Felipe Cortés

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5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-azadC) is a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor increasingly used in treatments of hematological diseases and works by being incorporated into DNA and trapping DNMT. It is unclear what DNA lesions are caused by 5-azadC and if such are substrates for DNA repair. Here, we identify that 5-azadC induces DNA damage as measured by(More)
Methanolic extracts from seven Plantago species used in traditional medicine for the treatment of cancer, were evaluated for cytotoxic activity against three human cancer cell lines recommended by the National Cancer Institute (NCI, USA). The results showed that Plantago species exhibited cytotoxic activity, showing a certain degree of selectivity against(More)
The striking phenomenon of endoreduplication has long attracted attention from cytogeneticists and researchers into cell cycle enzymology and dynamics alike. Because of the variety of agents able to induce endoreduplication and the various cell types where it has been described, until now no clear or unique mechanism of induction of this phenomenon, rare in(More)
5-Aza-2 0-deoxycytidine (5-azadC) is a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor increasingly used in treatments of hematological diseases and works by being incorporated into DNA and trapping DNMT. It is unclear what DNA lesions are caused by 5-azadC and if such are substrates for DNA repair. Here, we identify that 5-azadC induces DNA damage as measured by(More)
AA8 Chinese hamster ovary cells were treated with halogenated nucleosides analogues of thymidine, namely CldU, 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine (IdU), and 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU), following different experimental protocols. The purpose was to see whether incorporation of exogenous pyrimidine analogues into DNA could interfere with normal chromosome(More)
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