Recent Submissions

  • Intergenerational Pathogen-Induced Diapause in Caenorhabditis elegans Is Modulated by mir-243 

    Palominos, M. Fernanda; Verdugo, Lidia; Gutzwiller, Florence; Calixto, Andrea; Gabaldon, Carolaing [Univ Mayor, Programa Doctorado Genom Integrat, Chile]; Legue, Marcela [Univ Mayor, Programa Doctorado Genom Integrat, Chile] (Chile. Universidad Mayor, 2020)
    The interaction and communication between bacteria and their hosts modulate many aspects of animal physiology and behavior. Dauer entry as a response to chronic exposure to pathogenic bacteria in Caenorhabditis elegans is ...
  • Gingival Crevicular Fluid Zinc- and Aspartyl-Binding Protease Profile of Individuals with Moderate/Severe Atopic Dermatitis 

    Valenzuela, Fernando; Fernández, Javier; Aroca, Marcela; Jiménez, Constanza; Albers Busquetts, Daniela [Univ Mayor, Dept Stat, Fac Dent, Chile]; Hernández, Marcela; Fernández, Alejandra (Chile. Universidad Mayor, 2020)
    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a protease-modulated chronic disorder with heterogenous clinical manifestations which may lead to an imprecise diagnosis. To date, there are no diagnostic protease tests for AD. We explored the ...
  • First Genetic Record of a Strap-Toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) Stranding in Chile 

    Español-Jiménez, Sonia; Abaud, Constanza [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Chile]; Aceituno, Camila; Alvarado-Rybak, Mario; Borroni, Cintya; Chiang, Gustavo; Díaz, Javier; Espejo, Winfred; Estay, María Luisa; García-Cegarra, Ana M.; González, Carlos; Gutiérrez, Belén; Gutiérrez, Josefina; Henríquez, Daniel; Hirmas, Andrea; Mejías, Pamela; Meriño, Constanza; Molina, Charity; Naretto, Camilo [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Chile]; Olivares, Florencia; Pereira, Patricia; Peñaloza, Diego; Pincheira, Betsy; Pinto, Nicolás; Rojas, Omar; Sánchez, Carolina; Toro, Barbara; Toro, Frederick; Undurraga, Raimundo [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Chile] (Chile. Universidad Mayor, 2020)
    Of all the cetacean families, the Ziphiidae are one of the most enigmatic (MacLeod, 2018). They are the second most diverse family after the Delphinidae (Dalebout et al., 2002). They dive very deep for prolonged periods, ...
  • Exploring Perceived Well-Being from Urban Parks: Insights from a Megacity in Latin America 

    Parra-Saldívar, Andrea; Abades, Sebastián [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Genom Ecol & Environm GEMA, Chile]; Celis-Diez, Juan L.; Gelcich, Stefan (Chile. Universidad Mayor, 2020)
    Urbanization has impacted biodiversity and ecosystems at a global scale. At the same time, it has been recognized as a driver of the physical and emotional gap between humans and nature. The lack of direct contact with ...
  • Entrenamiento de handgrip isométrico de alta intensidad en adultos mayores pre-hipertensos y con diagnóstico de hipertensión arterial sistémica etapa I 

    Cancino-López, Jorge; Bugueño Zulantay, Sara [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Fisiol Clin Ejercicio, Chile] (Chile. Universidad Mayor, 2020)
    Background: Moderate isometric handgrip exercise is an effective tool in the management of systemic hypertension. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of a high intensity isometric handgrip exercise protocol for the reduction ...
  • Contingent Coalitions in Environmental Policymaking: How Civil Society Organizations Influenced the Chilean Renewable Energy Boom 

    Madariaga, Aldo [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales]; Allain, Mathilde (Wiley, 2020-08)
    This article analyzes the role of social movements and environmental organizations in crafting contingent coalitions to advance renewable energies in Chile. Until recently, Chile presented several conditions predicting the ...
  • Legalism and creativity: tax non-compliance in the eyes of the economic elite 

    Atria Curi, Jorge Andrés [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales] (ROUTLEDGE, 2019-01)
    This paper analyzes elite tax compliance from a sociological perspective in order to examine how different tax behaviors are justified or how they embody different taxpayers' subjectivities. Drawing from the case of Chile ...
  • Rent gap formation due to public infrastructure and planning policies: An analysis of Greater Santiago, Chile, 2008-2011 

    López-Morales, Ernesto; Sanhueza, Claudia [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Polítias Sociales]; Espinoza, Sebastián; Ordenes, Felipe; Orozco, Hernán (SAGE Publications, 2019-10)
    Land upzoning and state investment in public infrastructure are two of the principal factors that increase the rent gap in the city; however, the scale of their impact remains unknown. This paper presents a novel method ...
  • Understanding policy change through bricolage: The case of Chile's renewable energy policy 

    Allain, Mathilde; Madariaga, Aldo [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales] (WILEY, 2020-07)
    Chile is a country where path dependency made energy policy change extremely difficult by international standards. However, the country has recently become a renewable energy poster child thanks to a gradual process of ...
  • Concentration of human capital, externalities and the wage gap in US metro areas 

