Dr.Jose Luis Ochoa

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  1. Nunez-Vazquez, E. J., Garcia-Ortega, A., Campa-Cordova, A. I., Abdo de la Parra, I., Ibarra, L., Heredia-Tapia, A., and Ochoa, J. L. 2012 Toxicity of Cultured Bullseye Puffer fish Sphoeroides annulatus Marine Drugs 10: 329-339

  2. Nuñez-Vázquez, E. J., Bustillos-Guzmán, J., Band-Schmidt C., I., Heredia-Tapia, A., Gárate-Lizarraga., López-Cortés, D., Almazán-Becerril, A., Hernández-Sandoval, F. and Ochoa, J. L. 2012 Ciguatera in Mexico. Marine Drugs


  3. Nuñez-Vázquez, E. J., Tovar-Ramírez, D. and Ochoa, J. L. 2011 Freeze Survival of the cyanobacteria Microcoleus chthonoplastes without any cryoprotector. Journal Environmental Biology 32: 407-412


  4. Hernandez-Montiel, L.G., Ochoa, J.L., Troyo-Dieguez, E., and Larralde-Corona, C.P. 2010 Biocontrol of postharvest blue mold (Penicillium italicum Wehmer) on Mexican lime by marine and citrus Debaryomyces hansenii isolates. Postharvest Biology and Technology 56: 181–187

  5. Hernandez-Montiel, L.G., Larralde-Corona, C.P., Vero, S., Lopez-Aburto, M.G., Ochoa, J.L. and Ascencio-Valle, F. 2010 Characterization of yeast Debaryomyces hansenii for the biological control of blue mold decay of Mexican lemon. Journal of Food 8: 49-56


  6. Perez Linares, J. Ochoa, J.L. Gago Martinez, A. 2009 Retention and tissue damage of PSP and NSP toxins in shrimp: Is cultured shrimp a potential vector of toxins to human population?. Toxicon 53: 185-195


  7. Perez-Linares J., Ochoa J. L., Gago-Martínez A. 2008 Effect of PSP toxins in white leg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Boone, 1931. Journal of Food Science 73: 69-73


  8. Hernández-Montiel, L.G. and J.L. Ochoa. 2007. Disease Notes: Fruit Rot Caused by Penicillium italicum on Lemon (Citrus aurantifolia) in Colima, Mexico. Plant Disease. 91: 767

  9. Ochoa, J.L., Hernández-Montiel, L.G., Latisnere-Barragán, H., León de la Luz, J.L., Larralde-Corona, C.P. 2007. Aislamiento e identificación de hongos patógenos de naranja Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck cultivada en Baja California Sur, México. Ciencia Tecnologia Alimentaria 5: 352-359


  10. Ochoa, J.L. and Latisnere-Barragan, H. 2006 Uso potencial de levaduras marinas de México. Ciencia 57: 81 -86

  11. Latisnere, H., Virgen, M., Martinez, J. and Ochoa J.L. 2006 Levaduras marinas. Biodiversitas 64: 7-9

  12. Ochoa J.L., Nunez-Vazquez E., Garcia-Ortega A., Abdo de la Parra, I. 2006 Inocuidad Alimentaria. Estudio acerca de la toxicidad del botete Diana (Sphoeroides annulatos, Jenny, 1843) de cultivo. Panorama Acuícola Magazine 11: 22-26


  13. Alonso-Rodríguez, R., Ochoa, J.L. and Uribe-Alcocer M. 2005 Grazing of heterotrophic dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans (Mcartney) Kofoid on Gymnodinium catenatum Graham. Revista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia 47: 6-10

  14. Alonso-Rodríguez, R., Ochoa, J.L. and Uribe-Alcocer, M. 2005 Depredación del dinoflagelado heterotrófico Noctiluca scintillans (Mcartney) Kofoid sobre de Gymnodinium catenatum Graham. Rev. Latinoam. Microbiol. Vol. 47: 6-10


  15. Alonso-Rodriguez, R. and Ochoa, J. L. 2004 Hydrology of winter–spring “red tides” in Bahia de Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Harmful Algae 3: 163-171

  16. Ochoa, J.L, Perez-Linare, J., Rodríguez C., Nunez-Vázquez, E. 2004 Impacto de cianobacterias tóxicas en el cultivo de camarón blanco en México. Panorama Acuicola 10: 34-36


  17. Ochoa, J. L. 2003 ENSO phenomenon and toxic red tides in Mexico. Geofísica Internacional 42: 505-515

  18. Ochoa J.L. and Arredondo-Vega B.O. 2003 Microalgas Nocivas de México. Ciencia 54: 58-65

  19. Pérez-Linares, J., Cadena, M., Rangel, C., Unzueta-Bustamante M.L. and Ochoa J.L. 2003 Effect of Schizothrix calcicola on white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (Penaeus vannamei) postlarvae. Aquaculture 218: 55-65

