Eva González

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The endothelial isoform of nitric-oxide synthase (eNOS) undergoes a complex pattern of covalent modifications, including acylation with the fatty acids myristate and palmitate as well as phosphorylation on multiple sites. eNOS acylation is a key determinant for the reversible subcellular targeting of the enzyme to plasmalemmal caveolae. We transfected a(More)
Caveolin-1 is a scaffolding/regulatory protein that interacts with diverse signaling molecules in endothelial cells. To explore the role of this protein in receptor-modulated signaling pathways, we transfected bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) with small interfering RNA (siRNA) duplexes to down-regulate caveolin-1 expression. Transfection of BAEC with(More)
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a platelet-derived sphingolipid that activates G protein-coupled S1P receptors and initiates a broad range of responses in vascular endothelial cells. The small GTPase Rac1 is implicated in diverse S1P-modulated cellular responses in endothelial cells, yet the molecular mechanisms involved in S1P-mediated Rac1 activation are(More)
Most of the previous studies dealing with the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the synthesis of inflammatory mediators involved in joint damage have been done in cells culturedin vitro or in blood cells from patients treated for short periods of time. In this work we have evaluated the long-term effect of aceclofenac, a new NSAID,(More)
The in vitro activities of DA-7157, a novel oxazolidinone, against clinical isolates of Nocardia brasiliensis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis were determined. Equal MIC(50)s and MIC(90)s (0.25 and 0.5 microg/ml, respectively) were found for susceptible and multidrug-resistant isolates of M. tuberculosis. The N. brasiliensis isolates showed an MIC(90) of 1(More)
Rett syndrome (RTT; OMIM 312750) is an X-linked dominant neurological disorder, which affects mostly females. It is associated with mutations of the MECP2 gene, codifying for a methyl-CpG DNA binding protein of the MBDs family, sharing the common Methyl Binding Domain. MeCP2 binds single methylated CpG pair and brings transcriptional silencing to the(More)
The in vitro sensitivities of 30 strains of Nocardia brasiliensis to DA-7867, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, and BMS-284756 (garenoxacin) were determined using the broth microdilution method. All N. brasiliensis strains were sensitive to these antimicrobials. The most active drug in vitro was DA-7867, with a MIC at which 90% of the isolates tested were(More)
Neurocysticercosis resulting from Taenia solium infections is a major cause of adult-acquired seizures worldwide. Disease is caused by larval cysts, and treatment consists of the anthelmintic drugs albendazole or praziquantel. There are no standard methods to assess drug activity to T. solium cysts in vitro. Morphological, functional, and biochemical(More)
We have examined the possibility that human polymorphonuclear cells exposed to IgA immune complexes can mediate the production of platelet-activating factor (PAF) and oxygen radicals. We found that human IgA and IgG immune aggregates stimulated, to a similar extent, PAF and O 2 − production by human polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) in a concentration and time(More)