-19 Convalescent Donors 

      Rojas Jiménez, Gabriel; Solano Centeno, Daniela; Segura Ruiz, Álvaro; Sánchez Brenes, Andrés; Chaves Araya, Stephanie; Herrera Vega, María; Vargas Arroyo, Mariángela; Cerdas Solís, Maykel; Calvo Salas, Gerardo; Alfaro Alvarado, Jonathan A.; Bolaños Céspedes, Kimberly; Moreira Soto, Andrés; Villalta Arrieta, Mauren; Sánchez Sánchez, Adriana; Cordero Vásquez, Daniel; Durán Blanco, Gina; Solano Blanco, María Gabriela; Gómez Argüello, Aarón; Hernández Bolaños, Andrés; Sánchez Céspedes, Laura Vanessa; Vargas Soto, Marco; Drexler, Jan Felix; Alape Girón, Alberto; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia; León Montero, Guillermo (2022)
      Despite vaccines are the main strategy to control the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, their effectiveness could not be enough for individuals with immunosuppression. In these cases, as well as in patients with ...
    • Mevalonate pathway as a novel target for the treatment of metastatic gastric cancer 

      Ortiz Chaves, Natalia; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia (2020-10)
      Gastric mucosa tumors may present as two distinct major entities: Diffuse and intestinal subtypes. There is no standard treatment for advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. The mevalonate pathway and cholesterol homeostasis ...
    • Importance of mevalonate pathway lipids on the growth and survival of primary and metastatic gastric carcinoma cells 

      Ortiz Chaves, Natalia; Delgado Carazo, Juan Carlos; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia (2021)
      Purpose: This preclinical study aims to determine the effect of drugs that alter isoprenoids and cholesterol metabolism in the homeostasis of gastric carcinoma cell lines in the search for new therapeutic targets for stomach ...
    • Heterologous hyperimmune polyclonal antibodies against SARS-COV-2: A broad coverage, affordable, and scalable potential immunotherapy for Covid-19 

      Alape Girón, Alberto; Moreira Soto, Andrés; Arguedas Gómez, Mauricio; Brenes Porras, Hebleen; Buján Boza, Willem Aart; Corrales Aguilar, Eugenia; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia; Echeverri McCandless, Ann; Flores Díaz, Marietta; Gómez Argüello, Aarón; Hernández Bolaños, Andrés; Herrera Vega, María; León Montero, Guillermo; Macaya Hayes, Román; Molina Mora, José Arturo; Mora Rodríguez, Javier Francisco; Narayanan, Aarthi; Sanabria Castro, Alfredo; Sánchez Brenes, Andrés; Sánchez Céspedes, Laura Vanessa; Segura Ruiz, Álvaro; Segura Agüero, Eduardo; Solano Centeno, Daniela; Soto Garita, Claudio; Stynoski, Jennifer Lynn; Vargas Arroyo, Mariángela; Villalta Arrieta, Mauren; Drexler, Jan Felix; Gutiérrez, José María (2021-09)
      The emergence and dissemination of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global public health crisis. Although several SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have ...
    • Assessing a 6-h endpoint observation time in the lethality neutralization assay used to evaluate the preclinical efficacy of snake antivenoms 

      Durán Blanco, Gina; Solano Blanco, María Gabriela; Gómez Argüello, Aarón; Cordero Vásquez, Daniel; Sánchez Sánchez, Adriana; Villalta Arrieta, Mauren; Sánchez Chaves, Melvin; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia; Gutiérrez, José María; León Montero, Guillermo (2021-11)
      The lethality neutralization assay in mice is the gold standard for the evaluation of the preclinical efficacy and specification fulfillment of snake antivenoms. However, owing to the animal suffering involved, this assay ...
    • Modelo de lógica difusa como alternativa para la evaluación de la satisfacción de usuarios del laboratorio clínico 

      Montoya Madriz, Stephanie; Molina Mora, José Arturo (2014)
      La calidad consiste en un conjunto de características propias de un producto a nivel de variabilidad y cumplimiento de los requerimiento del cliente, el cual también incluye el cómo se brinda el servicio a éste. Una de ...
    • Alterations in common marmoset gut microbiome associated with duodenal strictures 

      Sheh, Alexander; Artim, Stephen C.; Burns, Monika A.; Molina Mora, José Arturo; Lee, Mary Anne; Dzink-Fox, JoAnn; Muthupalani, Sureshkumar; Fox, James G. (2022-03-28)
      Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are the most common diseases in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Despite standardized housing, diet and husbandry, a recently described gastrointestinal syndrome ...
    • Analysis of gut microbiome profiles in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) in health and intestinal disease 

