Elena Thomàs-Moyà

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Enforced EGFR activation upon gene amplification and/or mutation is a common hallmark of malignant glioma. Small molecule EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as erlotinib (Tarceva), have shown some activity in a subset of glioma patients in recent trials, although the reported data on the cellular basis of glioma cell responsiveness to these compounds(More)
Muscle resistance to insulin plays a key role in the metabolic dysregulation associated to obesity. A pro-inflammatory and pro-oxidant status has been proposed to be the link between dietary obesity and insulin resistance. Given the gender differences previously found in mitochondrial function and oxidative stress, the aim of the present study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of the pro-oxidant and proinflammatory state related to dietary obesity on serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity in male and female rats. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Adult Wistar rats of both genders were fed on a high-fat diet to induce weight gain or standard diet for 14 weeks. Body weight was assessed weekly and food intake(More)
Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) associates to specific high-density lipoproteins (HDLs)--those containing apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and apolipoprotein J (apoJ)--and is largely responsible for their antiatherogenic properties. Caloric restriction (CR) has been shown to reduce major atherosclerotic risk factors. The aims of this work were to study PON1 activity(More)
Diets consumed in industrialized countries are rich in fat and increase the incidence of atherosclerosis, a process reported to be influenced by gender. Considering the anti-atherogenic role attributed to serum Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity, and given the pro-atherogenic effects described for saturated fatty acids (SFA), as opposed to the beneficial ones(More)
Caloric restriction (CR) has been shown to attenuate age-related oxidative damage and to improve major atherosclerotic risk factors. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme specifically associated with HDL containing apolipoproteins A-I and J, has been reported to prevent the proatherosclerotic effects of oxidized LDL. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether(More)
High-density lipoprotein-associated paraoxonase 1 (PON1) protects the endothelium from the pro-oxidant activity of oxidised low-density lipoprotein. Whereas fasting has been related to increased oxidative stress, intermittent fasting and caloric restriction are associated to increased resistance to oxidative injury. Taking into consideration that serum PON1(More)
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