Alejandro Zentella-Dehesa

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OBJECTIVE AND METHODS Over-expression of the immune response can lead to pathological conditions such as septic shock or chronic inflammation. Endothelial cell activation by pro-inflammatory products of activated macrophages plays a key role in these conditions. Here we examine the response of primary human endothelial cells (HUVEC) to conditioned media(More)
NF-κB transcription factor has been associated with cancer development and chemoresistance. We studied the signaling pathway activated by doxorubicin (DOX) leading to NF-κB activation in breast cancer cells. NF-κB activity was evaluated by electrophoretic mobility shift in T47D, ZR75.30 and primary culture (MBCDF) from a ductal infiltrating carcinoma. Cell(More)
The molecular response of the antioxidant system and the effects of antioxidant supplementation against oxidative insult in lead-exposed workers has not been sufficiently studied. In this work, antioxidants (vitamin E 400 IU+vitamin C 1g/daily) were supplemented for one year to 15 workers exposed to lead (73 μg of lead/dl of blood) and the results were(More)
Cancer cell extravasation resembles the leukocyte recruitment during inflammation. Evidence suggests that cancer cells need to weaken the interendothelial junctions in order to cross the endothelial barrier. Several tumor-derived vasoactive compounds have been pointed out to drive this increase in vascular permeability: VEGF, Angptl4, CCL2, SDF-1, etc.(More)
Gentamicin (GM)-induced nephrotoxicity limits the use of this antibiotic. It has been shown that aged garlic extract (AGE) and S-allylcysteine (SAC), the most abundant organosulfur compound in AGE, ameliorate GM-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. The present communication evaluated the effect of AGE and SAC on proliferation and on GM-induced toxicity and(More)
BACKGROUND Among NSAIDs acetyl salicylic acid remains as a valuable tool because of the variety of benefic prophylactic and therapeutic effects. Nevertheless, the molecular bases for these responses have not been complete understood. We explored the effect of acetyl salicylic acid on the heat shock response. RESULTS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from(More)
Objective and Methods: Over-expression of the immune response can lead to pathological conditions such as septic shock or chronic inflammation. Endothelial cell activation by pro-inflammatory products of activated macrophages plays a key role in these conditions. Here we examine the response of primary human endothelial cells (HUVEC) to conditioned media(More)
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a highly atherogenic genetic disorder leading to premature coronary heart disease (CHD), usually before 60 years of age. We studied an extended multigenerational kindred with FH linked to chromosome 1p32 in which atherosclerotic complications were either delayed or prevented in individuals with elevated HDL(More)
Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) is a pleiotropic transcription factor implicated in the regulation of diverse morphologic cardiac alterations, for which the p50 and p65 subunits form the most prevalent dimeric form in the heart. NF-κB is inactivated by proteins of the IκB family, which trap it in the cytoplasm. It is not known whether NF-κB influences cardiac(More)