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  1. Metapneumovirus humano (hMPV asociado con exacerbación de asma aguda bronquial severa Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV associated to severe bronchial asthmatic crisis

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    M. A. López

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available El metapneumovirus humano (hMPV es un nuevo agente causal de infección aguda del tracto respiratorio, recientemente reportado tras su hallazgo en niños, jóvenes, adultos y ancianos. Las manifestaciones clínicas producidas por el hMPV son indistinguibles de aquellas provocadas por los virus respiratorios clásicamente conocidos, y varían desde infección asintomática hasta neumonía complicada. Por otro lado, se han descrito casos de exacerbación de asma bronquial asociados a la infección con hMPV. En este trabajo se describe el caso de un niño hospitalizado que presentó una crisis asmática bronquial severa con sospecha de una infección viral asociada. Por el test de inmunofluorescencia indirecta no se detectaron virus sincicial respiratorio (VSR, adenovirus, virus influenza a - b ni virus parainfluenza 1, 2 y 3. En un intento por detectar la presencia de hMPV, se realizó una RT-PCR para la amplificación de los genes N y F con resultado positivo. Conforme a nuestro conocimiento, esta sería la primera descripción de un caso de exacerbación de asma asociado a hMPV en nuestra región. Los resultados de este estudio serían similares a los reportados por otros autores, quienes postulan que, a semejanza de lo que ocurre con el VSR, una infección por hMPV puede gatillar una enfermedad respiratoria crónica, como el asma.Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV is a recently reported agent of acute infection in the respiratory tract. It has been found in children as well as in young adults and elders. The clinical manifestations produced by hMPV are indistinguishable from those by common respiratory virus, and can evolve from asymptomatic infection into severe pneumonia. On the other hand, some authors have described cases of bronchial asthma exacerbation associated with hMPV infection. In this work we report a case of a child who presented a severe bronchial asthmatic crisis with a suspected viral associated infection. Immunofluorescence tests

  2. [Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) associated to severe bronchial asthmatic crisis].

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    López, M A; Kusznierz, G F; Imaz, M S; Cociglio, R; Tedeschi, F A; Zalazar, F E

    2006-01-01

    Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a recently reported agent of acute infection in the respiratory tract. It has been found in children as well as in young adults and elders. The clinical manifestations produced by hMPV are indistinguishable from those by common respiratory virus, and can evolve from asymptomatic infection into severe pneumonia. On the other hand, some authors have described cases of bronchial asthma exacerbation associated with hMPV infection. In this work we report a case of a child who presented a severe bronchial asthmatic crisis with a suspected viral associated infection. Immunofluorescence tests yielded negative results for sincitial respiratory virus, adenovirus, a-b influenza virus and parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, virus. In an attempt to detect the presence of hMPV, a RT-PCR was carried out to amplify sequences from both N and F genes. Using this approach, a positive result for hMPV was obtained. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a case of asthma exacerbation associated to hMPV in our region. In addition, these results are similar to previous reports where it was hypothesized that, like RSV, hMPV can trigger a respiratory chronic disease as asthma.

  3. Humane metapneumovirus (HMPV) associated pulmonary infections in immunocompromised adults—Initial CT findings, disease course and comparison to respiratory-syncytial-virus (RSV) induced pulmonary infections

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    Syha, R.; Beck, R.; Hetzel, J.; Ketelsen, D.; Grosse, U.; Springer, F.; Horger, M.

    2012-01-01

    Aim: To describe computed tomography (CT)-imaging findings in human metapneumovirus (HMPV)-related pulmonary infection as well as their temporal course and to analyze resemblances/differences to pulmonary infection induced by the closely related respiratory-syncytial-virus (RSV) in immunocompromised patients. Materials and methods: Chest-CT-scans of 10 HMPV PCR-positive patients experiencing pulmonary symptoms were evaluated retrospectively with respect to imaging findings and their distribution and results were then compared with data acquired in 13 patients with RSV pulmonary infection. Subsequently, we analyzed the course of chest-findings in HMPV patients. Results: In HMPV, 8/10 patients showed asymmetric pulmonary findings, whereas 13/13 patients with RSV-pneumonia presented more symmetrical bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. Image analysis yielded in HMPV patients following results: ground-glass-opacity (GGO) (n = 6), parenchymal airspace consolidations (n = 5), ill-defined nodular-like centrilobular opacities (n = 9), bronchial wall thickening (n = 8). In comparison, results in RSV patients were: GGO (n = 10), parenchymal airspace consolidations (n = 9), ill-defined nodular-like centrilobular opacities (n = 10), bronchial wall thickening (n = 4). In the course of the disease, signs of acute HMPV interstitial pneumonia regressed transforming temporarily in part into findings compatible with bronchitis/bronchiolitis. Conclusions: Early chest-CT findings in patients with HMPV-related pulmonary symptoms are compatible with asymmetric acute interstitial pneumonia accompanied by signs of bronchitis; the former transforming with time into bronchitis and bronchiolitis before they resolve. On the contrary, RSV-induced pulmonary infection exhibits mainly symmetric acute interstitial pneumonia.

  4. Humane metapneumovirus (HMPV) associated pulmonary infections in immunocompromised adults—Initial CT findings, disease course and comparison to respiratory-syncytial-virus (RSV) induced pulmonary infections

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    Syha, R., E-mail: roland.syha@med.uni-tuebingen.de [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str.3, 72076 Tübingen (Germany); Beck, R. [Institute of Medical Virology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Elfriede-Authorn-Str. 6, 72076 Tübingen (Germany); Hetzel, J. [Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Otfried-Müller-Str. 10, 72070 Tübingen (Germany); Ketelsen, D.; Grosse, U.; Springer, F.; Horger, M. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str.3, 72076 Tübingen (Germany)

    2012-12-15

    Aim: To describe computed tomography (CT)-imaging findings in human metapneumovirus (HMPV)-related pulmonary infection as well as their temporal course and to analyze resemblances/differences to pulmonary infection induced by the closely related respiratory-syncytial-virus (RSV) in immunocompromised patients. Materials and methods: Chest-CT-scans of 10 HMPV PCR-positive patients experiencing pulmonary symptoms were evaluated retrospectively with respect to imaging findings and their distribution and results were then compared with data acquired in 13 patients with RSV pulmonary infection. Subsequently, we analyzed the course of chest-findings in HMPV patients. Results: In HMPV, 8/10 patients showed asymmetric pulmonary findings, whereas 13/13 patients with RSV-pneumonia presented more symmetrical bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. Image analysis yielded in HMPV patients following results: ground-glass-opacity (GGO) (n = 6), parenchymal airspace consolidations (n = 5), ill-defined nodular-like centrilobular opacities (n = 9), bronchial wall thickening (n = 8). In comparison, results in RSV patients were: GGO (n = 10), parenchymal airspace consolidations (n = 9), ill-defined nodular-like centrilobular opacities (n = 10), bronchial wall thickening (n = 4). In the course of the disease, signs of acute HMPV interstitial pneumonia regressed transforming temporarily in part into findings compatible with bronchitis/bronchiolitis. Conclusions: Early chest-CT findings in patients with HMPV-related pulmonary symptoms are compatible with asymmetric acute interstitial pneumonia accompanied by signs of bronchitis; the former transforming with time into bronchitis and bronchiolitis before they resolve. On the contrary, RSV-induced pulmonary infection exhibits mainly symmetric acute interstitial pneumonia.

  5. Infección por metapneumovirus humano en niños hospitalizados por una enfermedad respiratoria aguda grave: Descripción clínico- epidemiológica A human metapneumovirus infection in hospitalized infant patients with severe acute respiratory tract infection: A clinical and epidemiological view

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    JAIME LOZANO C; LETICIA YÁÑEZ P; MICHELANGELO LAPADULA A; MÓNICA LAFOURCADE R; FELIPE BURGOS F; LUIS HERRADA H; ISOLDA BUDNIK O

    2009-01-01

    El metapneumovirus humano (hMPV) es un virus de reciente diagnóstico. Se asocia con infecciones respiratorias agudas altas y bajas (IRAb). Se efectuó un estudio prospectivo durante dos años con el objetivo de evaluar la tasa de circulación y los hallazgos clínicos asociados a la infección por hMPV en niños hospitalizados por una IRAb grave. Resultados: hMPV fue demostrado en 24 (10,5%) de los 229 niños enrolados. 42% de los pacientes con hMPV eran menores de 12 meses de edad y el 58% tenía al...

  6. Avaliação in vitro da atividade antiviral de extratos de plantas frente ao metapneumovirus aviário (AMPV) e vírus respiratório sincicial bovino (BRSV)

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    Matheus Cavalheiro Martini

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: Para avaliar a atividade antiviral dos extratos de plantas brasileiras foram eleitos o Metapneumovirus aviário (aMPV) e o vírus Respiratório sincicial bovino (BRSV) pertences à família Paramyxoviridae, subfamília Pneumovirinae, gêneros Metapneumovirus e Pneumovirus respectivamente. Tanto o aMPV quanto o BRSV são vírus semelhantes aos que causam doenças em humanos como o vírus respiratório sincicial humano (HRSV) e metapneumovírus humano (hMPV). O objetivo do presente trabalho foi aval...

  7. Avian and human metapneumovirus.

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    Broor, Shobha; Bharaj, Preeti

    2007-04-01

    Pneumovirus infection remains a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine. Both avian pneumovirus (aMPV, Turkey rhinotracheitis virus) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) are pathogens of birds and humans, which are associated with respiratory tract infections. Based on their different genomic organization and low level of nucleotide (nt) and amino acid (aa) identity with paramyxoviruses in the genus Pneumovirus, aMPV and hMPV have been classified into a new genus referred to as Metapneumovirus. The advancement of our understanding of pneumovirus biology and pathogenesis of pneumovirus disease in specific natural hosts can provide us with strategies for vaccine formulations and combined antiviral and immunomodulatory therapies.

  8. Human Metapneumovirus in Turkey Poults

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    Velayudhan, Binu T.; Nagaraja, Kakambi V.; Thachil, Anil J.; Shaw, Daniel P.; Gray, Gregory C.

    2006-01-01

    This study was conducted to reexamine the hypothesis that human metapneumovirus (hMPV) will not infect turkeys. Six groups of 2-week-old turkeys (20 per group) were inoculated oculonasally with 1 of the following: noninfected cell suspension; hMPV genotype A1, A2, B1, or B2; or avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype C. Poults inoculated with hMPV showed nasal discharge days 4–9 postexposure. Specific viral RNA and antigen were detected by reverse-transcription PCR and immunohistochemical evaluation, respectively, in nasal turbinates of birds exposed to hMPV. Nasal turbinates of hMPV-infected turkeys showed inflammatory changes and mucus accumulation. Each of the 4 hMPV genotypes caused a transient infection in turkeys as evidenced by clinical signs, detection of hMPV in turbinates, and histopathologic examination. Detailed investigation of cross-species pathogenicity of hMPV and aMPV and its importance for human and animal health is needed. PMID:17235379

  9. Specificity and functional interaction of the polymerase complex proteins of human and avian metapneumoviruses

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    M.T. de Graaf (Marieke); S. Herfst (Sander); E.J.A. Schrauwen (Eefje); Y. Choi (Ying); B.G. van den Hoogen (Bernadette); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); R.A.M. Fouchier (Ron)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractHuman metapneumovirus (HMPV) and avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) have a similar genome organization and protein composition, but a different host range. AMPV subgroup C (AMPV-C) is more closely relaled to HMPV than other AMPVs. To investigate the specificity and functional interaction of

  10. Estudio clínico-epidemiológico y molecular de Metapneumovirus Humano en pacientes con Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas (IRA) en Venezuela

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    Tovar H, Cerraf E; Moncho S, Alessandra; Fernandez S, David; Aguilar M, Marwan S; Morón, Dulce

    2014-01-01

    El Metapneumovirus Humano (MPVh) ha sido asociado con Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas (IRA) en pacientes de todas las edades. Estudios epidemiológicos indican la prevalencia del MPVh alrededor del mundo, sin embargo, en Venezuela poco se conoce sobre su comportamiento en la población. Este estudio pretende describir el comportamiento epidemiológico de la infección por MPVh en pacientes venezolanos. Se evaluaron por RT-PCR multiplex 1812 hisopados nasales (HN) provenientes de pacientes con di...

  11. Detection of hMPV antigen by EIA in clinical specimens.

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    Pancer, Katarzyna; Ciaćka, Agnieszka; Gut, Włodzimierz; Lipka, Bozena; Mierzejewska, Justyna; Milewska-Bobula, Bogumiła; Smorczewska-Kiljan, Anna; Jahnz-Rózyk, Karina; Litwińska, Bogumiła

    2011-01-01

    Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) is one of the latest discovered viruses. It has been classified to Paramyxoviridae family. It is the second viral etiological agent, after RSV, which causes respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children, especially children below 5 years old. It is estimated that 5-25% of RTI in children is due to hMPV. In adults hMPV reinfections are bounded to upper respiratory tract infections. The aim of the study was to establish usefulness of ELISA test in detecting hMPV antigen and to analyze hMPV infection in connection to clinical diagnosis. 273 nasopharyngeal swabs from children (189 swabs) and adults (84 swabs) with respiratory tract infections collected from 2008 to 2010 were examined. Due to similarity of hMPV and RSV viruses and overlapping of their epidemic season rapid immunochromatographic test for RSV antigen detection was also performed in case of 120 samples, hMPV antigen was detected in 24.5% of all swabs (n = 67): in 0.0% probes in 2008, 29.0% in 2009 and 36.8% in first quarter of 2010. The highest rate ofhMPV infection was detected from summer of 2009 till the end of March 2010 (VIII-IX 2009 - 62.5%, X-XII 2009 - 44.1% and I-III 2010 -36.8%). We analyzed respiratory tract diseases reported in patients with hMPV infection. Infection due to hMPV was found in 26.5% of children and 24.0% of adults with recognized pneumonia, respectively in 28.4 and 17.6% of patients with bronchitis. Bronchiolitis was diagnosed in two children with hMPV. RSV and hMPV coinfections were confirmed in 15 out of 120 examined probes. Cross reaction pattern was excluded thanks to ELISA hMPV antigen test which was performed with suspension of RSV and thanks to statistical analysis. Coinfections were confirmed in 8% of pneumonia, 11% of bronchitis and 24.2% of the rest concomitant diagnoses. We found hMPV infection as the significant agent ofpneumonia not only in children but also in adults. ELISA hMPV antigen test can be used in diagnosis of etiological agent

  12. Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Metapneumovirus

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    Luciana Helena Antoniassi da Silva

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV and the human metapneumovírus (hMPV are main etiological agents of acute respiratory infections (ARI. The ARI is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide.  hRSV and hMPV are members of the Paramyxoviridae. They are enveloped, non-segmented viruses, with negative-sense single stranded genomes. Respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV is the best characterized agent viral of this group, associated with respiratory diseases in lower respiratory tract. Recently, a new human pathogen belonging to the subfamily Pneumovirinae was identified, the human metapneumovirus (hMPV, which is structurally similar to the hRSV, in genomic organization, viral structure, antigenicity and clinical symptoms.  The subfamily Pneumovirinae contains two genera: genus Pneumovirus contains hRSV, the bovine (bRSV, as well as the ovine and caprine respiratory syncytial virus and pneumonia virus of mice, the second genus Metapneumovirus, consists of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV and human metapneumovirus (hMPV. In this work, we present a brief narrative review of the literature on important aspects of the biology, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of infections by two respiratory viruses.

  13. Antigenic and genetic variability of human metapneumoviruses

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    S. Herfst (Sander); L. Sprong; P.A. Cane; E. Forleo-Neto; A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); R.A.M. Fouchier (Ron); R.L. de Swart (Rik); B.G. van den Hoogen (Bernadette)

    2004-01-01

    textabstractHuman metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a member of the subfamily Pneumovirinae within the family Paramyxo- viridae. Other members of this subfamily, respiratory syncytial virus and avian pneumovirus, can be divided into subgroups on the basis of genetic or antigenic differences or both. For

  14. Fusion protein is the main determinant of metapneumovirus host tropism.

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    de Graaf, Miranda; Schrauwen, Eefje J A; Herfst, Sander; van Amerongen, Geert; Osterhaus, Albert D M E; Fouchier, Ron A M

    2009-06-01

    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (AMPV-C) infect humans and birds, respectively. This study confirmed the difference in host range in turkey poults, and analysed the contribution of the individual metapneumovirus genes to host range in an in vitro cell-culture model. Mammalian Vero-118 cells supported replication of both HMPV and AMPV-C in contrast to avian quail fibroblast (QT6) cells in which only AMPV-C replicated to high titres. Inoculation of Vero-118 and QT6 cells with recombinant HMPV in which genes were exchanged with those of AMPV-C revealed that the metapneumovirus fusion (F) protein is the main determinant for host tropism. Chimeric viruses in which polymerase complex proteins were exchanged between HMPV and AMPV-C replicated less efficiently compared with HMPV in QT6 cells. Using mini-genome systems, it was shown that exchanging these polymerase proteins resulted in reduced replication and transcription efficiency in QT6 cells. Examination of infected Vero-118 and QT6 cells revealed that viruses containing the F protein of AMPV-C yielded larger syncytia compared with viruses containing the HMPV F protein. Cell-content mixing assays revealed that the F protein of AMPV-C was more fusogenic compared with the F protein of HMPV, and that the F2 region is responsible for the difference observed between AMPV-C and HMPV F-promoted fusion in QT6 and Vero-118 cells. This study provides insight into the determinants of host tropism and membrane fusion of metapneumoviruses.

  15. Human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized danish children with acute respiratory tract infection

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    von Linstow, Marie-Louise; Larsen, Hans Henrik; Eugen-Olsen, Jesper

    2004-01-01

    The newly discovered human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been shown to be associated with respiratory illness. We determined the frequencies and clinical features of hMPV and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in 374 Danish children with 383 episodes of acute respiratory tract infection...... children 1-6 months of age. Asthmatic bronchitis was diagnosed in 66.7% of hMPV and 10.6% of RSV-infected children (p infected children required respiratory support. hMPV is present in young.......6%) ARTI episodes by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction using primers targeting the hMPV N gene and the RSV L gene. Two children were co-infected with hMPV and RSV. They were excluded from statistical analysis. Hospitalization for ARTI caused by hMPV was restricted to very young...

  16. Human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized danish children with acute respiratory tract infection

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    von Linstow, Marie-Louise; Henrik Larsen, Hans; Koch, Anders

    2004-01-01

    The newly discovered human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been shown to be associated with respiratory illness. We determined the frequencies and clinical features of hMPV and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in 374 Danish children with 383 episodes of acute respiratory tract infection...... children 1-6 months of age. Asthmatic bronchitis was diagnosed in 66.7% of hMPV and 10.6% of RSV-infected children (p respiratory support. hMPV is present in young...

  17. Clinical Features of Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Ambulatory Children Aged 5-13 Years.

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    Howard, Leigh M; Edwards, Kathryn M; Zhu, Yuwei; Griffin, Marie R; Weinberg, Geoffrey A; Szilagyi, Peter G; Staat, Mary A; Payne, Daniel C; Williams, John V

    2018-05-15

    We detected human metapneumovirus (HMPV) in 54 (5%) of 1055 children aged 5 to 13 years with acute respiratory illness (ARI) identified by outpatient and emergency department surveillance between November and May 2003-2009. Its clinical features were similar to those of HMPV-negative ARI, except a diagnosis of pneumonia was more likely (13% vs 4%, respectively; P = .005) and a diagnosis of pharyngitis (7% vs 24%, respectively; P = .005) was less likely in patients with HMPV- positive ARI than those with HMPV-negative ARI.

  18. Chest radiographic features of human metapneumovirus infection in pediatric patients

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    Hilmes, Melissa A.; Daniel Dunnavant, F.; Singh, Sudha P.; Ellis, Wendy D.; Payne, Daniel C.; Zhu, Yuwei; Griffin, Marie R.; Edwards, Kathryn M.; Williams, John V.

    2017-01-01

    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was identified in 2001 and is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in young children. The radiologic characteristics of laboratory-confirmed HMPV acute respiratory illness in young children have not been systematically assessed. We systematically evaluated the radiographic characteristics of acute respiratory illness associated with HMPV in a prospective cohort of pediatric patients. We included chest radiographs from children <5 years old with acute respiratory illness who were enrolled in the prospective New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) study from 2003 to 2009 and were diagnosed with HMPV by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Of 215 HMPV-positive subjects enrolled at our tertiary care children's hospital, 68 had chest radiographs obtained by the treating clinician that were available for review. Two fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists, independently and then in consensus, retrospectively evaluated these chest radiographs for their radiographic features. Parahilar opacities were the most commonly observed abnormality, occurring in 87% of children with HMPV. Hyperinflation also occurred frequently (69%). Atelectasis (40%) and consolidation (18%) appeared less frequently. Pleural effusion and pneumothorax were not seen on any radiographs. The clinical presentations of HMPV include bronchiolitis, croup and pneumonia. Dominant chest radiographic abnormalities include parahilar opacities and hyperinflation, with occasional consolidation. Recognition of the imaging patterns seen with common viral illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and HMPV might facilitate diagnosis and limit unnecessary antibiotic treatment. (orig.)

  19. Chest radiographic features of human metapneumovirus infection in pediatric patients

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    Hilmes, Melissa A.; Daniel Dunnavant, F.; Singh, Sudha P.; Ellis, Wendy D. [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Nashville, TN (United States); Payne, Daniel C. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States); Zhu, Yuwei [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Nashville, TN (United States); Griffin, Marie R. [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy, Nashville, TN (United States); Edwards, Kathryn M. [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Nashville, TN (United States); Williams, John V. [University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); University of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children' s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2017-12-15

    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was identified in 2001 and is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in young children. The radiologic characteristics of laboratory-confirmed HMPV acute respiratory illness in young children have not been systematically assessed. We systematically evaluated the radiographic characteristics of acute respiratory illness associated with HMPV in a prospective cohort of pediatric patients. We included chest radiographs from children <5 years old with acute respiratory illness who were enrolled in the prospective New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) study from 2003 to 2009 and were diagnosed with HMPV by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Of 215 HMPV-positive subjects enrolled at our tertiary care children's hospital, 68 had chest radiographs obtained by the treating clinician that were available for review. Two fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists, independently and then in consensus, retrospectively evaluated these chest radiographs for their radiographic features. Parahilar opacities were the most commonly observed abnormality, occurring in 87% of children with HMPV. Hyperinflation also occurred frequently (69%). Atelectasis (40%) and consolidation (18%) appeared less frequently. Pleural effusion and pneumothorax were not seen on any radiographs. The clinical presentations of HMPV include bronchiolitis, croup and pneumonia. Dominant chest radiographic abnormalities include parahilar opacities and hyperinflation, with occasional consolidation. Recognition of the imaging patterns seen with common viral illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and HMPV might facilitate diagnosis and limit unnecessary antibiotic treatment. (orig.)

  20. Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Jordanian Children: Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Severe Disease

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    Schuster, Jennifer E.; Khuri-Bulos, Najwa; Faouri, Samir; Shehabi, Asem; Johnson, Monika; Wang, Li; Fonnesbeck, Christopher; Williams, John V.; Halasa, Natasha

    2016-01-01

    Background Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a leading cause of acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) in young children. Our objectives were to define HMPV epidemiology and circulating strains and determine markers of severe disease in Jordanian children. Methods We conducted a prospective study March 16, 2010-March 31, 2013 using quantitative RT-PCR to determine the frequency of HMPV infection among children <2 years old admitted with fever and/or acute respiratory illness to a major government hospital in Amman, Jordan. Results HMPV was present in 273/3168 (8.6%) of children presenting with ARTI. HMPV A2, B1, and B2, but not A1, were detected during the 3-year period. HMPV-infected children were older and more likely to be diagnosed with bronchopneumonia than HMPV-negative children. HMPV-infected children with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) had higher rates of cough and shortness of breath than children with LRTI infected with other or no identifiable viruses. Symptoms and severity were not different between children with HMPV only compared with HMPV co-infection. Children with HMPV subgroup A infection were more likely to require supplemental oxygen. In a multivariate analysis, HMPV subgroup A and age <6 months were independently associated with supplemental oxygen requirement. Conclusions HMPV is a leading cause of acute respiratory tract disease in Jordanian children <2 years old. HMPV A and young age were associated with severe disease. Ninety percent of HMPV-infected hospitalized children were full-term and otherwise healthy, in contrast to high-income nations; thus, factors contributing to disease severity likely vary depending on geographic and resource differences. PMID:26372450

  1. Small Animal Models for Human Metapneumovirus: Cotton Rat is More Permissive than Hamster and Mouse

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    Zhang, Yu; Niewiesk, Stefan; Li, Jianrong

    2014-01-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is the second most prevalent causative agent of pediatric respiratory infections worldwide. Currently, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs against this virus. One of the major hurdles in hMPV research is the difficulty to identify a robust small animal model to accurately evaluate the efficacy and safety of vaccines and therapeutics. In this study, we compared the replication and pathogenesis of hMPV in BALB/c mice, Syrian golden hamsters, and cotton rats. It was found that BALB/c mice are not permissive for hMPV infection despite the use of a high dose (6.5 log10 PFU) of virus for intranasal inoculation. In hamsters, hMPV replicated efficiently in nasal turbinates but demonstrated only limited replication in lungs. In cotton rats, hMPV replicated efficiently in both nasal turbinate and lung when intranasally administered with three different doses (4, 5, and 6 log10 PFU) of hMPV. Lungs of cotton rats infected by hMPV developed interstitial pneumonia with mononuclear cells infiltrates and increased lumen exudation. By immunohistochemistry, viral antigens were detected at the luminal surfaces of the bronchial epithelial cells in lungs. Vaccination of cotton rats with hMPV completely protected upper and lower respiratory tract from wildtype challenge. The immunization also elicited elevated serum neutralizing antibody. Collectively, these results demonstrated that cotton rat is a robust small animal model for hMPV infection. PMID:25438015

  2. Comparative epidemiology of human metapneumovirus- and respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospitalizations in Guatemala

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    McCracken, John P; Arvelo, Wences; Ortíz, José; Reyes, Lissette; Gray, Jennifer; Estevez, Alejandra; Castañeda, Oscar; Langley, Gayle; Lindblade, Kim A

    2014-01-01

    Background Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is an important cause of acute respiratory infections (ARI), but little is known about how it compares with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Central America. Objectives In this study, we describe hospitalized cases of HMPV- and RSV-ARI in Guatemala. Methods We conducted surveillance at three hospitals (November 2007–December 2012) and tested nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimens for HMPV and RSV using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. We calculated incidence rates, and compared the epidemiology and outcomes of HMPV-positive versus RSV-positive and RSV-HMPV-negative cases. Results We enrolled and tested specimens from 6288 ARI cases; 596 (9%) were HMPV-positive and 1485 (24%) were RSV-positive. We observed a seasonal pattern of RSV but not HMPV. The proportion HMPV-positive was low (3%) and RSV-positive high (41%) for age Guatemala, but HMPV hospitalizations are less frequent than RSV and, in young children, less severe than other etiologies. Preventive interventions should take into account the wide variation in incidence by age and unpredictable timing of incidence peaks. PMID:24761765

  3. Diagnosis of human metapneumovirus infection in immunosuppressed lung transplant recipients and children evaluated for pertussis.

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    Dare, Ryan; Sanghavi, Sonali; Bullotta, Arlene; Keightley, Maria-Cristina; George, Kirsten St; Wadowsky, Robert M; Paterson, David L; McCurry, Kenneth R; Reinhart, Todd A; Husain, Shahid; Rinaldo, Charles R

    2007-02-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a recently discovered paramyxovirus that is known to cause respiratory tract infections in children and immunocompromised individuals. Given the difficulties of identifying hMPV by conventional culture, molecular techniques could improve the detection of this virus in clinical specimens. In this study, we developed a real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assay designed to detect the four genetic lineages of hMPV. This assay and a commercial real-time nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) assay (bioMérieux, Durham, NC) were used to determine the prevalence of hMPV in 114 immunosuppressed asymptomatic and symptomatic lung transplant recipients and 232 pediatric patients who were being evaluated for pertussis. hMPV was detected in 4.3% of the immunosuppressed lung transplant recipients and in 9.9% of children evaluated for pertussis. Both RT-PCR and NASBA assays were efficient in detection of hMPV infection in respiratory specimens. Even though hMPV was detected in a small number of the lung transplant recipients, it was still the most prevalent etiologic agent detected in patients with respiratory symptoms. In both of these diverse patient populations, hMPV infection was the most frequent viral respiratory tract infection identified. Given our findings, infection with hMPV infection should be determined as part of the differential diagnosis of respiratory illnesses.

  4. Diagnosis of Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Immunosuppressed Lung Transplant Recipients and Children Evaluated for Pertussis▿

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    Dare, Ryan; Sanghavi, Sonali; Bullotta, Arlene; Keightley, Maria-Cristina; George, Kirsten St.; Wadowsky, Robert M.; Paterson, David L.; McCurry, Kenneth R.; Reinhart, Todd A.; Husain, Shahid; Rinaldo, Charles R.

    2007-01-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a recently discovered paramyxovirus that is known to cause respiratory tract infections in children and immunocompromised individuals. Given the difficulties of identifying hMPV by conventional culture, molecular techniques could improve the detection of this virus in clinical specimens. In this study, we developed a real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assay designed to detect the four genetic lineages of hMPV. This assay and a commercial real-time nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) assay (bioMérieux, Durham, NC) were used to determine the prevalence of hMPV in 114 immunosuppressed asymptomatic and symptomatic lung transplant recipients and 232 pediatric patients who were being evaluated for pertussis. hMPV was detected in 4.3% of the immunosuppressed lung transplant recipients and in 9.9% of children evaluated for pertussis. Both RT-PCR and NASBA assays were efficient in detection of hMPV infection in respiratory specimens. Even though hMPV was detected in a small number of the lung transplant recipients, it was still the most prevalent etiologic agent detected in patients with respiratory symptoms. In both of these diverse patient populations, hMPV infection was the most frequent viral respiratory tract infection identified. Given our findings, infection with hMPV infection should be determined as part of the differential diagnosis of respiratory illnesses. PMID:17065270

  5. Human metapneumovirus - what we know now [version 1; referees: 2 approved

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    Nazly Shafagati

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    Full Text Available Human metapneumovirus (HMPV is a leading cause of acute respiratory infection, particularly in children, immunocompromised patients, and the elderly. HMPV, which is closely related to avian metapneumovirus subtype C, has circulated for at least 65 years, and nearly every child will be infected with HMPV by the age of 5. However, immunity is incomplete, and re-infections occur throughout adult life. Symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory viral infections, ranging from mild (cough, rhinorrhea, and fever to more severe (bronchiolitis and pneumonia. The preferred method for diagnosis is reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction as HMPV is difficult to culture. Although there have been many advances made in the past 16 years since its discovery, there are still no US Food and Drug Administration-approved antivirals or vaccines available to treat HMPV. Both small animal and non-human primate models have been established for the study of HMPV. This review will focus on the epidemiology, transmission, and clinical manifestations in humans as well as the animal models of HMPV pathogenesis and host immune response.

  6. Prevalence and clinical symptoms of human metapneumovirus infection in hospitalized patients

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    B.G. van den Hoogen (Bernadette); G.J.J. van Doornum (Gerard); J.C. Fockens (John); J.J. Cornelissen (Jan); W.E.Ph. Beyer (Walter); R. de Groot (Ronald); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); R.A.M. Fouchier (Ron)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractDuring a 17-month period, we performed retrospective analyses of the prevalence of and clinical symptoms associated with human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection, among patients in a university hospital in The Netherlands. All available nasal-aspirate, throat-swab, sputum, and

  7. Metapneumovirus infections

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    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT), an acute upper respiratory tract infection of turkeys, and is also associated with swollen head syndrome (SHS) in chickens and egg production losses in layers. Since the first TRT reported in the late 1970s in South Africa, the virus...

  8. Avian Metapneumoviruses

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    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is an economically important virus that is the primary causal agent of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT), also known as avian rhinotracheitis (ART). The virus causes an acute highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract in turkeys and was first isolated from tur...

  9. Molecular comparisons of full length metapneumovirus (MPV genomes, including newly determined French AMPV-C and -D isolates, further supports possible subclassification within the MPV Genus.

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    Paul A Brown

    Full Text Available Four avian metapneumovirus (AMPV subgroups (A-D have been reported previously based on genetic and antigenic differences. However, until now full length sequences of the only known isolates of European subgroup C and subgroup D viruses (duck and turkey origin, respectively have been unavailable. These full length sequences were determined and compared with other full length AMPV and human metapneumoviruses (HMPV sequences reported previously, using phylogenetics, comparisons of nucleic and amino acid sequences and study of codon usage bias. Results confirmed that subgroup C viruses were more closely related to HMPV than they were to the other AMPV subgroups in the study. This was consistent with previous findings using partial genome sequences. Closer relationships between AMPV-A, B and D were also evident throughout the majority of results. Three metapneumovirus "clusters" HMPV, AMPV-C and AMPV-A, B and D were further supported by codon bias and phylogenetics. The data presented here together with those of previous studies describing antigenic relationships also between AMPV-A, B and D and between AMPV-C and HMPV may call for a subclassification of metapneumoviruses similar to that used for avian paramyxoviruses, grouping AMPV-A, B and D as type I metapneumoviruses and AMPV-C and HMPV as type II.

  10. Molecular Comparisons of Full Length Metapneumovirus (MPV) Genomes, Including Newly Determined French AMPV-C and –D Isolates, Further Supports Possible Subclassification within the MPV Genus

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    Brown, Paul A.; Lemaitre, Evelyne; Briand, François-Xavier; Courtillon, Céline; Guionie, Olivier; Allée, Chantal; Toquin, Didier; Bayon-Auboyer, Marie-Hélène; Jestin, Véronique; Eterradossi, Nicolas

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    Four avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) subgroups (A–D) have been reported previously based on genetic and antigenic differences. However, until now full length sequences of the only known isolates of European subgroup C and subgroup D viruses (duck and turkey origin, respectively) have been unavailable. These full length sequences were determined and compared with other full length AMPV and human metapneumoviruses (HMPV) sequences reported previously, using phylogenetics, comparisons of nucleic and amino acid sequences and study of codon usage bias. Results confirmed that subgroup C viruses were more closely related to HMPV than they were to the other AMPV subgroups in the study. This was consistent with previous findings using partial genome sequences. Closer relationships between AMPV-A, B and D were also evident throughout the majority of results. Three metapneumovirus “clusters” HMPV, AMPV-C and AMPV-A, B and D were further supported by codon bias and phylogenetics. The data presented here together with those of previous studies describing antigenic relationships also between AMPV-A, B and D and between AMPV-C and HMPV may call for a subclassification of metapneumoviruses similar to that used for avian paramyxoviruses, grouping AMPV-A, B and D as type I metapneumoviruses and AMPV-C and HMPV as type II. PMID:25036224

  11. Individual contributions of the human metapneumovirus F, G, and SH surface glycoproteins to the induction of neutralizing antibodies and protective immunity

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    Skiadopoulos, Mario H.; Biacchesi, Stephane; Buchholz, Ursula J.; Amaro-Carambot, Emerito; Surman, Sonja R.; Collins, Peter L.; Murphy, Brian R.

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    We evaluated the individual contributions of the three surface glycoproteins of human metapneumovirus (HMPV), namely the fusion F, attachment G, and small hydrophobic SH proteins, to the induction of serum HMPV-binding antibodies, serum HMPV-neutralizing antibodies, and protective immunity. Using reverse genetics, each HMPV protein was expressed individually from an added gene in recombinant human parainfluenza virus type 1 (rHPIV1) and used to infect hamsters once or twice by the intranasal route. The F protein was highly immunogenic and protective, whereas G and SH were only weakly or negligibly immunogenic and protective, respectively. Thus, in contrast to other paramyxoviruses, the HMPV attachment G protein is not a major neutralization or protective antigen. Also, although the SH protein of HMPV is a virion protein that is much larger than its counterparts in previously studied paramyxoviruses, it does not appear to be a significant neutralization or protective antigen

  12. Genetic diversity and evolution of human metapneumovirus fusion protein over twenty years

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    Liem Alexis

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Human metapneumovirus (HMPV is an important cause of acute respiratory illness in children. We examined the diversity and molecular evolution of HMPV using 85 full-length F (fusion gene sequences collected over a 20-year period. Results The F gene sequences fell into two major groups, each with two subgroups, which exhibited a mean of 96% identity by predicted amino acid sequences. Amino acid identity within and between subgroups was higher than nucleotide identity, suggesting structural or functional constraints on F protein diversity. There was minimal progressive drift over time, and the genetic lineages were stable over the 20-year period. Several canonical amino acid differences discriminated between major subgroups, and polymorphic variations tended to cluster in discrete regions. The estimated rate of mutation was 7.12 × 10-4 substitutions/site/year and the estimated time to most recent common HMPV ancestor was 97 years (95% likelihood range 66-194 years. Analysis suggested that HMPV diverged from avian metapneumovirus type C (AMPV-C 269 years ago (95% likelihood range 106-382 years. Conclusion HMPV F protein remains conserved over decades. HMPV appears to have diverged from AMPV-C fairly recently.

  13. Genetic diversity and evolution of human metapneumovirus fusion protein over twenty years

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    Yang, Chin-Fen; Wang, Chiaoyin K; Tollefson, Sharon J; Piyaratna, Rohith; Lintao, Linda D; Chu, Marla; Liem, Alexis; Mark, Mary; Spaete, Richard R; Crowe, James E; Williams, John V

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    Background Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is an important cause of acute respiratory illness in children. We examined the diversity and molecular evolution of HMPV using 85 full-length F (fusion) gene sequences collected over a 20-year period. Results The F gene sequences fell into two major groups, each with two subgroups, which exhibited a mean of 96% identity by predicted amino acid sequences. Amino acid identity within and between subgroups was higher than nucleotide identity, suggesting structural or functional constraints on F protein diversity. There was minimal progressive drift over time, and the genetic lineages were stable over the 20-year period. Several canonical amino acid differences discriminated between major subgroups, and polymorphic variations tended to cluster in discrete regions. The estimated rate of mutation was 7.12 × 10-4 substitutions/site/year and the estimated time to most recent common HMPV ancestor was 97 years (95% likelihood range 66-194 years). Analysis suggested that HMPV diverged from avian metapneumovirus type C (AMPV-C) 269 years ago (95% likelihood range 106-382 years). Conclusion HMPV F protein remains conserved over decades. HMPV appears to have diverged from AMPV-C fairly recently. PMID:19740442

  14. Chimeric Recombinant Human Metapneumoviruses with the Nucleoprotein or Phosphoprotein Open Reading Frame Replaced by That of Avian Metapneumovirus Exhibit Improved Growth In Vitro and Attenuation In Vivo

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    Pham, Quynh N.; Biacchesi, Stéphane; Skiadopoulos, Mario H.; Murphy, Brian R.; Collins, Peter L.; Buchholz, Ursula J.

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    Chimeric versions of recombinant human metapneumovirus (HMPV) were generated by replacing the nucleoprotein (N) or phosphoprotein (P) open reading frame with its counterpart from the closely related avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) subgroup C. In Vero cells, AMPV replicated to an approximately 100-fold-higher titer than HMPV. Surprisingly, the N and P chimeric viruses replicated to a peak titer that was 11- and 25-fold higher, respectively, than that of parental HMPV. The basis for this effect is not known but was not due to obvious changes in the efficiency of gene expression. AMPV and the N and P chimeras were evaluated for replication, immunogenicity, and protective efficacy in hamsters. AMPV was attenuated compared to HMPV in this mammalian host on day 5 postinfection, but not on day 3, and only in the nasal turbinates. In contrast, the N and P chimeras were reduced approximately 100-fold in both the upper and lower respiratory tract on day 3 postinfection, although there was little difference by day 5. The N and P chimeras induced a high level of neutralizing serum antibodies and protective efficacy against HMPV; AMPV was only weakly immunogenic and protective against HMPV challenge, reflecting antigenic differences. In African green monkeys immunized intranasally and intratracheally, the mean peak titer of the P chimera was reduced 100- and 1,000-fold in the upper and lower respiratory tracts, whereas the N chimera was reduced only 10-fold in the lower respiratory tract. Both chimeras were comparable to wild-type HMPV in immunogenicity and protective efficacy. Thus, the P chimera is a promising live HMPV vaccine candidate that paradoxically combines improved growth in vitro with attenuation in vivo. PMID:16306583

  15. Clinical Significance of Human Metapneumovirus in Refractory Status Epilepticus and Encephalitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Aysel Vehapoglu

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    Full Text Available Encephalitis is a complex neurological disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and the etiology of the disease is often not identified. Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in children. Few reports are available showing possible involvement of hMPV in development of neurologic complications. Here, we describe an infant, the youngest case in literature, with refractory status epilepticus and severe encephalitis in whom hMPV was detected in respiratory samples and review diagnostic workup of patient with encephalitis.

  16. hMPV and RSV: subtle differences but comparable severity

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     Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is a recently discovered virus that causes respiratory illness in children and can lead to hospitalization.   This study was undertaken to

  17. Serologic evidence of avian metapneumovirus infection among adults occupationally exposed to Turkeys.

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    Kayali, Ghazi; Ortiz, Ernesto J; Chorazy, Margaret L; Nagaraja, Kakambi V; DeBeauchamp, Jennifer; Webby, Richard J; Gray, Gregory C

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    Genetically similar, the avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and the human MPV (hMPV) are the only viruses in the Metapneumovirus genus. Previous research demonstrated the ability of hMPV to cause clinical disease in turkeys. In this controlled, cross-sectional, seroepidemiological study, we examined the hypothesis that aMPV might infect humans. We enrolled 95 adults occupationally exposed to turkeys and 82 nonexposed controls. Sera from study participants were examined for antibodies against aMPV and hMPV. Both in bivariate (OR=3.2; 95% CI: 1.1-9.2) and in multivariate modelling adjusting for antibody to hMPV (OR=4.1; 95% CI: 1.3-13.1), meat-processing workers were found to have an increased odds of previous infection with aMPV compared to controls. While hMPV antibody cross-reactivity is evident, these data suggest that occupational exposure to turkeys is a risk factor for human infection with aMPV. More studies are needed to validate these findings, to identify modes of aMPV transmission, and to determine risk factors associated with infection.

  18. Development and optimization of a direct plaque assay for human and avian metapneumoviruses

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    Zhang, Yu; Wei, Yongwei; Li, Junan; Li, Jianrong

    2012-01-01

    The genus Metapneumovirus within the subfamily Pneumovirinae and family Paramyxoviridae includes only two viruses, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), which cause respiratory disease in humans and birds, respectively. These two viruses grow poorly in cell culture and other quantitation methods, such as indirect immuno-staining and immuno-fluorescent assays, are expensive, time consuming, and do not allow for plaque purification of the virus. In order to enhance research efforts for studying these two viruses, a direct plaque assay for both hMPV and aMPV has been developed. By optimizing the chemical components of the agarose overlay, it was found that both hMPV with a trypsin-independent F cleavage site and aMPV formed clear and countable plaques in a number of mammalian cell lines (such as Vero-E6 and LLC-MK2 cells) after 5 days of incubation. The plaque forming assay has similar sensitivity and reliability as the currently used immunological methods for viral quantitation. The plaque assay is also a more simple, rapid, and economical method compared to immunological assays, and in addition allows for plaque purification of the viruses. The direct plaque assay will be a valuable method for the quantitation and evaluation of the biological properties of some metapneumoviruses. PMID:22684013

  19. Recovery of human metapneumovirus from cDNA: optimization of growth in vitro and expression of additional genes

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    Biacchesi, Stephane; Skiadopoulos, Mario H.; Tran, Kim C.; Murphy, Brian R.; Collins, Peter L.; Buchholz, Ursula J.

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    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a recently recognized causative agent of respiratory tract disease in individuals of all ages and especially young infants. HMPV remains poorly characterized and has been reported to replicate inefficiently in vitro. Complete consensus sequences were recently determined for two isolates representing the two proposed HMPV genetic subgroups (Biacchesi et al., Virology 315 (1) (2003) 1). We have developed a reverse genetic system to produce one of these isolates, CAN97-83, entirely from cDNA. We also recovered a version, rHMPV-GFP, in which the enhanced green fluorescent protein (GFP) was expressed from a transcription cassette inserted as the first gene, leaving the 41-nt leader region and first 16 nt of the N gene undisturbed. The ability to monitor GFP expression in living cells greatly facilitated the initial recovery of this slow-growing virus. In addition, the ability to express a foreign gene from an engineered transcription cassette confirmed the identification of the HMPV transcription signals and identified the F gene-end signal as being highly efficient for transcription termination. The ability to recover virus containing a foreign insert in this position indicated that the viral promoter is contained within the 3'-terminal 57 nt of the genome. Recombinant HMPV replicated in vitro as efficiently as biologically derived HMPV, whereas the kinetics and final yield of rHMPV-GFP were reduced several-fold. Conditions for trypsin treatment were investigated, providing for improved virus yields. Another version of HMPV, rHMPV+G1F23, was recovered that contained a second copy of the G gene and two extra copies of F in promoter-proximal positions in the order G1-F2-F3. Thus, this recombinant genome would encode 11 mRNAs rather than eight and would be 17.3 kb long, 30% longer than that of the natural virus. Nonetheless, the rHMPV+G1F23 virus replicated in vitro with an efficiency that was only modestly reduced compared to rHMPV and was

  20. Genetic diversity of human metapneumovirus in hospitalized children with acute respiratory infections in Croatia.

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    Jagušić, Maja; Slović, Anamarija; Ljubin-Sternak, Sunčanica; Mlinarić-Galinović, Gordana; Forčić, Dubravko

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    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is recognized as a global and frequent cause of acute respiratory tract infections among people of all ages. The objectives of this study were molecular epidemiology and evolutionary analysis of HMPV strains which produced moderate and severe acute respiratory tract infections in children in Croatia during four consecutive seasons (2011-2014). A total of 117 HMPV-positive samples collected from hospitalized pediatric patients presenting with acute respiratory tract infections and tested by direct immunofluorescence assay were first analyzed by amplifying a part of the F gene. Sixteen samples were further analyzed based on complete F, G, and SH gene sequences. HMPV genome was identified in 92 of 117 samples (78%) and the circulation of multiple lineages of HMPV was confirmed. In 2011, 2012, and 2014, subgroups A2 and B2 co-circulated, while B1 gained prevalence in 2013 and 2014. The study established the presence of a novel subcluster A2c in Croatia. This subcluster has only recently been detected in East and Southeast Asia. This study provides new insights into epidemiology and genetic diversity of HMPV in this part of Europe. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Human Metapneumovirus Induces Formation of Inclusion Bodies for Efficient Genome Replication and Transcription.

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    Cifuentes-Muñoz, Nicolás; Branttie, Jean; Slaughter, Kerri Beth; Dutch, Rebecca Ellis

    2017-12-15

    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) causes significant upper and lower respiratory disease in all age groups worldwide. The virus possesses a negative-sense single-stranded RNA genome of approximately 13.3 kb encapsidated by multiple copies of the nucleoprotein (N), giving rise to helical nucleocapsids. In addition, copies of the phosphoprotein (P) and the large RNA polymerase (L) decorate the viral nucleocapsids. After viral attachment, endocytosis, and fusion mediated by the viral glycoproteins, HMPV nucleocapsids are released into the cell cytoplasm. To visualize the subsequent steps of genome transcription and replication, a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) protocol was established to detect different viral RNA subpopulations in infected cells. The FISH probes were specific for detection of HMPV positive-sense RNA (+RNA) and viral genomic RNA (vRNA). Time course analysis of human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells infected with HMPV revealed the formation of inclusion bodies (IBs) from early times postinfection. HMPV IBs were shown to be cytoplasmic sites of active transcription and replication, with the translation of viral proteins being closely associated. Inclusion body formation was consistent with an actin-dependent coalescence of multiple early replicative sites. Time course quantitative reverse transcription-PCR analysis suggested that the coalescence of inclusion bodies is a strategy to efficiently replicate and transcribe the viral genome. These results provide a better understanding of the steps following HMPV entry and have important clinical implications. IMPORTANCE Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a recently discovered pathogen that affects human populations of all ages worldwide. Reinfections are common throughout life, but no vaccines or antiviral treatments are currently available. In this work, a spatiotemporal analysis of HMPV replication and transcription in bronchial epithelial cell-derived immortal cells was performed. HMPV was shown to

  2. Analysis of antigenic cross-reactivity between subgroup C avian pneumovirus and human metapneumovirus by using recombinant fusion proteins.

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    Luo, L; Sabara, M I; Li, Y

    2009-10-01

    Avian pneumovirus subgroup C (APV/C) has recently been reported to be more closely related to human metapneumovirus (hMPV) as determined by sequence analysis. To examine the antigenic relationship between APV/C and hMPV, the APV/C fusion (F) gene was cloned and expressed as an uncleaved glycoprotein in a baculovirus system. The reactivity of the APV/C F protein with antibodies against APV subgroups A, B, C, and hMPV was examined by Western blot analysis. The results showed that the expressed APV/C F protein was not only recognized by APV/C-specific antibodies but also by antibodies raised against hMPV. Previously expressed recombinant hMPV F protein also reacted with APV/C-specific antibodies, suggesting that there was significant antigenic cross-reactivity and a potential evolutionary relationship between hMPV and APV/C. Interestingly, the recombinant F proteins from APV/C and hMPV were not recognized by polyclonal antibodies specific to APV subgroups A and B.

  3. Genetic variability of attachment (G and Fusion (F protein genes of human metapneumovirus strains circulating during 2006-2009 in Kolkata, Eastern India

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is associated with the acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI in all the age groups. However, there is limited information on prevalence and genetic diversity of human metapneumovirus (hMPV strains circulating in India. Objective To study prevalence and genomic diversity of hMPV strains among ARTI patients reporting in outpatient departments of hospitals in Kolkata, Eastern India. Methods Nasal and/or throat swabs from 2309 patients during January 2006 to December 2009, were screened for the presence of hMPV by RT-PCR of nucleocapsid (N gene. The G and F genes of representative hMPV positive samples were sequenced. Results 118 of 2309 (5.11% clinical samples were positive for hMPV. The majority (≈80% of the positive cases were detected during July−November all through the study period. Genetic analysis revealed that 77% strains belong to A2 subgroup whereas rest clustered in B1 subgroup. G sequences showed higher diversity at the nucleotide and amino acid level. In contrast, less than 10% variation was observed in F gene of representative strains of all four years. Sequence analysis also revealed changes in the position of stop codon in G protein, which resulted in variable length (217-231 aa polypeptides. Conclusion The study suggests that approximately 5% of ARTI in the region were caused by hMPV. This is the first report on the genetic variability of G and F gene of hMPV strains from India which clearly shows that the G protein of hMPV is continuously evolving. Though the study partially fulfills lacunae of information, further studies from other regions are necessary for better understanding of prevalence, epidemiology and virus evolution in Indian subcontinent.

  4. The cellular endosomal sorting complex required for transport pathway is not involved in avian metapneumovirus budding in a virus-like-particle expression system.

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    Weng, Yuejin; Lu, Wuxun; Harmon, Aaron; Xiang, Xiaoxiao; Deng, Qiji; Song, Minxun; Wang, Dan; Yu, Qingzhong; Li, Feng

    2011-05-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) is a paramyxovirus that principally causes respiratory disease and egg production drops in turkeys and chickens. Together with its closely related human metapneumovirus (HMPV), they comprise the genus Metapneumovirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. Little is currently known about the mechanisms involved in the budding of metapneumovirus. By using AMPV as a model system, we showed that the matrix (M) protein by itself was insufficient to form virus-like-particles (VLPs). The incorporation of M into VLPs was shown to occur only when both the viral nucleoprotein (N) and the fusion (F) proteins were co-expressed. Furthermore, we provided evidence indicating that two YSKL and YAGL segments encoded within the M protein were not a functional late domain, and the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) machinery was not involved in metapneumovirus budding, consistent with a recent observation that human respiratory syncytial virus, closely related to HMPV, uses an ESCRT-independent budding mechanism. Taken together, these results suggest that metapneumovirus budding is independent of the ESCRT pathway and the minimal budding machinery described here will aid our future understanding of metapneumovirus assembly and egress.

  5. Clinical features of human metapneumovirus genotypes in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection in Changsha, China.

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    Zeng, Sai-Zhen; Xiao, Ni-Guang; Zhong, Li-Li; Yu, Tian; Zhang, Bing; Duan, Zhao-Jun

    2015-11-01

    To explore the epidemiological and clinical features of different human metapneumovirus (hMPV) genotypes in hospitalized children. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or PCR was employed to screen for both hMPV and other common respiratory viruses in 2613 nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens collected from children with lower respiratory tract infections from September 2007 to February 2011 (a period of 3.5 years). The demographics and clinical presentations of patients infected with different genotypes of hMPV were compared. A total of 135 samples were positive for hMPV (positive detection rate: 5.2%). Co-infection with other viruses was observed in 45.9% (62/135) of cases, and human bocavirus was the most common additional respiratory virus. The most common symptoms included cough, fever, and wheezing. The M gene was sequenced for 135 isolates; of these, genotype A was identified in 72.6% (98/135) of patients, and genotype B was identified in 27.4% (37/135) of patients. The predominant genotype of hMPV changed over the 3.5-year study period from genotype A2b to A2b or B1 and then to predominantly B1. Most of clinical features were similar between patients infected with different hMPV genotypes. These results suggested that hMPV is an important viral pathogen in pediatric patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection in Changsha. The hMPV subtypes A2b and B1 were found to co-circulate. The different hMPV genotypes exhibit similar clinical characteristics. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. Human Metapneumovirus Infection is Associated with Severe Respiratory Disease in Preschool Children with History of Prematurity.

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    Pancham, Krishna; Sami, Iman; Perez, Geovanny F; Huseni, Shehlanoor; Kurdi, Bassem; Rose, Mary C; Rodriguez-Martinez, Carlos E; Nino, Gustavo

    2016-02-01

    Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a recently discovered respiratory pathogen of the family Paramyxoviridae, the same family as that of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Premature children are at high risk of severe RSV infections, however, it is unclear whether HMPV infection is more severe in hospitalized children with a history of severe prematurity. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical respiratory presentation of all polymerase chain reaction-confirmed HMPV infections in preschool-age children (≤5 years) with and without history of severe prematurity (prematurity. Preschool children with a history of prematurity had more severe HMPV disease as illustrated by longer hospitalizations, new or increased need for supplemental O2, and higher severity scores independently of age, ethnicity, and history of asthma. Our study suggests that HMPV infection causes significant disease burden among preschool children with a history of prematurity leading to severe respiratory infections and increasing health care resource utilization due to prolonged hospitalizations. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  7. Recovery of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C from cDNA: cross-recognition of avian and human metapneumovirus support proteins.

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    Govindarajan, Dhanasekaran; Buchholz, Ursula J; Samal, Siba K

    2006-06-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) causes an acute respiratory disease in turkeys and is associated with "swollen head syndrome" in chickens, contributing to significant economic losses for the U.S. poultry industry. With a long-term goal of developing a better vaccine for controlling AMPV in the United States, we established a reverse genetics system to produce infectious AMPV of subgroup C entirely from cDNA. A cDNA clone encoding the entire 14,150-nucleotide genome of AMPV subgroup C strain Colorado (AMPV/CO) was generated by assembling five cDNA fragments between the T7 RNA polymerase promoter and the autocatalytic hepatitis delta virus ribozyme of a transcription plasmid, pBR 322. Transfection of this plasmid, along with the expression plasmids encoding the N, P, M2-1, and L proteins of AMPV/CO, into cells stably expressing T7 RNA polymerase resulted in the recovery of infectious AMPV/CO. Characterization of the recombinant AMPV/CO showed that its growth properties in tissue culture were similar to those of the parental virus. The potential of AMPV/CO to serve as a viral vector was also assessed by generating another recombinant virus, rAMPV/CO-GFP, that expressed the enhanced green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a foreign protein. Interestingly, GFP-expressing AMPV and GFP-expressing human metapneumovirus (HMPV) could be recovered using the support plasmids of either virus, denoting that the genome promoters are conserved between the two metapneumoviruses and can be cross-recognized by the polymerase complex proteins of either virus. These results indicate a close functional relationship between AMPV/CO and HMPV.

  8. Localization of a region in the fusion protein of avian metapneumovirus that modulates cell-cell fusion.

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    Wei, Yongwei; Feng, Kurtis; Yao, Xiangjie; Cai, Hui; Li, Junan; Mirza, Anne M; Iorio, Ronald M; Li, Jianrong

    2012-11-01

    The genus Metapneumovirus within the subfamily Pneumovirinae of the family Paramyxoviridae includes two members, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), causing respiratory tract infections in humans and birds, respectively. Paramyxoviruses enter host cells by fusing the viral envelope with a host cell membrane. Membrane fusion of hMPV appears to be unique, in that fusion of some hMPV strains requires low pH. Here, we show that the fusion (F) proteins of aMPV promote fusion in the absence of the attachment protein and low pH is not required. Furthermore, there are notable differences in cell-cell fusion among aMPV subtypes. Trypsin was required for cell-cell fusion induced by subtype B but not subtypes A and C. The F protein of aMPV subtype A was highly fusogenic, whereas those from subtypes B and C were not. By construction and evaluation of chimeric F proteins composed of domains from the F proteins of subtypes A and B, we localized a region composed of amino acid residues 170 to 338 in the F protein that is responsible for the hyperfusogenic phenotype of the F from subtype A. Further mutagenesis analysis revealed that residues R295, G297, and K323 in this region collectively contributed to the hyperfusogenicity. Taken together, we have identified a region in the aMPV F protein that modulates the extent of membrane fusion. A model for fusion consistent with these data is presented.

  9. Phosphorylation of Human Metapneumovirus M2-1 Protein Upregulates Viral Replication and Pathogenesis.

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    Cai, Hui; Zhang, Yu; Lu, Mijia; Liang, Xueya; Jennings, Ryan; Niewiesk, Stefan; Li, Jianrong

    2016-08-15

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a major causative agent of upper- and lower-respiratory-tract infections in infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals worldwide. Like all pneumoviruses, hMPV encodes the zinc binding protein M2-1, which plays important regulatory roles in RNA synthesis. The M2-1 protein is phosphorylated, but the specific role(s) of the phosphorylation in viral replication and pathogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we found that hMPV M2-1 is phosphorylated at amino acid residues S57 and S60. Subsequent mutagenesis found that phosphorylation is not essential for zinc binding activity and oligomerization, whereas inhibition of zinc binding activity abolished the phosphorylation and oligomerization of the M2-1 protein. Using a reverse genetics system, recombinant hMPVs (rhMPVs) lacking either one or both phosphorylation sites in the M2-1 protein were recovered. These recombinant viruses had a significant decrease in both genomic RNA replication and mRNA transcription. In addition, these recombinant viruses were highly attenuated in cell culture and cotton rats. Importantly, rhMPVs lacking phosphorylation in the M2-1 protein triggered high levels of neutralizing antibody and provided complete protection against challenge with wild-type hMPV. Collectively, these data demonstrated that phosphorylation of the M2-1 protein upregulates hMPV RNA synthesis, replication, and pathogenesis in vivo The pneumoviruses include many important human and animal pathogens, such as human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV), hMPV, bovine RSV, and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV). Among these viruses, hRSV and hMPV are the leading causes of acute respiratory tract infection in infants and children. Currently, there is no antiviral or vaccine to combat these diseases. All known pneumoviruses encode a zinc binding protein, M2-1, which is a transcriptional antitermination factor. In this work, we found that phosphorylation of M2-1 is essential for virus

  10. Functional motifs responsible for human metapneumovirus M2-2-mediated innate immune evasion.

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    Chen, Yu; Deng, Xiaoling; Deng, Junfang; Zhou, Jiehua; Ren, Yuping; Liu, Shengxuan; Prusak, Deborah J; Wood, Thomas G; Bao, Xiaoyong

    2016-12-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a major cause of lower respiratory infection in young children. Repeated infections occur throughout life, but its immune evasion mechanisms are largely unknown. We recently found that hMPV M2-2 protein elicits immune evasion by targeting mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS), an antiviral signaling molecule. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying such inhibition are not known. Our mutagenesis studies revealed that PDZ-binding motifs, 29-DEMI-32 and 39-KEALSDGI-46, located in an immune inhibitory region of M2-2, are responsible for M2-2-mediated immune evasion. We also found both motifs prevent TRAF5 and TRAF6, the MAVS downstream adaptors, to be recruited to MAVS, while the motif 39-KEALSDGI-46 also blocks TRAF3 migrating to MAVS. In parallel, these TRAFs are important in activating transcription factors NF-kB and/or IRF-3 by hMPV. Our findings collectively demonstrate that M2-2 uses its PDZ motifs to launch the hMPV immune evasion through blocking the interaction of MAVS and its downstream TRAFs. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Structural dissection of human metapneumovirus phosphoprotein using small angle x-ray scattering.

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    Renner, Max; Paesen, Guido C; Grison, Claire M; Granier, Sébastien; Grimes, Jonathan M; Leyrat, Cédric

    2017-11-01

    The phosphoprotein (P) is the main and essential cofactor of the RNA polymerase (L) of non-segmented, negative-strand RNA viruses. P positions the viral polymerase onto its nucleoprotein-RNA template and acts as a chaperone of the nucleoprotein (N), thereby preventing nonspecific encapsidation of cellular RNAs. The phosphoprotein of human metapneumovirus (HMPV) forms homotetramers composed of a stable oligomerization domain (P core ) flanked by large intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs). Here we combined x-ray crystallography of P core with small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)-based ensemble modeling of the full-length P protein and several of its fragments to provide a structural description of P that captures its dynamic character, and highlights the presence of varyingly stable structural elements within the IDRs. We discuss the implications of the structural properties of HMPV P for the assembly and functioning of the viral transcription/replication machinery.

