Bernadette Benito

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Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) gene expression was studied in differentiating brown adipocytes. Northern blot analysis showed that GAPDH mRNA levels increased during differentiation of precursor cells into mature adipocytes, mainly in the initial stages of the differentiation process. Insulin, tri-iodothyronine (T(3)) and norepinephrine,(More)
Concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increase the likelihood of HIV transmission. The levels of defensins are frequently elevated in genital fluids from individuals with STIs. We have previously shown that human defensins 5 and 6 (HD5 and HD6) promote HIV entry and contribute to Neisseria gonorrhoeae-mediated enhancement of HIV infectivity in(More)
Diabetes in rats is characterized by insulin deficiency accompanied by a decrease in lipogenic enzymes. The malic enzyme (ME) gene, which encodes an important lipogenic enzyme, was used to investigate insulin regulation of gene expression. ME mRNA levels were reduced by more than 90% in the liver of diabetic rats. The administration of insulin (3 U/15 days)(More)
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