Antonio López García

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Recently, a genome-wide association study identified the interleukin-23 receptor gene (IL23R) as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated gene. Given the involvement of IL23R in T-cell regulation, we decided to test whether this gene is associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Eight IL23R gene polymorphisms (rs1,004,819, rs7,517,847, rs10,489,629,(More)
OBJECTIVE To replicate the association reported in Japanese individuals of functional SLC22A4 and RUNX1 polymorphisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to test the possible role in this trait of a functional variant of the SUMO4 gene that was shown to be associated with another related autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS Our study(More)
Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine known to play a relevant role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. In this study we aimed to investigate for the first time the contribution of IL15 gene to RA susceptibility. We screened 13 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) localised within IL15 regulatory regions (promoter, 5'(More)
Chromosomal region 5p13 includes regulatory elements of the prostaglandin receptor EP4 (PTGER4) gene and is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) susceptibility. We aimed at corroborating the association of the PTGER4 risk variant in IBD. Given the proinflammatory activity of prostaglandin E(2) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the reduction in(More)
Although Mediterranean mountains are considered biodiversity hot-spots, the presence of relict biotic interactions as a testimony of a past colder climate is an aspect frequently missed. Herein we investigate the distribution and conservation problems of a relict interaction in the Sierra Nevada mountains (southern Europe) between the butterfly Agriades(More)
HC class I expression can be up-regulated by interferons (IFN) and other cytokines. Both IFNα and IFNγ have been shown to exert their effects via a recently discovered signalling pathway by inducing tyrosine phosphorylation of their receptors. Receptors for interferons and other cytokines signal through the action of associated protein tyrosine kinases of(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the surgical cotton patties application and meticulous manipulation, mechanical contact between the different microsurgical instruments and neurovascular structures may jeopardize its integrity through laceration or cerebrospinal perfusion. We present a technique based on using collagen films and cigarettes, both to protect and retract(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate 1 functional (rs17266594) and 2 potentially functional (rs10516487 and rs3733197) BANK1 variants, which were previously identified as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) susceptibility markers, to test whether they are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Four different cohorts were included in the study: 1,080 RA(More)
The macrophage inhibitory factor (MIF) is a cytokine that has been implicated in several inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, glomerulonephritis, and multiple sclerosis. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), results ranging from lack of association of MIF polymorphisms with RA, to involvement in either severity or(More)