Alicia González-González

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Apoptosis of granulosa cells during follicular atresia is preceded by oxidative stress, partly due to a drop in the antioxidant glutathione (GSH). Under oxidative stress, GSH regeneration is dependent on the adequate supply of NADPH by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). In this study, we analyzed the changes of G6PD, GSH, and oxidative stress of(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) produced from tumor cells plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis and neovascularization of neuroblastoma. Inhibition of VEGF secretion by tumor cells, as well as VEGF-regulated signaling in endothelial cells, are important to reduce the angiogenesis and growth of neuroblastoma. Since melatonin has anti-angiogenic(More)
Results from clinical trials and multiple in vivo and in vitro studies point to melatonin as a promising adjuvant molecule with many beneficial effects when concomitantly administered with chemotherapy. Melatonin palliates side‑effects and enhances the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents. However, the mechanisms through which melatonin regulates molecular(More)
Melatonin exerts oncostatic activity in breast cancer through antiangiogenic actions. There, the aim of the present study was to ascertain whether melatonin modulates, in a coordinated action, angiopoietin-1 (ANG-1), ANG-2, their cognate Tie2 receptor and VEGF in co-cultures of human endothelial cells (HUVECs) and breast cancer (MCF-7) cells. To accomplish(More)
Melatonin is a small indolamine principally produced in vertebrates by the pineal gland and released in the bloodstream. Melatonin shows a sharp peak of secretion at night, delivering the circadian message to the organism. In humans, it has several mechanisms of action, through its binding to G protein coupled melatonin receptors including circadian rhythm(More)
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