  12. Excretion patterns of human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus among young children

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    von Linstow, Marie-Louise; Eugen-Olsen, Jesper; Koch, A

    2006-01-01

    of the infected children showed to have an upper respiratory tract infection when following up. CONCLUSION: Viral RNA was present in nasal secretions, saliva, sweat, and faeces, but whether or not the virions were infectious and constitute a potential mode of transmission remains to be shown in future studies.......BACKGROUND: As respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) cause serious respiratory tract infections, the routes of transmission of these viruses are important to elucidate. We examined the modes of virus shedding and shedding duration of RSV and hMPV in young children....... METHODS: From each child in a group of 44 children (37 RSV-positive, 6 hMPV-positive, and 1 co-infected child), aged between 0.5-38 months, hospitalised at Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, one nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA), saliva, urine, and faeces sample were collected at inclusion and weekly...

  13. Respiratory syncytial virus infection induces higher Toll-like receptor-3 expression and TNF-α production than human metapneumovirus infection.

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    Ying Dou

    Full Text Available Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV and human metapneumovirus (hMPV are common causes of respiratory infections in children. Diseases caused by hMPV are generally considered to be less severe than those caused by RSV; the underlying mechanisms, however, remain unknown. In the present study, the expressions of TLRs in airway epithelial cells and lungs of BALB/c mice infected by hMPV or RSV were measured in an attempt to explore the differences in the airway inflammation caused by the two viruses. Our results demonstrate that both hMPV and RSV infection upregulated the expressions of TLRs and inflammatory cytokines. Specifically, the TLR3 expression was revealed to be elevated in vitro and in mouse lungs. IFN-α produced by A549 cells after RSV or hMPV infection remained undistinguishable, whereas production of TNF-α was significantly higher after RSV infection than hMPV infection either in the presence or absence of Poly I:C. This study provides a clue that more severe clinical syndrome of RSV infection may be due to the greater magnitude of induction of airway inflammation by RSV involving TLR3 activation and production of TNF-α.

  14. Co-circulation of genetically distinct human metapneumovirus and human bocavirus strains in young children with respiratory tract infections in Italy.

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    Zappa, Alessandra; Canuti, Marta; Frati, Elena; Pariani, Elena; Perin, Silvana; Ruzza, Maria Lorena; Farina, Claudio; Podestà, Alberto; Zanetti, Alessandro; Amendola, Antonella; Tanzi, Elisabetta

    2011-01-01

    The discovery of human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) and human Bocavirus (hBoV) identified the etiological causes of several cases of acute respiratory tract infections in children. This report describes the molecular epidemiology of hMPV and hBoV infections observed following viral surveillance of children hospitalized for acute respiratory tract infections in Milan, Italy. Pharyngeal swabs were collected from 240 children ≤3 years of age (130 males, 110 females; median age, 5.0 months; IQR, 2.0-12.5 months) and tested for respiratory viruses, including hMPV and hBoV, by molecular methods. hMPV-RNA and hBoV-DNA positive samples were characterized molecularly and a phylogenetical analysis was performed. PCR analysis identified 131/240 (54.6%) samples positive for at least one virus. The frequency of hMPV and hBoV infections was similar (8.3% and 12.1%, respectively). Both infections were associated with lower respiratory tract infections: hMPV was present as a single infectious agent in 7.2% of children with bronchiolitis, hBoV was associated with 18.5% of pediatric pneumonias and identified frequently as a single etiological agent. Genetically distinct hMPV and hBoV strains were identified in children examined with respiratory tract infections. Phylogenetic analysis showed an increased prevalence of hMPV genotype A (A2b sublineage) compared to genotype B (80% vs. 20%, respectively) and of the hBoV genotype St2 compared to genotype St1 (71.4% vs. 28.6%, respectively). Interestingly, a shift in hMPV infections resulting from A2 strains has been observed in recent years. In addition, the occurrence of recombination events between two hBoV strains with a breakpoint located in the VP1/VP2 region was identified. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  15. Clinical characteristics and viral load of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus in children hospitaled for acute lower respiratory tract infection.

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    Yan, Xiao-Li; Li, Yu-Ning; Tang, Yi-Jie; Xie, Zhi-Ping; Gao, Han-Chun; Yang, Xue-Mei; Li, Yu-Mei; Liu, Li-Jun; Duan, Zhao-Jun

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    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) are two common viral pathogens in acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTI). However, the association of viral load with clinical characteristics is not well-defined in ALRTI. To explore the correlation between viral load and clinical characteristics of RSV and HMPV in children hospitalized for ALRTI in Lanzhou, China. Three hundred and eighty-seven children hospitalized for ALRTI were enrolled. Nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPAs) were sampled from each children. Real-time PCR was used to screen RSV, HMPV, and twelve additional respiratory viruses. Bronchiolitis was the leading diagnoses both in RSV and HMPV positive patients. A significantly greater frequency of wheezing (52% vs. 33.52%, P = 0.000) was noted in RSV positive and negative patients. The RSV viral load was significant higher in children aged infections (P = 0.000). No difference was found in the clinical features of HMPV positive and negative patients. The HMPV viral load had no correlation with any clinical characteristics. The incidences of severe disease were similar between single infection and coinfection for the two viruses (RSV, P = 0.221; HMPV, P = 0.764) and there has no statistical significance between severity and viral load (P = 0.166 and P = 0.721). Bronchiolitis is the most common disease caused by RSV and HMPV. High viral load or co-infection may be associated with some symptoms but neither has a significant impact on disease severity for the two viruses. J. Med. Virol. 89:589-597, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. The human metapneumovirus matrix protein stimulates the inflammatory immune response in vitro.

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    Audrey Bagnaud-Baule

    Full Text Available Each year, during winter months, human Metapneumovirus (hMPV is associated with epidemics of bronchiolitis resulting in the hospitalization of many infants. Bronchiolitis is an acute illness of the lower respiratory tract with a consequent inflammation of the bronchioles. The rapid onset of inflammation suggests the innate immune response may have a role to play in the pathogenesis of this hMPV infection. Since, the matrix protein is one of the most abundant proteins in the Paramyxoviridae family virion, we hypothesized that the inflammatory modulation observed in hMPV infected patients may be partly associated with the matrix protein (M-hMPV response. By western blot analysis, we detected a soluble form of M-hMPV released from hMPV infected cell as well as from M-hMPV transfected HEK 293T cells suggesting that M-hMPV may be directly in contact with antigen presenting cells (APCs during the course of infection. Moreover, flow cytometry and confocal microscopy allowed determining that M-hMPV was taken up by dendritic cells (moDCs and macrophages inducing their activation. Furthermore, these moDCs enter into a maturation process inducing the secretion of a broad range of inflammatory cytokines when exposed to M-hMPV. Additionally, M-hMPV activated DCs were shown to stimulate IL-2 and IFN-γ production by allogeneic T lymphocytes. This M-hMPV-mediated activation and antigen presentation of APCs may in part explain the marked inflammatory immune response observed in pathology induced by hMPV in patients.

  17. Human metapneumovirus M2-2 protein inhibits innate immune response in monocyte-derived dendritic cells.

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    Full Text Available Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is a leading cause of lower respiratory infection in young children, the elderly and immunocompromised patients. Repeated hMPV infections occur throughout life. However, immune evasion mechanisms of hMPV infection are largely unknown. Recently, our group has demonstrated that hMPV M2-2 protein, an important virulence factor, contributes to immune evasion in airway epithelial cells by targeting the mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS. Whether M2-2 regulates the innate immunity in human dendritic cells (DC, an important family of immune cells controlling antigen presenting, is currently unknown. We found that human DC infected with a virus lacking M2-2 protein expression (rhMPV-ΔM2-2 produced higher levels of cytokines, chemokines and IFNs, compared to cells infected with wild-type virus (rhMPV-WT, suggesting that M2-2 protein inhibits innate immunity in human DC. In parallel, we found that myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88, an essential adaptor for Toll-like receptors (TLRs, plays a critical role in inducing immune response of human DC, as downregulation of MyD88 by siRNA blocked the induction of immune regulatory molecules by hMPV. Since M2-2 is a cytoplasmic protein, we investigated whether M2-2 interferes with MyD88-mediated antiviral signaling. We found that indeed M2-2 protein associated with MyD88 and inhibited MyD88-dependent gene transcription. In this study, we also identified the domains of M2-2 responsible for its immune inhibitory function in human DC. In summary, our results demonstrate that M2-2 contributes to hMPV immune evasion by inhibiting MyD88-dependent cellular responses in human DC.

  18. Visual detection of the human metapneumovirus using reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification with hydroxynaphthol blue dye

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    Wang Xiang

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is a major cause of acute respiratory infections ranging from wheezing to bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children worldwide. The objective of this study is to develop a visual reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP assay for the detection of hMPV and applied to the clinical samples. Results In this study, visual RT-LAMP assay for hMPV was performed in one step with the addition of hydroxynaphthol blue (HNB, and were used to detect respiratory samples. Six primers, including two outer primers (F3 and B3, two inner primers (FIP, BIP and two loop primers (LF and LB, were designed for hMPV N gene by the online software. Moreover, the RT-LAMP assay showed good specificity and no cross-reactivity was observed with human rhinovirus (HRV, human respiratory syncytial Virus (RSV, or influenza virus A/PR/8/34 (H1N1. The detection limit of the RT-LAMP assay was approximately ten viral RNA copies, lower than that of traditional reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR 100 RNA copies. In the 176 nasopharyngeal samples, 23 (13.1% were conformed as hMPV positive by RT-LAMP, but 18 (10.2% positive by RT-PCR. Conclusion Compared with conventional RT-PCR, the visual hMPV RT-LAMP assay performed well in the aspect of detect time, sensitivity, specificity and visibility. It is anticipated that the RT-LAMP will be used for clinical tests in hospital or field testing during outbreaks and in emergency.

  19. Epidemiology and genetic variability of human metapneumovirus during a 4-year-long study in Southeastern Brazil.

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    Oliveira, Danielle B L; Durigon, Edison L; Carvalho, Ariane C L; Leal, Andréa L; Souza, Thereza S; Thomazelli, Luciano M; Moraes, Claudia T P; Vieira, Sandra E; Gilio, Alfredo E; Stewien, Klaus E

    2009-05-01

    Epidemiological and molecular characteristics of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) were compared with human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) in infants and young children admitted for acute lower respiratory tract infections in a prospective study during four consecutive years in subtropical Brazil. GeneScan polymerase chain assays (GeneScan RT-PCR) were used to detect hMPV and hRSV in nasopharyngeal aspirates of 1,670 children during January 2003 to December 2006. hMPV and hRSV were detected, respectively, in 191 (11.4%) and in 702 (42%) of the children admitted with acute lower respiratory tract infections at the Sao Paulo University Hospital. Sequencing data of the hMPV F gene revealed that two groups of the virus, each divided into two subgroups, co-circulated during three consecutive years. It was also shown that a clear dominance of genotype B1 occurred during the years 2004 and 2005, followed by genotype A2 during 2006. Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  20. Localization of a Region in the Fusion Protein of Avian Metapneumovirus That Modulates Cell-Cell Fusion

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    Wei, Yongwei; Feng, Kurtis; Yao, Xiangjie; Cai, Hui; Li, Junan; Mirza, Anne M.; Iorio, Ronald M.

    2012-01-01

    The genus Metapneumovirus within the subfamily Pneumovirinae of the family Paramyxoviridae includes two members, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), causing respiratory tract infections in humans and birds, respectively. Paramyxoviruses enter host cells by fusing the viral envelope with a host cell membrane. Membrane fusion of hMPV appears to be unique, in that fusion of some hMPV strains requires low pH. Here, we show that the fusion (F) proteins of aMPV promote fusion in the absence of the attachment protein and low pH is not required. Furthermore, there are notable differences in cell-cell fusion among aMPV subtypes. Trypsin was required for cell-cell fusion induced by subtype B but not subtypes A and C. The F protein of aMPV subtype A was highly fusogenic, whereas those from subtypes B and C were not. By construction and evaluation of chimeric F proteins composed of domains from the F proteins of subtypes A and B, we localized a region composed of amino acid residues 170 to 338 in the F protein that is responsible for the hyperfusogenic phenotype of the F from subtype A. Further mutagenesis analysis revealed that residues R295, G297, and K323 in this region collectively contributed to the hyperfusogenicity. Taken together, we have identified a region in the aMPV F protein that modulates the extent of membrane fusion. A model for fusion consistent with these data is presented. PMID:22915815

  1. Antiviral Activity of Favipiravir (T-705) against a Broad Range of Paramyxoviruses In Vitro and against Human Metapneumovirus in Hamsters.

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    Jochmans, D; van Nieuwkoop, S; Smits, S L; Neyts, J; Fouchier, R A M; van den Hoogen, B G

    2016-08-01

    The clinical impact of infections with respiratory viruses belonging to the family Paramyxoviridae argues for the development of antiviral therapies with broad-spectrum activity. Favipiravir (T-705) has demonstrated potent antiviral activity against multiple RNA virus families and is presently in clinical evaluation for the treatment of influenza. Here we demonstrate in vitro activity of T-705 against the paramyxoviruses human metapneumovirus (HMPV), respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza virus, measles virus, Newcastle disease virus, and avian metapneumovirus. In addition, we demonstrate activity against HMPV in hamsters. T-705 treatment inhibited replication of all paramyxoviruses tested in vitro, with 90% effective concentration (EC90) values of 8 to 40 μM. Treatment of HMPV-challenged hamsters with T-705 at 200 mg/kg of body weight/day resulted in 100% protection from infection of the lungs. In all treated and challenged animals, viral RNA remained detectable in the respiratory tract. The observation that T-705 treatment had a significant effect on infectious viral titers, with a limited effect on viral genome titers, is in agreement with its proposed mode of action of viral mutagenesis. However, next-generation sequencing of viral genomes isolated from treated and challenged hamsters did not reveal (hyper)mutation. Polymerase activity assays revealed a specific effect of T-705 on the activity of the HMPV polymerase. With the reported antiviral activity of T-705 against a broad range of RNA virus families, this small molecule is a promising broad-range antiviral drug candidate for limiting the viral burden of paramyxoviruses and for evaluation for treatment of infections with (re)emerging viruses, such as the henipaviruses. Copyright © 2016, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  2. Evaluation of the PrimerDesign™ genesig real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assay and the INFINITI® Respiratory Viral Panel Plus assay for the detection of human metapneumovirus in Kuwait.

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    Al-Turab, Mariam; Chehadeh, Wassim; Al-Mulla, Fahd; Al-Nakib, Widad

    2012-04-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a respiratory pathogen that was discovered in 2001 and is considered a major cause of both upper and lower respiratory tract infections. A sensitive, fast, and high-throughput diagnostic test is needed for the detection of hMPV that may assist in the clinical management as well as in the reduction of inappropriate therapy. Therefore, a comparison assessment was performed in this study between the PrimerDesign™ genesig real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) Assay and the INFINITI(®) Respiratory Viral Panel Plus Assay (RVP-Plus) for the detection of hMPV infection in patients with respiratory tract infections. A total of 200 respiratory samples were collected from 185 hospitalized patients, during the winter season in Kuwait. Of 185 patients, 10 (5.4%) were positive for hMPV RNA by the in-house RT-PCR assay, while 7 (4%) were positive for hMPV RNA by the real-time RT-PCR assay and 9 (5%) were positive for hMPV RNA by the INFINITI(®) RVP-Plus assay. The high incidence rate (60%) of hMPV infection was in January 2011. The sensitivity of the real-time RT-PCR and INFINITI(®) RVP-Plus assays was 70% and 90%, respectively, with specificity of 100% for both assays. hMPV types A and B could be identified in this study; however, discordant genotyping results were found between the direct sequencing method and the INFINITI(®) RVP-Plus assay in 33% of hMPV-positive patients. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Deduced amino acid sequence of the small hydrophobic protein of US avian pneumovirus has greater identity with that of human metapneumovirus than those of non-US avian pneumoviruses.

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    Yunus, Abdul S; Govindarajan, Dhanasekaran; Huang, Zhuhui; Samal, Siba K

    2003-05-01

    We report here the nucleotide and deduced amino acid (aa) sequences of the small hydrophobic (SH) gene of the avian pneumovirus strain Colorado (APV/CO). The SH gene of APV/CO is 628 nucleotides in length from gene-start to gene-end. The longest ORF of the SH gene encoded a protein of 177 aas in length. Comparison of the deduced aa sequence of the SH protein of APV/CO with the corresponding published sequences of other members of genera metapneumovirus showed 28% identity with the newly discovered human metapneumovirus (hMPV), but no discernable identity with the APV subgroup A or B. Collectively, this data supports the hypothesis that: (i) APV/CO is distinct from European APV subgroups and belongs to the novel subgroup APV/C (APV/US); (ii) APV/CO is more closely related to hMPV, a mammalian metapneumovirus, than to either APV subgroup A or B. The SH gene of APV/CO was cloned using a genomic walk strategy which initiated cDNA synthesis from genomic RNA that traversed the genes in the order 3'-M-F-M2-SH-G-5', thus confirming that gene-order of APV/CO conforms in the genus Metapneumovirus. We also provide the sequences of transcription-signals and the M-F, F-M2, M2-SH and SH-G intergenic regions of APV/CO.

  4. Detection of Nuclear Protein Profile Changes by Human Metapneumovirus M2-2 Protein Using Quantitative Differential Proteomics

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    Yuping Ren

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Human metapneumovirus (hMPV is a leading cause of lower respiratory infection in pediatric populations globally. This study examined proteomic profile changes in A549 cells infected with hMPV and two attenuated mutants with deleted PDZ domain-binding motif(s in the M2-2 protein. These motifs are involved in the interruption of antiviral signaling, namely the interaction between the TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF and mitochondrial antiviral-signaling (MAVS proteins. The aim of this study was to provide insight into the overall and novel impact of M2-2 motifs on cellular responses via an unbiased comparison. Tandem mass tagging, stable isotope labeling, and high-resolution mass spectrometry were used for quantitative proteomic analysis. Using quantitative proteomics and Venn analysis, 1248 common proteins were detected in all infected samples of both technical sets. Hierarchical clustering of the differentiated proteome displayed distinct proteomic signatures that were controlled by the motif(s. Bioinformatics and experimental analysis confirmed the differentiated proteomes, revealed novel cellular biological events, and implicated key pathways controlled by hMPV M2-2 PDZ domain-binding motif(s. This provides further insight for evaluating M2-2 mutants as potent vaccine candidates.

  5. Single reaction, real time RT-PCR detection of all known avian and human metapneumoviruses.

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    Lemaitre, E; Allée, C; Vabret, A; Eterradossi, N; Brown, P A

    2018-01-01

    Current molecular methods for the detection of avian and human metapneumovirus (AMPV, HMPV) are specifically targeted towards each virus species or individual subgroups of these. Here a broad range SYBR Green I real time RT-PCR was developed which amplified a highly conserved fragment of sequence in the N open reading frame. This method was sufficiently efficient and specific in detecting all MPVs. Its validation according to the NF U47-600 norm for the four AMPV subgroups estimated low limits of detection between 1000 and 10copies/μL, similar with detection levels described previously for real time RT-PCRs targeting specific subgroups. RNA viruses present a challenge for the design of durable molecular diagnostic test due to the rate of change in their genome sequences which can vary substantially in different areas and over time. The fact that the regions of sequence for primer hybridization in the described method have remained sufficiently conserved since the AMPV and HMPV diverged, should give the best chance of continued detection of current subgroups and of potential unknown or future emerging MPV strains. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Avian metapneumovirus in the USA

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    In the United States of America (USA), avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes an upper respiratory tract infection in turkeys; no outbreaks have been reported in commercial chicken flocks. Typical clinical signs of the disease in turkey poults include coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, tracheal rale...

  7. Reverse genetics of avian metapneumoviruses

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    An overview of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection in turkeys and development of a reverse genetics system for aMPV subgroup C (aMPV-C) virus will be presented. By using reverse genetics technology, we generated recombinant aMPV-C viruses containing a different length of glycoprotein (G) gene or...

  8. Solution and crystallographic structures of the central region of the phosphoprotein from human metapneumovirus.

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    Cedric Leyrat

    Full Text Available Human metapneumovirus (HMPV of the family Paramyxoviridae is a major cause of respiratory illness worldwide. Phosphoproteins (P from Paramyxoviridae are essential co-factors of the viral RNA polymerase that form tetramers and possess long intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs. We located the central region of HMPV P (P(ced which is involved in tetramerization using disorder analysis and modeled its 3D structure ab initio using Rosetta fold-and-dock. We characterized the solution-structure of P(ced using small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and carried out direct fitting to the scattering data to filter out incorrect models. Molecular dynamics simulations (MDS and ensemble optimization were employed to select correct models and capture the dynamic character of P(ced. Our analysis revealed that oligomerization involves a compact central core located between residues 169-194 (P(core, that is surrounded by flexible regions with α-helical propensity. We crystallized this fragment and solved its structure at 3.1 Å resolution by molecular replacement, using the folded core from our SAXS-validated ab initio model. The RMSD between modeled and experimental tetramers is as low as 0.9 Å, demonstrating the accuracy of the approach. A comparison of the structure of HMPV P to existing mononegavirales P(ced structures suggests that P(ced evolved under weak selective pressure. Finally, we discuss the advantages of using SAXS in combination with ab initio modeling and MDS to solve the structure of small, homo-oligomeric protein complexes.

  9. Trypsin- and low pH-mediated fusogenicity of avian metapneumovirus fusion proteins is determined by residues at positions 100, 101 and 294.

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    Yun, Bingling; Guan, Xiaolu; Liu, Yongzhen; Gao, Yanni; Wang, Yongqiang; Qi, Xiaole; Cui, Hongyu; Liu, Changjun; Zhang, Yanping; Gao, Li; Li, Kai; Gao, Honglei; Gao, Yulong; Wang, Xiaomei

    2015-10-26

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) are members of the genus Metapneumovirus in the subfamily Pneumovirinae. Metapneumovirus fusion (F) protein mediates the fusion of host cells with the virus membrane for infection. Trypsin- and/or low pH-induced membrane fusion is a strain-dependent phenomenon for hMPV. Here, we demonstrated that three subtypes of aMPV (aMPV/A, aMPV/B, and aMPV/C) F proteins promoted cell-cell fusion in the absence of trypsin. Indeed, in the presence of trypsin, only aMPV/C F protein fusogenicity was enhanced. Mutagenesis of the amino acids at position 100 and/or 101, located at a putative cleavage region in aMPV F proteins, revealed that the trypsin-mediated fusogenicity of aMPV F proteins is regulated by the residues at positions 100 and 101. Moreover, we demonstrated that aMPV/A and aMPV/B F proteins mediated cell-cell fusion independent of low pH, whereas the aMPV/C F protein did not. Mutagenesis of the residue at position 294 in the aMPV/A, aMPV/B, and aMPV/C F proteins showed that 294G played a critical role in F protein-mediated fusion under low pH conditions. These findings on aMPV F protein-induced cell-cell fusion provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying membrane fusion and pathogenesis of aMPV.

  10. A Reverse Genetics Approach for the Design of Methyltransferase-Defective Live Attenuated Avian Metapneumovirus Vaccines.

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    Zhang, Yu; Sun, Jing; Wei, Yongwei; Li, Jianrong

    2016-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), also known as avian pneumovirus or turkey rhinotracheitis virus, is the causative agent of turkey rhinotracheitis and is associated with swollen head syndrome in chickens. aMPV belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae which includes many important human pathogens such as human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), and human parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV3). The family also includes highly lethal emerging pathogens such as Nipah virus and Hendra virus, as well as agriculturally important viruses such as Newcastle disease virus (NDV). For many of these viruses, there is no effective vaccine. Here, we describe a reverse genetics approach to develop live attenuated aMPV vaccines by inhibiting the viral mRNA cap methyltransferase. The viral mRNA cap methyltransferase is an excellent target for the attenuation of paramyxoviruses because it plays essential roles in mRNA stability, efficient viral protein translation and innate immunity. We have described in detail the materials and methods used to generate recombinant aMPVs that lack viral mRNA cap methyltransferase activity. We have also provided methods to evaluate the genetic stability, pathogenesis, and immunogenicity of live aMPV vaccine candidates in turkeys.

  11. Human metapneumovirus: a new respiratory pathogen

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    PRAKASH KUMAR

    All classes of micro organisms including viruses, bacteria and protozoa are ... Through genetic analysis it has been characterized into two groups A .... Figure 2. Genomic organization of RSV and hMPV. (Modified from Easton et al 2004.) ...

  12. Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Metapneumovirus

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    Luciana Helena Antoniassi da Silva; Fernando Rosado Spilki; Adriana Gut Lopes Riccetto; Emilio Elias Baracat; Clarice Weis Arns

    2009-01-01

    The human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) and the human metapneumovírus (hMPV) are main etiological agents of acute respiratory infections (ARI). The ARI is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide.  hRSV and hMPV are members of the Paramyxoviridae. They are enveloped, non-segmented viruses, with negative-sense single stranded genomes. Respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is the best characterized agent viral of this group, associated with respiratory diseases in...

  13. Isolation and characterization of a subtype C avian metapneumovirus circulating in Muscovy ducks in China.

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    Sun, Shikai; Chen, Feng; Cao, Sheng; Liu, Jiajia; Lei, Wen; Li, Guangwei; Song, Yongfeng; Lu, Junpeng; Liu, Chuang; Qin, Jianping; Li, Haiyan

    2014-07-25

    Subtype C avian metapneumovirus (aMPV-C), is an important pathogen that can cause egg-drop and acute respiratory diseases in poultry. To date, aMPV-C infection has not been documented in Muscovy ducks in China. Here, we isolated and characterized an aMPV-C, designated S-01, which has caused severe respiratory disease and noticeable egg drop in Muscovy duck flocks in south China since 2010. Electron microscopy showed that the isolate was an enveloped virus exhibiting multiple morphologies with a diameter of 20-500 nm. The S-01 strain was able to produce a typical cytopathic effect (CPE) on Vero cells and cause death in 10- to 11-day-old Muscovy duck embryos. In vivo infection of layer Muscovy ducks with the isolate resulted in typical clinical signs and pathological lesions similar to those seen in the original infected cases. We report the first complete genomic sequence of aMPV-C from Muscovy ducks. A phylogenetic analysis strongly suggested that the S-01 virus belongs to the aMPV-C family, sharing 92.3%-94.3% of nucleotide identity with that of aMPV-C, and was most closely related to the aMPV-C strains isolated from Muscovy ducks in France. The deduced eight main proteins (N, P, M, F, M2, SH, G and L) of the novel isolate shared higher identity with hMPV than with other aMPV (subtypes A, B and D). S-01 could bind a monoclonal antibody against the F protein of hMPV. Together, our results indicate that subtype-C aMPV has been circulating in Muscovy duck flocks in South China, and it is urgent for companies to develop new vaccines to control the spread of the virus in China.

  14. Metapneumovirus aviar: diagnóstico y control (Avian Metapneumovirus: diagnosis and control)

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    Acevedo Beiras, Ana María.

    2011-01-01

    ResumenEl Metapneumovirus aviar (aMPV) causa una infección aguda, altamente contagiosa del tracto respiratorio superior principalmente en pavos y pollos.SummaryAvian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes an acute highly contagious upper respiratory tract infection primarily of turkeys and chickens.

  15. Zinc binding activity of human metapneumovirus M2-1 protein is indispensable for viral replication and pathogenesis in vivo.

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    Cai, Hui; Zhang, Yu; Ma, Yuanmei; Sun, Jing; Liang, Xueya; Li, Jianrong

    2015-06-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a member of the Pneumovirinae subfamily in the Paramyxoviridae family that causes respiratory tract infections in humans. Unlike members of the Paramyxovirinae subfamily, the polymerase complex of pneumoviruses requires an additional cofactor, the M2-1 protein, which functions as a transcriptional antitermination factor. The M2-1 protein was found to incorporate zinc ions, although the specific role(s) of the zinc binding activity in viral replication and pathogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we found that the third cysteine (C21) and the last histidine (H25) in the zinc binding motif (CCCH) of hMPV M2-1 were essential for zinc binding activity, whereas the first two cysteines (C7 and C15) play only minor or redundant roles in zinc binding. In addition, the zinc binding motif is essential for the oligomerization of M2-1. Subsequently, recombinant hMPVs (rhMPVs) carrying mutations in the zinc binding motif were recovered. Interestingly, rhMPV-C21S and -H25L mutants, which lacked zinc binding activity, had delayed replication in cell culture and were highly attenuated in cotton rats. In contrast, rhMPV-C7S and -C15S strains, which retained 60% of the zinc binding activity, replicated as efficiently as rhMPV in cotton rats. Importantly, rhMPVs that lacked zinc binding activity triggered high levels of neutralizing antibody and provided complete protection against challenge with rhMPV. Taken together, these results demonstrate that zinc binding activity is indispensable for viral replication and pathogenesis in vivo. These results also suggest that inhibition of zinc binding activity may serve as a novel approach to rationally attenuate hMPV and perhaps other pneumoviruses for vaccine purposes. The pneumoviruses include many important human and animal pathogens, such as human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV), hMPV, bovine RSV, and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV). Among these viruses, hRSV and hMPV are the leading causes of acute

  16. Effect of amino acid sequence variations at position 149 on the fusogenic activity of the subtype B avian metapneumovirus fusion protein.

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    Yun, Bingling; Gao, Yanni; Liu, Yongzhen; Guan, Xiaolu; Wang, Yongqiang; Qi, Xiaole; Gao, Honglei; Liu, Changjun; Cui, Hongyu; Zhang, Yanping; Gao, Yulong; Wang, Xiaomei

    2015-10-01

    The entry of enveloped viruses into host cells requires the fusion of viral and cell membranes. These membrane fusion reactions are mediated by virus-encoded glycoproteins. In the case of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), the fusion (F) protein alone can mediate virus entry and induce syncytium formation in vitro. To investigate the fusogenic activity of the aMPV F protein, we compared the fusogenic activities of three subtypes of aMPV F proteins using a TCSD50 assay developed in this study. Interestingly, we found that the F protein of aMPV subtype B (aMPV/B) strain VCO3/60616 (aMPV/vB) was hyperfusogenic when compared with F proteins of aMPV/B strain aMPV/f (aMPV/fB), aMPV subtype A (aMPV/A), and aMPV subtype C (aMPV/C). We then further demonstrated that the amino acid (aa) residue 149F contributed to the hyperfusogenic activity of the aMPV/vB F protein. Moreover, we revealed that residue 149F had no effect on the fusogenic activities of aMPV/A, aMPV/C, and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) F proteins. Collectively, we provide the first evidence that the amino acid at position 149 affects the fusogenic activity of the aMPV/B F protein, and our findings will provide new insights into the fusogenic mechanism of this protein.

  17. Identification of a truncated nucleoprotein in avian metapneumovirus-infected cells encoded by a second AUG, in-frame to the full-length gene

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    Alvarez, Rene; Seal, Bruce S

    2005-01-01

    Background Avian metapneumoviruses (aMPV) cause an upper respiratory disease with low mortality, but high morbidity primarily in commercial turkeys. There are three types of aMPV (A, B, C) of which the C type is found only in the United States. Viruses related to aMPV include human, bovine, ovine, and caprine respiratory syncytial viruses and pneumonia virus of mice, as well as the recently identified human metapneumovirus (hMPV). The aMPV and hMPV have become the type viruses of a new genus within the Metapneumovirus. The aMPV nucleoprotein (N) amino acid sequences of serotypes A, B, and C were aligned for comparative analysis. Based on predicted antigenicity of consensus protein sequences, five aMPV-specific N peptides were synthesized for development of peptide-antigens and antisera. Results The presence of two aMPV nucleoprotein (N) gene encoded polypeptides was detected in aMPV/C/US/Co and aMPV/A/UK/3b infected Vero cells. Nucleoprotein 1 (N1) encoded from the first open reading frame (ORF) was predicted to be 394 amino acids in length for aMPV/C/US/Co and 391 amino acids in length for aMPV/A/UK/3b with approximate molecular weights of 43.3 kilodaltons and 42.7 kilodaltons, respectively. Nucleoprotein 2 (N2) was hypothesized to be encoded by a second downstream ORF in-frame with ORF1 and encoded a protein predicted to contain 328 amino acids for aMPV/C/US/Co or 259 amino acids for aMPV/A/UK/3b with approximate molecular weights of 36 kilodaltons and 28.3 kilodaltons, respectively. Peptide antibodies to the N-terminal and C-terminal portions of the aMPV N protein confirmed presence of these products in both aMPV/C/US/Co- and aMPV/A/UK/3b-infected Vero cells. N1 and N2 for aMPV/C/US/Co ORFs were molecularly cloned and expressed in Vero cells utilizing eukaryotic expression vectors to confirm identity of the aMPV encoded proteins. Conclusion This is the first reported identification of potential, accessory in-frame N2 ORF gene products among members of the

  18. Identification of a truncated nucleoprotein in avian metapneumovirus-infected cells encoded by a second AUG, in-frame to the full-length gene

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    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Avian metapneumoviruses (aMPV cause an upper respiratory disease with low mortality, but high morbidity primarily in commercial turkeys. There are three types of aMPV (A, B, C of which the C type is found only in the United States. Viruses related to aMPV include human, bovine, ovine, and caprine respiratory syncytial viruses and pneumonia virus of mice, as well as the recently identified human metapneumovirus (hMPV. The aMPV and hMPV have become the type viruses of a new genus within the Metapneumovirus. The aMPV nucleoprotein (N amino acid sequences of serotypes A, B, and C were aligned for comparative analysis. Based on predicted antigenicity of consensus protein sequences, five aMPV-specific N peptides were synthesized for development of peptide-antigens and antisera. Results The presence of two aMPV nucleoprotein (N gene encoded polypeptides was detected in aMPV/C/US/Co and aMPV/A/UK/3b infected Vero cells. Nucleoprotein 1 (N1 encoded from the first open reading frame (ORF was predicted to be 394 amino acids in length for aMPV/C/US/Co and 391 amino acids in length for aMPV/A/UK/3b with approximate molecular weights of 43.3 kilodaltons and 42.7 kilodaltons, respectively. Nucleoprotein 2 (N2 was hypothesized to be encoded by a second downstream ORF in-frame with ORF1 and encoded a protein predicted to contain 328 amino acids for aMPV/C/US/Co or 259 amino acids for aMPV/A/UK/3b with approximate molecular weights of 36 kilodaltons and 28.3 kilodaltons, respectively. Peptide antibodies to the N-terminal and C-terminal portions of the aMPV N protein confirmed presence of these products in both aMPV/C/US/Co- and aMPV/A/UK/3b-infected Vero cells. N1 and N2 for aMPV/C/US/Co ORFs were molecularly cloned and expressed in Vero cells utilizing eukaryotic expression vectors to confirm identity of the aMPV encoded proteins. Conclusion This is the first reported identification of potential, accessory in-frame N2 ORF gene products among

  19. Rational design of human metapneumovirus live attenuated vaccine candidates by inhibiting viral mRNA cap methyltransferase.

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    Zhang, Yu; Wei, Yongwei; Zhang, Xiaodong; Cai, Hui; Niewiesk, Stefan; Li, Jianrong

    2014-10-01

    The paramyxoviruses human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), and human parainfluenza virus type 3 (hPIV3) are responsible for the majority of pediatric respiratory diseases and inflict significant economic loss, health care costs, and emotional burdens. Despite major efforts, there are no vaccines available for these viruses. The conserved region VI (CR VI) of the large (L) polymerase proteins of paramyxoviruses catalyzes methyltransferase (MTase) activities that typically methylate viral mRNAs at positions guanine N-7 (G-N-7) and ribose 2'-O. In this study, we generated a panel of recombinant hMPVs carrying mutations in the S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) binding site in CR VI of L protein. These recombinant viruses were specifically defective in ribose 2'-O methylation but not G-N-7 methylation and were genetically stable and highly attenuated in cell culture and viral replication in the upper and lower respiratory tracts of cotton rats. Importantly, vaccination of cotton rats with these recombinant hMPVs (rhMPVs) with defective MTases triggered a high level of neutralizing antibody, and the rats were completely protected from challenge with wild-type rhMPV. Collectively, our results indicate that (i) amino acid residues in the SAM binding site in the hMPV L protein are essential for 2'-O methylation and (ii) inhibition of mRNA cap MTase can serve as a novel target to rationally design live attenuated vaccines for hMPV and perhaps other paramyxoviruses, such as hRSV and hPIV3. Human paramyxoviruses, including hRSV, hMPV, and hPIV3, cause the majority of acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections in humans, particularly in infants, children, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine available. A formalin-inactivated vaccine is not suitable for these viruses because it causes enhanced lung damage upon reinfection with the same virus. A live attenuated vaccine is the most promising

  20. Avian metapneumovirus subgroup C infection in chickens, China.

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    Wei, Li; Zhu, Shanshan; Yan, Xv; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Chunyan; Liu, Shuhang; She, Ruiping; Hu, Fengjiao; Quan, Rong; Liu, Jue

    2013-07-01

    Avian metapneumovirus causes acute respiratory tract infection and reductions in egg production in various avian species. We isolated and characterized an increasingly prevalent avian metapneumovirus subgroup C strain from meat-type commercial chickens with severe respiratory signs in China. Culling of infected flocks could lead to economic consequences.

  1. Avian Metapneumovirus Subgroup C Infection in Chickens, China

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    Wei, Li; Zhu, Shanshan; Yan, Xv; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Chunyan; Liu, Shuhang; She, Ruiping; Hu, Fengjiao; Quan, Rong; Liu, Jue

    2013-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus causes acute respiratory tract infection and reductions in egg production in various avian species. We isolated and characterized an increasingly prevalent avian metapneumovirus subgroup C strain from meat-type commercial chickens with severe respiratory signs in China. Culling of infected flocks could lead to economic consequences.

  2. Avian Metapneumovirus Molecular Biology and Development of Genetically Engineered Vaccines

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    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is an economically important pathogen of turkeys with a worldwide distribution. aMPV is a member of the genus Metapneumovirus within the subfamily Pneumovirinae of the family Paramyxoviridae. The genome of aMPV is a non-segmented, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA of 1...

  3. [Investigation of the presence of human metapneumovirus in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma and its relationship with the attacks].

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    Ilvan, Ahmet; Aslan, Gönül; Serin, Mehmet Sami; Calıkoğlu, Mukadder; Yılmaz, Fatma Mehtap; Tezcan, Seda; Taş, Dilaver; Ayrık, Cüneyt; Uygungül, Evren; Sezer, Ogün; Emekdaş, Gürol

    2013-10-01

    Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), an enveloped RNA virus classified in Paramyxoviridae family, was first characterized in 2001 from children with acute respiratory tract infection. Recent studies have suggested hMPV to play a role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma attacks. The aims of this study were to investigate the frequency of hMPV in patients with COPD and asthma, its effects on the severity of the attacks and the relationship between demographical and clinical factors. A total of 123 patients, including 66 with COPD (45 were in attack and 21 were stable) and 57 with asthma (33 were in attack and 24 were under control) diagnosed according to the criteria of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, respectively, were included in the study. Nasopharyngeal lavage samples collected from all of the patients have been evaluated for the presence of hMPV-RNA by using a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting F gene region of the virus. hMPV-RNA positivity rates in patients with COPD and asthma were observed as 30.3% (20/66) and 31.6% (18/57), respectively, and the difference between the groups were not statistically significant (p= 1.00). When patients were compared according to their disease status, hMPV was detected in 31.1% (14/45) of patients with COPD attack and 28.6% of stable patients (p> 0.05). These rates were found as 36.4% (12/33) and 25% (6/24) in patients with asthma attack and controlled asthma, respectively (p> 0.05). Although the virus detection rates in patients with COPD and asthma attacks (26/78; 33.3%) were higher than the patients with stable/controlled disease (12/45; 26.7%), the difference was not found as statistically significant (p= 0.57). The detection rate of hMPV-RNA was 26.1% in patients who can be treated at home and hospital without any need of intensive care and mechanical ventilation, while this rate was 36

  4. Avian Metapneumovirus circulation in Italian broiler farms.

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    Tucciarone, Claudia Maria; Franzo, Giovanni; Lupini, Caterina; Alejo, Carolina Torres; Listorti, Valeria; Mescolini, Giulia; Brandão, Paulo Eduardo; Martini, Marco; Catelli, Elena; Cecchinato, Mattia

    2018-02-01

    With increasing frequency, avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) is reported to induce respiratory signs in chickens. An adequate knowledge of current aMPV prevalence among Italian broilers is lacking, with little information available on its economical and health impact on the poultry industry. In order to collect preliminary data on the epidemiological context of aMPV in broiler flocks, a survey was performed in areas of Northern Italy with high poultry density from 2014 to 2016. Upper respiratory tract swabs were collected and processed by A and B subtype-specific multiplex real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR). Samples were also screened for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) by generic RT-PCR and sequencing. Productive data and respiratory signs were detailed where possible. The high prevalence of aMPV was confirmed in broilers older than 26 d and also attested in IBV-negative farms. All aMPV detections belonged to subtype B. Italian strain genetic variability was evaluated by the partial attachment (G) gene sequencing of selected strains and compared with contemporary turkey strains and previously published aMPV references, revealing no host specificity and the progressive evolution of this virus in Italy. © 2017 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  5. Complete nucleotide sequences of avian metapneumovirus subtype B genome.

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    Sugiyama, Miki; Ito, Hiroshi; Hata, Yusuke; Ono, Eriko; Ito, Toshihiro

    2010-12-01

    Complete nucleotide sequences were determined for subtype B avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), the attenuated vaccine strain VCO3/50 and its parental pathogenic strain VCO3/60616. The genomes of both strains comprised 13,508 nucleotides (nt), with a 42-nt leader at the 3'-end and a 46-nt trailer at the 5'-end. The genome contains eight genes in the order 3'-N-P-M-F-M2-SH-G-L-5', which is the same order shown in the other metapneumoviruses. The genes are flanked on either side by conserved transcriptional start and stop signals and have intergenic sequences varying in length from 1 to 88 nt. Comparison of nt and predicted amino acid (aa) sequences of VCO3/60616 with those of other metapneumoviruses revealed higher homology with aMPV subtype A virus than with other metapneumoviruses. A total of 18 nt and 10 deduced aa differences were seen between the strains, and one or a combination of several differences could be associated with attenuation of VCO3/50.

  6. [Respiratory infections caused by metapneumovirus in elderly patients].

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    Fica C, Alberto; Hernández C, Loreto; Porte T, Lorena; Castro S, Marcelo; Weitzel, Thomas

    2011-04-01

    Human metapneumovirus infections are increasingly recognized among adult patients and the aim of this report is to present a series of 4 cases admitted during the winter of 2010. All were detected by direct fluorescence anti-bodies assay of respiratory samples and all were female patients with an age range of 79 to 95 years, including two bedridden cases, one with dementia and three with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One patient presented with parainfluenza 3 virus coinfection. Patients presented with pneumonía in 3 cases (interstitial pattern in 2 and lobar consolidation in the other) or acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis in the remaining case. Symptoms were present for 3 to 7 days before admission and 3 have wheezing. All had hypoxemic or global respiratory failure and lymphopenia (ventilation. Human metapneumovirus infections can decompensate elderly patients with chronic respiratory diseases generating hospital admission and a prolonged morbidity marked by obstructive manifestations and sometimes can become into death.

  7. Rational design of avian metapneumovirus live attenuated vaccines by inhibiting viral messenger RNA cap methyltransferase

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    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), also known as avian pneumovirus or turkey rhinotracheitis, is a non-segmented negative-sense RNA virus belonging to the family of Paramyxoviridae, the subfamily Pneumovirinae, and the genus Metapneumovirus. aMPV is the causative agent of respiratory tract infection and ...

  8. A case series on common cold to severe bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children following human metapneumovirus infection in Sri Lanka.

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    Jayaweera, J A A S; Noordeen, F; Kothalaweala, S; Pitchai, F N N; Rayes, M L M

    2018-02-14

    The prevalence of hMPV infections in Sri Lanka has not been reported and here we report a case series of hMPV infection in children less than 5 years. Patients with ARTI were included from Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura from March 2013 to August 2014. Indirect fluorescence assay was performed on nasopharyngeal aspirates for the identification of respiratory viruses [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus 1, 2 and 3, influenza A and B and hMPV]. Moreover, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was done to further confirm the hMPV infection. In this case series, hMPV infection showed a range of respiratory symptoms from common cold to life threatening lower respiratory tract infections with varying severity. In some cases, the clinical presentation of hMPV infection was similar to the ARTI caused by RSV. hMPV co-infections with of RSV have also been seen in some cases of ARTI. A child delivered through cesarean section and birth order > 3 has an Odds ratio of 3.5 and 4.3 (95% CI) for developing co-infection with RSV compared to hMPV mono-infections. Lack of diagnostic facilities to identify the viral aetiology has contributed to the use of antibiotics indicating the need for establishing viral diagnostic facilities in the country.

  9. Biochemical characterization of the small hydrophobic protein of avian metapneumovirus.

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    Deng, Qiji; Song, Minxun; Demers, Andrew; Weng, Yuejin; Lu, Wuxun; Wang, Dan; Kaushik, Radhey S; Yu, Qingzhong; Li, Feng

    2012-08-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) is a paramyxovirus that has three membrane proteins (G, F, and SH). Among them, the SH protein is a small type II integral membrane protein that is incorporated into virions and is only present in certain paramyxoviruses. In the present study, we show that the AMPV SH protein is modified by N-linked glycans and can be released into the extracellular environment. Furthermore, we demonstrate that glycosylated AMPV SH proteins form homodimers through cysteine-mediated disulfide bonds, which has not been reported previously for SH proteins of paramyxoviruses. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Valores e Desenvolvimento Humano

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    F. Comim (Flavio); A. Macedo de Jesus (Anderson); R.C.B Oliveira (Raissa); A. Davison (Anna); S. Galeno (Sabrina); A.C.V. Ribeiro (Ana)

    2010-01-01

    markdownabstractA primeira parte desse Relatório de Desenvolvimento Humano do Brasil 2009/2010 começa com a descrição de um amplo processo de consulta aberta à sociedade, denominada Brasil Ponto a Ponto, para a escolha do tema do relatório. A Campanha Brasil Ponto a Ponto teve por objetivo

  11. Field avian metapneumovirus evolution avoiding vaccine induced immunity.

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    Catelli, Elena; Lupini, Caterina; Cecchinato, Mattia; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Brown, Paul; Naylor, Clive J

    2010-01-22

    Live avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) vaccines have largely brought turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) under control in Europe but unexplained outbreaks still occur. Italian AMPV longitudinal farm studies showed that subtype B AMPVs were frequently detected in turkeys some considerable period after subtype B vaccination. Sequencing showed these to be unrelated to the previously applied vaccine. Sequencing of the entire genome of a typical later isolate showed numerous SH and G protein gene differences when compared to both a 1987 Italian field isolate and the vaccine in common use. Experimental challenge of vaccinated birds with recent virus showed that protection was inferior to that seen after challenge with the earlier 1987 isolate. Field virus had changed in key antigenic regions allowing replication and leading to disease in well vaccinated birds.

  12. Microsporidios en humanos

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    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una revisión sobre la taxonomía, la biología y los métodos diagnósticos de los microsporidios encontrados en humanos. A partir de 1981 -1982, con el advenimiento de la epidemia de SIDA, han sido muchos los informes sobre casos de microsporidiosis en humanos. Actualmente se han implicado especies correspondientes a los géneros Enterocytozoon, Encephalitozoon, Vittaforma, Pleistophora y Trachipleistophora, en diferentes patologías humanas no sólo en aquellos individuos que tienen algún compromiso del sistema inmune sino también en individuos sanos. Los métodos diagnósticos empleados se basan principalmente en coloraciones de cromotropo modificada y otras técnicas como microscopía electrónica de transmisión (TEM, análisis inmunogénicos y de ácidos nucleicos. La forma de transmisión para los humanos es incierta, pero se han encontrado algunas especies parasitando animales lo que sugiere que puede tratarse de una zoonosis.

  13. Complete Genome Sequence of an Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype A Strain Isolated from Chicken (Gallus gallus) in Brazil

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    Rizotto, La?s S.; Scagion, Guilherme P.; Cardoso, Tereza C.; Sim?o, Raphael M.; Caserta, Leonardo C.; Benassi, Julia C.; Keid, Lara B.; Oliveira, Tr?cia M. F. de S.; Soares, Rodrigo M.; Arns, Clarice W.; Van Borm, Steven; Ferreira, Helena L.

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    ABSTRACT We report here the complete genome sequence of an avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) isolated from a tracheal tissue sample of a commercial layer flock. The complete genome sequence of aMPV-A/chicken/Brazil-SP/669/2003 was obtained using MiSeq (Illumina, Inc.) sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete genome classified the isolate as avian metapneumovirus subtype A.

  14. Generation of recombinant avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) viruses containing different length of the G gene.

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    Genetic variation in length of the G gene among different avian metapneumovirus subgroup C isolates has been reported. However, its biological significance in virus replication, pathogenicity and immunity is unknown. In this study, we developed a reverse genetics system for avian metapneumovirus C a...

  15. Topology and cellular localization of the small hydrophobic protein of avian metapneumovirus.

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    Deng, Qiji; Weng, Yuejin; Lu, Wuxun; Demers, Andrew; Song, Minxun; Wang, Dan; Yu, Qingzhong; Li, Feng

    2011-09-01

    The small hydrophobic protein (SH) is a type II integral membrane protein that is packaged into virions and is only present in certain paramyxoviruses including metapneumovirus. In addition to a highly divergent primary sequence, SH proteins vary significantly in size amongst the different viruses. Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) encodes the smallest SH protein consisting of only 64 amino acids, while metapneumoviruses have the longest SH protein ranging from 174 to 179 amino acids in length. Little is currently known about the cellular localization and topology of the metapneumovirus SH protein. Here we characterize for the first time metapneumovirus SH protein with respect to topology, subcellular localization, and transport using avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (AMPV-C) as a model system. We show that AMPV-C SH is an integral membrane protein with N(in)C(out) orientation located in both the plasma membrane as well as within intracellular compartments, which is similar to what has been described previously for SH proteins of other paramyxoviruses. Furthermore, we demonstrate that AMPV-C SH protein localizes in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi, and cell surface, and is transported through ER-Golgi secretory pathway. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Contratos de capital humano

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    Oscar Alejandro Goyes Viteri

    2005-01-01

    Este documento busca dar a conocer el tema de la inversión en capital humano a través de la celebración de contratos atípicos y utilizando la fiducia mercantil y la titularización como vehículos financieros. Por medio de estos contratos un estudiante obtiene los recursos que requiere para financiar su educación superior, a cambio de entregar un porcentaje de sus ingresos después de su graduación a quien financió la operación.

  17. CAPITAL HUMANO: DOS ENFOQUES

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    María Isabel Pueyo Roy

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un resumen de la teoría existente sobre capital humano, considerando dos proposiciones que se complementan: la Teoría Neoclásica -educación como formación laboral o señalización al mercado de trabajo- y la Teoría Institucional o de mercados internos de trabajo. Se presenta el desarrollo de ambas teorías, los problemas que presentan y la complementariedad entre las mismas.

  18. Justicia y derechos humanos

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    Joel Flores Rentería

    2011-01-01

    Las libertades básicas y los bienes que contemplan los derechos humanos constituyen los principios de la justicia social y política en los Estados modernos, estos bienes son producto de la evolución histórica, política, cultural y filosófica de la modernidad. Por tal motivo, llevan en sí una conceptualización de lo que es y debe ser la existencia humana; en consecuencia, lo justo sería que toda persona, en una sociedad, se encuentre en posesión de dichos bienes y libertades.

  19. Nucleotide and Predicted Amino Acid Sequence-Based Analysis of the Avian Metapneumovirus Type C Cell Attachment Glycoprotein Gene: Phylogenetic Analysis and Molecular Epidemiology of U.S. Pneumoviruses

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    Alvarez, Rene; Lwamba, Humphrey M.; Kapczynski, Darrell R.; Njenga, M. Kariuki; Seal, Bruce S.

    2003-01-01

    A serologically distinct avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) was isolated in the United States after an outbreak of turkey rhinotracheitis (TRT) in February 1997. The newly recognized U.S. virus was subsequently demonstrated to be genetically distinct from European subtypes and was designated aMPV serotype C (aMPV/C). We have determined the nucleotide sequence of the gene encoding the cell attachment glycoprotein (G) of aMPV/C (Colorado strain and three Minnesota isolates) and predicted amino acid sequence by sequencing cloned cDNAs synthesized from intracellular RNA of aMPV/C-infected cells. The nucleotide sequence comprised 1,321 nucleotides with only one predicted open reading frame encoding a protein of 435 amino acids, with a predicted Mr of 48,840. The structural characteristics of the predicted G protein of aMPV/C were similar to those of the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) attachment G protein, including two mucin-like regions (heparin-binding domains) flanking both sides of a CX3C chemokine motif present in a conserved hydrophobic pocket. Comparison of the deduced G-protein amino acid sequence of aMPV/C with those of aMPV serotypes A, B, and D, as well as hRSV revealed overall predicted amino acid sequence identities ranging from 4 to 16.5%, suggesting a distant relationship. However, G-protein sequence identities ranged from 72 to 97% when aMPV/C was compared to other members within the aMPV/C subtype or 21% for the recently identified human MPV (hMPV) G protein. Ratios of nonsynonymous to synonymous nucleotide changes were greater than one in the G gene when comparing the more recent Minnesota isolates to the original Colorado isolate. Epidemiologically, this indicates positive selection among U.S. isolates since the first outbreak of TRT in the United States. PMID:12682171

  20. Brazilian avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B: experimental infection of broilers and evaluation of vaccine efficacy

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    Santos M.B., Martini M.C., Ferreira H.L., Silva L.H.A., Fellipe P.A., Spilki F.R. & Arns C.W. 2012. Brazilian avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B: experimental infection of broilers and evaluation of vaccine efficacy. Pesquisa Veterinaria Brasileira 32(12):1257-1262. Laboratorio de Virologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Rua Monteiro Lobato s/n, Cx. Postal 6109, Campinas, SP 13083-970, Brazil. E-mail: Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is a respirator...

  1. Detection and subtyping avian metapneumovirus from turkeys in Iran.

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    Mayahi, Mansour; Momtaz, Hassan; Jafari, Ramezan Ali; Zamani, Pejman

    2017-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes diseases like rhinotracheitis in turkeys, swollen head syndrome in chickens and avian rhinotracheitis in other birds. Causing respiratory problems, aMPV adversely affects production and inflicts immense economic losses and mortalities, especially in turkey flocks. In recent years, several serological and molecular studies have been conducted on this virus, especially in poultry in Asia and Iran. The purpose of the present study was detecting and subtyping aMPV by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from non-vaccinated, commercial turkey flocks in Iran for the first time. Sixty three meat-type unvaccinated turkey flocks from several provinces of Iran were sampled in major turkey abattoirs. Samples were tested by RT-PCR for detecting and subtyping aMPV. The results showed that 26 samples from three flocks (4.10%) were positive for viral RNA and all of the viruses were found to be subtype B of aMPV. As a result, vaccination especially against subtype B of aMPV should be considered in turkey flocks in Iran to control aMPV infections.

  2. Molecular detection and isolation of avian metapneumovirus in Mexico.

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    Rivera-Benitez, José Francisco; Martínez-Bautista, Rebeca; Ríos-Cambre, Francisco; Ramírez-Mendoza, Humberto

    2014-01-01

    We conducted a longitudinal study to detect and isolate avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) in two highly productive poultry areas in Mexico. A total of 968 breeder hens and pullets from 2 to 73 weeks of age were analysed. Serology was performed to detect aMPV antibodies and 105 samples of tracheal tissue were collected, pooled by age, and used for attempted virus isolation and aMPV nested reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (nRT-PCR). The serological analysis indicated that 100% of the sampled chickens showed aMPV antibodies by 12 weeks of age. Five pools of pullet samples collected at 3 to 8 weeks of age were positive by nRT-PCR and the sequences obtained indicated 98 to 99% similarity with the reported sequences for aMPV subtype A. Virus isolation of nRT-PCR-positive samples was successfully attempted using chicken embryo lung and trachea mixed cultures with subsequent adaptation to Vero cells. This is the first report of detection and isolation of aMPV in Mexico.

  3. Isolation and characterization of avian metapneumovirus from chickens in Korea.

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    Kwon, Ji-Sun; Lee, Hyun-Jeong; Jeong, Seung-Hwan; Park, Jeong-Yong; Hong, Young-Ho; Lee, Youn-Jeong; Youn, Ho-Sik; Lee, Dong-Woo; Do, Sun-Hee; Park, Seung-Yong; Choi, In-Soo; Lee, Joong-Bok; Song, Chang-Seon

    2010-03-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes upper respiratory tract infections in chickens and turkeys. Although the swollen head syndrome (SHS) associated with aMPV in chickens has been reported in Korea since 1992, this is the study isolating aMPV from chickens in this country. We examined 780 oropharyngeal swab or nasal turbinate samples collected from 130 chicken flocks to investigate the prevalence of aMPV and to isolate aMPV from chickens from 2004-2008. Twelve aMPV subtype A and 13 subtype B strains were detected from clinical samples by the aMPV subtype A and B multiplex real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR). Partial sequence analysis of the G glycoprotein gene confirmed that the detected aMPVs belonged to subtypes A and B. Two aMPVs subtype A out of the 25 detected aMPVs were isolated by Vero cell passage. In animal experiments with an aMPV isolate, viral RNA was detected in nasal discharge, although no clinical signs of SHS were observed in chickens. In contrast to chickens, turkeys showed severe nasal discharge and a relatively higher titer of viral excretion than chickens. Here, we reveal the co-circulation of aMPV subtypes A and B, and isolate aMPVs from chicken flocks in Korea.

  4. DIREITOS HUMANOS E DIVERSIDADE CULTURAL

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    João Irineu de Resende Miranda

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho trata do desafio de se adequar o processo de internacionalização dos direitos humanos à diversidade cultural inerente à humanidade. Neste sentido, analisa os argumentos das posturas universalista e relativista frente aos direitos humanos concluindo pela incompletude das duas. Em vista disso, o texto defende o diálogo e a ênfase em determinados pontos de convergência entre as diversas culturas como forma de superar a polêmica em torno da diversidade cultural e implementar uma agenda de consenso que possa tornar o processo de internacionalização dos direitos humanos bem sucedido.

  5. Topology and cellular localization of the small hydrophobic protein of avian metapneumovirus

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    The small hydrophobic protein (SH) is a type II integral membrane protein that is packaged into virions and is only present in certain paramyxoviruses including metapneumovirus. In addition to a highly divergent primary sequence, SH proteins vary significantly in size among the different viruses. Hu...

  6. Development of Recombinant Newcastle Disease Viruses Expressing the Glycoprotein (G) of Avian Metapneumovirus as Bivalent Vaccines

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    Using reverse genetics technology, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) LaSota strain-based recombinant viruses were engineered to express the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), subtype A, B or C, as bivalent vaccines. These recombinant viruses were slightly attenuated in vivo, yet maintaine...

  7. El genoma humano

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    García Barreno, Pedro

    2002-01-01

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    El redescubrimiento de las leyes de Mendel sobre la herencia en las semanas que abrieron el siglo XX incitó una búsqueda científica para comprender la naturaleza y el contenido de la información genética que ha impulsado la biología durante los últimos cien años. El progreso científico conseguido se ha fraguado en cuatro fases que se corresponden, aproximadamente, con los cuatro cuartos del siglo XX. El primero estableció las bases celulares de la herencia: los cromosomas. El segundo definió las bases moleculares de la herencia: la doble hélice de ADN. El tercero descifró las bases informativas de la herencia con el descubrimiento de los mecanismos biológicos mediante los que la célula lee la información codificada en los genes; luego, con la invención de la tecnología del ADN recombinante de clonajey de secuenciación, los científicos pudieron hacer lo mismo. El último cuarto del siglo estuvo marcado por un lento pero constante esfuerzo para descifrar genes primero y, por fin, genomas enteros que han propiciado el desarrollo de la genómica. El día 26 de junio de 2000 se hacía público un «borrador de trabajo» de la secuencia del genoma humano. Las revistas Nature (vol 409, n.º 6822 y Science (vol 291, n.º 5507 dedicaban números especiales a la publicación de la secuencia en el mes de febrero de 2001 (el día 15 Nature y, al día siguiente, Science. «La humanidad ha recibido un gran regalo. La conclusión de la secuencia del genoma humano ofrece una herramienta poderosa para descifrar los secretos de nuestra herencia genética y para precisar nuestro lugar entre otros participantes en la aventura de la vida».

  8. LINGUAGEM, INTERSUBJETIVIDADE E MOVIMENTO HUMANO

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    Lísia Costa Gonçalves de Araújo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo aborda o tema do Movimento Humano, num contexto interdisciplinar, com base na ontologia da Linguagem em Merleau-Ponty e na teoria do agir comunicativo em Habermas. A Linguagem é tema central no processo educacional. Está intimamente ligada ao Movimento Humano, pois este cria um dinamismo, através da própria percepção que lhe é inerente, abrindo-nos para novas possibilidades de “ser no mundo”.

  9. Characterization of the Fusion and Attachment Glycoproteins of Human Metapneumovirus and Human Serosurvey to Determine Reinfection Rates

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    2007-06-27

    Metapneumovirus genus. The Paramyxoviridae are in the taxonomical order Mononegavirales which includes Bornaviridae, Rhabdoviridae and Filoviridae which... Rhabdoviridae plant virus, replicate in the cytoplasm (66). The Paramyxoviridae are enveloped viruses and have been defined by the fusion glycoprotein

  10. Complete Genome Sequence of an Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype A Strain Isolated from Chicken (Gallus gallus) in Brazil.

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    Rizotto, Laís S; Scagion, Guilherme P; Cardoso, Tereza C; Simão, Raphael M; Caserta, Leonardo C; Benassi, Julia C; Keid, Lara B; Oliveira, Trícia M F de S; Soares, Rodrigo M; Arns, Clarice W; Van Borm, Steven; Ferreira, Helena L

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    We report here the complete genome sequence of an avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) isolated from a tracheal tissue sample of a commercial layer flock. The complete genome sequence of aMPV-A/chicken/Brazil-SP/669/2003 was obtained using MiSeq (Illumina, Inc.) sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete genome classified the isolate as avian metapneumovirus subtype A. Copyright © 2017 Rizotto et al.