  20. Ochoa, J.L., Nunez-Vázquez, E. and Saad, J. 2003 Diferentes términos utilizados para describir las “Mareas Rojas”. Revista de Biologia Tropical 51: 621-628


  21. Heredia-Tapia, A., Arredondo-Vega, B.O., Nuñez-Vazquez, E.J., Yasumoto, T., Yasuda, M. and Ochoa, J.L. 2002 Isolation of Prorocentrum lima (Syn. Exuviaella lima) and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) risk assessment in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Toxicon 40: 1121-1127

  22. Kushner D.J., Nolasco H. and Ochoa, J.L. 2002 Purification and properties of an extracellular halophilic serine-protease from Haloferax mediterranei. Revista de la Sociedad Química de México 46: 202-211

  23. Ochoa, J.L., Lluch-Cota, S., Arredondo-Vega, B., Núñez-Vázquez, E., Heredia Tapia, A., Perez-Linarez, J., and Alonso-Rodriguez R. 2002. Marine biotoxins and harmful algal blooms in Mexico's litoral. In: PICES Scientific Report F.J.R.. "Max" Taylor and Vera L. Trainer, Eds. No. 23, PRo 119-128


  24. Ruiz-Bustos, E., Ochoa, J.L., Wadstrom, T. and Ascencio, F. 2001 Isolation and characterization of putative adhesins from Helicobacter pylori with affinity for heparan sulphate proteoglycan. Journal of Medical Microbiology 50: 215-222

  25. Ramírez-Orozco, M., Hernández-Saavedra, N. Y. and Ochoa, J.L. 2001 Debaryomyces hansenii growth in nonsterile seawater ClO2-peptone-containing medium. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 47: 676-679


  26. García A., Morales R., Porta M., Rubio E., and Ochoa, J.L. 2000 Superoxide dismutase and Naproxen in the very late phase of carrageenan induced edema in rats. Revista de Investigación Clínica 52: 156-160

  27. Nunez-Vazquez, E., Yotsu-Yamashita, M., Sierra-Beltrán, A.P., Yasumoto, T. and Ochoa, J. L. 2000 Toxicities and distribution of tetrodotoxin in the tissues of puffer fish found in the coast of Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Toxicon 8: 729-734


  28. García-González, A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1999 Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Debaryomyces hansenii Cu,Zn-SOD. Archives of Medical Research 30: 69-73

  29. Hernández-Saavedra, N.Y. and Ochoa, J.L. 1999 Copper-zinc superoxide dismlltase from the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii. Yeast 15: 657-668

  30. Garcia-Gonzalez, A., Herrera, l. and Ochoa, J.L. 1999 Effect of Superoxide Dismutase From Bovine Erythrocytes on Different Activity Parameters in Adjuvant-Induced Arthris. Archives of Medical Research 30: 132-137

  31. Gorinstein, S., Zemser, M., Vargas-Albores, F., Ochoa, J.-L., Paredes-Lopez, O., Scheler, Ch., Salnikow, J., Martin-Belloso, O. and Trakhtenberg, S. 1999. Proteins and amino acids in beers, their contents and relationships with other analytical data. Food Chemistry 67: 71-78

  32. Gorinstein, S., Zemser, M., Vargas-Albores, F., Ochoa, J. L., Paredes-Lopez, O., Scheler, C., Aksu, S., and Salnikow, J. 1999. Stability of some cactaceae proteins based on fluorescence, circular dichroism and differential scanning calorimetry measurements. Journal of Protein Chemistry 18: 239-247

  33. Ochoa, J.L. and Sierra-Beltrán, A. 1999 "Mareas Rojas" en México. Ciencia 50: 7-16

  34. Tovar, R. D., González, A.B., López-Cortés, A., Ascencio, V.F. and Ochoa, J.L. 1999 Effect of light and salinity on growth, superoxide-dismutase, and ascorbate-peroxidase of Microcoleus chtonoplastes strain SC7B9002-1. Bulletin Inst. Oceanographique 19: 197-202


  35. Cortez-Lopez, A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1998 The biological significance of halobacteria on nucleation and sodium chloride crystal growth. In: Adsorption and its Application in Industry and Environmental Protection, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, (Ed.) Dabrowski, A. Elsevier Science B.V. Vol. 120, pp 903-923.

