Francisco J Dieguez-Acuña

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The adult spleen harbors a population of naturally occurring multipotent stem cells of non-lymphoid lineage (CD45-). In animal models, these splenic stem cells can directly or indirectly contribute to regeneration of bone, inner ear, cranial nerves, islets, hearts and salivary glands. Here we characterize the CD45- stem cell proteome to determine its(More)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) is a thiol-dependent transcriptional factor that promotes cell survival and protects cells from apoptotic stimuli. Numerous studies have demonstrated increased sensitivity to apoptosis associated with inhibition of NF-kappaB activation in various cell types. We have previously demonstrated that mercuric ion (Hg(2+)), one(More)
Major analytical challenges encountered by shotgun proteome analysis include both the diversity and dynamic range of protein expression. Often new instrumentation can provide breakthroughs in areas where other analytical improvements have not been successful. In the current study, we utilized new instrumentation (LTQ FT) to characterize complex protein(More)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB), a pleiotropic transcriptional factor that promotes cell survival and protects cells from apoptosis, requires reduced thiols at critical steps in its activation pathway. Mercuric ion (Hg(2+)), one of the strongest thiol-binding agents known, impairs NF-kappaB activation and transcriptional activity in normal rat kidney(More)
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