  11. Avian metapneumovirus subtype C in Wild Waterfowl in Ontario, Canada.

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    Jardine, C M; Parmley, E J; Buchanan, T; Nituch, L; Ojkic, D

    2018-02-18

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is an emerging poultry pathogen that has a significant economic impact on poultry production worldwide. The geographic range of the virus continues to expand, and wild birds have been implicated as reservoirs of aMPV that have the potential to spread the virus over long distances. Our objective was to determine the apparent prevalence of aMPV subtype C in wild waterfowl in Ontario, Canada. Wild waterfowl were captured in August and September, 2016 as part of routine migratory waterfowl population monitoring by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs were collected from each bird and placed together for aMPV testing using real-time RT-PCR. A total of 374 live wild birds from 23 lakes were sampled and tested for aMPV. Among all ducks tested, 84 (22%) were positive for aMPV. The proportion of samples that tested positive ranged from 0% in ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris) and green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis) to 44% (8 of 18) in American black ducks (A. rubripes). Waterfowl positive for aMPV were found at 14 of 23 lakes in the study area and the percent positive at these 14 lakes ranged between 5% and 84%. Although subtype C aMPV has been detected in a variety of wild birds in North America, this is the first report of aMPV in wild ducks in Ontario, Canada. The high apparent prevalence, particularly in mallards and American black ducks (37 and 44%, respectively), suggests that these species may be important reservoirs of aMPV. Given the potential impact of aMPV on domestic poultry and the potential role of wild birds as reservoirs of the virus, further investigation of the geographic distribution, risk factors associated with aMPV carriage in wild waterfowl and potential role of other birds in the epidemiology of aMPV in Canada is warranted. © 2018 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  12. Emociones, justicia y derechos humanos

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    Baum, Erica

    2011-01-01

    En el contexto del mundo globalizado actual, en el que proliferan los movimientos sociales de indignación por las injusticias y el horror, esta tesis presenta una perspectiva en derechos humanos sobre el rol de las emociones en la justicia, especialmente en el fuero criminal, y sobre el limite que establecen a dicha relación los principios éticos de igual valor y dignidad humana, autonomía personal y diversidad cultural, en que se fundan los derechos humanos. Siguiendo la teoría neo-estoica d...

  13. Propiedad intelectual y Derechos Humanos

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    Introducción En noviembre de 1998 se realizó en Ginebra (Suiza) un debate en Grupo Especial para conmemorar el 50 aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Fue organizado por la organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) en colaboración con la oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos. Consideramos conveniente dar a conocer fragmentos del Mensaje de Apertura del Director General Adjunto de la OMPI, Sr. Roberto Castillo.

  14. Sistema prisional e direitos humanos

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    Mendes, André Pacheco Teixeira

    2015-01-01

    O volume 4 da Série Clínicas dos Cadernos FGV DIREITO RIO traz quatro trabalhos originais relacionados ao tema do Sistema Prisional e Direitos Humanos. A obra contempla pareceres jurídicos sobre violações aos direitos dos presos nas unidades prisionais do estado do Rio de Janeiro, tendo por objeto: (i) emprego ilegal de laxante em custodiados e visitantes suspeitos de carregarem drogas; (ii) falta de água própria para o consumo humano; (iii) restrição ao banho de sol; e (iv) condições inadequ...

  15. Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional

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    Carrillo Salcedo, Juan Antonio

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    La aparición de un nuevo consenso internacional en torno a las nociones de derechos humanos y democracia, como valores generalmente aceptados por la comunidad de naciones en su conjunto, y la afirmación de que el ser humano es titular de derechos propios, oponibles jurídicamente a todos los Estados, constituyen extraordinarias innovaciones que hacen que, a diferencia del Derecho internacional clásico, la persona no pueda seguir siendo considerada como un mero objeto del Derecho internacional.

  16. Comparison of initial high resolution computed tomography features in viral pneumonia between metapneumovirus infection and severe acute respiratory syndrome

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    Wong, Cheuk Kei Kathy; Lai, Vincent; Wong, Yiu Chung

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To review and compare initial high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in patients with metapneumovirus pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-Coronovirus). Materials and methods: 4 cases of metapneumovirus pneumonia (mean age of 52.3 years) in an institutional outbreak (Castle Peak Hospital) in 2008 and 38 cases of SARS-coronovirus (mean age of 39.6 years) admitted to Tuen Mun hospital during an epidemic outbreak in 2003 were included. HRCT findings of the lungs for all patients were retrospectively reviewed by two independent radiologists. Results: In the metapneumovirus group, common HRCT features were ground glass opacities (100%), consolidation (100%), parenchymal band (100%), bronchiectasis (75%). Crazy paving pattern was absent. They were predominantly subpleural and basal in location and bilateral involvement was observed in 50% of patients. In the SARS group, common HRCT features were ground glass opacities (92.1%), interlobular septal thickening (86.8%), crazy paving pattern (73.7%) and consolidation (68%). Bronchiectasis was not seen. Majority of patient demonstrated segmental or lobar in distribution and bilateral involvement was observed in 44.7% of patients. Pleural effusion and lymphadenopathy were of consistent rare features in both groups. Conclusion: Ground glass opacities, interlobular septal thickening and consolidations were consistent HRCT manifestations in both metapneumovirus infection and SARS. The presence of bronchiectasis (0% in SARS) may point towards metapneumovirus while crazy paving pattern is more suggestive of SARS.

  17. Naturaleza de los derechos humanos

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    Carlos López Dawson

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available En la formación de una nueva Carta Fundamental los constituyentes requerirán conocer o consensuar sobre la naturaleza de los derechos humanos; luego, determinar cómo el Estado hará efectivo el respeto de tales derechos. Para ello es necesario recurrir a la historia y evolución de estos derechos, y el presente trabajo trata de contribuir a un debate productivo eficiente sobre la naturaleza de los derechos humanos, para que los ciudadanos puedan decidir en el entendido de que se trata de una decisión democrática reflexionada y fundada en el humanismo. El análisis se sitúa en el contexto técnico-ideológico del sistema republicano vigente que corresponde al estado actual del derecho internacional.

  18. Derechos humanos: estatistas, no cosmopolitas

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    Montero, Julio

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Current international law regards human rights as standards relative to the way states treat their own population. This view, which is known as the “state-centric perspective” on human rights, is now resisted by several authors. In this article I defend this view against some critiques recently suggested by Cristina Lafont in Isegoría and other prestigious journals. More concretely, I aim to show that, contrary to Lafont’s claims, the state-centric perspective accurately captures the point and purpose of contemporary human rights and is capable of preserving the interests of human beings from the threatens posed by the new globalized world.La visión imperante en el derecho internacional actual concibe los derechos humanos como normas relativas al trato que los Estados brindan a su propia población. Esta posición, que se conoce como la “perspectiva estatista” sobre los derechos humanos, es actualmente resistida por varios autores. En este artículo intentaré defender la perspectiva estatista contra una serie de críticas recientemente formuladas por Cristina Lafont en Isegoría y en otras importantes revistas especializadas. En particular, trataré de probar que, contrariamente a lo que Lafont argumenta, esta perspectiva captura adecuadamente la razón de ser de la práctica contemporánea de los derechos humanos y dispone de recursos para resguardar los intereses de los seres humanos de las nuevas amenazas surgidas en un mundo globalizado.

  19. Population dynamics and rates of molecular evolution of a recently emerged paramyxovirus, avian metapneumovirus subtype C.

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    Padhi, Abinash; Poss, Mary

    2009-02-01

    We report the existence of two distinct sublineages of avian metapneumovirus (MPV) subtype C, a virus which has caused serious economic loss in commercial turkey farms in the United States. This subtype is closely related to human MPV, infects multiple avian species, and is globally distributed. The evolutionary rates of this virus are estimated to be 1.3 x 10(-3) to 7 x 10(-3) substitutions per site per year, and coalescent estimates place its emergence between 1991 and 1996. The four genes examined show a concordant demographic pattern which is characterized by a rapid increase in population size followed by stable population grown until the present.

  20. Universalidad de los Derechos Humanos

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    Orlando José Cadrazco Salcedo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:La dimensión universal de los Derechos Humanos ha sido proclamada reiteradamente en el sistema de las Naciones Unidas. Dicha universalidad pretende reflejar y, a su vez, fortalecer el consenso de la comunidad internacional respecto de dichos derechos, sin que ello tenga que suponer, en principio, la imposición de ningún tipo de hegemonía jurídica, política o cultural, en particular la occidental, euro céntrica o atlantista. Sin embargo, ya sabemos que esto no resulta nada fácil ante la diversidad cultural de nuestro mundo. Por ejemplo, a nosotros, los “occidentales”, ahora nos resultan especialmente chocantes las normas -jurídicas o morales- fuertemente discriminatorias contra las mujeresexistentes en la mayoría de las culturas y religiones.Palabras claves:Derechos Humanos, Universalidad, Estados Sociales de Derecho, Positivización, Seres Humanos, Occidente, Organización de Naciones Unidas.Abstract :The universal dimension of human rights has been proclaimed repeatedly in the United Nations system. This universality is intended to reflect and, in turn, strengthen the international community consensus on these rights, without having to assume, in principle, the imposition of hegemony any legal, political or cultural, including Western central euro or Atlanta. However, we know that it is not easy to cultural diversity of our world. For example, we as “Westerners”, now we are particularly shocking and legal rules or moral, highly discriminatory against women exist in most cultures and religions.Key words:Human Rights, Universality, Social State of Law, Positivization, Human Beings, West, United Nations Organization.

  1. Creencias y virus papiloma humano

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    Concha P,Ximena; Urrutia S,Teresa; Riquelme H,Giselle

    2012-01-01

    Antecedentes: La infección por Virus Papiloma Humano (VPH) es una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, que afecta a un alto porcentaje de mujeres jóvenes de todo el mundo. Su alta incidencia está asociada al inicio precoz y mayor frecuencia de la actividad sexual. A pesar de que la infección por VPH está ampliamente difundida en el mundo, es una infección aún desconocida por la población, lo que asociado a diversos factores culturales, favorece el desarrollo de múltiples creencias que dificultan...

  2. Justicia, emociones y derechos humanos

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    Baum, Erica

    2011-01-01

    Los conflictos humanos llevados a la justicia poseen un componente emocional irreductible: sentimos ira ante el daño, temor ante una amenaza y vergüenza ante una humillación. Las emociones morales, por otro lado, se distinguen de las emociones básicas que experimentan otras especies animales no humanas por su contenido evaluativo y cognitivo. Interactúan con la razón, revelándonos el estado de vulnerabilidad que nos es inherente. Hay una larguísima discusión filosófica sobre el papel de dicha...

  3. Production of monoclonal antibodies for Avian Metapneumovirus (SHS-BR-121 isolated in Brazil

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    LT Coswig

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV, also called Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus (TRTV, is an upper respiratory tract infection of turkeys, chickens and other avian species. Five monoclonal antibodies (MAbs were created against the Brazilian isolate (SHS-BR-121 of aMPV, MAbs 1A5B8; 1C1C4; 2C2E9 and 2A4C3 of IgG1 and MAb 1C1F8 of IgG2a. Four Mabs (1A5B8; 1C1C4; 2C2E9 and 2A4C3 showed neutralizing activity and three (1A5B8; 1C1C4 and 2A4C3 inhibited cellular fusion in vitro. These MAbs were used to investigate antigenic relationship among three strains (SHS-BR-121, STG 854/88 and TRT 1439/91 of aMPV subtypes A and B using cross-neutralization test. The results confirm that the monoclonal antibodies described can be used as a valuable tool in the epizootiological and serological studies, and also for the specific diagnosis of the subtypes in the infection for Avian Metapneumovirus.

  4. Avian metapneumovirus subtype A in China and subtypes A and B in Nigeria.

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    Owoade, A A; Ducatez, M F; Hübschen, J M; Sausy, A; Chen, H; Guan, Y; Muller, C P

    2008-09-01

    In order to detect and characterize avian metapneumovirus, organs or swabs were collected from 697 chicken and 110 turkeys from commercial farms in Southwestern Nigeria and from 107 chickens from live bird markets in Southeastern China. In Nigeria, 15% and 6% of the chicken and turkey samples, respectively, and 39% of the chicken samples from China, were positive for aMPV genome by PCR. The sequence of a 400 nt fragment of the attachment protein gene (G gene) revealed the presence of aMPV subtype A in both Nigeria and Southeastern China. Essentially identical subtype A viruses were found in both countries and were also previously reported from Brazil and the United Kingdom, suggesting a link between these countries or a common source of this subtype. In Nigeria, subtype B was also found, which may be a reflection of chicken importations from most major poultry-producing countries in Europe and Asia. In order to justify countermeasures, further studies are warranted to better understand the metapneumoviruses and their impact on poultry production.

  5. The Role of Bokavirus and Metapneumovirus in Development Acute Respiratory Infections in Hospitalized Patients in 2011—2014 years in Penza Region

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    I. A. Malova

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the results of a comparative analysis of the clinical data, laboratory and instrumental examination methods in patients with bokavirus (HBoV and metapnevmovirus (HMPV infections, hospitalized in the infectious disease Department of MSU № 59 Zarechnyj sity Penza region. From 713 patients with verified diagnosis with 42 (5.89% PCR revealed metapnevmovirus infection, at 18 (2.52% bokavirus, at 34 (4.77% mixed infection, most often by HBoV on and HMPV were children up to 7 years, were accompanied by lesions of the upper and lower respiratory tract infections, fever, intoxication, adenopathy.

  6. A Wild Goose Metapneumovirus Containing a Large Attachment Glycoprotein Is Avirulent but Immunoprotective in Domestic Turkeys

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    Bennett, Richard S.; LaRue, Rebecca; Shaw, Daniel; Yu, Qingzhong; Nagaraja, K. V.; Halvorson, David A.; Njenga, M. Kariuki

    2005-01-01

    The genomic structure and composition of an avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) recently isolated from wild Canada geese (goose 15a/01) in the United States, together with its replication, virulence, and immunogenicity in domestic turkeys, were investigated. The sizes of seven of the eight genes, sequence identity, and genome organization of goose aMPV were similar to those of turkey aMPV subtype C (aMPV/C) strains, indicating that it belonged to the subtype. However, the goose virus contained the largest attachment (G) gene of any pneumovirus or metapneumovirus, with the predicted G protein of 585 amino acids (aa) more than twice the sizes of G proteins from other subtype C viruses and human metapneumovirus and more than 170 aa larger than the G proteins from the other aMPV subtypes (subtypes A, B, and D). The large G gene resulted from a 1,015-nucleotide insertion at 18 nucleotides upstream of the termination signal of the turkey aMPV/C G gene. Three other aMPV isolates from Canada geese had similarly large G genes, whereas analysis of recent aMPV strains circulating in U.S. turkeys did not indicate the presence of the goose virus-like strain. In vitro, the goose virus replicated to levels (2 × 105 to 5 × 105 50% tissue culture infective dose) comparable to those produced by turkey aMPV/C strains. More importantly, the virus replicated efficiently in the upper respiratory tract of domestic turkeys but with no clinical signs in either day-old or 2-week-old turkeys. The virus was also horizontally transmitted to naïve birds, and turkey infections with goose 15a/01 induced production of aMPV-specific antibodies. Challenging day-old or 2-week-old turkeys vaccinated with live goose aMPV resulted in lower clinical scores in 33% of the birds, whereas the rest of the birds had no detectable clinical signs of the upper respiratory disease, suggesting that the mutant virus may be a safe and effective vaccine against aMPV infection outbreaks in commercial turkeys. PMID:16282483

  7. A COMPLEXIDADE ECONÔMICA DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS: UMA DIMENSÃO ESCONDIDA DO DESENVOLVIMENTO HUMANO

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    Leilane Serratine Grubba

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objeto a complexidade econômica dos direitos humanos, mais precisamente, a investigação da relação entre a complexidade econômica e o desenvolvimento humano. Nesse sentido, objetivou demonstrar a intrínseca relação e dependência do desenvolvimento humano à complexidade econômica dos direitos humanos, que influi na positivação dos direitos, assim como na luta pelo acesso aos bens necessários a uma vida digna. Por meio do método dedutivo, o artigo problematizou a relação entre o ser humano e seu contexto econômico-social para o desenvolvimento da vida em dignidade. Diante disso, em primeiro lugar, foi apresentada a noção de complexidade dos direitos humanos, isto é, as suas múltiplas dimensões. No segundo momento, foi analisada a questão econômica do desenvolvimento humano, ou seja, a relação entre o desenvolvimento da vida digna e a dimensão econômica da sociedade, e, finalmente, foi apresentada a complexidade econômica dos direitos humanos. O desenvolvimento humano não está apenas vinculado à dimensão econômica, mas compreende todas as dimensões (complexidade que perfazem uma vida digna de ser vivida. A vida se desenvolve em dignidade mediante o acesso aos bens materiais e imateriais. As políticas do desenvolvimento humano, nesse sentido, devem se integrar a uma estrutura que apoie um crescimento com equidade e sustentabilidade. Palavras-chave: Pensamento complexo. Complexidade econômica. Direitos humanos. Desenvolvimento humano. Dignidade humana.

  8. Derecho humano a la alimentación y desarrollo humano

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    Barriga-Rodríguez, Dayana; Saavedra Chumbe, Mónica

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    En este artículo se revisa la relación entre el derecho humano a la alimentación y el desarrollo humano, así como las políticas públicas de alimentación, existentes a nivel mundial, regional y nacional y los niveles de desarrollo de los países que las ejecutan. Concluyendo que existe una correlación directa entre el derecho humano a la alimentación y el desarrollo humano, tanto a nivel internacional como nacional; Las intervenciones en economía no son suficientes para mejorar el desarrollo hu...

  9. Interacciones humano-animal: características e implicaciones para el bienestar de los humanos

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    Natalia Piar; Diana Granados; Germán Gutiérrez

    2007-01-01

    En este artículo se revisa la literatura reciente sobre interacciones humano-animal, su origen, sus características y cómo dichas interacciones afectan el bienestar físico, psicológico y social. En la primera parte se presentan los orígenes y evolución histórica de las relaciones humano - animal, empezando por los procesos de domesticación y se aborda la naturaleza de las interacciones humano animal. En la segunda parte, se revisan los efectos para los humanos de ...

  10. First Identification and Molecular Characterization of Avian metapneumovirus Subtype B from Chickens in Greece.

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    Tucciarone, Claudia Maria; Andreopoulou, Marianna; Franzo, Giovanni; Prentza, Zoi; Chaligiannis, Ilias; Cecchinato, Mattia

    2017-09-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is considered a major pathogen for turkeys but its impact on chicken production is still partially neglected, even though it is fully acknowledged as a primary pathogen in chickens as well. The lack of structured diagnostic surveys does not allow a pervasive understanding of aMPV epidemiology. Being that aMPV is almost an everyday challenge for farmers and veterinarians, a more accurate report of its presence should be detailed, posing the basis for a deep and global epidemiologic analysis. With these premises, the present work aims to report the first detection and molecular characterization of aMPV subtype B field strains from unvaccinated chickens in Greece. The Greek strains appear to be phylogenetically related among each other and with other recent Mediterranean strains while being distant from the currently applied vaccines, thus stressing once more the necessity to evaluate aMPV diffusion and evolution.

  11. Hatchability, serology and virus excretion following in ovo vaccination of chickens with an avian metapneumovirus vaccine.

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    Hess, M; Huggins, M B; Heincz, U

    2004-12-01

    The present investigation describes for the first time the effect of an avian metapneumovirus vaccine administered in ovo to 18-day-old chicken embryos. The application of the vaccine had no adverse effect on the hatchability or the health of the chicks post hatch. The antibody titres achieved were higher than those determined for birds vaccinated at 1 day old. Not only were the mean titres in the in ovo vaccinated groups higher, but many more birds developed a measurable antibody response than birds vaccinated at 1 day old. Variation of the vaccine dose used in ovo had little effect on the serological responses that peaked 21 to 28 days post hatch. Re-isolation of the vaccine virus was much more successful from birds vaccinated in ovo than from birds vaccinated at 1 day old, and detection of the nucleic acid by polymerase chain reaction correlated with the results of live virus isolation.

  12. A turkey rhinotracheitis outbreak caused by the environmental spread of a vaccine-derived avian metapneumovirus.

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    Lupini, Caterina; Cecchinato, Mattia; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Naylor, Clive J; Catelli, Elena

    2011-10-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype A was isolated from 7-week-old turkeys showing respiratory disease typical of turkey rhinotracheitis. Comparison of the virus sequence with previously determined vaccine marker sequences showed that the virulent virus had originated from a licensed live subtype A aMPV vaccine. The vaccine had neither been in use on the farm within a period of at least 6 months nor had it been used on farms within a distance of approximately 5 km. Isolation of the virus and exposure to naive turkeys caused disease typical of a virulent aMPV field strain. The study shows that disease was caused by exposure to aMPV vaccine-derived virus that was present in the environment, and indicates that such virus is able to circulate for longer than was previously envisaged.

  13. Development of a vaccine-challenge model for avian metapneumovirus subtype C in turkeys.

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    Velayudhan, Binu T; Noll, Sally L; Thachil, Anil J; Shaw, Daniel P; Goyal, Sagar M; Halvorson, David A; Nagaraja, Kakambi V

    2007-02-26

    The objective of this study was to evaluate different preparations of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype C as vaccine challenge in turkeys. Two aMPV isolates and their respective nasal turbinate homogenates after propagation in turkeys were used in the study. Significantly higher clinical sign scores were recorded in birds inoculated with 20 or 2% turbinate homogenate of recent isolate. Birds in the above groups showed more pronounced histopathological lesions, and a higher percentage of birds showed viral RNA and antigen in tissues. The data demonstrated that nasal turbinate homogenate of recent isolate produced severe clinical signs and lesions in turkeys and could be an ideal candidate for vaccine-challenge studies.

  14. Production of monoclonal antibodies for Avian Metapneumovirus (SHS-BR-121) isolated in Brazil

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    Coswig,LT; Stach-Machado,DR; Arns,CW

    2007-01-01

    Avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV), also called Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus (TRTV), is an upper respiratory tract infection of turkeys, chickens and other avian species. Five monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were created against the Brazilian isolate (SHS-BR-121) of aMPV, MAbs 1A5B8; 1C1C4; 2C2E9 and 2A4C3 of IgG1 and MAb 1C1F8 of IgG2a. Four Mabs (1A5B8; 1C1C4; 2C2E9 and 2A4C3) showed neutralizing activity and three (1A5B8; 1C1C4 and 2A4C3) inhibited cellular fusion in vitro. These MAbs were used to ...

  15. Contribution of the attachment G glycoprotein to pathogenicity and immunogenicity of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C.

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    Govindarajan, Dhanasekaran; Kim, Shin-Hee; Samal, Siba K

    2010-03-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) causes an upper respiratory tract infection in turkeys leading to serious economic losses to the turkey industry. The G glycoprotein of AMPV is known to be associated with viral attachment and pathogenesis. In this study, we determined the role of the G glycoprotein in the pathogenicity and immunogenicity of AMPV strain Colorado (AMPV/CO). Recombinant AMPV/CO lacking the G protein (rAMPV/CO-deltaG) was generated using a reverse-genetics system. The recovered rAMPV/CO-deltaG replicated slightly better than did wild-type AMPV in Vero cells. However, deletion of the G gene in AMPV resulted in attenuation of the virus in turkeys. The mutant virus induced less-severe clinical signs and a weaker immune response in turkeys than did the wild-type AMPV. Our results suggest that the G glycoprotein is an important determinant for the pathogenicity and immunogenicity of AMPV.

  16. Efficacy of gamithromycin against Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale in turkey poults pre-infected with avian metapneumovirus.

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    Watteyn, Anneleen; Devreese, Mathias; Plessers, Elke; Wyns, Heidi; Garmyn, An; Reddy, Vishwanatha R A P; Pasmans, Frank; Martel, An; Haesebrouck, Freddy; De Backer, Patrick; Croubels, Siska

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    Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale is an avian respiratory pathogen that affects turkeys. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of gamithromycin (GAM) against O. rhinotracheale in turkeys. The birds were inoculated oculonasally with 10(8) colony-forming units (cfu) of O. rhinotracheale, preceded by infection with avian metapneumovirus. In addition to a negative (CONTR-) and a positive control group (CONTR+) there were two treated groups administered GAM (6 mg/kg) either subcutaneously (GAM SC) or orally (GAM PO) by administration as a single bolus at one-day post-bacterial infection (p.b.i.). From the start of the avian metapneumovirus infection until the end of the experiment, the turkeys were examined clinically and scored daily. In addition, tracheal swabs were collected at several days p.b.i. Necropsy was performed at 4, 8 and 12 days p.b.i. to evaluate the presence of gross lesions, and to collect trachea and lung tissue samples and air sac swabs for O. rhinotracheale quantification. The clinical score of the GAM SC group showed slightly lower values and birds recovered earlier than those in the GAM PO and CONTR+ groups. O. rhinotracheale cfus were significantly reduced in tracheal swabs of the SC group between 2 and 4 days p.b.i. At necropsy, CONTR+ showed higher O. rhinotracheale cfu in lung tissues compared to the treated groups. Moreover, at 8 days p.b.i. only the lung samples of CONTR+ were positive. In conclusion, the efficacy of GAM against O. rhinotracheale was demonstrated, especially in the lung tissue. However, the PO bolus administration of the commercially available product was not as efficacious as the SC bolus.

  17. Comparative evaluation of conventional RT-PCR and real-time RT-PCR (RRT-PCR) for detection of avian metapneumovirus subtype A

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    Ferreira, HL; Spilki, FR; dos Santos, MMAB; de Almeida, RS; Arns, CW

    2009-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) belongs to Metapneumovirus genus of Paramyxoviridae family. Virus isolation, serology, and detection of genomic RNA are used as diagnostic methods for AMPV. The aim of the present study was to compare the detection of six subgroup A AMPV isolates (AMPV/A) viral RNA by using different conventional and real time RT-PCR methods. Two new RT-PCR tests and two real time RT-PCR tests, both detecting fusion (F) gene and nucleocapsid (N) gene were compared with an establis...

  18. Interacciones humano-animal: características e implicaciones para el bienestar de los humanos

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    Natalia Piar

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se revisa la literatura reciente sobre interacciones humano-animal, su origen, sus características y cómo dichas interacciones afectan el bienestar físico, psicológico y social. En la primera parte se presentan los orígenes y evolución histórica de las relaciones humano - animal, empezando por los procesos de domesticación y se aborda la naturaleza de las interacciones humano animal. En la segunda parte, se revisan los efectos para los humanos de la interacción con animales, especialmente con sus mascotas y se analiza la literatura científica sobre los efectos físicos, psicológicos y sociales. Finalmente, se aborda brevemente el desarrollo de esta área de investigación en Latinoamérica.

  19. Acerca de tres dimensiones del ser humano

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    Fúnez, Rubén

    2007-01-01

    El autor resume las ideas importantes del libro "Tres dimensiones del ser humano", se pregunta por la importancia del planteamiento zubiriano, tanto para la historia de la filosofía, como para la situación que actualmente nos ha tocado vivir.

  20. Los incómodos derechos humanos

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    Kesch, Emilie

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    A casi sesenta y un años de la firma del tratado por la ONU sobre los Derechos Humanos son innumerables los asesinatos, genocidios, y torturas ocurridos en todo el mundo. Basta con ojear un :poco en nuestro pasado histórico para darnos cuenta que la teoría difiere abismalmente de la práctica.

  1. The pathogenicity of avian metapneumovirus subtype C wild bird isolates in domestic turkeys

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    Cha Ra Mi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV/C causes severe upper respiratory disease in turkeys. Previous report revealed the presence of aMPV/C in wild birds in the southeast regions of the U.S. Methods In this study, aMPV/C positive oral swabs from American coots (AC and Canada geese (CG were passaged three times in the respiratory tract of specific pathogen free (SPF turkeys and used as aMPV/C P3 virus isolates in subsequent studies. Results Wild bird P3 isolates showed similar growth characteristics when compared to virulent aMPV/C in chicken embryo fibroblast ( CEF cell cultures and their glycoprotein G gene sequence was closely related to the G gene of aMPV/C Colorado reference virus. Three-day-old commercial or SPF turkeys were inoculated oculonasally with wild bird aMPV/C P3 isolates. At 5 and 7 days post-inoculation (DPI, severe clinical signs were observed in both of the AC and CG virus-exposed groups. Viral RNA was detected in tracheal swabs by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR. In addition, immunohistochemistry showed virus replication in the nasal turbinate and trachea. All virus-exposed turkeys developed positive antibody response by 14 DPI. Conclusions Our data demonstrate that aMPV/C wild bird isolates induced typical aMPV/C disease in the domestic turkeys.

  2. Molecular detection of infectious bronchitis and avian metapneumoviruses in Oman backyard poultry.

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    Al-Shekaili, Thunai; Baylis, Matthew; Ganapathy, Kannan

    2015-04-01

    Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) are economically important viral pathogens infecting chickens globally. Identification of endemic IBV and aMPV strains promotes better control of both diseases and prevents production losses. Orophrayngeal swab samples were taken from 2317 birds within 243 different backyard flocks in Oman. Swabs from each flock were examined by RT-PCR using part-S1 and G gene primers for IBV and aMPV respectively. Thirty-nine chicken flocks were positive for IBV. Thirty two of these were genotyped and they were closely related to 793/B, M41, D274, IS/1494/06 and IS/885/00. 793/B-like IBV was also found in one turkey and one duck flock. Five flocks were positive for aMPV subtype B. Though no disease was witnessed at the time of sampling, identified viruses including variant IBV strains, may still pose a threat for both backyard and commercial poultry in Oman. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Structure and self-assembly of the calcium binding matrix protein of human metapneumovirus.

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    Leyrat, Cedric; Renner, Max; Harlos, Karl; Huiskonen, Juha T; Grimes, Jonathan M

    2014-01-07

    The matrix protein (M) of paramyxoviruses plays a key role in determining virion morphology by directing viral assembly and budding. Here, we report the crystal structure of the human metapneumovirus M at 2.8 Å resolution in its native dimeric state. The structure reveals the presence of a high-affinity Ca²⁺ binding site. Molecular dynamics simulations (MDS) predict a secondary lower-affinity site that correlates well with data from fluorescence-based thermal shift assays. By combining small-angle X-ray scattering with MDS and ensemble analysis, we captured the structure and dynamics of M in solution. Our analysis reveals a large positively charged patch on the protein surface that is involved in membrane interaction. Structural analysis of DOPC-induced polymerization of M into helical filaments using electron microscopy leads to a model of M self-assembly. The conservation of the Ca²⁺ binding sites suggests a role for calcium in the replication and morphogenesis of pneumoviruses. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Evaluation of Flinders Technology Associates cards for storage and molecular detection of avian metapneumoviruses.

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    Awad, Faez; Baylis, Matthew; Jones, Richard C; Ganapathy, Kannan

    2014-01-01

    The feasibility of using Flinders Technology Associates (FTA) cards for the molecular detection of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was investigated. Findings showed that no virus isolation was possible from aMPV-inoculated FTA cards, confirming viral inactivation upon contact with the cards. The detection limits of aMPV from the FTA card and tracheal organ culture medium were 10(1.5) median ciliostatic doses/ml and 10(0.75) median ciliostatic doses/ml respectively. It was possible to perform molecular characterization of both subtypes A and B aMPV using inoculated FTA cards stored for up to 60 days at 4 to 6°C. Tissues of the turbinate, trachea and lung of aMPV-infected chicks sampled either by direct impression smears or by inoculation of the tissue homogenate supernatants onto the FTA cards were positive by RT-PCR. However, the latter yielded more detections. FTA cards are suitable for collecting and transporting aMPV-positive samples, providing a reliable and hazard-free source of RNA for molecular characterization.

  5. Brazilian avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B: experimental infection of broilers and evaluation of vaccine efficacy

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    Márcia B. dos Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV is a respiratory pathogen associated with the swollen head syndrome (SHS in chickens. In Brazil, live aMPV vaccines are currently used, but subtypes A and, mainly subtype B (aMPV/A and aMPV/B are still circulating. This study was conducted to characterize two Brazilian aMPV isolates (A and B subtypes of chicken origin. A challenge trial to explore the replication ability of the Brazilian subtypes A and B in chickens was performed. Subsequently, virological protection provided from an aMPV/B vaccine against the same isolates was analyzed. Upon challenge experiment, it was shown by virus isolation and real time PCR that aMPV/B could be detected longer and in higher amounts than aMPV/A. For the protection study, 18 one-day-old chicks were vaccinated and challenged at 21 days of age. Using virus isolation and real time PCR, no aMPV/A was detected in the vaccinated chickens, whereas one vaccinated chicken challenged with the aMPV/B isolate was positive. The results showed that aMPV/B vaccine provided a complete heterologous virological protection, although homologous protection was not complete in one chicken. Although only one aMPV/B positive chicken was detected after homologous vaccination, replication in vaccinated animals might allow the emergence of escape mutants.

  6. Avian metapneumovirus excretion in vaccinated and non-vaccinated specified pathogen free laying chickens.

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    Hess, M; Huggins, M B; Mudzamiri, R; Heincz, U

    2004-02-01

    Vaccinated and non-vaccinated specified pathogen-free White Leghorn laying chickens were challenged at peak of lay by the intravenous or oculonasal route with a virulent avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype B chicken strain. Severe clinical signs and a drop in egg production were induced in the non-vaccinated intravenously challenged birds whereas the vaccinates were not affected. Live virus excretion was demonstrated in the faeces and respiratory tract of non-vaccinated hens for up to 7 days post intravenous challenge. After oculonasal challenge, virus excretion could only be demonstrated in the respiratory tract for up to 5 days. No live virus excretion was found in either the faeces or the respiratory tract of vaccinated birds. Concurrent with live virus isolation, the presence of viral RNA was demonstrated by single reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Nested RT-PCR was more sensitive and viral RNA could be detected in non-vaccinated birds up to 28 days post either intravenous or oculonasal challenge, at which time the experiment was terminated. Viral RNA was detected for up to 12 days in vaccinated birds. This is the first study investigating excretion of aMPV and viral RNA in vaccinated and non-vaccinated laying hens challenged under experimental conditions. The results are of importance with regard to the persistence of aMPV and the appropriate diagnostic detection method in laying birds.

  7. Detection of avian metapneumovirus subtypes in turkeys using RT-PCR.

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    Ongor, H; Karahan, M; Kalin, R; Bulut, H; Cetinkaya, B

    2010-03-20

    This study investigated the prevalence of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and the detection of molecular subtypes of field strains of the virus using RT-PCR in clinically healthy turkeys and those showing signs of respiratory disease. In the RT-PCR examination of 624 tracheal tissue samples collected from a local turkey abattoir, 2.9 per cent (18/624) of samples tested positive. In the examination of tracheal swab samples collected from flocks with respiratory problems, 18 of 20 samples tested positive. When the results were assessed at flock level, aMPV infection was detected in only one of the 23 clinically healthy turkey flocks, whereas all four flocks with respiratory problems were infected. Molecular typing using primers specific to the attachment glycoprotein (G) gene showed that all 36 positive samples belonged to subtype B. Partial sequence analysis of DNA samples showed 95 per cent homology between the field types and the reference strain aMPV subtype B. Whereas clinically healthy turkeys had been vaccinated with a subtype A virus vaccine, the flocks with respiratory problems had been vaccinated with a subtype B virus vaccine. Despite four blind passages of RT-PCR-positive samples on Vero and chicken embryo fibroblast cells, no cytopathic effect was detected by microscopic examination.

  8. Immunization with avian metapneumovirus harboring chicken Fc induces higher immune responses.

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    Paudel, Sarita; Easwaran, Maheswaran; Jang, Hyun; Jung, Ho-Kyoung; Kim, Joo-Hun; Shin, Hyun-Jin

    2016-07-15

    In this study, we evaluated the immune responses of avian metapneumovirus harboring chicken Fc molecule. Stable Vero cells expressing chicken Fc chimera on its surface (Vero-cFc) were established, and we confirmed that aMPV grown in Vero-cFc incorporated host derived chimera Fc into the aMPV virions. Immunization of chicken with aMPV-cFc induced higher level of antibodies and inflammatory cytokines; (Interferon (IFN)-γ and Interleukin (IL)-1β) compared to those of aMPV. The increased levels of antibodies and inflammatory cytokines in chicken immunized with aMPV-cFc were statistically significantly (p<0.05) to that of aMPV and control. The aMPV-cFc group also generated the highest neutralizing antibody response. After challenges, chickens immunized with aMPV-cFc showed much less pathological signs in nasal turbinates and trachea so that we could confirm aMPV-cFc induced higher protection than that of aMPV. The greater ability of aMPV harboring chicken Fc to that of aMPV presented it as a possible vaccine candidate. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. In vitro antiviral activity of chestnut and quebracho woods extracts against avian reovirus and metapneumovirus.

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    Lupini, C; Cecchinato, M; Scagliarini, A; Graziani, R; Catelli, E

    2009-12-01

    Field evidences have suggested that a natural extract, containing tannins, could be effective against poultry enteric viral infections. Moreover previous studies have shown that vegetable tannins can have antiviral activity against human viruses. Based on this knowledge three different Chestnut (Castanea spp.) wood extracts and one Quebracho (Schinopsis spp.) wood extract, all containing tannins and currently used in the animal feed industry, were tested for in vitro antiviral activity against avian reovirus (ARV) and avian metapneumovirus (AMPV). The MTT assay was used to evaluate the 50% cytotoxic compounds concentration (CC(50)) on Vero cells. The antiviral properties were tested before and after the adsorption of the viruses to Vero cells. Antiviral activities were expressed as IC(50) (concentration required to inhibit 50% of viral cytopathic effect). CC(50)s of tested compounds were > 200 microg/ml. All compounds had an extracellular antiviral effect against both ARV and AMPV with IC(50) values ranging from 25 to 66 microg/ml. Quebracho extract had also evident intracellular anti-ARV activity (IC(50) 24 microg/ml). These preliminary results suggest that the examined vegetable extracts might be good candidates in the control of some avian virus infections. Nevertheless further in vivo experiments are required to confirm these findings.

  10. Avian metapneumovirus subgroup C induces autophagy through the ATF6 UPR pathway.

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    Hou, Lei; Wei, Li; Zhu, Shanshan; Wang, Jing; Quan, Rong; Li, Zixuan; Liu, Jue

    2017-10-03

    An increasing number of studies have demonstrated that macroautophagy/autophagy plays an important role in the infectious processes of diverse pathogens. However, it remains unknown whether autophagy is induced in avian metapneumovirus (aMPV)-infected host cells, and, if so, how this occurs. Here, we report that aMPV subgroup C (aMPV/C) induces autophagy in cultured cells. We demonstrated this relationship by detecting classical autophagic features, including the formation of autophagsomes, the presence of GFP-LC3 puncta and the conversation of LC3-I into LC3-II. Also, we used pharmacological regulators and siRNAs targeting ATG7 or LC3 to examine the role of autophagy in aMPV/C replication. The results showed that autophagy is required for efficient replication of aMPV/C. Moreover, infection with aMPV/C promotes autophagosome maturation and induces a complete autophagic process. Finally, the ATF6 pathway, of which one component is the unfolded protein response (UPR), becomes activated in aMPV/C-infected cells. Knockdown of ATF6 inhibited aMPV/C-induced autophagy and viral replication. Collectively, these results not only show that autophagy promotes aMPV/C replication in the cultured cells, but also reveal that the molecular mechanisms underlying aMPV/C-induced autophagy depends on regulation of the ER stress-related UPR pathway.

  11. The pathogenicity of avian metapneumovirus subtype C wild bird isolates in domestic turkeys.

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    Cha, Ra Mi; Yu, Qingzhong; Zsak, Laszlo

    2013-01-30

    Avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV/C) causes severe upper respiratory disease in turkeys. Previous report revealed the presence of aMPV/C in wild birds in the southeast regions of the U.S. In this study, aMPV/C positive oral swabs from American coots (AC) and Canada geese (CG) were passaged three times in the respiratory tract of specific pathogen free (SPF) turkeys and used as aMPV/C P3 virus isolates in subsequent studies. Wild bird P3 isolates showed similar growth characteristics when compared to virulent aMPV/C in chicken embryo fibroblast ( CEF) cell cultures and their glycoprotein G gene sequence was closely related to the G gene of aMPV/C Colorado reference virus. Three-day-old commercial or SPF turkeys were inoculated oculonasally with wild bird aMPV/C P3 isolates. At 5 and 7 days post-inoculation (DPI), severe clinical signs were observed in both of the AC and CG virus-exposed groups. Viral RNA was detected in tracheal swabs by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). In addition, immunohistochemistry showed virus replication in the nasal turbinate and trachea. All virus-exposed turkeys developed positive antibody response by 14 DPI. Our data demonstrate that aMPV/C wild bird isolates induced typical aMPV/C disease in the domestic turkeys.

  12. Investigations on the protective role of passively transferred antibodies against avian metapneumovirus infection in turkeys.

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    Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2009-12-01

    The avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is the causative agent of an acute respiratory disease in turkeys, which causes considerable economic losses to the poultry industry. Currently attenuated live and inactivated vaccines are widely used to control the disease, but vaccine breaks are frequently observed. For improvement of current vaccination strategies it is necessary to gain enhanced knowledge of the immune mechanisms against aMPV infection. Field observations suggest that vaccine-induced aMPV-specific antibodies are not indicative for protection. In the present study we investigated the role of antibodies in protection of turkeys against aMPV. In two experiments, commercial turkey poults received aMPV-specific antibodies by intravenous injection. The antibody transfer resulted in increased antibody levels in the sera. Virus-specific antibodies were also detected on mucosal surfaces such as the trachea, conjunctivae and gall bladder. Turkeys were subsequently challenged with a virulent aMPV subtype A strain. Development of clinical signs, virus detection by polymerase chain reaction and histopathological changes of tracheal mucosa in challenged turkeys with and without passively transferred antibodies were comparable with each other. Our results suggest that humoral immunity does not provide sufficient protection against aMPV infection. Thus, the measurement of vaccine-induced aMPV antibody response may not be considered as an adequate indicator of vaccine efficacy. Further research on the protective role of cell-mediated immune mechanisms is necessary to improve current vaccine strategies.

  13. Comparative pathogenicity of early and recent isolates of avian metapneumovirus subtype C in turkeys.

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    Velayudhan, Binu T; Noll, Sally L; Thachil, Anil J; Halvorson, David A; Shaw, Daniel P; Goyal, Sagar M; Nagaraja, Kakambi V

    2008-07-01

    The objective of the present study was to compare the pathogenicity of early and recent isolates of avian metapneumovirus subtype-C (aMPV-C) in turkeys. Two-week-old turkeys were inoculated with early and recent isolates of aMPV-C. Clinical signs were monitored. Tissues were examined for viral ribonucleic acid (RNA), lesions, and viral antigen by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), histopathology and immunohistochemistry, respectively. Birds infected with the recent isolate had higher clinical sign scores than those infected with the early isolate. Only the recent isolate produced a multifocal loss of cilia in the nasal turbinate of infected birds. Immunohistochemistry revealed intense staining of aMPV antigen in turbinate and trachea of birds infected with the recent isolate. The findings indicate that the recent isolate produced more severe clinical signs and lesions in turkeys compared to the early isolate. The recent isolate could be ideal for the development of a challenge model for aMPV infection in turkeys.

  14. Propagation of avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B using chicken embryo related and other cell systems.

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    Coswig, Lia Treptow; dos Santos, Márcia Bianchi; Hafez, Hafez Mohamed; Ferreira, Helena Lage; Arns, Clarice Weis

    2010-07-01

    Primary isolation of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is carried out using tracheal organ culture (TOC) or chicken embryonated eggs with subsequent adaptation in chicken embryo fibroblasts (CEF) or Vero cultures. This study was conducted to evaluate six different cell lines and two avian culture systems for the propagation of aMPV subtypes A and B. The chicken embryo related (CER) cells were used successfully for primary isolation. In addition to Vero and baby hamster kidney (BHK-21) cells, CER cells were also shown to be the most appropriate for propagation of aMPV considering high titres. Propagation of A and B subtypes in CEF and TOC remained efficient after the primary isolation and several passages of viruses in the CER cell line. The growth curves were created using CER, Vero and BHK-21 cell lines. Compared with growth, both yielded higher titres in CER cells during the first 30 h after infection, but no significant difference was observed in the results obtained from CER and Vero cells. This data show that CER cells are adequate for aMPV subtypes A and B propagation, giving similar results to Vero cells. Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Species-specific deletion of the viral attachment glycoprotein of avian metapneumovirus.

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    Kong, Byung-Whi; Foster, Linda K; Foster, Douglas N

    2008-03-01

    The avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) genome encodes the fusion (F), small hydrophobic (SH), and attachment glycoprotein (G) as envelope glycoproteins. The F and G proteins mainly function to allow viral entry into host cells during the early steps of the virus life cycle. The highly variable AMPV G protein is a major determinant for distinguishing virus subtypes. Sequence analysis was used to determine if any differences between avian or mammalian cell propagated subtype C AMPV could be detected for the 1.8kb G gene. As a result, the complete 1.8kb G gene was found to be present when AMPV was propagated in our immortal turkey turbinate (TT-1) cell line regardless of passage number. Surprisingly, AMPV propagated for 15 or more passages in mammalian Vero cells revealed an essentially deleted G gene in the viral genome, resulting in no G gene mRNA expression. Although the Vero cell propagated AMPV genome contained a small 122 nucleotide fragment of the G gene, no other mRNA variants were detected from either mammalian or avian propagated AMPV. The G gene truncation might be caused by cellular molecular mechanisms that are species-specific. The lack of viral gene deletions suggests that avian cell propagated AMPV will provide a better alternative host for live recombinant vaccine development based on a reverse genetics system.

  16. Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) attachment protein involvement in probable virus evolution concurrent with mass live vaccine introduction.

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    Cecchinato, Mattia; Catelli, Elena; Lupini, Caterina; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Clubbe, Jayne; Battilani, Mara; Naylor, Clive J

    2010-11-20

    Avian metapneumoviruses detected in Northern Italy between 1987 and 2007 were sequenced in their fusion (F) and attachment (G) genes together with the same genes from isolates collected throughout western European prior to 1994. Fusion protein genes sequences were highly conserved while G protein sequences showed much greater heterogeneity. Phylogenetic studies based on both genes clearly showed that later Italian viruses were significantly different to all earlier virus detections, including early detections from Italy. Furthermore a serine residue in the G proteins and lysine residue in the fusion protein were exclusive to Italian viruses, indicating that later viruses probably arose within the country and the notion that these later viruses evolved from earlier Italian progenitors cannot be discounted. Biocomputing analysis applied to F and G proteins of later Italian viruses predicted that only G contained altered T cell epitopes. It appears likely that Italian field viruses evolved in response to selection pressure from vaccine induced immunity. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. B-cell infiltration in the respiratory mucosa of turkeys exposed to subtype C avian metapneumovirus.

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    Cha, Ra Mi; Khatri, Mahesh; Sharma, Jagdev M

    2007-09-01

    Turkeys exposed to avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype C showed extensive lymphoid cell infiltrations in the nasal turbinates of the upper respiratory tract. The cellular infiltration occurred after the first virus exposure but not after re-exposure. Quantitation of the relative proportions of mucosal immunoglobulin (Ig)A+, IgG+, and IgM+ cells in controls and virus-exposed turkeys revealed that at 7 days after the first virus exposure, when mucosal infiltration was well pronounced, there was a significant increase (P < 0.05) in the numbers of infiltrating IgA+ but not of IgG+ and IgM+ cells. After the second virus exposure, although the overall numbers of mucosal lymphoid cells were similar in the virus-exposed and control turkeys, the relative proportions of IgA+ and IgG+ cells were significantly higher in the virus-exposed turkeys (P < 0.05) than in controls. Furthermore, elevated levels of aMPV-specific IgA were detected in the nasal secretions and the bile of virus-exposed birds after the second but not after the first virus exposure. These results suggest, for the first time, the possible involvement of local mucosal immunoglobulins in the pathogenesis of aMPV in turkeys.

  18. Diagnostic utility of egg yolk for the detection of avian metapneumovirus antibodies in laying hens.

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    Choi, Kang-Seuk; Lee, Eun-Kyoung; Jeon, Woo-Jin; Park, Mi-Ja; Yoo, Yae-Na; Kwon, Jun-Hun

    2010-12-01

    Surveillance and diagnosis of avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) infection typically involve measurement of serum antibodies. In the current study, eggs instead of serum samples were used for the detection of AMPV antibodies in egg-laying chicken hens by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). AMPV-free commercial layer hens were experimentally challenged with AMPV strain SC1509 through intravenous or oculonasal administration. Antibody levels were determined by ELISA. AMPV antibodies were detected in egg yolks from challenged hens by 7 days postinoculation (dpi), with the peak titer at 16 dpi. Antibody levels in eggs laid at 28 dpi correlated well (r = 0.93) with sera taken 28 dpi from the same hens. In a field trial of the yolk ELISA, six broiler breeder farms were surveyed, and all tested positive for AMPV antibodies in hen eggs, although positivity varied from farm to farm. Abnormal discolored eggs collected from outbreak farms had significantly higher titers of AMPV yolk antibodies than normal eggs from the same farm, unlike clinically healthy farms, where normal and abnormal eggs had similar antibody titers. These results indicate that diagnosis of AMPV infection by yolk ELISA to detect anti-AMPV antibodies may be a suitable alternative to serologic testing.

  19. Pathogenic and immunogenic responses in turkeys following in ovo exposure to avian metapneumovirus subtype C.

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    Cha, Ra Mi; Khatri, Mahesh; Mutnal, Manohar; Sharma, Jagdev M

    2011-03-15

    Commercial turkey eggs, free of antibodies to avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV/C), were inoculated with aMPV/C at embryonation day (ED) 24. There was no detectable effect of virus inoculation on the hatchability of eggs. At 4 days post inoculation (DPI) (the day of hatch (ED 28)) and 9 DPI (5 days after hatch), virus replication was detected by quantitative RT-PCR in the turbinate, trachea and lung but not in the thymus or spleen. Mild histological lesions characterized by lymphoid cell infiltration were evident in the turbinate mucosa. Virus exposure inhibited the mitogenic response of splenocytes and thymocytes and upregulated gene expression of IFN-γ and IL-10 in the turbinate tissue. Turkeys hatching from virus-exposed eggs had aMPV/C-specific IgG in the serum and the lachrymal fluid. At 3 week of age, in ovo immunized turkeys were protected against a challenge with pathogenic aMPV/C. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. Avian metapneumovirus subtypes circulating in Brazilian vaccinated and nonvaccinated chicken and turkey farms.

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    Chacón, Jorge Luis; Mizuma, Matheus; Vejarano, Maria P; Toquín, Didier; Eterradossi, Nicolas; Patnayak, Devi P; Goyal, Sagar M; Ferreira, Antonio J Piantino

    2011-03-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) causes turkey rhinotracheitis and is associated with swollen head syndrome in chickens, which is usually accompanied by secondary infections that increase mortality. AMPVs circulating in Brazilian vaccinated and nonvaccinated commercial chicken and turkey farms were detected using a universal reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay that can detect the four recognized subtypes of AMPV. The AMPV status of 228 farms with respiratory and reproductive disturbances was investigated. AMPV was detected in broiler, hen, breeder, and turkey farms from six different geographic regions of Brazil. The detected viruses were subtyped using a nested RT-PCR assay and sequence analysis of the G gene. Only subtypes A and B were detected in both vaccinated and nonvaccinated farms. AMPV-A and AMPV-B were detected in 15 and 23 farms, respectively, while both subtypes were simultaneously found in one hen farm. Both vaccine and field viruses were detected in nonvaccinated farms. In five cases, the detected subtype was different than the vaccine subtype. Field subtype B virus was detected mainly during the final years of the survey period. These viruses showed high molecular similarity (more than 96% nucleotide similarity) among themselves and formed a unique phylogenetic group, suggesting that they may have originated from a common strain. These results demonstrate the cocirculation of subtypes A and B in Brazilian commercial farms.

  1. Protection by recombinant viral proteins against a respiratory challenge with virulent avian metapneumovirus.

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    Chary, Parag; Njenga, M Kariuki; Sharma, Jagdev M

    2005-12-15

    Protection by recombinant avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) N or M proteins against a respiratory challenge with virulent aMPV was examined. N, M or N+M proteins were administered intramuscularly (IM) with incomplete Freund's adjuvant (IFA) or by the oculonasal (ON) route with cholera toxin-B (CTB). Each turkey received 40 or 80 microg of each recombinant protein. Birds were considered protected against challenge if the challenge virus was not detectable in the choanal swabs by RT-PCR. At a dose of 40 microg/bird, N protein given with IFA by the IM route protected eight out of nine birds. M protein at the same dose protected three out of seven birds, while a combination of N+M proteins (40 microg each) protected three out of four birds. At a dose of 80 microg of each of N and M proteins per bird given with IFA by the IM route, 100% protection was achieved. ON immunization with a mixture of N and M proteins induced partial protection when the proteins were given with CTB; no detectable protection was noted without CTB. N and M proteins induced anti-aMPV antibodies, although protection against virulent virus challenge did not appear to be associated with the level or presence of antibodies.

  2. Protection against avian metapneumovirus subtype C in turkeys immunized via the respiratory tract with inactivated virus.

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    Cha, Ra Mi; Khatri, Mahesh; Sharma, Jagdev M

    2011-01-10

    Avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV/C) causes a severe upper respiratory tract (URT) infection in turkeys. Turkeys were inoculated oculonasally with inactivated aMPV/C adjuvanted with synthetic double-stranded RNA polyriboinosinic polyribocytidylic acid (Poly IC). Immunized turkeys had elevated numbers of mucosal IgA+ cells in the URT and increased levels of virus-specific IgG and IgA in the lachrymal fluid and IgG in the serum. After 7 or 21 days post immunization, turkeys were challenged oculonasally with pathogenic aMPV/C. Immunized groups were protected against respiratory lesions induced by the challenge virus. Further, the viral copy number of the challenge virus in the URT were significantly lower in the immunized turkeys than in the unimmunized turkeys (P<0.05). These results showed that inactivated aMPV/C administered by the respiratory route induced protective immunity against pathogenic virus challenge. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Population Dynamics and Rates of Molecular Evolution of a Recently Emerged Paramyxovirus, Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype C▿ †

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    Padhi, Abinash; Poss, Mary

    2008-01-01

    We report the existence of two distinct sublineages of avian metapneumovirus (MPV) subtype C, a virus which has caused serious economic loss in commercial turkey farms in the United States. This subtype is closely related to human MPV, infects multiple avian species, and is globally distributed. The evolutionary rates of this virus are estimated to be 1.3 × 10−3 to 7 × 10−3 substitutions per site per year, and coalescent estimates place its emergence between 1991 and 1996. The four genes exam...

  4. Population Dynamics and Rates of Molecular Evolution of a Recently Emerged Paramyxovirus, Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype C▿ †

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    Padhi, Abinash; Poss, Mary

    2009-01-01

    We report the existence of two distinct sublineages of avian metapneumovirus (MPV) subtype C, a virus which has caused serious economic loss in commercial turkey farms in the United States. This subtype is closely related to human MPV, infects multiple avian species, and is globally distributed. The evolutionary rates of this virus are estimated to be 1.3 × 10−3 to 7 × 10−3 substitutions per site per year, and coalescent estimates place its emergence between 1991 and 1996. The four genes examined show a concordant demographic pattern which is characterized by a rapid increase in population size followed by stable population grown until the present. PMID:19052092

  5. Effects of Cyclosporin A induced T-lymphocyte depletion on the course of avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection in turkeys

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    Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Dalgaard, Tina S; Kothlow, Sonja

    2010-01-01

    The avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes an economically important acute respiratory disease in turkeys (turkey rhinotracheitis, TRT).While antibodies were shownto be insufficient for protection against a MPV-infection, the role of T-lymphocytes in the control of aMPV-infection is not clear...... to untreated controls (P infection...

  6. Biological assessment of recombinant avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) viruses containing different length of the G gene in cultured cells and SPF turkeys.

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    Genetic variation in length of the glycoprotein (G) gene among different avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) isolates has been reported. However, its biological significance in virus replication and pathogenicity is unknown. In this study, we generated two Colorado (CO) strain-based recombinan...

  7. Generation of recombinant newcastle disease viruses, expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus, subtype A, or B, for use as bivalent vaccines

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    Using reverse genetics technology, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) LaSota strain-based recombinant viruses were engineered to express the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), subtype A, or B, as bivalent vaccines. These recombinant viruses, rLS/aMPV-A G and rLS/aMPV-B G, were slightly att...

  8. Deletion of the M2-2 Gene from Avian Metapneumovirus Subgroup C (aMPV-C) Impairs Virus Replication and Immunogenicity in Turkeys

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    The second matrix (M2) gene of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) virus contains two overlapping open reading frames (ORFs), encoding two putative proteins, M2-1 and M2-2. Both proteins are believed to be involved in either viral RNA transcription or replication. To further characterize the f...

  9. Derechos humanos y género

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    Full Text Available Esta exposición trata el tema de los derechos humanos y género como un problema central en el campo de las investigaciones de derechos humanos y educación. Comenzamos por una discusión de los conceptos sexo-género. En el segundo punto, enfocamos el tema del concepto de persona y la dignidad humana subrayando su origen en el pensamiento cristiano. Esta tarea sigue con una clarificación del tema del movimiento feminista por los derechos de las mujeres. En la tercera parte indagamos en relación con nuestro tema la contribución de las cuatro conferencias mundiales referentes a las mujeres. Concluimos con unas reflexiones sobre la importancia de una educación basada en un "a priori" universal en cuanto a la diferencia e igualdad de género.

  10. Los recursos humanos y la competitividad

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    González Zamora, José Hipólito; Botero Rincón, Claudia Eugenia

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    El objetivo de este ensayo es el de revisar los avances teóricos en la concepción de competitividad y el papel que juega la formación de los recursos humanos en su consecución, como marco teórico de la investigación que vienen desarrollando el ICESI y el Comité Empresarial del Valle del Cauca sobre las necesidades de formación del recurso humano en esta región. El ensayo se divide en tres partes, la primera es la revisión de las ideas de algunos de los autores más influyentes ...

  11. HUMANOS EN EL DERECHO COMPARADO LATINOAMERICANO

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    Karen G. Añaños Bedriñana

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda el estudio de la problemática constitucional actual, sobre la primacía de los tratados de derechos humanos en el derecho interno de los Estados latinoamericanos. Se analiza, comparativamente, una serie de cláusulas sobre el carácter (supraconstitucional, constitucional, supralegal o legal que conceden las constituciones a los tratados, frente a su propia legislación, cuando se incorporan en su derecho interno. Por último, se pretende que los tratados de derechos humanos se consideren un instrumento conceptual y operacional de todas las personas que están inmersas en este proceso, dentro de la función pública estatal. Y, en este contexto, se pueda superar la inexistencia, o la ambigüedad de las cláusulas constitucionales, que puede ocasionar conflictos en la aplicación de un tratado en el derecho interno.

  12. Duración y tiempo humano.

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    González-Umeres, L. (Luz)

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    Este trabajo presenta dos visiones del tiempo humano: las de Bergson y Polo. La propuesta bergsoniana está fechada en París, 1888, en un ambiente mecanicista al cual se enfrenta, recuperando el tiempo psicológico. La propuesta de Polo iniciada a mediados del siglo XX va más allá del nivel psicológico: se adentra en el ámbito de los trascendentales personales.

  13. EMPREENDEDORISMO E VALORES HUMANOS: UM ESTUDO CONCEITUAL

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    Luciano Vignochi

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    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste artigo foi identificar conceitos de valores humanos em publicações científicas sobre empreendedorismo. Não há um único conceito de valores humanos, gerando diversas abordagens e aplicações do termo em estudos sobre empreendedorismo. Para identificar diferenças conceituais e aplicações práticas, optou-se por realizar uma análise de conteúdo em um portfólio de artigos selecionados em bases de dados. O principal critério de seleção das publicações foi aderência ao tema. Os resultados mostram que valores podem ser definidos como: critérios de julgamento da realidade; aspectos abstratos, cognitivos e afetivos ou características determinantes da personalidade e do comportamento de empreendedores. Valores influenciam a sobrevivência do indivíduo, o crescimento do empreendimento e podem nivelar a congruência do empreendedor e seu propósito de empreendimento com os critérios de convivência social. Ainda foram discriminados resultados de estudos aplicados com vistas a destacar evidências de contribuições práticas de pesquisas sobre valores humanos em empreendedorismo. Futuras investigações para aprofundar e replicar as análises realizadas neste estudo podem contribuir com a formação de empreendedores, a realização de diagnóstico empresarial e com avanços para a consolidação um modelo de desenvolvimento de empresas baseado em valores humanos.

  14. Homo floresiensis. Humanos distintos a nosotros.

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    Carlos Alberto Marmelada

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    Full Text Available Desde su descubrimiento, la polémica en torno al estatus de Homo floresiensis no ha cesado. ¿Son humanos de nuestra propia especie, pero que eran pigmeos que padecieron enanismo, microcefalia y otra serie de patologías, o se trata de miembros de una especie distinta a la nuestra? El hallazgo de restos pertenecientes a 13 individuos y el estudio de varias partes de su esqueleto avalan la segunda hipótesis.

