Agueda Buitrago

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Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a common human neoplasia with poor prognosis and survival that frequently displays Akt overactivation. Here we show that mice displaying constitutive Akt activity (myrAkt) in combination with Trp53 loss in stratified epithelia develop oral cavity tumors that phenocopy human HNSCC. The myrAkt mice develop oral(More)
Missense mutations in TP53 gene promote metastasis in human tumours. However, little is known about the complete loss of function of p53 in tumour metastasis. Here we show that squamous cell carcinomas generated by the specific ablation of Trp53 gene in mouse epidermis are highly metastatic. Biochemical and genome-wide mRNA and miRNA analyses demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a common human neoplasia, of poor prognosis and survival, which frequently displays Akt overactivation. Previously, we reported that mice expressing high levels of constitutively Akt activity (myrAkt) in oral epithelia develop lesions and tumors in the oral cavity. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Microdissected pancreatic islets from non-inbredob/ob-mice, were cultured for 6 or 7 days in serum-free tissue culture medium 199. The insulin content of the islets decreased 60% during culture in 17 mM or 28 mM glucose and about 70% in the presence of 3.3 mM or 5.6 mM glucose. At the end of a culture period in high glucose, the sum of the insulin in the(More)
The effects of serum and serum fractions on the maintenance of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion during culture of pancreatic islets were studied. The basal insulin release was independent of previous culture with serum but glucose-stimulated secretion increased with serum concentrations up to 0.3% which was sufficient for maximal effect. Although a high(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an ongoing clinical problem in solid-organ transplantation (SOT). Pretransplant CMV serology is currently the only tool for assessing the risk of CMV infection, although cellular immune responses driven by CMV-specific CD4 and CD8 T lymphocytes are important for controlling viral replication. Therefore, the(More)
Pancreatic islets were microdissected from ob/ob mice, loaded for 2 h with 45Ca and perfused with calcium-deficient medium. Irrespective of the glucose and calcium concentrations in the loading medium, increased glucose in the perfusion medium resulted in reduced amounts of radioactivity in the perfusate. A glucose inhibition of 45Ca washout was also(More)
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