Articles by Maria A. Molina-Rodriguez in JoVE
Estabelecimento de Zebrafish Larval como um modelo Animal para investigar Trypanosoma cruzi motilidade In Vivo Veronica Akle1, Nathalie Agudelo-Dueñas*1,2, Maria A. Molina-Rodriguez*1, Laurel Brianne Kartchner1,3,4,6, Annette Marie Ruth1,3,5,6, John M. González3, Manu Forero-Shelton2 1Laboratory of Neurosciences and Circadian Rhythms, School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, 2Biophysics Group, Department of Physics, Universidad de los Andes, 3Laboratory of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, 4Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, 5Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, University of Notre Dame, 6USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship program Neste protocolo, fluorescente etiquetadas T. cruzi foram injetados em larvas de peixe-zebra transparente, e motilidade do parasita foi observada na vivo usando microscopia de fluorescência folha de luz.
Other articles by Maria A. Molina-Rodriguez on PubMed
[Macroorchidism: a Case Report] Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003). Jan, 2006 | Pubmed ID: 16539923 Macroorchidism is a rare condition in children and is usually associated with fragile X syndrome. Other possible etiologies of macroorchidism are long-standing primary hypothyroidism, adrenal remnants in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)-secreting pituitary macroadenomas, local tumors, lymphomas, and aromatase deficiency. Bilateral macroorchidism can be a normal variant in adult men. We report the case of an 11.5-year-old boy who was referred to our hospital for evaluation of marked bilateral testicular enlargement in the previous few months. Physical examination revealed a testicular volume larger than 30 ml. Complementary investigations allowed us to rule out all hitherto reported etiologies of bilateral macroorchidism and therefore a diagnosis of idiopathic macroorchidism was established. The increased number of Sertoli cells found on biopsy, without elevated plasma FSH levels, prompted us to speculate about a hypothetical FSH receptor hyperfunction as a possible cause of the exaggerated testicular enlargement in this patient.