  15. Justicia, propiedad intelectual y genoma humano

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    Maria Graciela De Ortuzar

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    Full Text Available A partir del conocimiento de la secuenciación del genoma humano es posible el descubrimiento de nuevas terapias, drogas, y causas de enfermedades. Sin embargo, lejos de aumentar el acceso a la atención de la salud, el proyecto genoma humano restringió dicho acceso debido a la rápida comercialización y al creciente ?patentamiento del material humano? -hecho que atenta contra el fundamento ético del sistema jurídico internacional de patentes-.En manos exclusivas de monopolios privados, las ?patentes genéticas? pueden traducirse en altísimos costos de nuevas drogas, tests, y tratamientos para los países en desarrollo. Por lo tanto, si bien la salud humana es presentada como el objetivo último de las investigaciones genómicas, la citada comercialización atenta contra el derecho a la salud y el derecho al conocimiento debido a que imponen una mayor desigualdad y vulnerabilidad de los países en desarrollo por su restricción de acceso. Cabe destacar que es en dichos(países donde se obtiene la información primariaii. En éste nuevo orden internacional de distribución en salud impuesto desde la Organización Mundial de Comercio- OMC- y no desde la Organización Mundial de Salud - OMS-; el actor principal en la ley de patentes, y el beneficiario de la protección que la misma provee, no es ahora el que inventa sino el que invierte.iii Por ello, el objetivo general de la presente investigación es elaborar un marco ético-legal universalista, con especificación plural en ámbitos locales, que regule la investigación del genoma humano en pos de la justa distribución de sus beneficios .

  16. Avian metapneumovirus subtype B experimental infection and tissue distribution in chickens, sparrows, and pigeons.

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    Gharaibeh, S; Shamoun, M

    2012-07-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is a respiratory virus that infects a range of avian hosts, including chickens and turkeys. Migratory and local wild birds are implicated in aMPV spread among farms, countries, and seasonal outbreaks of the disease. A subtype B aMPV isolate from commercial chicken flocks suffering from respiratory disease was experimentally inoculated oculonasally into 7-week old chickens, young pigeons, and sparrows. Chickens showed minimal tracheal rales, whereas pigeons and sparrows were asymptomatic. Shedding of aMPV was detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction on homogenates from nasal turbinates. At 5 days postinfection, 5 of 5 chickens, 2 of 5 pigeons, and 1 of 5 sparrows were positive; at 10 or 15 days, none were positive. At 2 and 5 days, aMPV antigens were localized at the ciliated boarder of respiratory epithelium in nasal cavity and trachea of chickens, as well as to the conjunctival epithelium. Pigeons had detectable viral antigens in only the trachea at 2 and 5 days; sparrow tissues did not show any positive staining. At the end of the experiment, at 21 days postinfection, 14 of 15 inoculated chickens seroconverted against aMPV, but none of the inoculated pigeons or sparrows did. The authors believe that pigeons and sparrows have the ability to transmit the virus between chicken farms, although they do not consider pigeons and sparrows as natural hosts for aMPV, given that they failed to seroconvert. In conclusion, pigeons and sparrows are partially susceptible to aMPV infection, probably acting more as mechanical vectors because infection is only temporary and short-lived.

  17. First evidence of avian metapneumovirus subtype A infection in turkeys in Egypt.

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    Abdel-Azeem, Abdel-Azeem Sayed; Franzo, Giovanni; Dalle Zotte, Antonella; Drigo, Michele; Catelli, Elena; Lupini, Caterina; Martini, Marco; Cecchinato, Mattia

    2014-08-01

    Although avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection has been reported in most regions of the world, to date, only subtype B has been detected in Egypt. At the end of November 2013, dry oropharyngeal swabs were collected during an outbreak of respiratory diseases in a free-range, multi-age turkey dealer farm in Northern Upper Egypt. The clinical signs that appeared when turkeys were 3 weeks-old were characterized by ocular and nasal discharge and swelling of sinuses. aMPV of subtype A was detected by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. In order to confirm the results and obtain more information on the molecular characteristics of the virus, F and G protein genes were partially sequenced and compared with previously published sequences deposited in GenBank by using BLAST. Subtype of the strain was confirmed by sequencing of partial F and G protein genes. The highest percentages of identity were observed when G sequence of the Egyptian strain was compared with the sequence of an aMPV-A isolated in Nigeria (96.4 %) and when the F sequence was compared with strains isolated respectively in Italy and in UK (97.1 %). Moreover, the alignment of the sequences with commercial subtype A vaccine or vaccine-derived strains showed differences in the Egyptian strain that indicate its probable field origin. The detection of aMPV in the investigated turkey flock highlights some relevant epidemiological issues regarding the role that multi-age farms and dealers may play in perpetuating aMPV infection within and among farms. To our knowledge, this is the first report of aMPV subtype A in Egypt.

  18. Analysis of expression and glycosylation of avian metapneumovirus attachment glycoprotein from recombinant baculoviruses.

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    Luo, Lizhong; Nishi, Krista; MacLeod, Erin; Sabara, Marta I; Li, Yan

    2010-11-01

    Recently, we reported the expression and glycosylation of avian metapneumovirus attachment glycoprotein (AMPV/C G protein) in eukaryotic cell lines by a transient-expression method. In the present study, we investigated the biosynthesis and O-linked glycosylation of the AMPV/C G protein in a baculovirus expression system. The results showed that the insect cell-produced G protein migrated more rapidly in SDS-PAGE as compared to LLC-MK2 cell-derived G proteins owing to glycosylation differences. The fully processed, mature form of G protein migrated between 78 and 86 kDa, which is smaller than the 110 kDa mature form of G expressed in LLC-MK2 cells. In addition, several immature G gene products migrating at 40-48 and 60-70 kDa were also detected by SDS-PAGE and represented glycosylated intermediates. The addition of the antibiotic tunicamycin, which blocks early steps of glycosylation, to insect cell culture resulted in the disappearance of two glycosylated forms of the G protein and identified a 38 kDa unglycosylated precursor. The maturation of the G protein was completely blocked by monensin, suggesting that the O-linked glycosylation of G initiated in the trans-Golgi compartment. The presence of O-linked sugars on the mature protein was further confirmed by lectin Arachis hypogaea binding assay. Furthermore, antigenic features of the G protein expressed in insect cells were evaluated by ELISA. Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Emergence of a virulent type C avian metapneumovirus in turkeys in Minnesota.

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    Velayudhan, Binu T; McComb, Brian; Bennett, Richard S; Lopes, Vanessa C; Shaw, Daniel; Halvorson, David A; Nagaraja, Kakambi V

    2005-12-01

    The objectives of the present study were to investigate the pathogenesis of a recent isolate of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) in turkeys and to evaluate the quantitative distribution of the virus in various tissues during the course of infection. Seventy 2-week-old turkey poults were divided equally into two groups. One group was inoculated with aMPV (MN 19) with a titer of 10(5.5) TCID50 oculonasally. Birds in the second group were maintained as sham-inoculated controls. Birds showed severe clinical signs in the form of copious nasal discharge, swollen sinus, conjunctivitis, and depression from 4 days postinoculation (PI) to 12 days PI. Samples from nasal turbinates, trachea, conjunctiva, Harderian gland, infraorbital sinus, lungs, liver, and spleen were collected at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 14 days PI. Histopathologic lesions such as a multifocal loss of cilia were prominent in nasal turbinate and were seen from 3 to 11 days PI. Immunohistochemistry revealed the presence of aMPV from 3 to 9 days PI in nasal turbinate and trachea. Viral RNA could be detected for 14 days PI from nasal turbinate and for 9 days from trachea. In situ hybridization demonstrated the presence of aMPV from 1 to 11 days PI in nasal turbinates and from 3 to 9 days PI in the trachea. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction data showed the presence of a maximum amount of virus at 3 days PI in nasal turbinate and trachea. Clinically and histopathologically, the new isolate appears to be more virulent compared to the early isolates of aMPV in the United States.

  20. Glycoprotein gene truncation in avian metapneumovirus subtype C isolates from the United States.

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    Velayudhan, Binu T; Yu, Qingzhong; Estevez, Carlos N; Nagaraja, Kakambi V; Halvorson, David A

    2008-10-01

    The length of the published glycoprotein (G) gene sequences of avian metapneumovirus subtype-C (aMPV-C) isolated from domestic turkeys and wild birds in the United States (1996-2003) remains controversial. To explore the G gene size variation in aMPV-C by the year of isolation and cell culture passage levels, we examined 21 turkey isolates of aMPV-C at different cell culture passages. The early domestic turkey isolates of aMPV-C (aMPV/CO/1996, aMPV/MN/1a-b, and 2a-b/97) had a G gene of 1,798 nucleotides (nt) that coded for a predicted protein of 585 amino acids (aa) and showed >97% nt similarity with that of aMPV-C isolated from Canada geese. This large G gene got truncated upon serial passages in Vero cell cultures by deletion of 1,015 nt near the end of the open reading frame. The recent domestic turkey isolates of aMPV-C lacked the large G gene but instead had a small G gene of 783 nt, irrespective of cell culture passage levels. In some cultures, both large and small genes were detected, indicating the existence of a mixed population of the virus. Apparently, serial passage of aMPV-C in cell cultures and natural passage in turkeys in the field led to truncation of the G gene, which may be a mechanism of virus evolution for survival in a new host or environment.

  1. Avian metapneumovirus infection of chicken and turkey tracheal organ cultures: comparison of virus-host interactions.

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    Hartmann, Sandra; Sid, Hicham; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2015-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is a pathogen with worldwide distribution, which can cause high economic losses in infected poultry. aMPV mainly causes infection of the upper respiratory tract in both chickens and turkeys, although turkeys seem to be more susceptible. Little is known about virus-host interactions at epithelial surfaces after aMPV infection. Tracheal organ cultures (TOC) are a suitable model to investigate virus-host interaction in the respiratory epithelium. Therefore, we investigated virus replication rates and lesion development in chicken and turkey TOC after infection with a virulent aMPV subtype A strain. Aspects of the innate immune response, such as interferon-α and inducible nitric oxide synthase mRNA expression, as well as virus-induced apoptosis were determined. The aMPV-replication rate was higher in turkey (TTOC) compared to chicken TOC (CTOC) (P < 0.05), providing circumstantial evidence that indeed turkeys may be more susceptible. The interferon-α response was down-regulated from 2 to 144 hours post infection in both species compared to virus-free controls (P < 0.05); this was more significant for CTOC than TTOC. Inducible nitric oxide synthase expression was significantly up-regulated in aMPV-A-infected TTOC and CTOC compared to virus-free controls (P < 0.05). However, the results suggest that NO may play a different role in aMPV pathogenesis between turkeys and chickens as indicated by differences in apoptosis rate and lesion development between species. Overall, our study reveals differences in innate immune response regulation and therefore may explain differences in aMPV - A replication rates between infected TTOC and CTOC, which subsequently lead to more severe clinical signs and a higher rate of secondary infections in turkeys.

  2. Orchitis in roosters with reduced fertility associated with avian infectious bronchitis virus and avian metapneumovirus infections.

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    Villarreal, L Y B; Brandão, P E; Chacón, J L; Assayag, M S; Maiorka, P C; Raffi, P; Saidenberg, A B S; Jones, R C; Ferreira, A J P

    2007-12-01

    The pathogenesis of infection involving both infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes reproductive damage in hens after viral replication in the epithelium of the oviduct, resulting in loss of cilia and degeneration and necrosis of the epithelial and glandular cells. Although IBV has been indicated as a possible cause of the formation of calcium stones in the epididymus of roosters, a definitive association has not been confirmed. This report describes the detection of IBV and aMPV in the testes of roosters from a Brazilian poultry broiler breeder's flock with epididymal stones and low fertility. Samples of testis, trachea, and lungs from breeder males aged 57 wk were positive for IBV by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and virus isolation and testis samples were also positive for aMPV by RT-PCR. The inoculation of testis samples into embryonated chicken eggs via the allantoic cavity resulted in curled, hemorrhagic, and stunted embryos typical of IBV infection. The allantoic fluid was positive by RT-PCR aimed to amplify the region coding for the S1 subunit of the IBV S gene, but it was not positive for aMPV. Sequence analysis of the amplified fragment revealed a close relationship with European IBV genotype D274, previously unreported in Brazil. These results indicate that IBV and perhaps aMPV are likely to have played a role in the pathogenesis of the testicular disease described and should be regarded as factors that can influence male fertility disease in chickens.

  3. La época del talento humano

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    Mónica Murillo de Pisco

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    Full Text Available "El  valor humano e  el  recurso más valioso  con  el  que  cuenta  toda organización", con  esta  frase  se inicia un comercial de televisión. el mismo  pretende promocionar  un seminario de Recursos Humanos en una de  las  principales ciudades del país,  la frase menciona lo que todos conocemos y palpamos  a diario en nuestros trabajos. pues la 'Adminis­ tración del Talento', es un tema que se  repite de manera permanente en las  conversaciones  de  los  profe­ sionales  de  RRHI 1,  y  de  forma rápida se convierte en el plato fuerte de  casi  todas  las  jornadas, seminarios  y  cursos  a  los  que asistimos:  el  Talento.  se  convierte entonces en  la  principal  herra­ mienta de todo buen administrador de  recursos  humanos  y  una estrategia primordial  para todas las organizaciones.

  4. A Tutela Penal dos Direitos Humanos

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    Paulo Cesar Correa Borges

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    Full Text Available A proteção penal dos direitos humanos tem dois aspectos decorrentes do garantismo penal: 1 limite para a persecução penal; 2 objetividade jurídica das normas incriminadoras. O conceito de direitos humanos para fins de tutela penal prescinde da sua classificação geracional, mas determina o reconhecimento de sua historicidade e, principalmente, a sua construção a partir das mobilizações e movimentos sociais. A vulnerabilidade dos grupos humanos que são difusa e sistematicamente discriminados ou violados deve ser o critério para a definição do objeto jurídico da norma incriminadora, para manter coerência e viabilizar a aplicação do princípio da complementariedade entre a repressão interna e a persecução internacional, compatibilizando o Direito Penal interno e o Internacional.

  5. Filosofía y derechos humanos

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    Parellada, Ricardo

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    Full Text Available Examines the role of philosophical analysis for the understanding and realization of human rights. Relies on two historical events: the framing of the universal declaration of human rights and recent emphasis on global justice. Suggests that power and moral authority of human rights does not depend on a previous thorough consideration of this notion, and also that this authority is not compatible with any theory. Argues also that philosophical analysis is important for the understanding of the idea of global justice and quite irrelevant for its realization.

    Se examina la relevancia de los análisis filosóficos para la conceptualización y para la realización de los derechos humanos, a partir de dos episodios concretos: la elaboración de la declaración universal de los derechos humanos y los planteamientos recientes sobre la justicia global. Se propone que la fuerza y la autoridad moral de los derechos humanos no depende de que se haya llevado a cabo un examen exhaustivo de esta noción, pero también que esa autoridad no es compatible con cualquier teoría sobre ello. Y se defiende la relevancia del análisis filosófico de la idea de justicia global y la irrelevancia de la filosofía para su realización.

  6. POBREZA, RECURSOS HUMANOS Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE

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    Jorge Mora Alfaro

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Dos desafíos de enorme trascendencia enfrentan América Latina y el Caribe al arribar al siglo XXI: por un lado, crear las condiciones apropiadas para insertarse con éxito en el interconectado, competitivo y exigente mundo contemporáneo. Por otro lado, superar los obstáculos al logro de la aspiración del desarrollo humano sostenible, entre los que sobresale la ausencia de mecanismos eficaces de distribución del ingreso y la significativa cantidad de seres humanos sumidos en la pobreza y las privaciones.Estas dos dimensiones del desarrollo regional se encuentran estrechamente entrelazadas y mutuamente condicionadas. Una distribución más equitativa del ingreso contribuye a elevar la movilidad social, el acceso a la educación, el aumento de la productividad y la estabilidad, aspectos esenciales para acrecentar la capacidad competitiva y para lograr una inserción de calidad en el contexto internacional. Una estrategia de integración en el contexto internacional, sustentada en las fortalezas nacionales, en la identidad cultural y en el capital humano, posibilita la sostenibilidad y la distribución de los beneficios entre los diversos estratos de la sociedad.

  7. Stability of the glycoprotein gene of avian metapneumovirus (Canada goose isolate 15a/01) after serial passages in cell cultures.

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    Chockalingam, Ashok K; Chander, Yogesh; Halvorson, David A; Goyal, Sagar M

    2010-06-01

    The glycoprotein (G) gene sequences of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtypes A, B, C, and D are variable in size and number of nucleotides. The G gene of early U.S. turkey isolates of aMPV-C have been reported to be 1798 nucleotides (nt) (585 aa) in length, whereas the G genes of more recent turkey isolates have been reported to be 783 nucleotides. In some studies, the G gene of aMPV-C turkey isolates was found to be truncated to a smaller G gene of 783 nt (261 aa) upon serial passages in Vero cells. This is believed to be due to the deletion of 1015 nt near the end of the open reading frame. The purpose of this study was to determine variation, if any, in the G gene of an aMPV-C isolated from a wild bird (Canada goose [Branta canadensis]) following serial passages in Vero cells. No size variation was observed for up to 50 passages, except for a few amino acid changes in the extracellular domain at the 50th passage level. The G gene of this wild bird isolate appears to be unique from subtype C metapneumoviruses of turkeys.

  8. Oxitocina e comportamento humano Oxitocina y comportamiento humano Oxytocin and human behavior

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    Diana Catarina Ferreira de Campos; João Manuel Garcia do Nascimento Graveto

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    Recentemente, têm surgido numerosas especulações sobre o papel da oxitocina nas emoções e relações sociais do ser humano. O presente artigo retrata um estudo essencialmente reflexivo sobre o papel da oxitocina no comportamento humano. A pesquisa bibliográfica foi efectuada nas bases de dados MEDLINE, versão PubMed e CINAHL. Os principais resultados das pesquisas sustentam que os níveis de oxitocina aumentam em resposta à aplicação de massagem e indução de emoções positivas. A administração in...

  9. Trihalometanos en aguas de consumo humano

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    C Hernández Sánchez; Luis González G; Rubio Armendáriz C; JM Caballero Mesa; N Ben-Charki El-Mousati; A Hardisson de la Torre

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    Los trihalometanos (THMs) son subproductos de desinfección que resultan de la cloración de las aguas. Los THMs engloban a sustancias como el cloroformo (CHCl ), el 3 bromodiclorometano (CHBrCl ), el clorodibromometano (CHBr Cl) 2 2 y el tribromometano (CHBr ). La Agencia Internacional para la 3 Investigación del Cáncer ha clasificado al cloroformo y al bromodiclorometano en el grupo 2B que incluye a las sustancias posiblemente carcinogénicas en humanos. Debido a su toxicidad y a que el agua d...

  10. Recursos humanos de la C.E.

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    Eugenio GARCÍA ZARZA

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available El estudio geográfico de la población de cualquier grupo humano es un tema que interesa por sí mismo y por las ventajas que derivan de su conocimiento para apreciar los problemas que presenta y poder aplicar soluciones adecuadas a los mismos. Es un aspecto que ha preocupado siempre, como lo confirman los estudios realizados al respecto desde antiguo y mucho más en nuestros días, al contar con la información estadística necesaria y personal especializado para su realización.

  11. Pobreza, capital humano, capital social e familiar

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    Petrini, Giancarlo; Fonseca, Ricardo; Porreca, Wladimir

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    O presente estudo investiga a pobreza partindo de uma análise dos recursos que os pobres dispõem em sua realidade, analisando os temas do capital humano, social e familiar, procurando estabelecer conexões e elucidar fatores da realidade pouco considerados em estudos e  projetos de combate à pobreza e à exclusão social. O presente artigo, em seu conjunto, procura compreender porque, em condições semelhantes de pobreza, algumas pessoas conseguem elaborar um projeto de vida enquanto outras se es...

  12. El Segundo Cerebro del ser humano.

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    Rocío Ponce

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    Existen dos tipos de cerebros, el conocido por todos formado por el sistema nervioso central, que sería el cerebro donde las emociones se forman en base a las experiencias anteriores. El segundo cerebro, el otro, ignorado por la mayoría de seres humanos es el cerebro que está en los intestinos, Sistema Nervioso Enteral o mesentérico, que se caracteriza por la relación del cerebro y aparato digestivo, este cerebro posee más neuronas que su par, guarda emociones, determina la respuesta de acuer...

  13. Ecología y desarrollo humano

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    Mallarach, J.M. (Josep M.); Trigo, T. (Tomás); Puig-i-Baguer, J. (Jordi); Ferrero, I. (Ignacio); Melé, D. (Domènec); Moreno Ibáñez, A. (Antonio); Ariño, A.H. (Arturo H.); López, D. (Dolores); Sánchez-Ostiz, A. (Ana); Lorda, J. L. (Juan Luis); Duro-Rivas (coord.), R. (Reyes); Aulestiarte (coord.), S. (Susana)

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    Con motivo de la publicación de la Encíclica "Laudato si'. Sobre el cuidado de la casa común" del Papa Francisco, la Universidad de Navarra organizó el 18 de marzo de 2016 una jornada interdisciplinar titulada "Ecología y desarrollo humano. Conversaciones sobre Laudato si'". La jornada pretendía incitar tanto al estudio y la profundización intelectual como al compromiso práctico acerca de las propuestas formuladas en la Encíclica. Se recogen en esta publicación los textos de las intervencione...

  14. TMPRSS12 Is an Activating Protease for Subtype B Avian Metapneumovirus.

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    Yun, Bingling; Zhang, Yao; Liu, Yongzhen; Guan, Xiaolu; Wang, Yongqiang; Qi, Xiaole; Cui, Hongyu; Liu, Changjun; Zhang, Yanping; Gao, Honglei; Gao, Li; Li, Kai; Gao, Yulong; Wang, Xiaomei

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    The entry of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) into host cells initially requires the fusion of viral and cell membranes, which is exclusively mediated by fusion (F) protein. Proteolysis of aMPV F protein by endogenous proteases of host cells allows F protein to induce membrane fusion; however, these proteases have not been identified. Here, we provide the first evidence that the transmembrane serine protease TMPRSS12 facilitates the cleavage of subtype B aMPV (aMPV/B) F protein. We found that overexpression of TMPRSS12 enhanced aMPV/B F protein cleavage, F protein fusogenicity, and viral replication. Subsequently, knockdown of TMPRSS12 with specific small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) reduced aMPV/B F protein cleavage, F protein fusogenicity, and viral replication. We also found a cleavage motif in the aMPV/B F protein (amino acids 100 and 101) that was recognized by TMPRSS12. The histidine, aspartic acid, and serine residue (HDS) triad of TMPRSS12 was shown to be essential for the proteolysis of aMPV/B F protein via mutation analysis. Notably, we observed TMPRSS12 mRNA expression in target organs of aMPV/B in chickens. Overall, our results indicate that TMPRSS12 is crucial for aMPV/B F protein proteolysis and aMPV/B infectivity and that TMPRSS12 may serve as a target for novel therapeutics and prophylactics for aMPV. Proteolysis of the aMPV F protein is a prerequisite for F protein-mediated membrane fusion of virus and cell and for aMPV infection; however, the proteases used in vitro and vivo are not clear. A combination of analyses, including overexpression, knockdown, and mutation methods, demonstrated that the transmembrane serine protease TMPRSS12 facilitated cleavage of subtype B aMPV (aMPV/B) F protein. Importantly, we located the motif in the aMPV/B F protein recognized by TMPRSS12 and the catalytic triad in TMPRSS12 that facilitated proteolysis of the aMPV/B F protein. This is the first report on TMPRSS12 as a protease for proteolysis of viral envelope

  15. Charles Darwin: um observador do desenvolvimento humano

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    Eloisa Helena Rubello Valler Celeri

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores traduzem, pela primeira vez para o português, o artigo de Charles Darwin "A Biographical Sketch of an Infant", publicado no periódico Mind em julho de 1877. Utilizando anotações de observações do desenvolvimento de seus filhos, especialmente de seu filho mais velho William Erasmus (Doddy, Darwin descreve e estuda, a partir de seu enfoque naturalista, o filhote humano, narrando os primeiros indicativos comportamentais de emoções tais como raiva e medo, curiosidade e senso moral, o brincar e o prazer envolvido nesta atividade, a capacidade de imitação e os primeiros indícios daquilo que hoje conhecemos como "teoria da mente". Colocando-se questões sobre as capacidades do bebê, como eles aprendem e como se comunicam e levantando hipóteses sobre possíveis significados de certos comportamentos, questões ainda hoje fundamentais para o estudo do desenvolvimento humano, Darwin mostra-se também um pioneiro no estudo do bebê e da criança pequena, numa época na qual as capacidades dos bebês eram extremamente subestimadas e desconsideradas.

  16. Viral replication and lung lesions in BALB/c mice experimentally inoculated with avian metapneumovirus subgroup C isolated from chickens.

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    Full Text Available Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV emerged as an important respiratory pathogen causing acute respiratory tract infection in avian species. Here we used a chicken aMPV subgroup C (aMPV/C isolate to inoculate experimentally BALB/c mice and found that the aMPV/C can efficiently replicate and persist in the lungs of mice for at least 21 days with a peak viral load at day 6 postinoculation. Lung pathological changes were characterized by increased inflammatory cells. Immunochemical assay showed the presence of viral antigens in the lungs and significant upregulation of pulmonary inflammatory cytokines and chemokines including MCP-1, MIP-1α, RANTES, IL-1β, IFN-γ, and TNF-α were detected following inoculation. These results indicate for the first time that chicken aMPV/C may replicate in the lung of mice. Whether aMPV/C has potential as zoonotic pathogen, further investigation will be required.

  17. Mucosal vaccination with formalin-inactivated avian metapneumovirus subtype C does not protect turkeys following intranasal challenge.

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    Kapczynski, Darrell R; Perkins, Laura L; Sellers, Holly S

    2008-03-01

    Studies were performed to determine if mucosal vaccination with inactivated avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype C protected turkey poults from clinical disease and virus replication following mucosal challenge. Decreases in clinical disease were not observed in vaccinated groups, and the vaccine failed to inhibit virus replication in the tracheas of 96% of vaccinated birds. Histopathologically, enhancement of pulmonary lesions following virus challenge was associated with birds receiving the inactivated aMPV vaccine compared to unvaccinated birds. As determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), all virus-challenged groups increased serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgA antibody production against the virus following challenge; however, the unvaccinated aMPV-challenged group displayed the highest increases in virus-neutralizing antibody. On the basis of these results it is concluded that intranasal vaccination with inactivated aMPV does not induce protective immunity, reduce virus shedding, or result in decreased histopathologic lesions.

  18. Detection of infectious bronchitis virus 793B, avian metapneumovirus, Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae in poultry in Ethiopia.

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    Hutton, S; Bettridge, J; Christley, R; Habte, T; Ganapathy, K

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    A survey was conducted into respiratory infectious diseases of poultry on a chicken breeder farm run by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), located in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Oropharyngeal swabs were collected from 117 randomly selected birds, and blood was taken from a subset of 73 of these birds. A combination of serological and molecular methods was used for detection of pathogens. For the first time in Ethiopia, we report the detection of variant infectious bronchitis virus (793B genotype), avian metapneumovirus subtype B and Mycoplasma synoviae in poultry. Mycoplasma gallisepticum was also found to be present; however, infectious laryngotracheitis virus was not detected by PCR. Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was not detected by PCR, but variable levels of anti-NDV HI antibody titres shows possible exposure to virulent strains or poor vaccine take, or both. For the burgeoning-intensive industry in Ethiopia, this study highlights several circulating infectious respiratory pathogens that can impact on poultry welfare and productivity.

  19. First Report of Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype B Field Strain in a Romanian Broiler Flock During an Outbreak of Respiratory Disease.

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    Franzo, Giovanni; Tucciarone, Claudia Maria; Enache, Mirel; Bejan, Violeta; Ramon, Gema; Koutoulis, Konstantinos C; Cecchinato, Mattia

    2017-06-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) represents one of the most prevalent diseases of turkey, especially in combination with other pathogens, and its frequency is also increasing among chickens. Despite this evidence, epidemiologic data are poor and scattered, severely preventing control of the disease even in highly developed areas such as Europe. In the present study, the detection and characterization of an aMPV subtype B strain circulating in a vaccinated but symptomatic Romanian broiler flock is reported for the first time. The phylogenetic analysis based on the partial G gene sequence demonstrates the close relationship of the Romanian virus with a group of recently emerged Italian field strains for which vaccine-induced protection was experimentally proven to be partial. These preliminary results allow us to hypothesize the spreading of vaccine-escaping aMPV subtype B strains through Europe and, consequently, dictate the carrying out of a more systematic survey to confirm this theory and enforce adequate countermeasures.

  20. Viral replication and lung lesions in BALB/c mice experimentally inoculated with avian metapneumovirus subgroup C isolated from chickens.

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    Wei, Li; Zhu, Shanshan; She, Ruiping; Hu, Fengjiao; Wang, Jing; Yan, Xu; Zhang, Chunyan; Liu, Shuhang; Quan, Rong; Li, Zixuan; Du, Fang; Wei, Ting; Liu, Jue

    2014-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) emerged as an important respiratory pathogen causing acute respiratory tract infection in avian species. Here we used a chicken aMPV subgroup C (aMPV/C) isolate to inoculate experimentally BALB/c mice and found that the aMPV/C can efficiently replicate and persist in the lungs of mice for at least 21 days with a peak viral load at day 6 postinoculation. Lung pathological changes were characterized by increased inflammatory cells. Immunochemical assay showed the presence of viral antigens in the lungs and significant upregulation of pulmonary inflammatory cytokines and chemokines including MCP-1, MIP-1α, RANTES, IL-1β, IFN-γ, and TNF-α were detected following inoculation. These results indicate for the first time that chicken aMPV/C may replicate in the lung of mice. Whether aMPV/C has potential as zoonotic pathogen, further investigation will be required.

  1. Cárceles y derechos humanos en México

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    Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos

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    Síntesis del informe especial de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en los centros de reclusión de la república mexicana, dependientes de gobiernos locales y municipales.

  2. Desarrollo humano sostenible en la provincia de Palencia

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    Egido Pérez, María Nieves del

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    El presente trabajo pretende hacer un estudio estadístico de la provincia de Palencia, conforme al índice de desarrollo humano sostenible con el análisis de las variables que componen el IDH –Salud, educación y renta- Grado en Relaciones Laborales y Recursos Humanos

  3. In-Vitro Antiviral Activities of Extracts of Plants of The Brazilian Cerrado against the Avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV

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    LK Kohn

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTAvian metapneumovirus (aMPV is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA enveloped virus of the Metapneumovirus genus belonging to theParamyxoviridae family. This virus may cause significant economic losses to the poultry industry, despite vaccination, which is the main tool for controlling and preventing aMPV. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiviral activity of extracts of four different native plants of the Brazilian Cerrado against aMPV. The antiviral activity against aMPV was determined by titration. This technique measures the ability of plant extract dilutions (25 to 2.5 µg mL-1 to inhibit the cytopathic effect (CPE of the virus, expressed as inhibition percentage (IP. The maximum nontoxic concentration (MNTC of the extracts used in antiviral assay was 25 µg mL-1for Aspidosperma tomentosumand Gaylussacia brasiliensis, and 2.5 µg mL-1for Arrabidaea chicaand Virola sebifera. Twelve different extracts derived from four plant species collected from the Brazilian Cerrado were screened for antiviral activity against aMPV. G. brasiliensis, A. chica,and V. sebifera extracts presented inhibition rates of 99% in the early viral replication stages, suggesting that these extracts act during the adsorption phase. On the other hand, A. tomentosum inhibited 99% virus replication after the virus entered the cell. The biomonitored fractioning of extracts active against aMPV may be a tool to identify the active compounds of plant extracts and to determine their precise mode of action.

  4. Estudos experimentais com isolados do metapneumovirus aviário (aMPV) subtipos A e B em frangos de corte

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    Márcia Bianchi dos Santos

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: O Metapneumovirus aviário (aMPV) pertence à família Paramyxoviridae, subfamília Pneumovirinae, gênero Metapneumovirus. O vírus, relatado pela primeira vez no Brasil em 1995, é o agente etiológico da Rinotraqueíte em perus (TRT) e está associado também à Síndrome da Cabeça Inchada (SHS) em frangos e poedeiras comerciais. O presente estudo foi dividido em três partes. Na primeira foi avaliada a suscetibilidades de oito sistemas celulares para a propagação de amostras virais do aMPV subt...

  5. About human genome Acerca del genoma humano

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    Mojica Tobias

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The sequence ofthe human genome, an undertaking ofadvanced countries, is nearly complete. In fact The Human Genome Project has around 85% ofthe genome sequenced 4 times on the average, with an accuracy of roughly 1 in 1000 nucleotides. Celera Genomics, on the other hand, has 99% of the sequence of one person, with an accuracy of slightly less than 1 in 100. The Human Genome project trives to produce a physical map for public consumption following a step by step strategy, in which the researcher sequences short DNA fragments belonging to Iarger fragments of known relative
    position. Celera Genomics wants to have very rapidly a physical map which can be quickly used to develop genetic tests and drugs, which can be later sold. We feel that the sequence ofthe human genome is something, which will widen the gap between advanced and backward countries.En este artículo se revisan los eventos, alrededor del secuenciamiento del genoma humano, que han llevado a tanta excitación en los medios noticiosos y académicos en meses recientes. Se explican las estrategias que han llevado a que tengamos dos borradores diferentes pero complementarios, la estrategia llevada a cabo con el dinero
    de los contribuyentes que consiste en establecer el orden de fragmentos grandes de DNA antes de ser secuenciados y la estrategia llevada a cabo con dineros aportados por la industria privada, con la intención de explotar gananciosamente el conocimiento derivado del genoma humano. El genoma humano a mediados del año 2000 es
    un borrador incompleto que cubre aliededor del 85% de la secuencia con una precisión de un error en 1000 y el 99% de la secuencia con una precisión menor de 1 en 100 nucleótidos, También se discuten algunas de las posibles avenidas

  6. La Realidad Moral de los Derechos Humanos

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    John Tasioulas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Deseo agradecer a James Griffin y a quienes asistieron a los seminarios sobre derechos humanos que impartimos en forma conjunta en la Universidad de Oxford durante el período académico de Trinity en el año 2003, por sus comentarios al primer borrador de este capítulo. Asimismo, fue provechoso presentar diferentes versiones de este trabajo en la Universidad de Melbourne, la Universidad Nacional de Australia y la Universidad Monash durante mi estadía a principios del año 2004, gracias a la Australian Bicentennial Fellowship. Tengo una deuda especial de gratitud con Onora O'Neill y Thomas Pogge por sus comentarios. También deseo agradecer a Jerry Cohen, Samantha Besson, James Nickel, Leif Wenar, Charles Beitz, Mark Philp y William Twining, por sus amables y útiles respuestas a versiones previas.

  7. Direitos Humanos em Kant e Habermas

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    Alessandro Pinzani

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2011v10n1p179 O livro de Milene Tonetto é mais ambicioso do que o título poderia deixar pensar. Longe de limitar-se a uma exposição da temática dos direitos humanos nos dois autores em questão, o texto representa uma contribuição importante à discussão acerca dos fundamentos do direito em Kant e da relação entre direito e moral na obra deste pensador, assim como à discussão acerca da fundamentação do direito oferecida por Habermas.

  8. MÍSTICA E DIREITOS HUMANOS

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    Manfredo Araújo de Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo se propõe explicitar o horizonte de compreensão antropológico a partir de onde se procura exprimir a inteligibilidade da fé e da experiência mística e sua vinculação à problemática dos direitos humanos. Vai concentrar-se na elucidação da constituição ontológica do ser pessoal que é sua abertura intencional à totalidade do ser e assim em última instância sua abertura a Deus. Daqui se compreende a fé como acolhida da autocomunicação de Deus ao ser humano e de seu projeto amoroso para a vida humana e a mística enquanto experiência intensificada do encontro com Deus, o que nos conduz à compreensão da exigência de promoção da vida. ABSTRACT: The article intends to explain the horizon of anthropological understanding starting from where one tries to express the intelligibility of the faith and of the mystic experience and its relation to the problem of human rights. It will concentrate on the elucidation of the ontological constitution of the personal being that is his intentional opening to the being’s totality and, likewise, ultimately to his opening to God. The faith is then understood as reception of the self communication of God to the human being and of his loving project for the human life and the mystic while intensified experience of the encounter with God that leads us to the understanding of the demand of the promotion of life.

  9. La metafísica de los derechos humanos

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    Carlos Bernal Pulido

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los derechos humanos, en cuanto institución, suscitan interesantes preguntas metafísicas u ontológicas. Las más importantes son qué tipo de entidades componen los derechos humanos, qué propiedades revisten esas entidades y cuál es la estructura con la que dichas propiedades se organizan para conformar tales entidades. Este texto se dedica a responder estos interrogantes pero sólo en cuanto se refiere a la acepción jurídica del término derechos humanos, es decir, entendidos como derechos del individuo garantizados por los sistemas internacionales de protección de los derechos humanos. En este sentido, este texto defiende la tesis de que los derechos humanos son una especie del género derechos jurídicos subjetivos. Los derechos humanos son derechos jurídicos subjetivos cuya differentia specifica estriba en su carácter de “humanos”. La formulación de un concepto de derechos humanos debe pasar, por tanto, primero, por entender el concepto de derechos jurídicos subjetivos y, segundo, por identificar cuáles son las propiedades constitutivas del carácter de “humanos” de los derechos humanos. Este artículo estudia la estructura de los derechos humanos y sus diferentes propiedades formales y materiales. Las propiedades formales son: la inclusión en los instrumentos internacionales sobre derechos humanos y el reconocimiento por parte de la jurisprudencia sobre derechos humanos de los tribunales internacionales especializados. Las propiedades materiales tienen que ver con la relación del derecho con los conceptos de persona propios del Estado liberal, democrático y social. Este texto examina hasta qué punto cada una de estas propiedades debe considerarse como una propiedad necesaria, suficiente o necesaria y suficiente para que un derecho sea considerado como un derecho humano.

  10. El recurso humano factor de competitividad en el sector salud

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    Remedios Piteres Redondo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: realizar un análisis del papel que juega la gestión del recurso humano al interior de una organización que busca la competitividad.Resultados y conclusiones: el talento humano de una empresa constituye el activo más valioso de la misma, es por esto que una buena gestión del talento humano se debe  caracterizar por potenciar el capital humano en beneficio de los objetivos, visualizando  a los empleados como socios para que a través de sus talentos desarrollen las  estrategias, antes que a través de acciones administrativas generando  una ventaja competitiva en el mercado e impactando  positivamente los diversos programas y políticas, así como los estados financieros de la empresa.

  11. PARA UNA LECTURA CRÍTICA DEL DESARROLLO HUMANO

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    Melisa Campana

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo propone una lectura crítica del discurso del desarrollo humano articulado por Amartya Sen en Desarrollo y Libertad , desde el enfoque de la gubernamentalidad. En primer lugar, se precisa la perspectiva teórica adoptada, haciendo hincapié en las particularidades de la razón gubernamental neoliberal, marco en el que emerge el discurso del desarrollo humano. Se rastrea, luego, un conjunto de premisas del modelo de la elección racional, que brinda elementos conceptuales al discurso del desarrollo humano. A partir de estas claves, se examina una serie de postulados vertebradores de la propuesta de Amartya Sen, a los fines de identificar algunos de los efectos que ha producido el discurso del desarrollo humano en términos de concepción de la pobreza y de los dispositivos de intervención sobre ella.

  12. e implicaciones para el bienestar de los humanos

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    Germán Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se revisa la literatura reciente sobre interacciones humano-animal, su origen, sus características y cómo dichas interacciones afectan el bienestar físico, psicológico y social. En la primera parte se presentan los orígenes y evolución histórica de las relaciones humano - animal, empezando por los procesos de domesticación y se aborda la naturaleza de las interacciones humano animal. En la segunda parte, se revisan los efectos para los humanos de la interacción con animales, especialmente con sus mascotas y se analiza la literatura científica sobre los efectos físicos, psicológicos y sociales. Finalmente, se aborda brevemente el desarrollo de esta área de investigación en Latinoamérica.

  13. Derechos humanos y justicia constitucional en México

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    Enrique Uribe Arzate

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    Full Text Available El reconocimiento y protección de los derechos humanos en México enfrenta algunas cuestiones técnicas que limitan su eficacia. El problema se advierte desde la concepción misma de la Constitución, la cual, por ser el documento jurídico fundamental del Estado, se erige como el marco normativo supremo que define qué son los derechos humanos y cuáles los mecanismos para su defensa. Además de ello, la incorrecta identificación de los derechos humanos con las garantías individuales, hace necesaria una revisión que permita distinguir la sustancia de los derechos de las personas de los mecanismos vigentes para su protección, bien sean éstos jurisdiccionales o estén encargados a los organismos públicos de derechos humanos.

  14. Oxitocina e comportamento humano Oxitocina y comportamiento humano Oxytocin and human behavior

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    Diana Catarina Ferreira de Campos

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Recentemente, têm surgido numerosas especulações sobre o papel da oxitocina nas emoções e relações sociais do ser humano. O presente artigo retrata um estudo essencialmente reflexivo sobre o papel da oxitocina no comportamento humano. A pesquisa bibliográfica foi efectuada nas bases de dados MEDLINE, versão PubMed e CINAHL. Os principais resultados das pesquisas sustentam que os níveis de oxitocina aumentam em resposta à aplicação de massagem e indução de emoções positivas. A administração intranasal de oxitocina aumenta os níveis de calma, diminui o nível de ansiedade e promove comportamentos de confiança entre as pessoas. Uma melhor compreensão dos mecanismos neurobioquímicos e biológicos do comportamento humano têm implicações cruciais para o desenvolvimento do conhecimento científico sobre patologias psiquiátricas com especial handicap nas relações sociais (exemplo: autismo, esquizofrenia, personalidade borderline.Recientemente, han surgido numerosas especulaciones sobre el papel de la oxitocina en las emociones y relaciones sociales del ser humano. El presente artículo retrata un estudio esencialmente reflexivo sobre el papel de la oxitocina en el comportamiento humano. La investigación bibliográfica fue efectuada en las bases de datos MEDLINE, versión PubMed y CINAHL. Los principales resultados de la investigación sustentan que los niveles de oxitocina aumentan en respuesta a la aplicación del masaje e inducción de emociones positivas. La administración intranasal de oxitocina aumenta los niveles de tranquilidad, disminuye el nivel de ansiedad y promueve comportamientos de confianza entre las personas. Una mejor comprensión de los mecanismos neurobioquímicos y biológicos del comportamiento humano tiene implicaciones cruciales para el desarrollo del conocimiento científico sobre patologías psiquiátricas con especial handicap en las relaciones sociales (ejemplo: autismo, esquizofrenia

  15. Los derechos humanos y el medioambiente

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    Juan José Rodríguez Beltrán

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    Full Text Available Los derechos humanos son individuales, esenciales, inalienables e inherentes a la dignidad de la persona humana, constituyen la base del Estado social de derecho, y son anteriores al derecho positivo. Por su parte, hay otro tipo de derechos que son los colectivos, los cuales radican en cabeza del colectivo social y están ligados a la calidad de vida de las personas. Existe una estrecha relación entre los unos y los otros, pero el interrogante radica en saber cuál prevalece; en la actualidad podría hablarse de una colisión o conflicto que se está presentando entre ambos, esto hace pensar hasta qué punto el crecimiento industrial y tecnológico del mundo es permisible en la medida en que se está comprometiendo el medioambiente y el equilibrio ecológico, lo cual va en detrimento de los derechos a la vida, a la salud y como fundamento último de la persona misma.

  16. POBREZA MUNDIAL, JUSTICIA Y DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Mauricio Andrés Gallo Callejas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available En este escrito pregunto por el estatus normativo que, bajo nuestras creencias actuales, debemos dar a la situación de millones de personas condenadas a pasar una vida en condiciones de pobreza extrema alrededor de todo el planeta. Asunto frente al cual formulo las siguientes dos tesis: (i la construcción de juicios normativos que nos permitan redescribir el sentido valorativo que estamos dando a su situación no sólo es posible, sino que es nuestro deber. Tal redescripción significa incluir su dolor y sufrimiento dentro de los asuntos dejusticia política global que incumben a toda la comunidad de seres humanos. Y (ii dicha redescripción, o lo que es igual, otorgar este nuevo estatus normativo a la pobreza mundial no nos exige ni proponer la creación de instituciones que, como la república mundial o principios globales de justicia distributiva, ponganen peligro el valor de los actuales Estados nación, ni mucho menos, justificar la violencia como herramienta de lucha política en búsqueda de la corrección moralde dichas instituciones.

  17. Incidence and Risk Factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Metapneumovirus Infections among Children in the Remote Highlands of Peru

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    Wu, Andrew; Budge, Philip J.; Williams, John; Griffin, Marie R.; Edwards, Kathryn M.; Johnson, Monika; Zhu, Yuwei; Hartinger, Stella; Verastegui, Hector; Gil, Ana I.; Lanata, Claudio F.; Grijalva, Carlos G.

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    Introduction The disease burden and risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (MPV) infections among children living in remote, rural areas remain unclear. Materials and Methods We conducted a prospective, household-based cohort study of children aged factors for RSV detection included younger age (RR 1.02, 95% CI: 1.00-1.03), the presence of a smoker in the house (RR 1.63, 95% CI: 1.12-2.38), residing at higher altitudes (RR 1.93, 95% CI: 1.25-3.00 for 2nd compared to 1st quartile residents; RR 1.98, 95% CI: 1.26-3.13 for 3rd compared to 1st quartile residents). Having an unemployed household head was significantly associated with MPV risk (RR 2.11, 95% CI: 1.12-4.01). Conclusion In rural high altitude communities in Peru, childhood ARI due to RSV or MPV were common and associated with higher morbidity than ARI due to other viruses or with no viral detections. The risk factors identified in this study may be considered for interventional studies to control infections by these viruses among young children from developing countries. PMID:26107630

  18. In vitro antiviral activity of Brazilian plants (Maytenus ilicifolia and Aniba rosaeodora) against bovine herpesvirus type 5 and avian metapneumovirus.

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    Kohn, L K; Queiroga, C L; Martini, M C; Barata, L E; Porto, P S S; Souza, L; Arns, C W

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    Medicinal plants are well known for their use in traditional folk medicine as treatments for many diseases including infectious diseases. Six Brazilian medicinal plant species were subjected to an antiviral screening bioassay to investigate and evaluate their biological activities against five viruses: bovine herpesvirus type 5 (BHV-5), avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), murine hepatitis virus type 3, porcine parvovirus and bovine respiratory syncytial virus. The antiviral activity was determined by a titration technique that depends on the ability of plant extract dilutions (25 or 2.5 µg/mL) to inhibit the viral induced cytopathic effect and the extracts' inhibition percentage (IP). Two medicinal plant species showed potential antiviral activity. The Aniba rosaeodora Ducke (Lauraceae) extract had the best results, with 90% inhibition of viral growth at 2.5 µg/mL when the extract was added during the replication period of the aMPV infection cycle. The Maytenus ilicifolia (Schrad.) Planch. (Celastraceae) extracts at a concentration of 2.5 µg/mL exhibited antiviral activity during the attachment phase of BHV-5 (IP = 100%). The biomonitored fractionation of the active extracts from M. ilicifolia and A. rosaeodora could be a potential tool for identifying their active compounds and determining the exact mechanism of action.

  19. Detection by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and molecular characterization of subtype B avian metapneumovirus isolated in Brazil.

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    Chacón, Jorge Luis; Brandão, Paulo E; Buim, Marcos; Villarreal, Laura; Ferreira, Antonio J Piantino

    2007-10-01

    Subtype B avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) was isolated and detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in Brazilian commercial laying chicken flocks with no history of vaccination against aMPV and presenting respiratory signs and decreased egg production. RT-PCR results from samples from three affected flocks revealed that the three isolates were subtype B. Partial sequence analysis of the G glycoprotein gene confirmed that the samples belonged to subtype B and were not of the vaccine type. Comparison of nucleotide and amino acid sequences of the G gene of the three Brazilian aMPV samples with subtype B isolates from other countries revealed 95.1% to 96.1% identity. Nucleotide sequences showed 100% identity among the Brazilian subtype B samples and 95.6% identity with the subtype B vaccine strain used in Brazil. This work describes the circulation of subtype B aMPV in Brazil and discusses its importance in terms of disease epidemiology.

  20. A sensitive, reproducible, and economic real-time reverse transcription PCR detecting avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B.

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    Franzo, G; Drigo, M; Lupini, C; Catelli, E; Laconi, A; Listorti, V; Bonci, M; Naylor, C J; Martini, M; Cecchinato, M

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    Use of real-time PCR is increasing in the diagnosis of infectious disease due to its sensitivity, specificity, and speed of detection. These characteristics make it particularly suited for the diagnosis of viral infections, like avian metapneumovirus (AMPV), for which effective control benefits from continuously updated knowledge of the epidemiological situation. Other real-time reverse transcription (RT)-PCRs have been published based on highly specific fluorescent dye-labeled probes, but they have high initial cost, complex validation, and a marked susceptibility to the genetic variability of their target sequence. With this in mind, we developed and validated a SYBR Green I-based quantitative RT-PCR for the detection of the two most prevalent AMPV subtypes (i.e., subtypes A and B). The assay demonstrated an analytical sensitivity comparable with that of a previously published real-time RT-PCR and the ability to detect RNA equivalent to approximately 0.5 infectious doses for both A and B subtypes. The high efficiency and linearity between viral titer and crossing point displayed for both subtypes make it suited for viral quantification. Optimization of reaction conditions and the implementation of melting curve analysis guaranteed the high specificity of the assay. The stable melting temperature difference between the two subtypes indicated the possibility of subtyping through melting temperature analysis. These characteristics make our assay a sensitive, specific, and rapid tool, enabling contemporaneous detection, quantification, and discrimination of AMPV subtype A and B.

  1. Avian metapneumovirus M2:2 protein inhibits replication in Vero cells: modification facilitates live vaccine development.

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    Clubbe, Jayne; Naylor, Clive J

    2011-11-28

    Throughout the world, avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) infection of subtype A is principally controlled by two live vaccines both derived from UK field strain #8544. Improvements of those vaccines by use of reverse genetics technology was found to be hampered by the inability of #8544 to replicate in the commonly exploited Vero cell based reverse genetics system. A systematic reverse genetics based genome modification of a DNA copy of #8544, employing sequence data from a Vero grown, #8544 derived, live vaccine; was used to determine mutations required to facilitate virus recovery and replication in Vero cells. This identified a single coding substitution in the M2:2 reading frame as responsible. Furthermore, ablation of M2:2 was found to elicit the same outcome. M2:2 sequence analysis of seven AMPVs found Vero cell adaption to be associated with non similar amino acid changes in M2:2. The study shows that M2:2 modification of field virus #8544 will enable research leading to improved vaccines. This may have more general application to other AMPV field strains. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. A single polymerase (L) mutation in avian metapneumovirus increased virulence and partially maintained virus viability at an elevated temperature.

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    Brown, Paul A; Lupini, Caterina; Catelli, Elena; Clubbe, Jayne; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Naylor, Clive J

    2011-02-01

    Previously, a virulent avian metapneumovirus, farm isolate Italy 309/04, was shown to have been derived from a live vaccine. Virulence due to the five nucleotide mutations associated with the reversion to virulence was investigated by their addition to the genome of the vaccine strain using reverse genetics. Virulence of these recombinant viruses was determined by infection of 1-day-old turkeys. Disease levels resulting from the combined two matrix mutations was indistinguishable from that produced by the recombinant vaccine, whereas the combined three L gene mutations increased disease to a level (P<0.0001) that was indistinguishable from that caused by the revertant Italy 309/04 virus. Testing of the L mutations individually showed that two mutations did not increase virulence, while the third mutation, corresponding to an asparagine to aspartic acid substitution, produced virulence indistinguishable from that caused by Italy 309/04. In contrast to the vaccine, the virulent mutant also showed increased viability at temperatures typical of turkey core tissues. The notion that increased viral virulence resulted from enhanced ability to replicate in tissues away from the cool respiratory tract, cannot be discounted.

  3. Avian metapneumovirus SH gene end and G protein mutations influence the level of protection of live-vaccine candidates.

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    Naylor, Clive J; Ling, Roger; Edworthy, Nicole; Savage, Carol E; Easton, Andrew J

    2007-06-01

    A prototype avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) vaccine (P20) was previously shown to give variable outcomes in experimental trials. Following plaque purification, three of 12 viruses obtained from P20 failed to induce protection against virulent challenge, whilst the remainder retained their protective capacity. The genome sequences of two protective viruses were identical to the P20 consensus, whereas two non-protective viruses differed only in the SH gene transcription termination signal. Northern blotting showed that the alterations in the SH gene-end region of the non-protective viruses led to enhanced levels of dicistronic mRNA produced by transcriptional readthrough. A synthetic minigenome was used to demonstrate that the altered SH gene-end region reduced the level of protein expression from a downstream gene. The genomes of the remaining eight plaque-purified viruses were sequenced in the region where the P20 consensus sequence differed from the virulent progenitor. The seven protective clones were identical, whereas the non-protective virus retained the virulent progenitor sequence at two positions and contained extensive alterations in its attachment (G) protein sequence associated with a reduced or altered expression pattern of G protein on Western blots. The data indicate that the efficacy of a putative protective vaccine strain is affected by mutations altering the balance of G protein expression.

  4. Defesa dos direitos humanos: sistemas regionais

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    Hélio Bicudo

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    Full Text Available O texto discorre sobre a institucionalização dos sistemas de promoção dos Direitos Humanos, ao longo do século XX. Tomando a Declaração Universal dos Direitos do Homem, de 1948, como base e ponto de partida, o articulista aborda as três principais vertentes dos sistemas de promoção desses direitos: a européia, a americana e a africana. A evolução de cada uma delas descrita analógica e epistemologicamente, de forma a salientar singularidades sem perder de vista as influências recíprocas ou mesmo as determinantes próprias do contexto espaço-social. Para finalizar, o articulista destaca a importância do Tribunal Penal Internacional no estabelecimento de uma justiça ecumênica. Concomitantemente, alerta para o perigo contido na ameaça de os EUA não o ratificarem.The text underlines the institutional character acquired by the main systems to promote Human Rights in the twentieth century. Taking the Universal Human Rigths Declaration, of 1948, as the basis for analysis, the author brings up three different approaches to promote these rights: the European, the American and the African. The evolution of each of them is described using its procedure as a basic reference. Besides, an analogical analysis, brings to the fore singularities, without ignoring reciprocal influences dictated by particular contexts, though. The author stresses the importance of the International Penal Court, as a means to establish ecumenical justice. At the same time, he reminds the reader of the risks implicit in the possible non-ratification of the IPC by United States.

  5. Os direitos humanos e a política internacional

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    Rossana Rocha Reis

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata da questão do crescente reconhecimento internacional dos direitos humanos desde o fim da II Guerra Mundial e discute os efeitos desse processo sobre a política internacional. De modo geral os argumentos sobre o papel dos direitos humanos na política internacional dividem-se entre os que acham que eles não passam de retórica para encobrir interesses particulares, e os que enxergam na sua afirmação um potencial transformador da ordem internacional. No contexto atual,em que se discute a adoção de mecanismos coercitivos mais fortes para a proteção dos direitos humanos, como as intervenções humanitárias, por exemplo, essa discussão torna-se mais complexa e mais urgente.

  6. Protection by recombinant Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype A or B against challenge with virulent NDV and aMPV

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    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and Newcastle disease virus (NDV) are threatening avian pathogens that cause sporadic but serious respiratory diseases in poultry worldwide. Although, vaccination, combined with strict biosecurity practices, has been the recommendation for controlling these diseases in t...

  7. Evaluation of a LaSota strain-based recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subgroup A or B as a bivalent vaccine in turkeys

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    To develop a bivalent vaccine candidate, a LaSota strain-based recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) clone expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subgroup A or B was generated using reverse genetics. Vaccination of turkeys with the NDV/aMPV-A G or NDV/aMPV-B G recombinan...

  8. Generation and evaluation of recombinant Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) expressing the F and G proteins of avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV-C) as bivalent vaccine against NDV and aMPV challenges in turkeys

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    Previously we generated a Newcastle disease virus (NDV) LaSota strain-based recombinant virus expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) as a bivalent vaccine, which provided a partial protection against aMPV-C challenge in turkeys. To improve the vaccine efficacy,...

  9. Generation and evaluation of a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the F and G proteins of avian metapneumovirus subtype C (aMPV-C) as a bivalent vaccine against NDV and aMPV-C challenges in turkeys

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    Virulent strains of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) can cause serious respiratory diseases in poultry. Vaccination combined with strict biosecurity practices has been the recommendation for controlling NDV and aMPV diseases in the field. Previously we generated a NDV r...

  10. DIREITOS HUMANOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL E SUSTENTABILIDADE

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    Carvalho, Sonia Aparecida de; Silva, Denival Francisco da; Adolfo, Luiz Gonzaga Silva

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    Este artigo trata da relação intrínseca entre os direitos humanos, o desenvolvimento sustentável e a sustentabilidade. Seu objetivo geral consiste em analisar o modelo de desenvolvimento implementado e a necessária proteção e preservação do meio ambiente ligado à defesa dos direitos humanos. Os objetivos específicos pretendem investigar a distinção dos termos sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento sustentável, como a concretização do direito à sustentabilidade, os critérios e as dimensões da sust...

  11. Microbioma humano: implicações biomédicas

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    Correia, Filipe André Saraiva

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    Dissertação para obtenção do grau de Mestre no Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz O microbioma humano é o conjunto dos microrganismos presentes no organismo, sendo estes microrganismos caracterizados através da análise qualitativa do seu genoma. O desenvolvimento de técnicas analíticas inovadoras permitiu a identificação e compreensão das funções do microbioma humano. Este desempenha importantes funções metabólicas e influencia o funcionamento do sistema imunitário. O micro...

  12. LA GENÉTICA Y LA DIGNIDAD DEL SER HUMANO

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    Nicolás Jouve de Barreda

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    Los elementos biológicos del hombre no son suficientes para afrontar las cuestiones bioéticas que se plantean en torno al concepto de persona, pero son necesarios para definir con precisión las propiedades de los seres humanos y los aspectos teológicos, filosóficos y jurídicos que son atribuibles a cada persona. El ser humano es un ser singular. En él que conviven dos dimensiones de distinta naturaleza, una material y otra espiritual, y precisamente esta es la principal de las diferencias en...

  13. Competencias laborales de los gerentes de talento humano

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández; Julia Clemencia Naranjo Valencia

    2004-01-01

    El reconocimiento de la importancia de las personas en el desarrollo de las organizaciones, especialmente por la posibilidad de construir ventaja competitiva fundamentada en el talento humano, está demandando de quienes lideran el área de recursos humanos el desarrollo de competencias que respondan a los nuevos retos. La revisión de investigaciones realizadas sobre el tema en otras latitudes permite concluir que existen diferentes tipologías de competencias para los profesionales del área de ...

  14. Selección de Recursos Humanos por Competencias

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    Sánchez Domingo, Cristina

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    Los objetivos de este trabajo son, por un lado conocer en qué consisten los procesos de valoración y selección de personas desde el enfoque de las competencias laborales. Para ello, ha sido preciso profundizar en el estudio del concepto de “competencia laboral”, y comprender qué es la Gestión de Recursos Humanos por Competencias, en cuyo seno se encuentra la propia Selección de Recursos Humanos. Por otra parte, un segundo objetivo del trabajo es conocer el grado de implantación de la Selecció...

  15. Longitudinal field studies of avian metapneumovirus and turkey hemorrhagic enteritis virus in turkeys suffering from colibacillosis associated mortality.

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    Giovanardi, Davide; Lupini, Caterina; Pesente, Patrizia; Rossi, Giulia; Ortali, Giovanni; Catelli, Elena

    2014-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate if the exposure to Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and/or to Turkey hemorrhagic enteritis virus (THEV) was significant for the induction of episodes of colibacillosis in aMPV and THEV vaccinated turkeys. Colibacillosis-associated mortality was recorded and longitudinal virological studies performed in three consecutive turkey flocks reared in the same farm. aMPV and THEV diagnostic swabs and blood samples were made once a week up to 14 weeks of age. Swabs were processed by molecular techniques for viruses detection and antibody titres were evaluated. Field subtype B aMPVs were detected in all flocks at different ages of life always associated with respiratory signs and increase of colibacillosis-associated mortality. THEV has been consistently detected in all flocks since the 9th week of age. Vaccination with a single dose of the THEV commercial inactivated vaccine available in Italy seems does not protect the birds from the infection. Sequence comparison of the hexon protein of one of the THEV strains detected, and strains isolated worldwide, revealed high similarity between them. These results are consistent with the notion that the hexon protein, being the major antigenic component of the virus, is highly conserved between the strains. Results showed that field aMPV infection is directly correlated to colibacillosis-associated mortality. Less clear appears the role of THEV because the endemicity of aMPV makes difficult to evaluate its role in predisposing colibacillosis in absence of aMPV. It would be interesting to further investigate this issue through experimental trials in secure isolation conditions.

  16. Deletion of the M2-2 gene from avian metapneumovirus subgroup C impairs virus replication and immunogenicity in Turkeys.

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    Yu, Qingzhong; Estevez, Carlos N; Roth, Jason P; Hu, Haixia; Zsak, Laszlo

    2011-06-01

    The second matrix (M2) gene of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) contains two overlapping open reading frames (ORFs), encoding two putative proteins, M2-1 and M2-2. Both proteins are believed to be involved in viral RNA transcription or replication. To further characterize the function of the M2-2 protein in virus replication, the non-overlapping region of the M2-2 ORF was deleted from an infectious cDNA clone of the aMPV-C strain, and a viable virus was rescued by using reverse genetics technology. The recombinant virus, raMPV-C ΔM2-2, was characterized in vitro and in vivo. In Vero cells, raMPV-C ΔM2-2 replicated slightly less efficiently than the parental virus, 10-fold reduction at 48-h post-infection. The raMPV-C ΔM2-2 virus induced typical cytopathic effects (CPE) that were indistinguishable from those seen with the parental virus infection. In specific-pathogen-free (SPF) turkeys, raMPV-C ΔM2-2 was attenuated and caused no clinical signs of disease. Less than 20% of the inoculated birds shed detectable virus in tracheal tissue during the first 5 days post-infection, and no virus shedding was detected afterward. Forty percent of infected birds produced a weak antibody response at 14 days post-infection. Upon challenge with a virulent aMPV-C strain, more than 80% of the raMPV-C ΔM2-2-inoculated birds showed typical disease signs and virus shedding in tracheal tissue. These results suggest that the M2-2 protein of aMPV-C virus is not essential for virus replication in vitro, but is required for sufficient virus replication to maintain pathogenicity and immunogenicity in the natural host.

