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Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

EducationSan Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico
About: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León is a(n) education organization based out in San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico. It is known for research contribution in the topic(s): Population & Photocatalysis. The organization has 11447 authors who have published 14217 publication(s) receiving 154394 citation(s).


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TL;DR: It is demonstrated that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus.
Abstract: The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus. The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs. Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.

1,376 citations

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TL;DR: Preliminary data for fish species compiled by ecoregion reveal some previously unrecognized areas of high biodiversity, highlighting the benefit of looking at the world's freshwaters through a new framework.
Abstract: We present a new map depicting the first global biogeographic regionalization of Earth's freshwater systems. This map of freshwater ecoregions is based on the distributions and compositions of freshwater fish species and incorporates major ecological and evolutionary patterns. Covering virtually all freshwater habitats on Earth, this ecoregion map, together with associated species data, is a useful tool for underpinning global and regional conservation planning efforts (particularly to identify outstanding and imperiled freshwater systems); for serving as a logical framework for large-scale conservation strategies; and for providing a global-scale knowledge base for increasing freshwater biogeographic literacy. Preliminary data for fish species compiled by ecoregion reveal some previously unrecognized areas of high biodiversity, highlighting the benefit of looking at the world's freshwaters through a new framework.

1,268 citations

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TL;DR: Silver nanoparticles bind to gp120 in a manner that prevents CD4-dependent virion binding, fusion, and infectivity, acting as an effective virucidal agent against cell-free virus and resistant strains, and inhibit post-entry stages of the HIV-1 life cycle.
Abstract: Background: Silver nanoparticles have proven to exert antiviral activity against HIV-1 at non-cytotoxic concentrations, but the mechanism underlying their HIV-inhibitory activity has not been not fully elucidated. In this study, silver nanoparticles are evaluated to elucidate their mode of antiviral action against HIV-1 using a panel of different in vitro assays. Results: Our data suggest that silver nanoparticles exert anti-HIV activity at an early stage of viral replication, most likely as a virucidal agent or as an inhibitor of viral entry. Silver nanoparticles bind to gp120 in a manner that prevents CD4-dependent virion binding, fusion, and infectivity, acting as an effective virucidal agent against cellfree virus (laboratory strains, clinical isolates, T and M tropic strains, and resistant strains) and cell-associated virus. Besides, silver nanoparticles inhibit post-entry stages of the HIV-1 life cycle. Conclusions: These properties make them a broad-spectrum agent not prone to inducing resistance that could be used preventively against a wide variety of circulating HIV-1 strains.

744 citations

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TL;DR: This review, which examines 'greener' routes to nanoparticles of zerovalent metals, metal oxides, and salts with an emphasis on recent developments, discusses the key materials used in the field: silver, gold, iron, metal alloys, oxides and salts.
Abstract: In this review, we examine ‘greener’ routes to nanoparticles of zerovalent metals, metal oxides, and salts with an emphasis on recent developments. Products from nature or those derived from natural products, such as extracts of various plants or parts of plants, tea, coffee, banana, simple amino acids, as well as wine, table sugar and glucose, have been used as reductants and as capping agents during synthesis. Polyphenols found in plant material often play a key role in these processes. The techniques involved are simple, environmentally friendly, and generally one-pot processes. Tea extracts with high polyphenol content act as both chelating/reducing and capping agents for nanoparticles. We discuss the key materials used in the field: silver, gold, iron, metal alloys, oxides, and salts.

630 citations

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David Reich1, David Reich2, Nick Patterson2, Desmond Campbell3, Desmond Campbell4, Arti Tandon1, Arti Tandon2, Stéphane Mazières4, Stéphane Mazières5, Nicolas Ray6, María Victoria Parra4, María Victoria Parra7, Winston Rojas7, Winston Rojas4, Constanza Duque4, Constanza Duque7, Natalia Mesa4, Natalia Mesa7, Luis F. García7, Omar Triana7, Silvia Blair7, Amanda Maestre7, Juan Carlos Dib, Claudio M. Bravi4, Claudio M. Bravi8, Graciela Bailliet8, Daniel Corach9, Tábita Hünemeier10, Tábita Hünemeier4, Maria Cátira Bortolini10, Francisco M. Salzano10, Maria Luiza Petzl-Erler11, Victor Acuña-Alonzo, Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros12, Teresa Tusié-Luna12, Laura Riba12, Maricela Rodríguez-Cruz13, Mardia López-Alarcón13, Ramón Mauricio Coral-Vázquez14, Thelma Canto-Cetina, Irma Silva-Zolezzi15, Juan Carlos Fernández-López, Alejandra V. Contreras, Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez15, María José Gómez-Vázquez16, Julio Molina, Angel Carracedo17, Antonio Salas17, Carla Gallo18, Giovanni Poletti18, David B. Witonsky19, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu19, Rem I. Sukernik20, Ludmila P. Osipova20, Sardana A. Fedorova, René Vasquez, Mercedes Villena, Claudia Moreau21, Ramiro Barrantes22, David L. Pauls1, Laurent Excoffier23, Laurent Excoffier24, Gabriel Bedoya7, Francisco Rothhammer25, Jean-Michel Dugoujon26, Georges Larrouy26, William Klitz27, Damian Labuda21, Judith R. Kidd28, Kenneth K. Kidd28, Anna Di Rienzo19, Nelson B. Freimer29, Alkes L. Price1, Alkes L. Price2, Andres Ruiz-Linares4 
16 Aug 2012-Nature
TL;DR: It is shown that the initial peopling followed a southward expansion facilitated by the coast, with sequential population splits and little gene flow after divergence, especially in South America.
Abstract: The peopling of the Americas has been the subject of extensive genetic, archaeological and linguistic research; however, central questions remain unresolved. One contentious issue is whether the settlement occurred by means of a single migration or multiple streams of migration from Siberia. The pattern of dispersals within the Americas is also poorly understood. To address these questions at a higher resolution than was previously possible, we assembled data from 52 Native American and 17 Siberian groups genotyped at 364,470 single nucleotide polymorphisms. Here we show that Native Americans descend from at least three streams of Asian gene flow. Most descend entirely from a single ancestral population that we call 'First American'. However, speakers of Eskimo-Aleut languages from the Arctic inherit almost half their ancestry from a second stream of Asian gene flow, and the Na-Dene-speaking Chipewyan from Canada inherit roughly one-tenth of their ancestry from a third stream. We show that the initial peopling followed a southward expansion facilitated by the coast, with sequential population splits and little gene flow after divergence, especially in South America. A major exception is in Chibchan speakers on both sides of the Panama isthmus, who have ancestry from both North and South America.

623 citations


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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Ralph Weissleder1841160142508
Peng Shi137137165195
Harry B. Greenberg10043334941
Kelly M. McMasters7947826850
Dale P. Bentz7634117532
John A. McGrath7563124078
Joseph T. Ferrucci7128118202
Mark A. Frye6741720910
José Castillo6537514833
Ingrid C. Burke6415214472
Chris van Weel5739315253
Hervé Vezin5324110988
Raul G. Caffesse531858624
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet531999196
Carlos F. Arias521988223
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
202212
20211,245
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20191,141
20181,028
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