Francisco J. Salgado

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Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV), assigned to the CD26 cluster, is expressed on epithelial cells and lymphocytes and is a multifunctional or pleiotropic protein. Its peptidase activity causes degradation of many biologically active peptides, e.g. some incretins secreted by the enteroendocrine system. DPP-IV has, therefore, become a novel therapeutic target(More)
CD26, a transmembrane ectoenzyme, is overexpressed on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) peripheral blood T cells. As it has been recently described that IL-12 and IL-15 upregulate CD26 in vitro, we hypothesized that this CD26 overexpression might be interleukin dependent. The concentrations of IL-12 and IL-15, and soluble CD26 and adenosine deaminase (enzymes(More)
A major obstacle hampering the therapeutic application of regulatory T (Treg) cells is the lack of suitable extracellular markers, which complicates their identification/isolation. Treg cells are normally isolated via CD25 (IL-2Rα) targeting, but this protein is also expressed by activated CD4(+) effector T (Teff) lymphocytes. Other extracellular (positive(More)
IL-12 is a cytokine that stimulates the expression of CD26, a T cell– and raft-associated ectopeptidase. IL-12 also enhances the interaction between CD26 and CD45RO, which removes the phosphatase CD45RO from raft microdomains. Since Janus kinases are known CD45 substrates, our hypothesis was that this relocation of CD45RO in nonraft areas of the membrane(More)
Research of a cellular pathway activated by IL-12 which may result in new therapeutical approaches for IL-12, led us to find an intriguing relationship between IL-12 and CD26/DPPIV ectopeptidase on activated T cells. Both the percentage and median fluorescence intensity (MFI) of CD26+ cells in the PHA-stimulated PBMC or lymphoblasts increased when IL-12(More)
We read with great interest the editorial by GAKIS [1] about the extreme importance of the adenosine deaminase (ADA) isoenzymes ADA1 and ADA2 on the homeostasis of 2' deoxyadenosine and adenosine, especially when monocytes and macrophages are infected by intracellular microorganisms. Serum ADA activity is increased in various conditions such as liver(More)
Among the cellular pathways activated by IL-12, we had previously found that both the percentage and intensity of CD26(+)cells in the PHA-stimulated T cells increased when IL-12 was present (independently of its CD4 or CD8 phenotype). Now, we examined the molecular mechanisms of this IL-12-mediated effect. The IL-12 regulation pathway is dependent of de(More)
D. Boyanovsky, H.J. de Vega, R. Holman and J. F. J. Salgado (a) Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 15260, U.S.A. (b) LPTHE, ∗ Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) et Denis Diderot (Paris VII), Tour 16, 1er. étage, 4, Place Jussieu 75252 Paris, Cedex 05, France (c) Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon(More)
CD26 is a lymphocyte marker that can anchor adenosine deaminase (ADA) on the T cell surface. We found that ADA is regulated by cytokines on the cell surface during T cell activation. By means of flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and immunoblotting techniques, we found that interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-12 up-regulate ecto-ADA and CD26 expression. In clear(More)
UNLABELLED Pre-slaughter stress has adverse effects on meat quality that can lead to the occurrence of Dark Firm Dry (DFD) meat in cattle. This study explores the previously uncharacterized proteome changes linked to pre-slaughter stress in the longissimus thoracis (LT) bovine muscle. Differential proteome profiles of DFD and normal (non-DFD) LT meat(More)