  17. Evidence of avian metapneumovirus subtype C infection of wild birds in Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Ohio, USA.

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    Turpin, E A; Stallknecht, D E; Slemons, R D; Zsak, L; Swayne, D E

    2008-06-01

    Metapneumoviruses (MPVs) were first reported in avian species (aMPVs) in the late 1970s and in humans in 2001. Although aMPVs have been reported in Europe and Asia for over 20 years, the virus first appeared in the United States in 1996, leaving many to question the origin of the virus and why it proved to be a different subtype from those found elsewhere. To examine the potential role of migratory waterfowl and other wild birds in aMPV spread, our study focused on determining whether populations of wild birds have evidence of aMPV infection. Serum samples from multiple species were initially screened using a blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Antibodies to aMPVs were identified in five of the 15 species tested: American coots, American crows, Canada geese, cattle egrets, and rock pigeons. The presence of aMPV-specific antibodies was confirmed with virus neutralization and western blot assays. Oral swabs were collected from wild bird species with the highest percentage of aMPV-seropositive serum samples: the American coots and Canada geese. From these swabs, 17 aMPV-positive samples were identified, 11 from coots and six from geese. Sequence analysis of the matrix, attachment gene and short hydrophobic genes revealed that these viruses belong to subtype C aMPV. The detection of aMPV antibodies and the presence of virus in wild birds in Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Ohio demonstrates that wild birds can serve as a reservoir of subtype C aMPV, and may provide a potential mechanism to spread aMPVs to poultry in other regions of the United States and possibly to other countries in Central and South America.

  18. Use of ovotransferrin as an antimicrobial in turkeys naturally infected with Chlamydia psittaci, avian metapneumovirus and Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale.

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    Van Droogenbroeck, Caroline; Dossche, Liesbeth; Wauman, Toon; Van Lent, Sarah; Phan, Thao T T; Beeckman, Delphine S A; Vanrompay, Daisy

    2011-12-15

    Respiratory pathogens are difficult to control in large-scale turkey production. This report describes a clinical trial of antimicrobial ovoTF aerosol on a large Belgian turkey farm. ovoTF was administered to reduce Chlamydia psittaci (C. psittaci) infections and to study the impact of this action on the occurrence of Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (O. rhinotracheale) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) infections. Two subsequent broods were included; (i) a control brood receiving no ovoTF and (ii) an ovoTF brood receiving ovoTF aerosol (5mg/animal) at the age of 2 weeks, continuing daily for 12 days. Twenty-four one-day-old toms of the control and ovoTF brood were tagged and monitored for 15 weeks. The control brood experienced two periods of respiratory disease, the first (2-3 weeks of age) due to C. psittaci and the second (8-17 weeks of age) in the presence of C. psittaci, O. rhinotracheale and maybe aMPV. Extensive antibiotic treatment was needed in 2, 8 and 9 week-old toms. In the ovoTF brood, toms stayed healthy until the age of 9 weeks, whereafter respiratory disease occurred in the presence of C. psittaci, O rhinotracheale and aMPV. OvoTF administration: (i) reduced the amount of C. psittaci in the air as demonstrated by bioaerosol monitoring, (ii) prevented respiratory disease during the first half of the brood period, (iii) was associated with 46% reduction of mortality, and (iv) reduced the antibiotic cost. Our results justify additional clinical trials to explore the use of this innovative antimicrobial strategy for poultry. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Detection of and phylogenetic studies with avian metapneumovirus recovered from feral pigeons and wild birds in Brazil.

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    Felippe, Paulo Anselmo; Silva, Luciana Helena Antoniassi da; Santos, Márcia Bianchi Dos; Sakata, Sonia Tatsumi; Arns, Clarice Weis

    2011-10-01

    The aim of the present study was to determine whether avian metapneumovirus (aMPV)-related viruses were present in wild and synanthropic birds in Brazil. Therefore, we analysed samples from wild birds, feral pigeons and domestic chickens in order to perform a phylogenetic comparison. To detect the presence of aMPV, a nested reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was performed with the aim of amplifying a fragment of 270 bases for subtype A and 330 bases for subtype B, comprising the gene coding the G glycoprotein. Positive samples for aMPV subtypes A and B were found in seven (13.2%) different asymptomatic wild birds and pigeons (50%) that had been received at the Bosque dos Jequitibás Zoo Triage Center, Brazil. Also analysed were positive samples from 15 (12.9%) domestic chickens with swollen head syndrome from several regions of Brazil. The positive samples from wild birds, pigeons and domestic chickens clustered in two major phylogenetic groups: some with aMPV subtype A and others with subtype B. The similarity of the G fragment nucleotide sequence of aMPV isolated from chickens and synanthropic and wild avian species ranged from 100 to 97.5% (from 100 to 92.5% for the amino acids). Some positive aMPV samples, which were obtained from wild birds classified in the Orders Psittaciformes, Anseriformes and Craciformes, clustered with subtype A, and others from the Anas and Dendrocygma genera (Anseriformes Order) with subtype B. The understanding of the epizootiology of aMPV is very important, especially if this involves the participation of non-domestic bird species, which would add complexity to their control on farms and to implementation of vaccination programmes for aMPV.

  20. Convergencias y divergencias entre los sistemas interamericano y el europeo de derechos humanos

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    Gasparoto, Ana Lucía

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    Este trabajo tiene la finalidad de puntear las convergencias y las divergencias existentes entre la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos, encima con la adopción del Protocolo 11 del Convenio Europeo para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos y las Libertades Fundamentales y su impacto en el Sistema Europeo de Derechos Humanos. Igualmente se analisa las relaciones entre las dos Cortes.

  1. Nº 1. Inicio de la vida de cada ser humano. ¿Qué hace humano el cuerpo del hombre?

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    Natalia López Moratalla; Esteban Santiago; Gonzalo Herranz Rodríguez

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    La Biología aporta un conocimiento directo y objetivo acerca del comienzo de la vida de cada concebido de nuestra especie. Desde la fase de zigoto estamos en presencia de un cuerpo humano en los procesos temporales de la transmisión de la vida. Afirma que el mismo individuo humano es el que existe en la vida embrionaria, en la juventud o en la ancianidad. Aunque el cuerpo cambia continuamente, desde el inicio a la muerte a través de las etapas embrionarias, fetales y después del nacimiento, s...

  2. EL PROYECTO DEL GENOMA HUMANO. APUNTES PARA UNA HISTORIA

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    Jaime Bernal Villegas

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    Este ensayo aborda los momentos cruciales y definitivos que marcaron el proceso científico que posibilitó el estado en el cual se encuentran los saberes sobre el Genoma Humano y algunas relaciones y problemas que se presentan entre ética y ciencia.

  3. EL PROYECTO DEL GENOMA HUMANO. APUNTES PARA UNA HISTORIA

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    Jaime Bernal Villegas

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo aborda los momentos cruciales y definitivos que marcaron el proceso científico que posibilitó el estado en el cual se encuentran los saberes sobre el Genoma Humano y algunas relaciones y problemas que se presentan entre ética y ciencia.

  4. Skinner: sobre ciência e comportamento humano

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    Angelo Augusto Silva Sampaio

    Full Text Available Atualmente, não se pode pensar no estudo do comportamento humano sem considerar a abordagem científica a este objeto: o campo da Psicologia científica. Esse campo é disputado por diversos enfoques teóricos que divergem quanto ao modo como definem ciência e comportamento humano. A abordagem de B. F. Skinner foi bastante proeminente no século XX, mas ainda continua a ser mal-entendida. Partindo do desenvolvimento histórico de sua obra, o presente texto visa a iluminar alguns aspectos relacionados às noções de ciência e comportamento humano desse autor e ressaltar as transformações por que passaram. Analisam-se três tópicos da obra de Skinner: seu período inicial (de 1930 a cerca de 1938, a obra "Ciência e Comportamento Humano" de 1953, e as influências da Biologia. São enfatizados aspectos relevantes da sua teorização sobre o tema: busca por relações funcionais, ênfase nos dados empíricos, operacionismo, externalismo, multideterminação do comportamento, experimentalismo, previsão e controle, ética.

  5. Desenvolvimento, educação e direitos humanos

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    Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se revisará la cuestión referida al sentido, el valor y el desarrollo de los derechos humanos en el contexto actual. Se tratará de conocer el lugar y papel que ocupa el sujeto, su autonomía y su condición de ciudadano en las democracias modernas. Se anticipa como hipótesis que, en relación al proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje, será importante perseguir un triple objetivo centrado en el saber pensar, el saber seleccionar y el saber hacer. Otro aspecto fundamental será el de la exclusión social, tratada aquí como el lado negativo de los derechos humanos y del desarrollo. Se concluye que la existencia de los derechos humanos reclama un compromiso ético integrando la búsqueda simultánea de la igualdad, esto es, del reconocimiento del ‘otro’ en su autonomía y diversidad como sujetos de derecho y con derechos. De ahí la necesidad de educar para los derechos, que significa educar para los derechos del ‘otro’, para los derechos como instrumento de convivencia entre sujetos libres, para los derechos individuales y también para la conciencia del valor de los derechos colectivos. Palabras clave Derechos Humanos; Educación; Desarrollo; Democracia

  6. Competencias laborales de los gerentes de talento humano

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El reconocimiento de la importancia de las personas en el desarrollo de las organizaciones, especialmente por la posibilidad de construir ventaja competitiva fundamentada en el talento humano, está demandando de quienes lideran el área de recursos humanos el desarrollo de competencias que respondan a los nuevos retos. La revisión de investigaciones realizadas sobre el tema en otras latitudes permite concluir que existen diferentes tipologías de competencias para los profesionales del área de recursos humanos, que no existen estudios específicos de competencias para los gerentes del área y que se puede construir un modelo de competencias a través de análisis cualitativos. Estas consideraciones motivaron la presente investigación, que contó con el apoyo de la Asociación Colombiana de Gestión Humana (ACRIP. Se utilizó una metodología hermenéutica mediante la aplicación de entrevistas de eventos conductuales y de mapa funcional. Los resultados se reflejan en un modelo que comprende cuatro categorías y 18 competencias, además de los valores de los gerentes de talento humano y el diccionario de competencias.

  7. Local and systemic immune responses following infection of broiler-type chickens with avian Metapneumovirus subtypes A and B.

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    Rautenschlein, Silke; Aung, Ye Htut; Haase, Christine

    2011-03-15

    Infections with avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) are often associated with swollen head syndrome in meat type chickens. Previous studies in turkeys have demonstrated that local humoral and cell-mediated immunity plays a role in aMPV-infection. Previous experimental and field observations indicated that the susceptibility of broilers and their immune reactions to aMPV may differ from turkeys. In the presented study local and systemic immune reactions of broilers were investigated after experimental infections with subtypes A and B aMPV of turkey origin. Both virus subtypes induced a mild respiratory disease. The recovery from respiratory signs correlated with the induction of local and systemic aMPV virus-neutralizing antibodies, which began to rise at 6 days post infection (dpi), when the peak of clinical signs was observed. In a different manner to the virus neutralizing (VN) and IgG-ELISA serum antibody titres, which showed high levels until the end of the experiments between 24 and 28 dpi, the specific IgA-ELISA and VN-antibody levels in tracheal washes decreased by 10 and 14 dpi, respectively, which may explain the recurring aMPV-infections in the field. Ex vivo cultured spleen cells from aMPV-infected broilers released at 3 and 6 dpi higher levels of IFN-γ after stimulation with Concanavalin A as compared to virus-free birds. In agreement with studies in turkeys, aMPV-infected broilers showed a clear CD4+ T cell accumulation in the Harderian gland (HG) at 6 dpi (P<0.05). In contrast to other investigations in turkeys aMPV-infected broilers showed an increase in the number of CD8alpha+ cells at 6 dpi compared to virus-free birds (P<0.05). The numbers of local B cells in the Harderian gland were not affected by the infection. Both aMPV A and B induced up-regulation of interferon (IFN)-γ mRNA-expression in the nasal turbinates, while in the Harderian gland only aMPV-A induced enhanced IFN-γ expression at 3 dpi. The differences in systemic and local T cell and

  8. Methyltransferase-defective avian metapneumovirus vaccines provide complete protection against challenge with the homologous Colorado strain and the heterologous Minnesota strain.

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    Sun, Jing; Wei, Yongwei; Rauf, Abdul; Zhang, Yu; Ma, Yuanmei; Zhang, Xiaodong; Shilo, Konstantin; Yu, Qingzhong; Saif, Y M; Lu, Xingmeng; Yu, Lian; Li, Jianrong

    2014-11-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), also known as avian pneumovirus or turkey rhinotracheitis virus, is the causative agent of turkey rhinotracheitis and is associated with swollen head syndrome in chickens. Since its discovery in the 1970s, aMPV has been recognized as an economically important pathogen in the poultry industry worldwide. The conserved region VI (CR VI) of the large (L) polymerase proteins of paramyxoviruses catalyzes methyltransferase (MTase) activities that typically methylate viral mRNAs at guanine N-7 (G-N-7) and ribose 2'-O positions. In this study, we generated a panel of recombinant aMPV (raMPV) Colorado strains carrying mutations in the S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) binding site in the CR VI of L protein. These recombinant viruses were specifically defective in ribose 2'-O, but not G-N-7 methylation and were genetically stable and highly attenuated in cell culture and viral replication in the upper and lower respiratory tracts of specific-pathogen-free (SPF) young turkeys. Importantly, turkeys vaccinated with these MTase-defective raMPVs triggered a high level of neutralizing antibody and were completely protected from challenge with homologous aMPV Colorado strain and heterologous aMPV Minnesota strain. Collectively, our results indicate (i) that aMPV lacking 2'-O methylation is highly attenuated in vitro and in vivo and (ii) that inhibition of mRNA cap MTase can serve as a novel target to rationally design live attenuated vaccines for aMPV and perhaps other paramyxoviruses. Paramyxoviruses include many economically and agriculturally important viruses such as avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), and Newcastle disease virus (NDV), human pathogens such as human respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, human parainfluenza virus type 3, and measles virus, and highly lethal emerging pathogens such as Nipah virus and Hendra virus. For many of them, there is no effective vaccine or antiviral drug. These viruses share common strategies for viral gene

  9. Educación en Derechos Humanos y Democracia

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    Federico Mayor Zaragoza

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    Full Text Available Vivimos en un mundo de una opulencia sin precedentes, difícil de imaginar hace sesenta años. Donde no sólo se han registrado notables cambios en el terreno económico, sino en lo social y en lo político. Vivimos inmersos en la cultura de los derechos humanos. La gran idea de la humanidad ha sido y sigue siendo conciliar la universalidad de los valores con las diversas culturas. La Segunda Guerra Mundial fue uno de los episodios más atroces para la Humanidad. Por ello, y como consecuencia lógica al final de la misma, muy a pesar de la tensión que había por lo que acababa de acaecer, se procedió al diseño de un sistema de gobernación mundial basado en la igual dignidad de todos los seres humanos. Eran necesarios para evitar una nueva guerra, es decir, para construir la paz, son necesarios unos nuevos puntos de referencia, unos nuevos asideros éticos que permitan a toda ciudadanía modificar un comportamiento secular basado en la confrontación. El fomento de la dignidad no es una utopía, al contrario, es una necesidad indispensable porque sin ella no pueden concretarse los derechos y deberes humanos de los que tanto dependen la seguridad, supervivencia y felicidad de todos y todas. La pedagogía de la educación en derechos humanos es asumir que todos los seres humanos somos diferentes en nuestras características pero iguales en dignidad y derechos y, por tanto, evitar la discriminación es la finalidad principal, ya que acepta y valora la diversidad como parte de la riqueza de las relaciones humanas. Así pues, del mismo modo que en 1945 se decidió elaborar una Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos, sería apropiado ahora, en la debacle ética que están sufriendo O ccidente y en particular la Unión Europea, una Declaración Universal sobre la Democracia, porque ha llegado el momento histórico en que la sumisión, el dominio de los pocos sobre los muchos, hemos de darlo por concluido.

  10. Aspectos sociotécnicos das TI & Relacionamento Humano & Sinergia

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    Sergio Vieira Holtz Filho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available As Tecnologias de Informação (TI estão entre os principais agentes de mudança sociais. Para gerir tais mudanças, uma miríade de áreas do conhecimento humano têm muito a contribuir para a abordagem dos aspectos sociotécnicos das TI e promover sinergia. Como uma organização empresarial atua no sentido de provocar mudanças no comportamento das pessoas, visando a melhoria contínua, esse processo de mudança provocada chama-se aprendizagem. Isto posto, neste artigo apresentaremos resultados observados em empresas em processo de reengenharia e submetidas a utilização de metodologias integradas (PDCA, Método Paulo Freire e Roteiro Integração de Equipes, abordando os aspectos sociotécnicos das TI & relacionamentos humanos pela praxe da pedagogia como elemento de sinergia.

  11. Los derechos humanos hoy: perspectivas y retos XXII Conferencias Aranguren

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    Pérez Luño, Antonio-Enrique

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    Full Text Available The first part, on human rights generations, analyzes the historical evolution of freedoms. Human rights were born within modernity, with marked individualistic imprint as individual freedoms that form the first phase or generation of human rights. This individualistic ideological matrix undergo an extensive process of erosion and challenge in the social struggles of the nineteenth century. These protest movements become apparent the need to complete the catalog of rights and freedoms of the first generation with a second generation of rights: economic, social and cultural rights. The protest human rights strategy is presented today with the novel unequivocally polarized around issues such as the right to peace, the rights of consumers, the right to quality of life, liberty or computer features. Based on it, it opens up, with increasing intensity, the conviction that we are dealing with a third generation of human rights complements earlier stages. The second part is the impact of teledemocracy and cyber citizenship in the human rights sphere. The theme of generations of law extends a reference to the rights of third generation nuclear aspect: The projection of the NT and ICTs in the political process of democratic societies (teledemocracy and as one of the main aspects of this phenomenon, the exercise of human rights of political participation through new technological means (cyber citizenship . We study here the main advantages and risks involved in such technology projections in the exercise of human rights.La primera parte versa sobre las generaciones de derechos humanos y analiza la evolución histórica de las libertades. Los derechos humanos nacieron en el seno de la Modernidad, con marcada impronta individualista, como libertades individuales que configuran la primera fase o generación de los derechos humanos. Dicha matriz ideológica individualista sufrirá un amplio proceso de erosión e impugnación en las luchas sociales del siglo

  12. Remesas y desarrollo humano: el caso de Zacatecas

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    Ramón A. Castillo Ponce

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente, el estudio de las remesas se ha enfocado a evaluar su repercusión económica en la comunidad receptora. El presente estudio adopta una visión alternativa y analiza su efecto en el desarrollo humano de las familias que las reciben. El interés es saber si los fondos que llegan del extranjero son empleados en rubros distintos a los del consumo tradicional; tales como cuidado médico o educación. Con datos de la muestra del XII Censo general de población y vivienda, se construyó un índice de desarrollo humano (IDH, para Zacatecas y se estimó su relación estadística con las remesas. Mediante una metodología de variables instrumentales, se encontró que están positiva y significativamente relacionadas con el IDH.

  13. Seguimento de um humano por um robô companheiro

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    Amorim, Diogo Samuel Bento

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    Cada vez mais surgem robôs a partilhar o mesmo espaço físico que os humanos. Deste modo é importante pensar em como os robôs interagem com um humano e na partilha do mesmo espaço que eles. A forma como se movem e reagem passa a ter cada vez mais relevância e é uma componente cada vez mais presente em sistemas robóticos móveis. Aspetos relacionados com a movimentação do robô que não estão diretamente relacionados com comandos rígidos podem ter um impacto muito signi cativo na fo...

  14. LA TUTELA SUPRACONSTITUCIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN COSTA RICA

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    Gilbert Armijo

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la posición de los derechos fundamentales y la recepción de los derechos humanos en el ordenamiento jurídico de Costa Rica, considerando la eficacia de los instrumentos internacionales sobre la materia y la jurisprudencia de la Comisión y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. El artículo analiza especialmente la jurisprudencia de la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Costa Rica.This article analyzes the place of human rights and their reception in the Costa Rican legal system, considering the effectiveness of international treaties on the subject and the decisions of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights. The decisions of the Constitutional Chamber of the Costa Rican Supreme Court are also commented.

  15. Europa y Estados Unidos ante los Derechos Humanos en Cuba

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    Susanne Gratius

    2008-01-01

    de la UE no han sido estrategias eficaces para promover los derechos humanos en la isla. Al ser diferentes, las políticas de la UE y EEUU incluso han contribuido a mantener el régimen castrista en el poder: la UE por su reconocimiento diplomático y la cooperación económica; EEUU, al proporcionar una imagen de enemigo externo. Por ello, y ante el nuevo panorama que ofrece el cambio de gobierno en Cuba, la próxima revisión de la Posición Común de la UE y las elecciones presidenciales en EEUU, es necesario replantearse los objetivos y estrategias políticas para incentivar los derechos humanos en Cuba.

  16. Estudo do efeito da interferencia por RNA (RNAi) na replicação do metapneumovirus aviario (AMPV) subtipo A in vitro

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    Helena Lage Ferreira

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    Resumo: O metapneumovírus aviário (AMPV) é o agente primário da rinotraqueíte dos perus (TRT). O AMPV pertence à família Paramyxoviridae, subfamília Pneumovirinae, gênero Metapneumovirus. Também está associado à síndrome da cabeça inchada (SHS) em galinhas e é responsável por significativas perdas econômicas em sua produção. O presente estudo foi dividido em três partes. A primeira parte do trabalho consistiu em avaliar a beta-actina, gene utilizado como controle interno das técnicas molecula...

  17. El Proyecto Genoma Humano: aspectos éticos

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    Hernández Yago, José

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    Full Text Available Not available.Todo conocimiento científico es positivo en cuanto que su contenido incrementa el control de la realidad. El desciframiento del genoma humano, con la consiguiente identificación y localización de los 50.000 a 100.000 genes que configuran su patrimonio genético, permitirá el progresivo esclarecimiento de los mecanismos reguladores de la expresión génica y pondrá al alcance del hombre posibilidades espléndidas, que requerirá años desentrañar. El acelerado ritmo en la caracterización de nuevos genes está desencadenando la posibilidad de pronosticar un número cada vez mayor de enfermedades genéticas y, por tanto, puede propiciar la práctica de una Medicina preventiva cada vez más rigurosa. Sin embargo, las posibles aplicaciones del conocimiento científico que aporta este proyecto suscitan también importantes inquietudes, desde el momento en que cada ser humano puede convertirse en un ser sin intimidad biológica. Por otra parte, la tecnología del ADN recombinante, al tiempo que aporta la enorme posibilidad de una futura terapia génica, suscita también legítimas preocupaciones sobre el correcto uso de estos conocimientos. En este artículo se abordan algunas de las cuestiones de carácter ético que ya plantea actualmente el Proyecto del Genoma Humano. Se adopta la perspectiva según la cual el respeto al patrimonio genético debería estar siempre presidido por un principio básico: no perder nunca de vista al hombre, esto es, al ser humano y su derecho a la identidad personal propia.

  18. ¿Hubo humanos diminutos en las islas Palaos?

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    Carlos A. Marmelada

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El reciente descubrimiento de 25 esqueletos de Homo sapiens en las islas Palaos (Micronesia ha causado revuelo en la comunidad científica por tratarse de humanos diminutos, quizá debido a un efecto de insularidad. Queda pendiente esclarecer cuál podría ser su relación con los Homo floresiensis, homínidos también de reducido tamaño encontrados en la isla de Flores (Indonesia.

  19. Derechos Humanos en Poblaciones Indígenas

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    Tuy, María del Carmen

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    El tema que se me ha solicitado, Derechos Humanos en Poblaciones Indígenas, para Guatemala, puedo decir que es un tema del momento, ya que recientemente se firmó El Acuerdo de Paz Firme y Duradera, en donde en los diferentes acuerdos fueron tomados en gran parte los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en este caso del pueblo Maya, Garífuna y Xinca

  20. Los Derechos Humanos y la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial

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    Alberto Carlo D´ Andreis Zapata

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    Full Text Available ResumenSer responsable socialmente y respetar los Derechos Humanos ya no es un lujo, sino una necesidad, una prioridad para poder competir de una manera leal, legal y sostenible, toda vez que el Pacto Mundial de la Naciones Unidas ha considerado que el respeto o aplicación de los Derechos Humanos debe ser una prioridad para las empresas y no puede seguir tratándose como una acción propia de las acciones de gobiernos, sino que también hace parte de las acciones de las empresas, quienes tienen obligaciones sociales y legales con todos los grupos de interés, por eso en este artículo de investigación hemos decidido resaltar nuevas cuestiones relacionadas con los derechos humanos, así como identificar y promocionar herramientas y recursos de utilidad en el campo de los derechos humanos que como producto de nuestra investigación consideramos que se traducen en buenas prácticas para las empresas.AbstractBeing socially responsible and respect human rights is no longer a luxury but a necessity, a priority in order to compete in a fair, legal and sustainable, since the Global Compact United Nations considered that respect or application of Human rights should be a priority for businesses and can not longer be treat- ed as a custom action in the actions of governments, but also part of the shares of the companies who have social and legal obligations to all stakeholders, so in this article we have chosen to highlight new research issues related to human rights and to identify and promote useful tools and resources in the field of human rights as a result of our research we consider that translate into best practices for companies.

  1. Desenvolvimento humano: contribuições da psicologia moral

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    Yves de La Taille

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    Full Text Available Procuramos avaliar as contribuições do conhecimento acumulado pela Psicologia Moral para a compreensão do desenvolvimento humano, para sustentar a tese segundo a qual a fonte energética do dever moral precisa ser procurada não só em sentimentos exclusivamente morais, mas também em sentimentos que desempenham um papel para o próprio desenvolvimento humano no seu conjunto. Três são os passos da análise deste artigo. Em primeiro lugar, verifi car se há possibilidade de articulação entre teorias psicológicas que enfatizam a dimensão afetiva da moralidade (Freud e Durkheim e outras que enfatizam a dimensão intelectual (Piaget e Kohlberg. Em segundo lugar, uma vez constatada a impossibilidade dessa articulação, sustentar que o sentimento de vergonha, presente na moralidade mas também em outras dimensões do desenvolvimento humano, é condição necessária ao sentimento de obrigatoriedade. Finalmente, analisar se tal sentimento é passível de ser evocado como fonte energética essencial nas abordagens que enfatizam a dimensão intelectual da moralidade.

  2. Entre Confucianismo y Derechos Humanos: Individuo y Rey

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    Aurelio De Prada García

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN En este artículo se aborda la cuestión de China y los derechos humanos  desde la perspectiva que, según opinión común, constituye la base de esa cultura: el confucianismo. Una perspectiva que es analizada tanto desde su marco contextual como en sí misma, cotejándola con el concepto de derechos humanos. El resultado de todo ello lleva a la conclusión de que los derechos humanos son ajenos al confucianismo y por ello a la cultura china. Sin embargo, no son necesariamente incompatibles con tal perspectiva hasta el punto de que cabria imaginar una síntesis basada en lo que aquí se llamará: el individuo y rey. ABSTRACT In this article we focus on the question of China and human rights from the point of view that, according to common opinion, is at the very basis of Chinese culture: Confucianism. This point of view is analyzed in its contextual frame as well as in itself and related to the human right’s concept. The conclusion is that human rights are foreign to Confucianism and, by extension, to the Chinese culture. Ultimately, however, human rights are not necessarily incompatible with that perspective. It is possible to imagine a kind of synthesis between them, what we’ll call here: the individual and king

  3. The effect of reduced treatment time and dosage of enrofloxacin on the course of respiratory disease caused by avian metapneumovirus and Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale.

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    Garmyn, A; Martel, A; Froyman, R; Ludwig, C; Nauwynck, H; Haesebrouck, F; Pasmans, F

    2009-11-01

    A dose titration and reduced duration medication study were performed to evaluate the current enrofloxacin treatment schedule in growing turkeys experimentally infected with avian metapneumovirus and Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale. Experimental groups of 17 four-week-old turkeys were first infected with avian metapneumovirus and 3 d later with O. rhinotracheale. Enrofloxacin treatment in the drinking water was started 24 h after O. rhinotracheale inoculation. In the dose titration study, enrofloxacin doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg of BW were administered for 5 successive days. In the reduced duration medication study, the following enrofloxacin regimens were compared: 25 mg/kg of BW per day on d 0 and 2; 15 mg/kg of BW per day on d 0, 2, and 4; and 10 mg/kg of BW for 5 successive days. In both studies, all enrofloxacin treatments were equally efficacious (i.e., equally capable of shortening the course of clinical disease), eliminating O. rhinotracheale from the respiratory tract and reducing gross lesions. Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale bacteria were not recovered from any of the birds on enrofloxacin-supplemented media, indicating that none of the used treatment regimens promoted the selection of bacterial clones with reduced susceptibility or resistance to this antimicrobial agent. In conclusion, none of the alternative enrofloxacin treatment regimens yielded better results than the current prescribed treatment (i.e., 10 mg/kg of BW for 5 successive days) of O. rhinotracheale infections in turkeys. However, the reduced duration of application would offer a less time-consuming and equally effective alternative.

  4. Derechos de los animales, deberes de los humanos

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    López de la Vieja, María Teresa

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    Full Text Available Applied Ethics usually refers to human beings, to their practical problems and to their interests. However, the sphere of ethical issues has expanded during the last years. In spite of the fact that the moral point of view is still grounded on anthropocentrism, the environment and living beings are now the aim object of some moral concern. Justice, as a moral principle, could expand itself, as well, in order to include nonhuman beings: their interest and their welfare. Prom a moderate anthropocentric standpoint, this article defends an asymmetrical moral concern. Indeed, we could understand animal' s rights only as a result of human duties towards the own species. This essay claims for direct duties to future generations of humans, and for indirect duties to nonhUman. Therefore, justice between species would enlarge justice between generations.

    La Ética aplicada se suele referir a los problemas prácticos e intereses de los seres humanos. Sin embargo, las cuestiones éticas se han ido ampliando en los últimos años. A pesar de que el punto de vista moral sigue anclado en un enfoque antropocéntrico, el medio ambiente y los seres vivos son ahora objeto de alguna consideración moral. La justicia, como principio moral, puede ampliarse también hasta incluir a los no humanos, sus intereses y su bienestar. Desde un enfoque antropocéntrico moderado, el artículo defiende en este tema una consideración moral asimétrica; pues sólo podemos entender los derechos de los animales como resultado de los deberes de los humanos hacia la propia especie. Son deberes directos hacia las generaciones futuras de humanos, deberes indirectos hacia los no humanos. Por tanto, la justicia entre especies amplía la idea de justicia entre generaciones.

  5. Los Derechos Humanos en América Latina

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    Jovanny Boss Agudelo

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl objeto central del presente artículo de reflexión se sitúa en la promoción y protección de los Derechos Humanos en América Latina. Para su desarrollo, se parte de una aproximación conceptual a la idea de los Derechos Humanos y luego se da paso a un análisis del estado de éstos (inclusión, conquista y evolución en el territorio en el contexto iberoamericano. La finalidad es responder a la pregunta por la vigencia y legitimidad de los Derechos Humanos en el marco de los grandes conflictos que han determinado a la región a lo largo del siglo XX, con especial énfasis a partir de 1948, año en que se promulga la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y nace el Derecho Internacional Humanitario como una aspiración civilista de occidente, con proyección a la defensa de la familia humana sin discriminación de nacionalidad u origen cultural. El ensayo finaliza elevando una propuesta para la intervención civil en el respeto y protección de los Derechos Humanos, desde la condición de ciudadanía como paso fundamental a la condición civil de la persona ante el Estado. AbstractThe central object of this paper is placed on the promotion and protection of human rights in Latin America. For its development of a conceptual approach to the idea of human rights and then leads a discussion of the status of these (including, conquest and evolution in the area in the Latin American context. The purpose is to answer the question of the validity and legitimacy of human rights in the context of the major conflicts that have shaped the region over the twentieth century, with special emphasis since 1948, promulgating the Declaration universal human Rights and International Humanitarian Law is born, as a civilian aspiration of the West, with projection to the defense of the human family without distinction of nationality or cultural background. The essay ends with a proposal for bringing civil action in respect and protection

  6. Humanismo y poshumanismo: dos visiones del futuro humano

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    Mariana Isabel Herazo-Bustos

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    Full Text Available El humanismo y el poshumanismo son movimientos intelectuales diferentes y relacionados para el entendimiento del ser humano. El humanismo renacentista y de la modernidad plantea que el ser humano es el sujeto autónomo de la modernidad, dueño de la voluntad y poseedor único de la razón, que lo distingue de las demás especies. Este humanismo, vi - sión del mundo que sustentó el pensamiento occidental durante años, ha sido severamente criticado por los filósofos que destacaron sus limitaciones teóricas y éticas inspiradas por la aparición de la cibernética y las nuevas tecnologías. El poshumanismo, mediante la investigación científica y las tecnologías avanzadas, aboga por la reconfiguración de la naturaleza humana y la creación de seres biológica y tecnológicamente superiores al homo sapiens; esto es posible mejorando el funcionamiento del cerebro, controlando la procreación, retrasando el envejecimiento, y así lograr la inmortalidad. El acaecimiento de esta forma de ver mundo puede ser superado desde la nostalgia humanística, exaltando en su totalidad las cualidades propias de la naturaleza humana y dándole sentido racional y moral a la vida. El proyecto de mejoramiento humano ejerce influencia amplia y profunda sobre la cultura y la sociedad contemporánea, por ello se ofrece una crítica desde un acercamiento sinérgico de estas posturas

  7. El capital humano, otro activo de su empresa

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    Marino Valencia Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available En un ambiente como el actual, de gran competencia, cambios rápidos y permanentes, la supervivencia de una organización depende de su capacidad para generar valor agregado a sus clientes y proveedores, lo cual será la base de su competitividad y posicionamiento en el mercado, pero esto, a su vez, depende de la capacidad de innovación, velocidad de respuesta, adaptabilidad al cambio y habilidad para detectar las necesidades de los participantes en la cadena de valor de la organización. El capital humano constituye un activo intangible que tiene la capacidad de apoyar el incremento de la productividad, impulsar la innovación y con ello la competitividad. Su misma naturaleza le da características definitivamente distintivas de cualquier otro tipo de recurso. Sin lugar a dudas el éxito de cualquier organización se vincula estrechamente al desempeño de todas las personas que la integran, sin importar su jerarquía, ubicación y condición, pues son ellas las que poseen habilidades, conocimientos, relaciones sociales, actitudes, valores, etc., y son ellas las que deciden dónde, cuándo y cómo utilizarlos. Los recursos humanos son fuente de ventaja competitiva de las organizaciones, por ello las empresas cada vez en mayor medida deben identificar el valor que la persona tiene para la organización y tratar de potenciarlo, al igual deben incrementar el valor que la empresa tiene para el empleado, con el fin de captar a las mejores personas y reducir el riesgo de transferibilidad de un activo tan valioso como es el capital humano.

  8. Estudio de Recursos Humanos del Sector Salud en Colombia.

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    Gustavo Malagón Londoño

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    Siendo el recurso humano el en cargado de movilizar los demás recursos e impulsarlos de tal manera que conlleve a una dinámica de producción masiva de bienes o servicios, su estudio para llegar a una identificación real, categorización, clasificación; es necesario en cualquier área del conocimiento.

    Frente al nuevo esquema de prestación de servicios propuestos, los profesionales de la salud han perdido aquella posición digna, de respeto y liderazgo dentro del sistema y dentro de su entorno social, lo cual ha llevado a muchos de ellos a desertar de sus oficios originales, con lo cual se llega a la falla en la instauración del Sistema.

    Así mismo la Ley 100 de 1993 que debió ser vista como una nueva oportunidad de negocios dentro de las diferentes profesiones de la salud, se transformó en una seria amenaza para el ejercicio independiente de cada profesión.

    No es apropiado ni satisfactorio dejar un proceso decisorio de tal magnitud en manos de otros sectores que únicamente verán y obtendrán estadísticas del acceso de la población colombiana a estudios superiores y los renglones en los cuales quieren desempeñarse y se desempeñarán en un futuro. El sector de la salud debe tomar un claro papel protagónico frente a la promulgación de políticas de formación y utilización de su recurso humano.

    La Academia Nacional de Medicina consciente del vacío existente en el sector con respecto al tema, ha querido desde su posición estratégica con respecto a las profesiones del área y las universidades, liderar un proceso que conlleve a la organización de un Estudio del recurso humano del Sector Salud en Colombia, tomando como punto de partida el censo de los trabajadores de la salud en todas las áreas, de tal manera que se identifique su disponibilidad, su capacidad, la ubicación, las facilidades laborales en zonas aisladas y su grado de satisfacción, entre otras

  9. Tratamiento del agua para consumo humano en el hogar

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    El agua es esencial para la vida y la accesibilidad del ser humano a ella le ha permitido asentarse, desarrollarse, recrearse y asegurar su supervivencia y salud. El uso cotidiano donde hombres, mujeres, niños y ancianos hacen uso de ésta, se relaciona con el acceso del agua para satisfacer necesidades básicas como el agua para bebida, higiene personal y alimentación. La privación del acceso del agua dulce ya sea en cantidades o calidades adecuadas pone en riesgo su salud y calidad de vida...

  10. Aproximación al concepto de los derechos humanos

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    Los derechos humanos han alcanzado un amplísimo reconocimiento jurídico en cuanto base normativa tanto de los actuales sistemas democráticos como de los múltiples organismos que articulan unas relaciones internacionales cada vez más intensas. En dicha noción normativa no se incluyen, sin embargo, tan sólo aspectos jurídico-formales. En su concepto se dan cita diversos atributos formales (universalidad de su adscripción, carácter absoluto e inalienabilidad, entre otras notas ...

  11. SISTEMA WEB DE GESTIÓN DE RECURSOS HUMANOS

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    Peralta Rojas, Andrés Alejandro; Solorzano Sarmiento, David Alberto

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    El departamento de Recursos Humanos de las Empresas llevan a cabo la gestión y control de los empleados manualmente (archivos impresos, documentos de Word y Excel) lo que conlleva a problemas como: gestión de trámites, pago de salarios no realizados a tiempo, poca comunicación con los empleados, deterioro de información laboral de los empleados archivados por largo tiempo. Para solucionar este problema nos basamos en la creación de un sistema web d...

  12. Del proteoma humano a la medicina transfuncional personalizada

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    Altamirano Bustamante, Myriam M.; Altamirano Bustamante, Nelly F.; Altamirano Bustamante, Eréndira; Garduño Espinosa, Juan; Muñoz Hernández, Onofre; Torres López, Javier

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    Actualmente, se ha dado una revolución tecnológica en la medicina personalizada. En esta nueva fase de la proteómica, la prioridad es la apreciación de los valores y virtudes del ser humano. Por esto, no debemos olvidar que las dos razones principales de la medicina personalizada son el reconocimiento de la dignidad de la persona y el diagnóstico y el tratamiento hecho a la medida para cada paciente, se deben tomar en cuenta el trasfondo social y el entorno ambiental a la par de los genes y l...

  13. Ciência e Direitos Humanos: direitos culturais e maternidade

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    O objetivo desse artigo é analisar a ligação entre ciência e cultura bem como seu impacto entre as mulheres, especialmente durante a maternidade, destacando a recente conquista dos espaços públicos. Foi realizado levantamento bibliográfico sobre o tema dos Direitos Humanos das Mulheres e a visão sobre as mulheres na Ciência. Posteriormente é apresentada pesquisa sobre legislações e normativas disponíveis nos portais virtuais do Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, com desta...

  14. Las 47 preguntas sobre el virus del papiloma humano, VPH

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    Elena de la Fuente Díez; Luz María Mira Ferrer

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    La prevención del cáncer de cuello uterino ha evolucionado rápidamente a consecuencia de la identificación de su causa, el Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH). La asociación VPH/Cáncer de Cuello Uterino, es aplicable tanto al carcinoma escamocelular como al adenocarcinoma. Dos de los tipos oncogénicos, los VPHs 16 y 18, son responsables del 70% de los casos de cáncer de cuello uterino a nivel mundial. El VPH es muy prevalente entre personas sexualmente activas, y se puede identificar fácilmente m...

  15. Envolvimento nos direitos humanos e sistemas de valores

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    Pereira,Cícero; Ribeiro,Ana Raquel Correia; Cardoso,Sandro José

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    Com base no modelo da análise quantitativa das representações sociais, o estudo (N = 300) tratou do posicionamento de estudantes universitários em relação aos Direitos Humanos (DHs) e à ancoragem social desse posicionamento nos sistemas de valores dos estudantes. Os resultados mostram que as representações dos estudantes sobre o envolvimento nos DHs envolvem quatro princípios organizadores: pessoal-abstrato; pessoal-concreto; governamental-abstrato; governamental-concreto. Em relação à ancora...

  16. Lazer como pratica educativa : as possibilidades para o desenvolvimento humano

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    Resumo: Os objetivos principais deste trabalho consistem em conhecer as inter-relações existentes entre lazer, educação, animação sociocultural e desenvolvimento humano integral e quais as possibilidades de se contribuir para a emancipação do indivíduo na sociedade, utilizando o lazer como prática educativa. Já os objetivos mais específicos são fundamentais à proposição de que o lazer como prática educativa, com base nos seis conteúdos culturais do lazer, pode contribuir para a formação de um...

  17. Marte: construcción del primer asentamiento humano

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    Sirviente Alonso, Carlos

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    La carrera por habitar Marte no acaba más que de empezar, pero este breve espacio de tiempo ha sido más que suficiente para conocer el escenario donde se vivirá, su problemática y posibles soluciones. En el presente trabajo se estudia la viabilidad teórica de construir un asentamiento permanente de seres humanos. Dicho asentamiento tendrá lugar en un túnel de lava, donde se creará un espacio completamente hermético del exterior. Dentro, el ambiente de relaciones sociales ser...

  18. Desarrollo humano, eutopía y viejas palabras

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    Chaime Marcuello Servós

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es presentar un marco conceptual a la noción de desarrollo humano como parte importante de una vieja pregunta en ocasiones olvidada, censurada y desde hace un tiempo recuperada por las ciencias sociales; esto es, la pregunta por la buena sociedad. Esta cuestión es algo más que un llamado ético o axiológico. Sus repercusiones son hondas y tienen un contenido social, político, económico y jurídico inevitable. El reto es recuperar una pregunta que va más allá del positivismo tecnocientífico que ha hecho de los datos cuantitativos, del economicismo, de los números y de la falta de crítica una nueva forma de alienación. En este aparente viaje a ninguna parte, no basta con reconocerse como copartícipes del destino de Sísifo, tentados por el carpe diem de Baco o hipnotizados por la vocación de Prometeo y Vulcano. El desarrollo humano ha sido un nuevo paradigma y un cambio de referentes, pero también tiene mucho de re-descubrimiento de viejas palabras.

  19. El crimen: una perspectiva desde los derechos humanos

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    Rafael Eduardo Carrillo Pumarejo

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEn este trabajo se busca analizar la relevancia que tienen los derechos humanos en el estudio del crimen. Se muestra como el estudio del crimen ha evolucionado a partir de las ideas humanitarias de la Ilustración europea hasta convertirse en una disciplina científica con diversos enfoques. Se indaga la relación entre derechos humanos, y la legislación penal internacional. Finalmente se esbozan los postulados básicos de la economía del crimen cuya preponderancia actual es innegable dado las ideas dominantes de la teoría económica neoclásica. La metodología empleada fue de tipo funcional-comparativo.AbstractThis work seeks to analyze the relevance of human rights in the study of crime. We show how the study of crime has evolved from humanitarian ideas of the European Enlightenment into a scientific discipline with various approaches. It explores the relationship between human rights and international criminal law. Finally, we outline the basic tenets of the economics of crime whose current dominance is undeniable given the dominant ideas of neoclassical economic theory. The methodology was comparative-functional type.

  20. Los Derechos Humanos y desaparecidos en dictaduras militares

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    Juan Carlos GUTIÉRREZ CONTRERAS

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La doctrina de la seguridad nacional jugó un papel predominante como soporte ideológico de las dictaduras del Cono Sur americano. Dentro de este marco se adelantó el "Plan Cóndor" que llevó a la múltiple y sistemática violación de derechos humanos en los países en los que se desarrolló. El artículo hace un análisis jurídico de la responsabilidad de los actores a la luz del derecho penal internacional y del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, con especial énfasis en la competencia para el juzgamiento de los hechos. Concluye con el análisis del terrorismo de Estado manifestado a través del genocidio, la tortura y las desapariciones forzadas cometidos durante las dictaduras militares.ABSTRACT: The doctrine of national secutiry played a leading role as an ideological endorsement of the South American dictatorships. The Plan Condor was created in this context, and it led to systematic and multiple human rights violations. This article analyzes the responsibility of different actors in the light of International Law, and puts special emphasis in the competence of courts to judge those facts. It concludes with an analysis of state terrorísm, which led to genocide, torture and disapperances under military dictatorships.

  1. Proceso experiencial: comprendiendo al ser humano en primera persona

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    Alberto De Castro

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este es un artículo de revisión y reflexión teórica acerca de los fundamentos psicológicos del proceso experiencial de los seres humanos. Este artículo nació de la necesidad de situar en primera persona la participación y postura psicológica que los seres humanos asumen en la vida cotidiana a partir de los significados, valores e intenciones que tratan de afirmar ante las distintas experiencias, situaciones y determinismos que enfrentan. A partir de la revisión de distintos autores contemporáneos, de conclusiones basadas en experiencia clínica y de los resultados de distintas investigaciones fenomenológicas hermenéuticas, se concluye que el proceso experiencial implica y está caracterizado por la interrelación entre los conceptos de deseo, voluntad, sentido, valoración, consciencia e intencionalidad.

  2. Literatura y derechos humanos: “un campo naciente”

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    M. Jimena Saenz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone una exploración de uno de los más recientes movimientos conjuntivos del “derecho y”: el área o “campo naciente” que articula las relaciones entre la literatura y los derechos humanos o, en su formulación genérica, el “derecho y las humanidades”. Ello en una escala modesta que enmarca la emergencia de ese campo de estudios en un contexto general y uno de sus más claros antecedentes académicos, para en la sección central presentar con algún detalle dos de los proyectos más representativos --y discutidos-- que se han emprendido en los últimos años y que suelen considerarse fundacionales del área. Sobre el final, se plantean algunos de los problemas y perspectivas del diálogo entre los estudios literarios y los derechos humanos

  3. Literatura e direitos humanos na obra de Sacolinha

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    Leila Lehnen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina cómo los textos de escritores de las periferias urbanas brasileñas, específicamente la obra de Ademiro Alves, o Sacolinha, reivindican los derechos humanos de los residentes de la periferia, y por consiguiente articulan su derecho de ser incluidos en la polis a través de la representación tanto de la vida cotidiana como de la injusticia social existente en la periferia urbana brasilera. A partir de la representación de estos planos, que ocurre de forma paralela en los textos aquí examinados, el autor revela las condiciones sociales adversas en las que viven muchos de los residentes de las periferias brasileñas, a la vez que articula una visión positiva de la comunidad y su cultura. Sus textos indican que los habitantes de las periferias no solamente son víctimas de violaciones de derechos humanos, sino que también tienen derechos a tener derechos (Arendt 1951.

  4. Derechos humanos y movimientos sociales: experiencia participativa en la universidad

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    Pablo Álvarez Domínguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo recoge una serie de una serie de reflexiones teóricas y prácticas, relacionadas con la necesidad de aprender en una sociedad globalizada sobre Derechos Humanos. Reto que ha de ir ligado a un compromiso de acción que debe desarrollarse en cualquiera de las esferas sociales (movimientos, asociaciones, ONG's, etc. que tenemos a nuestro alcance. Asumimos que en el contexto del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje en el contexto universitario, el tema de los Derechos Humanos es una asignatura pendiente a la que ha de dar respuesta la Universidad como institución al servicio de la sociedad y promotora del desarrollo de la justicia social. La enseñanza y el aprendizaje de estos derechos no consiste sólo en darlos a conocer, sino en asimilarlos, asumirlos e integrarlos en el proceso formativo personal, posibilitando que las personas sientan responsabilidad por su desarrollo. Para fomentar la participación social es importante motivarlas desde las emociones, para que sean capaces de implicarse en las circunstancias políticas, sociales y culturales de la sociedad civil. En este trabajo, y con el fin de fundamentar empíricamente nuestro planteamiento, describimos el desarrollo de una experiencia universitaria de participación socioeducativa que nos permite valorar el papel de los movimientos sociales en nuestro actual contexto sociocultural.

  5. El valor del silencio humano en la cultura escolar

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    J. HUMBERTO MOTTA ÁVILA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El contenido del presente artículo constituye un apartado del marco teórico de la tesis doctoral del autor, intitulada La actitud de escucha en la conversación pedagógica de aula, indagación que se ubica en el interjuego entre el lenguaje y la cultura, y se focaliza hacia las habilidades comunicativas básicas, profundizando en el fenómeno de la escucha que comparten los sujetos educativos estudiante y docente. El opúsculo se propone poner en escena el alcance de la significación que puede tener el silencio humano en el contexto de la cultura escolar actual, específicamente en la vivencia del aula, marcada por la presencia explícita del ruido y la desescucha; abordar el silencio pedagógico como un acto del lenguaje y como fundamento de la escucha áulica; y mostrar que se hace impostergable la resignificación del silencio humano a través de memes que hagan posible su comprensión y puesta en práctica en la conversación pedagógica de aula y en la comunicación cotidiana de los sujetos educativos.

  6. Gestión del talento humano y cultura organizacional en el área de recursos humanos de la UGEL 06 – Ate Vitarte, 2016

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    Angeles Macavilca, Alberto Reynoldi

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    La investigación titulada “Gestión del talento humano y cultura organizacional en el área de recursos humanos de la UGEL 06 – Ate Vitarte, 2016”, tuvo como objetivo general de establecer la relación que existe entre la gestión del talento humano y cultura organizacional en el área de recursos humanos de la UGEL 06 - Ate Vitarte, 2016. La investigación se realizó bajo el enfoque cuantitativo y método hipotético deductivo con un tipo de investigación básica y nivel descriptivo correlacional. El...

  7. Visión anatomo-mecánica del cuerpo humano en Descartes

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    Idoate García, Victor M.

    1999-01-01

    Pese a que Descartes concibe al cuerpo humano como constituido por un cuerpo (res extensa) y una alma (res cogitans), en este trabajo sólo se considerará la parte que corresponde a la descripción anatómico y mecánica del cuerpo humano.

  8. Migrantes deportados: entre la concepción de los desechos humanos y la de los derechos humanos

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    Joaquín A. Mejía R.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available La crisis económica mundial está provocando una crisis de los valores democráticos en las sociedades del Norte cuando se trata de abordar el fenómeno migratorio.Cada vez más los Estados de Europa y Estados Unidos ven en la migración un asunto que se desecha cuando ya no es útil ni rentable y los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes son sacrificados en el altar de la seguridad nacional, del orden público y de la recesión económica. De esta manera, en nombre de su soberanía, los Estadosaplican políticas migratorias que atentan contra los derechos de las poblaciones migrantes sujetas a deportación, negándoles el derecho básico a ser oído por un juez independiente e imparcial. El objetivo de este artículo es mostrar que cuando un Estado falla en su obligación de respetar y garantizar los derechos humanos,se pueden activar los sistemas de protección internacional para revertir decisiones estatales que responden a una política migratoria discriminatoria y contraria a la dignidad humana.

  9. Orden constitucional y graves violaciones de Derechos Humanos

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    Luis Jimena Quesada

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo afronta un desafío fundamental para el Derecho constitucional, a saber, el análisis del marco constitucional español referente a la responsabilidad por graves violaciones de derechos humanos. En este sentido, en primer lugar, el trabajo introduce una posición original sobre los tipos de graves violaciones de derechos humanos, las cuales están relacionadas con los más horrendos atentados contra la dignidad humana y contra las bases del sistema democrático, teniendo una proyección tanto en el plano constitucional como en el universal. A continuación, en la parte central del trabajo se examina sucesivamente siguiendo un esquema lógico las diversas etapas de lucha contra la impunidad de los individuos responsables por graves violaciones de derechos humanos: la investigación, el enjuiciamiento y la condena por esos actos criminales, sin olvidar la reparación de las víctimas. En todas esas etapas se toma en consideración el marco legal nacional (terrorismo y crímenes contra la humanidad contemplados en el Código penal y el supranacional (crímenes universales previstos en el Estatuto de la Corte Penal Internacional y en otros tratados internacionales de Derecho internacional penal y humanitario, así como en la Unión Europea; y se tiene en cuenta asimismo el progreso conocido en el ámbito de la jurisprudencia nacional (jurisdicción universal y de la jurisprudencia internacional (la puesta en funcionamiento de la Corte Penal Internacional y de los Tribunales Penales para la ex Yugoslavia y para Ruanda. Finalmente, se incluyen unas conclusiones sobre la necesidad de forjar un compromiso en la lucha contra la impunidad universal (tanto por parte de la ciudadanía como por parte de los poderes públicos, especialmente con «voluntad jurisdiccional», así como sobre los nuevos perfiles o desarrollos de los derechos fundamentales en juego (sobre todo, el derecho a la tutela judicial efectiva, el derecho a la informaci

  10. Comparative Evaluation Of Conventional Rt-pcr And Real-time Rt-pcr (rrt-pcr) For Detection Of Avian Metapneumovirus Subtype A [comparação Entre As Técnicas De Rt-pcr Convencional E Rt-pcr Em Tempo Real Para A Detecção Do Metapneumovírus Aviários Subtipo A

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    Ferreira H.L.; Spilki F.R.; dos Santos M.M.A.B.; de Almeida R.S.; Arns C.W.

    2009-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) belongs to Metapneumovirus genus of Paramyxoviridae family. Virus isolation, serology, and detection of genomic RNA are used as diagnostic methods for AMPV. The aim of the present study was to compare the detection of six subgroup A AMPV isolates (AMPV/A) viral RNA by using different conventional and real time RT-PCR methods. Two new RT-PCR tests and two real time RT-PCR tests, both detecting fusion (F) gene and nucleocapsid (N) gene were compared with an establis...

  11. Laboratory evaluation of a quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for the detection and identification of the four subgroups of avian metapneumovirus.

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    Guionie, O; Toquin, D; Sellal, E; Bouley, S; Zwingelstein, F; Allée, C; Bougeard, S; Lemière, S; Eterradossi, N

    2007-02-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) is an important pathogen causing respiratory diseases and egg drops in several avian species. Four AMPV subgroups have been identified. The laboratory diagnosis of AMPV infections relies on serological methods, on labour-intensive virus isolation procedures, and on recently developed subgroup specific reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) protocols. In the present study, both the specificity and sensitivity of a commercial real-time reverse transcription PCR (RRT-PCR) for the detection and identification of the four AMPV subgroups were evaluated. Fifteen non-AMPV avian viruses belonging to 7 genera and 32 AMPV belonging to the 4 subgroups were tested. No non-AMPV virus was detected, whereas all AMPV viruses were identified in agreement with their previous molecular and antigenic subgroup assignment. The sensitivity and quantitating ability of the RRT-PCR assay were determined using serial dilutions of RNA derived either from AMPV virus stocks or from runoff transcripts. In all cases, linear dose/responses were observed. The detection limits of the different subgroups ranged from 500 to 5000 RNA copies and from 0.03 to 3.16TCID50/ml. The results were reproducible under laboratory conditions, thus showing that quantitative RRT-PCR is a new and powerful tool for the rapid and sensitive detection, identification and quantitation of AMPVs.

  12. Immune responses and interactions following simultaneous application of live Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis and avian metapneumovirus vaccines in specific-pathogen-free chicks.

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    Awad, Faez; Forrester, Anne; Baylis, Matthew; Lemiere, Stephane; Jones, Richard; Ganapathy, Kannan

    2015-02-01

    Interactions between live Newcastle disease virus (NDV), avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines following simultaneous vaccination of day old specific pathogen free (SPF) chicks were evaluated. The chicks were divided into eight groups: seven vaccinated against NDV, aMPV and IBV (single, dual or triple) and one unvaccinated as control. Haemagglutination inhibition (HI) NDV antibody titres were similar across all groups but were above protective titres. aMPV vaccine when given with other live vaccines suppressed levels of aMPV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) antibodies. Cellular and local immunity induced by administration of NDV, aMPV or IBV vaccines (individually or together) showed significant increase in CD4+, CD8+ and IgA bearing B-cells in the trachea compared to the unvaccinated group. Differences between the vaccinated groups were insignificant. Simultaneous vaccination with live NDV, aMPV and IBV did not affect the protection conferred against aMPV or IBV. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Development of a Nucleoprotein-Based Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Using a Synthetic Peptide Antigen for Detection of Avian Metapneumovirus Antibodies in Turkey Sera

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    Alvarez, Rene; Njenga, M. Kariuki; Scott, Melissa; Seal, Bruce S.

    2004-01-01

    Avian metapneumoviruses (aMPV) cause an upper respiratory tract disease with low mortality but high morbidity, primarily in commercial turkeys, that can be exacerbated by secondary infections. There are three types of aMPV, of which type C is found only in the United States. The aMPV nucleoprotein (N) amino acid sequences of serotypes A, B, and C were aligned for comparative analysis. On the basis of the predicted antigenicity of consensus sequences, five aMPV-specific N peptides were synthesized for development of a peptide antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (aMPV N peptide-based ELISA) to detect aMPV-specific antibodies among turkeys. Sera from naturally and experimentally infected turkeys were used to demonstrate the presence of antibodies reactive to the chemically synthesized aMPV N peptides. Subsequently, aMPV N peptide 1, which had the sequence 10-DLSYKHAILKESQYTIKRDV-29, with variations at only three amino acids among aMPV serotypes, was evaluated as a universal aMPV ELISA antigen. Data obtained with the peptide-based ELISA correlated positively with total aMPV viral antigen-based ELISAs, and the peptide ELISA provided higher optical density readings. The results indicated that aMPV N peptide 1 can be used as a universal ELISA antigen to detect antibodies for all aMPV serotypes. PMID:15013970

  14. Effects of cyclosporin A induced T-lymphocyte depletion on the course of avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection in turkeys.

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    Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Dalgaard, Tina S; Kothlow, Sonja; Juul-Madsen, Helle R; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2010-05-01

    The avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) causes an economically important acute respiratory disease in turkeys (turkey rhinotracheitis, TRT). While antibodies were shown to be insufficient for protection against aMPV-infection, the role of T-lymphocytes in the control of aMPV-infection is not clear. In this study we investigated the role of T-lymphocytes in aMPV-pathogenesis in a T-cell-suppression model in turkeys. T-cell-intact turkeys and turkeys partly depleted of functional CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-lymphocytes by Cyclosporin A (CsA) treatment were inoculated with the virulent aMPV subtype A strain BUT 8544. CsA-treatment resulted in a significant reduction of absolute numbers of circulating CD4(+) and CD8alpha(+) T-lymphocytes by up to 82 and 65%, respectively (P<0.05). Proportions of proliferating T-cells within mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells were reduced by similar levels in CsA-treated birds compared to untreated controls (P<0.05). CsA-treated turkeys showed delayed recovery from aMPV-induced clinical signs and histopathological lesions and a prolonged detection of aMPV in choanal swabs. The results of this study show that T-lymphocytes play an important role in the control of primary aMPV-infection in turkeys. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Avian metapneumovirus RT-nested-PCR: a novel false positive reducing inactivated control virus with potential applications to other RNA viruses and real time methods.

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    Falchieri, Marco; Brown, Paul A; Catelli, Elena; Naylor, Clive J

    2012-12-01

    Using reverse genetics, an avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) was modified for use as a positive control for validating all stages of a popular established RT-nested PCR, used in the detection of the two major AMPV subtypes (A and B). Resultant amplicons were of increased size and clearly distinguishable from those arising from unmodified virus, thus allowing false positive bands, due to control virus contamination of test samples, to be identified readily. Absorption of the control virus onto filter paper and subsequent microwave irradiation removed all infectivity while its function as an efficient RT-nested-PCR template was unaffected. Identical amplicons were produced after storage for one year. The modified virus is likely to have application as an internal standard as well as in real time methods. Additions to AMPV of RNA from other RNA viruses, including hazardous examples such HIV and influenza, are likely to yield similar safe RT-PCR controls. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Reversion to virulence of a subtype B avian metapneumovirus vaccine: is it time for regulators to require availability of vaccine progenitors?

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    Cecchinato, M; Catelli, E; Lupini, C; Ricchizzi, E; Prosperi, S; Naylor, C J

    2014-08-06

    Empirically derived live avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) vaccines developed during the late 80s and early 90s have generally performed well in controlling turkey rhinotracheitis. Nonetheless, unstable attenuation was previously demonstrated in an AMPV subtype A vaccine. Until now this had not been investigated in subtype B vaccines due to lack of any similar availability of a vaccine progenitor or its sequence. The publication of the full genome sequence for the VCO3 vaccine progenitor facilitated a conclusive investigation of two AMPVs isolated from poults on a farm which had been vaccinated with VCO3 derived vaccine. Full genome sequencing of the isolates and their comparison to sequences of the vaccine and its progenitor, confirmed their vaccine origin. After determining the absence of extraneous infectious agents, one of these virus isolates was inoculated into 1-day-old turkeys in disease secure isolators and shown to cause disease with a severity similar to that caused by virulent field virus. This suggests that instability in live AMPV vaccines may be generalized and highlights the need for availability of vaccine progenitor sequences for the field assessment of all live viral vaccines. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Compromised T-cell immunity in turkeys may lead to an unpredictable avian metapneumovirus vaccine response and variable protection against challenge.