    Pérez-Silva, Rodrigo [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Investigación en Economía y Políticas Sociales]; Partridge, Mark D. (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2020-11)
    The effects of the concentration of human capital on wages and productivity have been widely studied, but despite their heterogeneity, little attention has been paid to its effects on the wage gap. This paper assesses the ...
  • Empathy and socially responsible consumption: an experiment with the vote-with-the-wallet game 

    Pelligra, Vittorio [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Investigación en Economía y Políticas Sociales]; Vásquez, Alejandra (SPRINGER, 2020-11)
    We study by means of a laboratory experiment the role of individuals' empathy in the Vote-with-the-Wallet Game. Our main purpose is to analyze the impact of the ability to empathize on participants' behavior when asked to ...
  • The effects of trade openness on rural-urban sectoral employment, wages, and earnings: Evidence from Peru's second wave of trade liberalization 

    Pérez-Silva, Rodrigo [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales]; Krivonos, Ekaterina (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2021-06)
    The effects of trade liberalization on wages, inequality, and employment in middle-income countries remains an important empirical question. However, with few exceptions, most of the empirical literature has focused on ...
  • Spatial inequality and aspirations for economic inclusion among Latin American youth 

    Cazzuffi, Chiara [Chile. Universidad Mayor. Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales]; Díaz, Vivian; Fernández, Juan; Leyton, Cristián (Elsevier, 2020-11)
    Youths' aspirations formation is typically analysed in its association with individual, family and school characteristics. This paper adopts a wider perspective and uses descriptive and econometric analysis to investigate ...
  • Vindicación de la cultura popular ausente 

    Sáez, Chiara; Spencer Espinosa, Christian [Chile. Universidad Mayor. CIAH]; Vera, Antonieta (Universidad de Chile. Instituto de la Comunicación e Imagen, 2021-01)
    El equipo investigador del proyecto culturapopular.clfue invitado a editar un dossier especial sobre Co-municación y Cultura Popular en América Latina y El Caribe para el presente número 43 de Comuni-cación y Medios, que ...
  • Early pregnancy levels of gingival crevicular fluid matrix metalloproteinases-8 and-9 are associated with the severity of periodontitis and the development of gestational diabetes mellitus 

    Albers Busquetts, Daniela [Univ Mayor, Dept Stat, Fac Dent, Chile] (American Academy of Periodontology, 2020)
    Background Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide and women with a history of GDM are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes which is a risk factor for periodontitis. Aim To explore the association ...
  • Community isolation drives lower fish biomass and species richness, but higher functional evenness, in a river metacommunity 

    Abades, Sebastián [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Genom Ecol & Environm GEMA, Chile] (Wiley, 2020)
    The flow of individuals among communities and their interactions with local environmental filters are increasingly recognised as determinants of biodiversity patterns in riverine ecosystems. Both incoming dispersers and ...
  • Chilean crab (Aegla cholchol) as a new source of chitin and chitosan with antifungal properties against Candida spp 

    Alburquenque, Claudio [Univ Mayor, Fac Med, Grp Microbiol, Chile]; Bernabe, Patricia; Becheran, Liliam; Cabrera-Barjas, Gustavo; Nesic, Aleksandra; Tapia, Cecilia, V.; Taboada, Edelio; Alderete, Joel; De los Ríos, Patricio (Elsevier, 2020)
    In the present work, the chemical composition of the Chilean freshwater crab Aegla cholchol exoskeleton was studied for the first time. alpha-Chitin was isolated from three main body parts (pincers, legs, carapace), and ...
  • Centre-based care is a significant predictor of lower body mass index in early childhood: Longitudinal evidence from Chile 

    Allel, Kasim [Univ Mayor, Fac Humanidades, Soc & Hlth Res Ctr, Chile]; Narea, Marigen; Undurraga, Eduardo A. (International Society for Global Health, 2020)
    Background The prevalence of childhood overweight has increased by approximately 50% in the past three decades, becoming a major public health concern worldwide. In Chile, an upper middle-income country, about 38% of ...
  • Cardiac remodeling and arrhythmogenesis are ameliorated by administration of Cx43 mimetic peptide Gap27 in heart failure rats 

    Andrade, David C. [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Invest Fisiol Ejercicio, Chile]; Lucero, Claudia M.; Toledo, Camilo; Díaz, Hugo S.; Pereyra, Katherin V.; Díaz-Jara, Esteban; Schwarz, Karla G.; Marcus, Noah J.; Retamal, Mauricio A.; Quintanilla, Rodrigo A.; Del Río, Rodrigo (Springer Nature, 2020)
    Alterations in connexins and specifically in 43 isoform (Cx43) in the heart have been associated with a high incidence of arrhythmogenesis and sudden death in several cardiac diseases. We propose to determine salutary ...
  • Baroreflex Modulation During Acute High-Altitude Exposure in Rats 

    Andrade, David C. [Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Invest Fisiol Ejercicio, Chile]; Beltrán, Ana Rosa; Arce-Alvarez, Alexis; Ramírez-Campillo, Rodrigo; Vásquez-Muñoz, Manuel; Igel, Magdalena von; Ramírez, Marco A.; Del Río, Rodrigo (Frontiers Media, 2020)
    Baroreflex (BR) control is critically dependent of sympathetic and parasympathetic modulation. It has been documented that during acute hypobaric hypoxia there is a BR control impairment, however, the effect of a natural ...

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