      Sheh, Alexander; Artim, Stephen C.; Burns, Monika A.; Molina Mora, José Arturo; Lee, Mary Anne; Dzink-Fox, JoAnn; Muthupalani, Sureshkumar; Fox, James G. (2022-03-15)
      Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are the most common diseases in captive common marmosets. To understand the role of the microbiome in GI diseases, we characterized the gut microbiome of 91 healthy marmosets (303 ...
    • Insights into the mutation T1117I in the spike and the lineage B.1.1.389 of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Costa Rica 

      Molina Mora, José Arturo (2022-06)
      Emerging mutations and genotypes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, have been reported globally. In Costa Rica during the year 2020, a predominant genotype carrying the mutation T1117I in the ...
    • Avances de la bioinformática en Costa Rica: Vista retrospectiva y perspectivas 

      Campos Sánchez, Rebeca; Flores Cruz, Andrés; Molina Mora, José Arturo; Mora Rodríguez, Rodrigo Antonio; Rodríguez Sánchez, César; Gatica Arias, Andrés Mauricio; Guzmán Verri, Caterina (2021-11-09)
      Introducción: La disciplina científica de la bioinformática tiene el potencial de generar aplicaciones innovadoras para las sociedades humanas. Costa Rica, pequeña en tamaño y población en comparación con otros países de ...
    • Occurrence of pathogenic microorganisms in small drinking-water systems in Costa Rica 

      Barrantes Jiménez, Kenia; Chacón Jiménez, Luz María; Morales Mora, Eric; Rivera Montero, Luis César; Pino Gómez, Macario; Gamboa Jiménez, Alejandra; Mora Campos, Diana; Salas Jiménez, Pablo; Silva Narváez, Basilio; Romero Esquivel, Luis Guillermo (2022-02-03)
      This study describes the quality of drinking water sampled over 2 years (2018 and 2019) from 20 ASADAS (Spanish acronym for Administrative Associations for Water and Sewer Systems) in Costa Rica. The analysis included ...
    • Presence and potential distribution of malaria‑infected New World primates of Costa Rica 

      Chaves Ramírez, Andrea; Dolz, Gaby; Ibarra Cerdeña, Carlos N.; Núñez Vega, Genuar Román; Ortíz Malavasi, Edgar; Bernal Valle, Sofía; Gutiérrez Espeleta, Gustavo A. (2022-01-08)
      Background: In South and Central America, Plasmodium malariae/Plasmodium brasilianum, Plasmodium vivax, Plas- modium simium, and Plasmodium falciparum has been reported in New World primates (NWP). Specifically in Costa ...
    • Metagenomic pipeline for identifying co-infections among distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern: Study cases from Alpha to Omicron 

      Molina Mora, José Arturo; Cordero Laurent, Estela; Calderón Osorno, Melany; Chacón Ramírez, Édgar; Duarte Martínez, Francisco (2022)
      Concomitant infection or co-infection with distinct SARS-CoV-2 genotypes have been reported as part of the epidemiological surveillance of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of the spread of more transmissible variants ...
    • High Efficacy of Therapeutic Equine Hyperimmune Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern 

      Moreira Soto, Andrés; Gutiérrez, José María; Alape Girón, Alberto; Drexler, Jan Felix; Arguedas Gómez, Mauricio; Brenes Porras, Hebleen; Buján Boza, Willem Aart; Corrales Aguilar, Eugenia; Díaz Oreiro, Cecilia; Echeverri McCandless, Ann; Flores Díaz, Marietta; Macaya Hayes, Román; Kühne, Arne; Molina Mora, José Arturo; Mora Rodríguez, Javier Francisco; Sanabria Castro, Alfredo; Sánchez Brenes, Andrés; Sánchez Céspedes, Laura Vanessa; Segura Ruiz, Álvaro; Segura Agüero, Eduardo; Solano Centeno, Daniela; Soto Garita, Claudio; Stynoski, Jennifer Lynn; Vargas Arroyo, Mariángela; Villalta Arrieta, Mauren; Reusken, Chantal B. E. M.; Drosten, Christian (2021)
      SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern show reduced neutralization by vaccine-induced and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies; therefore, treatment alternatives are needed. We tested therapeutic equine polyclonal antibodies (pAbs) ...
    • SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance in Costa Rica: Evidence of a divergent population and an increased detection of a spike T1117I mutation 