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    Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2010-10-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) is an important respiratory pathogen of turkeys with considerable economic impact on poultry production. Although vaccination is widely used for the control of the disease, questions regarding vaccine safety and efficacy remain to be elucidated. This report describes the problems associated with reproducibility of the aMPV-vaccine response, comparing T-lymphocyte-compromised and T-cell-intact turkeys. In three consecutive experiments, turkeys partially depleted of T-lymphocytes by treatment with cyclosporin A as well as untreated turkeys were vaccinated with a commercial live aMPV subtype A (aMPV-A) vaccine at 2 weeks of age. Two weeks later they were challenged with a virulent aMPV-A strain. Despite similar genetic background of the turkeys, comparable housing conditions under isolation and the application of the same aMPV-A vaccine, considerable variation was observed among the experiments regarding replication of the vaccine virus, vaccine-induced clinical signs and protection against challenge infection. The results indicate that differences in the outcome of aMPV-A vaccination may be associated with T-lymphocyte suppression and additionally with an interfering aMPV-B vaccine exposure at the hatchery in two of the experiments. Our study provides possible explanations for the variable protection provided by aMPV vaccines under field conditions.

  18. Integrin αvβ1 Modulation Affects Subtype B Avian Metapneumovirus Fusion Protein-mediated Cell-Cell Fusion and Virus Infection.

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    Yun, Bing-Ling; Guan, Xiao-Lu; Liu, Yong-Zhen; Zhang, Yao; Wang, Yong-Qiang; Qi, Xiao-Le; Cui, Hong-Yu; Liu, Chang-Jun; Zhang, Yan-Ping; Gao, Hong-Lei; Gao, Li; Li, Kai; Gao, Yu-Long; Wang, Xiao-Mei

    2016-07-08

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) fusion (F) protein mediates virus-cell membrane fusion to initiate viral infection, which requires F protein binding to its receptor(s) on the host cell surface. However, the receptor(s) for aMPV F protein is still not identified. All known subtype B aMPV (aMPV/B) F proteins contain a conserved Arg-Asp-Asp (RDD) motif, suggesting that the aMPV/B F protein may mediate membrane fusion via the binding of RDD to integrin. When blocked with integrin-specific peptides, aMPV/B F protein fusogenicity and viral replication were significantly reduced. Specifically we identified integrin αv and/or β1-mediated F protein fusogenicity and viral replication using antibody blocking, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) knockdown, and overexpression. Additionally, overexpression of integrin αv and β1 in aMPV/B non-permissive cells conferred aMPV/B F protein binding and aMPV/B infection. When RDD was altered to RAE (Arg-Ala-Glu), aMPV/B F protein binding and fusogenic activity were profoundly impaired. These results suggest that integrin αvβ1 is a functional receptor for aMPV/B F protein-mediated membrane fusion and virus infection, which will provide new insights on the fusogenic mechanism and pathogenesis of aMPV. © 2016 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  19. Field estimation of the flock-level diagnostic specificity of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Avian metapneumovirus antibodies in turkeys.

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    Muñoz-Zanzi, Claudia; Trampel, Darrell; Hanson, Tim; Harrison, Kristen; Goyal, Sagar; Cortinas, Roberto; Lauer, Dale

    2009-03-01

    Routine serologic testing for Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) infection of turkey flocks at slaughter is currently being used to monitor changes in the occurrence of AMPV infection in endemic areas and can also be used to detect the emergence of infection in currently unaffected areas. Because of the costs associated with false-positive results, particularly in areas that are free of AMPV infection, there is a need to obtain improved estimates of flock-level specificity (SP). The objective of this study was to estimate flock-level SP of a program to monitor AMPV infection in turkey flocks at processing using a standard enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). A study was carried out in which 37 AMPV-free flocks from 7 Midwest operations were followed serologically. Six percent, 3%, and 0.2% of total samples tested AMPV positive at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and at processing, respectively. Overall, flock-level SP increased as the cutoff increased and as age increased. Flock-level SP at processing was 97%, if a cutoff of 1 was used (the flock was classified as positive if at least 1 sample tested positive), and 100%, if any other cutoff was used. Administration of antibiotics (P = 0.02) and vaccination for Bordetella avium (P = 0.08) were positively associated with the probability of (false) positive test results. These findings suggest possible cross-reactions with other infections and highlight the need to consider variable diagnostic performance depending on farm conditions.

  20. Role of trypsin in the replication of Avian metapneumovirus subtype C (strain MN-2a) and its entry into the Vero cells.

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    Paudel, Sarita; Shin, Hyun-Jin

    2015-12-01

    To understand the molecular mechanisms of Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and the requirements involved in the infection and fusion, trypsin treatment was done in the different stages of virus; before infection, during entry and after virus infection followed by aMPV infection. The growth kinetics of aMPV was compared in time dependent manner. The effect of trypsin was found in the later stage of aMPV infection increasing the numbers of infected cells with the significant higher titer of infectious virions to that of trypsin treated before infection, during entry and aMPV. A serine protease inhibitor reduced aMPV replication in a significant way, whereas cysteine peptidase (E-64), aspartic protease (pepstatin A), and metalloprotease (phosphoramidon) inhibitors had no effect on aMPV replication. Inoculation of aMPV on Vero cells expressing the membrane-associated protease TMPRSS2 resulted in higher virus titers than that inoculated on normal Vero cells and is statistically significant (p < 0.05). Also, an inhibitor of clathrin/caveolae-mediated endocytosis had no effect on virus progeny, indicating that aMPV does not use the endocytic pathway for entry but undergoes direct fusion. The effect of lysosomotropic agents was not significant, suggesting that aMPV does not require low-pH environment in endosomes to fuse its envelope with the plasma membrane. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Integrin αvβ1 Modulation Affects Subtype B Avian Metapneumovirus Fusion Protein-mediated Cell-Cell Fusion and Virus Infection*

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    Yun, Bing-Ling; Guan, Xiao-Lu; Liu, Yong-Zhen; Zhang, Yao; Wang, Yong-Qiang; Qi, Xiao-Le; Cui, Hong-Yu; Liu, Chang-Jun; Zhang, Yan-Ping; Gao, Hong-Lei; Gao, Li; Li, Kai; Gao, Yu-Long; Wang, Xiao-Mei

    2016-01-01

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) fusion (F) protein mediates virus-cell membrane fusion to initiate viral infection, which requires F protein binding to its receptor(s) on the host cell surface. However, the receptor(s) for aMPV F protein is still not identified. All known subtype B aMPV (aMPV/B) F proteins contain a conserved Arg-Asp-Asp (RDD) motif, suggesting that the aMPV/B F protein may mediate membrane fusion via the binding of RDD to integrin. When blocked with integrin-specific peptides, aMPV/B F protein fusogenicity and viral replication were significantly reduced. Specifically we identified integrin αv and/or β1-mediated F protein fusogenicity and viral replication using antibody blocking, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) knockdown, and overexpression. Additionally, overexpression of integrin αv and β1 in aMPV/B non-permissive cells conferred aMPV/B F protein binding and aMPV/B infection. When RDD was altered to RAE (Arg-Ala-Glu), aMPV/B F protein binding and fusogenic activity were profoundly impaired. These results suggest that integrin αvβ1 is a functional receptor for aMPV/B F protein-mediated membrane fusion and virus infection, which will provide new insights on the fusogenic mechanism and pathogenesis of aMPV. PMID:27226547

  2. FAMILIA, CAPITAL HUMANO, Y PSICOLOGIA INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZACIONAL

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    Sandra Vélez Candelario

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    Full Text Available Este estudio conduce la ciencia de la Psicología Industrial/Organizacional a la familia como grupo productivo, haciendo posible analizar sus miembros como capital humano en continuo desarrollo desde los estilos de convivencia organizada por su administración familiar. En este trabajo se ha utilizado el comportamiento organizacional y administrativo en la vida diaria de la familia. Se aplicaro n la teorías administrativas y organizacionales para entender cómo estás ayudan o no ayudan en los niveles de productividad en el trabajo y la escuela en adultos y n iños, haciéndolos capaces o no de competir en la economía de su comunidad.

  3. ECONOMIA DOS RECURSOS HUMANOS: TEORIA E EVIDÊNCIAS

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    Andre Carraro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo discutir as diversas contribuições dadas ao longo das últimas décadas à economia dos recursos humanos, uma área de crescente destaque tanto entre a comunidade acadêmica, quanto entre empresários e trabalhadores. Discutem-se os diversos tópicos que compõem as abrangentes relações empresariais, estabelecidos na literatura em quatro tópicos principais: treinamento, incentivos, organização e seleção de pessoas. É feita uma análise dos principais artigos e autores de cada uma dessas subáreas, com o intuito principal de facilitar o acesso à informação, apontar caminhos para novas pesquisas e incentivar potenciais pesquisadores.

  4. O capital humano e o desenvolvimento econômico

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    Beatriz Maria Witkowski

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Um ambiente competitivo de negócios é decorrência cada vez maior de uma administração eficaz do capital humano. Estrutura, tecnologia, recursos financeiros e materiais são aspectos meramente físicos e inertes que precisam ser administrados inteligentemente por meio das pessoas que constituem a organização. A Teoria do Capital Humano é uma derivação da Teoria Econômica Neoclássica e, ao mesmo tempo, uma atualização, do axioma liberal do indivíduo livre, soberano e racional. Ressurgiu com a crise do modelo tayloris ta-fordis ta, associada à redefinição das relações de trabalho na empresa e do papel do sistema educacional. A qualidade dos funcionários de uma organização, seus conhecimentos e habilidades, entusiasmo e satisfação com seus cargos, seu senso de iniciativa para gerar riqueza, tudo isso tem forte impacto na produtividade da organização, no nível de serviço ao cliente, na reputação e na competitividade. Para qualquer que seja a área empresarial escolhida, o futuro administrador necessita ter uma visão sobre como lidar com assuntos relacionados com pessoas para alcançar o seu sucesso profissional e levar a sua organização rumo à excelência e à competitividade. Em seu conjunto, as pessoas constituem o capital humano da organização. Esse capital pode valer mais ou valer menos, na medida em que contenha talentos capazes de agregar valor à organização e torná-la mais ágil e competitiva. Portanto, esse capital vale mais na medida em que consiga influenciar as ações e os destinos da organização. A era da informação torna o trabalho menos físico e mais mental, pois as pessoas deixaram de ser fornecedoras de mão-de-obra para serem alçadas à categoria de fornecedoras de conhecimento e de competências. Do mesmo modo que o capital humano é relevante para a sociedade e para as organizações, observa-se que o desenvolvimento econômico também possui um papel de suma importância. Define

  5. Ciudadanía, universidad y Derechos Humanos

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    Juan BENITO MARTÍNEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Hablar de pedagogía de la sociedad civil a favor de los derechos humanos desde la Universidad supone evaluar sus auténticas posibilidades de educar en la ciudadanía democrática, de puertas adentro y de puertas afuera, mediante la transformación del propio currículum y el diseño de proyectos estratégicos en asociación directa con los agentes comunitarios. Es claro que el desarrollo pleno de las sociedades democráticas requiere, inexorablemente, ciudadanos con valores éticos, responsabilidad social y competencias cívicas, con la plena conciencia de los problemas culturales, ambientales y sociales que nos afectan. En este ambicioso reto, las universidades deben ser entes creadores de cultura, espacios para la participación y motor de innovación.

  6. Valores humanos y voluntariado: Un estudio en personas mayores

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    Antonio Ariza-Montes

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    Diseño/metodología: Tras un análisis exploratorio inicial, se plantea un modelo de regresión logística para determinar en qué medida el catálogo de valores personales que posee un individuo ayuda a explicar la actividad de voluntariado entre las personas mayores. Aportaciones y resultados: Los resultados del modelo permiten afirmar que el hecho de que una persona mayor done o no tiempo a actividades de voluntariado puede ser satisfactoriamente explicado por el conjunto de valores humanos. Los resultados obtenidos revelan que los voluntarios jubilados presentan mayor sentido de la autotrascendencia y predisposición hacia el cambio, a la vez que denotan más aversión hacia la autopromoción y la conservación. Implicaciones prácticas: Para mejorar el nivel de compromiso y la motivación de los voluntarios mayores jubilados, y afrontar con firmeza los retos que amenazan al sector no lucrativo, los responsables de los recursos humanos de las entidades del tercer sector deberán buscar la coherencia entre los valores individuales y la naturaleza de la actividad que va a desempeñar el voluntario, incrementando de este modo el grado de identificación de estas personas. Valor añadido: A pesar de la abundante literatura que relaciona el voluntariado en personas mayores con el bienestar, tanto en términos de salud como de beneficios socioemocionales, y con las motivaciones de este colectivo a la hora de ejercer el voluntariado, no es frecuente hallar investigaciones que adopten como foco de análisis el perfil de los valores personales que incitan a estos individuos a colaborar con causas altruistas.

  7. La gestión de recursos humanos y el desempeño laboral

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    Latorre Navarro, María Felisa

    2011-01-01

    Las organizaciones se adaptan al entorno mediante las estrategias y políticas empresariales. La gestión de la fuerza laboral es clave a la hora de adaptarse a las demandas del entorno y esto puede llevar en muchas ocasiones al éxito o el fracaso de la empresa. La gestión de la fuerza laboral se realiza mediante el sistema de gestión de recursos humanos (RRHH). Fisher (1989) subdivide el sistema de gestión de RRHH en macro recursos humanos y micro recursos humanos. Los macro RRH...

  8. Educación en Derechos Humanos y Educación Superior: una perspectiva controversial

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    Abraham Magendzo Kolstrein

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    Este artículo, a partir de una postura crítica, muestra la importancia de introducir y reforzar —como desafío ético y político— la educación en derechos humanos en la educación superior. Para formar profesionales que contribuyan, desde sus campos de acción, a crear una cultura ciudadana y respetuosa de los derechos humanos. La sugerencia es incorporar los derechos humanos en el currículum, la pedagogía, la didáctica y la evaluación en...

  9. Unidad did??ctica: concepciones filos??ficas del ser humano

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    Mart??nez Moreno, Roc??o

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    Esta unidad did??ctica se justifica en tanto que ofrece la posibilidad de estudiar al ser humano desde varias perspectivas filos??ficas, consider??ndolo desde sus diferentes dimensiones. Esto nos aleja del dogmatismo o la creencia de que el ser humano es un constructo cerrado y definible. Quiz?? desde las ciencias nos acerquemos a una visi??n de lo que ??ste es en su versi??n mec??nica o biol??gica; pero no debemos olvidar que el ser humano tambi??n est?? sujeto al paso del tiempo, a la socie...

  10. Ecuador, situación actual y perspectivas sobre el desarrollo humano.

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    Proaño Costales, María Victoria

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    El desarrollo Humano sustenta sus objetivos principales en la expansión de las capacidades humanas y en la participación libre y consciente, en las decisiones de la sociedad en su conjunto, en un marco de respeto a la diversidad cultural, La teoría del desarrollo humano, establece que el crecimiento económico es solamente un medio para expandir la potencialidad del ser humano., integra las dimensiones sociales como elementos centrales, plantea la participación democrática como un fin...

  11. Manipulación genética de seres humanos

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    Manuel Santos Alcántara

    2006-01-01

    El gran avance que ha tenido la Genética en los últimos años y, particularmente, aquello relacionado con el desciframiento del genoma humano, ha traído a la discusión pública la posibilidad concreta de manipular genéticamente a los seres humanos. El mejoramiento o perfeccionamiento genético de los seres humanos, denominado eugenesia, actualmente se ha convertido técnicamente en una realidad, motivando una profunda reflexión de tipo ético. La pregunta básica es la siguiente: aquello que es téc...

  12. La seguridad en la aviación depende de los factores humanos

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    Esperanza Lozano Alvernia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este articulo se hace un abordaje se.ncil lo de lo que significan los factores humanos para la seguridad en la aviación visto desde la ca lidad integral, de ahí que se hace una reflexión de lo que implica la calidad en las instituciones para partir de este concepto y desarrollar los aspectos de los factores humanos, de las disciplinas que orientan el estudio de los factores huma.nos, y el entrenamiento que debe recibir la tripulación de vuelo según la OACI.

  13. Dirección de recursos humanos y competitividad

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernandez

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available La Dirección de Recursos Humanos (DRH es una capacidad organizacional clasificada dentro de los activos intangibles y como tal puede convertirse en apoyo importante en la construcción de ventaja competitiva sostenida para la empresa. El presente estudio tiene el propósito de establecer hasta qué punto la DRH se constituye en soporte de la empresa colombiana para alcanzar dicha ventaja competitiva. La base empírica para la elaboración del artículo es información proveniente de la investigación "La gerencia de talento humano en las empresas medianas y grandes del occidente colombiano", en la que se encuestaron gerentes de recursos humanos de 257 empresas. Se consideraron las variables: grado de desarrollo de la DRH, ubicación del área en la estructura jerárquica, tamaño de la organización, sector económico, tipo de dirección, políticas de personal, factores claves de éxito y problemas en la gestión de RH. El grado de desarrollo de la DRH se estableció a partir de nueve componentes: percepción de autonomía del director de RH, asignación presupuestal al área, nivel educativo del director, nivel de liderazgo del director, existencia de plan estratégico en el área, estrategias innovadoras que el área ha propuesto en los últimos dos años, tiempo que el director debe dedicar a actividades no operativas ni rutinarias e indicadores de gestión que emplea el área de RH. La revisión de la literatura especializada permite concluir que los RH serán una fuente de ventaja competitiva sostenida siempre y cuando sean valiosos, escasos, relativamente inimitables e insustituibles, pero que no basta con ello si la firma carece de la organización para capitalizar el valor potencial de la gente. Esta es una capacidad que le corresponde a la DRH, que de esta manera se convierte en elemento clave para darle a los RH su característica de ventaja competitiva sostenida. Los hallazgos demuestran que el grado de desarrollo de la DRH est

  14. El origen no humano de la música

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    Juan David Leongómez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Si la música tiene un origen cultural -como suele asumirse- ¿cómo puede explicarse su universalidad? Este artículo parte de este problema para plantear la hipótesis de que el fenómeno musical tenga un origen anterior al hombre moderno, o incluso anterior al hombre mismo y sea el resultado de una serie de adaptaciones al medio; de que tenga un origen biológico y no cultural. Tras analizar diversos estudios en áreas tan diversas como la semiótica, la neurología, la etología y la evolución, en los que se ve que muchas especies animales compartimos la capacidad de reconocer y entender signos, las estructuras y capacidades necesarias para su percepción, el placer y potencialmente la producción de memorias e imágenes metafóricas que se evocan cuando escuchamos música, los procesos culturales implicados, y que en muchos casos nos comunicamos acústicamente con los mismos objetivos e incluso sobre los mismos patrones universales que los humanos usamos al hacer música, se llega a la conclusión de que es posible que la música tenga un origen no humano y que sea producto de adaptaciones evolutivas, y a la sugestiva idea de que el origen de este fenómeno -es decir el desarrollo de las estructuras básicas implicadas en los procesos musicales- pueda rastrearse teóricamente incluso hasta los reptiles. Abstract: If music has a cultural origin -as is often assumed- how can one explain its universality? This paper is based on this question to raise the hypothesis that the musical phenomenon has its origin before the arising of modern man, or even before the evolution of man himself and, therefore, is the result of a series of adaptations to the environment, having a biological rather than a cultural origin. After considering further studies in areas as diverse as Semiotics, Neuroscience, Ethology and Evolution, showing that the physiological, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual characteristics related to the musical production

  15. Pluralismo Jurídico y Derechos Humanos

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    Alexei Julio-Estrada

    2013-06-01

    1. Modelos de Estados. Los diversos modelos de Estado no sólo tienen fundamentos distintos, sino que también consecuencias diferentes respecto de su estructura institucional y cultural, ¿cuál es, a su juicio, el modelo de Estado (liberal-social-multicultural plurinacional que permite resguardar u otorgar un mejor reconocimiento a los derechos indígenas? Y ¿cuáles son las consecuencias de tratar el multiculturalismo bajo este modelo estatal?2. Modelo institucional. La construcción institucional de un Estado (poderes, funciones, relación entre los poderes, relación con la sociedad civil, entre otros aspectos es fundamental para llevar a cabo las ideas fundantes de un determinado modelo estatal. En este sentido, se ha discutido sobrela necesidad de replantear la institucionalidad una vez reconocida la multiculturalidad (nuevos poderes, nuevas relaciones entre poderes, redefinición de funciones, nuevas formas de participación. A su juicio, ¿es necesario efectuar ajustes en el modelo institucional o cabe rediseñarlo para dar reconocimiento y garantía a los derechos indígenas?3. Aporte del DIDH. El DIDH ha aportado en el reconocimiento y garantía de los derechos indígenas y de aquellos de los pueblos indígenas. A su juicio, ¿de qué forma el DIDH ha sido significativo para el avance en materia de reconocimiento de una perspectiva amplia del contenido y alcance de los derechos humanos de titulares indígenas? ¿Qué rol juega en dicho proceso el reconocimiento de los derechos colectivos?4. Límites a las prácticas culturales indígenas. Desde una perspectiva de respeto a la dignidad y los derechos humanos consagrados en las constituciones nacionales y los tratados internacionales: ¿es posible y/o justificable imponer límites a las prácticas culturales indígenas o sistemas legales indígenas?

  16. El choque de Arizona con los derechos humanos: la Ley SB 1070

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    Denise Gilman

    2011-12-01

    humanos que implica la ley, en relación con el derecho a la igualdad y la libertad y la obligación general de un Estado de promover un ambiente respetuoso de los derechos humanos, especialmente para personas tradicionalmente marginalizadas, como son los inmigrantes irregulares. El artículo concluye con un análisis de la ambivalencia imperante en Estados Unidos hacia el uso de los derechos humanos como marco para cuestionar la Ley SB 1070 y medidas similares. El artículo llama a la mayor utilización del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos como herramienta para impulsar cambios en la política y legislación de los Estados Unidos en materia migratoria.

  17. Principales prácticas de recursos humanos de las PyMEs industriales exitosas.

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    Liliana Rocío López Suárez

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El éxito competitivo de la PyME depende en parte de la buena gestión de recursos humanos,por lo que no darle el valor que requiere constituye una de las principales causas de fracasode estas empresas. La responsabilidad de la gestión eficaz de los recursos humanos recae fundamentalmenteen los directivos. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo identificarlos estilos de dirección y las principales prácticas de recursos humanos que llevan a cabo lasPyMEs industriales exitosas de México y España. Para alcanzar los objetivos antes reseñados,se ha realizado un análisis documental, así como entrevistas en profundidad a expertosen el área de recursos humanos. En este trabajo se presentan los principales resultados conrespecto a las prácticas mencionadas.

  18. Justicia y derechos humanos: posibilidades de una reflexión desde los planteamientos rawlsianos

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    Paulina Morales Aguilera

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo brinda una reflexión sobre los derechos humanos a la luz del pensamiento de John Rawls y sus planteamientos en torno a la justicia. En efecto, hablar de derechos humanos es hacer referencia indiscutiblemente a una noción de justicia que les subyace.Y hablar de justicia nos remite, indefectiblemente, a Rawls, quien en 1971 estremece el ambiente filosófico con su ya famosa Teoría de la justicia. De ella se intenta rescatar aportes para una lectura de los derechos humanos, especialmente en relación con los principios de una justicia como equidad y con las posibilidades de configurar un sujeto de derechos al amparo de la consideración de la personalidad moral del ser humano.

  19. Derechos humanos y criminología: un vínculo ignorado

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    Mario Arroyo Juárez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca analizar algunas contradicciones presentes en el discurso de los derechos humanos, y cuestionar la visión cronológica generalmente aceptada, que lleva a algunos autores a suponer que existe sólo un discurso sobre los derechos humanos. La breve revisión sobre la génesis y el desarrollo histórico de dicho discurso tiene por objeto discutir una nueva tipologia que permita distinguir y estudiar los diferentes discursos sobre derechos humanos que hoy se utilizan. Una segunda intención es demostrar cómo la criminología y la victimología, con restricciones menores, son discursos que pueden aportar conceptos útiles para una mejor comprensión y explicación de lo que acontece en torno a los derechos humanos.

  20. El proceso de selección de talento humano bajo el enfoque de competencias

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    Janeth Moreira de Vélez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de selección de talento humano por competencias no es sólo una de las fases del modelo de gestión por competencias, si no la más importante de las etapas, justamente porque de éste proceso depende la efectividad del cumplimiento de los resultados en las distintas áreas de la organización, a saber, finanzas, talento humano, producción y operaciones, marketing, administración y hasta la propia área de talento humano. En el transcurso de esta investigación, se emplean técnicas como la Entrevista de Eventos Conductuales (EEC, Assessments o Centros de Evaluación, y la aplicación de Pruebas Psicotécnicas. PALABRAS CLAVES: Competencia organizacional, competencia técnica, assessments, selección, talento humano, evento conductual.

  1. PERSPECTIVAS SANITARIAS PROMETEDORAS DEL CLONAJE HUMANO PERSPECTIVAS SANITARIAS PROMETEDORAS DA CLONAGEM HUMANO PROMISING HEALTH PERSPECTIVES FOR HUMAN CLONING

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    Fermín Rolando Schramm

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    Full Text Available Para evaluar las promesas del clonaje humano -tanto las terapéuticas como las reproductivas- se puede partir de dos puntos de vista pertinentes: el sanitario y el de la bioética laica. El punto de vista sanitario, a través de políticas públicas de prevención y de promoción de salud adecuadas a las condiciones objetivas existentes, busca proteger la población humana de enfermedades innecesarias. El clonaje puede, en principio, ser parte de una política sanitaria, con la condición de que sean respetados los derechos fundamentales del individuo -en particular el derecho a la autodeterminación personal-, los derechos sociales -como la justicia distributiva- y los derechos de tercera generación -que incluyen medidas protectoras de bioseguridad. La bioética laica busca entender la eticidad del clonaje por medio del análisis racional e imparcial de las implicaciones morales de su uso y, si se considera legítimo, proponerlo como medio para proteger la salud humana. A pesar de sus funciones aparentemente muy diferentes, tanto el clonaje terapéutico como el reproductivo buscan responder al desafío del sufrimiento humano innecesario: el clonaje terapéutico, gracias a la técnica que utiliza célulasmadre o estaminales totipotentes, busca producir órganos y tejidos para eliminar el sufrimiento evitable; el clonaje reproductivo puede también paliar formas de sufrimiento humano innecesario y puede, por ende, ser considerado un caso particular del terapéuticoPara avaliar corretamente as promessas da clonagem humana, tanto as terapêuticas como as reprodutivas, podese partir de dois pontos de vista pertinentes: o ponto de vista sanitário e o ponto de vista da bioética laica. O ponto de vista sanitário, graças a políticas públicas de prevenção e promoção da saúde adequadas às condições objetivas existentes, visa proteger a população humana do adoecimento não necessário. A bioética laica procura entender a eticidade da

  2. Investigação sobre o desamparo aprendido em humanos

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    Mariana Januario Samelo

    2008-01-01

    A literatura sobre o desamparo aprendido utilizando humanos como participantes de pesquisa, tem encontrado dificuldades metodologicas. O presente experimento teve como objetivo geral estabelecer um procedimento que permitisse controle experimental suficiente para verificacao do efeito de uma historia de incontrolabilidade, com e sem feedback de erro, sobre a aprendizagem de uma nova resposta operante em sujeitos humanos. Estudantes universitarios foram divididos em quatro grupos (n=10), deno...

  3. Incremento de la proactividad del recurso humano de la Municipalidad de Sígsig

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    Pesántez Arévalo, María de los Angeles

    2008-01-01

    Situación actual de la gestión municipal. La proactividad del recurso humano de la institución. Incrementar la proactividad del recurso humano de la municipalidad del cantón Sigsig. Capacitación del personal. Proceso de concienciación del servidor (motivación). Profesionalización. Establecimiento de valores. Implementación de un sistema de evaluación de desempeño.

  4. CONSIDERACIONES PARA LA PLANIFICACIÓN DE RECURSOS HUMANOS EN HOTELES DE LA PROVINCIA DE MANABÍ

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    Rodney Alfonso Alfonso

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue realizar consideraciones relacionadas con la actividad de planificación de recursos humanos para las entidades hoteleras de la provincia de Manabí. Se presentó la propuesta de una herramienta para el diagnóstico de la planificación de recursos humanos en entidades hoteleras, que tomó en cuenta la conformación de un equipo de trabajo especializado, una caracterización general del objeto de estudio y de manera específica o detallada del área de recursos humanos. Seguido a esto, se analiza la planificación de recursos humanos, tomando en cuenta factores internos y externos, basándose específicamente en un análisis DAFO ponderado con el criterio de expertos previamente seleccionados y la determinación del estado actual o nivel de desarrollo de la planificación de Recursos Humanos en los hoteles. Los resultados del presente trabajo han sido importantes para la planificación de recursos humanos de forma eficaz y operativa en los hoteles que integran el sistema turístico de Manabí. Además, las entidades hoteleras de la provincia demandan de una gestión de sus recursos humanos con enfoque integral y sistémico, donde es decisivo el papel que desempeña la Planificación de los recursos humanos, con una transformación tanto de métodos como de pensamiento, para emprender acciones en el logro de mejores resultados y no solo el empleo de la experiencia o intuición de los directivos.

  5. El ser humano y sus posibilidades de construcción desde el cuidado

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    Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta algunas concepciones del ser humano en relación con el cuidado de enfermería. A partir de la organización de la vida se establecen relaciones, interacciones del ser humano, sus límites y posibilidades para el cuidado con la vida, con lo cotidiano y con la naturaleza. Resalta la importancia y el compromiso en la construcción colectiva del ser ciudadano.

  6. La enseñanza de los derechos humanos en la Universidad

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    Pedro López López

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo reflexiona sobre la necesidad de la formación en derechos humanos en la enseñanza universitaria, de acuerdo con el criterio de las Naciones Unidas y del Consejo de Europa. Por otro lado, se comenta la escasa incidencia de asignaturas de derechos humanos en la Universidad española, aportando datos parciales de una muestra de titulaciones.

  7. Entre la educación en derechos humanos y los derechos humanos escolares: una aproximación desde la perspectiva de los saberes escolares

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    Leidy Viviana Muñoz Hurtado; Douglas Giovany Rodríguez Heredia

    2016-01-01

    Comprender la insuficiencia de la educación en derechos humanos como herramienta analítica implica definir el campo simbólico que rodea, desde hace más de tres décadas, su institucionalización. Sin lugar a dudas, la principal razón para impugnar la idea de educación en derechos humanos como un saber escolar —sin que por ello no permita reflexionar acerca de diversas relaciones entre escuela y derechos humanos— tiene que ver con que no se produce en el marco de la escuela misma, e incluso, a d...

  8. La cooperación al desarrollo humano: visión y alcance del enfoque de desarrollo humano en la cooperación internacional del PNUD

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    De Angelis, Ignacio

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en analizar el alcance del enfoque del desarrollo humano en los objetivos propuestos por los programas de las instituciones de cooperación internacional al desarrollo. La cooperación para el desarrollo es un concepto en constante movimiento, ya que a lo largo del tiempo su contenido se transforma adaptándose e incorporando en la actualidad lineamientos relativos al enfoque de desarrollo humano. Para explorar el alcance de este enfoque se adopta como r...

  9. Generation and evaluation of a recombinant Newcastle disease virus expressing the glycoprotein (G) of avian metapneumovirus subgroup C as a bivalent vaccine in turkeys.

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    Hu, Haixia; Roth, Jason P; Estevez, Carlos N; Zsak, Laszlo; Liu, Bo; Yu, Qingzhong

    2011-11-03

    Virulent strains of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) can cause serious respiratory diseases in poultry. Vaccination combined with strict biosecurity practices has been the recommendation for controlling both NDV and aMPV diseases in the field. In the present study, an NDV based, LaSota strain recombinant vaccine virus expressing the glycoprotein (G) of aMPV subgroup C (aMPV-C) was generated as a bivalent vaccine using a reverse genetics approach. The recombinant virus, rLS/aMPV-C G was slightly attenuated in vivo, yet maintained similar growth dynamics, cytopathic effects, and virus titers in vitro when compared to the parental LaSota virus. Expression of the aMPV G protein in rLS/aMPV-C G-infected cells was detected by immunofluorescence assay. Vaccination of turkeys with one dose of rLS/aMPV-C G induced moderate aMPV-C-specific immune responses and comparable NDV-specific serum antibody responses to a LaSota vaccination control. Partial protection against pathogenic aMPV-C challenge and complete protection against velogenic NDV challenge was conferred. These results suggest that the LaSota recombinant virus is a safe and effective vaccine vector and that expression of the aMPV-C G protein alone is not sufficient to provide full protection against an aMPV-C infection. Expression of other immunogenic protein(s) of the aMPV-C virus alone or in conjunction with the G protein may be needed to induce a stronger protective immunity against the aMPV-C disease. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  10. Development of a real-time RT-PCR assay for the simultaneous identification, quantitation and differentiation of avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B.

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    Cecchinato, Mattia; Lupini, Caterina; Munoz Pogoreltseva, Olga Svetlana; Listorti, Valeria; Mondin, Alessandra; Drigo, Michele; Catelli, Elena

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, special attention has been paid to real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) diagnosis, due to its numerous advantages over classical PCR. A new multiplex quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) with molecular beacon probe assay, designed to target the SH gene, was developed. The test was evaluated in terms of specificity, sensitivity and repeatability, and compared with conventional RT nested-PCR based on the G gene. All of the AMPV subtype A and B strains tested were amplified and specifically detected while no amplification occurred with other non-target bird respiratory pathogens. The detection limit of the assay was 10(-0.41) median infectious dose/ml and 10(1.15) median infectious dose/ml when the AMPV-B strain IT/Ty/B/Vr240/87 and the AMPV-A strain IT/Ty/A/259-01/03 were used, respectively, as templates. In all cases, the amplification efficiency was approximately 2 and the error values were 0.9375) between crossing point values and virus quantities, making the assay herein designed reliable for quantification. When the newly developed qRT-PCR was compared with a conventional RT nested-PCR, it showed greater sensitivity with RNA extracted from both positive controls and from experimentally infected birds. This assay can be effectively used for the detection, identification, differentiation and quantitation of AMPV subtype A or subtype B to assist in disease diagnosis and to carry out rapid surveillance with high levels of sensitivity and specificity.

  11. Italian field survey reveals a high diffusion of avian metapneumovirus subtype B in layers and weaknesses in the vaccination strategy applied.

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    Cecchinato, Mattia; Lupini, Caterina; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Falchieri, Marco; Meini, Amelio; Jones, Richard C; Catelli, Elena

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    The current information on the prevalence of avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection in layers is fragmentary and its true impact on egg production often remains unknown or unclear. In order to draw an epidemiologic picture of aMPV presence in layer flocks in Italy, a survey was performed on 19 flocks of pullets and layers based on longitudinal studies or sporadic samplings. aMPV was detected by reverse transcription (RT)-PCR, and blood samples were collected for serology by aMPV ELISA. Occurrences of respiratory signs and a drop in egg production were recorded. Possible involvement of infectious bronchitis (IB) and egg drop syndrome (EDS) viruses that could have caused loss of egg production we ruled out for IB virus by RT-PCR, and EDS virus was ruled out by hemagglutination-inhibition (HI). Only subtype B of aMPV was found in both pullet and layer farms. Surveys of pullets showed that most groups became infected prior to the onset of lay without showing clear respiratory signs. At the point of lay, these groups were serologically positive to aMPV. In two layer flocks, egg drops were observed and could be strongly linked to the presence of aMPV infection. Results were correlated with aMPV vaccination programs applied to the birds in three flocks on the same farm. Only a vaccination program which included two live and one killed vaccines gave complete protection from aMPV infection to the birds, while a single live vaccine application was not efficacious. The current study gives an inside view of field aMPV diffusion in Italy and its control in layers.

  12. Reproducibility of swollen sinuses in broilers by experimental infection with avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B of turkey origin and their comparative pathogenesis.

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    Aung, Ye Htut; Liman, Martin; Neumann, Ulrich; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2008-02-01

    Swollen head syndrome (SHS) associated with avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtype A or subtype B in broilers and broiler breeders has been reported worldwide. Data about pathogenesis of aMPV subtypes A and B in broilers are scarce. It has been difficult to reproduce swollen sinuses in chickens with aMPV under experimental conditions. In the field, SHS in broilers is suspected to be induced by combined infections with different respiratory pathogens. The objectives of the present study were to compare the pathogenesis of subtypes A and B aMPV in commercial broilers and to investigate the reproducibility of clinical disease. In two repeat experiments, commercial broilers free of aMPV maternal antibodies were inoculated with aMPV subtypes A and B of turkey origin. The clinical signs such as depression, coughing, nasal exudates, and frothy eyes appeared at 4 days post inoculation, followed by swelling of periorbital sinuses at 5 days post inoculation. Higher numbers of broilers showed clinical signs in subtype-B-inoculated compared with subtype-A-inoculated groups. Seroconversion to aMPV was detectable from 10 to 11 days post inoculation. The appearance of serum aMPV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay antibodies and the clearance of the aMPV genome coincided. Subtype B aMPV showed a broader tissue distribution and longer persistence than subtype A. Histopathological changes were observed in the respiratory tract tissues of aMPV-inoculated broilers, and also in paraocular glands, such as the Harderian and lachrymal glands. Overall, our study shows that representative strains of both aMPV turkey isolates induced lesions in the respiratory tract, accompanied by swelling of infraorbital sinuses, indicating the role of aMPV as a primary pathogen for broilers.

  13. Generation and biological assessment of recombinant avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) viruses containing different length of the G gene.

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    Yu, Qingzhong; Estevez, Carlos; Song, Minxun; Kapczynski, Darrell; Zsak, Laszlo

    2010-02-01

    Genetic variation in length of the G gene among different avian metapneumovirus subgroup C (aMPV-C) isolates has been reported. However, its biological significance in virus replication, pathogenicity and immunity is unknown. In this study, we developed a reverse genetics system for aMPV-C and generated two Colorado (CO) strain-based recombinant viruses containing either the full-length G gene derived from a Canadian goose isolate or a C-terminally truncated G gene of the CO strain. The truncated short G (sG) gene encoded 252 amino acids (aa), which is 333 aa shorter than the full-length G (585 aa). The biological properties of these two recombinant G variants were assessed in Vero cells and in specific-pathogen-free (SPF) turkeys. In Vero cells, the short G variant displayed a similar level of growth dynamics and virus titers as the parental aMPV-CO strain, whereas the full-length G variant replicated less efficiently than the sG variant during the first 72 h post-infection. Both of the G variants induced typical cytopathic effects (CPE) that were indistinguishable from those seen with the parental aMPV-CO infection. In SPF turkeys, both of the G variants were attenuated and caused little or no disease signs, but the full-length G variant appeared to grow more readily in tracheal tissue than the sG variant during the first 5 days post-infection. Both G variants were immunogenic and induced a slightly different level of antibody response. These results demonstrated that the large portion (333 aa) of the extracellular domain of the viral attachment protein is not essential for virus viability in vitro and in vivo, but may play a role in enhancing virus attachment specificity and immunity in a natural host. (c) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Protection conferred by a live avian metapneumovirus vaccine when co-administered with live La Sota Newcastle disease vaccine in chicks

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    Kannan Ganapathy

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the effects on specific pathogen-free (SPF chicks when avian metapneumovirus (aMPV and Newcastle disease virus (NDV La Sota strain vaccines are co-administered. Day-old SPF chicks were divided into five groups. The first group was inoculated with sterile water (SW and the rest of the groups were inoculated with live NDV vaccine VG/GA by the oculo-oral route. At 21 days-old, the unvaccinated chicks were again inoculated with SW. The four VG/GA-vaccinated groups were further inoculated with (i SW, (ii live aMPV vaccine, (iii live NDV La Sota, or (iv combined live NDV La Sota and live aMPV, respectively. Chicks were monitored for post-vaccination reactions and oropharyngeal swabs were collected for vaccines detection. Blood samples were collected to detect aMPV ELISA and NDV haemagglutination-inhibition antibodies. Twenty-one days following the second vaccination, six chicks from each group were challenged with virulent NDV or aMPV respectively. Chicks were monitored for clinical signs and mortality and oropharyngeal swabs collected for aMPV detection. Results showed that, when challenged with a virulent aMPV, both chicks previously vaccinated with VG/GA and subsequently given aMPV vaccine singly or in combination with La Sota were equally protected against clinical signs. Chicks that were vaccinated against NDV either once with VG/GA or followed by La Sota (singly or in combination with aMPV were fully protected when challenged with velogenic NDV. We concluded that simultaneous administration of live aMPV and NDV La Sota vaccines have no adverse effects on protection conferred by either live vaccine.

  15. Pathogenesis of Riemerella anatipestifer in turkeys after experimental mono-infection via respiratory routes or dual infection together with the avian metapneumovirus.

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    Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Ryll, Martin; Behr, Klaus-Peter; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2009-12-01

    Riemerella anatipestifer (RA) is the causative agent of septicaemic and exudative diseases in a variety of bird species. Despite numerous outbreaks, little is known about the pathogenicity of RA for turkeys. We investigated the development of RA-induced disease in commercial turkey poults following RA inoculation via different respiratory routes. Inoculation by aerosol or injection into the abdominal air sac led to systemic infection and mild gross lesions, including pericarditis, epicarditis and airsacculitis, which were less pronounced compared with field outbreaks. It was speculated, that viral pathogens, such as the avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), may exacerbate RA pathogenesis under field conditions. We inoculated turkey poults with virulent aMPV. Subsequently, aMPV-infected and virus-free birds were exposed 3 to 5 days later to a high dose of RA by aerosol (>10(10) colony-forming units/ml in 8 ml aerosol per 11 or 12 birds) or were inoculated 4 days later with a low RA dose (10(4.9) colony-forming units per bird) via the intranasal route. Intranasal RA inoculation with the low bacterial dose led to a respiratory and systemic RA infection in aMPV-infected birds, while virus-free birds remained RA-negative. Following exposure to a high RA dose by aerosol, aMPV-infected groups showed slightly enhanced incidences of gross lesions and RA re-isolation. The present study clearly confirms that RA is pathogenic for turkeys after experimental inoculation via respiratory routes, which are speculated to be the natural route of infection. However, experimental models in this study did not reproduce the severity of RA-related disease as observed under field conditions, which emphasizes the importance of other contributing factors. aMPV-induced respiratory lesions may serve as a predisposing factor for the establishment of RA infection, since they favour colonization of the bacterium.

  16. A genetically engineered prime-boost vaccination strategy for oculonasal delivery with poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticles against infection of turkeys with avian Metapneumovirus.

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    Liman, Martin; Peiser, Lieselotte; Zimmer, Gert; Pröpsting, Marcus; Naim, Hassan Y; Rautenschlein, Silke

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    In this study we demonstrated the use of an oculonasally delivered poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticle (PLGA-MP)-based and genetically engineered vaccination strategy in the avian system. An avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) fusion (F) protein-encoding plasmid vaccine and the corresponding recombinant protein vaccine were produced and bound to or encapsulated by PLGA-MP, respectively. The PLGA-MP as the controlled release system was shown in vitro to not induce any cytopathic effects and to efficiently deliver the F protein-based aMPV-vaccines to avian cells for further processing. Vaccination of turkeys was carried out by priming with an MP-bound F protein-encoding plasmid vaccine and a booster-vaccination with an MP-encapsulated recombinant F protein. Besides the prime-boost F-specific vaccinated birds, negative control birds inoculated with a mock-MP prime-boost regimen as well as non-vaccinated birds and live vaccinated positive control birds were included in the study. The MP-based immunization of turkeys via the oculonasal route induced systemic humoral immune reactions as well as local and systemic cellular immune reactions, and had no adverse effects on the upper respiratory tract. The F protein-specific prime-boost strategy induced partial protection. After challenge the F protein-specific MP-vaccinated birds showed less clinical signs and histopathological lesions than control birds of mock MP-vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups did. The vaccination improved viral clearance and induced accumulation of local and systemic CD4+ T cells when compared to the mock MP-vaccination. It also induced systemic aMPV-neutralizing antibodies. The comparison of mock- and F protein-specific MP-vaccinated birds to non-vaccinated control birds suggests that aMPV-specific effects as well as adjuvant effects mediated by MP may have contributed to the overall protective effect.

  17. Estimación temporal en seres humanos mediante el procedimiento pico con interrupciones

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    Ramsés Vázquez-Lira

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    Full Text Available Diversos procedimientos empleados en el estudio del aprendizaje animal hansido adaptados para investigación con humanos; específicamente, los procedimientosde intervalo fijo, bisección y generalización temporal, y el procedimientopico, originalmente empleados para estudiar el proceso de estimación temporalen animales no humanos, han sido también utilizados con humanos, brindandoimportantes conocimientos para la comprensión del comportamiento humano. Elpresente trabajo reporta la adaptación para humanos del procedimiento pico coninterrupciones, utilizado en las últimas décadas para dilucidar aspectos atencionalesy mnémicos del proceso de estimación temporal. Se encontró que los 35participantes (22.3 ± 3.1 años de edad tienden a detener su estimación temporaldurante la interrupción, conservando en memoria temporal el tiempo previo a lainterrupción; los presentes resultados sugieren que la tasa de decaimiento dememoria temporal en humanos es menor que en cualquiera de las otras especiesque han sido evaluadas en este procedimiento.

  18. Uma análise discursiva da abordagem nacional dos direitos humanos na imprensa escrita brasileira

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    Cássia Maria Rosato

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo investiga cómo los Derechos Humanos fueron difundidos en la prensa escrita brasileña, a través del análisis de editoriales del periódico Folha de Sao Paulo en 1987 y 1997. Se trata de una investigación cualitativa con referencial teó- rico-metodológico de la Psicología Social Discursiva y de herramientas conceptuales de Michel Foucault. Los principales resultados revelan la existencia de una dicotomía en el modo como los Derechos Humanos se comprenden en los contextos nacionales e internacionales. En contextos nacionales, los Derechos Humanos suelen asociarse a la seguridad pública y el crimen. De otro lado, en coyunturas internacionales, el periódico propaga una noción más ampliada de Derechos Humanos, especialmente derechos civiles y políticos. La principal diferencia se refiere al énfasis dado a los Derechos Humanos como cuestión de prisiones, en la década de 1980, mientras que en la década de 1990, la policía surge como un importante actor en el campo de Derechos Humanos, especialmente en un enfoque de violación de derechos.

  19. DIREITOS HUMANOS: DIVERSIDADE CULTURAL, EDUCAÇÃO E DEMOCRACIA

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    José Wilson Rodrigues de Melo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma conceituação ampla dos direitos humanos (DDHH, tendo como ponto fulcral a dignidade humana. O objeto do estudo é entrecortado pela tríade educação, diversidade cultural e democracia. Tomando-se a diferença como elemento de esteio das sociedades multiculturais, busca-se na educação um elemento fundamental para o respeito à diversidade na perspectiva da emancipação. Uma educação efetivada por meio de um currículo multicultural. Neste, a diferença é um atributo de respeito para a superação das desigualdades. Os racismos e preconceitos são instituídos como elementos danosos à democracia. É premente, pois, articular a igualdade e a diferença. Assim, a atenção à diferença institui-se como forma de reconhecimento e autonomia. O direito à diferença é indispensável à dignidade humana. Do contrário, os “humanos” perdem a completude. Respeitar as diferenças é uma busca constante de emancipação e estabelecimento de uma cultura de paz.

  20. A soberania e os direitos humanos Sovereignty and human rigts

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    Celso Lafer

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    Full Text Available À suposição hobbesiana de que não há limites éticos ao subjetivismo das soberanias, no plano internacional, podem se contrapor dois modelos, um inspirado em Grocio e o outro em Kant. Somente o modelo kantiano é capaz de reconhecer plenamente a universalidade dos direitos humanos e responder aos desafios que as tendências centrípedas (produzidas pela globalização econômica e centrífugas (originadas dos nacionalismos e particularismos étnicos e religiosos de todo tipo apresentam à convivência internacional.The Hobbesian claim that in international relations there is no way of submitting the subjectivism of the sovereingties to ethical constraints may be rejected on either Grotius' or Kant's terms. But only a broadly Kantian approach is able to recognize the universality of human rights and to meet two kinds of challenge to international coexistence: those related to the centripetal forces of global economic interdependence and those related to the centrifugal forces arising from the sharpening of national, ethnic and religious differences.

  1. humano. Un estudio en 3º de ESO

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    Jesús Ramón Girón Gambero

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    alimentos. La investigación se ha llevado a cabo con el objetivo de estudiar el desempeño del alumnado en elanálisis de un video publicitario en un contexto real de aula, mediante un estudio de caso en 3º de EducaciónSecundaria Obligatoria. Se utiliza un anuncio televisivo que incluye un modelo para explicar cómo actúa unconocido producto probiótico en el organismo. Para obtener datos y evidencias se han utilizado el diario delprofesor, grabaciones en vídeo de las clases y los cuadernos de trabajo de los estudiantes. En los resultados sedestacan los elementos más fácilmente interpretables y las dificultades del alumnado para comprender el modelodel anuncio. Finalmente, como implicación educativa, se formulan algunas ideas que podrían formar parte de un modelo escolar que explique cómo actúan las defensas en el intestino humano, integrando aquellos aspectos positivos identificados en el anuncio con algunos elementos de los propios modelos de los alumnos y las ideas científicas al respecto.

  2. Dificultades actuales del sistema internacional de derechos humanos

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    José Augusto Lindgren-Alves

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    Full Text Available Los derechos humanos, después de alzcanzar el punto culminante de popularidad en la Conferencia de Viena de 1993, entraron en uma fase de descrédito, que aún perdura. Eso ocurrió por varios motivos, algunos de los cuales están al interior del propio sistema estabelecido para promocionarlos. Los factores principales advienen de la contradicción entre la aserción verbal de los derechos fundamentales de todos y el “consenso” neoliberal simultaneamente impuesto a la esfera económica. Otros son inherentes al activismo fragmentario, sin noción de causa y efecto, desvinculado de la realidad en vuelta. Los problemas de segundo tipo son corregibles si para eso hubiese coherencia y destemor de críticas en las atitudes de los actores influyentes. El texto examina los componientes de ese sistema internacional e identifica las razones de su presente desvaluación.

  3. Educación en derechos humanos en Argentina. Notas sobre el proceso de incorporación de los derechos humanos en los contextos educativos

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    Mónica Fernández

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se efectúa una caracterización sintética de los diversos contextos políticos y económicos que fueron habilitando la incorporación de los derechos humanos en diversas instituciones de la República Argentina, pasando por zonas educativas formales y no formales; es decir, comunitarias y jurídicas, hasta llegar a formar parte de las currículas de todos los niveles educativos. El propósito es visualizar cómo se fue desarrollando y desde cuáles esferas de la cultura se fue impulsando y demandando la necesidad de educar en y para los derechos humanos. Dado que uno de los fines de la educación es la necesidad de formar a la ciudadanía, este artículo pretende hacer visible que los derechos humanos son un modo de ejercerla y que la esfera educativa es el contexto propiamente dicho para que los derechos humanos se respeten en las diversas prácticas culturales.

  4. O direito à terra como um direito humano: a luta pela reforma agrária e o movimento de direitos humanos no Brasil

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    Rossana Rocha Reis

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é analisar, por meio da história recente dos movimentos sociais que lutam pela reforma agrária no Brasil, a construção do direito à terra como um direito humano. A partir dos anos de 1970, a interação de movimentos camponeses da Igreja Católica progressista e da rede transnacional de direitos humanos confluiu na produção dessa ideia da posse da terra como um direito humano, que marcou não apenas a luta pela terra no Brasil, como também influenciou a forma como o próprio movimento de direitos humanos foi construído no país e na maneira como ele se inseriu nessa rede transnacional de ativistas.This article seeks to analyze, within the recent history of social movements that struggle for agrarian reform in Brazil today, the build of the land rights as a human right. Since the 1970s, the interaction between peasant movements, the progressive church and the transnational network of human rights has converged into this idea that the land rights are a human right, which not only has marked the character of the struggle for land in Brazil, but has also influenced the way in which the human rights movement has been constructed in the country and how it has taken its place within the transnational network of human rights activism.

  5. Virus del Papiloma humano Human Papilloma virus (HPV

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    José G Sanabria Negrín

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de actualizar la información existente sobre el Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH se realizó una revisión bibliográfica de artículos basados en la evidencia de nivel I-II. Fundamentalmente fueron revisados los publicados en la biblioteca Cochrane, Dynamed, Evidence-Based Medicine Updates, New England Journal of Medicine, J Clinical Oncology, Medscape, PubMed, artículos de la Agencia Internacional del Cáncer de Francia, y HPV Today, en inglés, francés, portugués o español, de los últimos 5 años, y se hace referencia a artículos originales de importancia de años anteriores. Se revisaron los siguientes aspectos: Definiciones, epidemiología, etiología: Virus del Papiloma Humano, factores de riesgo, clínica de la infección por el VPH, implicación clínica, pesquisaje de masas, tratamiento, prevención primaria y secundaria; y problemas sociales derivados. La infección por el VPH es sexualmente transmitida, por lo tanto es prevenible, y puede ser curable. Es un virus ADN que necesita de un epitelio para su replicación y completar su ciclo vital. La expresión de sus genes constituyentes varía dentro del epitelio, y de una parte del epitelio a otra, dependiendo del tipo de lesión. Se ha detectado la infección desde la infancia, aún sin relaciones sexuales, para llegar a un clímax alrededor de los 30 años, para luego decrecer. Las alternativas actuales son la prevención primaria mediante el uso de anticonceptivos de barrera, el uso de las vacunas profilácticas, y después que está instaurada la infección las vacunas terapéuticas que se están desarrollando. En todos los aspectos se pueden detectar problemas sociales, desde el diagnóstico con el peso de ansiedad, la carga social que proporciona la infección y las consecuencias que de ella derivan.Aimed at updating the current information on Human Papillomavirus (HPV evidence-based articles and papers about levels I-II were reviewed. The articles and papers

  6. Teste alternativo para detecção de coliformes em leite humano ordenhado

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: comparar um método alternativo com o teste do número mais provável (NMP para detecção de coliformes totais em leite humano ordenhado. Métodos: 343 amostras de leite humano ordenhado, obtidas a partir de frascos oriundos de coleta domiciliar, recebidas pelo Banco de Leite Humano do Instituto Fernandes Figueira - IFF, por doadoras previamente orientadas, foram encaminhadas ao laboratório de controle de alimentos do IFF e empregadas na comparação de dois métodos: 1 - técnica do número mais provável, conforme descrito no Standard methods for the examination of dairy products; 2 - método alternativo proposto. Resultados: os microorganismos do grupo coliformes foram detectados em 31,2% das amostras analisadas, com populações variando de 3,0 x 100 a 1,1 x 104 coliformes totais N.M.P/ml. A comparação do teste clássico com o alternativo revelou resultados semelhantes quanto à recuperação de microorganismos coliformes em amostras de leite humano ordenhado. O método alternativo detectou a presença de coliformes totais em todas as amostras contaminadas e em quatro amostras não contaminadas, segundo o teste de NMP. Conclusão: o teste alternativo permite constatar a presença ou ausência de coliformes, tornando-se útil no controle de qualidade dos frascos de leite humano ordenhado pasteurizados, manipulados nos bancos de leite humano. Portanto, o teste de NMP pode ser substituído pelo teste alternativo, que poderá ser empregado como rotina nos bancos de leite humano, já que seu custo equivale a 1/7 do tradicional.

  7. Una concepción integradora del aprendizaje humano

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    Diego González Serra

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-795X.2015v33n1p119 En el decurso histórico de la psicología científi ca han sido desarrolladas diferentes teorías del aprendizaje que son unilaterales pues abordan aspectos parciales, los cuales son concebidos de manera absoluta en detrimento de la consideración de otros. Sirva de ejemplo la contraposición entre las teorías de estímulo-respuesta, de un lado, y las teorías cognitivas o humanistas del otro. Por ello, los que somos partidarios del conocimiento más pleno y objetivo del psiquismo, consideramos necesario trabajar en pro de una teoría dialéctica, sintética o integradora, del aprendizaje que asimile críticamente, vuelva a elaborar e integre todo lo que la psicología mundial ha aportado en esta dirección. De acuerdo con el principio de la unidad dialéctica del análisis y la síntesis, esto no niega sino afi rma la necesidad de teorías analíticas o parciales que profundicen, sin hiperbolizar ni caer en enfoques unilaterales, en la naturaleza de los distintos aspectos y momentos del aprendizaje humano y animal. Nuestra posición es dialéctica por cuanto nos esforzamos por un enfoque multilateral que enfatice el aprendizaje humano como un refl ejo de su medio socio histórico y a la vez tenga en cuenta su función creadora de aquello que se aprende. Planteamos la necesidad de desarrollar y exponer una teoría psicológica del aprendizaje como una temática central de la psicología general y de la pedagógica, de gran importancia teórica y práctica. Esta es una tarea colectiva y a largo plazo. En el presente capítulo avanzamos algunos criterios que podemos discutir, mantener, abandonar o perfeccionar.   Uma visão integradora da aprendizagem humana  Resumo No percurso histórico da psicologia científica foram desenvolvidas diferentes teorias de aprendizagem que, por serem unilaterais, abordam aspectos parciais. Ao concebê-las de maneira absoluta, ignoram-se outros

  8. RECURSOS HUMANOS EN LAS FILOSOFÍAS GERENCIALES Y TENDENCIAS DE LA GESTIÓN DE LOS RECURSOS HUMANOS EN EL MUNDO

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    María Sonia Fleitas Triana

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    El mundo empresarial contemporáneo está caracterizado por tres fuerzas que son determinantes en la definición de las estrategias empresariales: los clientes, la competencia y el cambio. Los recursos humanos constituirán en el siglo XXI el recurso competitivo más importante, pues son determinantes en la materialización de las relaciones con los clientes, constituyen una fuente de ventaja competitiva sustentable y con una adecuada preparación desempeñan un importante papel como agentes de cambio de las organizaciones. Sin embargo, todo lo anterior solo es posible cuando se logra una correcta gestión de dichos recursos. En el articulo se expondrán antecedentes de la actual gestión de recursos humanos, la dimensión humana de la empresa del futuro y los rasgos más significativos de las actuales concepciones de gestión de los recursos humanos.Se presentan modelos de gestión de recursos humanos reconocidos internacionalmente insistiendo en el carácter sistemático de la gestión de los recursos humanos y en la definición de políticas y actividades claves que deben ejecutar los empresarios con vistas a lograr bienestar individual, bienestar social y eficacia en la organización.

  9. La implementación de los Principios Rectores ONU sobre empresas y derechos humanos en España

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    Inmaculada Vivas-Tesón

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se ha cristalizado la expectativa social de que los entes empresariales, y en particular, las empresas transnacionales, tienen el deber de respetar los derechos humanos. Esta expectativa se ha plasmado, entre otros, en la adopción en 2011 de los Principios Rectores sobre empresas y derechos humanos por el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas. En esta comunicación trataremos las implicaciones para España del marco de Naciones Unidas sobre empresas y derechos humanos y sus implicaciones para España.

  10. Análisis comparativo 1995-2000 del desarrollo humano de los estados de Colima, Jalisco y Nayarit

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    Francisco José Zamudio; José Luis Romo; Domingo Rosas

    2005-01-01

    Este estudio consiste en el análisis comparativo del desarrollo humano en los estados de Colima, Jalisco y Nayarit para el periodo 1995-2000. Se utilizan tres indicadores: el Índice de Desarrollo Humano con Producto Interno Bruto per cápita; el Índice de Desarrollo Humano con servicios, y el Índice de Desarrollo Humano relativo al género. Adicionalmente, se hace un análisis crítico sobre la variación e inequidad y se analiza la calidad de ese desarrollo.

  11. Influencia del capital humano en la calidad de la auditoría contable

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    Mónica Fernández

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objeto: Se estudian los determinantes de calidad del capital humano y del servicio en empresas de auditoría y principalmente cómo cualidades del capital humano inciden en la calidad del servicio prestado. Diseño/metodología: Se realizó un cuestionario a una muestra de socios de una firma de auditoría relevante. Con los datos de los cuestionarios se obtuvieron los mejores indicadores de calidad de capital humano y calidad del servicio respectivamente. Posteriormente, se elaboran tablas de contingencia, con los datos tratados, para determinar las probabilidades de encontrar equipos con elevado nivel de capital humano, equipos con elevado nivel de servicio y ver si dentro de los equipos con alto desarrollo de su personal, el nivel del servicio es más alto o no. Aportaciones y resultados: La calidad del factor humano es un activo intangible determinante en las organizaciones, especialmente en las que prestan servicios que requieren una alta capacitación profesional como ocurre en el sector de auditoría. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto que determinadas capacidades del capital humano inciden de forma relevante en factores asociados a la calidad del servicio de auditoría. El análisis realizado sugiere que una buena gestión e inversión en el capital humano de las mencionadas empresas, incide en la calidad del servicio prestado al cliente. Limitaciones: El trabajo se ha podido realizar en una única firma de auditoría y la muestra no ha sido muy elevada. Pretendemos conseguir ampliar las muestras y las firmas participantes en próximas investigaciones. Valor añadido: En este análisis la variable más destacada, en cuanto a capital humano se refiere, es la experiencia y formación en la industria. Políticas de buena gestión del capital humano pueden fomentar una cultura donde el objetivo de ética y transparencia, contribuyan a mejorar los servicios prestados.

  12. Surgimiento de un derecho americano de los derechos humanos en America Latina

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    Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La dinámica propia de America Latina y la actividad de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos han estimulado el surgimiento de un Derecho Americano de los Derechos Humanos. El Derecho Americano de los Derechos Humanos se nutriría de las tradiciones constitucionales comunes de los Estados americanos y de los instrumentos internacionales de derechos humanos. El Derecho Americano de los Derechos Humanos demarcaría un espacio de orden público americano. Actualmente, las características fundamentales de este orden jurídico serían la promoción de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales, la protección de la diversidad cultural y el desarrollo del dominio del ius cogens. The own Latin-American dynamic and the Interamerican Human Rights Court activity have fostered the emergence of an American Human Rights Law. American Human Rights Law would be fed on states’ common constitutional traditions and international human rights instruments. The American Human Rights Law would delimit an American space of public order. Nowadays, the main features of this legal order would be the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights, the protection of cultural diversity and the development of ius cogens’ field.

  13. Induction of local and systemic immune reactions following infection of turkeys with avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) subtypes A and B.

