Alícia Giménez

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UNLABELLED The crucial role of tumor-associated fibroblasts (TAF) in cancer progression is now clear in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, therapies against TAFs are limited due to a lack of understanding in the subtype-specific mechanisms underlying their accumulation. Here, the mechanical (i.e., matrix rigidity) and soluble mitogenic cues that(More)
Cells from lung and other tissues are subjected to forces of opposing directions that are largely transmitted through integrin-mediated adhesions. How cells respond to force bidirectionality remains ill defined. To address this question, we nanofabricated flat-ended cylindrical Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) tips with ~1 µm(2) cross-section area. Tips were(More)
A novel inhibitor of RNA-directed DNA-polymerases was isolated from fermentations of Clavicorona pyxidata. Its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Clavicoronic acid (1) is a noncompetitive inhibitor of avian myeloblastosis virus (Ki 130 microM) and Moloney murine leukemia virus (Ki 68 microM) reverse transcriptases. In permeabilized cells and(More)
The design of 3D culture studies remains challenging due to the limited understanding of extracellular matrix (ECM)-dependent hindered diffusion and the lack of simple diffusivity assays. To address these limitations, we set up a cost-effective diffusivity assay based on a Transwell plate and the spectrophotometer of a Microplate Reader, which are readily(More)
The increasing recognition that tissue elasticity is an important regulator of cell behavior in normal and pathologic conditions such as fibrosis and cancer has driven the development of cell culture substrata with tunable elasticity. Such development has urged the need to quantify the elastic properties of these cell culture substrata particularly at the(More)
Original Communications ß-Carboline Alkaloids from Ribes nigrum L. The deletion mutant Bradyrhizobium japonicum AP22 produces a structurally altered exo-polysaccharide. The nodulation of two cultivars each of Glycine max and Glycine soja, and cultivars of Macroptilium atropurpureum and Vigna radiata, infected with this mutant was examined in order to(More)
In a search for inhibitors of RNA-directed DNA polymerases a new isolactarane sesquiterpenoid, hyphodontal (1), was isolated from fermentations of a Canadian Hyphodontia species. Its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Hyphodontal strongly inhibits the growth of several yeasts and is a non-competitive inhibitor of avian myeloblastosis virus(More)
In a search for new inhibitors of RNA-directed DNA-polymerases kuehneromycin A (1) was isolated from fermentations of a Tasmanian Kuehneromyces species. Its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Kuehneromycin A (1) is a non-competitive inhibitor of avian myeloblastosis virus (Ki 200 microM) and moloney murine leukemia virus (Ki 40 microM)(More)
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