F. J. González

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We analyzed serum and tumor samples from 133 patients with operable primary breast cancer to determine the possible relationship between presurgery and postsurgery circulating serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels and tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) numbers, tumor VEGF expression, and other immunohistochemical parameters. A significant(More)
Two cases of meningitis due to Streptococcus suis in humans are reported here. A butcher and an abattoir worker were referred to a health centre in Castellón (Spain) with fever and symptoms of meningitis. After adequate treatment, a slight hipoacusia persisted as sequelae in both cases. Colonies of S. suis group R, serotype 2 and phenotype MRP+EF+ were(More)
Lipid synthesis from acetoacetate and 3-hydroxybutyrate was studied in chick embryo from 15 to 21 days and in chick neonate from 1 to 21 days. Embryonic spinal cord showed higher ability than brain to incorporate acetoacetate into total lipids, although a sharp decrease was found at hatching. 3-Hydroxybutyrate incorporation into total lipids was also higher(More)
BACKGROUND New therapies are necessary to address inadequate asthma control in many patients. This study sets out to investigate whether hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is essential for development of allergic airway inflammation (AAI) and therefore a potential novel target for asthma treatment. METHODS Mice conditionally knocked out for HIF-1β were(More)
Tumoral angiogenesis is regulated by the balance between factors that activate and inhibit angiogenesis. Elevated levels of activators have been associated with a poor prognosis in cancer patients, but little is known about the net balance between circulating activators and inhibitors in these patients. This study was designed to determine whether the(More)
The human pregnane X receptor (hPXR) is an orphan nuclear receptor that induces transcription of response elements present in steroid-inducible cytochrome P-450 gene promoters. This activation requires the participation of retinoid X receptors (RXRs), needed partners of hPXR to form heterodimers. We have investigated the expression of hPXR and RXRs in(More)
A high prevalence of histologic gastritis in asymptomatic individuals has been reported in the literature. The studies have been poorly controlled for gastritis risk factors. We evaluated 20 healthy, asymptomatic volunteers free of known risk factors for gastritis with endoscopy, mucosal biopsy, culture, and gastric pH determination. The prevalence of(More)
Tumoral angiogenesis is regulated by the balance between factors that activate and inhibit angiogenesis. Elevated levels of activators have been associated with a poor prognosis in cancer patients, but little is known about the net balance between circulating activators and inhibitors in these patients. This study was designed to determine whether the(More)
Assigning causality in drug-induced liver injury is challenging particularly when more than one drug could be responsible. We report a woman on long-term therapy with raloxifen who developed acute cholestasis shortly after starting fenofibrate. The picture evolved into chronic cholestasis. We hypothesized that an interaction at the metabolic level could(More)
INTRODUCTION Ovarian cancer is a chemosensitive tumour, but two thirds of women have a recurrence during the follow- up, even after an optimal surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy with a platinum and a taxane compound. Cytotoxic drugs are used in a second- or third-line setting but tumour progression is the rule. Also patients with the same histology(More)