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BACKGROUND Pregnancy is a condition that favors oxidative stress by reactive oxygen species. Oxidative stress is involved in the etiopathogenesis of disorders of pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia. An antioxidant effect of estrogens has been described and a putative role of them as antioxidants has been proposed. The aim of this work was to evaluate in vitro(More)
OBJECTIVES Some Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of several candidate genes have been associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk. As the genetic variability of such SNPs in Hispanic and Native American populations is scarce, we analyzed the three SNPs that have been related with bone mass disorders (Sp1, A163G, and BsmI) located(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between Haptoglobin (HP) gene polymorphisms with inflammatory status in obese subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out. A total of 276 apparently healthy men and nonpregnant obese women were enrolled and allocated according to the HP genotype into the HP (1)/HP (1), HP (2)/HP (1), and HP(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of mortality in the Republic of Mexico, and metabolic syndrome, a complex of CVD risk factors, is increasingly prevalent. To date, however, there have been few studies of the genetic epidemiology of metabolic syndrome in Mexico. As a first step in implementing the GEMM Family Study, a large, multicenter(More)
Sinusoidal endothelial liver cells (SECs) have a key role in the pathophysiology of chronic liver disease. Leptin is an important profibrogenic and proinflammatory cytokine whose expression in sinusoidal endothelial liver has not been documented. The authors studied the potential of rat SECs to express the leptin and leptin receptor genes. Two cell lines of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There are no studies that elucidate whether the role of inflammation in the increase of urinary albumin is independent, mediated by family history or by risk factors acquired during life in the offspring of subjects with type 2 diabetes. We undertook this study to evaluate whether elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are(More)
Chronic systemic inflammation, characterized by elevated levels of the acute phase proteins, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), plays an important role in the pathogenesis of glucose metabolic disturbances and diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine if the elevated levels of CRP are associated with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in obese subjects.(More)
In this report, we show how the in vitro model of mechanically injured confluent monolayers of cultured mammalian cells, consisting in denudation by gentle scraping of areas in the monolayer, can be extended to obtain patterned cell cultures without using preadded attaching matrices. This work was done with a sinusoidal endothelial liver cell line. Patterns(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclophosphamide (CPA) is an alkylating agent widely used as an immunosuppressive agent in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Its teratogenic effect has been well studied in different experimental mammalian and non-mammalian animal models. In humans, 11 cases of CPA teratogenesis have been(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is a key transcription factor for adipocyte differentiation. Preadipocyte differentiation into adipocytes from precursors in blood vessels is an important issue related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; however, it has been poorly studied because of lack of experimental models. Our aim was to(More)