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    Liman, Martin; Rautenschlein, Silke

    2007-02-15

    Most of the studies regarding the immunopathogenesis of avian Metapneumovirus (aMPV) have been done with subtype C of aMPV. Not much is known about the immunopathogenesis of aMPV subtypes A and B in turkeys. Specifically, local immune reactions have not been investigated yet. We conducted two experiments in commercial turkeys. We investigated local and systemic humoral and cell mediated immune reactions following infection with an attenuated vaccine strain of aMPV subtype B (Experiment I) and virulent strains of aMPV subtypes A and B (Experiment II). Turkeys infected with virulent aMPV strains developed mild respiratory signs while birds inoculated with the attenuated aMPV did not show any clinical signs. Virus neutralizing antibodies were detected locally in tracheal washes and systemically in serum as soon as 5-7 days post aMPV infection (PI) independent of the strain used. Virus neutralizing antibody titres peaked at 7 days PI and then antibody levels declined. The peak of serum ELISA antibody production varied between infected groups and ranged from 14 and 28 days PI. All aMPV strains induced an increase in the percentage of CD4+ T cell populations in spleen and Harderian gland at days 7 or 14 PI. Furthermore, as shown in Experiment I, infection with the attenuated aMPV-B strain stimulated spleen leukocytes to release significantly higher levels of interferons (IFNs), interleukin-6 and nitric oxide in ex vivo culture in comparison to virus-free controls up to 7 days PI (P<0.05). As detected by quantitative real time RT-PCR in Experiment II, infection with virulent aMPV induced an increased IFNgamma expression in the Harderian gland in comparison to virus-free controls. IFNgamma expression in the spleen varied between aMPV strains and days PI. Overall, our study demonstrates that aMPV subtypes A and B infection induced humoral and cell mediated immune reactions comparable to subtype C infections. We observed only temporary stimulation of serum virus neutralizing

  14. Vaccination of commercial broiler chicks against avian metapneumovirus infection: a comparison of drinking-water, spray and oculo-oral delivery methods.

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    Ganapathy, Kannan; Bufton, Andrew; Pearson, Andrew; Lemiere, Stephane; Jones, Richard C

    2010-05-21

    Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) has become an important cause of viral respiratory infections in turkey and chickens. Live and inactivated vaccinations are available worldwide for prevention of disease and economic losses caused by this pathogen. The efficacy of these vaccines is vigorously tested under laboratory conditions prior to use in the field. In this study, a live subtype B aMPV vaccine was administered by spray, drinking water or oculo-oral methods to separate groups of broiler chicks under field conditions. Following this, the chicks were immediately transferred to separate rooms in an experimental isolation house, monitored and challenged with virulent subtype B aMPV. No clinical signs were recorded following the vaccination methods. In the oculo-oral vaccinated chicks, 40-60% of the birds were vaccine virus positive by RT-PCR. In addition, in comparison to other groups, statistically higher levels of aMPV ELISA antibodies were detected. After spray vaccination, the number of chicks positive for the vaccine virus increased gradually from 10% at one week to 30% by 3 weeks post vaccination. Following drinking water vaccination, 30% of chicks were aMPV positive at 1 week but negative by 3 weeks post vaccination. In both, spray and drinking water vaccinated groups, no ELISA antibodies were detected, but when challenged all chicks were protected against disease. At 5 days post challenge, 100% of chicks in the unvaccinated and those vaccinated by spray or drinking water routes but only 20% of the oculo-oral-vaccinated chicks were aMPV positive by RT-PCR. At 10 days post challenge, 10% of chicks in each group were aMPV RT-PCR positive. On challenge, all vaccinated chicks were protected against disease. It appears that when aMPV vaccine is accurately applied to chicks by spray or drinking water routes, both are capable of giving protection against clinical disease equal to that induced in those chicks vaccinated individually by the oculo-oral route. Copyright 2010

  15. Las 47 preguntas sobre el virus del papiloma humano, VPH

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    Elena de la Fuente Díez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La prevención del cáncer de cuello uterino ha evolucionado rápidamente a consecuencia de la identificación de su causa, el Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH. La asociación VPH/Cáncer de Cuello Uterino, es aplicable tanto al carcinoma escamocelular como al adenocarcinoma. Dos de los tipos oncogénicos, los VPHs 16 y 18, son responsables del 70% de los casos de cáncer de cuello uterino a nivel mundial. El VPH es muy prevalente entre personas sexualmente activas, y se puede identificar fácilmente mediante el uso de tecnologías capaces de detectar ADN y otros biomarcadores del VPH. El ADN y los biomarcadores se pueden detectar en todas las fases de la historia natural de la infección y del proceso neoplásico. Dicha trazabilidad unida a la validación clínica de las tecnologías de identificación, han permitido mejorar los protocolos de cribado del cáncer cervical. La proteína principal del virión, ya expresada, produce inmunógenos capaces de inducir fuertes respuestas inmunitarias cuando se administran vía intramuscular, y ésta es la base de la Vacuna frente a VPH.The UCC (Uterine Cervical Cancer prevention has suffered a great evolution because of the knowing of its cause, wich is the HPV (Human Papillomavirus. The association HPV / UCC is available also to Scamocellular Carcinome to Adenocarcinome. Mundially, the oncogenic types, 16 and 18, are responssible of 70% of cases of UCC. HPV is very prevalent in sexually active people, and it’s easy identify by using DNA amplyfiyng technologies and other biomarkers. These ones can be detected in hole virus natural life, including the neoplasic process. The tazability and the clinic validation of this technologies, have improved to get a better screening of the UCC. The main HPV protein, is able to produce a strong inmunitary response, when it’s given by intramuscular punctury; and this is the explanation of the HPC vaccine.

  16. Implicancias éticas del proyecto genoma humano

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    Maria Graciela De Ortuzar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente informe analizo críticamente el posible uso de la información genética individual y sus implicancias en la distribución de recursos en salud. Para ello, comienzo con el argumento de la ?equidad actuarial? de los seguros privados de salud, ficción histórica y estructural. Si bien considero que debe apoyarse la moratoria o prohibición del acceso a la información genética para los seguros privados -en razón de que el determinismo genético imperante profundizará aún más las desigualdades que se encuentran en su estructura-; dicha moratoria no constituye la solución definitiva al problema de fondo. Es preciso reconocer que la salud/enfermedad, en tanto definamos a la misma de forma integral y no unicausal, es el bien que debe protegerse (no discriminación por razones de salud, no pudiéndose reducirse la persona a sus genes. Los seguros de salud no pueden compararse con cualquier otra empresa comercial, debido a que su accionar tiene consecuencias políticas y sociales, impidiendo el desarrollo del plan de vida y la participación política. Por lo tanto, constituye una responsabilidad social el acceso universal a la salud, compartiendo riesgos. Y esto implica ampliar el principio de no discriminación existente en la legislación internacional2 con el fin de que el mismo no se base exclusivamente en la eliminación de barreras legales (derechos civiles y políticos, informales (sexo, raza, clase, religión, etc o genéticas (patrimonio genético; sino en una concepción de fuerte igualdad de oportunidades que garantice el cumplimiento de los derechos sociales y humanos, como lo son el derecho al acceso a la salud y a la tecnología genética.

  17. ¿Ante, de, en, y? Mujeres, derechos humanos

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    Elizabeth JELIN

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El trabajo integra dos planos: teórico y analítico, que confluyen en una explicación integral acerca de la condición de las mujeres, en perspectiva de lucha, democracia y desafíos. El primer plano es un recorrido por las concepciones paradigmáticas de los derechos humanos. Aquí es donde se plantea claramente la tensión entre universalismo y diferencias, la cual no puede ser resuelta sin atención a la «contextualización de los derechos en el sistema de relaciones sociales». El segundo nivel es el análisis de las luchas, logros y derechos de las mujeres latinoamericanas hasta nuestros días, con especial énfasis en el estado de cosas actual. En este último sentido, se retoman algunos temas concretos: «el derecho al propio cuerpo: los derechos reproductivos»; «la lucha por la igualdad: hacia la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación»; «los derechos globales: paz, desarrollo y medio ambiente».ABSTRACT: The work integrates two levels: theoretic and analytic, that converge on an integral explanation about women's condition, in perspective of fight, democracy and challenges. First plane is a run across the paradigmatic conceptions of human rights. Here is when the tension between universalism and differences is stated, which can't be solved without paying attention «to putting rights in the context of the social relations system». Second level is the analysis of the fights, achievements and rights of latinamerican women until nowadays, with special emphasis on the state of things in present time. In this last sense, some concrete subjects are retaken: «the right to the self body: reproductive rights»; «the fight for equality: towards the elimination of all forms of discrimination»; «the global rights: peace, development, environment».

  18. Perfil dos atendimentos antirrábicos humanos no agreste pernambucano, 2010-2012

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    Santos, Cleber Vinicius Brito dos; Melo, Rafaely Bezerra de; Brandespim, Daniel Friguglietti

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    Resumo Objetivo: descrever as características das notificações de atendimento antirrábico humano nos municípios da Mesorregião do Agreste Pernambucano, Brasil, de 2010 a 2012. Métodos: estudo descritivo com dados das fichas de atendimento antirrábico humano do Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (Sinan). Resultados: foram incluídas 10.138 notificações de atendimento antirrábico humano; a espécie mais frequentemente envolvida foi a canina (68,1%), sob condição sadia (79,9%); ...

  19. Educación en Derechos Humanos y Educación Superior: una perspectiva controversial

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    Abraham Magendzo Kolstrein

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, a partir de una postura crítica, muestra la importancia de introducir y reforzar —como desafío ético y político— la educación en derechos humanos en la educación superior. Para formar profesionales que contribuyan, desde sus campos de acción, a crear una cultura ciudadana y respetuosa de los derechos humanos. La sugerencia es incorporar los derechos humanos en el currículum, la pedagogía, la didáctica y la evaluación en una perspectiva controversial, que permita profundizar en las tensiones que tienen los derechos para de esta manera, formar sujetos dialogantes, empoderados y transformadores de la sociedad.

  20. A pesquisa sobre envelhecimento humano no Brasil: grupos e linhas de pesquisa

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    Shirley Donizete Prado

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    Full Text Available Descrevemos a pesquisa científica sobre envelhecimento humano no Brasil a partir da versão 4.1 do Diretório dos Grupos de Pesquisa no Brasil (2000 do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq. O critério para a identificação dos grupos estudados foi o desenvolvimento de, pelo menos, uma linha de pesquisa referente ao envelhecimento humano, e a busca na base de dados foi realizada a partir de palavras-chave associadas ao envelhecimento humano. Foram identificados 144 grupos, 209 linhas de pesquisa e 511 pesquisadores. Discutimos as áreas de conhecimento em que se inserem estes grupos, o período de seu surgimento e sua distribuição geográfica e institucional.

  1. La pena de muerte desde la bioética y los derechos humanos

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    Octavio Márquez Mendoza

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ofrece una reflexión de la pena de muerte, que parte de premisas esenciales desde la bioética y los derechos humanos. Se plantean algunas generalidades de esta disciplina, dado que orientan a un cuestionamiento respecto al aporte de la ciencia y la tecnología para llevar a cabo “ejecuciones más humanas”. Enseguida se recurre a los conceptos de vida, persona y dignidad para enmarcar el argumento en los derechos humanos. Se retoman algunas sentencias de documentos internacionales apelando a un desarrollo del hombre desde la ética: la práctica de la pena máxima, por el contrario, lo retiene. Así pues, se anticipa que lo humano nunca se hallará en la aniquilación de su propio género.

  2. La educación artística: una propuesta para el desarrollo humano

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    Elda Cerchiaro Ceballos

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se exponen los elementos para una reflexión sobre la problemática de la Educación Artística como posibilitadora del desarrollo humano, al considerar quo el desarrollo de procesos creativos en contextos escolares, está asociado y posibilita, en últimas, la construcción del ser humano como ser integral. Se plantea entonces la relación arte y desarrollo humano como un área temática objeto de investigación que ofrezca una mayor comprensión de los procesos de educabilidad y enseñabilidad del ser humane desde la educación artística

  3. Cepas de Campylobacter jejuni resistentes a quinolonas aisladas de humanos, gallinas y pollos

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    Rodolfo Notario

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Se compararon 8 aislamientos de Campylobacter jejuni provenientes de humanos con enfermedad diarreica aguda, con 23 aislamientos de cloaca de gallinas y pollos obtenidos de zonas próximas a la ciudad de Rosario, todos resistentes a la ciprofloxacina. Las muestras se sembraron en agar selectivo y se incubaron en microaerofilia a 42 °C. Las colonias se identificaron con el método tradicional. Los aislamientos se conservaron a -70 °C en caldo cerebro corazón con 17% v/v de glicerina. La clonalidad se determinó por RAPD-PCR, utilizando el primer 1254 (Stern NJ. Se interpretaron los aislamientos como clones distintos cuando diferían en una banda de amplificación. Se obtuvieron 5 clones diferentes. Los patrones I, II y V fueron aislados en criaderos industriales de pollos y en humanos (el II también en un establecimiento de gallinas ponedoras de huevos. En un gallinero familiar se obtuvo el patrón I. El patrón III sólo se obtuvo de humanos. El patrón IV se halló en uno de los criaderos pero no en humanos. Se pudo determinar que 93.5% de las cepas se aislaron tanto de animales como de humanos, por lo que se considera posible que la colonización de criaderos con cepas resistentes a los antimicrobianos pudiera ser el origen de la infección de humanos.

  4. Teoría Socialista de los Derechos Humanos Socialist Theory of Human Rights

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    Antonio Salamanca Serrano

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los principales postulados de la Teoría Socialista de los Derechos Humanos (TSDH, aplicación al ámbito de los Derechos Humanos del trabajo Teoría Socialista del Derecho, 2 vols. (Quito: Editorial Jurídica del Ecuador, 2011. Postulados científicos de un nuevo paradigma en Teoría de los Derechos Humanos que se somete a probación y verificación  histórica. La TSDH es un paradigma iusmaterialista que tiene sus diferencias con el iusnaturalismo, con el socio-contractualismo y con el iusvoluntarismo jurídicos. La TSDH arranca del hecho de hechos (de la última instancia que es la vida de los pueblos como praxis material histórica de realidad. En la TSDH el método es el materialismo histórico-dialéctico científico. El fundamento de los derechos humanos se encuentra en la obligación que impone la materia viva a los pueblos de satisfacer su sistema de necesidades/capacidades materiales para poder producir y reproducir sus vidas. Entiende a los derechos humanos como el satisfactor jurídico del sistema de necesidades/capacidades de los pueblos. Sus principales postulados caracterizan a la TSDH como una: (1º Teoría de la vida de los pueblos;  (2º Teoría de la praxis histórica (praxeológica; (3º Teoría materialista; (4º Teoría moral; (5º Teoría política; (6º Teoría jurídica; (7º Teoría revolucionaria. Palabras clave: Teoría. Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos. Iusmaterialismo. Socialismo.  Revolución.

  5. La salud y los derechos humanos de las mujeres trabajadoras sexuales (Tema Central)

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    Chávez Naranjo, María José

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    Los derechos humanos han significado una lucha histórica de las mujeres por alcanzar un lugar en la sociedad. El derecho a la salud de las mujeres ha sido reconocido a nivel nacional e internacional como un derecho humano fundamental, esencial para el desarrollo de otros derechos y garantizado desde el principio de igualdad y no discriminación. Sin embargo, al referirse a la salud de las mujeres trabajadoras sexuales se ha evidenciado que existen grandes esfuerzos por alcanzar su garantía, pr...

  6. La bioluminiscencia como recurso para potenciar la capacidad creativa del ser humano

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    Laugerud Tabarini, Isabel

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    La bioluminiscencia, capacidad que poseen algunos organismos vivos de producir luz, ocurre mayormente en hábitats marinos donde raramente tiene testigos humanos. Al asombro natural que nos causa lo desconocido se le suma la particularidad de este fenómeno, poco representado y que además nos es solamente evidente en total ausencia de luz. Fuera de su zona de confort es donde el ser humano generalmente incrementa su habilidad de generar y/o conectar ideas para crear algo e implementarlo en su r...

  7. Tres experiencias para pensar la educación en derechos humanos en Colombia

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    Rodriguez Heredia, Douglas Giovany

    2015-01-01

    A lo largo de esta investigación se analizaron comparativamente tres experiencias auto-definidas como de Educación en Derechos Humanos, a saber, una organización no gubernamental, la Escuela de Derechos Humanos de Cinep; un colegio oficial de la ciudad de Bogotá, la IED Eduardo Umaña Mendoza; y un movimiento social, el Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado-Capítulo Bogotá. En lo fundamental, se analizaron los procesos de constitución de cada escenario, los discursos, y las prá...

  8. Mi experiencia en COMISEDH - Comisión de Derechos Humanos

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    Leal Lillo, María

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    Treball final de Màster Universitari en Cooperació al Desenvolupament (Pla de 2015). Codi: SRP531. Curs acadèmic 2016-2017 En este trabajo se presenta la experiencia de prácticas externas del Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo de la Universidad Jaume I, llevada a cabo en COMISEDH-Comisión de Derechos Humanos, una asociación civil sin ánimo de lucro con 38 años de experiencia en la lucha por los derechos humanos en Perú. A lo largo de los distintos apartados se presenta la entidad y el con...

  9. Los derechos humanos y su análisis desde una perspectiva crítica

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    Mora Calvo, María Fernanda

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    El presente documento constituye el trabajo final de investigación de la Maestría en Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia, referido a la temática de los Derechos Humanos y su análisis desde una perspectiva crítica. El mismo contiene el planteamiento del tema, problema a investigar, objeto y objetivos. Además de un breve acercamiento a los antecedentes, en forma de estado de la cuestión, recuperando los aportes de investigaciones y trabajos finales de graduación en relació...

  10. EFEITO DE CÁLCULOS BILIARES HUMANOS NA CAVIDADE PERITONEAL DE RATOS

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    Torres, Orlando Jorge Martins; Valadão, José Aparecido; Silva, Ailton José Rodrigues; Macau, Rosane Penha; Cintra, Jean Carlos Antunes; Dietz, Ulrich Andreas; Nassif, Paulo Afonso Nunes

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    Este estudo tem por objetivo analisar experimentalmente as características macroscópicas e microscópicas de cálculos biliares humanos na cavidade peritoneal de ratos. Foram utilizados 32 ratos Wistar, machos, pesando entre 205 e 268 g. Estes animais foram distribuídos em dois grupos e o procedimento cirúrgico foi realizado em cada grupo: no grupo A (n =16), os animais foram submetidos a manipulação intestinal; no grupo B (n=16), cálculos biliares humanos foram colocados na cavidade peritoneal...

  11. Estudio del material óseo humano de los yacimientos de Larrarte y Trikuaizti I (Gipuzkoa.

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    Itxaso Merino

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    Full Text Available Se describen los restos óseos humanos procedentes del dolmen de Larrarte y tres piezas dentarias procedentes del túmulo de Trikuaizti I, ambos de Beasain (Gipuzkoa. En Larrarte se hallaron numerosos restos óseos humanos, muy fragmentados y en muy malas condiciones de conservación, hecho que ha imposibilitado su diagnóstico sexual. El estudio demográfico ha permitido deducir la existencia de un número mínimo de 12 individuos de los que dos son infantiles: uno de 4-5 años y otro de 12-15 años.

  12. Objetividad jurídica, derechos humanos y estado de excepción

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    Cantú Martínez, Silvano

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    La objetividad jurídica moderna fracasa ante la normalización creciente de la suspensión y/o restricción selectiva del derecho (particularmente de las reglas democráticas y los derechos humanos) en aras del derecho mismo. Para desenvolver este argumento, esta investigación explora: 1. La regularidad del antagonismo manifiesto a través del estado de excepción y los derechos humanos en la modernidad; 2. El análisis de la regulación jurídica internacional de los estados de excepción; y 3. La car...

  13. Derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento: derechos estrechamente vinculados al derecho a la vida

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    Fernández Aller, Maria Celia; Luis Romero, Elena de; Guzmán Acha, Cristina

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    Los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento están íntimamente relacionados con otros derechos esenciales para la vida, como la alimentación o la salud. Su reconocimiento como derechos humanos en 2010 marca un hito importante en el respeto, protección y realización de estos derechos, que se encuentran seriamente vulnerados para una mayoría de población más vulnerable y empobrecida, sobre todo en el ámbito rural. Mucho camino queda aún para conseguir no sólo la disponibilidad de agua y saneam...

  14. Nivel de conocimientos en adolescentes sobre el virus del papiloma humano

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    Contreras-González, R.; Magaly-Santana, A.; Jiménez-Torres, E.; Gallegos-Torres, R.; Xeque-Morales, Á.; Palomé-Vega, G.; García-Aldeco, A.; Perea-Ortíz, G.

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    Resumen El virus del papiloma humano es una infección de transmisión sexual con un alto índice de contagio en población joven y adulta y principal factor del cáncer cérvico-uterino ligado al inicio precoz de las relaciones sexuales. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de conocimientos de adolescentes de una escuela preparatoria, sobre el virus del papiloma humano. Métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo realizado en 242 alumnos de ambos sexos. Se aplicó instrumento con 46 ítems agrupados en c...

  15. Desarrollo humano sostenible: el ejemplo de la "cultura del cannabis" en el Rif (Norte de Marruecos)

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    J. Sánchez Alhama; A. V. González Martos; J. Molero Mesa; A. Merzouki

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    En un mundo cada vez más cambiante las interacciones a nivel local y global son más evidentes. El Desarrollo Humano, es la base de una mayor seguridad humana que actúa sobre la vulnerabilidad social, económica, política y medio ambiental de las naciones del mundo. Estos elementos constituyen los medios para evitar las desigualdades y favorecer un Desarrollo Humano Sostenible. En este trabajo se analizan los factores sociales, culturales y medio ambientales del cultivo del cannabis en...

  16. Los derechos humanos y la justicia en el aspecto internacional enfocado desde el Perú

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    Jáuregui, Abel

    2007-01-01

    La indivisibilidad de los derechos humanos reconoce que sin el goce de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales, los derechos civiles y políticos se reducen a meras categorías formales y que, a la inversa, sin la realidad de los derechos civiles y políticos, los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales carecen, a su vez, de verdadera significación. Se sostiene así la indivisibilidad de los derechos humanos. Una violación a un derecho civil, como la libertad de expresión, connota u...

  17. Retos y rol estratégico en la gestión del talento humano

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    Juan Carlos Aguilar Joyas

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    La gestión estratégica del talento humano, como se conoce en las organizaciones de hoy, se caracteriza por la coherencia o el ajuste entre su papel y la estrategia organizacional. Partiendo de esta premisa se desarrolló la investigación para conocer el papel, los retos y las prácticas en la gestión del talento humano (GTH) de 16 empresas de la ciudad de Cali, logrando poner en evidencia que estas empresas han tenido avances en cuanto a las prácticas utilizadas para el desarrollo del talento h...

  18. Entre la educación en derechos humanos y los derechos humanos escolares: una aproximación desde la perspectiva de los saberes escolares

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    Leidy Viviana Muñoz Hurtado

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Comprender la insuficiencia de la educación en derechos humanos como herramienta analítica implica definir el campo simbólico que rodea, desde hace más de tres décadas, su institucionalización. Sin lugar a dudas, la principal razón para impugnar la idea de educación en derechos humanos como un saber escolar —sin que por ello no permita reflexionar acerca de diversas relaciones entre escuela y derechos humanos— tiene que ver con que no se produce en el marco de la escuela misma, e incluso, a diferencia de otras disciplinas o formas de conocimiento, las apropiaciones por parte de los sujetos educativos han dado lugar a nuevas tensiones que generan dislocaciones en la escuela misma.

  19. Programa de gestion de talento humano en una empresa de conocimiento intensivo (kif), a partir de la estrategia corporativa

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    Espol; Coello Ortiz, Catalina Del Carmen; Villagomez Uraga, Daniela

    2015-01-01

    Este documento trata de un programa de gestión de talento humano realizado a una empresa, realizado a partir del diagnóstico organizacional, se redefinió la estrategia corporativa, con su cadena de valor y estrategia de negocios. Guayaquil Magister en Gestión De Talento Humano

  20. LA PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS SOCIALES EN EL SISTEMA INTERAMERICANO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Clara María Mira González

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    Full Text Available El concepto de derechos sociales que adopta el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, en particular la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos,y la judicialización y exigibilidad que a través de sus órganos ha realizado estesistema o, lo que es igual, su aplicabilidad como verdaderos derechos, permite demostrar que, pese a algunos logros alcanzados en torno a la legalización de los derechos sociales en instrumentos como el protocolo adicional de San Salvador, las prácticas asumidas por los diferentes órganos del Sistema Interamericano que aplican derechos humanos confirman la ineficacia de los derechos sociales alestablecer vías diversas en su protección, tales como el sistema de peticiones parala gran mayoría de dichos derechos y las denuncias ante la Corte Interamericana para los derechos de libertad sindical y el derecho a la educación. De lo anterior se deduce, entonces, que los derechos sociales, salvo aquellosque son examinados por el sistema de denuncias, sólo son susceptibles deprotección por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos cuando la violación a los mismos produce una vulneración indirecta o por conexidad de un derecho fundamental.

  1. Reforma policial y derechos humanos en Brasil: la dimensión internacional

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    A.W. Pereira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Brasil ha participado de manera importante en el movimiento mundial de los derechos humanos que se ha producido durante las últimas décadas. Este país se ha visto fuertemente influido por las tendencias internacionales y por la comunidad transnacional de derechos humanos. En la década de los ochenta del pasado siglo, la dictadura militar que gobernaba en Brasil fue reemplazada por un régimen democrático y, desde entonces, se han creado multitud de instituciones formales para la protección de los derechos humanos. Sin embargo, estas instituciones sólo han cambiado parcialmente las prácticas cotidianas. Lo cual puede comprobarse en el ámbito de las actuaciones policiales, en el que la violencia arbitraria, la corrupción y la ineficacia son lugares comunes. En los últimos años se han producido importantes esfuerzos para transformar la práctica policial; en este terreno, los reformadores también se han visto influidos por los acontecimientos internacionales, y han buscado conjugar la preocupación por la eficacia policial con el respeto de los derechos humanos.

  2. Qual seria a fonte de fungos miceliais encontrados em leite humano ordenhado?

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    Franz Reis Novak

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Caracterizou-se os gêneros de fungos miceliais encontrados em amostras de leite humano ordenhado, recebidas a partir de coleta domiciliar, pelo Banco de Leite Humano do Instituto Fernandes Figueira. Foram analisadas 821 amostras de leite humano ordenhado, obtidas ao acaso, a partir de frascos coletados nos domicílios pelas próprias doadoras, e realizadas pesquisas de bolores e leveduras e microrganismos mesófilos. As análises revelaram a ocorrência de bolores e leveduras em 43 (5,2% das amostras, com contagens atingindo a ordem de 10³UFC/ml, tendo sido isoladas 48 cepas de fungos miceliais, que foram identificadas por técnicas padrão de laboratório, como as seguintes: Aspergillus Grupo Niger (6,3%, Aspergillus sp. (4,2%, Paecilomyces sp. (12,6%, Penicillium sp. (60,4%, Rhizopus sp. (2,0% e Syncephalastrum sp. (14,5%. Discute-se a importância do controle da assepsia das mãos das doadoras, antes da coleta do leite humano.

  3. Management de recursos humanos y sistemas de información

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    García Echevarría, Santiago; Recio Figueiras, Eugenio M.; Rodríguez Navarro, Clemente; Tschira, Klaus

    1991-01-01

    Ponencia premiada en el Seminario que sobre el tema "Management de Recursos Humanos y Sistemas de Información" se ha organizado por el Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresas de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares y de la empresa SAP, el día 2 de octubre de 1990.

  4. A CAUSA E AS POLÍTICAS DE DIREITOS HUMANOS NO BRASIL

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    Fabiano Engelmann

    Full Text Available Pretende-se analisar a emergência e consolidação da causa dos direitos humanos no Brasil nas últimas décadas. O argumento principal é que o movimento dos direitos humanos emerge, como em outros contextos da América latina, a partir da contestação do regime militar-autoritário e consolida-se a partir de marcos institucionais após a redemocratização do país. A análise do perfil das causas e dos trajetos dos principais líderes do movimento no Brasil permite afirmar que os direitos humanos transformam-se, ao longo da década de 90, em uma “causa de Estado”. Um dos indicadores mais forte dessa transformação é a articulação entre os movimentos militantes e a burocracia governamental e a expansão de programas de direitos humanos principalmente nas regiões sul, sudeste e norte.

  5. Los perfiles de exigencias en la ocupación del profesional de recursos humanos

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    Santiago Pereda Marín

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un estudio exploratorio que se llevó a cabo en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid para definir el perfil de exigencias ocupacionales del profesional de recursos humanos. En este estudio se considera como profesional de recursos humanos al licenciado, ingeniero o doctor que desarrolla su actividad en el área de recursos humanos sin ocupar puestos directivos dentro de la estructura de la organización. Los resultados de este estudio, que se obtuvieron a partir de una muestra de 37 profesionales de recursos humanos en activo, señalan seis competencias como claves para el desempeño de la ocupación; éstas son, por orden de importancia: trabajo en equipo, orientación al cliente, planificación/organización, comunicación, flexibilidad y colaboración. Asimismo, se comprobó que la metodología empleada es útil, aunque se considera que es preciso introducirle pequeños cambios para optimizar el trabajo en la definición de los perfiles de exigencias ocupacionales.

  6. Los retos del desarrollo humano en el territorio: experiencias en Brasil y Colombia

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    Sueli de Lourdes Couto Rosa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se reflexiona sobre el papel del Estado y el territoriocuando se están abordando procesos de desarrollo humano local. Para esto se analizó el desarrollo, los sustentos teóricos del desarrollo humano local (DHL y la metodología propuesta por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo para su consecución en lo local. Finalmente, se hace una revisión de los resultados de la aplicación de la metodología de DHL en Colombia y Brasil, lo que permite concluir que el DHL se diferencia de las demás formas de desarrollo por la formación de capital social y humano, por la generación de activos de ciudadanía para las personas involucradas en el proceso. Sin embargo, los grandes desafíos siguen. Sin el imperativo real por el desarrollo humano ysin el compromiso con un desarrollo desde su base territorial,es probable que la mayoría de los proyectos de DHL sean llevados por el mismo camino de los demás modelos de desarrollo.

  7. Manipulación genética de seres humanos

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    Manuel Santos Alcántara

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    Full Text Available El gran avance que ha tenido la Genética en los últimos años y, particularmente, aquello relacionado con el desciframiento del genoma humano, ha traído a la discusión pública la posibilidad concreta de manipular genéticamente a los seres humanos. El mejoramiento o perfeccionamiento genético de los seres humanos, denominado eugenesia, actualmente se ha convertido técnicamente en una realidad, motivando una profunda reflexión de tipo ético. La pregunta básica es la siguiente: aquello que es técnicamente posible de realizar ¿es ético hacerlo? ¿Tienen derecho los padres a acceder a la tecnología genética para mejorar las características de sus hijos? En este artículo se revisan las bases científicas del mejoramiento genético de los seres humanos, y se plantean los cuestionamientos éticos más relevantes derivados de esta manipulación.

  8. Retos y rol estratégico en la gestión del talento humano

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    Juan Carlos Aguilar Joyas

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La gestión estratégica del talento humano, como se conoce en las organizaciones de hoy, se caracteriza por la coherencia o el ajuste entre su papel y la estrategia organizacional. Partiendo de esta premisa se desarrolló la investigación para conocer el papel, los retos y las prácticas en la gestión del talento humano (GTH de 16 empresas de la ciudad de Cali, logrando poner en evidencia que estas empresas han tenido avances en cuanto a las prácticas utilizadas para el desarrollo del talento humano frente a la competitividad y las tendencias del mercado, pero igualmente se enfrentan a grandes desafíos en el sentido de fortalecer su orientación estratégica y la medición del valor; se destaca también que los programas de bienestar, la medición de la efectividad del talento humano, los procesos de subcontratación y la compensación son aspectos sensibles en muchas de ellas

  9. Estimación del Índice de Desarrollo Humano ajustado para los departamentos colombianos

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    Jorge Ramírez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La presente investigación tiene como objetivo estimar dos índices de desarrollo humano ajustados para Colombia. La estimación se realiza para el periodo 2002-2010 y cubre trece departamentos colombianos, a fin de revelar el efecto que produce tanto la informalidad laboral como la educación media y terciaria en el desarrollo humano. El enfoque y la metodología utilizados son los presentados por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, pero incluye una variante en la construcción de los índices de logro educativo y el PIB per cápita. Los resultados evidencian que la informalidad laboral deteriora el desarrollo humano, mientras que una mayor cobertura en educación media y en educación superior ejerce una influencia positiva en los logros medidos a través del índice de desarrollo humano ajustado para Colombia. Lo anterior es fundamental a la hora de establecer recomendaciones de política bajo una perspectiva regional y territorial.

  10. Glosas sobre la Conferencia de Nôtre Dame: democracia, derechos humanos y paz en Colombia

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    Iván Orozco Abad

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Entre los días 26 y 27 de marzo de 2001 tuvo lugar en la Universidad de Notre Dame (Indiana un seminario sobre “Democracia, Derechos Humanos y Paz en Colombia”. El evento fue organizado y apadrinado por el Kellogg Institute for International Studies y por la Comisión Colombiana de Juristas.

  11. Consideraciones sobre el factor humano en dirección de la empresa colombiana

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    Enrique Rugeles Amaya

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El factor humano es importante para el éxito empresarial, ya que en general las universidades hacen énfasis en la planeación, organización, coordinación, dirección y control.

  12. A guerra do sucesso pelos talentos humanos The battle of success to attract human talents

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    Jefferson Marco Antonio Leonardo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A mudança no mundo empresarial atinge um elevado grau de inovação e agilidade, contemplando o ser humano como protagonista de uma nova história organizacional. Buscou-se constatar, na história e nas práticas atuais de administração, os referenciais de importância na gestão de recursos humanos em relação ao atendimento das necessidades e desejos dos colaboradores, como fonte estratégica de atração e retenção dos talentos humanos. A proposta para o sucesso sustentado das organizações está intimamente ligada a um redesenho na gestão de recursos humanos, transformando o atual tratamento em massa para uma gestão individualizada e diferenciada aos colaboradores, com o propósito de atender às novas exigências na retenção dos talentos humanos e da continuidade das empresas de resultados.The change in the business world reaches a high degree of innovation and agility, contemplating human being as the protagonist of a new organizational history. We've tried to demonstrate, based on history and current management practices, the most important references, in human resources management, related to the importance of attending the necessities and desires of collaborators, as a strategic source of attraction and retain of human talents. The sustained success of organizations is closed linked to a redesign in the human resources management techniques, transforming the current mass treatment to a individualized and differentiated administration related to the collaborators, with the intent of attending to new demands on human talents retaining and continuity of results oriented companies.

  13. CAPITALES HUMANO Y NATURAL DISPONIBLE EN LA MICROCUENCA DEL RÍO MEMBRILLO

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    Wendy Ximena Andrade Cedeño

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se desarrolló con el objetivo de caracterizar el capital humano y natural en la microcuenca del río Membrillo y analizar la relación que existe con las estrategias de vida utilizadas. La metodología para el análisis de las variables e indicadores se basó en el enfoque de capitales de las comunidades, donde se asigna el mismo grado de importancia a cada uno de los indicadores para la generación de bienestar. Los resultados muestran en la tipificación de las familias tres grupos de hogares, que se diferencian en el uso del capital humano y natural, lo cual se relacionan con sus estrategias de vida. El grupo dos posee mayor disponibilidad de los capitales, se evidencia que el humano, es el factor que determina la cantidad y calidad de la mano de obra disponible. En el grupo uno, los dos capitales se encuentran menos fortalecidos, el capital humano está interactuando negativamente con el natural, cuestión que se relaciona con las estrategias de vida, formación, capacitación e intervención hacia los recursos naturales. El grupo tres, se encuentra en una situación intermedia; sus integrantes presentan una mayor variabilidad en el aprendizaje, se destaca la siembra de árboles para conservar el agua y dar sombra a los animales que explotan productivamente. Como resultado de este trabajo se prevé la urgencia de trabajar con el capital humano para fortalecer el capital natural y lograr un equilibro sostenible en el tiempo.

  14. ESTRATEGIA PARA INTEGRAR LA GESTIÓN DEL CAPITAL HUMANO A LA GESTIÓN EMPRESARIAL

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    Margarita Rodríguez Ariosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta el diseño e implementación de una estrategia para la integración de la gestión del capital humano a la estrategia empresarial, aplicada en el Grupo de la Construcción de Varadero y sus diez empresas en perfeccionamiento. La estrategia de gestión del capital humano parte de determinar fundamentos metodológicos que permitan desprender la concepción utilitaria de la gestión y responder a la interrogante de cómo perfeccionar la gestión del capital humano para que se integre mejor a la estrategia empresarial en función de la efectividad en el GECV. Se describe la implementación de la estrategia en fases que parten de un diagnóstico de la gestión del capital humano enfocada al cumplimiento de la estrategia empresarial. El monitoreo y retroalimentación de la propuesta realizada evidencia que la gestión del capital humano desde su concepción impacta en los resultados de los indicadores de eficiencia de las empresas.AbstractThe article presents the design and implementation of a strategy for the integration of human capital management into business strategy, applied to the Varadero´s Construction Group and its ten enterprises. The strategy of human capital management starts from determining methodological foundations to allow the release of the utilitarian conception of management and to answer the question about how to improve human capital management to be better integrated with business strategy in terms of effectiveness in the GECV. The implementation of the strategy is described in phases, starting from a diagnosis of human capital management compliance-focused business strategy. Monitoring and feedback of the proposal made clear that human capital management impacts, since its inception, on the results of efficiency indicators of enterprises.

  15. Derechos humanos constituyentes, luchas sociales y cotidianas e historización

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    David Sánchez Rubio

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Los derechos humanos tienen en su reclamación a uno de sus componentes más importantes. Se puede exigir un derecho negado pero ya reconocido por el ordenamiento jurídico de un estado constitucional de derecho o reivindicar un derecho nuevo que no está recogido por el sistema normativo de los estados-nacionales que incorporan internamente a los sistemas internacionales. Las causas de que se reclamen derechos residen en algún tipo de agravio, afrenta o perjuicio ocasionado a un ser humano particular o a un grupo o colectivo de seres humanos. Ese daño puede ser individual y puntual, producido por un acto concreto y determinado, o puede ser provocado por una relación desigual de poder más estabilizada, es decir, por una estructura o un sistema de dominación que genera la discriminación, la opresión, la exclusión y/o la muerte de quienes lo sufren. Por esta razón, para Ignacio Ellacuría la mejor forma y el método más adecuado para percibir un derecho humano real y dinámico es el de negar aquella condición de esclavitud, debilidad y opresión que viola una dimensión vital y existencia de los seres humanos que se traduce y significa en términos de dignidad, de libertad o de derechos, ya que este estado o condición negadora es la que ofrece un dato temático primario que sirve de fuente no solo de análisis, sino, principalmente, para poder ha-cer justicia enfrentándola y, de modo dialéctico, anulándola, mediante su superación crítica y transformadora.

  16. El complejo mayor de histocompatibilidad humano: sistema HLA

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    Luis Fernando García

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    El complejo mayor de histocompatibilidad humano, o sistema HLA, está localizado en el brazo corto del cromosoma 6. Sus genes codifican tres tipos de moléculas. Los antígenos clase I (HLA-A, B, C y E están formados por una cadena pesada unida no covalentemente a la β2-microglobulina y se expresan en la superficie de la mayoría de las células nucleadas del organismo. Estos antígenos actúan como elementos de restricción en la activación de los linfocitos T CD8+. Los antígenos clase II son dímeros compuestos por cadenas α y β y su distribución tisular está limitada sólo a algunos tipos de células. Estas moléculas actúan restringiendo la presentación de antígenos a los linfocitos CD4+. Los antígenos de clase III son proteínas plasmáticas del sistema del complemento. Los diferentes loci del sistema HLA son muy polimórficos y sus productos se heredan en bloques conocidos como haplotipos. Debido a que los diferentes grupos étnicos presentan variaciones en la frecuencia de ale ios y haplotipos, el HLA ha sido muy útil en los estudios antropogenéticos. Algunos antígenos HLA están presentes en pacientes con determinadas enfermedades con una frecuencia significativamente diferente a la encontrada en la población general. Estos hallazgos han sido de gran importancia para comprender la patogénesis y los mecanismos genéticos de resistencia o susceptibilidad a dichas enfermedades. En el campo de los transplantes de órganos, la compatibilidad HLA donante-receptor correlaciona con la sobrevida del injerto. El sistema HLA también parece tener mucha importancia en los fenómenos inmunológicos que ocurren durante el

  17. La gestión del talento humano y su aporte estratégico en los objetivos organizacionales del Servicio de Rentas Internas, con sustento en el Cuadro de Mando del Talento Humano

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    147 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 5055 La presente tesis tiene el propósito de evidenciar el aporte estratégico de la gestión del Talento Humano en la consecución de los objetivos organizacionales sustentado en el cuadro de mando de talento humano para una institución pública, basado en el conocimiento de los 7 pasos para medir la influencia del talento humano de (Becker, Huselid, and Ulrich, 2001) y cuadro de mando para instituciones públicas. El esquema desarrollado en es...

  18. Estructura del área de gestión de talento humano para empresas de servicios de limpieza

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    La creación del área de gestión de talento humano en empresas de servicios de limpieza mantendrá la misión y visión, con la provisión de talento humano seleccionado mediante competencias adecuadas para la excelencia en el desempeño de funciones y responsabilidades. El objetivo principal de esta investigación es la construcción de subsistemas de provisión y retención de talento humano partiendo del diagnóstico empresarial. Se realiza levantamiento de procesos, propuesta de estructura orgánico ...

  19. Del Recurso Humano al humano con recursos: una propuesta en el estudio de encadenamientos socioproductivos para el Turismo de intereses especiales en el territorio Patagonia Verde Chile

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    Guillermo Sebastián Pacheco Habert

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema del humano con recurso, enfoque de este trabajo, tiene un papel importantísimo a la hora de transitar de estrategias competitivas hacia estrategias colaborativas, sobre todo cuando se perciben logros ecosocioeconómicos que avanzan hacia la dirección de un desarrollo territorial. Se tiene como hipótesis, que desde el enfoque de los encadenamientos socioproductivos, centrado en el turismo de intereses especiales, es posible comprender y establecer objetivos comunes dentro de actores, organizaciones, emprendimientos y comunidades locales. El objetivo de este artículo es proponer una aproximación teórica sobre el TIE (Turismo de Intereses Especiales sobre las aglomeraciones, sobre los encadenamientos socioproductivos y sobre el enfoque del humano con recurso, para posteriormente relatar los primeros resultados de esta investigación realizada en los cinco municipios que hacen parte del territorio turístico denominado "Patagonia Verde", en el sur de Chile. A partir de la identificación de actores clave, se aplicaron entrevistas a éstos y fichas de caracterización a emprendimientos. Posteriormente se identificaron fortalezas y oportunidades que puedan ser potenciadas a partir de la perspectiva del humano con recurso. A partir de los encadenamientos socioproductivos, contar con individuos conscientes y proactivos dentro de las instituciones y organizaciones en tareas y ejes estratégicos del desarrollo turístico y que compartan con la perspectiva del desarrollo territorial sustentable, es uno de los desafíos que aquí proponemos. Son los sujetos quienes son capaces de generar las condiciones institucionales para otra forma de comprender y actuar en Turismo.

  20. Las responsabilidades del Estado para regular y judicializar las actividades empresariales en el marco del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos

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    Cecilia Anicama

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    Full Text Available Este reporte mapea el alcance y el contenido de las obligaciones de los Estados parte en la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos para regular y juzgar actividades empresariales.

  1. Educação em direitos humanos: o currículo entre o relativismo e o universalismo

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    Ana Tereza Reis da Silva

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar uma reflexão acerca dos paradoxos que envolvem a ideia de universalidade e de particularidade tanto no campo dos Direitos Humanos quanto no campo curricular. Consequentemente, procuraremos esclarecer em que medida os embates entre os enfoques relativistas e universalistas do currículo e dos Direitos Humanos se colocam como impeditivos para a consolidação de uma Educação em Direitos Humanos. Para tanto, recuperaremos o debate em torno das questões da diversidade e do currículo que visa, sobretudo, contestar a racionalidade moderna e suas pretensões universalistas. E, ainda, recuperaremos as contradições que pautam a relação entre a universalidade dos Direitos Humanos e a diversidade dos sujeitos para os quais estes se direcionam.

  2. Estudio de la asimetría interhemisférica en la corteza prefrontal dorsolateral de sujetos humanos

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    Hernán J. Pimienta J.

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de un trabajo de investigación encaminado a establecer las diferencias entre los hemisferios cerebrales de la corteza prefrontal dorsolateral: áreas 46 laeral y 7 medial, de sujetos humanos.

  3. Teoría y realidad en la administración del talento humano en las pymes

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    Bertha Emilia Madrigal

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente articulo, describe la diferencia entre teorioa y la realisas en la administraicion de talento humano. Asi como la diferencia entre lo que dice el empresario y la practica administrativa.

  4. Derecho humano al agua y principio de unidad de gestión

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    Alma Patricia Domínguez Alonso

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza el reciente reconocimiento a nivel internacional delDerecho humano al agua, que ha abierto una nueva perspectiva desdela que abordar el uso y gestión de este decisivo recurso para la vidaen el planeta. Un agua potable limpia y el saneamiento son esencialespara la realización de todos los derechos humanos. En este sentido,revista mucha importancia el principio de unidad de gestión de lasaguas, que supone que las aguas de una misma cuenca -en cuantoforman un conjunto integrado- sean gestionadas de forma homogénea.El objetivo de un buen estado de las aguas debe perseguirse en cadacuenca hidrográfica, de modo que se coordinen las medidas relativasa las aguas superficiales y las aguas subterráneas pertenecientes almismo sistema ecológico, hidrológico e hidrogeológico.

  5. Agua y desarrollo humano en el Estado de México

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    José Luis Montesillo-Cedillo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la relación entre el nivel de precipitación pluvial medio anual en los 125 municipios que conforman al Estado de México, el índice de desarrollo humano (IDH y los componentes del índice de marginación. El principal resultado es que la disponibilidad natural de agua no tiene relación con el IDH y que su relación con los componentes del índice de marginación es negativa, aunque poco. En consecuencia, se concluye que la disponibilidad natural de agua no es factor de desarrollo humano ni de desarrollo económico en los municipios del Estado de México.

  6. ¿Mejora el bono de desarrollo humano la lactancia materna exclusiva en Ecuador?

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    César Carranza Barona

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se evalúa el impacto del Bono de Desarrollo Humano en Ecuador sobre la adopción de prácticas saludables de ali - mentación y nutrición, específicamente en el cumplimiento de la norma internacional sobre lactancia materna exclusiva propuesta por la organización Mundial de la Salud ( OMS . Mediante la técnica econométrica de evaluación de impacto, denominada regresión discontinua difusa, se encontró que el Bono de Desarrollo Humano no tiene impacto significativo en la adopción de esta norma por parte de sus beneficiarios

  7. As raízes renegadas da teoria do capital humano

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    Saul Renato P.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo pretende reconstituir a trajetória da teoria do capital humano, no contexto da sua sociedade de origem, os Estados Unidos. A partir da identificação de tendências presentes no pensamento social americano, marcadamente do orientado, de início, para a organização do trabalho industrial através das experiências levadas a efeito por Frederick Taylor e, depois, pela teorização a respeito de um novo conceito de propriedade emergente no processo de organização das grandes empresas de capital acionário, enquadra-se a teoria do capital humano no campo de resolução do grande dilema do liberalismo americano, o da institucionalização de uma sociedade sem classes.

  8. Justiça internacional e direitos humanos: uma abordagem contratualista

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    Araujo, Marcelo de

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Minha intenção é mostrar, contra o realismo em relações internacionais, que, ao abordarmos os conceitos de justiça internacional e de direitos humanos, a partir de uma perspectiva contratualista, o denominado conflito entre o interesse nacional e as exigências da moralidade se mostra bem menos problemático. Apresento os principais argumentos em favor do contratualismo através de uma reconstrução da teoria moral de David Gauthier. Em seguida procuro mostrar que o tipo de contratualismo defendido por Rawls e seus seguidores não é capaz de evitar as críticas feitas pelo realismo à tentativa de defendermos uma concepção de justiça e de direitos humanos no âmbito das relações internacionais

  9. A organização confessional e o desenvolvimento humano frente à pedagogia Montessori

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    Guilhon, Edite Maria Barbosa

    2002-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção. Os fenômenos associados ao contexto das organizações e sua relação com o desenvolvimento humano dos profissionais nela envolvidos têm sido alvo de várias pesquisas e reflexões. Embora muito se fale em mudanças organizacionais, com ênfase na inclusão total e no desenvolvimento do ser humano, de concreto, muito pouco se tem praticado. Num cenário em que...

  10. Los nuevos derechos humanos: gobierno electrónico e informática comunitaria

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    Javier Bustamante Donas

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la relación entre derechos humanos, tecnología y democracia. En particular, la relaciónentre el uso de Internet, las políticas de inclusión digital y el desarrollo del gobierno electrónico, con referencias alos casos de Brasil y España. Se identifican factores que suponen un cambio real en la definición de los límites de lademocracia y en el concepto de ciudadanía. El movimiento Linux, las comunidades virtuales y la ética de hackersson manifestaciones de una primera generación de usos alternativos de profundo poder transformador. Los conceptosde ciudadanía y de derechos humanos se redefinen en este nuevo entorno a partir de un nuevo conjunto devalores y metáforas, de un nuevo paradigma ético.

  11. Los derechos humanos en la política de seguridad democrática

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    Orlando José Cadrazco Salcedo

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenAfirmar, por tanto, que los seres humanos tienen derechos humanos significa, no que los seres humanos los tienen reconocidos en un ordenamiento jurídico-positivo dado -el colombiano, el finlandés o el de la Organización de Naciones Unidas- determinados derechos, ni que éstos están plenamente protegidos y garantizados por los diferentes operadores jurídicos, ni siquiera que los seres humanos disfrutan de los mismos, sino que en un sistema normativo ideal -que se considera en buena lógica plenamente justificado- los individuos cuentan con esos derechos humanos; y significa también que es deseable que los ordenamientos jurídicos positivos -los diferentes Derechos nacionales y el Derecho Internacional- se acerquen a ese sistema normativo ideal, los reconozcan positivamente y garanticen, por tanto, esos derechos a los ciudadanos. No es un sin sentido afirmar que todos los seres humanos tienen derecho a la vida, a la libertad de expresión, a la salud etc., aunque desgraciadamente muchos de ellos vivan en países totalitarios donde esos -y otros- derechos humanos no han sido recogidos en los textos jurídico-positivos, o aún viviendo en países democráticos, permanezcan en la más absoluta indigencia, y no disfruten -por tanto- realmente de ellosPalabras clave.Derechos Humanos, Seguridad Democrática, Políticas Públicas, Democracia, convivencia. AbstractState, therefore, that human beings have human rights means that human beings do not have a recognized legal system-as-good Colombian, Finnish ... or the United Nations-specific rights, or that they are fully protected and guaranteed by different legal operators, or even that humans enjoy the same, but in an ideal regulatory system is considered in good logic fully justified these individuals have human rights, and also means that it is desirable that the positive-legal systems different national laws and international law that is closer to the ideal

  12. LA GERENCIA DEL TALENTO HUMANO BAJO LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA CONDICIÓN HUMANA

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    OMAR CABRALES SALAZAR

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo destaca la importancia de los atributos de la condición humana y del desarrollo del potencial humano en la optimización de las competencias de los gerentes de hoy. Se plantea que con el propósito de mejorar la gestión del talento humano y poder comprender y gestionar mejor a su equipo de trabajo, el gerente debe conocer cuáles son los atributos de la condición humana y cómo desarrollar las competencias para trabajarlos con optimismo, de manera tal que implemente estrategias para la mejora del talento de su gente. En este marco el talento se observa como una variable inagotable y susceptible de permanente desarrollo. El documento concluye haciendo un llamado al reconocimiento de la condición humana en las organizaciones, como estrategia necesaria para afrontar las inequidades de la sociedad actual.

  13. Criando contextos ecológicos de desenvolvimento e direitos humanos para adolescentes

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    Ana Paula Lazzaretti de Souza

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo descreve-se a aplicação do método de Inserção Ecológica em um programa de intervenção para educação em direitos humanos e protagonismo juvenil para adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade social. A criação de um microssistema constituído pelos participantes e pela equipe executora do programa resulta em mudanças positivas de comportamento e respeito às regras, entre outros. Estas transformações surgem em consonância com a proposta da Abordagem Bioecológica do Desenvolvimento Humano, sobre a influência do ambiente. Este estudo reforça a importância da aplicação dos resultados em políticas públicas e sociais.

  14. LA EXPORTACIÓN DE COMPONENTES HUMANOS EN EL DERECHO LATINOAMERICANO

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    Gustavo Adolfo García Arango

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un trabajo de revisión jurídica sobre la normatividad relacionada con la exportación de órganos y tejidos humanos en varios países latinoamericanos, en tres bloques complementarios: primero, se hace un estudio general de algunos aspectos de la industria del trasplante de órganos; segundo, se realiza un comentario sobre la visión antropológica del comercio del cuerpo humano; y tercero, se exponen los resultados del rastreo jurídico a México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Perú y Argentina respecto al tema en análisis.

  15. Las organizaciones no gubernamentales de derechos humanos en la democracia. Aproximaciones para el estudio de la politización de los derechos humanos en Colombia

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    Jairo Antonio López Pacheco

    Full Text Available El presente artículo argumenta que la actividad de defensa de derechos humanos llevada a cabo por las principales organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG en Colombia puede ser analizada como un ejercicio alternativo de accountability social, en el que se presentan relaciones de denuncia, control y limitación del abuso del poder bajo el marco de oportunidad jurídica y política que la respalda. Luego de plantear el problema en el ámbito de los dilemas de la democracia representativa y participativa, sus límites y sus alcances, se establece una relación entre el tipo de actividades de las ONG y los efectos políticos que estas generan; para demostrar dicha relación se construye una tipología de las formas de activismo, las principales redes y los distintos ámbitos de acción de las ONG de derechos humanos en Colombia.

  16. OS DIREITOS HUMANOS E O CONSTITUCIONALISMO INTERNACIONAL LATINO-AMERICANO -- HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE LATIN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONSTITUTIONALISM

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    Feliciano de Carvalho

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Os países da América Latina estão regidos por uma ordem constitucional comum, especificamente a que decorre dos tratados internacionais sobre direitos humanos. Com efeito, conforme a tendência do bloco de constitucionalidade, além das respectivas constituições, vários países latino-americanos conferem aos tratados internacionais a mesma hierarquia das normas constitucionais quando têm por objeto os direitos humanos. A relevância da pesquisa decorre em razão de a supremacia constitucional ir além das prescrições constitucionais para as normas internacionais que promovem os direitos humanos. Aborda-se o conceito material de direitos humanos a partir da carga valorativa dos bens jurídicos mais relevantes para a sociedade, em especial, os valores da dignidade humana, vida, liberdade e igualdade, de modo que os direitos humanos seriam os daí imediatamente decorrentes. Analisa-se a tendência dos Estados latino-americanos de respeitarem os tratados internacionais sobre direitos humanos como se fossem normas constitucionais, com especial atenção a respeito da experiência brasileira. A pesquisa é bibliográfica, descritiva, e tem-se a finalidade de aprimorar o conhecimento sobre o tema. Ao final, conclui-se que surge na América Latina a primeira ideia de uma Constituição Internacional Comunitária, em face da prevalência dos direitos humanos no cenário supranacional. Palavras-chave: Direitos Humanos. Constitucionalismo. Bloco. América Latina.

  17. Determinación del salario y capital humano en México: 1987-1993

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    Eduardo Zepeda Miramontes

    1999-01-01

    humano, más específicamente en alternativas de estimación econométrica. Los datos son descritos y analizados en cinco pasos: discusión sobre las consecuencias del uso de control de variables, comparación de los resultados con estudios similares nacionales e internacionales, análisis de la evolución de las estimaciones durante el periodo de referencia, y reflexiones finales.

  18. DILEMAS DO ESTADO MODERNO: SOBERANIA, GLOBALIZAÇÃO E DIREITOS HUMANOS

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    Dênis Machado, Unijui-Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente trabalho trata de modo conciso a respeito da relação entre Estado moderno e globalização, trazendo mais especificamente elementos para uma melhor compreensão no que se refere aos problemas atuais concernentes à soberania e aos Direitos Humanos. Em um primeiro momento, traçará de forma breve o surgimento e a trajetória do Estado moderno, frisando a soberania como fator centralizador do poder jurídico-político do Estado na formação da sociedade internacional moderna. Após, será mais enfatizado o poder soberano, traçando aspectos referentes ao seu desenvolvimento e à sua consolidação, com uma abordagem histórico-teórica. Dadas essas disposições, delineará certas implicações do gradativo advento do Direito Internacional dos Direitos Humanos para a soberania, discorrendo acerca da atual relativização da concepção tradicional desta. Dá-se relevo para uma (reformulação teórica da soberania mais consentânea com a relativização por ela enfrentada na atualidade, quiçá abrindo espaço para um constitucionalismo mundial tendente à efetiva universalização do valor inerente a cada ser humano sem, contudo, retirar de tal quadro o valor autonomia. Palavras-chave: Estado moderno. Soberania. Globalização. Direitos Humanos.

  19. Propuesta de un proceso de selección del talento humano por competencias para petroindustrial.

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    Hormaza Valencia, Sandra Bethzabe

    2007-01-01

    La Selección por Competencias, es el procedimiento por el cual se atrae, contrata e incorpora talento humano que se ajuste lo más rigurosamente al perfil de competencias requerido para determinado cargo. Este es un paso de suma importancia ya que deben encontrarse candidatos adecuados que reúnan características afines al puesto. Frecuentemente la contratación y retención de candidatos resulta insatisfactoria y sumamente costosa para las empresas.

  20. EVALUACIÓN DE INTANGIBLES: GESTIÓN DE RECURSOS HUMANOS

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    Armando Cuesta Santos

    2004-01-01

    Se realizan consideraciones teóricas y metodológicas sobre la evaluación de intangibles concernientes a la actual gestión de recursos humanos (GRH), cuyo objeto se ha ampliado con la gestión del conocimiento. Se ejemplifica acerca de las escalas ordinales y las correlaciones entre indicadores intangibles e indicadores tangibles.

  1. Análisis del sistema organizacional desde una perspectiva compleja como herramienta de recursos humanos

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    Alonso Tejada Zabaleta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la propuesta de un Modelo del Sistema Organizacional, como una herramienta analítica que pueda ser utilizada por los encargados de RRHH o Talento Humano en las organizaciones, para definir, caracterizar, analizar y decidir sobre los elementos constitutivos del sistema y las consecuentes interacciones de dichos elementos. Labase filosófica del modelo se sustenta en un intento de aproximacióndesde el llamado "paradigma de la complejidad".

  2. Turismo Alternativo y Educación. Una propuesta para contribuir al desarrollo humano.

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    César David Torres Fernández

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo realiza una propuesta para contribuir al desarrollo humano, la problemática a tratar es la falta del mismo en este planeta. Por desarrollo humano se entiende la evolución integral del ser humano desde el punto de vista socioeconómico, político, cultural y espiritual (en armonía consigo mismo, con la naturaleza y con los demás seres humanos. En nuestro país existe pobreza, desempleo, corrupción, desigualdad, una pésima educación y cultura, así como problemas de alimentación que lo ubican entre los países con mayor obesidad adulta e infantil en el mundo, existiendo también en las zonas marginadas la desnutrición infantil. Por ello, debemos propiciar diversas opciones de desarrollo; se considera que el turismo alternativo, vinculado a la educación y a la cultura, puede contribuir de manera importante a contrarrestar la problemática antes planteada. En este sentido, nos interesa trabajar con las nuevas generaciones a manera de prevención, concientizándolas, que conozcan y practiquen los valores éticos, morales, familiares, espirituales, etcétera. En el aspecto metodológico, la investigación es de tipo bibliográfico, trabajo de campo, entrevistas y observaciones propias. Es un proyecto que surge como una alternativa dentro del desarrollo sustentable, con actividades de turismo de aventura y ecoturismo, asociado con talleres educativos relacionados con educación ambiental, valores, formación humana y social, educación para la paz, etcétera.

  3. ¿Qué es la Planeación de Recursos Humanos?

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    Margarita de Miguel Guzmán; Reyner Pérez Campdesuñer; Marcia Noda Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta la propuesta de un concepto de planeación de recursos humanos partiendo del proceso de análisis y síntesis de los conceptos expuestos por 10 autores, especialistas de la temática en diferentes épocas y latitudes, la valoración se efectúo mediante el uso del análisis de cluster.

  4. Carcinoma escamoso y virus del papiloma humano. Actualización

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    López López, José, 1958-; Roselló Llabrés, Xavier; Jané Salas, Enric; Blanco Carrión, Andrés; Chimenos Küstner, Eduardo

    1999-01-01

    Se realiza una revisión sobre el estado actual del carcinoma escamoso oral y su relación con el virus del papiloma humano. Se repasan los diferentes métodos de detección del virus y las diferentes enfermedades orales en las que se implica. Finalmente se actualizan los diferentes aspectos genéticos que lo implican en la etiopatogenia de las lesiones premalignas y malignas.

  5. La desconsideración de los animales no humanos en la bioética

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    Horta, Óscar

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper defends two claims. The first is that, despite the extensive use of nonhuman animals in research, this issue has not been really taken seriously in the field of bioethics. This claim is supported by a survey of recent literature in bioethics. The second claim is that this lack of attention is unwarranted. It is commonly assumed that the interests of nonhuman animals are not morally significant, or at least not as significant as those of humans. However, none of the arguments that have been advanced in defense of this view succeeds. Thus, current studies in bioethics display what may be described as a speciesist bias. Moreover, this also means that the very use of nonhuman animals as resources is questionable.