      Molina Mora, José Arturo; Cordero Laurent, Estela; Godínez Rojas, Adriana; Calderón Osorno, Melany; Brenes Porras, Hebleen; Soto Garita, Claudio; Pérez Corrales, Cristian; Drexler, Jan Felix; Moreira Soto, Andrés; Corrales Aguilar, Eugenia; Duarte Martínez, Francisco (2021)
      Genome sequencing is a key strategy in the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Latin America is the hardest-hit region of the world, accumulating almost 20% of COVID-19 cases ...
    • Comparison of the adjuvant activity of emulsions with different physicochemical properties on the antibody response towards the venom of West African carpet viper (Echis ocellatus) 

      Valverde Barrantes, Juan Manuel; Rodríguez Mora, Karina María; Villalta Arrieta, Mauren; Herrera Vega, María; Segura Ruiz, Álvaro; Vargas Arroyo, Mariángela; Montero Villalobos, Mavis Lili; Gutiérrez, José María; León Montero, Guillermo (2017)
      Adjuvant emulsions are widely used to enhance the antibody response of the animals used as immunoglobulin source for producing antivenoms. Usually, the adjuvant activity of emulsions is attributed both to their ability to ...
    • Venomics of the poorly studied hognosed pitvipers Porthidium arcosae and Porthidium volcanicum 

      Ruiz Campos, Marco; Sanz, Libia; Bonilla Murillo, Fabián; Sasa Marín, Mahmood; Lomonte, Bruno; Zaruma Torres, Fausto Leonardo; Terán Zavala, María Del Carmen; Fernández Ulate, Julián; Calvete Chornet, Juan José; Caldeira, Cleópatra A. S.; da Silva, Saulo Luís (2021)
      We report the first proteomics analyses of the venoms of two poorly studied snakes, the Manabi hognosed pitviper Porthidium arcosae endemic to the western coastal province of Manabí (Ecuador), and the Costa Rican hognosed ...
    • Cytotoxicity of snake venom Lys49 PLA2-like myotoxin on rat cardiomyocytes ex vivo does not involve a direct action on the contractile apparatus 

      López Dávila, Alfredo Jesús; Weber, Natalie; Kraft, Theresia; Matinmehr, Faramarz; Arias Hidalgo, Mariela Eugenia; Fernández Ulate, Julián; Lomonte, Bruno; Gutiérrez, José María (2021-09)
      Viperid snake venoms contain a unique family of cytotoxic proteins, the Lys49 PLA2 homologs, which are devoid of enzymatic activity but disrupt the integrity of cell membranes. They are known to induce skeletal muscle ...
    • In vivo treatment with varespladib, a phospholipase A2 inhibitor, prevents the peripheral neurotoxicity and systemic disorders induced by Micrurus corallinus (coralsnake) venom in rats 

      Silva Carvalho, Rosimeire; Gaspar, Matheus Z.; Quadros, Luiz H. B.; Lobo, Luís G. G.; Rogério, Letícia M.; Santos, Najla T. S.; Zerbinatti, Maria C.; Santarém, Cecília L.; Silva, Elisangela O.; Gerez, Juliana Rubira; Da Silva Junior, Nelson Jorge; Lomonte, Bruno; Rowan, Edward Gerard; Floriano, Rafael Stuani (2022-03)
      In this study, we investigated the action of varespladib (VPL) alone or in combination with a coral snake antivenom (CAV) on the local and systemic effects induced by Micrurus corallinus venom in rats. Adult male Wistar ...
    • Molecular architecture of the antiophidic protein DM64 and its binding specificity to myotoxin II from Bothrops asper venom 

      Silva Soares, Bárbara da; Rocha, Surza Lucia Gonçalves; Almeida Bastos, Viviane; Borges Lima, Diogo; Costa Carvalho, Paulo; Gozzo, Fabio Cesar; Demeler, Borries; Williams, Tayler L.; Arnold, Janelle; Henrickson, Amy; Jørgensen, Thomas J.D.; Souza, ‪Tatiana de Arruda Campos Brasil de; Perales, Jonas; Valente, Richard H.; Lomonte, Bruno; Gomes Neto, Francisco; Neves Ferreira, Ana Gisele da Costa (2022)
      DM64 is a toxin-neutralizing serum glycoprotein isolated from Didelphis aurita, an ophiophagous marsupial naturally resistant to snake envenomation. This 64 kDa antitoxin targets myotoxic phospholipases A2, which account ...