Cristina E. Rodríguez

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Perturbations of the yeast cell wall trigger a repair mechanism that reconfigures its molecular structure to preserve cell integrity. To investigate this mechanism, we compared the global gene expression in five mutant strains, each bearing a mutation (i.e. fks1, kre6, mnn9, gas1, and knr4 mutants) that affects in a different manner the cell wall(More)
This study was designed to examine the prevalence, cognitive profile, and home literacy experiences in subtypes of Spanish developmental dyslexia. The subtyping procedure used comparison with chronological-age-matched and reading-level controls on reaction times and accuracy responses to high-frequency words and pseudowords. Using regression-based(More)
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) plays a crucial role in the maintenance of extracellular matrix stability and could participate in vascular remodelling associated with cardiovascular diseases. Evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies shows that LOX downregulation is associated with the endothelial dysfunction characteristic of earlier stages of the atherosclerotic(More)
Helicobacter pylori has been strongly associated with chronic gastritis, peptic and duodenal ulcers, and it is a risk factor for gastric cancer. Three major virulence factors of H. pylori have been described: the vacuolating toxin (VacA), the cytotoxin-associated gene product (CagA) and the adhesion protein BabA2. Since considerable geographic diversity in(More)
The cell wall is an essential structure that preserves the osmotic integrity of fungal cells and determines cellular morphology during developmental programs. The high number of different wall components demands a variety of processes to deliver precursors and synthetic proteins to the proper location at the right time for wall development and modification.(More)
We investigated the presence of OprD mutations in 60 strains of metallo-ß-lactamase-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa intermediately susceptible (IS [n = 12]; MIC = 8 μg/ml) or susceptible (S [n = 48]; MICs ≤ 1 to 4 μg/ml) to imipenem and/or meropenem that were isolated from patients with bacteremia in order to evaluate their impact on carbapenem(More)
The precise effects of HIV-1 on the gut microbiome are unclear. Initial cross-sectional studies provided contradictory associations between microbial richness and HIV serostatus and suggested shifts from Bacteroides to Prevotella predominance following HIV-1 infection, which have not been found in animal models or in studies matched for HIV-1 transmission(More)
Vicenta Llorente-Cortés, Marta Otero-Viñas, Sonia Sánchez, Cristina Rodríguez and Lina Element Binding Protein-2-Dependent Mechanism Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells : Possible Involvement of Sterol Regulatory Low-Density Lipoprotein Upregulates Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online ISSN: 1524-4539(More)
BACKGROUND X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is characterized by impaired B-cell differentiation caused by mutations in the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) gene. The natural disease model, the X-linked immunodeficiency mouse, shows a less severe phenotype, indicating a different requirement of Btk in human and mouse B cells. Btk is also expressed in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Fibrates induce hepatic peroxisome proliferation and carcinogenesis in rodents by activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR(alpha)). There is no conclusive evidence that humans are unresponsive to peroxisome proliferation, and concern exists about the long-term safety of fibrate treatment. METHODS In a(More)