  36. Hernández Saavedra, N.Y., Egly, J.M. and Ochoa, J.L. 1998 Cloning and sequencing of a cDNA encoding a copper-zinc superoxide dismutase enzyme from the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii. Yeast 14: 573-581

  37. Sierra-Beltran, A.P., Cruz-Villacorta, A., Nunez-Vazquez, E., Del Villar, L.M., Cerecero, J. and Ochoa J.L. 1998 An overview of the marine food poisoining in México. Toxicon 36: 1493-1502

  38. Ochoa, J.L., Sierra-Beltran, A.P., Olaiz-Fernandez, G. and Del Villar Ponce, L.M. 1998 Should mollusk toxicity in Mexico be considered a public health issue? Journal of Shellfish Research 17: 1671-1673

  39. Ramirez-Orozco, M, Hernandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Ascencio-Valle, F., Acosta-Gonzalez, B. and Ochoa, J.L. 1998 Cell yield and superoxide dismutase activity of the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii under different culture conditions. Journal of Marine Biotechnology 6: 255-259

  40. Ochoa, J.L., Sierra-Beltrán, A., Alonso-Colmenares, G., Barrada-Sanchez, H., Cruz-Villacorta, A., Nunez-Vazquez, E. and Sanchez-Paz A. 1998 Biotoxins in the Pacific coast of Mexico. In: Mycotoxins and Ehycotoxins, Developments in Chemistry, Toxicology and Food Safety (Miraglia M, Van Fgmond H, Brera C. and Gilbert J eds.). Alaken Inc. Fort Collins CO, USA. pp. 441-448


  41. Sierra-Beltrán, A., Palafox-Uribe, M., Grajales-Montiel, J., Cruz-Villacorta, A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1997 Sea bird mortality at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Evidence that toxic diatom blooms are spreading. Toxicon 35: 447-453

  42. Ochoa, J.L., Sánchez-Paz, A, Cruz-Villacorta, A, Nuñez-Vázquez, E. and Sierra-Beltrán, A 1997 Toxic events in the Northwest Pacific coastline of Mexico during 1992–1995: origin and impact. Hydrobiologia 352: 195-200


  43. Tinoco, R., Hemandez-Saavedra, D., Ochoa, J.L. and Vazquez-Duhalt, R. 1996 Biochemical method for chlorine dioxide determination. Analytical Biochemistry 241: 18-22

  44. Ochoa, J.L., Sierra-Beltran, A., Cruz-Villacorta, A. and Nuñez-Vázquez, E. 1996 Domoic Acid in Mexico. In 5th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Algal Blooms, Sep. 10-13, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Canadian Technical Report of fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2138: 82-90

  45. Ochoa, J.L., Sierra-Beltrán, A.P., Cruz-Villacorta, A., Sánchez-Paz, A., Ochoa-Alvarez, N., Heredia Tapia, A. and Nuñez Vázquez, E. 1996 Biotoxinas Marinas. lNFORMAR (México) Revista de la Direccion Educativa en Ciencia y Tecnologia del Mar 4: 8-12.


  46. Hemandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Hernandez-Saavedra, D. and Ochoa, J.L. 1995 Factors affecting the distribution of the genus Candida (Berkhout) along the West Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 18: 109-112

  47. Hemandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Ochoa, J.L. and Vazquez-Duhalt, R. 1995 Osmotic adjustment in marine yeast. Journal of Plankton Research 17: 59-69

  48. Ochoa, J.L., Ramirez-Orozco, M., Hernandez Saavedra, N.Y., Hernandez Saavedra D., and Sanchez Paz, A. 1995 Halotolerant yeast Debaryomyces hansenii as an alternative source of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD). Journal of Marine Biotechnology 3: 224-227

  49. Gorinstein, S., Zemser, M., Vargas-Albores, F. and Ochoa, J. L. 1995 Classification of seven species of Cactaceae based on their chemical and biochemical properties. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 59: 2022-2027


  50. Lopez-Cortes A., Ochoa, J.L. and Vazquez-Duhalt, R. 1994 Participation of halobacteria in crystal formation and the crystallization rate of NaCl. Geomicrobiology Journal 12: 69-80

  51. Hernandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Ochoa, J.L. and Vazquez-Duhalt, R. 1994 Effect of salinity in the growth of the marine yeast Rhodotorula rubra. Microbios 80: 99-106


  52. Guzman, M.A., Ochoa J.L. and Vargas-Albores, F. 1993 Haemolytic activity in the brown shrimp (Penaeus californiensis Holmes) Haemolymph. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 106: 271-275

  53. Vargas-Albores, F., Guzman, M.A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1993 A lipopolysaccharide-binding agglutinin isolated from brown shrimp (Penaeus californiensis Holmes) haemolymph. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 104: 407-413

  54. Vazquez-Juarez, R., Vargas-Albores, F. and Ochoa, J.L. 1993 A computer program to calculate superoxide dismutase activity in crude extracts. Journal of Microbiological Methods 17: 239-244

