Eduardo Salido

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Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a cause of proteinuric kidney disease, compromising both native and transplanted kidneys. Treatment is limited because of a complex pathogenesis, including unknown serum factors. Here we report that serum soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) is elevated in two-thirds of subjects with primary FSGS, but not in people(More)
Amelogenins, a family of extracellular matrix proteins of the dental enamel, are transiently but abundantly expressed by ameloblasts during tooth development. Amelogenins seem to regulate the formation of crystallites during the secretory stage of enamel development, while they are specifically degraded during tooth-bud maturation. In this paper we report(More)
Mice that are homozygous with respect to the progressive motor neuronopathy (pmn) mutation (chromosome 13) develop a progressive caudio-cranial degeneration of their motor axons from the age of two weeks and die four to six weeks after birth. The mutation is fully penetrant, and expressivity does not depend on the genetic background. Based on its(More)
A total of 124 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates were ascertained at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands between January 1997 and April 2000. Genotyping included pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) (SmaI digestion) and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis for the coagulase (coa) and protein(More)
A cDNA encoding a new human matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) has been cloned from RNA prepared from odontoblastic cells. The open reading frame of the cloned cDNA codes for a polypeptide of 483 amino acids and is extensively similar to the sequence of recently described porcine enamelysin, suggesting that the isolated cDNA codes for the human homologue of(More)
The DAZ genes on the human Y Chromosome (Chr) are strong candidates for the azoospermia factor AZF. They are frequently deleted in azoospermic or severely oligospermic males and are expressed exclusively in germ cells. In addition, the DAZ genes share a high degree of similarity with a Drosophila male infertility gene, boule. The predicted DAZ proteins(More)
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an inborn error of metabolism resulting from a deficiency of alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGXT; EC Most of the PH1 alleles detected in the Canary Islands carry the Ile-244 --> Thr (I244T) mutation in the AGXT gene, with 14 of 16 patients homozygous for this mutation. Four polymorphisms within AGXT and(More)
Steroid sulphatase (STS) is an important enzyme in steroid metabolism. The human STS gene has been cloned and mapped to Xp22.3, proximal to the pseudoautosomal region (PAR). Using quantitative differences in STS activity among various mouse strains, a segregation pattern consistent with autosomal linkage was first reported, but more recent studies have(More)
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive, inherited disorder of glyoxylate metabolism arising from a deficiency of the alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT) enzyme, encoded by the AGXT gene. The disease is manifested by excessive endogenous oxalate production, which leads to impaired renal function and associated morbidity. At least(More)
The DAZ (Deleted in AZoospermia) and DAZLA (DAZ-like autosomal) genes may be determinants of male infertility. The DAZ gene on the long arm of the human Y chromosome is a strong candidate for the 'azoospermia factor' (AZF). Its role in spermatogenesis is supported by its exclusive expression in testis, its deletion in a high percentage of males with(More)