Ezequiel Álvarez

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OBJECTIVE Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have pathophysiological implications in cardiovascular diseases. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prognostic value of fluorescent AGEs and its soluble receptor (sRAGE) in the context of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), both in-hospital phase and follow-up period. METHODS A prospective clinical study(More)
The implications of reactive oxygen species in cardiovascular disease have been known for some decades. Rationally, therapeutic antioxidant strategies combating oxidative stress have been developed, but the results of clinical trials have not been as good as expected. Therefore, to move forward in the design of new therapeutic strategies for cardiovascular(More)
AIMS Some intriguing clinical observations about the anti-inflammatory effects of angiotensin type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in cardiovascular patients brought us to study the signalling pathways which lead to angiotensin II (ANG)-induced monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) production in human endothelial(More)
OBJECTIVE High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been proposed as mediators in inflammation and atherosclerosis. Therefore, we studied the relation between AGE and hsCRP in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Patients with AMI diagnosis and satisfying our inclusion criteria were(More)
BACKGROUND Since post-infarction heart failure (HF) determines a great morbidity and mortality, and given the physiopathology implications of advanced glycation end products (AGE) in the genesis of myocardial dysfunction, it was intended to analyze the prognostic value of these molecules in order to predict post-infarction HF development. METHODS A(More)
Most of the studies on advanced glycation end products (AGE) have been carried out with uncharacterized mixtures of AGE, so the observed effects cannot be linked to defined structures. Therefore, we analysed the structural differences between glycated human serum albumin (gHSA), a low glycated protein, and AGE-human serum albumin (AGE-HSA), a high glycated(More)
The TP63 gene codes for two major isoform types, TAp63 and ΔNp63, with probable opposite roles in tumorigenesis. The ΔNp63α protein is frequently amplified and overexpressed in different epithelial tumors. Accordingly, it has been considered a potential oncogene. Nonetheless, a possible metastatic suppressor activity has also been suggested based on the(More)
AIMS Non-enzymatic glycated proteins could mediate diabetes vascular complications, but the molecular mechanisms are unknown. Our objective was to find new targets involved in the glycated human serum albumin (gHSA)-enhanced extracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in human endothelial cells. METHODS & RESULTS Some nuclear factors and(More)
AIM We evaluated the prognostic value of plasmatic fluorescent advanced glycation end-products (AGE) to predict long-term death and reinfarction in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS & METHODS A unicenter registry comprising a prospective cohort of 210 ACS patients (47.4% ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) followed up during(More)
BACKGROUND The mobilisation process of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) after stent implantation by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unclear because the circulating EPC levels are influenced by several pathophysiological factors. The objective was to analyse the kinetics of EPC concentration following elective PCI in patients with stable(More)