Bibian García

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Here we studied the role of IGF-I on the regulation of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) gene expression in FRTL-5 thyroid cells. IGF-I did not modify NIS mRNA levels but inhibited TSH- and forskolin-induced NIS mRNA expression in a dose-dependent manner. We explored the signaling pathways by which IGF-I mediates the repression of NIS expression. Inhibition(More)
Signaling by TSH through its receptor leads to the dissociation of trimeric G proteins into Galpha and Gbetagamma. Galphas activates adenylyl cyclase, which increases cAMP levels that induce several effects in the thyroid cell, including transcription of the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) gene through a mechanism involving Pax8 binding to the NIS promoter.(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a secreted protein that regulates proliferation, differentiation, and death in various cell types, including thyroid cells, although few details are known about its mechanisms of action in this cell type. Here, we studied the role of TGF-beta on the regulation of sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) gene expression in(More)
The ventral, lateral, and dorsal lobes of the rat prostate produce secretions rich in protein. We examined these secretions for proteinase activities, using gelatin- and casein-containing SDS-polyacrylamide gel zymographies. The ventral lobe demonstrated both higher activities and more molecular forms of proteinase activities that cleaved these two protein(More)
Rat brown preadipocytes cultured in low serum conditions increase DNA synthesis and proliferate in response to serum and a variety of growth factors and hormones. Epidermal growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, and acidic and basic fibroblast growth factors stimulate DNA synthesis in a dose-dependent manner and induce at least a 5-fold increase in(More)
Active thyroid hormones are critical for the differentiation and function of brown adipose tissue. However, we have observed high basal and induced levels of type 3 deiodinase (D3), an enzyme that inactivates thyroid hormones and is coded by the imprinted gene Dio3, in differentiating brown preadipocytes in primary culture. We find that D3 activity and mRNA(More)
To study the effect of the mitogens epidermal growth factor (EGF), acidic and basic fibroblast growth factors (aFGF and bFGF), and vasopressin on brown adipocyte differentiation, we analyzed the expression of uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) mRNA. Quiescent brown preadipocytes express high levels of UCP-1 mRNA in response to triiodothyronine (T3) and(More)
Phosphorylation and subsequent activation of p70 S6 kinase (S6K) are events that are highly conserved in the cellular response to mitogens. The neuropeptide bombesin, which is a potent mitogen for Swiss 3T3 cells, stimulated a time- and dose-dependent activation of p70(S6K) as determined by gel mobility shift and immune complex kinase assays. This effect(More)
Arachidonic acid (AA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that stimulates the proliferation of many cellular types. We studied the mitogenic potential of AA in rat brown preadipocytes in culture and the signaling pathways involved. AA is a potent mitogen which induces 4-fold DNA synthesis in brown preadipocytes. The AA mitogenic effect increases by NE addition.(More)