Catherine Bisbal

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The 2-5A/RNase L system is considered as a central pathway of interferon (IFN) action and could possibly play a more general physiological role as for instance in the regulation of RNA stability in mammalian cells. We describe here the expression cloning and initial characterization of RLI (for RNase L inhibitor), a new type of endoribonuclease inhibitor.(More)
The interferon-regulated 2-5A/RNase L pathway plays a major role in the antiviral and antiproliferative activities of these cytokines. Several viruses, however, have evolved strategies to escape the antiviral activity of the 2-5A/RNase L pathway. In this context, we have cloned a cDNA coding for the RNase L inhibitor (RLI), a protein that specifically(More)
The endoribonuclease L (RNase L) is the effector of the 2-5A system, a major enzymatic pathway involved in the molecular mechanism of interferons (IFNs). RNase L is a very unusual nuclease with a complex mechanism of regulation. It is a latent enzyme, expressed in nearly every mammalian cell type. Its activation requires its binding to a small(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical efficacy of nutritional amounts of grape polyphenols (PPs) in counteracting the metabolic alterations of high-fructose diet, including oxidative stress and insulin resistance (IR), in healthy volunteers with high metabolic risk. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-eight healthy overweight/obese first-degree relatives of(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), an autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder, has been causally related to deletion of tandemly arrayed 3.3 kb repeats (D4Z4) on chromosome 4q35. Although increased expression of several 4q35 genes has been reported, two recent studies dispute this, finding no significant changes in the transcriptional level of(More)
The (2-5A)-RNase L pathway is an important component of interferon (IFN) action. Its central role in the antiviral effect of IFN against Picornaviridae has been clearly demonstrated. We have characterized and cloned a new component of this pathway, the RNase L inhibitor (RLI). RLI is a cellular protein whose mRNA is not regulated by IFN but is induced by(More)
BACKGROUND With the current increasing incidence of allergies worldwide, new treatments showing efficacy and long term safety are needed for chronic conditions such as persistent allergic rhinitis (PER). New generation H1-antihistamines have demonstrated anti-allergic properties, which could possibly enhance their effectiveness in long-term periods of(More)
The interferon-(IFN)-inducible 2',5'-oligoadenylate (2-5A)/endoribonuclease L (RNase L) pathway plays a major role in the antiviral and antiproliferative effects of IFN. The 2-5A/RNase L pathway appears to be regulated by the cell-growth status or viral infection. Viruses, and picornaviruses in particular, have evolved strategies to escape the 2-5A/RNase(More)
Interferons (IFNs) inhibit the growth of many different cell types by altering the expression of specific genes. IFNs activities are partly mediated by the 2'-5' oligoadenylates-RNase L RNA decay pathway. RNase L is an endoribonuclease requiring activation by 2'-5' oligoadenylates to cleave single-stranded RNA. Here, we present evidence that degradation of(More)
The 2'-5' oligoadenylate (2-5A)/RNase L pathway is one of the enzymatic pathways induced by interferon. RNase L is a latent endoribonuclease which is activated by 2-5A and inhibited by a specific protein known as RLI (RNase L inhibitor). This system has an important role in regulating viral infection. Additionally, variations in RNase L activity have been(More)