  55. Vargas-Albores, F., Guzman, M.A.and Ochoa, J.L. 1993 An anticoagulant solution for haemolymph collection and prophenoloxidase studies of penaeid shrimp (Penaeus californiensis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 106: 299-303


  56. Hernandez-Saavedra, N.Y., Hernandez-Saavedra, D. and Ochoa, J.L. 1992 Distribution of Sporobolomyces (Kluyver et van Niel) genus in the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Systematic and applied microbiology 15: 319-322

  57. Vargas Albores, F. and Ochoa J.L. 1992 Variation of pH, osmolality, sodium and potassium concentrations in the haemolymph ofsub-adult bJue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris) according to size. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 102: 1-5

  58. García-Carreño, F.L., Troyo-Diéguez, E. and Ochoa, J.L. 1992 Relationships between saline ground water, soil and leaf tissue composition of the phreatophyte mezquite. Ground Waters 30: 676-682

  59. Vargas Albores, F., Guzman M.A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1992 Size-dependence heamaggJutinating activity in the haemolymph from sub-adult blue shrimp species (Penaeus stylirrostris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 103: 487-491


  60. Garcia-Carreno, F.L. and Ochoa, J.L. 1991 The effect of saline stress on peroxidase activity in Mezquite (Prosopis articulata) leaf. Journal of Arid Environments 20: 313-319

  61. Zenteno, E., Ochoa, J.L., Montaño, L.F., Debray H. and Montreuil, J. 1991 Machaerocereus eruca cactus isolectins. Purification and characterization. Plant Science 77: 11-19


  62. Moreno-Armenta, O., Vazquez-Duhalt, R. and Ochoa, J.L. 1989 Peroxidase activity in calluses and cell suspension cultures of radish Raphanus sativus var. Cherry Bell. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 18: 321-327


  63. Ascencio-Valle, F., Lopez-Cortes, A. and Ochoa, J.L. 1988 Differences in cell surface hydrophobicity of pigmented halobacteria and corresponding achromatic strains evidenced by adsorption onto Phenyl-Sepharose. Microbios Letters 37. 131-135

  64. Zenteno, E. and Ochoa, J.L. 1988 Purification of Amaranthus leucocarpus lectin by affinity chromatography on stroma columns. Phytochemistry 27: 313-317

  65. Ascencio, F. and Ochoa, J.L. 1988 Cell surface hydrophobicity of Halobacteria. Revista latinoamericana de microbiologia 3: 147-153

  66. Ochoa, J.L. and Ascencio-Valle, F. 1988 Difference in cell surface hydrophobicity of Halobacterium salinarum strains. Journal of Chromatography 449: 322-325


  67. Calderón de la Barca A.M., Ochoa, J.L. and Valencia, M. 1985 Effect of the extraction of a hemagglutinin on the nutritive value of Amaranthus leucocarpus seeds. Journal of Food Sciences 50: 1700-1702


  68. Zenteno, E. and Ochoa, J.L. 1984 Aglutininas de Cactáceas. Ciencia (México) 35: 153-162


  69. Ochoa, J.L. 1983 Aglutininas Vegetales. BEB (México) 2: 13-17


  70. Ochoa, J.L. and Kristiansen T. 1982 Purification and partial characterization of Phaseolus coccineus var. "alubia" agglutinin. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 705: 396-404


  71. Ochoa, J.L. 1981 Consideration of the nature of the lectin-carbohydrate interaction. Journal of Chromatography 215: 315-360


  72. Ochoa, J.L., Kempf, J. and Egly, J.-M. 1980 Interaction of poly-(A) with different adsorbents for affinity chromatography of nucleic acids. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2: 33-38

  73. Ochoa, J.L., Porath, J., Kempf, J. and Egly, J.-M. 1980 Electron donor-acceptor properties of urea and its role in charge-transfer chromatography. Journal of Chromatography 188: 257-261


  74. Ochoa, J.L., Ptlhlman, S. and Kristiansen, T. 1979 The hydrophobic of lectins. I. The hydrophobic character of concanavalin A. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 577: 102-109

  75. Ochoa, J.L. 1979 The mechanisms of lectin-mediated cell agglutination. Pathologie-biologie 27: 103-113


  76. Ochoa, J.L. and Kristiansen, T. 1978 Stroma, as an affinity adsorbent for non-inhibitable lectins. FEBS letters 90: 145-148

  77. Ochoa, J.L. 1978 Hydrophobic interaction Chromatography. Biochimie 60: 1-15

Jose Luis Ochoa
Biochemistry, Marine algal toxicity
Northwestern Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR)
La Paz, Mexico

Bashan Fuondation

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