Fernando Adrián Rodríguez

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Protein kinase CK2 (also known as casein kinase 2) is present in the cytoplasm, nuclei, and several other organelles. In addition, this enzyme has been found bound to the external side of the cell membrane where it acts as an ectokinase phosphorylating several extracellular proteins. Previous experiments with transfection of HEK-293T cells demonstrated that(More)
Ectokinases can phosphorylate extracellular proteins and external domains of membrane proteins influencing cell adhesion, movement, and cellular interactions. An ectokinase with the properties of casein kinase 2 (CK2) has been previously described, but little is known about the structural characteristics that allow this enzyme to be exported from the cell.(More)
In animal models it has been shown that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) contribute to skin regeneration and accelerate wound healing. We evaluated whether allogeneic MSC administration resulted in an improvement in the skin of two patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB; OMIM 226600). Patients had absent type VII collagen(More)
AIM Léri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) is a mesomelic dysplasia with disproportionate short stature associated with short stature homeobox-containing gene (SHOX) haploinsufficiency. The objective of this study was to improve the diagnosis of patients with suspected LWD through molecular analysis. METHODS Twelve patients from 11 families with a clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Noonan syndrome (NS) is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by typical dysmorphic features, cardiac anomalies as well as postnatal growth retardation, and is associated with Ras-MAPK pathway gene mutations. The purpose of this study was to improve the diagnosis of Chilean patients with suspected NS through molecular analysis. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Down syndrome (DS) is the most common autosomal chromosomal disorder. Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by skin and mucous membrane fragility, with formation of blisters and erosions after minor trauma. Dystrophic EB (DEB) is inherited as an autosomal dominant (DDEB) or recessive (RDEB) trait. Both forms are caused(More)
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