Federico Pérez 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)
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)
Coding at the sample level in still image watermarking takes advantage of avoiding a non-optimum initial diversity stage, used in many watermarking systems for tailoring Gaussian channels with desired properties. Nevertheless, the low signal to noise ratio (SNR) encountered, due to the perceptual constraints imposed to the watermark, makes necessary the use(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)
A new method for low complexity image coding is presented, that permits different settings and great scalability in the generation of the final bit stream. This coding presents a continuous-tone still image compression system that groups loss and lossless compression making use of finite arithmetic reversible transforms. Both transformation in the space of(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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