Angels Navarro

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Caveolae are specialized plasma membrane subdomains capable of transport and sophisticated compartmentalization of cell signaling. Numerous cell functions, including cell type-specific functions, involve caveolae and require caveolin-1, the major protein component of these organelles. Caveolae are particularly abundant in endothelial cells and participate(More)
Genistein -a natural flavone compound with antitumor activity- has been proposed as an effective agent to prevent the expression of metastasic capacity in hormone-dependent cancers. The present study represents an effort to assess the efficacy of Genistein in inhibiting the proliferation and expression of the in vitro invasive capacity of tumoral prostatic(More)
Type I interferon (IFN)-alpha/beta and type II IFN-gamma induce the expression of early response genes through activation of the Janus tyrosine kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat) pathway. Although IFNs regulate a variety of other signaling cascades, little is known about how they contribute to the biological activities of these(More)
In endometriosis, stromal and epithelial cells from the endometrium form extrauterine lesions and persist in response to estrogen (E2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Stromal cells produce excessive quantities of estrogen and PGE2 in a feed-forward manner. However, it is unknown how estrogen stimulates cell proliferation and survival for the establishment and(More)
Over the past decade, a wealth of knowledge has been obtained concerning the mechanisms by which interferons (IFNs) and other cytokines activate or down-regulate immediate early genes via the Jak/Stat pathway. In contrast, little information is available on interferon-activated gene expression in naïve cells compared with cells that have been desensitized(More)
Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is a potent activator of mononuclear phagocytes, allowing them to play a prominent role in acute and chronic inflammatory responses. IFN-gamma binding to its cell surface receptor initiates changes in the steady-state levels of cellular RNAs, permitting the proteins encoded by these RNAs to exert its biologic actions. Hundreds(More)
Ornithine transcarbamoylase (OTC) is inactivated by liver lysosomes. Carbamoyl phosphate prevents the inactivation of OTC by lysosomes, while ATP, ADP, GTP, GDP 1,N6-ethenoadenosine 5'-triphosphate and particularly epsilon-ATP stimulate it. Both stimulation and protection occur at concentrations within the physiological range of ATP and carbamoyl phosphate.(More)
Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) is very stable in rat liver homogenates, or mitochondria. However, pure OTC from rat or beef liver is inactivated by broken lysosomes. ATP and a number of purine nucleotides, particularly epsilon-ATP, stimulate the inactivation of OTC by broken lysosomes. Inactivation of OTC by trypsin and elastase is also stimulated by(More)
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