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Altitude and regional gradients in chronic kidney disease prevalence in Costa Rica: Data from the Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study
Objectives Recent studies in Central America indicate that mortality attributable to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising rapidly. We sought to determine the prevalence and regional variation of CKD and the relationship ...
Snake venomics of Bothrops punctatus, a semi-arboreal pitviper species from Antioquia, Colombia
(PeerJ 2:e246, 2014-01-22)
Bothrops punctatus is an endangered, semi-arboreal pitviper species distributed in Panam´a, Colombia, and Ecuador, whose venom is poorly characterized. In the present work, the protein composition of this venom was ...
Seasonal Variation of Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Telomere Length in Costa Rica: A Population-Based Observational Study
ABSTRACT: Objectives: Peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is increasingly being used as a biomarker of aging, but its natural variation in human populations is not well understood. Several other biomarkers ...
Longer leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula: A population-based study
Studies in humans suggest that leukocyte telomere length may act as a marker of biological aging. We investigated whether individuals in the Nicoya region of Costa Rica, known for exceptional longevity, had longer telomere ...