Ana María Hernández

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Prostate cancer is the most common solid tumor in men, and it shares with all cancers the hallmark of elevated, nonhomeostatic cell proliferation. Here we have tested the hypothesis that the SONIC HEDGEHOG (SHH)-GLI signaling pathway is implicated in prostate cancer. We report expression of SHH-GLI pathway components in adult human prostate cancer, often(More)
Reduced insulin/IGF signaling increases lifespan in many animals. To understand how insulin/IGF mediates lifespan in Drosophila, we performed chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing analysis with the insulin/IGF regulated transcription factor dFOXO in long-lived insulin/IGF signaling genotypes. Dawdle, an Activin ligand, is bound and repressed by dFOXO(More)
We generated the 1E10 gamma-type anti-idiotype mAb (Ab2) specific to an Ab1 mAb able to react specifically with N-glycolyl-containing gangliosides and with Ags expressed on human melanoma and breast carcinoma cells. This Ab2 mAb induced an Ab response in animal models sharing immunochemically defined idiotopes with the Ab1. The treatment of tumor-bearing(More)
We examined the antitumor effects of 1E10 monoclonal antibody, an anti-idiotypic IgG to an IgM monoclonal antibody, named P3, that reacts specifically with N-glycolyl-containing gangliosides and also recognizes antigens in human breast and melanoma tumors. Two murine tumor cell lines positive for the P3 antibody, F3II mammary carcinoma (BALB/c) and B16(More)
We have previously generated a murine anti-idiotype (Ab2) monoclonal antibody (mAb) to a murine Ab1 mAb, named P3, which selectively binds Neu-glycolyl (NeuGc)-sialic acid on several monosialo- and disialogangliosides, and also reacts with sulfatides and antigens expressed in human melanoma and breast tumors. This Ab2 mAb, designated as 1E10, induced(More)
1E10 is a murine anti-idiotypic mAb specific for an idiotypic mAb that reacts with NeuGc-containing gangliosides, sulfatides, and Ags expressed in some human tumors. In melanoma, breast, and lung cancer patients, this anti-idiotypic Ab was able to induce a specific Ab response against N-glycosylated gangliosides, attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy(More)
Conventional treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has apparently reached a plateau of effectiveness in improving the survival of the patients. For that reason the search for new therapeutic strategies in this type of tumor is justified. 1E10 is an anti-idiotype murine monoclonal antibody (Ab2 MAb) specific to P3 Ab1 MAb, which reacts with(More)
Genetic studies associated the CAPB locus with familial risk of brain and prostate cancers. We have identified HSPG2 (Perlecan) as a candidate gene for CAPB. Previously we have linked Perlecan to Hedgehog signaling in Drosophila. More recently, we have demonstrated the importance of Hedgehog signaling in humans for advanced prostate cancer. Here we(More)
An IgM monoclonal antibody (MAb), named P3, has the characteristic to react specifically with a broad battery of N-glycolyl containing-gangliosides and with antigens expressed on breast tumors. When this MAb was administered alone in syngeneic mice, an specific IgG anti-idiotypic antibody (Ab2) response was induced, this Ab2 response was increased when P3(More)
1E10 mAb is an anti-Id murine mAb (Ab2 mAb) specific for an Ab1 mAb that reacts with NeuGc-containing gangliosides, sulfatides, and Ags expressed in some human tumors. In preclinical studies, this Ab2 Ab was able to mimic NeuGc-containing gangliosides only in animals lacking expression of these Ags in normal tissues. In this study, we report on the immune(More)