Beatriz Lozano-Ruiz

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Inflammation is a common event in the pathogenesis of liver cirrhosis. The inflammasome pathway has acquired significant relevance in the pathogenesis of inflammation, but its role in the inflammatory response in patients with decompensated cirrhosis remains unexplored. METHODS We performed a prospective study in which 44 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used antisecretory drugs and have been linked to an increased risk of bacterial infections in cirrhosis. We investigated whether the treatment with PPIs in cirrhosis affects the oxidative burst activity of granulocytes and monocytes and its possible interference with serum norfloxacin (Nflx)(More)
The activity of voltage-gated K(+) (K(V)) channels plays an important role in regulating pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) contraction, proliferation, and apoptosis. The highly conserved NH(2)-terminal tetramerization domain (T1) of K(V) channels is important for proper channel assembly, association with regulatory K(V) beta-subunits, and(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatases are dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs) that dephosphorylate phosphothreonine and phosphotyrosine residues within MAPKs. DUSP6 preferentially dephosphorylates extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) rendering them inactive. Here, we study the role of DUSP6 in CD4(+) T-cell function,(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the pancreas that is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. The inflammasome pathway has acquired significant relevance in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory disorders, but its role in patients with acute pancreatitis still awaits clarification. METHODS We performed a(More)
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