    Este trabajo defiende dos tesis. En primer lugar, sostiene que, a pesar del amplio uso de animales no humanos en la investigación, esta cuestión no ha sido tomada realmente en serio en el ámbito de la bioética. Esta afirmación es respaldada mediante un rastreo por la literatura reciente. La segunda tesis consiste en que tal desatención no está justificada. Se asume habitualmente que los intereses de los animales no humanos no son moralmente significativos, o al menos que no lo son como los de los seres humanos. Sin embargo, ninguno de los argumentos que defienden esta idea tiene éxito. Los estudios actuales en bioética manifiestan así lo que podemos llamar un prejuicio especista. Más aún, esto conlleva asimismo que el propio uso de animales no humanos como recursos resulta cuestionable.

  6. Los derechos de los rostros. Derechos humanos, liberalismo y exclusión

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    Marta Palacio

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo cuestiona las bases del liberalismo reflexionando a partir de la crítica realizada por el filósofo Emmanuel Levinas a los conceptos de libertad y de totalidad de la filosofía occidental que, articulados con las teorías liberales políticas y económicas, concluyen en una identificación de lo humano con lo legal: ser humano es ser "ciudadano" reconocido por un estado, siendo la ley es quien estipula lo humano. A consecuencia de este proceso final del capitalismo tardío, mixturado con el liberalismo político, los derechos de los individuos quedan expuestos a la lógica del poder global, vulnerables a "procesos jurídicos de exclusión" ejecutados mediante la demarcación entre quienes son "dignos de la ciudadanía" y quienes no. Los migrantes, los indocumentados, los pobres, los desocupados, las mujeres y los niños esclavos del tráfico sexual, son todos los "rostros" a quienes se les ha arrancado el título de ciudadanos y por ende la validez legal de los derechos humanos. Asumir estos planteos implica redefinir epistémicamente nuestro contexto latinoamericano y tomar un agenciamiento éticopolítico sobre nuestra vida social a partir considerar el rostro del otro/a como la norma utópica regulativa de la convivencia y de la distribución de los bienes.

  7. La proyección multicultural desde una perspectiva educativa de los derechos humanos

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    Hortensia Rodríguez Morales

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Para una mayor comprensión de los nuevos retos a los que se enfrenta la sociedad multicultural, resulta del todo necesario, tener presente el valor que encarna por un lado, el fundamento del contenido en derechos humanos, y por otro lado, la necesidad de garantizar una educación basada en una educación inclusiva. Trabajar en el ámbito educacional presupone trabajar en las diferencias existentes, ya sean, sociales, idiomáticas o culturales. Por tanto, un modelo educacional orientado en la diversidad, constituye un recurso que posibilita una mayor inclusión y reconocimiento universal de los derechos inherentes a todos los seres humanos. Este trabajo parte de la consideración de los valores universales que han de influir como guía del educando y a su vez, han de ser traslación directa de los derivados de los derechos humanos, por cuanto éstos son reconocidos plenamente por la comunidad internacional. La finalidad del conocimiento y adquisición de valores en el ámbito educativo no es otra que conseguir que la autonomía del individuo y el pleno desarrollo de su personalidad sean una realidad palpable

  8. Nuevos restos humanos procedentes de la Cueva de la Zarzamora (Segovia, España

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    SALA, N., ALGABA, M., GÓMEZ-OLIVENCIA, A., PABLOS, A., BONMATÍ, A., RODRÍGUEZ, L., GARCÍA, R. y ARSUAGA, J.L.

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    Full Text Available Once restos humanos, dos dientes y nueve fragmentos del esqueleto postcraneal pertenecientes al tronco, pelvis y pie, han sido recuperados en la cueva de la Zarzamora, situada en el límite meridional de la meseta Castellana (Segovia, España. Los resultados obtenidos del estudio métrico y morfológico permiten inferir que podrían corresponder a un solo individuo con una edad de muerte en torno a los diez años. Los huesos humanos se encontraban englobados en un relleno sedimentario del Pleistoceno superior interpretado como cubil de hienas. No obstante, una datación directa ha proporcionado una fecha de 4.749±34 años BP correspondiente a una fase temprana del Calcolítico. Estos hallazgos son de gran relevancia, teniendo en cuenta la escasez de restos humanos de esta época en esta región de la Península Ibérica.

  9. La reproducción humana asistida en el contexto de los derechos humanos

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    Maria Olga Sánchez Martínez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Al abordar la legislación sobre Reproducción Humana Asistida, el legislador realiza una labor de mediación entre distintos derechos y principios que, en su pretensión de justicia, no está exenta de controversia. Tal labor no se realiza desde un punto de vista neutral, se han de tener en cuenta distintas opciones éticas e ideológicas propias de una sociedad democrática, sin abandonar la coherencia con el desarrollo de los distintos derechos humanos en juego, en definitiva, esa ética pública que configura los sistemas culturales, sociales y políticos: el derecho a la vida, a la dignidad, al libre desarrollo de la personalidad, a fundar una familia, a la intimidad personal y familiar, a la identidad, a la maternidad, a la salud, a la producción y creación científica y a gozar de los beneficios del progreso científico. Algunas Sentencias del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos y de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos inciden en estos derechos al tratar las Reproducción Humana Asistida, lo cual permite, más allá de las legislaciones concretas, esbozar algunos consensos sobre unas técnicas en constante evolución, como las sociedades en las que tales técnicas se ponen a disposición de sus ciudadanos.

  10. Las representaciones sociales sobre Derechos Humanos en niños de primaria

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    Germán Flores Martínez

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo principal la exploración y descripción de las representaciones sociales que los niños de educación primaria de quinto grado manifiestan sobre los Derechos Humanos. El estudio, realizado desde un enfoque cualitativo, se llevó a cabo en la Escuela Primaria Rural Emiliano Zapata, de la comunidad de Xochiteotla, Chiutempan, Tlaxcala (México. La población del estudio está conformada por 26 alumnos entre los 11 y 12 años. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que los niños tienen una visión de los Derechos Humanos construida desde su contexto, y materializada en personas que cumplen con una función social. También los derechos humanos se materializan en objetos y en situaciones de su realidad; tanto en su lenguaje, como en su representación gráfica.

  11. EL RECONOCIMIENTO COMO PRESUPUESTO DISCURSIVO PARA UNA CONCEPCIÓN PLURIVERSALISTA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Anderson Vichinkeski Teixeira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan los fundamentos filosóficos de la doctrina de los derechos hu - manos a partir de la Teoría Crítica del Reconocimiento. En un primer momento, se re - cordarán los orígenes de los conceptos de persona humana y dignidad humana, según las contribuciones de la tradición judaico-cristiana, buscando demostrar la vinculación entre la concepción de derechos humanos y una tradición cultural específica. Posteriormente, in - tentamos introducir la propuesta teórica de reinterpretación de los derechos humanos con base en postulados discursivos, antes postulados normativos, con fines de aproximar las partes implicadas en el discurso de acuerdo con las tradiciones culturales y demás vínculos capaces de producir relaciones de reconocimiento. Finalmente, se analiza cómo la Teoría del Reconocimiento puede colaborar para una redefinición epistemológica de la categoría de los derechos humanos.

  12. Valores humanos como moderadores e supressores na preferência do consumidor por marcas e produtos

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    Rafael Barreiros Porto

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    Full Text Available Alguns estudos presumem que a predição dos valores humanos sobre as escolhas dos consumidores é mediada pelas atitudes dos produtos, todavia não testam se eles são moderadores dessa relação e supressores da escolha anterior. A moderação e supressão seriam prováveis ao observar a qualidade e o grau das intensificações ou atenuações dos valores nas decisões e nas inércias das escolhas, não pressupondo serem causas delas. Efetuaram-se testes de interação dos valores junto à importância dos critérios de decisão para predizer preferência por produtos e marcas, considerando a escolha anterior. As regressões logísticas e ordinais demonstram que os valores humanos moderam a relação decisões-preferência e suprimem a influência inercial da escolha anterior com bons ajustes e poderes preditivos. Os resultados auxiliam a compreender o papel dos valores humanos nas escolhas dos consumidores.

  13. OS DIREITOS HUMANOS SOB A ÓTICA DAS DIFERENTES TRADIÇÕES RELIGIOSAS

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    Giselle Marques de Araújo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A doutrina contemporânea dos direitos humanos vem sendo construída a partir de consensos estabelecidos entre os países integrantes da Organização das Nações Unidas, que possibilitaram a Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos de 1948, aceito como mais importante documento em relação ao tema. Neste artigo, retratamos a análise de cientistas sociais que procuram verificar se existiria uma base comum entre esta doutrina e as diferentes tradições religiosas por eles professadas: islamismo, budismo, confucionismo e hinduísmo.Defendemos a idéia de que as identidades tradicionais precisam ser explicitadas e valorizadasno espaço público, onde a dimensão espiritual do ser humano merece ser contemplada. // The contemporary doctrine of human rights has been constructed from the consensus established among the member countries of the United Nations, which allowed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, accepted as the most important document in this regard. In this article we have depicted the analysis of social scientists who seek to verify whether there was common ground between this doctrine and the different religious traditions which they professed: Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism. We support the idea that identities need to be spelled traditional and valued in the public space, where the spiritual dimension of human being deserves to be considered.

  14. Estruturação de um Banco de Dentes Humanos

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    Nassif Alessandra Cristina da Silva

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Um Banco de Dentes Humanos (BDH é uma instituição sem fins lucrativos, vinculada a uma faculdade, universidade ou outra instituição. Seu propósito é suprir as necessidades acadêmicas, fornecendo dentes humanos para pesquisa ou para treinamento laboratorial pré-clínico dos alunos, dessa forma eliminando o comércio ilegal de dentes que ainda existe nas faculdades de Odontologia. Cabe também ao BDH zelar pela eliminação da infecção cruzada que existe no manuseio indiscriminado de dentes extraídos. Para o bom funcionamento de um BDH, é fundamental um controle severo de seus procedimentos internos, que incluem a separação e o estoque de dentes, assim como o cadastro e o arquivamento das fichas dos doadores ou beneficiários. Aqui, abordaremos as funções que um BDH pode desempenhar e a forma pela qual hoje o Banco de Dentes Humanos da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de São Paulo (FOUSP funciona e organiza-se.

  15. AS PRÁTICAS DE GESTÃO DE RECURSOS HUMANOS E O COMPROMETIMENTO ORGANIZACIONAL

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    Micheline Klauck

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como tema o comprometimento organizacional, abordando de forma especial o modelo multidimensional desenvolvido por Meyer e Allen (1997, além de descrever os processos utilizados na gestão de recursos humanos. O estudo foi realizado em duas empresas com práticas de gestão de pessoas diferenciadas. Foram analisados os níveis de comprometimento buscando a relação com as práticas adotadas pelas empresas. Os dados da pesquisa foram levantados por meio de entrevistas, observação e questionários. A análise dos dados foi feita utilizando-se técnicas estatísticas descritivas. Observou-se que a empresa Y, que possui seus processos de recursos humanos estruturados de forma relativamente aderente à bibliografia estudada, apresentou um nível de comprometimento afetivo significativamente maior, se comparada à empresa X, que possui algumas fragilidades em seus processos. Palavras-chave: Comprometimento Organizacional. Recursos humanos. Práticas de Gestão.

  16. Desigualdad, desarrollo humano y la consolidación urbano-regional en México

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    Manuel Suárez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se explora la asociación espacial entre el desarrollo humano, la consolidación urbana y la desigualdad en la distribución del ingreso en México. Dicha asociación se mide tanto de manera no paramétrica (λ como mediante un modelo de regresión geográficamente ponderada. Los resultados comprueban una mayor correlación entre la urbanización y la generación de condiciones de menor desigualdad que entre esta última y el desarrollo humano. Asimismo, muestran una influencia significativa del factor espacial (la distribución regional de la urbanización y el desarrollo humano sobre los niveles de desigualdad municipal.The article explores the spatial association between the Human Development Index, the Gini coefficient and the level of urbanization in Mexico. We determine the association between the three indexes with a non-parametric measure (λ as well as with a geographically weighted regression model. We find a negative association between urbanization and inequality, but mostly, our analysis suggests a strong importance of space (the regional distribution of the urban condition in the local measures of inequality.

  17. Biobanco de dientes humanos para investigación en odontología

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    Lina C Gonzáles Pita

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    Full Text Available Un biobanco de dientes humanos es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro que recopila, almacena y administra dientes donados, y está vinculada a una institución de enseñanza, soportada por normas sanitarias, de bioseguridad, éticas y principios legales. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar la creación y parte del desarrollo del biobanco de dientes humanos con las especificaciones biológicas, éticas, legales y de bioseguridad, y la importancia de mantener los dientes extraídos en condiciones controladas, reproducibles y normalizadas, sin alterar su estructura, para suplir necesidades académicas y de investigación específicas. A partir de una revisión y análisis de literatura se organizan y adoptan normas legales y éticas según la legislación colombiana para la creación de un biobanco de dientes humanos en la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

  18. Direitos humanos e dignidade política da cidadania em Hannah Arendt

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    Iara Lucia Mellegari

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo abordar o tema dos direitos humanos e cidadania sob a perspectiva da filosofia política de Hannah Arendt. O artigo retrata, em sua primeira parte, a ilusáo fundacionista dos direitos humanos ante a situaçáo dos apátridas e refugiados, situaçáo que leva a autora a formular o conceito de cidadania como o direito a ter direitos. Na sequência, analisa os elementos que configuram sua teoria política, tais como: liberdade, açáo, pluralidade e espaço público, os quais, articulados entre si, permitem a formaçáo de um conceito de cidadania baseado na real participaçáo dos cidadáos na organizaçáo política de uma comunidade, em contrapartida a um conceito meramente formal de cidadania. Para, finalmente, abordar o sistema de conselho, instância em que a cidadania é compreendida como açáo vivenciada no espaço público, favorecendo, assim, a possibilidade de efetivaçáo dos direitos humanos, exercidos como dignidade política dos cidadáos.

  19. Los Derechos Humanos Después del 11 de Septiembre

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    Jean Paul Marthoz

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La guerra con tra el terrorismo marca un cambio de paradigma y la afirmación de otra cosmovisión. Ciertos vaticinan que la democracia, tal como se vivía o se soñaba después del derrumbe del comunismo soviético, ha llegado a un peak y que el 11 de septiembre ha detenido el avance que se creía ir re vers ible del imperio de la ley y del derecho en el concierto de las naciones. La proliferación de medidas restrictivas o represivas, el recurso a la fraseología y la lógica de la guerra, el endurecimiento de una opinión pública angustiada e insegura, el re torno al discurso de la re al po li tik, han debilitado el movimiento de los derechos humanos, fragilizado sus argumentaciones y marginado sus acciones. Las ONG’s de derechos humanos tienen que acordarse que la batalla por los derechos no se hace únicamente sobre el terreno le gal y con las armas del derecho internacional. La lucha por los derechos humanos es también una batalla política, es decir, intelectual, que implica desarrollar cuadros interpretativos del mundo.

  20. Gestão de recursos humanos: teorias e práticas

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    Santos Maria João Nicolau

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available É um facto que perante as actuais transformações sócio-económicas as empresas têm alterado significativamente o modo como gerem os recursos humanos. Todavia, ainda persiste um profundo hiato entre um discurso de gestão muito centrado na valorização do factor humano e as práticas efectivamente desenvolvidas pelas empresas. Ao nível teórico e conceptual tem havido uma redobrada atenção quanto à importância do potencial criativo das pessoas como estratégia crucial de adaptação das empresas à mudança. Este factor surge como condição básica de sobrevivência das empresas face a um contexto altamente competitivo e profundamente incerto. A actual difusão de conceitos e teorias sobre capital intelectual, gestão do conhecimento, inteligência emocional são um exemplo claro desta redobrada importância atribuída ao elemento humano. Contudo o funcionamento do sistema económico e social é bastante mais complexo. Evidencia uma realidade multifacetada que nem sempre se enquadra nesta abordagem conceptual, nem corresponde efectivamente às políticas empresariais veiculadas. Em vez da tão generalizada valorização do potencial humano, verifica-se antes a emergência de práticas dualistas e uma segmentação dos recursos humanos no interior das empresas. Relativamente ao mercado de trabalho, apesar de frequentemente se defender uma progressiva desregulamentação, geralmente em nome de uma maior flexibilização económica e criação de emprego, o facto é que esta diversificação das relações contratuais, tem estado frequentemente associada uma crescente precarização das relações de trabalho e de emprego. A reflexão sobre estes múltiplos movimentos e contradições entre pressupostos teóricos e as práticas concretas desenvolvidas pelas empresas serão objecto da nossa análise.

  1. Otro universalismo: Sobre la unidad y diversidad de los derechos humanos

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    Benhabib, Seyla

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The spread of human rights, as well as their defense and institutionalization, have become the uncontested language, though not the reality, of global politics. This lecture poses the question of universalism in the cultural, metaphysical, moral and legal senses with reference to the contemporary debate on human rights. I argue that there is one fundamental moral right, the «right to have rights» (Hannah Arendt of every human being to be recognized by others, and to recognize others in turn, as a person entitled to moral respect and to legally protected rights in a human community. Human rights articulate moral principles protecting the communicative freedom of individuals. Such moral principles are distinct from the legal positivization and specification of rights; nevertheless there is a necessary and not merely contingent connection between human rights as moral principles and their legal form. The unity and diversity of human rights can be defended only on the basis of a commitment to democratic forms of government, a free civil society and public sphere. «Another universalism » suggests that learning processes and conversations as well as confrontation on the extent and justification of human rights are not global exchanges.

    La expansión de los derechos humanos, así como su defensa e institucionalización, se ha convertido en el lenguaje indiscutible, aunque no la realidad, de la política global. Este texto plantea la cuestión del universalismo en los sentidos cultural, metafísico, moral y legal en referencia al debate contemporáneo sobre los derechos humanos. Defiendo que existe un derecho moral fundamental, el «derecho a tener derechos» (Hannah Arendt de todo ser humano a ser reconocido por otros, y a su vez reconocer a otros, como una persona con derecho a respeto moral y a derechos legalmente protegidos dentro de una comunidad humana. Los derechos humanos articulan los principios morales que protegen la libertad

  2. Drop of egg production in chickens by experimental infection with an avian metapneumovirus strain PLE8T1 derived from swollen head syndrome and the application to evaluate vaccine.

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    Sugiyama, Miki; Koimaru, Hiroyuki; Shiba, Masahiro; Ono, Eriko; Nagata, Tadashi; Ito, Toshihiro

    2006-08-01

    Decreases in egg production and increased incidence of abnormal eggs due to malformation of egg shells were observed in specific pathogen free (SPF) 173-day-old laying hens inoculated intravenously with an avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) strain PLE8T1. This strain was derived from an isolate from broiler birds exhibiting swollen head syndrome (SHS). Some SPF birds inoculated with the virus showed, slight diarrhea without any respiratory symptoms. Thus, the PLE8T1 strain was used as a challenge virus to evaluate efficacy of aMPV vaccines. SPF chickens which received a live attenuated aMPV vaccine (NEMOVAC; Merial) at 7 or 77 days old and an inactivated aMPV vaccine (OVO-4; Merial) at 105 days old were protected against poor egg production caused by the challenge with the PLE8T1 strain. Thus, aMPV, the PLE8T1 strain passaged 22 times after isolation, from birds exhibiting SHS, could induce a drop in egg production in laying hens accompanied by malformation of egg shells. It was suggested that this challenge system could be applied to evaluate the efficacy of aMPV vaccine.

  3. Brazilian avian metapneumovirus subtypes A and B: experimental infection of broilers and evaluation of vaccine efficacy Metapneumovirus aviário subtipos A e B brasileiros: infecção experimental em frangos de corte e eficácia vacinal

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    Márcia B. dos Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV is a respiratory pathogen associated with the swollen head syndrome (SHS in chickens. In Brazil, live aMPV vaccines are currently used, but subtypes A and, mainly subtype B (aMPV/A and aMPV/B are still circulating. This study was conducted to characterize two Brazilian aMPV isolates (A and B subtypes of chicken origin. A challenge trial to explore the replication ability of the Brazilian subtypes A and B in chickens was performed. Subsequently, virological protection provided from an aMPV/B vaccine against the same isolates was analyzed. Upon challenge experiment, it was shown by virus isolation and real time PCR that aMPV/B could be detected longer and in higher amounts than aMPV/A. For the protection study, 18 one-day-old chicks were vaccinated and challenged at 21 days of age. Using virus isolation and real time PCR, no aMPV/A was detected in the vaccinated chickens, whereas one vaccinated chicken challenged with the aMPV/B isolate was positive. The results showed that aMPV/B vaccine provided a complete heterologous virological protection, although homologous protection was not complete in one chicken. Although only one aMPV/B positive chicken was detected after homologous vaccination, replication in vaccinated animals might allow the emergence of escape mutants.O Metapneumovírus aviário (aMPV é um patógeno respiratório associado à síndrome da cabeça inchada (SHS em galinhas. Apesar de vacinas vivas contra o aMPV serem utilizadas no Brasil, os subtipos A e B (aMPV/A e aMPV/B são ainda encontrados no país, com predominância do subtipo B. Este estudo foi conduzido com o intuito de estudar dois isolados brasileiros de aMPV (subtipos A e B isolados de frango. Para isto, um desafio experimental em frangos foi conduzido com o intuito de explorar a capacidade de replicação dos subtipos A e B Brasileiros. Posteriormente, a protecção virológica conferida por uma vacina do subtipo B em pintos foi realizada

  4. Las organizaciones no gubernamentales de derechos humanos en la democracia. Aproximaciones para el estudio de la politización de los derechos humanos en Colombia

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    Jairo Antonio López Pacheco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo argumenta que la actividad de defensa de derechos humanos llevada a cabo por las principales organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG en Colombia puede ser analizada como un ejercicio alternativo de accountability social, en el que se presentan relaciones de denuncia, control y limitación del abuso del poder bajo el marco de oportunidad jurídica y política que la respalda. Luego de plantear el problema en el ámbito de los dilemas de la democracia representativa y participativa, sus límites y sus alcances, se establece una relación entre el tipo de actividades de las ONG y los efectos políticos que estas generan; para demostrar dicha relación se construye una tipología de las formas de activismo, las principales redes y los distintos ámbitos de acción de las ONG de derechos humanos en Colombia.This paper argue that the activity of human rights defense of main NGOs in Colombia can be analyze as an alternative exercise of social accountability that present relations of control and limit of the abuse of power under the legal and political opportunity structure that supports it. After proposing the problem in the field of representative and participative democracy, their limitations and scope, it establishes a relationship between the type of activities of the NGOS and the political effects produced; to demonstrate this relationship builds a typology of forms of activism, the major networks and the various fields of action of human rights NGOs in Colombia.

  5. PERFIL POR COMPETENCIAS DEL JEFE DE TALENTO HUMANO EN EL GOBIERNO AUTÓNOMO DESCENTRALIZADO DE UN CANTÓN DE LA PROVINCIA DEL GUAYAS.

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    La Gestión por Competencias es una filosofía para la gestión del talento humano que ha ido adquiriendo cada vez más importancia en la vida organizacional, toda vez que la correcta definición de los perfiles de cargos por competencias garantiza el punto de partida para la gestión del resto de los subsistemas del talento humano. Una vez que el directivo del área de talento humano hace el análisis para la planeación del talento humano en la organización, cuenta con el inventario de recursos h...

  6. Mujeres militantes en el movimiento de Derechos Humanos de Argentina. El caso Tucumán

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    Rubén Isidoro Kotler

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article analyse quelques caractéristiques de mouvements défenseurs des Droits de l'Homme dans la province de Tucuman (Argentine en mettant en exergue le militantisme des femmes dans ces organisations à partir de témoignages de : Laura Figueroa, avocate des Droits de l'Homme pour « l'Asociación de abogados por los derechos humanos », une organisation qui avait une petite mais intense participation au cours des premières années de transition vers la démocratie ; Sara Mrad, la principale leader de "Madres...mayo" dans la région de Tucuman, depuis 1981 jusqu'à nos jours ; Angela Nassif, la dirigeante historique du Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire dans la région du Tucuman et l’une des fondatrices de « l'Asamblea por los Derechos Humanos » dans cette province en 1984, et enfin Josefina Centurión, militante au H.I.JO.S Tucuman.El artículo pretende analizar algunas de las características del movimiento de derechos humanos de Tucumán, destacando la participación femenina en estas organizaciones a partir del testimonio de cuatro militantes : Laura Figueroa, abogada por los derechos humanos y ex miembro de la Asociación de Abogados por los derechos humanos, organización que tuvo una breve pero intensa vida en la transición democrática en la provincia de Tucumán ; Sara Mrad, referente del movimiento de Madres de Plaza de Mayo filial Tucumán desde los comienzos de la agrupación en 1981 hasta la actualidad ; Ángela Nassif, histórica dirigente del Partido Comunista Revolucionario y quien fuera una de las fundadoras de la Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos en Tucumán en 1984 ; y finalmente Josefina Centurión, activa militante en la organización H.I.J.O.S. en Tucumán.This paper aims to analyze some characteristics of de Human Right movement of Tucumán (Argentina stressing the militancy of women in those organizations, based on the testimonies of: Laura Figueroa, Lawyer of Human Right causes and

  7. Derechos humanos y libertad de expresion en el contexto del TLC

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    Idalia Alpízar Jiménez

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available La libertad de expresión, entendido como el derecho de informar y ser informado son parte esencial de nuestros derechos humanos. Cualquier circunstancia que limite esos derechos atropella la dignidad humana. Existe una abundante y explícita normativa de derechos humanos que buscan garantizar el libre ejercicio de la comunicación: instrumentos internacionales y regionales y una reiterada jurisprudencia. El derecho humano de libertad de expresión es entendido como el derecho a expresarse, buscar y recibir información. Censurar o limitar ciertas publicaciones o establecer mecanismos que restringen el acceso a información pública son formas sutiles de atropellar esos derechos. El recurrir a figuras penales como el desacato o insulto a funcionarios o delitos contra el honor podrían activarse y tornarse amenazantes para el que ejerce el periodismo. Esta sería una forma de silenciar cualquier cuestionamiento a figuras públicas en detrimento de un principio fundamental de toda democracia. Suerte parecida corre el derecho de reconocer el secreto profesional del periodista y la expresión del pluralismo. De hecho que al igual que en otros campos como el laboral, salud, alimentación, el derecho a un ejercicio digno de la comunicación también es susceptible de verse amenazado. Abstract An essential aspect of our human rights is that we have freedom to express ourselves and to be informed. There are wide and specific human rights regulations, which seek to guarantee the freedom of expression: international and national instruments and reiterative jurisprudence. Two main principles that set the foundation for freedom of expression are liberty to express oneself and liberty to obtain and search for information. Censuring or limiting certain publications, as well as setting up mechanisms to restrict people’s access to public information, are subtle ways of threatening these rights.

  8. Los Derechos Humanos en Ecuador: una visión pesimista

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La reivindicación de los derechos humanos en Ecuador tiene que ver con la percepción generalizada que se tiene de esos derechos y de la idiosincrasia de la sociedad. Para el autor, la vulneración de los derechos humanos no sólo proviene del Estado, sino también concierne a los ciudadanos. Así, la cultura política y social del Ecuador ha estado permeada por el clientelismo, sistema que ha generado relaciones de dependencia y dominación que confirman el poder en un sector, que impiden el desarrollo de la ciudadanía y hacen imposible la democratización del poder. La legalidad está al margen de la vida política y social, lo que permite que reglas mínimas como son los derechos humanos sean desconocidos y la sociedad no se plantee su reivindicación. La cultura política y social es fundamental para entender el escepticismo y la entrega a normas de conducta contrarias al ejercicio de la ciudadanía y en últimas a la consolidación de la dignidad.ABSTRACT: The reivindication of human rights in Ecuadror relates to the generalized vision of the population regarding those rights. For the author, the transgression of these rights does not only stem from the state, but also from the citizens. Social and political culture in Ecuador has been characterized by clientelism, dependence, and domination. This cultural system hampers the development of citizenship and makes democratization impossible. Social and political life is not affected by the rule of law, which prevents human rights from being widely known and demanded. Social and political culture is crucial to understand the scepticism and the prevalence of behaviors which are inimical to citizenship and human dignity.

  9. Resistencia antimicrobiana de Salmonella spp aislada de alimentos de origen animal para consumo humano

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    Adriana Quesada

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Analizar la información disponible sobre la resistencia antimicrobiana de aislamientos de Salmonella spp de alimentos de origen animal para consumo humano en América Latina. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó una revisión sistemática de estudios epidemiológicos observacionales realizados en América Latina entre los años 2003 y 2014 en las bases de datos PubMed y LILACS. Se excluyeron estudios realizados como parte de estudio de brotes o casos de infecciones en humanos. Tres revisores de forma independiente participaron en la selección de estudios. Además, se realizó la evaluación de calidad a los estudios incluidos. Resultados. Un total de 25 estudios cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión. Los estudios incluidos fueron realizados en Brasil, México, Colombia, Argentina y Venezuela. Los aislamientos de Salmonella spp se obtuvieron principalmente de alimentos de origen avícola, porcino y vacuno, siendo Salmonella typhimurium y Salmonella enteritidis los serotipos que se aislaron con mayor frecuencia (17 y 11 estudios, respectivamente. En 23 de los estudios, Salmonella spp fue resistente a más de un antibiótico, incluyendo ácido nalidíxico, estreptomicina, tetraciclina, cloranfenicol, ampicilina, trimetoprim/sulfametoxazol, gentamicina, ciprofloxacina y cefalosporinas. Conclusiones. Los aislamientos de Salmonella spp obtenidos de alimentos de origen animal para consumo humano en los países analizados presentan con frecuencia resistencia a múltiples antibióticos. Es importante que más países en América Latina realicen y publiquen estudios sobre la resistencia de Salmonella spp para establecer y monitorear estrategias de control adecuadas.

  10. A fundamentação dos direitos humanos entre natureza e contrato

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    André Luiz Olivier da Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2013v12n2p238 O presente artigo aborda o papel do indivíduo nos programas de fundamentação dos direitos humanos, bem como a encruzilhada metodológica à qual eles estão fadados ao esbarrarem na contraposição entre natureza e contrato. Se, por um lado, alguns destes programas defendem a tese dos direitos naturais e afirmam a existência de direitos que os seres humanos possuiriam em razão de sua própria natureza e independente de qualquer convenção ou artifício; por outro, esta tese é rechaçada e substituída pelo argumento do contrato, a partir do qual os indivíduos negociam a adesão a cláusulas convencionadas por suas próprias vontades. Ambos os tipos de programas podem cair nas armadilhas metafísicas do fundacionalismo ao pressupor o mesmo marco metodológico, a saber, o indivíduo, seja a partir de um estado fictício de natureza, seja a partir de um momento prévio de negociação das cláusulas do contrato. Toda fundamentação de direitos humanos está equivocada na medida em que intenta dar razões e fundamentar direitos por meio do indivíduo-sujeito de direito, que é pressuposto como ser racional, livre e igual a todos os outros homens – e esse é o pressuposto tanto das doutrinas dos direitos naturais quanto do contratualismo moral.

  11. Derechos Humanos y Empresas: un enfoque radical | Human Rights and Companies: a radical approach

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    Alicia CAMPOS SERRANO

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se han multiplicado las denuncias de empresas transnacionales por violar derechos humanos en los lugares donde tienen sus actividades productivas o comerciales. Y también han proliferado los códigos de conducta corporativos que incluyen referencias a estos derechos, así como documentos e iniciativas internacionales de distinto carácter relacionando derechos y procesos económicos. Este artículo recorre la historia de la creciente utilización de los derechos humanos, en conjunto o en conflicto con otros lenguajes, en el marco más amplio de los debates en torno a la regulación de las empresas transnacionales y de la economía mundial. Además, ensaya una reflexión sobre las implicaciones de este proceso para principios fundamentales de las actuales relaciones internacionales, como la soberanía y la libertad de mercado, y sobre el potencial de transformación social de los derechos humanos. During last years denunciations against transnational companies have multiplied for violating human rights in the places where they have their productive or commercial activities. At the same time, corporate codes of conduct have also incorporated references to those rights, and more and more international documents and initiatives of different character relate human rights and business. This article looks at the history of the growing use of the language of human rights, in the broader context of the debates around the regulation of transnational companies and the world economy. It also reflects on the implications of this process for main principles of the present-day international relations, such as sovereignty or market freedom, and the potential for social transformations of human rights.

  12. Vigilancia sanitaria de cianobacterias en aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño

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    Guadalupe Martínez Juárez; Idoia Merino Azcue

    2008-01-01

    Las autoridades de Salud Pública tienen implantados y consolidados programas de vigilancia sanitaria de aguas de consumo humano y aguas de baño, cuya finalidad es evitar riesgos para la salud de la población que consume agua o que utiliza con fines recreativos zonas de baño continentales. A la luz de los conocimientos científicos actuales, la proliferación de cianobacterias es un nuevo riesgo, que es necesario tener en cuenta en los programas de protección de la salud. En el presente trabajo,...

  13. Christiaan Barnard: 40 años del primer transplante de corazón humano.

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    Jorge Reynolds; Juan Fernando Cediel; César Payán

    2009-01-01

    Fueron éstas las palabras pronunciadas por Christiaan Neethling Barnard para referirse al domingo 3 de diciembre de 1967 cuando, en el Hospital Groote Schuur de Cape Town, Sudáfrica, dirigió al equipo que realizó el primer transplante cardíaco efectuado en un ser humano1. Después de 40 años, se recuerda al doctor Barnard, no sólo como cirujano excepcional, sino como un luchador incansable que revolucionó conceptos tan trascendentales en la ciencia médica como el de la muerte cerebral1,2.Chris...

  14. IMPORTANCIA DE LA MUSICOTERAPIA EN EL ÁREA EMOCIONAL DEL SER HUMANO

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    Serafina Poch Blasco

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La Musicoterapia científica es una técnica terapéutica de plena actualidad, cuyo interés crece progresivamente. Las carencias en el área de la educación emocional de niños y adolescentes podrían paliarse con programas de Musicoterapia en los centros educativos, ya que la salud emocional es fundamental para el ser humano, sin la cual todo lo demás cae por su base. Se exponen dos programas: uno de Musicoterapia Preventiva y otro de Ayuda a niños de preescolar, con problemas, hijos de padres separados.

  15. Desconocimiento de la propiedad colectiva en Colombia: a la luz del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos

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    Niño Gutierrez, Ivonne Melissa

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    La jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos de los últimos años, ha establecido una serie de criterios y medidas que configurarían un catálogo de disposiciones que deben emprender los Estados para garantizar la real protección del derecho de propiedad de las comunidades indígenas y tribales. Dichas medidas deben ser implementadas en los procesos de formalización y titularización de las tierras ancestrales ocupadas, en la delimitación y demarcación del terreno, en la resti...

  16. Motivação dos recursos humanos em bibliotecas universitárias

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    Rejane Maria Rosa Ribeiro

    2004-01-01

    Aborda sobre motivação no campo organizacional, descrevendo sucintamente as teorias motivacionais mais conhecidas, dando ênfase a Teoria das Necessidades de Maslow e a Teoria dos Fatores Higiênicos e Motivacionais de Herzberg, pois as mesmas são voltadas para motivação no trabalho. Descreve os passos para motivar os recursos humanos em bibliotecas universitárias que são: comunicação eficiente, busca de soluções de problemas, reconhecimento e valorização da equipe, delegar responsabilidades e ...

  17. La discriminación racial en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos

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    Fernando Rey Martínez

    2012-01-01

    I. Introducción: ¿Qué significa la prohibición de discriminación según el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos?II. Escenarios de conflicto de la discriminación racial examinados en la jurisprudencia1. Agresiones racistas por agentes de la autoridad2. Agresiones racistas vecinales y deficiente tutela judicial posterior3. Expulsión de caravanas4. Segregación escolar5. Discriminación en frontera6. Discriminación racial e imparcialidad judicial en juicio por jurados7. Discurso racista y libertad ...

  18. La flexibilidad probatoria en el procedimiento de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

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    Uribe, María Isabel

    2012-01-01

    En el proceso que se adelanta ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos se observan algunas particularidades que se manifiestan en: la libertad de prueba, la valoración de la prueba, la carga de la prueba y su práctica, que permiten establecer los hechos, no tanto a partir de la prueba empírica, sino con base en componentes de tipo pragmático, como las ficciones o presunciones o la llamada prueba circunstancial, lo cual lleva a preguntarse lo siguiente: ¿Es razonable y compatible con e...

  19. Impacto Provocado pelo Voo em Aviões de Alta Performance no Organismo Humano

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    Candeias, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    As actuais aeronaves de combate e de treino, pelas suas elevadas performances, provocam efeitos adversos no organismo humano. Os pilotos operam num ambiente consideravelmente agressivo e potencialmente perigoso, cujas características podem limitar as suas capacidades e desempenho ao ponto de os levar até à inconsciência. Daqui decorre naturalmente um factor de risco muito acrescido que não está presente na operação de outras aeronaves, por exemplo de transporte. São vários os sistemas do orga...

  20. Polielectrolitos Orgánicos Naturales en el Tratamiento de Agua para Consumo Humano

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    Valeriano Mamani, Jappsem; Matos Chamorro, Rodrigo Alfredo; Universidad Peruana Unión

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es revisar el uso de los polímeros naturales en el tratamiento de agua para consumo humano, así como los mecanismos de coagulación y floculación, y los compuestos naturales más utilizados. Las fuentes de agua pueden estar contaminadas con materiales inorgánicos, en forma natural o en combinación con otros (sales disueltas, materiales suspendidos como las arcillas, silicio) y materiales orgánicos (células o algas microbianas, zooplancton, fitoplancton, bacterias, v...

  1. La gestión de recursos humanos en las corporaciones locales

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    Serrano Segura, José; Barba Aragón, María Isabel

    2012-01-01

    La literatura señala el importante papel que los trabajadores juegan en los resultados de una empresa y que las prácticas de gestión de recursos humanos pueden tener un efecto positivo sobre el rendimiento organizativo. Aunque esta realidad se ha estudiado ampliamente a nivel de empresa privada, lo cierto es que en el ámbito de la Administración Pública la investigación es más escasa, especialmente para corporaciones locales. Con el propósito de cubrir este hueco, este trabajo realiza un estu...

  2. Software de gestión de recursos humanos: Indicadores de eficiencia

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    Pin, Jose R.; Laorden, Miriam

    2001-01-01

    Cada vez se hacen más necesarios criterios que pueden ser utilizados para identificar, medir y comparar el valor que añade a la gestión el uso de productos informáticos como los llamados "Sistemas integrales de gestión de recursos humanos". En este documento se establecen indicadores de eficiencia para estas herramientas informáticas y se aporta un modelo de evaluación de las mismas que permite, en primer lugar, el cálculo matemático del incremento de funcionalidad que aportan al negocio; en ...

  3. La enseñanza de los Derechos Humanos en la educación superior

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    Tünnermann Bernheim, Carlos

    2017-01-01

    En la Décima Octava Conferencia General de la UNESCO, celebrada en París del 17 de octubre al 23 de noviembre de 1974, los Estados miembros de la organización aprobaron la «Recomendación sobre la educación para la comprensión, la cooperación y la paz internacionales y la educación relativa a los Derechos Humanos y las libertades fundamentales».En virtud de dicha Recomendación, los Estados adquirieron el compromiso de introducir, en todos los niveles y las modalidades del sistema educativo, la...

  4. CONTROL DIFUSO DE CONVENCIONALIDAD EX OFFICIO EN MATERIA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS: NUEVO PARADIGMA CONSTITUCIONAL

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    ALBARRÁN SALGADO, ALEJANDRO

    2017-01-01

    El control difuso de convencionalidad es una nueva herramienta para la impartición de justicia, reconocida en México a partir de la reforma al párrafo segundo del artículo 1° Constitucional, en la que se impone como obligación a todas las autoridades, sin importar su competencia, ni materia, que velen por la protección de los derechos humanos consagrados en la Constitución y en los tratados internacionales de los que México sea parte, ello bajo dos principios rectores: la interpretación confo...

  5. La prescripción de la democracia para impulsar el desarrollo humano: el caso latinoamericano

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    Jairo Acuña-Alfaro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Para el Nobel de Economía Amartya Sen, "la democracia no sirve de remedio automático para las enfermedades como la quinina funciona para curar la malaria. La oportunidad que abre tiene que ser positivamente aprovechada para alcanzar el efecto deseado" (Sen, 1999: 155. Este artículo evalúa el efecto de la prescripción de la democracia como un remedio que contribuye a crear avances en desarrollo humano en América Latina. Para ello, se basa en la construcción de un Índice Compuesto de Democracia (ICD de 1972 a 2002. La primera sección expone sobre el historial de desarrollo de América Latina desde la perspectiva del desarrollo humano. La segunda parte trata el desempeño democrático de la región bajo el ICD y las fortalezas y debilidades de cada uno de sus atributos (formal, procedimental y sustantivo. De esta forma, intenta explorar los vacíos de desempeño de la democracia en la región y evaluar la extensión del dividendo de la democracia. El artículo examina la experiencia de democratización y desarrollo humano en una región convulsa. Al hacerlo, argumenta que la experiencia de América Latina sugiere que no existe una causalidad en la relación entre democracia y desarrollo humano, que la contribución de la democracia pasa por medio de sus características multifacéticas, así como por medio de sus atributos individualmente, y que los ciudadanos que viven en ambientes democráticos tienden a ser más educados y saludables que ciudadanos que viven en regímenes no democráticos; sin embargo, no necesariamente, en ambientes más prósperos en términos de ingreso per capita.

  6. Melvil Dewey y el orden de los libros: clasificar el cocimiento humano

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    Héctor Vera

    2015-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la obra del bibliotecólogo y educador estadounidense Melvil Dewey (1851-1931). Por una parte, se examina el origen y estructura de su sistema decimal de clasificación (CDD) y su contribución para la organización de bibliotecas y para la categorización del conocimiento humano. Por otra parte, se destaca la participación de Dewey en otras reformas que tuvieron impacto en las convenciones para medir, almacenar y catalogar libros en las bibliotecas, principalmente su interés...

  7. EL PANÓPTICO DE BENTHAM Y LA INSTRUMENTALIZACIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Beytía Reyes, Pablo

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN Este artículo revisa los fundamentos del utilitarismo de Jeremy Bentham y las principales críticas a esta doctrina, profundizando en aquella que sostiene su incompatibilidad con el respeto irrestricto de los derechos humanos. Insertándose en esta problemática, analiza una paradigmática propuesta política del filósofo inglés: el panóptico, proyecto arquitectónico formulado por Bentham a finales del siglo XVIII con el fin de reformar el sistema penitenciario europeo. A partir del anális...

  8. El Empoderamiento como Herramienta de Desarrollo del Talento Humano en las Organizaciones

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    2012-01-01

    Durante muchos años la Gerencia de Recursos Humanos en las organizaciones, fue considerada como un área de soporte, que sencillamente realizaba la selección y contratación de personal, desarrollaba temas de bienestar como las fiestas y regalos de fin de año, lo cual evidenciaba una desconexión de esta área con los objetivos estratégicos y las metas de la Compañía, sencillamente porque no había claridad como desde sus actividades podía aportar al logro de los objetivos y a la productividad de ...

  9. Desarrollo humano y aprendizaje: Prácticas de crianza de las madres jefas de hogar

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    Sonia Carballo Vargas

    2006-01-01

    En el presente ensayo se abordan cinco aspectos relevantes para dar sustento teórico a la educación de niños y de niñas con derechos. Primeramente se enfoca la importancia de las experiencias tempranas y los aportes de las diferentes teorías del desarrollo humano que respaldan las prácticas de crianza con que se sugiere educar a niños y a niñas. Seguidamente se analiza la importancia de las percepciones que tienen las madres jefas de hogar, acerca de los límites que emplean en las...

  10. Incidencia del proyecto “ASEAN community” en el desarrollo humano de Tailandia (2004-2014)

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    Meneses Mendoza, Lizeth Alejandra

    2016-01-01

    Esta investigación se interesa en evaluar los logros y retos que ha presentado el proyecto ASEAN Community en cada una de sus tres áreas de acción (Comunidad económica, comunidad de política y seguridad, y comunidad socio-cultural) ante su aplicación en Tailandia. De esta manera, se busca analizar la incidencia que ha tenido el proyecto en el Desarrollo Humano de Tailandia durante el periodo 2004-2014. A través del análisis del estatus actual a la luz del concepto de libertades instrumentale...

  11. La educación en derechos humanos, un aporte al postconflicto

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    Calderón-Martínez, Andrea Ximena

    2017-01-01

    Propósito: Actualmente Colombia atraviesa por un momento histórico enmarcado por un proceso de paz que, si se logra, advertirá una etapa quizás más compleja que la misma guerra a la que se le pretende dar fin. De manera que, se hace preciso, destacar el papel fundamental que cumple la educación en derechos humanos para enfrentar ese nuevo rumbo. Temas: En tiempos de posguerra se hace imprescindible asignarles especial atención a temas como la educación y la pedagogía, ambos dentro de un conte...

  12. O coaching enquanto prática de desenvolvimento de recursos humanos

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    Soares, Luciana Rocha

    2013-01-01

    A presente investigação visa identificar os benefícios do coaching para o desenvolvimento de recursos humanos, procurando entender como esta prática contribui para o desenvolvimento de competências, para a melhoria de desempenhos e resultados organizacionais. Sendo uma pesquisa de natureza qualitativa, foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas a 10 coaches profissionais, as quais foram submetidas a análise de conteúdo. Não representativos da população, os resultados obti...

  13. Valores Humanos e Bullying: Idade e Sexo Moderam essa Relação?

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    Monteiro, Renan Pereira; Medeiros, Emerson Diógenes de; Pimentel, Carlos Eduardo; Soares, Ana Karla Silva; Medeiros, Hermógenes Acácio de; Gouveia, Valdiney Veloso

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    Resumo São perceptíveis as consequências graves que perpassam o bullying, sendo importante conhecer variáveis que possam predizer este padrão de comportamento entre escolares. O presente estudo objetivou conhecer em que medida os valores humanos predizem o bullying, testando o papel moderador das variáveis sexo e idade. Participaram 300 crianças (M = 11,07; DP = 1,31) de escolas públicas e particulares, as quais responderam a Escala de Comportamentos de Bullying, o Questionário dos Valores Bá...

  14. Salud y educación: dos vocaciones al servicio de los derechos humanos

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    S. Verónica Lillo, MSc

    2014-03-01

    En esta labor de corresponsabilidad, la salud adquiere un protagonismo particular, dada su misión de proveer y prever el cuidado y la calidad de vida de las personas. En este artículo se presentan los conceptos y desafíos clave para una educación y salud inclusiva, haciendo partícipes a los profesionales de la salud, como actores-generadores de una relación pedagógica con sus consultantes, orientada hacia el aprendizaje de una actitud de autocuidado y salud preventiva, basada en el desarrollo humano.

  15. Desigualdad económica, crisis de deuda y derechos humanos

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    Bohoslavsky, Juan Pablo

    2016-01-01

    Las crisis financieras y los programas de ajuste profundizan las desigualdades y tienen consecuencias sociales devastadoras. Sin embargo, la desigualdad también puede contribuir a desencadenar las crisis económicas. ¿Conduce la desigualdad a más inestabilidad financiera?, ¿redunda la inestabilidad financiera en mayores niveles de desigualdad?, ¿cómo afecta a los derechos humanos el aumento de la desigualdad? Preguntas medulares que guían este informe. Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación ...

  16. LA REPRODUCCIÓN ASISTIDA EN EUROPA: LA LABOR ARMONIZADORA DEL TRIBUNAL EUROPEO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Mª DEL PILAR MOLERO MARTÍN-SALAS

    2016-01-01

    Uno de los principales avances científicos de las últimas décadas ha sido la reproducción asistida. Ello ha provocado la aparición de nuevos problemas jurídicos que han sido resueltos en Europa por sus Estados miembro de manera heterogénea, convirtiendo la interpretación del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos en estos últimos años en necesaria y crucial para entender la regulación europea al respecto. En este trabajo se muestra la labor de interpretación realizada por el Tribunal respec...

  17. La influenza aviar y el riesgo de infección en seres humanos

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    Vargas, Javier

    2005-01-01

    La gripe aviar es una infección causada por el virus influenza de aves. La infección ocurre de manera natural entre aves silvestres, las cuales portan el virus en su vía digestiva. Ocasionalmente pueden transmitirla a aves domésticas como gallinas, patos, palomas, etc. las cuales pueden enfermar y ocacionalmente morir. Comúnmente los virus de la influenza aviar no infectan a los seres humanos sin embargo desde 1997, se han documentado casos de infección humana.

  18. Paradigmas de luz : a parapsicologia no redimensionamento cientifico do ser humano

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    Rosa Maria Viana

    2002-01-01

    Resumo: Este estudo tem como objetivo analisar o percurso histórico-conceitual da construção da Parapsicologia como um campo de conhecimento científico que se estrutura desde o século XIX dentro das concepções teóricas e critérios metodológicos preconizados pela ciencia. A tese central procura demonstrar que a Parapsicologia é uma das áreas da ciência atual que contribui para uma concepção mais ampla de Ser Humano entendido como multidimensional e multisensorial, o que também vem sendo indica...

  19. Lesión de Virus Papiloma Humano a nivel del labio en paciente escolar

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    Millán Isea, Ronald E; Ferrer, Maria A; Pérez, Ligia

    2007-01-01

    RESUMEN El virus Papiloma Humano (VPH), es un virus ADN, que produce proliferación cutánea o mucosa de epitelio escamoso estratificado. Existen más de 80 subtipos de VPH, los cuales pueden ser identificados por diferentes estudios histopatológicos convencionales, a través del cual se pueden determinar los cambios celulares en los queratinocitos e inmunohistoquímicos y más especializados como hibridación in situ y la técnica de reacción en cadena de polimerasa (PCR), donde puede identificarse ...

  20. El retorno a lo humano en Gravedad, de Alfonso Cuarón

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    Arturo Morales-Campos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Bajo una perspectiva socio-semiótica, el filme Gravedad (2013, de Alfonso Cuarón, presenta, dentro de su estructura significante, signos de diferente código (visual, musical, sonoro, lingüístico, etc., que se agrupan en núcleos semánticos. Estos núcleos remiten a una microestructura fundamental de polos opuestos y complementarios: el ambiente científico-tecnológico en el que se desarrolla la diégesis del texto visual encuentra, una vez y otra, su contrario en una posibilidad de retorno a lo humano esencial: la vida.

  1. Efectos del ejercicio en condiciones de normopeso y obesidad : Estudios en animales y humanos /

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    Cigarroa Cuevas, Igor Iván,

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo principal de la tesis fue evaluar, en estudios con animales y humanos, el impacto que tiene la práctica de ejercicio físico sobre variables conductuales, metabólicas y nutricionales, considerando diferencias de género en individuos de peso normal o con sobrepeso/obesidad. En los estudios con animales, se usaron ratas macho y hembra adultas de peso normal o con obesidad inducida por dieta (OID). Las ratas fueron entrenadas a una intensidad moderada (12 metros/minutos) y más alta (1...

  2. La tragedia de los anticomunes en la construcción del conocimiento del genoma humano

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    Osorio, Helder; Lara, Arturo

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo estudia los diferentes factores dentro de los cuales los agentes relacionados con el estudio del genoma humano, al enfrentarse a la fragmentación en la propiedad intelectual, pueden (o no) lograr acuerdos de cooperación para así evitar la tragedia de los anticomunes. Se considera como factores claves: la naturaleza compleja de gen/función; la evolución de los derechos formales e informales de propiedad, y las características de los agentes. This article examines the di...

  3. Clima organizacional enfocado al desempeño del talento humano

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    Romero Vélez, Marisol; Verduga Pino, Alexandra; Macías Zambrano, Nimia

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo fue realizar el diagnóstico del clima organizacional del Instituto Ecuatoriano de Social IESS Portoviejo, para identificar elementos que tienen prioridad dentro de la institución como: ambiente laboral, estilos de liderazgo, toma de decisiones, trabajo en equipo y ética profesional, que son parte del clima organizacional, elementos formativos, culturales que facilitan o dificultan el proceso de evaluación del desempeño del talento humano. El estudio se realizó a través...

  4. Metas blandas y metas duras en el enfoque de Desarrollo Humano

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    Uribe López, Mauricio

    2011-01-01

    El paradigma de desarrollo humano ha tenido amplia aceptación. Sin embargo ha sido el enfoque blando -restringido a la puesta en marcha de políticas sociales que contribuyen a la expansión de ciertas capacidades básicas- que el enfoque duro -que implica reformas redistributivas- el que más se ha tenido en cuenta. Aunque la equidad en la distribución de los medios (ingreso y  riqueza) no es la medida más apropiada de la justicia económica ya que ésta no garantiza la equidad en el logro de los ...

  5. Metas blandas y metas duras en el enfoque de Desarrollo Humano

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    Uribe López, Mauricio

    2009-01-01

    El paradigma de desarrollo humano ha tenido amplia aceptación. Sin embargo ha sido el enfoque blando -restringido a la puesta en marcha de políticas sociales que contribuyen a la expansión de ciertas capacidades básicas-que el enfoque duro -que implica reformas redistributivas- el que más se ha tenido en cuenta. Aunque la equidad en la distribución de los medios (ingreso y riqueza) no es la medida más apropiada de la justicia económica ya que ésta no garantiza la equidad en el logro de los fi...

  6. Derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas: Panorama colombiano

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    Omar Huertas; Danilo Ortíz

    2009-01-01

    La crisis de los derechos humanos que sufre Latinoamérica se ve reflejada en la cantidad significativa de pueblos indígenas, que pertenecen a estos países, sometidos a procesos de discriminación, despojo, neoliberalismo económico y globalización. Estas circunstancias han condenado a estas comunidades al subdesarrollo y a una grave situación que pone en riesgo su existencia. En el presente artículo se hará unanálisis de la situación de los derechos de la población indígena en Colombia, teniend...

  7. Los principios del laicismo y los derechos humanos. Hacia una fundamentación discursiva

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    Walter Beller Taboada

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza de los Derechos Humanos constituye un campo de formación para que las y los estudiantes construyan para sí mismos una posición ciudadana. En este artículo se analiza la laicidad y la fundamentación de la teoría y práctica de una ética de mínimos, partiendo de la formulación de un discurso argumentado en lugar recurrir a posiciones que no resultan adecuadas en una sociedad pluralista y democrática.

  8. Prevalencia de displasia de cuello uterino en pacientes portadoras de virus papiloma humano, Chile

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    Andrea Verdessi; Francisco Perán; Roberto Espinosa

    2006-01-01

    Introducción: Los programas de tamizaje para prevención de cáncer cérvicouterino han reducido su incidencia y mortalidad significativamente,; siendo el método más utilizado mundialmente la citología cervical o Papanicolau. Además existen otros métodos con mayor sensibilidad y; especificidad, pero de mayor costo. Entre éstos existe la Captura Híbrida, que permite tipificación en cepas virales del Virus Papiloma; Humano según su potencial oncogénico. El objetivo de este estudio fue des...

  9. La gestión de los recursos humanos : dos percepciones diferentes de una misma realidad

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    Navarro Abal, Yolanda; Climent Rodríguez, José Antonio

    2012-01-01

    El área de los Recursos Humanos es un campo de especialización inter y multidisciplinar y, por tanto, su evolución, desarrollo y estructura está modulada por la influencia de cada una de ellas. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo general analizar la percepción y actitud que se muestra de ésta en función de la titulación que se esté cursando. La muestra está compuesta por 84 alumnos pertenecientes a la Licenciatura de Ciencias del Trabajo y Grado en Relaciones Laborales y Recursos ...

  10. Tasa de depreciación de capital humano: Evidencia empírica para Argentina

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    Vignoli, Guido

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto demostrar la existencia de la Tasa de Depreciación del Capital Humano en Argentina, haciendo uso de un modelo sencillo que permita incorporar la obsolescencia de sus dos principales fuentes de acumulación, escolaridad y experiencia. Usando los datos provistos por la EPH elaborada por INDEC para el IV trimestre de 2011, se pudo obtener los resultados que prueban dicha hipótesis, evidenciando además que la misma no es constante. Al permitir la identificación...

  11. Prevalencia del virus del papiloma humano en mujeres de un cribado poblacional

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    Suárez del Fueyo, Gabriel

    2017-01-01

    El virus del papiloma humano (VPH), es causa necesaria para que una mujer desarrolle cáncer de cuello uterino. El objetivo del estudio es estimar la prevalencia, de mujeres con infección de VPH, pertenecientes al programa de prevención y detección precoz de cáncer de cuello de útero de Castilla y León. Se analizaron las muestras de las mujeres incluidas en el programa de cribado poblacional. Incluyendo un total de 120.326 muestras de frotis de cérvix, recogidas en el periodo...

  12. Interação Humano - Computador usando Visão Computacional

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    Bernardo Bucher B. Barbosa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa estudar maneiras de se explorar a Interação Humano Computador, usando Visão Computacional. A idéia tem como objetivo um esforço para tornar o computador mais interativo com o usuário, sem a necessidade da compra de um hardware ou acessório específico para tal. O produto final deste trabalho em desenvolvimento é um software que contempla esta funcionalidade, tornando o computador mais interativo.

  13. A representação do corpo humano na arte Iorubá

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    Edmilson Quirino dos Reis

    2014-01-01

    A dissertação tem como objeto de pesquisa obras de arte tradicionais de origem africana do grupo étnico Iorubá onde se encontra representado o corpo humano. Busco elucidar as causas sociais, históricas, filosóficas que possibilitaram as produções escultóricas artísticas que apresentam geralmente formas antropóides. The dissertation has as object of research works of traditional art from Africa\\'s Yoruba ethnic group where the representation of the human body. Seeking to explain ...

  14. SISTEMA PARA LA GESTIÓN DEL DESARROLLO DEL TALENTO HUMANO

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    Pacheco, Angel Jesús; Siancas, Javier

    2015-01-01

    La gestión del talento humano es pieza clave en toda organización, debido a que esta permite atraer y retener a trabajadores que representan una ventaja ante la competencia o que han demostrado tener potencial. Para realizar esta labor, se debe contemplar diversos factores, como estudios, competencias, responsabilidades e ingresos económicos, es por eso que se propone la implementacion de un sistema de información el cual permita realizar evaluaciones al personal para determinar la necesidad ...

  15. Gestión del talento humano en las Instituciones educativas

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    Zuluaga Collazos, Alexander; Castañeda Ramírez, Iván Darío

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    Tesis (Especialista en Gerencia Educativa). Universidad Católica de Manizales, Facultad de Educación, 2014 A través del tiempo las personas con talento son aquellas que han marcado diferencia, muchas de estas personas han influido determinante mente en la historia de la humanidad, gracias a sus inventos que han sido producto de la persistencia y del estudio que ha potencializado sus talentos en pro del bienestar, que hoy los demás seres humanos pueden disfrutar gracias a estas personas dif...

  16. Indicadores de recursos humanos en ciencia y tecnología; El Salvador 1999-2009.

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    Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)

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    El Indicador de Recursos Humanos en Ciencia y Tecnología 1999-2009 analiza por medio de datos estadísticos el siguiente contenido: 1. Oferta Educativa de Educación Superior, 2. Espacios de Infraestructura en la Educación Superior, 3.Cobertura Matricular por las Instituciones de Educación Superior, 4.Estudiantes Inscritos en Educación Superior, 5.Estudiantes Extranjeros en el Sistema de Educación Superior, 6.Graduados en Educación Superior, 7.Evolución de Graduados en Educación Superior Á...

  17. Indicadores de recursos humanos en ciencia y tecnología; El Salvador 1999-2011.

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    Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); Marroquín, William; Alens, Doris Salinas de; Alegría Coto, José Roberto; Ledesma, Sonia Montoya de

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    El Indicador de Recursos Humanos en Ciencia y Tecnología 1999-2011 analiza por medio de datos estadísticos el siguiente contenido: 1. Oferta Educativa de Educación Superior, 2. Espacios de Infraestructura en la Educación Superior, 3.Cobertura Matricular por las Instituciones de Educación Superior, 4.Estudiantes Inscritos en Educación Superior, 5.Estudiantes Extranjeros en el Sistema de Educación Superior, 6.Graduados en Educación Superior, 7.Evolución de Graduados en Educación Superior Á...

  18. Derechos humanos y comics: un matrimonio est-éticamente bien avenido

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    María Jesús Fernández Gil

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende rescatar y justificar el uso del cómic, en el sentido de Duncan y Smith, entendido como una forma de arte en la que todos los aspectos narrativos están representados mediante dibujos e imágenes lingüísticas encapsuladas en una secuencia yuxtapuesta de paneles y páginas, como una herramienta didáctica idónea para la educación en y la enseñanza de derechos humanos.

  19. Evolución histórica de la función de recursos humanos en Venezuela

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    Miguel Rendueles Mata

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La administración de los Recursos Humanos constituye el resultado de una serie de eventos a través del tiempo, sus inicios en Venezuela coinciden con la explotación del petróleo. Con la llegada al país de multinacionales petroleras arribaron nuevas técnicas y prácticas administrativas, entre ellas, aquellas relacionadas con el manejo del personal. A través del presente artículo conoceremos su evolución a través del tiempo desde el concepto del simple personal hasta llegar a nuestros días bajo el significado del capital humano, encontrándose en Venezuela unidades de recursos humanos que reconocen el valor del conocimiento de su personal para contribuir con la estrategia del negocio.

  20. La formación de recursos humanos en alimentación y nutrición

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    Quintana, Ibrahin; Gómez, Amarilis; Rodríguez, Leandro; Rodríguez-Ojea, Arturo; Fernández, Rebeca

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: hacer una breve historia de la formación de recursos humanos en alimentación y nutrición, y describir cómo se ha comportado la formación de recursos humanos en el instituto, así como algunos elementos que la caracterizan, enfatizando en el proceso de formación del Maestro en Ciencias en Nutrición en Salud Pública. MÉTODOS: se realizó una revisión del diseño curricular de la maestría y otras maneras de formación de recursos humanos, haciéndose una descripción de los resultados alcanz...