Adolfo Molejon Garcia

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We studied a patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes who had morphologically and biochemically abnormal muscle mitochondria. Molecular analysis revealed a T8316C transition in the mitochondrial DNA tRNA(Lys) gene. The mutation was homoplasmic in muscle from the proposita, heteroplasmic in her blood, and still(More)
The 8993 T>G mutation in mitochondrial DNA has been associated with variable syndromes of differing severity ranging from maternally inherited Leigh's syndrome (MILS) to neuropathy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa (NARP), depending on the mutation loads in affected patients. We report a kindred with several members in the same generation suffering NARP or(More)
The authors describe a patient who presented with myoglobinuria after starting cerivastatin-gemfibrozil therapy. Muscle histochemistry revealed ragged-red fibers and cytochrome c oxidase negative (COX) fibers, and biochemistry showed a defect of COX activity. Immunoblot analysis showed a 60% reduction of COX I and COX II polypeptides. Cerivastatin(More)
We studied a patient with ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, and exercise intolerance who showed in her muscle biopsy ragged-red fibers and combined defects of the complexes I and IV of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Molecular analysis revealed a T3273C transition in the mitochondrial DNA tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene. The mutation was heteroplasmic and very abundant in(More)
We have quantified the levels of the alpha subunit of initiation factor 2 (eIF-2) in the postmicrosomal supernatant and the ribosomal salt wash fractions from suckling and adult rat brain. The levels of eIF-2 in the ribosomal salt wash decrease in adult with respect to that present in suckling rat brain, but the total amount remains fairly constant, and a(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has a grim prognosis with <5% survivors after 5 years. High expression levels of ADAM8, a metalloprotease disintegrin, are correlated with poor clinical outcome. We show that ADAM8 expression is associated with increased migration and invasiveness of PDAC cells caused by activation of ERK1/2 and higher MMP activities.(More)
We have detected by immunoblotting analysis of crude fractions from suckling and adult rat brain, resolved by two-dimensional isoelectric focusing-dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, the presence of two different forms of the beta subunit of polypeptide initiation factor 2 (eIF-2). These two forms differ in their apparent molecular weights(More)
We studied two patients with ragged-red fibers and combined defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in their muscle biopsy. One had mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes, and harbored a T3258C transition in the tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene. The other showed myopathy plus cardiomyopathy and had an A3280G mutation in the(More)
We studied a pateint whose clinical, morphological and biochemical findings were consistent with McArdle's disease. Molecular genetic studies revealed that the patient did not harbor the common Arg49Stop mutation and was homozygous for the Gly204Ser mutation. Until now, no patient having the missense mutation in the two alleles has been documented.
A translational inhibitor that is activated by N-ethylmaleimide treatment can be found in the postmicrosomal fraction prepared from the brain of adult rats, but it is almost undetectable in the same fraction prepared from suckling animals. The inhibitor is thermolabile and remains in the supernatant fraction after precipitation at pH 5. During the(More)
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