Federico González

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The generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has enabled the derivation of patient-specific pluripotent cells and provided valuable experimental platforms to model human disease. Patient-specific iPS cells are also thought to hold great therapeutic potential, although direct evidence for this is still lacking. Here we show that, on correction of(More)
The ability of killer T cells carrying the CD8 antigen to detect tumours or intracellular pathogens requires an extensive display of antigenic peptides by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules on the surface of potential target cells. These peptides are derived from almost all intracellular proteins and reveal the presence of foreign(More)
Gaucher's disease (GD) is caused by mutations in the GBA1 gene, which encodes acid-β-glucosidase, an enzyme involved in the degradation of complex sphingolipids. While the non-neuronopathic aspects of the disease can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), the early-onset neuronopathic form currently lacks therapeutic options and is lethal. We(More)
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have generated keen interest due to their potential use in regenerative medicine. They have been obtained from various cell types of both mice and humans by exogenous delivery of different combinations of Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc, Nanog, and Lin28. The delivery of these transcription factors has mostly entailed the use of(More)
The aminopeptidase ERAAP is essential for trimming peptides presented by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules. Inhibition of ERAAP by cytomegalovirus results in evasion of the immune response by this virus, and polymorphisms in ERAAP are associated with autoimmune disorders. How normal ERAAP function is monitored is unknown. We found(More)
Genetically modified human CD4(+) T cells can be evaluated in vivo without lethal graft-versus-host disease. Porcelli SA. "Endocytic pH regulates cell surface localization of glycolipid antigen loaded CD1d complexes". Prescription monitoring programs and emergency department visits involving benzodiazepine misuse: Early evidence from 11 United States(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules present thousands of peptides to allow CD8 + T cells to detect abnormal intracellular proteins. The antigen-processing pathway for generating peptides begins in the cytoplasm, and the MHC molecules are loaded in the endoplasmic reticulum. However, the nature of peptide pool in the endoplasmic(More)
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